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(The Detroit_News)   FBI digging up a field looking for Jimmy Hoffa. This time it might be for real. Really, it could. Hey, where are you guys going?   (detroitnews.com) divider line 76
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2013-06-17 04:55:49 PM

skinink: I still can't believe Danny DeVito let Hoffa get shot.


By Bret, with the big brain whom Jules shot.
/Circle of life
 
2013-06-17 05:14:11 PM
MUST MEAN ALL THE MISSING CHILDREN HAVE BEEN FOUND! YAY!
 
2013-06-17 05:33:54 PM
I guess the FBI was covertly listening into the phone call I was having with my sister when we were talking about that field Jimmy Hoffa is buried.
 
2013-06-17 05:52:10 PM
I thought the FBI carried out the hit on Hoffa, to conceal his role in the RFK hit.  Hold on, a black SUV just...
 
2013-06-17 06:37:14 PM
just what soupjohnb.. Just what?!?
 
2013-06-17 06:48:48 PM
I suspect Jimmy is in any number of fields ...
 
2013-06-17 07:21:51 PM

studs up: There is no statute of limitations on murder.


But there  is a statute of limitations on "give a damn".  Those who killed him are dead and gone now too.  There are more important things for the FBI to do than to pimp some mob lawyer's book waste time digging for Hoffa.
 
2013-06-17 07:39:42 PM

rkiller1: skinink: I still can't believe Danny DeVito let Hoffa get shot.

By Bret, with the big brain whom Jules shot.
/Circle of life


Who was one of the 1960 guards at Alcatraz.
 
2013-06-17 08:02:57 PM

blatz514: Who?


I think he used to play for the Yankees back in the Babe Ruth days but quit to join the police force, or something.
The Beatles wrote Helter Skelter about him.
 
2013-06-17 08:14:57 PM
Dear Papa, 
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now.  That's the best I could do under the circumstances. 
Love you, Vinnie
 
2013-06-17 10:12:24 PM
Heh. I've driven near that spot (intersection of Adams, Orion, and Buell Roads) since I was a kid. That's the main way to get to Lake Orion from Rochester. Pretty close to the Paint Creek Trail as well.
 
2013-06-17 10:14:04 PM
I post this in every Hoffa dig thread, just to let everyone know what an old fart I am. I was at the same strip mall at about the same time Hoffa disappeared. I was a caddy at Oakland Hills CC at that time and I was buying a pop at what was then called a dime store. And I gotta say it makes a hell of a lot more sense that someone would take a body up Adams road and dump it in what was then the sticks than it would to drive it over to Roseville and plop it in a driveway in the middle of a busy suburb.
 
2013-06-17 10:52:50 PM
Why would they drive a body all the way to New York ands risk getting caught?   There's not enough land in Michigan?
 
2013-06-18 09:13:55 AM
Did James Ellroy ever cover any of this stuff in his books? He always had some awesome conspiracy theories in his novels, usually wildly entertaining ones that were at least partially based on fact.

I read a bunch of his LA Noir stuff, and then American Tabloid, but I didn't know if he wrote anything further about the more modern era. American Tabloid ends with the Kennedy Assassination and Hoffa didn't disappear until what, 1971?
 
2013-06-18 09:21:10 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Heh. I've driven near that spot (intersection of Adams, Orion, and Buell Roads) since I was a kid. That's the main way to get to Lake Orion from Rochester. Pretty close to the Paint Creek Trail as well.


Yep.
 
2013-06-18 09:22:19 AM

rwfan: I post this in every Hoffa dig thread, just to let everyone know what an old fart I am. I was at the same strip mall at about the same time Hoffa disappeared. I was a caddy at Oakland Hills CC at that time and I was buying a pop at what was then called a dime store. And I gotta say it makes a hell of a lot more sense that someone would take a body up Adams road and dump it in what was then the sticks than it would to drive it over to Roseville and plop it in a driveway in the middle of a busy suburb.


But the whole "temporary disposal site" makes no sense -

If you are going to get rid of someone as high profile as Jimmy Hoffa then you are going to do it right the first time.
 
2013-06-18 09:41:02 AM

Kirzania: FTFA: Hoffa's body is allegedly buried under a concrete slab near an old barn

Pro tip for Michiganders: No need for that failing structure any more? Tired of your old deck? Call in the FBI and tell them Hoffa's buried under it.


It's like the Michigan version of the old Soviet joke about calling the KGB on your neighbor to do his chores.

Also, it's spring, so someone's gotta dig for Hoffa. Eh. *shrug*
 
2013-06-18 09:42:03 AM

netringer: Why would they drive a body all the way to New York ands risk getting caught?   There's not enough land in Michigan?


We have a Rochester, too. Also a Hell. They aren't close to each other.

/Sitting in Rochester Hills as I type. It's okay. Little crazy-right, but very pretty.
 
2013-06-18 09:45:39 AM

netringer: Why would they drive a body all the way to New York ands risk getting caught?   There's not enough land in Michigan?


Tony Pro was a Jersey guy.

Maybe it was not sanctioned by the Detroit Partnership so the body had to be taken out of their territory.

Mob guys do things on properties familiar to them...whether it is a business or a residential property. They have transported bodies across state lines in the past.

Mobsters have a thing called "Dinner and a Show" where they dispose of the body in front of other mobsters then go out to dinner.

The first place the cops would look would be Michigan.....the first place they wouldn't look is another state.
 
2013-06-18 10:28:18 AM

I'm on the Brute Squad: rwfan: I post this in every Hoffa dig thread, just to let everyone know what an old fart I am. I was at the same strip mall at about the same time Hoffa disappeared. I was a caddy at Oakland Hills CC at that time and I was buying a pop at what was then called a dime store. And I gotta say it makes a hell of a lot more sense that someone would take a body up Adams road and dump it in what was then the sticks than it would to drive it over to Roseville and plop it in a driveway in the middle of a busy suburb.

But the whole "temporary disposal site" makes no sense -

If you are going to get rid of someone as high profile as Jimmy Hoffa then you are going to do it right the first time.


Well sure.  I'm talking about degrees of ridiculousness.  Roseville was more ridiculous that Oakland Twp.  It's probably more likely they'll find Hoffa in the wreckage of a Lockheed Electra off of Nikumaroro island than they'll dig him up this time around.  My guess is incinerator or a couple 55 gallon drums dumped in the Detroit river.
 
2013-06-18 03:09:57 PM

I'm on the Brute Squad: rwfan: I post this in every Hoffa dig thread, just to let everyone know what an old fart I am. I was at the same strip mall at about the same time Hoffa disappeared. I was a caddy at Oakland Hills CC at that time and I was buying a pop at what was then called a dime store. And I gotta say it makes a hell of a lot more sense that someone would take a body up Adams road and dump it in what was then the sticks than it would to drive it over to Roseville and plop it in a driveway in the middle of a busy suburb.

But the whole "temporary disposal site" makes no sense -

If you are going to get rid of someone as high profile as Jimmy Hoffa then you are going to do it right the first time.


Maybe they saw a sign that said Dead Mobster Storage.
 
2013-06-18 03:11:29 PM

rwfan: I'm talking about degrees of ridiculousness.  Roseville was more ridiculous that Oakland Twp.  It's probably more likely they'll find Hoffa in the wreckage of a Lockheed Electra off of Nikumaroro island than they'll dig him up this time around.  My guess is incinerator or a couple 55 gallon drums dumped in the Detroit river.


Wow, so he was in the plane with Anne Frank?
 
2013-06-18 03:17:12 PM

stuffy: I think the FDI knows right where Hoffa's body is. Because J. Ed. is the one who offed him.


That'd be a neat trick considering Hoover died 3 years earlier.

/BEWARE ZOMBIE J. EDGAR HOOVER!
 
2013-06-18 03:27:52 PM

W.C.fields forever: I thought they dug him up from The Old Giants Stadium and buried him in The New Giants Stadium.


No, they just moved the old Giants stadium to a Detroit outskirts.

maybe csb time

Back in the 70's sometime, my dad sent a crew of workers out to the meadowlands. One guy, a smartass, yelled out the window about Jimmy Hoffa being buried there. He was taken in for only that and spent the next month in jail being interrogated by numerous law enforcement bureaus. Guy in question was Italian.

end maybe csb.
 
2013-06-18 05:03:29 PM

100 Watt Walrus: MacWizard: I love the new breed of journalists, who have to start a new paragragh for every sentence. Apparently, none of them were connected to any other sentence in the story.

I love how you don't know anything about newspaper writing. This is not remotely "new" or from any "breed of journalist." In fact, it's almost as old as newspapers themselves.

When writing an article that is likely to appear in column inches (i.e., in a newspaper or magazine where there are several columns on a page), you don't follow standard rules for paragraphs or you'd end up with walls of text with no breaks. When writing for column inches, you generally don't want any "paragraph" to be more than 2-3 column inches, so you generally start a new "paragraph" every sentence or two. Go look at any newspaper ever.

 Funny, I used to be a newspaper editor and this is the sure sign of a crappy writer. It's so much easier to just list a bunch of individual facts instead of putting the related ones together to form a complete thought.


But you're right, it's not new. Every newbie out of journalism classes starts out with this shiatty technique. Whenever the new journalism students showed up and started handing in stories where every sentence was a new paragraph, I would make them re-write it so it had some coherence as a story.
 
2013-06-18 09:20:59 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: rwfan: I'm talking about degrees of ridiculousness.  Roseville was more ridiculous that Oakland Twp.  It's probably more likely they'll find Hoffa in the wreckage of a Lockheed Electra off of Nikumaroro island than they'll dig him up this time around.  My guess is incinerator or a couple 55 gallon drums dumped in the Detroit river.

Wow, so he was in the plane with Anne Frank?


Yup right next to her teacher, Anne Sullivan.
 
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