Post by Rubislaw32 on Nov 15, 2017 15:51:33 GMT -8
Good that you have posted this thread,Ricardo.
As the series unfolds,I am confident that we will all try to uphold a balanced viewpoint,with possibly offering fair and constructive criticism.....whether positive or negative.
Albeit veering towards ''the Arts'',it is nonetheless,a ''not insignificant'' moment in the history of the case of The Zodiac Killer.We can't always pick and choose desired ''portrayal'' [?].
As an ''opener'',and perhaps predictably [?],I am fascinated on the decision by The History Channel,to schedule ''The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer'' to run ''side by side'' the second series of ''The Curse Of Oak Island''.
Could just be a coincidence,bearing in mind that the ''Curse of Oak Island'' is featured in Zodiac's ''340'' cipher,as solved by Rubislaw 32,and submitted to the FBI Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Unit,just four months ago.Also,The Crown Prosecution Service,in Edinburgh.In addition,gifted to The San Francisco Chronicle,the original recipients of the cipher,48 years ago.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Nov 23, 2017 12:27:15 GMT -8
Having viewed Episode 2,and now into our stride with the whole docudrama,it seems to be becoming apparent,what this is all about [?].
Not precisely the case of The Zodiac Killer....but something close,in a parallel universe [?].
There was a segment,devoted to Santa Barbara and the Edwards/Domingos murders,which was informative and enlightening.
But,quite frankly,the rest was all over the place,in an effort,it would seem,to just give aspects to the case,a mention,for mentions sake.
If one superimposes a pair of spectacles on a photo of Lawrence Kane,then he ''becomes'' the Zodiac...but equally,one could argue,Mr.Kane becomes Buddy Holly [?].
''CARMEL'',the computer,is a strange phenomenon,which apparently can be fed balls and flags....''Harvey balls'',''Booz balls'' and Naval flags.A combination that sounds more like ingredients for a New Year's Eve cocktail party.
The ''nerve center'' which houses ''CARMEL'',also accommodates the ''Code Team'',busily ''doing their thing''.It is lead by a certain Professor Knight,who informed us,near to the end of episode 2,that ''CARMEL'',for which we have been lead to believe,will be supplying some unanswered questions on the case,is starting to ''think for itself''.
''Artificial Intelligence'' solving the case of The Zodiac Killer....I think not.
I found myself concerned about how ''outsiders'' to the case,might view this series,given that an increase in interest is always welcome,and ought to benefit its public profile.
Sadly,I feel it will,in general,baffle them [?].
No amount of light flashes and guillotine sounds,are going to bolster ''suspense'',if there is nothing that warrants suspense,in the first place [?].
At present,it is all over the place,and resembles one long trailer for some other docudrama,''unobtainable'' in the real world.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Nov 29, 2017 15:45:07 GMT -8
Episode 3 started off briskly,with sniffer dogs and helicopters in evidence.
But the Zodiac's elusive bomb....remained precisely that.
Back at the ''nerve center'',in L.A.,the Code Team were wrestling with a mysterious code,called the ''Donna Lass Code''.The Code seemed to appear out of nowhere,then was promptly solved by the ''crack'' team,and ''Carmel'',which issued instructions to where Donna Lass may be buried.
So great panoramic scenes of Northern California were on view.But sadly,did little to lift what was a bit of a ''jolly caper'' into the realms of a ''ripping yarn''.
Sal and Ken,the investigators,continue to look surprised.But it can only be a matter of time,one feels,before they,like everyone else,become bemused,bewildered and baffled.
Episode 4 failed to disappoint,since I believe that we are all used up on ''disappointment''.
As expected,though investigators Sal and Ken,found a perfectly suitable clearing in the pines,close to Lake Tahoe,the search for the body of Donna Pass,turned up a collection of splintered tree roots and nothing much else.
A ''presumed'' visit to the FBI's branch,in San Francisco,saw Sal and Ken meet with a ''presumed'' FBI officer,who informed them,that he might have some FBI files on the Zodiac which,he would be willing to share with the ''dynamic duo''.A ''game changer'' was the expression proffered.
As it turns out,the files in question,are the same as those available,throughout the world,online.But what made them special,was that Sal and Ken,acquired photocopies that they were able to leaf through,at their leisure.
Then it was focusing on the Albany letter of 1973,familiar to Zodiac enthusiasts for a number of years,but passed off as something new and exciting,by the ''Code Team''.The cryptogram,contained within the letter,was duly solved by ''CARMEL'',the computer.Perhaps,more than a coincidence that,the FBI had already solved the same,a long time ago.
The ''cliffhanger'' left with the viewer,was in the form of part of the Zodiac's ''340'' cipher,which,the team member Craig Bauer believes he has solved.Apparently,by ''psychologically immersing himself''.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Dec 13, 2017 17:34:20 GMT -8
The 5th and final episode of the series,saw the Code Team,busy themselves over team member,Craig Bauer's partial solve of Zodiac's ''340'' cipher.It looked a decent effort and,interestingly perhaps,even suggested that,serving President,at that time,Richard Nixon,might be in for a mention.
What did become apparent though,was Bauer's substitution preference,had ''run out of track'',by line 8 and,a ''diplomatic'' resolve that there could be a ''cipher within a cipher'' was the concluded general opinion.
Meanwhile,out in the field of investigation,Sal and Ken looked a lot more relaxed.No more ''dusty swelter'' and avoiding animal excrement,for this couple of sleuths,as they found more pleasant surrounds of cafes and restaurants,to conduct interviews and take stock.
A possible link,between some gloves found in Paul Stine's taxi and the pants of Cheri Jo Bates,provided a forensic conundrum,left ''up in the air''.
A second series might be on the cards,if the commercial outlook appears rosy.
In all seriousness,one just hopes that this will spur the ''real law enforcement'' to make progress in the real investigations of this case,and spare us the ''other worldly'' version.
Rubislaw32: There you go CA DOJ - for you're not out of the woods yourselves. One of those Chief Constables was a relative ''new boy'' to his very public position, and doesn't know to this day, why he was made a scapegoat. This has to stop. Go and get the Zodiac.
Sept 29, 2022 13:17:36 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: There you go FBI - another example of the FBI (Comey) leaving a mess behind, through having the arrogance of believing that you are a law unto yourselves. Is it any wonder Riverside PD never wanted you in their back yard ? Mucky pups, crooks & thugs.
Sept 29, 2022 8:20:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Recriminations were brutal in the wake of James Comey's ''visitations''. 4 senior police officers at the C.C.U. were singled out and shamed, losing their jobs under varying description. Also to go were two Chief Constables and Head of the Police Authority.
Sept 29, 2022 5:35:33 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Why did Congress not get to hear about any of this ? Because Robert Mueller's unredacted report into Comey's dismissal was offered to them, on the basis that they not divulge those parts to the the public. Congress refused, as a matter of moral principle.
Sept 29, 2022 4:54:06 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: e-mails were being intercepted by senior police behaving like puerile schoolboys at Police Scotland's Counter Corruption Unit - bearing in mind that Comey was also tasked with investigating Mrs Clinton's e-mails on the basis of possible security breaches.
Sept 29, 2022 4:14:06 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: It is certainly ironic that Mr Comey was tasked with investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 US Presidential Election when, for all IOCCO knew initially, Comey without security clearance, could have been a Russian spy. In addition, that Comey's...
Sept 29, 2022 4:07:30 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: A fly on the wall ? : ''This is Director Comey of The FIB speaking with a stolen Zodiac case file for The Lord Advocate - could you rush me through please ?''. (IOCCO - aside) : ''Someone get on the phone to Mi5 - looks like we may have a Russian agent.''.
Sept 28, 2022 15:34:50 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Now out of track on credulity, the FBI are seen as the Zodiac-lepers, with the CA DOJ delivering their damnation on May 14th 2022. A new meaning for their once proud name ''The Untouchables'' - the FBI making their case skeletons even more conspicuous.
Sept 28, 2022 12:43:36 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: For the FBI since May 9th 2017, it has been about selling the false perception they hold a key role in the Zodiac case - then using this to peddle their dishonest proclamations. The reality ? DOJ's don't want nor need what the FBI are touting as info..
Sept 28, 2022 12:08:30 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Indeed FBI - ''You don't know what you got until you lose it''. First call after Trump booted Comey's a*s ? Get cosy with Hearst because you're going to need a media mogul perpetuating the myth that you are still at the heart of Zodiac investigations.
Sept 28, 2022 11:46:10 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: they weren't required. Just too dramatic, and for theatrical effect. He was caught red-handed (IOCCO) on March 4th 2015 when he was busy trying to convince The Crown Office that he was in charge of the Zodiac case. Dishonest, but comical.
Sept 28, 2022 11:08:45 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...things. Indeed, a ''shady character'' - that Mr Comey. I would place him somewhere between Norman Bates and Basil Fawlty, if you get my drift. All those tears as if he had been hard done by, and those oaths that he kept taking in public when ....
Sept 28, 2022 11:02:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ''...they were no longer needed.'' ? A bit slow on the uptake though, FBI ? Must have come as a shock that you had been replaced by Stone Ghost, as Intelligence processors for the CA DOJ ? But then, your ex-Director Comey hadn't told you lots of...
Sept 28, 2022 10:57:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: CA DOJ are unable to avail us of such luxuries, there's always focusing on the fraud-peddlers of the case - the FBI. For 45 years this agency did their best impersonation of Rip Van Winkle, then suddenly woke up to the fact that they were no longer needed.
Sept 27, 2022 16:53:23 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Reasons to be cheerful : For Zodiac followers there never really is, until this Zodiac case is resolved once and for all. An alive Zodiac brought to justice and explaining himself to his victims' families would be a relative joy to behold. But, while the..
Sept 27, 2022 16:46:09 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: This is what has yet to impact publicly, FBI : The sheer scale of your internal investigations to ascertain the missed opportunities in tracking the Zodiac as a compulsive extortionist. The bitterest pill FBI ? He was extorting you yourselves - big time.
Sept 27, 2022 13:16:33 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..Graham and have him make a tape to be heard in the compound. They will come out after hearing his words - a religious man whom they can trust to speak words of the truth.''. Mt Carmel, Waco ? Carmel (1990 Celebrity Cipher) ? Carmel - Stage-prop computer.
Sept 27, 2022 10:21:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: There was certainly one individual responsible for a host of letters both in the advent and wake of the Waco tragedy - ''ring-fenced'' by the FBI with a handwritten ''Dear'', and included allusions to ''favourites'' like Rev Billy Graham : ''Contact Billy
Sept 27, 2022 10:13:01 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: worked in an FBI office a few years ago. My wife and I know first-hand how decent and sensitive you bureau people are. Your agency is a special group.''. Then-FBI Director William Sessions, was in office for just 2 months beyond the FBI's Waco storming.
Sept 27, 2022 9:50:31 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...handled the situation at Waco in an excellent manner. Responsible citizens can be proud of the FBI's sincere efforts to resolve the situation peacefully. You were dealing with a lunatic who was clearly a danger to all law-abiding citizens. My daughter..
Sept 27, 2022 9:40:50 GMT -8