My good friend from across the pond, John “Bubba” Howland, just added another blurb to his Malamute Saloon, and of course it’s filled with his love of all things archaelogical. Why he and the arkies are so close they could spit on each other (and they do, all the time). John can be crude, rude and over-the-top sometimes, but you can never doubt his sincerity and passion. It could be worse…..John adheres to the write drunk and edit sober method.
So if you’re up to it you can read his latest by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link above and scrolling down to today’s date.
SURE IS QUIET OUT THERE?
Think we need to add another word to the definition of detctorist and treasure hunter, and that word is apathetic! I say that because no matter the problem area (Cook County, Florida, Kentucky), we apparently have just decided to give up and accept the status quo. While Stout Standards is not a preferred website to many in the pastime, I do know that those who oversee the three national groups check in here, and I am extremely disappointed in their inability or refusal to respond, if only to tell me to “stick it where the sun don’t shine”.
If indeed they are too busy with other things then perhaps they are too busy to run the groups they supposedly represent. Some of the comments/responses I received on the blog site about the joining of forces were well thought out, detailed, and deserve some consideration, but apparently those that can use this type of help are not interested.
I have come to the conclusion that each of these organizations wants to go it’s separate way, although their members have no clue what that is. I also know it’s easy for me to sit here and criticize, especially since I am not involved in any of these groups, but I have heard from others who want to know what is happening as well, so I am not alone.
It’s now mid-February, nine months since the last post on the Task Force site, and the FMDAC site has finally returned, though it still lacks updated information. And whle I have heard great things about the renewed and revived WWATS organization, their latest website update is from November.
Here’s hoping my constant criticism and harping pisses them off sufficiently enough to get them off their asses and respond to their membership. In the meantime I guess we will have to be satisfied with the status quo flavored with a lot of apathy….
A VIDEO TO GET YOU THINKING
This video has nothing to do with treasure hunting, but I do hope you will watch it. It’s very important, and I feel certain you will agree….