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Someone who found my blog and made their way to my other website where I list my instant messaging contacts struck up a brief conversation with me. It is reproduced here, in slightly edited form.
Conversation with He at 3:09 AM:
(3:09 AM) He: Way to go! I hope you find happiness where you’re living now. I understand your feelings very much on the Gov.
(3:10 AM) Me: Hello.
(3:10 AM) Me: Thanks. Which feelings?
(3:10 AM) He: The American Gov………… corruption.
(3:11 AM) Me: Aye. Calling it merely “corruption” is perhaps too kind.
(3:11 AM) He: hahaha……
(3:11 AM) He: Yeah, that’s putting it lightly.
(3:11 AM) Me: Do I know you from somewhere/one/when else?
(3:11 AM) He: No.
(3:12 AM) Me: Ah okay.
(3:13 AM) He: was looking into renouncing my citizenship since they refused to give me a passport because of child support.
(3:14 AM) Me: Won’t work.
(3:14 AM) Me: It’s one of the conditions which if present can be grounds for denial of renunciation.
(3:14 AM) He: am hostage here even though I’m paying support.
(3:14 AM) Me: Yeah, i understand this situation. Didn’t happen to me, but I’ve modeled the possibilities. It’s damned ugly on the outside, must be fucking horrible on the inside.
(3:15 AM) He: Yeah, it’s though……… I guess I’ll run across the Mexican border for vacation and hope I don’t get shot.
(3:15 AM) Me: dubious strategy, without adequate preparation.
(3:15 AM) He: Thanks for the input.
(3:15 AM) Me: You’re stuck with your citizenship, most likely.
(3:16 AM) Me: Unless you can find a way to ditch it.
(3:16 AM) Me: Read the Nationality Act.
(3:16 AM) He: I’m searching.
(3:16 AM) Me: Where do you live?
(3:16 AM) He: Ohio.
(3:16 AM) Me: Big land. Moderately hilly.
(3:17 AM) He: Yeah, and lots of taxes.
(3:17 AM) Me: I’d imagine.
(3:17 AM) He: Thanks for the chat time………… the kids need tucked into bed.
(3:17 AM) He: thanks Mike.
(3:17 AM) Me: Can I have your permission to post this conversation?
(3:18 AM) Me: Without any identifying details?
(3:18 AM) He: Sure, just not my screen name.
(3:18 AM) Me: ok, your SSN is fine, but not your screen name, got it
(3:18 AM) He: Add me.
(3:18 AM) He: Goodnight.
(3:18 AM) He: Thanks.
(3:19 AM) Me: You too. G’night, kids.