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Old 08-06-2003, 03:01 PM
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In the three-year period which followed the murder of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, 18 material witnesses died--six by gunfire, three in motor accidents, two by suicide, one from a cut throat, one from a karate chop to the neck, five from natural causes.

An actuary, engaged by the London Sunday Times, concluded that on November 22, 1963, the odds against these witnesses being dead by February 1967, were one hundred thousand trillion to one.
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Old 08-06-2003, 03:04 PM
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Isn't that the Louisiana Jim's whole problem: no witnesses?
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Old 08-06-2003, 03:07 PM
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Those 18 people. How many witnesses were there in total and then it would be the chance of any of those 18 dying from the group of X.

btw, it will still probably be a statistical oddity. Must also subtract concurrent deaths, such as spouses in the same car accident.
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Old 08-06-2003, 03:08 PM
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I just stumbled onto this:

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Originally Posted by Jim Marr's on 'Convenient Deaths' from Crossfire pg. 555.
In the three-year period which followed the murder of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, 18 material witnesses died--six by gunfire, three in motor accidents, two by suicide, one from a cut throat, one from a karate chop to the neck, five from natural causes.

An actuary, engaged by the London Sunday Times, concluded that on November 22, 1963, the odds against these witnesses being dead by February 1967, were one hundred thousand trillion to one.
Did this include the flat extras that should have been factored in for some of the "occupational hazards" these witnesses were engaged in? If memory serves, several of these witnesses were criminals. Nevertheless, it still would probably be very high odds with that factored in as well.
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Is that the chance that so many witnesses would die, or just that these particular ones would? The latter case isn't very persuasive.
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Old 08-06-2003, 03:15 PM
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I was kinda hoping someone would look that up so that I could work on these salary surveys.
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Blame Clinton.

It all went downhill for JFK after shaking hands with young Bill in 1963.
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You mean JFK, not Vince Foster, was Hillary's first victim?

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Remember - she was a "Goldwater girl"...
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I was kinda hoping someone would look that up so that I could work on these salary surveys.
Don't you think maybe you should look it up so you can work that data into your salary surveys? Slacker.
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