Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2012 Discussions

My Sunday comment this week was almost entirely about the new video I created which shows beyond any reasonable doubt that Dr. Bruce Ivins didn't do the handwriting on the anthrax letters and envelopes himself.  He manipulated a child just starting first grade to do the handwriting (everything except the date on the media letter).  Here's the icon you can click on to view the 8 minute 37 second YouTube video:

Starting tomorrow, I'll send emails to all the reporters and media outlets I can think of to tell them about this video and what it says.  I'll send out "press releases," and I'll send out personal emails.

My hope is that some media organization will try to get opinions from "handwriting experts" to see what they have to say about this "new evidence" (which has been on my site since 2002, and which was described in great detail in my 2005 book).  Since, to my knowledge, no "expert" has ever mentioned the key fact that the handwriting on the Brokaw letter has significant differences from the handwriting on the Brokaw envelope, I'm most curious as to what "experts" might say about that and how it relates to the other facts I mention.

The FBI and the Department of Justice didn't seem to be able to find any two "handwriting experts" who agreed on much of anything about the handwriting.  Some of their "experts" seemed to agree that it was the writer's "natural style" of handwriting.  That's why the FBI sent out 150,000 post cards to people in the Trenton area to see if anyone recognized the handwriting.  Some probably agree that the handwriting on the letters and envelopes does not match Dr. Ivins' handwriting examples found elsewhere.  Some "experts" opine that means that Ivins must have disguised his handwriting.  But, as my video says, the facts say the handwriting is not disguised using any of the best known techniques.

The FBI and DOJ didn't use the handwriting on the letters and envelopes as evidence in the case.  It was just too "inconclusive."  But, if their "experts" had looked at all the facts, the evidence probably wouldn't have been so "inconclusive."


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nov. 18 - Nov. 24, 2012 Discussions

My web site comment for Sunday, November 18, is mostly about the new YouTube videos I'm creating to show what the facts say about the handwriting in the anthrax letters and envelopes.  The first video in the series can be viewed by clicking on the image below.  It explains Fact #1 and Fact #2, and it's 3 minutes, 26 seconds long.

What I try to point out in the first video is that there were very significant differences between the handwriting on the letter sent to Tom Brokaw and the handwriting on the envelope addressed to Tom Brokaw.  I've found no evidence that any "handwriting expert" ever addressed those differences.  I don't think it's because they have no explanation.  I think it's because the "experts" never noticed those very important differences.

I may send out another press release to TV outlets which will include a link to the first video.  No one in the media ever reported on those significant differences, either.  Probably because no "expert" ever mentioned them.  But, when you view the video it becomes the proverbial "elephant in the room" that no one mentions.

"Handwriting experts" did mention other differences that I'll describe in the second video in the series, but don't recall any "handwriting expert" ever trying to explain those differences.  They are NOT explained by some theory that a semi-illiterate Muslim terrorist did the writing.  Nor are the differences explained by the theory that the handwriting is "disguised."  The differences are NOT accounted for by the common disguising techniques of writing upside down, writing with the wrong hand, copying someone else handwriting, etc., etc.

My Sunday comment also mentions that the "Look Inside" feature is now working on's ad for my book.  So, people can read the introduction and the first few pages of Chapter 1, plus they can get a glimpse at the first pages from the first 33 chapters before that ability is turned off. 

And, my comment mentions the rantings by "Anonymous" (a.k.a. "DXer") where he endlessly argues opinions against facts, arguing that if someone has stated some opinion that disagrees with the facts, then the facts are wrong.  As "Anonymous," he posted to last week's blog entry.  As "DXer" he posted at least 45 messages to Lew Weinstein's blog arguing that he disagrees with what I wrote and how I wrote it.  He also sent me three emails (so far) this morning.  But, he's been doing that sort of thing for nearly eleven years, so that's not really news.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nov. 11 - Nov. 17, 2012, Discussions

My web site comment for Sunday, November 11, 2012, was mostly an announcement that my new book "A Crime Unlike Any Other: What The Facts Say About Dr. Bruce Edwards Ivins and The Anthrax Attacks of 2001" is now for sale at the printing company's web site.  Just click HERE to go to their site.

And, to my stunned surprise, it's also available on  Click HERE to go to Amazon's web site.  It was my understanding that Amazon wouldn't be selling it until a week from now.  (It's also my understanding that you won't be able to order it through your local bookstore until sometime in late December.)

If you're interested, I've created a YouTube Video of me describing the book:

The video has some stammers and flubs in it, but took me about 30 "takes" to get something that was reasonably watchable.  If I can gather the will power, I might replace it with a better one.

I put a half dozen short "outtakes" on YouTube.  Here's a video that shows six of the "outtakes":

In the first outtake, I not only flubbed my lines, I also forgot to turn off my stereo.  So, music almost drowns me out.  In the last "outtake," I realize that I forgot to change the image on the computer screen behind me, so I stop before saying a single word.  The rest are mostly line reading flubs.

Now, I have to start sending out emails to people telling them that the book is for sale.  And, on Tuesday, I'll start sending out press releases to newspapers and other media outlets.

I'm also thinking of creating another video where I explain the FACTS which show that a first grader wrote the anthrax letters and addressed the envelopes.  People who have viewed my web site during the past 11 years should already know what the facts say, but there are millions of people for whom it would be stunning news.  And, one way to tell them about it is via a YouTube video, which will get to people who would never think of looking for information about the anthrax attacks of 2001.  One of the most common searches that brings people to my web site is a search for "handwriting analysis."  Another is "children's handwriting."

But, before I can create such a video, I need to learn more about the video editing software that came with the digital camera I bought many years ago.

Busy busy busy.       

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nov. 4 - Nov. 10, 2012 Discussions

The comment on my web site for Sunday, November 4, was mostly about my plans for promoting my new book "A Crime Unlike Any Other" as soon as it goes on sale at Create Space.  I've written a Press Release that I will be sending to just about every newspaper on the East Coast that has an email address.  I'll be sending out emails to just about everyone who has ever contacted me about the case (excluding neo-Nazis, True Believers and the obviously insane).  I'll be telling scientists who work with anthrax about it.  I'm even thinking about notifying Professors and teachers who teach criminology courses, since the book describes the FBI investigation chronologically, step by step.  It was a case unlike any other.

I did none of that with my first book in 2005.  I learned a lot of lessons from that experience.  

Most of the controversial issues that are in "A Crime Unlike Any Other" were also addressed in "Analyzing The Anthrax Attacks" in 2005.  But, in 2005, everyone fully agreed that the case was still unsolved.  Today, there's a scorched and battered no-man's-land between those who view the case has having been solved and those who angrily believe with absolute certainty that the case has not been solved.

Last week, I learned that even people who agree that Dr. Ivins was the anthrax killer can get very upset if their views about how and why Ivins did it are disputed.

So, there's a great potential for controversy over what's written in my new book.  And controversy definitely helps sell books.

Meanwhile, I hope everyone votes on Tuesday.