[vendtalk] BEP Rules Concerns

plume blume at verizon.net
Sun Feb 1 15:25:05 UTC 2009

Thank you for reading and writing your comments to my "open letter".

Your input was wrong, however I am sure that you have been wrong many times

I would like to close with the following quote:

Benjamin Franklin
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his

From, Tom Blume
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Here it is I'm reading a letter from who I think is Tom Bloom and it's
signed Abraham Lincoln.  Well, Abe, another open letter that was sent to an
individual and nothing any of the rest of us around the country can do about
it.  Did you ever think possibly that it's not the rest of the world, but

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Subject: [vendtalk] BEP Rules Concerns

> FROM: Tom Blume, N. J. Licensed BEP Operator
> Voice Mail: 206-312-7844
> e-mail:
> blume at verizon.net
> To: Frank Collepardi
> DATE: Jan. 25, 2009
> SUBJECT: Jan. 24, 2009, Committee meeting comments
> On Jan. 24, 2009, I attended the BEP regular open Committee meeting.
> Again I was very disappointed in the meeting.
> On Jan. 17, 2009, I also attended the Chapter 97, Sub-Committee meeting.
> We spent 4 hours discussing the "License concerns", in Chapter 97 and how
> it
> would effect special "BEP license operators.
> You and your Committee "do not" want to follow the Oct. 3, 2008
> suggestions
> from the Feds.
> As I stated to you in a recent e-mail, you and the N. J. CBVI and your
> Committee has to stop thumbing your nose at the Feds.
> I received your notes on what you thought we agreed on at this meeting.
> I attempted to discuss the "operators manual" which appears in the new
> Chapter 97 draft.
> You and your Committee and the CBVI Administration ignored my comments.
> At the Jan. 24, 2009 Committee meeting I attempted to continue my comments
> on the "operators manual".
> After the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee gave his report on the
> "Operator Manual", I had some Comments as, Vice Chairperson.
> As I started speaking I was rudely interrupted by Nick Gacos.
> You permitted him to speak to me in this manner.
> I told him I was giving my  report and comments on the Operator's
> Manual".,
> and when I was finish he could make his comments.
> Nick made the motion on one of the phone conferences of Chapter 97,
> Sub-Committee meeting that we needed a "Operator's Manual".
> We then agreed and placed it into the draft of the new Chapter 97.
> At the Jan. 24, 2009 Committee meeting he denied that he made this motion.
> Since you "never attended any of the phone conference meetings because you
> was just too busy, you did not witnessed Nick's motion.
> I suggested to the Committee since Nick Gacos wants to ""kill" the idea of
> a
> "Operator's Manual" that the Committee should cancel the Sub-Committee.
> I do not know "why" you and your Committee allow Nick Gacos to scare you
> and
> whatever he states on the floor is the "Gospel truth".
> Nick reports are not always accurate.
> However you and your Committee will continue to be afraid of Nick Gacos
> and
> you have no other choice but to allow him to control your minds.
> It appears that you and your Committee and the CBVI will continue to
> "thumb
> your nose",  at the Feds.
> One of the main reasons why a BEP Operator serves on the Committee is for:
> Protection, a great location paying over (100,000.0o to $200,000.00++) a
> year, new equipment, and other goodies.
> Since the N. J. Justice Complex cafeteria will be available soon with a
> "Dunkin Doughnut "deal", you will want it.
> If you want this  large location the CBVI has no other choice but to award
> this cafeteria to you.
> However for you to receive this type of location you must continue to
> Honor
> and Obey Nick Gacos.
> At the meeting I inquired about the minutes of previous meetings.
> We have never received any Committee minutes since the May 2008, Annual
> Conference.
> These minutes has never been discussed at any of your meetings or never
> was
> approved and the Operators do not know what the Committee is really doing.
> You stated that I was right and you have to go back the the previous
> minutes
> and make all and any corrections and have the minutes approved.
> I am wondering will all of these missing Committee minutes will be
> modified
> and not really reflect exactly what happen at the meetings???
> I am the only true unpaid advocate in N. J. and I have or will never turn
> my
> back on my blind brother or sister.  I am not owned by anyone and I am not
> "for sale".
> These are just a few comments that I have.
>  You stated at the meeting, if any Operator has any comments please e-mail
> them to you.
> I will close with this quote:
> I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on
> doing so until the end.
> Abraham Lincoln
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