Anonymous

Mount Hope, WV

#1098 Jun 13, 2013
I aree with Mr. Kolar. I believe Burke could be the person who is responsble for Jonbenet's death. Probably in a fit of jealous rage. Possibly, there was ongoing "experimentation" sexually with his sister. I am even open to the belief that Patsy and John were not sure it was Burke, but had a sinking, sickening intuition from past displays of anger by Burke toward Jonbenet, that their son could have been the culprit.

I think John unlatched the basement window so there would be an obvious point of entry to prove an intruder. Knowing his fingerprints would be detected, he claimed he latched it.

Everytime I try to come up with a bonefide kidnapping gone wrong, I keep coming back to the ransom note. It had to be someone who knew them well. And I can hear Patsy telling John during an argument to not to try to grow a brain. She may refer to others in their circle as "fat cats". And she would tell him to use the good ole southern common sense of his. Burke would be privileged to all these little nuances of his mom and dad's everyday bantering. My daughter, who has seen plenty of movies, could have written this ransom note at nine almost ten years of age. It sounds so childish but in a pseudo adult fashion. Most people do not use the word "hence", but Burke would have heard his mother use it often.

After reading about the unsophisticated nature of the knots used on the hands and on the garrote, after seeing how much taller Burke was than Jonbenet, and after reading his interviews where he showed no interest in the death of his sister, and after reading about sexually aggressive children, I do feel Burke could have pulled this off without any assistance from his parents. They may have recognized his writing, and knew what was going on but did not want to admit it to themselves. That is why John searched the basement the first trip around. He found the body at that point and knew it was "an inside job" as he had commented to the police.

And why had he felt it important to observe while carrying her into the room that he didn't think the person meant to kill her (Jonbenet) because he had her wrapped in a blanket. At that point, why would he even care whether or not the perp meant to kill his daughter? It did not change the fact that she was dead. What comfort would he derive from that thought, unless he felt Burke had committed the murder?

A victory is shallow if the person you triumphed over is not aware of your identity. If that was the intention of the ransom note, then this perp would have come forward with subsequent acts in order to surrepticiously make his identity known to John.

And why did the unsub pinpoint Jonbenet? Why not Burke? Aren't sons supposed to be special to fathers?

Anonymous

Mount Hope, WV

#1099 Jun 13, 2013
candy wrote:
Today is the first day that this wonderful book is finally available in e-book format, on Kindle. I think I was the first customer, buying the book for a friend in the only format they read books anymore. A lot of people are like this, and I hope many, many more people buy this must read book on this case.
Great! I ordered a paperback two weeks ago because I couldn't get it on my Kindle!:/
candy

East Lansing, MI

#1100 Jul 8, 2013
A huge date of significance has passed, the one year anniversary of Kolar's publication of "Foreign Faction" on this case. According to Amazon, the publication date was in June, 2012, therefore, Kolar will NOT be sued by the Ramseys over this book. USUALLY that would be a hugely significant FACT. But in this case, that is not the case. Thanks to either the news being pimped out so long in advance that the Ramseys not only figured out what was coming, they had their own rebuttal book ready to go at the same time, OR the media being TOO AFRAID, after Steve Thomas's gutless SETTLEMENT and Lacy's clearing of the Ramseys to give Kolar's book any NATIONAL coverage at all. That was the key to thwarting the impact of Kolar's book, and making sure it never sold. Steve Thomas was on Good Morning America for three or four days in a row promoting his book, as well as on Larry King Live, debating the Ramseys Rivera Live, Peter Boyles, Fox News. Kolar was given no media exposure and that's all the Ramseys cared about. They were about to make sure the impact of the book was minimal, and they would not at this point want to call attention to a book most people have not heard about. Since Steve Thomas settled, there have not been any TV shows, shown on the mass media, about the RDI theory. That whole theory disappeared from the airwaves thanks to him. There have been all kinds of intruder shows, like Discovery ID's Aphrodite Jones shows, that have had huge viewership on television and on line. Kolar's book did not change this situation at all. It is a fine, brave book, but the Ramseys were able to make sure almost no one except on line even heard of the book, thus the impact of the book was minimal.
BrotherMoon

Denver, CO

#1101 Jul 8, 2013
Kolar is responsible for no one hearing about Kolar's book. It is poorly written, his judgement is suspect and he clearly was baffled by the case.
Steve Eller

United States

#1102 Jul 10, 2013
candy wrote:
A huge date of significance has passed, the one year anniversary of Kolar's publication of "Foreign Faction" on this case. According to Amazon, the publication date was in June, 2012, therefore, Kolar will NOT be sued by the Ramseys over this book. USUALLY that would be a hugely significant FACT. But in this case, that is not the case. Thanks to either the news being pimped out so long in advance that the Ramseys not only figured out what was coming, they had their own rebuttal book ready to go at the same time, OR the media being TOO AFRAID, after Steve Thomas's gutless SETTLEMENT and Lacy's clearing of the Ramseys to give Kolar's book any NATIONAL coverage at all. That was the key to thwarting the impact of Kolar's book, and making sure it never sold. Steve Thomas was on Good Morning America for three or four days in a row promoting his book, as well as on Larry King Live, debating the Ramseys Rivera Live, Peter Boyles, Fox News. Kolar was given no media exposure and that's all the Ramseys cared about. They were about to make sure the impact of the book was minimal, and they would not at this point want to call attention to a book most people have not heard about. Since Steve Thomas settled, there have not been any TV shows, shown on the mass media, about the RDI theory. That whole theory disappeared from the airwaves thanks to him. There have been all kinds of intruder shows, like Discovery ID's Aphrodite Jones shows, that have had huge viewership on television and on line. Kolar's book did not change this situation at all. It is a fine, brave book, but the Ramseys were able to make sure almost no one except on line even heard of the book, thus the impact of the book was minimal.
Some interesting points Candy. James Kolar wrote a terrific book that helped a lot people understand the case. In addition to the some of the reasons that you cited, his book did not receive much publicity because he refused to actively promote it and performed teribly in interviews about the book.

“YES”

Since: Mar 07

TWICE

#1103 Jul 10, 2013
Steve Eller wrote:
<quoted text>
Some interesting points Candy. James Kolar wrote a terrific book that helped a lot people understand the case. In addition to the some of the reasons that you cited, his book did not receive much publicity because he refused to actively promote it and performed teribly in interviews about the book.
Hi Steve,

I agree with what you have said regarding the book. The book was a terrific piece with information not previously known to the public.

Unfortunately, not everyone is proficient at being a "celebrity" of sorts if you will and have better informative and writing skills than TV or Media skills. Kolar is one of those people. It's really such a shame but the fact remains that but not for his book, there is so much information we would never have had.

One of the things that strikes out at me was the theory of the railroad tracks that would/could be responsible for the marks on JBR.

I for one, appreciated the book for the information and it is truly sad that the media appearances weren't more animated

Since: Jul 10

Crimson Tide Bulldozed

#1104 Jul 10, 2013
You have a good post up until you start criticizing his interviews. Maybe that isn't his strong suit! It certainly doesn't take away from the fact that the book was terrific and it helped a lot of people fill in the blanks so to speak.
Steve Eller wrote:
<quoted text>
Some interesting points Candy. James Kolar wrote a terrific book that helped a lot people understand the case. In addition to the some of the reasons that you cited, his book did not receive much publicity because he refused to actively promote it and performed teribly in interviews about the book.

Since: Jul 10

Crimson Tide Bulldozed

#1105 Jul 10, 2013
There was never any chance of the Ramseys suing because that would have meant under oath depositions. How could they sue? No minor children to sue on their behalf and no arguments against the case facts.

One would think after all these years you would stop acting like a woman scorned – ST didn’t settle – his publishers did! Out of his hands from the day he signed a contract to write and publish the book.

As for your comment about “news being pimped out”– do you really call that coffee table book of Whitson’s a valid rebuttal entity to go up against Kolar’s book? Now you are just doing the green-eyed-dance again – all because you had no idea about the book from Kolar, and you couldn’t publish some WORLD EXCLUSIVE announcement about it. It isn’t that Kolar wasn’t given the opportunity for exposure – it is Kolar chose not to.
candy wrote:
A huge date of significance has passed, the one year anniversary of Kolar's publication of "Foreign Faction" on this case. According to Amazon, the publication date was in June, 2012, therefore, Kolar will NOT be sued by the Ramseys over this book. USUALLY that would be a hugely significant FACT. But in this case, that is not the case. Thanks to either the news being pimped out so long in advance that the Ramseys not only figured out what was coming, they had their own rebuttal book ready to go at the same time, OR the media being TOO AFRAID, after Steve Thomas's gutless SETTLEMENT and Lacy's clearing of the Ramseys to give Kolar's book any NATIONAL coverage at all. That was the key to thwarting the impact of Kolar's book, and making sure it never sold. Steve Thomas was on Good Morning America for three or four days in a row promoting his book, as well as on Larry King Live, debating the Ramseys Rivera Live, Peter Boyles, Fox News. Kolar was given no media exposure and that's all the Ramseys cared about. They were about to make sure the impact of the book was minimal, and they would not at this point want to call attention to a book most people have not heard about. Since Steve Thomas settled, there have not been any TV shows, shown on the mass media, about the RDI theory. That whole theory disappeared from the airwaves thanks to him. There have been all kinds of intruder shows, like Discovery ID's Aphrodite Jones shows, that have had huge viewership on television and on line. Kolar's book did not change this situation at all. It is a fine, brave book, but the Ramseys were able to make sure almost no one except on line even heard of the book, thus the impact of the book was minimal.

Since: Jul 10

Crimson Tide Bulldozed

#1106 Jul 10, 2013
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it,” and yet you choose to ignore everything except your own theory. You won't even say anything else is possible yet improbable.
BrotherMoon wrote:
Kolar is responsible for no one hearing about Kolar's book. It is poorly written, his judgement is suspect and he clearly was baffled by the case.
BrotherMoon

Denver, CO

#1107 Jul 11, 2013
DrSeussMd wrote:
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it,” and yet you choose to ignore everything except your own theory. You won't even say anything else is possible yet improbable.
<quoted text>
The public snubbing of the book backs me up. The lack of repeat visits to the media backs me up. The desperate reach of the Kolar backers to dream up a conspiracy by a supossedly powerful Ramsey cabal that can retard sales backs me up.
Torrence

Mcalester, OK

#1108 Jul 12, 2013
Before believing anything in this book, read about the author and his involvement in terrorizing a family in Telluride, Colorado
http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-Angels-Whatever-...
Also available for Kindle

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#1109 Jul 12, 2013
Shooting the messenger? The information from Kolar has not been disputed.

Understanding the death of Jonbenet Ramsey is about the bizarre Ramsey family dynamics and dysfunction. This family was off the wall abnormal and living on the edge. Both Burke and Jonbenet were leaving crap - bowel movements - feces - turds - in clothes and bedding instead of using the toilet. They had mental health issues and were in therapy, receiving professional intervention beacuse it was so severe.

A fresh load of chit was found in Burke's pjs and a box smeared with feces was found in Jonbenet's bedroom along with turds in the undies in her bathroom. What wasn't found were timers or charts in the bathrooms for treating the unusual disorder.
That was Patsy's responsibilty in helping her children overcome the problem but instead she did nothing and pretended it wasn't there, just like she pretended an intruder clubbed Jonbenet and tied her up like a christmas present.

This family is so good for what went down. Why will Burkle not talk with the investigation? Why doesn't he volunteer to be hypnotized to see if he remembers any little details? He is hiding the truth.

Since: Jul 10

Crimson Tide Bulldozed

#1110 Jul 12, 2013
That is ridiculous and you know it. There was no public snubbing of the book. And as for the content, I doubt you have even read it all the way through as evidenced by your immediately wanting others to tell you what it said - so you could comment on it (Comment should be translated as "Attack it" because it didn't match what you think about the crime).
BrotherMoon wrote:
<quoted text>
The public snubbing of the book backs me up. The lack of repeat visits to the media backs me up. The desperate reach of the Kolar backers to dream up a conspiracy by a supossedly powerful Ramsey cabal that can retard sales backs me up.
BrotherMoon

Denver, CO

#1111 Jul 12, 2013
I asked people to report anything new and useful. I waited to read it when I could get it from the library. I wasn't going to get shmucked like you and pay for it.

The DNA never had anything to do with the case. Lacy acted unprofessionally and probably illegally. Hunter's actions were suspicious at best.

I didn't need a book to know those things.

The only thing that needs to be explained is who did what between John and Patsy.

Not only did Kolar fail there but he went so far as to implicated Burke.

The book sucks. The only way it could get published is the way he did it. It didn't sell because it sucks. His interviews show why the book was so poorly written and handled: he is a bit addlepated.

The continuing silence about the book and him shows what little value his work has. Too bad to because any voice speaking against the New Age Progressive Boulder culture from within could be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, he undermined any positive affect there by coming across as just another Rocky Mountain airhead.
Steve Eller

United States

#1112 Jul 12, 2013
DrSeussMd wrote:
You have a good post up until you start criticizing his interviews. Maybe that isn't his strong suit! It certainly doesn't take away from the fact that the book was terrific and it helped a lot of people fill in the blanks so to speak.
<quoted text>
Hi Seuss,

Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated. Regarding Kolar's interviews I stand by my position. According to the last sales figures I saw he helped less than 2000 people fill in the blanks, because that is roughly how many people bought the book. During a joint interview with Steve Thomas on Forums for Justice, Steve Thomas was a lot more candid and forthcoming about the case and he is under the constraints of a legal agreement with the Ramseys. It wasn't just that Kolar came off as dull but that he was ridiculously skittish when answering questions. To those unfamiliar with the case it could easily be construed as someone with a weak grasp of the case. Obviously anyone having read the book knows that Kolar authored a terrific analysis of the case, but by refusinf to work on his presentation skills, he did a disservice to the case and himself.
BrotherMoon

Denver, CO

#1113 Jul 12, 2013
The DNA had nothing to do with the death of JonBenet
Neither did Burke.
Nor did John.
Kolar added nothing to the understanding of the case, in fact he muddied the water.

That didn't cost you $50.
candy

East Lansing, MI

#1114 Jul 13, 2013
Steve Eller wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Seuss,
Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated. Regarding Kolar's interviews I stand by my position. According to the last sales figures I saw he helped less than 2000 people fill in the blanks, because that is roughly how many people bought the book. During a joint interview with Steve Thomas on Forums for Justice, Steve Thomas was a lot more candid and forthcoming about the case and he is under the constraints of a legal agreement with the Ramseys. It wasn't just that Kolar came off as dull but that he was ridiculously skittish when answering questions. To those unfamiliar with the case it could easily be construed as someone with a weak grasp of the case. Obviously anyone having read the book knows that Kolar authored a terrific analysis of the case, but by refusinf to work on his presentation skills, he did a disservice to the case and himself.
The media didn't give him a chance to show his "presentation skills." They simply refused to cover the book. Steve Thomas sold MORE books than DOI, because he WAS covered so extensively. And with that coverage comes RESPONSIBILITY to the theory, which he couldn't be bothered with. Which is why the RDI, the PROMINENT theory in this case in law enforcement, is shut out in the media, because of the one two punch of Thomas caving and Lacy clearing the Ramseys.

Another book that was shut out was the Whitson book. That book CLEARLY was a quid pro quo book for the Ramseys - telling the media, I believe, if you're going to cover that book, we are going to demand you cover this as well. Funny how Whitson had NO press either for his book, AND DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE AT ALL.

Steve Thomas was as happy as can be in that interview, because he had already paid out (letting the publisher do that on his behalf), and he gets what he always wanted, the royalties and notoriety from famous crime groupies overseas. How pathetic, and how badly he sold out Justice for JonBenet. He contributed the most to the Carnes decision which led directly to Lacy clearing them a few years later, but he doesn't give a damn. Kolar was a heck of a lot SMARTER and more circumspect RIGHTLY. Being a famous author was never the kick to him, IN THIS CASE, that it was to ST. He tried FOR YEARS behind the scenes for Justice, and ONLY AS A LAST RESORT, wrote the book.
BrotherMoon

Denver, CO

#1115 Jul 13, 2013
candy wrote:
<quoted text>
The media didn't give him a chance to show his "presentation skills." They simply refused to cover the book. Steve Thomas sold MORE books than DOI, because he WAS covered so extensively. And with that coverage comes RESPONSIBILITY to the theory, which he couldn't be bothered with. Which is why the RDI, the PROMINENT theory in this case in law enforcement, is shut out in the media, because of the one two punch of Thomas caving and Lacy clearing the Ramseys.
Another book that was shut out was the Whitson book. That book CLEARLY was a quid pro quo book for the Ramseys - telling the media, I believe, if you're going to cover that book, we are going to demand you cover this as well. Funny how Whitson had NO press either for his book, AND DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE AT ALL.
Steve Thomas was as happy as can be in that interview, because he had already paid out (letting the publisher do that on his behalf), and he gets what he always wanted, the royalties and notoriety from famous crime groupies overseas. How pathetic, and how badly he sold out Justice for JonBenet. He contributed the most to the Carnes decision which led directly to Lacy clearing them a few years later, but he doesn't give a damn. Kolar was a heck of a lot SMARTER and more circumspect RIGHTLY. Being a famous author was never the kick to him, IN THIS CASE, that it was to ST. He tried FOR YEARS behind the scenes for Justice, and ONLY AS A LAST RESORT, wrote the book.
I do believe that is more embarrassing than what Kolar wrote!:)
candy

East Lansing, MI

#1117 Dec 21, 2013
Kolar, Foreign Faction, hardback, p. 219: "The leads that streamed into my office on JonBeent were nothing less than goofy and bizarre. A woman sent in a child's craft kit for a small loom that might make kitchen hot pads. No explanation provided."

I'm surprised he needed an explanation for this, or thought it was bizarre. A loom was found on the floor of JonBenet's bathroom:

http://crimeshots.com/000loom.jpeg

Along with that, were what male police officers thought were hair ties strewn on the floor. Ruthie the poster theorized the "hair ties" were actually loom bands, used to make pot holders, jewelry and other kids crafts, and the marks on JonBenet could have come from the loom itself. Here's a good look at those type of bands, and a loom, in the following current ad: http://tinyurl.com/k7ppkc7

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#1118 Dec 22, 2013
So she possibly fell ontop of the loom, IMO far more likely than Burke getting train track and poking her, making her bedroom the 'scene' of the crime.

Those loom kits have been an eye hand coordination skill building kit for generations of young girls - ss common as Cubscouts and their pine derby racers.

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