Here's the thing and then like many others have said I'm done responding I think this will leave no questions....I followed the NTA BS for several months like many of you..Hoping it would get better but it didn't..still I wanted to believe that I would have an organization to call "Home" so to speak... I had endless conversations with JJ and then at the world show with Russ knight about what the state of the NTA was and would be shortly...So feeling a little bit more assured after the world show, that supporting the NTA would be OK eventually, and when the time came for support through membership, I was one of the first to send in mine...That was right after the World show and they promptly cashed my check for 65.00 within a few days..So I'm thinking OK at least I can get about 7-8 months membership out of it still...no biggie...well weeks turned into months and after several calls and posting even on here about it, I never got a thing other than"I'm sorry it got overlooked and is in the mail" weeks and moths went by again and finally I think in Nov. I got my membership pack in the mail....WOW!! which consisted of a membership # that I couldn't use for anything..couldn't even log into the NTA site..so what good was that? Got a few coupons, big deal but better than nothing ..yeah boy...And some kind of NTA membership Award looking thing that was all bent up...Guess your supposed to frame it and proudly display it to show your support of the NTA... So that about sums up my personal experience with the worst association I have ever tried to be a member of...Why would I possibly want to join this sham, scam, or whatever you wanna call it...It will never be fixed and run properly as everyone is too concerned with their own agendas...Oh they say they are not but damn...I was born at night, just not last night...I just wonder how many other members were treated with the disrespect that I was... All I know is this...Once you do people like this, you can't un-ring that bell...and no I'm not whining about the measly 65 bucks...I am thoroughly disgusted with everyone that had had there hand in the cookie jars of the NTA though....All you people want is self recognition, and "Look at me"..."Look what I have done"...well I have sat back and watched what you all have done...You have all took part in the complete meltdown of what could have been the flagship association in our industry...Instead you all are the laughing stock of it...remember there are a heck of alot more taxi's that do not come on here that do..so just because your not flooded with 10,000 messages, pm's, and email regarding the NTA from taxis all over doesn't mean that they don't feel the same way...They just have better things to do than worry about some has been association that has nothing to offer anyone...Not even good ole camaraderie... Too many things in this world now are falling by the wayside just as the NTA did..All because of Greed!!...Look at Ken and the great bunch that put on the World show and run this site...You know why it's so good? Simple..because he and his staff cares, and are not greedy, and have nothing to prove...You take a great idea and execute it, and listen to people, and do it for the people... In closing let me say this..Their still may be some basically good people trying to get things done..How would we know though??? Problem is I feel they have misplaced the values they were taught by there parents...People back in the day relied on one another, helped one another, and were always there for one another....How long do you think an outsider would have lasted back in the Pioneer days that screwed over everyone and caused problems??? And no I do not have anger issues..I left that life 25 years ago..I do though have a problem with people that take advantage of me, lie to me, steal from me, and are deceitful to me...I feel lucky now at 47 to have learned a few things from my old man before he passed away...He always told me that at the end of the day, if you have tried your best, gave it your all, and have done more good than bad, that you can go to bed with a clear conscious...So I ask all of the people calling the shots that same question...At the end of the day did you try your best???...Did you give it your all??? Did you do more good than bad for the NTA?? and one I'll throw in there is are you doing what you do for the NTA? or for yourself?...Only you know that answer, so do you have a clear conscious when you lay your head down to sleep tonight???