That is my point and was Williams/standby's point -- let the USPS decide. Its their job to deal with the crazy bullshit about postage, not the correctional facility. As to the sticky substance, it was outgoing mail, not incoming.Azastan wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:36 pmUSPS would have returned that as insufficient postage. Williams was also trying to claim that a postmaster in TN said it was perfectly all right for him to send mail lacking sufficient postage (it's not). He's admitting that he's defrauding the USPS. That postage goes to pay for my spouse's salary.woodworker wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm
I admit that I don't know if what he was asking for is extraordinary for pro se's in pre-trial confinement, but some of his complaints come across as straight-forward legitimate. For example, he claims that he took a stamp from an un-mailed envelope and put on another envelope, using toothpaste to help it stick.
Williams knows that inmates can't receive envelopes which bear any sticky substance which is not original to the envelope.
AND TO MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR, I am not defending AW or his theories -- I think he is scum, his theories are bullshit and he should spend the rest of his life in jail. But if disliking the person or his beliefs means that I have to believe he is no longer entitled to the benefits of constitutional protections, count me out. There lies the slippery slope Pastor Niemöller warned about. If we go down that road, we are no better than the republicans. And, before I get flamed, anyone who knows me or has ready my posts over the last however many years knows that I take no brief for the republicans -- I think we should oppose them, loudly, consistently, vociferously and uncivilly. Those who have seem me oppose, IIRC, Pastor Drake in person know that I don't shrink in opposition. But I still believe in the Constitution and the protections if provides for all us, even sinners and bad persons like me (thank heaven).
Also, in case it is not clear, this is a subject that highly motivates me, one of many, including without limitation, my hatred and disgust of republicans (and if I tar any so-called moderate republicans with that, if you support McConnell, Ryan, Alito, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Gorsuch or any of their ilk, then too damned bad), fundamentalists (ditto), cruelty to people, especially children, cruelty to animals, especially trophy hunters and anyone hunting other than for food or the immediate safety of people or other animals (and if you use spring traps, you should be put in one -- let's see you chew your own leg off), and I will stop here before beginning a long off-topic rant.