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I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
12-26-2018, 08:14 PM,
#1
I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
They only talked about New Mexico, and no where else. The only time that he brought up Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah was to stress that anytime that you go into nature, you have to be careful, and that's it.

He never corrected her, or mentioned any other state at all.
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12-26-2018, 08:17 PM,
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RE: I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
I have to be careful eating olives too...bit into a pit one time and nearly wretched my jaw.
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12-27-2018, 09:52 AM,
#3
I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
Anyone who wants to search for Forrest's treasure needs to make a few basic assumptions.



razyfamily
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12-27-2018, 10:15 AM,
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RE: I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
(12-27-2018, 09:52 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: Anyone who wants to search for Forrest's treasure needs to make a few basic assumptions.

razyfamily

I agree. Quite a few actually. Most of us assume the markings on page 132 in TTOTC are letters in the English alphabet and that the groupings of those letters are actually words in the English language. Most assume that the chest not only exists, and is hidden, but that it is hidden somewhere 8.25 miles or more north of Santa Fe, NM in NM, CO, WY, or MT. There's a ton of stuff that must be assumed in order to connect the poem to a location in one of those four states. It doesn't mean we must all make the same assumptions, just that a fairly substantial number of things must be assumed to connect poem to a spot on the ground.
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12-27-2018, 10:46 AM,
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RE: I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
(12-27-2018, 10:15 AM)John Brown Wrote:
(12-27-2018, 09:52 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: Anyone who wants to search for Forrest's treasure needs to make a few basic assumptions.

razyfamily

I agree. Quite a few actually. Most of us assume the markings on page 132 in TTOTC are letters in the English alphabet and that the groupings of those letters are actually words in the English language. Most assume that the chest not only exists, and is hidden, but that it is hidden somewhere 8.25 miles or more north of Santa Fe, NM in NM, CO, WY, or MT. There's a ton of stuff that must be assumed in order to connect the poem to a location in one of those four states. It doesn't mean we must all make the same assumptions, just that a fairly substantial number of things must be assumed to connect poem to a spot on the ground.
I disagree. Has anyone wondered why he says this hunt is for a redneck? Why not really smart people? What do smart people do in life that make them successful? Make assumptions. What if Fenn designed this around the redneck and put in place a mechanism to neutralize the smart people? How can he do that? Easy, set up the poem such that smart people will assume and make it the opposite, something a redneck will see but the smarty will assume is wrong.

Not all is as it seems.
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12-27-2018, 12:40 PM,
#6
I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
(12-27-2018, 10:46 AM)Top Secret Wrote:
(12-27-2018, 10:15 AM)John Brown Wrote:
(12-27-2018, 09:52 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: Anyone who wants to search for Forrest's treasure needs to make a few basic assumptions.

razyfamily

I agree. Quite a few actually. Most of us assume the markings on page 132 in TTOTC are letters in the English alphabet and that the groupings of those letters are actually words in the English language. Most assume that the chest not only exists, and is hidden, but that it is hidden somewhere 8.25 miles or more north of Santa Fe, NM in NM, CO, WY, or MT. There's a ton of stuff that must be assumed in order to connect the poem to a location in one of those four states. It doesn't mean we must all make the same assumptions, just that a fairly substantial number of things must be assumed to connect poem to a spot on the ground.
I disagree. Has anyone wondered why he says this hunt is for a redneck? Why not really smart people? What do smart people do in life that make them successful? Make assumptions. What if Fenn designed this around the redneck and put in place a mechanism to neutralize the smart people? How can he do that? Easy, set up the poem such that smart people will assume and make it the opposite, something a redneck will see but the smarty will assume is wrong.

Not all is as it seems.

Well, aren't those some interesting assumptions!

I lived in Texas for 23 years, and my wife is a 5th generation Texan. I knew some rednecks, and while many of them were uneducated, none that I knew had 12 kids.

Not unlike how the comment "you're not gonna find the treasure on Spring Break" misdirects by implying that it's not possible to find the treasure in a week, it also could reveal that the treasure is not hidden in a place that you would go on Spring Break. Wow, not really news.

Forrest said that later in life it came to him that "one of the greatest mistakes of human endeavor has been the belief that wealth and fame could always equate with intelligence." That is not to say that poor people are, or aren't, intelligent just that rich and famous people aren't always intelligent.

Forrest's comment says less about the potential finders intelligence than it does about their economic position. Let's face it, well-off people just aren't hungry. That's what cracks me up about rich conservatives rebelling against socialism. They would have to hire people to fight for them.

I remember Forrest talking about the Cavalry attacking Indians, and how if he were leading the charge he would have attacked in the rain because the natives bow strings were made from sinew that didn't work when it got wet.

In TFTW, Forrest tells the story about trading stuff for sandals that a Vietnamese man had made from tires. Remember, he said, "with all of our military superiority, we lost the war in Vietnam in part because we were fighting an enemy who was less encumbered by politics, and whose soldiers could readily make their own shoes from truck tires."

I used to say that tolerance was a key word because it necessitates learning about things that you aren't interested in. It pretty much fell on deaf ears - but I still believe that's the kind of thinking that's gonna win.

Lots of people want the treasure to be in Yellowstone because the thought of going somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where your vacation pictures won't have famous geysers, or grizzly bears, is just an overriding assumption. They can go buy a $300 fly rod and fish the waters where Forrest fished...Hey honey! Can you get a picture of me fishing!



razyfamily
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12-27-2018, 01:33 PM,
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RE: I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
crazyfamily ,sure has read the books and seems to have a lot of insight on the material, did you find some of the intended mistakes f put in tftw,heres just one,in the mountain man chapter,f said he would put a 100 dollar bill on a tree stump an took 10 dollars a piece from a group of men who thought they could hit the 100 dollar bill with their muzzle loader rifiles it was a bet f wanted to win ,one man hit the 100 dollar bill, f said the bullet hit alexander hamilton in his forehead,only problem with that is hamilton aint on the 100 dollar bill,ben franklin is,so i called fenn out on that intended mistake and some more,he said he thought he was safe with those intended mistakes and told me i was one of about 3 or 4 that would show him off like that this was when tftw first came out ,there may be more who have called foul on fenn since then,we had good email conversations over what i told him was intended mistakes and they are really clues IMO
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12-27-2018, 01:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-27-2018, 01:43 PM by crazyfamily.)
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I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
Honestly, I haven't put the work into TFTW because Forrest said that there was only one unintended hint in the thing. I got a Semi-sized hint and stopped there.

Could Forrest really have missed it? Didn't he say he thought of everything?

Remember, it doesn't help to stretch a tangent.

razyfamily
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12-27-2018, 01:42 PM,
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RE: I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
(12-27-2018, 01:38 PM)crazyfamily Wrote: Honestly, I haven't put the work into TFTW because Forrest said that there was only one unintended hint in the thing.

Does that mean you don't care about the many, many intended hints in there? Smile

Actually, I also pretty much ignore TFTW in order to focus on the poem and TTOTC. But I may look back into it to help with one or two final issues I am having.
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12-27-2018, 01:44 PM,
#10
I saw the interview with Lorene Mills last night for the first time, and you know...
I got a semi-sized hint and stopped with that one. Could Forrest really have missed it?

Remember, it doesn't help to stretch a tangent.



razyfamily
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