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I'm now a 52-year-old American male raised as an Episcopalian, veteran of submarines, Peace Corps, and State Department. I like teaching people about what they can do with computers and have gotten by as an independent Microsoft trainer teaching networking, but I really hope to someday find a way to make a living traveling on my motorcycle, camping, and writing about places and people I meet along the way.

Monday, February 27, 2006

That Good Old Fashioned Texas Religion


Jack Kemp


Big difference in how important Republicans are treated .

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Word is that Susan Lindauer will not be released from prison until she agrees to being medicated.

It reminds me of the movie "Harvey."

Then I wonder how many of the Saints could have been categorized as crazy.

Those who insists on speaking critically of others, and do so too pasionately, and especially if it concerns people wealthy or powerful, can easily be labeled as crazy. Then we don't have to listen to them. If they persist then perhaps we give them drugs that will render them less inclined to meaningful speech.

Jesus had a cousin, John the Baptist, who spoke what he saw as the truth concerning the powerful. One might consider how Jesus might feel about abusers of power.

If a country were a Christian country, then it would recognize its propensity to make mistakes, quickly repent, make restitution, and perform penance. One may reasonably doubt that such a thing will exist this side of the second coming. So, it is no wonder that the Jewish doubt that their Mesiah has come.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Truth Out

My letter to Marc Ash of TruthOut:


I heard Tom Wilner on CSPAN, this morning and decided to Google him. I see that you've covered his story well.

You might also be interested in the story of Susan Lindauer, an American citizen. Although she claims to have been working to end sanctions and to prevent war and has clear ties to American intelligence agency persons, she is accused of working with Iraq Intelligence. The indictment against her cites the Patriot Act. The government called her sanity into question and has incarcerated her without trial at FMC Carswell.

A copy of her letter to VP Chenney dated March 1, 2001 is in my possession. In it, she congratulates him on the election, lays out her history, working in Middle Eastern Affairs, and reports that she has met with Iraq delegates who are inviting the assistance of our FBI to help them root out any Al Queda operatives in their country. Chances are that this letter would have received more than the usual amount of attenction as she is the President's Chief of Staff, Andy Card's cousin.

I learned of her when I rented a basement apartment from her in Takoma Park, MD. While I do not necessarily share her politics, I am very alarmed at the Stalinist approach to justice that is being permited to railroad an American citizen.

I'm folowing the issue on my blog & web site:



Respectfully yours,
J Burford Fields

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Indymedia on Susan Lindauer

...now this is interesting. Bizarre and interesting.



Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Thomas Jefferson quotes on Democracy and Education

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

And more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_jefferson.html

Friday, February 10, 2006

This from a local scooter listserv:

So, I was sitting at a busy red light a couple blocks from home on Falls
Road (at 41st) in Hampden Thursday (2-9) morning on my yellow GP200, when I
got knocked off my bike by two drug frazzled youth who attempted to steal my

Within seconds I heard a hiss (at that moment I was very glad to be wearing
a full face with my shield down), as my mailman was hosing Perp #1 down with
pepper spray. Then Perp #2 rushed the mailman and got kicked in the groin
with a follow through of the mailman emptying his can of dog mace in the
kids face! I was well chuffed to say the least and this was all topped off
by said mailman stating to the youths that "I f---in' ride too!"

Next, the Baltimore Police show up and kids are hauled off. Perp #1 was
charged with Grand Theft Auto and Perp #2 is facing a possible 3-5 years for
"Assaulting a Federal Employee" as the bystanders gave their statements and
it was seen that Perp #2 charged at the Postie!

I now truly understand the term going postal. :^)

viva baltimore!!!

Boy that story made my week.

Don't I wish we could figure out a way to kill the chicken shits instead of punishing the brave? We seem to have become a people who would rather vote for the Patriot Act than suffer the consequences of freedom in times of peril; who think that the only people who need to brave in the defense of freedom are the children of families too poor to avoid military service. Sometimes I really want to go after my community with a weed eater.

So, I got a burr under my saddle. The landlady was not released after 4 months of observation as promised. Aparently, the authorities don't know what to make of things, despite wasting four months of her life while they "observed" it in a federal prison. So, maybe they will have a meeting in a few weeks, to decide something. Meanwhile, she sits behind bars without ever having had the benefit of a trial, no opportunity to confront acusers, no jury.... If they can do it to her, they can do it to any poor smuck and then it begins to mean less to be a citizen of this country. It's the true meaning of adultery. How can others ignore that a sacred inheritance is being adulterated by those we pay to defend it....

So, while I can't seem to defend myself from politicians who want to murder (in the biblical sense, which is not the same as killing), the act of this postman is a great solace. And I find myself wishing we could make him or her the next president.

That and a cold that won't let go. Then someone says something about TB coming back for a curtain call, and whatever happened to the public health service? We are awash in homeless people and illegal immigrants who have no health benefits. Terrorists don't need WMD's we're going to do it to ourselves. Bloody Hell.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Susan Lindauer's December 2000 letter to Andy Card

...called from prison, today. She was to have been release, yesterday. It seems the government is holding her indefinitely. She says they now plan to forcibly medicate her. She kept saying Thorazine and asking how she could defend herself on drugs.

The court told her, last September, to report to Carswell for 4 months of psychiatric evaluation to determine her mental suitability for trial. Ten days later, she took the bus to Dulles Airport. Tickets were waiting for her. She arrived in Dallas and had to arrange her own ground transportation to the facility.

Hers is a weird case. But a lot that she says stacks up, and she's not stupid--a graduate of Smith and the London School of Economics.

I've come upon her letters: one to Bush's Chief of Staff, her cousin, Andy Card. One letter describes a meeting in which she conveyed a Dr. Hasan asking for FBI assistance to help root out Al Queda elements within Iraq, in March of 2001!

I have a page with links about her at: http://www.jbfields3.com/journal/landlady/ll.htm

Here is the letter she sent to Andy Card dated December 2, 2001: