Michael For Script
Re: indelible/copying pencils
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:02

Like I said to Joe below ... we may never know. With that in mind there is room for speculation on either side of this - and in between. We don't know when the writing was added, and frankly that doesn't matter unless it was done after the table was purchased by Bollard. What matters is the date of the table itself - which we do not know and may never know.

You seem to be "all in" with a certain newspaper report and that's completely up to you when drawing a conclusion. After believing what you want it seems you are drawing a conclusion about what Bollard would or would not do. For me, I could never do such a thing unless possibly talking to a family member who might shed insight on his habits and tendencies.

So no - not according to "me." I don't know. I am not in a position to "know" either way. And I would submit you aren't either. But you believe what you do and I'm not the type of guy to tell others what they can or cannot think. But when I see people who do believe they can tell others how to is when I feel the need to step in. Shutting down a debate is not a good philosophy if there is room for one to occur.

  • indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260 for Michael, Thu Jul 19 10:36
    Indelible pencils have two major characteristics: 1. The writing is resistant to erasure with a rubber eraser. 2. The writing will change color when subjected to water. I did not say the writing on... more
    • Re: indelible/copying pencils — Michael For Script, Thu Jul 19 12:02
      • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260 for Michael, Thu Jul 19 14:07
        Thank you. I think we are finally getting somewhere. Sometimes it is very important to pay attention, strict attention, to what a person, such as Elmer Bollard, first tells you. That first story may... more
        • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael, Fri Jul 20 06:57
          I do not think its rational to jump to conclusions without anything to back it up except a newspaper article that cannot be trusted. Foisting this upon someone as if they're an idiot or something... more
          • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260, Fri Jul 20 11:04
            The information about the sale/purchase date of the Mersman table appeared in two different New Jersey newspapers written by two different reporters. You say the information cannot be trusted. What... more
            • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael , Fri Jul 20 19:16
              You lost me. Did you read what Mark wrote? Newspapers are a source but probably the worst of all possible sources. Its why there's a lot wrong in the FBI Summary because it relies on newspaper... more
              • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260, Sun Jul 22 12:41
                No need to get lost. If you believe two different New Jersey newspaper articles written by two different news reporters are providing flawed information about the Mersman table, fine. If you would... more
                • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael, Sun Jul 22 13:18
                  I believe Mark. I believe my eyes. I know nothing was found in a "leg" because there is no leg. And I believe what my research tells me. Benny Lupica. David Moore. Have you heard of them? Both were... more
                  • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260, Sun Jul 22 16:54
                    Scaduto didn't misunderstand a damn thing. He said Albert Hamilton identified someone else as the writer of the ransom notes before Hauptmann was arrested. It's in his stinking book. Scaduto said... more
                    • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael, Sun Jul 22 20:08
                      Honestly Script, I've never taken anyone's word for anything until I found out myself by researching it at the Archives. So there's very little I know for sure that did not come from an official... more
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