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TerryB

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Then again, he could do real good on such a book, depending on how he promotes it. A similar structure applies to music, it's initially self-published. If a major publisher(s) see's that they can make money on a book, then he could get some attractive offers. I think it's hard to predict any outcome. It will depend on the product, promotion and other factors.

My perspective is that he had to have a clue to begin with, that clue being the name 'Jack Tarrance'. Otherwise, I don't see how his work can come full circle. Maybe I've got this backwards......, maybe he did find the name in the form that he did, then he discovered that Tarrance was already being named as a suspect?

I just caution against reading too much into anything the killer has had to say, especially the MKULTRA hint. I think that 'diversion' was one of the key MO's of the Zodiac killer. While the statements of the killer factors in, they're also laced with provable lies. The Ramsey ransom note has provable lies, it's a deceptive document. So why give the killers statements undo weight as being truthful when they're so obviously laced with deception? That's mainly why I laid low on the subject.

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Yes, there has been an occasional author that has self- published and went on to great success. But, the odds of this are like finding a needle in a haystack. Self- published authors are extremely lucky to sell 100 books; most sell only a handful and those are usually to friends and relatives. Marketing your own work is really difficult, even when you have a great book to sell. There are few authors who would have the time, money, energy, or know-how to do what it takes to get their book in stores and before the public. Simply getting it on Amazon, etc., where it will get lost in the morass of the millions of other books out there, isn't going to get an author anywhere.

Book publishing is a little different from something like music because in the former, there is usually just one book or book idea that the author wants to have published at a given time. While a musician or singer can promote their talents by doing covers of other artists, throwing in an original composition here and there and not "giving away the farm" with regard to all they're capable of, an author has just one chance to make a first impression.  

There is something called "first publishing rights" that actually royally screws over people who self-publish. This blog posting describes it better than I can:
http://howpublishingreallyworks.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-publication-rights.html

but, essentially it means that even if a self- published author achieves a moderate amount of success (which for these types of works that means selling 100 or more copies of their work and/or getting good reviews), a publishing company will be less likely to take a chance on doing a second edition of the book or advancing the author for future books because in the publishing world those numbers translate to lousy marketability of the work and, hence, no revenue for the publisher. Depending upon whether an author goes with an independent publishing house or one of the bigger ones, if they don't sell at least 2500- 5000 copies, no publishing company will want to bother with them.
http://bksp.org/2013/01/how-many-copies-must-a-book-sell-to-be-considered-a-success-by-noah-lukeman/

If publishing a book was his goal then it is nice for him to have been able to accomplish that; but the odds against his having any kind of success at all are astronomical, so I hope that he is not expecting some big windfall from this project. I would wager that he pays far more money into the endeavor than he ever gets back.
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Those are all good points. You'd have to be really savvy to protect your interests.

I wonder how well Minnesota Sen. Al Franken did on his book "Lie: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them", a book, as you know, published long before he was a Senator? Of course... he was well known at the time too, so that's a big advantage for him. I see his books in the local thrift stores from time to time, Michael Moore's too. I'm not a fan of Michael Moore. I haven't figured Al Franken out either, nor have I tried to

Yeah, I don't see * as having a complete story to pedal?  One would expect him to give a reason for his sudden stance but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for such a statement. I still say that part of his methodology was good but the work I saw was unfinished too. The 340 cipher still has portions of it that haven't been made sense of.

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You guys are very right, and I do keep that in mind. I am just dismayed with his tactics, and his lack of appreciation for how much time he stole from me only to rip it out of our hands so that the job could not be finished. * always stated that the messages were probably not finished, and I think that we all felt that way, but it was a damn good start. I think that Catseye is onto even more and different messages that I should be privy to today, and will post them once I get a chance. They are intriguing and interesting, and actually leads us into a forward motion of research rather than stalling us out like * did.
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Just wanted say that per conversations I had with "CodeAngel" he expected to make $20k. He kept advising me, who has 19 yrs in the ZK cases, to get mine going. So, I 2nd guess he has a media/promo plan in place and/or already buyers. He knows tags, promo keywords, etc. Anyhow, it will soon be ready. (edited 11:30 a.m.) I thought it was ready for order at lulu.com but not just yet.
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I think if someone puts a lot of hard work into something, it would be great if they could be rewarded for it. If he can achieve that level of success, that would be wonderful for him but, quite frankly, I don't see how that is possible.
On his web page, he describes the book as "Casewrap hardcover; full color printing; Over 140 pages in color; Hard bound 8.25 inch by 10.75 inch
If you go to Lulu's website and choose these options for the book you want to publish, it says that the author has to PAY $37.55 for each copy that is printed (below I have cut and pasted the results). The author's cost goes down to about $31 per copy if you agree to buy 300 books at one time. With that kind of expense just to get the book printed, he'll have to charge a fortune to sell the book, especially since Lulu (and Amazon if he gets it on there) will take a cut of his sales. I am an avid reader but aside from required college text books I have never spent $50+ on a book.

Product Line: Premium
Binding: Casewrap Hardcover
Product Size: US Letter Hardcover
Interior Color: Full-color
Paper Quality: 70#
Cover Finish: Gloss
Shipping Origin: Global
Cost per 
Min-Max: 24-800
 page book: $37.55
Choose quantity: 11530601203006001200
Cost: $37.55
Per Unit: $37.55


I am not well versed in how these vanity presses work so I could be wrong, but I went on Lulu's site and walked through it as though I wanted to publish the book in the manner that he described and this is the info I found.
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What's the title of his book gonna be?
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Hmmm... Not sure if he's allowing Nanette to post things like that on here, since he wanted her to take everything else down.
If you Google his name + Zodiac, you can go to his site and the info is on there.


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Ahhh, 10-4, thanks, I'll do that.
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I find it interesting that he has been working on this for years when he claims it came to him during a bout of the flu which grounded him for a month in November/December 2013. He claims to have been sick of TV, and seen an episode about the Zodiac and his ciphers and thought he would take a shot at it being he was so bored. Plus, he had a liking for word games and puzzles.

How bout the new book out by Gary L. Stewart? I find it laughable that we see another Debra Perez ploy....

Let's start by picking this apart with the evidence.

1986 Sacramento Letter JPEG.jpg 
This letter was identified by Terrance Pascoe former PD Document Examiner on the Zodiac case during the crimes as an authentic Zodiac communication. I spoke with him personally on the authenticity of this letter. He stated that the forensic team determined this to be a valid letter from the Zodiac.

This is where Stewart's story falls apart, pay close attention! Best, Jr. died in 1984, so he could not be the Zodiac.....

For the team of experts to declare this letter authentic, of the many they did not identify, this means that they also found corroborating evidence to support the claims in the letter. This would be the "activity in Sacramento 2 weeks ago by the freeway." I have not researched the letters yet, but Zodiac never took claim for something he didn't do, and if he said he did it, you bet your bottom dollar he did.

Now let's talk about the publicity ploy. I told **** this was a regular occurrence whenever new information is being put out there. It turns out that Stewart claims that his dad's name, Best Jr., appears in 2 of the ciphers.... When **** just came out with it containing Jack Tarrance's name in every single one, and it wasn't a method of using part of the ciphered text in combination with the cipher symbols. Come on, this reeks of Debra Perez.... He is receiving just as much media attention as she did. Shame on everyone!!!

I read one person's opinion who believed this to be another publicity stunt, and I agree.

Now, we have the pedophile patsy again. If the man is stupid enough to get caught for a child rape, then how did he go uncaught and escape the hands of justice with all that the Zodiac was able to get away with???

I do not know if this is true yet, and I will research the basis for it, but I read that Stewart's birth mother is married to a San Francisco PD officer. This would support on more than 3 occasions in which the SFPD has had their hands in the mix of anything that steers the truth of this case into another direction.
1. SFPD blows the DNA testing on Jack Tarrance
2. Retired SFPD officer finds bigfoot in the freezer in a news story that follows Dennis Kaufman's release of the finding of the hood. This purposely under minds the Zodiac case with such non-sense... BTW later the retired SFPD officer declares it was a monkey suit found in a freezer.
3. Debra Perez is given multitudes of hours and DNA testing from the SFPD only to surmount to nothing. A fraud.
4. Stewart' s birth mother's husband is a member of the SFPD?????

Now let's look at the composites!!!
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Now I am no composite expert, but I'd like to start with the very prominent creases at the bridge of the nose. These are obsolete on Best, Jr. Plus, his eyebrows are out of control, and this is nowhere to be seen in the police composite. Bags under the eyes are heavy in the Zodiac case, and some people have them and some people don't. Best, Jr. does not look to have the gene that causes this type of sagging. Just my opinion though. Best, Jr. does not have the deep set lines around the nose, or the tell tail chin with the divot in it. Plus, Best, Jr.'s hair line appears to be much further back than that of the Zodiac's in 1969, so that balding probably would have gotten worse over the next 10 years or so between arrest, jail, and by 1969. 
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Now, Stewart had included this composite in his book as if to portray a closer version of his father who obviously had very dark brown hair based on the picture, whereas Zodiac was claimed to have redish brown hair. He really does need to ick which composite he is going to rely on the public to believe because quite frankly, these two composite are different as night and day!

OK, I think I covered my main concerns with this new publicity stunt! I am also happy to say that this will definitely give **** a run for his book money. LOL Serves him right though for what he did.... This just means I need to finish sooner than later the real evidence that supports Jack Tarrance!

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If you want a good read TerryB, check out  about just released by Judith Berry Baker on everything we have discovered about Jack Tarrance with CIA, MK Ultra, and the many facets of these cases we discuss. Her book is about her dealings with Lee Harvey Oswald, and promises to be a good read. I hear that she is in exile, and claims herself to have been part of the MK Ultra program. I think that the conspiracy is falling apart one piece of information at a time!

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http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2014/05/22/zodiac-suspects-sex-scandal-shocks-cops/

Perfect beginning to the end. For all those that knew Stewart was BS from the beginning, we are seeing the cookie crumble just like Perez. I can say that it is coincidentally perfect that he is making claims to a cipher that solves the name "Best, Jr." Which I have to say is idiotic due to the fact that he is using two different pieces of the message to convey it. Laughable at best, but I was right and his birth mother was married to former SFPD. Go figure!!! I also see that he is immediately being called out for the handwriting not even being his father's. Again, laughable.

I don't know about other people and their remembrance of marriage documents, but as I remember it, you filled out an application or other such documents, but not the certificate itself. The certificate is ultimately filled out by the issuing state or clergy who officiated the union, and signed by the newly married couple. Please let me know if I am wrong, and if anyone out there knows of someone who filled the marriage certificate out themselves...

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Was a little bored today so I decided to see if Chris Farmer still has his site promoting the ridiculous theory that Gareth Penn was Z. If anyone's interested (I'm sure you all are, lol!), it's still up and running.
Anyhow, I found something that I was unaware of before. It seems that back in May 2010, someone from that board used a Highlights Magazine to solve the 340 cipher. They got the idea from Deborah Perez who, in December of 2008 posted on Opord under the name "gutsygal" that her stepfather had used her Highlights Magazine Word Find puzzles to make his ciphers.  And, of course, the person on Opord who applied this logic to the 340 found the names of Guy Ward Hendrickson and Gareth Penn in their "solution".
http://www.opordanalytical.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=538&view=print

Now, I know that both Chris Farmer and Deborah Perez have no idea who the Zodiac is, but didn't Dennis also say that Jack used a Highlights Magazine to create the ciphers? Isn't that, in part, how the person who we can't mention here anymore said they solved the cipher?
I searched this forum and found a couple of mentions of Highlights but wasn't sure with whom the idea originated. It seems odd that both Perez and Kaufman would be claiming the use of the Highlights magazine as a source for material for the ciphers so I was wondering who came up with it first. Perez's claim is documented in December of 2008 on Opord but I couldn't find any mention of it on Kaufman's board. 


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Sorry I'm late in reading these posts and responding. I have a slightly different understanding of the Gareth Penn thing...... maybe I'm wrong but I was under the impression that Penn was the prime proponent of the Zodiac radian theory?  It's no big deal to me because it's not an area of the Zodiac case that I focus on. Another aspect of this subject is the "solves" by these guys would represent a direct reading of the information. Since deception is a key element in these cases, a direct reading or decode can't be taken as being factual. It's like saying the Ramsey murder case was done by a pedophile, which is exactly what they want everyone to believe. 232-ec012aa4a9.jpg 

I've seen several publications offered on the net that make unsubstantiated claims regarding many of these cases, I've come to expect there emergence.

Here's a single page from a very old publication on the subject of cyphers, it's very similar to the Highlights publication in structure. Sorry but I've lost track of where I found it on the net, the best I can recall is that it was from Mechanics Illustrated or something similar and was published in the 1930's. It's basically a description of how to encode and decode messages and similar in that regard to the Highlights magazine. I seem to have lost track of the rest of the pages, I'll look around some more for the rest of them.


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Penn self- published two books about the Zodiac, and I'm pretty sure that he does talk about the radian theory in at least one of them. Since the early 80's, Penn has accused a UC Berkeley professor of being Z. It was through his books and his accusations of that professor that he came to the attention of Chris Farmer, who in turn began accusing Penn of being Z! Lucky thing for Farmer that he's too young to have been the Zodiac or yet another person would be trying to pin it on him!

My question pertains to whether or not there is evidence to show Kaufman making claims, prior to December of 2008, of Jack using a Highlights magazine to make the ciphers. It just seems odd that both Kaufman and Perez would make the same claim, and until catseye mentioned it a year or so ago, I'd never heard this come from Dennis before. Was trying to put a timeline together to see who mentioned it first and I found nothing on Kaufman's site to indicate when he first started talking about it.

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