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My assessment of the NTA, where it came from, where it's headed to, and why.

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by ELMER GANTRY, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Haynes

    Haynes New Member

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    Since we were never formally introduced, I will just call you CM
     
  2. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    That's funny O.D.A.!
     

  3. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    O.D.A. it is. :)
     
  4. ELMER GANTRY

    ELMER GANTRY **THE DISTANCE OF GOOSE**

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    &^%$* Mister Bill I guess your friend Elmer will have to
    break it down 4 you Gangsta Style ::)

    It's not a legal word Mister Silly Billy, its slang or street talk ;D ;D ;D

    Inure is the antonym for outure. ;)

    An example of both slang words in the same conversation would be like;

    Michael P said, Mister Bill shore do likes to get inure business.
    ;D ;D

    Mister Bill said, Michael P, blow it outure black a$$.
    :eek:

    I got that from the Gantry English to Slang Converter ;D ;D ;D hope it helps you better understand now Mister Bill ;)

    Your mentor,

    Elmer
     
  5. Ted B

    Ted B Active Member

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    OMFG Elmer, thats damn funny!
     
  6. Athena

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    Mister Haynes or NTAHQ are you in hibernation?? We're waiting for a response.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=K8E_zMLCRNg


    Athena is the Greek virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature. Athena is the daughter of Zeus
     
  7. ELMER GANTRY

    ELMER GANTRY **THE DISTANCE OF GOOSE**

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    4 days and counting "Haynes"

    Who it is? ::)
     
  8. Haynes

    Haynes New Member

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    You haven't told me who was going to take over....Do that, and I will tell you who I wrote down.
     
  9. ELMER GANTRY

    ELMER GANTRY **THE DISTANCE OF GOOSE**

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    The Prince of Darkness, beelzebub, the devil himself, the same old boy that got in the fiddle match with Charlie Daniels down in Georgia, oh wait that's where YOU live, coincidence, I think not..... ;) and you owe an answer over at: http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,337616.0.html

    ;D ;D ;D
     
  10. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Nobody 'takes over' you idiot...... you 're-organize'.

    See, that's the problem, you minions look at Greg Crain as your leader.
     
  11. Haynes

    Haynes New Member

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    OK, DA re-organize for me.
     
  12. ELMER GANTRY

    ELMER GANTRY **THE DISTANCE OF GOOSE**

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    "Haynes"

    Who is DA, and your idea of re-organize is to take 2 extra strength Viagra and wait 30 minutes.....I don't think that's what Michael p was referring to. ;D ;D ;D

    Still your pal,

    "Gantry"
     
  13. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Betcha $100 you'll be re-organized by the end of June....... and if ya take that bet, your gonna regret, cause I'm the best there's ever been!
     
  14. Haynes

    Haynes New Member

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    I asked a simple question, and you come back with a smart ass answer.
    I guess you don't have the answer/
     
  15. ELMER GANTRY

    ELMER GANTRY **THE DISTANCE OF GOOSE**

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    Michael's answer was right on according to my answer and your lack of one. ;D ;D

    So "Haynes" who did you write down on your "pad," can't be Dobie Gray he's dead! Don Holt ?
     
  16. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Numbnuts, answer my challenge question that you have avoided and I will spill the beans!
     
  17. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

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    The reason he doesn't answer is "He doesn't Know", this is what happens when you get as old as him. Your memory is the first thing to go.... so all you can do is try and baffle us with B.S.
     
  18. Haynes

    Haynes New Member

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    Hey, AH, repeat the challenge....I forgot what it was
     
  19. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)


    Every year the NTA has Friday and Saturday auctions. When I was there I even donated assuming the money was going back to the association in order to promote Taxidermy through the National Taxidermist Association.

    You had advised me to look at the minutes more and I took you upon it...... what I found shocked me, the auction proceeds ARE NOT going back to the NTA to provide better services for their members, they are all going to John Jackson and his Conservation Force and it coincidentally happens to be that John Jackson is one of NTA Executive Director Greg Crains biggest clients!

    Now here are the forms that persons/companies donating to the auction must fill out....
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    Now here's where it gets REALLY WEIRD........ read the entire form and NO WHERE ON THERE is a place to make the donation transferable to the 'Conservation Fund', but yet Greg Crain says otherwise.

    First at the February 2008 meeting Greg Crain states-

    'At last year’s convention, $5,000.00 was raised from auction donations that were dedicated to Conservation Force. The funds were deposited into the General Fund. At the end of the year the funds had been spent on other items. We owe it to our members to forward this money to Conservation Force as rapidly as possible as it is where the members directed it to be spent.'

    And then in February 2009 Greg Crain said this-
    '"At last summer’s convention, $3,195.25 was generated from auction donations and merchandise and designated by the donors to go to Conservation Force. Conservation Force continues to represent the industry around the world".'

    Now considering that John Jackson is one of Mr. Crain's larger Taxidermy accounts is a little disturbing considering he is pushing for money raised at an NTA Auction to go towards his clients organization. But let's skip that part.

    Given that there is no place to make a direct contribution to John Jacksons Conservation Force on the formal donation form (i.e. It is not an option), can you physically show where 'members' (as stated by Mr. Crain) earmarked the proceeds from their auction items to be donated to Mr. Crains friend and client John Jackson for his conservation force?

    2 years of earmark proofs Bill Haynes......... I've answered everyone of your challenges Bill Haynes.... it's time for you to 'Batter Up!'.

    I'll tell you Mr. Haynes, it seems disturbing to everyone, that your Executive Director would fight so hard to get so much money donated by suppliers, members and supporters to an organization outside of the NTA, but the same man would call a special board meeting while his president is in the air to cancel a credit card that was used to purchase a $471 fax machine for use by the NTA secretary and a trip that cost $1200 for airfare, room and all, where the President would be promoting the NTA at SCI, the LARGEST CONSERVATION ORGANIZATON FOR WILDLIFE IN THE WORLD for 4 days.

    I hope you accept this challenge and do not coward out.

    Best regards from your buddy,
    Michael P.
     
  20. Haynes

    Haynes New Member

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    Can't find it AH Show me