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No, it wasn't interpreted that way. Berliner is a name for a doughnut, similar to a Frankfurter being a type of sausage. However, it does also mean living in/being from Berlin, similar to Londoner. See this article, The Real Meaning of Ich Bin ein Berliner, as told by the director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Afterward it ...


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No. The Berliners (people) do not call berliner (jelly doughnut) a "Berliner", they call it Pfannkuchen (which - curious part here - stands for a pancake in some other parts of Germany). So even if JFK wanted to call himself a jelly doughnut, saying "ich bin ein Berliner" would not have achieved this goal - the Berliners wouldn't have understood it that way....


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The documents were scheduled to be released in 2017 unless the President stopped it. The 2017 date (specifically October 26, 2017) came from the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act. This act was passed by Congress and President Bush signed it on October 26, 1992. All this information and more can be found on the JFK Assassination Records Processing ...


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You can read the report of the committee for yourself. In the summary of findings we do read that Scientific acoustical evidence establishes a high probability that two gunmen fired at President John F. Kennedy. Other scientific evidence does not preclude the possibility of two gunmen firing at the President. Based on this they state The committee ...


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Drexel University validates the amount: Presidential Salary: $100,000/year + $50,000 expense account (refused by Kennedy) As DavePhD pointed out, that $50,000 could only be spent on presidential business, so the full amount that JFK could donate from his presidential salary was 100,000 minus taxes. The History Channel backs up the claim that he ...


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Referring to John McAdams, "a good many of the deaths hardly seem mysterious in that they were caused by accidents, heart attacks, and other phenomena that afflict our entire population." However, when one reads Richard Charnin's 2013 column, the probability of death of 7 current or former FBI officials who died during a six-month period in 1977 before they ...


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The testimony is available from archives.gov, apparently released in October 2017; it matches the testimony given in the claim. In it, James Wilcott testifies that, while working at the CIA, he heard rumours from several colleagues that Oswald worked for the CIA, he was told the cryptonym (code name) purportedly of Oswald, but he didn't see any evidence to ...


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Assuming that at the time it would be almost appropriate to guess that roughly as many people present understood the English parts as well the Latin bit: Yes, it is perfectly possible that the lack of (language) context might have lead to the interpretation of jelly donut. But this would be a really clueless minority. Today a note card written in Kennedy'...


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