Monday, 2 April 2018

Fellow Mississippian (Senator Wicker) Honors Cochran’s Career of Public Service

Wicker Honors Cochran’s Career of Public Service
Retiring Mississippi Senator Leaves a Legacy of Historic Milestones
I have been fortunate to know Thad Cochran and his family for most of my life.  We share the same small hometown of Pontotoc, where we were both born at the Rayburn Clinic.  Years later, as a young college student, I knocked on doors asking people to elect him to Congress.

That election in 1972 was merely the beginning of an exceptional public service career that has spanned more than 45 years.  After six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Thad Cochran would go on to fill the seat left vacant by James Eastland in the U.S. Senate.

Since then, Sen. Cochran has become an instrumental figure in the upper chamber, rising to some of its most powerful positions – Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, to name just two.  As he embarks on this well-earned retirement, I am grateful for the unwavering commitment he has shown to the people of Mississippi and for the remarkable opportunity I have had to work with him in the Senate.

Sen. Cochran, known as the “quiet persuader,” has built an extensive record of accomplishments.  High among them is the delivery of key disaster assistance funds to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  More recently, he joined me in sponsoring the “RESTORE Act” to revive the coastal economies and ecosystems that were hurt by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  We have joined forces to protect U.S. catfish against unsafe imports, supported Mississippi’s strategic role in national defense, and consistently looked out for our state’s rural communities.

In the process, Sen. Cochran has become part of an exclusive group, adding another Mississippi name to the top 10 list of longest-serving Senators in the history of our republic.  Sen. Cochran ranks tenth on that list, and the late Sen. John Stennis ranks seventh, having served 41 years. Sen. Cochran is also one of only a handful of Senators who have cast more than 10,000 Senate votes.  He has actually surpassed 13,000.

It is fitting that Sen. Cochran has reached so many milestones during his four decades in the Senate.  His very election to the chamber was itself a historic moment, in which he became the first Republican to win a statewide election in Mississippi in over a century.

This speaks volumes about the confidence that Mississippians have had in Sen. Cochran to work on their behalf in Washington.  Ever the statesman, Sen. Cochran has been able to find solutions without bombast or attention. His diligence, resolve, and leadership speak for themselves, and they have done so throughout his life – as an Eagle Scout, class valedictorian, varsity athlete, and top law student.

On March 22, I joined my colleagues on the Senate floor to say a few words honoring Sen. Cochran.  I quoted this line from the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “Lives of great men all remind us / We can make our lives sublime, / And, departing, leave behind us / Footprints on the sands of time.”  Sen. Cochran has left indelible footprints on the Senate, on our state, and on this great country. He will be greatly missed in the halls of Congress, but the example he has set is sure to remain for generations to come.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

GOD BLESS MINDY MAXWELL AND SENATOR THAD COCHRAN OF MISSISSIPPI

Dear Ms. Maxwell,

Thanking you, again, for all your previous help and advise, this will most probably be the last request that I will make of you.

Given that Senator Cochran is retiring and that you and your colleagues will soon have other matters to attend to, I only send this now because you said to do so in your last email to me. 

 On the 9th of March, you wrote, " I’d like to hear from you the third week of March if you don’t know your decision by that time. ".

Well, here we are.

You should know that my own lawyer even thought (and implied)  that, BY NOWwe should have a decision in-hand and the first of the monthly benefit checks, along with the "back benefits award", at least in the mail if not being scheduled for "direct deposit".

In any case..NOTHING..not even a peep from anyone, anywhere. Even my lawyer is now quiet.

Here is what he told me about the same time you sent your last email to me:

eacollum@harblaw.com

Mar 9 (10 days ago)
to me
Mr. Ketchum:

        Contact with SSA today, 3/9/18, no decision has been made yet.  The Judge is reviewing the prior file.  She may ask the representative to review something in the file should have an answer on the review next week, then the decision.

Thanks,
Bill Knighton
I realize that it is probably asking a lot, especially since your office has so little time left to deal with this sort of thing, but, if you are able and so inclined would you please make one last inquiry into this matter and let me know, as definitively and specifically as may be possible, just what is going on with (1) my SSA Disability decision, (2) the start date (if any) for monthly SSA Disability payments, and (3) the distribution date (and amount) of any "back benefits" award, if any, that may have been decided and ordered by the Administrative Law Judge in this matter.

As you might well imagine, a LOT is hanging on BOTH AMOUNTS AND TIMING in all this. Several people here in Romania have stuck their collective necks out, financially and otherwise, in the belief that I will be in a position to repay them for indulging me with their collective patience before their own interests suffer too much further. However, there is only so much that can be done by those other than my government in order to alleviate my many medical issues that have existed and persisted for decades now. Some have actually gotten substantially worse, while I have been forced to wait for relief from SSA during this, now three year, application process.

This does not address, even a little bit, just HOW FAR my health has deteriorated and continues to do so, day by day, while I sit, helpless to do anything substantial to address my health issues without either substantial money or access to Medicaid, which the SSA Disability award would address.
Their belief is as much about believing in "America", and the idea that my government does right by it's own citizens as it may be about any belief in me, personally.
It's good to have friends and family, as I am sure you know. I just do not relish the idea of mine feeling further abused, taken advantage of, or mislead by me, based on my own belief (and representation to all concerned) that "the system" is going to resolve all this to the least amount of harm for all concerned.
You and your office have been ABSOLUTE MARVELS OF PROFESSIONALISM -- genuine "gems", throughout all this. For this, I am most grateful AND PROUD

Just so you know, those associated with me, who live and work here in Romania sit in absolute marvel that, as a U.S. citizen, I seem to have a government that actually listens to, and take action on behalf of, it's own. I had not the heart to tell them that people like you and Senator Cochran are the rarest of the rare and that, privately, it worries me, no end, what our State and our country will do without people like you and Senator Cochran in the future.
You BOTH will be missed and I wish you BOTH ONLY THE BEST for your future(s).
Thank you BOTH for your service, both to me, to our State, and to our country.
Sincerely and Respectfully,

Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

U.S. Government Life Insurance Fraud Allegation Against OPM Disability Recipients

If you have this problem or know someone who does, please contact me and let's put someone in jail over this.
My email: THOMASL.KETCHUMJR@GMAIL.COM

 To: All Concerned Parties At The U.S. Office pf Personnel Management,

This is NOT the first time that I have dealt with your organization concerning some kind of unauthorized Insurance Deductions being made against my account.

The last time we had an exchange of a similar issue (regarding Health Insurance, last time), you were kind enough to return to me over $6,000.00 in stolen premiums, taken from my Disability benefits on account of either negligence of fraud by someone who works for a Federal Contractor who deals, exclusively, with OPM.

This time, however, I feel that the fraud I bring to your attention, while is does certainly affect me, directly, ALSO HARMS WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE MANY THOUSANDS OF OTHER DISABLED FEDERAL WORKERS, NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR FORMAL "RETIREMENT" UNDER OPM RULES.

Accordingly, I ask for you, and each of you, to take a loom at what I paste below and to ensure that, if this fraud exists, then it is corrected swiftly and that anyone and everyone harmed thereby is made whole, immediately.

This information has already been shared with U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of my home state and with whomever responds to initial contacts at "retire@opm.gov".

My own complaint is contained within the text that follows:

From: Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr. 01 January 2018
Strada Principala, Nr. 353
Ograzile, Comuna Merei
Judetul Buzau, Code Postal: 060274
Romania

To: Office of Personnel Management
Attn: Life Insurance
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PS 16017 FAX: 724-794-6633

Via: Office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi

Subject: Quantified Demand for Immediate Partial Refund of Unlawfully Collected Insurance Premiums and Allegation of Massive Life Insurance Fraud
My name is Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.
Social Security Number: XXX-XX-XXXX
Date of Birth: XX-XX-XXXX
OPM Claim Number: CSXXXXXXXXX

  1. My letter to you of 22 December 2017 is hereby revised and extended as follows:
  2. This will serve to follow-up on my earlier letter to you, wherein I described what I believe to be unlawful deductions from my OPM Monthly Disability Benefit Payments.
As the earlier letter sets forth, the OPM statements relate that these deductions (entered under "Code 17") state that they are about something called "Post Retirement Reduction".

A review of the OPM web site on this issue is instructive in that it makes clear at least two (2) points concerning such a "reduction".

First Point: any "reduction" takes place at age 65, which they state is the age at which OPM personnel normally retire.

Second Point: At age 62, an OPM "recalculation" take place, which ASSUMES, that the person getting benefits was working at the salary they would have gotten had they not been found to be "disabled" under OPM rules.

Third Point: Other parts of the Life Insurance have their prices increased based on age, and that it to be expected. However, no provision is made for BOTH an increase in prices for insurance and AND a "reduction" of benefits, BASED on "retirement" or "post retirement", UNLESS OR UNTIL, AS A MINIMUM, AGE 62 (UNDER OPM "RECALCULATION" RULES) OR AGE 65, BASED ON THE PUBLISHED INFORMATION, PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE (Which OPM describes as a private entity, which is actually a "contractor" for the United States Government).

As the record clearly reflects, at age 60, none of the above rules, as yet, applies to me. Accordingly, I am now being and have in the past been illegally overcharged for insurance.

My own Annuity statement records online go back to April of 2014 and a cursory review of them reveals that I have been overcharged for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 for a total (SO FAR) of $5,247.00.  This is the sum of all the "Code 17" entries for said alleged "Post Retirement Reduction" amounts. This amount does not go back as far as I believe that the unauthorized over-payments have been illegally deducted from my OPM Monthly Disability Benefits.

I have every reason to believe that this illegal practice goes back MUCH FURTHER that just 2014 and I want every one of them refunded at once, as soon as the amounts can be made certain, based on OPM records.

I DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE DEPOSIT OF $5,247.00 TO MY BANK ACCOUNT in addition to having all Life Insurance Participation stopped at once.

Last, but certainly not least, I SUBMIT AND ALLEGE THAT THE OFEGLI, by and through OPM, has, SYSTEMATICALLY, been and is now illegally collecting such "Code 17" "Post Retirement Reduction" payments, FROM ALL OPM DISABILITY BENEFIT RECIPIENTS.

AS SUCH, I RESPECTFULLY REQUEST AN INVESTIGATION BY THE OIG AND OTHER AUTHORITIES WITH JURISDICTION OVER OFEGLI AND THAT THEY BE MADE TO STOP SUCH ILLEGAL COLLECTIONS AT ONCE, TO REFUND TO ALL THOSE AFFECTED WHATEVER THEY HAVE STOLEN FROM THEM AND TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE WHOMEVER IS AND/OR WAS RESPONSIBLE FROM THIS SYSTEMATIC THEFT FROM OPM DISABILITY BENEFIT RECIPIENTS, EVERYWHERE.

    Your full cooperation is expected and appreciated in this matter.
    Sincerely,



THOMAS LOWELL KETCHUM, JR 01 January 2018

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Really..

"Hitler" took the words right out of my mouth..

See for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBzrChs4fE#action=share

Friday, 1 December 2017

Harsh Penalties for Attorneys who deliberately allow the Statute of Limitations to expire on Federal cases

READ AND SIGN.. THEN PASS IT ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/harsh-penalties-attorneys-who-deliberately-allow-statute-limitations-expire-federal-cases

Created by R.P. on November 21, 2017

We, The People of the United States, petition federal legislators to create and enact legislation to indefinitely extend the Statute of Limitations for crimes against victims of deliberate judicial violations, and abuse, by attorneys and judges in the United States. We cannot allow those who take an oath to ethically uphold the law, and to protect clients and others, to damage the lives of people who place their trust in them. This petition calls for harsh legal penalties to be given to attorneys and judges who deliberately violate the rights of clients and others by fraudulent means, through threats, intimidation, and coercion against anyone in an attempt to avoid prosecution.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Judge Roy Moore and Judge Robert W. Elliott : 2 Open Sores in The "Justice System"

Gadsden, Alabama and Ripley, Mississippi are separated by 175 miles, as the crow flies, but it is fair to say that, between these 2 places, the water is pretty much the same and the gullible people in both those places and everywhere in between seem to be drinking an awful lot of it.

Judge Moore of Gadsden is in the news now because of his predatory conduct against underage girls and his unconscionable behavior he is now using to attempt to silence and discredit his accusers.

"Judge" Robert W. Elliott of Ripley, Mississippi, while not accused of sexually molesting underage girls, is guilty of other misbehavior which smacks of abuse of power and authority. In his case, he engages in witness intimidation, selective prosecution, and a general pattern of discrediting and attacking accusers and witness to the MURDER, by his brother (Dr. Charles Elliott) of a woman who was his FOURTH wife.

They operate from the same playbook. If you don't believe it, then try this: read again what the media reports that Judge Moore is doing to those who accuse him and then read my blog entry about what "Judge" Elliott did to me, when I tried to blow the whistle on the MURDER that this man tries, EVEN NOW, to cover up.

IF YOU THINK JUDGE MOORE IS THE ONLY "PROBLEM" THAT NEEDS ATTENTION, THINK AGAIN. I KNOW OF THESE TWO, BUT MY BEST GUESS IS THAT THERE ARE AT LEAST DOZENS JUST LIKE BOTH THESE MEN WHO NEED TO BE "REMOVED" FROM ACCESS TO "AUTHORITY".

READ AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. ARE THEY ALIKE MORE THAN THEY ARE DIFFERENT?

Here is the link:

https://mississippipoliticalprisoner.blogspot.com/2017/10/federal-tort-claim-regarding-false.html





Tuesday, 31 October 2017

EXTREMELY TIME-SENSITIVE OPPORTUNITY (AND VERY EASY WORK) FOR A HUNGRY LAWYER IN (OR NEAR) NEW YORK CITY

EXTREMELY TIME-SENSITIVE OPPORTUNITY (AND VERY EASY WORK) FOR A HUNGRY LAWYER IN (OR NEAR) NEW YORK CITY

I need a lawyer immediately since the man I believed would help me made me wait over a week and gave me hope only to tell me at the last minute that he could not help me.

PLEASE FIND ME A LAWYER WHO WILL APPEAR ON 05 DECEMBER 2017 IN NEW YORK CITY WHO IS INTERESTED IN MAKING BETWEEN $25,000.00 AND $30,000.00 FOR FILING A FEW PAPERS ON TIME AND SHOWING UP AT A HEARING THAT WILL PROBABLY LAST LESS THAN 30 MINUTES.

THOMASL.KETCHUMJR@GMAIL.COM

I have a more than one proven disability and was, in fact, previously getting SSA Disability Benefits from 2004 until late March 2009. I was only "suspended" from getting benefits at the time because I could not buy a ticket and fly back to Mississippi from my residence in Romania.

I am a Disabled Federal Retiree (OPM), who has continuously gotten monthly benefits since 2004. 

A Federal Judge found me to have a disabling condition again in 2012 and I have a U.S. government-sponsored set of examinations (results, in-hand) which prove I have additional disabling conditions, including 2 bad shoulders, high blood pressure and vertigo.

I reapplied for SSA Disability benefits, online, from Romania, as soon as I discovered that I could do so from an overseas residence, which was in mid 2015.

A year later, I was finally given a physical examination in Romania under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, but was denied benefits again (September 2016) and was again denied on appeal thereafter.
 
I filed a timely request for a hearing and it has been scheduled for 05 December 2017.

By any math, I am looking at back benefits all the way to 2012, by law and I am more than willing to accept competent representation for a fee of 25% of back benefits, PLUS 25% of the first year of future benefits, once awarded. Since I was getting close to $20,000.00 per annum in benefits, that puts the estimated fee in the neighborhood of $25,000.00.

Not bad for what will probably bee about 30 minutes of "court time" and, at most, another 2 hours of "office time", doing required paperwork.

WHOEVER YOU ARE, I NEED YOU TO SHOW UP AND GET TOGETHER WITH ME, ON PAPER, THIS WEEK (THAT IS TO SAY, ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 08, 2017). OTHERWISE, I GO TWISTING IN THE WIND AND SOMEONE OUT THERE LOSES THE EASIEST MONEY THEY WILL PROBABLY EVER HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE.