I have to say that I've REALLY had just about enough of the abusive behavior on the part of the NWS and local Emergency Management. After returning home from this evening's class, I feel like I just escaped from a bully pit.
As soon as I walked in to the class with my girlfriend Kathy, WCM Angie Enyedi looked up, saw me, stared intently at me for quite a long number of seconds, and then said some words that I could not quite hear which then caused everyone in the first few rows to turn around and stare at us both with quite mean looks on their faces. Then Angie stormed off into a back room and the Emergency Manager who was present (his name was "Jeff") followed her with concern. I could hear some of the words being spoken. Angie was complaining about my presence and about her dislike of me. The Emergency Manager kept asking her, "Are you going to be alright?", and, "Can you handle this?", and "Are you going to be able to DO this?" "Yah. don't worry. I'll be alright", she replied to him. Kathy and I both heard this, and we were sitting in the extreme back tables. So that means everyone else at the front had a much CLEARER audio presentation of that fiasco. It was all so unnecessary, and so extremely inappropriate, not to mention unprofessional.
I've about had it with this. This has been going on (since 2004). And at no time has anyone ever bothered to tell me just what the hell is going on, and why everyone in the NWS and local Emergency Management is so damned upset with me. All I know is that it has something to do with malicious words spoken from six or so ham radio operators back in 2005 and it caused a hell of a lot of fear and paranoia over me.
And do you realize the kind underhanded tactics that I had to use to obtain THAT much information? No one would tell me by simply asking. It was as if everyone was under a gag order or something. I actually had to sit down and think of a sneaky, underhanded way just to find out just the simple basics - the things I was supposed to be allowed to know under simple due process laws. I just wanted to know what the hell was going on.
I did it by utilizing my then Assistant Coordinator (and friend), Alisa, to make a phone call to the NWS-Jacksonville Field Office and find out, because they obviously weren't talking to me. It became apparent over time that they had instructed the secretary to watch the Caller ID, and whenever I'd try to call the office to find out what the deal was from someone official, they would persistently not answer. They took calls from Jeff, from Melissa, from anyone else. ...Not from me, and from that point on, nor from Alisa. Not that we were constantly calling people, or bothering people. We weren't. Trust me; I was conscious of that sort of stuff. As a matter of fact, I called only on very rare occasion as it was and at the time it was only to ask them what was going on. But Letro and Sandrik apparently didn't want to have to answer those questions, so they instructed the secretary to ignore my calls. I had Alisa call because she was a number and a voice they did not recognize. She also had a really pleasant-sounding voice. The very first time she called, they picked up the phone. She talked to Steve Letro, the MIC at the time. She found out that they perceived there to be "problems with Todd and Alachua County SKYWARN," but they would not specifically elaborate on just what those problems were. When she asked, she was told "...That's official NWS business." ...Which is kinda fucked when you think about it, because everyone is guaranteed in the Constitutional Amendments to know what they're being accused of, to know WHO is accusing them, to be able to FACE those accusers, to be allowed to answer up in their own defense, and if necessary, to a trial by jury. But here, someone who wasn't the accused called them up, and they easily volunteered information about him being a "problem" on the phone, libeling that person, and then tried to recover by saying it was "official NWS business" when asked the specifics or if we could attend. But by keeping everything secret, they were preventing the victim from knowing what was wrong, and from being able to answer and defend. She also discovered during that phone call that the NWS intended to have a meeting with "various county officials" regarding the supposed "problems". ("...Various county officials???") Alisa immediately picked up on that and asked if we could attend that meeting. Steve barked back "NO!"
...And so, that was that. Just like that. It was a clear violation of our civil and due process rights. Some people had obviously called and emailed around and caused a fear and paranoia of both myself and of Alachua County SKYWARN by saying that we were a "problem", and both local Emergency Management and the NWS were made SO upset and took it SO seriously that they were actually having meetings about it. And yet...we were not allowed to attend when we asked.
Since then, NWS ceased to recognize ACS completely. All subsequent requests to know what the problem was over the years have been ignored. ...And the years ticked by. ...And here we are today.
I have been attempting to gather evidence of all this stuff over the years. It's taken some time but I have some good stuff. In the meantime, I've even composed a sort of journal-blog detailing what has happened.
...And the blog was genius. It really was. I wish I had thought about it long before. Once it went up, all of the abuses and the harassment from the hams stopped right-quick-pronto. And not only that, but they suddenly went from bully mode into damage control mode. (You know..."What chew talkin' 'bout, Willis?")
It worked far better than originally intended, too. It's sortuh got a double-edged sword effect going on with it. To attack it means dealing with some blood. It requires filing a criminal charge or a lawsuit or something. This means investigations. Investigations mean they could be found out; and not just them, but anyone who was involved with them in ANY way. It's like a mag-reflector force field or something. Bounces away everything being shot at it...and I don't have to be present for it to work. And it allows me to be able to freely and peacefully continue in my life without any further stalking and harassment. No one dares...not while this thing is up.
Everyone named within it has visited it as some point or another. I have the IP logs to prove it. It's been up for over five years now. No one has directly challenged it. The IP logs show some have initially tried to discreetly do something about it but have failed - someone obviously having told them to back off just as quickly as they tried. Why? Hmm. Even the FBI has quietly hit my blog - on specific complaint from the NWS Field Office in Jacksonville, no less! And then, with just as much explanation, they too just as quietly disappeared with nothing having ever come of it. Why? Don't they feel confident they could win against me in civil or criminal court? Am I supposed to be some sort of a criminal mastermind or something? Am I some kind of a super genius who is capable of outsmarting everybody...including the police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
(long pause) ...Seriously, people??? ...REALLY??? ...Yah?
I mean if I'm some sort of a "problem", why aren't people trying to DO something about me?
The answer has nothing at all to do with superhuman genius. It lies more accurately in the fact that six hams lied to some very important people in some very high places in multiple levels of government about me, and those important people made the conscious choice to take actions without verification of facts, first. That's pretty important stuff, there. That lie is what is doing this to everyone. The hams accused me of things that I hadn't done. They made me sound incompetent and irresponsible. I know that much from the braggings of my Bully #1 - Jeff Capehart, who never could put down the opportunity to torture me with new information about what all the other bullies were trying to do to me next. And that's a bankable Achilles Heel with these guys...their sadistic tunnel vision focus on causing their victims repeated pain in total ignorance of the possibility of discovery caused by their actions. It's an OCD thing with them that you can bet real money on. Everyone wanted to eat up the lies like they were pancakes with blueberry compote or something. But because no one bothered to ask one really simple question of the hams...namely, "Do you have any *proof* of that?", and because those government agencies then took real actions against me based upon that gossip, and because those actions then subsequently caused me HARM...now everyone is in trouble. Now everyone is at risk of lawsuit, and even of criminal charges for many of the illicit actions that were taken in pursuing the idea of my guilt without proof of it, and of deliberately sabotaging, with malicious aforethought, any chance at fair due process to occur. Thus, no. No one has pressed any charges against me. No one has filed any lawsuits. No one wants the mandatory INVESTIGATIONS which would have to occur under those circumstances. And that seems to be everyone's biggest obstacle. If there were any real investigations, their illicit actions might become discovered. People would lose their jobs. People might be criminally prosecuted. People might be sued. A bad situation all around for them. SO...that blog will remain...until such time as I GET that investigation that I have for so long been wanting to occur.
I know what the hams did. I don't know what specifically they said, but I can reasonably infer from the reactions of multiple agencies and organizations that it wasn't exactly complimentary. That being said, I don't know what Angie said about me, either. But I know she also had something to do with it. Al specifically forbade me from talking with Angie - no explanation ever given. So it's obvious that the NWS thinks I've done something dreadful to her. And I've not been allowed to know what it was that was so bad that it made four levels of government, thirteen government agencies, six police departments, and four civilian organizations believe that they needed to work together and take real actions against me.
So what the hell IS it that has Angie Enyedi so upset with me? Our own past personal interactions just weren't bad enough to warrant or justify the kinds of reactions being exhibited in her, today. Her reactions are a spitting, venomous kind of hatred, today. You should SEE these faces she makes. I've never done anything wrong to Angie. Mr. Capehart once tortured me with this tidbit that he said came from Angie: "Todd has only himself to blame for all of this." I do??? So according to Jeff, Angie definitely thinks that I have committed some sort of a serous infraction, then. But with that statement it also becomes frighteningly obvious that everybody else seems to be privy to what I did "wrong" and they're obviously sharing it with others publicly. ...Just not me. So...WHAT IS IT??? They also appear to be coaxing everyone to keep quiet about it, as well. While everyone seems to understand that I was a "problem", not one person yet has bothered to venture forth and tell ME what it that problem was stated to be.
Our relationship before the hams got involved was always civil, kind, and courteous. Then the hams began targeting Angie with anti-Todd drivel and she suddenly backed way off and ceased all communication with me and became paranoid of me. I've gone through past emails, notes, and logs to see what might be in there to give me some sort of clue...and I can find nothing grievous or warranting of these reactions. I've done nothing which could be taken as stalking, or harassment. My emails at worst begged of her not to listen to the drivel, not to cave to it. That's as bad as it got. There was no "please be my girlfriend!", or "why won't you marry me?" or "will you go out with me?" That never happened! I DO, however, remember very weird emails between us like these, though, and you'll note that I repeatedly avoided any other idea in them than a *FRIENDSHIP* at best between us... [ click here ] So I don't understand. What the hell did I do? There's been nothing to warrant the involvement of four levels of government, thirteen government agencies, six police departments (including the FBI), and four civilian organizations including the American Radio Relay League, where one member actually campaigned on a statewide trail using the false rumors that he'd heard about my own personal pain and suffering to garner himself a political position within that organization. He didn't even know me and had never once met or spoken with me. He saw opportunity and callously used my situation for his own political gain!!! And that's how far this all went. Christ! I've never even asked Angie out on a date! In fact, she came to me after an evening spotting training class in 2005, complimenting me on my work with SKYWARN, telling me how proud she was of me, and leading into complaints about her marriage. She was three hours late getting home that night because we stood outside of the Alachua County Library discussing her marriage problems...
"I thought I wanted marriage but now that I'm in it it's just not what I want."
"Matt smothers me. He just needs way too much attention. I can't give him that."
"I just want out."
...Etc., etc., etc. My responses that day, and all along, were just not conducive to her now current reaction...
"I understand. You need to calm down. Take your time. Catch your breath. Every married couple goes through this at some point or another. They get married and then they wonder what the hell they just did. Usually it all works out. But if it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. Take a breather. Take some time off. If necessary, stay with a friend for a couple of weeks to 'think it over'. Then come back fresh and make a decision after *that*. But don't just rush to this conclusion that you need to get out right now. You may find that getting a divorce *isn't* what you want after all."
The conversation that night was more along those lines. I do remember asking her that night if she wanted to go somewhere to grab a beer and talk some more, but she said no and added that she doesn't drink alcohol. It was starting to get late, anyway - it was now after 11pm. And that was that. It wasn't an attempt to get a piece of ass. It was an attempt to be a friend...and talk. That's how I saw Angie...as a friend. And at the time, I was really, really proud of it. She was smart. She had an AWESOME attitude towards the SKYWARN program. I really wanted people like that in our "team", and I was really hoping that I might be able to get her onboard. ...Perhaps to come down and do presentations for other meteorological-related things or something. She had just finished complimenting me that very day (and in days previous in fact) on how proud she was of me and of all of the effort that I had put into the SKYWARN program. She was the only one in my whole circle who had done that. At the time, I was in the middle of a world of ham radio bullies - people who only knew how to berate and criticize and ridicule and make fun. I was beginning to realize the abusive relationship that I was in with them and I was trying to find my way out when they all began to attack me at once in coordination. Jeff Capehart was the ringleader, encouraging the rest. But Melissa Royce and her husband Phil did most of the actual physical/tangible damage with EM and the NWS. I'd also made the mistake though of confiding some of our conversation to Mr. Capehart, and I think Jeff saw opportunity to destroy, and he began attempting to sabotage the new friendship. I trusted that son of a bitch, and he betrayed me. It was at that point that I finally knew for sure that Jeff Capehart wasn't what he pretended to be and I realized that he was in fact acting in an extremely irresponsible and very dangerous manner towards me. Not only had he been attempting to subterfuge the dynamic between Angie and I, but this man, and some of his friends, were attempting to get me into some real trouble with very important people, as well. That was when I finally became convinced that there was something dreadfully wrong with that man. He was not who he appeared to be at all. I was suddenly hit with an extremely creepy and unsettling feeling in my gut in that realization. I never saw him the same way after that. On that day, he'd made a huge mistake. The veneer was now gone, and he had suddenly become something very evil to me. I finally saw him for what he actually was. This wasn't the first time he'd pulled things like this...
It's like when I first met Alisa. Same sort of thing happened before there, too. After coming out of a meeting regarding the possibility of incorporating Alachua County SKYWARN, Alisa and I were walking out of the CCC building (the Combined Communications Center building) and onto the parking lot outside. Jeff got on his cellphone and called Scott West. I remember repeatedly reminding Jeff "Do NOT talk to Scott about Alisa!", and to keep his mouth shut about her, because I knew he might try to force a reaction out of Scott just to cause problems. And I'll be god damned if that's just exactly what that son of a bitch did anyway. He JUST couldn't do it. He couldn't obey. He refused to heed my warning and he did what he wanted, anyway. He told Scott that Todd was "talking to a really pretty girl." That's all Scott needed. It's all just fun and games to Jeff. He's SO god damned irresponsible like that. Scott was in uniform and on his way to work at Advance Auto Parts. You could hear Scott changing direction while driving because you could hear his wheels screeching over the cellphone. I kid you not. Alisa will vouch. It was that loud. And Jeff was standing 25 feet away from us at the time, closer to the entrance to the CCC. Soon afterwards, while I was talking to Alisa on the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the CCC, Scott came to a SCREECHING stop in a parking spot next to us, careening to a sideways stop, producing a thick white cloud of burning rubber smoke. In fact he actually hit me and nearly took my knee off. I gave him a mean look. Alisa was not at all impressed with that. Her eyes got so wide. Scott got out of his car, slammed his door shut, ran up to us, stood BETWEEN me and Alisa while we were in in mid-conversation, such that the back of his head was right in my face, got right up into Alisa's space, staring down at her, and proceeded to berate me in front of her. This, Jeff thought was funny. I looked over at him and he had this grin on his face. I was trying so hard to make a serious impression on this person, and Jeff and Scott literally went out of their way to try to deliberately mess that up. There was no reason to any of it. There was no logic involved. It was pure sadistic harassment; plain and simple.
Alisa was 26 years old, then. She had two BS degrees from the UF - one in Civil Engineering and one in Mathematics, and she intended to go back for more schooling - especially in Meteorology. She was preparing to enter Officer Candidate School, too. Previously, she had chased with the Doppler On Wheels team under Josh Wurman two years in a row, driving the spotter jeep. She could interpret radar. She could forecast severe storms and was willing and even anxious to develop some curriculum to have a class for local spotters. I was trying very hard to impress this girl so that she would become a member of our team and so that we could make use of her knowledge and talents to help make ACS something very special. I'd been waiting for someone like her to come along - someone who actually knew her stuff - for such a long time. ...And Jeff and Scott were trying to use her to bully me and humiliate me with.
...But it backfired. She saw through what they were doing immediately and she wasn't impressed. I remember her face, that day. She kept looking back at me as if to encourage me and as if to reinforce that she knew exactly what was going on. I remember breathing a sigh of relief in that moment. She later told me not to let people like that discourage me, and to keep moving forward regardless of whatever they may try to do to me. Instead of Alisa thinking me an idiot as was intended, we became fast friends, and she began to see what the hams were really about that day. Even today, though she's now married and living a few thousand miles away in California, we still remain in contact and she still tries to encourage me. Alisa was always cool. She could see through the crap and recognize the bullshit for what it was and she was never one to be taken in by it all. Unfortunately though, because of the problems caused by the hams, and the resulting problems it caused for us with EM and NWS, Alisa was never able to work her magic, and no one ever got to learn how to forecast storms, or interpret radar, or listen to her stories from her days with Josh Wurman on the DOW team. The BS continued. The official relationships that AC-SKYWARN once benefited from were destroyed. ...And Alisa eventually had to move on and attend OCS. Unfortunately, as things worked out, she got married, had kids, moved to California, and she never did came back. People don't understand the good opportunity that they very nearly had and ultimately missed out on. But I'm digressing.
Scott and Jeff weren't the only ones trying to target Alisa. Jay Lieberman tried to attack her, too. Jeff made Jay believe that Alisa was somehow a problem, dragging me away from my "Skywarn duties". Jay being a very gullible and extremely easily encouraged nutcase to begin with, Jay fell for it and concocted a completely whacked out, off the wall plan to try to get Alisa into trouble with the Navy so that she would be out of the picture so that Todd could better concentrate in his Skywarn duties. Jeff tortured me with knowledge about someone who was relentlessly and repeatedly asking him for Alisa's personal information so that he could go to the Navy and purport that she was "associating with a known security risk". ...That "security risk" being me. Jay's idea was that the Navy would get busy interrogating Alisa and once she was out of the picture...well, you get the rest. But the flaw in Jay's plan was that...if he was calling me a "security risk"...what was to stop them from incarcerating and interrogating ME as well? This was all just fine and dandy in Jeff's eyes; and I was just being stupid to fret about it. Considering all the things that people had already done to me at that point I didn't see why it was so ridiculous for me to worry about it and I took it extremely seriously, in fact. I kept pushing Jeff for the name of this person and he kept withholding it from me. He was having too much fun torturing me with it all. A month and a half later, Jeff finally revealed to me that it was Jay. I wanted to call the police. But all communication with Jay had been lost. Nobody knew what happened to him. At some point later, he was found dead in his bed in his apartment. Apparently he had died from complications resulting from his diabetes. But I can't help but wonder if he died from knowing that I wanted to press criminal charges against the son of a bitch.
At the same time that Jay was trying to get information on Alisa, Alisa already had enough problems of her own going on. She'd spent her life savings on a condo in Jacksonville only to discover herself in a situation where the condo management people had abandoned everyone and left everyone with brand new condos which were apparently in need of much maintenance. Lots of flooding and related damage issues, and constant repairs. Alisa all told had lost nearly $100,000 (yes, one-hundred-thousand) dollars because of those people. It was her very first serious investment with her entire life savings at the time. And in the end it was all lost to disreputable thieves. It was an extremely stressful nightmare for her as it was and she really didn't need to deal with the additional crap from Jay and the hams. What the hams were doing was utterly needless, and heartless, and served absolutely no real, useful purpose at all. It was senseless, and cruel.
And these attacks on both Alisa and myself, they caused soooooooo much damned unnecessary strife for the both of us. We both suffered from a number of breakdowns during the time of the stalking and harassments. It put a verrrrrry serious stress on our friendship. She was trying so hard to be loyal but she was being attacked just for being my friend. She feigned being okay and told me not to worry but I could tell it was affecting her very greatly, in fact. I suspected that Angie, too, was being made to go through a similar situation with the hams; but at the time, Angie denied it. (I think she actually was being bothered by them, but she was confused about who was telling the truth, and who was making stuff up. And I'm sure that was scary as all hell to deal with back then.) Other people left and right were disassociating with me because of the intensity and vindictiveness of the attacks and out of fear that they would be targeted next. Jeff's wife Susan Tipton was so obsessive compulsively engaged in finding out who my "friend" was that when she saw her name with a photo next ot it in the UF's The Florida Engineer engineering journal (for some odd reason a database manager was perusing engineering journals???), she started jumping up and down as soon as Jeff got home one day touting "I know something YOU don't know! I know something YOU don't know!" (He told me that, himself!) What the hell? ...Seriously??? Why the HELL would a woman who hates my guts as much as Susan give such a RATS flying ass about who the pretty girl was who associating with Todd? ...Unless it was because they intended to use it. It was just sick, and stupid. It was utterly ridiculous the twisted fun people were having trying to find out the names of my friends and to find ways to torture and harass them. And, realizing that the police weren't ever going to help me because somebody in EM and/or NWS circles was constantly intervening every time I tried to get help...I actually had thoughts of suicide. This back and forth was at times far too much for Alisa, who between the condo fiasco, her cat dying, and the both of us being stalked and attacked...we were both at wits end. We were having these really intense fights sometimes. And we'd always apologize afterwards. But, this crap was driving us fucking nuts! The hams were trying desperately to drive this wedge between Alisa and I and it was becoming quite obvious to the both of us. We realized it was a definite attack. But the whole problem for all of our attackers was in that we were both strong-charactered individuals. We put up with a god-awful-lot, and yet we're still here. People can knock us down, but we always get back up. And when we get back up, god help the attackers. That's when I got the idea to write the blog. It was at first an act of desperation in an effort to try to protect myself and my friends, and to make it all stop. And it worked very well, in fact. Then everyone began to complain about it. Isn't that ironic? The stalkers who talked about a man and caused him some pretty serious problems themselves complained about my blog "talking about" other people and wanted it gone. Funny how bullies act when you finally fight back and give them the bloody nose. Now, suddenly, everything is "unfair". Now you're the bully.
Angie herself spent a good long week and a weekend going over my blog reading everything, from front page to back, and everything in-between. She checked from work, and from what appears to be a home location. She checked and kept coming back at literally every hour in the 24-hour day...from very early morning, through the afternoon, and into the late evening, and over again. It's amazing the things that a simple web page counter can allow you to catch. She is to-date the only one to have done that, too. Everyone else peruses to find perhaps a name mentioned or something, or perhaps to peek at something that someone gossiped to them about which mentions some people they might know; but usually not to read for full comprehension like Angie did. Even when Al Sandrik thought he'd discovered my blog for the first time a year-and-a-half later even he didn't read the blog for the full comprehension. That became obvious by looking at those IP logs. It's also interesting to note that Angie apparently never said a word to Al about the blog in all of that entire year-and-a-half. Why? Why did she keep it a secret from him like that? If she'd mentioned it to Al right away then Al in his vindictive mindset most probably would have immediately reacted back then to "take care of" that Todd guy - because that's just how he apparently rolls. But see, that never happened. So Angie obviously kept it from Al. I suspect that that is exactly why Angie kept it from Al. I have a theory that everyone is where they're at right now because AL took things into his own hands without anyone's permission or approval first and caused a big problem that is now very seriously biting the asses of everyone around him and he may very well be being looked at as a bit of a hot-headed loose cannon who can really screw things up badly whenever he gets out of control. I think I can tend to easily believe that, myself, considering how he has so badly overreacted with me. I can see that as a valid theory, indeed.
But then, I also don't understand something else... If she read my blog then she understands what I went through. Right? So why the venomous, vindictive hatred? ...Because I talked? SCREW that!!! Are you KIDDING??? If she's upset because I told the world about what happened to me then you know what...that's just screwy. I had a right to tell people what happened to me and nobody has a right to force me to keep my mouth shut about it. That's really whacked-out thinking. What everyone did to me was wrong, god DAMN it! If what I had to say about it happens to screw up their lives then they shouldn't have done what they did to me. It's as simple and as complicated as that. There were procedures. There were rules. There were manuals. There were laws. Everybody took shortcuts instead...skipped due process...skipped proper procedure. And then they turned out to be completely wrong about everything. Now they're in the position of..."Well what the hell do we do NOW? We WASTED that guy! We are SO SCREWED! Can't we make him SHUT UP, somehow?!!" ...Something like that, I guess. If Angie is upset because of the more intimate details about our conversations about Matt, well...the promise for me to keep it all quiet went out the window when Angie started going around accusing me of being a problem in such a way that it denied me proper fairness and due process of law. But mostly, the reason for mentioning that sort of stuff has more to do with making Matt understand what really happened than in convincing the masses of gossiped-to people what actually happened...which doesn't work. That never works. Matt knows I'm telling the truth and that's all that matters. Why does that matter, though? He cannot deny that I speak the truth about that day with me and Angie and what was talked about between us that night, because they've already hashed that very stuff out amongst each other and so he knows it to be an already familiar fact because that was actually happening between them at the time. So now he knows that there is truth in what I'm saying, even if he doesn't WANT to acknowledge it. But he must. Angie was withholding some important information from everyone about our actual interactions, and I needed a way for someone to know that I wasn't the monster that was being painted. That's why I also published the odd emails between me and Angie, as well. Those were meant for Al, for Steve, Dave Donnelly, Chief May, and whoever else who was important in the implementation of all of this ridiculous lunacy and who thought me a problem as a result of all of the gossip that started it. It was all an effort to show people that what I was saying wasn't untrue, and that there was more going on than people realized. WHAT Angie said to people exactly...I will NEVER know. But all I know is that a whole lot of people in NWS and EM circles got very upset and paranoid about me and I want to know WHY. But as far as the conversations that I've been publishing go, they are targeted not at the hordes but the few most important people who matter.
...And so it goes for Dave Donnelly too, and the conversations that Jeff has had with me about HIM, and about numerous other people. It suddenly became apparent to me that trying to convince the MASSES isn't the way to go because these assholes have complete control of the masses; but rather, to convince the INDIVIDUAL people who trust the hams the most and who have been the actual movers and shakers and decision makers in all of this extremely frustrating mayhem. These top people share conversations with him about me that aren't actually meant to GET back to me, and which are meant to be kept in total confidence, because it could very easily get them into some huge, troublesome problems if I found out. But Jeff has a HUGE weakness in how he likes to torture me with how this person and that person said this and that about me - all in an effort to try to make me feel demoralized and depressed and frightened, in an effort to make me cave to the idea that he is all powerful, and how he has all the control and I don't, and I should just cave to him and his awesomeness. So he'd share those private little things that other people said about me to berate and humiliate me. So when I then mention those braggings in a blog, now the people who trusted him know that he's not exactly being as honest with them about the whole thing as they thought, or as trustworthy with them as they thought, because Todd just publicized information about very private conversations that they know they actually HAD about me. This seems to be a far more effective method of attack. Now, the affected people (Emergency Managers, WCMs, etc) can still publicly deny that they ever said this or that; but it's too late. As I said it's not the masses I'm trying to convince, here. Between those individuals and Jeff...well...now they realize that they did actually speak those words about me to Jeff in confidence and, now they know that I'm actually speaking the truth about him stalking and harassing me. It shows that he's not keeping things as secret as he was supposed to and, thus more importantly, that he does indeed appear to be someone who is deliberately starting trouble outside of their control and who could possibly be an extreme risk who could cause things to come back to bite everybody in the ass because he just CANNOT apparently keep his mouth shut. It's all designed to show people that Jeff is in fact NOT the responsible, good-guy leader type that he purports himself to be to everyone, and that he IS dangerous and in fact quite immature. There IS method to this supposed madness, even though it seems like there is none, at first. I do know what I'm doing. Another one of Sun Tzu's rules has to do with adapting. ...I adapted...much to everyone's embarrassment. When people are stalking you it's a serious thing and it's not funny at all. It's frightening and exasperating at the same time. And let's not mince words...in helping these people EM and NWS have now crossed lines. They are now acting WITH the hams in the stalking and harassment, whether or not they'd care to admit it.
This is the sick way that myself and my colleagues and friends have been treated and attacked by the hams over the years. And EM, and the NWS, and the cops, would always find a way to blow it all off, to ignore the evidence, or to make the evidence even disappear. And as a result I'd have to find alternate ways of defending myself. The hams thought it was so damned funny. They all seemed to deem this stuff as acceptable behavior, and I...why I was just being ridiculous to complain. I often found myself wondering where people like this come from. I wondered how people could DO something like this to others, or even to allow such harm to come to others. Every time I tried to go to the police, someone in Emergency Management would intervene and make the cops believe that I was filing false complaints against these people, and evidence would never find a way of becoming gathered, if not completely ignored, and cases would thus be sabotaged. I'd never had any problems with anyone in Emergency Management. There was no reason for EM to pull that. And they did it because the NWS had told them that I was a problem and EM never questioned it. The NWS thought I was a problem because the HAMS had told them that I was a problem - and THEY never questioned the HAMS. But...in a sick way...that is, in understanding how the sociopathic mindset works, I could understand me being attacked. ...But why attack my FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATIONS, too? What the hell was UP with THAT?
Jeff tried to do the same thing with Angie, too. He saw that she was encouraging me and this bugged the living CRAP out of him. I was also starting to realize how abusive the relationship really was between Jeff and I, and he saw that I was coming out of the illusory haze and backing away from him, and that pissed him off. So the first thing he did was to attack the dynamic between Angie and I, and he tried to destroy it - under the guise of "helping" and "in friendship". He began a campaign of secretive emails to Angie about me behind my back designed to make me seem incompetent, irresponsible, and just plain stupid. I know this because Angie sent me a CC of one. But I guess Jeff persisted. ...And so did Melissa Royce, and Philip Royce. And in this case, all those efforts apparently actually worked. (sigh)
I won't go into ALL of the stalking and harassment that I was having to go through in this particular entry. That's all in my harassment journal if you're really that interested. Be prepared though as it's a LONG story. It ain't a few pages, people. But I'll say that it was pretty bad, perpetrated among six different hams - concurrent members of the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society and the Gator Amateur Radio Club - in a sort of tag-team fashion. When one of them ceased it would just be handed off to somebody else, where it would start all over again for us. This went on and on for years. Like I said, I tried to complain to the police, to Emergency Management, and to the NWS, but they just kept blowing me off because the hams kept denying it.
I'm at this point seriously considering taking my plea into the Press rather than EM, or NWS, or the police. Those routes have always proved fruitless. A reporter though... I dunno. Can they coerce an avid reporter who's determined to get to the bottom of something out of getting to the bottom of something? With the Press, no one can play games once something is forced out into the public eye. Actions MUST be taken then or they look bad. But this is starting to get ridiculous. I'm attending spotter training classes, trying to keep up with my training. (You're supposed to keep up with your training, being required to update your training with refresher training at the longest every two years.). And whenever I attend these classes, I'm always met with wide eyes and ugly stares, and/or smart-assed comments from the visiting mets (especially Al Sandrik), or mean looks. Good god, they're even consciously removing my name from the spotter database. I've had it added back three times now and I'm sure it's been deleted yet again. So what the hell is going ON? And I'm so afraid that ONE of these days, it's going to get real. Someone is going to try to tell me that I cannot attend, that I have to leave, to get confrontational with me, and threaten me with consequence of the law where I wasn't actually breaking any law, or being any kind of a disturbance. And some newbie emergency manager who doesn't understand what is actually going on will try to back the NWS employee up. I'll refuse to leave, citing how I didn't do anything, and/or how unfair it is, and try to stand my ground. Then I'll end up in jail or something. I can FEEL that very kind of danger starting to creep up on me. I can just FEEL that point soon in the coming. I can feel them looking for some really lame excuse to use to keep me from attending. It's just in the air.
I DON'T understand this reaction from EM and the NWS, and I'd like explanations. I want that investigation that I never got. Why am I being treated like this, and why am I not allowed to know what it was that I did?
I've had it. Enough is enough. That reaction from Mrs. Enyedi was in extremely bad form. It was not appropriate. There were two rows of people in the front who witnessed the initial reaction and her disgusted looks and inappropriate comments. And the entire ROOM witnessed her storming off into the back room and complaining about me, and witnessed the emergency manager's reactions to all of that. He even sat in the back of the room next to me as if to "protect" her or something. Even Kathy noticed that little maneuver. I don't go to these classes without her anymore - because I'm afraid that if I'm alone someone WILL try to pull something. I want explanations for all of this. And I want apologies. This treatment is so unbelievably unfair. What did I DO to deserve all of this? Why am I not allowed to know? What the hell did I DO? Why were my early harassment complaints about the hams ignored by everyone from EM to NWS to the police? Why were the related cases sabotaged after involvement of ACOEM? What did NWS SAY to ACOEM? And what did the HAMS say ACOEM and to the NWS? These reactions from Angie and other NWS employees show there is DEFINITELY something going on, here. But I am not being allowed to know what it is. You can't act like this in front of hordes of people and not offer the victim an EXPLANATION for it. You can't make a whole bunch of people believe someone is so very bad and then tell that just-victimized person that they don't have a right to know what it was that they did, or to defend themselves. The mission of the NWS is to save lives and property, NOT to use the power of their position under the guise of official authority to manipulate other people into HATING and ATTACKING innocent people who did no wrong, and through the use of subterfuge and the misuse of city, county, state, and federal people and resources to utterly DESTROY someone's life like that, and by their actions to allow so much HARM to occur, without having to answer for it. That's NOT how it works. This is not saving lives. That's torturing someone. That's bullying. That's not how the NWS is supposed to act.
The most basic bottom line of this whole entire thing is this... A whole lot of people took a whole lot of bullshit and jumped to some pretty hefty irrational conclusions with it and used it to beat up a group-imagined "Frankenstein's Monster" under an out-of-control form of mass hysteria, and caused an innocent victim a hell of a lot of harm, in the official name of a heck of a lot of government agencies and civilian organizations. Now everyone is responsible for it and everyone just wants it all to go away so that they can save face and avoid trouble. ...Everyone except the victim...who wants his name and his life back, and a whole lot of justice. ...And the victim isn't letting that happen for them, and everybody knows it and everyone is scared shitless.
There. I think that pretty well sums it all up in the proverbial "nutshell".