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    Principles only, please

    To post in this thread, please avoid the hearsay, and stick to published evidence, like the ransom note, weapon, and published testimony.

    Also please avoid pointing fingers at individuals or groups, and avoid discussion on any personal or private aspects of the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdontoyourhat
    To post in this thread, please avoid the hearsay, and stick to published evidence, like the ransom note, weapon, and published testimony.

    Also please avoid pointing fingers at individuals or groups, and avoid discussion on any personal or private aspects of the case.
    But we can point the finger at a group of individuals? Just who words things in this manner?
    Can we point the finger at that evil SBTC ? Are they a foreign faction? Maybe SBTC stands for some latin phrase? or Greek? Greek, can it be sigma beta theta chi..should we look this up?
    Is a fraternity a foreign faction?

    Oh to add to this frenzy, did you guys know John Ramsey was president of theta chi at Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sissi
    But we can point the finger at a group of individuals? Just who words things in this manner?
    Can we point the finger at that evil SBTC ? Are they a foreign faction? Maybe SBTC stands for some latin phrase? or Greek? Greek, can it be sigma beta theta chi..should we look this up?
    Is a fraternity a foreign faction?

    Oh to add to this frenzy, did you guys know John Ramsey was president of theta chi at Michigan.
    DUDE!! Michigan STATE.

    We take the difference QUITE seriously here!!

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    Oops, sorry, Irish Mist. Before anyone goes hunting for Patsy's sorority, hoping it's sigma beta..it wasn't it was Alpha Xi Delta.

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    Topic: Ransom note author

    Author's gender, race, religion, political, etc. affiliations to be derived from the note. (Please don't reply to this post, reply to a sub-topic, thanks).
    Last edited by Holdontoyourhat; 04-01-2005 at 12:20 AM. Reason: Reorganize

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    Author's gender: Male or female?

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    Author's race: Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, African, American Indian, Indian, or other? Try to base it on the terms and expressions used in the ransom note.

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    Author's religious beliefs, if any, based on the content of the note.

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    Author's political alignments or affiliations: none, anti-this, pro-that, based on the note?

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    Writer is male

    I think the writer is male, because it would be unusual for a female to have writing this ugly. Look at the word 'difficult' in 'dont think that killing will be difficult'. Thats some ugly writing. It is far more common for a male to have ugly writing.


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    I could agree, however just in a little sampling of women close to Jonbenet, we have examples of Janet's writing and LHP's first chapter, both are ugly.

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    I think the handwriting looks more female (but could be male). The language and tone of the note are definately male.

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    IOW, If you sample the general population, you're more likely to find that the neatness of this writing comes closer to the statistial mean of male neatness, and farther away from the mean of female neatness.

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    But if you go into the field of experts you will find that sometimes what the general populace sees is not all that is there. I showed the note to an experienced calligrapher who said 1) there appeared to be an attempt to disguise the handwriting and pointed out a few reasons why, and 2) it looked like a female hand. If you spend 20 years or so meticulously and repetitively forming letters you get to notice a lot of things that people who only write the odd grocery list do not.

    If your sentence starts with, or could start with 'I think...' what follows is not a fact. It's a thought. That is a linguistic fact.

    (can't type today...) Now why doesn't it say edited? Anyway, it is 2x now.

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    Could you give examples of the language and tone that are male?

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