Skip to comments.Holy Cow! I just spotted more evidence letter is a fake!
Posted on 09/09/2004 1:12:11 PM PDT by dangus
This is hardly absolute proof, but it is evidence of a forgery:
Word processors bump words from one line to the next to allow the most possible writing on a line without causing a word to be broken, and of course, you automatically start the next line, without even noticing this after a while.
Typewriters didn't work that way. They cued you to start a new line with a little bell that went off as you approached the end of a line. For anyone who did much typing, this became extremely Pavlovian: the bell went off, and you whacked the "carriage" to the starting position of a new line. Typically, this was about eight or ten characters away from the end of the line.
Well, the difference is that a word processor will often fit an extra short word after the point at which a typist would have started a new line. True, a poor typist will often hear the bell go off and decide "Aw, heck, I can squeeze an extra word in." But any real typist will be typing fast enough that they will just smack the carriage over.
Well, guess what? The placement of line breaks suggests that the CBS document was produced by a word processor, not a typewriter.
Back in the day, hypens were used to continue words onto the next page. Its all but disappeared now that word processing automactically knocks the lenthened word down to the next line below.
What's a beanie baby?
A typewriter is an old fashioned machine that Lt(jg) Kerry took to Vietnem instead of 10 pounds of underwear so that he could write his fictional diary and awards.
I was a secretary from 1966 to 1985 and went through many types and styles of typewriters from manuals to IBM selectric, to word processors to computer.
I worked for a lot of companies. I have never seen a typewriter of that era able to put "th" above the numbers.
Yes, we did do it manually by half-rolling the cylinder and typing lower-case t and then h and returning the cylinder to its position, but the t and the h would have been standard lower case letters and not the small version in the document.
PS. I also worked for the government.
Or dittos. What a mess those were!
(Yikes! I'm old too)
I did a search in Mapquest for "5000 Longmont #8 Houston TX 77027". It returns a hit for "5000 Longmont, Houston TX 77056-2419". On an anti-Bush website I came across, "5000 Longmont #8, Houston, TX 77027" is listed as a "documented residence" of George W. Bush during that time period.
Longmont is in the Galleria area, FYI.
BTW, 5000 Longmont #7 is currently listed for sale and the description mentions that it is the former residence of Gene Tierney.
My granddaughter is still trying to figure out how I could have "lived" without a TV. Now that's old!! Wait till I tell her about the ragman, horse and buggy and all!!
In addition, you might check out the spacing on that memo. For example, if had typed a long word before I reached "the bell" I would have to use a hypen to continue the word on the next line because I sure damn well could not erase it, unless of course I faked it on a modern day word processor.
If you don't know........The Shadow knows.
This lag time just gives CBS more "time" to improve the forgery and make it look more realistic!!!
I think on the bottom where it says "Signed, Epstein's Mother" was the dead-givaway. ;)
Excellent point! I'd forgotten about having to roll the carriage up.
Yeah, but you could sure get a good buzz off that purple correction fluid!
I'm not sure if I follow you as far as why a digital replica of the documents may have been made. However I think in the video world the normal process would just be to shine some light on the document and shoot a few seconds of video of the orignal documents. I don't think CBS would have bothered to make digital replicas of the documents, but perhaps you know much more about this than I do, or maybe I am misunderstanding your point.
See if you can get a FReeper to check the The Texas State Library and Archives. They'll have City Directries for Houston for that time period...
Is that when you joined or your birth date?
Geez, who was the document/forgery expert that CBS used? Helen Keller?
maybe 60 minutes needs to investigate 60 minutes
But ... (dramatic pause) another Freeper has discovered Bush had MOVED from that address before this meno was written.
Check out Bush "real" NG records - they show his address chagne.
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