|The Diary of Cyber Sleuth: Day Ten
Fiction by Sam Aurelius Milam III
There's nothing like having plenty of time, unlimited resources, and absolutely secure covert access to all of the information in the world, to give a guy an education. For the last year or so, while everybody thought I was languishing in some rustic village in Lebanon, picking off suspected pro-Palestinian sympathizers for Mossad, I've been studying the activities and behavior of outfits like NSA, Mossad, MOD, CSIS, and so forth. Guess I don't like what I'm seeing. Shouldn't have been so much of a surprise after that OnStar thing. Guess I was too busy to think it through. Now that I'm onto the thugs I'll have to do something about it. I'll give it some thought.
The Diary of Cyber Sleuth: Day Eleven
Fiction by Sam Aurelius Milam III
With all that's been going on it took me a while to get around to dealing with the problem of the leash. Early on, as a temporary fix, I put an alarm in my dog house. If anybody else tried to use the leash, the alarm would ring. I'm speaking in ordinary terms, of course. It isn't really a leash. It doesn't really have an alarm. It's just code but it's easier to describe it this way. I suppose that's been obvious since the beginning of this diary. Anyway, the alarm wasn't much but I had other things to do. Later, I did a better fix. I created the Dog Walker. He's another code entity. Isn't as good as Cyber Dog, isn't supposed to be, not alive, just code. Only does a few things. Most important, he holds the end of the leash. So, anybody follows the leash they don't find me. They find the Dog Walker and that's the end of that line. In addition to holding the leash, Dog Walker relays information but he won't do it if anybody else is listening. Cyber Dog tells things to Dog Walker, through the leash. Dog Walker tells them to me. And vice versa. Anybody besides me or Cyber Dog tries to talk to the Dog Walker, he erases himself. Commits suicide, so to speak.
Letters to the Editor
Your April article on stupidity [Nothing Can Impede Stupidity, April 2013. page 2] challenges one to question everything that appears to be obvious. My eternal question is: I know that God forgives sin, but what about stupid? Let us hope and pray.
Most people generally react to what they feel rather than what they know. That is why they like shows like NCIS and why thugs with badges get away with murder, rape and other despicable crimes. If you are stopped by a policeman in any large city be sure to obey every inane command and keep saying "Yes, SIR." Otherwise he might shoot you and claim that he thought you had a gun causing him to fear for his life.
An intelligent person has a high IQ, is good at math and science and solves complex problems on paper. A Wise person is like a door to door salesman who walks up to a door with a smile after having the previous door slammed in his face. I know wise men that dropped out of high school and became successful in every respect. Then there are the whiz kids with PhD's who totally failed at life and some who even committed suicide. Observe and become wise.
Keep up the challenge, Sam. We need it badly in these times of treacherous stupidity.
I've mentioned to a few people that I might discontinue the Frontiersman after the December issue. This next comment was part of a letter from one of those people.
.... If you decide to discontinue publication, I will miss it. You bring joy to many peoples lives, whether you realize it or not, and will be missed by others, as well. If anything, you've taught me the value of giving back, especially to those incarcerated persons who don't have anything. When my day comes, there are a select few gentlemen, doing life, who have no one outside of these walls, who will not be forgotten, by me....
Thank you for your wit, humor and the insight you bring into this dark place! I really enjoy your work and passion — if possible could you please also send me a copy of your pictures of 911, the Twin Towers — Pentagon, etc ... it would be greatly appreciated! Seeing the truth is more powerful than words sometimes! I would like to show them to those who have open minds! Thank you for your time and help.
|Best and Worst Men
Sam Aurelius Milam III
I've often criticized evangelists but I can only admire the elegance with which Robert A. Heinlein approached the subject. I came across the passage quoted below in his novel JOB: A Comedy of Justice, published in 1984. The character speaking is Alexander Hergensheimer, former deputy executive secretary of Churches United for Decency and an ordained preacher in the Brothers of the Apocalypse Christian Church of the One Truth. The names of the institutions alone are a warning. Beware of anyone who wants to dictate to you the only proper way for you to behave.
Thus did Heinlein give us yet another chilling glimpse into the horrible minds of evangelists. Rats, roaches, fleas, mosquitoes, and other such vermin might be tolerable as individuals but not in swarms. Similarly, evangelists on a holy crusade to enforce morality are engaged in possibly the most intolerable kind of human behavior that was ever invented.
My thanks to the following: SantaClara Bob; Lady Jan the Voluptuous; my mother; and Dewey and Betty.
Original Source Unknown. Forwarded by Steve, of Mililani, Hawaii. I didn't try to verify any of them.
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