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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #150 on: December 21, 2020, 08:07:56 PM »
New episode out today - DB Cooper had already been covered with Brendan Koerner author of The Skies Belong Us.

Enjoy!

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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #151 on: December 21, 2020, 09:49:01 PM »
About time you had some decent guests on...
 

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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #152 on: December 22, 2020, 03:43:28 AM »
How about Tina? Bob Fuhriman? They were on the BBC thingy.

Or Larry Carr? He's our friend on Facebook. What are friends for, eh?
 

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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #153 on: December 22, 2020, 01:22:13 PM »
Darren: Did Arthur Friedberg get back to you on if the serial numbers on bills were recorded right before they were destroyed?  At about 8:33 into the podcast he says he does not know if the Treasury does that.  He actually says that a couple of times.  He offers to get with the BEP (Bureau of Engraving and Printing) to confirm.  I know RB has had some contact with someone who works there and they say that serial numbers were not recorded.

I just listened to the podcast again.  I thought he was a great guest, and is clearly an expert on money.  However, he states a few times that he really does not know much about the Cooper case.  His theory hinges on the money being in as bad condition as the Ingram bills, and therefore these would raise a flag if they were spent. 

Not knowing if the BEP/Mint/Treasury etc. records serial numbers seems to create a gap.  He thinks the money would have shown up, but I did not hear any logic as to how someone would have actually found the bills, except when he mentions them being spent in huge lots.

I've talked to some money experts, and find them to be very useful in terms of things such as how many of each denomination were produced, how long money stays in circulation, where money could have been spent outside of the US, etc.  However, you can be an expert in money, but that still does not mean that people were looking hard for these bills.

I took some notes and can respond more at some point, but I'm mainly curious as to what he says about the serial numbers being recorded.
 

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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #154 on: December 22, 2020, 03:35:27 PM »
He did get back to me, the BEP didn't check serial numbers until the late 90s early 2000s. Even then it was still only a minority of the bills.
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #155 on: February 17, 2021, 12:22:40 AM »
When's the Safecracker interview gonna air? He's busting my chops to listen to it!
 
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #156 on: February 17, 2021, 11:27:02 PM »
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When's the Safecracker interview gonna air? He's busting my chops to listen to it!

So PLF is still around and working on Cooper? 

Can you cite four of PLF's conclusions about the money find based on his work ?
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #157 on: February 18, 2021, 02:12:32 AM »
1. Yes.
2. No.
 

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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2021, 08:13:59 PM »
Next episode should be out soon, Russell may break it into 2 parts since its over 4 hours long.  ;D

I'm putting my nose back to the grindstone after a few months off, it's been a rough year lol.

I'd like to let the following people know that they always have an open invitation to come on the show, and I'll do whatever it takes to make it happen. In no particular order;
Shutter
georger
Flyjack
haggarknew
Parrotheadvol

They all already know this, but maybe you can tell them how much you'd like to see it happen as well.
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #159 on: February 19, 2021, 10:33:03 PM »
How about a panel discussion with the above?

I also recommend - strongly - that you have Geoffrey Gray on the show.

If you are able to convince him to do it, please grill him on how he obtain his unfiltered access to the FBI and their files back in 2009-2011. All that he will tell me, despite my many confrontations, is: "A good journalist knows how to develop and keep his sources."

How about Tina? Maybe if you contact Andrea Marks you might have an in. T's getting downright chatty these days.

Speaking of Tina, have you seen Rob Bertrand's film script on Norjak? It's excellent.

For those outside the inner circle of Cooper Country denizens, Rob is the owner of the DB Cooper Escape Room in Vancouver, WA. I first heard about Rob when he and his Room made the news when a thief broke into the facility to steal computers and laptops, but then had to call 9-11 to get out. Arrest and jail was preferable to an eternal life in the REAL Cooper Vortex...

.... also, Rob picks up my tab every time I'm at the Victor-23 pub in Vancouver.... just sayin', in the interest of full disclosure.
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #160 on: February 19, 2021, 10:40:18 PM »
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Next episode should be out soon, Russell may break it into 2 parts since its over 4 hours long.  ;D


Four hours with the Safecracker? Yougottabekiddingme!

It better be good!

Note: I couldn't even listen to me for four hours, and I'm a LOT more narcissistic than the Safecracker.

Lastly, I hope he talks a lot about Jo. I'd love to hear what his life is when he's with the Lady from Navarre.
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #161 on: February 20, 2021, 05:12:02 AM »
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Next episode should be out soon, Russell may break it into 2 parts since its over 4 hours long.  ;D


Four hours with the Safecracker? Yougottabekiddingme!

It better be good!

Note: I couldn't even listen to me for four hours, and I'm a LOT more narcissistic than the Safecracker.

Lastly, I hope he talks a lot about Jo. I'd love to hear what his life is when he's with the Lady from Navarre.

More DB Cooper soap bubbles released into the wind...
 

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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #162 on: February 20, 2021, 07:19:52 PM »
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Speaking of Tina, have you seen Rob Bertrand's film script on Norjak? It's excellent.

I just finished recording with Rob. :D
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #163 on: February 20, 2021, 07:43:52 PM »
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Next episode should be out soon, Russell may break it into 2 parts since its over 4 hours long.  ;D

I'm putting my nose back to the grindstone after a few months off, it's been a rough year lol.

I'd like to let the following people know that they always have an open invitation to come on the show, and I'll do whatever it takes to make it happen. In no particular order;
Shutter
georger
Flyjack
haggarknew
Parrotheadvol

They all already know this, but maybe you can tell them how much you'd like to see it happen as well.
I strongly encourage all of the above to go on Darren’s podcast. He’s great. It’s also a wonderful repository for everything and everyone DB Cooper. If you care about the case and want to pass the knowledge and legacy on, then please appear.
 
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Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Reply #164 on: February 23, 2021, 12:57:42 PM »
Thanks to some help from the one and only Shutter, it looks like we are going to have Martin McNally on the show. Anyone have any questions for him?
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