Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WIT AND WISDOM OF NEW YORKERS: A SEMI-FICTIONAL EAVESDROPPER'S REPORT FROM APRIL 2019


---"Just think, someday all the tourists will want to visit King Donald's birthplace."


---"I keep hoping for an Underarm Stick Deodorants Fair here in which admission is free and I get to sniff each of the scents of every brand on display in order to decide which scent and brand is my personal favorite. I have an urgent need for that type of stick-deodorants fair in Manhattan because I've often wondered whether the one I'm wearing possibly has a repulsive scent to it when it's sniffed in concentrated form. A lot of people appear to wince when I'm standing near them at the subway station. And last year I landed zero romantic dates in Manhattan, a feat that is virtually impossible to achieve here. I also had zero job offers from prospective new employers last year, even though I went to 10 exploratory interviews. I will feel much more confident about having the right scent for my own body if I attend a fair of this type and then switch to a new brand. Attending the fair should boost my romantic life and career, after which maybe I could get paid to do a TV commercial for the stick-deodorant company that helped me turn my life around! I'd become world-famous as the phenomenal success story that occurred overnight after I made a simple change to what I dabbed on my underarms!"

---"My eight-year-old son Eric had a very cute comment the other day. He asked me whether Christopher Columbus was the one who founded Columbia University? I had to tell my son 'no,' but I think it broke his heart to hear that. Eric had told me he thought it was beautiful that an entire university was named after Christopher Columbus, and what a nice way to honor that great explorer for Spain."

---"My own son, Dexter, told me he was sure there was a 'Bogota Room' at Columbia University, since that Ivy League school was obviously named after the legendary South American nation. My son then asked me when the annual 'Columbian' Foods Festival will be at Columbia University, since he would love to try 'Columbian' food. I had to explain to Dexter that one is with a 'u', the other with an 'o'. Now he's more confused than ever. He says maybe the 'u' in Columbia University was a typographical error that never got fixed, since it's school probably has lots of South American heritage to it."


---"My older brother says he's investing heavily in Canadian real estate, but I'm much more inclined to invest in upstate New York. The question is, WHERE in upstate New York? Do you know of any city or county in upstate New York that you believe has great potential, from a real estate standpoint?"

--"Do you know of any 'Hire a Cardiologist' escort service in which he'd accompany me whenever I dine out here? I'm talking about an escort who would give me immediate info after we sit down together about which dishes on the menu are the MOST LIKELY to put me in the cardiac ward of a hospital. Then after those menu options are eliminated, he would remind me of which of the remaining menu items are the LEAST likely to put me in a hospital. The fee I'd pay for each outing would depend on whether I felt any chest pains after we dined together. No chest pains, and I increase the hourly rate I pay by $20 for his life-saving assistance."

---"I think I appreciate Washington Square all the more these days. Today, I see the square as honoring a U.S. President who actually showed restraint and modesty in his public statements."

---"As much as I admire these professional tennis players, I feel there's an urgent need for a follow-up study to find out how many of them during their retirement years develop an addiction to alcohol or illicit drugs. Maybe there should be some special post-retirement employment service for tennis players that helps to match retired tennis players to a fun and exciting new career that will be almost as enjoyable as their years on the pro tennis circuit were. If those retired players are feeling fulfilled in a new career, they'd be a lot less likely to develop an addiction."

---"Every time I dine in a chain restaurant these days, I'm given the opportunity to embrace a great charitable cause. It almost gives me goosebumps, I feel so proud of putting quarters into the collection bin for the sake of goodness. When I dine at Wendy's, I always enjoy  sensing that the money I spend there is helping to match foster children to a nice adoptive family. I guess that makes me a philanthropist."


---"Actually, I think the term 'philanthropist' generally refers to a rich person. Your gross income last year was about $20,000, from what you told me, so the most you can claim is that you PLAN to become a philanthropist someday, if you ever win the state lottery. And your chances of winning that are slim to none."

---"Personally, I admire the boldness of the In-N-Out Burger chain restaurants' year-round campaign to end child abuse with help from customer donations. Many of the In-N-Out Burger customers are aware of having physically abused their own children, so it takes a lot of guts for In-N-Out to endorse that cause. That California-based chain may lose some of the customers who think they're being castigated as they attempt to eat their burger. 'Why should I patronize a chain that is trying to get me arrested for child abuse?', those customers may be asking."

---"What I need on a year-round basis is a consultant who will help me to identify which of the New Yorkers I meet are pathological liars. I think all of us are afraid of getting involved with a pathological liar and then being defrauded of lots of money."

---"Living in New York is a year-round invitation to define the difference between a pathological liar and a non-pathological liar. As for the honest New Yorkers, they comprise such a tiny percentage of the residents that I am always completely amazed when I meet someone of that caliber."

---"So how many times per year does your doctor say you should get a routine chest X-ray? I think every New Yorker has an urgent need for medical advice on that subject."

--"I wish I could find a Patron Saint of Lungs, since I want to worship that deity on a year-round basis. Everyone knows that it's your lungs here that are always your most vulnerable organ. If I worship a Lung God, maybe I'll avoid getting lung cancer."

---"Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love from ancient Greek religion, might quality as a Lung Goddess. The sketches of her I've seen all indicate she had very nice lungs. So maybe you should be worshiping Aphrodite on a year-round basis."

---"Personally, I'm a big believer in air purifiers inside your home. I can't imagine living here without a first-rate air-purifier system."

---"I find it ironic that most of the New Yorkers who ridicule our legislators are not willing to actually visit Albany and listen to our lawmakers debating a bill. My response to anyone who sneers at our legislators is that they as a critic need to visit Albany and see the lawmakers up close. It could change their outlook, since they might then identify the lawmakers who AREN'T incompetent, AREN'T corrupt, and AREN'T superficial. Maybe there should be an annual bipartisan AREN'T AWARDS banquet for each of the legislators in Albany who fit that admirably 'TRIPLE-AREN'T' description."



THE NEW EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE 'AUSTIN (TX) AMERICAN STATESMAN', JOHN BRIDGES, AND THE NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THAT SAME DAILY NEWSPAPER, BILL CHURCH OF THE PITTSFORD, NEW YORK-BASED GATEHOUSE MEDIA COMPANY, ON APRIL 17, 2019, RECEIVE A POLITE LETTER OF INQUIRY FROM MYSELF


From: John McMillan

To: jbridges@statesman.com, ... bchurch@gatehousemedia.com


Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Subject: Fw: 4-16-19 ideas and info for your commission

To: Austin American-Statesman Managing Editor John Bridges and Editor-in-Chief Bill Church.

April 17, 2019

Dear Mr. Bridges and Mr. Church,

Earlier today, I received the following very surprising rejection letter from a reporter for your newspaper who apparently indicated that he represents the entire Metro Desk staff, including any and all editors, reporters, and other members of your Metro Desk staff.

That reporter of yours was apparently responding to an e-mail carbon-copy I had directly sent to the "metrodesk@statesman.com". His own e-mail address and name were not specifically cited in carbon-copies I had e-mailed to a variety of public officials, civic groups, and media organizations on a very recent letter (below) of mine.

I am also sending you a courtesy carbon-copy verifying for you that it was the Statesman Metro Desk staff, rather than any particular reporter or editor at your Metro Desk, to whom the cited public-policy-theme e-mail letter of mine had been addressed.

I would appreciate receiving a courtesy reply letter from either of you high-ranking editors, clarifying whether you believe that that one reporter of yours can in fact "represent" and speak on behalf of your entire Metro Desk staff, such as by himself prohibiting any additional e-mails from me at your Metro Desk e-mail address of metrodesk@statesman.com .

If you do in fact endorse that reporter's conduct toward me that was apparently on behalf of the entire "Metro Desk" staff, I would appreciate your informing me of which editors or reporters or officials on your staff, such as your distinguished publisher, ARE willing to accept e-mails from me, along with the correct e-mail addresses for my contacting those Statesman editors or reporters or other officials.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,
John Kevin McMillan.
10926 Jollyville Road, Apt. 1609, Austin, TX 78759.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295.
E-mail: mcmillanj@att.net
My Blog: John Kevin McMillan: A 21st Century Conservative Left-Wing Agenda


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Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 2:04:17 AM CDT

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From: John McMillan

To: Michelle Friedman ; Elena Smart ; adrienne.sturrup@austintexas.gov ; Jacqueline L. Angel ; sally.hernandez@traviscountytx.gov ; margaret.moore@traviscountytx.gov ; Gerald Daugherty ; Austin Mayor Steve Adler ; Gina Hinojosa ; Rey Arellano ; spencer.cronk@austintexas.gov ; Dayna Blazey ; Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen (2016) ; The University of Texas at Austin ; michael@dell.com ; District 8 ; District 6 Northwest Austin ; Kirk Watson ; AARP Inc ; Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt ; metrodesk@statesman.com >; Austin Chronicle Editors ; Joyful Heart Foundation for Rape Victims ; news@texasmonthly.com ; HillCountryNewsEditorScottMcDonald ; Miami Herald Letters To Editor ; Ghbc Postmaster ; Hpbc Info ; Bethany United Methodist Church Assoc Pastor Sheri Clifton ; roger@northwestfellowship.com ; esharp@uachurch.org ; pastor@redeemer.net ; Austinstone Info ; National Center On Elder Abuse ; Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault ; Rainn Info ; sarah@nshhcoalition.org ; Governor's Office of Texas Open Records Administrator ; patsy.spaw@senate.texas.gov ; Texas Legal legal-aid service (2015) ; news@cbsaustin.com ; KLRU ; Megan Curtis ; Debbie Bolton ; National Crime Victim Law Institute (Lewis & Clark Law School Portland Oregon) ; National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence Dir. Debbie Tucker (AustinTX) ; Unknown National ; Bennie DiNardo ; Travis County Sheriff Law Enforcement Assoc. (2016) ; Public Information ; Reader's Digest Editors 2016 ; DMN Austin Bureau Reporter Robert Garrett ; Daily Texan Alumni Association (2016) ; news@dailytexanonline.com ; Letters To the Editor ; isonx001@umn.edu ; Ncvc Webmaster ; Office for Victims of Crime (U.S. DOJ)

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:03 AM John McMillan <mcmillanj@att.net> wrote:

I apologize to each of you for two typographical errors I somehow committed in my very recent brainstorming letter, below, that was directly addressed to City of Austin Commission on Seniors staff members.
The two errors occurred when I attempted to accurately transcribe a 2016 quote from then-Precinct-3 Constable (and currently Travis County Sheriff) Sally Hernandez that I had found this month in an online edition of the "Oak Hill Gazette" newspaper.

The following is the corrected version of that statement from Ms. Hernandez, with the word "me" now being inserted and the word "senior" now being correctly spelled, and each of those two corrections being bold-faced by me in order to highlight them in this particular context:

"With over 34 years of law enforcement experience, I can tell you the two areas of crime that anger me the most are crimes against children and crimes against our senior citizens."


As a courtesy to each of you, I have also inserted each of those typographical corrections into the text of my brainstorming letter, below.

Thank you to each of you for your kind patience and understanding on this. I value having very fine credibility as an accurate and honest writer and philanthropy-minded single adult resident.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

John Kevin McMillan of northwest Austin.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295


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Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:03:16 AM CDT

Subject: 4-16-19 ideas and info for your commission


Dear Austin Commission on Seniors Staff Members,

I would also like to share with your very influential advisory commission some online links that might prove to be helpful:

http://www.betterworld.net/quotes/senior-citizen-quotes.htm


This link offers an abundance of insightful and memorable quotations about senior citizens. My hope is that with permission from the editor or publisher of the above online webpage, Senior Citizen Centers in Austin could permanently display on their walls several or many of these fine quotes, along with portraits of the authors of those quotes.

One of the better quotes from that webpage comes from Benjamin Franklin: "Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."

Another link that might be of keen interest to your advisory commission is to a website for the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge, with that institute's phone number being (225) 763-2973:

https://idrp.pbrc.edu/information/faqs/

It is very likely (and I haven't found the time yet to research this online) that the UT-Austin Dell Medical School will be conducting or has conducted medical research that is especially helpful to senior citizens in this state-capital city. Any such research findings could then be presented at a very inspirational symposium or workshop here in Austin that's possibly co-sponsored by your Austin Commission on Seniors.

I would also like to share with you a very impressive statement I found online from then-Precinct-3-Constable Sally Hernandez (herself currently the Travis County Sheriff), as quoted in the "Oak Hill Gazette" of August 18, 2016:

"With over 34 years of law enforcement experience, I can tell you the two areas of crime that anger me the most are crimes against children and crimes against our senior citizens."


I would like to respectfully recommend that your commission consider inviting Sheriff Hernandez to give a speech before your advisory board inside City Hall. In that speech, Sheriff Hernandez could offer your commission public-policy recommendations on how the City Government of Austin could do more to deter and investigate violent crimes and other crimes that victimize senior citizens here.

I am also hopeful that your advisory commission will consider inviting a speech before your group by an expert on state and federal laws that protect senior citizens in Austin from being victimized by various forms of elder abuse, including sexual abuse or physical abuse.

The invited speaker could give a statement to your group on what the impact of anti-abuse state and federal laws have been on senior citizens here in Austin, and whether the City Government of Austin and residents of Austin could do more to comply in full with that law.

I hope that this follow-up brainstorming letter is helpful to your Austin Commission on Seniors.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,


John Kevin McMillan,
10926 Jollyville Rd., Apt. 1609, Austin, TX 78759.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295
E-mail: mcmillanj@att.net
 

MY APRIL 17, 2019-DATED LETTER OF APPEAL TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS IN WHICH I PROVIDE SEVERAL REASONS WHY I MAINTAIN THE TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY's OFFICE SHOULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE $103.50 AMOUNT REQUESTED FROM ME ON MY DECEMBER 28, 2018-DATED OPEN RECORDS REQUEST


From: John McMillan
To: jahnna.ward@texasattorneygeneral.gov ; Tamara Smith

Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:39:34 PM CDT

Subject: 4-17-19 reply to Travis County's 'adjusted' estimate

To: Assistant Attorney General of Texas Jahnna Ward, Education and Enforcement Section, Open Records Division, Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, Austin, TX 78711-2548. Office phone: (512) 463-2100.

April 17, 2019

Dear Assistant Attorney General of Texas Ward,

Thank you for confirming for me on the telephone yesterday that you have, in fact, received a copy of the most recent cost-estimate letter to me that was e-mailed to me this week by a Travis County official on behalf of the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

I also thank you for politely reminding me on the telephone yesterday that I have the option of submitting to you a follow-up letter in which I dispute the Travis County Attorney's "adjusted" cost estimate. That "revised" cost estimate, I might add, was in response to your April 10 ruling on a recent Open Records complaint of mine against the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

That April 10 ruling from you specifically related to my November 28, 2018-dated e-mail Open Records request to the DA's Office here in Austin. That Open Records request from me was focused on six respective and specifically cited high-ranking officials of the Travis County District Attorney's Office and me, with the time period having been limited to the approximately two-year period from January 2017 through late November of 2018.

Ms. Ward, I would like to respectfully point out that even after your ruling, the Travis County Attorney's Office is continuing to request that I pay the Travis County DA's Office $103.50 in advance for any and all requested documents.


I maintain that your own signed April 10 ruling clearly stated that the DA's Office "may not charge for time required to redact (certain types of) information..."

I also maintain that your own signed April 10 ruling clearly determined that the Travis County DA's Office cannot legally charge me for "organizing" the responsive e-mails that the DA's Office sends to me.

To quote directly from your April 10 official ruling letter:

"The district attorney's office states it may be necessary to convert e-mails to PDF to redact confidential information. Upon review, we find the tasks of gathering, compiling, preparing the e-mails for release, and redacting confidential information qualify as labor.
Accordingly, we find the district attorney's office may generally charge $15.00 per hour to complete these tasks.

"However, the district attorney's office has failed to explain why it is necessary to organize the e-mails before providing them to the requestor (John Kevin McMillan of Austin District 10). Accordingly, we find this task does not meet the definition of labor, and the district attorney's office may not charge labor for the time necessary to complete this task...."

I am very hopeful that you will agree with me that in view of these legal determinations from yourself, the Travis County District Attorney's Office should reduce the total financial amount being sought from me.

Finally, I wish to emphasize that I myself do not have any criminal-conviction record. Furthermore, the Austin Police Department has never at any time ever once arrested any person and charged that individual with having allegedly committed a felony crime that violated my own legal rights.

I might add that the Austin Police Department has consistently informed me over a multi-decade period here in Austin that APD does not have any factual evidence that any individual has ever wronged me at any time in alleged violation of the state penal code.

I maintain that it should therefore have been very easy for the DA's Office here in Austin to quickly, and without any labor costs being charged to me, reply (if true) that that DA's office does not have any documents responsive to my November 28, 2018-dated Open Records request.

If, on the contrary, the DA's Office has generated any recent e-mail communications criticizing any possible alleged failure of any member of the Austin Police Department to arrest any crime suspect and charge that individual with having allegedly perpetrated a crime victimizing me, the public release of those documents could perform a valuable public service.

Since I myself am a low-income single adult senior citizen currently on medical leave of absence from two of my three employers, and since I am still recovering from very major and very recent medical surgery for a life-threatening medical problem that I underwent in a hospital in Austin in late February 2019, I am hopeful that you will please ask the DA's Office to waive any fee to me for that reason as well.

Thank you in advance for giving consideration to this appeal from myself.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

John Kevin McMillan.
10926 Jollyville Road, Apt. 1609, Austin, TX 78759.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295.

'AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN' CITY HALL REPORTER PHILIP JANKOWSKI --- IN A BLUNTLY-WORDED STATEMENT TO ME APPARENTLY REPRESENTING ANY AND ALL REPORTERS AND EDITORS AND ALL OTHER STAFF MEMBERS OF THE STATESMAN's METRO DESK STAFF --- ON APRIL 17, 2019, REQUESTS IN WRITING THAT I REFRAIN FROM SENDING ANY ADDITIONAL E-MAILS OF ANY TYPE TO THE STATESMAN's METRO DESK



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From: John McMillan
To: Michelle Friedman ; Elena Smart ; adrienne.sturrup@austintexas.gov ; Jacqueline L. Angel ; sally.hernandez@traviscountytx.gov ; margaret.moore@traviscountytx.gov ; Gerald Daugherty ; Austin Mayor Steve Adler ; Gina Hinojosa ; Rey Arellano ; spencer.cronk@austintexas.gov ; Dayna Blazey ; Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen (2016) ; The University of Texas at Austin ; michael@dell.com ; District 8 ; Don Zimmerman District 6 Northwest Austin ; Kirk Watson ; AARP Inc ; Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt ; metrodesk@statesman.com ; Austin Chronicle Editors ; Joyful Heart Foundation for Rape Victims ; news@texasmonthly.com ; HillCountryNewsEditorScottMcDonald ; Miami Herald Letters To Editor ; Ghbc Postmaster ; Hpbc Info ; Bethany United Methodist Church Assoc Pastor Sheri Clifton ; roger@northwestfellowship.com ; esharp@uachurch.org ; pastor@redeemer.net ; Austinstone Info ; National Center On Elder Abuse ; Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault ; Rainn Info ; sarah@nshhcoalition.org ; Governor's Office of Texas Open Records Administrator ; patsy.spaw@senate.texas.gov ; Texas Legal legal-aid service (2015) ; news@cbsaustin.com ; KLRU ; Megan Curtis ; Debbie Bolton ; National Crime Victim Law Institute (Lewis & Clark Law School Portland Oregon) ; National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence Dir. Debbie Tucker (AustinTX) ; Unknown National ; Bennie DiNardo ; Travis County Sheriff Law Enforcement Assoc. (2016) ; Public Information ; Reader's Digest Editors 2016 ; DMN Austin Bureau Reporter Robert Garrett ; Daily Texan Alumni Association (2016) ; news@dailytexanonline.com ; Letters To the Editor ; isonx001@umn.edu ; Ncvc Webmaster ; Office for Victims of Crime (U.S. DOJ)
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12:01:38 AM CDT
Subject: Fw: 4-16-19 ideas and info for your commission

I apologize to each of you for two typographical errors I somehow committed in my very recent brainstorming letter, below, that was directly addressed to City of Austin Commission on Seniors staff members.

The two errors occurred when I attempted to accurately transcribe a 2016 quote from then-Precinct-3 Constable (and currently Travis County Sheriff) Sally Hernandez that I had found this month in an online edition of the "Oak Hill Gazette" newspaper. 

The following is the corrected version of that statement from Ms. Hernandez, with the word "me" now being inserted and the word "senior" now being correctly spelled, and each of those two corrections being bold-faced by me in order to highlight them in this particular context:

"With over 34 years of law enforcement experience, I can tell you the two areas of crime that anger me the most are crimes against children and crimes against our senior citizens."

As a courtesy to each of you, I have also inserted each of those typographical corrections into the text of my brainstorming letter, below.

Thank you to each of you for your kind patience and understanding on this. I value having very fine credibility as an accurate and honest writer and philanthropy-minded single adult resident.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

John Kevin McMillan of northwest Austin.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295

John Kevin McMillan


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From: John McMillan
To: Michelle Friedman ; Elena Smart ; adrienne.sturrup@austintexas.gov ; Jacqueline L. Angel ; sally.hernandez@traviscountytx.gov ; margaret.moore@traviscountytx.gov ; Gerald Daugherty ; Austin Mayor Steve Adler ; Gina Hinojosa ; Rey Arellano ; spencer.cronk@austintexas.gov ; Dayna Blazey ; Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen (2016) ; The University of Texas at Austin ; michael@dell.com ; District 8 ; Don Zimmerman District 6 Northwest Austin ; Kirk Watson ; AARP Inc ; Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:03:16 AM CDT
Subject: 4-16-19 ideas and info for your commission

Dear Austin Commission on Seniors Staff Members,

I would also like to share with your very influential advisory commission some online links that might prove to be helpful:


This link offers an abundance of insightful and memorable quotations about senior citizens. My hope is that with permission from the editor or publisher of the above online webpage, Senior Citizen Centers in Austin could permanently display on their walls several or many of these fine quotes, along with portraits of the authors of those quotes.

One of the better quotes from that webpage comes from Benjamin Franklin: "Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young." 

Another link that might be of keen interest to your advisory commission is to a website for the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge, with that institute's phone number being (225) 763-2973:


It is very likely (and I haven't found the time yet to research this online) that the UT-Austin Dell Medical School will be conducting or has conducted medical research that is especially helpful to senior citizens in this state-capital city. Any such research findings could then be presented at a very inspirational symposium or workshop here in Austin that's possibly co-sponsored by your Austin Commission on Seniors.

I would also like to share with you a very impressive statement I found online from then-Precinct-3-Constable Sally Hernandez (herself currently the Travis County Sheriff), as quoted in the "Oak Hill Gazette" of August 18, 2016:
"With over 34 years of law enforcement experience, I can tell you the two areas of crime that anger me the most are crimes against children and crimes against our senior citizens."

I would like to respectfully recommend that your commission consider inviting Sheriff Hernandez to give a speech before your advisory board inside City Hall. In that speech, Sheriff Hernandez could offer your commission public-policy recommendations on how the City Government of Austin could do more to deter and investigate violent crimes and other crimes that victimize senior citizens here.

I am also hopeful that your advisory commission will consider inviting a speech before your group by an expert on state and federal laws that protect senior citizens in Austin from being victimized by various forms of elder abuse, including sexual abuse or physical abuse.

The invited speaker could give a statement to your group on what the impact of anti-abuse state and federal laws have been on senior citizens here in Austin, and whether the City Government of Austin and residents of Austin could do more to comply in full with that law.

I hope that this follow-up brainstorming letter is helpful to your Austin Commission on Seniors.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

John Kevin McMillan,
10926 Jollyville Rd., Apt. 1609, Austin, TX 78759.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295
E-mail: mcmillanj@att.net

John Kevin McMillan

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WHY A CARDIOLOGIST WOULD APPRECIATE THE CENTRAL MARKET-BRAND H.E.B. 'ALL NATURAL ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS' FROM H.E.B. SUPERMARKETS OF SAN ANTONIO:


This "Central Market" (registered trademark) brand hummus contains zero grams of saturated fat per two-tablespoon serving, according to the ingredients label for that Middle-Eastern-style food product.

So far, I have not identified any other brand of hummus on display inside my neighborhood H.E.B. supermarket that also features ZERO grams of saturated fat per two-tablespoon serving.

That is a huge advantage to the Central Market-brand roasted red pepper hummus. I might add that several of the other Central Market-brand hummus products at H.E.B. stores also feature zero grams of saturated fat per serving.


Just as important, this particular brand of roasted red-pepper hummus is delicious. It is also a product true to its name: according to the ingredients label, the two leading ingredients are chickpeas and roasted red peppers.


Another advantage to the Central Market-brand roasted red pepper hummus: each serving contains only 120 mg, or 5 percent of the recommended maximum daily consumption of sodium.

Low in saturated fat and low in sodium: this is exactly what a first-rate cardiologist would recommend.

Other advantages to this "Central Market" brand of roasted red-pepper hummus that is offered in H.E.B. supermarkets throughout Texas and in northeastern Mexico:


---Zero grams of trans fat per serving;

---Zero grams of cholesterol per serving;

---1 gram of fiber per serving;

---1 gram of protein per serving;


----only 1 gram of sugar per serving.

Each two-tablespoon serving of the Central Market brand of roasted red-pepper hummus also contains:
--2 percent of the recommended daily intake for
 Vitamin A; 
--2 percent of the recommended daily intake for Iron; 
and
--4 percent of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin C.

URGENT PLEA TO VIGILANT, HONEST, LAW-ABIDING, AND LAW-ENFORCEMENT-MINDED PERSONS: IF ANY OF YOU SUSPECT OR BELIEVE THAT I MYSELF WAS SUBJECTED AT ANY TIME IN 2011 TO ANY ALLEGED SEX-CRIMES IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, PLEASE CALL AUSTIN POLICE SEX-CRIMES DETECTIVE LETICIA SOLIS ASAP


The Austin Police Department Sex Crimes Unit phone number for Detective Leticia Solis is: (512) 974-4435.

The official E-mail address for APD Sex-Crimes Detective Solis is: leticia.solis@austintexas.gov  .

Detective Solis stated to me yesterday on the telephone that the Austin Police Department is continuing to maintain and preserve the two DNA-trace forensic rape-evidence kits that were obtained from me at my request on April 28, 2011, and December 21-22, 2011, respectively. Each of those two separate forensic rape-evidence kits came from forensic DNA-evidence exams on me by a female forensic nurse inside St. David's Hospital near the UT-Austin campus.


Detective Solis also stated to me yesterday that her APD Sex Crimes Unit may be willing to pursue multi-month retroactive DNA-trace processing on both of the forensic DNA rape-evidence kits that were obtained from me in 2011.

Detective Solis's much-appreciated comment to me yesterday comprised the very first occasion I can recall in which any Austin Police Department officer has indicated that they are willing to consider the possibility that I was victimized by alleged continuous sex-crimes and alleged continuous personal-injury crimes on numerous separate occasions over a multi-month period during my sleeping hours as I lay alone, unconscious, on my own bed inside my locked apartment unit in northwest Austin. 

I am a longtime celibate-by-choice gentleman, and I have not had sexual contact with any other person anywhere in Central Texas on any occasion since late December of 1979, as I politely mentioned to Detective Solis yesterday. I am also a permanently drinking-alcohol-free, permanently illicit-drug-free gentleman. I also informed Detective Solis yesterday in our phone conversation that I myself have not participated in or had any direct involvement in anal intercourse at any time during my own waking hours, regardless of where I resided or traveled or or was situated, on any occasion since the 1980s.

The two separate 2011 rape-evidence kits were each obtained from me during a prior period when I resided at Wind River Crossing Apartments, 11411 Research Boulevard in northwest Austin, as a rent-paying official tenant. I resided at that time in Building 3, Apartment 325, a second-floor apartment at Wind River Crossing.

Wind River Crossing Apartments during the period when I resided there were reportedly owned and managed by Westdale, a nationwide realty corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

A WARNING TO MEMBERS OF THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT HERE IN AUSTIN: IF YOU SUBJECT AN AUSTIN RESIDENT AT A TIME WHEN HE IS ASLEEP AND UNCONSCIOUS TO UNAUTHORIZED NASAL INHALANTS OR LIQUIDS FORCED INTO HIS MOUTH, YOU HAVE COMMITTED AN OUTRAGEOUS MISDEMEANOR CRIME HERE IN AUSTIN


That misdemeanor crime is "Assault by Contact," according to Patrick, a helpful male staff member for the City of Austin's 24-hour-a-day 311 telephone information and referral service. I spoke with Patrick during a 311 phone call I made on Monday, April 15, 2019.


Patrick also stated that all 311 staff members serve as an initial point of contact for the Austin Police Department.


In that phone conversation, Patrick also assured me that in any of the above-cited scenarios, the victim has the legal right to file charges against the alleged perpetrator through the Austin Police Department and Austin Municipal Court.

Patrick also stated to me yesterday that if you as a member of the criminal element ever at any time insert an anal-vibration device into anyone's anus during periods when he is asleep and unconscious and lying alone on his own bed inside his locked apartment unit, you have also committed the crime of assault by contact, Patrick stated.