𝗧𝗵𝗲 "𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝘿𝙊 𝘼𝙎 𝙒𝙀 𝙋𝙀𝙏𝙏𝙄𝙇𝙔 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘿!!" 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺:
𝗔𝗻 𝗨𝗻𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗢𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀:
At least this time, there is an apparent confession regarding the theft of my personal property from the GFA bulletin board. I guess that's something.
Regrettably, this latest confession includes at least one typical-for-most-of-the-board wholly untrue claim. Here is what really happened:
05/04/20: I e-mailed mr fibiger and all the currently sitting GFA board members with four queries, including one about the status of the annual fish re-stocking of our Flow.
05/04/20: Just 90 minutes later, Director Flynn very professionally replied, answering most of the questions I raised regarding the annual fish re-stocking of our Flow, for which I thanked them.
05/04/20: I informed the GFA Membership on FB of the information I had been given, as a certain other page and the currently sitting board had done nothing in this regard of which I was or am aware.
05/05/20: I made a laminated hard copy of the information Director James had kindly provided me with, and posted it to our bulletin board.
05/07/20: I became aware that someone had once again committed the cowardly act of stealing the notice I had placed on our bulletin board. I replaced my stolen notice, and informed the GFA Members via FB of this latest act of cowardly theft.
05/12/20: I was informed that someone had once again stolen my property from our bulletin board, and posted apparently their own in its place.
05/12/20: After verifying the information I was given to be true, I documented what I had been informed of, and re-posted my original notice on our bulletin board.
Photographs are on my FB page, a link to which can be found above. A document posted on our bulletin board purportedly by Director James simply reiterates what I had already been compelled to inform the GFA Members of -- given that the currently sitting board had done absolutely nothing in this regard of which I am aware. This new notice on our bulletin board (worded more politely than Director James' e-mail to me, but I genuinely could not care less about this beyond demonstrating that the public face and the private face of mr fibiger and most of the currently sitting board are VASTLY different) came several days late, provides less information to the GFA Members than my original notice, contains at least one factual error, and only appeared after I had once again forced/shamed the currently sitting board into actually doing something. The second page of the two-page new posting appears to be a confession by Director James that they are the individual who stole at least one of my earlier signs. This second page goes on to further falsely claim the following:
"𝑁𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑/𝑜𝑟 𝐵𝑂𝐷"
Beyond being absolutely untrue, this is also patently ridiculous. No one appointed Director James as any sort of misconceived "authority" regarding what is to be stolen from our bulletin board. But, this is the most public indicator yet of the absurd stanglehold which mr fibiger and most of the currently sitting GFA board are trying so hard to impose on the GFA Membership (if only they work so hard at genuinely serving all of the GFA...). They sincerely wish to actually limit our thoughts, our conversations, and the free exchange of information about our Flow. Yup, in the USA. Yup, in 2020. This cannot and absolutely will not stand.
In a rare-for-them moment of accuracy, mr fibiger has previously declared in writing that the only rules governing the activities of the currently sitting board are the codified bylaws which we are all presently compelled to comply with. Of course, there is absolutely nothing in the bylaws regarding the currently sitting board's wholly imagined right to suppress the free exchange of information regarding our Flow nor anything else. Director James' statement that somehow only "...𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑/𝑜𝑟 𝐵𝑂𝐷" are somehow 'authorized' to share information with the GFA Membership about our Flow is not only completely false, it is light years beyond dumb (IMHO, ofc). If Director James and/or the currently sitting board are so concerned about the dissemination of information which absolutely should be available to every single GFA Member, maybe they should have gotten off their collective backsides and actually bothered to inform the Members so I would not have to do their job for them? Just a thought......
Obviously, The Thought Police are alive and well, and attempting to thrive on our Flow. Yet, some people still genuinely wonder why I am displeased and objecting. 🙇♂️🙇♂️🙇♂️
If There Is Nothing To Hide, Simply Stop Hiding.
(and stopping the deceiving would be kinda cool, too, please.)
Together, we really CAN do MUCH better.
Thank you very much for your DEEPLY appreciated ongoing support in 2020 and beyond!! :-)