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  1. Robert, this isn't true. I have put my two cents in, but done so privately which in my opinion is the best way to do it. When you continuously poke at the spammer every day, it just makes him do it more, and I can't help but think that you know that.
  2. I don't think that you can use Occam's Razor here. There are too many unknowns. There are probably certain aspects of the case where you could do that, but to try and determine Cooper's fate through Occam's Razor, is a crap shoot, at best.
  3. So, the family and I have spent the last couple of days in Pigeon Forge, TN. One of the attractions that we visited today was the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. It's a pretty neat visit that chronicles a large amount of historical crimes. Among the things there is the actual Ford Bronco that OJ Simpson was riding in during the famous and perhaps most slowest police chase ever. The Volkswagen beetle belonging to Ted Bundy is also on display there as well. One of the more interesting things that I saw, was a piece of flooring from the house where Jesse James was shot and killed. The flooring had blood stains from James' blood. Our friend, Mr. Cooper was also represented:
  4. I think the goal is to get this forum shut down again. At some point the mods will get tired of having to continuously delete posts and do just that.
  5. Robert, is this about Bryan, or is this just another avenue for you to use as a way to lash out against the Cooper forum? Here is what I do not understand: If Bryan needs help and you really want to help him, and you really want to have "one last big-ass Cooper party with AB of Seattle fronting the expenses for him", why not just reach out to him? Why does someone else need to serve as the middleman for that? Offer him help, he will either accept it or he won't. Remember your own words: sometimes you make a choice that is best for someone ELSE, rather than what is easier for you. Again I ask, is this about Bryan, or is this just another avenue for you to use as a way to lash out against the Cooper forum?
  6. I think someone, maybe Flyjack, found a memo where someone was told to dispose of the cigarette butts. Maybe someone can clarify that? I've always wondered if the cigarette butts were a misdirection of sorts. This is a little bit of a rabbit hole I guess, and I try to stay away from rabbit holes, but Cooper didn't leave much behind in the way of evidence. But he sure didn't mind revealing his brand of smokes. Maybe that wasn't even his brand. I certainly would not lean more favorably toward a suspect that smoked Raliegh cigarettes than I would someone that smoked a different brand. But that's just me....
  7. One of the McCoy files that is posted at The DB Cooper Forum, says that the 3 stewardesses said that McCoy's picture was "not identical" to Cooper. There were 2 other witnesses that indicated a "strong resemblance" and would not rule him out. I think this is from File #2. As far as why Cooper wasn't caught, he lost the money. It's that simple. Whoever he was, he didn't have that sudden influx of money that most people think Cooper must have had. So no one noticed anything different about him. No red flags. That's my best guess as to why he was never caught.
  8. I agree. The problem is that not everyone will have the same level of requirement for a public solve. How much circumstantial is enough? I'd love to see it, but my naturally pessimistic glass half empty attitude says we never will. I hope I'm wrong.
  9. No apology is necessary, but I learned a long time ago that when someone offers an apology, you accept it, so I will. I have to be honest though, when I read this I wasn't sure what you were talking about. In my traveling this week, I managed to miss the post you are talking about so I had to go back and see this "overreaction". So, I won't respond to any of it other than to say - for clarification purposes - that LD Cooper is certainly not my suspect. I do not think that any of the known suspects are Cooper. I'm pretty much a skeptic when it comes to suspects. I think with enough effort, a circumstantial case can be made for anyone who fits the physical requirements. At the end of the day, I just want to see the case solved. I love a good mystery, but not without the conclusion. If Kenny Christiansen were proven to be Cooper, I'd be fine with it. I say the same for any of the suspects that have been put forth. I just want to know who did it and why. I don't think we ever get that answer.
  10. Are you sure about that? I thought the debate was that it may be nylon as opposed to silk. But ripstop nylon would have been very easily identified, or so I thought.
  11. Robert, nowhere in the NPR story does it say that LD Cooper was dismissed as a suspect. That is my point. You keep saying he has been, when in fact he hasn't been. There is a difference between someone being eliminated from being the hijacker and someone not being proven to be the hijacker. What you are doing here is lying, plain and simple. You know the truth, and choose to say something in contrast with the truth. That is a lie.
  12. Robert, this is not a fact. The FBI has never officially eliminated LD Cooper. If they have, please provide something that show this and I will gladly accept it. Back in late 2019, I made a post on this very topic. It can be found on page 2409, post #60204. But in the interest of convenience, I will paste it here for you: I don't think LD is Cooper, but I also don't think the FBI ever officially said so either. Look, there's an old saying about how if you say something enough times, it becomes the truth. If you say LD and Sheridan were eliminated enough times, people will eventually accept it as fact, even if it isn't true - and for all I know, it may be true, I just haven't seen it if it is. But you will say that, and say it again and then somewhere down the line - a week, a month, maybe a year - but at some point, you will remind us all how Fred Gutt (?) said that Kenny boy had never been eliminated. That's called spin, and you're very good at it. I would assume that to be eliminated, one must first be investigated, but let's not get caught up in details. So, for future reference, LD and Sheridan were both investigated by the FBI and as far as we can tell have never been officially eliminated as suspects even though the case is pretty much closed and no one is being looked at any longer. I'm sure there are plenty of others that we could say the same about. Even though the FBI is most certainly aware of Kenny Christiansen, they never bothered to investigate him and obviously did not consider him a viable suspect. Again, unless there is something there that we are unaware of. That Robert, is my reasoning for pointing these things out. It isn't because I think good ol' uncle LD is DB Cooper. It's just because I like to keep the facts straight and that isn't always easy here in Coppertown is it? Pretty simple, right?
  13. It's usually people with a suspect that push this idea. Their suspect supposedly had a sudden increase in wealth after the skyjacking, but they have to explain the Tena Bar money. Thus, Cooper planted it. The thing they tend to overlook is that NO ONE buries anything so that someone may find it. NO ONE throws anything into a river hoping someone finds it. People bury things and throw things into bodies of water because they don't want them to be found. I'm sure Cooper was a smart dude. But, he's not brilliant enough to have orchestrated the Tena Bar money find the way that some people want to say he was.
  14. I disagree. Cooper could have lost the money when his chute opened. Whether he died, or lost the money when the chute opened, the money being in the Columbia is still hard to explain, imo.
  15. Ok, I wasn't sure what you meant exactly, as it could have been a couple of things. I don't totally disagree with that, but I certainly haven't seen a suspect that fits it either.