Thursday, September 29, 2016

MALE RESPONDENT TO MY MOST RECENT CRAIGSLIST 'RANT AND RAVES' POSTING NOMINATES 'JESUS CHRIST' AS THE 'PERFECT NEW ROOMMATE' FOR MYSELF, JOHN KEVIN McMILLAN OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA----BUT 'UNFORTUNATELY, HE WAS MURDERED MANY YEARS AGO,' THE MALE RESPONDENT, 'DANNY', STATES IN WRITING


Re: Why Can't I find an honest law-abiding new roommate applicant? -

Danny

To cxgc9-5804109786@pers.craigslist.org

Today (Thursday, September 29, 2016) at 5:57 AM

I enjoyed reading your post.

I happen to know a man who'd be a perfect roommate for you.

Unfortunately, he was murdered many years ago.

His name was Jesus Christ, and according to many writings, he was perfect.

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Why Can't I find an honest law-abiding new roommate applicant? (Arboretum)

I have been advertising for several weeks in my search for an honest, law-abiding new roommate for the modern, very spacious, 1,000-square-foot, carpeted, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment unit where I live in beautiful northwest Austin.

Despite this, I have had ZERO opportunities for an in-person interview with a prospective new roommate. And I have had ZERO opportunities so far to show the apartment unit where I live to that prospective applicant.

What might explain this?

Among the possibilities:

---Many of the persons age 18 or older currently seeking to move into an apartment in Austin are addicted to marijuana or some other illicit drug. (I AM SEEKING A NEW ROOMMATE WHO DOES NOT CONSUME ANY MARIJUANA OR ANY OTHER ILLICIT DRUG.)

---Many of the prospective applicants in the Austin area consume tobacco. (I AM SEARCHING FOR A NEW ROOMMATE WHO DOES NOT CONSUME ANY TOBACCO PRODUCT.)

---Many of the prospective applicants are alarmed by the fact that I lead a completely celibate lifestyle. (I AM SEEKING A STRICTLY PLATONIC (NON-SEXUAL) INVOLVEMENT WITH A NEW ROOMMATE.)

---Some of the prospective applicants in the Austin area may be persons who have ties to organized crime. (I MYSELF AM VERY EMPHATICALLY SEEKING AN HONORABLE NEW ROOMMATE WHO DOES NOT HAVE ANY TIES TO ORGANIZED CRIME, AND WHO IS HIMSELF OR HERSELF LAW-ABIDING AND HONEST AND SUPPORTS LAW-ENFORCEMENT.)

----Some of the prospective applicants are persons who are currently addicted to alcohol. (I HAVE REPEATEDLY EMPHASIZED THAT I SEEK EITHER A COMPLETE ABSTAINER FROM ALCOHOL OR A LIGHT DRINKER AS MY ROOMMATE.)

----Some of the prospective roommate applicants are persons who worry that if I am older than they are, this means that I will take advantage of seniority. (IN FACT, I EXCEL AT NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SENIORITY: I TREAT A YOUNGER ROOMMATE WITH RESPECT AND POLITENESS AND CONSIDERATION.)

-----Some of the prospective roommate applicants worry that I lead a sedentary lifestyle. (IN FACT, I LEAD A PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE IN WHICH I DO LOTS OF HIKING OR WALKING, INCLUDING IN MY CAREER AS A RESTAURANT-INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, AND MY FAVORITE SPORTS THAT I ENJOY PURSUING IN MY LEISURETIME ARE RACQUETBALL, TENNIS, AND ROLLER SKATING.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

OVERHEARD IN THE RESTAURANT SCENE OF NEW YORK CITY: AN IMAGINARY EAVESDROPPER'S REPORT


"I am confident that our banana bread is high in fiber, but I don't know exactly how many grams per slice. I will check with my manager and get that answer for you as soon as possible."

"I hope you don't think I'm a fiber freak. I've been told by my doctor to triple my fiber intake, so that's why I count fiber as much as possible whenever I dine out."

"Fiber is very much on the minds of all New Yorkers these days. One item on our menu I especially recommend for fiber is our broccoli. We can offer you a side of broccoli, if you like, and you will definitely get lots of fiber from it."

"You must think I'm anticipating my next bowel movement, and that is why I'm demanding so much fiber from your restaurant."

"Not at all. Your fiber-minded lifestyle is very refreshing. And while I'm on that subject, I urge you to try our homemade multi-grain bread with your meal. I will check with my manager so I can offer you the exact fiber count on that bread."

"Maybe I should approach the subject from the other end. Is there any item on your menu that you feel would NOT be high enough in fiber to satisfy my doctor?"

"I don't believe that our homemade vanilla pudding is high in fiber. But if you like, we could sprinkle some high fiber crumbs on top of our pudding before we serve it to you. Do you think that would meet your doctor's specifications?"

"Gee, I'm not sure. I don't have my doctor right here, and it might be rude if I call the doctor on call for my medical clinic and ask a fiber question at 8 p.m. like this."

"Well, if you change your mind, I would be more than happy to speak with the doctor on call for you and answer any questions about fiber in our restaurant that he might have. We want our dishes here to be 'Just What The Doctor Ordered'."

"How clever of you. You are definitely one of the wittier waitresses I've met in a long while. But I'm not sure if 'wittier' is a word. The only word like that I'm sure about is a proper noun. That is the city in California where Richard Nixon grew up or attended college, I forget which, before he became President. And Nixon liked cottage cheese with ketchup on top. Cottage cheese is good for fiber, I would assume, so that is one thing you have to admire about Nixon. I should call my high school English teacher and ask her if 'wittier' as an adjective is actually a word. Anyway, you are definitely one of the wittiest waitresses I've met in a long while. Let me rephrase that. You are one of the most witty waitresses I've had in a long time. So thank you for making this a special dining experience for me."

"You're very welcome. We care very deeply about all of our guests' cardiovascular health here at 'Heart of Manhattan' restaurant. As you might have guessed, we got our name because our owner is a cardiologist who bought a restaurant to help keep New Yorkers away from the hospital emergency room as much as possible."

"That's quite a noble calling for your restaurant. And I'll be thrilled if I can stay away from the emergency room for the next six-month period, with help from this new lifestyle strategy of dining at 'Heart of Manhattan'. And that reminds me, do any of your dishes have names like 'Aorta' in them? If not, that's fine with me. I'm not sure that I want to imagine what an aorta looks like when I'm eating a meal, anyway."

"We don't currently have an Aortic Delight dish on our menu, but that's a great idea. And if you'd like, I can measure your blood pressure after you're through eating your meal. This is one public service that our owner wants us to offer as an option for all of our guests here. And there's no charge for the free blood-pressure reading right at your dining table. Does that sound like something you'd like to try?"

"I'd love to. It would give me something to tell all my friends and relatives in New Jersey about when I get home and start making phone calls. They'll all want to visit here and get their free blood pressure reading. Everyone loves to be on the cutting edge of a new trend, especially here in Manhattan where we're always expected to be trend-setters for the entire world."

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON'S STATE AGENCY IN AUSTIN PUBLICLY DISCLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2016, THAT THE AUSTIN-AREA REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICE OF THAT STATE AGENCY HAS NOT GENERATED OR RECEIVED ANY CITED DOCUMENTS AT ANY TIME IN LAST 5 1/2 YEARS THAT REFER IN ANY WAY TO SELF-IDENTIFIED CONTINUOUS-AND-CONTINUING-DAILY-AND-YEAR-ROUND-AND-MULTI-YEAR-PERSONAL-INJURY-CRIMES-AND-ANAL-RAPE-CRIMES VICTIM JOHN KEVIN McMILLAN OF AUSTIN


Public Information Request No. 16-45220

publicrecords (at e-mail address of: "PublicRecords@oag.texas.gov")

Tue (Tuesday) 9-27-2016 7:59 AM

John McMillan

September 27, 2016

Mr. John McMillan
mcmillanj@att.net
VIA E-MAIL ONLY

RE: Public Information Request No. 16-45220

Dear Mr. McMillan:

This e-mail is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”), received by the OAG on September 26, 2016. A copy of your request follows this e-mail.

The OAG has reviewed its files, and the OAG has no information responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact me at publicrecords@oag.texas.gov.

Sincerely,

Kyle Gavit
Public Information Coordinator’s Office
Office of the Attorney General

From: John McMillan [mailto:mcmillanj@att.net]

Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:12 PM

To: publicrecords ; Lori Carter ; Texas Rangers Division of DPS ; Governor's Office of Texas Open Records Administrator ; Greg Hamilton ; Sherri Fleming ; FBI Dallas Bureau ; Roger Dean ; joe.ballesteros@traviscountytx.gov; Office for Victims of Crime (U.S. DOJ) ; U.S. Department of Homeland Security ; CountyAttorneyDavidEscamilla ; Rep. Naishtat Chief of Staff Dorothy Browne ; Senator Kirk Watson Constituent Services Rep. Walcott (2016) ; Fox 7 (Austin TX) TV News ; Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt ; Keyetv News ; Ftc Webmaster ; Texas Department of Health and Human Services Ombudsman ; Ombudsman Texas Dept. of State Health Services ; Statesman News ; U.S. Dept Health Hu Services 2015 ; City of Austin Interim City Attorney Anne Morgan ; gerald.daugherty@traviscountytx.gov; Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea ; Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gomez ; Austin Mayor Steve Adler ; District 5 ; District 8 ; Council Member Kathie Tovo ; Austin City Council Member Delia Garza (2015) ; Aurelio Contreras ; Trevor Glynn ; Outback Asst Mgr Nick Burton ; DMN Austin Bureau Reporter Robert Garrett ; KXAN TV News Investigations ; Austin Chronicle Editors ; Unknown National ; CBS News '60 Minutes' Editors and Reporters <60m@cbsnews.com>; Houston Chronicle Letters To the Editor ; AMA Council On Science and Public Health ; Miami Herald Letters To Editor ; Joyful Heart Foundation for Rape Victims ; Texas Apartment Association ; National Apartment Association State-Local Govt. Mgr. Carly ; Texas Observer Editors ; WallStJournalNewstips ; San Antonio Express-News Letters To Editor ; National Center for Victims of Crime ; Center for Investigative Reporting ; Ccr Ny Info ; Texasadvocacyproject Info ; Suzanne M. Abrego ; Texas Medical Board State Agency ; Austin Board of Realtors Lara2015 ; Notre Dame Univ. Center for Civil and Human Rights ; Austin Board of Realtors Andrei Lubomudrov (2015) ; National Consumer Law Center (Boston) ; National Crime Victim Law Institute (Lewis & Clark Law School Portland Oregon) ; Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Atty Kaiser 2016 ; eboyce@taasa.org; CBS News Story Ideas Editors ; NBC Nightly News Headqrtrs 2016 ; Attorney Cousin Jack Dane ; Attorney General of Massachusetts ; CentersforDiseaseControl(U.S.Govt.) ; Christian Hawley ; roger@northwestfellowship.com; StateComptrollerSusanCombs ; AGO - Department of Justice ; U.S. Dept. of Education Civil Rights (2016) ; Texas Civil Rights Project ; U.S. Department of Education Texas Civil Rights Office (Dallas) ; Aclutx Info ; Aclum Info ; Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy ; Harvard Law School Human Rights Program (2016) ; Human Rights Law Society (U of Chicago) ; oprahnewsletter@oprah.com; Attorney General of New York ; Abc13 News ; KLRU TV News Editors ; Doc Webmaster ; U.S. President Barack Obama ; webmaster@democrats.org; info@gop.com; Traviscountydemocrats Info ; USA Today ; U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (2015) ; USDeptofHealthHuServicesCivilRightsOffice ; Spanish Embassy (Washington D.C.) ; Prime Minister 2016 Sweden ; British Embassy Public Affairs Team (D.C.) ; The London Times Letters To Editor ; Der Spiegel (2016) ; Common Cause Non-profit Watchdog Group ; National Alliance On Mental Illness Legal Service Director Ron Honberg ; Texas Legal legal-aid service (2015) ; cdr@americanbar.org; Irish Times (Dublin) Newstips

Subject: 9-24-16 TX OAG Open Rec re: OAG Austin Regional Office and me

To: Lauren Downey,
Public Information Coordinator,
Office of the Attorney General,
P.O. Box 12548,
Austin, TX 78711 2548
FAX: (512) 494-8017
Main phone number for your state agency headquarters in Austin: (512) 463-2100
Official e-mail address for Texas Open Records requests:
publicrecords@texasattorneygeneral.gov

September 24, 2016

Dear Attorney General of Texas Public Information Coordinator Downey,

This is a Texas Open Records request in which I seek to obtain from your state agency in Austin a copy of any and all written communications, including e-mail correspondence, letters, reports, memoranda, and policy decisions, that refer at least once to myself, John Kevin McMillan of Austin, in any manner or context, and that, in each such case, were written or generated or forwarded or received or sent or mailed or e-mailed or FAXed at any time since 12:01 a.m. April 17, 2011, by any staff member or attorney or administrator or official of the Attorney General of Texas state agency's "Consumer Protection and Public Health Regional Office" (or Offices, if applicable) that is situated in and directly serves residents of Austin, Texas, and other cities and towns and rural areas of this Central Texas region.

EXCLUDED FROM THE SCOPE of this public-information request are any and all documents generated by or received by any other office or division of your state agency.

ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THE SCOPE of this public-information request are any and all documents that were exclusively written by myself, John Kevin McMillan of Austin.

My legal name is "John Kevin McMillan". I was born on April 27, 1957, at Lincoln, Nebraska. My social security number is: ....

I have resided in Austin proper on a continuous and uninterrupted basis ever since mid-March 1997.

I am the founder and only current approved member of a new and non-Christian "Honor Society" religion, the anti-alcohol and anti-tobacco and anti-marijuana-minded and anti-illicit-drug-minded and anti-facial-hair-minded and anti-tattoos-minded and anti-anonymous-communications-minded and anti-noise-pollution-minded "Progressive Prohibitionist Religion", that has very stringent membership-eligibility guidelines.

During the multi-year time period applicable to this public information request, I myself resided as an official rent-paying tenant at the following apartment units or hotel rooms:

---Wind River Crossing Apartments, 11411 Research Boulevard, Apt. 325, Austin, Texas, 78759. I resided in that particular apartment unit from January 2002 until July 29, 2015, when my lease to reside there expired.

---Crossland Economy Studios, 12621 Hymeadow Road, Room 133, Austin, Texas, 78729. I officially resided at this particular Extended Stay America hotel and efficiency apartments facility in Williamson County, Texas, from July 29, 2015, until late September 2015.

---Village Oaks Apartments, 10926 Jollyville Road, Building 9, Apt. 902, Austin, Texas, 78759. I have resided in this unit as an official rent-paying single adult male tenant and as an apartment-management-team-approved official roommate of Mr. "Brett Andrew Meyer", a self-identified "currently registered official student at Austin Community College", ever since late September 2015.

I hope to hear from you soon in response to this public-information request from myself.

Incidentally, please let me know as soon as possible if you sense that you might have to charge me more than $20 in administrative fees you expect to incur from processing this public-information request from myself.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

John Kevin McMillan, a former resident of the Boston area of Massachusetts who is myself a certified direct descendant of the Rev. William Brewster---the great Puritan religious leader who served as Head Chaplain on the Mayflower and as an adviser to Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford in what is now the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

My home address: Village Oaks Apts. (a NW Austin apartment complex reportedly owned by a for-profit corporation headquartered in Newton, Mass.), 10926 Jollyville Rd., Building 9, Apt. 902, Austin, Texas, 78759.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

AUSTIN STONE COMMUNITY CHURCH POLITELY ACCEPTS, BUT OFFERS NO REPLY TO, FIVE QUESTIONS FROM AUSTIN RESIDENT AND SELF-IDENTIFIED-CONTINUOUS-AND-CONTINUING, DAILY-AND-YEAR-ROUND-PERSONAL-INJURY-CRIMES-AND-ANAL-RAPE-CRIMES VICTIM JOHN KEVIN McMILLAN




On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:44 PM, John McMillan wrote:

Dear Austin Stone Community Church Officials,

I have heard that your church is very impressive.

The following are some questions that I would like to pose to your very kind church:

(1) Does your church take a strong stand opposing sexual assault crimes and personal-injury-crimes in Austin?

(2) Does your church oppose thought-control projects?

(2a) Does your church know of any religious group or political group or civic group or other group in Austin that does NOT oppose "thought-control projects"?

(3) Does your church oppose the deliberate and willful infliction of continuous daily and year-round noise pollution on a cited individual by others, in a manner that is aimed at punishing the former individual for having political or religious beliefs or personal beliefs or opinions that differ significantly from the sponsor or financier or perpetrator of that alleged continuous noise pollution?

(4) Does your church support full privacy rights for any single adult Austin resident (myself, for instance) during any and all periods when he is sleeping alone and lying alone on his own bed inside his locked private room of his bolt-locked apartment unit in Austin?

Thank you in advance for your very kind reply letter in regard to any of these questions from myself for which you might be willing to provide me with a written response from your own much-admired Christian group.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

John Kevin McMillan.
My home address ever since late September 2015:
Village Oaks Apartments, 10926 Jollyville Road, Building 9, Apt. 902, Austin, Texas, 78759.
Home phone: (512) 342-2295.
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AN ANTIDOTE TO CONSPIRACY THEORIES ABOUT SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY (ALCOHOL INDUSTRY, TOBACCO INDUSTRY, MARIJUANA INDUSTRY, GAMBLING INDUSTRY, TATTOO-PARLOR INDUSTRY, SEXUAL PROSTITUTION INDUSTRY, NIGHTCLUBS INDUSTRY, RACE-CAR INDUSTRY, PROFESSIONAL BOXING INDUSTRY, UNETHICAL MEDIA INDUSTRY, THOUGHT-CONTROL-PROJECTS INDUSTRY, VIGILANTEISM INDUSTRY, ETC.) THAT ARE EITHER HOSTILE OR HARMFUL TO ONESELF: A WAY TO EMBRACE THE YOLKING OF THIS CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM TO YOUR OWN AGENDA, OR A BRIDLED CAPITALISM YOU CAN BE HAPPY WITH: MAKE A LIST OF THE 'ALLY' INDUSTRIES YOU REGARD AS BEING THE MOST COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR OWN RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL BELIEFS, A HELPFUL LEISURETIME ACTIVITY I LIKE TO PURSUE IN MY OWN PROGRESSIVE PROHIBITIONIST RELIGION LIFE


The ideal 401K Retirement Plan for employees might feature investments in some or several of the following industries:

---The Natural Fruit Juices Industry.

---the tea industry.

---the tea parlor industry.

----the milk industry.

---the yogurt industry.

---organic-farming industry.

---the health foods industry.

---the fruits and vegetables industry.

---the preventive-medicine health services industry.

---The Tobacco-Addiction Treatment Industry.

---The Alcohol-Addiction Treatment Industry.

---The Illicit-Drug-Addiction Treatment Industry.

---the tattoo-removal industry, in cases in which removal of a tattoo at the specific request of the tattooed person does not medically harm that individual.

----the good-parenting industry.

---the noise-pollution-abatement industry.

---environmental protection services industry.

---Renewable Energy Sources Industry.

---the crime-deterrence industry.
---the home electronic surveillance security systems industry.

---the Rape-Victims Legal Advice Industry.

---the honorable private detectives industry, an industry that can potentially help a continuous crimes victim (myself, for instance) to identify a crime suspect and then obtain the factual evidence needed in order to successfully press criminal charges through a law-enforcement agency with jurisdiction.

---personal-injury-crimes attorneys and the life-saving services they often provide to crime victims.

---the travel industry.

---the U.S. state-matching or foreign-country-matching industry, which helps an individual (myself, for instance) to identify a U.S. state or foreign nation that is more comprehensively compatible with his own values and beliefs and law-abiding conduct than is the U.S. state where he currently resides. I'm reminded that various persons have stated to me or indicated to me in my own life that I might be a better match for Florida or Minnesota or Utah or Arizona or Colorado or Wyoming or Nebraska, for instance, than Texas has been; and various persons have also stated to me that I might be a better match for Great Britain or Sweden or The Netherlands or Spain than the United States has been for me.

---the lifelong sports industry, including tennis, racquetball, roller skating, squash, hiking, bicycling, and other lifelong sports or lifelong athletic activities.

---the reliable news and information services industry.

----the educational television industry, featuring documentaries and enlightening and substantive interview shows and news presentations.

----the ethical personal organizers industry, featuring bonded professionals who for a reasonable fee offer invaluable advice on how a person can save lots of time and enhance his creative potential inside his home or in his career life.

----the lifelong education industry.

----the arts and entertainment industry, with an emphasis on increased support for G-rated or PG-rated movies.

Friday, September 23, 2016

THE LATEST EAVESDROPPER'S REPORT FROM THE NEW YORK CITY SCENE OF 2016: IMAGINARY QUOTATIONS FROM IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS IN MANHATTAN


"She is so chauvinistic about Manhattan that she refuses to set foot on any of the outlying burroughs, as she calls them. To me, she's making a big mistake to declare that Queens and Yonkers and Brooklyn have nothing to offer her."

"I'm very surprised I don't get invited to any Manhattan Clam Chowder parties here. You'd think it would be de rigeur for a New Yorker to host a Manhattan Clam Chowder party at least once per year."

"Personally, I wouldn't know when to host a Manhattan Clam Chowder party. I don't know when the clams are considered to be in-season. It's not as if they're more likely to be biting the bait, so to speak, in any given month. I guess I could write to the New York Clam Industry Council, if there is one, to find out the best month for hosting a tomatoey clam chowder party in honor of Manhattan's own recipe."

"I would assume that the best month for hosting a Manhattan-style Clam Chowder Party would be the coldest month of the year, which is January. To me, it makes perfect sense to start out the New Year by throwing a Clam Chowder Festival inside your own home."

"So where do the clams come from that get highlighted in a Manhattan Clam Chowder Party? I don't think we should overlook the contributions made to our party by the state of Maine-- or is it the state of Massachusetts --- where clam-catchers are no doubt numerous. Maybe I could make a point of inviting some recent graduate from that famous liberal arts college in Maine to attend my party. I could contact the local alumni association for that college, if only I can remember the name of that college. Is it Bedouin, like the camel?"

"Camels have nothing to do with clams. And it's Bowdoin---not Bedouin---College. So please don't repeat the neumonic device you use to remember that college in Maine, if you actually get some recent graduate from that school to attend your party. No one likes being compared to a camel. But of course, no one likes being compared to a clam, either. I'm sure anyone who has lived in Maine gets compared to a clam at some point."

"You just remind me, maybe I should re-name it as an 'All About Clams' Party that features clam dip as an appetizer. Or do you think everyone would get all clammed out, if everything I serve has clams in it?"

"If you eat too many clams, maybe you get Clam-idia. I think this thought is deeply embedded in the minds of all New Yorkers. We're all trying to avoid catching chlymidia on a year-round basis. It's one of our leading goals in life."

"I assume you are joking when you suggest that eating lots of clams at an 'All About Clams' party will give you venereal disease. You are either joking or you have been drinking something alcoholic since we last spoke."

"I need to find out which types of crackers to serve at a Manhattan Clam Chowder party. No one has ever told me what a clam chowder cracker should look like. To me, the best crackers would be crackers that you can drop into the chowder without their going soggy. Too bad there isn't a Seafood Parties Consultant here I could contact for advice. But I'm not willing to pay $100 an hour for that, so maybe I should do a Google search to find out which type of crackers combine best with Manhattan-style Clam Chowder. What about a cracker with tasty bits of tomato inside, to accentuate the tomato motif already being highlighted by our local chowder?"

IDEA FOR MY NEW PROGRESSIVE PROHIBITIONIST RELIGION: OFFER AN ANNUAL AWARD FOR THE PUBLIC-POLICY ACTION BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY OR PUBLIC OFFICIAL ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HELPED TO DETER OR CONTAIN URBAN SPRAWL IN THIS COUNTRY


As founder and only approved current member of the Progressive Prohibitionist Religion, I would like to help sponsor an annual awards tradition that publicly honors the government agency or public official or non-profit group, for that matter, that helps to deter urban sprawl somewhere in the United States.

At present, I don't know of awards tradition of that type--or if there is an awards tradition of that type in the U.S., I myself don't remember reading or viewing any news media coverage on that.

Through an awards tradition of this type, my non-Christian and quality-of-life-minded, implicitly-deistic Progressive Prohibitionist Religon can help to promote that public-policy priority for our entire nation.

This reminds me, too, that I myself don't recall hearing about or reading about any Urban Sprawl Containment or Urban Sprawl Deterrence Research Institute anywhere in the United States. It would be a great accomplishment for my Progressive Prohibitionist Religion if that fully independent new religion could make a donation toward establishment of a research institute with that focus and mission.