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World Postage Rate Chart Needed
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Jan 19.

Postal Scale Problem
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Emma Jane Falconer Feb 12, 2012.

 

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Elaine replied to James N. Dawson's discussion World Postage Rate Chart Needed
"It could also be that their scale wasn't in full calibrated mode, you can ask them to recalibrate it (it takes about 40 seconds)."
Jan 19
James N. Dawson posted a blog post

Scream Factory Horror Zine: Info Wanted

I ordered a Scream Factory ages ago (or  maybe got it gratis, for review), the 1995/96 issue.  At first I wasn't impressed when I read it, but it sort of grew on me, and I now think it was pretty exceptional.I'd like to get and/or at least borrow the whole collection, but I don't want it bad enough to pay the $15 a copy it's going for on eBay.Does anybody on WMZ have the whole collection?  Does anybody know if a zine library does?  Would anybody be willing to do a trade.  I've got masses of…See More
Jan 16
Kari Tervo left a comment for James N. Dawson
"James! I am like panicking right now because I just got a HUGE box of mail that had been sitting in the back of the post office since July (see my blog post)! THANK YOU so much for your Zines for Troops! donation! I'm still in the middle of…"
Dec 12, 2013
Karen L. replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Prisoner Networks
"*TRIGGER WARNING for discussing various nasty reasons people are imprisoned* There's lots of reasons to send zines to prisoners. Allow me to go on a rant here... I live in the U.S. As of 2010, there were over 2.2 million adult prisoners…"
Nov 21, 2013
Karen L. replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Prisoner Networks
"Zines by and for prisoners are always great :) I just wanted to note that there is a project out there that sounds similar to yours: Victoria Law edits a zine called Tenacious, which collects art and writings by women prisoners. Definitely worth…"
Nov 3, 2013
James N. Dawson replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Prisoner Networks
"Thanks, Kari. Actually, I'm pretty much aware of these kinds of rules and the rationale's for them.  Problem is, even if you try to follow their imperious rules to the letter, they'll still find some trifle to reject your…"
Oct 31, 2013
Kari Tervo left a comment for James N. Dawson
"Hi James, I know you interact a lot with prisoners. I'm sure you already know that a lot of stuff gets refused at prisons, but here's a new concern about sending zines to prisoners. It would probably be a good idea for zinesters to leave…"
Oct 28, 2013
Kari Tervo replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Prisoner Networks
"Hey people who send zines to prisoners: I know mail art is really popular and cool-looking, but some prisoners won't get their zines anymore with certain decorations on the envelope or product. Check this…"
Oct 28, 2013

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Snail Mail Junkie In Need of a Fix


Name: James N. Dawson

Address: P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Age: Well past youth.

Affliction: POB mail junkie.

Religion: Theravada Buddhist. More traditional/literal than most western Theravadins. Follow and regard Buddhism AS A RELIGION. Many would find me "dogmatic" or "doctrinaire", but I'm not overbearing or preachy about it. More negligent lately in my Dhamma practices than I should be. Needn't discuss religion. Just "laying it on the table". Write infrequent and irregular publication: DHAMMA LETTERS "Letters, Fragments, Essays. Critically Orthodox, Theravada Buddhist Perspective".

Politics: Animal-Rights Libertarianism. See:

groups.yahoo.com/group/libertarians_for_animal_rights
groups.yahoo.com/group/lpradicals-discuss
groups.yahoo.com/group/lpradicals-debate
groups.yahoo.com/group/leftlibertarian2

Diet: Vegetarian---99% vegan. See:
veganfitness.net, username: jamesndawson
animalrightscommunity.com, "The Community", "Flexitarians".
username: jamesndawson

Religion:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1594

Other Interests:
ZINES---Self-Publishing/Networking/DIY/Simple Printing/Zines---Mimeograph, Ditto, Letter Press, Home Xerox,

Pre or Non-Internet/PC Entertainment Technology---radios, tape recorders, analogue TV, Stand-Alone Digital, Etc.

Philosophy---Critical Thinking, Ethics, Politics, Religion, Ideas and Consequences, Theory and Action, Individualism...

Mysteries/Unexplained---Cryptozoology (Sasquatch, Pteradactyl, Thunderbird....), Misc

Music---Alternative Rock, New Wave, Garage, Synth, Post Punk, Goth....

Movies & Pulp Fiction----mostly "intelligent horror", cult, silents, obscure, B....

Documentaries---mostly 60's through 80's

Warning: I often "recycle" my e-mails and letters to supplement my mailings. Let me know how you feel about this, and we'll take it from there. I may use letters I receive in my zines---TELL ME CLEARLY "DO NOT PRINT" if you don't want me to.
E-Mail Me If You Must, But Why Not Just Send Me Paper Mail at my POB! Zines, Movies, Mix Tapes, Etc. Also Welcome! Will Answer All!

MY TRADE POLICY: No need to arrange trades via e-mail. Just send me your zine via the USPS and I'll reciprocate! When my zine reaches you, it's yours to do with what you like, but I'd be grateful if you didn't destroy or "recycle" it with the newspapers---I bled an ocean and cried a river of tears creating my zines, and paid a pretty penny to print them. Please, pass it on to somebody who'd enjoy them, if you can. I try to "read the situation" and treat zines I get according to how their makers would like, but if you have any "do's, don't or druthers" about how you'd like your zine "disposed of" or "passed on" it'd be best to make these clear. THANKS!


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Scream Factory Horror Zine: Info Wanted

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:50am 0 Comments

I ordered a Scream Factory ages ago (or  maybe got it gratis, for review), the 1995/96 issue.  At first I wasn't impressed when I read it, but it sort of grew on me, and I now think it was pretty exceptional.

I'd like to get and/or at least borrow the whole collection, but I don't want it bad enough to pay the $15 a copy it's going for on eBay.

Does anybody on WMZ have the whole collection?  Does anybody know if a zine library does?  Would anybody be willing to do a trade. …

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Wanted: Dark, Paranormal, Strange Zines for Prisoner

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:13am 0 Comments

As some of you know, I'm sort of involved in the prisoner zine scene(not exactly sure how that developed, but that's another issue...) and I'd like to order a few zines for a prisoner pen pal I've had for many years.

So as the title above indicates I'm looking for dark, paranormal, unsolved mysteries, strange, hard/punk rock, poetry zines with lots of imagery.  Probably not politics or technical at least as the main content.  I'd recommend something dense, that can  last a prisoner a…

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A Very Difficult Postal Clerk

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:20am 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago I ordered a couple inkjet cartridges from an Amazon.com seller.  They e-mailed the estimated arrival time of July 11, then July 16.  By Saturday it hadn't come, so I thought I'd better see what's going on.  As usual, it took some scrutiny to find out what links led to the tracking.  There was no link to it on the shipping confirmation page like other companies I shop with.  I had to guess by clicking on other links until it led me to tracking.

When I looked at the…

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My Latest Internet Frustration

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 12:22pm 1 Comment

Somebody by the name of Gene Hawkridge sent me an invitation to join LinkedIn, which he himself is on.  At first, I thought it may have been some kind of spam, so I hit the reply button and politely told him I didn't remember ever "meeting" him.  Later, the name began sounding more familiar, and after an Inbox search, I did find he was a WA LP member and had contacted me in a mass e-mail a while back.  So, taking it as a possibly friendly personal gesture, I decided I'd go ahead and accepted…

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Prisoner Seeks Body Piercing Zines & Info

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 11:11am 2 Comments

From Chris Loy:

"There's one more think I 'd like to ask, maybe you can give me some tips & advice.  I use to own my own body piercing shop back home in Las Vegas, it was called---"Vlad the Impaler".  Talk about some great times James?!!  The money was incredible.  I actually got to travel all over the world.  I've been in magazines (Tattoo & Savage) and have pierced thousands of people---including some pretty famous people.  I've got advice & storys that I think…

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At 9:01pm on December 12, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

James! I am like panicking right now because I just got a HUGE box of mail that had been sitting in the back of the post office since July (see my blog post)! THANK YOU so much for your Zines for Troops! donation! I'm still in the middle of processing several months of mail, but I wanted to acknowledge your donation ASAP. I'll be sending you your buttons and adding you to the Honor Roll soon.

At 11:04pm on October 28, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James, I know you interact a lot with prisoners. I'm sure you already know that a lot of stuff gets refused at prisons, but here's a new concern about sending zines to prisoners. It would probably be a good idea for zinesters to leave off stickers and other cool-looking add-ons when sending to certain prisons: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57053440-78/mail-galetka-letters-prison.html.csp

At 9:50pm on October 2, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James! I have a confession: I'm starting an online-only zine review thing. I know how you feel about the internet, and wanted to let you know I have your concerns in mind. I am a dedicated fan of the papernet, and am hoping to encourage more people to participate in it. Keep on keepin' on with all your hard paper work! (which sounds like paperwork, but is infinitely cooler) --Kari

http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html

At 8:59am on September 3, 2013, Arcane Angles Zine said…

Hey James,

I haven't forgotten about you.  Going through some major changes, including a move.  My letter to you is basically complete, but I am hoping to wrap up Issue #2 of Arcane Angles so I can include that when I send some snail mail your way.

 

-Paul

At 12:32am on June 19, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

P.S. I moved your comment to the page announcing the project. So if it looks unapproved, it's not--I just copied it and pasted it to what I thought was a better home. :)

At 12:28am on June 19, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James. Thanks for writing with your thoughts about my project. I know you are a pacifist, and that's part of the reason I asked you to participate. It has always interested me that, as a pacifist, you provide a voice for prisoners, many of whom have performed violent acts. So, in what appears to be a respect for all comers as human beings, I thought you were a natural fit to contribute to the leisure time of military members and injured veterans. On that note, I agree with your complaint about the vague promises of "support" to troops. That's why I offer something specific: A contribution to more satisfying leisure time, which is important for overall well-being. As a bonus, that contribution is also intellectual and, often, shares a perspective that might not often be heard in the military. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I would welcome your contribution of any size. I'm sure it would be received with interest, and maybe get you some more letters for your postal fix!

At 9:09am on May 21, 2013, Jennifer Dao said…

I know I'm taking a while, but its because i'm doing a comic zine that I want to send out. I'm almost done, expect the zines in 1-2 weeks.

At 7:09pm on May 12, 2013, fishspit said…

James . . . Fisphspit here . . . I have the first issue of the great steroptiocon and rambles of the libertarian connection Issues 323 to 329.  I look forward to getting more from you. Please write if you no longer have my address or need any other info.

thank, fishspit.

At 6:18pm on May 3, 2013, fishspit said…

james dawson, you put out stuff I like . . . keep me on your mail list.  I loved the stuff you sent me . . . if you need a donation don't hesitate to ask. it's fishspit at 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008.

At 4:55pm on May 2, 2013, Jennifer Dao said…

I thought you might find this interesting. This is a perzine I did about a demonic experience I had that led me to Christianity. True story. I used to be on the borderlines of agnostic and atheist, and I was raised Buddhist, but this experience led me to God. I know now that Jesus Christ is real, and He certainly answers our prayers. Demons are also real, and deliverance ministries (all over the world) work to exorcise them out of people who have them through the occult and other sins. 

It's a very short zine, I hope it qualifies as one. You can read the PDF form here: The%20Incubus%20a%20testimony.pdf

 
 
 

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