Recent events had made it more than apparent that it's time for me and mine, to pick up our marbles and leave the game....so to speak! I tried, really I did, and I'm still concerned about the rest of my smaller group, being able to go it alone.... But, the group we'd joined up with, began with some really grandiose notions and visions, of what WE could do as a larger group. Unfortunately, it turned into no more than, shall we say "misleading" and a LOT of misinformation? Nah, JUST tell it like it is: Lies, pure and unadulterated ones too! Sad, all of it...Really. I started to ask questions, and was continually put off, then I went from the top of the pack to the middle, and found when one apple is rotten it dosen't take long for the whole barrel to follow..... The more I pushed the quieter they got..... 1 member actually stood up and asked the same question, and was promptly told to not ask.... He was not a happy camper, as I get the idea he was one of the original founders of their group, that has now been taken over by 2 late comers to the group. 1, because he holds "ownership" to a piece of land...or does he? No one really knows...... There's no record of it, and I having been a private investigator, knew just who to call to check on it! No taxes paid in any of their names either! I won't be surprised if he has no ownership at all, as it would fit in place with the rest of the puzzle's pieces! Pure fantasy! During a recent meeting, my son and my neighbor were so incensed by one person in particular, they wanted to take this person outside and teach him some manners....(not a good sign!) ( down, sit ,heel, stay! ) I held back, and that was a couple weeks back...I continued to hold out some hope, and even tried to approach them independently away from any other influences, and found they all seem brainwashed..."ask so and so..." Over and over....and over.....and...You see where this is going! (No, I refuse to drink the Kool-Aid, thank you, but NO thanks!) I was aksed to give a list, an inventory to one of the members that seems to have a problem, not so much with spelling, but with other things like : Items needed: 1 per person ( say what?....1 of who?) or the best one: "Cans of tarps".....( I wonder what this guy is smoking!) I swear, it's right there on the list... Maybe it was supposed to read "tanned carps"? Maybe Cart pans? I have no idea, but it was aberrant at best, and disconcering at the least, especially when the list suggested "400 small flashlights....."! and then "400 toothbrushes....."! This was not the worst of the scenario mind you, this was just in the past couple of days.. So, I asked for some type of clarification of some of the medicinal supplies and other things from the list...(eg: "70", "48", "12", and "10".....I just don't get it!) So far, NO REPLY! And so, it will just have to be....I don't speak in numerology! Now, I'm NO rocket scientist, but I know when someone is BS'ing me... Trouble is, they just signed up another 6 people....So I don't feel like such a sucker... But then again.... Now, we are off looking for a nice little piece of dirt someplace, where we could set up an outhouse, and hopefully, a tent or two if need be! Bill & co.