Room 225 Fisher–The Ron Tammen Chat Room

The door’s open & the lights are on

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You asked, and I listened! Welcome to Room 225 Fisher, the Ron Tammen chat room. Room 225 was Ron Tammen’s dorm room number with his roommate Chuck Findlay. The night Ron disappeared, Chuck returned to the room to find the door open and the lights on, which is the basis for our tagline.

Think of yourselves as the official field testers. If there are things that you’d like to have changed, let me know. I’m still learning, and I presume I’ll be making a few tweaks along the way. If, at some point, you think one room isn’t enough and you’d like to have more chat rooms, organized by topic, I have some ideas about that too. But let’s start with this, and see how it goes, OK?

What’s the chat about?

Any musings you have about Tammen-related subjects are fair game, including Ron, his family and friends, hypnosis, MKULTRA/ARTICHOKE, the CIA and FBI, blood tests, fingerprints, the fish in the bed, being gay in the ’50s, Miami’s handling of the case, etc. Anything. Questions are great too. I’m already envisioning an AMA (ask me anything) chat every so often. And, because we do live lives outside of this blog site, interesting stories about your day are OK, as are photos of your pets. Lastly, comments about the chat room itself and whether or not it’s working for you are also welcome.

Who can enter the chat?

Currently, anyone can chat during our field test. If you have trouble signing in, please let me know.

Are there rules?

Oh, fersure. My two overarching rules are 1) Treat others the way you wish to be treated, and 2) If you wouldn’t dream of saying something to a person’s face, don’t say it here. Here are my specific rules for participating in the chat, many of which begin with the words “don’t” or “no”:

  1. It’s OK to disagree, but please be respectful of one another.
  2. Don’t say bad things about anyone.
  3. Please keep your comments rated PG-13.
  4. No name calling.
  5. Absolutely no bigotry or hate speech.
  6. No politics. 
  7. No religion.
  8. Don’t spam people either.
  9. Don’t break the law.

What happens if someone breaks one of the rules?

It’ll vary. Take number 3, for example. To help keep conversations suitable for most audiences, I’ve created a list of words or phrases that aren’t permitted in the chat room. If someone types one of the banned words, it’ll automatically be omitted. As for the other rules, I’ll exercise my right to remove a comment or to even ban the commenter, if necessary. If it’s really, really bad—number 9, for example—I may feel the need to notify the police. But, oh my gosh, those would be REALLY extreme cases. We’re just a small blog site of Ronald Tammen fans. I don’t envision us having many problems.

What’s your name on the chat?

My name on the chat is ronaldtammen, since that’s the blog’s URL. I tried to change it, but the platform tells me I can’t. So if someone named ronaldtammen is talking to you, it isn’t Ron. It’s only me.

When can I start?

How about now? What’s on your mind?

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the chat are not necessarily those of the site owner.
Latest message: 4 days, 7 hours ago
admin ronaldtammen : Hi, a BIG thanks to Julie for taking on this project voluntarily. This is going to be an amazing resource for anyone interested in researching Projects BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKULTRA, etc. If interested in helping her proof, email: Thanks~2023-01-24 12:55:28
visitor Julie M : Anyone who's interested in a big project, I've been transcribing the 84-page MKULTRA index to a legible, easy-to-search spreadsheet and am looking for proofreaders. Anyone interested can message Jennifer for more info. Thank you 😁2023-01-24 12:28:04
visitor Julie M : That's an excellent trick WTG Herbie2023-01-24 12:22:01
admin ronaldtammen : Oops P.S. And it was 7 cats, not 10.2023-01-22 04:13:57
admin ronaldtammen : Answer: A Street Cat Named Bob. I also wondered about Inside Llewyn Davis, but I guess only 3 cats played Ulysses in that movie. «link»2023-01-22 04:09:06
admin ronaldtammen : Now that I think about it, I remember a movie about a cat, and in reality, about 10 cats had to play the role. They had one cat who liked to ride around on people's shoulders, one who didn't mind being picked up and held, etc., etc...I can't remember which film tho...I'll see if I can find it.2023-01-22 03:55:33
admin ronaldtammen : I agree. i feel honored and proud when Herbie does this one thing I’ve trained him to do, which is to trot to his dish for breakfast and to take the long way thru the living room instead of the shorter route. But that’s it—that’s his trick.2023-01-22 03:37:10
visitor Julie M : IKR? 1st, poor kitty😿, 2nd, pretty sure cats domesticated us😼 3rd, $10mil in 1960s money? Isn't that like a zillion dollars today? Finally, there's a recent viral Twitter thread on why Hollywood doesn't use cats, where a show took a whole day to film a scene that should have been 1hr tops …2023-01-22 03:03:21
admin ronaldtammen : OMG 🙀2023-01-21 13:33:57
visitor Julie M : Herbie is adorbs, as always Which reminds me of when the CIA tried to make cat spies, the story of which always makes me wonder if anyone involved with Project Acoustic Kitty ever met a cat. (Article: «link» )2023-01-21 11:14:38
admin ronaldtammen : Happy Caturday, agmihtf-ers --😸I just figured out how to add an image to this chat. It needs to be linked to a URL. The below photo of Herbie has its own URL on my Wordpress site. If you have a website of some sort, you can upload your photo and then link to that URL.2023-01-21 10:25:03
admin ronaldtammen : 2023-01-21 10:14:32
visitor Julie M : Hi - love reading everyone's thoughts on the blog, so I look forward to chatting with you guys here2023-01-20 07:53:23
visitor Priscilla Wright : Hi, everyone i went to MU and am always interested in new developments.2023-01-18 11:45:12
admin ronaldtammen : Hi everyone -- so far, I've noticed a couple bugs in the chat application. It doesn't seem to like exclamation points, though question marks (?) are ok. Also, the emoji picker has been acting up sometimes. I've asked the developer about it and he's already working on it. Stay tuned, OK?2023-01-16 12:57:10
admin ronaldtammen : I notice that the message box doesn't seem to like punctuation...sorry about that2023-01-16 07:20:36
admin ronaldtammen : Hi Tasa Thanks for checking in2023-01-16 07:17:36
visitor Tasa Tammen : Hi I am the older daughter of Robert Tammen. Ronald's youngest sibling. Curious to see what people's thoughts are 😁2023-01-16 06:59:56
visitor Mark de Wet : Test2023-01-15 22:30:30
admin ronaldtammen : Sorry Email me at Your messages are coming through. Let me know what troubles you're experiencing.2023-01-15 19:12:51
visitor Pee Wee : testing2023-01-15 18:54:41
visitor Pee Wee : Great idea2023-01-15 18:53:52
visitor Pee Wee : Ms. Not so technical cannot seem to get beyond the bling when I hit submit.2023-01-15 18:52:53
visitor Pee Wee : What a great idea.2023-01-15 18:51:37
visitor Pee Wee : What a great idea.2023-01-15 18:50:21
admin ronaldtammen : 😆2023-01-15 18:25:37
visitor suzie : Wishing I could edit. Haha2023-01-15 18:18:59
visitor suzie : Just stopping in to say hi, Everyone Looking firwaex to chatting about all things Ron Tammen with you Thanks for setti vbthis up, Jen2023-01-15 18:17:27
admin ronaldtammen : Thanks everyone Good to hear from you all. (And thanks, Kathy, for liking the tag line) Can I ask a question...are you being asked for your user names before you write your message or do you just start writing and it somehow identifies you?2023-01-15 16:03:30
visitor Chris : checking into the chat room2023-01-15 15:51:22
visitor Kathy Spicer : Hello everyone. Testing out the chat room. I love the tag line2023-01-15 15:50:09
visitor Stevie J : testing2023-01-15 15:39:40
visitor Dulcima : I wonder if DNA will provide the answer to this case some day.2023-01-15 14:40:31
visitor julie : i remember hearing my Mom discussing this when it happened. i was a little girl who later attended Miami.2023-01-15 13:36:18
admin ronaldtammen : Hello I'm just testing out the chat room.😀2023-01-15 11:58:18
admin Room 225 Fisher : Welcome to the chat. What do you want to talk about?2023-01-11 10:37:00