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    Yes I agree, something is seriously wrong.

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    I have been staying in the background and following the conversation. At the risk of being chastised and/or berated, I am very disappointed in how our band of questers is behaving. This is a treasure hunt. If someone doesn't like it, they are free to move on to greener pastures. It only cost a few dollars (the cost of a lunch) to join the hunt. I personally have enjoyed the "thrill of the hunt", and was very close to solving the last chapter. Well worth the few dollars outlay-ed for many hours spent on dissecting and interpretting clues.

    The prizes at the end of the road are nice, but sometimes the journey is the prize. If it were easy and required little work, then there would be no satisfaction on a job well done.

    Frustration is a normal part of any hunt. It is what drives one to continue. One should not turn it into a negatism.

    Just my opinion...................
    "Do or do not; there is no try." --- Yoda

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    But what's wrong with asking a few genuine questions?

    It appears that Ron doesn't want any and is actively deleting comments from the Facebook page. Several of my questions have been deleted and I'm now banned from posting anything further.

    If there's nothing to hide then why is he following this course of action?

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    Bookworm,

    That's valid - for you. But people have different motivations for participating and for some people it IS about the prize and that's valid as well. Also, some people have had longstanding issues with this thing.

    And more than that, when one promises something, one should deliver it. That's a rule in life and business. So some are simply bothered by ethical issues.

    If I hired you to do a job and promised you $1,000 you would expect to be paid $1,000, not given a tinfoil star.

    And if I told you, "Well, you had fun doing the job, and you learned some things, so I don't really need to pay you what I promised." I suspect you would not find that a valid excuse.

    And if I further said, "Well, I worked hard too creating the business that gave you the job so I don't have to pay you." - Still not a good excuse.

    And if I said, "Well, I'm giving my profits to charity so I don't have to pay you." I suspect you would STILL not be mollified, particularly if I provided not a shred of evidence that ANY money has gone to charity.

    The Lottery can't say to a winner, "Well, we know you gambled with us in good faith, but we're not going to pay out even though you won. And after all, the money is for schools so stop whining, and besides you had fun scratching the tickets." In real life people get sued for this kind of behavior.

    Anyway, I can respect your point of view, but I hope you can see the other side as well.

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    Bottom Line. If Ron is broke and does not have the funds to keep it going until the Golden Eagle hunt, then he needs to end it now.

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    Jeff,

    I could respect that. If he tells the truth. But as it is, he won't even answer whether or not he has eagles for future chapters. If he did why wouldn't he just say so? And if he doesn't, then you are right. Just admit it. God knows people will apparently forgive him for anything so why not just 'fess up - or reassure people that they exist.

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    Holy Sh*t Gammon! It is still on.
    You are going to have the guy laying underneath his desk in the fetal position after that post.

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    Jeff,

    Gammon's post is down now I believe. Did last longer than I would have thought.

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    7:45pm EST the posting is down. Lasted all of 15 minutes. Who monitors their Facebook page that closely?

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    Clock ticking on 6:52 pm central time for Gammon's latest post. This message will "self"-destruct in....

    Before it's gone:


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