..something I noticed from day one when I first read the note is that it appears to be the work of one person writing it,with the undertones of another person behind it.(Which I suspect is JR,of course).It's not something I can put into words...but from being familiar with dictation and transcription,IMO it appears to me that parts of it were dictated to Patsy,and/or she was given the gist of what to put in the note,and she wrote a story from it,or transcribed it from being given the basis of what to write.It's also written rather passively,as if someone is telling a story,(of course),example being the 'she dies' rather than 'SHE WILL DIE' comments. Ok,that said...many ppl think the part that starts with 'Don't try to grow a brain,John',is Patsy talking to JR.NO,I don't think so.Think about that...that would be far too risky for her to do.If John hadn't already known what was going on,then Patsy couldn't have possibly **predicted** what he *would do.IMO,if he hadn't already been in on the plan prior to the 911 call,and if he'd thought for one single second (remember,he'd already lost one daughter) that Patsy had written the note,I think he'd have had both hands around her neck yelling, 'Where's JonBenet??? I KNOW YOU WROTE THAT NOTE !!!!!!' Forget calling 911...I think he'd have dealt with her one on one,without assistance,and I bet Patsy knew that !! ..that's why she confessed to him,IMO.(and,I think she did,just as she said the 'killer' did).She couldn't have counted on him to just dismiss her possibly writing the note,getting outside help and not mentioning to LE that he thought she'd written the note..that's why that makes no sense,no sense at all,IMO. I also don't think the note was intended to set up the housekeeper...if so,then who would the '2 gentlemen' be? I think,just as with her 'going to make coffee' excuse,saying she thought it was from the housekeeper was just an excuse for her to pick it up and read it.But blaming the housekeeper..as they did with many others...was just another 'let's see what'll stick if we put it out there' tactic. In red are my comments,and in bold are the comments in the note I'm referring to. Mr. Ramsey. Listen carefully! (sounds like dictation).We are a group of individuals that represent a small foreign faction.(the 3 JR is trying to frame at AG;the former disgruntled employees). We respect your bussiness but not the country that it serves. At this time we have your daughter in our posession. She is safe and unharmed (not) and if you want her to see 1997,you must follow our instructions to the letter.You will withdraw $118,000.00 (JR's bonus amt..this amt was chosen to set up the former AG employees,as well as to not arouse suspicion by bank employees..read further) from your account. $100,000 will be in $100 bills and the remaining $18,000 in $20 bills. Make sure that you bring an adequate size attache to the bank. When you get home you will put the money in a brown paper bag. I will call you between 8 and 10 am tomorrow (keyword here is TOMORROW,which means the 27th.this buys them 24+ hrs.) to instruct you on delivery. The delivery will be exhausting so I advise you to be rested.(I.E.-STAY HOME ! ..an excuse to not go anywhere that day) If we monitor you getting the money early (an excuse for being seen outside the home early! to rid of evidence and/or the body? 'deny her remains' ? read further), we might (keyword: might,just in case 'they' don't (and won't,of course,call) call you early to arrange an earlier delivery of the money and hence a earlier delivery pickup of your daughter.Any deviation of my instructions will result in the immediate execution of your daughter. (IOW-call the cops and 'she dies'.which is just what they did).You will also be denied her remains ( ..planning on getting the body out of the house?) for proper burial. The two gentlemen (the 2 other AG employees,remember,the 3rd one is writing the note !) watching over your daughter do not particularly like you (just another hint for JR to 'know' who they are) so I advise you not to provoke them. (OK..JR is supposed to be able to figure out by now who these guys are,BUT,he is NOT to call them ! and of course he wouldn't want to do that since he's trying to set them up! ) Speaking to anyone about your situation, such as Police, F.B.I. (interesting the FBI is mentioned,too..they sure didn't want them involved..) etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded. (reference to the garrote,of course). If we catch you talking to a stray dog, she dies. If you alert bank authorities, she dies.(asking for JR's bonus amount gives JR a reason to go to the bank,i.e.-get out of the house w. potential evidence,(perhaps even the body?),and, without arousing suspicion at the bank, using his bonus amount was a good trick for not 'alerting' them.It could be easily asked for as a convenient amount.i.e.-he could say 'just give me the amount of my bonus check). If the money is in any way marked or tampered with, she dies.You will be scanned for electronic devices and if any are found, she dies. You can try to deceive us but be warned that we are familiar with Law enforcement countermeasures and tactics. You stand a 99% chance of killing your daughter if you try to out smart us. Follow our instructions and you stand a 100% chance of getting her back. (but,they didn't !) You and your family are under constant scrutiny as well as the authorities. (IOW-we are watching you.so call the cops and 'she dies!' again,which is just what they did-called LE). Don't try to grow a brain John. You are not the only fat cat around (this is JR pretending Merrick is talking,IMO,and that he is 'just as big' as JR is..a threat to him) so don't think that killing will be difficult. Don't underestimate us John.(another pretend threat from Merrick and the 2 others). Use that good southern common sense of yours. (I think this is a reference to Merrick knowing JR prior to CO.,when they were both in the south.JR used this to specifically point to him.).It is up to you now John! Victory! S.B.T.C. (these 2 are Patsy's lines,IMO.'Victory' that she has prayed to God for forgiveness,and she will be 'saved by the cross'-SBTC).Remember her 'help me Jesus!' lines she thought no one heard on the 911 tape. ..so here we have a former plan that was abandoned,for whatever reason.the excuses in the note are for 1- not going anywhere that day,(i.e.-cancel the trip to MI (of course),and stay in the house all day..excuses for not answering the door or phone...it wouldn't work try to pretend it was just another day to the outside world), 2- being seen outside the house EARLY (to rid of evidence),3-buying 24+ hours of time with the reference to 'tomorrow' (TIME to carry the plan out),4-setting up Merrick (and the other 2 former upset AG employees) with the $118,000 amount for ransom,as well as that works for no. 5-using bonus amount to not arouse bank suspicion, 6-hints that JR is supposed to know who these guys are,via the 'do not particularly like you', and 'you are advised not to provoke them' lines, (of course JR is not to call them! that is important in setting them up),6-further hints as to who the perps are, i.e.-talking to John on a first name basis,mentioning the South (remember,Merrick had worked there with JR prior to CO),and a further threat, the 'you're not the only fat cat around',remember JR says Merrick had made threats to him prior to this. And finally,no. 7-ALL the death threats throughout the whole note..'alert anyone and she dies'...'talk to a stray dog and she dies',etc.Which of course are all excuses for the murder,and that's why it was repeated so many times.THAT was the ultimate goal of course..an excuse for JB being killed.(And to set up the former AG employees).I think Merrick came to mind as an easy target,since he'd been upset with JR,had made threats,and others knew about it.It was also said he settled for the same amount of JR's bonus..$118,000.I think that worked out as a nice coincidence for JR. I would really like to know Merrick's full take on the note.I imagine it's all crystal clear to him,as far as JR trying to set him up.It sure sounds that way.It sounds like when he read it,it just all clicked for him.He would know,right? It reminds me of Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' song,and Warren Beaty thanking her for writing a song about him...he would know,right?? Even though Carly hadn't revealed who the song was about.It's kind of like that,IMO.(that's the best analogy I can think of,LOL). I realize some may disagree,thinking JR had nothing to do with the note,and that's ok...like I said,this is just my take on it.Just something to think about. One more thing,I think JR trying to account for his prints on the walk-in fridge in DOI is indicative of prior plans to hide the body,i.e.-'deny her remains',just as the note said.I think they'd thought about keeping her body there until they could further figure out what to do.I guess the key to the whole thing is in the missing phone records...whom did they call prior to 911? For whatever reason,those plans fell through,and they were left with her body being found in the WC and calling 911.I'm not implying they would have dumped her outside somewhere...IMO,it appears they were possibly trying to get someone to hide her body for them (?). Also keep in mind that the Ramsey's don't just arbitrarily do anything..everything they do has a specific reason behind it,and so it is with all the specific details in the note,not to mention,the note itself. Keep in mind,if they'd followed through with this prior plan,LE wouldn't have read the note until the 27th..after all was said and done with whatever plans they'd set up and carried out.So then the note would have been an excuse for everything I just outlined ..being seen outside the house early,etc.. ...if some of the IDI's kick up much of a fuss about the analysis,then that might be indicative of how close it is to the truth? (I hope I can say that !) THIS IS ALL JUST MY OPINION !!