Sunday, 15 January 2017

Epiphany: Treason and Trump

Please go follow this link to my petition at Change.org and sign my online petition.

https://www.change.org/p/the-united-states-congress-epiphany-treason-and-trump/w

Epiphany: Treason and Trump

Article III, Section 3 Constitution of the United States states, in pertinent part, “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort..”

Both Houses of Congress should pass a “Joint Resolution” on the subject of the cyber attacks by Russia and other nations against the United States which makes clear, both to our adversaries and to the incoming Administration, the seriousness with which Congress views, and is prepared to take action over this issue.

Suggested language is as follows:

“The Russian Federation, by it's behavior, by, through, and on behalf of it's leader, Vladimir Putin, is now an “Enemy” of the United States, within the meaning of Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States”.

In passing this resolution, it should be made clear to the world that Russia and the United States are not at War, nor is this a declaration of such. It should also be made clear that the Russian Federation is not the ONLY “Enemy” of the United States, at this moment. It is just the only one named here and now for the sake of clarity.


The incoming Administration (and anyone who may decide to act in violation of any sanctions imposed by Congress) should be advised that any such behavior will now constitute “Treason against the United States” and is subject to prosecution as such, whether by Criminal prosecution or impeachment, or other removal from office, or both, depending on the position, if any, of the person or persons who may violate any existing or future sanctions against an “Enemy” of the United States.  

Saturday, 12 November 2016

President Obama Still Has A Role To Play In Quelling This Massive Civil Unrest About The Election Results - Here Are Some Ideas

Dear Mr. President,

As you know, our country is deeply divided over a number of issues, resulting, at least in-part, from the election of Donald Trump to succeed you on January 20, 2017.

I respectfully suggest that you still have the power to act, using your executive authority to remove several items of contention from consideration by all sides.

I am suggesting that you use your pardon authority, which cannot be overturned by some new executive order by the next President on his first day in office. Believe me, you STILL HAVE TIME TO BE RELEVANT.

First: Millions of undocumented people in the United States are properly worried about deportation, even though they otherwise work hard, pay taxes, obey all other laws incumbent on people who reside in the United States. Mr. Trump has promised they those who “entered illegally” will be deported because, in his words, “they broke the law”. My first suggestion is that you issue a limited pardon, pardoning ONLY the crime of “illegal entry” into the United States or of “overstaying a visa” and do so for anyone who can prove that they entered the United States (or overstayed their visa) PRIOR to the date of any such pardon. Do not pardon anything else that these people may have done. If you do this, you defuse the angst of angry Latinos (and others) who are, at present, terrified of what may be about to happen to them or their loved ones who are, otherwise, law-abiding people. This will NOT make them citizens, or even legalise their status, but, in removing this single legal impediment to their futures, you give the next Congress a chance to deal with immigration reform and let those who now live in fear relax enough to keep the USA out of civil war.

Second: Pardon Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton. You can easily say that you don't think they did anything wrong, but you remove the circus from public discourse and force the new President and Congress to “move on” to more pressing matters for the country.

Finally: You can still do something about criminal justice reform (and minority employment) by taking the following actions:

  1. For any convicted Federal felon who is already released and has served their time for non-violent, non-sexual offences, a grant a full pardon and sign an executive order, EXPUNGING THEIR CRIMINAL RECORDS FROM N.C.I.C. AND ALL OTHER DATABASES containing criminal records data.
  2. For anyone Federal felon, convicted of a non-violent, non-sexual offence, commute their sentences, but leave their criminal records in place.

As I have described, these are Executive Actions, which you may take with immediate effect.
If you think you cannot do this, then remember that the governor of Virginia recently restored the voting rights of over 20,000 convicted felons in his state and used “auto-scribe” to do this.

One more thing: Your wife will win if she runs in 2020 and, if you pardon all those people I mentioned above, then you will have that many more people to support her.

It's just an idea.


Anyway, all the best to you and yours and thank you for your service to our country.

Monday, 19 September 2016

More SSA Disability Application Bullshit..Who actually believes that the State Separtment has ANYTHING to do with the Social Security Administration? Not I.

Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr. thomasl.ketchumjr@gmail.com

7:41 PM (12 minutes ago)
to PaulFBU|FBUacsbucharestShelia
Dear Ms. Ryan and Mr. Howell,

While I thank you for your responses, I have to say that this is not a matter of me not doing what they say, or refusing to do what they say. It is a matter of this: I already DID what they said to do, TWO WEEKS AGO. Now, even three (3) days AFTER I copied you on what their web site said, THEY HAVE CHANGED THE INSTRUCTION..NOT ONLY HAVE THEY CHANGED THE INSTRUCTION, BUT NOW THEY WANT ME TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT INSTEAD OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.

Here was the address they gave me when I applied online on 17 August 2016:

OIO DIO IBO FSU
6100 WABASH AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21215

I sent the requested documents to them about 14 days ago, at this point and they should have arrive in Baltimore by now. However, now that I have included a request that someone should use the language of a Federal Judge, who already decided that I had a disability, it seems that someone has seen fit to change the rule, AFTER THE FACT.

I remind you that the NEW ADDRESS, SEEMINGLY PUT INTO EFFECT ONLY TODAY, READS AS FOLLOWS:


US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
AMERICAN CONSULATE GEN
5700 NAPLES PLACE
WASHINGTON, DC 20521

I will ask you and each of you, again, " What has the State Department got to do with the Social Security Administration?..THEY ARE SEPARATE AGENCIES.
Why, NOW, after my earlier compliance, two weeks ago, with a request for documents which are already in their possession and which do not show ANYTHING NEW, am I being told that my application is being held up for "processing"?
I will bet just about anything that my treatment in this matter is UNIQUE.
I have a right to an explanation..especially about the involvement of the State Department.
IF, AND ONLY IF, YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THE STATE DEPARTMENT NEEDS ANYTHING FROM ME IN ORDER TO RESOLVE MY SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIM, THEN I will print and sign ANOTHER COPY OF WHAT I ALREADY SENT SSA, AND MAIL IT, AND THEY SHOULD GET IN IN YET ANOTHER TWO WEEKS OR SO.
TELL ME, CONVICINGLY, THAT THEY DO THIS TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIES FROM OVERSEAS AND, IF THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS ACTUALLY INVOLVED, THEN WHY CANNOT I JUST DELIVER THIS DOCUMENT TO THE AMERICAN CITIZENS SERVICES PEOPLE AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BUCHAREST?
These, I feel are very fair questions. I will also add here, that, since I already mailed the requested documents two weeks ago, further "compliance" is not and cannnot be "required", WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE.
I await your reply.

Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.





On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Ryan, Shelia <Shelia.Ryan@mail.house.gov> wrote:
Good Morning Mr. Ketcum,

I apologize for all the inconvenience with your case, but the Social Security Administration has their own rules, that no one can change.  Please do as they say so that they go forward with your case.

Thank you.

Shelia


U.S. CONGRESSMAN TRENT KELLY
________________________________________________

PROUDLY SERVING MISSISSIPPI’S 1ST DISTRICT

SHELIA RYAN                                 
Staff
431 West Main Street, Suite 450                
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 841-8808            

Then there was this:


Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr. thomasl.ketchumjr@gmail.com

Sep 18 (1 day ago)
to Paul
Dear Mr. Howell,

Thank you for your response.

As information, your should know that I was dealing Ms. Ryan prior to my email to you and the other members of the Congressman's staff. It is fir to say that, in the beginning, she was helpful, inasmuch as she connected me with someone at SSA and, thereafter, appears to have gotten people at the US Embassy in Bucharest to arrange for my 2 days of examinations (almost a year to the date after I re-applied online in 2015).

You need to know also, however, that recently, I have gotten little to no more from her other than language that I perceive to be "what do you expect me to do about it?". I paste an example here:

Good afternoon Mr. Ketchum,

I appreciate you cc’ing me on the emails in your case.  It has kept me up to date with your issue.  As per your request that my office promptly get you paid for the two days of Meal and incidental expenses,  and for your disability to be approved, my  office cannot tell the Social Security Administration how to do it’s job.  They are a separate government department from the Congress of the  United States.  I will continue to monitor your case, but cannot move it along any faster.

Thank you.

Shelia

To be completely fair, she also told me via email to let her know if I want to appeal the adverse decision, which I did, along with sending her copies of all the information I just sent to you. The thing is, I got no response or other acknowledgement of any sort that she ever got what I sent.

This was the main reason I sent you the email and copied others of the Congressman's staff.

I must add here that I am deeply disappointed that SSA does not appear to take a Congressional inquiry from Trent Kelly seriously enough to fix something straightforward like what is going on in my case. It may not seem completely fair to say this, but I have to think that, if this is not something personal with me, then it means that maybe the Congressman is not as effective as he needs to be to Represent my District. (I am just guessing here, but I have to think I am not the only SSA Disability case in the District.)

To this end, I hope the Congressman can finally and positively resolve this matter before November in my favor. That way, I will feel a lot better about letting friends and contacts know that they should help him stay in office.

In any event, thanks for listening.

Howell, Paul

4:26 PM (3 hours ago)
to me
I understand your frustration, and unfortunately once a case has been denied by the Social Security Administration the appeal process is slow, and takes a long time to process which is very frustrating to you and our office as well. I will talk to Shelia about e-mailing you updates as she receives them from Social Security.
You may call me at the office (662) 841-8808
Thanks, Paul
From: Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr. [mailto:thomasl.ketchumjr@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:06 AM
To: Howell, Paul
Subject: Re: "Judicial Notice" Can Resolve My Application for Social Security Disability Benefits
              

Friday, 16 September 2016

Social Security Administrative Law Judge Needs To Take Judicial Notice of US District Court Judge Findings and Orders

Dear Congressman Kelly,                                                                                             September 16, 2016
I am writing to you today as a follow-up to your earlier actions, taken on my behalf, with the Social Security Administration in connection with my most recent difficulties with the processing of my most recent Social Security Disability claim, filed in June of 2015.
As I am sure your records reflect in this matter, my claim has experienced an unusually difficult and unnecessarily protracted handling, dating all the way back to the beginning of these difficulties when my claim was originally interrupted in early 2009 for alleged failure to attend a required physical examination in Mississippi while I resided in Romania.
As you well know, I was involuntarily taken to the United States for a series of physical and mental examinations at various Federal Medical Centers from 2011-2012, after which a Federal District Court Judge found me to be “mentally disabled” to the point where he felt I could not represent myself in court or otherwise answer for a series of fraudulent allegations (which he ultimately dismissed) being made against me at the time.
As you also know, in 2012, just days after my release in December, I re-applied for SSA Disability benefits at the Tupelo Office and was, again, scheduled for an “examination” the following January, which I could not attend in Mississippi since I had my wife and other family obligations in Romania. In spite of the fact that I once again asked for an examination to be conducted in Romania, nothing happened and my application languished until mid-2015, when I discovered that SSA now might actually accommodate US citizens with disabilities who reside overseas.
As you know, I re-applied online at the time and submitted documentation which proved my claims about being wrongfully thrown off benefits in 2009, along with the failure to again accommodate my request for examinations in Romania in 2012. I also re-submitted the substantial documentary evidence supporting the Federal Judicial finding that I had a mental disability, within the meaning of the definitions set forth in the many applicable SSA regulations.
After a long period, I was finally scheduled for a series of examinations in June 2016 (a year after my most recent re-application), which I attended, with a witness (my wife). As an absolute minimum, we were informed by the Orthopedic Surgeon who examined me that I was completely disabled with respect to both my shoulders, in addition to whatever else may have been found at the time to be wrong with me. He based this finding on the many x-rays and other evidence presented during his examination of me on the second of two days of physical and mental examinations paid for by the U.S. State Department.
In spite of all this, I got a DENIAL of benefits letter from SSA in August of 2016, which I appealed within days, since the stated basis for the denial included OBVIOUSLY INACCURATE INFORMATION, including, but not limited to things like the dates of disability or any recognition of the weight of the judical finding of disability by a sitting federal Judge.
When I appealed, I was advised to re-submit a “medical information release form” by mail or by personal delivery to Baltimore. Since I still reside in Romania, I mailed it nearly two (2) weeks ago.
Now, it is important to know that I have no new medical or psychiatric information to submit and said so in the appeal. Further, SSA already has in it's possession all the records earlier submitted, ALONG WITH PREVIOUSLY EXECUTED MEDICAL INFORMATION RELEASE FORMS, covering exactly the same information addressed in the appeal.
In spite of this, the SSA website shows that my “processing” has been held-up over “failure to release requested medical information”.
As I said earlier, there is NO NEW MEDICAL INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED. Furthermore, even though I have already executed at least one medical information release form which covers all medical records, I HAVE SENT ANOTHER FORM BY MAIL TO BALTIMORE.
I am asking you and your office to intervene in this situation on my behalf and have an Administrative Law judge at SSA “take Judicial notice” of the previous finding by US Federal District Court Judge Michael P. Mills of his finding that I have a “mental disability” within the meaning of SSA rules and, forthwith, award my disability, along with back benefits permitted by law, which go all the way back to the three (3) years pre-dating my 2012 reapplication for benefits, which was timely made and documented in 2012.
To the most casual observer, it will seem painfully obvious that the handling of my case has been, up to now, either grossly incompetent and/or negligent, on the one hand, or, deliberately mishandled and therefore willfully fraudulently mishandled by SSA officials on the other hand.
For me, the result is the same and, in either case, it is a wrong that can be corrected by intervention of your office, which I, hereby, respectfully request.
Looking forward to your prompt attention to this matter and a successful resolution of this ongoing issue, I remain,
Respectfully,
Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.
426-11-1985
dob: 11-25-1957
Registered to vote in Mississippi at
178CR 1389
Saltillo, MS 38866

Sunday, 14 August 2016

E-MAIL LIST FOR 5TH CIRCUIT U.S. COURT OF APPEALS PLUS SPECIFICATIONS AS TO CHARGES AGAINST MICHAEL P. MILLS, CHIEF JUDGE, USDC N. MS.

Your Honors, Other Interested Parties, Ladies and Gentlemen,

By this email, I am writing to you and each of you in an effort to initiate a formal complaint against Chief Judge Michael P. Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi for “judicial misconduct”, within the meaning of the applicable rules and statutes. If I am required to perform other acts in order to further this claim, I hereby request assistance and instructions for doing so as needed.

I have documentary and other evidence which will substantiate my claims that Chief Judge Michael P. Mills displayed conduct in handling my protracted illegal custody within the Northern District of Mississippi, which, among other things violated one or more of the following:

(h) Misconduct. Cognizable misconduct: (1) is conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts. Misconduct includes, but is not limited to: (A) using the judge's office to obtain special treatment for friends or relatives; (B) accepting bribes, gifts, or other personal favors related to the judicial office; (C) having improper discussions with parties or counsel for one side in a case; (D) treating litigants or attorneys in a demonstrably egregious and hostile manner; (E) engaging in partisan political activity or making inappropriately partisan statements; (F) soliciting funds for organizations; or (G) violating other specific, mandatory standards of judicial conduct, such as those pertaining to restrictions on outside income and requirements for financial disclosure. (2) is conduct occurring outside the performance of official duties if the conduct might have a prejudicial effect on the administration of the business of the courts, including a substantial and widespread lowering of public confidence in the courts among reasonable people.

More specifically, he held me in custody from August 3, 2012 through and including December 12, 2012, in a manner which, according to his statements from the bench, violated my civil rights.
Furthermore, Judge Mills, completely disregarded 5th Circuit controlling case law by attempting to have me sent back to Butner FMC for another “danger study”, after qualified personnel at Butner had already declined to issue a “dangerousness certificate” in my case, as I was held by them to be “not dangerous”. As such, Judge Mills, abused his discretion and completely held the 5th Circuit law in contempt. He did so in a manner completely consistent with previously evidenced egregiously hostile behavior toward me as a “party” in a criminal proceeding.

Having done all of this, he, thereafter found me to be “incompetent”, based on “evidence” which the Social Security Administration has FAILED AND REFUSED to find me “incompetent”, to date.

Accordingly, Judge Mills abused his position, disregarded my constitutional rights to due process and, when it was all said and done, had me thrown out into the street almost 7,000 miles from where I was illegally arrested and kidnapped from in the first place (Romania), WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A PLANE TICKET, PASSPORT, OR ANY MEANS OF SUPPORT WITH WHICH TO BE RETURNED TO MY PLACE OF ARREST.

I am asking you and each of you to address these concerns with Judge Mills. The way I see it, if I am “incompetent” as Judge Mills says, then Social Security, looking at the same evidence, should have reached the same conclusion. Since they (Social Security) seem to be unwilling to see things the way Judge Mills does, then I suggest that the Court undo the damage they have done to me with my fraudulent arrest, kidnapping, illegal imprisonment and fraudulent classification as having some king of mental illness or mental defect, when the experts see thing with me quite differently.

Several weeks ago, I asked Judge Mills politely to address these matters, to no apparent avail. Having exhausted all lesser means of redress, I must raise these matters with you all now and ask for you to act on my behalf.

PACER records document nearly everything I complain about here. However, I will make available any other records in my possession or control in the event that they are required in order to resolve this matter.

Thanking you and each of you, in advance, for any assistance you may provide to me, I am Respectfully,

Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.




Friday, 12 August 2016

U.S. CHIEF DISTRICT JUDGE MICHAEL P. MILLS (N.D. MS. 5TH CIRCUIT) CHARGED WITH WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT. FALSE ARREST, FRAUDULENT EXTRADITION, DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS

Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr. thomasl.ketchumjr@gmail.com

Attachments2:43 PM (2 hours ago)
to jmillsfelicia.adamspaul.robertstomCarl
Judge Mills,

This is an updated letter, which contains a finding from the Social Security Administration, which basically calls you a liar and which is about to be used to have the matters you took against me "corrected" by either you, your superiors at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and or by Congress, which has the power to deal with Judicial abuse by way of impeachment, under provisions of  the U.S. Constitution.
The really important bit is in the attached letter, which speaks for itself.
It has been well more than 2 years since you dismissed the case against me based on your finding that I was allegedly "incompetent", "unrestoreable to competency" and "not a danger to the person or property of others", based on the "evidence", including allegedly "expert" witness testimony given by a variety of Psychiatrists and Psychologists employed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

You need to know that, based on your "findings" with respect to my mental state and, armed with printed copies of the various USDOJ reports upon which you seem to have relied in reaching your "findings" concerning me, I REAPPLIED to the Social Security Administration for REINSTATEMENT of my Social Security Disability Benefits, which had been previously interrupted in 2009, when I was required to visit a doctor in Mississippi instead of being offered an accommodation of seeing a doctor in Romania, to be proctored by a representative of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

Had my benefits been reinstated as requested, based on the documentary evidence provided to the Tupelo Office at the time, I would have been given a back-benefits award which would have made me whole for the entire time since 2009 when I was abusively cut-off last time. Moreover, I would have continuously gotten benefits in addition to the OPM disability benefits, which I have continuously gotten since they were first awarded in early 2004.

I have recently reapplied yet again for reinstatement and, I am informed and I believe, based on statements made by the Federal Benefits Unit Rep in Naples Italy that I am looking at a reinstatement with back benefits all the way back to 2009 based on the documentation provided (the aforementioned exact, same USDOJ records created pursuant to your various Court orders in my case) and the fact that, twice now, since my release by you in 2012, I am being subjected to more abusively dilatory tactics  by the Disability Determination Unit of SSA in Tupelo.

I have complained to Congressman Trent Kelly of the 1st Congressional District for help and his staff has made several inquiries into this longstanding complaint.

I tell you all of this now in order to make something clear to you: You have agreed  and "found" that I am "mentally disabled" in 2011 and again in 2012 and used that as a basis to deny me my right to a jury trial, keep me in the "mental health gulag" from March 2011, through December 12, 2012, then throw me out into the street, 7,000 miles from where I was illegally arrested in the first place. In any case, you say I am disabled. On the other hand, you have a Federal Agency, who's job it is to actually determine "disability", which seems to have difficulty, looking at the EXACT, SAME "EVIDENCE" YOU USED, to find me "disabled"  and, thereby, legally entitled to the kind of Federal Disability Benefits that a person in my position would be entitled to, under the law, if I had actually been "disabled", within the meaning of the statutes.

I have to tell you (and you should already know this from your previous experiences with me), that, if I am NOT "disabled" at SSA based on the EXACT, SAME EVIDENCE you relied on to release me in 2012, then I am going to be forced to file ANOTHER PETITION WITH THE 5TH CIRCUIT IN NEW ORLEANS, explaining, again, how (if it turns out that I am not "mentally disabled" according to a Federal Agency on this very question) you violated my rights to due process (by denying me a jury trial or the right to represent myself based on your BS "finding" that I could not represent myself.
Looks like the above is actually what happened, according to the attached letter.
I would add here that you even, from the bench on December 12, 2012, observed that my civil rights had been violated, as a minimum, by the continued detention of me past the date of the August 2012 hearing, where 5th Circuit Case law plainly says I should have been released on the spot.

So, the way I see it, if you find that I am and was "disabled", mentally, then SSA in Tupelo should see things they way you do and REINSTATE MY BENEFITS, RETROACTIVELY TO 2009 and pay me accordingly. If you cannot bring yourself to make them see things your way, then I have to press my claim that I was not, in fact, "mentally disabled" and that you denied me of several of my civil rights. After all, SSA is a Federal Agency and they have a lot of practice at knowing who is "disabled" and who is not.

In short, it might be worth your while to discuss my situation with the Tupelo SSA Disability Determination Services folks and make sure that you are both on the same page with respect to my situation. One thing is certain, you cannot have it BOTH WAYS. I am either "disabled" or I am not. If I am "disabled", then I am owed a lot of money from SSA. If I am NOT "disabled", then I am owed other recompense, including things like criminal record expungement and travel expenses from the Court. If the former happens, then we are DONE.
UPDATE: 08/12/2016
You will please note the attached scan of a letter I got today from the Social Security Administration, wherein it states that I AM NOT FOUND TO HAVE A MENTAL DISABILITY, based at least in part on EXACTLY THE SAME DATA USED BY YOU TO DENY ME A “SPEEDY TRIAL” AND TO OTHERWISE JUSTIFY MY FRAUDLENT DETENTION BY FEDERAL AUTHORITIES (EXPRESSLY SANCTIONED BY YOU) FOR THE BETTER PART OF TWO (2) YEARS.
I DEMAND THAT YOU PROMPTLY REVISIT THE CASE (MADE IN THE NAME OF MY FATHER, BUT MISAPPLIED TO ME) AND HAVE MY ENTIRE CASE VACATED, MY “RECORDS” EXPUNGED AND TO MAKE ME WHOLE, FINANCIALLY AND IN EVERY OTHER WAY FOR MY WRONGFUL ARREST, FRAUDULENT EXTRADITION, CONTINUED FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND SUMMARY “RELEASE” WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A “SORRY ABOUT THAT”, OR A PLANE TICKET HOME IN 2012.
YOU HAVE TEN (10) DAYS TO FIX THIS TO MY SATISFACTION BEFORE I PUT THIS IN THE FACE OF EVERY JUDGE AND CLERK IN THE 5TH FEDERAL CIRCUIT.
I am informed and I believe that you have the authority to re-open my case, Sua Sponte, without any petition from any party, including me.
That said, for the next ten (10) days only, I will accept $200,000.00 and having "my" case vacated, along with a complete expungement of all records related to me, as settlement of my claims against you and the United States.
THAT IS NOT A THREAT OF ANY SORT. IT IS A PROMISE THAT I WILL BE HEARD, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, AND THAT I WILL HAVE EITHER RECOMPENSE OR BE AVENGED IN COURT, VERY PUBLICLY.
AS ALWAYS, THE CHOICE ABOUT HOW THIS ENDS YOURS. 
SINCERELY,

Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.