Crash Site Recognition
Federal Express Flight 1478, July 26, 2002
Sam Aurelius Milam III
This is another in the series of short articles that I'm presenting in which I'm showing pictures of crash sites. I intend the articles to clarify the difference between what is and what isn't a crash site. It's important for people to be able to recognize the difference. It seems to me that the difference ought to be obvious but, apparently, some people have difficulty with it. In the pictures, notice the amount and the visibility of the wreckage. Notice, in some of the pictures, the skid marks, gouge marks, or scorch marks on the ground. Learn to recognize what is, and what isn't, a crash site.
Crash Statistics and Description
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Oops, sorry. I have a very good friend named Sammy. Hope you don't mind....
Thank you for taking the time to write. It is always nice to hear from you. No need to apologize for reusing envelopes. Now and again one of your letters/frontiersmans will come my direction with the stamp unstamped. Trust me, it gets harvested.
My father and I discussed you and Frontiersman during his last visit and we talked about our favorite articles. Once finished with my own copy, I usually send it to him, along with a letter. He is a fan of yours. I told him he should simply contact you and be sent one of his own. Dad is quite finicky about his known address and asked if we could keep things the same. But, Sam, know that there is someone else, from [location deleted], who is a fan....
Apparently they have issued the cops who scan our mail a new sponge, so they do not have to lick each envelope after reading. Supposedly, this was the reason for un sealed envelopes, with emphasis on the first word in this sentence. So, my donation will remain, safely, by my side until I know -for sure- he is actually using said sponge. Oh, and yes, we are required to leave them open when we mail them. I tuck the flap into the envelope but do not seal....
All issues of the Frontiersman are available at http://frontiersman.org.uk/. Your father could get his own copy by printing the PDF version from the website.
I bought a bottle of shoe polish, the kind with the sponge on top. I filled the bottle with water. I use it to seal envelopes.
I received the next letter in December but didn't have space to print it until now.
Dear Comrade Sam,
Greetings to you once again in solidarity. Well I just received your Dec 2014 Frontiersman! Thank you very much. Thank you for printing the info I sent on CDCr's correct printing. Very important....
... I try to stay away from religious dogma debates because people will choose to follow and believe what they want no matter how irrational it seems in the views of others. I myself just focus on trying to make life better for all of us in these hell holes. But I'd like to speak of an old gentle Jewish lady we called Maw Maw Philips who was my grandfather's foster mother. That's all I knew her as, as a child. She and her husband ran a foster home in New Orleans from the 1950's until the 1980's. Well we used to go spend Thanksgivings with her and the foster children on Thanksgiving when I was a child. Maw Maw Philips had a concentration camp number tattooed on her forearm. And she was the only member of her family left alive when the United States Army liberated the death camp she was prisoner at. And I know she was not a liar. Now as far as the total numbers of Jews murdered by the Nazi's and all the facts behind the politics of what led to the mass murders of those innocent people, I don't know. But to say it is a falsehood that did not take place at all is pure bullshit. I knew and loved one of the victims of this sordid history personally. And to deny the fact that this holocaust took place is disrespectful to the memory of Maw Maw Philips' life & struggles, and is also disrespecting every one who lost their lives in these Nazi death camps in WWII.
Well that's all I have for you this go round Sam. Use anything you'd like out of this letter. You are worth my time writing these letters. I like that you give us prisoners a voice.
It's okay to print my name & address if you print any of this letter.
Currently, we are quarantined over the noro-something-virus. Although, I have not seen one single person who is sick, nor heard of one. My cellie and I, both, feel yippy-skippy, as do all neighbors within shouting distance. I am "allowed" to go out, nightly, to pick up medication and everyone is healthy. I wonder what is "really" going on....
Hello, I'm writing to inform you that I've moved and my building number has changed. Please change your records so I can get your material without delay!
Thank you for your help and time with this! Just a note! It would be hard to find a man to replace you or fill your shoes!!! Great job sir!!
Sam Aurelius Milam III
A child is somebody who hasn't yet passed through puberty. After puberty, the person isn't a child any more. Thus, the status of being a child is inherent in the human species. It doesn't rely on legislation or opinion. There's an unambiguous distinction. It follows that a (for example) 15-year-old female isn't a child.
Evangelists consider any inconvenient definition to be irrelevant. They pick and choose their definitions in such a way as to allow them the maximum possible ability to control other people, and to punish anybody who doesn't agree with them. To the evangelists, semantics isn't a study of meanings. It's a weapon. Twisting definitions to their will, they condemn as a pedophile any man who is sexually attracted to, or who has a sexual relationship with a (for example) 15-year-old female. Logically, however, such a man isn't a pedophile because, by definition, a 15-year-old female isn't a child.
Since adolescence is defined in terms of maturity, deciding whether a (for example) 15-year-old female is an adolescent or an adult is a matter of opinion and of circumstance. Some people, mostly women I expect, will object that a 15-year-old female isn't sufficiently mature to "deal with" a sexual relationship. I've known women in their 40's who weren't sufficiently mature to deal with a sexual relationship. Maturity isn't promoted by ignorance and it doesn't happen by itself. It's achieved by experience. For most of the history of the human species, women have been mothers (not "moms", mothers) by the time that they were 15 years old. That pretty much supports the notion that such a female is, at least physically, an adult. When or whether she might ever achieve maturity, other than physical maturity, is impossible to predict.
At the behest of the evangelists, the distinction between an adult and an adolescent has become a legal fiction. It has been arbitrarily defined by the legislative lackeys of the evangelists, and for the evangelists' convenience. It varies from time to time, from place to place, and for different purposes, enhancing its utility as a weapon of control. Yet, to legislatively define a statutory age of consent makes as much sense as legislatively defining the value of . The age of consent is whenever a young woman says it is. She becomes an adult whenever she achieves that status by her own behavior. A sexual relationship between a man and such a young woman isn't rape, statutory or otherwise, if she's behaving voluntarily. The failure of statutory rape legislation to prevent such relationships is proof enough of the irrelevance of such legislation. The silly notion of statutory rape is, most likely, a result of the repressed sexuality, unadmitted envy, and (maybe) hidden guilt of evangelists, transformed into and expressed as righteous rage and religious fervor.
A consensual sexual relationship between a man and a young woman isn't necessarily harmful to either of them. The hateful condemnation, by the evangelists, of such relationships, and their frenzied efforts to punish the participants, is certain to be harmful. Thus, the harm that might result from such relationships, more often than not, isn't caused by the participants. It's caused by the evangelists. The participants are behaving like people have behaved since the beginning. Somehow, for thousands of years, young women have managed to find ways to deal with it. The evangelists, hell-bent on control and punishment of anybody (besides themselves) who's having a good time, are the real sexual predators.
My thanks to the following: SantaClara Bob; Lady Jan the Voluptuous; my mother; Dewey and Betty; and Robert, of Ione, California.
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