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Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [Buckhead post 47]
NYTIMES ^ | 09/09/04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL

Posted on 09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT by Pikamax

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To: Buckhead
Congratulations.

Post #47 will go down in Internet history.

You'll be known as a FReeper Hero for life.

141 posted on 09/10/2004 7:08:40 AM PDT by MassExodus (Two words for phony anti-Bush, anti-War Libs ... Slobodan Milosevic )
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To: Buckhead
History making catch.

I noticed something related that may or may not have been brought up yet. Whenever the forger writes 1st Lt Bush or 147th or anything like that, it's always 1 st or 147 th.

It looks like the forger put the space in on purpose to get by the automatic superscripting, but missed a couple.

-Eric

142 posted on 09/10/2004 7:19:27 AM PDT by E Rocc
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To: Buckhead

Applause!


143 posted on 09/10/2004 7:52:36 AM PDT by ride the whirlwind (Where I come from, deeds mean more than words. - Zell Miller)
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To: Buckhead

Congrats on being part of the vast right wing conspiracy....

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/TheNote/TheNote.html

We always favor looking at the content and substance over WHO is offering up the information, but in the war that will ensue about WHO gave CBS the potentially phony documents, it is interesting to Note that the right (Drudge, Fox, right-leaning blogs, others) led the way in pointing out the questions we have all been asking — and they were onto the questions, with remarkable detail, relatively soon after the documents were made public.

Here's part of how this story got here . . . from a little Marc Ambinder back-lurking on the blogs . . .

At 8:00 pm ET Wednesday night, CBS News does the story . . .

at 8:59 ET — before the broadcast is finished!!! — the documents come into question via a poster named Buckhead on the Free Republic Web site: LINK

Buckhead seems well-read on his forensic document examination skills.

"Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman. In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts. The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts. I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old."

Well, this is bandied about by dozens of Freepers, as they're called and is picked up at 8:30 am ET and added to by www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/ — this little green football guy is a very popular conservative blogger . . .



144 posted on 09/10/2004 8:03:07 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: MassExodus
I'm happy for two reasons

I'm posting on a historical thread,

and I love it when the newsmedia has to mention the FReeper name "BUCKHEAD"! LOL!

145 posted on 09/10/2004 8:18:44 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle (Shrug)
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To: Buckhead

Bumping the 'Deep-Font' post


146 posted on 09/10/2004 8:37:25 AM PDT by rudypoot (Kerry sold out the US for political gain before now and he is doing it again.)
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To: Buckhead

Congrats Buckhead!!!


147 posted on 09/10/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT by presidio9 (Homophobic & Proud!!!)
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To: Buckhead

Great find Buckhead!!!!


148 posted on 09/10/2004 8:46:25 AM PDT by stockpirate (Dick Morris; Before he spoke, supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor)
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To: Pikamax

test


149 posted on 09/10/2004 9:26:59 AM PDT by Prysson
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To: Pikamax

Never mind!


150 posted on 09/10/2004 9:32:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths")
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To: Juke2; Buckhead
I was certainly using an IBM typewriter, with proportional pitch type-balls by 1969. At the time, I was working at a very low-budget publication, where most of the staff never drew a salary. We could afford the typewriter, though.

I don't think you've actually caught anything here.

Fantastic insight juke2. Dan Rather is desperately trying to contact you.



Sorry, couldn't help myself...

151 posted on 09/10/2004 9:46:41 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: Buckhead

Buckhead is my little brother. I am bursting with pride. You have busted the left's crooked agenda, singlehandedly. It's monumental! I hope you get a fantastic job offer. You deserve it. Hey, I didn't come close to catching it and I've worked with type, typesetters, etc. for 30 years. You Dah Man!!! (Can I be your agent?)


152 posted on 09/10/2004 9:48:03 AM PDT by bukkdems
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To: Mears

bump


153 posted on 09/10/2004 9:51:05 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Buckhead

Nice :-)
Seriously think about trademarking "This should be pursued aggressively", ya'll make millions!!!


154 posted on 09/10/2004 10:37:03 AM PDT by mr lawson
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To: Buckhead

Bump and many thanks for your outstanding contribution. This thread may well be referenced in history books 50 years from now.


155 posted on 09/10/2004 2:23:24 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent
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To: Without Barbarians

Read post #47 written 2 days ago.


156 posted on 09/10/2004 2:47:39 PM PDT by Mears
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Good going you guys!!!!
Power to the people :)


157 posted on 09/10/2004 2:50:26 PM PDT by Twostellas
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To: Juke2
"I was certainly using an IBM typewriter, with proportional pitch type-balls by 1969..."

I think you are mistaken.

"Proportional pitch" in ball-type writers would require that every letter had a different mechanical pitch. Incredible machining required, such that the said ball would likely cost around $30,000 today.

158 posted on 09/10/2004 3:32:08 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Kerry is a traitor)
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To: Pikamax

Create a document in Microsoft Word and type "147th" with no space between the 147 and the th. It will automatically superscript the th. Now type "147 th" with a space between the 147 and the th. It will not superscript the th. If you look at the letters both forms occur and they are consistent with what Microsoft Word does. When there is no space, the th is superscript. When there is a space, the th is not superscript. These memos were written in Microsoft Word.


159 posted on 09/10/2004 4:06:27 PM PDT by abadeo (written in Microsoft Word)
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To: abadeo
I had to add myself to this now famous thread.

Here's the lost memo that Dan didn't release:


160 posted on 09/10/2004 4:45:11 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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