Highlights from the 150 Comments about How the Amazon Golf Club Was Stolen

by Captain Bill

The original comments are still complete with no changes in the comment section of the article, How the Amazon Golf Club Was Stolen. These exerts are what caught my eye as important, profound, or funny. I was pleased that there was so much content that deserved merit. The original list I saved was twice this long, too long to accomplish my objective. Let’s start over and leave our comments under this condensed summary.

# 3: “Even though it might take some time, Peruvian law and truth should prevail. Based on my experience with the Peruvian courts, they are a first class operation.”

# 13: “The bottom line is this: Gerald, Adam: with all due respect, you have a moral obligation to set up the new constitution of the club as closely (and legally) as possible to the original conditions given to the founding members.”

# 15: “They do not want any non-golfing investors in the Amazon Golf Club. We know it was Mike Collis’s idea, a non-golfer, I was the first investor, a non-golfer, 6 out of the first 10 share holders, non-golfers, 30 out of the first 49 share holders, non-golfers, 37 out of the original 62 share holders, non-golfers, and Peter Schneider, the man that saved the club, without whom the golfers would have no wonderful golf course in the middle of the Amazon jungle, a non-golfer.”

# 20: “In all my investments over my life time I have always found the investors control the investment but are not involved with the product they are investing in. Ballparks are not owned by ballplayers, movie studios are not owned by movie stars, recording studios are not owned by recording artists, oil companies are not owned by oil drillers, taverns are not owned by drunks, restaurants are not owned by obese people, tobacco companies are not owned by smokers, and golf courses are not owned by golfers.”

# 22: “I spent most of my formative years playing on a private golf course in Appalachia and even though many of the members there had married and divorced their sisters, leaving them with their retarded offspring, they still behaved like gentlemen and ladies! And here I am in Peru, dealing with infighting, sub-grouping and slanderous gringos that obviously are offspring of incestuous affairs…There, I was able to write my mind without bastardizing anyone. Can’t we all?”

# 26: “Remember, there are only three games where gentlemanly conduct is a prerequisite: Cricket, Tennis and Golf If you can not maintain yourself, you are not welcome on the course or in the Clubhouse. As we say: It’s just not Cricket!”

# 33: “If these transactions would have happen in the USA people would be going to prison.”

# 35: “Any member that is a resident of Peru, attends the majority of the meetings, and has enough backing from the other members must be allowed to serve on the board of directors.”

# 38: “I vote for every issue by voting for the board of directors and officers. They represent me just like in government. There was no election of officers or board of directors by the share holders in the golf course.”

# 40: “I have read, listened to and examined everything that has come to my attention yet I have not been able to get down to solid facts and I must say that it is my belief that the reason I have not hit solid ground is because there is a layer of muck that has not been washed away. It is also my belief that this layer of muck can only be washed away by Gerald, Ryan and Adam. There should be NOTHING hidden in a layer of muck! The Golf Club is not a secret society.”

# 43: “OK Gerald Mayeaux, I have been waiting for a denial from you that you stole our investment in the golf course. There has yet to be one denial of this by you, Adam, or Ryan. Why? You and Ryan never answer my emails. We can only assume you’re guilty. In the USA you are assumed innocent until proven guilty only if you plead not guilty. God forgive me for associating with this man!”

# 57: “I would like all foreign Founder Members to make a formal complaint to the Peruvian embassies in your country.”

# 63: “I intend to show all of you who are interested how The Amazon Golf Club was stolen by Gerald Mayeaux and his associates. I will be talking about evidence that is in the public domain and is available to anyone in Peru at the Public Register Office.

According to the Public Register an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Amazon Golf Club was held at the Yellow Rose of Texas bar in Iquitos at 8.00 p.m. on the 7th April 2006. According to the public register there were 7 members at that meeting. They were;
Michael Collis
Maria Earls
Dan Buzzo
Delmer de Aguila
Sergio Bargas
Gerald Mayeaux
Ryan Richards.
The Public Records state that the meeting was chaired by me, Michael Collis. The Public Records show that the minutes of this meeting state that I Michael Collis proposed that the Amazon Golf Club be dissolved and that Gerald Mayeaux be appointed as Liquidator of the Club’s assets. The Public Register shows that the proposals were accepted unanimously and all in attendance signed the minutes in acceptance.

THE TRUTH IS THIS; There was no such meeting, I Michael Collis was not there, Maria Earls was not there, Dan Buzzo was not there, Delmer de Aguila was not there and Gerald Mayeaux was with Dan Buzzo in another location celebrating Dan Buzzo’s 85th birthday so he was not there either. THE MEETING NEVER TOOK PLACE.

The Public Register shows that Gerald Mayeaux declared that when the Amazon Golf Club was dissolved it had NO ASSETS whatsoever, not even 50 cents. At that time the club had its clubhouse, machinery, golfing equipment and a bank balance. As Liquidator of the assets of the club Gerald donated the assets that he previously declared not to exist, to the recently formed Amazon Golf and Country Club which is being run by Gerald Mayeaux and his associates.

The law also states that before a club or business like this can be dissolved 3 announcements must be placed in the local newspapers and these announcements should be lodged in the Public Register Office. There are NO such announcements on file. If the Amazon Golf Club was dissolved at a Non Existent Extraordinary General Meeting that did not take place then it was dissolved illegally and Gerald Mayeaux and his associates are controlling the club illegally. The accused have decided to use their right to remain silent.”

# 64: “I have traveled to Iquitos every year for the past 15 years. I am not an investor in the club but I know many of the players. Gerald does have warts but then again I would argue we all do. As a banker I have learned the importance of due diligence and putting rumor and innuendo aside and dealing with the facts.”

# 65: “The apparent central figure in the entire issue certainly appears to be Gerald Mayeaux. He obviously could not pull off this coup d’éta alone, however. For those who seem to feel perhaps no wrong has been done, please explain why the club was dissolved without the knowledge of the majority over a year ago.”

# 66: “All Peruvians with any experience under their belt and the slightest legal knowledge understand that there are two worlds in Peru: the real world and the legal world. Only sometimes do they overlap, about as frequently as a solar eclipse, and like the broken clock that tells the correct time twice a day, the legal corresponds with real. The accountant’s job is to create documentarily the legal reality. And that’s how things are done.”

# 69: “I spent 3 hours with the Fiscal (Public Prosecutor) and he said that he thought a crime had been committed and that they were going to investigate it further. I told the Fiscal that we didn’t want to get people into trouble we only wanted what was wrong put right i.e. the Annulment of the “Dissolution of the Amazon Golf Club” so that we can return to the status quo and work it out between ourselves. He replied “If a crime has been committed against the Public Interest (Contra la Fe Publica) then the accused WILL face trial.”

# 77: “At least one crime has been committed, contempt of court, for failure to turn over the Amazon Golf Club bank account information, minutes of the meeting, and documents pertaining to the dissolution of the Amazon Golf Club. They are guilty of contempt of court. History is clear; it is not the crime, but the cover up.”

# 84: “If Gerald Mayeaux was an honorable man there would not be this suspicion of corruption. Gerald Mayeaux should be banned from the Amazon Golf Club. He is an investor, so he keeps his share, but needs to step completely out of the picture and stay to hell out.”

# 88: “Roberts Rules are very clear. The majority shall rule, the minority shall have the right to speak and those not present shall be protected.”

# 99: “The proposed constitution looks very promising; however it is a long way from being in place so let’s save the celebration until we have it in place and working.”

# 102: “I have built 3 multimillion dollar golf courses in the USA and I don’t believe any of the architects and engineers ever played golf including myself. We of course did hire consultants who had a proven track record in designing golf courses and maybe they did play golf. I don’t know. Most airlines are owned by people that are not pilots and don’t understand how to fly a plane. All I need to do to qualify to vote is buy shares. Don’t sell me shares if I can’t vote.”

# 105: “Leave it up to me and the other investors who we want to be the officers and directors. Trust us to vote for the person who would benefit our investment the best. The ones who are the most qualified. One of my previous businesses was a tavern. I hated drunks but I had more of them than all the other taverns in town put together. We went to great length to get them their favorite whiskey or beer even thou they all tasted the same to me.”

# 139: “As an artist with the verse once said– “coming events cast their shadows before”. Time to reflect…believe me.”

# 144: “I have heard that the police are pressing charges against Ryan and Gerald for trespassing on the golf course . Is it true? If it is true then, “Its game over” for the gang of thieves. Someone please tell me it is true.”

# 145: “It is true. The charges against Ryan, Gerald and others still stand and because the trespass charge against them was with threats of violence; these charges are criminal charges.”

# 147: “My last post was, at best, obliquely related to my ex-friend “The Iquitos Scoundrel”, Gerald Mayeaux. I tried to envision being in a position where I faced each day encountering people I have screwed, people who once foolishly trusted me. What a lonely life. Try to envision facing each day knowing most people look upon you with disdain.”

# 148: “Ok, I’ve read through this site extensively. Therefore let’s organize and make a difference Do we take a vote or what? When do we take charge?”

{ 560 comments… read them below or add one }

1 alan shoemaker March 29, 2007 at 12:18 pm

What to say?…
It’s quite obvious that there are gringos against other gringos, not simply over the golf course but, to put it delicately, over personality clashes. Having been here now for 15 years, this problem has always reared its ugly head. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I live here and that this is a very small town, too small to have enemies and why bother with that anyway. Whatever type of personality quirk people have (and we all do or we probably wouldn’t be living down here), I think I can find room for it in my stance, my philosphy. And yes, sometimes we all get angry and words are said, but certainly we can get past that. Get over it! Now, that said, I am as confused as everyone about the golf course. I was told that when it was reorganized, that everyone that was a member before is also a member now. That I know of, that still holds. I received an invitation to come to an official meeting on the 31st of March and when I saw Papa Dan, he had not receieved one. Probably many people did not and I don’t know why. Perhaps there’s a simple answer to why not, maybe that Sergio just didn’t have their emails handy… Again, I don’t know why. The meeting is at Noon, March 31st in the clubhouse at the golfcourse. Perhaps then we’ll all know what is happening.

2 David Volkmann March 30, 2007 at 7:38 am

I never got an invitation. It is to late for me to be there by tomorrow if in fact I am invited. It would be nice if you got an answer to the challenge I gave you sometime ago. Why is Gerald, Adam, and Ryan against the concept of the constitution that I posted on the Blog? Everyone else, and I mean everyone, has been overwhelming supportative of it.

3 alan shoemaker March 30, 2007 at 9:11 am

Dave, again I have no idea. I liked it too. Perhaps the other constitution is okay as well but it would be nice if everyone could see it here, translated. I still believe that everyone that paid for membership is a member.

4 David Volkmann March 30, 2007 at 9:18 am

Just ask them tomorrow.

5 mike collis March 30, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Personally I think this ; If any member of the original Amazon Golf Club signs up with the new regime then (and I say this personally) they should consider themselves no longer a member of the original Amazon Golf Club.

6 Mike Collis April 1, 2007 at 9:48 am

To, Alan,Hans,Shawn and Leo,

This is the “Last Call” to leave Mayeaux and his sinking ship. It wont be long now.

Save yourselves and contact Bill Grimes A.S.A.P.

7 Alan shoemaker April 1, 2007 at 9:51 am

Mike,
I am not on any ship , not Gerald’s, not yours or Bill Grimes.

I just want to play golf for life for free.

8 Mike Collis April 1, 2007 at 10:04 am

Alan,
I am not at all surprised by your reply because thats all we have heard over this last year “I’m not interested in who has been disenfranchised, I just want to play golf”.

In January 2004, when Bill Grimes became the lst member he said “I hate golf and I hate golfers” I often wondered why? Now I know, golfers are the most selfish of all sportsmen, you dont care that 8 japanese people have lost $4,000, which was used to buy the tractor mower that now mows your precious course.

If you golfers had stood shoulder to shoulder with the non-golfers a year ago Mayeaux would have never gone as far as he did. You all claim to be neutral and just “wanna play golf”, well Mayeaux counted that as support for his dastardly plan to take over our club, so you golfers are just as much to blame as the acadian Mayeaux.

When the day comes, and it will, stock will be taken and retribution paid.

If you golfers had refused to have anything to do with the golf club a year ago then Mayeaux would have stopped his plan and myself and others would not have suffered the pain, the anguish, the financial cost and maybe some longstanding friendships would have never been torn to shreds. Enjoy your golf.

9 David Volkmann April 1, 2007 at 4:47 pm

AMEN. Thats what I have been saying all along.

10 Bill April 1, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Hi Alan, every day I am surprised that good men like you, Hans, Armando, Shawn, Leo, and the other golfers support the “Iquitos Scoundrel,” mayeaux. Every day I am surprised that you and I know the same things, and react so differently. I am impressed by your spiritual growth. Whether it is your church, or meditation; for some reason, knowing the same things I know, you are not only willing to include mayeaux the acadian in your philosophy, but willing to support him on a day to day basis. I think your stance; your philosophy is too broad, and needs focus. Lying, cheating, corruption and stealing must not be tolerated no matter how small the town. A good argument could be made there is less room for anti-social behavior in a small town.

I understand Mike’s feelings in comment # 5. However, if we take that attitude we are as bad as mayeaux and his gang. To me it is simple, everyone that invested in the original Amazon Golf Club, is a shareholder; much more than a member. How is your situation better with mayeaux? You could “play golf for life for free” and support the legitimate club like you should. mayeaux’s club only exists because of the support you and the other golfers give it. You can be sure that we are bitter about the actions of everyone that supports them. Golfers open your eyes; think…you are on the wrong side. All of you that rejected Peter Schneider’s solution deserve to be mayeaux’s next victims.

11 mike collis April 2, 2007 at 9:51 am

I have heard from a very good source that this new regime held a meeting on Saturday 31st March. Well from what I was told it was not a meeting but an “audience” with the dictator Mayeaux. He announced that from now on all golfing members must pay $30 per month.
That he had appointed his running dog Sergio Bargas as General Manager of the club with full financial control. (The foxes are looking after the chicken house now!) That Scurgio receive 50% of the green fees and 50% of all Pro shop profits.

I understand that a few of Mayeaux’s associates are not at all happy.

Well, you made your beds now lie in em !

12 David Volkmann April 2, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Alan,
Your comment #7 says you will play golf free yet Mike in comment #11 says he heard from a very reliable source that all members have to pay $30.00 a month plus greens fee. That doesn’t sound like “FREE” to me.

I am happy I saw the light early on. Haven’t you had enough yet? I remember when you were going to print the constitution on the blog and Gerald kept giving you the old one, and then all previous members were going to be members of the new club yet only a handful received invitations to the meeting on Saturday. So on and so on. I hope you see the light soon before it is to late. We all think of you as a great friend and at a certain time “guilt by association” will fall into play.

DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND. THE MONEY YOU INVESTED IN THE GOLF CLUB IS GONE. THEY TOOK YOUR SHARES, STOCK, MEMBERSHIP, ETC.

13 mike collis April 2, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Yes Dave only a hand full of invitations went out. Its obvious Mayeaux only wants “Yes Men” in his club.

I was also wondering why the 3 lady members Maria Earls, Martha Costa, and Alicia Retigo, (all from Iquitos) were not invited?

Could it be;
1. They are peruvians ?
2. They are women ?
3. They are non golfers ?

or a combination of all 3 ?

14 Jim Richardson April 3, 2007 at 8:45 am

Mike, I believe that you deserve kudos for your inspiration, ideas and work in creating the golf course in the first place. I consider you a friend as I do Gerald. I remember the many times the first few years Gerald opened his restaurant how great you got along with him. The jokes, the kidding, the laughter… However, I feel the tone of this discussion has now become personal and a vendetta.

Remember this famous soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Macbeath: “Out, Out brief candle. Life is but a walking shadow.. A poor player that struts and frets his last hour upon the stage and is heard no more. Tis a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing”.

It is time to get along and accept one another…warts and all!

Your in friendship,

Jim

15 Mike Collis April 3, 2007 at 10:46 am

Jim, Good to have you back.

You are right Jim, in the old days we were all friends, but I doubt that even you would tolerate Mayeaux if he stole from you. Even more important to me is the responsibilty
I have to protect all of those wonderful people who trusted me to put their hard earned money
into the construction of the first golf course here in Amazonia.
Like Bill said in his article, he knew it was risky, and that he might lose his investment, but he never thought it would be stolen from him, especially by someone he considered to be a friend.
Its not too late Jim, if Mayeaux puts right what he has done, perhaps in time things might change.
Why not contact him and ask him ?

16 David Volkmann April 3, 2007 at 12:15 pm

I think comment 108 needs to be repeated for Jim Richardson.

Hello Mike Collis here,
Bill Grimes asked me to convey this event to you all.
Last week after seeing the proposed constitution for our club Dave Volkmann asked me to “bite the bullet” and go to Gerald and thank him for his work. Reluctantly I did so , but I did more. I went over to Gerald’s place and offered him a brand new boxed set of Slazenger golf balls that a friend had given me.

He said “Stick em up ya ass”
I replied “O.K. but i just wanted to thank you for the new constitution.”
He said ” Thats just a joke!”
“Gerald don’t you want peace?” I said,
His parting words were “I’m just gonna kick all yas asses you see!”

Comment by mike collis — February 19, 2007 @ 10:14 am

17 Jim Richardson April 4, 2007 at 6:51 am

You really didn’t have to repeat that comment for me Mr Volkman. I prefer to avoid venom. Judging by your comments over the course of this thread I think having a snake bite kit handy maybe a necessary precausion when in your company.

18 David Volkmann April 4, 2007 at 10:11 am

To Jim Richardson, “FUCK YOU”. Another subject. My wife and I are the poster couple for “Perfect Partners” so you know what I look like. All the women and men that Mike has in perfect partners are good honest people. They are not all “prostitutes” like I have heard rumor you and Gerald have said they are. “FUCK YOU.” I think thats a quote from Shakespears “McVolkmann”

19 Jim Richardson April 4, 2007 at 10:39 am

Dear Mr Shakespears “McVolkmann” (Whatever that means) You said it all!!! Your comments are revealling. ….”Like I heard rumour you and Gerald have said they are”. I have never said any such thing. This is obviously how you operate and spread venom..generate rumour and innuendo!! Your intelligent “F–k Y–” comment is obviously a good reflection of your character and inability to communicate intelligently as well. Let the readers judge!!

20 David Volkmann April 4, 2007 at 11:03 am

An apology is in order if you and Gerald never said these things about the people of Perfect Partners. I had heard it second hand from a very reliable source. I am sorry.

21 Bill April 4, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Jim, I am delighted to welcome you back. Not many of us can quote Shakespeare, on “this two-bit blog,” so we need you for balance. Funny how we read words and evaluate situations differently. Like I mentioned to Alan, we all hear and read more or less the same things, but we interpret them differently. I would like to move us forward to a point beyond name calling, where we can all KNOW whether or not Gerald Mayeaux is operating for the good of all members who invested in the Amazon Golf Club. Where we can all KNOW whether or not he is operating within the law. Shortly after we acquire that knowledge we can put all of this behind us and work toward a bright future. Until we all KNOW, we remain divided. How will we KNOW? Jim, Dave, Mike, Alan, everyone, how will we KNOW who represents the good of all the members who invested in the Amazon Golf Club? I humbly beg Hans Jarlind, Shawn Saulnier, Leo Jones, John Wilkens, Brian Yancy, Dan Buzzo, and the others to help us find out the facts so we can move forward into our bright future together. Please…

22 David Volkmann April 4, 2007 at 5:20 pm

We got a litle side tracked on what this blog is all about. The title is “How the Amazon Golf Club was Stolen”. Noone, and I mean noone has denied this. I can’t quote Shakespear, but someone that was here before Shakespear I can quote with my limited ability to intelligently communicate “thou shall not steal”. His name is God.

23 mike collis April 5, 2007 at 9:19 am

To My Friends Jim and Dave,

There seems to be a misunderstanding here, Jim never said anything bad about girls from Iquitos, it was Mayeaux who has said many,many times that all of the women and girls from Iquitos are prostitutes.
Now can we get back to the real issue the stealing of our golf club.

24 mike collis April 6, 2007 at 9:28 am

I found out last evening that all founder members of the original Amazon Golf Club will be accepted into the new Amazon Golf & Country Club but only as members,not investers.
Also, there is another condition, when we apply to join we must get down on our knees and swear allegence to King Mayeaux.

25 David Volkmann April 6, 2007 at 6:53 pm

One or two knees?

26 alan shoemaker April 6, 2007 at 8:11 pm

It’s Friday before Easter…
What a piece of work you guys slobber out of your mouths. You don’t belong on a golf course and certainly don’t belong as memebers of one either.
As I have said all along, everyone that paid for a membership (share or whatever you want to call it) are members still. No money was stolen, no Japanese have been disenfranchised, everyone that has paid is a member!)
Many things have been done by, what we will have to call: Both Sides. There were and will be many mistakes, of course.
Sh.t happens, especially here in Peru. But when you take a breath, there is still this beautiful golf course out there.,
and also there are those that can not accept this fact and want to believe and CONQUER something that never existed, just out of personal pride and vengence. It’s obvious that many of you dislike Gerald. This is not about him but from the read I get, it always turns into that. I can tell you about what Mike and John and others have stupidly done, I can tell you about the reactions too. Why bother? Just stirs the pot. WE have a golfcourse, everyone that paid into this is a member. No one needs to get on knees, why would you do that? Why would you think that Gerald controls this golfcourse? He does not.
I have still not had time to sit down with anyone that went to the meeting. This is a very busy time for me and will remain so until September. If it turns out that I have to pay 30 dollars a month to keep this running until there are people going out there playing golf, paying the greens fees, then that is what I have to do. Rome was not built on a song you know… and you really don’t want me to quote the Bard because my university degree is in Theatre and so..don’´t get me started.
But I will leave you with this because it is so easy: Whether it is noble in the minds of men to suffer the slings and sorrows of OUTRAGEOUS fortune or to take arms aganist them, THAT IS THE QUESTION.
And the answer is: Relax, all things come to those that wait.
Stop kicking a dead horse.
Is that cryptic enough for everyone?

27 mike collis April 7, 2007 at 9:56 am

Great News Alan !

If what you say is true, you are right, we have all been arguing for nothing, worrying about nothing. You say everything is O.K. we are ALL members of the golf club, but does that mean we are still investors and can sell or transfer our shares/memmberships ?

If we can then great , so when can we attend a meeting and be told this officially ?

When can John Zeller,Bill Grimes, Dave Volkmann, Dave Sheridan and myself go and have a little stroll around the golf course we helped pay for ?

Happy Easter Everyone.

Happy Easter Everyone.

28 David Volkmann April 7, 2007 at 11:06 am

Alan,
You brought up one very interesting point. You said”Why would you think that Gerald controls this golfcourse? He does not.” Tell us who does please.

29 alan shoemaker April 7, 2007 at 2:01 pm

The club has a board of directors and frankly I don’t know who is what. I think that Adam is the President, James Bruner is probably the VP, Hans is a Director if I am not mistaken, Sergio is Club Pro, I don’t know if Shawn is still in there but he might also be a director.
I’m not even close to getting at the bottom of all this.
Yes Mike, Happy Easter! Blessing to you and yours and everyone here on this blog.

30 David Volkmann April 7, 2007 at 4:11 pm

Thanks Alan for responding so quickly. One question leads to another. Now who elected the board of directors, president, VP, and hired or elected the Club Pro? When were they elected and when does there term expire. Is the roster of those that get notified of the meetings and elections available to all?
Happy Easter to you and your family.

31 Mike Collis April 7, 2007 at 7:21 pm

Lest we forget today is 7th April, so I want to take this opportunity to wish Papa Dan a Very Happy 86th Birthday. Happy Birthday Papa Dan.

It is also exactly one year ago tonight that Mayeaux and his co-conspiritors illegally disolved our golf club.

Over this last year nothing has happened except we have had many promises made about the new constitution,about everybody’s investment being safe, and no one is excluded etc.etc.etc..

How much longer do we have to wait to have this WRONG put RIGHT ?

To have this WRONG PUT RIGHT.

32 David Volkmann April 22, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Its been two weeks since anybody has posted a comment here. Is the golf war over? Who won? Is there a constitution? Are directors and officers going to be elected by the stockholders? Who officially is part of the golf course now? I never get emails notifing me of meetings, dues, ect.

33 Douglass G. Norvell April 26, 2007 at 6:23 am

My name is Douglass G. Norvell, Ph.D. and I am ashamed of the way this inquistion is being conducted, that is, anonomously. As a former Marine, I am particularly ashamed that a Marine Corps major would post an anonomous message condeming someone; an act that denotes cowardice.

The missionaires, who tend to be judgemental religious zealtos, are equally despicable. My bible training included something about “stand up and be counted,” and required that antagonist have the strength and courage to confront a wrongdoer.

Those of you who believe Gerald Mayeaux has done these horrible things, should go down to the Ficalia and file a denuncia.

34 Bill April 26, 2007 at 8:36 am

Hello Doug, welcome to the Captains Blog. I loved your article and photos about the Acosta Hotel published in the Iquitos Times, http://www.iquitostimes.com . I deleted my original reply to you which was too harsh. You and I have been friends for some time and you would have known I was joking, but I did not want to scare off other potential guests to our discussion.

This is not a Military Tribunal. It is not being conducted anonymously, your name is posted under your comment just like everyone else. As you know, I am also an ex-marine and I believe the Major is brave to speak up on an important human rights issue. If you want to challenge the Major or quote bible verse to all the missionaries that come to Iquitos, you should post in either the original article the comments were made in, The Dawn on the Amazon Christmas Program 2006, posted January 5th on page two or three, or just click this live link to go to the article direct, where you can read everyones name, their full comment, and the # of their comment; http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/01/05/the-dawn-on-the-amazon-christmas-program-2006/ . This is not Christmas, and the vast majority of those comments have nothing to do with Santa, so it would be better to comment to the article, Is Gerald Mayeaux the Iquitos Scoundrel? posted April 17 at http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/04/17/is-gerald-mayeaux-the-iquitos-scoundrel/ . That article is composed of condensed versions of those original comments, most of which show their real names, made to the Christmas post.

Thanks for expressing your opinion. I agree that everyone with a complaint should go to the Ficalia and file a denuncia. Although I had never filed a denucia in my life, I have filed three against mayeaux, and I know five other people that have also recently filed denucias against him. Other legal actions are also pending.

35 mark May 3, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Hi,
I have been reading all these comments and I have a couple of questions here for two people
#1 WHY DOES GERALD NOT WRITE HERE TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS GOING ON?
#2 DOES ALAN SHOEMAKER KNOW THAT WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED IN MIAMI, THAT GERALD WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED THE OFFICIALS TO LET THEM KNOW HE WAS COMING, THEN TRIED TO STEAL HIS WORK ON DIABETES WITH ANOTHER FRAUD BUT IT DID NOT WORK BECAUSE GERALD HAD NO MONEY AND THE SAME WITH HIS PARTNER.
Thanks to that keep this alive and want to do the right thing. I was there when Mike told Bill of his idea and gerald was the first to tell Mike what a stupid idea it was and would never go and how the course would be so bad that he would never play there. He never jumped on the bandwagon so to speak until it really started to go and GERALD saw a way that he could control it. then he did not just take the wagon but the tractor pulling it also.

36 David Volkmann May 10, 2007 at 12:33 pm

Allan must know because Gerald braged to me about it many times and anyone else that would listen.

37 mike collis May 29, 2007 at 10:48 am

I found out last night that Gerald’s accountant , you know the one who signed off a zero,zero, zero balance
when Gerald illegally disolved our Amazon Golf Club was questioned yesterday by the local Fiscal (District attorney).

Is it true that he confessed to signing the document without, as is legal requirement, to verify the contents to be true ?

Is it true that he said that Pamela asked him to do it as a personal “favour” for her ?

Can anyone confirm this ?

38 Brickman May 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Your golf club was disolved illegally by Mayeaux. this will be shown to br true very soon. He should go to jail for his crime.

Consider these points.

Several people signing as owners did not have business visas. No where does the constitucion mention the physical golf club, where, what is it or rent or own or buying or anything. Does anyone of either golf club have a right to play golf when the club is not mentioned in the constitution.

Where are the receipts that the company received the money to buy the lawn mower from the stockholders . Did the lawnmower come from heaven ?

Was that income reported to SUNAT ?
Where is the Balance Sheet presented to SUNAT ? What does it say ?

What about the receipts and photos and tournament of the old club showing the assets and improvements existed before the famous liquidation ? Are they part of the denuncia.

Was the liquidation done in accordance with Peruvian law ? Was public notice given in the legal newspaper ?
Was a quorum present ?
Does the liquidation mention all the members legally ?

Where is the receipt for the lawnmower ?
Who imported it ? Where are the witnesses that paid for it ?

Where is the copy of the doc that the state is the owner of the land ?

Send a letter to the Japanese Founder Members telling them that they have been thrown out of the golf club and asking for the confirmation signed and authenticated by the Peruvian Consulate that they donated the money for the lawn mower in trade for membership and were never notified of the dissolution and theft of their investment.

39 john zeller May 30, 2007 at 9:51 am

Dear Fellow Founding Members of the Amazon Golf Club,

In reply to Mike’s email to all of us concerning the most recent events in the continuing “Golf War” and the legal implications for Jerry Gould (aka, Gerald Mayeaux, yes…that’s his REAL name I understand)…this is truly the fulfillment of your mother’s old saying, “The chickens have come home to roost”. And the kaka hasn’t even BEGUN to rain upon this detestable, evil thief and child-abuser. Buckets-more justifiable retribution shall be visited upon him, this common, vulgar hitman, of that you may be certain. He and his ugly pocked-dwarf “go-for” (sic.) are history, anyway. But let us
not focus exclusively on that idiot mouthpiece, the public face of their backstabbing thuggery and, thereby, miss the BIGfish, the instigators of all this vile cabal’s greed, ie,: (1)The mad chess player who masquerades as a teen age girl so his online victories on the chess board, such as they are, sting his opponent all the more deeply as a result of his loss (”Hell, I lost to a teen age girl???”)…Yes, that same silly hermit who has, for the last 20 years, squatted on land which NEVER belonged to him, raising snakes and rats in the moonless dark of night…and living

FOR TWENTY L-O-N-G YEARS!!!

in a paper-thin, sheet-metal railroad FREIGHT CONTAINER! Honestly, can you imagine any sane man
doing anything even remotely similar? And given all those lonely years in that tin box,
hunkered down always alone whilst the thrashing storm-driven rains drilled holes in his tiny cranium…is it then any wonder that he could, along with “That Missionary Boy”, dream up such a fiendishly diabolical and greedy scheme to fleece their so-called “Bretheran”? The brains behind the scheme certainly isn’t Gould or his pocket-puppet “Skorgio”, or even Snowey in his tin cage repleat with the latest in fashionable fake windows and a generous can-opener sized hole in the middle to
piss in, certainly NOT…the demented mastermind behind all our legitimate woes, the Jerk on the Off-road dirty white 125cc motorbike is Adam Andrews who, through all of the filthy mess he and the crazy hermit created, remains unscathed…no fingerprints no signatures anywhere = no responsibility… right? WRONG! The file’s not closed on either of these two soiled villains, dear fellow members.
We are searching dilligently for their foul DNA and when we find it, these two prime plotters
SHALL BE PUNISHED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW for taking their 30 pieces of silver!

When this unfortunate “Interregnum” is finally at an end and some semblance of sanity and good leadership is restored to our beloved club, and Mike’s original ideals are enshrined in a new constitution, IS IT conceivable that we would allow ANY MEMBER this notorious “Gang Of Four” to track their muddy feet over our re-constituted Amazon Golf Club turf? It is my deepest feeling that all four of these contaminated low-lifes should NEVER again be allowed to cast their forbidding shadows over the lush, deep green of our fairways. IF they are “forgiven” their abominable treachery, those of us who did the forgiving will be forever cursed by those honest members who follow after us.
Each and every one of this miserable lot must go down with their black galleon which, at this very hour, still fly’s the black and white Skull and Bones banner.

Then, when our house has properly been disinfected of this vermin, and ONLY then, can we set about a bright morning’s golf with a happy heart and clear conscience.

Yours Faithfully,

John Zeller.
(2 Memberships)

40 mark May 30, 2007 at 4:05 pm

…..WOW……
CAN THIS BE TRUE????
IF SO AND GERALD OOPS JERRY IS IN JAIL, THAT IS ONE PICTURE I WOULD
LOVE TO SEE AND IT WOULD LIVE ON IN MY MEMORIES.
IT MIGHT EVEN BE WORTH THE VISIT, WHAT DO YA THINK?

41 mike collis May 30, 2007 at 7:13 pm

Thanks John Zeller for your comments , every word struck a cord with me , and all so very true.

I think when the hammer falls on the slimeball Gerry Gould don’t think for one minute that the coward will take the wrap alone, he’ll sing like a canary bringing down all of those other detestable creatures with him.

Can anyone confirm what I heard the other day that
their accountant “spilled the beans” on the gang implicating the lovely Pamela to boot.

A thought for the day ;

We’ve crossed the Rhine now boys and Mayeaux and his cohorts are preparing the bunker and handing out the sweeties.

42 Melvin Lawrence May 30, 2007 at 7:18 pm

As a founder member living here in Birmingham, England
I have kept an eye on this blog. I have been unwell for 2 years now and really could not contribute.

BUT

Where did this John Zeller pop up from ?

Give us more John, well said.

Good Luck to you, go get em.

43 Mike Collis May 30, 2007 at 7:23 pm

I know many of you did not know but earlier this year we lost Founder Member Maureen “Mick” Portlock.
Mick a great supporter of our club and of our fight to save it sadley passed away at home in Constancia,Cape Town, South Africa in March.

Thanks Mick, sleep well.

44 dave sheridan May 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm

In case no one is aware, I have a copy of the “constitution of Thieves” being translated for publishing here in english as well as spanish. I is an official copy, like the one I have attached to my denunce that I hope and pray puts Gerald in the slammer. Is anyone surprised that the15 listed members in the “constitution of Thieves” have split up the value of our lawn mower (the one purchased with the Japanese money). They (including you Alan Shoemaker who said we still had our invetsment) have each received 877 shares at 1 sole/share. Where is the rest of the assets Alan? Did Gerald keep it all for himself? The assets of the original club were presented to the authorities as zero. Was it zero Alan???

So now Alan Shoemaker, are you denying you have been awarded the $877.00 soles as YOUR SHARE of the booty (donations of the original members)? I have the copy Alan!!! I HAVE THE COPY!!!!!!!

I guess all your righteous crap in the past was a front Alan Shoemaker. YOU are one of those to split up our donations with Gerald Gould (aka Mayeaux) (the one who turned you in to the law in the US) and with the Rat and Snake man and the rest of the gang. I have the copy and so will everyone else interested.

For those of you who have hoped and for those of you that have deluded yourselves. I have and will publish the following documents:
1. The “Constitution of Thieves”
2. The dissolution wherein Gerald Gould (aka Mayeaux) says he shall keep all the books, records and goods of the original club and now says to the authorities they all dissapeared (poof).
3. The official statement to the authorities by Gould that the original club had zero assets.

45 Jim Richardson May 31, 2007 at 7:28 am

It is really sad that rumour and innuendo continue to dominate these comments. Mike, I am disappointed with you in propagating these rumours such as the way you raise the issue of the accountant and the way you raised the issue of Gerald alledgedly assaulting the waitress..like headline news and that Gerald would be going to jail for sure! You keep stoking the fire with exaggeration. Mike how would you like it if everyone would state on this forum the rumours about you and the way you managed the initial membership money? Of course these are unfounded! Mike, I consider you a friend but I feel that you are playing a slimy game!! Sorry, but I am one for speaking the truth.

46 mike collis May 31, 2007 at 10:36 am

To Jim,
I know the truth and the truth will come out after the investigations are complete. We already know what evidence has been revealed please read Dave Sheridan’s comment No.45.

Jim what did Adam Adrews do with the $4,000 that a japanese founder gave him for 8 memberships ?

Did he buy a Toro Golf Course Mower with it ?

What heppened to that mower ?

Did it disappear ?

What did Adam Andrews do with the $7,000 donation from Peter Shneider ?

Did he buy an electric transformer for the clubhouse with it ?

Where is the transformer now ?

Is it true that Mayeaux declared himself liquidater of the Amazon Golf Club and both he and his accountant signed legal documents stating that the club had “Zero Assets” ?

THE TRUTH WILL OUT

Der tag wil comen !

47 alan shoemaker May 31, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Dave Sheridan, what a piece of work you are. I just had dinner with you for the birthday party of Jim King and I told you very clearly that I did not want to discuss the golf course with you and that I did not know anything about what was happening and what was supposed to have transpired, and frankly Dave Sheridan, a discussion with you about it at a dinner party would have been upsurd because you are way too wound up and emotionally involved with what you believe to be the truth. For you to slam me here simply shows what kind of a man you are. You know very well where I live, you are here in Iquitos and could have easily come to my house to discuss what you believe to be the truth. However, you did not. Instead you decided that you were absolutely correct and so you assumed alot my old friend and preferred to post here rather than speak to me in person. What a piece of work you are. I wasn’t raised that way, obviously you were. so now you have worn your welcome out with me senor. Do you think I would stoop so low as to post on this blog for all the World to read that you are fat, stupid and ugly? No, I would never do that.
As far as having shares goes, I have no idea about this. But… since I paid $350 dollars for my membership, I guess that means that I have those shares. I would assume that anyone that purchased a membership would also have the same shares, right? Well, that is if you purchased legal memberships. What about you Dave Sheridan, where did you purchase your shares? If they were purchased from someone that told you that they had double the amount of shares because the stock split then you have a problem. Yes, I do understand that at one point we were all told that the stock split… And so there was another meeting saying that yes, the stock had split BUT those split shares could not be sold to anyone at that point. At what point could they be sold? I have no idea about that.
Do post the constitution when you get it translated or you could post it in Spanish Dave Sheridan, because many of us have taken the time to learn the language. Ok, I’ve done this about as nicely as I can and without any real emotions involved. Why would I expend emotional on an overly emotional and incorrectly assumed outburst? I just don’t have the time nor inclination for that. Why bother.

48 Chipshot June 1, 2007 at 8:40 am

I am leaving Shanghai in a week and hope to meet with as many as possible in the warm and welcoming city of Iquitos. Who is this Jim Richardson Guy ? Does he know he is not a member of the golf club ? I got a faxed copy of the new constitution and I must say it is an eye opener. I hope this person Dave does infact get it translated and published. WOW . What amazes me is that the golf course is not even mentioned in the constitucion, it is a club only without a home according to the constitution excrpt for some address in Iquitos. This is more strange every week.

49 Michele Mayeaux June 7, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Well, I must say this is all very interesting to me! I am Gerald’s daughter. I have not seen nor spoken to him since 1994. I tried desperately to contact him in 2003 when Pepaw (his dad) died. No response. He left my mom when I was 7; cheated on her non-stop those seven years. Bla bla bla I could go on forever! Glad he’s in Peru and not Texas. Oh and by the way, he never even went to UT and certainly did not play baseball there. If you see him let him know his mom had lung and brain cancer and will not make it through the summer. I am sure that wikll break his heart, oh never mind, he obviously does not have one!

50 Bill June 7, 2007 at 9:51 pm

Dear Michele,

I have a daughter. Her name is Dawn. She is 35 years old. I have never missed her more than I miss her right now. It is difficult to imagine how anything good can come from this horrible mess, except all of us fathers will think about our daughters, and hope for their love and understanding.

Blessings for you, your mother, and your grandmother
Bill

51 mike collis June 8, 2007 at 9:52 am

My Dear Michelle,
Thank you very much for your comments.
I too have 2 daughters (30 & 32) and a son 26 but I am in constant contact with them along with my parents (86 & 80) and I cannot imagine a time when albeit by email I did not have some sort of contact with them.

I was sorry to hear about your Grandad and now the news about your Grandmother. I cannot imagine any son not being in contact with his parents, mine are getting on now so time is very preciuos to me.
I was a friend of your Fathers for 7 years but the unforgivable things he has done he to the local people and to those who considered him a freind make friendship with him impossible. It appears to me he has no regard for family or friends, I’m sorry.

I wish you and your family , especially your Gran
my best wishes and my prayers.

My e mail is ; michaelcollis@hotmail.com

52 alan shoemaker June 8, 2007 at 12:51 pm

I sincerely doubt that this was written by Gerald’s daughter. I’d bet on it. The other post that was supposedly written by Pamela, Gerald’s wife, was NOT written by her.
The shams that are being pulled here are senseless and those responsible for them should be damned ashamed.

53 Bill June 8, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Hi Alan,

I will take that bet. How much?

Pamela never commented on this blog. No one ever said she did. The only senseless sham I know of for sure is you. I demand that you show me and everyone else reading this the, “post that was supposedly written by Pamela”. This is the first I have ever heard about about it. It does not exist and neither does your credibility.

Bill

54 mike collis June 8, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Alan, I too thought that the comment by Mayeaux’s daughter might be a sham.

But did anyone know that Mayeaux had a daughter called Michele ? (Spelt with one “L”)
Did anyone know that his Dad died in 2003.?
Did anyone know that his Dad’s knickname was “Peepaw” ?

Would anyone be so cruel even on this blog to say that his Mother was terminally ill with cancer if it was’nt in fact completely true ?

No Alan don’t bet you will surely lose.

55 WES TUMEY June 10, 2007 at 4:01 am

MY NAME IS WES TUMEY,

I VISITED YOUR BEAUTIFUL TOWN BACK IN NOVEMBER OF 2006 AND I MUST SAY IT IS HOT AND THAT’S COMING FROM A TEXAS BOY. I SPENT ABOUT THREE DAYS THERE EATING AT THAT FRIENDLY EATERY NEXT DOOR TO THAT S.O.B.. I MADE SOME LIFE LONG FRIENDS IN THE SHORT TIME I WAS THERE AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING TO SEE MY LITTLE FRIEND BRANDON.I DID PLAY BASEBALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AND I CAN PROMISE YOU ONE THING, A MAN WITH THE ETHICS THIS MS. GOULD HAS HE WOULD’NT LAST TWO MINUTES AROUND HERE.
WHAT MAKES THIS THING SO IRONIC IS WE HAVE A MAN WHO USED TO LIVE HERE IN AUSTIN THAT FISHED ALL THE TOURNAMENTS IN TEXAS THAT GAVE AWAY BOATS. IN THE FIRST YEAR THIS MAN SHOWS UP HE WINS SIX BOATS WORTH ABOUT $30,000.00 A PIECE. WE FINALLY CAUGHT ON THAT HE WAS’NT A GOOD FISHERMAN, HE WAS A GOOD CHEATER AND LIAR. HIS NAME IS GERALD GOULD.NEEDLESS TO SAY HE WAS RUN OUT OF THE LAST TOURNAMENT HE FISHED AROUND HERE, AS WELL AS PLUM OUT OF TOWN. THIS WAS TWO YEARS AGO AN NOBODY HAS SEEN THIS MANS RED ASS SINCE. NOW WHY IS THIS MAN STILL WALKING THE STREETS OF YOUR FRIENDLY TOWN.
IF YALL NEED ANY HELP FINDING INFO ON THIS MAN AND HIS PAST JUST LET ME KNOW AND I WILL USE EVERY RESOURCE I HAVE.

TELL BRANDON I STILL THINK OF HIM.

WES TUMEY

56 Bill June 10, 2007 at 9:47 am

Hi Wes,

Thanks for checking in with us. The name of your scoundrel fisherman must be a coincidence. Our scoundrel has not been back to Texas in many years. Also I do not know what to think about whether he is Gerald Mayeaux, Jerry Gould, or some combination of those names. Since you played baseball for UT, I would be curious to know his batting average.

I agree that Brandon is one of the best street children we have. Brandon deserves a volley ball scholarship. He is fanatical about the game, and talented.

Best regards,
Bill

57 David Volkmann June 10, 2007 at 10:32 am

Dear Michele,
I am sadden that I and others have said many negative things about your father and you have read them. You see, your father not only was my best friend in Peru, but best friend to many who have commented here. I think that is what hurts the most. If he was just a common criminal it wouldn’t have been so bad. I have wondered not the power of this blog, but what good will come out of it. Perhaps a father and daughter will make amends and communicate again with each other because of this blog. I don’t know how many half siblings you have in Peru, but I do know one who is a doll and I am sure would love to meet you. If you ever decide to come to Peru I am sure you will be welcomed with open arms by everyone. I live in Wisconsin and will be back in Iquitos Peru in September with my wife. If you want to contact me directly my email address is volkmann@grantsburgtelcom.net.

You will never forget but perhaps forgive.

Dave

58 Michael Buzzo June 11, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Firstly, I’d like to thank Mike Collis for using this forum to wish my dad, ‘Papa Dan’ Buzzo, a happy birthday and reminding all that he just turned 86 years old. I he has had to attend yet another funeral since he’s been up here.

I don’t believe he has posted any comments here and doubt he will. I do know that he did ‘invest’ in the club as one of its founding members and was very excited about that fact. I, also, know he has very many, many dear and close friends in Iquitos and he is proud to be their friend. Of those friends, he speaks highly & often. Of others, he says nothing unless pressed and even then does not berate them.

I am extremely disappointed, as are those of you whom post your comments here, that it has come to this and pray this whole mess can be resolved, peace among the gringos (and Peruvians) can be restored and that an old man whom has suffered much throughout his life can just get what he paid for and not have to pay any more.

It is a shame that this has created such turmoil, angst, and bitterness among the ex-pat community in Iquitos. Many of you whom live there know that I have many ties to Iquitos and that my plan is to return there as soon as possible & while Papa Dan is still living there.

Over the last thirty three years, I have seen Iquitos grow & change a lot and was excited myself about the golf club. I had hoped to be able ‘duff’ a few rounds on the course. My dad’s plans “were” for me to inherit his membership and possibly keep his legacy alive as one of the charter members. Alas, it looks as if that won’t happen.

To Michele; I am sorry to hear of your tragedies as a child and your continuing saga with your grandparents. I am glad that you are a believer and have Him as your ‘rock’. I, too, live in Texas and if you would like to contact me via e-mail, I give Bill my permission to provide you with my address and will send him a personal e-mail stating the same. I do this with no ulterior motives to post anything here about Gerald. I am only on one side…my father’s.

Someone wrote in here that there always three sides to every story; his, hers, and the truth…that’s God’s side.

I do resent some people whom have used this forum to promote their ‘establishments’.

I wish you all the best of luck and all whom have invested to get what you paid for. I’d like to thank all our mutual friends and Papa Dan’s friends for being such good friends to him and for looking out for him.
Michael Buzzo

59 Bill June 11, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Hello Michael,

You can be proud that your father is the most loved and respected Gringo in Iquitos. Thank you for letting us know what you are thinking.

I am confident we will take back control of your fathers investment and reestablish the principles that Papa Dan originally invested in. We will get this all sorted out and you will be playing a few rounds of golf at the Amazon Golf Club sooner than you think.

Please tell your father not to worry about a thing. A few people probably will not be pleased with the results, but the majority of your fathers friends will want to celebrate with him.

Best regards,
Bill

60 Karma Chongyi Zangmo June 14, 2007 at 2:21 am

Beware of the Cobbler!

Alan Shoemaker hit the nail on the head when he said, “The shams that are being pulled here are senseless and those responsible for them should be damned ashamed.”

The problem is that Mr. Shoemaker is the biggest “sham-artist” in Iquitos. Who else in Iquitos would have the gall to come on a public forum and defend the most hated gringo in Iquitos and then give us lessons on morality? But then, who else in Iquitos has been in jail in both Peru and the United States for drug trafficking? It is inconceivable this this DEA Fugitive (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/fugitives/atlanta/shoemaker.html) would be lecturing to the world via the Internet on what is socially acceptable behavior.

How about a little truth from you for once, Mr. Shoemaker. Why don’t you tell your adoring fans, who have made you so rich via your ayahuasca tours, what is really going on. You don’t have to mask your shame from us. So, tell us, Mr. Shoemaker how you wound up in Iquitos when you have a pending federal case in Atlanta. Your behavior in this case disgraces the cause of ayahuasca worldwide. Why don’t you share it with us?

It is time that the world knows the truth about Alan Shoemaker and the people he supports such as Gerald Mayeaux. The only Iquitos “sham-artist” that comes close to Mr. Shoemaker is Gerald Mayeaux, who tells everyone he is the American Consul in Iquitos. Now is the time to stop them from their continued lies and cons of naive tourists. This blog is doing just that. Thank you Bill for helping to put an end to their evil lies and abuse of naive tourists.

I have more information on Mr. Shoemaker and his friend Mr. Mayeaux for anyone who wants it. Just send me an email at karmachongyizangmo@yahoo.com.

Karma Chongyi Zangmo

Aptos, CA, US

61 Michael Buzzo June 14, 2007 at 9:54 pm

Bill,
I just tried to send an e-mail to Karma Chongyi Zangmo by clicking on the link. It’s a ‘bogus’ e-mail.

Thanks,
MB – “The” Amazon Man

62 Michael Buzzo June 15, 2007 at 2:08 am

Hi Bill,

WHOA!!!! I owe all an apology! I kept getting kick-backs on the link to Mr. Karma Chongyi Zangmo’s “e” address. If you copy and paste, there is a ‘.’ (dot) after the ‘com’ that should not be there. If you want to contact him, be sure to leave off the last period. It seemed to have finally gone through.

Sorry!

As many of you know, I put together the deal (& $) for Jim Dolan to move out of the original “Gringo Bar” location in the hotel & move to another location, on the condition it be re-named “Pappa Dan’s El Gringo Bar” (in the tradion of my two ‘Pappa Dan’s’ bar & grills in Ecuador). Due to certain circumstances regarding my family, I turned my portion of the proprietorship over to my Dad, Papa Dan. Again, due to circumstances beyond our control, we lost all our investment.

I certainly hope “El Gringo” bar is doing well. We have been hanging T-Shirts in some of the best eating (and drinking) establishments all across the great Lone Star State. By the way, San Antonio just brought home another NBA World Championship. Go Spurs GO!!!!

I am awaiting word back from Mr. Karma on his ‘new’ dirt on Alan. Hope it’s not old…we’ve heard enough of that. Am, also, awaiting word from UT. As of yet…nada.

Please, keep it going Bill & I’ll aprise you new info as it arrives.

Cheers,
M Buzzo

63 Bill June 15, 2007 at 7:13 am

There is that “Beware of the Cobbler” phrase again. That is funny.

I “borrowed” the name The Cobbler, (with Alan’s amused permission) to use as the name of one my characters for my novel in the post on the Captains Blog for January 23rd, The Characters of Iquitos, Peru at http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/01/23/58/ . The Cobbler is a gringo shaman.

We would all be better off if we had a sense of humor. My Cobbler, is not getting rich, he is surviving, barely one step ahead of the DEA. My Cobbler is a sympathetic character, not one of the villains. My Cobbler wants to do good in the world, but circumstances and small mistakes in judgment keep getting in his way.

There is a real villain in my story. Garard, or Gerry, is a mean son of a bitch. He is an egotistical sociopath with no conscience. He wakes up every morning thinking he never did wrong even once.

The Cobbler and Gerard, and all of the other characters interact in humorous ways. The story is a comedy.

I think the moral is, lets don’t take our selves too seriously.

Any similarity, real or imagined, between my characters, and real characters that you might know is purely coincidental.

But that is another story.

Wishing almost all of you the best.
Bill

64 mike collis June 15, 2007 at 11:23 am

Hello Mike Buzzo,

I am so sorry but Mayeaux killed the El Gringo in March.

The El Gringo or “Papa Dans El Gringo Bar” was an institution here in Iquitos but Mayeaux’s greed put an end to that.
I remember the first El Gringo Bar that I knew, it was on the gound floor of the Amazon Suites. then it moved to the Amazon Hotel.Doug Morris then took the El Gringo Bar to Putumayo Street forgetting that his neighbour would be Mayeaux. Mayeaux made Doug’s life a misery. I remember Mayeaux shouting obscenities at him as he walked by. Eventually Doug sold out to Cleve Durden.
Cleve knew Mayeaux well for years and was determined to ignor Mayeaux’s insults and dirty tricks and refused to give in.
Then, we think Mayeaux’s inlaws bought the building from under Cleves feet, so the dispicable Mayeaux got his hands on the bar and resigned your Dad’s dream the “El Gringo Bar” to be just a memory.

65 alan shoemaker June 15, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Funny how some of you have taken such an interest in my life. I suppose I appreciate that, even though you have done it with such vengence. Regardless, you have tried to look at me and you have drawn conclusions as well, not really caring if you were slandering me or not. I forgive you for that, why not? You really can’t help yourself and obviously your Mother’s and Father’s rearing of you left something to be desired.
My wife has had a company here for 12 years or so. She graduated from the 3 year professional tourist guide school and continued in her field. She and I have, from time to time, a few tourists that we guide to the local healers. Many of them wish to partake in the 100’s or years old Ceremonies, many come with illnesses that occidental medicine can’t touch. Many leave completely healed physicall and many leave with a re-newed awareness of life, new spirituality,.. as they have have incredible experiences in Ceremony as well as amazing life changing experiences by having been in the jungle with the shamans for a week or two. She also has a travel agency and is Sabre fluent, on two computers she can see every flight in the world and cost, book the tickets, etc.. So instead of waiting in lines, just come on over to her office at Morona 531 or call it in for a quote. 224987
For years her company was exporting medicinal plants all over the World, phytosanitario permits, CITES permits, etc. all in place. A few years ago my son from the States came to visit for two weeks but loved Iquitos so much that he stayed for 7 months. He also was introduced to folk loric medicine and really took a liking to it. He decided that he would like to distribute the plants just like the other 100 or so companies do in the States, Canada and Europe so to help him get started, he was shipped up a large selection of medicnal plants to his home outside of Atlanta. He was staying with my ex-wife, an attorney for the EPA. When the shipment arrived, a SWAT team came behind it. The warrant said to seize the plants, go into the house and seize the lab and take the computer also where the formula would be found on how to extract DM T. There was no lab, no formula of course. No arrests were made. Our attorney in Sacramento told us to just let it go, obviously a mistake and that something more interesting would come across the prosecutors desk soon. So we did that. I also phoned the journalist Peter Gorman and asked him to check into this as the University here in Iquitos as well as many other Peruvian businessmen have been shipping out the same plants for years, all permits in tact. Frankly this was the reason for getting in the medicinal plant business to begin with because we saw others doing it successfully here in Iquitos, Pulcallpa, Cuzco, etc..not to mention Brazil and Ecuador. Peter phoned the Atlanta division and when he asked why they had just illegally seized legal plants, he was told this..”I know they are legal but they shouldn’t be. By the time Mr. Shoemaker gets them back, it’ll cost him 50 grand in legal fees and I guarantee that I will store them in such a way that they will be ruined when he gets them.” He recorded that information.
We continued to live here and my son in the States was not bothered, 911 came around and that was a nightmare for everyone. In the meantime we began entertaining ourselves on Thursday nights by playing poker with Glenn Earls, Papa Dan, me, Gerald and Ryan from time to time. Glenn Earls later passed away returning from his work in Africa. He had picked up a really bad case of Malaria. We miss that man, he was kind and funny and had just married a woman from Iquitos and was in the middle of constructing their dream home. One night while playing, I received an emergency call from my family in Tennesse stating that my Mother was in the hospital and dying from cancer. Glenn’s wife knew a travel agent and quickly got me a ticket to fly out the next day. I’ll never forget it as it was April 1st. Upon arrival in Miami, I was arrested from a warrant that had been issued in Janurary. Spent one month in Federal clubhouse in Miami and then two weeks in Atlanta State. This was really a terrible place, something you see in the movies. The another two weeks in County till I was released on bail, ankle bracelet and random drug tests. Two days after they arrested me, I was standing in front of the judge when my attorney informed me that my Mother just passed away. I would have made it to her hospital bedside. I paid my bond, 50 grand full cash and my brother and wife picked me up and drove me to Tennessee where I stayed in my Mother’s house for a year. I was living there with her second husband, Charlie. He is the minister of the church across the street from my Mother’s house. You see, my Mother and Father divorced when I was three and I saw my Father, Jack B. Smith, maybe three times in my life. He’d drive over from North Carolina and take me, my sister and brother out for an ice cream cone. He was a professional baseball player and I appreciate him for getting his talents, my brother too.. he’s even better than me. Had he stayed together with her, no doubt my brother and I would have turned pro. When my Mother re-married, as a wedding present, I went through the courts and legally changed my name to her maiden name – Shoemaker. My brother and sister thought I was a bit strange to do this but years later they told me they wished they had done the same. You see, my brother Gary Smith as two sons and their last name is Smith. They’ll have children and their last names will be Smith. My children here in Iquitos have Shoemaker. When my son in the States was born, my Mother hadn’t remarried yet so he had the name Smith as well. Later, I put him together with my lawyer in Kentucky and his name was legally changed to Shoemaker. Hope that explains the name game. My Mother really appreciated it and when my Uncle died, she asked me to use the name Tommy now as that was her brother and she dearly loved him AND my middle name is Thomas. I didn’t do that, never regretted it, too confusing anyway.
I spent a year in the States on that ankle bracelet, paying 130 dollars a month so they could monitor me. The pre-trial officer dropped by occassionally and took a urine sample, never found anything of course because I don’t use drugs, not even marijuana. A rum and coke is fine with me so perhaps those of you out there that have been pointing your finger at me in such a nasty way might want to buy me one. I hold no grudges, do you?
At the first pre-trial hearing, the judge walked into the room, sat down and glared at the prosecutor and said “You want to tell me what I am doing here? It’s my understanding that dmt is illegal only in synthetic form and has nothing to do with it occuring naturally in plants! Your warrant said there would be a lab in the house and there wasn’t one, said the forumla would be found on the computer and it was not! So tell me, were the plants shipped in legally to begin with?” and the prosecutor said “Well, hmmmm….. yes, Your Honor, they were.” The judge told us to take two weeks and then show him that they were shipped in legally. It all should have been over then, but it wasn’t. There was brief after brief, etc. because this has never happened before and the laws are so confused. Neither the prosecutor nor the defense nor the judge could determine if this was legal or not. However, the Peruvian government officially issued statements that it was a legal shipment and even pointed out that it must be legal in the States becaue there are so many internet companies opening selling the products and they have been for years and even gave my defense a list of many Peruvian companies that had been shipping the same thing to the States for much longer.
After a year of painting houses, sanding decks, doing whatever I could do so that I could send funds here to my wife and two children… oh yes, I have a 9 year old son and an 8 year old daughter… On April 1st, one year exactly from the day I was arrested in Miami, the pretrial officer called me to inform me that I no longer had to wear the ankle bracelet, I could cut it off. How nice. 5 minutes later he called and said ‘Oh, I forgot to tell you. The order also says that you no longer have any travel restrictions! Where are you going to go?” And of course I said, “Peru to be with my family.” He said, Ok, just tell me where you are from time to time.” I bused myself over to Texas, to the house of the journalist Peter Gorman and was with Peter and his family for two weeks, bought my ticket to Peru and told Peter to listen in on the extension as I phoned the pre-trial officer and informed him that I was flying out to Lima and didn’t want to have any problems in the Airport. He instructed me to go, that I had no travel restrictions and there would be no problems. I flew to Iquitos, quite an emotional scene with my wife and two children as it had been a year without them. 5 days later my attorney phoned saying that the prosecutor had been before the judge telling her that I had left the USA illegally without a passport thru Mexico so I had to fax up my passport, copy of my ticket. Later the prosecutor called for a hearing for me to go before the Judge and expain why I was in Peru. The court date was 4 days away. It was now the middle of July and I checked on tickets and there were none. ASked how much it would cost if there was one and was quoted at $3,500 dollars, money which I did not have anyway. So I missed that court date and the prosecutor had me declared a fugitive. Then the prosecutor tried to get the judge to hand over my bond. The judge refused, stating that it was obvious to her that someone had told me that I could come here.
April 1st has since become a really weird day for me. Last year on April 1st a huge grapefruit sized cyst exploded, just under my bladder. This year was uneventfull… but I was really being careful. April Fools Day! Which is not to say that what I have told you above is in that category, quite the opposite.
And as far as being accused of having made ayahuasca that almost killed people? Well, that’s another long story but suffice to say that this is complete bullshit. As well, I have never sold ayahuasca here to anyone.
So as much as I try and stay neutral about the golf course dilemna, it really makes it difficult for me to side with anyone, especially when I know for a fact that many of the things that are really vehemently said about people here in Iquitos are complete lies. As far as Gerald having bragged that he somehow turned me in? Well, that’s probably true that he said it. We know how Gerald likes to bragg. I have no doubt that he called the DEA to inform them that I was flying to my Mother’s bedside in Tennessee, hoping to be with her before she died. That’s as far as that gets. And do I hate Gerald for this? No, I don’t. Why? Couple of reasons. Gerald just can’t help himself primarily and I just don’t have the time or emotional energy to put toward that. Iquitos is a small town and while it’s not easy for others on here to get over things, I have learned how to do that. Wish only that all of us could.
I have some comments to make about the golf course but I lunch is ready. Be well and I hope this long story was interesting.

66 canadian shawn June 15, 2007 at 3:51 pm

>
> THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT, LEO
AND I
>HAVE BEEN AT WAR WITH THESE COCKSUCKERS FOR OVER A YEAR NOW, ADAM IS A
>JOKE, HE HAS NOT SHOWN ANY OF US A FINANCIAL STATEMENT IN 2 YEARS, HE COLLECTS MONEY FROM NEW MEMBERS, AND NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE MONEY
GOES, HE
>IS GETTING OFF ON THE CONTROL, I HAVE BEEN A SHARE HOLDER OF A GOLF
COURSE
>IN CANADA FOR 27 YEARS, ADAM WOULD BE UNDER CRIMINAL CHARGES IN CANADA
FOR
>MIS APROPIATION OF FUNDS AND EXPELLED FROM ANY ASSOCIATION IN CANADA
OR THE
>STATES, FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT, THAT IS A FACT, MY HOCKEY BUDDY,
WHO
>IS A FEDERAL PROSCUTOR IN CANADA, AND MY PERSONAL LAWYER FOR PROPERTY,
HE
>WOULD BE GONE, NO QUESTION, THOSE ARE WORDS FROM HIS MOUTH, WHEN THOSE
GUYS
>SET UP THE NEW ASSOC. THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS PUT THAT PIECE OF SHIT
SERGIO,
>THE G.M. OF THE CLUB, THEY SLIPPED HIM IN THE BACK DOOR WITH NO VOTE,
NO
>TALK OF DUTIES, NOTHING, THE DOCUMENT WAS SLIPPED IN AFTER THE FACT,
WHEN
>WE SIGHED THE DOC, THAT EXACT
> ONE WITH SHIT SERGIO, WAS NOT THERE, BUT WHEN THEY WENT TO THE
PUBLIC
>REG, TO REG, THE CLUB, THEY SLIPPED HIS PAPER IN AFTER THE FACT, THAT
IS
>ILLEGAL, ALL THOSE DIRECTORS WHO SIGHED THAT DOC, WOULD BE UNDER
CHARGES IN
>THE REAL WORLD, ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION, DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TO
BRING
>A FRIEND FROM NOVA SCOTIA, AND PLACE HIM AS VICE’ PRESIDENT, OF COURSE
NOT,
>THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THOSE PRICKS DID, THEY USED GERALD TO DISSOLVED
THE
>FIRST CLUB, ADAM DID NOT HAVE THE BALLS TO DO IT HIMSELF, HE KNEW WHAT
WAS
>GOING TO HAPPEN, GERALD HAS NEVER CONTROLED ANY MONEY EVER,, ADAM IS
THE
>COCKSUCKER IN ALL THIS MESS, HE IS GARBAGE, AND I WILL DEAL WITH ADAM
>MYSELF IN TIME, HE IS THE ENEMY, HE IS GETTING SUPPORT FROM PEOPLE TO
OWN
>THIS CLUB, I CAN READ HIM LIKE A BOOK, I HAVE SEEN 100s of people like
him
>in my day, they hate gerald, they use him, NOW MIKE, LISTEN TO ME,
ADAM IS
>THE ONE YOU SHOULD GO AFTER, PUT THE HEAT ON HIM, HE HAS THE MASTER
PLAN
>FOR THIS PROPERTY, LEO AND
> I JUST WANT TO GOLF, I DESIGNED NUMBER 3 GREEN FOR MY DAUGHTER, I AM
A
>4TH GENERATION GOLFER, MY BABYS GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER MONROE FROM
>SCOTLAND, PLAYED THIS GAME ALMOST 100 YEARS AGO, ITS IN OUR BLOOD, I
DO NOT
>WANT MONEY IN THIS, NOR DOES LEO,
>
> YOU TELL THIS FORMER MEMBER TO GO AFTER THE CORRECT
PEOPLE, I
>WILL GO BEFORE THE PROSCUTOR TO EXPOSE THESE FUCKERS IN TIME, I HAVE
NEVER
>CONTROLLED 1PENNY IN THIS MESS, IF I HAVE TO SPEND MY MONEY AND MY
TIME,
>OVER CHARGES, I AM HERE ONLY 6 OR 7 MONTHS A YEAR, YOU TELL THIS MAN I
WILL
>BRING A SHIT STORM ON HIM LIKE HE HAS NEVER SEEN, I SWEAR ON MY BABY
LIFE,
>YOU WATCH ME, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO I AM, AND WHEN SOMETHING GOES DOWN,
YOU
>TELL THIS PERSON , DONT ASK , WHY DID HE DO THIS, HE WILL KNOW WHY, GO
>AFTER THE CORRECT PEOPLE, NOT US, TRUST ME, I WILL BE IN CANADA
DRINKING
>WHISKEY, WHEN THE SHIT STORM COME, I PLAY BY DIFFERENT RULES MIKE ,
BUT
>HAVING SAID THAT, YOU ARE CORRECT ON A LOT OF THINGS, I AGREE WITH YOU
ON
>MANY THINGS, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU PERSONALLY FOR STARTING THIS
CLUB, ITS
>GIVING ME HOURS OF ENJOYMENT PLAYING A GAME I LOVE, I RESPECT YOU FOR
THAT,
>
>
> SHAWN SAULNIER

67 alan shoemaker June 15, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Oh Bill… I guess you are right, the Pamela statements must be on the Gerald Scoundrel blog. Sorry about that.

68 Bill June 15, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Alan, like I said before your disinformation campaign went into high gear. There is no Pamela statement on any of these blog articles. You know there isn’t. I know there isn’t.

69 alan shoemaker June 15, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Well everyone, I think it’s starting to get clear now. Gerald never
stole the club, that’s all I have been saying. He was never put in a
position to do it.
I know everyone hates him… hahahahahha but seems things got side-
tracked ranting and raving about him.
alan

70 alan shoemaker June 15, 2007 at 7:32 pm

I am sure that I read a post that was supposedly written by Pamela.. asking for people to understand that they are hurt, crying, etc… did I imagine that???? I don’t think so. Where did it go?

71 Jim Richardson June 15, 2007 at 7:39 pm

Bill, I specifically remember reading a comment appearing on one of the blog articles and supposedly originating from Pamela!

72 Bill June 15, 2007 at 8:15 pm

You two are pissing me off. Let me repeat, there has never been a post from Pamela, and no one ever said there was.

73 Bill June 15, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Alan, Jim, maybe this is the comment you are thinking of. It was not supposedly written by Pamela, so yes Alan you did imagine that. Where did it go??? You can be absolutely sure EVERY comment that has come to me that was not spam, is published in the chronological order that it came to me. All of the comments that were published are still right where they are supposed to be. I completely resent you implying that they are not. You are wrong, again,…

The link at the bottom of this comment will take you back to The Dawn on the Amazon Christmas Program 2006. It might be instructive to read that original post, and all of the original comments. Nearly everyone would wonder how we went from delivering Christmas cheer to jungle village children to you two trying to discredit me and/or this blog by implying or hinting that I might be the one that is unethical. Here, read this comment, follow the link at the bottom. Tell me what you think, and then I will tell you what I think…

From Gerald,
Bill please cut off this website. It does not hurt me but Pamela is really upset and she crys to sleep at night.
It was true that I hurt the kids but they upset my custumers and stole from the, I did hurt
the street kid who threw a bottle at me but I paid his mother $150 compensation so that was like a fine. I do not say bad things about loretanos anymore and I have not touchd a kid for 2 years.
Please take this off for Pamela.

If you do not I will sue you.

Gerald

Comment by Gerald Mayeaux — January 24, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/01/05/the-dawn-on-the-amazon-christmas-program-2006/#comments

74 Bill June 15, 2007 at 9:33 pm

Jim Richardson, In my anger at your implications I forgot, you asked me to delete two comments that you considered rumor and innuendo. In an effort to be fair, as a favor to you, I foolishly agreed. I refer you to this link, http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/04/17/is-gerald-mayeaux-the-iquitos-scoundrel/#comments
In comments #2, 3, and 4 you complained and I replied about two comments made by another person that you considered unfair. You asked me to remove them. As a favor to you I did. Would you like for me to replace those comments? I still have them in my archives. I will be happy to post them again for you. To remind you, it was the person that claimed to have gotten sick from eating at the Yellow Rose of Texas. It was comment # 15 on the Christmas blog, and the same comment # 15 again on the condensed version, Is Gerald Mayeaux the Iquitos Scoundrel.

75 Bill June 16, 2007 at 6:21 am

We just received the most interesting comment so far about How the Amazon Golf Club Was Stolen. Not yours Alan.

Shawn, where have you been all this time, playing golf? I sent you emails months ago asking you to comment on this blog. Mike asked you to help us. What took you so long? Let’s work together.

Our golf club has been stolen and we are going to take it back. We need you golfers to step up and shoulder some responsibility. Those shoulders are not just for carrying golf bags.

Now listen, there is no doubt we are going to take the club back from mayeaux, richards, and andrews. We hear they “own” the club, and you golfers don’t own shit. Oh, 1/15th of a share of a mower that belongs to all of us 60 original investors.

Wake up! Do the right thing. Let’s work together for the good of all. Shawn, Leo, Hans, Joe, you guys have to know what is going on. Lets co-operate for a change.

If we work together there is no telling what we can accomplish. Why does it have to be like this? Please stop by my office to help clean this mess up. Do it today!

Bill

76 mike coillis June 16, 2007 at 10:26 am

Thank you Shawn for your courage in exposing the conspititors.
However, you say it was Andrews who is the “brains” behing the evil plan to steal from the Founder Members. Shawn my friend , if Mayeaux had NOT
supported the plan to take over our golf club it would never have got off the ground.

Mayeaux’s signature and finger prints are all over it.

77 David Volkmann June 16, 2007 at 11:37 am

To Alan,
It was sad you had to tell your life story to defend yourself on acusations of wrong doing. I am glad you did so I understood. When we only hear one side of the story we have a tendency to belive it. Now if only Gerald and Adam would tell there side of the story. They don’t return emails from none of us. Alan, I consider you one of the most likeable persons in Iquitos (when your sober). But nobody in there right mind would hate Gerald for what he did to you. They would simply ……..Gerald. Your fricken crazy to let that go. He kept you from your family for over a year and cost you thousands of dollars for no known reason. Your fricken crazy.

78 Jim Richardson June 16, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Bill, my apologies. You are correct, the comment that I was referring to was supposedly submitted by Gerald and not Pamela. On another point, I never asked you to remove comments. Rather, I pointed out my thoughts on rumour and innuendo. At this point, I see the emotion involved in this whole issue and I realize that rationality cannot prevail so I will refrain from further comment. It is easier to criticize and fight than to reconcile and compromise as the tone of the many comments attest to.

Bill, I really appreciate reading the informative aspects of the various bloqs like your comments on the water levels, bird, fishing, etc.

79 Bill June 16, 2007 at 7:32 pm

I used my authority as blog administrator to remove a comment that was not appropriate to the subject of this blog thread. There have been a lot of angry, mean comments made on this thread and the, Is Gerald Mayeaux the Iquitos Scoundrel thread. I made some of them. My job is not to sweep the streets clean of everyone that ever broke the law. I am not the moral police. My job is to get the Amazon Golf Club back in the hands of the of the founding investors, where it belongs. I will contact the person that made the comment that was removed as soon as I post this.

80 alan shoemaker June 16, 2007 at 11:47 pm

I have seen that there seem to be valid points on each side of this situation,… and so I hereby prefer to put my membership in suspension. I neither belong or don’t belong.
I then reserve the right to make my decision, if I want to be in this shithouse, or not.
Frankly… i am dissapointed in everyone.
Goodbye.

81 Bill June 17, 2007 at 10:45 am

Below is the constitution of the of the illegal club set up by Gerald Mayeaux, Adam Andrews, and Ryan Richards, after the Amazon Golf Club was stolen. You will see that this club was set up with capital derived from the value of the Honda Tractor Mower that was the property of the illegally dissolved Amazon Golf Club. This proves that the the assets of our club, the one you all contributed into have been stolen and the ownership transferred to the new club, of which we have no part.

Please study this document and share your comments with us.

CONSTITUTION OF CORPORATION
“AMAZON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB S.A.”
(“AMAZON GOLF S.A.”)
Number: two thousand five hundred eighty two
Iquitos, on the eighteenth day of December two thousand and six, before me, Antonio Perez Rodriguez, Attorney-Notary of Maynas, appear:
1. ADAM ROSS ANDREWS SIMS, of American nationality, married, businessman, identified with Foreign Card Nº000230327, with the intervention of his wife Rosa Lucila Chirichigno Boggiano of Peruvian nationality, identified with Voter’s Card Nº078645854, who act on their own will.
2. MOORE LLENS BRUNNER RUIZ, Peruvian, married, forestall engineer, identified with voter’s card nº 05223743; with the intervention of this wife, Tania Leyla Saavedra Torres, Peruvian, identified with voter’s card nº 05368534, who act on their own will.
3. GERALD MAYEAUX GOULD, American, petroleum engineer, identified with Foreign Card Nº000113525; with the intervention of his wife Pamela Padilla Aguirre de Mayeaux, Peruvian, administrator, identified with voter’s card nº 07950017, who act on their own will.
4. PETER EDWARD SCHNEIDER SOBOL, Swiss, single, economist, identified with Foreign Card Nº 000095161, who acts on his own will.
5. SERGIO GUSTAVO BARJA FLORES, Peruvian, divorced, businessman, identified with voter’s card nº 07177883, who acts on his own will.
6. GEORGE RYAN RICHARDS RYAN, American, single, farmer, identified with Foreign Card Nº000213791, who acts on his own will..
7. HANS STIG JARLIND, Swedish, forestal engineer, identified with Swedish passport nº52861896, who acts on his own will.
8. ALAN THOMAS SHOEMAKER, Peruvian, married, businessman, identified with voter’s card nº44111549, Iquitos; with the intervention of his wife Mariella Noriega Piña de Shoemaker, Peruvian, businesswoman, identified with voter’s card nº05380938, who act on their own will.
9. VICTOR MANUEL ZEGARRA SEMINARIO, Peruvian, divorced, social communicator, identified with voter’s card nº05371191, who acts on his own will.
10. MELVIN LION JONES, American, single, oil worker, identified with American Passport Nº045400493, who acts on his own will.
11. SHAWN MICHAEL SAULNIER, Canadian, single, businessman, identified with Canadian Passport Nº758667, who acts on his own will.
12. MARTHA ELENA ACOSTA SIFUENTES, Peruvian, single, storekeeper, identified with voter’s card nº 05286113, who acts on his own will.
13. CARLOS JULIO PARRA ACUÑA, Chilean, single, businessman, identified with Foreign Card Nº 000015191, who acts on his own will.
14. HARRY LYNN KELLEY, American, married, oil worker, identified with American Passport Nº7108211633, with intervention of his wife, Corina Concepcion Briceño Rodriguez de Kelley, identified with voter’s card nº06351187, who act on their own will.
15. ARMANDO ANTONIO PEZO SILVA, Peruvian, identified with Peruvian Passport nº2681076, who acts on his own will.
All the above mentioned are intelligent in the Spanish language and identified by me, of which I give

testimony, as I witness the sufficient capacity, freedom and wisdom of the persons that appear herein. And having complied with the formalities provided by article nº55 of Law Nº26002, Notary Law and of article nº54 of Law Nº28580, Law that modifies various articles of the Notary Law; they requested the registration of the signed minute as public deed which they give to me and stays in its respective file, and states to wit:
MINUTE: Mr. Notary: Say write in your Registry of Public Deeds the ARTICLES OF CONSTITUTION OF A COMPANY that,
1. ADAM ROSS ANDREWS SIMS, of American nationality, married, businessman, identified with Foreign Card Nº000230327, address 433 Pevas St., Iquitos, with the intervention of his wife Rosa Lucila Chirichigno Boggiano, Peruvian, identified with Voter’s Card Nº078645854.
2. MOORE LLENS BRUNNER RUIZ, Peruvian, married, forestall engineer, identified with voter’s card nº 05223743, address 1118 Av. del Ejercito, Iquitos; with the intervention of this wife, Tania Leyla Saavedra Torres, Peruvian, identified with voter’s card nº 05368534.
3. GERALD MAYEAUX GOULD, American, petroleum engineer, identified with Foreign Card Nº000113525, address 180 Putumayo St., Iquitos; with the intervention of his wife Pamela Padilla Aguirre de Mayeaux, Peruvian, administrator, identified with voter’s card nº 07950017.
4. PETER EDWARD SCHNEIDER SOBOL, Swiss, single, economist, identified with Foreign Card Nº 000095161, address 159 Putumayo street.
5. SERGIO GUSTAVO BARJA FLORES, Peruvian, divorced, businessman, identified with voter’s card nº 07177883, address 1600 Maco Capac Ave.
6. GEORGE RYAN RICHARDS RYAN, American, single, farmer, identified with Foreign Card Nº000213791, address Zungarococha road, Quistococha.
7. HANS STIG JARLIND, Swedish, forestal engineer, identified with Swedish passport nº52861896, 1383 Tavara West, street.
8. ALAN THOMAS SHOEMAKER, Peruvian, married, businessman, identified with voter’s card nº44111549, Iquitos, address 531 Morona street; with the intervention of his wife Mariella Noriega Piña de Shoemaker, Peruvian, businesswoman, identified with voter’s card nº05380938.
9. VICTOR MANUEL ZEGARRA SEMINARIO, Peruvian, divorced, social communicator, identified with voter’s card nº05371191, who acts on his own will.
10. MELVIN LION JONES, American, single, oil worker, identified with American Passport Nº045400493, address 693 Morona street.
11. SHAWN MICHAEL SAULNIER, Canadian, single, businessman, identified with Canadian Passport Nº758667, address Santo Tomas village.
12. MARTHA ELENA ACOSTA SIFUENTES, Peruvian, single, storekeeper, identified with voter’s card nº 05286113, address 339 Napo street.
13. CARLOS JULIO PARRA ACUÑA, Chilean, single, businessman, identified with Foreign Card Nº 000015191, address 140 Napo street.
14. HARRY LYNN KELLEY, American, married, oil worker, identified with American Passport Nº7108211633, address 964 Napo street; with intervention of his wife, Corina Concepcion Briceño Rodriguez de Kelley, identified with voter’s card nº06351187.
15. ARMANDO ANTONIO PEZO SILVA, Peruvian, identified with Peruvian Passport nº2681076, address 688 Los Rosales, San Juan.
According to the content which appears in the Social Contract and Bylaws as follows:

TITLE I.- THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
FIRST: ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
The founding members of the company that is constituted in this action are:
ADAM ROSS ANDREWS SIMS, MOORE LLENS BRUNNER RUIZ, GERALD MAYEAUX GOULD, PETER EDWARD SCHNEIDER SOBOL, SERGIO GUSTAVO BARJA FLORES, GEORGE RYAN RICHARDS RYAN, HANS STIG JARLIND, ALAN THOMAS SHOEMAKER, VICTOR MANUEL ZEGARRA SEMINARIO, MELVIN LION JONES, SHAWN MICHAEL SAULNIER, MARTHA ELENA ACOSTA SIFUENTES, CARLOS JULIO PARRA ACUÑA, HARRY LYNN KELLEY, ARMANDO ANTONIO PEZO SILVA; they shall be called the SHAREHOLDERS.
SECOND: ABOUT THE EXPRESSED MANIFESTATION OF THE SHAREHOLDERS.
THE SHAREHOLDERS through this instrument they manifest their will to simultaneously incorporate a company called “AMAZON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB S.A.” , the same that can also use the abbreviated name of “AMAZON GOLF S.A.”
THIRD: ABOUT THE SOCIAL STOCK
This company is set up with a social stock that reaches the amount of S/.13,305.00 (THIRTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE with 00/100 NUEVOS SOLES), which is divided in 13,305 registered shares, whose face value is S/1.00 (one Nuevo Sol) each.
FOURTH: ABOUT THE FORM OF PAYMENT OF THE CAPITAL
The stock capital is subscribed in its totality and paid in an undivided property good (co-ownership) of all the shareholders, constituted by a Honda lawnmower valued at S/.13,305.00 (thirteen thousand three hundred and five with 00/100 Nuevos Soles), distributed in aliquot parts among the shareholders in the following way:
1. ADAM ROSS ANDREWS SIMS, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
2. MOORE LLENS BRUNNER RUIZ, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
3. GERALD MAYEAUX GOULD, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
4. PETER EDWARD SCHNEIDER SOBOL, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
5. SERGIO GUSTAVO BARJA FLORES, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
6. GEORGE RYAN RICHARDS RYAN, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
7. HANS STIG JARLIND, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
8. ALAN THOMAS SHOEMAKER, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
9. VICTOR MANUEL ZEGARRA SEMINARIO, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).

10. MELVIN LION JONES, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
11. SHAWN MICHAEL SAULNIER, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
12. MARTHA ELENA ACOSTA SIFUENTES, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
13. CARLOS JULIO PARRA ACUÑA, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
14. HARRY LYNN KELLEY, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
15. ARMANDO ANTONIO PEZO SILVA, subscribes and pays 887 registered shares with a value of S/.1.00 (One Nuevo Sol) each share, this is S/.887.00 (eight hundred Nuevos Soles).
The good subject matter of the capital contribution is properly valued according to the market price, pursuant to was provided in article 27th of the General Law of Societies.
FIFTH: ABOUT THE DESIGNATION OF THE GENERAL MANAGER.
Through this document SERGIO GUSTAVO BARJA FLORES, identified with voter’s card nº 07177883, address 1600 Manco Capac Ave., Iquitos, is designated as General Manager and he will occupy the office with the attributions established by the bylaws.
SIXTH: ABOUT THE DESIGNATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board of the company is formed by the following persons:
PRESIDENT: ADAM ROSS ANDREWS SIMS
VICEPRESIDENT: MOORE LLENS BRUNNER RUIZ
DIRECTOR: GERALD MAYEAUX GOULD
DIRECTOR: ARMANDO ANTOIO PEZO SILVA
DIRECTOR: HANS STIG JARLIND
TITLE II.- ABOUT THE SOCIAL STATUTE
SECTION I.- ABOUT THE NAME, OBJECT, ADDRESS AND TIME OF DURATION OF THE COMPANY.
ARTICLE 1.- ABOUT THE NAME OF THE COMPANY
The constituted company’s name is “AMAZON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB S.A.”, the same that can also use the abbreviated name “AMAZON GOLF S.A.”
ARTICLE 2.- ABOUT THE OBJECT OF THE COMPANY
The company circumscribes its activities to sports in general, and exclusively its primary activity the practice of golf.
Also, the company is able to acquire and to enter into businesses, to buy, to rent and/or to acquire concessions,

to import and to export, to perform other attached or related activities, and in general, to perform all such actions, contracts, operations that the Peruvian laws allow; and that additionally the shareholder’s meetings agree to perform in accordance with the company’s aims.
ARTICLE 3.- ABOUT THE ADDRESS OF THE COMPANY
The address of the company for legal aspects and pertinent taxes is in the city of Iquitos, specifically on 433 Pevas street of this city, distrit of Iquitos, province of Maynas, Loreto Region; the company can set branches and/or offices in other places of the country and abroad.
ARTICLE 4.- ABOUT THE TIME OF DURATION OF THE COMPANY.
The time of duration of the company is undetermined and it shall begin its activities and operations starting the date of its registration at the Public Registry.
SECTION II.- ABOUT THE SOCIAL STOCK AND ABOUT THE SHARES.
ARTICLE 5.- ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF THE SOCIAL STOCK AND OF THE SHARES.
This company is constituted with a social stock registered and paid in its totality of S/.13,305.00 (thirteen three hundred and five with 00/100 Nuevos Soles), comprised of a Honda lawnmower valued at S/.13,305.00 (thirteen three hundred and five with 00/100 Nuevos Soles), owned (co-owned) by all the shareholders, distributed pursuant to the fourth clause of the social contract of these articles of constitution.
ARTICLE 6.- The shares represent aliquot parts of the social stock, every one of them have the same face value and provide the right to vote. They are regulated by the provisions established in the articles where they are applicable, comprised in Book II of the Third Section, Title I and II of the General Law of Companies, Law 26887.
ARTICLE 7.- ABOUT THE INDIVISIBILITY OF THE SHARE.
Shares are indivisible. The co-owners of shares must designate a single person to exercise the member’s rights and they respond mutually to the company of any liabilities derived from their capacity as shareholders. The designation shall be made through a signed letter duly notarized, subscribed by co-owners that represent more than fifty per cent of the rights and shares over the co-owned shares.
ARTICLE 8.- ABOUT THE OWNERSHIP OF THE SHARE.
The company shall consider as owner of the share anyone who appears as such in the registry of shares.
ARTICLE 9.- ABOUT THE CERTIFICATES AND OTHER FORMS OF SHARE REPRESENTATION.
The shares issued by the company, any type, are represented by certificates. The requirements and data needed by the certificate of shares, whether they are temporary or definite shall be those that established in article 100 of General Law of Companies. Law 26887.
ARTICLE 10.- ABOUT THE TRANSFER OF SHARES BY SUCCESSION
The acquisition of shares by hereditary succession confers to the heir or legatee the condition of partner. However, the rest of the shareholders shall have the right to acquire in a preferential manner from the heir or

legatee the shares of the deceased shareholder within 30 (thirty) days after the date of notification of the death of the above mentioned shareholder. The value of the shares shall be the same they had at the moment of death of whoever was owner of the same.
In the case that many shareholders would like to acquire these shares; they shall be distributed among all of them pro rata of their participation in the social stock.
ARTICLE 11.- ABOUT THE PREFERENTIAL ACQUISITION RIGHTS
In the case that any of the shareholders pretends to transfer totally or partially his/her shares; he/she must communicate this decision to the Shareholder’s General Meeting in order for the shareholders, within a period of 30 days, to exercise their right to acquire preferentially.
SECTION III. ABOUT THE ORGANS OF THE COMPANY
CHAPTER I.- ABOUT THE SHAREHOLDERS’ GENERAL MEETING.
ARTICLE 12. THE GENERAL MEETING
The Shareholders’ General Meeting is the supreme organ of the company. The shareholders constituted in the duly called General Meeting and with the corresponding quorum, decide, by the majority established by the General Law of Companies – Law 26887, the matters of its competence.
All the shareholders including the dissidents and those that do not take part in the meetings are subject to the agreements adopted there by the General Meeting.
ARTICLE 13. ABOUT THE POWERS OF THE MANDATORY ANNUAL MEETING
The General Meeting must meet at least once a year within the three months after the end of the economic period.
Its purpose is:
1. To make a pronouncement about the company’s management and the economic results of the previous period expressed in the financial statements of that period.
2. To decide about the application of the profits, if there were any.
3. To decide about the other matters that pertain to it according to the bylaws and about any other matter determined in the official announcement.
4. The others contained in the General Law of Companies – Law 26887.
ARTICLE 14. OTHER POWERS OF THE GENERAL MEETING.
Apart from the Mandatory Annual Meeting, Extraordinary General Meetings can be performed when it is convenient for the interests of the company in order to deal with the following subjects:
1. Modify the Company’s Bylaws
2. Increase or decrease the social stock
3. Issue liabilities
4. To agree about the expropriation, in a single action, of assets which accounting value exceeds 10% of the company’s capital.
5. To order investigations and special audits, and
6. To agree to the transformation, fusion, division, reorganization and dissolution of the company, as well as to decide about its liquidation.
7. To grant special and general powers to the persons its judges convenient.

8. To decide in the cases in which the Law or the Bylaws provide its intervention in o any other action that requires the interest of the company.
9. To designate an/or to subrogate the managers of the company.
ARTICLE 15. PLACE FOR THE MEETING
The General Meeting shall take place at the company’s address. It can also take place in a different address with the unanimous agreement of the shareholders.
ARTICLE 16. ABOUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SHAREHOLDERS’ GENERAL MEETING.
The Shareholders’ General Meeting shall be announced according to what is established by the General Law of Companies – Law 26887.
The announcement for the mandatory General Meeting shall be performed with an advanced notice not less than 10 day prior to the date set for it to take place. In the case of other meetings, the announcement shall take place with an advanced notice of no less than three days.
ARTICLE 17. ABOUT THE UNIVERSAL MEETING.
Even thou what is provided by the previous article, the General Meeting shall be considered announced and shall be validly constituted to discuss any matter, and to reach the corresponding agreements provided the shareholders that represent the totality of the shares registered with right to vote are present and that they unanimously accept the meeting and the matters to be dealt in it.
CHAPTER II. ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 18. ABOUT THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT
The company shall have a General Manager, being able to have one or more managers. The duration of the General Manager’s office is for a period of one year. This period can be extended. The General Manager is responsible before the company, the shareholders, and third parties for damages and harm done because of failing to comply with his/her duties, fraud, abuse of faculties, and serious negligence.
ARTICLE 19. ABOUT THE GENERAL MANAGER’S FACULTIES.
The General Manager is the executive of all the agreements and/or policies established or adopted by Shareholders’ General Meeting without needing a power of attorney; whether by other public deed or by agreement he/she has the complete civil, judicial, commercial and administrative representation of the company.
The General Manager has the following faculties:
A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
1. To represent the company before any authority: political, police, municipal, administrative, customs, postal, tax, and fiscal.
2. To represent the company in a trial or out of it. In the case of a civil trial, he/she is invested with the powers of articles 74 and 75 of the Civil Process Code; and in the labor field, he/she is invested specifically to act with the pertinent powers established in Law 26636 – Labor Process Law. Likewise,

he/she can take legal action and to answer new demands, and to delegate judicially this power with the same faculties and to reassume it.
3. To enter into public biddings and price contests announced by the Government, Government Entities and/or private, and in general, to participate in any type of biddings, whoever may be the entity that announces it, without any exception or any limitation, being able to present offers, to enter into negotiations, and to enter into the corresponding contracts for a public or private document.
4. To replace and to separate the auxiliary personnel and to hire employees that are necessary for the good operation of the company, who shall be ratified by the board.
5. To use the seal of the company, to issue the mail, facsimile, electronic mail, etc. As well a to see that the accounting is updated, inspecting the books, documents and operations, and to take the necessary measurements for the normal operation of the company.
6. To report about the operation and status of the businesses, as well as of the fund raising, investment, and of the existing funds, whenever these are requested.
B. BANK AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
1. To order and to make deposits at sight, time deposits, savings or custody, in national as well as in foreign currency.
2. To open, to close, to request advance payments, to perform transfers, overdradraft from bank accounts, as well as to grant cancellations and receipts in case of an overdraft from accounts.
3. To deposit, withdraw and to cancel, to sell and to by valuables.
4. To open, to deposit, to withdraw and to cancel savings accounts.
5. To transfer, to endorse, and to collect checks, as well as any other instrument of evidence, or of indebtedness.
6. To accept, to re-accept, to transfer, to renew, to endorse, to discount, to collect, to guarantee, to secure, to protest: bills of exchange, receipts, promissory notes, transfers, certificates, insurances, bills of lading, warehouse documents, warrants, and any other trade, bank or civil document.
7. To discount and to grant advance payments on bills of exchange, promissory notes, and other documents that evidence indebtedness.
8. To rent, to operate and to close safes.
9. To grant in custody, goods, documents or valuables.
10. To hire insurances and to endorse insurance policies.
11. To request any type of direct loans, with or without secure guarantee of mortgage for an amount up to $1,000 (one thousand American Dollars), or its equivalent in national currency.
12. To request mortgage and security loans, and in relation to them to accept titles, to subscribe mortgage and secure instruments in national currency as well as in foreign currency for an amount of up to $1,000 (one thousand American dollars), or its equivalent in national currency.
13. With the previous authorization by the Shareholders’ General Meeting, the manager can endorse or give other guarantees; these can also be in favor of other companies.
14. To request the issuing, notice and negotiation of letter credits, at sight or on credit, according to international uses and, in general, to perform foreign trade operations with the previous authorization of the Shareholders’ General Meeting.
15. To buy and to sell shares, bonds, promissory notes, negotiable deposit certificates, in national currency as well as in foreign currency with the previous authorization of the Shareholders’ General Meeting.
16. To order payments and to collect up to the sum of $1,000.00 (one thousand American dollars).

17. To enter into purchase contracts and any other alienation action of purchase, and any other alienation action, and tax on goods or property, shall require the authorization of the Shareholders’ General Meeting, according to what is provided by articles 114 and 115 of the General Law of Companies.
18. The manager can enter into rent contracts and to perform leasings, on goods and properties for which he/she is authorized to sign the private contracts, minutes and public deeds that correspond, with the previous authorization of the Shareholders’ General Meeting.
19. To grant cancellations and receipts, to collect and to lend, granting and signing the private contracts, minutes and public deeds that correspond to them, with the previous authorization of the Shareholders’ General Meeting.
SECTION IV. ABOUT THE MODIFICATION OF THE BYLAWS, INCREASE AND DECREASE OF THE CAPITAL.
ARTICLE 20. ABOUT THE MODIFICATION OF THE BYLAWS.
The modification of the bylaws can only be agreed by the Shareholder’s General Meeting, requiring the following:
1. To express, in the announcement of the General Meeting, with clarity and precision the matters which modification are to dealt by the Meeting.
2. That the agreement be adopted according to articles 120, 126 and 129 of the General Law of Companies – Law 26887.
ARTICLE 21. ABOUT THE INCREASE AND DECREASE OF THE CAPITAL.
The increase and decrease of the capital is agreed by the General Meeting, complying with the established requirements for the modification of the Bylaws, which shall be made a public deed and registered in the Legal Persons’ Registry of the company’s address.
The modalities, effects, periods, rights, modifications and other requirements are subject to what is established in Book II of Fifth Section of the General Law of Companies – Law 26887.
SECTION V. ABOUT THE DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION AND TERMINATION OF THE COMPANY.
ARTICLE 22. ABOUT THE DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION AND TERMINATION OF THE COMPANY.
The dissolution, termination and liquidation of the company shall be performed according to the provisions of articles 407 and the next ones of the General Law of Companies – Law 26887.
SECTION VI. ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The company has a board of directors consisting in five (05) members, with a duration of two (02) years; and they can be re-elected indefinite times. The members of the board shall be elected by the Shareholder’s General Meeting according to the Law. They can be removed at any moment by it. The President of the board shall call the board sessions when he deems necessary or any director or de manager requests him to do so, if the president does no announce the meeting within the next 10 days or in the period provided in the request, the announcement shall be made by any of the directors. The announcement shall be made through letters with an advanced notice no less than three days prior to the date determined for the meeting, expressing the place,

data and time of the meeting, the subject matters. The announcement can be dispensed in the case where the all the directors are present and agree unanimously to enter into session and to the subject matters.
The quorum of the board shall be half plus one of the members. If the number of directors is uneven, the quorum shall be the next higher integer number to the half of it. The agreements are adopted by absolute majority of votes from the participating directors. The sessions are documented in minutes contained in a book or in loose leaves, in the way that the law approves. The members of the board shall exercise the attributions that are granted to them by these bylaws y by those granted by the General Law of Companies. The quorum of the board of directors complies with article 168 of the law and its agreements are adopted by the absolute majority of votes of the participants. In the case of a tie the President has the decisive vote. The directors shall be elected with representation of the minority and has legal representation faculties, and of necessary management for the administration of the company, except for what is expressed in the Shareholder’s General Meeting.
The faculties, election, conditions and periods for their meetings, as well as for all that is not foreseen with regard to the board of directors shall be ruled by the articles 153 through 184 of the law.
GENERAL DISPOSITIONS.
FIRST: ABOUT THE ARBITRATION
All the disagreements, divergence or controversies that originate among partners about the interpretation, application or execution of the clauses that are contained in this document or regarding the agreement that the partners adopt in relation to the company, and in general, those that derive from this contract, including those that refer to its nullity or invalidity, shall be solved through a definitive decision and unappealable, according to the Rules of the National and International Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima. The parties are subject to the norms and administration in an unconditional manner, declaring to know them and accepting them in their totality.
SECOND: ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL LAW OF COMPANIES.
In everything that is not specifically foreseen by the social contract and these Bylaws, the Company shall be ruled by the pertinent arrangements of the General Law of Companies – Law 26887.
Mr. Notary add what is according to law and insert what corresponds and take the notary parts to the Legal Person’s Registry for their duly registration.
Iquitos, December 18, 2006.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Adam Ross Andrews Sims and wife: Rosa Lucila Chirichigno Boggiano.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Moore Llens Brunner Ruiz and wife Tania Leyla Saavedra Torres.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Gerald Mayeaux Gould and wife Pamela Padilla Aguirre de Mayeaux.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Peter Edward Schneider Sobol.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Sergio Gustavo Barja Flores.
Signatures and fingerprints of: George Ryan Richards Ryan.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Hans Stig Jarlind
Signatures and fingerprints of: Alan Thomas Shoemaker and wife Marieta Noriega Piña de Shoemaker.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Victor Manuel Zegarra Seminario.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Melvin Lion Jones.

Signatures and fingerprints of: Shawn Michael Saulnier.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Martha Elena Acosta Sifuentes.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Carlos Julio Parra Acuña.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Harry Lynn Kelley.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Armando Antonio Pezo Silva.
INSERT 1.- AFFIDAVIT OF RECEPTION AND REPORT OF APPRAISAL OF GOOD.
By means of this document, I, Sergio Gustavo Barja Flores, in my capacity of General Manager of the company AMAZON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB S.A. (AMAZON GOLF S.A.), declare having received the non cash good considered as a capital contribution consisting of: One Honda lawnmower, valued at S/13,305.00 (thirteen thousand three hundred and five with 00/100 Nuevos Soles), distributed in aliquot parts among the shareholders: GERALD MAYEAUX GOULD, PETER EDWARD SCHNEIDER SOBOL, SERGIO GUSTAVO BARJA FLORES, GEORGE RYAN RICHARDS RYAN, HANS STIG JARLIND, ALAN THOMAS SHOEMAKER, VICTOR MANUEL ZEGARRA SEMINARIO, MELVIN LION JONES, SHAWN MICHAEL SAULNIER, MARTHA ELENA ACOSTA SIFUENTES, CARLOS JULIO PARRA ACUÑA, HARRY LYNN KELLEY, ARMANDO ANTONIO PEZO SILVA, each one of them contributing with S/.887.00 (eight hundred eighty seven Nuevos Soles).
THE APPRAISAL CRITERIUM OF THE CONTRIBUTED GOOD OF THE COMPANY; IS MADE AT THE MARKET PRICE.
IQUITOS, December 18, 2006
Signed: Sergio Gustavo Barja Flores – General Manager
INSERT 2: Article Seventy-four.- General Faculties of the Civil Procedural Code. The judicial representation confers the representative attributions and general powers that correspond to the client, save those for which the law demands expressed faculties. The representation is understood as granted for all the process, including the execution of the sentence and the collection of costs and expenses, legitimizing the representative for his/her intervention in the process and performing of all the actions of the same, save those that require the personal and direct intervention of the client.
Article Seventy-five.- Special Faculties of the Same Code. The granting of special faculties is required to perform all the disposition actions of significant rights and to demand, to counter claim, reply to demands and counter demand, to cease process and from the pretensions, agree to the pretensions, to reconcile, make concessions, put to arbitration the pretensions in controversy and in process, substitute or delegate the process representation, and for the other actions that the law expresses. The granting of special faculties is ruled by the principle of liberty. The existence of special faculties not explicitly conferred is not presumed.
CONCLUSION.- After reading this deed the grantors affirm and ratify it, and finding it accordingly in all its parts, they sign it before me, the Notary, which I certify, as I certify that this deed has been read by all the persons that appeared here. I certify that this instruments starts in leaf with serial A Nº 8373223, continues in leaves with serial A Nº 8373225, 8373227, 8373229, 8373228, 8373224, 8373226 and ends in leaf with serial A Nº 8373230 on the back.- Finally I certify that the grantors have subscribed this deed on January 9, 2007, date in which the signature process end for this instrument.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Adam Ross Andrews Sims and wife: Rosa Lucila Chirichigno Boggiano.

Signatures and fingerprints of: Moore Llens Brunner Ruiz and wife Tania Leyla Saavedra Torres.
Signatures and fingerprints of: Gerald Mayeaux Gould and wife Pamela Padilla Aguirre de Mayeaux.
Signature and fingerprints of: Peter Edward Schneider Sobol.
Signature and fingerprints of: Sergio Gustavo Barja Flores.
Signature and fingerprints of: George Ryan Richards Ryan.
Signature and fingerprints of: Hans Stig Jarlind
Signatures and fingerprints of: Alan Thomas Shoemaker and wife Marieta Noriega Piña de Shoemaker.
Signature and fingerprints of: Victor Manuel Zegarra Seminario.
Signature and fingerprints of: Melvin Lion Jones.
Signature and fingerprints of: Shawn Michael Saulnier.
Signature and fingerprints of: Martha Elena Acosta Sifuentes.
Signature and fingerprints of: Carlos Julio Parra Acuña.
Signature and fingerprints of: Harry Lynn Kelley.
Signature and fingerprints of: Armando Antonio Pezo Silva.
Antonio Perez Rodriguez, Attorney-Notary Public of Maynas.
I communicate to you Mr. Registrar for the aims of the law, leaving evidence that this document keeps absolute identity with the matrix that I have in file in mi notary protocol. Likewise, the matrix of the public deed, dated December 18, 2006 is subscribed by the persons that appeared there and authorized by the subscriber. In witness whereof, I issue this document with my seal and signature, signed in every page, in Iquitos, on January 10, 2007.
Signature of: ANTONIO PEREZ RODRIGUEZ
Attorney
Notary Public of Maynas
Seal: ANTONIO PEREZ R.
IQUITOS – PERU
Attorney – Notary Public of Maynas

Posted by Bill Grimes, Founding Member # 1 of the Amazon Golf Club. Anyone that thinks we will allow this to happen is delusional.

82 mike collis June 17, 2007 at 10:57 am

If you are still here Alan and I hope you are.
Regarding your commentNo.69.

It looks like you DO agree that the Amazon Golf Club was stolen and that it gave you ammusement to see us chasing after Mayeaux who you claim is not the thief.

Do you agree with Shawn and Leo that the brains behind
these evil doings is the blue eyed missionary boy
Andrews ?

83 chipshot June 17, 2007 at 11:28 am

I can see a serious mistake in the constitution. As its only asset is a stolen lawn mower it should be mentioned that it is a land scaping company.

84 Bill June 17, 2007 at 1:16 pm

Now we have the official documents from the liquidation of the Amazon Golf Club with Gerald Mayeaux as liquidator…and the balance of our assets as zero…00000????

REQUEST: REGISTRATION OF TERMINATION OF ASSOCIATION

MR. PUBLIC REGISTRAR OF IQUITOS City. (Iquitos)

l, GERALD MAYEAUX, of American nationality, married and identified with Foreign Card N° 000113525, resident of this city, with due respect I state that:

As the liquidator of the Association Amazon Golf Club, duly registered in Entry N°II009510, Seat: AOO02 of the Legal Persons Registry of Iquitos, tum to your office of your honorable post to request the TERMINATION of the above mentioned Association; Therefore, I attach to this letter, the necessary documents to better accomplish this end.

Additionally, I state that the documents, books, and other goods of the Association to be terminated, will remain under my care for the time determined by the law.

For the reasons presented above,

I ask your agreement to my request, because it is of justice.

Iquitos,May 8,2006

Signature of: Gerald Mayeaux

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I CERTIFY: That the above signature in this document corresponds to Mr. Gerald Mayeaux, identified with Foreign Card N° 000113525. The same that is authentic and used in all his deeds. In witness whereof I sign

Iquitos, May 8, 2006G

Signature of: GILBERTO VELA ARMAS Notary Public

Reg. N° 08 CAN

Sea!: GILBERTO VELA ARMAS Notary Public

Iquitos – Peru

REQUEST: REGISTRATION OF TERMINATION OF ASSOCIATION

MR. PUBLIC REGISTRAR OF IQUITOS City. (Iquitos)

I, GERALD MAYEAUX, of American nationality, married and identified with Foreign Card N° 000113525, resident of this city, with due respect I state that:

As the liquidator of the Association Amazon Golf Club, duly registered in Ent!)’ N°11009510, Seat: AOO02 of the Legal Persons Registry of Iquitos, to your office of your honorable post to request the TERMINATION of the above mentioned Association; Therefore, I attach to this letter, the necessary documents to better accomplish this end.
Additionally, I state that the documents, books, and other goods of the Association to be terminated remain under my care for the time determined by the law.

For the reasons presented above, I ask your agreement to my request, because it is of justice.

Iquitos, May 8, 2006

Signature of: Gerald Mayeaux

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I CERTIFY: That the above signature in this document corresponds to Mr. Gerald Mayeaux, identified with Foreign Card N° 000113525. The same that is authentic and used in all his deeds. In witness whereof I sign

Iquitos, May 8, 2006G

Signature of: GILBERTO VELA ARMAS Notary Public

Reg. N° 08 CAN

Sea/: G1LBERTO VELA ARMAS Notary Public

lquitos – Peru

And here are our assets that were liquidated, declared to be ZERO 00000000 ZER0 No lawn mower, no club house, no golf gear, nothing…

AMAZON GOLF CLUB GENERAL BALANCE OF LIQUIDATION As of April 30,2006 (Expressed in Nuevo Soles)
CURRENT ASSETS
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Total Current Assets
0 0 0 0
Overdrafts and promissory notes from Banks Accounts Payable
Other Accounts Payable
Total Current Liabilities
0 0 0 0
Cash and Banks Accounts Receivable
0 0 0 0
Fixed Assets
Equity
Property, Machinery and Equipment (Net from Accrued Depreciation)
0 0 0 0
Capital Reserves
Accrued results
Total Net Equity
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
0 0 0 0
Total Fixed Assets TOTAL ASSETS
0 0 0 0
Signature of: C.M. Jose Manuel Panduro Flores Mat. N° 09204
Accountant
Signature of: Gerald Mayeaux C.E. 000113 525 Liquidator

Guilty Your Honor!!!

85 chipshot June 17, 2007 at 9:44 pm

$1000 US you can leave jail for the weekend, I left about 10 days ago and have never heard so much bullshit in my life, glad to be back in Vancouver on my way home..
Not complicated: Of the new members who has a receipt for the part you gave for the lawn mower I think with 887 soles each you should have a receipt from the new club and a take out reciept from your bank?. Be careful, the police can now tell the age of ink much more also the date the lawn mower was imported. If in fact it was imported to one person can he prove that he has the personal bank documents to prove he bought the famaous lawn mower or is he a con man ? The date the mower was imported? old club new club ? Was the new club in existance when the mower was imported ?
Was the falsly exterminated club in exeistance and the legal owners outed illegaly ? YES and the new fake club is a fraud with the help of the Notary and Public Regeiser who need to be notified that they are part of a serious con in Iquitos and they must be brought in by the police and US Embassy to prove the swindle.

I cannot do this from here but I am sure there is some one who can bring the notary and Public Registers up to date as to this fraud as well as the Agricultura Departamiento that the whole scheme is a fraud against the concession agreement of Richards land given free to him ONLY for agricultural use.

86 dave sheridan June 18, 2007 at 12:26 am

To all, hmmmm let me see now….”battle of Jericho”…..”and the walls came tumbling down”……catchy tune that one. Anyone care to pen an encore????

To Gerald, Adam and Sergio ..Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive…….Walter Scott must have penned that for you guys.

How many “new” members care to still sip tea at the Yellow Rose next week?? Perhaps ye might desire sumpin a tadd stronger…heh heh

87 dave sheridan June 18, 2007 at 7:17 am

Mike, you have many more email addresses of the involved individuals. Please forward. Make sure my name is included.

I have gotten a few complaints either off-handed or direct regarding my denunce against Gerald, Mike etc. Many of the emails address concern that I am involving or soon to involve too many people. I would assume all of a reasonable knowledge of the law know that I am restricted to involve legally only those whose names I have on paper, so I am perplexed at this response. I will not name names of who has sent emails in this regard, but anyone who was not part of the scam should obviously be pleased that I am spending thousands of dollars of my own money in your behalf(my wife and I estimated almost $6,000.00 so far) in the attempt to get things back to where they should be without the immoral skulduggery of the dissolution and takeover. I did not ask even once for a donation. It has all been out of my pocket. I am definitely okay with that. With that being said, however, this situation is not completely unlike a self proclaimed pacifist living with a terrorist, murderer, thief or whatever and by virtue of their silence and their sharing in the ill-gotten gains (in this case the ex-club’s assets) condone or are a silent party to the unscrupulous action. If the ex-club side loses or gives up they are enjoining themselves with the culprits or at the least allowing themselves to led by the nose as part of the theft of the Amazon Golf Club. The reality is that those of you who are in the new club and do not condone the immoralities of the infamous and mutinous take-over should be holding a lynch party. Not sipping tea at the Yellow Rose (I know some of you do not).

CALL A MEETING!!!!!!! YOU HAVE THE POWER!!!! Silence is not golden. It is suspect.

Dave Sheridan

88 David Volkmann June 18, 2007 at 4:49 pm

I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH EVERYONE. It is time for us to pick our battles. I read this constitution that was translated into English of this golf club. I see nothing wrong with it. Perhaps a little infringment of a name thought of by someone else. It is a group of golfers who formed a franternal organization with assets of some lawnmower. The lawnmower I’ve been told was stolen from us, but other than that I see nothing wrong with this organization or anything about it is illegal. I don’t see where it has anything to do with the golf course we built on property just outside of Iquitos Peru.

Actually now it might be easier to get our lawnmower back. They all admit having this stolen property in there possession. We have the proof it is ours. So we can prosicute each one of them for possessing of stolen property and more important recover our property. If they try and hide it, we have there admittance they have it in there possession.

89 shawn canada June 18, 2007 at 8:20 pm

HAY MIKE,

I HAVE KEPT OUT OF THIS WAR FOR A LONG TIME, I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF STEALING GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME AND SAID NOTHING, I AM A JOCK, I PLAY BASEBALL, HOCKEY, GOLF, AND SKI DOWN MOUNTAINS, THAT IS WHAT I DO,

WE HAD A MEETING ON MARCH 31, AT THE CLUB HOUSE, WE AGREED TO PAY 5 SOLES FOR THE DRIVING RANGE, NO PROBLEM, WE ALL AGREED, COME TO FIND OUT LEO AND I WHERE THE ONLY ONES PAYING, THE OTHERS WHERE NOT, I DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE MONEY, WHY DID THEY COLLECT LEO AND I MONEY, WHAT THE FUCK IS THE SINCE OF HAVING MEETINGS WHEN THEY BREAK EVERY WORD WE AGREE ON, AT THAT MEETING THEY AGREED TO SELL SHARES AMOUNG THEMSELVES, FOR WHAT, WHY, I KNOW WHY, AND SO DOES EVERYONE. TONY AND I ARE SHAREHOLDERS OF OTHER CLUBS, 1- THAT IS ILLEGAL ANYWHERE IN THE REAL WORLD, 2-WE
DONT EVEN HAVE A LEASE AGREEMENT ON THE LAND, WHY WOULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER IT, 3- THEY GAVE MIKE A HARD TIME FOR DOING IT, AND NOW THOSE COCKSUCKERS WANT TO DO THE SAME THING, AND WHO DO THEY GET TO PROPOSE THE IDEA, THIS CARLOS FROM THE CASINO, WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT, THE LAND IS IN LIMBO, AND THEY GOT DOLLAR BILLS FLASHING IN THEIR EYES, THEY STOLE SOME OF TONYS CLUBS, USED HIS CLUBS, AND RIPPED HIM OFF ON SOME PROPERTY NEAR THE CLUB, THOSE ARE WORDS FROM TONYS MOUTH, NOW GET THIS EVERYONE, SERGIO THAT PIECE OF SHIT AND BUM, ASKED GERALD,JOE AND MYSELF FOR MONEY TO MAKE THE PAYROLL A WHILE BACK, WHILE ADAM WAS OUT OF TOWN, I WOULD NOT PAY IT UNTIL I SPOKE TO ADAM MYSELF, GERALD DID AND I BELIEVE JOE DID, BECAUSE I KNEW SERGIO WAS GOING TO FUCK THEM, HE TOLD US THAT ADAM SAID THE CLUB WOULD PAY US BACK, I CAN READ THAT COCKSUCKER LIKE A BOOK, NOW THEY GOT FUCKED OUT OF THEIR MONEY, ADAMS EXCUSS, SERGIO DID NOT HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT, GERALD GOT FUCKED OUT OF THE MONEY,
ADAM AND SERGIO ARE GARBAGE, NOW CAN YOU IMAGINE HAVING A G.M. FOR A CLUB WHO DOES NOT HAVE A POT TO PISS IN, HE HAS BUMMED EVERONE FOR MONEY TO LIVE, THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY, HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU HAVE A MAN, ANY MAN IN CHARGE OF MONEY WHO IS DIRT POOR, YOU GOT TO BE OUT OF YOUR MIND. THIS IS THE SHIT I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH, THEY DONT HAVE A FUCKEN CLUE. AND NOW THEY ARE GIVING THAT COCKSUCKER CONTROL OF OUR MONTHLY FEES TO RUN THE CLUB, WHAT A BUNCH OF VULTURES, I WONT PAY IT, I WILL PAY RYAN INSTEAD

WHAT REALLY PISS ME OFF, SERGIO SHOULD NOT BE MAKING ANY MONEY OFF THIS PROPERTY WHILE RYAN IS GOING THROUGH HELL, HIS LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN , NOT TO MENTION THE STRESS, I DONT GIVE A FUCK IF SOME OF YOU DONT LIKE RYAN, I LIKE HIM AND RESPECT HIM, HE DESERVES A HEALTHY MONTHY FEE FOR THAT PROPERTY, NONE YOU YOU GUYS CAN CHANGE MY MIND ON THAT, NOT IN A THOUSAND YEARS, ALSO, WITH REGARDS

TO GERALD, NOW LISTEN CAREFULLY, WITH MY OWN EYES, THIS MAN HAS NOT MADE 1 DOLLAR OFF THIS GOLF COURSE, HE HAS TAKEN MONEY OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET, TO KEEP THIS COURSE ALIVE, SO WE ALL CAN PLAY, THAT IS A FACT, AND YOU GUYS BETTER START REALIZING THAT, I DONT GIVE A FUCK IF YOU LIKE HIS PERSONALITY OR NOT, I DONT AGREE WITH GERALD ON EVERYTHING, THIS MAN HAS NOT TAKEN I CENT, FROM THIS PROPERTY, NOT ONE PENNY, THAT IS A FACT, THIS MAN CAN PLAY BASEBALL, I HAD SHIPPED DOWN A JUGGS PRO PITCHING BASEBALL MACHINE, HE IS ABOVE AVERAGE BALL PLAYER, HE HAS PLAYED BALL SOMEWHERE, HE HAS TALENT, I RESPECT HIM BECAUSE HE HAS NOT TAKEN NOTHING FROM OUR CLUB, NOTHING, YOU GYUS MUST LEARN TO PICK YOUR BATTLES CORRECT, YOU ARE AT WAR WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE, THERE IS MONEY BEING WASTED AND STOLEN

, I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS, BUT THAT IS FOR ANOTHER DAY, PLEASE PUT THAT IN YOUR BLOG MIKE, WORD FOR WORD

SHAWN SAULNIER

90 Bill June 18, 2007 at 8:45 pm

I have the gout. This is the second worse case of gout I have experienced. The pain throbs up out of my big toe through my heart to my brain. I have taken dozens of advil in the last two days. Now I get this. I hate the new Golf Club and everyone in it. I resign. Jim Richardson, please come back as moderator. I can not take it any more. I agree with Alan, I hereby prefer to put my membership in suspension. I neither belong or don’t belong. I then reserve the right to make my decision, if I want to be in this shithouse, or not.
Frankly… I am disappointed in everyone. There are only half a dozen people that I would be in any club with and it is none of you pricks in the Amazon Golf and Country Club. Any of you that would put up with this shit deserves what you get. Goodbye. Figure it out yourselves. I have more important things to do.
William David Grimes
Founding member # 1 of the Amazon Golf Club.

91 dave sheridan June 19, 2007 at 5:54 am

My faith in people is shaken. Gout??? Big fuckin deal!!! In the last two weeks I have had gout twice. Is it fun?? Hell it definitely makes one question if there is indeed a God. Any being that invented gout should be committed to suffer with it for eternity!! In that two weeks with gout, while traveling, I ended up with an intestinal blockage which makes gout seem like the proverbial walk in the park. On my back for four days with a morphine pump and a suction hose in my gut. I am still committed for the duration. Like Alan said, I may be short, fat and ugly (not stupid, and I like what’s left, SFU) but I don’t walk out in the middle of a fight. Bill!!!!!! Wake up!!!!! Please!!!!! You have been a tower of strength!! Somebody needs to shake you by the shoulders!!! I want to visualize you coming down those stairs next to your office with fire in your eye. Take a deep breath and picture Gerald behind you with a jar of KY. Tape up a picture of Gerald, Sergio and Adam on that big window of yours looking over the river so you see their faces at first light. That will make the gout seem like a single Indiana Black Fly. Comparing yourself to Alan??? What the hell have you been smokin since I left. You read the emails he sent me. The man is a delusional lost cause. Someone could sell him the Amazon River for $5,000.00. Do I have to come down there and slap you into consciousness?? Please!!! Stay with your friends. We need you!!

SFU

92 Bill June 19, 2007 at 6:31 am

OK, since you put it that way, I am back. The fire is still in my toe not my eye, and I still hate everyone in the Amazon Golf and Country Club. I propose a new name for their club, The Amazon Acadians. Let them fight and steal from each other. I don’t care. They are the worst of the worst. Tony, Hans, Armando, and maybe, Harry, the Acadian, Kelly, are the only four that do not seem like Amazon Acadians to me. Why don’t you four stop by my office to visit? The rest of you, I never want to see again. I agree completely with Dave Volkmann. The only thing wrong with their club is they stole our mower. Otherwise let them have their club. They deserve each other. The worst of the worst…Amazon Acadians. SFU!!!
Bill

93 mike collis June 19, 2007 at 10:50 am

If you have read the legal translated Liquidation document (No.84) signed by Mayeaux and his accountant. You can see that they signed off on a document that states our Amazon Golf Club had no assets whatsoever when it was disolved.

It states “No cash in the bank”
“No assets.

So what about the clubhouse we paid for ?

What about the golf course scratched out of the jungle that we all paid for ?

What about the $7000 electric transformer that provides current for our clubhouse ?

What about the jeep given to our club by Adam Andrews in lieu of cash to join our club ?

What about the Tractor mower bought and paid for by our fellow Japanese members ?

What about the 8 sets of golf clubs kindly donated by David Volkmann ?

What about the 2 sets of golf clubs kindly donated by Tony Espejo ?

What about the 2 sets of golf clubs used by Sergio Bargas and his friend Angila to pay for their memberships ?

Where is the golfing equipment kindly donated by Brian Todd ?

ANSWERS SOMEONE PLEASE .

94 David Volkmann June 19, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Dear Shawn
It is nice to see your comments. I missed you the last couple of times I was in Iquitos. You were always one to tell it the way it is. You warned me about one individual whos services I hired against your advice and got screwed. You also warned me about the golf club after I was invested and you were not. I was surprised you invested after what you had told me that day.

I respect you for standing up for Gerald when that is what you believe and may not be the popular thing to do right now. But you really confuse me. I don’t know of anyone that has acused Gerald of taking one dollar from your club(not ours). I have been told Gerald sells items with the golf course logo on it. Does all this profit go to the club? Yours or ours? Acording to your constitution you and several others paid Gerald 887 soles each for shares in a lawnmower that was stolen from Mike. Mike has the receipts, ect. Some of your group admit that they know they have bought stolen property and others claim they did not know they bought stolen property. Where do you stand?

When the club I invested in was dissolved or whatever a year ago, I asked for my 8 sets of golf clubs, which is a very tangible asset, and my share of the value of my investment that improved the property. Noone has ever given me an answer to the value of the improvements. But the 8 sets of golf clubs are mine. They are not part of any golf clubs assets. Look at the liquidation that Gerald did of the club. He never mentioned the lawnmower or my clubs. Why? Because he new they were personal property of others. Your coinvesters who all paid 887 soles for a lawnmower that was stolen from Mike not only refuse to give them to my daughter, but I have been told they rent them out.

In the meantime, if you can help me get my golf clubs back it would be apreciated. The legal system tells me I have to file suit against everyone on the constitution who put there signature and fingerprint to get my assets back or Mike to get his lawnmower back for those that gave him the money to buy it. Of course that is not a practical solution. Does your group want to buy my clubs?

Every jock in Iquitos is going to be in the raft race in September, including me (except I am not a jock), so I expect I will see you at the starting line In September. Keep in touch. volkmann@grantsburgtelcom.net

95 Malcolm Macbride June 20, 2007 at 9:30 am

I do not know what to say except that I came accross this site almost by accident. I am a golf pro from the home of golf in Scotland.

If what I see here on this site is true then those so called golfers who alledgedly perpertrated these crimes have brought the glorious game of golf into disrepute. Shame on you.

Malcolm Macbride,
Dundee,
Scotland

96 Bill June 20, 2007 at 11:57 am

Thank you for finding us and commenting. Malcom, we had such a dream, a unique location for a golf course with Beware of Boas in the Rough, and Watch out for piranha signs near the water hazards. It is a shame that our fun was ruined when this crime was committed. Some of the thieves are the very ones that told us it could not be done in the jungle.

I was advised to keep this quiet, let the Peruvian justice system sort it out. I am confident the judge will rule in our favor, but I am an impatient gringo, and decided to see if we could garner international attention and support. It is possible that if enough people like you learn of the plight of The Amazon Golf Club, the weight of public opinion could help save our day.

At the risk of being the laughing stock of Scotland golfers, I would appreciate if you would spread the word to your golfing peers. It is hard to imagine what might happen, but I am starting to have fun again just thinking of the possibilities.

Best regards,
Bill

97 shawn canada June 20, 2007 at 7:11 pm

HAY MIKE,

SOMETIMES IN LIFE, YOU GUYS HAVE TO BE TOLD THE WAY IT IS, FIRST OF ALL, THIS GUY THAT CLAIMS THE CLUB STOLE SETS OF CLUBS. IF YOU DONATE ANYTHING TO ANYONE, ITS NOT YOURS ANY MORE, IT BELONGS TO EVERYONE AND YOU CANT TAKE IT BACK, NOW IF YOU FUCKEN GUYS DONT UNDERSTAND THAT, THATS YOUR PROBLEM, EVERYBODY DONATED SOMETHING, AT SOME POINT, NOW, MAKE SURE PARTNER (BOBBY KNIGHT FROM INDIANA) GETS THIS MESSAGE, YOU KNOW HOW FUCKEN STUPID YOU GUYS SOUND WHEN YOU SAY YOU BOUGHT #4 GREEN, OR 5 GREEN, FOR $100, I HAD 1 GREEN BUILT, I ONLY DID A SMALL PART, I KNOW, BUT THAT $100 SCAM YOU INVENTED. YOU MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A FOOL, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN RAISING MONEY FOR SPORTS LONGER THAN YOU ROOKIES BEEN ALIVE, THATS A FACT,

NOW, CAN YOU GUYS HANDLE THE TRUTH,
HERE IT IS , YOU GOT TOO FUCKEN GREEDY, MIKE , YOU MADE MONEY OFF THIS THING YOU STARTED, AND YOU BROUGHT YOUR FRIENDS IN FOR THE RIDE, FOR ME PERSONALLY, I DONT GIVE A FUCK HOW MUCH YOU MADE, ITS DOES NOT BOTHER ME, BUT THATS WHY THE OTHER GUYS CUT YOU OUT, YOU WENT FOR THE QUICK FIX , THAT WAS YOUR FIRST MISTAKE, YOU COULD NOT WAIT TILL THE WE FINISHED THE CLUB FIRST, YOU GOT TOO FUCKEN GREEDY, YOU WANTED CASH RIGHT AWAY, YOU CAN DENY IT ALL YOU WANT, I DONT GIVE A FUCK, BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS, I WAS AT THE MEETING WHEN THEY VOTED TO NOT ALLOW YOU SELL SHARES, YOU WALKED OUT AND RESIGNED, RIGHT THERE YOU FUCKED UP, YOU CAN SAY OTHERWISE, THATS A FACT, NOW, LISTEN TO ME, IF YOU WERE NOT SO FUCKEN HUNGRY FOR MONEY, AND YOU WAITED TILL WE FINISHED THE CLUB, WE COULD HAVE SET UP A POLICY WHERE YOU COULD SELL SHARES TO NEW MEMBERS, FOR $1000 FOR EXAMPLE, PLUS IMPLEMENT A TAX, 0F $500 FOR EXAMPLE SO WE COULD BUILD ON TO THE COURSE, THAT TAX GOES TO THE CLUB, TO RUN DAILY
OPERATIONS. FOR ME, I SAY KNOCK YOURSELF OUT, SELL SHARES TILL YOU CUM, THATS THE ONLY WAY THAT WOULD WORK, YOU COULD NOT WAIT, NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE, MIKE, YOU ARE A COOL GUY, YOU GOT A SET OF BALLS ON YOU, BUT YOU AND YOUR PARTNERS DID NOT SEE THE BIG PICTURE, THAT WAS YOUR OTHER MISTAKE,

I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT I AM AT THE POINT WHERE I DONT GIVE A FUCK ANY MORE, I AM A HARD MOTHERFUCKER I KNOW, BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU THE WAY IT IS, TELL BOBBY KNIGHT THIS TOO ALSO, NOW THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME, BUT I FEEL YOU AND BOBBY SHOULD KNOW THIS, I LIKE YOU GUYS, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH YOU GUYS PERSONALLY, YOU ARE SURVIVERS, YOU BEEN ON THIS EARTH LONGER THAN ME, AND I RESPECT THAT, NOW LISTEN CAREFULLY, I AM NOT JOKING, IF YOU GUYS WIN THIS GOLF WAR WITH THOSE COCKSUCKERS, AND GET THE PROPERTY, THOSE GUYS HAVE A MASTER PLAN TO DESTROY EVERY GREEN, TORCH THE CLUB HOUSE,
TOTALLY WIPE THE GOLF COURSE OUT, THEY WILL DO THIS, THEY WILL DESTROY THE WHOLE PROPERTY BEFORE THEY LET YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON IT, MY ADVICE, QUIT WHILE YOU ARE AHEAD, YOUR WASTING YOUR MONEY, AND MOST IMPORTANT YOUR WASTING YOUR TIME, LET ME REPEAT, YOU WILL NEVER GET A GOLF COURSE, NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS, THIS IS THE WORD I HAVE GETTING THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, THATS WHAT I WAS TOLD, ITS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH ME, I WILL SIT BACK AND WATCH THE WAR, I AM GOING TO STAY OUT OF IT, THEY HATE YOU 2 GUYS, I AM SERIOUS, YOU AND BOBBY CANT WIN THIS WAR, PACK IT THE FUCK IN BOYS, IN THE END ALL YOU WILL GET IS A FIELD IF YOU WIN IN THE COURTS, THE WORKERS TOLD THIS TO MY WOMAN, NOT TO ME PERSONALLY, BUT WHEN I ASKED, THEY SMILED, SO YOU FIGURE IT OUT, IN THE END, YOU AND BOBBY WILL GET NOTHING, TAKE CARE,

98 mark June 20, 2007 at 7:26 pm

do we have to always say FUCK YOU ,,,FUCK THIS ,,,FUCK THAT,,,YOU COCKSUCKERS….CAN YOU NOT TALK WITHOUT THIS TYPE OF LANGUAGE ..

99 Bill June 20, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Thanks Shawn, your opinions and insights are very much appreciated. Maybe you can tell my gout is getting better.

You are mistaken about Mike profiting from the golf club. He never even wanted to make any money from it. Anyone that thinks differently does not understand my friend Mike’s motives. Ask your self who told you that? That person is a liar.

The only thing that would keep me from helping the Amazon Acadians plunder, and plow the golf course and burn the club house, is my responsibility to the other 50 plus founding investor/members. That is the thin line that separates the two sides in this Miniature Golf War. Mike and his friends respect the rights of all of the founding members. The Amazon Acadians pretend they ARE the founding members and the other 50 founding members never existed.

Shawn, I have gained respect for you because you joined in the dialog, sharing your thoughts and opinions. Hans, Leo, Joe, I would like to gain respect for you also…Harry Acadian Kelly, I see you are listed as one of theirs. What do you have to say? Brian, I am curious, you and your wife are not listed as Acadians? Looks like they are going to plow up your golf course. What would you like to do?

What type of low life animals are these? The worst of the worst.

Malcolm Macbride, from Scotland, comment # 95, see what we have to deal with here. What would you do?

All you folks out there in internet land, what would you do?

Bill

100 malcolm macbride June 21, 2007 at 10:24 am

Hello again,
Dear, dear me, what a spot you boys have got yourselves into. Surely if President Bush can entertain the Vietnamese President in the White House
why cannot you men communicate ? Just don’t take 30+
years doing it.

To the golfers.

Two of the most important requisites of a golfer’s charactor is HONESTY and INTEGRITY please show some.
For the golfer who says he is a Jock a little bit of decency is also nice to see.

Bill I will do all I can at the R & A.

101 dave sheridan June 21, 2007 at 12:28 pm

It all comes back to morality. I truly believe anyone with a reasonable semblance of intelligence is cognisant of who is devoid of morality in these issues. Who is in the middle of defending themselves in the courts? Who fails to respond or answer the many allegations brought by persons who were once friends? Who has filed (the proof was published) legal documents stating that all of the jointly held assets of the original club members never existed? We all know I could go on and on. We KNOW who is bereft of decency and morality. Who is guilty of moral turpitude and who is not.

Mike Collis is, in my opinion, a true gentleman with genuine respect for friendship. Mike is not a rich man by any means (if he is he sure hides it well) but I have almost never seen himm shoo a street kid away without proffering a sole or some change. The street kids respect and truly like Mike. Do a comparison!!!!

PS: I agree we should be able to express ourselves in this forum without the expletives and vulgarities.

102 David Volkmann June 21, 2007 at 1:54 pm

Shawn,
My golf clubs were never donated to you or the golf club. The lawn mower was never donated to you or the golf club. If the lawn mower was donated, I dare anyone to say who donated it. How could these items be donated to an organization that was just formed recently by 15 people that don’t include any of us. If these were assets of the previous club why were they not listed as assets when the club was liquidated. Money was invested. I never golfed and never will. I and most the investers do not golf. It was a business propositon. I will be the first to hire a tracter and make the golf course back into a jungle if I have it my way. This is the feelings of many of us.

I believe you have an obligation to report the criminal activity that you were told was going to take place. Otherwise you will be an accessory to the crime. Right?

103 dave sheridan June 21, 2007 at 9:25 pm

It is not exceptionaly late here in NJ, USA. Just moments ago I (we, my wife and I) savored the finalities of a fine repast. Culminating in the enjoindre of a superb vintage. Alas, and unfortunately, my restless mind cannot let go of the injustice fraught upon the isolated city of Iquitos, Peru. What a pall is at this time cast upon a once unique haven of comraderie.
A locale, though teeming with diversity, was evidentiary of a group of individuals who held a common bond. Individuals who with a wink and a nod, savored the harmony of this somewhat storied place. We shared. We had little or no concern of the past, or of our individual histories. Alas, such sad “naivet”. If one were to study the history of each of us who peruse these pages, those whom have sipped of the fruits of this unique city of Iquitos, we could submit to the archives of the world experiences few could digest and assume to be reality. We are a breed. We are without parity.

Yet, here we are gentlemen and gentle ladies, torn from the blissful contentment, ripped from the “plaisants” of the comraderie we unfortunately accepted without tax.

It has been ripped from us. Stolen without a gun.

I implore those of you who have forgotten. Take stock. Evaluate.

I first came to Iquitos twenty years ago. Though there were periods where I did not return, there was always a solidarity. An understanding that we were we. An “I don’t give a pig’s ear about your past” understanding if you will. If you desire to share i’ll listen. If you do not, so be it. I am me you are you. We begin anew. We share a cup.

What has happened???????? Where is the id??? Who and why?? Do not contemplete an epiphanie. Merely close your eyes and say why.

Yes, I am into my cups. But there are those that know I am your friend. There are those that know we retire with the knowlege that some pleasntries of life have been stolen from us. Do not forsake your friends and to thine own self be true.

Rest in Peace

104 alan shoemaker June 22, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Well, seems that this Karma Chongi person is on the side of Bill Grimes and company. AS I have continually told everyone, I am not on anyones side, not in any boat. So, here is the kind of company that it appears that you guys are keeping… Here is a cut and paste of a couple of emails that he sent to me.

Hello Mr. Shoemaker, This was your last chance and like always, you blewit! Now that I have your blessing, I will proceed with theKarma campaign against you. Sorry it had to come to this, but you were warned andgiven a last chance to change your evil ways and stopsupporting Mr. Mayeaux. As to my identity, you already know who I am. I amyour KARMA. Say hi to the “fiscal” for me and I will see you inthe blogs and forums. Karma Chongyi Zangmo — Alan Shoemaker wrote: > > Well now… interesting.> So let’s start this way. Who are you?> alan> > > Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:44:04 -0700> From:> karmachongyizangmo@yahoo.com> Subject: It is time> for you to make the right choice.> To:> alanshoemaker@hotmail.com> > Dear Mr. Shoemaker,> >> Please understand that you are not in a position to>> speak or dictate what I should do. You are the one> in> a precarious position. You can not talk your way> out> of this one. It is time for you to make the> right> choice.> > I will be very direct. I have seen> your rapsheet and I> know about your priors in the> US. We both know that> this is the real reason that> the DEA had you arrested> and that it had nothing to> do with ayahuasca or with> Mr. Mayeaux calling the> DEA. If the Peruvians get a> hold of your criminal> history, they will arrest you> and deport you. You> know it, and I know it. I know you> have been paying> protection money to the local police,> but that will> not protect you. > > At this point you need to> cooperate with Bill Grimes.> You need to make an> alliance with Bill and myself to> dispose of Mr.> Mayeaux. You know this is the right> thing to do,> but are afraid of Mr. Mayeaux. I> understand this,> but you do not seem to realize that> your fate lies> in my hands, not Mr. Mayeaux’s.> > Therefore, I am> going to give you a chance to help us> against Mr.> Mayeaux. You know this is the right thing> to do.> Contact Bill Grimes and let him know you are on> our> side in this war against Mayeaux.> > Alan, if you do> not contact Bill and make a strategic> alliance with> us, I will be forced to use my contacts> to expose> your prior criminal history to the> appropriate> Peruvian authorities. In addition, I will> be forced> to expose you on various forums and blogs,>> including ayahuasca.com. If you do not make an>> alliance immediately, everyone will know about your>> priors in the US, Gayabamba, Leticia, everything.> >> Sorry to be so blunt, but this is the only way. You>> are in a very fragile position, so please be wise.>> > Sincerely,> > Karma>

105 Bill June 22, 2007 at 7:13 pm

HAY GUYS,

WELL I AM GOING TO HAVE TO USE THAT CLASSIC LINE RONALD REAGAN USED ON JIMMY CARTER IN 1980, DURING THE DEBATES, ( THERE YOU GO AGAIN) DAVE WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU FOOLING, EVEN MIKE ON 93- SAID YOU DONATED THOSE SETS OF CLUBS. I DONATED 2 SETS MYSELF, WHEN ALL THIS SHIT WENT DOWN YOU COULD HAVE BROUGHT A POLICEMAN WITH YOU TO THE CLUB AND GRABBED YOUR 8 SETS IF YOU WANTED TO, DONT CRY ABOUT IT WELL AFTER THE FACT, I DONATED $1000s of golf things in the last 2 years, MY FAMILY HELPED BUILD HOCKEY RINKS, BASEBALL PARKS, AND SO ON, DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE THE DUGOUT, OR LEFT FIELD FENSE, OR BETTER YET , I AM PISSED OFF LET ME TAKE HOCKEY NETS, OR THE SCORE BOARD, THAT HOW FUCKEN STUPID YOU SOUND, TAKE IT LIKE A MAN, YOU DONATED THOSE CLUBS, BE A MAN ABOUT IT, ONLY A COCKAROACH, WOULD WANT THEM BACK, YOU REMIND ME OF A TEAM MATE IN HOCKEY, WHEN WE GOT BLOWN OUT IN
THE EASTERN CANADA HOCKEY FINALS, DOWN 5 GOALS WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT, HE HAD A CHANCE TO FIGHT WITH A MAN WHO SUCKERED HIM EARLY IN THE GAME AND DID NOTHING, AND CRYED ABOUT IT IN THE LOCKER ROOM AFTER THE GAME, YOU KNOW WHAT US REAL HOCKEY MEN TOLD HIM,( SHUT THE FUCK UP, YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, TAKE IT LIKE A MAN) I KNOW YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS, NOW BOBBY KNIGHT AND MIKE, YOU KNOW HOW RETARDED YOU TWO SOUND WHEN YOU MAKE UP FANTASY PEOPLE IN YOUR BLOG LIKE MALCOLM MACBRIDE, MIKE TAKE THAT FUCKEN BOTTLE OUT OF YOUR LIPS FOR 5 MINUTES, I KNOW YOU MUST HAVE BEEN DRUNK WHEN YOU INVENTED THIS GHOST PERSON FROM SCOTLAND, AND BOBBY KNIGHT I KNOW YOU ARE MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THAT, DONT ACT LIKE A PIECE OF SHIT, BOBBY KNIGHT YOU ARE A BETTER MAN THAN THAT, BUT IF THAT GETS YOU TWO OFF, KNOCK YOURSELF OUT , YOU ARE ONLY FOOLING YOURSELF, TALK LIKE MEN, REAL MEN,

NOW
AS FOR THE COMMENT ACCESSORY TO A CRIME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE, MORE INFO, MY OTHER GIRLFRIEND WHO LIVES IN NOVA SCOTIA, WHO THIS WAS TOLD TO, WHY DONT YOU COWBOYS SEND HER A FIRST CLASS RETURN TICKET, HALIFAX- LIMA, SHE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE YOU MORE INFO, SHE MAKES WELL INTO 6 FIGURES, SO COACH WONT CUT IT, YOU BROUGHT IT UP, BETTER YET LETS TAKE THIS TO JUDGE JUDY. I AM SURE SHE COULD KNOCK THIS CASE OFF IN 2 OR 3 MINUTES, SO MATLOCK, DO YOU THINK A PERSON COULD BE CHARGED WITH A CRIME, IF HE HEARD A RUMOUR FROM A PERSON TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO UNDERSTANDS LITTLE SPANISH, IF YOU ARE GOING TO TALK THE TALK, BACK IT THE FUCK UP, FLY HER DOWN HERE, AND SHE WILL GIVE HER STATEMENT, YOU SEE HOW FUCKEN DUMB YOU SOUND, KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR FIELD BOYS, THATS ALL YOU WILL HAVE IN THE END, WE HAVE A SMALL 9 HOLE GOLF COURSE, ALL THE HOLES ARE FUCKED UP ANYWAY, BECAUSE THAT PIECE OF SHIT SERGIO WASTED $1000s CUTTING ON THE MANS PROPERTY NEXT TO THE CLUB, THEY FUCKED UP ALL
THE HOLES, WE HAVE REALLY SHORT PAR 4 ALL OVER THE COURSE, AND IT WILL COST BIG MONEY TO FIX THIS FUCKUP, THATS THE SAME PIECE OF GARBAGE WHO WANTED ME TO CUT 30 METERS ON THE MAN PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION WHEN I BROUGHT MY CREW IN FOR THE 3th GREEN, I WOULD NOT DO IT, NEVER, I AM I LAND OWNER MYSELF, AND I LIVE BY A CERTAIN CODE, THIS IS THE COCKSUCKER THATS BEING PROTECTED BY EVERYONE BUT LEO AND I, THERE IS ONE THING I HATE IS BUMS, PEOPLE WHO BEG FOR MONEY, OR KISS ASS, THATS NOT A MAN TO ME,

NOW IN CLOSING, REMEMBER THIS IF GOD IS TELLING YOU HIMSELF, THIS IS ADAM AND SERGIO GOLF COURSE AND WORLD, AND YOU AND I ARE JUST LIVING IN IT, SO STOP ALL YOUR BULLSHIT ABOUT GERALD OR RYAN, RYAN IS 100% INNOCENT IN THIS WHOLE FUCKEN MESS FOR SURE, AND YOU GUYS PUT THAT MAN THROUGHT HELL. FOR WHAT, BECAUSE YOU CANT MAKE MONEY OFF THIS COURSE, YOU CANT CONVINCE ME OTHER WISE, BILL I KNOW YOU
WILL UNDERSTAND THIS, THERE WERE PEOPLE IN CONTROL OF MONEY FROM DAY 1, WHO COULD NOT RESIST THE TEMPTATION, BACK HOME THE PEOPLE WHO CONTROL THE CASH ARE THE WEALTHY PEOPLE IN OUR SMALL TOWN, THAT WAY WE KNOW THE MONEY WILL STILL BE THERE AND NOT WASTED, LIKE IT IS NOW, THATS HOW WE WORK IT BACK HOME , THATS HOW WE OPERATE OUR SPORTS TEAMS

106 Bill June 22, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Shawn, something I like about you is that when I finish reading your comments I know where you stand. You are the opposite of Alan Shoemaker. I just read Alan’s comment # 104 and I said, “HUH”?

Instead of me repeating mayeaux’s well known role in this fraud, I want to try to learn from you. How was Adam Andrews able to manipulate mayeaux into illegally signing the documents to dissolve the Amazon Golf Club? How did Adam Andrews trick mayeaux into lying about the Amazon Golf Club having zero assets?

It may be Adam and Sergios Golf Course and world today, but I am pretty sure it will soon be our golf course or jungle. Adam can build a putting green in his yard for all I care. I think the members of the Amazon Golf and Country Club, have always misunderstood our motives. The best result would be to recover the assets for the 50 plus disenfranchised founding investor/members. The second best result would be to make damn sure the thieves do not profit either way. Best result; take over the golf course. Second best result; take over the pasture/jungle, and continue prosecuting everyone involved with the destruction of property. Hummm, maybe I have those reversed.

Wishing most of you the best,
Bill

107 dave sheridan June 22, 2007 at 9:14 pm

To the most dense population of mentaly twisted people I know. An overwhelming percentage of you are either high, mentaly deficient, delusional or cowards. I tend to not believe the coward part or you would have zipped or fled or both. However, SOME OF YOU ARE NUTS. I am the only sane one here gosh, golly, shucks, snorkle. I cannot believe that anyone could be so dense as not to see the truth. I have never smoked a joint or snorted or been dumb enough to partake in a “shit my pants” night of eye-a- waska. And, no thank you, that ain’t for me.

I believe Alan is a delusional harmless individual who lacks the ability to defend himself. As such I believe he is an innocent bystander in spite of appearances.
Shawn, I don’t know if I have even met you. Can’t make a read. However. I have personal experiences that enable me to judge without reservation the character of those you defend. They are slime. They do not deserve the comaradie of their fellow man. They would sell you or I out for a fistful of silver. Don’t kid yourself. If you believe otherwise I have a bridge in New York I can give you a special deal on.

108 innocent bystander June 22, 2007 at 9:42 pm

Well I am glad to see either the steroid rage or the cocaine wore of in the tone of the writing but you still keep talking about those clubs from the first club, but they do not show up as property on the list of things owned by the first club. it is not the clubs per say BUT THE FACT THEY WERE DONATED TO THE ORIGINAL CLUB AND NOT LISTED AS PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL CLUB..JOCKO THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE CLUBS ENTIENDES IT IS ABOUT THE LIES TOLD TO GET WHERE THE CLUB IS NOW. YOU WOULD STILL BE PLAYING AND MAYBE SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SUPPORTERS WOULD STILL BE HELPING IF THE “LIARS CLUB” AS IT SHOULD BE CALLED WAS NOT FORMED AND TAKEN THINGS OVER…YOU SEEM TO BE MISSING THE POINT TO ALL OF THIS…IT IS NOT ABOUT GERRY (SPRINGER)GOULD OR BOBBY KNIGHT IT IS ABOUT HONESTY AND INTEGRETY OF THE GAME OF WHICH HOCKEY PLAYERS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT…VINCE MCMANN WOULD LOVE TO HAVE CONTRO; OF HOCKEY THEN HE COULD CLOSE PRO WRESTLING AND MAKE MORE FROM HOCKEY BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME…EGOMANIACS ON STEROIDS…YOUR TALING THIS TO PERSONAL WHEN IT IS NOT ABOUT ANYTHING BUT WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG….

109 David Volkmann June 23, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Shawn,
Your getting all bent out of shape for a simple disagreement. If you want to belive I donated 8 sets of golf clubs to a golf course that sets on land that Ryan Richards lives on or a recently formed golf club that I am not an owner or member, thats your decision. I have to say this is the first time I have heard this one about me donating them. Even Adam Andrews agrees with me and I have emails to prove it.
June 20th you said in your comments “IF YOU GUYS WIN THIS GOLF WAR WITH THOSE …….., AND GET THE PROPERTY, THOSE GUYS HAVE A MASTER PLAN TO DESTROY EVERY GREEN, TORCH THE CLUB HOUSE. TOTALLY WIPE THE GOLF COURSE OUT, THEY WILL DO THIS, THEY WILL DESTROY THE WHOLE PROPERTY BEFORE THEY LET YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON IT,” You said this statement is a rumor. I thought after this information was repeated to you by your girlfriend and then you repeat it to the entire world on the world wide web, that is read by thousands, you would have substantiated this information was true. I don’t belive Bill would have allowed this on the blog if he thought he was just helping to spread unsubstantiated rumors. Your argument with this statement being repeated for everyone in the world to read is not with me but with “those guys”. I think this part of your comment should be taken off the blog.
The lawnmower. I don’t have first hand information on this. According to the constitution of your club which is printed on this blog, you either paid for your membership in that club with your share of a lawn mower you owned with others, or you paid someone 887 soles for a share of the lawnmower.

It would be nice if you would clear up this rumor, because not one of the 15 who have the lawnmower in there possession so far, will tell us the ownership of the lawnmower acquired starting from the purchase date from the vendor? Was it donated? Was it stolen? And if so from whom? It is in fact according to your constitution partially in your possession. I am really in the dark on this. I have only heard one side to this story like so many of us. Enlighten us please.

110 dave sheridan June 24, 2007 at 2:26 pm

I just heard a rumor that the “Tooth Fairy” gifted the lawnmower. But it was only for the fortunate 15.

111 innocent bystander June 24, 2007 at 2:30 pm

It would be better to call them “the liars club” would it not

112 alan shoemaker June 24, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Here’s what I know about the mower. Adam found it for sale in the states, bought it with the funds coming in for memberships, paid for the shipping as well.. and low and behold it is a professional cutter, excellent, runs really well and has saved lots of arms and machettes. There are invoices for this as well. The primary expenses for the golf course were and are in the manual labor.
So when you liquidate the club, it’s a bit difficult to factor in all those people, all that labour.
The golf clubs were donated by Dave V.. He knows that. As soon as you did not like what you were told was happening, which was a lie, you played indian giver and wanted everything back without really determining what was fact from fiction. And that my friend is a fact.
EVeryone has focused their hatred on Gerald, which is really funny. He NOR ANYONE STOLE the golfcourse. All I see are blogs about how this was done and really adolescent comments, very safe here on a blog where many don’t have the balls to use their names. Why is that? Are you afraid of repercussions? And this Karma C. ass. He has even gone to the trouble to post in other sites, shamanic sites, where I am known, slandering me incredibly. He’s your friend Bill Grimes, or he claimes to be. He’s the friend of everyone that is against the golf course, and you guys are a group, right? My Mother always told me that you were judged by the company you keep. So if you want to sleep with dogs, get up with fleas.
And you Karma, with you innocous insults? Do go to the police and denounce me. Then I will know who you are. From there, pack your bags senor. Now,…. is that challenge enough for you? Or do you want to hide behide skirt-tails like you have been doing all your life because someone bigger than you beat the shit out of you when you were 8 years old? Stand up and let somebody call you something besides LOSER.

113 Bill June 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

Have you asked your self why my “friend” Karma has not attack you on this blog? I have exchanged half a dozen emails with Karma. I do not know Karma. Karma says you and mayeaux both know. I am very curious and would love to know so would you please tell us who Karma is. Karma sure does seem to hate you and mayeaux. That is really all I know. Karma does not seem to hate me, so that is good. I asked Karma very politely to please not comment on my blog about you. I am grateful that Karma honored my request. You, on the other hand, keep posting Karma on this blog. That is another mystery. I do not really care if you do it. I am not doing it, and Karma does not do it. It seems stupid to me for you to keep bringing Karma up here, but judging from your explanation about the mower, and mayeaux, and associating me with someone I do not know but you do know…

114 dave sheridan June 25, 2007 at 6:38 am

I started to reply to Alan’s last post. Then I realized it an absolute waste of time. I have better things to do with my life. I may as well debate my Basset Hound. The courts will decide soon.

SFU

115 shawn canada June 29, 2007 at 6:51 pm

YOU GUYS ARE A PIECE WORK, UNFUCKEN BELIEVEABLE, THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF TALK ABOUT DOPE ON THIS BLOG, I WONDER WHY THAT IS, WELL SINCE YOU BROUGHT THE SUBJECT UP MR.COCKSUCKER,OR SHOULD I SAY MR.INNOCENT BYSTANDER, I WILL TELL YOU THE WAY IT IS , HAY, DAVE SHERIDAN, WHOEVER THE FUCK YOU ARE, FOR YOU TO EVEN MENTION DOPE, OR TELL US YOU DONT DO DOPE, JUST CURIOUS, ARE YOU TRYING TO CONVINCE SOMEONE YOU DONT DO DOPE, WHY BRING THE SUBJECT UP IN THE FIRST PLACE, I WILL PUT A STOP TO THIS BULL SHIT RIGHT NOW, MR, INNOCENT BYSTANDER, IF YOU WANT TO TALK BIG, BACK IT THE FUCK UP MOTHERFUCKER, I CHALLENGE YOU RIGHT NOW, PUT UP $ 5000, CASH, WE CAN HAVE IT PUT IN ESCROW IF YOU LIKE, LETS YOU AND I GO FOR PISS AND BLOOD TEST, TO SEE WHO IS ON DOPE OR NOT, IF YOU ARE GOING TO TALK THE TALK, BACK IT THE FUCK UP COCKSUCKER, THESE BASIC TEST WILL GO BACK AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, YOU PICKED THE WRONG JOCK TO TALK ABOUT DOPE, AFTER ALL WHERE I COME FROM A MAN IS NOT A REAL MAN IF HE DOES NOT PLAY ANY SPORTS, I HONESTLY BELIEVE ITS UNNATURAL FOR A MAN NOT TO THROW A BALL, KICK A BALL, RUN SWIM, PLAY GOLF, HOCKEY, BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, SKI, ETC. THEY ARE NOT MEN TO ME, THOSE TYPE OF MEN TO ME, ARE A FUCKEN JOKE, AND YOU ARE BELOW ME, YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE MY MIND ON THAT, BUT I WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU, I GET HIGH ALL THE TIME, AND I WILL TELL YOU HOW, WHEN I SKI DOWN MOUNTAINS IN KILLINGTON, VERMONT, OR SUGARLOAF, MAINE, OR LAKE LOUISE OUT IN ALBERTA, WITH THE WIND IN MY FACE I GET HIGH EVERY FUCKEN TIME, OR FOR EXAMPLE, PLAYING IN MY 5 STRAIGHT CANADIAN NATIONAL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, OR MY 15 NOVA SCOTIA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS I HAVE PLAYED IN, IN MY DAY, WITH GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS AROUND MY NECK, I GET HIGH EVERY FUCKEN TIME, THATS WHAT GETS ME OFF YOU PIECE OF SHIT, OR BETTER YET, SAILING WITH THE THE FAMILY AT THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA BOAT CLUB, OFF THE COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA, I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS BUT I THINK YOU THE PICTURE, LET ME TELL YOU THIS MR.COCKSUCKER, BRING DOPE INTO MY HOUSE, I WILL BEAT YOU SO FUCKEN BAD, YOU WILL BEG FOR MERCY, YOU BETTER BRING A GUN, I WOULD RIP YOUR FUCKEN HEAD OFF, YOU COCKSUCKER. REMEMBER WHAT I SAID, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS, BACK IT THE FUCK UP YOU PUSSY, YOU FUCKEN DOPERS MAKE ME SICK, YOU ARE WEAK, AND SHOULD BE SLAPPED SILLY, UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS ,, SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU FUCKEN PEASANT,

NOW, LETS GET DOWN TO SOME BUSINESS, FIRST OF ALL, TO MR.DAVE VOLKMANN, YOU ABSOLUTELY, 100%. DESERVE TO BE A SHARE HOLDER OF THIS CLUB, WHAT I AM GOING TO TELL YOU IS THE 100% TRUTH, ON MY DAUGHTERS LIFE, KING ADAM TOLD ME PERSONALLY EVERYONE WAS GOING TO BE IN THE CLUB EXCEPT THE TROUBLE MAKERS, THE 15 OR SO PEOPLE ON THERE NOW, ARE THE ONLY ONES HE HAD ADDRESSES FOR, OR E-MAILS FOR, WHEN HE HAD EVERYONES PERSONAL INFO. THE PAPER WORK WOULD BE FILED SO THAT EVERYONE WOULD HAVE EQUAL STANDING IN THE CLUB, AND IF HE SAYS DIFFERENT, HE IS A FUCKEN LIER, AND I WILL TELL HIM TO HIS FACE, I HAVE ISSUES WITH HIM, AND I WILL TELL HIM TO HIS FACE WHEN I SEE HIM, ALSO I AM GOING ON RECORD TO TELL YOU I AGREE TOTALLY, THE OTHER CLUB SHOULD HAVE BEEN DISSOLVED, PEOPLES FINGER PRINTS AND D.N.A. ON THAT CLUB WERE DIRTY, BILL, IF YOU PLEASE, TELL ME WHY YOU THINK THE DISSOLVING OF THE CLUB WAS ILLEGAL, ITS EASY TO SAY IT IS, TELL ME WHY LEGALLY, I WANT YOU PLEASE TO EXPLAIN IT, I WAS NOT AROUND FOR THAT ASPECT, BECAUSE THE LAWYERS THAT EXPLAINED IT TOO US DURING A MEETING SAID IT WAS 100%LEGAL, AND PLEASE DONT SUGAR COAT YOUR RESPONSE, I BEEN AROUND TOO LONG,

NOW IN CLOSING I WILL SAY THIS, THERE COMES A TIME TO TAKE A STAND, I REMEMBER MY GRANDFATHER, MAURICE MONROE II, WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD TOLD ME ABOUT THE MONROE DOCTRINE, WITH REGARDS TO FOREIGN POLICY, THAT HAS STUCK WITH ME ALL MY LIFE, I AM A PROUD RIGHT WING, THINKER, AND I LOVE BUSH, THAT MAN IS A REAL PRESIDENT, THE DEMOCRATS ARE FUCKEN WEAK, THOSE MIDEAST COCKSUCKERS HAD IT COMING FOR A LONG TIME NOW, I HOPE WE CLEAN UP THE WHOLE REGION, THIS IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE WITH REGARDS TO THE GOLF CLUB, NOW LISTEN CAREFULLY, LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY, I AM GOING TO TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW THIS SHOULD BE, THIS WHOLE SITUATION, IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO I WILL GIVE YOU MY PROPOSAL TO FIX THIS WHOLE FUCKEN MESS, DONT, NONE OF YOU PEOPLE EVER TELL ME I DONT HAVE THE RIGHT, I HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT, MY FAMILY HAS PLAYED GOLF FOR CLOSE TO 100 YEARS, I HAVE BEEN A SHAREHOLDER MYSELF OF A CLUB, FOR ABOUT 27 YEARS, I HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE THAN EVERYONE OF YOU GUYS PUT TOGETHER, NOW, IT SAYING THAT, GOLF WAS NOT MY FIRST SPORT, BASEBALL, HOCKEY, THAN GOLF, YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT WHAT I SAID FOR A WHILE, AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS ISSUE HOW TO FIX THIS BOAT RECK. I WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITH MY PROPOSAL.

116 Mike Collis June 29, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Shawn,
In answer to your question “How was the disolving of the original club illegal ” ?

1) To disolve a club the President (at that time) needs to call an extraordinary general meeting to vote on the clubs disolusion.

I according to the public register I was President in April 2006. I DID NOT CALL ANY SUCH MEETING:

2) At the said meeting a motion to disolve any club must be passed by a majority:
THERE WAS NO SUCH MEETING; NO SUCH MEETING. I was NOT there, neither was Mayeaux, Papa Dan,Maria Earls,Sergio Bargas or anyone else. THE MEETING NEVER TOOK PLACE.

3) The disolusioning of the said club MUST be announced in the local press at least 3 times. THERE WERE NO SUCH ANNOUNCMENTS.

4) Mayeaux and his accountant signed off a legal document saying that the Amazon Golf Club had NOTHING, no assets whatsoever,absolutely SFA. NO clubhouse, no machinery , no electric transformer and no golfing equipment (including all the donated clubs which were donated to the AMAZON GOLF CLUB not the AMAZON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB.)

IS that enough to prove to you our club was disolved illegally.

117 innocent bystander June 29, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Well,
This Shawn Canada sure seems like an intellegent man or boy. whoever he is. Men do not have to cuss and threaten and carry-on like inmature babboons to communicate. They can sit and discus things like ADULTS. Not “I AM GOING TO KILL YOU IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THE WAY I DO BECAUSE I AM THE SMARTEST”…
I hope you do not talk to your daughter like this..
Maybe you have or do belong to a few or many clubs I do not know or care..What I would like to know is have you ever been an officer to see how things run to get things done? If so what position and what orginazation. Mike is right on the procedures to get these things done in REAL CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS LEGALLY..
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LOOK IT UP. DO NOT ASK GERRY OR ADAM BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE IT SHOWS..
I AM NOT THE SMARTEST OR THE DUMBEST,I DO NOT SPELL GOOD EITHER. I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE PERFECT OR A KNOW-IT-ALL, BUT I DO KNOW HOW TO COMMUNITCATE LIKE AN ADULT….NOT A THUG OR GANG-BANGER CLUB MEMBER THREATENING PEOPLE LIKE YOU DO WITH BODILY HARM FOR HAVING THERE OWN THOUGHTS AND VIEWS ON SUBJECTS.
MAYBE BEFORE YOU GO OFF ON PEOPLE YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT AND HOW YOU COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE..
I WILL PREY FOR YOUR DAUGHTER TO HAVE BETTER COMMUNICATION SKILLS THEN YOU DO…
ALSO, DO YOU TALK TO YOUR WIFE THIS WAY ALSO?
Maybe those” MIDEAST COCKSUCKERS” HAD IT COMING TO THEM BUT THERE IS RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY TO DO THESE THINGS..
I NOTICE CANADA JUMPS RIGHT IN TO HELP OUT “HaHaha” WE WILL LET THE US DO THIS AND WE WILL HUNKER DOWN AND HIDE HERE…. WE WILL NOT EVEN HELP OUT FINACIALLY.. GO GET EM WE ARE BEHIND YOU…
DID YOU SERVE IN THE MILITARY FOR YOUR COUNTRY?
SOUNDS LIKE YOU COME FROM A RICH FAMILY “LIKE BUSH” AND HIDE FROM RESPONSIBILTY OR HARD WORK TO MAKE A LIVING. LOW WAGES TO TRY TO MAKE ENDS MEET FROM WEEK TO WEEK BECAUSE THERE IS NO JOBS BUT LOW PAYING ONES. BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN BE BORN TO A RICH FAMILY AND HANDED MONEY HAND OVER FIST AND TAUGHT THAT IT IS GOOD TO KEEP YOUR FELLOW MAN DOWN OR POOR BECAUSE “WE” ARE BETTER THEN THEY ARE.
I DO NOT DOUGHT THAT YOU PLAYED SPORTS, MAYBE YOU WERE GOOD AT THEM, THAT IS OK WITH ME ALSO. WE ARE NOT DEBATEING THIS….
WELL ENOUGH OF THIS IDLE CHIT CHAT AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO READ YOUR VULGAR RANTING AND NOT SOME GOOD SMOOTH WRITING ABOUT FACTS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY..
I.B.

118 Bill June 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Shawn, as far as I am concerned you earned the right to a strong opinion on the golf course by donating your time, money, and energy bringing in your crew and machinery on your own initiative to build the 3rd green and work on extending the golf course.

Also I thank you for sharing your opinions with us. I think we should make your statement “Lead, follow, or get out of the way” our slogan. I have suggested this before, but now is a good time for you to come over to my office. Lets talk man to man. There are some important things I know about the beginning of this mess that I can explain better looking you right in the eyes.

I agree with Mike’s four points about the Amazon Golf Club being dissolved illegally and I want to add a 5th point that I was never contacted about a meeting to dissolve the club, I was never asked for my opinion about whether it should be dissolved, and neither were the other 50 plus disenfranchised investors. At that time I was not considered to be one of the “trouble makers”. I was at the table with mayeaux, richards, and andrews trying to find out what was going on. It was a secret. I could have followed along like one of the three blind mice and been a member of the Amazon Golf and Country Club. I did not get to be a “trouble maker” by accident. It was the only honorable thing to do. “Lead, follow or get out of the way”; what the hell do you think we are doing?

Bill Grimes, 1st member of the Amazon Golf Club…

PS: Shawn, mayeaux says I was never a member. Go ahead, ask him, them come visit with me.

119 alan shoemaker June 29, 2007 at 9:56 pm

I just spent 8 hours on the computer … working and looking at all 76 pages of Bill Grimes photos.. something like 1,600 photos.. I saw every page. Frankly what he has done is incredible and Bill, I really commend you for your documentation of the fauna and flora and the chicas of the month photos. Very nice indeed. Now that I’ve said that, everyone is waiting for me to knock Bill.. and I’m not going to do that at all. I just wanted to say “Thanks for the Memories..”… are you singing too? Oh oh, where’s Jackie when you need him?
Bill, you are a good man. Mike Collis, you are too. As a matter of fact, almost everyone participating here on this blog are good men and women…Do we have a woman here? Hmmmmm…
i KNOW that there have been some business dealings with Gerald that did not come out the way you wanted them… and I am not just speaking of Bill and Mike, I am speaking to anyone and everyone that had situations that didn’t work out with him. Include me in that group. Many people would like to have him flogged for his treatment of the waifs. That’s a bit of a toss up for me.. I work with tourists all year around. Suitcases and backpacks don’t make it here from Lima, but they made it to Lima from Siberia, Serbia, etc.. Some are recovered, some are not. And on the first block of Putamayo, PRIME theft region? These waifs are theives! You know it, I know it. Period. Why has Gerald gone to such extremes to get rid of them? what would you prefer he do? Give them left-overs? I have seen camera bags stolen, purses with passports, credit cards, etc. and things that are irreplaceable! Many of them were my tourists! How do you stop this?
What I am trying to say is that Gerald, as much as you all want him to be responsible, is not and never has had any real authority in what has happened or what is happening at the golf club. He has particularily protected his business, as he should. I don’t agree with some of his tactics.. but then I DO agree with the grief that the tourist have when they have been robbed. so what would you do?
No doubt any good suggestion would be well taken.
So let me get back to the golf course. It was obvious that the consitution and the license were incongruent, so it had to be changed. In order to do this, the original club had to be dissovled. That was done and unfortunately Gerald was put in the position of doing that, which really only meant that there had to be someone assigned to that position so they could sign off on it. I can only thank the Lord that no one asked me to be in that position…and I say this only from having read the explosion of posts that have been both here and on the Stealing the Golf Course Blogs..
For me, in my opinion, Gerald simply signed a paper dissolving the club… Pretty simple matter really. Well, it would have been if there had not been so many people so angry with Gerald that they decided to take their anger out on him for having done this. There was nothing wrong with the course, nothing wrong with anything about setting up a new one UNLESS there were people that would have it be wrong. There were never any disenfrancised individuals. Never. As far as Adam saying that the trouble makers will not be members of the new club? Who is Adam to make that decision? That’s not correct and won’t happen. I remember one day that I went out to play and asked where my caddy was. I was told that he had been banned by Sergio because he talked too much during shots, etc.. I got my caddy back, he lived just a couple of blocks from the course and when the groundskeeper told me he had been banned and that Sergio had done that. I told him that Sergio worked for me and so he had no right to do this. And the caddy worked for me again, but I gave him better instructions on how to caddy. later I told Sergio the same thing. Sergio has no power here. We are in control of this club, the members that have paid memberships. But please don’t get your emotions confused with gerald and the Club. It is not about him. There is a separate blog for Gerald. No ONE has power here. WE have the power. Period. Now, just to reinterate this, Gerald is not the man you want to go after. Actually there is no ONE person to go after. We have to go after OURSELVES and recognize that this is ours,we work together to make this happen. Let enemies become friends, have you spat and spit it out. Let it go, accept forgiveness for your stupid actions and forgive those that have gotten out of control. I really don’t see any other way to go forward. Forgive and Forget. Let it be.
If we can’t do this, and do this very quickly, the golf course will become a park for the children living near there. This is not a joke. The Peruvians have had enough of this.

120 Mike Collis June 30, 2007 at 10:02 am

Hello Alan,
First of all Thank You for your kind words.

Our lawyers told us last year that the constitution of the original club could have been amended, the club did not need to be disolved. Can the constitution of the United States be amended or does the country have to be disolved and given a new name ?
NO the original club was disolved illegally only so that Mayeaux,Andrews and Ryan could get their filthy hands on it.

What you have said in your last statement is exactly what we have been saying for 16 months. Why can’t we
put things right and get on with the business of making OUR golf club a brilliant success ?

All of us, golfers and non golfers.

The only problem with this is that Mauyeaux and Richards have done some terrible things to us and hurt us a lot. I am sure that given time we could all learn to “Forgive and Forget” but that remains to be seen.

As far as Adam’s remark that we are “troublemakers”
is concerned. If trying to defend the rights of innocent investors who are not here to defend
themselves is troublemaking then indeed I am a troublemaker.
Does that mean that when a country like the U.S. or the U.K. have an election the victors of the election can then evict the opposition parties from parliament after the result because they argued against them ?

I think it was Dave Volkmann who said “In a democracy the majority rules but the minority has a voice”.

I also know that Mayeaux would never give in to our demands because he regards that as losing and this man
will do anything to avoid that.

I call on all of those honourable golfers including you Alan to put pressure on Andrews and Mayeaux to give in and then we can get on with business.

121 innocent bystander June 30, 2007 at 10:18 am

i guess you do not want me writing to this again

122 innocent bystander June 30, 2007 at 10:18 am

it does not get posted only a few words do

123 Bill June 30, 2007 at 11:29 am

First of all, innocent bystander, I found your comment this morning in the spam folder. Shawn will probably say that is where it belongs, others might reverse the charge. This spam filter is set tight, and works great. Not one true spam has slipped through. Three or four legitimate comments have been incorrectly diverted to the spam folder. I check it every couple of days to make sure spam is really spam.

A lot of mean things have been said on this thread, I said some of them, and can perhaps be blamed for setting a confrontational tone. Please join me in trying to keep the level of disagreement civilized.

Alan is setting a good example for us. Although I, and probably everyone else that has been following this, expected the other shoe to drop, and for Alan, “to knock Bill”. If he did knock me, it was so subtle that it did not hurt.

In return, I would like to thank Alan for taking an interest in my on-line photo gallery of the bio-diversity of the upper Amazon watershed, including the people that live along these rivers, some of whom are exceptionally pretty and nice at; http://www.flickr.com/photos/dawnontheamazon/

Bill

124 innocent bystander June 30, 2007 at 12:00 pm

ok no problem, i will keep my comments to a better tone
thanks

125 David Volkmann June 30, 2007 at 2:18 pm

I was one of the first 10 investers of the golf course. I have never golfed but have built a couple of multimillion dollar golf courses as a general contractor. I don’t want to be a member of any golf club. I want to be part owner, as small as it may be, of a golf course. There was never an organizational meeting to elect officers and directors to manage my investment. There were meetings of chosen golfers. I was in Iquitos when the first and other meetings of such were held. I was not invited, even thou I was at the Yellow Rose everyday.

You might say the club was never legally or illegally dissolved because the investors have yet to have there first meeting.

I pray everyday that Alan is right and the golf course is given to some public organization such as a school. Very good comment Alan. If you are starting a petition to have the golf course given to the local school or park service I will certainly sign it.

126 David Volkmann June 30, 2007 at 2:54 pm

One other thing. I have played sports when I was younger and now at 62 I do a little down hill skiing and the last time I climbed a mountain of any magnitude was 5 years ago. I don’t find myself to be anymore of a man or not if I do these things or not.

It is no big deal for me if I lose my investments at the golf course. It is not my choice to lose money but this is the consequenes sometimes when you invest. It is a big deal when someone STEALS it. Thats where the problem is. My clubs and improvements to this property still exist. 15 others are taking full claim to my investment, along with many others, with out offering me, or others, compensation. I have asked Adam for such before I got involved in this war a year ago. If I was part owner I would not ask for a dime and never golf on the golf course. Perhaps sell my stock some day for more or less than I invested.

The quote Alan was trying to think of comes from Roberts Rules “The majority shall rule, the minority shall have a right to speak and those not present shall be protected”.

127 Shawn Canada June 30, 2007 at 6:56 pm

MR.INNOCENT BYSTANDER YOU ARE A FUCKEN JOKE, YOU DONT EVEN HAVE THE GUTS SHOW YOUR NAME, YOU MUST BE AN AMERICAN BECAUSE THE REST OF THE WORLD KNOWS CANADA HAS BEEN IN AFGHANISTAN FOR YEARS NOW. FIGHTING THOSE RADICALS, I COULD GIVE YOU THE NAMES OF THE DEAD SOLDIERS BUT I WONT WASTE MY TIME WITH AN IGNORANT PIECE OF SHIT LIKE YOU. REMEMBER WE ONLY HAVE 10% OF YOUR POPULATION, SO MR. COCKSUCKER READ SOMETHING ELSE BESIDES YOUR NEWS AND FIND OUT WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD IS DOING, AS FAR AS MILITARY SERVICE IS CONCERNED, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS INVOLVED IN W.W.1, AND MY GRAND FATHER WAS INVOLVED IN W.W.2, YOU WILL NEVER TELL ME NOTHING ABOUT HONOUR, AND COUNTRY, MENTION MY DAUGHTER TO MY FACE YOU COWARD, AND I WOULD GO TO JAIL, BECAUSE I WOULD BEAT YOU TILL YOU BEGGED FOR MERCY YOU COWARD COCKSUCKER, WE MAKE JOKES ABOUT YOU AT PARTIES, YOU ARE A FUCKEN COCKAROACH, AND WHERE I COME FROM WE WORKED, NOBODY GAVE US NOTHING, YOU CALL YOUR SELF A MAN, YOU ARE A FUCKEN PEASANT, LOOK ME IN THE EYES MOTHERFUCKER YOU KNOW WHERE I AM, IN CLOSING, YOU TELL THE MOTHERS OF THOSE DEAD SOLDIERS FIGHTING FOR YOUR SORRY ASS, CANADA DOES NOTHING I KNOW ONE IN NOVA SCOTIA, THAT LADY GAVE HER BLOOD FOR YOUR UNINFORMED SORRY ASS. THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND YOU LACK EDUCATION, READ SOMETHING ELSE BESIDES YOUR LOCAL NEWS YOU PIECE OF SHIT, WE WILL SEE IF YOU ARE A MAN TO ADMITT YOU ARE WRONG, BUT I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT ALREADY, MR. INNOCENT BYSTANDER,

128 Bill June 30, 2007 at 7:15 pm

Shawn, innocent bystander, please, how is this helpful? We can hardly solve our own problems, lets don’t get sidetracked on world problems, or personal problems here. Shawn, ignore the innocent bystander person. Lets try to work together and solve our own problems.

129 Brian and Natalia June 30, 2007 at 9:01 pm

Folks,

I admit that I am not there to share in the fight. I’m sorry! If I were rich and independent, I’d be in Iquitos every other weekend. But with a wife and two small children, I I continue to work and support my family and make it to Iquitos when I can.

It is true that Natalia and I are founding members. We hope that all this “mess” turns out for the better. But still working and not in Iquitos often makes our effort to retain the course slim or none.

I’ve tried to listen to both sides, but have only heard from one, because the others have never stated their side. Those sides being Mike and Gerald/Adam, the former. Therefore while I have always said that I wanted to be on the winning side, I believe there is only one side. The side of the originals, which Natalia and I are a part of.

There are a lot of angry individuals on this blog, my advice: take a chill pill. Especially Shawn. Your CAPITALIZED e-mails only show your lack of ediquite with e-mails, unless ofcourse you are shouting! Like when you were at the course when the motorcycle accidentally hit your car, and you showed your ass! If this is not you, I apologize in advance.

I have always had a comfort knowing that in the end, all this would be worked out, as I still hold onto this. But, we need to continue to move forward and not allow “Sleeping dogs lie” .

What is going on with the judicial system? I have donoted money toward lawyers’ fees but really don’t know what it has gotten me. I’ve heard Ryan’s (supposed land) has been taken over by the goevernment but what has that achieved? It is still not ours!

For my two cents, let’s prioritize this thing into one thing, recovery of the first club.

Love me or hate me, your choice, but 8 years in and out of Iquitos now so ain’t just a vacationer,

Brian

130 alan shoemaker June 30, 2007 at 9:18 pm

I agree. If it is that we will all lose the course, then we have no choice but to come together and make this right. And then, it may even be too late.
so let’s call a meeting of everyone, including Ryan, Gerald, Adam, Sergio, etc. and let’s come together to get this under control. The fight that we are having is doing nothing except to hand this course over to the government.

131 mike collis July 1, 2007 at 10:19 am

You can see on comment No.81 a legally translated copy of the constitution of the “so called” Amazon Golf & Country Club. You will see 15 names to be known as “shareholders”.
Below is a list of all of those who invested in the Amazon Golf Club. A list of those disenfranchised,those who have lost their investment,those who have had their glorious dream of being part of a wonderful plan stolen. Victims of Mayeaux,Andrews, Richards and others.

THE VICTIMS

William Grimes (First Founder Member + green No.2)
Michael Collis
Melvin Lawrence (2 shares)
Dan Buzzo (who wanted his son to inherit his share)
Maria Earls (in memory of her late husband Glenn)
Alicia julian
Jack Wilkens (currently in Iraq)
Brain Yancey
Natalia Yancey
Joe Boatright
Stephen Hudson
Stephen McCalear
Richard Guest
Carsten kutch (Also sponsored green No.5)
Maureen portlock (deceased)
John Zeller (2 shares + green No.7)
Dave Volkmann
David Sheridan (2 shares)
Mike Dempsey
Christopher Webb
William Tolia
Brian Todd
Jack MacCulley
Antony Espejo
Jason Robards 111
William C Covington
William R Covington
James Arnott
Hamilton Souther
William Masters
Roy Schneider (brother of Peter)
Shinji Nakamra
Japanese member (friend of Shinji)
Japenese member (freind of Shinji)
Japanese member (friend of Shinji)
Japanese member (friend of Shinji)
Japanese member (friend of Shinji)
Japanese member (friend of shinji)
Japanese member (friend of Shinji)
+ 2 peruvian men whose names at this moment I can’t recall.

If I have forgotten someone I apologise

132 Mike Collis July 1, 2007 at 11:07 am

OPS ! Sorry I forgot to include John Bernhart our Founding Member from Lima in the VICTIMS list.

It is also worth taking another look at John’s comment No.13

# 13: “The bottom line is this: Gerald, Adam: with all due respect, you have a moral obligation to set up the new constitution of the club as closely (and legally) as possible to the original conditions given to the founding members.”

John Bernhart

133 dave sheridan July 1, 2007 at 4:26 pm

To clear up something, I purchased two shares through Mike. How many others did the same? There are some who say my shares are invalid. They are signed by the President, Brunner. I have read the old constitution. My membership certificates state, the same as everyone else’s, “completely transferable”. Please explain (anyone) what that means. Shortly after the club was dissolved, whilst sitting in The Yellow Rose, Gerald personnaly offered me membership in the new club without additional fee (why if it was his position that my memberships were invalid). Gerald made it obvious that many other members were not welcome. He initially stated, I “could be a memebr but not own anything”. He could tell I was non-commital and not pleased, so two days later he said “they (who are they?) talked it over, and I could also own part of the new club”. I had/have several friends, including Mike, Bill and a few others who were classified as “the others” and therefore not welcome. As such, I DECLINED to become a member and cast my lot with THEM!! I would rather lose than be ashamed to face my friends.

sfu

134 Mike Collis July 1, 2007 at 7:05 pm

I have a question for Shawn but first I missed another Founder Member, Jason Heeg who I think is in Colombia, sorry Jason.

The question for Shawn.

How can it be that Sergio has a share in the new club
when he sold his only share in the original Amazon Golf Club to Harry Kelly for $400 ?

135 Shawn Canada July 1, 2007 at 7:08 pm

I LOVE IT ! YOU MUST BE THE ROOKIE WHO TRIED TO DRIVE A BIKE BETWEEN MY CAR, AND THE CLUB HOUSE WITH ONLY HALF A METER OF ROOM AND FUCKED UP MY CAR, I WAS HAVING A GREAT DAY TILL YOU SHOWED UP, AND FUCKED UP MY DAY, EVEN THOUGH YOU PAID ME CASH I STILL LOST MONEY AND MORE IMPOTRANT MY TIME, GET THIS BOYS, INSTEAD OF THAT PIECE OF SHIT SERGIO, PROTECTING ME, WHEN I TOLD THIS ROOKIE 300 SOLES, THAT COCKSUCKER SERGIO LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS 250 SOLES, TRYING TO BEAT ME DOWN IN PRICE, THAT IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE, YOUR FUCKEN RIGHT I SHOWED MY STRIPES, TAKE A TAXI NEXT TIME ROOKIE, YOU DONT HAVE A FUCKEN CLUE HOW TO DRIVE A BIKE, THAT WAS THE MOST STUPID THING I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME, YOU HAD A TON OF ROOM IN BACK AND YOU FUCKED UP MY CAR, LET ME EDUCATE YOU ON RYANS LAND, THAT MAN LIVED ON THAT LAND FOR OVER 20 YEARS, I DONT KNOW IF YOU HAVE EVER OWNED ANY LAND IN YOUR LIFE, THAT MAN DESERVES A MONTHLY FEE FOR HIS PROPERTY, DONT COMMENT ON NOTHING, YOU HAVE NOT EARNED THE RIGHT ROOKIE, MOST IMPORTANT YOU HAVE TO EARNED THE RIGHT TO TALK TO ME, AND IF YOU DONT LIKE THE WAY I TYPE, GO WATCH CARTOONS, OR BETTER YET GO TAKE SOME DRIVING LESSONS, YOU ARE A JOKE,

136 Bill July 1, 2007 at 8:01 pm

Hello Alan, I have been thinking all day about your suggestion of a meeting. I have been trying to imagine how that could even be possible let alone productive? Does anyone want a meeting? Not one person emailed me and said “Great idea, lets have a meeting, we can work this out.”

Instead of a big rowdy general meeting with armed guards and tear gas canisters, why don’t we have small meetings with representatives from both sides? Why don’t we work around mayeaux, andrews, richards, and sergio? Why don’t all the other golfers that would rather have a golf course instead of a playground go to your house or stop by my office or Mike’s Trading Post, and have informal conversations aimed at a solution? Alan, I give you credit for a wonderful spiritual forgiveness of past sins and trespasses, but mayeaux, andrews, richards, and sergio are not enlightened. They are the problem not the solution.

Alan, please do not say, “there were never any disenfranchised individuals” again. I am tired of that old song over and over. When you say that it sounds beyond Zen spirituality to me.

137 innocent bystander July 1, 2007 at 9:00 pm

Shawn I think maybe you need some time away from steroids,
who are you talking to now? Oh here is a web page that list deaths in Iraq for coalition of the US and Canada is not there. Why? sorry had to add this. I like to read blogs where some people get upset and just give some facts.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/guides/456900/456995/html/default.stm
Well need to hit a few more tonight.
Be back later oh and YES I SERVED IN THE MILITARY LIKE MY FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND GREATGRANDFATHER DID.

138 Douglass G. Norvell, Ph.D. July 2, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Gentlemen:

Make no mistake about it. The endeless squabling about the golf club is hurting everyone.

The more rabid the allegations and the more vile the language, the greater the hurt.

Cordially,

Douglass G. Norvell, Ph.D.

139 Shawn Canada July 3, 2007 at 10:02 am

I WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT IRAQ YOU STUPID COCKSUCKER, I SAID AFGHANISTAN, AND THE LAST TIME I LOOKED AFGHANISTAN WAS IN THE MIDEAST, DO YOU HAVE EDUCATION, LET ME GUESS YOUR FROM THE MIDWEST, DO YOU HAVE CABLE, OR SAT, STOP LOOKING AT YOUR LOCAL NEWS AND FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON IN THE WORLD, YOU DONT NEED CANADAS HELP IN IRAQ, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL CORRECT, JUST LIKE VIETNAM, I WONT BOTHER GIVING YOU THE NAMES OF THE DEAD CANADIAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN, BECAUSE YOU ARE A FUCKEN IGNORANT PEASANT, YOU ARE A FUCKEN COWARD, THE TIMELINES ON COMMENTS ARE VERY INTERESTING, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT I WILL PLAY YOUR GAME, WHATS WRONG MR.INNOCENT BYSTANDER, MOMMY DID NOT GIVE YOU ENOUGH ATTENTION WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG, PERSONALLY, I THINK YOU FUCK LITTLE BOYS UP THE ASS YOU SICK FUCK, FOR YOU TO BRING UP A MANS 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER SHOWS ME YOU ARE SICK, YOUR SEED SHOULD BE WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH, MOST PEOPLE WHO DO DOT GIVE THERE NAMES ON THE WEB, FOR THIS BLOG, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO PREY ON LITTLE BABYS, YOU SICK COCKSUCKER, YOU DESERVE A BULLET IN THE HEAD, I CATCH YOU AROUND MY DAUGHTER, LETS SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR YOU, YOU SICK FUCK

140 Shawn Canada July 3, 2007 at 10:03 am

I MUST MAKE A CORRECTION ON MYSELF, AFGHANISTAN IS IN ASIA, THE BREEDING GROUND AND CAMPS FOR ALL THESE MIDEAST COCKSUCKERS, THE PLACE WHERE CANADIANS ARE LOSING THEIR LIVES, ON THE WAR ON TERROR, WHEN ONE IS TALKING TO A PERSON WHO HIDES IN THE SHADOWS AND IS SCARED TO USE HIS NAME BECAUSE HE HAS SICK FANTASY ABOUT 2 YEAR OLD BABIES, MY ONLY THOUGHT IS TO HAVE THIS SICK FUCK, IN THE ASH HEAP OF HISTORY, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE, YOU ARE PREDICTABLE, AND I CAN READ YOU LIKE A BOOK, WISHING YOU AND YOUR SEED TO BE WIPED OUT, I BET YOU WERE A ALTER BOY

141 Shawn Canada July 3, 2007 at 10:37 am

MIKE,

I AGREE, ON THAT ASPECT, WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE, SERGIO FROM THE BEGINNING WAS, AND IS POISON, TO HAVE ANY PERSON IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY A GOLF COURSE, WHO IS DIRT POOR, AND BUMS MONEY FROM GRINGOS TO SURVIVE, ALSO, ALL THE CLUBS MONEY HE WASTED BY NOT GETTING THE PROPER PERMISSION FROM THE LAND OWNER NEXT DOOR,AND CUTTING ON HIS LAND, AND NOT EVEN BEING VOTED IN BY THE CLUB, IS A JOKE TO ME, I HAVE A VERY INTERESTING PROPOSAL FOR EVERYONE ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS GOLF WAR. THIS PROPOSAL WILL END EVERYTHING IF ALL YOU GUYS ARE WILLING TO LISTEN. THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND HE HAS SOLD SHARES. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF PROFIT MAKING BY MANY PEOPLE, THIS DOES NOT BOTHER ME PERSONALLY, I AM SO HAPPY WHEN ANY PERSON MAKES MONEY, BUT RYAN HAS NOT ASKED FOR OR MADE 1PENNY OFF HIS PROPERTY, THE LAND HE HAS LIVED ON FOR OVER 20 YEARS, THATS WHAT REALLY DRIVES ME CRAZY, WHEN I SEE A FUCKEN BUM LIKE SERGIO MAKING BIG MONEY OFF RYANS PROPERTY, WHILE HE GOES THROUGH HELL, HIS SNAKE BUSINESS DESTROYED, SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT HIM, BUT I WILL PROTECT THAT MAN WITH EVERY FIBER IN MY BODY, YOU CAN NEVER CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT THAT, NEVER, IN DUE TIME YOU WILL GET MY PROPOSAL, IN CLOSING, THERE ARE NO BETTER 2 PEOPLE IN IQUITOS, IN MY OPINION THAT ARE IN THE PERFECT POSITION TO BRING IN NEW MEMBERS TO THE CLUB, THAN MIKE AND GERALD.IF EVERYBODY FOLLOWS CERTAIN RULES AND REGULATION, EVERYONE CAN MAKE A BUCK OFF THIS VENTURE AND CLUB,

142 innocent bystander July 3, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Now I know you are not right dude,there is nothing in the midwest but corn fed bitches give me sunnny California

143 dave sheridan July 3, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Does anyone know what time of year the upwellings begin to bathe the western ridges with nutrients? See that guys!!! I didn’t use any vulgarities!!!!!!!!

144 dave sheridan July 4, 2007 at 7:46 am

Mike,

As a man of upbringing and one who has a vast reservoir of knowledge, I assume you are aware that the game of golf was not always considered a gentlemen’s game as it is today. In fact it apparently began in Scotland in the 15th century where a few blokes merely wacked a stone around the sand dunes with a stick. Kind of like the kids in the shanty towns of the world today. Now, as we all know, today, golf is predominantly considered the game of choice for persons of character and upbringing. My genes reflect a combination of Scot and Irish, and even though I have played a round or two of golf and have been a member of two different (excluding the Amazon Golf Club) clubs over the years, I never seemed to appreciate the nuances (if there are any) of the sport. Perhaps I am not of the class that golfers are. Maybe my ancestors were more of the hoisters of tankard sort.

Mike, can you enlighten me as to the contribution of one Reverend Adam Paterson to the game that gentlemen play today? I am sure you can.

145 Shawn Canada July 4, 2007 at 6:55 pm

MIKE YOU MENTIONED THE FIRST CLUB WAS DISSOLVED ILLEGALLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD DISAGREE WITH YOU, FIRST OF ALL,(1) YOU BETTER CHECK THE BACK ISSUES OF THE PAPERS BECAUSE THERE WERE 3 NOTICES IN THOSE PAPERS AT DIFFERENT TIMES, I WILL NOT LIE TO YOU, I DID NOT SEE THEM PERSONALLY, THATS WHAT I WAS TOLD, THERE WAS ALSO A NOTICE POSTED AT THE CLUB HOUSE FOR A OVER A MONTH WHICH STATED, THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THIS MEETING, REGARDING THE DISSOLVING OF THE CLUB. IF ANY OF YOU GUYS GOLFED INSTEAD OF BITCHING YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT, (2) I WAS TOLD EVERYONE SIGNED OFF ON THE CLUB INCLUDING YOU, AND ITS A GOOD THING YOU DID, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN OPEN TO CRIMINAL CHARGES INCLUDING YOURSELF, ALSO BRUNNER, WITH REGARDES TO SELLING OF SHARES, YOU JUST CANT WAKE UP ONE DAY AND SAY, I AM SELLING SHARES TODAY, YOU MUST FOLLOW LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR THIS, NONE OF YOU GUYS DID THIS, NOT JUST YOU, EVERYBODY, BRUNNER COULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED BIG TIME FOR SIGHING OFF ON THIS, AND HE KNOWS IT, PLUS NONE OF YOU CONSIDERED THE TAX PROBLEM ALONG WITH THIS, YOU CAN SPIN IT ANY WAY YOU WANT MIKE, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS BY DISSOLVING THE FIRST CLUB SAVED A LOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE PROBLEMS WITH THE PERU GOV. AND TAXES, THE BOOKS FOR THE CLUB WERE IN A FUCKEN MESS,(3) I WAS AT THE MEETING WHEN YOU WENT CRAZY BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT SELL SHARES ANYMORE, YOU PASSED A WRITTEN RESIGNATION IN FRONT OF 10 PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF, THAN AFTER THAT, YOU SOLD GREENS FOR $100, WHEN YOU HAD NO AUTHORITY TO DO SO, YOU COMMITTED A CRIMMINAL ACT RIGHT THERE, AND YOU COULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED BIG TIME IN CANADA FOR EXAMPLE, AND YOU KNOW IT, YOU ARE LUCKEY YOU ARE IN PERU, SO ALL OF YOU GUYS STOP BLAMING GERALD, THAT MAN SAVED A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM BIG LEGAL PROBLEMS, INCLUDING YOUSELF, I RESPECT GERALD FOR THIS, HE SAVED YOUR ASS BIG TIME AND YOU KNOW IT.GIVE THIS MESSAGE TO BOBBY KNIGHT

146 alan shoemaker July 4, 2007 at 8:04 pm

Shawn is correct.

147 Bill July 5, 2007 at 6:32 am

Hello Shawn, and Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions. You both consistently express an admirable hope and faithful loyalty for your friends. If only Indiana University had supported me half as well I would not be coaching in this hell hole…
Bobby

148 Mike Collis July 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

To Shawn and Alan,

I do not want to comment further on the illegal disolving of our club, the courts will decide very soon.

However,I do want to comment on Shawn’s remark about my resignation.
You were both present at a Board Meeting held in the Gran Maloca Restaurant on the 2nd January 2005.
I resigned in protest at the refusal by Mayeaux and his associates to accept local businessman Henry Gray as a member. Alan actually voted in support of Mr Gray at that meeting.I could not understand at the time why they refused to accept Mr Gray, but of course now we know. Mr Henry Gray is a prominent and influencial businessman with integrity. Had Henry Gray been allowed to join the amazon Golf Club then Mayeaux would have had a formidable adversary.

149 dave sheridan July 5, 2007 at 5:05 pm

I hereby rescind any reference(s) I may have alluded to with respect to “two sides” to this mess. There seems to be a myriad of opinions and sides within sides. A conglomerate of convoluted and conflicting opinions. A vagary perhaps utterly savored by Mayeaux et al. Such an ignominy that the duplicitous behavior of a few has spawned the present complexities wherein too many of us are directing our frustrations toward those who are not of consequence or perhaps obliquely involved. I myself must concede to a lack of focus. I herewith allow that I have disseminated my frustrations to some where it was, at the least, misdirected. In defense I might allow that my vexations were perhaps borne from the cowardice of Mayeaux et al to engage in discourse. No defense, no stance, only silence. They know they were the exploiters, and now the prey.

150 Canada Shawn July 5, 2007 at 6:49 pm

MICHAEL COLLIS WHO ARE YOU TRYING FOOL, YOU SAT THERE AT THE MEETING AND LISTENED TO ALL THE TALK ABOUT NOT LETTING THIS MAN IN, IT WAS NOT UNTIL GERALD WANTED EVERYONE TO STOP SELLING SHARES, AND MADE A MOTION, WHEN YOU GOT UP, THREW YOUR RESIGNATION ON THE TABLE, AND YOU STORMED OUT OF THE PLACE IN A MATTER OF 10 SECONDS, IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HENRY GRAY, YOU ARE A FUCKEN LIER, NOW YOU CAN BULLSHIT YOUR FRIENDS, I DONT GIVE A FUCK, THATS HOW IT WENT DOWN, AND YOU KNOW, IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE SELLING OF SHARES, BE A FUCKEN MAN MIKE, I AM TELLING EVERYONE RIGHT NOW, SOMEONE HAS TO KEEP THIS CLUB CLEAN, AND IF YOU STORMED OUT BECAUSE OF THAT, THAT ONLY LEADS TO ONE CONCLUSION, IT WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY AND YOU KNOW IT, BECAUSE IF YOU CARED ABOUT MAKING A GOLF COUSE, YOU WOULD HAVE STAYED, I AM CALLING YOU OUT RIGHT NOW, TELL ME I AM WRONG, AND I WOULD GO ON A LIE DETECTOR TO PROVE IT, 10 PEOPLE WATCHED YOUR DISPLAY, AND THE REASON WHY YOU JUMPED SHIP, NOW EVERYONE, PLEASE COMMENT, LETS SEE WHERE YOU GUYS ARE ON THIS ISSUE, WHERE I COME FROM, FRIENDS OR NO FRIENDS, MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. WHEN YOU ARE WRONG , YOU ARE WRONG,

151 Mike Collis July 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm

Thank you for your kind words Shawn. I myself would’nt call you a liar. Mistaken,misguided maybe.

I think you are confusing 2 different meetings.
The first. 2nd Jan 2006, Where Henry Gray was barred from the club. I knew what was coming before I got to the meeting and my resignation from the board was already typed out stating the exclusion of Mr Gray as the reason.

The 2nd. 13th March 2006, Eldorado 3 star hotel.This was the Annual General Meeting and I attended as an ordinary member.It was Llens Brunner not Mayeaux who said that the selling of shares was illegal. He did not give a reason and promptly closed the meeting. I stormed out and asked Ryan Richards why?and he uttered those immortal words “Read the constitution pal!”.

I did not resign then because I did that in January.

I hope this clarifies this irrelevant and irritating episode in the saga.

152 Alan Shoemaker July 5, 2007 at 7:13 pm

Actually what happened when Mike resigned is that we voted on Henry Gray and Gray lost the vote. I and Mike and someone else voted to allow him into the club. Then Mike handed me his resignation and left the room.

153 Mike Collis July 5, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Thank You Alan.

I wish you well with the conference.

154 Bill July 5, 2007 at 9:40 pm

Mike resigned because of the Henry Gray embarrassment. A pattern started to become visible then. mayeaux claimed Henry Gray was a “trouble maker”, and a “piece of shit”. That is code for anyone that will not allow mayeaux to stampede over them. I did not know Henry then, and could not have an opinion, but I have gotten to know him since, and he seems to be a good man.

Shawn, my Spanish is not very good, and the meetings being held in Spanish created a handicap for me. I had some of the conversations translated and maybe caught the main points, but a lot of details went over my head and it is hard to put them in context. Maybe that happened to you also.

You can say about Bill Grimes, “It was all about money and you know it”, and I will smile and nod my head. That is not true of Mike Collis. He is Mad Mick you know, he is Mad. Let’s look at his projects that he works hard on. The Iquitos Times might make a profit someday; the Great River Amazon Raft Race, non-profit; Exotic Indigenous Calendar, just for the fun of it. He is not trying to “get ahead.” He already got there. The only thing we can accuse him of is maybe mismanagement, and most of us, certainly me, can be accused of that at one time or another.

Can you all believe we are over 150 comments again. That is a lot of hot air. I am going to work on a new post next weekend, maybe about what is going on in the legal system, and we can start fresh. I will not condense the comments again, we can have a live link to the past. I hope we do not have to start over at the beginning explaining how we arrived at our positions. This already seems like Ground Hog Day.

Actually I am becoming fond of all of you. I wish Jim Richardson, John Bernhart, Doug Norvell, Brian Yancy, Harry Kelly, and all of the members named in comment # 131, and all of the members of the Amazon Golf and Country Club would join us more often and raise the level of our discussion to new heights. Alan, we particularly need your input.

Thanks,

155 Canada Shawn July 6, 2007 at 10:19 am

I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT WAS, WHERE YOU THREW YOUR RESIGNATION ON THE TABLE, IT WAS AT MALOCA REST. AND THATS NOT HOW IT WENT DOWN, AND BOTH OF YOU GUYS KNOW IT, BUT NO PROBLEM, YOU STICK TO THAT STORY, IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD STICK TO IT ALSO, BECAUSE IT WOULD PROTRAY YOU AS A MONEY HUNGRY, GREEDY MAN, BUT I WAS SHOWEN SOMETHING 30 YEARS AGO BY MY GRANDFATHER, SOMETHING BOTH YOU GUYS NEVER THOUGHT OF, WHEN I ATTEND ANY MEETING ANYWHERE, JUST IN CASE SOMEONE QUESTIONS YOUR MEMORY, NOW LISTEN CAREFULLY GUYS: I KEEP NOTES, I HIGHLIGHT ALL ASPECTS OF ANY MEETING, AND THATS NOTES ON PAPER, HAVE A NICE DAY

156 David Volkmann July 6, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I have hesitated to give anymore comments, afraid that having a difference of opinion would mean Shawn would beat the ….out of me the next time he see me. But here it goes. I told someone on this blog f….. you. The next day I apologized to him for two reasons. I had repeated gossip and my language. You see I am a peasent born to peasent immigrants who came to the USA 150 years ago. My language skills are not as good as those who went to college and sometimes four letter words seam to be the only way I can express myself. Not that it makes it right for me to talk with such vulgar on the internet where women and children read this blog everyday. I don’t apologize for being born to peasents. It is not appreciated to use the word peasent as thou we are not born equal to everyone else. It reminds me of the days gone by when the N word was used all the time and noone spoke up that it was wrong. My family including myself served in the USMC. I think Shawn should be very proud also that his grandfather and father served in the military for Canada and he served in Afganistan but that does not give him the right to speak of peasents as thou they were his door mat.

Being said that, no one can deny Shawn is 100% right when he says GREED is the problem. Whos greed is where we differ. Shawn says its one person and many others including myself say it is some one else. Many friendships went from best of friends to worst of enemies. Many people I will certainly keep my distance from along with some never associating with.

I don’t believe anyone is going to win and with that in mind my solution is to donate the golf course to Iquitos from the expat community, tourist, and some Peruvians who invested in constructing this golf course. I am very serious. Some may say its easy for me to say that because I have not invested as much as they did. Well, the more you invest the higher the chances for a larger gain or lost. The golfers would still have a place to golf. If us 60 investers win, rumor on this blog has it that the 3 present owners of the golf course are going to destroy it. They are going to have alot of help from alot of the investers who will become owners including myself. If the 3 present owners of the golf course prevail, rumor has it wheels are in motion and money is in escrow to appeal this in Lima. Your talking years and years of this s…….

I am very grateful to this experience. I know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in the expat community. I know many are fugitives from justice in other countries, but this little exercise proves who wants a fresh start and who will be criminals all there life. I have had a couple of friendships grow very strong. I remember so well when I tried to solicite Shawn to invest in the golf course and he said “I don’t know if I want to get involved with that bunch of clowns”.

So lets cut our losses and move on.

157 Bill Barnes July 6, 2007 at 3:30 pm

SHAWN,
I NOTICE YOU LIKE SHOUTING YOUR MESSAGES.
Intelligent people do not need to shout or use profanities.( You might need to look that word up). You seem to come from a French background with your last name. Possibly that is the reason you are supporting the famous Mayeaux.
Bill

158 Canada Shawn July 6, 2007 at 6:55 pm

DAVE VOLKMAN, I HAVE NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY, WITH REGARDS TO THE CLUB, I WAS IN VERY EARLY ON THE GROUND FLOOR, BUT I WALKED AWAY FOR 1 YEAR BECAUSE OF ALL THE CROOKED SHIT I SAW WITH MY OWN EYES.I BOUGHT INTO THIS DREAM, A GOLF COURSE IN THE AMAZON, ITS A COOL IDEA, AND FOR THAT I WILL ALWAYS TIP MY HAT TO MIKE, NOW, MIKE HAS MADE SOME BIG MISTAKES, BUT I WILL SAY THIS, ADAM,SERGIO, AND ALL THOSE ON THE PRESENT DIRECTORY AT THE CLUB, EVERONE OF THOSE GUYS WOULD BE EXPELLED FROM ANY CLUB, ANYWHERE, I WONT BOTHER GOING OVER ALL THE CROOKED SHIT, ITS COMMON KNOWLEDGE, YOU GUYS THINK THERE IS SOME MASTER PLAN BY ALL OF US, LET ME TELL YOU, THERE ARE 3 0R 4 PEOPLE WHO DO HAVE A MASTER PLAN. I CAN READ THEM LIKE A BOOK, THEY ARE PREDICTABLE, LEO AND I ARE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH REGARDS TO THIS,

I HATE TO DO THIS, BUT LET ME GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT, I MADE A DEAL WITH THESE GUYS, AND WHERE I COME FROM, A DEAL IS A DEAL, WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING BUT BIG TREES AND JUNGLE AT THE BACK PART OF THE COURSE, I WILL BRING MY CREW IN TO CUT EVERYTHING BACK TO THE PROPERTY LINE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE COURSE, PLUS I WILL DESIGH THE 3TH GREEN, BRING IN A TRACTOR ON 2 DIFFERENT TIMES, TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS, AS PART OF THE DEAL FOR DOING THIS, MY 1 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO IS 2 NOW, WOULD BE AN EQUAL SHAREHOLDER AS MYSELF AND EVERYONE IN THE CLUB, AND THOSE DIRTY COCKSUCKERS BURNED A 2 YEAR OLD BABY GIRL, OUT OF HER BEING A SHAREHOLDER, ALL I WANTED WAS A DOCUMENT FOR HER AS A PART OWNER TO PUT ABOVE MY FIREPLACE AT THE COTTAGE, AND THEY FUCKED ME BIG TIME, I WAS TOLD THAT DEAL WAS PART OF THE OTHER DISSOLVED GOLF CLUB, BUT EVERYTHING WOULD BE FIXED LATER, FOR EVERYONE, SO I LET IT GO, NOT ONLY DID THOSE FUCKERS BURN YOU GUYS, WHAT KIND OF ANIMAL WOULD BURN A BABY GIRL, YOU THINK ABOUT THAT, I AM IN THE SAME BOAT AS ALL OF YOU, AND I AM PISSED, AND DAVE YOU WOULD FEEL THE SAME, A MAN CAN NEVER BE A REAL TRUE MAN IF HE DOES NOT PASS THINGS DOWN TO HIS NEXT GENERATION, THAT IS THE MEASURE OF A REAL MAN. MY BABYGIRL WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE YOUNGEST SHAREHOLDERS OF ANY CLUB BACK HOME THAT I AM AWARE OF. THATS THE REASON I DID THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE, FOR MY BABY GIRL, THE SAME THING THE FAMILY DID FOR ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG, WITH REGARDS TO SPORTS, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I HAVE SEEN CROOKED SHIT BY A LOT OF PEOPLE, ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS WAR, BUT I HAVE A PLAN TO FIX EVERYTHING, SO EVERYONE, AND I MEAN EVERYONE WILL HAVE EQUAL STANDING, AND I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU IN TIME,

159 dave sheridan July 6, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Short comment. Shawn, congratulations are in order. You cut your comment down to only a few expletives. I am not being sarcastic I mean it.

160 Bill July 6, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I know three or four people have a master plan. I never thought that Shawn, Leo, Alan, Hans, Joe, Harry, Armando, and the rest of the golfers were part of their master plan. I do think that all of the people mentioned above enabled, and are still enabling the three or four to maintain the false appearance of legitimacy. I am sure the reasons that you all played your role as enablers is complex, and different from person to person. In each case however at least part of the reason is rooted in lies, misunderstanding and lack of communication. Shawn and Alan are bridging the communication gap. I think that is a good start. In the last three days, I have talked with three lawyers, the fiscal, and a judge. Are any of you interested in those conversations or do you just want to play golf?

161 David Volkmann July 7, 2007 at 1:49 am

Shawn,
I, and I am sure many others didn’t know anything about this deal with your daughter involved. Now it is making sense your outrage and questionable language. You certainly have more at stake here then I do.

162 Shawn Canada July 7, 2007 at 9:52 am

BILL,

YOU CAN TAKE HANS AND ARMANDO OFF THAT LIST, THOSE TWO GUYS ARE RUBBER STAMPERS. THEY SIT THERE, MEETING AFTER MEETING, AND LISTEN TO ALL THE CROOKED GARBAGE KING ADAM AND HIS COURT WANT TO PASS THROUGH, AND THEY NEVER SAY A WORD. ARMANDO IS SO TWO FACE ITS A SIN, THEY WOULD AGREE TO ANYTHING, THE ONLY PERSON WHO TELLS THEM THE WAY IT IS, YOURS TRUELY, THEY MAKE RULES, NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD THEY IMPLEMENT IN THEIR OWN BUSINESS, AND THEY EXPECT ME TO GO ALONE WITH IT, WELL LET ME TELL YOU, I AM OLD SCHOOL, I AM LIKE HOWARD COSELL, I TELL IT LIKE IT IS, I DONT CARE IF YOU GOT $5 IN YOUR POCKET OR $5 MILLION, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

163 innocent bystander July 7, 2007 at 12:42 pm

Hi All
Just got back from a little vacation with the family. What a good time. It is hot here in California, just like all over. Yes Canada I said family. I 2 have a couple of kids and what you said to me about molesting kids had me wanting to find out who you are and where you are and cut your heart out from you ass. I, like you, would gut the person who would bring harm to any of them including harm to my wife. For that I admire you but you sling words like an iddiot. Always shouting when you type in all capitals like you do. But maybe you just do not know where to properly use capital letters. I do not know. Most everyone here seem like a group of people that I would like to know someday. High morals and a sense of doing what is right and not what is wrong. Shawn I am not sure about . He has good ideas on things but seems to side with those who want to be the sole survivors in this fued. Being an outsider who is only here to read and watch and add a few comments here and there has its good and bad points. Sometimes it is better to remain unknown to people so you can say things that may hurt others. Yes I did know Canada was with NATO in Afganistan But not in the War itself. Yes they have had soldiers killed in the line of duty Fighting for

164 innocent bystander July 7, 2007 at 12:51 pm

YOUR RIGHTS TO TALK AS YOU DO. And you did not go to serve to support your country when you had the chance. Others did. I served my country also and many writng here probably did to. Does that make us any better…NO…. but that does not make you any better either..Many peasants did also even in Canada so for you to talk down on peasants is a trajedy for you. It will come back to haunt you one day. I feel sorry for you. Matbe you do need to help Mike and Bills side and the other majority members who were ousted from this because they had a differance of opinion from the others to get your rights for your daughter back and to make sure you do not get axed out for having a differant view then the ones there in contoll now. Seems to me it would be the just thing to do for ALL involved. Or like this Dave said.
DONATE THE COURSE TO THE CITY TO USE HOW THEY SEE FIT//
Thank You.
I.B.

165 David Volkmann July 7, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Innocent bystander your out of line. Not that Shawn needs me to defend him but enough is enough. Shawn has reasons to be angry and if he wants to use all capital letters when he writes so be it.

I disagree with him when he says he seen crooked s… on both sides. There is crooked s…. on Adams side now and there was sinful mismanagement on Mikes side. Stupidy is not a crime. Sorry Mike.

166 Outsider July 8, 2007 at 1:02 pm

This just seemed fitting
Subject: when insults had a little class —-

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”
— Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
great pleasure.” — Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to
the dictionary.” — William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”
— Groucho Marx

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
approved of it.” — Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
— Oscar Wilde

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play;
bring a friend… If you have one.” — George Bernard Shaw to
Winston Churchill…followed by

Churchill’s response: “Cannot possibly attend first night, will
attend second, if there is one.” — Winston Churchill

“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”
— Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” — John Bright

“I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.”
— Irvin S. Cobb

“He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.”
— Samuel Johnson

“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.”
— Paul Keating

“He had delusions of adequacy.” — Walter Kerr

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address
on it?” — Mark Twain

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”
— Mae West

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” —
Oscar Wilde

Lady Astor once remarked to Winston Churchill at a Dinner Party,
“Winston, if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee!”

Winston replied, “Madam if I were your husband I would drink it!”

167 Canada shawn July 9, 2007 at 6:35 pm

I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS, THE ONES WHO CAN NEVER GIVE CREDIT OR THANKS TO ANYONE, NOT ONCE HAVE YOU GUYS EVER SAID THANK YOU TO GERALD, I REMEMBER WHEN WALLY WHO WAS WORKING AT THE START OF THIS GOLF COURSE, WHO WAS MIKES RIGHT HAND MAN, ALSO WHO WAS LIVING WITH MIKE AT THE TIME, GERALD CAUGHT WALLY RIPPING OFF ALL THE INVESTORS, WHEN WALLY FIRED ALL THE POOR INNOCENT PERU WORKERS, WHO HAD FAMILIES, AND WAS POCKETING ALL THEIR WORK MONEY, AS IF THEY WERE WORKING, WALLY HAD GHOST WORKERS, AND STOLE ALL OF THE INVESTORS MONEY, THIS WENT ON FOR A LONG TIME, RIGHT FROM THE GET GO, ALL THE INVESTORS WERE GETTING RIPPED OFF, AND WHO PROTECTED YOU GUYS, GERALD, THE MAN YOU WANT TO DESTROY, NOW, WHERE I COME FROM, THE MAN WHO RECOMENDED WALLY FOR THE JOB, SHOULD HAVE GONE GOOD FOR THIS LOSS, NOW, ONE CAN USE THE EXCUSE, WELL, MIKE DID NOT KNOW WALLY WAS STEALING, O.K FINE, FOR ME PERSONALLY, I WOULD BE ASHAMED, EMBARRASSED, MIKE, YOU DID NOT GIVE A FUCK, BECAUSE IF YOU DID, YOU WOULD HAVE SAID, HE IS MY BOY, I BROUGHT HIM ON BOARD, MORALLY, I WILL PAY BACK THE MONEY STOLEN, YOU DID NOT PAY BACK 1 PENNY, LETS JUST FORGET ABOUT IT AND MOVE ON, MIKE, YOU SHOULD HAVE PAID THAT MONEY BACK, YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE MENTIONED, WAS MIKE IN ON THE SCAM, MORE THAN THE FINGERS AND TOES I HAVE, AND GERALD WAS THE GUY WHO PUT A STOP TO THE STEALING, ALSO GERALD, BY DISSOLVING THE FIRST CLUB SAVED SO MANY PEOPLE FROM LAWSUITS AND LEGAL PROBLEMS FROM THE GOV, THAT MAN SAVED A LOT OF PEOPLE, INCLUDED YOU MIKE, I KNOW IT AND YOU KNOW IT, I WATCHED THIS MAN TAKE MONEY OUT OFF HIS OWN POCKET TO KEEP THIS CLUB GOING, AND WHAT DO YOU CLOWNS DO, FILE BULLSHIT LAWSUITS TO TRY TO BREAK HIS SPIRIT, BILL AND MIKE, IT IS WELL KNOWN YOU TOO HAVE A PERSONAL BATTLE WITH GERALD, ITS COMMON KNOWLEDGE, YOU TWO, TOOK YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE TO THE GOLF COURSE TO TRY TO DESTROY GERALD, THATS A FACT, AND ALL OF US GUYS WHO WANT TO BUILD SOMETHING ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR WAR, BRUNNER WAS THE PRESIDENT AT THE TIME, WHY NOT FILE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIM, OR ADAM, OR SERGIO, OR ALAN, THE GUYS WHO WERE ON THE BOARD AT THE TIME, I AM SAYING FOR EXAMPLE, ALAN IS 100% INNOCENT IN ALL THIS MESS FOR SURE, THE ONLY ONE YOU GUYS WENT AFTER IS GERALD, THE MAN WHO PROTECTED THE INVESTORS AND MANY PEOPLE FROM DAY ONE, THATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND YOU GUYS, I COME FROM A TEAM BACKGROUND, IF ONE OF MY FRIENDS FOR EXAMPLE, LANDS 250,000 POUNDS OF LOBSTER DURING THE SEASON, I AM THE FIRST ONE TO GIVE HIM A HIGH FIVE, AND TELL HIM I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU, OR IF A BUDDY MAKES A BUCK OFF A LAND DEAL, I AM SO HAPPY FOR HIM, NOT YOU TWO COWBOYS, I WONDER, IS IT ENVY, JEALOUSY, OR DEEP DOWN DO YOU GUYS WISH YOU WERE GERALD, THAT MAN PAYS MORE IN TAXES THAN YOU TWO COWBOYS MAKE IN A YEAR, THAT MAN MAKES A HONEST BUCK, AT HIS RESTAURANT AND BAR, AND YOU GUYS TRY TO TEAR HIM DOWN , I WONDER WHY THAT IS, I THINK BOTH YOU GUYS WANT GERALDS LIFE, WELL, GET YOUR OWN LIFE ROOKIES

168 dave sheridan July 9, 2007 at 7:37 pm

I have been very silent. Until now. Shawn you think you have a handle on it all. “Gerald saved us”!!!!!!!! What a freaking joke. My denunce is not only against Gerald for one thing, contrary to your all knowing statement. Ask Mike. Secondly, shortly after Gerald disolved the club to “save us” he personally offered me in to the new club, when I declined he said I could be an owner, but “not the other guys. I again declined. The other guys were many. Many who had put money into the new club. Many who, like fools, trusted Gerald. Not two guys, many many people. Bill Grimes was at Gerald’s place virtually every day then, and welcome. Gerald is trash. Take a look at the list of old members Shawn. Were they all out to get Gerald? Were they all “pieces of shit” as Gerald would say? NO!!! But Gerald and associates got them didn’t they. One of Bill’s boats is worth more than Gerald’s entire holdings. And then some. Honest buck?? Bill Grimes has more integrity than any Gringo in Iquitos. Period. For you to compare that piece of trash Mayeaux with him is ludicrous. Jealous of Gerald!!!!!!! The joke of the century. Jealous of what? Being some one who has more enemies than any one I know? Also, I would suggest you check the facts regarding Wally. I understand he did pull one over. Find out how much and what the poor bastard was being paid per day. I wasn’t in on it but I heard Wally’s side and Gerald’s side and Mike’s side. You sound like someone with a ruptured ego Shawn. You should “get a life”. I paid more taxes last year than Mayeaux makes in two years. Jealous of him? You should write fairy tales.

169 Robbie Ryder July 10, 2007 at 10:37 am

alright mick
robbie here .crocodilli daves mate ,i met you in iquitos A FEW TIMES .I LIVE THERE WITH MY WIFE AND KID.BACK IN ENGLAND FOR 18 MONTHS TO SORT SOME STUFF, WAS IN MY MATES HOUSE TONITE IN MANCHESTER TALKING ABOUT GOLF AND WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF A GOLF COURSE IN IQUITOS,WENT ON THE NET AND SAW THIS SITE YOUR NAME WITH SOMEKIND OF LEGAL PROBLEMS,TELL US MORE IF YOU CAN AND WHEN IT,S ALL FINISHED IF YOU WANT SOME HONEST PEOPLE TO INVEST LET ME KNOW,DAVE TOLD ME YOU WERE A STRAIGHT UP HONEST GUY NO MESSING ABOUT ,SO THATS THE KIND I RESPECT,I THOUGHT FOR A MINUTE ME AND MY MATE HAD A GREAT IDEA TONITE BUT SEEMS THAT YOU FAIRLY BEat us to it.i would be interested

170 Canada Shawn July 10, 2007 at 10:41 am

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT CLASS AND RESPECT, YOU KNOW HOW FUCKEN DUMB AND RETARDED YOU GUYS SOUND WHEN YOU HAVE TO ATTACK GERALD WITH A PETTY SCOUNDREL BLOG, I REALLY DONT GIVE A FUCK IF EVERYTHING IN THE BLOG IS TRUE OR FALSE, YOUR A BUNCH OF FUCKEN BABIES, GEE, I GOT HIT WITH A BASEBALL, A GUY HIT ME WITH A HOCKEY PUCK, WHY NOT TAKE OUT AN AD IN TIME, OR NEWSWEEK, BETTER YET, LETS ATTACK THIS MAN ON CNN, HOW ABOUT BILL OREILLY ON FOX, THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BUNCH A NON JOCKS TRY TO RUN SOMETHING, YOUR ALL OUT IN LEFT FIELD IN THE WAY YOU HANDLE IT, I WOULD TELL YOU TO YOUR FACE, LIKE I WILL TELL YOU NOW, BE A FUCKEN MAN, YOUR A BUNCH OF CANDY ASSES, NOW, BILL GRIMES, I KNOW YOU COME FROM A MILITARY BACKGROUND, I KNOW YOU COME FROM A FAMILY OF HONOUR AND RESPECT, AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IN LIFE,YOU DESERVE, BUT THAT SCOUNDREL BLOG IS BELOW YOU, O.K. BILL, YOU MADE YOUR STATEMENT, YOU GOT YOUR OPINION ON THE WEB, WHATS NEXT, BILLBOARDS, ADS IN THE SKY, SHOW SOME GOOD FAITH, TAKE DOWN THAT SCOUNDREL BLOG, AND I WILL DO WHAT I CAN TO TRYAND FIX THIS, IF YOU DONT, THOSE GUYS WILL SAY, YOU SEE, THATS THE TYPE OF GARBAGE WE DONT WANT IN THE CLUB, TAKE THE FIRST STEP BILL, I LEAST YOU CAN SAY I TRYED A LITTLE, TO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT, TO THAW RELATIONS, I AM TIED UP IN MEETINGS IN LIMA RIGHT NOW, I WILL BE IN IQUITOS SOON, AND AFTER I MAKE MY PROPOSAL TO EVERYONE, IF ALL YOU GUYS STILL CANT GET PAST 1st base, WELL DO WHAT YOU HAVE GOT TO DO, TAKE DOWN THAT BLOG BILL, YOU ARE A BETTER MAN THAN THAT, I KNOW YOU ARE,

171 dave sheridan July 10, 2007 at 4:35 pm

You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din

172 dave sheridan July 10, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Bill & Dave know…………….

173 dave sheridan July 10, 2007 at 5:55 pm

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The shadow knows, and Bill & Dave know…………….

174 David Volkmann July 10, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Shawn,
You are spreading gossip, like an old lady, all over the world. There was never charges or a police report about the employee that Mike had managing the construction of the golf course. There is charges and police reports about others now. The rumor I had heard was Mike did fire him for stealing $3.00 a day for a very short time when he was making about 100 sols a week. I don’t know if he took anything. But if thats all the money it takes for us to get our rightful ownership of the golf course that sits on the land that Ryan lives on, I’ll give you the money. But none of us want to belong to your golf club. Most of us hate the sport. I would rather be in a raft or canoe race. We want stock just like we bought it on the New York stock exchange which we can pass on to our heirs, donate it, or sell it.

Isn’t one of the 14 members of the golf club you recently went into business with, a suspected thief by you? Thats OK? I don’t care because I don’t belong to your club.

Gerald and you both came into the picture long after we got started. We don’t need Gerald to save us. How much money has Gerald made off the shirt of the golf course and put in his pocket? Oh thats OK because some of the golfers who were not elected officers of the golf course by the investers said it was OK.

THE OWNERSHIP OF THE GOLF COURSE THAT SETS ON LAND THAT RYAN RICHARDS LIVES ON WAS STOLEN FROM ABOUT 60 INVESTERS BY 3 PEOPLE AND 12 OTHERS HELPED THEM AND ARE JUST AS MUCH A THIEF AS THEY ARE. END OF STORY.

175 David Volkmann July 10, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Shawn,
I just remember a story I heard many years ago that I have to tell you. A town that installed its first parking meter. A thief figured out how to get the quarters out. A second person took the parking meter. When caught his defense was “he was saving the town from the thief who was stealing the quarters.” Sound like somebody we know?

176 dave sheridan July 11, 2007 at 5:40 am

Good post Volkman

177 Bill July 11, 2007 at 7:34 am

Thanks to Shawn, Dave, Dave, Outsider, and Robbie for keeping things going while I was gone.

I recommend everyone read David Volkmanns comment # 175. All of the other words on this thread are wasted trash in comparison.

Shawn thinks I should take down the Dawn on the Amazon Christmas Program 2006 comments at; http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/01/05/the-dawn-on-the-amazon-christmas-program-2006/#comments
where over 70 comments were spontaneously generated expressing peoples hatred of Gerald Mayeaux, and the article, Is Gerald Mayeaux the Iquitos Scoundrel, at http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/04/17/is-gerald-mayeaux-the-iquitos-scoundrel/ , that grew out of the original Christmas program article. Did you read the original Christmas program article that started all of the comments about Gerald Mayeaux? If not, in all fairness you should. I have tried to post every comment no matter what the opinion, including several that are not complementary to me. I think the fact that I allowed Shawn’s cursing and insults is proof enough that I believe everyone’s opinions deserves to be heard. I have banned two people that could not stay on the subject, that were pursuing their own vendettas, but everyone else has been posted. As a gesture of good will I removed one comment that Jim Richardson thought was unfair. If anyone feels like commenting on this subject the best place to do that is on the, Is Gerald Mayeaux the Iquitos Scoundrel article. Thank you and I look forward to learning your opinions.
Wishing most of you the best,
Bill

178 Canada Shawn July 11, 2007 at 11:16 am

VOLKMAN, YOU KNOW THE SAD PART ABOUT YOUR COMMENTS, YOU DONT HAVE A FUCKEN CLUE WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, YOU NEVER SPENT 5 MINUTES AT THE COURSE, SO YOU ARE IN NO POSITION TO TALK ABOUT ANYTHING, LET ME EDUCATE YOU ROOKIE, WALLY, AND 5 OTHER WORKERS WERE AT THE CLUB, MAKING 80 -90 SOLES A WEEK, WALLY FIRED THE OTHER WORKERS WHO HAD FAMILIES AND KIDS, MYSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE WENT TO THE COURSE MANY TIMES, WHEN I ASKED WHERE ARE THE WORKERS, WALLY TOLD ME TO MY FACE AT LEAST 10 DIFFERENT TIMES, THE WORKERS WERE AT THE BACK SECTION OF THE COURSE, I HAVE PERFECT EYES, NEVER ONCE DID I SEE I WORKER, BUT IT WAS GERALD WHO EXPOSED THIS SCAM, AND SAVED EVERYONE, SO VOLKMAN, DO THE MATH, 5 WORKERS, MAKING 80-90 SOLES A WEEK, PUT YOUR MONEY WERE YOUR MOUTH IS MR. BIG SHOT, THATS ABOUT 400 SOLES A WEEK, HOW LONG DID IT GO ON, WELL, TALK TO MIKE AND WALLY, AND BY THE WAY, I DONT WANT FUCK ALL FROM YOU, REMEMBER THAT, I WILL TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOUR INVESTMENT GOT YOU, NOT ONE WORKING GREEN, A SHELL OF A CLUB HOUSE, ALL THAT WAS DONE, WAS THE CUTTING OF THE GRASS, THAT COURSE, THE 2 GREEN THAT WERE THERE, WERE SO FUCKED UP THEY HAD TO BE TOTALLY REBUILT, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO DRAINAGE, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLAY ON, SO VOLKMAN, LET ME GIVE YOU A PIECE OF ADVICE ROOKIE, WHY DONT YOU GET YOUR FACTS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO SPENT TIME AT THE COURSE, AND KNOW WHAT GOING ON, BILL, YOU GOT A LOT OF STRONG OPINIONS FOR A MAN WHO NEVER SPENT 5 MINUTES AT THE COURSE, THATS A FUCKEN JOKE TO ME, THAT WOULD BE LIKE ME GOING TO INDIANA AND TELLING YOU HOW TO BE A FARMER, AND HOW YOU SHOULD RUN YOUR OPERATIONS, YOU WOULD THINK I WAS A MENTAL RETARD, AND YOU KNOW IT, THATS HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU COWBOYS, YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE AND YOU DONT HAVE A FUCKEN CLUE HOW A GOLF COURSE OPERATES,

179 Mike Collis July 11, 2007 at 11:27 am

Shawn you seem to talk with much authority on how the golf course was constructed. You don’t say that it was Wally who cut that course out of the jungle some 6 months before you or Mayeaux even joined the club.

For your information Dave Volkmann invested in our club at the beginning of February 2004 you and Gerald joined in July 2004. If you recall you refused to pay in cash but paid with 12 collared shirts and 2 bags of “Princess 77″ grass seed.
I remember at the time you said ” Mike I never thought you could do it, but you f*****g well have”.
Now you say it was shit.If it was shit Shawn why did you join ?

Another thing my friend, Andrews, Mayeaux, Brunner and the others took controll of the club and its finances from me in January 2005 and they ran the club untill they illegally disolved it in April 2006 (15 months).

Why did’nt they disolve it earlier ?

180 David Volkmann July 11, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Shawn, Your not quoting me correctly from yesterday comment. I said “I don’t know if he took anything”. I repeated only what someone else told me on the amount and I made that clear. I am not calling you a liar. Would you spread slanderous statements about somebody like this with out proof to the whole world to read? Now I chalenge you or anyone to show some proof he took anything. Gerald and the other two owners of the golf course have placed Sergio in the position of manager now. Correct? Good choice? The investers would rather own a golf course where the greens all slope incorrectly, ect. then own nothing at all. The lawn mower was bought with money from investers who have no ownership of anything now. Correct? You don’t think you should give it back to them? You justify this is not stealing? Oh, this is a donation they made to a golf club that is eight thousand miles from where they live.

181 Bill July 11, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Shawn, I do have strong opinions on many subjects but the details of building a golf courses is not one of them. I never stated one strong opinion about the details of building a golf course. The closest I came to that was bragging about you spending your time, money, and energy building green # 3 and expanding the course. I also sent you complementary personal emails back when you sent me photos of the work you were doing.

Whether you like it or not my strong opinion is your friend Gerald Mayeaux and three of his associates conspired to defraud me and 50 other investors out of our shares in the Amazon Golf Club. Whether you like it or not, you would not have a golf course to play on except for Mike Collis. Those are my strong opinions, and I am going to back them up. My strong opinion is the only honorable choice for you is to help me. A good place to start would be to answer this question. Do you think that Dave Volkmann, Dave Sheridan, and Bill Grimes are/were members of the original Amazon Golf Club? I hear we were never even members. That sounds like bull shit to me. What do you think? If you answer no, you were never members, I will definitely call you a rookie.

182 Canada Shawn July 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm

NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I SEEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU GUYS, WHO GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO DESTROY A MAN, BILL AND MIKE, IT DRIVES YOU GUYS CRAZY THAT GERALD HAS ONE OF THE MOST PROFITABLE REST, BARS IN IQUITOS, HE MAKES MORE MONEY THAN BOTH YOU GUYS PUT TOGETHER IN IQUITOS, MYSELF AND A FEW OTHERS HAVE THANKED GERALD FOR EXPOSING ALL THE CROOKED SHIT IN THE BEGINNING. HE PUT A STOP TO A LOT OF SCAMS. AND SAVED THE CLUB, I HAVE THE PERFECT PHRASE TO DESCRIBE WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING TO HIM, WE LEARNED THIS IN GRADE 9 LATIN CLASS, ( AD HOMINEM) I WILL LET YOU ROOKIES FIGURE IT OUT, AND BILL I WILL DESCRIBE YOU AS THIS: ITS FRENCH ( EMINENCE GRISE) I WILL LET YOU FIGURE IT OUT, SNAPE THE FUCK OUT OF IT BOYS. YOU BETTER START TRYING TO REACH SOME COMMON GROUND, BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL LOSE IN THE END, THINK ABOUT IT

183 dave sheridan July 11, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Eminnence grise is you Shawn. You are the biggest mouth with the least veracity of anyone I have ever read/listened to. I shall forthwith lower your status to drone. You do not even rise to the level of peasant.

Mike, how many hours, days and weeks did you spend prior to Gerald and hmmm let me see, who is that imbecile, oh yeah, Shawn came into the picture? Tell us Mike. How much blood and sweat and time did you expend? How much wheeling and dealing to birth the Amazon Golf Club? How many hours did you lay awake at night and wonder how it all went to Gerald and Sergio and Adam. Why all the people who trusted you and joined the club?

184 dave sheridan July 11, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Why all the people that trusted you and joined the club were left with a membership of nothing? Any individual who believes Gerald et al saved us (us meaning all those members including the Japanese that purchased the mower) should send me a check and i’ll sell you a bridge in Brooklyn. I guess one believer is Shawn. But what can you expect considering his verbage. Can hardly type a sentence without childish vulgarities. Excesive use of vulgarity can make some feel manly. Oh well.

185 Bill July 11, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Awwww shucks, I knew I should have paid more attention in school. I am just a simple country boy so I don’t know what those phrases mean. Hey rookie, you did not answer my question. I’m startn’ ta think you are ad hominem me bro.

186 Canada Shawn July 12, 2007 at 10:41 am

HAY MIKE, YOU BROUGHT ME INTO THIS BLOG, NOW YOU WANT TO SURPRESS MY POSTINGS, YOU WANT TO CENSOR MY INFO, SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS SCARED, PUT MY COMMENTS UP MIKE, BE A MAN, TELL ME AND EVERYONE YOU DID NOT HAVE THE INVESTORS MONEY IN A BANK ACCOUNT IN ENGLAND, YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO DEFEND YOURSELF, PUT MY COMMENTS UP WORD FOR WORD, IF YOU DONT, THAT SHOWS ME YOU ARE 100% GUILTY AND A FUCKEN THEIF, THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE CLUB, WHY SENSOR THE INFO, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE, AND TELL BILL, AND ALL THE GUYS, YES, THEY WERE ALL MEMBERS OF THE ORINIGAL CLUB, AND THERE IS A WAY, FOR EVERYONE TO BE IN A CLUB IF YOU GUYS STOP TRYING TO DESTROY GERALD AND RYAN,

187 Mike Collis July 12, 2007 at 11:02 am

Shawn for your information the 5 Founder Members who lived in England simply used my bank account there as a conduit to get their investment to me in Iquitos to construct the course.
They could have sent it by Western Union but moving it through my bank account cost them nothing, it was me who paid the bank transfer charges.

Shawn I’m sure you’re hearts in the right place so if you really are interested in sorting out this mess then
please say something constructive, positive.

Another point, I was Gerald’s best and probably only friend for 7 years. I was the only gringo guest at his wedding. Do you suggest this jealousy has only just reared its ugly head ? No there is no jealousy, I admire and respect him for the way he runs his restaurant.Both he and Pamela work about 16 hours everyday, credit to them , I would,nt want to do that at 60.

To summarise. What is the problem ?

The problem is that 48 people who invested in the Amazon Golf Club have lost their money.

John Bernhart, Peter Schneider, Doug Norvelle
and even Adam Andrews (in his email dated 3rd April 2006) and many others have said that no one should be excluded.

Do you agree with us, yes or No ?

If you do then we are on the same page and we must all pull together and heal this festering sorem before it is too late.

188 alan shoemaker July 12, 2007 at 11:59 am

I am with that opinion as well. NO ONE should be excluded. We’ve had arguments… my children have them all the time, knock down and drag out but they get over it. That’s what they are, just arguments. Everyone needs to stop taking things so personally.
Everyone that paid should be a member, regardless. The end. Period.
Then let by gones be by gones.

189 dave sheridan July 12, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Hell yes!!!!! Let’s all meet at the Yellow Rose for free beer.

190 Canada Shawn July 12, 2007 at 7:00 pm

TELL ME SOMETHING GUYS, JUST CURIOUS, IF YOUR WAR IS NOT A PERSONAL ONE AS YOU SAY, WHY DID YOU NOT CHARGE THE PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB AT THE TIME OR THE VICE PRESIDENT, IT ONLY MAKES SENSE TO GO AFTER THE ONES IN CHARGE, EVEN THOUGH IN MY OPINION THEY DID NOTHING WRONG, THAT SHOWS ME RIGHT THERE, ITS PERSONAL NOT BUSINESS

191 David Volkmann July 12, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Shawn the president and vice-president never took our investment if there ever was a president and vice-president. Most of us never intended to golf at that golf course. We of course hoped to make money on our investment but did not expect it. The same as if we would have invested in some telecommunication company. If we lost our total investment because of mismanagement of our stock by the officers and directors we elected so be it. But we never even got a chance to vote for the officers and directors. Stupidy is not a crime (sorry again Mike) but stealing is.

192 Bill July 12, 2007 at 10:11 pm

Hi Shawn, if you would please read my new post titled First Lawsuit Defending the Amazon Golf Club Iquitos Peru, by clicking this live link; http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/07/11/first-lawsuit-defending-the-amazon-golf-club-iquitos-peru/
you will see that my denucia, filed Dec 19th, 2006, is against Gerald Mayeaux, Ryan Richards, and Sergio for conspiracy to commit fraud and for actions against the public interests. I chose those three because I believe they are guilty.

On Dec. 19th it was not clear to me the role that Adam Andrews played in the fraud. Now I wish that I had included him.

Gerald Mayeaux has been singled out because he is the Liquidator of the assets of the Amazon Golf Club as explained in my new post. If you had stolen from me and 50 of my friends, were the liquidator of our assets, declared zero assets, hid the books, and told me it was none of my business, I promise I would be after you with at least the same determination.

David Sheridan filed his denuncia against the entire board of directors at the time of the dissolution of the Amazon Golf Club, and I believe against all of the members of the Amazon Golf and Country Club that have divided the Tractor Lawn mower into 15 shares. Whose idea was it to divide the tractor? That was stupid.

This is not personal. This is not about greed or jealousy. This is about honor and integrity and doing what is right.

193 Canada Shawn July 16, 2007 at 10:17 am

RIGHT FROM THE START , EVERYONE HAD THEIR OWN AGENDA, THERE WERE A HAND FULL OF PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO BUILD A GOLF COURSE, AND THE OTHER 90% WANTED TO BUILD UP THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS, YOU CAN SAY OTHER WISE, BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS, NOW, THE ASPECT OF SO CALLED SHARES IN THE BEGINNING, MYSELF AND A FEW OTHERS WERE NOT AWARE OF THE SHARE ASPECT TO WELL AFTER THE FACT, AND YOU OTHER GUYS WHO WERE SOLD ON THE IDEA, OF SHARES, AND ARE NOW PISSED OFF BECAUSE YOU CANT SELL THEM OR TRANSFER THEM, DID IT EVER OCCURE TO YOU TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON THE COURSE, WHEN YOU BUY A STOCK ON THE N.Y.S.E. YOU NATURALLY DO RESEARCH, THAT IS COMMON SENSE, WE NEVER HAD A RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH RYAN, OR LEASE, RYAN DID NOT HAVE A CLEAR TITLE TO HIS LAND, NOW IN SAYING THAT, I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE SEEN A MORE HONEST MAN, WITH HONOUR, RESPECT, AND VAST INTELLIGENCE, THAN RYAN RICHARDS, HE IS A MAN OF HIS WORD, 100% STRAIGHT UP MAN, UNLIKE YOU COWBOYS, AND MYSELF INCLUDED, THE THOUGHT OF SHARES SHOULD NOT HAVE ENTERED THE PICTURE UNTIL WE HAD THE COURSE COMPLETED, AND A LEASE AGREEMENT IN PLACE WITH RYAN, THAT TO ME IS COMMON SENSE, NOW I AM SAYING THIS TO EVERYONE ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS ISSUE, EVERYONE OF YOU, YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF GREEDY PRICKS, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND YOU, IS THAT I BOUGHT INTO THE IDEA OF BUILDING SOMETHING, YOU BOUGHT INTO THE IDEA OF PADDING YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS, TWIST IT, SPIN IT, ANY WAY YOU WANT, BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS, AND RYAN HAS TO GO THROUGH BULLSHIT ON THE LAND HE HAS LIVED ON FOR OVER 20 YEARS, FOR ALL YOU GREEDY FUCKERS, YOU COULD NOT WAIT TILL WE HAD PROCEDURES IN PLACE WITH REGARDS TO SHARES SO EVERYONE WAS ON THE SAME PLAYING FIELD, YOU WENT FOR THE QUICK FIX, AND NOW THE WAR IS ON, BECAUSE SOME OF YOU WILL NOT ADMITT YOU FUCKED UP, I HOPE I AM 100% WRONG, BUT IN THE END WE WILL ALL LOSE, AND WE COMPLAIN ABOUT PERU, AND THE SYSTEM, BUT YOU GRINGOS GAVE CROOKED AN ALL NEW MEANING,

194 Mike Collis July 16, 2007 at 10:24 am

Hello Shawn,

Just to remind you, of the 60 original investors in the Amazon Golf Club more than 40 were
NON GOLFERS. More than 30 of these do not even live in Peru. So why on earth did they put money into the club if it was not an investment or a good way of promoting tourism in Iquitos or both ?

Now why did you and your golfing friends invest money in the club. For an ivestment ?

NO you wanted just to play golf here in Iquitos as cheaply as possible. Now you and your friends have your very own private golf course and we have nothing !

Good Luck to You.

195 David Volkmann July 16, 2007 at 3:15 pm

I agree 100% with Mike and agree with Shawn more on this comment of his than any of his previous ones. If you want to say I am greedy because I want to make money on my investments and have a right to vote for officers and directors of an organization that I have invested money in so be it. No argument. On small investments like this investers don’t do research. There was a rental agreement in place from day one. It was verbal not written. In the USA a verbal agreement is just as binding as a written one if both sides agree on what the agreement was. Ryan should have never rented us land he did not own.

196 David Volkmann July 16, 2007 at 4:49 pm

To the 15 who signed and joined the Amazon golf and country club in January of 2007. Do you realize the constitution you signed is only for a franternal organization of golfers and you have absolutly nothing to do with the golf course in Iquitos?

Guess who owns the golf course that sets on the land Ryan Richards lives on for the last year?

197 dave sheridan July 16, 2007 at 6:16 pm

I hate to break everyone’s bubble, but I did not buy two shares for the purpose of “making money”. I bought in because my friends were in. Period. I have spent approximately ten times my purchase price of two shares, a measly $700.00 US, defending my and every one else’s rights to their shares/memberships whatever Shawn or any one else wants to call them. I am not concerned with the $700.00. That amounts to not much more than two nights out for dinner in my neighborhood. I am pissed because of the fact that I trusted and believed in Mayeaux only to get rear ended. I do not know many of you. I do know Mike, Bill, John Zeller, Alan, Harry, and a few others slightly. We all (those mentioned and many many more) were blind sided. I don’t have a clue what planet Shawn gets his information from. But I have been in business successfully for 45 years. I sure as hell do not need a stinking $700.00 nor any return it may or may not offer. The purchase was a frolic. Something to offer in real business conversation to stray from the serious. That’s it!!!! The expenditure doesn’t amount to a pimple on an ant’s ass!!!!!! Shawn, do you actually believe the Japanese who supplied the money to buy the lawnmower were flying back to Japan salivating over the profits from there investment?? If you do, boy do I have a bridge to sell you. That said, this business man went to Peru and got hornswoggled by a fake Texan and two of his cronies. End of story. Beginning of a new endeavor. Give em what they deserve.

198 John Zeller July 16, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Young Shawn…

Ryan Richards is a champion squatter. He´s been squatting for the last 20 years. A car or motorcycle over 20 years old is called a “Classic”, so let´s give him his due and call him a Classic Champion Squatter.

Ryan Richards is a devil who thrives on other´s adversity. When I and our lawyer and the police attempted to enforce a legal order that the thieves vacate the founding member´s golf course a few months ago, I was greeted by your honourable Classic Champion Squatter saying, “Hey, cancer boy, go die soon. You deserve your cancer. DIE!” (if you don´t believe me, maybe, in the dark of night in his lightless squatter´s freight car, he´ll admit the truth of my charge) and Mayeaux in the background chirped in that “God destroys those he dislikes”, or somesuch rubbish.

Ryan Richards and his gang are thoroughly evil creatures and deserve the harshest sentence we can legally deliver…COMPLETE AND UTTER BANISHMENT FROM THE GOLF COURSE FOR AS LONG AS IT EXISTS!

Ryan Richards is completely bananas and, Shawn, if you think otherwise, methinks ye both bedfellows.

Otherwise,
I send you love and happiness,
cheer and good feeluns.

John Zeller.

199 Dan Buzzo July 16, 2007 at 7:05 pm

Shawn,
You’re absolutely right! Wherever you are. Especially in your analysis or Ryan’s character!

However, you are wrong in some. I was very obviously not joining to play golf, at age 82. I joined so my son could possibly play golf after I was gone, and wanted to watch others play golf while I sat under the shade and drank beer and rum and coke, and reaped a profit in the future. In which you are correct. However, the attemped stealers of the golf course include people from both sides of the fence, in the battle over the club. Many of whom are crooks and liars. And who are associated with Ryan.

Papadan

200 A Viewer July 20, 2007 at 10:33 am

OH NO ! I THINK ITS DEAD .

COME ON CANADA SHAWN WHERE ARE YOU ?

YOUR FANS ACROSS THE GLOBE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR NEXT COMMENT:

PLEASE DO’NT LET US DOWN.

A VIEWER IN CANADA.

201 Big Brother July 21, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Hello this is Big Brother and I have been watching this blog for about 2 months. I just had to click on every night and spend lots of time scroling down to see what canada shawn will say next. Where is he, are you there shawn ? Please give us some more words of wisdom, don’t let this blog die.

Big Brother.

202 alan shoemaker July 28, 2007 at 11:27 pm

Everything is as it always was…If you paid your dues, you are a memeber… That said, … there is a real problem… There never was a problem with the course until Mad Mick brought it up.. and the infighting began… people choose sides.. for what reason I have no idea… perhaps to hide something?… I really don’t know.. As all of you know now, Wally is back from Colombia. We are happy for that. Things do get washed, and this thing was something that should have never happened anyway… Just like the golf course. If everyone would shut the fuck up, this might just wash too. So much personal damage has been done, covering up, etc…. and those that have done that know exactly whom I am speaking of…so just let it be.
And now I hear a bunch of jack about Jack. Rumours spreading… and absolutely ….. absurd. Get a f grip please.

203 The Reader July 29, 2007 at 10:49 am

Hello Everyone,
although I am not there with you now, I am a regular visitor and know most of the participants in this so called “golf war”. I even thought about joining the golf club, so glad I did’nt.
I have been reading this blog but its seems to have gone quiet.
What is happening with the law suits ?

Where is Canada Shawn, “cat gotya tongue” ?

What I want to say is this. Having read this and the other blogs, aswell as knowing some of the people concerned in this saga I say this.

Gerald certainly has committed a crime by signing those documents, so has his accountant and the full force of the law should be brought against them.
But if the people who signed up for their new club had’nt supported Gerald, Adam and Ryan, this crime would have never existed. So I say the are just as culpable as Gerald and should be punished for their complicity in this crime , all of them !
They lose their memberships in the old club and their investment, why ? because they trasferred them to the new club, so let them play there, wherever their golf course will be.
There you are, I have said my piece and will not say anymore.
I want to remain secret because I quite like the texas bar and I have have always had a thing going with Mrs
M.

Goodbye.

204 David Volkmann July 29, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Alan don’t you understand we don’t want to belong to your “AMAZON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB”. All you have for assets is a lawnmower that was stolen. A golf club without a golf course. What a joke. Who with any inteligence would join a club like that?

You know all Mike and the rest of us wanted was assets we could give or sell to our children or complete strangers. What harm would that cause to the club? Only strenthen it. Shawn writes about he wants to pass his shares onto his daughter and yet he signs papers restricting that option. Read your constitution.

You say “people choose sides.. for what reason I have no idea… perhaps to hide something?…” Your the one who chose sides by signing the constitution. Your saying you don’t know why you chose this side. I hope I am not leaving the cat out of the bag but don’t think all the lawsuits have been filed ( I think in Peru you call them Denunicas). We have only begun. Its not going to make any difference if your a grandma or the sole support of a family. You are going to jail and your are going to pay a large fine.

Even thou stupidity in its self is not a crime, its not an excuse for violating the law.

Your not going to get away with taking $4,000.00 from 8 Japanese tourist, buying a lawnmower and then claiming it belongs to the 15 of you who signed the constitution.

YOUR A FUCKEN THIEF

205 David Volkmann July 29, 2007 at 8:10 pm

To “the reader”. I wish there was some other way of contacting you but I don’t have your email address. It was your decision to advertise what you are doing on the world wide web. Be careful. I Don’t support what you are doing, even if it is Gerald that is involved. You have crossed the line. Many men have died for less. I know who you are so Gerald probably does to or at least has a strong suspicion. Women think with there heart while men think with there d….. As much as you say you want to “remain secret….a think going with Mrs M” get out of Dodge. If I know about what happen in Lima than don’t think for one minute Gerald doesn’t know. Its maybe to late. You may have already caused some unreverseable damages. YOU WERE A DAM FOOL FOR PUTTING THIS ON THE WEB. I don’t like the fact some innocent people might get hurt. Maybe you can think of something but act quickly.

206 Bill July 29, 2007 at 8:25 pm

Hello again,

I am starting to get caught up from a 10 day expedition to the triple frontier. I must tell you when I first looked at this blog, I was surprised to read that it was dead. I believe it’s demise was predicted prematurely.

I want to particularly thank Papa Dan for his comment. Thank you sir, your opinion matters to me.

Shawn you have a fan club. Welcome to The Viewer, Big Brother, and The Reader, who ever you are. I am also part of Shawn’s fan club. Please come back Shawn, no one has insulted me for nearly two weeks. I could get soft.

Alan, I do not understand your comment. What the hell are you talking about? “There was never a problem with the course”… until mayeaux, andrews, and richards tried to swindle us. I really do not know what you are trying to say. What do you mean by “people choose sides,…perhaps to hide something?” You need to spell that out to me.

Alan, I remember well, you were in the hospital with serious medical problems when this fraud took place, and I know for a fact that you were not involved. I could give you a pass except you have supported them ever since you got back on your feet. Why would you do that? I do not think of you as naive, so why do you say over and over that we are all members? We are not all members. Only 7 out of the original 60 are members.It is still a mystery to me how you can support the fraud. You do not benefit from it. You lose because of it. You own one fifteenth of a stolen mower, not to mention a stolen $7,000 transformer, and a lot of stolen golf equipment. I am not going to say it as strong as David V. said in comment # 204, but I sure wish you had not signed on with the swindlers. Please, I am very curious. Whose idea was it to divide the mower into 15 shares? What was the reason for that? Was there a vote? Did you agree? Please, I really want to know.

207 Mike Collis July 30, 2007 at 10:32 am

Hello Dave V. and Mr Reader,

Mr Reader thank you for your overview of what you call the “Golf War”. I agree with you that if Gerald did not have the support of the others he would never have
got himself (or his accountant) into the trouble they find themselves in now. Most of the people who signed up to the new club are culpable as you say, but they did,nt have to force Gerald, he did it on his own volition. I think when the dust settles we should consider how much support, if any, they provided and then decide what punishment, if any, should be handed out.

Now Mr Reader, I think I know who you are , and if I am right then this “thing” you have going with Mrs M
is no more than innocent friendship. I have always had a “thing” going with Wilma (Dave’s Wife) but Dave knows this is nothing more than the rapore that Wilma and I have had for years, I respect her and Dave and I consider them to be wonderful people who I respect immensely.
Dave, I don’t really want Wilma to know this but I have had the same “thing” going with all the girls on the boulevard for years, lovely girls like Lady, Diana, Consuela, Mirium, and the lovely Marina ( who works for Bill). It is completely innocent and I think that Mr Reader was referring to a similar relationship with Pamela and no more.

Perhaps Mr Reader you will return to this forum and clarify this, thereby protecting Pamela from a misunderstood comment that you made.

208 alan shoemaker July 30, 2007 at 10:44 am

Really, all I know is that one day Sergio told me that all the members of the golf course were to go to the notary’s office and sign the new constitution. So Mariella and I went to the office the next day and signed it. I assumed that everyone who had paid a membership fee was invited to sign it as well. I also understood that those that were not in town at that moment to sign the constitution could sign it when they returned to Iquitos. So I have a suggestion, why don’t all of those that have not signed the consitution go and do so when you arrive here. That should be interesting.
And Dave Volkmann, did you just call me a fucken thief? I had expected more from you, guess I was wrong.

209 David Volkmann July 30, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Alan you claim to own part of a lawn mower that was paid for with $4,000.00 from Japanese tourist. It is in black and white with your signature. The Japanese have zero. This isn’t an opinion. This is a fact. You make the street kids of Iquitos look like amatures. Your involved in the tourist business and you do things like that. I remember when a friend of yours got caught stealing some money in Iquitos. Not much as I understand. I didn’t invite him to my wedding because of that. I remember you riding me about that everyday that I left Iquitos sooner than I had planed. I remember so well you saying to me “haven’t you ever stolen anything?” It is maybe hard for you and Gerald to believe this, but most of us get ahead by not stealing, paying our taxes, or stealing from our friends. And that is exactly what you and Gerald did along with some others. I do apologize for using the f word.

210 Mike Collis July 30, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Alan,

If all of the disenfranchised founder members signed like you say. What would be the value of each of their shares ?

I think the 15 who did sign had a 15th of the value of the stolen tractor mower.

What other assets would they get a share of ?

Or,
would the 15 have their shares revalued ?

211 David Volkmann July 30, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Alan it would sure make me feel alot better if some of you 15 would say I never read the constitution before I signed it, and did not realize it was saying I was the owner of stolen property.

212 alan shoemaker July 31, 2007 at 10:54 am

David Volkmann, you are right about not reading the constitution. Neither I nor Mariella read it, we just walked in, it was made ready for us to sign and we signed it. But as I said previously, I was told that as everyone returned to iquitos at some point, they too could then sign it as well.
As far as having to re-divide the shares of that lawnmower when others sign, why bother? You can have my share or I’ll divide my share equally to eveyone without a share. Would that make you feel better? Do I gain something by having a share in a lawnmower? No, and you won’t either. Frankly I believe that the 15 shares were divided after everyone came to sign the constitution. Could have been 20 or 25 shares, all depending on how many came to sign. I really don’t think there was any trickery involved there.
Now, let me go back to a place where we have all been before. No one was ever going to steal the golf course. Mike and some others began to believe this was the case so they mounted opposition, declaring that they owned the golf course. There was no need to have done that. The constitution was being rewritten, that’s all. The original constitution was incongruent with the business license so it had to be redone. Gerald was placed in the role of liquidator and he did it with his eyes closed. Period. No ill will intended toward anyone or the club. He was assigned to that role and I’m glad I wasn’t around because they could just have easily said: Alan, you have some time on your hands, would you take this to the notary and liquidate? Sign the paper? And I probably wouldn’t have thought twice about it so we could get the new constitution up and running and get back to building a golf course. As much as most of you don’t want to hear it, Gerald is completely innocent in having played that role. Seems everyone is guilty and everyone is innocent at the same time. You thought this and they thought that and we thought this and that and so everyone got on a high horse because they believed rumours and stray thoughts and took rabid action at a quite innocent situation. Money was thrown about, lies were told, friendships were abandoned, lawyers were hired, people were probably paid off, etc.etc.etc.. Not anywhere in my rules of living does it conclude that Ryan would lose his property. That’s just not right, no matter what you think and were thinking and still are thinking. He did nothing to damage anyone, nor had any intent. He’s innocent in all of this but understandably quite angry at those that have been trying to take his land away from him. Why would you do this? He is giving it to the golf course forever, why would those that have gone to court to steal his land wish to do this to him.. and then ask me to tell Ryan that they have won the battle and they now own the land but please tell Ryan that he can continue to live there? How absurd all of this is.
All of us need to step back from this and take a better look. Maybe it’s too late (not for me) for many of you, too much water under the bridge, etc., but the only solution I can see is to call for a general meeting where all parties are there. Talk it out and explain why actions were taken and do this with a chill pill… calm and collected. That’s the only way out of this mess.

213 dave sheridan July 31, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Alan,

I am hospitalized but am still amazed at your naivety. You are obviously an intelligent individual, however, your defense of Gerald is an amazement. He personally tried to screw you and you know it. You admitted such and your wife concurred at dinner a couple of months ago. Further, Gerald told me that one night that “the others are thieves”. Who were “the others”? The others were his friends!! He offered me ownership of the new club to get me on his side but stated that “the others” were not allowed. I refused. At that time I considered Gerald my friend. I am in a morphine fog but that is the truth.

214 Canada Shawn July 31, 2007 at 7:05 pm

JOHN ZELLER WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU FOOLING, SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT MR.AFRICA, YOU AND WHOEVER STORMED AND INVADED RYANS LAND, WHICH HE PAYED MONEY OUT OF HIS POCKET, WHICH HE HAS DOCUMENTS FOR THE LAND, HE PAYS TAXES ON HIS LAND,AND HAS LIVED THERE FOR OVER 20 YEARS, AND YOU CALL RYAN A SQUATTER, TELL ME SOMETHING, JOHN ZELLER, DO SQUATTERS PAY TAXES ON LAND THEY ARE ILLEGALLY ON, TELL ME ,CONFUSED LITTLE BOY, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, JOHN ( I REPRESENT THE NON GOLFERS INTEREST), AND I WONT SUGARCOAT NOTHING FOR YOU BOY, NOW LISTEN CAREFULLY ROOKIE, (1) YOU DONT FUCK WITH A MAN HOUSE OR PROPERTY, (2) YOU DONT FUCK WITH A MANS FAMILY, (3) YOU DONT FUCK WITH A MANS BUSINESS, YOU AND WHOEVER HAD NO FUCKEN BUSINESS ON RYANS LAND IN THE FIRST PLACE, YOU GUYS ARE LUCKY RYAN HAS CLASS AND COMMON SENSE, PULL THAT SHIT WHERE I LIVE, YOU GREASY FUCKERS, YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU, AND YOU WOULD DESERVE ANYTHING YOU GOT, WHEN YOU INVADED THAT MANS PROPERTY, YOU FUCKEN COWBOYS WERE LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, JOHN ZELLER YOU ARE LUCKY I WAS NOT THERE BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE GRABBED YOU BY THE NECK AND DRAGGED YOU OFF THE PROPERTY, POLICE OR NO POLICE, I WISH I WAS AT THE MEETING WHEN YOU COWBOYS DREAMED UP THIS SCAM TO INVADE THIS MAN LAND, THE COMBINED I.Q. AT THAT MEETING WOULD HAVE JUST AMAZED ME, YOU FUCKED UP BIG TIME BOYS AS SOON AS YOU INVADED THE LAND, HOW CAN I OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER, TALK TO RYAN ABOUT LETTING THIS GO, TO FORGET ABOUT THE INVASION. I HAVE NO DEFENSE FOR YOU COWBOYS, I CANT JUSTIFY IT, CANT EXPLAIN IT, THIS IS THE STICKING POINT FOR MY PROPOSAL TO END THIS WAR, I DONT HAVE AN ANSWER TO THIS. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER IF SOMEONE INVADED YOUR PROPERTY, WOULD YOU FORGIVE, WOULD I FORGIVE, WOULD A NORMAL SANE MAN FORGIVE, YOU GUYS KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT ASPECT, HAY,ZELLER, TELL BOB KNIGHT, THAT MYSELF AND A FEW OTHERS WE REPRESENT THE NON FARMERS ASSOC, OF INDIANA AND WE ARE COMING TO TELL BOBBY KNIGHT HOW TO RUN HIS FARMING OPERATIONS, THATS HOW FUCKEN STUPID YOU SOUND, TELL ME SOMETHING BOYS, WHAT THE FUCK DO ANY OF YOU GUYS BRING TO THE TABLE, TO BENIFIT THE CLUB, TO ALL YOU GUYS THAT SAY YOU LOST YOUR INVESTMENT, THIS WHOLE FUCKEN THING FROM DAY ONE WAS SET UP AS A NON-PROFIT, ORG, YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS I HOPE, SO IF SOME ONE SOLD YOU ON A IDEA OF MONEY MAKING, ON THIS COURSE, AND THE PAPERS FILED ON THE FIRST CLUB WERE NON-PROFIT ORG. THAN NONE OF YOU COWBOYS HAVE A RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING, YOU ARE ALL PISSED OFF, YOU CANT CASH OUT, THATS THE BOTTOM LINE, SO IF WHOEVER BROUGHT YOU GUYS IN THE CLUB IN THE FIRST PLACE, ON THE HOPE OF MAKING MONEY, WHEN IN REALITY THIS WAS A NON PROFIT ORG. YOU SHOULD ALL TALK TO THE MAN WHO SOLD YOU ON THE IDEA IN THE FIRST PLACE, HAY,ZELLER, IF YOU DONT LIKE WHAT RYAN SAID TO YOU, LET ME GIVE YOU A PIECE OF ADVICE, STAY THE FUCK OFF THAT MANS LAND, YOU ARE LUCKY THATS ALL HE SAID, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY OR DO ANYTHING ON HIS PROPERTY, AND IF HE HURT YOUR FEELINGS, THAT TOO FUCKEN BAD, LIVE WITH IT, THAT WOULD NOT BOTHER REAL JOCKS LIKE US, BECAUSE IN HOCKEY IF SOMEONE SHOT HIS MOUTH OFF, I WOULD GET HIS NUMBER, AND THE FIRST CROSS ICE PASS HE WAS REACHING FOR WITH HIS HEAD DOWN, I WOULD GO TO MY OFF WING, AND SKATE ACROSS ICE WITH THIS GUYS HEAD DOWN, AND THEN BANG, I WOULD TAKE HIS FUCKEN HEAD OFF WITH A CLEAN BODY CHECK, AND I WOULD LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT, RYAN SHOULD HAVE DID SOMETHING TO THAT EXTENT WHEN YOU STORMED HIS LAND. AND REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU ROOKIES, THIS WAS SET UP AS A NON-PROFIT ORG. IF YOU WERE TOLD DIFFERENT THAN YOU ROOKIES GOT SUCKED IN BIG TIME,

215 alan shoemaker July 31, 2007 at 7:08 pm

First of all, what is your problem? You have a cancer, is that right? and you are spending time in Iquitos and not taking advantage of the incredible natural medicines that are available to you? Why? You don’t believe in them? You belive in what? Dave, … get back down here and try some of the many amazing things that are right in front of your nose. But you have to believe. I won’t preach here but God bless and I know you pain must be horrible… sorry man.
Gerald is … Gerald. We all know that. But all I am trying to tell you is that he just signed off on some papers, no ill will intented. Doesn’t really matter what he said he did to me, he did not do that, just took credit for it.. as it would be.

216 bystander July 31, 2007 at 8:12 pm

watch out it sounds like ol jocko will sucker punch you in a heartbeat and say it was a fair fight.

217 Bill July 31, 2007 at 8:40 pm

Shawn you may have set a new record. Twelve F***S in one sentence. That is pretty impressive. Of course it was a long sentence.

In looking for some clod of common ground, I know you are also disappointed that you are not allowed to pass on your share of the golf club to your daughter. I guess we are all rookies, rookie.

218 Mike Collis August 1, 2007 at 10:33 am

Welcome back Shawn it looks like you were truly missed.

I want to ask you just 2 questions, I have also given the answers below.

1. What came first, members or the constitution ?

2. Who wrote the constitution ?

Answers.

1. Bill Grimes was the first member in January 2004,
16 others joined before the constitution was written and dated July 3rd 2004.

2. The costitution was the work of Ryan Richards and
Sergio Bargas.

219 Anne Onlooker August 1, 2007 at 10:54 am

I have always led a quiet life, my Mother God Bless her, told me about bad words and that I should ignore them. But Fuck It, go on Canada Shawn sock it to em cocksuckers. Good on yer .

220 alan shoemaker August 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm

I spoke with Adam and Armando last night, they nor anyone that I know of has EVER had any intention of taking anyones membership away from them. NEVER. Those that PAID FOR MEMBERSHIPS have memberships…. However, those that attacked Ryan, attempting to take his property from him either by written, verbal or physical means will have a difficult time coming out to the Golf Club as Ryan (no doubt) will not stand for it. At least not right now and probably never. Would any of you?
I can talk to Ryan… I have thought about this but how do I tell Ryan that those people trying to take his land from him were doing this because they believed that he and Gerald were trying to steal the golfcourse? I don’t see how that would work at all.
I agree with Shawn on this, absolutely. This has caused way too much stress on Ryan, not to mention time, money, attorney, etc..

221 David Volkmann August 1, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Alan do you understand the difference between membership and shares? You own a membership in a fraternal organization of golfers that has only one asset. That is a lawnmower that was bought with stolen money.

Who owns the golf course with the clubhouse ect.? Not the property that it sits on. There is a difference. I don’t want to insult anybody inteligence but in the USA commercial land is many times owned by someone different than the one who owns the improvements to that property. Wether it be a golf course or a 50 story hi rise. There is good reason for that which I don’t want to take up space here explaining.

In the USA if you see some kid cut your grass every week for a month that you did not hire and say nothing your property is liable to pay that kid. And if you don’t a lien can be placed against your property and eventually be sold at an auction against your will to pay that kid. Or if you try and sell the property before that you will have to pay that kid to get clean title to your property.

These were facts. Now I am going to give opinions which might not be true. Ryan has told me he owns the land the golf cosurse sets on. I have no reason not to believe him. Is it true that he owns this land? Next I and 50 or 60 others have invested in that property. We don’t want Ryans land if it is his. We don’t want to deny him rent. We do want the improvements that have been made to that land. That is what is being denied us. And in the USA when the improvements are denied to you then you have to go after the land. Peru I am sure has similar laws.

The bad guys are the ones that claim to own the golf course on the land that Ryan lives on. The “Amazon golf and country club” are completely innocent if it wasn’t that they are claiming ownership to a lawnmower that was bought with stolen money. “Stolen” is not the best word, but thats all I can think of now.

222 David Volkmann August 1, 2007 at 3:34 pm

One more thing, I have not heard of one person that wants the land Ryan lives on. It has been expressed to me many times, they only want the part of the golf course they paid for. Is this not fair?

Why would the courts of Peru give the land Ryan lives on, if he owns it, to someone else? Like I have stated before, I’m 100% for giving the golf course, not the land, to the city of Iquitos for a municipal golf course.

223 Bill August 1, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Hi Alan, I see from your last comment you do not seem to understand the difference between membership and ownership, which makes me suspicious because that issue has been explained over and over. We should have a FAQ link.

Dave Volkmann understands and explains in comment # 221. I will make one more attempt to express myself on this subject.

EXCUSE ME FOR SHOUTING, I DO NOT WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY GOLF CLUB. I WANT TO BE A SHAREHOLDER, PART OWNER, WITH A POTENTIAL ASSET TO GIVE OR SELL.

Armando, are you a member or are you a shareholder of the Amazon Golf and Country Club? Correct me if I am wrong, but most of the 15 members only have a share of a mower. Whose idea was it to provide a share of a mower, and why? What about the rest of the golf equipment, the club house, the $7,000 electrical transformer, and the golf course itself. Who owns that?

If you are willing to spend a couple of hours reading the three posts and the 391 comments associated with those posts at this link; http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/category/the-amazon-golf-club/
you could have a better understanding of the view point of the non-golf playing investors.

224 alan shoemaker August 1, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Peter S. donated the transformer. Peter S. has been helping out, paying the workers, etc.. When I have asked that perhaps others could donate, there is no response. Not one email, nothing. Peter is a Saint as far as I am concerned. I bought into this club with the idea that I could play golf AND that I might one day be able to sell my membership for a profit… if I wanted to. An investment, as you say.. Well, that is not the case. And so my measly investment so I could play golf turns out that it is just that, a measly investment. I can play golf, hopefully one day swim with my children, enjoy good company (yes, no matter how many of you have showed your asses, I still consider you good company and hopefully one day you will come to the same conclusion too as… there really is no other way, right?), and even build my house alongside the club. Why not?
The land WILL BE titled in Ryan’s name. That is obvious and that is happening now. Any other papers that came down from Agriculture in Iquiots have no authority what so ever.
Some of you decided that your horse was faster and so you backed it. That horse will not even finish the race. I told you before, from the beginning, about this. Few listened. Others put up sums of money to back that horse, that’s really unfortunate.
And now, when it is obvious that many mistakes were made, bridges burned, friends lost and blood pressures out of control… all because you backed the wrong horse or horses… horse’s that were not even in the stable… I have an empty feeling for you. I am sorry that all this has happened, but the land belongs to Ryan, always has. No one has ever had a right to take it away from him, in any form what so ever. Maybe some of you will get what I am saying, others obviously won’t as I have been saying this since the beginning of this blog.
It really pisses me off, all this bullshit, all the lies, all the coverups. And for that I am quite happy with Shawn expressing himself in capital letters. I don’t want to go there.. and am happy that someone is. If I went there? If DV called me a fucking thief here in front of me? (of course he would not, because he has no …) I’d take his front teeth out. But I won’t go there.. and he won’t either.

225 David Volkmann August 1, 2007 at 9:21 pm

Alan, there are 8 Japanese tourist that you were involved with taking there $4,000.00 and claim you own 1/15 of a lawnmower bought with there money. If this isn’t called stealing from tourist or being involved with stolen property into your hands what do you call it? I had already apologized for the f word. You have yet to deny you took or steal the money the lawnmower was bought with. You have admited it on this blog in the constitution of your club. What happen to you before in the states I don’t care about and don’t believe anyway. Enlighten us. Tell me I am wrong about how YOUR lawn mower was purchased. Tell me the other side of the story. To save argument Ryan owns the land. You belong to a fraternal organization of golfers. Right? You have absolutely no involvement with the golf course on Ryans land. Right? If you do tell us about it. Who owns the golf course? Forget about the investment aspect. Just who owns the golf course TODAY that was built by 60 plus or minus individuals? Profit or non profit organization is irrelevent. I more than anyone wants to believe your not a thief or involved with stolen property. But your signature is on that document.

I have said repeatedly I don’t want anything to do with the golf course. If it was up to me I would bring back to being jungle or donate it to the city of Iquitos. I have nothing to gain no matter which horse wins. But I am not going to sit still while tourist are being riped off by Gringos.

226 alan shoemaker August 1, 2007 at 9:31 pm

the Japenese have full disclosure with the Club. They know what is happening. They know what some people have being trying to steal. Those people are not Gerald nor Sergio, those people are the ones that paid money to steal the land.
As far as the 1/15 ownership… you can have it Dave. Do you feel better now?

227 Bill August 1, 2007 at 10:26 pm

I do not play the horses. I do not make threats.

Shinji Nakamra paid the money for the Japanese investors to the Amazon Golf Club. The mower was purchased by the Amazon Golf Club, for the Amazon Golf Club.

The transformer was donated by Peter Schnieder to the Amazon Golf Club, for the Amazon Golf Club. That man is a saint.

The value of the transformer and the mower were declared to be zero by a liquidator, then donated to your club where they are still being used. Case closed. Guilty!

I am quite happy with Shawn expressing himself in capital letters, and I am equally happy with you expressing your self. Thank you.

You can build your house along side the club. Why not?

228 David Volkmann August 2, 2007 at 5:14 am

Yes Alan. If you disenfrancise yourself from ownership of the lawnmower in any form or shape I owe you a big apology. I have no quorums with your opinions, views, and who you support. I have no argument with Ryan. I also don’t want any gringos stealing any land Ryan owns and will not sit still for it.

229 Mike Collis August 2, 2007 at 11:37 am

Alan,
You have said repeatedly that “No one will be excluded” but now you say “No one will be excluded except those who went against Ryan”.

You can tell Ryan this, I want to be a shareholder of the club , but I never want to walk on it, see it or have anything to do with it.
I want to see it grow and prosper and then maybe in a few years, if I’m short, I might want to sell my share.

I am speaking for myself but I think others feel the same, so as long as we have our investment Ryan can ban whoever he wants.

I think its a wonderful idea to build a house close to the golf course, we all know how houses by golf courses fetch quite a good price. It would certainly be a good investment. Why dont you ask Adam Andrews and Sergio Bargas to help you ? They did a wonderful job on Tony Espejo.

230 alan shoemaker August 2, 2007 at 12:07 pm

As I understand it, the assets of the club had to be legally divided between those people that were-are members of the club. At the time, only 15 people showed up to sign the document. Period. If it makes anyone here feel better, they can have my 1/15th share in the riding mower… Are we really arguing about this? Unreal. The transformer was purchased by Peter Scheider and yes, he is a saint of a man. Because it was purchased by Peter and not by the Club, there is no factura/invoice for this and as such, it could not be declared as property of the club at the time of the signing of the new constitution. The land could also not be declared an asset as it is owned by Peru with possession given to Ryan. So what’s left? Oh yeah, the golf clubs that were donated. Same situation, no official factura/invoice for those either.
I have preached on this since the inception of this blog. No one is out to take anything away from anyone. Some of you believed this not to be true and your actions have been disasterous, to say the least.

231 David Volkmann August 2, 2007 at 3:38 pm

I agree with Mike. To you Alan, my only beef with most of the 15, you included, is the $4,000.00 lawnmower that you claim is yours. The golf clubs is not an issue with me and you.

232 Mike Collis August 2, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Sorry Alan but you are wrong about the transformer.
Peter paid the $7,000 into the account administered by Adam and Leo. The Banco Weise in Prospero Street.
Adam paid for the transformer with that money. Peter donated this money for the transformer in July 2005
and it was donated to the Amazon Golf Club NOT the Amazon Golf & Country Club and therefore is an asset
of the AGC. The same applies to the $4,000 japanese money which Adam used to buy the Tractor mower. Again this was for the AGC not the other outfit.

233 Bill Barnes August 3, 2007 at 6:48 am

Alan, I do not know who you are, but I have worked out a lot about you. You were speaking about backing the right, or wrong horse. It seems to me you are trying to ride both horses, so when this thing is sorted you can say you backed the right side.

234 Bill August 3, 2007 at 8:09 am

Tony Espejo is a gentleman, and his wife Ruby is a nice lady. I am sure they would not come on this 2 bit blog, and subject themselves to to the cursing abuse that the rest of us have to put up with. They would be horrified. I do wish they would make a comment telling the story of their experience with the Amazon Golf and Country Club, the property they bought and the house that they had built near the golf course, but I know they won’t. Does anyone want to tell Tony’s story for him? They told me they loved Iquitos, but did not know if they would ever come back again. What is that all about? Were they cheated by anyone we know? Shawn, Alan, what can you tell us about this story?

235 Mike Collis August 3, 2007 at 9:46 am

Bill, Yes Tony and Ruby are truly wonderful people. Ruby was born here in Iquitos and Tony is a very good golfer. When they came to Iquitos for the first time in 20 years (in 2004) and Tony found that there was a golf course under construction he joined straight away.
They also decided to buy some land near to the golf club and build a house there.
All I know is this, Tony and Ruby came to me in April and said they wanted to sell their house for less than it cost them to build. They said they were leaving Iquitos and had no plans to return in the forseeable future. Once we started checking out the Title etc., it came out that they had nothing. However thanks to the work of my secretary Aura and a good lawyer they do have a Certificate of Posessiom now.
When they left Iquitos, they left us with a Power of Attorney and we administer the property paying the guardians salary and untility bills etc.
Tony was always very reluctant to point a finger at whoever was resposible for the loss of $20,000 but we all know who were in charge of buying the land and the construction of the house.

236 David Volkmann August 3, 2007 at 10:28 am

Mike we all don’t know who was in charge of buying the land and the construction of the house. Tell us please.

237 Bill August 3, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Hi Anne Onlooker,

You can give us hell yourself. Jump right in.

Hi Bill Barnes,

Welcome aboard the Captains Blog. Thanks for following this thread and commenting. What else have you learned about us?

238 Bill Barnes August 3, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Bill,
I think I can judge the good guys and bad guys, still not really sure. Interesting that who I think are two bad guys, writing keep changing sides. The real bad guys, in my opinion, have said nothing. Am I close?

239 Bill August 3, 2007 at 6:32 pm

Hi Bill,

I hope what I am about to say does not break the drama of the conflict for any of our readers. I know it sounds like we are all just about to kill each other, knock his front teeth out, got no balls, shouting obscenities, calling each other rookies, thieves and worse.

A funny thing is, here in Iquitos Peru, on the edge of civilization, most people do not have personal computers. Several times, Mike and Shawn and others meet by accident at the internet cafe on computers sitting side by side, typing their comments. I would like to get a photo of that, both of them furiously typing with two fingers, while looking to see what insult the other is posting about them. It makes me laugh to think of it. Alan and I sometimes email each other. I usually close at the end, “excuse me, I have to go now and attack you on the blog”.

Personally I feel great appreciation for each and every person that takes the time to comment on this blog. Imagine the emotional outpouring, the passion, the time commitment that has gone into the combined 410 comments about the Amazon Golf Club in less than 6 months. Most people have never expressed such a public emotional commitment. For me none of the characters commenting here are “bad guys.” I feel some of them are misguided, or misinformed. obviously some feel I am misguided and misinformed.

Let’s take Shawn for instance. Shawn, correct me if I am wrong, but we have a certain respect for each other that has been partially earned here on the Captain’s Blog.

There is no way that I can be so gracious to the ones you refer to as the “real bad guys”, the ones who have said nothing. Contrary to what some have said, I do not hate the real bad guys. I feel…pity, I guess is the right word. I am only trying to do what is right for me, my friends, and many other investors, and the real bad guys are standing in the way of what is right. That is not a good place to stand.

240 Mike Collis August 3, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Hello Dave, regarding Tony Espejo’s house.

What I do know is this.

In December 2005 Tony and Ruby were here, Tony played in the golf tournament we had just before Christmas. During this time he told me he had bought some land by the golf course and that Sergio Bargas had arranged everything for him.
Tony and Ruby returned to the U.S. and about a month later Tony telephoned me and asked me to supervise the construction of his house. Not knowing much of construction I refused, so did Gerald. On her return a few months later Ruby told me that the house was a complete disaster and they had lost about $20,000 . Ruby told me that her brother was building the house under the supervision of Adam Andrews who obviously did accept the position Tony offered me.

They have gone now and we do not know when or if they will ever return.

Our club has lost a really good person , a great golfer
and one who donated a lot of golfing equipment to the club.
He even paid $340 to Sergio so that he could represent the Amazon Golf Club in the Cup of Gold Tournament at lima Golf Club. Of course we found out later Sergio was not even invited to play in that match.

241 Anthony Giardenelli August 3, 2007 at 7:20 pm

There is a solution to all of this,
I have room for 10 persons in my speedboat and plenty of room at my lodge on the Amazon River.
All who have gained or lost, cheated have been cheated. Should all join me an tuesday for an overnight retreat from Iquitos….
Good food, cold beer and bonfires!!!!!
Forget the differnces and the pendejada and move on to the more important things in life like……
protecting natural resources, education and helping those who need it.

El Otorongo…….

242 David Volkmann August 3, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Mike, you were smart enough to say you did not know how to supervise the construction of a simple house when asked, but when it comes to you building a golf course you just couldn’t say no. I don’t want to go there again. I wish Alan would put all his efforts that he is putting into finding cures for simple diseases like diabitis and develop a pill for stupidity. Thats what Iquitos need. And I do as far as that is concern, for getting involved in this golf course.

243 alan shoemaker August 3, 2007 at 10:55 pm

DV, that pill is called: we are all in the same boat. There are not two boats, two sides, just one. And that one is sinking.

244 mark August 4, 2007 at 7:48 am

Hey guys,
I know that you all did not get into this with the idea of finding that “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow. for people to do that they need to invest all that they have to do it soley by themselves. That way they are ones in charge and decision for what they do or do not do. But you put a group of people together and they are the ones to make the decisions you have the “GOVERNMENT” and things get F****d up. you all know that. I know Bill did not get into this for the money, He liked Mike as a friend and though he would help him to get his idea of the ground. At that time if Gerald would have tried to do it he would have gotten behind him to. But Gerald thought it was a bad idea and would never have got onboard with it because there was not enough interest in it just like you Shawn. By your own admission you said this. Ryan agreed to the terms of the lease or gentlemans agreement.
Ryan knew going in what was involved. Yes some say he is a smart man so he surely knew what was what. Then more and more people jumped in and bought shares or memberships and then the land started being cleared and cleaned up.
A transformer was bought and the clubhouse started. Now I do not know when Gerald, Adam or Shawn got involved but there had been a lot of work before they got on the wagon. Or they would have just watched and said look at those “cowboys, Rookies” whatever working on doing nothing but clearing somebody elses land. How stupid of them they are so stupid to do that for someone else.
Then it started looking more promising and Gerald being Gerald did not like being on the outside looking in junped on. Then Gerald being Gerald did not like being just one of they members, it was below him so he thought and thought and ….well most thought it was smoke coming from his bar-b-que that they saw but it was him schemeing… HOW CAN I GET CONTROL” this golf cource might just go and make money for someone smart…”HEY THAT IS ME” 🙂 .. He got with Ryan and they started schemeing…They talked with others to see who was gullible and who was not. THAT STARTED THE LINE BEING DRAWN ALAN. And you did what you thought was right and tried to walked the line. depending on who you were talking to you leaned that way. You did not want enemies you wanted to get along with everyone and that is what is needed now. Keep it up but listen to both sides. Shawn has had questions sent to him but he does not answer them just rants. But he does have some good points also. Why he thinks he is smarter then everyone else is crazy. he is smart at things and others are smart at differant things. Together he and the others could be much smarter. learn some things from each other. NO BODY IS PERFECT…NO BODY… Shawn why did Adam or Gerald not get you your membership for your daughter? Did they say or just ignore you.. It seems like they are treating you like they other members before the change and you do not like it either.Just like the others that lost there money. I know you went out with your own money, time and golfing experiance to complete at least one of the holes. Everyone talks about how they would have done it but Mike tried to do it on a SHOESTING BUDGET WITH LITTLE COMING IN EVERYWEEK. How much did he take from his pocket to do some of this…ONLY HE KNOWS. Would any of you went out to do what Wally was doing for $100.00 dollars a week… NO YOU WOULD NOT… Shawn you took over when it was cleared not before. And they cleared it with Machetes and hand tools… I bet if you would have jumped in from the very begining and offered your help that this course would be a fantastic place to play and that Gerald and Adam would not have sold the original people out the door or anyone who did not agree with him. That I do believe. But like the last bit of comments on construction has been going around. No one else was around for Mike to get to start the construction but clearing land and builging a house are very differant types of construction to deal with.. Dave you of all should know that…And Mike saying he did not know house building is ok. Many do not. Construction in IQUITOS or Peru is very differant from the US.. I know I learned a lot when I did Bills Boat the Dawn 3. I am an electritian by trade but was also a carpenter. I have built many things from houses to high voltage melting pots at steel mills. SO I KNOW CONSTRUCTION AND THE PROCESS IT TAKES….BUT I AM NOT THE AMRTEST ONE OUT THERE, THAT I KNOW. BUT I AM NO WAYS NEER THE DUMBEST EITHER.. I think everyone involved needs to do like OTORONGO suggests and everyone go set outside of Iquitos at a place that is very relaxing and talk about what is best for the “ORIGINAL CLUB AND MEMBERS” and not say we will do it next week say ok send emails to everyone involved..”EVERYONE”.. let some pick who they would like to represent them at this meeting. then set a date and go. And get it right this time so that the PERUVIAN PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT does not hink that you all are a bunch of rookies. Take a local attorney who has nothing invested in this and is not friends of either party to help with what is legal. You can do it.
You do not have to be friends to be in business but you have to have confidence in the leaders to trust it will be done right and neither side trusts they other so you need strong independant people there looking after everyone involved …That is not easy but it can be done….Shawn you are strong willed and once all the crap is skimmed of off the top might be the guy to look after things to see they are done right. You and I both know we have had our disagreements but I do not feel the you would go out of your way to screw me either. unless we are playing hockey…LOL… This blog may have been put here to get Gerald, Adam or Ryan to come on here to explan things but they have not and only they know why. The ousted group in my opinion, if it matters, has tried to talk to Gerald, Adam and Ryan without confrontation here but they do not want to talk here. I know Gerald and he is stuborn and will not back down from anyone right or wrong. Listen to his stories and it all points to him being right and everyone else wrong.
GUYS SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND HAMMER THIS DEAL OUT FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED….
Mark

245 Anthony August 4, 2007 at 10:38 am

Mark, it seems that all the people here just need a little bit of outside advice. Your words are wise and I do also wish for a quick painless solution.
I do have one more bit of advice.
The confrontation on the 9th is a build up of many months of work.
At that very moment all persons that have financial or intimate involvement in taking the course back should all be present with the fiscal,police, Mick and Aura. Dont leave him to represent alone.

Any how..
The offer is good and It would be great to get some more resident Gringos to my lodge for a night.
(of course with some gasoline donations)
if anyone is interested check out
http://www.peruamazonrainforestadventures.com
http://picasaweb.google.com/otorongolodge

246 Canada Shawn August 4, 2007 at 11:07 am

HAY MARK, WHOEVER YOU ARE, LET ME EDUCATE YOU A LITTLE BIT ON THE CLUB, FIRST OF ALL, THE LAND WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING CLEARED, I BROUGHT IN 2 CHAINSAW GUYS TO CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES, BRUSH, ALDERS, ETC, AT THE BACK LEFT OF THE COURSE, IT WAS DENSE JUNGLE, THAN HIRED GUYS TO SMOOTH IT OUT TO A FAIRWAY, THERE WERE 2 GREENS IF YOU CAN CALL THEM THAT, JUST GRASS CUT IN A CIRCLE, NO DRAINAGE PIPES OR ANYTHING. IT WAS A FUCKEN JOKE, EVERYTHING HAD TO BE DONE OVER FROM SCRATCH, THE CLUB HOUSE WAS A SHELL, THE COURSE NEVER STARTED TAKEN SHAPE TILL ADAM GOT INVOLVED,AND STARTED PUTTING HIS TIME IN. UNTIL ALL OF US GOT INVOLVED THAT PROPERTY STARTED LOOKING LIKE A GOLF COURSE, IT WAS NOT UNTIL, I WILL QUOTE ANOTHER MEMBERS EXACT WORDS, THAT WE GOT RID OF THE GARBAGE AND THE CROOKS DID THE PROPERTY TURN INTO A 9 HOLE COURSE. SO I ASK YOU THIS BASIC QUESTION, THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SOLES, IN THE BEGINNING, WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO,? A TINY BIT OF GRASS CUT, WHILE MIKES BOY WALLY WAS JACKING EVERYONE FROM DAY ONE, AND RIPPING EVERYONE OFF, NO GREENS, AND A SHELL OF A CLUBHOUSE, WHERE THE FUCK DID THE MONEY GO, ITS 100% IMPOSSIBLE FROM WHAT WAS DONE IN THE BEGINNING, TO JUSTIFY THE SO CALLED MONEY SPENT, ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE, WHOEVER YOU ARE GET YOUR FACTS CORRECT BEFORE YOU SPEAK

247 David Volkmann August 4, 2007 at 2:11 pm

I am one invester,that was amazed at how much got done with so little money, even with all the money I seen wasted and I understand a little that got stolen. This was before Shawn, Alan, Gerald, ect. got involved.

248 alan shoemaker August 4, 2007 at 7:16 pm

that is a nice offer Mark, but you really don’t know what you are talking about. I see you wanting to be helpful but you really just have no idea. However, I appreciate it and I think we all do.

249 mark August 4, 2007 at 7:30 pm

shawn you were probably never there on the other side of you to see it before they started clearing so how would you know and how much did it cost you with equipment not just men alone to do th same amount of acres…

It is obvious that you have never been on a job just coming out of the ground but 1 golf course (grounds keeping) and one house, peruvian style…
you took what other men had started and contiued with it but what did it cist you against the same as Wally…

250 mark August 4, 2007 at 9:12 pm

the question was how much did you spend compared to wally for the same amount of sq. yrds or
meters or however you want?

251 Bill August 4, 2007 at 11:08 pm

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the very thoughtful comment # 244. Mark obviously has a lot of construction experience. Shawn responded diplomatically in comment # 246, and then Mark asked a very good question. Shawn, he asked you how much did it cost you to do the same amount of acres? Do you have receipts? I always give Shawn and Adam a lot of credit for improving the golf course. Good job men. How much money did it cost?

Hi Dave Volkmann,

I agree completely with your comment # 247. I do not know how many of you know Dave’s work history. I won’t go into the details but his resume in construction is very impressive, including multi million dollar golf courses. Dave has a lot of construction experience and says he is “amazed with what got done with so little money”, in spite of what was wasted.

Like Dave and Mark, I was not involved with the building of the golf course. I am not an expert construction man. The best I can say about myself is I am a handy type of guy that can do a lot of things. I do believe most people would agree my life experience is enough to have an opinion on this subject. I want to ask all of you handy men reading this how many of your projects were completed perfectly the first time. I don’t know about you, but for me it takes about three times to get it right. It takes me four trips to the hardware store, and 3 trips to the lumber yard. About the third time I start getting it right. Now I know that Alan and Shawn can do it right the first time, under budget, but they are very exceptional.

Mark, Dave, and I agree that there were human mistakes, and we know one of the workers stole some money. We are not proud of some mismanagement and poor construction, but we know building things in the Amazon Rainforest is not easy. Alan, I personally fell through rotten boards on a bridge to your maloca a couple of years ago, and the entire bridge was ready to collapse. Remember? Your first construction did not work did it? You should be more understanding. Shawn, I am not sure what else you have built here?

Mike Collis started out with a dream and $350 start up money. Anyone that can do more than Mike with a dream and $350 start up money, is more than a handy man, he is a magician. It is human nature for everyone to think they could have done it better for less, but by God, they didn’t. There would not even be a golf course except Mike had a dream and made it come true. Not one person in the Amazon Golf and Country Club ever thought they could build a golf course 3° south of the equator in the middle of the rainforest till Mike showed them it was possible. Now you guys are all great promoters and entrepreneurs.
You should be ashamed of yourselves, but you’re not.

I know we have a fairly large audience of golfers, and no doubt a lot of handy men that have not commented yet. This would be a good time to share your personal experiences and opinions. Sure Alan will say, “you don’t know what you are talking about”. That used to bother me, but I have sort of gotten used to it…most of the time.

252 alan shoemaker August 5, 2007 at 1:40 pm

The course is a miracle, to say the least. One day they’ll probably give it Sainthood and we’ll have yet another Peruvian holiday. Sincerely, those that brought the course to fruition are congratulated, immensely! I personally had nothing to do with the construction but watched it week by week turn into one of the finest 9 hole courses I have ever played on. Once the coca trees get up around 10 feet, properly marking off the separate fairways, it really will be incredible. So Sergio, Shawn, Adam, and yes… Wally too, and the hard workers out there that initially started with only machetes and everyone else that played a hand in building this… my hats off to you!
There’s still alot more to be done with the clubhouse, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc. but damn.. what a beautiful start.
Now, if everyone would withdraw all the denuncios that have been filed, we might be able to get back to the good work.

253 Mark August 6, 2007 at 4:38 am

Alan , I like your way of thinking..drop the denuncias or lawsuits to show “good faith at the bargaining table” It works but with this group….
…..I DOUBT IT VERY MUCH……They will not even come on here to talk or tell there side so do you really believe that they would bargain in good faith…
There in charge…:) they have the ball and they want the court all to themselves… the original group needs to get there toys back(Transformer, golf clubs everything that was donated to it and go find a differant sandlot and let these COWBOYS have there millionaires club at this one and see how long it lasts..because without other golfers or new investors they are destined to fail unless Shawn or some of the others pay for upkeep out of there pocket..
Remember there is always bullies at every beach wanting to control and dictate what others can and can not do. and these children are the bullies
I was skeptical it would grow, but it did …I am still skeptical it will grow, because of needing players not just members but paying customers to keep it afloat. Now if more peruvians played maybe it could go..But with Gerald in charge or involved that would never happen as he has to many enemies. A few friends but more enemies..golf is still considered a rich mans sport.. because of the toys involved to play.
“ALL” OF YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THIS VENTURE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ANY GOOD FOR ANYONE…1st group was trying on a shoestring and the 2nd group thought we can do better “and make US some money but we need to controll it all with the first group out we can…..remember “WE” are better managers then they are.. it is time for everyone to take there toys and go home and find a differant sandbox…
But PLEASE LEAVE SOME THINGS FOR THE LOCAL PEOPLE TO REMEMBER YOU ALL SO THEY WILL HAVE THERE LAUGH OK…oh yes Shawn they are laughing at you also.
and they laugh at me to..but gerald many would kill if they caught him out of town. to make this go you need someone in-charge that the LOCAL PEOPLE RESPECT.. He may not be the smartest person there but the most respected to bring local people in to play
I am done rambling today

254 alan shoemaker August 6, 2007 at 8:28 pm

Right Mark, it is crucial that the locals begin playing golf. That was and is part of the plan of course. But in order for that to happen, we have to get this bullshit out of the way and we have to put in a swimming pool. That way the Mother and Father can play golf and leave their children at the pool. (Well… that’s my plan as I have two children… LOL) Another reason why I want to build a house out there so when my wife says: Where’s the children? I can say: I don’t know, they’re at the Club. what a delightful and stressfree response that will be for me for many years. And there will be a golf course, you can bet on that, take it to the bank. I think Mike had a brilliant idea when he recently wrote something like this: Well then, if those of us that attacked the course won’t be allowed back on it because of Ryan, we at least should be able to keep our memberships so at any point we can sell them for a profit. I agree with that.
As I have always said: Anyone that paid the membership fees (or shares.. whatever you want to call it) should have their rights.
As we all know, Time Heals Most Wounds. And so those that have wounded must allow time to heal. How much time that would be is anyone’s guess. I would have a difficult time immediately adjusting to allowing attackers onto my property, and I am very liberal, love change and the sooner the better… but emotional wounds are time-consuming… But hey, the only thing that is certainly going to happen with the shares is that they go up in value. Right?
Out of curiosity, I wonder what would happen now if I bought 3 more shares in the Club? And bought them with the idea that they would go up in value incredibly… so that perhaps a 1000 USD investment in 1 share would be worth 10,000 dollars in 20 years. Another question: Are there still shares available to purchase? I am speaking of Founding Member shares, not just lifetime memberships. I don’t know the answer to that just now but I think there are no more Founding Member shares left to buy.
Oh well, just… as Mark says… rambling now… I’d love to get back to the course.. but this fu…ing foot is still not well. Getting better but the healing is so slow. Thank God I brought in the Huesera… folk-loric bone setter. All the doctors I met with were full of baloney but she was incredible. I highly recommend this woman for anyone that has had any physical traumas…
Don’t want to bore you, but there was an 18 year old at this year’s conference here in Iquitos. He was born with a malformed chest, it protruded. The doctors told him that after he got his full growth, they could operate and set the bones back into the logical place. Wieht two sessions with this bone setter, she popped them back and he has a normal looking chest. She treated many people, numerous problems. Amazing.
Ok… the wife finally gets back from guiding a group of French nightmares to Lake Titacaca… Thank God it was her and not me. I don’t have the patience to put up with what she just did.
Good evening all.

255 Bill August 6, 2007 at 11:22 pm

Thanks for the nice comments Mark and Alan. For the first time in weeks, I drank two glasses of wine and feel at peace with the world. Although I feel at peace, I have no desire to set foot on the golf course again; swimming pool or no swimming pool. You and your kids can relax and enjoy the palm trees and greens from your patio.

I look forward to moving on to other projects that I am more interested in. I have been making positive plans for the future and those plans have absolutely nothing to do with the golf course. If everyone makes the right moves you golfers will be playing your game, the investors will have their investments and both groups should be happy. Lets not allow anything to stand in the way of that happy outcome.

256 Mark August 7, 2007 at 5:55 pm

Well it sounds like it is a good one for the original group and bad for the second.
PLEASE KEEP MIKE SAFE AND OUT OF HARMS WAY AS HE FINISHES WHAT HE STARTED
I am sure Ryan will get treated better then he was treating others…
GOOD LUCK MIKE and I will see you when I come to town

257 alan shoemaker August 8, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Bill, send me an email…
I have a great idea.

258 alan shoemaker August 8, 2007 at 9:15 pm

Nevermind…
Hahahahahahah…..

But I would like to talk with you, not about this golfcourse.
Let’s do move on.

259 Brian and Natalia August 9, 2007 at 9:02 pm

What happened today?

260 Brian and Natalia August 9, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Sorry about the short note, I was too excited. Did we become the Amazon Golf Club once more (een though we never went away)? Do we possess anything? Or is it burnt to the ground? Will we start another chapter, or let it return to the jungle? For my part, let us thrive, together! No more us and them, let’s fix it and move forward into the next stage. Pretty sure I’ll be there in September. Is Mike alive?

261 Mike Collis August 10, 2007 at 7:15 pm

Hello Brian, Natalia and everyone,

Thank you for your concern

Yesterday, accompanied by a Judge and 16 police officers I took over adminstration of the Amazon Golf Course. I must add, that I DO NOT OWN THE LAND, the court has ruled that I should be the Custodian of it untill the Title dispute is settled. Both Ryan,myself and our lawyers signed a resolution that states Ryan must not come onto the golfcourse land and that I should not go onto his land.

I will send out an email to all Founder Members with more details tomorrow.

I really do think its time for reconciliation.

262 Mark August 10, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Congrats to all of the original members and new ones also. I hope Shawn and the others go and enjoy the golf course and who knows maybe even get Shawn his membership for his daughter like he was prmised because he did do some work for it in a value around a membership.
Anyway it has a chance of making it now.

263 David Volkmann August 11, 2007 at 11:12 am

Will someone tell me and others about the title dispute that Mike mentions? I thought this was only about the golf course that sat on the property. Not the ownership of the property.

264 Mike Collis August 11, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Hello Dave,
You are most certainly right we never wanted the land , we only wanted to rent it. Unfortunately,I knew that the only way to get them to return our club to its original status was to threaten them with taking the land.

I say again , if they climb down off their big horses
and give all of us back what we invested in,then this can be put behind us and we can all work together to promote our golf club.

265 Mark August 11, 2007 at 1:34 pm

GREAT IDEA
START THE HEALING PROCESS

266 David Volkmann August 11, 2007 at 6:46 pm

I understand Mike Collis is now the Administrator or Custodian of the golf course. In the USA we call it a receivership. Now I also understand the 15 who were supposedly mostly the innocent golfers who claim to have possession of the $4,000.00 lawnmower, according to there constitution that was published on this blog, will not give it to Mike so we have to order another one. Is this true? Alan had said on this blog he would give up his rights to his share but whether he has or not I don’t know.

267 Mike Collis August 11, 2007 at 7:01 pm

After taking the administration of the golf course we discovered the following things missing.

The clubhouse water tank and pump.

A tractor mower and other smaller mowers.

Tools.

Golfing equipment.

We also discovered that the plastic cups from every hole on each green had been taken away.
These plastic cups are regulation size and cannot be found here.In July 2004 Founder Member Brian Todd generously donated to the Amazon Golf Club 18 regulation size cups and 18 practice or putting green cups.

As a sign of good faith please bring the 9 cups back.

268 Mark August 12, 2007 at 7:45 am

it figures that these guys or guy could not just let these things go back to the original club. I hate to sat it was gerry with no proof but deep down we all know who he is capable of it because he stole == NILA, THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS from his ex by forgery (by hiw own admission) to make it his when he was run out of the head of tourism office.lets not forget Sergio in this, he may have taken that stuff a long time ago. But hey is there any way of proving who has theme and what did the people who went with you say about this discovery?

269 WAlly Lloyd August 12, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Today I walked around the golf course for the first time in three years. It’s absoloutley magnificant. Well done to all those involved.
I remember Mike’s original idea, then Ryan said he had some land. One Sunday afternoon I went out to Ryans land and walked round it. I thought that it would be suitable for a nine hole course. A few days later I went out with Mike and Leo Jones. As we stood in chest high weeds I tried to explain the layout of the course, they did not see my vision of the course.
Anyway, work started on the land clearance, mostly cutting very long grass and some horrible scrubby plants. There were no large trees harmed during this clearance.With 18 workers with only machettes, it took over 2 months to clear the site.
A while later we started on the clubhouse, which was criticised by a few, saying it won’t last three months. It is still there !
Several people have accused me of a lot of things, including theft. Just not true.For those of you who have defended me against these claims, thank you.Dave V, Alan and Mark. Mark It was not $100 a week, it was 100 soles, around $30 ($5 a day).
I have been accused of theft, what I was accused of pales into insignificance compared to what a few people have tried to steal.
What the saddest part of all is the fact that the few have devided the many.
Please sit round a table and sort this out, then EVERYONE can enjoy what this club has to offer.
Wally Lloyd.

270 alan shoemaker August 12, 2007 at 8:40 pm

While they are trying to sort out the land problem, it might be a good idea Mad Mike to give a blanket ok to anyone that wants to play golf. Right?

271 alan shoemaker August 12, 2007 at 9:10 pm

I would suspect that if the golf course were still open and able to be played, it might get maintained… or it might not. Regardless, it’s the right thing to do. We all know where this is leading, well… most of us do. Ryan owns the land, always has, always will. One lower court judge making a very bad decision won’t change that.. the water only gets deeper for all concerned. So step up and make the right moves. Alot of mistakes have been made by many people but really they are nothing that can’t be overcome.
Or maybe I should start a blog about how the amazon golf club was stolen?
People have invested money in making sure they had a share or a membership. Invested money for more than just membership fees. Those that did this know who you are, and so do I and many others. You just keep digging the hole deeper and deeper as I see it. Anyway, I am still for everyone getting together although I realize the possibility of this is slim to none. And why? Egos, broken prides, people overstepping boundaries, holding grudges, …etc.. But I will say this, to the benefit of all (or not): People here made decisions based on 1: incorrect assessment of the situation 2: Deliberate misinformation 3: Subterfuge 4: and unfortunately… Greed. Everyone needs to figure out where they screwed up this picture and then let’s fix it. Mike told me months ago that he was going to get control of the land (get it titled), and that when he did that, he was going to give it to me and two other (unannounced) Peruvians, so that we, in turn, could turn the land over to the Golf Course. There is an inherent problem in that hypothesis: The Golf Course, as far as I know, never had any intention of taking over the land. That belongs to Ryan and Ryan was in the process of getting the title to the land as he had promised all of us he would do. Ryan never had any intention of banning anyone from the course. Gerald never had any intention of Stealing the Golf Course. Adam and Sergio and Shawn and yes, Wally! built this course. It is truly a work of art. If you shitheads keep this up, there will be no course, it will be a park or just another subdivision of San Juan.
Unfortunately, many of you could not help yourselves but to make disasterous comments, especially here on this blog, and to send funds to help pay for a takeover of something that didn’t need taking over. You did this because of one of the points I made above, incorrectly, I might add. So there is damage and I don’t know if damage control can manage this.
But, let’s try and see. What can you do to help alleviate this situation? What can I do?
I’ll start off first and tell all of you that I am sorry that I did not play a more active role in preventing this insane farce. Instead, when the fighting began, I resigned. That was a mistake. But now maybe I can rectify that, beginning by my apology and then hoping against hope that we can all find a solution, a compromise… But really, unless there is a sincere outpouring of remorse, it’s hopeless.

272 Mark August 13, 2007 at 4:33 am

Alan I think you need to be talking to the second string rookies that were trying to take the course for there own and not the original group of investors trying to build this course from nothing. They were and still are the problem. Like spoiled children who did not get there way. These people were the ones that without consulting the “body” (all of the people invested in the course) to tell them of the so called problems and let the “body” make the deciscion on what course to follow to clear up the problems instead said that I am going to fix this and who cares what the others think about it. They just will not be included in this because I said so. And Alan that is what has everyone of the original investors did not like about the whole thing. And now you are still acting like they (the originals) are the one causing and have been the problem all along.
You seem to understand this by your writings at times then you turn and tell everyone here that they are the problem.
one question to you Alan….Who do you think needs to have the outpooring of remorse in this?

273 David Volkmann August 13, 2007 at 5:52 am

Mark I couldn’t agree with you more.

I don’t care if there is a golf course in Iquitos or not. If we lose our investment thru the leadership of Mike so be it. Thats alot different than it being stolen from us. Thats what investing is all about. Wally, Gerald, Sergio, ect. did not build the golf course. The investers did.

I would like to know about this story that Alan tells in the comment above, that Mike was going to give the land the golf course sets on to Alan and two Peruvians, who in turn were going to give it to the golf course. I never heard this story before.

I have said many times I not only see no problem this being a a municipal golf course of San Juan, but encourage it. And as soon as I get a right to vote my shares, thats where my vote is going.

274 alan shoemaker August 13, 2007 at 10:51 am

Obviously everyone should feel remorse. This is a mess. Not only the golf course, but our gringo community. I guess we should all feel quite ashamed. I remember when the course was in construction phase and the board of directors were meeting. I decided to attend this meeting and got there late. I sat down and listened a few minutes to take in the subject matter. It appeared that Wally had been accused of having stolen some money, not much. By the time I arrived to this meeting, the group had decided to do a criminal denuncio against Wally, have him arrested, put him in jail and when he finished doing his time, he would be automatically deported. I got quite angry about this and told them so, then asked everyone there to give me a show of hands as to who exactly wanted to do this to Wally, that we should never get ourselves involved with the legal system here and that everything should be handled internally… and then no one would put their hand up. Frankly I don’t know if Wally stole money or had money stolen from his pants or what exactly happened… and it wasn’t really that important. What was important was that this be managed by the BOD, not the Peruvian legal system. If Wally stole some funds, it was difficult to seriously blame him as he was working at the club for something like 20 Soles a day, had to take a bus out to the course from Iquitos and had to eat lunch.
And now we see what getting involved with the legal system is about. It will take forever, the conclusions we won’t like, appeals will be made, conclusions we again won’t like. This asserted problem with the Club should have been managed internally. That’s obvious. And now, is it too late? You tell me.

275 Mike Collis August 13, 2007 at 12:35 pm

I have to go out to the course everyday.
Yesterday I stood on the balcony of our clubhouse and gazed in marvel at what WE have achieved.A beautiful golf course carved out of the jungle.
Elizabeth was with me then when I burst into tears, not tears of joy, not tears of pride but tears of sadness at what has happened to us all.

Can someone put an end to this madness ?

276 dave sheridan August 13, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Alan, for the first time I can say I could shake your hand and agree with ALMOST all you have said in 274. I believe Wally was a border-line slave and futility got the best of his conscience. I commend you. However, (there is always a however), I do not feel ashamed and neither should most of the Gringos involved. As so surely you are aware, some merely paid some money for membership and set back in silence. What pray tell should they be ashamed of? Further, I feel absolutely no shame!!! I paid $700.00 and was told “join the new club or nothing”. I had two options, get pissed and walk away or get pissed and do something. I chose the latter. Many obviously wished I stayed out of it. Some (including you I think) vehemently believed I had no business filing denuncias (the court seems to agree with me for what that’s worth).

Alan I strongly believe your heart is in the right place. I must admit that some times I think you are dillusional (no offense please) because your desire for everything and everyone to be in Shangri La overcomes your objectiveness.

Short Fat & Ugly …SFU

277 dave sheridan August 13, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Mark,

Keep it up!!!

278 Shawn Canada August 13, 2007 at 6:54 pm

I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, I WENT TO WHERE WALLY WORKS, I BELIEVE AT MR.KINGS WOOD SHOP, TO SEE ABOUT MAKING SOME BASEBALL BATS MADE FROM EXOTIC WOOD AS GIFTS FOR THE BASEBALL JOCKS BACK HOME, WALLY WALKED RIGHT UP TO ME POINTED IN MY FACE AND TOLD ME I WAS 100% WRONG, I DID NOT HAVE MY FACTS CORRECT, HE TOLD ME BIG TIME, I ONLY REPEATED WHAT 5 OR 6 PEOPLE TOLD ME, I SHOULD NOT HAVE SAID IT, FOR I HAD NO EVIDENCE, WALLY I HAVE RESPECT FOR YOU, THATS THE PASSION I LIKE TO SEE IN MEN. YOU WORK VERY HARD WALLY, YOU ARE A REAL WORKER, JACK OF ALL TRADES. I WILL TELL YOU AGAIN LIKE I PROMISED, I WAS WRONG, I AM SORRY WALLY, P.S. WATCH OUT FOR THOSE GREASY CHICKS, AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKUP NEXT TIME,

279 Mike Collis August 13, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Shawn,

You are a big fit man and I’m sure you can fight. BUT it takes a REAL MAN to say “I’m sorry”
when its nesessary.

I respect you Shawn Saulnier

280 Wally Lloyd August 14, 2007 at 7:04 am

Thank you Shawn for your apology.
Wally.

281 Anthony Giardenelli August 14, 2007 at 9:48 am

Let the healing begin!!!!!!!!!!

282 Mike Collis August 14, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Dave , regarding your suggestion that the golf course be donated to the Municipality of San Juan. I sincerely
hope that this problem can be resolved ammicably before resorting to that.

Alan regarding your suggestion that golf can be played
on the course. Untill we get the cups back or untill we get replacements no one can play golf.
I repeat what I said the other day “As a sign of good faith bring back those cups”.

283 Mark August 14, 2007 at 8:06 pm

Hey Mike did you have a hole cutter also?

284 Anthony Giardenelli August 14, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Cups……. Lets hear about the cups… Heal!!!!!!!!

285 alan shoemaker August 15, 2007 at 12:03 am

Mad Mike, as a sign of good faith, you relinquish your tempory position and hand it over to the true owner of the property. Then maybe the course could be put back in order. As well, let Ryan have his land back. You literally have TEMPORARILY stolen the golf course. Things change rapidly here, if you have not noticed. You promised me that IF you got the property, you would hand it over. So give the land back to Ryan, we pay him his yearly dues as was promised. There are some people that he would never allow on the land for obvious reaons, but those people could have their memberships and sell them when they wanted to. Those people that don’t play golf only have interest in making money from an investment, apparently.

286 Mark August 15, 2007 at 4:31 am

Alan
WAKE UP DUDE…RYAN had agreed to this when it was started a long time ago….He knew what he was getting into…Then came Adam and Gerry aka Gerald who offered him a differant deal to take over the club and give him some other offer and he switched….MID-STREAM…Why do you think that the original deals with Ryan was bad after all Ryan agreed to it. things got started…Others was going to run the golf course with Ryan in his little farm somewhere on the property. He still has that property and I am sure he will get his pay out of it…If you guys would have done things the right way instead of the hush-hush and oust who does not like deal….AND NOW YOU WANT THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE TO GIVE “YOU” GUYS THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT…Why are you guys afraid of the original group in controll.
Do you believe you will be treated like the original group and wrote off.
“I WISH” and I think others would like to see that happen also but like grown men we want what is fair with the “originals” and for you guys…Sounds like Shawn did the right thing and had talked with Wally to hear his side of the remarks by Gerry and realized he needed to change his way of thinking on that subject….COULD GERRY’S KIDS BE WRONG ABOUT OTHER THINGS THEY SAY???? PERHAPS!!! I do not know ALL of the dealings and probably never will. And seriously Why do you think Mike would hand the reigns over to you and 2 peruvians after all that they have gone thru….So you could give it back to Gerry’s kids…..You were probably the only one that “heard” those words in your dreams….Alan I liek you but some things you are saying now are hard to swallow.
well need to go to work talk with you all later

287 alan shoemaker August 15, 2007 at 10:21 am

The agreement with Ryan is that the club would pay him yearly for the use of the property. Ryan was never going to sign it over.
That’s a fact.
Gerald was NEVER Gerry Gould, as it was suggested. This was just a red herring. I booked a ticket for him to fly to the States, saw his passport and credit cards. His name is Gerald Mayeaux. Have you ever heard of a Gould family in Louisianna? No. Mayeaux? Definitely.
Mike told me he was going to get title and then give it to me and two Peruvians so we could then give it to the club. That’s a fact. You can stop dreaming that it is otherwise. I didn’t like the idea of Mike attempting to take the property, Mike didn’t either, but he felt it was necessary to secure the club. That’s why he told me that he would get the title and then hand it over to the club via me and two Peruvians. And your suggestion that it would be given BACK to Gerry’s kids? Why would that happen. They never had it, so how could I give it back. One last point I want to be clear on. It the title is given to Mike, don’t give it to me because I would give it back to Ryan and get us back on track and agreement of paying Ryan every year for the use of the property. I forget what that price was, but it was quite cheap! Something like 2,000 dollars per year and I thought Ryan was very reasonable about agreeing to that price as well and most likely he is the one that suggested that amount. So Ryan was never into this for raking in money, not in any fashion. Just the opposite as a matter of fact.

288 David Volkmann August 15, 2007 at 2:42 pm

Alan, I always look forward to your comments, because it seams your the only one, except Shawn, that has the guts to tell the other side of the story. I like to hear both sides. Then try and put myself in there shoes. Sorting out fact from opinion is the biggest problem.

Lets see if I got the facts correct. There are 50 to 60 investers who built all or part of the golf course. They call themselves “The Amazon Golf course”. Mike is representing them. Correct?

There are 15 golfers who have a fraternal organization called “The Amazon golf and country club”. There only assets is a $4,000.00 tracter mower which is being disputed if they own this machine or if it was stolen from the “The Amazon Golf course” which is the investers. Correct?

Then there is 3 to 7 people who have had ownership to the golf course for the last year and that was temporarily or permantly terminated by a court order last Thursday and given to Mike who represents the investers. Correct?

And then there is Ryan who owns or possess the property that the golf course sets on.

You said in your comment above to Mike “you relinquish your tempory position and hand it over to the true owner of the property. ………….. You literally have TEMPORARILY stolen the golf course.”

If I have laid this out all correctly, who are the true owners of the golf course that Mike should reliquish it to? Who did he temporarily steal the golf course from? First name or names is all that is necessary.

Now don’t sidetrack the issues with who manages the golf course better. I have never heard anyone say the golf course was not been managed well for the last year.

289 alan shoemaker August 15, 2007 at 3:25 pm

Temporararily, the courts have given administration of RYAN’S property (the land) to Mick. RYAN has possession (or had) possession of the property for the last 25 years where he has lived in a container, had a tomato and cabbage plantation and currently is growing boas.
You see, Ryan has not only been living there, he has been working the property. It is his property and he allowed us to build a golf course there. He has also NEVER received one penny from the golf club either. The golf club, as I recall, was to begin paying Ryan rental fees after he got the title for the property and the golf course was up and running.

290 David Volkmann August 15, 2007 at 3:51 pm

Anyone out there that has an answer to my comment 288 please send a response. This has nothing to do with Ryan unless he claims to own both the land and golf course. I have not heard one person disagree with what Alan is saying in comment 289.

291 David Volkmann August 15, 2007 at 8:04 pm

In all these comments I have seen noone deny that the property that the golf course sits on belong to Ryan. I take that back. One person did acuse Ryan of being a squatter. Shawn has said he pays taxes and has owned the land for 20 years. Alan said 25 years in which he possess the land and will eventually have title to the land. I just got an email from what I feel is a good honest source that Ryan does not own the land. That the one person who called him a squatter was correct. I was given the name and phone number of an individual to call on Monday in the goverment that can verify who is correct. Emilo Villar 235431. I ask that someone call Monday and please verify who is correct. Maybe someone is just pulling my chain. Nothing like opening another can of worms.

292 alan shoemaker August 15, 2007 at 10:53 pm

When will you all get it?
When it is… stuffed down your mouths so you have no choice?
This is Ryan’s ´property. Period.
If all the money that has been spent to TAKE the land away from him was simply given to him, he do doubt would have given it to you.. or them…
But everybody thinks they are so smart.
and clever…
But you have to realize that this man has been living there for 25 years AND using the property.
How anyone could decide that they could take this over is beyond my comprehension.
How any judge could see this… is NOT beyond my comprehesion. But that costs money.
And so, like it as you might, I believe in justice and Ryan should have his.
What has been happening? Someone, somepeople have been trying to take this property over. Why is that?
Wake the f up.

293 Mark August 16, 2007 at 11:58 am

Well Alan
look at it this way. Ryan had an agreement with Mike for “The Amazon Golf course”. to lease this property from Ryan for you say 2,000.00 a year right.
Then Gerald, Adam, you and 12 other people ILLEGALLY disbanned the original club and then started “The Amazon golf and country club”. The you ALL claimed to have recieved the TRACTOR, CUPS FOR THE HOLES, TRANSFORMER, CLUB HOUSE, GOLF CLUBS, TOOLS, ETC. and said that they were donated to the second club and not part of the first club WHEN YOU ALL NEW IT WAS DONATED TO THE FIRST CLUB. Now that is many offences right there and as I understand it Ryan never had the documents to show THE PROPERTY was his right? And still does not have them..NOBODY COMPLAINED BECAUSE IN IQUITOS AND LIMA AND ALL OF PERU THERE IS SQUATTERS RIGHT? I DO NOT KNOW BUT THIS PROBABLY ONE OF THE REASONS THAT THE OTHER COUPLE THAT BOUGHT PROPERTY AND BUILT A HOUSE AND THEY PROBABLY GOT IT FROM A SQUATTER WITH NO DOCUMENTS FOR THE OWNERSHIP. And I understand that the Government had given Ryan permission to use this for his gardening and boa projects..NOT OWNERSHIP BUT PERMISSION TO USE RIGHT? OWNERSHIP MEANS THAT YOU HAVE THE DOCUMENTS IN YOUR POSSESSION OR REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME …RYAN DID NOT …WHY??? NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE RIGHT….WHEN HE RECENTLY TRIED TO GET THEM HE WAS TURNED DOWN RIGHT???? WHY??? THAT IS WHAT THE JUDGE SAW RIGHT THERE…SO HE HAD TO SIFT THRU THE BULLS++T TO SEE WHAT IS THE TRUTH….AND THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW….THE APPEAL FAILED BECAUSE OF NO DIFFERANT DOCUMENTS OR PROOF…
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS THEN NO ONE CAN HELP EXPLAIN IT TO YOU. THAT IS WHY THEY WENT TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM(NO MATTER HOW BAD IT IS OR CORRUPT PEOPLE THINK IT IS). IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT IS NOT SO CORRUPT BECAUSE GERALD AND THE REST OF YOU DID NOT PAY ENOUGH MONEY TO THEM OR THEY THOUGHT IT BE BETTER TO STAY OUT OF IT AND LET THE JUDGE DO WHAT IS RIGHT. SEEMS PRETTY CLEAR TO ME BUT I AM NOT THE SHARPEST CRAYON IN THE BOX OR THE DULLEST.LET ME KNOW IF I MISSED SOMETHING HERE PLEASE, BUT YOU GUYS HAVE NEVER ANSWERED ANY QUESTIONS SENT TO YOU JUST OTHER REMARKS. ANSWER SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS PLEASE.
MARK

294 David Volkmann August 16, 2007 at 2:43 pm

Thanks Mark. It is hard to keep an open mind when like you said they never answer questions sent to them just make other comments. Bill and Mike always promtly answer every question put to them on this blog.

295 Mark August 16, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Dave I think the reason for not answering the questions is because if they did they would be admitting to what the problem is and not being able to lie from there. I like Alan but he seems kind of like humpty dumpty sitting on the wall and if he says the wrong thing here he will fall one way or if he admits the truth to these questions the others will push him off and then he will have no one to hang out with. When I am in town I visit with Mike and Bill and the rest of the time with my family and do not need the companionship of the others. I also visit with you when I see you. I do want to visit the new “gringo bar” upstairs at Cleves place also. Well need to go for now

296 alan shoemaker August 16, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Mark, again I must tell you that you really have no idea of what you are talking about. Sorry.. you seem like a nice man.
I have told everyone from the begninning that no one was going to steal anything, no one has, and no one will. This whole website is absurd. It has just fanned flames that were planted by others. You know who you are…. And unfortunately, many people believed in this crap and put yourselves on the line with your comments. I am really sorry for your stupidity, really. I can’t help you now. You apparently bet on the wrong horse.. and you will lose. You believed con artists basically. DV, you know me… I tried to tell you. Baten down the hatches.

297 dave sheridan August 17, 2007 at 7:21 am

Alan is right. No one stole anything. The assets were just misappropriated or perhaps borrowed by the new club after the old club was dissolved (I wonder who owned all the assets between dissolution and new club inception). Myself and Bill and so many others must have signed consent to have Mayeaux represent me in this matter but we all just can’t recall. I also must not have heard correctly when Mayeaux told me three times I could own part of the new club but not the “others”. And I guess that goes for all the other others that were never informed of what was going on (like the Japanese that bought the lawn mower that was never stolen. Where is the lawnmower Alan? You and fourteen others own it. Please tell us where it is Alan. Alan, where is the lawn mower you own? Maybe the new/old club can buy it from you. But wait, the old club already bought it once. Hmmmmmmmm. Maybe you could give your 1/15 of the mower to MIke and he could demand to know where it is and use it 1/15th of the time. Like has been said so many times and ignored so many times. Gerald has never answered one question. I even proffered a numbered list of questions to Alan way back months ago. How many were answered?? ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

298 Bill Barnes August 17, 2007 at 9:36 am

Mr Shoemaker,
For your information I was in Iquitos for a short time,traveling downriver from Yurimaguas to Manaus.
I had lunch once in the Texas bar, just to see this Mayeaux. What a jerk.I told him I play a bit of golf, so he told me how he started the golf club. He then told me he was one of the three owners of the golf club.
Explain that, please.

Bill Barnes.

299 Bill August 17, 2007 at 10:27 am

Hello everyone, I just returned from a 7 day expedition to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. I read these comments three times starting where I left off at # 261.

My first impression was you all have kept up a lively discourse in my absence and I appreciate that, thank you.

My second impression is that Shawn Salunier continues to earn my respect. Hey Shawn, stop in and visit, lets exchange ideas, and have some fun.

The third impression is that Alan Shoemaker continues to lose my respect. Usually it is better if I do not respond immediately after losing my temper so I am going to go meditate for an hour or so. Alan I hope while I am meditating you do not respond with anymore insults, revisionist history, or veiled threats. Threats are very counterproductive with me.

Instead, you should try to explain away Bill Barnes observation in comment # 298. That should be difficult.

Thank you Bill Barnes.

300 alan shoemaker August 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm

Bill Barnes…
LOL
And who are you, pray tell?

301 Mark August 18, 2007 at 9:13 am

Alan
he is someone that met Gerald for the first time without him knowing he knows anything of the golf war and heard Geralds LIES first hand ……..
would the other two ownerss be Ryan and Adam our Ryan and Sergio…
WELL NOW WE KNOW WHO THE OWNERS ARE RIGHT 🙂 LOL

302 alan shoemaker August 18, 2007 at 10:57 am

All I can tell is that it is someone that SAYS they were at Gerald’s…
Did Bill join the golf club?
If not, how did he ever find this blog?
So tell us who you are.. er… Bill Barnes. What’s your social security number? That ought to do it.

303 David Volkmann August 18, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Alan I have a hard time understanding you sometime. Anybody in the world can find this blog. How did you find it? Why is it assumed Bill Barnes, who ever he is, is from the USA and has a social security number. Idenity theft now is the number one fastest growing crime in the USA. The last thing one should do is give out his social security number on the world wide web. I and you both have a list of everyone that joined the Amazon golf club and I don’t see his name on that roster. Your a member of the Amazon golf and country club and I don’t see his name on that list of 15 published on this blog.

So back to an old question that has been asked many times without an answer from you or anyone else except for testimonial now from Bill Barnes as to what Gerald told him. Gerald and 2 others owns the golf course that sits on the property that Ryan lives on? Right? Deny or admit please. If not then who owns the golf course? As of two weeks ago.

304 Mark August 18, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Hey Dave The way Alan dances around questions, he has a good start on politics!
🙂

305 alan shoemaker August 18, 2007 at 9:19 pm

Gerald owns the golf course with 2 others? Where did you hear this? Absolutely not. Never has, never will. Absurd. It’s Ryan’s property, everyone knows that.

306 Mark August 18, 2007 at 9:34 pm

does the court sysstem with the right documents of ownership or just only because he has been there?

307 David Volkmann August 18, 2007 at 10:51 pm

Alan why do you not understand the ownership of the property and the ownership of the golf course that sets on the property is two different things? How many times does one have to tell you it is very common to have one person own the land and another to own the improvements on that land? Are you saying you don’t know who owns the golf course that sets on the land Ryan lives on or to save argument that Ryan owns?

308 alan shoemaker August 19, 2007 at 12:20 am

I’ve tried my best to spell it out to everyone. Unfortunately, almost everyone prefers to be dupes.
You have been duped people.
Wake up.
It is Ryan’s land, the golf course will rent it from him.
If you believe anything else and have taken action because you have been duped, you have made a gigantic mistake.

309 David Volkmann August 19, 2007 at 7:31 am

Alan if that is the case that Ryan owns the golf course that sets on his land then we have been duped by him. Unless of course your saying investers from all over the world “donated” there money to Ryan to build this golf course and he owes the investers (the ones who paid for the golf course)nothing for the improvements to his land. I had always thought Ryan was an innocent bystander, but now it is him, and him only who took the golf course from the investers? So now he not only owns the land but also the golf course, club house, lawnmowers, golfing equipment, ect. I guess we have all made a gigantic mistake. Never thought in a million years Ryan would do something like that.

310 Mark August 19, 2007 at 8:20 am

No one knows what to believe from you at times Alan. At one point in here you said about how much the rent/lease is and that the club would pay it when he gets title to the land. But I understand he could not get title to it. And no one has proved otherwise. Just statements made back and forth but more proof on the original clubs side. your word does not do it there is only a couple people in Iquitos I would believe in what they are saying. Maybe not agreeing 100% but understand what they are saying and why. evidently the Judge did not see the title to the land in Ryans name. Anyway Ryan just used a little portion of the land anyway. Probably the front left part that it sat on and he never did anything to the rest of it. But he may have used the little water at the pond to wash with. So that is probably what he has to himself. He aught to be thabkful that everything is gone around him and maybe some of the mosquitos. 🙂 .
everyone would like to know one thing from Ryan though…What made him change his mind from the original club with Mike to the Second one with gerry’s kids?

311 Mike Collis August 19, 2007 at 2:47 pm

I have a question for Alan.

Is the following statement true or false ?

On 21st February 2005 I attended a Board meeting which was held in my office. Ryan Richards stormed in while we were discussing our first upcoming tournament and demanded the floor. He shouted that, you Alan shoemaker be expelled from the club. On what grounds ? we asked.

Ryan said that a few days earlier you had wanted to take some tourists to see Ryan’s snake farm. Ryan refused and Ryan said you insulted him.
We said we could’nt expell you for that and Ryan said “Well its Alan Shoemaker out or your club off my land”. We argued with Ryan and he then asked me if you Alan had paid all your membership fee of $350. I replied no, you owed $230. Ryan continued his ranting and said “Well if he don’t pay it within 14 days its you lot off, or him”. The secretary sent you a letter and reluctantly you did pay the outstanding balance within the required time.
A few days later you came to see me and you said that the Club could not function properly with a tyrantical landlord like Ryan. You continued and said that you had already spoken to your lawyer who told you that because the Club had invested so much money on the land we had more right to it than Ryan.

I did nothing then, but when Mayeaux illegally disolved our Club I remembered what you had said over a year earlier and started the process for which I thank you so much for sowing that particular seed.

If Ryan wants to point a finger at someone as the source of his current situation, then Alan its at you.

Please deny or confirm what I have said. Thank you.

312 Mark August 19, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Alan,

OOP’S

313 alan shoemaker August 19, 2007 at 6:41 pm

I wasn’t at that meeting but heard that it happened. That’s probably true, I imagine.
I did not speak with my lawyer and never told you that I did. so that’s false. I did pay the remainder of my fee however, and that was just to pacify everyone. Sometimes we have to do this. I also did not say Ryan was a tyranical landlord. Never happened.
So Mike, you are wrong. Sorry I couldn’t back you up.
Now, getting back to other matters.
This Bill Barnes person and the Mark person. Frankly, I don’t think they exist. Now Volkman says that he should not give me his social security.. and by the way, let’s see yours too Mark… because of the possibility of identity thieft. Ok, fine. Then give me your passport numbers. Those numbers are used at every airline everywhere. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Let’s get to the bottom of this. I’ll start here, and there are some other strange names on this blog as well that I believe only exist in the minds that made them up. Think about it DV.
And one more thing DV. You said that anyone could do a google and find this blog? I just did one: Iquitos, Peru And I stopped looking after 20 pages. the blog does not come up. So, DV… tell me what you or this Bill Barnes person would put in google that would immediately bring up this blog.
See what I’m getting at.
Another thing. There never existed a Gerry Gould. His name has always been Gerald Mayeaux. And another… his daughter NEVER wrote into this blog.
For those of you that are paying attention. Please stay awake.
As I have said: Many of you have been duped. Wake up.

314 alan shoemaker August 19, 2007 at 6:54 pm

That also includes Anthony Giardenelli. Who are you?
And Brian and Natalia. Do you belong to the club as well? How did you find this blog?
And Anne Onlooker? How did you come by this blog? Who are you? Etc. etc. etc..
Now, I want to be clear about something… in case you missed. I am for the golf club. I am for everyone that paid having memberships… or shares (I do that just for you DV). And most importantly, I am for Ryan having his property that he sweated on for 25+ years, living in a container growing tomatoes and cabbages and finally snakes. There was a silly suggestion that he never worked the property! Why do you think there were no large trees there? Because it was plantations years before! He gave up working with vegetables because he would drop them off on consignment in Belen for them to sell and return later to pick up his money and… I know you won’t believe this, but they would always say that they had no money to pay him, but that his product was sold. Any other solution that is dreamt up that involves Ryan not having his property is absurd. We all know that and those that don’t know it are really only trying to Steal The Amazon Golf Course.

315 alan shoemaker August 19, 2007 at 7:03 pm

And if I put Iquitos fishing into google… I get this: http://www.dawnontheamazon.com/peacockbassfishing.html and it has no link to the blog.

316 Mike Collis August 19, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Hello Alan, you told me that you had spoken to your lawyer but only you and I know the truth.

However everyone I thought I would tell you a short story as a little diversion.

At the outbreak of World war 2 an englishan left England and went to Germany to offer his help to Hitler.
Hitler gave him a job in the Propaganda Ministry. He was set up with a powerful radio transmitter and every night he would send messages to England . He called himself “Lord Haw Haw”. Every night he would broadcast to England telling everyone that they were being told lies by Churchill and Roosevelt. He said that the sinking of the Bismark and the Turpitz,the Normandy landings were just allied propaganda and that the Nazis were winning the War. he also said that the extermination of jews and gypsys was also a lie.

Sound like someone you know ?

Whatever happened to “Lord Haw Haw” ?

When the allies entered Germany he was captured, sent back to England and was hanged for treason in Pentonville Prison,London in 1946.

317 Mark August 19, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Alan
You must be out of your mind if i am going to put any of my Information on here for all to see (including someone wanting to steal it). Frankly I do not have to show or prove anything to you.I am not the one on defense here. You are with some of your business partners. The more you write here the bigger the hole gets.

318 Bill August 19, 2007 at 8:38 pm

One good thing that has come from this two-bit blog is that we have gotten to know each other better.

319 alan shoemaker August 19, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Know you? Who are you?
We sell tickets every day, Lima to Iquitos, and in order to do that we have to have the passport numbers. If you are unwilling to give that up… You are a ghost and most likely a liar.

320 alan shoemaker August 19, 2007 at 9:33 pm

And yes Mike, you are a liar. That is for sure. I am very disappointed in you. You can’t even admit that you told me that you would get title and give it to me and two Peruvians. You word is worthless frankly.

321 Mark August 20, 2007 at 4:13 am

Alan
I will give that information up to my airlines that I use not some guy that has told several differant stories along the way in this blog. Alan I have to give you credit for knowing liars because being associated with Gerald and Ryan they are numbers 1 and 2. You go back and answer all of the questions posted to you that you ignored and I will send you information about me, but I know that will never happen….but who knows maybe you will choose to answer them for everyone involved..

322 alan shoemaker August 20, 2007 at 7:46 am

This is really getting old now.
Suffice to say that I feel quite secure in knowing that the Peruvian legal system will do what is correct with this situation.

323 jim August 20, 2007 at 8:46 am

The first comment left on this blog in reponse to the first post in December ’06 implied Bill was a liar. Just last week everyone was sharing the love. Now it’s back full circle. I don’t know many people here in the comments. I’ve heard about you, most of you. I know Mark. He’s real. I’m real, too. I lurk in the background. Google golf Iquitos. Iquitos Peru has too much competition for this two-bit blog. But we’re working on it.

324 Mike Collis August 20, 2007 at 9:37 am

Alan, You told me you spoke to your lawyer , you were really pissed off with Ryan. It was in the Gringo Bar.

In May 2006 I started investigating the ownership of the land. My people discovered that Ryan did NOT own the land and as your lawyer told you I had more right to it than Ryan.He did not work the land it was jungle and we have photos to prove it.
At that time I thought you were really a good guy so I confided in you. I told you that if I got the title I would transfer it into the name of the Amazon Golf Club provided it was run by people who everyone could trust. I told you I wanted you to be one of those people.
But a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then, but if I get the title I will still transfer it to our club but you will no longer be included on the Board of Administraters. You always said “I’m not on Gerald’s boat or on your boat I’m not on anyones boat” and “I’m not riding any horse ” . Now we really have seen your true colours.

Alan have you seen the Supreme Court document giving me Administration ? If not I’ll send you a copy and any one else who wants to see it. I suspect Ryan has not been telling you the complete truth Alan.

325 Antuco August 20, 2007 at 10:13 am

comment # 314 makes me think what might be going through a rabid raccons brain after he had broken into the garbage. Made a whole mess of everything, and now is being cornered by the DEC officer and his 9mm with a crowd of anne onlookers.
Who will be the brave DEC officer to put this raccon out of its shame??

Because as we know, there is no cure for an animal in its advanced stages of rabies…Unless of course…….. the cobbler finds a cure……….

326 alan shoemaker August 20, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Supreme Court? Give me a break Mike.

327 alan shoemaker August 20, 2007 at 9:30 pm

Sorry Mike, my lawyer never said that and neither did I. I am not your puppet and so don’t ever try and use me this way.
You are right that Ryan did not have Title to the land. He had just been living and working it for 25 years. Correct Mike.
However, it was not jungle. It was second growth. This means that it had been worked before and was growing back to jungle. Ryan had tomato and cabbage plantations happening. I explained this before and this is one of the reasons that this blog gets old for me. I have been trying to tell everyone that there never was a theft until now. No one was stealing anything. Everyone has memberships that paid for them… except maybe some of the people you sold shares to (do you like that DV, I said SHARES… happy now?) others when they were not allowed to do so. A question: Did Zeller buy shares from you Mike? I’d like an answer to that please.
But you have papers saying the Supreme Court issued an order. So be it. You win Mike, you own it. Does that make you happy or are you crying on the second floor of the clubhouse? So now what are you going to do? Perhaps your funders can chipshot in with 24,000 dollars and buy the hardware it takes to maintain this course. Or better yet, hire 50 people with machetes to cut the grass every day.
You are wearing me out, continuing to make me preach and I have really gotten tired of it: Those that have paid memberships are members of the club. Those that have paid money to steal the course because they were mislead… God bless but get the hell out of the way, the sooner the better. Try as I might, there is no rectification for those actions that I can see in the near or far future. Having Ryan pissed off at you for simple words cost me a year of non-communication. Trying to steal his land? forget it!
That he was thrown off his property that he lived on for 25+ years in a container? Give ma a break! Are you guys insane or what?

328 Mike Collis August 21, 2007 at 11:36 am

Alan, You must admit that before Mayeaux disolved the Amazon Golf Club on 7th April 2006 our club owned grass cutting machinery and golfing equipment.

When I took posession on 9th August all of the grass cutting machinery and all of the golfing equipment had gone.

Alan , Did it walk away by itself or was it stolen ?

329 David Volkmann August 21, 2007 at 12:22 pm

I was just going to make a similar comment that Mike made. Alan did you not in a recent comment relinquish ownership of the $4,000.00 lawnmower that the Japanese bought for there investment in the Amazon golf club not the Amazon golf and country club which they do not own any shares or membership (I used membership to make Alan happy)? I assume that Leo and most of the 15 were going to relinquish there ownership in this lawnmower that was stolen, and the benefit of the doult was going to be given to all of them that they did not know it was stolen. $24,000.00 really? I think that is more than I have invested altogether so far.

330 alan shoemaker August 21, 2007 at 12:53 pm

The Japanese bought memberships, just like everyone did. They did not donate money to buy lawnmowers.
I continually don’t understand what you mean when you say that a lawnmower was stolen. I hav no concept of that at all.
The only thing I see that is stolen is Ryan’s property.

331 Brian and Natalia August 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Alan,

I just read #314. You don’t know me? My wife is from Iquitos. We were married there in 2004. My wedding pictures are on Mike’s bulletin board in his office. (I’m the one in the Marine Corps dress blues!) My wife and I are both share owners in the Amazon Golf Club. I was assigned to the Riverine Program in Iquitos from October 1999 until December 2000. I was last in Iquitos in March, and before that at Christmas and New Years. What are you reaching for?

332 Brian and Natalia August 21, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Make that married in 2002, sorry dear!

333 Mike Collis August 21, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Alan,
John Zeller and his since departed partner Maureen (Mick ) Portlock bought 3 shares 1 for Mick and 2 for John. Once this is sorted Mick’s next of kin
will be shareholders.

Now Alan will you answer my question please ?

Did the grass cutting machinery and the golfing equipment walk off by themselves OR were they stolen ?

334 alan shoemaker August 21, 2007 at 11:37 pm

I have no idea about where machinery is.
I thought you took control of everything Mike.
And I understood that when you give the land back to Ryan, and that WILL happen, you would give it back in the condition it was in. so obviously you need that machinery, right? Or else you would have to pay what it costs to get it in that condition. There are photos of the day that you took possession.
So… I am at a loss for words. You have it, apparently, but you can do nothing with it. Such a terrible loss, apparently.
And frankly, I really don’t know the answers for these questions. As I said, we are all in the same boat, I am finally realy to play golf and there is not course. I asked that you give a blanket golf playing right to everyone and you refused, asking for THEM to give you something first. Give something up, maybe that will start some type of healing.

335 Mark August 22, 2007 at 4:26 am

Alan
You are something else bud…GIVE THINGS TO S GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT STOLE THE CLUBS ASSETS AND CLAIMS THEM FOR THERES AND THEN LOST IN THE COURTS..THEN STEALS MORE STUFF…THE HOLE CUPS,MOWER, TOOLS, ets. Now you want to be handed things to you guys to show good faith WHEN YOU STOLE THINGS AGAIN FROM THE CLUB..
ALAN I HATE TO SAY IT BUT I THINK YOU MUST BE AN IDIOT DUDE.
GIVE BACK WHAT YOU GUYS STOLE FROM THE CLUB THEN START TALKING ABOUT PLAYING GOLF AGAIN. ONCE THOSE ITEMS ARE RETURNED “THEN THINGS CAN BEGIN TO HEAL”
DO NOT SET THERE AND SAY “YOU NEED TO GIVE ME THIS OR DO THAT” WHEN YOU ARE A BUNCH OF LIEING THEIVES. YOU GUYS HAVE PROVED IT AGAIN…I SAY YOU GUYS BECAUSE YOU ALL HARBOR EACH OTHER AND CONDONE WHAT YOU ARE DOING AS “THE RIGHT THING”.
YOU SAY RETURN THE PROPERTY TO RYAN AS IT WAS TAKEN FROM HIM RIGHT…..NO CLUB HOUSE NO TRANSFORMER NO WATER PUMP, NO IMPROVEMENTS AT ALL….”JUNGLE” RIGHT THAT IS HOW YOU WANT IT
OR DO WANT IT SO THE SECOND CLUBS 15 MEMBERS THAT CLAIMED THE MOWER CAN CLAIM THE GOLF COURCE AS THERES…LIKE GERALD SAID “HE OWNS AND BUILT IT WITH TWO OTHER GUYS. NEVER GIVING ACCLAIMS TO WHO REALLY DID IT…MAYBE IT WAS NOT PERFECT IN THE BEGINNING BUT IT IS NOT EASY TO CLEAR OUT A JUNGLE EVEN IF IT IS ONLY 2nd CUT OF HEAVY GROWTH. I GET SO MUCH ENJOYMENT READING FROM THESE ROOKIES. GO TALK WITH GERALD AND GET YOUR STORIES STRAIGHT OK..
HAVE A GOOD DAY ALL…

336 David Volkmann August 22, 2007 at 5:44 am

Mark send me an email. volkmann@grantsburgtelcom.net. Who ever you are I am really getting to like you. I agree with everything you said. Your saying it before I get a chance.

337 David Volkmann August 22, 2007 at 9:50 am

Alan you must have not taken my advice and called Emilo Villar at 235431 that I commented about in comment 291 on 8-15-07. He is the goverment official who has probably been more involved in this case then anyone else. We got a ear full when we called. He knows the future outcome of the ownership of the property and the golf course. It is a done deal. If you call you will know to.

When a goverment court system awards you or gives you custody of property it is not stealing. You might not agree with the ruling. But it is not stealing. If I make improvements to your home or property and you don’t have just reason for not paying me, I am going to take your property if we are in the USA. You are not going to get buy with having your property improved free, just because there is no written contract. I have been down that road.

It is unfair that Mike is getting all the heat. He is not alone. We are not taking sides with Mike. We are Mikes side. We are his cause. We can’t choose which ship to bet on because we also have vested rights in the ship Mike is on. We came on board when Adam refused to give us the money we paid for improvements to the property and return our golf clubs. We don’t have a choice of which side to be on.
You and everyone else has a choice, except the 3 that own the golf course that sets on the land that Ryan lives on. Unless of course the 3 want to negotiate a settlement out of court which has been offered many times by Mike with no response that I know of. I understand Mike has wanted to compromise and the 3 have not budged. We don’t know if Mikes offers are still on the table or not. To us if we lose our investment it is not that big a deal. It wouldn’t be the first time.

If others want to come forward that is up to them. I am not going to tell you there names.

338 Mike Collis August 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm

I have finished with them. No more Mr Nice Guy.
We have tried over the last 18 months to negotiate and compromise but they would have none of it.

When the hammer falls which it will those members of that dispicable gang who have engaged in illegal activities against the Amazon Golf Club will feel it.
Those that have colaborated with them will feel it also.
I think Ryan had better start looking for a home for himself and his rats and snakes.

Also tell Mayeaux that Wally will give him a good price for his clubs.

“Gird up thy loins for the dogs of war are gathering”

339 alan shoemaker August 22, 2007 at 9:48 pm

No More Mister Nice Guy… No More Mister … who, who who…
Bring the hammer down Mike but buy your ticket to Brasil first.
There’s some ass kicking coming.
Sorry about that.
that said, these problems about the course… for me, they are political and everyone has their opinions. I hold only the opinions guilty, not the people. We CAN MOVE ON.

340 Mark August 23, 2007 at 4:31 am

YES IT CAN MOVE ON DUDE….BRING THE STUFF BACK THAT WAS STOLEN///”YOU ARE IN ON IT WITH THEM ALL” SO BE PREPARED TO BE DEPORTED TO THE US BECAUSE PERU DOES NOT WANT THE TROUBLE YOU GUYS HAVE CAUSED. BECAUSE THEY WILL NOW LOOK INTO ALL OF YOUR PASTS..ALAN RUNNING WITH WHO YOU DO I UNDERSTAND IT IS HARD TO TELL THE TRUTH WITH ALL OF THE LIES A FLYING AROUND..SORRY BUT IT IS TRUE…..YOU SHOULD KNOW GERALD BY NOW AFTER HOW MANY YEARS THAT YOU HAVE LIVED IN IQUITOS. I KNEW THE SECOND YEAR THERE BECAUSE HE REPEATED THE SAME STORIES BUT ADDED DIFFERANT THINGS TO EACH TO MAKE HIM LOOK BETTER..

341 alan shoemaker August 23, 2007 at 10:08 am

That sounds like a threat Mark. Is this who you are, what you have become?

342 Mark August 23, 2007 at 5:38 pm

no it is not a threat from me at all. it is just things I have heard about what is going on because of the ILLIGAL activity from ex-pats in Iquitos and how PERU does not want this in there country. they have enough with the local people and do not have to put up with it from GUEST SUCH AS US IN THIER COUNTRY. And they can and will do something about the trouble makers and I AM SURE YOU KNOW GERALD IS ONE OF THEM.. HAS BEEN FOR A TIME NOW..
That is it. I too am one of the guests in thier country and like you and the others need to walk a fine line to stay on good terms. With Family in Iquitos or not. You made threats earlier on your differant writings about stealing or taking and destroying things. nowthing s are missing and you are claiming to know nothing….
WHY IS THAT? I do know some of the police there and ones in the tourist police.. Yes they do have police just to keep track of gringos there. I talk with them and they read this blog also so it can be used as evidence ir needed. And aAlan frankly you have admitted to having knowledge of a lot of things that have Illigally happened with the golf course and Shawn has too. Eveb the threats on people he has made are logged in with the police there.
…..EVERYONE NEEDS TO REMEMBER THAT “WE” ARE ALL GUESTS IN THERE COUNTRY…..
…..EVEN IF YOU HAVE A RESEDENCIA CARD. Remember Alan, Gerald has made a lot of enemies in Iquitos and they are gunning for him. Yes he has a few friends but with his lieing and stealing, he is burning his bridges real fast….
These are not threats but warnings to watch yourself and how you(meaning everyone involved) act. You guys think this thing is funny and all but it is not. It is not about lots of money but about what is right and what is wrong…..

343 alan shoemaker August 23, 2007 at 10:07 pm

I’m not a guest Mark. You are.

344 Mark August 24, 2007 at 4:19 am

I have a resedencia card Alan and you what, have a citizenship card that you had to apply for, but you still are a guest in Peru. They can take your citizenship card away if they feel you do not deserve it because of your actions. Did you read the fine print on the documents you signed. Have you served in the military yet to satisfy your requirement for citizenship or did you buy or beg your way out of that also. Everyone knows why your changed your citizenship Alan. Federal drug charges in the US. Strike one in the U.S., now the theft of property in Peru, Strike two…Three is probably right around the corner. I know Gerald thinks that Peruvians are stupid people and you probably think most are right? Just because they are a third world country does not mean they are stupid….
Be careful Alan on your actions. I am not concerned so much for you but for your family and the possibility of them being without you while you are in jail….
………

345 alan shoemaker August 24, 2007 at 12:55 pm

You no longer have to serve in the military to be a Peruvian. That law was changed several years ago.
I am a Peruvian citizen because I live here with my wife and family and have been here for 15 years.
Now what has all this got to do with all of us getting back to the golf course?

346 Bill August 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Hi all. I just returned from one of the greatest voyages in natural history into Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve. One of my guests asked to try his hand fishing. He caught 11 species in less than 5 hours, including a peacock bass, fought two other big peacocks, but they escaped. Another huge fish of unknown species hit hard, immediately straightened his hook and was gone.
When we were docking Dawn on the Amazon III in Iquitos, I thought to myself, “I bet they are still bickering about the damned Amazon Golf Club.” Here I am reading the bickering. This must be the flip side of my reality, of our reality.

Alan Shoemaker has made some statements bordering on stupidity that I am here to correct. From his false assumptions on a number of statements you will see how he has repeatedly arrived at incorrect conclusions based on no evidence about many subjects that he comments on as if he were an expert.

Let’s start with comment # 313 when Alan doubted the existence of Bill Barnes, and Mark. He says, “Frankly, I don’t think they exist.” Then he makes the statement Gerald Mayeaux’s daughter Michele, “NEVER wrote into this blog”! Then he goes on to insult everyone who that has a different opinion from his. That would include me, and nearly everyone else.

Comment # 314 is really stupid. He doubts the existence of Anthony Giardenelli, Brian and Natalia and Anne Onlooker. His logic is, how could they have found this two-bit blog to read or to make a comment? He thinks we are having a private discussion.

Maybe Mark has conviced Alan that Mark does in fact exist after Alan called Mark a ghost and most likely a liar, without even knowing him. I know Mark. He is one of my best friends, and he is not a liar. He considered becoming a founding member of the Amazon Golf Club, and knows all of us. I know Brian and Natalia. They are my friends. They are members of the Amazon Golf Club, and they know all of us. I know Anthony, he is my friend. He is the owner of the Otorango Lodge operating here in Iquitos, and he knows many of us.

I do not know Bill Barnes or Anne Onlooker but I have no reason to doubt their existence, and Alan has less reason.

Comments come to me, as the administrator, in the form of emails with return email addresses and the IP number. I have checked several IP locations. For instance my brother Jim’s IP shows it came from Terre Haute, Indiana, 55 miles from where he lives. Michele’s email came from Waco Texas. That is all I know, but it adds up. Did mayeaux go to the states to see his dying mother? Please scroll up to read comment # 49 from Michele and tell me she NEVER made a comment on this blog. I believe Michele probably found the Captains Blog by performing a google search for her father’s name, Gerald Mayeaux.

Bill Barnes has sent us comments from at least three locations. I can not get a read on Mr. Barnes but I assume he is traveling out side the United States. Could you give us another comment sir? You do not have to give us your SS # or your pass port #. That is one of the stupidest things I have heard so far.

Before anyone asks, no you can not have or see anyone else’s email address.

I am amazed at the success of the Captains Blog, considering it was born only seven months ago in a small niche market and I am only averaging one new post per week. Specifically our numbers are 35,525 hits and growing. In the last 24 hours we had 177 hits. We have had 500 hits on a few days.

My web site at http://www.dawnontheamazon.com has a live link to the Captains Blog, http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/ and live links to my flickr on-line photo gallery at; http://www.flickr.com/photos/dawnontheamazon/

My photo gallery has 17,098 hits since Jan. 2007. There are several live links to the Capatins Blog from the Dawn on the Amazon flickr photos.

The most important key words to google search for Dawn on the Amazon are Amazon cruises, 1st page, ranks # 5. Amazon tours and cruises, 1st page # 5. Amazon tours, 2nd page # 12. Dawn on the Amazon ranks 1st for 5 keywords that are my niche market. Nearly every person that contacts me through my web site receives a reply that contains live links to the Captains Blog and the flickr photos.

The Dawn on the Amazon Captains Blog is listed in 12 blog directories. We have several ping backs, and links from other blogs. Two interesting ping backs are from Golf Digests that picked up my article titled, First Lawsuit Defending the Amazon Golf Club, Iquitos Peru.

I am surprised more people have not commented. We have told a pretty interesting story, although it has been repetitious.

SFY Alan, you are playing with half a deck.

347 alan shoemaker August 24, 2007 at 10:18 pm

I am just with half a deck Bill, so you will have to tell me what you mean?
SFY is, So For Your information. Right?
Or so now we know you too?

348 alan shoemaker August 24, 2007 at 11:17 pm

And by the way, why don’t you Ping me and see what it says. LOL

349 Bill August 25, 2007 at 7:28 am

You have been consistently wrong on nearly every word you have added to this blog. The only comment I can find that I agree with in spirit or in fact is # 322 “Suffice to say that I feel quite secure in knowing that the Peruvian legal system will do what is correct with this situation.” Well said. Everything else is obstinate obstructionism.

I rank you with mayeaux, richards, sergio, and andrews. That is rank.

We know each other!

350 alan shoemaker August 25, 2007 at 1:09 pm

I could tell you if I wanted to
What makes me what I am
But I don’t really want to
And you don’t give a damn

😉

351 alan shoemaker August 25, 2007 at 1:16 pm

… but Bill, what about when I said you were No. 1 in signing up for the Club?
I know I was right about that.
So see what you’ve done now by saying that the only thing I ever said that was true was no. 322? Now I can’t believe anything you have ever written. Damn.

352 Bill August 25, 2007 at 4:24 pm

Hi Alan,

Excuse me. I was trying to make my point. Your percentage could be better if you were not so stubborn. I’m only playing with the other half of the deck. I am probably the only person reading this blog that had to google LOL to learn it means “laughing out loud”, or less commonly, “lots of luck”.

How did your meeting go this morning with mayeaux, andrews, and richards? The only obvious ties that binds the four of you are gringos playing golf. Now we all have more in common,…none of us play golf…did you talk about returning the mowers, and golf equipment? Did anyone mention the 60 original investors? Did Mayeaux tell you about his denuncias? What else might you have talked about?

353 alan shoemaker August 25, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Now…
The golf course is one thing… but another thing more important to me than playing golf are the many friends I have here in Iquitos. Not just my friends, but everyones friends. This has been a castrophe for almost all the gringos here and that, surely, can end.
I don’t want to have people avoiding me, don’t want to have to avoid others. There’s lots of very hot emotions surrounding the golf course issue but I for one am not going to allow this to darken my views on Iquitos and those that I know and appreciate. Getting to know people and making friends is sometimes difficult and there are so few of us here.
Hopefully everyone has done all the yelling and cussing that they needed to do and hopefully everyone feels better by having released those angers. Can you really stay mad at someone (everyone) forever? I can’t.
So, for the benefit of everyone here reading this, I will say it again: I have complete faith in the courts here and thier making the correct judgement for the final outcome of the property.

354 Anthony August 25, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Good evening all, I just got back from a few days downstream and while reading the last 50 or so comments, one word comes to my mind to describe a person here commenting.
So the word for today is Schizophrenia.

Anyways seeing how this blog gets so much exposure….

http://picasaweb.google.com/otorongolodge
http://www.peruamazonrainforestadventures.com

355 alan shoemaker August 25, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Wrap your head around it Anthony. It’s possible for you, surely.

356 Mark August 26, 2007 at 8:16 am

Anthony are you making comments just to advertise your lodge now? Bill can do it is his blog. Bill I think they have all lied so much about this that the equipment could be setting right behind them and they would say they know nothing about it and still think they are right about the course being theres.Bill, Did you like the part from Alan where he thinks the original group needs to start a “sincere outpouring of remorse” #271 or give things to them in “good faith”.
I had a good laugh with those comments. He says this as they are stealing things. At times I think Alan is in another world with some of his thinkings and sayings

357 Anthony August 26, 2007 at 10:49 am

Guilty as charged.

But I still have an interest in the whole matter. A few freinds of mine are deeply buried in this subject matter, and I am learning some things everyday. Some people gain my respect and some lose it very quickly (ojo-schizophrenic).
All in all I wish the ex-pat community could get along but due to such character clashes it is near to impossible. There are certain persons that i would have to diagnose as drunk or lost on a sense of invincibility due to the fact that they live in a 3rd world country trying its hardest to become a 4th world country.

I guess it is all about control…
I may be young dumb and full of #@! but I am always open for criticism so if i am wrong, please advise.
Anthony

358 John Zeller August 26, 2007 at 12:20 pm

They´re now, one and all, suffering from LITTLE BALLS, WITHDRAWLS, the silly bastards !

359 alan shoemaker August 26, 2007 at 9:35 pm

At least they have some balls John.
And from what I see, you better batten yours down, if you have any. Nothing personal, just that I don’t like you. Ask me why.

360 john zeller August 27, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Who knows or cares why you, dear Alan, don´t just LOVE a happychappy like myself possessed as I am of sterling character, quick and happy wit, and a keen nose which sniffs-out unterenschen like yourself and your ratmates. And, just maybe, you don´t like me because WE GOODGUYS BEAT YOUR THIEVING BUMS WAY DOWN DEEP INTO YOUR LUSH STOLEN GREENS! Whatever, though, I just thought I´d resurrect a little gem you penned just the other day, 1st August 2007. Let´s see how you and your fellow Swinehunden saw it just a short couple weeks ago:

“The land WILL BE titled in Ryan’s name. That is obvious and that is happening now. Any other papers that came down from Agriculture in Iquiots have no authority what so ever.
Some of you decided that your horse was faster and so you backed it. That horse will not even finish the race. I told you before, from the beginning, about this. Few listened. Others put up sums of money to back that horse, that’s…”

No reason to continue, is there?

Go back to sleep. Catch a few more winks, Alan. No reason anymore to set that alarm for an early tee-off with your fellow criminals.

Dream your disturbing LittleBall dreams, Loser!

361 alan shoemaker August 27, 2007 at 3:02 pm

Your words cut me to the quick John.

362 Mark August 28, 2007 at 4:21 am

I would like to hear more from Shawn on this subject especially what he learned about Wally and other things. I do like hearing from him. But it seems he is either to busy to care or found out some things about Gerald and the others to maybe change his way of thinking. And maybe not, who knows. maybe he is riding around on a mower :), with the little cups around Santo Thomas so he and Gerald can play. 🙂 , Sorry just being a smarta**. So Mike what is new on the front lines. Any news on the Mower and cups and the other things? Thanks John for bringing back some of the comments from Alan, This is the reason that he or Shawn did or would not answer questions that were put to them.

363 alan shoemaker August 28, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Of course it is Mark. Your intelligence never ceases to amaze me.

364 Bill August 28, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Hello everyone, I have been remembering a mystery that maybe someone can solve for me. There have been numerous times we could have solved our problems out of court.

One big missed opportunity was Peter Schneider’s proposed solution. Every one of Mike’s “investors” would have backed that plan but the only Iquitos based golfer to back Peter’s Solution was Alan Shoemaker. The rest of the “Iquitos golfers” never even responded that I know of.

Think of how that would have changed our present and the future. EVERYONE’S rights would have been protected. The Peruvian legal system would not be involved. Think of all the time, treasure, and energy we have wasted. Friendships and lives are wrecked. We could all be working toward a shared vision. What happened to that opportunity? Who opposed Peter Schneider’s solution, and for what reason? Alan, can you help answer that question? Do you remember what richards and mayeaux said or did during that time period? That was a pivotal event in the history of the gringo community of Iquitos, and the Amazon Golf Club. Who can help solve that mystery? Alan, Shawn, Hans, Leo,…anyone?

365 john zeller August 28, 2007 at 5:48 pm

From the beginning, Peter Schneider’s proposal was a load of bollocks and transparently so! Every cabal and lowly venal act, such like the theft of our Amazon Golf Club, has to have a banker, the fella who puts up the geetis, the dough. THE SHADOWY SCHNEIDER IS THE ONE WHO FINANCIALLY BACKED THE BANDITS. With all his boodle, Schneider took the quick, easy path and willingly, nay, GLADLY, became the MoneyBroker behind their envisioned treachery…he was their “Mr. MoneyPockets”. Then, a couple months later, the money he socked into the actual theft of our club made it possible for those scummy lowlifes (whose names we already know by heart), by selective bribes to dishonourable officials and other such local pseudo-Power-Folk, to continue in a well-funded manner with the highjacking of our club and, along with it, it´s lofty humanitarian ideals. Schneider hoped to personally profit by making available to international travellers and business associates visiting his all-inclusive jungle lodge, golfing privileges which would further add to his prestige as a “Go-Gettin´ Man ’bout Town und World Businessman of the First Order” and, of course, contribute significantly to his personal bank statement. This murky Schneider character is actually far and away more culpable than those other mealy-mouthed Run-Of-The-Mill scoundrels he financed because, WITHOUT HIS MONEY, their treachery and deceit could never have seen the light of day! Therefore, it will be doubly necessary for us to deal most energetically with him when that magic time arises for, “According to his acts, so shall he be judged”.

366 David Volkmann August 28, 2007 at 8:01 pm

John, I don’t know Peter Schneider and have never heard a negative thing about him before now. In your comment is this opinion or fact?

367 alan shoemaker August 28, 2007 at 9:02 pm

Nevermind John. You don’t have to ask me why I don’t like you.

368 alan shoemaker August 28, 2007 at 10:27 pm

Somebody take that shovel away from him!

369 anthony August 29, 2007 at 9:24 am

Thats no shovel ………
Its a bulldozer

370 anonymous with reason August 29, 2007 at 10:35 am

Does anyone know why Gerald Mayeaux AKA Jerry Gould was expelled from the Rotary Club Iquitos recently ?

371 David Volkmann August 29, 2007 at 5:00 pm

To anonymous with reason. Why do you or we care?

372 Anthony August 29, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Ok Ok Ok.. I think it is about time there was a meeting face to face between the two sides.
I honestly dont like to see, expecially ex-pats fighting.
I would love to share a beer with Mick or godzeller sitting down at tyot with Alan, Gerald, Ryan, Bill and possibly pete (if he is involved).
Being a resident and business owner, this situation puts me in a pickle.
A real dill…… the easiest way to do it would be to talk to no one….
except for the fact that I happen to like to talk to older persons. let it be true stories or bullshit, I want to hear it..

Anyone with any expereince in this matter can give me some advice as to handle this I would love to hear it!!!!
and Mick you PRICK! stop calling me a traitor if i am enjoying a coffe and a sandwich in tyot

over and out

373 Mark August 29, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Hey Anthony
Enjoy yourself and whoever you want but most of these people would set down with Gerald, Ryan Peter and Alan BUT NOT AT THE “YROT” IF you are trying to say “yellow rose of texas” but it would never happen because gerald is a better backstabber then a negotiation type person if you know what I mean.
But NOBODY TRUSTS ANYTHING GERALD SAYS ANYMORE. HE HAS LIED THAT MUCH.
Sorry but it is the truth. He is good at it and I think he believes it himself
And you sound as if you are mezmerized by his speaches. How long have you known Gerald? Before to long you will start hearing repeat stories but with diferant versions.

374 alan shoemaker August 29, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Expelled from the RClub? Hahahahahah
Gerry Gould? hahahahahah
His daughter? hahahahahahahahah
And the other spooks? hahahahahahah
Realize it, there are only a few people here, most with no real person behind them except to further the purpose of this BS.
FACT

375 alan shoemaker August 29, 2007 at 9:02 pm

From the beginning, Peter Schneider’s proposal was a load of bollocks and transparently so! Every cabal and lowly venal act, such like the theft of our Amazon Golf Club, has to have a banker, the fella who puts up the geetis, the dough. THE SHADOWY SCHNEIDER IS THE ONE WHO FINANCIALLY BACKED THE BANDITS. With all his boodle, Schneider took the quick, easy path and willingly, nay, GLADLY, became the MoneyBroker behind their envisioned treachery…he was their “Mr. MoneyPockets”. Then, a couple months later, the money he socked into the actual theft of our club made it possible for those scummy lowlifes (whose names we already know by heart), by selective bribes to dishonourable officials and other such local pseudo-Power-Folk, to continue in a well-funded manner with the highjacking of our club and, along with it, it´s lofty humanitarian ideals. Schneider hoped to personally profit by making available to international travellers and business associates visiting his all-inclusive jungle lodge, golfing privileges which would further add to his prestige as a “Go-Gettin´ Man ’bout Town und World Businessman of the First Order” and, of course, contribute significantly to his personal bank statement. This murky Schneider character is actually far and away more culpable than those other mealy-mouthed Run-Of-The-Mill scoundrels he financed because, WITHOUT HIS MONEY, their treachery and deceit could never have seen the light of day! Therefore, it will be doubly necessary for us to deal most energetically with him when that magic time arises for, “According to his acts, so shall he be judged”.

Comment by john zeller — August 28, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

Just makes it really simple doesn’t it. This man needs help. But he’s so ugly that I don’t even want to be near him.
His other name is karma Zongi amongst others.
He’s dying, sorry for that Karma. But Karma gets you afterall. Bless your family.
I know it’s a pain in the ass to squeeze out that colostomy bag a couple times a day… Been there, done that.
But you have to get on with life, right?
Watch your words, your panties are showing.

376 David Volkmann August 29, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Come on you guys. Stop talking in code. What the tyot,Karma, Gould, ect. Your leaving alot of us out of the circle. Besides, I understand the war will be over on Friday and more important what are we going to do about Iquitos closing all the bars at midnight?

377 Bill August 29, 2007 at 10:11 pm

I have invited Karma Chongyi Zangmo to make a few comments on the Captains Blog. I previously asked Karma as a favor to me not to make derogatory comments against Alan Shoemaker, because I did not hold Alan in the same contempt that I hold his associates. I do not know if Karma will accept my offer or not. If Karma chooses to comment, it will give Alan an opportunity to compare Karma’s writing style with John Zeller’s and others to test his theory. Alan, I hope you understand this is nothing personal against you. In fact, you asked for it. I wish you good luck in the future.

378 alan shoemaker August 29, 2007 at 10:13 pm

No problem with the bars, we’ll all come over to you place Dave.

379 alan shoemaker August 30, 2007 at 8:57 am

That would have worked Bill… but fortunately Karma has already written enough words that I can determine who he is already.

380 Anthony August 30, 2007 at 10:38 am

Mark, I dont usually enjoy myself as much as I should. The problem is that I am an optimist. I always like to think that there is a solution.
Mesmerized by his speeches???????
I may be young, and that has its disadvantages because the older persons (Peruvians and ex-pats alike) think I will belive everything they say.
I allow to be bullshitted and mainly nod my head and agree because I dont want a conflict.. It is impossible to win a fight with a brick wall (unless you have a bulldozer)

I must tell……

I have a bullshit filter that you wouldnt belive….

All in all even the hustlers and theives are teachers.

This has been a commentary directly from the brain of Anthony, his views do not necessarily represent those expressed by Dawn on the Amazon Tours and cruises

sorry Bill, but I have to put it in……….

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http://www.peruamazonrainforestadventures.com

381 Mark August 30, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Hi Anthony,
I am glad that your bull meter is working. Probably overtime around Gerald, but it is working. He does have some good stories though I do have to admit. But you will soon get to hearing the same over and over but like I said they do change.
Enjoy them. By the way is he recomending you to tourists and of so for what percentage? You do not have to answer out loud but just to get you thinking. Now that he knows you are a part of this he will watch what he says to you.
EVERYONE HERE AT ONE TIME WAS GOOD FRIENDS WITH GERALD UNTIL THIS. And yes it is terrible that it has happened but Gerald, Adam and Ryan and the 12 others are the ones that started the whole mess and would not bargain in good faith with anyone. You either went along with them or you were an outcast with nothing..
You are in Iquitos, Go talk with some of the ex-pats that are speaking out on this. Do you know PAPA DAN “THE MOST RESPECTED EX-PAT IN IQUITOS”? Go talk with Him to see what he says ok. Go talk with Bill from “DAWN ON THE AMAZON TOURS AND CRUISES”. Talk with Mike, Talk with some of the Guides that hang out near the corner by his restaurant. Talk with the Director of tourism in Iquitos. See what ALL these people say about him. PLEASE. Then use your own judgement.
Oh and there is a solution and it is going on now…But it is not one that everyone is a winner unfortunatly but before this blog started one side tried to make a peaceful solution but the other side wanted full control with no discusion from anyone. “EITHER FOLLOW US OF GET LOST”

382 alan shoemaker August 30, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Well, I got lost a long time ago with this issue and hope you guys can find a way back. You have been connived, bambooziled, mislead, taken, screwed, misused, abused, lied to, and otherwise fucked.
Papa Dan saw the signature and agreed it was his. He actually couldn’t remember exactly when he signed it, but said that it looked like his. (Mad Mike was actually responsible for gettingDan’s and a couple of others. So now, maybe you guys can get it too? -Get it?
If you can show me ANY way that ANYONE could have land that Ryan has been living on for…25 years… and working it… then please do.
Beyond that, it’s the proverbial pig in the poke.
You all sound like children, shitting in a bag, lighting it on fire and punching the doorbell.
Unfortunately, so many of you have put money into this to screw Ryan. Lot’s of money spent for an unjust cause. There should be some shame somewhere. But then I realize that most of you bought BS from people. And so what happens with the responses when I defend the golf course? You want to threaten me and have me deported. What a bunch of whimps we all are.
I really can’t help you with that. Why would you have ever believed the BS that you were fed?
Ryan owns the land. He won’t take $20 G’s for it either. And frankly, I doubt you can buy Ryan.
I’m just reporting to you from what I see, out here on the front. Some of you take it personally and I regret that. Really, it’s not meant that way, except for Zeller. He can rot in hell as far as I am concerned. Too ugly to live really.
Mark, you started off ok, then lost it. You’d better reign it in a little, don’t you think?
Anthony, you BS filter has just been turned on my friend. I’ve been here 15 years now and you STILL can be taken in. Be aware.

383 John Bernhart August 31, 2007 at 12:16 am

Dear Gentlemen,
It has been about ten months since I posted my last, and only, entry. Mike, you have been very kind to mention my entry and myself in a positive light on several occasions. You have repeatedly requested that I post more entries. I haven’t done so, not out of disinterest, but out of a lack of anything constructive to add. As a regular visitor to Iquitos, and a founding member living in Lima, I am close enough to the problem to know who and what everyone is talking about but not close enough to confirm the veracity of many of the allegations that have been put forth.
Last week I picked up on the blog after a three month hiatus and have read the entire 312 pages of entries stretching from March to today. So, although I cannot bear witness to the myriad of accusations and so called “facts,” which are immediately countered with another set of opposite
‘facts,” I can offer some semi-educated opinions, and one possible solution.
I will most likely be accused of being a fence-sitter because I see valid points on both sides of the issue. So let me start of by saying, Mike, I told you I would make a donation towards the golf course. If you give me an account number I will do it now or I can give it to when I come out, hopefully within the next few weeks. This donation is not to say I am taking one side or the other but I am a man of my word, and I have complete faith that you will use the money for the good of the club. But don’t be surprised if you see me sitting with Alan at the Yellow Rose when I come. If people don’t like my politics, too bad. I have the luxury of not having created enmity between any of the people involved, , , so far.
I have read entries that are informative, ridiculous, ludicrous, slanderous, and downright vulgar, in Shawn’s case all at the same time. Shawn, I don’t know you, but we gotta party together. Your idea of what a real man is and kicking the shit out anyone who insults you is hilarious. You are the id to this Freudian nightmare of a blog, but sandwiched between your vulgarity and infantile threats are some extremely good points. I agree with you and Alan that Ryan is not the culprit. I have had several talks with him and underneath his rage is a deep sadness and remorse that his good intentions of allowing us to create a golf course ended up in his property being taken away from him. Title or not, a man who squats on a piece of land for 25 years has a legal, ethical, and MORAL right to own that land. Mike, if the judge gave you Receivership of the entity known as the “Amazon Golf Club” (or whatever we are calling it now), that is one thing, but if he gave you possession of the land, that is immoral, and it should be given back to Ryan immediately.
I also don’t think Gerald is the devil incarnate that this blog makes him out to be, at least not as far as the club is concerned. Gerald may have been an opportunist, but I think he merely saw a problem, and in his Texas Ranger Wannabe “Shoot first, ask questions later – let the wounded take care of themselves” attitude, just did what he thought was best for the club. Mike, you say that Gerald illegally dissolved the original club, but I can ascertain, from what you’ve told me, that the club was never set up legally in the first place, and Gerald may very well have prevented legal problems for members who sold or would have sold their shares illegally under the original constitution. But this is what I DO have against Gerald; Gerald himself sold me on the idea of the club even more than Mike did and Gerald himself told me that the first fifty members (which were later increased to 60) would be co-owners and equal shareholders. So Gerald, why are only 15 people named on the new constitution as owners?
Putting all the rhetoric and accusations aside, please allow me ( and forgive my redundancy), to sum up the core of the problem; The “Golfers” for some reason thought that 60 owners was too big a number and probably thought that a smaller group would be better suited to run the club. I don’t think any Machiavellian scheme was hatched at the club’s inception for the Golfers to tyrannically rule the club. Never-the-less, this was unethical because Gerald and Adam did not get permission from the very people responsible for creating the club in the first place: THE INVESTORS.
Alan, you and I have spoken and corresponded on several occasions and you know I have the outmost respect for your honesty and integrity. You have not only steadfastly defended the new constitution but have repeated that no one is in danger of losing their membership. I will do as you suggested as soon as I come to Iquitos and go to the court to register as a member but that’s not the point, is it? The investors do not want to be members. We want to be owners as was promised to us and sold to us by both Mike and Gerald.
SO HERE IS MY SOLUTION – I THINK THIS IS A GREAT COMPROMISE THAT PROTECTS THE “INVESTORS’” RIGHTS WHILE GIVING THE “GOLFERS” A LARGER DEGREE OF CONTROL OVER THE CLUB:

• Allow all 60 founding members to be listed in the new constitution as owners and equal shareholders as was originally envisioned.
• Put a codicil in the constitution that if any shareholder wants to sell his or her share, any and/or all founding members have the first right of refusal. In other words, before selling the share to an outsider, all the founding members have a right to bid for that share first.

Details would have to be worked out, such as limiting the amount of shares one owner could have or the minimum price of a bid, etc. . . My theory is that half the investors will sell out right away and over time, the ownership of the club will be condensed into a smaller group of people who are in it for the club, and not only the potential profit. And through the bidding process, the investor could potentially make a handsome profit.
I have more to say but this is long-winded enough as it is. My solution is probably full of flaws so please feel free to pick it apart, but at least I´m offering solutions, not just bitching.
One final question for you Mike: Does having Receivership of the club make you the new president? Do you have the power to amend the constitution? Looking forward to hearing your responses and more looking forward to playing a round with you all.

John Bernhart

384 alan shoemaker August 31, 2007 at 11:34 am

I like most of it, but will that dog hunt?

385 David Volkmann August 31, 2007 at 12:13 pm

John your missisng the most important point. The constitution that you are refering to is of a fraternal organization of 15 golfers with no assets except a lawnmower that is in dispute as to if it was stolen or not. It has absolutely nothing to do with the golf course that sets on the land Ryan lives on. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOLF COURSE. Having said that the golf course owners, who started out to be 50 to 60 is now 3 to 7 people. One of the comments above mentions who the 3 are. There has been absolutely no denial that these 3 men own the golf course up until at least a few weeks ago and maybe now also. None of us have any quorms with a fraternal organization of golfers being formed and you or anyone else joining. The problem will be if you take part ownership of the lawnmower that there is very strong evidence that it was stolen.

386 David Volkmann August 31, 2007 at 12:37 pm

One more thing. I have not heard anyone argue the ownership of the land that Ryan lives on. Only the improvements that are on the land. In the USA the only way you can get your right full ownership of the improvements on land if it is yours and others take it (steal is perhaps a better word), is to file a lien and if it is not returned then your only choice is for the courts to give you the land and improvements and you then give the property owner the value of the land. In the USA you can not get free improvements on your land if you don’t pay for it and you can not get free land if you put improvements on someone else property and they don’t pay you. I unfortunatly have been thru this process.

What the law in Peru is I don’t know, but suspect it is similar.

387 alan shoemaker August 31, 2007 at 10:00 pm

DV… you are really a piece of work. You don’t understand anything and keep harping on lies accepted by you as truths. Many of you did.
Why would it be that Mad Mick was looking for Ryan the other day, trying to purchase the land for $20 G’s?
Duh..
So you guys, keep throwing you money out there like you have been, it will be taken, you will be taken, people will lose their jobs because of it but no matter, they really scored with the payoffs and another job is available in another city and they are most happy to leave here.

388 John Bernhart September 1, 2007 at 1:16 am

“The truth shall set you [us] free” . . . but I really don´t know what the truth is and I probably understand less than you who are in Iquitos. so let me ask some questions:
Is buying the land from Ryan a viable option? Has Mike or anyone else actually put a lien on Ryan´s property as David refers to above?
Is $20K a fair price?
Is there any way Ryan would be willing to sell?
Alan´s rhetorical question is supposed to have an obvious answer but I´m not clear on this; Alan – is the answer to your question that Mike´s offer to buy the land from Ryan is an admission that Ryan is the rightful owner of the land?
Is the constitution in entry #81 legal and binding?
Mike wrote that the court decision turned the administration of the club over to him. What does that mean? What powers does it give Mike? Can he modify the constitution to include all original investors as founding members and shareholders?
David – I don´t understand your comments. You state that “there has been absolutely no denial that these 3 men own the golf course.” I assume you are referring to Gerald, Adam and Ryan but I can´t find any reference in the constitution or in any of the blog entries where they claim to be sole owners of the club. Title I of the constitution states that there are 15 founding members known as shareholders. As a corporation, nobody can “own” the company; they can only own shares of the company. You also state that the constitution represents a “fraternal order” that has nothing to do with the golf course or the land it sits on but Title II, Sec. II, Art. 3 clearly states the address of the club, giving it a physical address on Ryan´s property. So what am I missing here?
My idea for giving shareholders the “First Right of Refusal” seems to already be part of the constitution in Title II, Sec. II, art 11, called “Preferential Acquisition Rights.” Am I understanding this correctly?
Now here´s the $64,000 question that, putting aside all the bickering, name calling, and enmity created between former friends, I still can´t figure out: In terms of the operation and basic functioning of the club, what is the difference between having 15 founding members/shareholders or 60 founding members/shareholders listed in the constitution??? Shawn and Alan, as the only two actual shareholders commenting on this blog, can you help me figure this out??
In light of the “Preferential Acquisition Rights” clause, let me repeat my question, because this seems like such a simple solution: “WHY CAN´T WE HAVE 60 FOUNDING MEMBERS/SHAREHOLDERS LISTED ON THE CONSTITUTION???”

389 David Volkmann September 1, 2007 at 9:11 am

Alan, there are apparently things you know that many of us don’t know anything about. It would be nice if you explained everything in your last comment, including the part about $20,000.00. This is all new to me.

John, the question has been asked many times as to owns the golf course. Or who owns the entity that owns the golf course. One of the comments claimed Gerald, Adam, and Ryan owned the golf course on Ryans land. Noone has ever denied it. The 3 don’t want anyone to know they are the owners for good reason. Someone or entity has to own the golf course. And someone has to own the shares of the corportation or what the entity is that owns the golf course.

I believe Mike has administration of the golf course not there club. Our club is the Amazon golf course and theres is the Amazon golf and country club. Mike can answer this the best.

The address of the club can be my home, but that does not mean my home belongs to the club. I did not research the address listed in the constitution, but I was told it is Adams home address. I may be wrong, but was told this from someone that is very neutral in Iquitos.

This situation goes beyond civil and disagreeing. We are talking criminal. This isn’t an opinion. This is fact that there is an investigation on going as to criminal charges against some gringos. It will be up to the legal system in Peru if they go to jail or not. This investigation is being carried on indepently by the goverement. Not any of those involved in the golf course. I feel bad for the good people who are also going to get draged in the mud by the Peruvian legal system. People should be careful on who they associate with and what they sign. You need to be responsible for your actions.

Common sense tells all of us there has to be some validity to the argument of ownership of the land Ryan lives on for the court system to even consider it. I agree under normal circumstances I can’t see how the court could take land away from someone that has lived on it for 25 years. Especially in the jungle. I can’t believe the courts would just give some land to one person for free when it has been someones home for 25 years and they have worked that land and made a contribution to the economy of the area. There is more to this than what is obvious. As the judge said in my first divorce ” There are three sides to every story. What he said, she said and what really hapen.”

The name of this blog is something about how the golf course was stolen. Thats the point so many don’t understand. They took our golf course that was built with our money. They thought we would stand still for this. Thinking that the golfers only wanted a place to golf and did not care about who owned the golf course that sits on the land Ryan lives on. They are wrong.

390 Mike Collis September 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm

I really don’t understand you Alan. Why should I offer to buy the land from Ryan when you and I know full well that Ryan does NOT own it ?

You know full well that I gave you a copy of a resolution from the Ministry of Agriculture in April this year. It says quite clearly that Ryan’s concession to the land was revoked.
He never bought the land he was only granted a concession to grow vegatables.This concession had 3 conditions for Ryan to comply with for his occupation of that property.

1) To be used for agricultuiral purposes ONLY. Breeding snakes is not agriculture.

2) ALL of the land must be used and no part should be allowed to go fallow. You said yourself that when we started construction of the golf course it was covered in secondary growth.

3) No part of the land should be given to anyone else.
Ryan allowed us to build a golf course on the land.

Ryan broke all 3 conditions and the Ministry of Agriculture reclaimed the land ,they are now the owners, not me or Ryan. The Min.of Agric.also said that Ryan must NOT apply for the title.

After this in May the Superior Court gave me (on behalf of the investors) administration of the property. I had the right on that first day of administration to expell Ryan from the land.Ryan was actually prepared for that. However, I told the Judge he could stay on his part untill the legalities regarding the title are resolved. Ryan and I both signed a document to that effect.

So I did not offer to buy the land from Ryan.

I did not steal the land, the owners (Min of Agrig) gave me administration of it.

391 alan shoemaker September 1, 2007 at 12:06 pm

David Volkmann, finally you have said something that makes good sense. You said:
Common sense tells all of us there has to be some validity to the argument of ownership of the land Ryan lives on for the court system to even consider it. I agree under normal circumstances I can’t see how the court could take land away from someone that has lived on it for 25 years. Especially in the jungle. I can’t believe the courts would just give some land to one person for free when it has been someones home for 25 years and they have worked that land and made a contribution to the economy of the area. There is more to this than what is obvious. As the judge said in my first divorce ” There are three sides to every story. What he said, she said and what really hapen.”

John Bernhart also has had some good things to say:
“WHY CAN´T WE HAVE 60 FOUNDING MEMBERS/SHAREHOLDERS LISTED ON THE CONSTITUTION???”
and this: I still can´t figure out: In terms of the operation and basic functioning of the club, what is the difference between having 15 founding members/shareholders or 60 founding members/shareholders listed in the constitution???

I couldn’t agree more with those statements David and John.
As I understand it, the new constitution was signed by those that showed up to sign it. That just happened to be 15 people. It could have been 60, but 60 people weren’t there. So whatever assets were there were split up among the 15 people that signed the constitution. That’s really simple and that’s what I have been saying all along. This was not an attempt to steal a golf club. The property is not in Gerald’s, Ryan’s and Adam’s name. It is a Possession title that is owned by Ryan and Ryan was/is trying to get the title. As many of you might know, getting a title is a paperwork nightmare and takes time. I know, I’ve done it on our property on the Rio Itaya.
I have no idea what the address is for this club but if David is right and it is Adam’s house, what’s the problem with that? Adam is the President and there has to be a physical address. Makes sense to me.

Initially I believe there was no problem in having 60 founding members share in the assets. All each person had to do was be here physically to sign the Constitution. I am also guessing but pretty sure that those that come here can sign the constitution as well.
Now, that said, there problem that I see is that several people have put money up to hire attorneys, etc. because they actually believed the things that they were told, i.e. that there was a group of people involved in a conspiracy to steal the golf course. As much and many times that I have tried to explain that this was and is not the case, few believed me, and so they continued to actually file papers taking Ryan’s land away from him or at least the administration of such (what’s the difference really?). So it is those people involved in that that I highly doubt Ryan will ever allow onto his property. However, as mentioned earlier, I do see it possible that those people could keep their shares/membership and be allowed to sell it when ever they want as long as the buyer is approved by the Club. That’s really all they want anyway. They don’t play golf and have no interest in the game.

392 David Volkmann September 1, 2007 at 12:15 pm

I don’t mean to monopolize this blog but there is something needs to be said. As we all know, hindsight is 20/20. If I had to do this over again I would have worked very hard to get Mike to let it go. Except the fact our golf course was stolen from us by our dearest friends. It was not that much money for any of us. It was only 13 months ago Mike said to me on the boulevard and I quote “I love Gerald like a brother, a bad brother that is, and I would be the first one to help him in a time of need.” Two weeks later Mike said, ………..I am not going to repeat that. Mikes integrity would not stand for him to sell all these shares to people all over the world, on his credibility, and then tell them there shares were stolen. He believes he owes this fight to all those that bought shares from around the world and can not defend themselves in Iquitos.

I say this because this is the anniversary of a very close friend of mine who got murdered. He was the number one witness in a bank fraud case. The bank was owned by high profile people. I helped him as a secondary witness to many facts. The FBI called me and said all charges were dropped against these men, and we were not going to trial in two weeks, because without his testimony they had no case. I am very concerned for Mikes safety. There are alot of high profile gringos in Iquitos involved.

Those that say Mike bribed any goverment officials, I challenge them to either show proof or apologize. This is a very serious aligation against my friend.

393 David Volkmann September 1, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Alan your comment came thru when I was sending mine. Your in denial. Who am I to make such judgement? Because I and most of us were. Gerald was my closest and dearest friend in Iquitos. My feeling about Gerald were the same as I mention above Mike said. Needless to say this saddens me the most. He was so lucky to have so many friends. It is really hard to except a friend would do that. I can see now arguing with you is not going to get anywhere because you don’t have an open mind about the matter.

One last time. Noone said Gerald had total or partial ownership to the property that Ryan lives on. Noone. It is the golf course that sets on the land. There is a difference. A big difference and if you don’t want to take off your blinders and have an open mind about it, then there is nothing I can do about it. But I can tell you in black and white the “Amazon golf and country club” who has 15 signatures has not and never has had ownership to the golf course. Only a $4,000.00 lawnmower. The original “Amazon golf club” did have ownership to the golf course. That is a fact that can be backed up. Of course rent has to be paid to the landlord. Just like when a farmer rents land for crops. The landowner does not own the crops. And the farmer does not own the land.

When I came out of denial I wanted to cry like a baby. I don’t want to even think what Mike went thru. Our friend did this to us. There is nothing for me to gain financially or emotionally if we win or lose anymore. No need for me to lie or give false testimonial.

I did think the golf war was going to be over this week but the goverment must have lied to me.

394 alan shoemaker September 1, 2007 at 4:46 pm

which brings up in interesting point.. as usual.
There was a time when it was agreed up that the Club would take no more founding members.
Later, some new members were accepted and in order to passify everyone, we were told that because the Club took more founding members, our stock would spit. Everyone suddenly had two shares instead of one. Well, that seemed to satisfy everyone, as I remember. Some people already had two shares when the split happened and I think Mike was one of those. So now he had 4 shares. We were also told that we could sell the shares or give them away, whatever we wanted to do. I was happy about that.
Later I learned that Mike sold a couple of shares and I thought: Hey that was fast! and was happy to see that he made some money.
Later it was discovered, along with the discovery that the constitution and the Club did not mesh, that you could not sell those split shares at all. I don’t know who else sold a split share, perhaps noone.
So, I’m not absolutely certain of the timing on all of this, but to Mike’s credit, I believe that he sold shares and later was told that he could not do so.
I was ill at the time of alot of this Club changeover so I am not certain of the timings on everything and mostly none of it… It’s just as I remember and that’s cloudy. However, I do remember saying that if Mike sold those split shares before we discovered that they could not be sold, then those people that bought those shares should be full members in the Club. And I hold with that statement now as well.Those shares should be honored.
Seems like at a later date I heard that the Club could not split the shares legally to begin with and so, we don’t have two shares instead of one. But again, details I’m not quite sure about.
So Dave Volkmann, when you are talking about How They Stole the Golfcourse, is what you are really trying to say is that how they stole the shares from those people that bought them when it split?

395 Mike collis September 1, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Alan,
You are right in a few ways in what you said in your last comment.

In October 2005 I attended a board meeting at which we agreed that we needed more funding to complete the course. We had already increased the original founder membership from 50 to 60 and felt it incorrect to increase the founder membership again. However, it was Mayeaux who proposed increasing founder membership to 100 and give every Founder member to that date an additional share. It was accepted by everyone and I commended him on his great idea. so that part is right.

But you see, my family bought 3 shares at $350 each ,all in my name.When Dave Sheridan asked me if I wanted to sell any of my shares (now 6 with the extra shares) I sold Dave 2 of my shares for exactly the amount I had bought them for i.e. $350 each. Now that we know the additional shares are invalid that still leaves me with one share.

I know of only one other person who has sold shares
and that is Sergio Bargas who sold one to Harry Kelly for $400 making a $50 profit. Now I reckon that as Sergio’s additional share is invalid he is no longer a shareholder/member, am I correct ?

396 David Volkmann September 1, 2007 at 7:54 pm

No Alan. From the start there was nothing done legally. And like I have said before Mike is lucky stupidy is not a crime. He would be in jail for a long time. The original officers and constitution were not voted on by the investers. There was never a time when there was to be no more founding members, stocks split, ect. because there was never a board of directors, ect. representing the investers. One day some of the investers that were in Iquitos decided to have a meeting and elect themself as all members of the board of directors. If they would have at least sent an email to all the investers that there was going to be an organizational meeting and they were welcome to come and vote there shares I would have called the meeting legal. They didn’t. When I say they I am not refering to the bad guys only. Then they started to make rules that officers had to live in Iquitos ect.

I don’t say I disagree with any decisions they made. When you are a sole propriorship you can do pretty much what you want. When you take investment dollars from people around the world you have an obligation to them to vote on at least who the director shall be if not all the officers and constitution. To make reference to this meeting or that meeting is ludicrist. There has never been a governing body of the Amazon golf course investers. I think Mike is trying to make up for all these mistakes by getting the golf course back for the investers. As I understand it Mike will be the sole owner of the golf course, not the investers. He then said he will turn it over to the investers.

I don’t like spending money on overhead anymore then the next guy but the paper work should have been done first. Luckily noone invested there life savings on this investment. At least I hope that is not the situation. I am not innocent. I watched it unfold. I would go out to the golf course with Mike everyday when I was there as he tried to grow grass in the greens that was all wrong. Build a club house wrong. Do everything wrong. I can’t think of anything he did right. But I was not in a position to jump in and do the job so I said nothing. I was drinking beer at the yellow rose with my wife when they had there first meeting. Noone invited me into that meeting.

Because of this it was very easy for anyone to steel the golfcourse from the investers. Among the close nich friendship of the expat community I was not prepared for this to happen. None of us were. If the golf course failed and we lost our total investment I thought we would just laught our heads off at the YROT on how stupid we all were and that again we were all lucky stupidy was not a crime.

The silver lining of this cloud is I know now who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in Iquitos and i have some friendships now I cherish very much.

If I lose my investment, I deserve it. Mike has done absolutly nothing wrong knowingly, and he has now went beyond the call of duty to save the investments of the investers. I always liked Ryan alot. He gave my family a fabulous tour of his snake farm a few years ago. He comes from my home town. He came to our wedding and even shook hands. (Ryan only shakes hands in very rare situations. I felt quite honored). He wanted to tell me his side of the story July of last year and I refused to listen. I thought everything was going to blow over.

I do know Gerald and Adam are conduting business, or at least they were up to a few weeks ago as dictators. At least not elected by the investers who built the golf course.

Where do we go from here? I don’t see a pretty ending. I am more upset that the bars are closing at midnight in Iquitos and they are chasing all the whores out of the park. Not that I would partake in these vises. But I am concerned for my friends.

397 David Volkmann September 1, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Mike why are you still babbling about decisions the board of directors, that were self appointed at a secret meeting at the YROT? They had no authority to speak for the investers.

398 alan shoemaker September 1, 2007 at 8:20 pm

DV said:
I don’t like spending money on overhead anymore then the next guy but the paper work should have been done first. Luckily noone invested there life savings on this investment.

Exactly Dave. But many have invested emotional energy and that’s equally if not more important that greenbacks. If everyone could just realize that there was no attempt to steal anything, this would have been over a long time ago.

Mike, I’m backing you on the sells of your shares. I have to agree with you on that.
As to Sergio selling a share. Frankly, I didn’t know he had a share to sell. But I’m not really in the loop about those details. Did he buy a share to begin with? Or was he given a share and when the stock seemed to split, then sold one to Harry? I don’t know. However, I think that Harry’s share should be honored, it was purchased in good faith and besides, he and his family are good company.
And so, if we all can just let things go… Everyone would be better off by it.
As my Mother always said: It’s just water under the bridge.

399 Chipshot September 1, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Subject:
Attempted but apparantly failed theft of the Iquitos golf course. SIMPLE and if you cant understand it by now you are not to smart. There was /is the original golf club that it is said that there were flaws in the constitution. Very possibly true. Has anyone ever seen a company setup that did not have future amendments to the original constitution/by laws ? Change of officers or addition of stockholders with different or same share types ? The old story that a tourist cannot sign a stock purchase agreement is a simple lie and was falsly used to con some of the more ignorant into signing up for the boys club and not the golf club. Has anyone ever seen a country that has never had amendments to the constitution ? (IF you are honest you ammend the constitution) When a country changes or replaces it´s constitution and installs new leaders it is normally called a coup as happened with the original golf club. It was a weak gutless ball less badlly planned and implemented coup and the perpetrators should be put to the post as it appears exist all the proof of theft of assets by illegally disolving the first club without advising the members and starting a new boys club.

I have been told that Leo Jones recieved the money from the Japonese for the purchase of the lawn mowers etc.in his account and then gave it to Andrews and there are wittnesses (sorry dont remember the first name) who apparantly bought the equipment with the Japonese money and got the paper work in his name personally and says he owns it. That is naughty.

Now as to the supposed liquadation , it was a total fraud. How many members or “double” members voted for it legally. NONE: Nothing else to say. What does Peruvian law say ?? No one ever ask ?

Who STOLE the assets of the first club that still show up in old photos of the old club. Maybe the police should be advised that they are in the someones house. Apparantly everyone knows where.

I have just returned a couple of days ago from Moscow and Lenningrad via various forms of travel to Shanghai which all make a motor tryclcle in Iquitos seem good . I was actually waiting to get to this site to get up to date as I have not seen a working internet for weeks but see that the same crying and whining is continuing and the only advancement that my little lovely contact has confirmed is that what Mike said in comment 390 is true.

I do know from confirmed sources that comment number 390 from Mike is true 100% . Latin justice and corruption withstanding.

I will be back in a couple of weeks or a poke more but cant wait. PS , The last time I saw the course in Iquitos it would not make a green here in China but the effort to get as far as we have with nothing has to be commended. The first couple of days back I will be wrapped up in something warm and wonderful so those of you who know me please dont worry if I dont appear but COMING soon.

Thankyou all for the personal emails keeping me to date. I still have a few more to go but they all seem about the same. IT STINKS.

Before I am posting this I just reread some posts and saw the problem with the bars. Now I can see that logic has nothing to do with anything in Iquitos.

Chipshot 72

400 alan shoemaker September 2, 2007 at 1:16 am

Yet another shead.
Mike never gave me anything, according to no. 390.
You are FOS… and more… why do you do this? You apparently are bored. That’s your problem, not ours.

401 alan shoemaker September 2, 2007 at 9:12 pm

And by the way, in case you haven’t been paying attention. Anything that was given to Mike from the Ministerio of Agriculture is bogus. They absolutely have nothing to do with the area of land we are speaking of. Nothing at all. As of a few years ago, that land is under the auspices of San Juan, not Agriculture. Batten down the hatches you guys over at Agriculture. How do you suppose it is that Agriculture could and would issue statements about property that they have no control over?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….. Chew on that for awhile DV.

Chipshot wrote: It was a weak gutless ball less badlly planned and implemented coup and the perpetrators should be put to the post as it appears exist all the proof of theft of assets by illegally disolving the first club without advising the members and starting a new boys club.
I have been told that Leo Jones recieved the money from the Japonese for the purchase of the lawn mowers etc.in his account and then gave it to Andrews and there are wittnesses (sorry dont remember the first name) who apparantly bought the equipment with the Japonese money and got the paper work in his name personally and says he owns it. That is naughty.

These CAPITALS USED TO SIGNIFY THAT I AM WRITING now, NOT CHIPSHOT –
Badly only has one L.
Japan is spelled just like I wrote it, as such, they are Japanese, not Japonese.
The whipping post is coming, unfortunately you won’t like who gets tied up there as you too have apparently fallen into the trap.
Leo MAY have received funds from the Japanese for memberships. All of us actually bought the mower. Every person that paid into the Club.
As far as I know, there was no DONATION from them designating those funds be used specifically for the mower. As I remember it, the treasurer at a meeting told us how much we had and we voted to buy or not to buy the mower. Fact.
And, get a dictionary or a spell checker, your underwear is showing.
Personally, if anyone posting here doesn’t have the fortitude to own up to their own words, they really don’t belong.
Cowardliness doesn’t wear well on anyone pretending that they should be a founding member of a Golf and Country Club.

…and from DV:
I was drinking beer at the yellow rose with my wife when they had there first meeting. Noone invited me into that meeting.

CAPITALS AGAIN, MY WORDS BELOW:
Dave…. why would you even be considered as a member of the Board if you don’t live here. Beyond that, stop crying. You’re a grown man for God’s sake!

And DV wrote:
One day some of the investers that were in Iquitos decided to have a meeting and elect themself as all members of the board of directors. If they would have at least sent an email to all the investers that there was going to be an organizational meeting and they were welcome to come and vote there shares I would have called the meeting legal.

CAPITALS:
DV, you are just too funny man. Ask Mike how the Board was formed. He was part of it at the beginning.

and Michael Collins wrote, even AFTER I suggested that his sales of shares was innocent and probably legit:
I know of only one other person who has sold shares
and that is Sergio Bargas who sold one to Harry Kelly for $400 making a $50 profit. Now I reckon that as Sergio’s additional share is invalid he is no longer a shareholder/member, am I correct ?

CAPITALS:
Mike, if you believed that you had shares that split and sold some before you were instructed not to, wouldn’t it also be fare to say that if Sergio had a share and it split that he too sold it innocently?

And DV wrote:

I did think the golf war was going to be over this week but the goverment must have lied to me.

CAPITALS –
Are you in contact with the government here DV? How so?

And finally… there’s more but you get the picture hopefully, DV wrote the most cracker of them all….
The bank was owned by high profile people. I helped him as a secondary witness to many facts. The FBI called me and said all charges were dropped against these men, and we were not going to trial in two weeks, because without his testimony they had no case. I am very concerned for Mikes safety. There are alot of high profile gringos in Iquitos involved.

CAPITALS!
DV, DV, DV, DV.
You are actually insinuating…
Jeez man, get a grip.
And how dare you put forth such a suggestion that anyone would do this. You need a spanking.

402 David Volkmann September 2, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Alan I am in contact with the goverment in Peru and the American Embassey on a regular basis. Guess which natualized American, born in Peru, is being considered for a position with the American embassey in Loretto? Don’t take this out of context. Nothing is for certain.

You make me feel better that you don’t think anyone would take this golf war that far.

I have papers that say I am a resident of Peru. That means I live in Peru. I have property and a home, actually two, in Iquitos. I also have papers that say I have dual residency. USA and Peru. I never said, and I never wanted to be on the board of directors. JUST A RIGHT TO VOTE FOR THEM. I’m shouting. OK?

403 alan shoemaker September 2, 2007 at 11:00 pm

DV, not need to shout.
And by the way, there is and has never been a US Embassy in Loretto. Your wife would be the answer if I take out the flaw in your writing.
Do you really believe that?

404 Mark September 3, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Alan
Most people would come closer to believing you if it was not for you being buddies with Gerald, The Biggest Liar I or most people know…

405 John Bernhart September 3, 2007 at 9:43 pm

I don’t know Gerald well enough to say he’s a thief or the biggest liar most people know, and I haven’t seen any physical proof that he knowingly and willfully tried to steal the golf course. I am willing to concede that the manner in which he dissolved the course may very well have been illegal.

David – You say this is under criminal investigation. How is that investigation going?
Is Adam being investigated. Canada Shawn has some very negative things to say about Adam and Sergio. Shawn, could you illuminate us in more detail on what they have done?

One last question, It has been stated repeatedly in this blog that the new constitution of the Amazon Country and Golf Club is not actually connected to the golf course that sits on Ryan’s land. I understand now, after rereading the constitution, that it actually never refers to the course at all, only the lawn mower, as David and Mike, and bill have repeatedly stated, (and for that I’m apologize for my redundancy). So the question is, “Has anyone written a new constitution for our club?”

MIke – This seems like an opportune time to rewrite the original constitution as you have administrative control over the club. My only suggestion is to not exclude any of the founding members. Time to heal all wounds.

406 John Bernhart September 4, 2007 at 1:03 am

and we are all still missing THE BIG PICTURE:

I joined the club for two reasons:

1. To be able to play golf with old and new friends in Iquitos and
2. Gerald convinced me that when the course was finished, we would become members in the Peruvian Federation of Golf Courses, which would give us reciprocal playing rights in all other member clubs.

I can not afford to become a member in the clubs in Lima, and unfortunatly, I don’t know any members who could invite me to play. Although green fees are very expensive in Lima, as a member of the federation, I would be able to play once or twice a month for five years and only pay a fraction of the cost of a membership!!

BUT I CAN’T DO THIS WHILE ALL THE FIGHTING AND LEGAL CHALLENGES ARE TAKING PLACE!!! (I’m not shouting, I’m scolding. . .and whining. . .)

I know many ExPat golf addicts in Lima who are in the same situation and would join the club just to get the reciprocal playing rights. Also, our club, as I mentioned way back in my first entry (No. 13) is such a unique idea, (not to mention the potential for being a really good course) that, if marketed correctly, would attract members, sponsors, and partner clubs from all over the world.

SO WE ARE LOSING MONEY AND POTENTIAL MEMBERS EVERY DAY THIS FIGHT CONTINUES!!! (ok, now I’m shouting)

So PLEASE, let’s do what ever it takes: have a general meeting, make compromises, get legal arbitration to help settle our differences (legal argitration is something I would GLADLY donate money towards) and LET’S START PLAYING SOME GOLF AND ATTRACTING NEW MEMBERS!!!

All you non-members from around the world reading this – how many of you would join the club if it was up and running, even if it meant that all you get from it is a really cool certificate, golf shirt, and beer mug that says “I’M A MEMBER OF THE AMAZON GOLF CLUB – THE ONLY GOLF CLUB IN THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST”? How many of you would get your friends to join? How many of you would ask your own club to help sponsor tournaments and reciprocal playing rights?

All you have to do is write an entry on this blog saying, “I would love to become a member once it is finished, so get your act together and make it work!!”

407 John Zeller September 4, 2007 at 10:34 am

DIME THE SLIME, Alan, before the SLIME DIME YOU! Call your Uncle John and I´ll take your Confession to the others and, just perhaps, we can still save your lame ass and grant you some form of limited absolution. Keep in mind that there will BE NO NEGOTIATION with the SLIME. We needn´t even contemplate your white-flagged surrender for your positions have all been overrun and conquered. Not a single person on this planet can intercede for you Rubbishmen. You will NEVER play golf on the club our Founding Members, with their sweat and hard-earned cash created! For 18 months you Backstabbing Lowlifes waxed luxurious in mistaken hubris licking your lips at our efforts to reclaim what was ours, and now, you silly flunky, you and your ThugBrothers will pay the price of your wicked ways every time you even THINK of those silly golf clubs mouldering away in your dark closets. Wally has retracted his offer to buy your useless sticks and tiny balls from your reprehensible gang of thieves. The only forgiveness you might receive is in the afterlife, but even divine salvation is dubious. Your only choice, Alan Running Dog, is to…DIME THE SLIME before the SLIME DIME YOU!!!

408 Mike Collis September 4, 2007 at 11:48 am

Hello John Bernhart,
I thank you for your well thought out comments. You mention a meeting to resolve this problem.

However, we, like most responsible governments and bodies never negotiate with terrorists. Terrorists are people who take other people or property hostage in oder to further their case.

WE WILL NEVER NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS.

Now, if they return all of the equipment they took from our Amazon Golf Club and return it in the same copndition that it was in before it was stolen we might be prepared to listen to their demands, but not untill.

409 John Bernhart September 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm

“What happens when an unstoppable force is confronted with an impenetrable barrier?”

Well Mike, I don’t know the details well enough to call the so-called “Gang of Four” terrorists, but if the situation is as hopeless as you state, and and they are as unforgivable as John Z states, then it’s time to find another piece of land and build a new golf course. If we insist on keeping the course that is on Ryan’s land, but will never let Ryan or the others on it, the dispute will never be resolved, unless you can physically evict Ryan from his land and buy it yourself. And that, my friend, would be an unconscionable act that I could not be involved with.

John Z’s statement above just proves, that even if there was a miraculous compromise, or more likely, a legal decision in our favor, that it would be impossible for one-time friends turned enemies to ever be members of the same club. We have put ourselves in an impossible situation: We either kick Ryan off of his land (which would be morally reprehensible) and ban the Gang of Four (and cohorts?), or we make a settlement that allows ALL original founding members to be equal shareholders, something Mike, John Z., and others have clearly stated they would never do.

The only solution I see, short of building another golf course, is if Ryan WILLINGLY sold his land to the investors. Not only would I not be morally opposed to that, I would contribute $3000.00 do the purchase of the property AND I would agree to allow the shareholders to ban, in a majority vote,anyone they wished to (unless they want to ban me).

Again, my proposal is probably full of flaws but at least I’m offering solutions and I’m ready to PUT MY MONEY WHERE MY MOUTH IS!

410 John Bernhart September 4, 2007 at 1:16 pm

Before you tear my buy-out proposal to shreds, I understand that Ryan does not have the title to the land. What I mean to say is that he should have just compensation. . .

411 Anon September 4, 2007 at 3:26 pm

ALAN, GERALD, RYAN, ADAM, SCURGIO……… GATHER YOUR THINGS AND @#%! OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU HAVE LOST
RUN AWAY WITH YOUR MANGE RIDDEN TAILS TUCKED TIGHT BETWEEN YOUR SPENT LEGS.

OH YEA…. EAT @#!$

412 David Volkmann September 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm

If you review these comments as recently as August 2,10 and 11 numbers 229. 261, and 264 you will see Mike has made a very good effort to settle this matter. If you go back to number 16 I repeat Mikes comment 108 on the original 150 where he approached Gerald face to face to solve this matter. To my knowledge there has never been any attempt to resolve this matter by who is refered to as the “gang”. NEVER.

If there has been, please let us know. If the price is right it makes good business sense to buy the equipment back from the thieves. Its done all the time. I have done it. Starting with buying the lawnmower from the 15 members of the “Amazon golf and country club.” Either file charges against the thieves or buy the equipment back. Stop moaning about it.

To John B. I haven’t gotten an update on the criminal investigation for sometimne now. The district attorney will have to file charges or drop the investigation soon I would think. With the evidence that was laid out before me sometime ago, I realized we are dealing with criminals. Not oportunist or bulshiters. Evil men. I feel for Ryan that he had possession of the land he lives on for so long and others came along and own the golf course that sits on his land. These owners are not the Amazon golf club or the Amazon golf and country club.

413 alan shoemaker September 4, 2007 at 8:44 pm

The Pastor’s Ass The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again, and it won again. The local paper read: PASTOR’S ASS OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day, the loc al paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR’S ASS. This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN. The bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10. The next day the paper re ad: NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10. This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE. The bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . . even shorten your life. So be yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else’s ass and you’ll be a lot happier and live longer

414 David Volkmann September 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm

John B. it is nice to see someone so upbeat as you in your Sept.4th comment. #406. As a non-golfer I felt this way in the begining. I bought two of the first shirts for me and my wife. We wore them all the time when we would be with new friends so we could talk about the golf course. It was cool to say we owned part of a golf course in the Amazon basin. Fortuntly it is still cool to have friends, good friends, in Iquitos.

The criminal element in Iquitos just couldn’t let it be. Friendships meant nothing to them unless they could make a buck off them. Back in the silent movies, (I’m getting old) there was a group called the “Keystone cops.” For those who remember them thats what Mike and his crew looked like building the golf course. We took alot of pictures that I thought we could sit around with and just laught after it was completed. If it ever did get completed, because I had my doults. And I didn’t care. Most of us were having a good time making new friends, and old friendships getting stronger. I miss all those exciting emails from Mike regularly on the progress of the golf course. He was so proud and so were we. Ya, the good old days.

415 Mike Collis September 6, 2007 at 6:56 pm

In the so called Amazon Golf & Country Club there appears to be 15 members/shareholders.

I was wondering if the other members/shareholders agree with the way their “leaders” are conducting this whole affair ?

Are they allowed to speak out ? one way or another.

416 alan shoemaker September 6, 2007 at 10:19 pm

You’re funny Mike.
Allowed?
Hahahahahahahah
That I know of, there is no affair that is being conducted, except people responding to vane denuncios, and that is required by law.
There actually is no group of people conspiring to do anything Mike. Never was. The only group I see doing this is you and my great friend, Uncle John. But then there’s BGrimes and the hangers on that have been convinced (by probably one of the best salesmen in the world) that a man living on his property in a container for 25 years could actually be tossed.
As I have suggested to everyone that purchased a membership in a non profit company – Why don’t you just see if you can sign the constitution and get YOUR SHARE in the riding mower?

Or else, just believe these idiots.

417 Mark September 7, 2007 at 4:55 am

Ok Alan let me get this straight.. Gerrys Kids have a mower to offer(that belongs to the first club) and Mikes Members have a golf course. Right.. Lets see who do I want to join? Do I want to Mow or do I want to play golf?
TRICKY QUESTION.. mow or golf….mow or golf….mow or golf…..
🙂 This is so difficult

“Why don’t you just see if you can sign the constitution and get YOUR SHARE in the riding mower?

Or else, just believe these idiots.
Which idiots the one that want you to sign the constitution for a mower or a new constitution for a golf course?
Your words Alan. Now who is the idiot?

Alan, What was the date of the transactions for the mower you talked about in #401
(Leo MAY have received funds from the Japanese for memberships. All of us actually bought the mower. Every person that paid into the Club)All of US want to know was it before the original was disbanded or after? Now be honest about it will you. Now about the land deal for Ryan. Did you not say he was given the land to use and develope for his so called snake farm and garden. I think the people who let him use the land was expecting something else from it and not just using an acre or two and leaving the rest to grow up. Alan, He never farmed all of it just a small part. and in your own words, never built a house just put a crate there to live in. He did build a shanty to put his snakes in or to keep people out one.Even if it is in San Juan I would bet the the Minister of Agriculture never gave up rights to it to San Juan and probably would never have gotten involved in this if it were not for Ryan making an agreement that legally he could not do and since a lot of money was invested by the first clud to improve the grounds, (ALL OF IT) that they had to do what is right and give it to the first club with stipulations since they had put so much money in it. One main one is to maintain it. So group two said lets keep the mower and that will almost ensure it would not be maintained. Ryan never paid dime one for the property except to petition the Minister of Agriculture for the rights to use it. NOT OWNERSHIP. RYAN SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT HIS ACTIONS BEFORE HE MADE ANY DEAL and then renigg on the deal with Mike to side with Gerald and Adam so he would be an owner with as few as possible because he knew he could not get documents of ownership so the first club would not have to pay him. Because even you said that as soon as he had the documents that the first club was to start paying a lease payment to him.He knew he could not do thid so he had to do something to try to get money from this property. Did he actually PAY for his share or was it given to him. Because before all of this came down he was begging for money, He ask me also. I would help anyone but Ryan or Gerald and I have my reasons for not helping these two.

418 dave sheridan September 7, 2007 at 10:00 am

In other words, Alan, regarding your comment #414, if we ask MAYBE we could get a share of the lawnmower we already had a share of before it was taken?? hmmmmm great logic.

419 David Volkmann September 7, 2007 at 1:56 pm

Alan if 16 of us sign the constitution of your golf club, do we get 16 votes? Do you really believe Gerald would stand still for that?

420 John Bernhart September 7, 2007 at 3:40 pm

David, Why don’t we do this? It’s worth a try. At the very least, we can check for ourselves the veracity of Alan’s statements.

421 David Volkmann September 7, 2007 at 5:03 pm

OK John. I don’t have time today. What day do we all go and sign and where at?

422 alan shoemaker September 7, 2007 at 8:39 pm

Why don’t you just check it out for yourselves and see? LOL
And so I have another game to play, why don’t we send the signatures on the dissolution of the club to a hand writing specialist in Lima and see what he has to say?
anyone got a problem with that? It won’t cost much, I’ll chip in with everyone. So we can actually see if anyone was tricky.

As I remember it happening, a couple of people were responsible for getting signatures. One of those people was MMike.
He was responsible for the signature of Papa Dan.
And if you don’t want to do that, why not?

423 alan shoemaker September 7, 2007 at 8:48 pm

Several people have gone way overboard here on this blog. Have believed scammers and such..and have disrespected Ryan – to no end actually. Good luck in signing anything involved with his land. Or, better said, sign what you will but you will never be allowed on his property. I don’t blame him. AND … I told you this already, many times, but there are alwasys some sheads that don’t want to believe anything, no matter where it comes from.
And now see how you guys behave? About two weeks ago someone put a fist into Adam’s windshield of his car. Yesterday, in Plaza de Armas someone kicked in the door and finished off that windshield. This person was paid to do that, that’s obvious. So tell me, who would pay someone to do this? And I got a phone call 5 days ago saying that THEY are planning to steal my motorcycle.
And I ask: Who are they?
And I know.

424 Mark September 7, 2007 at 10:36 pm

Alan
Go read comment #66 Please for Adam. You are nuts if you think any of these people had anything to do with it. Bill would not waste his time with that, not his style, Mike not the heart for crap like that, Dave the same. Most of the others I do not know. If pushed I can push also, and I am sure you could to
but never do the pushing first. Always finish it. everyone gets hurt in a fight. it is to easy to talk about the problems and work them out. Not hit from the blindside like in hockey.
but everyone reread #66

425 David Volkmann September 8, 2007 at 6:41 am

I hope they catch those responsible for breaking Adams window and are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The same goes for those that wanted to steal your motorcycle and those that took the golfing equipment from the golf course. I condem any and all these kinds of actions.

Are you saying the breaking of Adams window on his car was done by or paid for by friends of mine? The same for the threat to stealing your motorcycle? Stop playing games. Tell us who they are so we can have the police put them in jail. You say you know who they are. Well, tell us. Otherwise your just as guilty if you let this slide. Just tell us who they are. Shawn might want to go play hockey with there balls.

426 Mike Collis September 8, 2007 at 7:10 pm

Save your money Alan I spent 2 hours with the Criminal Investigaters over a month ago. Their handwriting expert took over 150 samples of my signature and I had to write out a statement that he dictated.

I know that was not my signature on that document. I did take a document for Papa Dan and Maria Earls to sign and they did.However the document we signed is completely different from the one in the Public Register. The one we signed said absolutely nothing about Mayeaux being the Liquidater, do YOU think I would have signed it if it did ?.
I’m sorry about Adam’s car being damaged. Obviously he has got some “real” enemies.

427 alan shoemaker September 8, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Ok so finally you can say that even though Papa Dan was at Jim’s on his birthday, he signed the paper. He was very concerned about that and there were many notes here about that.
He finally saw his signature and said: Well, it looks like my signature.
So that’s over and finished. He signed it. Now, let’s see the document that was put in the public register. Does anyone have a copy of that? We can easily scann that in and send it to PDan.

428 alan shoemaker September 8, 2007 at 8:00 pm

It’s rather strange that Adam’s car windshield was smashed in many days before and then again a couple of days ago when it was sitting in Plaza de Armas. Very strange indeed. If any of you had anything to do with this… please, we don’t want to go there.

429 alan shoemaker September 8, 2007 at 8:02 pm

And let’s clear up another matter, maybe:
Is it true that Bill Grimes sued Gerald for 50,000 Soles, claiming that because of Gerald’s actions he then would not be able to sell shares, which were worth 50,000 Soles? What’s that all about? Bill?

430 Bill September 8, 2007 at 9:46 pm

No Alan that is not true. I am amazed that you can be mistaken so often and still feel confident to continue making proclamations as if you are the one that knows everything. Why do you continue to listen to mayeaux? He is making you look like a fool.

431 alan shoemaker September 8, 2007 at 10:05 pm

Very good. This is interesting because Gerald told me this yesterday.
Let me get back to everyone on this.
I will check it out.

432 Mark September 8, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Alan
If he said ” well it looks like my signature” How do you get that it is over and finished “HE SIGNED IT”. Sounds to me he did not remember the document or signing it but that the signature LOOKED LIKE HIS. WOW you are reaching for things. I feel sad for what happened to Adams car. If it was at the Plaze De Armas why then did the police, or bystander not see anything? That is something that is offlimits. How do you know he did not cheat someone else and they are taking it out on his car. Maybe it is just vandals that know whos car it is and that he is Geralds friend and that is why they did it. Maybe they saw Gerald drive it and think it was his. Did you reread #66…. I had rented a truck there one time and a side window was broke when parked near Geralds place. Gerald and I had words before this, does that mean he did it and I should have went to the police with it and him….? You are very right about not going there but YOUR FRIENDS DID “GO THERE” WITH THE MOWER AND CUPS FOR THE GREENS AND TOOLS. Have you ever told them the same thing or are you afraid to cross them for fear of no one to help you if you get into trouble with your business not doing well. Or is Papa Dan still helping you at times? I do not know about the Lawsuit but was it before or after Gerald changed the owners name to Pamela to save there business thru all of this? Sounds like Gerald was the one duped to take the fall if things went wrong and not Adam or Ryan. And remember Alan..about the property. MIKE DID NOT HAVE TO LET RYAN HAVE ANY OF THAT LAND , BUT HE DID. NOW IT HAS A GOOD MOWER SITTING ON IT THAT NO-ONE IS USING BECAUSE OF THESE FOOLS. THERE IS LOTS OF JUNGLE HE COULD HAVE MOVED HIS CRATE TO AND STARTED SQUATTING ALL OVER AGAIN AND CLAIM THAT LAND AS HIS ALSO. Go to Casa Fitzcaraldo and talk to Walter about SQUATTERS. He has them all around him now and unless he buys the land or gets it from the owner they have Squatted and can use it. They DO NOT OWN IT OR CAN NOT SELL IT UNLESS THEY FIND AN IDIOT TO BUY IT. The courts could make them leave if the owner wants to push it. I believe the owner is the city. And they do not care just like when Ryan had it it was for Agriculture. NOT snakes. He had his little garden and did not keep the ground up like he was supposed to.He did not develope it to use in agriculture. But until he made the deciscion to lease it for a golf course (not agriculture) The land was not for that. Now here you have a group of investers that put a lot of money into it. Ryan Knew he could not get the documents so he thought he would throw everyone off of it that did not agree with him, Adam and Gerald. So they needed a flunkie to sign false documents to end the first group and then say everything was bought by the second group. Thinking no one here will say anything and when Mike spoke up what happened ….THEY TRIED TO GET MIKE DEPORTED RIGHT……Did not work and then Mikes friends got involved in this and it REALLY SCREWED UP RYAN AND ADAMS PLAN BUT THEY HAD A BACK-UP IN PLACE….THERE FLUNKIE….GERALD….WE CAN GET HIM TO SIGN OFF ON THIS BECAUSE HE HAS OR HAD A CROOKED NOTARY AND FRIENDS TO HELP THESE DOCUMENTS LOOK REAL…..
Now Gerald will take the fall for all of you….Maybe Pamela also because she had one of her friends help with the corruption because Gearld lied to her too about what was going on(This is my guess only knowing Gerald). If I was Bill I would not answer any of your questions because you have not answered any directed at you.
Hey Mike did they take the Hole cutter and cup remover tool also? What about the flags?

433 Mark September 8, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Oh sorry about the shouting but with Shawn not commenting I thought someone needed to shout a little.. 🙂

434 Mark September 8, 2007 at 10:11 pm

well i guess my writing befor the shouting Appology was not posted right away

435 Karma Chongyi Zangmo September 8, 2007 at 10:48 pm

To the Cobbler: I’M BACK!

I have a question for the Cobbler. Do you really think you can fool us with all your BS? Why should we believe someone who is constantly defending the right of the barkeep of the Yellow Rose of Texas, Gerald Mayeaux, to beat and abuse women and children? Don’t you have any shame? But then who else has managed to get himself convicted and put in jail on two continents. The reality is that you are just a two-bit conman who hit the jackpot passing himself off as a gringo shaman to naive tourists. Please tell us a little about your time in jail at the Guayabamba (San Jacinto) prison after you were convicted of poisoning people with a bad batch of ayahuasca.

http://www.caretas.com.pe/1443/indios/indios.htm

Or the real reason that they arrested you in the USA and that you are a DEA fugitive.

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/fugitives/atlanta/shoemaker.html

Better yet, tell us about your drug addiction to crack cocaine. Surely your rantings on this blog could only be made made by someone in the final deteriorative stages of crack cocaine addiction.

Mr. Cobbler (aka Alan Thomas Shoemaker) I challenge you to explain why they put you in jail in Guayabamba prison in Peru, and I dare you to try and defend your poisoning of people with bad ayahuasca.

Remember, you can lie, but this will not improve your Karma!

436 Mark September 9, 2007 at 8:50 am

Hey Karma.
In the US a lot of Dr. have accidentally tried to poison people by giving meds they are allergic to or in high doses by accident. Maybe when Alan started his ayahuasca bit he had the potions a little to strong or maybe some were allergic to them. How long did he serve. It did not sound like very much time by what I could understand. Just about everyone has something they do not want others to know.
Are you trying to tell everyone to watch out or he will poison you or what.
This only has to say a little about his carracter (which we know about). What this blog is about is to discus the stealing of the Amazon Golf Club. Nothing else.
What does the Karma say about the club?? After all you have told us this before and it did nothing to change what we are talking about here. So make your comments about the Amazon Golf Club or just read please.

437 Mike Collis September 9, 2007 at 10:43 am

Mark, yes they took everything including the shower fittings,the cable bringing power from the street to the clubhouse and the door locks.

Its not stopped.

Alan tell your associates to immediately stop taking grass from the land. You know this special grass is to repair greens and belongs on the land. If they do not refrain from stealing the grass I will file charges against both Ryan and Sergio.

Under the law that grass is the property of the Ministry of Agriculture . If I did the same I too would be committing a crime. No one has the right to remove anything from that property.

438 Karma Chongyi Zangmo September 9, 2007 at 11:53 am

Mark,

I never thought I’d see the day that you defend someone’s right to poison another person as you are defending the Cobbler. Especially since he says you do not exist. Please give the Cobbler (aka Alan Shoemaker) a chance to reply. Exposing the character and motives of the primary antagonist making comments on this blog is certainly appropriate subject matter.

Mark, please give the Cobbler a chance to respond and we will all be enlightened as to why he is defending a child abuser so despicable like Gerald Mayeaux, who ironically has also poisoned people with bad food at the Yellow Rose of Texas Bar.

Mr. Cobbler, please explain about your time in jail in Peru and why you have no conscience, deliberately poisoning people so you could profit financially. Be careful of lying in your response, Mr. Cobbler, and remember that your Karma will eventually catch up with you!

439 alan shoemaker September 9, 2007 at 12:25 pm

That’s the first I have heard about taking grass. What’s up about that and why would someone take grass???
Doesn’t make any sense.
And another item, if Mike agrees that the signatures on the original dissolution of the club are real, why would someone file another copy with fake signatures? Makes no sense to me.

440 David Volkmann September 9, 2007 at 2:57 pm

I feel more everyday I am in the dark about the golf course. If we know who took the grass seed I can’t understand why the police are not called in. There is a big difference if the theft took place before or after Mike was given temporary administration of the golf course. Would someone please make a comment about when all these items were stolen. Thanks.

441 Mark September 9, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Mr. Karma.
Have you read this blog? He will not answer the questions ANYONE ASK’S.
Just more BS. I wish he would answer questions also. And it is very trajic that the poisoning had happened. Create a blog to discuss it if you want. None of these people here (except Alan) would even want to try ayahuasca. I can see how you would like people to read about this and quit using him but this BLOG was made to discuss the Amazon Golf Club. Evedently he has served his time for this or he would be in prison still right? We also understand that Alan is wanted by the US Government but will Peru extridite him? Or has the US tried to yet?
Good Luck in getting him to talk about it.

442 alan shoemaker September 9, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Can someone point out to me when was the first time that it was admitted that the signatures were all real? AS far as I know, this is the first, seems like there was a lot of fuss about fake signatures a while back.
And then when I bring this up, Mike quickly points out that the signatures were real, BUT that the document filed had fake signatures…
Looks like people are beginning to backstep.
I’ll ask gerald, but he already told me that Bill G. had denounced him because he would not be able to sell shares which he valued at 50,000. So this is an easy one to run down, and I’m on it. Someone is a clear liar.

443 Mike Collis September 9, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Alan,
In April 2006 Adam came to see me with what he said was good news. He showed me a document which I read but with my limited spanish I asked Aura to check it over. It did not mention that Mayeaux would be the Liquidater it only said that the constitution was going to be changed. I signed it, so did Papa Dan and Maria Earls. The next time I saw a copy of the document it was different , it did mention Mayeaux as the liquidater and I could see quite clearly my signature was forged.

Now the grass, I know why they are taking it and so do you , so why don’t you tell us ?
Our lawyer will be talking to the judge tomorrow, he will tell him that valuable grass is being taken from the property and that obviously it was a mistake to let Ryan stay there.

Where are they taking the grass Alan ?

444 Mark September 9, 2007 at 7:03 pm

You talk to him everyday

445 alan shoemaker September 9, 2007 at 8:16 pm

I have a great idea. Bill, Mark, Karma… let’s have a beer on the Malecon tomorrow night. Ok? Talk things out.
And what do you supposed would happen then? Bill would be there. Does that tell everyone anything?

446 Bill September 9, 2007 at 8:39 pm

I won’t be there.

I thought you were going to hustle down to ask mayeaux who the liar is? “Someone is a clear liar.” This is a real drama. Gee, I wonder which one it is?

447 alan shoemaker September 9, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Let’s just find out Easy Bill.

448 John Zeller September 10, 2007 at 10:54 am

COBBLERPUSHER…

Gimme date and time when you can be on Malecon. We don´t have much to discuss outside probable extradition proceedings to country of your birth (answering-up to all those tedious drug-related offenses), but if you can convince me of your innocence maybe, through my roster of quality U.S. Government connections, I may help you come to grips with your past. But of course your future in Iquitos, golfing and otherwise, is a rather dark and ominous one, wouldn´t you agree? Unfortunately, can´t help you there, old friend.

B-T-W, you take a GREAT picture!

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/fugitives/atlanta/shoemaker.html

GET STRAIGHT AND TALK, COBBLERPUSHER!

449 alan shoemaker September 10, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Thankyou.
It’s quite clear who you are now Karma.

450 Mark September 10, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Alan
one day I will walk up to you, shake your hand and say “hi I am Mark” Then maybe you will remember me. Mike knows me, Bill knows me, and Gerald also knows me.Shawn knows me, Lots of people there know me. Well they know who I am. Sorry about that. I AM NOT BILL AND BILL IS NOT ME. And I do not know who Karma is either,
sorry.

451 Mark September 10, 2007 at 5:48 pm

Man,
It just hit me who Karma is Alan, Bragging about knowing all these important people . You know name dropping , well almost name dropping…….
IT’S GERALD…….. 🙂

452 alan shoemaker September 10, 2007 at 7:47 pm

You guys really don’t want me to tell you yet another story about how I was put in prison in Peru for a week, do you?
If you do, I like writing, so it’s not a problem at all.

453 Mark September 10, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Alan
it is not important to me at all. You have not answered any questions to you lately so why should we get one now.

454 David Volkmann September 10, 2007 at 8:39 pm

Please Alan. I don’t want to hear about your life story again. I would like to hear about the second golf course that is being built in Iquitos. Who the owners are ect. Actually I don’t care.

455 alan shoemaker September 10, 2007 at 9:08 pm

2nd golf course being built? I’d like to hear about that too. Where? Who?

456 Karma Chongyi Zangmo September 11, 2007 at 1:06 am

Mr. Cobbler Repent!

What we would really like to know is why you think you can bullshit your way out of anything, and why you keep throwing bullshit at us trying to defend Gerald Mayeaux and his lies, forged documents and abuse of women and children.

When are you going to admit that right is right and wrong is wrong? Lying is wrong, but you seem to think it is an art form. Forging documents is wrong, but you seem to think it is okay as long as you can get away with it. Beating women and children is wrong, but you adamantly defend the evil Gerald Mayeaux’s “need” to do so.

Believe it or not, conning innocent tourists and poisoning them with bad Ayahuasca is wrong too. You tried to bullshit your way out of that one in the Peruvian court system and it didn’t work. The peruvians saw through your bullshit and threw your ass in jail where it belongs.

Alan Thomas Shoemaker aka Alan Smith, just admit you are wrong and repent. Admit that Gerald “The Scoundrel” Mayeaux was wrong hijacking the golf course and should be tarred and feathered. Your defense of the sadistic egomaniac Mayeaux only serves to embolden him and encourage him to hurt other people.

Mr. Cobbler, repent and admit you were 100% wrong to defend the SOB Mayeaux. Remember, this is the only way to prevent KARMA from catching up with you!

I would like to hear the opinion of everyone who agrees with me and finally put an end to the bullshit that the Cobbler has been feeding us on this blog. In fact, if any identifiable person on this blog disagrees with me and supports you and Gerald Mayeaux, I will voluntarily take back everything I said about you and Mayeaux. Mr. Shoemaker, I dare you to find even one person that will support you and Gerald Mayeaux and his evil deeds.

karmachongyizangmo@yahoo.com

457 David Volkmann September 11, 2007 at 6:32 am

Alan I don’t want to start rumors. So this is just a rumor and not fact yet. All the grass that is being taken from the golf course has to go somewhere. Right? I understand it to be at kilometer 25 and of course it is Gerald and Adam who are building it. Like I said I don’t care. Unless there is stolen material, equipment, ect. from our golf course that is being used at this golf course.

One little comment about the 8 sets of golf clubs that I brought to Iquitos. Mike has a copy of the story in our local newspaper, and at the time he e-mailed it all over the world to the shareholders, of how our local community donated all these golf clubs to help the poor Peruvians. Gerald may say they were old and antique, but that was not his concern. They were not for him or you. I don’t really want them to know how rich gringos have stolen them since. The local community loads us down with clothes for the poor people everytime we go to Peru. This time we got 40 brand new prom dresses that have never been worn among other items. These dresses cost $200.00 each retail.

It seams for every missionary that is helping the poor people there is one missionary trying to steal as much from them as they can.

458 alan shoemaker September 11, 2007 at 8:21 am

There’s no golf course being built anywhere Dave. There probably will be at some point but not right now. I don’t think anyone is stealikng grass either, where did you hear that?
The court case of Easy Bill and Gerald is tomorrow at 10am. Anybody want a photo?

459 dave sheridan September 11, 2007 at 10:15 am

When I was at the Golf course ten days ago I asked a few questions of a turtle that was walking by. He didn’t answer. Must be a friend of Alan.

460 David Volkmann September 11, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Alan you always make proclamations of things being facts when they are just your opinion. Have you seen the photos of the thieves taking the grass? Another thing, if Bill has filed a denuncia against Gerald, that is between them. It does not concern us.

And to Karma, you said you would take back every word you said about Alan if anyone disagrees with you and supports Gerald. I do disagree with you so I think you should take back what you have said. Further more, your making proclamations like Alan, stating opinions as thou they were fact. Enough of this. If Alan committed a crime file charges or tell the authorities where he is. Karma your worst than Gerald with discrediting people without proof.

This blog is about our golf course (investment), being stolen from our best friend or friends. Thats what makes this so sad. Karma don’t muddy the waters with dirt you have on our previous friends. You want some dirt on me? You don’t have to look far to find acusations against me that make Gerald and Alan both look like saints.

461 alan shoemaker September 11, 2007 at 11:35 pm

You know what? i was going to tell everyone something quite interesting… but, none of you are worth my time.
goodnight.

462 dave sheridan September 12, 2007 at 6:49 am

DV………I can’t imagine anything making Gerald look like a saint. God forbid. That being said, however, I agree wholeheartedly with you. Too many of us, including myself unfortunately, have ventured beyond the purpose of this blog with personal attacks having zilch to do with the Golf Club fraud.

463 alan shoemaker September 12, 2007 at 11:23 am

I have heard that someone (the rumour is that it is Peter) purchased 80 hectares of land at kilometer 43.5 to build a golf course.
If there is grass being stolen from our club, where is it going and who is taking it?

464 David Volkmann September 13, 2007 at 5:24 am

Whos club?

465 Mike Collis September 13, 2007 at 9:42 am

I have just remembered something that occured last year.

You remember our Amazon Golf Club was disolved illegally on 7th April 2006.

I recall that for a least a month before that date I saw Mayeaux and Sergio Bargas selling shirts and hats with the Amazon Golf & Country Club logo on them. So they had already set the stage to disolve our club and form their own at least a month earlier.

466 alan shoemaker September 15, 2007 at 10:08 am

No, that’s no quite true Mike.

467 Mark September 16, 2007 at 7:28 am

Well
Alan tell is what is the truth then ….
All that we hear from you is comments and no information at all….
Give us all some of your magical information if you would please.

468 alan shoemaker September 16, 2007 at 5:13 pm

If there was something magical about all this bullshit, I would have been on it a long time ago.
It’s just egos, unfortunately.
Suffice to say that Mad Mike is just stirring up more bs.

469 Mark September 17, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Has anyone heard any more on the new golf course? Or the stolen equipment from the original club?

470 anon September 18, 2007 at 12:22 pm

talk about stirring up bs

471 alan shoemaker September 18, 2007 at 11:31 pm

It’s my understanding that there will be an answer on the 24th of this month.
For pretty much everything… but then, I have been out of the loop as I have been out of Peru for a week.
Florida, by the way, is a nice and cheap vacation.
And since I am back, may as well ask these questions:
Was grass stolen? where did it go?

472 alan shoemaker September 19, 2007 at 12:47 pm

I did a google and got the complete obituaries of Florida over several years running up to the presnent.
I know this is not about golf or the club but most of us knew Dr. Jack.
There is no obituary listing of Jack Preston Breadsley what so ever. So, who knows? Where’s Jack?

473 dave sheridan September 21, 2007 at 9:13 pm

How was Cusco Alan?

474 dave sheridan September 21, 2007 at 9:14 pm

Never knew Cusco was in Florida…….

475 Mark September 22, 2007 at 4:27 am

And he wonders why “no one” believes him…..Geralds rubbing off on him

476 anon September 22, 2007 at 9:39 am

what an idiot… well i guess thats what years of drug abuse gives you

477 Bill September 22, 2007 at 10:19 pm

Some people have complained it takes too long to get to the newest comments and to the Submit Comment box. I agree. I would like to direct everyones attention to the article titled, First Lawsuit Defending the Amazon Golf Club, Iquitos Peru, posted on this blog on July 11th. This makes a good link to access that article;

http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/category/the-amazon-golf-club/

I suggest we move our conversation to that article. Please leave your comments at the article mentioned above.

Alan and I have a little discussion going there. Alan thinks that Gerald Mayeaux is telling him the truth and that I am the liar. So tune in and see where this is going…

478 alan shoemaker September 23, 2007 at 11:16 pm

Well Bill, let’s just see. I’m holding my breath.
cuzco was fine Dave. You should have come with us.
Have you never been there?

479 dave sheridan September 24, 2007 at 10:33 am

Many times Alan. I am Padrino to some children there as a matter of fact. By the by, it is not as warm as Florida nor is it Florida.

480 alan shoemaker September 25, 2007 at 7:51 pm

Glad you can still recognize at least some truths Dave. Proud of you in fact.
Just a few more days now, right everyone?

Dave V. is in town too. Hope you are doing well and you liked the raft race. I understand the Peruvians won yet again…
Seems the weather was pretty good for you as well.

Sure would like to be playing golf, but it can wait a few days.

481 dave sheridan September 27, 2007 at 11:23 am

Actually Alan, if the truth bit you in the ass you wouldn’t recognize it. Sorry, that’s my opinion. I firmly believe when you leave Gerald’s place even he shakes his head and marvels that you bought into his bull shit.

482 anon September 27, 2007 at 1:48 pm

What an Idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

483 Mike Collis September 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm

I was in court today as a prosecution witness against Mayeaux.

When Mayeaux was asked about Bill Grimes I just could not believe my ears. He stared at the judge with his hands together as though he was praying and he said
” I swear Bill Grimes was NEVER a member of the Amazon Golf Club”. I had to bite my lip to stop me from calling him a f*****g liar. He is truly evil.

484 Mark September 27, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Well Alan what have you to say to that?

485 Mark September 27, 2007 at 8:25 pm

Lets hope Alan went to the court to view his “IDOL”..

486 alan shoemaker September 27, 2007 at 8:53 pm

Well, let’s see here. First of all DSheridan, if the truth were to be told, who would tell it and what would they say? hahahahah
Next, yes… the courtcase of Bill G. against Gerald was today and guess what? This is the court case that Bill Grimes denied that he ever filed. He’s conveniently in the States and appointed the virtuous Mad Mike and Aura as his stand ins. That didn’t work at all. Judge will issue the ruling in November. Do understand that when you write up a denuncio against someone and it proves to be wrong, the tables get turned and you get sued and-or go to jail. Either way, you lose. On that particular lawsuit, we’re really only talking about losing face. And so much face has been lost already by everyone. There should be an end to this and if it were a movie, we’d all sit down and have some drinks and realize all the stupid things we have doneand make up. But this is not a movie and I don’t think the players here, on either side, have the fortitude to do this. That’s called character. Does anyone know how to say I was wrong, I was sorry and move on? Within this group, I find it a lost idea. For the good of all of us in Iquitos, for the future, everyone needs to find a way to forgive and forget. I realize that there are several here where that possibility is impossible. Dave Sheridan, you are hopeless. If not, show me that you are not. You hold so much negativity that I’m truly amazed that you have not had a heart attack. DVolkmann, you are the same but there is at least some hope for you. I know that Bill Grimes can do it if he wanted to and hey, hell never freezes over Bill so don’t use that as a way out. John Zeller? It’s possible, he’s an intelligent man but can he make intelligent decisions in this situation? That remains to be seen. From what I can see of him, he can only lash out, create fake names to do so also. Mark is riding the fence but afraid to get on the horse. And of course there’s more of you out there watching from under the skirts of your grandmothers, when things look like they are going a certain way, that’s when you safely jump on the bandwagon. Losers basically. People that will never ever make anything happen, just ride the waves as if there is nothing in life that you can control, that you can make happen. Actionless people are so boring. At least all of those that are participating here have tried to make an impact, wrong or right. For that I salute you as I do know that you are responding to things as you believe to be correct. I have respect for that. I could ramble on but it would just be exactly that, rambling. Tomorrow is the day. 7.30am. Be there or be square.

And for the real capper: The golf club case is tomorrow at 7.30am. Y’all be there, ya hear? LOL

487 anon September 28, 2007 at 9:28 am

Hey Crazy Al, go take some more ayahuasca….

488 dave sheridan September 28, 2007 at 8:58 pm

Let’s all vote who is the dumbest turnip in the patch. Alan, you were asked a direct and pointed question (among a thousand others you did not answer) about what you thought (thought may be the problem here, it has to do with reasoning) about your arm-pit of a friend Gerald “swearing Bill Grimes was never a member of the golf club”. You didn’t respond (no one other than a mental midget like yourself would believe you would). You are the preeminent, quintessential fraud. Blathering meaningless comments in response to direct questions. Do you put a bucket over your head and talk to yourself at night? Do you recognize yourself in the mirror? You are one of the few people on the planet that can put together a string of paragraphs that in the end say absolutely nothing. Sorry Alan, you just amaze me.

489 Mike Collis September 29, 2007 at 9:06 am

Alan you have already admitted on the other blog that Bill Grimes was not only a member BUT “the” Founding Member of the Amazon Golf Club. I saw and heard Mayeaux in court (and it is in the transcript) saying
“Bill Grimes was never a member”. He said this not only in front of the judge and the rest of us but also in front of his Wife Pamela. Now she knows her husband is a liar but will you also declare on this blog that Mayeaux is a liar ?

490 Mike Collis September 29, 2007 at 9:11 am

Alan another question. Adam Andrews told the Police that he bought and paid for the tractor mower with his own money and that he has a reciept to prove it.

Now you and the rest of us know that Andrews bought that mower with Amazon golf Club money.

Is that true Alan ? An answer please.

Is Andrews another “bare faced liar” like Mayeaux ?

An answer please Alan .

491 dave sheridan September 29, 2007 at 12:10 pm

a long drum roll whilst everyone waits in anticipation of Alan’s astute answers. An answer?!?! Surely you jest!!!!!!

492 alan shoemaker September 29, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Sorry, too busy for you guys right now. My friend and shamana Norma Panduro has been in a coma since last Sunday. She passed away this morning.
The judge in the Bill G. case suiing Gerald is over. Mike and Aura represented Bill G.. The Golf case is also over. In both cases, the judge will issue his decree probably around Wednesday. It’s over now. Stop fighting. Get a life.

493 David Volkmann September 29, 2007 at 5:31 pm

You guys are getting ahead of me. In comment 480 Alan said I was in town. I am impressed that I was noticed. In one of my comments I said Alan was a ” ….thief”. I am truly sorry and ashamed that I can be counted among those that do such name calling. Not that what I said was not true. I am going to distant myself from more and more of you guys. If Alan doesn’t want to answer a question that up to him. Without Alan who do we have to argue with. Everyone is picking on him instead of the real culprits of this golf course. Get focused. In comment 486 Alan said about finding a way to forget and forgive. The chances of me winning a 300 million dollar lottery is better than that happening. It is a coincidence that someone else made that same exact comment to me this week and I repeated to him again that he is lucky stupidity is not a crime.

494 alan shoemaker September 30, 2007 at 7:46 pm

As far as knowing where the money came from that bought the mower, I don’t have any idea, wasn’t there when it was purchased.
Again, no time. The Wake for Norma was last night and now I have to take photos for the family.

495 alan shoemaker October 3, 2007 at 9:56 pm

Suffice to say that there is someone very busy milking the cow and throwing red herrings into the soup.

496 Mark October 4, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Alan
I think you need to lay off of your juice..your hallucinating again.

497 alan shoemaker October 4, 2007 at 10:53 pm

..your hallucinating again.

Mark, that should have been a contraction – ‘you are’ is not ‘your’. It is you’re (you are). ‘Your’ denotes ownership, of which you and the others that have jumped on that horse do not and will not ever have, unfortunately.
As in, ‘It is not yours! and never was!’

But you and everyone else on here, except for Shawn, don’t seem to have put anything else together, so why would I think that you could have missed this small detail? Contractions are the way to go. they combine things without argument. They play together as if they are one. I learned that in the 3rd grade.

498 dave sheridan October 7, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Alan, the testimony in the actions (plural) against GERALD are still proceeding at this time. Contrary to you remark about being over. I even recommended you be called in to testify Alan. We are going to bring in the blog where you affirmed Bill G was a member. You know….the question asked Gerald where he swore on oath that Bill was NEVER a member. Should be interesting to see you wiggle when asked to refute or confirm Gerald’s testimony. What do you think??????

By the by Alan. As you so slyly stated that Bill was “conveniently” in the States during testimony, please comment on the fact that Gerald missed his date to testify in my case as he is in the States for six weeks. Further, Bill is back in Iquitos ready to testify.

499 alan shoemaker October 7, 2007 at 10:10 pm

You really don’t have a clue do you Dave. Sorry ’bout that.
Please, bring me in to testify. I’d appreciate that.

500 alan shoemaker October 7, 2007 at 10:37 pm

Oh, and your case against Gerald? I don’t know anything about it. Did you file against him? What for?
What, exactly, did Gerald do to you Dave that you couldn’t handle personally, face to face? What has anyone done in all this mess that could not have been worked out on a personal level?
I probably missed something here as I really don’t read everything on this blog. Enlighten me please. What’s the terrible thing that he did that you had to bring in the courts and do it in such a way that you feel proud of yourself?
What happened? You two had some sort of argument and he said you were not longer welcome at his establishment??? and you respond by looking for some way to file denuncios against him?
Or is it because he was appointed liquadator of the club? Hey, had you been around you too could have been appointed.
I really have no clue on this one Dave. Why did you denounce Gerald? Inquiring minds want to know.
Everywhere I look here, within this blog, I see hate. What’s up with that?
Dave, you even have extended you hate to include me. I’ve never done anything to you. Wake up man.

501 dave sheridan October 8, 2007 at 7:25 am

Alan,

I notice you have again side stepped the issue of Gerald swearing on his oath that Bill was NEVER a member. The same treatment he gave to me when he told me I could own part of the new club but not “the other guys” (the previous members). So I had a choice. Become a member of the new club and watch my friends get screwed or fight for the rights of all of the members who had purchased memberships. I chose to stay with my friends. Please rspond to Gerald’s statement under oath that Bill was never a member.

502 dave sheridan October 8, 2007 at 8:24 am

Alan,
You are right. You have done nothing to me. Perhaps I owe you a form of apology. The problem is the frustration Alan. You continue to defend Gerald when everyone knows he blatantly screwed many innocent paid members of the old club. Acted as if they had no rights. You know this!!!! He told me that to my face, Alan. Do you really think he dissolved the club for everyone’s protection? Get real!! Yet you take his side time and time again. Perhaps if you answered a couple of the hundred or so questions asked of you people might respect you. You do not. Start with responding to Gerald’s swearing that Bill was NEVER a member!!

503 Mike Collis October 8, 2007 at 6:57 pm

Alan I am sorry that it seems we are all picking on you but you are the only person stupid enough to try and defend the indefencable Mayeaux.
The other day on this blog I said that Mayeaux swore on oath the Bill Grimes was not a member of the Amazon Golf Club. You know that Bill was a member and you stated this on another blog.
Now in the same court hearing Mayeaux was asked why he did not conform with a court order and produce the cash book and the minutes books of the Amazon Golf Club.
Again with his hands together like he was praying he said ” I swear I was only a director of the club and I have never seen those books and I do not know where they are”

When Mayeaux disolved our club he signed the Disolution Statent and he signed the following legally translated document which forms an important part of it.

“Additionally, I state that the documents, books, and other goods of the Association to be terminated, will remain under my care for the time determined by the law.

For the reasons presented above,

I ask your agreement to my request, because it is of justice.

Iquitos,May 8,2006

Signature of: Gerald Mayeaux”

Now Alan did he lie yet again, is Mayeaux a downright bare faced liar ? Your answer please.

504 alan shoemaker October 8, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Frustration??? LOL Well you do not have the title on that one senor. We are all very frustrated. Thanks for the apology by the way. You know, when there was the insane VietNam war that so screwed the American and Vietnamese, they finally are now working together.. so there IS hope, just dont give in and know this too can work itself out, given time. We are all shitheads here, truth to be told.
Most of the questions I was asked I frankly did not have the answer to. Oh sure, I could guess, but is what everyone is doing here, guessing. So then the guesses become truth as they are bandied about, people react from what they believe that truth to be and the bonfine just keeps getting bigger and bigger until literally impossible to put out. This is Iquitos afterall and we are all infected with this rumour mill Peyton Place bullshit.
And so I did do some checking, the lawsuit you have against Gerald is also against Mike and Brunner. Right? It is for fraude. Is that correct?
So it is difficult to ask me questions because I really was not around, I was in the hospital when most of this went down. I did not see what anyone did. All I have ever been about here is trying to tell everyone that, in my opinion, no one was trying to steal the golf course. That everyone that paid for membership had a membership still, to relax and not intertwine your opinions about the golf course with your opinions about Gerald. But with so much emotion evidently overflowing, many could not do that. Bill had some sort of falling out with Gerald, probably about commissions would be my best guess.. but hell, I really do not know and have not asked… and so Gerald and Bill had some words and then Gerald gets a restraining order against him so that he can not come back to his bar, Aura and Mike and Zeller were included. I really have no idea about that, do not ask about it because I really do not want to know. I considered all those people my friends, Zeller too and actually invited him to eat with me and Papa Dan once… Unfortunately for all of us here, I was not in the loop as if I was, I would tell you exactly what I saw.
And now, to this very day, I still believe what I told you from the beginning of this blog. Those that paid for memberships had memberships. I still stand by that. However, some people have gone so far over the line of respectability, especially in this blog with their words and actions, that I just do not know if it is possible that Ryan ever accept them onto his property again.
You may call me naive. I will accept that.
Mike, I do not know what Gerald said or what he wrote or swore to. But I do know that you said you would get the title to the property and when you did so you would hand it over to me and two Peruvians so we could give it to the Club.

505 David Volkmann October 8, 2007 at 8:04 pm

Alan I told myself I would never put another comment on this blog and here I am again. Your distortion of the truth has to be challenged. In comment 500 you said Gerald was appointed liquidator and if Dave S. was around he could have been the liquidator. Gerald was never appointed the liquidator. Thats really not what is important so please don’t argue with me about that.

The fact that Gerald said the club had no assets when it was liquidated is the crime. No money in the bank, no golf equipment, no lawn mowers, no club house, even no golf course on the land Ryan lives on. Now by your own admission you took one fifteenth of the lawnmower and 14 others took the other fourteen fifteens. Now who took the rest of the assets? The most important of course being the golf course on Ryans land.

You don’t understand what happen? We were all owners and now at best we are members because of this tactic. It was so shocking that a man would do this to his friends that it is almost unbelievable. But thats what happen. Thats what this blog is about. How the golf course was stolen and they thought everyone would do as you are sit on your hands and let them do it. I understand why you and others are sitting on your hands. In the real world friends don’t do that to friends. Never. Because of Dave S. and Bill Grimes there will not be revenge but maybe some justice. The theft of our golf course will not go unchecked. We are talking about a criminal action against friends.

506 alan shoemaker October 8, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Well you too could have been annointed Dave. You just were not around at the time.
I think when the liquadation happened, there probably was no money in the bank and the golf equipment that you donated is virtually worthless, essentially not worth the time to write it down anyway …but certainly a nice gesture by you to have gathered it all together and shipped it here. And of course you can not liquidate Ryans land.. how would you do that? He owns it, not the club. Did somebody tell you that the Peruvian government had given the land that Ryan has been living on for 25 years to this Club? Who told you that? I do not own anything DV, I alreay gave you my share of the lawn mower. Enjoy yourself please.
And.. you at best are a member? Better check in with Ryan about that one. He OWNS the land and if he does not want your personality around, he rules.
Anyway, what I think is worthless really. And what you believe is too. It is not about me and you DV, it is about what will happen here in a couple of days. Either there will be a golf course or there will not. I do not make those decisions, you do not either. Unfortunately. So sit back and batten the hatches cause the shit is going to hit the fan whether we like it or not.

507 dave sheridan October 9, 2007 at 7:09 am

Alan. Since you will not use Gerald’s name in anything other than a “he is a nice guy” scenario, answer the following:
Assuming a person had knowledge of the facts, if that someone stated under oath or otherwise that William Grimes was not a member of the original Golf Club incepted by Michael Collis, would that person be considered as truthful? A simple yes or no Alan. Please! Gain some veracity. Say it in Chinese if it is so difficult for you. The sky won’t fall.

508 David Volkmann October 9, 2007 at 6:13 pm

Alan, I have to say you get me and so many others frustrated. I sometimes wonder if your just pulling our leg. You have to know more about real estate than that. Whether your in the states or Peru. Where did you get the idea that just because, to save argument, Ryan owns the land that he also owns the golf course and the club house? That is the craziest thing I have ever heard of.

509 Mark October 11, 2007 at 12:57 pm

I hope you guys are not waiting for Alan to respond to the (sorry did not know which is correct your , yours or you are 🙂 .) questions that was asked of him did you. He is to busy trying to show he is a smart guy while backing gerald, adam and sergio. I would almost bet that Alan has one of the sets of clubs from the first club that he bought from gerald that was donated by DV. Would n’t that be something to try to explain away. could be why he is backing gerald? I do not know just guessing. Hey have you been summoned by the judge for
“TRUTH OR DARE” yet? but lets do it in front of gerald so that he can see your (oops is this one right?) show.

510 alan shoemaker October 12, 2007 at 8:50 pm

We are all past the point of use with this blog. The case is with the judge and he will decide what it is or isn’t. I need not say anything more except that I will necessarily accept whatever decision that comes down. The real questions is> Will all of you?
Or will you get angry and keep throwing around aimless accusations like everyone has been doing for months?
And can any of you do as Mad Mic said to me the other day … alan, I hope you don’t take this personally. You know, when Shawn goes out and hits the ice hockey rink and takes someones head off, later he’s in the bar drinking a beer with him.
What will you all do? Do you have the balls to accept whatever decision and drink that beer? If not, you should never have thrown your hat into the rink.
So… don’t play hardball if you can’t accept the consequences.
This is all all a game, some take it more seriously than others. You are here for but a blink of the eye and it is just to enjoy yourself, roll around in the 5 senses, have fun. It is a vacation. Maybe some of you will get this… but most will think that I am just nuts. So be it.
Live and let live. Get over it, sooner the better.

511 Mark October 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm

Alan
it seems that your boys, gerald, ryan, sergio and adam plus who knows have already shown everyone what cowards they are by stealing things….GRASS,,TOOLS….LAWN MOWER??? and who knows what else and these are the people you are backing Alan….. COME ON GET REAL DUDE…….
As far as your question about forgiving and forgetting has been forgotten by your friends a long time ago and maybe no way of proving just yet but deep down you know what kind of people YOU call friends

512 alan shoemaker October 13, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Funny thing is that I call you my friend too Mark, and DV and Bill and everyone else.
You’re not perfect, nor am I, we all make mistakes from time to time. The thing is, can you let it go when it is time to do that?
Or will you hold a grudge forever, perhaps thinking> I’ll show him! I will be made at him for the rest of my life!
So when you react that way, who are you really hurting?
I think that some of us on here, on this insane blog, will be able to get over this and move on. And some won’t. Which boat will you ride on Mark?

513 Mark October 14, 2007 at 10:27 am

well Alan good question and I WILL ANSWER IT UNLIKE YOU AND QUESTIONS.
I will be on the boat with the original investors just like you when the poo hits the fan. after perjury by gerald what else can there be. unless gerald gets the judge paid off also.

514 alan shoemaker October 15, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Paying off a judge??? Thst couldn’t happen here.
Or, maybe it already happened in the lower court and that’s why it’s been appealed to the superior court…
Seems lots of funds have been involved to pay a judge that can’t seem to find his license. Or didn’t you see that in the newspaper last week?
Hmmmmm……

515 Mark October 15, 2007 at 8:42 pm

No I did not see that. thanks that is very intereting.
Did they not have a record of his license or do they keep these like all records. a box in the corner at the bottom of that pile 🙂

516 Bill October 15, 2007 at 9:44 pm

Alan Shoemaker, the reason mayeaux lost in the lower courts was because the judge agreed I was a member of the Amazon Golf Club, and by implication, that there were 60 shareholders. That is what we all know to be true. That is what you agree to be true. Mayeaux has appealed to the higher court to continue arguing his case that there were only seven founding investors. Everyone knows that is a lie.

517 Mark October 16, 2007 at 4:48 pm

But Bill
you know Alan only listens to gerald and what he says is the gospel. Who else does Alan have to “hang” with now. probably only gerald of the ex-pats….

518 brian and natalia October 19, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Just watching this for the last few days… guess this blog is dying on the vine. Bill, please put an end to this.

Beside the cobbler and Mark (sorry Mark, admire your comments), whom have the only comments, please post them, but as an outsider with purly monetary intrest, nothing is happening as I can tell.

Really concerned whether I’ll take my vacation in Machu Pichu this year or Iquitos?

Sound off everyone, or this blog has become an open air e-mail conversarion.

519 Bill October 19, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Don’t be so impatient Brian, we are just now getting to the good part. Three trials concerning the Amazon Golf Club have been going on simultaneously and another trial will start next week. I do not want to post the details until the defense and the golf witnesses testify. I want to give them every opportunity to commit perjury…I should say, commit some more perjury. “It is not the crime stupid, it is the cover-up.”

To borrow a phrase from Alan, gerald mayeaux is “conveniently” not in Iquitos. He left five days before he was supposed to testify.

Has anyone heard if there has been an international arrest warrant issued for Gerald Mayeaux?

There is lots more Brian. Really, everything up until now has been the digital equivalent of hot air.

520 The Tormentor October 20, 2007 at 7:09 pm

YOU STUPID BASTARDS DONT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS WAS ALL SET UP LONG AGO . YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE UP AGAINST. EVERYTHING IS ALREADY SET UP AND WAS SET UP MONTHS AGO TO CLAIM THE GOLF COURSE. YOU AE NOT IN A
CIVILISED COUNTRY, YOU ARE IN A COUNTRY WERE $S BUY
ANYTHING. YOU FOOLS. KEEP WASTING YOUR MONEY AND TIME IF YOU WANT THE OUTCOME IS ALREADY SET IN CONCRETE.

521 El TEMERARIO October 20, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Eso es la pendejada de el siglo. Estas hijos de putas como Alan Y gerald son perdidos, locas de pensar que pueden hacer lo que quieren, Alan eres un sacha shaman, sigues envenenando turistas innocentes, gerald, sigue engañando la gente, para que, que ganan ustedes, derepente un sentimiento de valor falsificado. Que se vayan a la mierda cohudos, pendejos, conchudos, hijos de putas, cabrones, desgraciados, mentirosos, asna siki, hapuin toyas, kiniwiis. totalmente el basura que junta en el balde despues que se asienta el agua.
La dia de venganza va a caer a los hombros de los que son culpable por el manipulation de los autoridades y que vergueñza que gringos vienen a hacer pendejadas cuando hay demasiado pendejos en el Peru.

522 Mark October 20, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Welcome back Shawn

523 Mark October 22, 2007 at 4:33 am

Shawn you are such an idiot dude. What, do you think the original bunch is the one that started this mess. thay are the ones that took it to court to stop “you” thieves from stealing from the other original investors. You people think it is about money… it is about what is right and what is wrong and the side you are on (geralds is the lieing, cheating, stealing group) is the wrong group. so be it the peruvians take there land back. That is better then geralds kids taking it. Shanw you are included in this group of lieing thieves because of your talk of stealing things and threatening other people.

524 David Volkmann October 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Dear Tormentor who ever you are, if you know the outcome like I do then you were one of us sworn not to repeat anything, by the judge. Please don’t screw this up.

525 Canada Shawn October 22, 2007 at 6:48 pm

hay, mark, whoever the fuck you are, why dont you get a life you peasant, thats not me writing that shit, i hope you are not a fag, you seem to have a big hard on for me, you fucked up rookie, nobody gives a shit what you think, we will see if you are man enough to admitt you got the wrong person, you seem to have a lot of strong opinions for a man who has not spent 5 minutes at the course, you are a fucken joke rookie, next time motherfucker, get the correct person who sent the comment, ask mike, if i have anything to say, i will put my name behind it, you fucked up little boy,
__________________________________________________

526 Mark October 23, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Firat off “hay” is what farm animals are fed and “hey” is for hey Mark or hey motherfucker ok. second, you are the only one that has written here in all caps and put everyone down and cussed in every 5 words like in comment #520 and I am sure that I am not the only one that thinks that. I may be wrong as I have been wrong before I am not perfect like you. And if it seems like I have a “hard-on” for you think about it. You and Alan are the only two to write in to here and Alan says the same thing most of the time and you come on here like you are god or something telling everyone how dumb they are and smart you are. So I try to prod you to see what you will say. nothing more nothing less. So do not write anymore into it then that.
“YOU ARE NOT AS SPECIAL AS YOU THINK YOU ARE”.

527 Canada Shawn October 23, 2007 at 6:56 pm

i know for a fact its driving some of you guys fucken crazy, to hear my take on the recent developements, i cant type worth a shit, thats why i dont comment all the time, i spent my life outside doing things, not in front of a monitor. plus also, and some of you jackoffs on this blog should take this advice, you should know your place, i know my place, this is not my fight or war, i am caught in the middle, i am just a face in the crowd, all my fighting and wars have been left at the hockey rink and baseball diamond, this is not my fight, so i am going to sit this one out, so if its all right with you guys, i am going to sit on the bench and keep it warm, mike collis, i must say, even though i disagree with you on 3 major aspects, and think you are 100% wrong, you never got me involved with the frivolous legal bullshit, thats going on right now, i respect you for that, i will say more in the future, but i will say this, the stealing, skimming, lies, under the table deals, ripping off people, scams, that i have seen with my own eyes in the last 18 months, is 10 times greater than anything you have ever done,mike, even though you are no angel, i am too tired to even rehash right now, and i can tell you. i am not the only one that feels this way, everyone of those dirty fucken scammers, would be under criminal charges and expelled from any club back home, there would be no negotiations, they would all be fucken gone, and to be quite honest with you, i expected better from some of you, some of you set back the human race a few notches, and that dirty fucken theif sergio is on the top of the list, and if that fucken guy gets his dirty hands on our course, he will steal it blind, remember what i am telling you, another day, i will let you know how fucken dirty,crooked, king adam is, he had a crooked little scam going for over a year, and i know for a fact. as it stands right now, my hands are raw from taking batting practice, shagging fly balls, ground balls, my body is tired, i am getting old, i am pissing like a race horse, dreaming of playing golf at the course, i even dream about it, i love it so much, like the old saying goes, there is a peace at the other end of war,one more thing boys, would someone answer this question, WHO THE FUCK IS GOING TO KEEP THE CLUB CLEAN, who is going to control the money coming in. so we can keep the course maintained, your shares, my shares are not worth shit, if we cant maintain the property, who is not going to be tempted to steal money, someone, find this person, because i will support him or her, 100%, so again, tell me everyone, who the fuck is ging to step up to the plate, WHO THE FUCK IS GOING TO KEEP THE CLUB CLEAN, 100% CLEAN. after we find this person, than mikes great idea of selling shares to outsiders can be implemented, as long as that new person pays a tax to the club to maintain the course,and daily operations. when the new shareholders come aboard.

528 Mark October 23, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Shawn once things are finalized with the courts then there will be some things needed changing and it is time to try to work things out as a group. I have spent more than 5 minutes at the golf cource before you were even a member, but I did not do any work on it like you did. I to would like to hack the ball around a little sometime myself.

529 David Volkmann October 24, 2007 at 12:02 pm

Shawn what can I say except I agree with you 100%. How can that be. Before I didn’t hardly agree with anything you said. Maybe you are an imposter. You didn’t type in all capital letters and the vulgar language was kept to a minimum. I don’t believe comment 527 was written by Shawn of Canada. I feel sorry for you when Shawn finds out who you are.

530 Mike Collis October 25, 2007 at 7:10 pm

Shawn when I lived in England I loved fishing and went nearly every weekend, that is except for the 3 months each year when it was closed season. Those 3 months without fishing seemed to go on for ever. So Shawn I can imagine how you feel about not playing golf now for nearly 3 months.
I am not stopping you from playing, its just that there are no cups in the greens and we do not have a mower that will cut the grass on the greens low enough to play on.
If you can ask the people who took away all the equipment from the club then ( I am only speaking for myself here)I invite all of the people who joined
the renegade regime, including the ones that joined afterwards like Armando Silva and Carlos Acuña to come and play golf. I cannot except Mayeaux back to play golf and of course Ryan is not allowed to come onto the golf course by court order,Adam Andrews took back the jeep so he is not a member so he cant play and Sergio sold his one and only share to Harry Kelly who I do welcome to the course with open arms.

But we need all the things back in order to operate properly.

Just to remind you what was stolen;

The cable connecting the meter in the street to the clubhouse.
The fusebox.
All the electrical fittings.
4 door locks.
Shower fittings.
Water tank and pump.
Wooden table and chairs.
Driving range mats.
The cups for the greens and flags etc.
At least 4 sets of golf clubs.
Golf balls and other golfing items.
Tractor mower (Toro)
Bush cutter.
Push mower for the greens.

If we can get this stuff back I might even come
and watch you play.

531 Bill October 26, 2007 at 7:45 am

Just a little note to most of the golf playing members. I feel the same as Mike. I hold no grudge against you. I am asking you to return all of our stolen property. You know who has it and where it is. Keep the stolen property and don’t play golf. Return the stolen property and play golf. You decide.

532 Mike Collis October 26, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Further to my previous comment I would like to add that Adam Andrews and Sergio Bargas are not members because they either took back the jeep or sold their share to Harry Kelly.

Of course Adam and Sergio are free to submitt an application to rejoin the club. Our Membership Secretary Mr John “God” Zeller will be pleased to accomodate them.

533 Mark October 27, 2007 at 7:12 pm

So has things been finalized now?
Does the judge know about the missing items?
if you had cups could people play or do you also need the tool to pull the cups and cut the core out to move it?

534 Mike Collis October 28, 2007 at 11:41 am

Hello Mark, Yes the judge does know about the missing items and will very soon make an order for them to be returned. Obviously it will be much better for those that took them to return the items before being ordered to do so by a judge.
Yesterday I purchased 3 meters of 4″ plastic pipe which I cut into 14 pieces. These will have to do for cups untill the others are returned or till a new set arrives in December. Yes they did take the gadgets to insert and remove the cups but we can manage for now.

Yesterday 2 swedish tourists went out to the golf course to “knock” a couple of balls about” they had a great time and took many photos. Just as they left
2 men turned up at the gate and asked how much it was to play. Our club steward Margarita told them that it was “FREE”, they asked why ? Margarita said because the course was not yet completed and that the paperwork to operate were not yet finalised. They then said they were from SUNAT ( like the IRS). Margarita laughed and they went for a look around the course, they were very impressed. They said they had been tipped off. Sorry boys you wasted you time and the tax guys time too.

535 Bill November 3, 2007 at 10:28 am

It is with great sadness that I must report that some evil villains trespassed on our Amazon Golf Club and vandalized our property. I wonder who would do such a thing…ha, ja, he, je? In my mind I have reduced the number of suspects down to three or four possibilities. Their names are peppered throughout this thread. These are very bad men whose reputations will not improve over time, so although I personally forgive them for their most recent excesses I do hope that the Peruvian legal system will see and know that these men are not going to reform, or be rehabilitated, and will take appropriate action.

Mike Collis is at the Amazon Golf Club right now with the police and the press. He will make a full report of the damage and the reaction of the police on this blog later today.

Thank you for caring,
Bill Grimes, President,
Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises
http://www.dawnontheamazon.com

536 Mike Collis November 3, 2007 at 12:27 pm

I have just returned from the golf course,the police and a T.V crew accompanied me. These mindless vandals
damaged the Amazon Golf Club sign by the gate, but what upset me more was the damage they did to a display on the front boundary of the course made of shrubs depicting the Amazon Golf Club name. This display was planted by our employees without my knowledge as a sign of their pleasure working on such a worthwhile project.

After damaging the signs etc., they obviuosly crept round the back of the course a did damage to 3 greens.
These greens are probably the most beautiful greens on our course. Founder Member Shawn Saulnier (Canada Shawn)sponsored, financed, designed and constructed these 3 greens by himself and were the only ones damaged. Shawn had dedicated these greens to his young daughter.
It appears that Shaun might have upset someone.

I now want it known that I hereby offer $500US to anyone providing information leading to the capture of the vandals and their.

Another thing, yesterday afternoon Margarita who is in charge of the club received a threatening phonecall.

The police are investigating this too.

537 Bill November 3, 2007 at 1:09 pm

I know who did it. I saw them sitting at the Yellow Rose of Texas this morning, so you can bring me the $500.

538 John Zeller November 3, 2007 at 2:28 pm

“Was mich nicht umbrinkt…
Macht mich Starker!”(Nietzsche.)

“Nicht fergessen Kameraden…
Der Tag Will Kommen.”(J.Z.)

Go get ’em, Mike!
Stay STRONG…
Never relent!

539 Alan Sinfield November 3, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Mike & Bill,

Guys, I am so sorry to hear that this mess with the golf course is continuing. Really one goes to live in Iquitos to escape the entire BS associated with the rules and regulations of the “Do not step on the grass” societies. But, it appears there are still pricks in the shrubbery that need to be pruned.

As you chaps know I am not a golfer and am not involved with the golf club, but as your friend it saddens me to read this on-going childish crap. I hope you find out who did this damage. Justice should uncover those behind the deed and administered harshly to the ones pulling the strings.

I will see you guys in six weeks…lets make sure we have a few together then.

Take care guys…watch-out for the enemy.

Along with Mikes reward of $500 I am personally offering another $200 making it $700

Alan

540 Mark November 4, 2007 at 7:25 am

Hey can you still throw that SOB ryan off of the land so that the skunk will have to move his crate away from there. that might help. Can a picket be put up around geralds to help tell people about the bastard. Or maybe just let Shawn go get him if he hasn’t allready. This is Bullshit that they are still doing this crap. If he had a building of his own the his resteraunt is in I would say BURN=IT but there is to many innocent people around for that. Where is Alan SHoemaker. I would like to hear what he has to say about his friends now.

541 alan shoemaker November 4, 2007 at 10:31 am

My internet connection has been to slow to read the blog for the last couple of weeks and no doubt it will slow down again this afternoon. But it’s up now, I can load this entire blog where before it would load only up to around Comment 180 or so.
Yesterday when I was informed of someone stealing the grass by the clubhouse, I assumed that it was grass thieves, i.e. people simply stealing the grass, rolling it up and sodding it somewhere else. That stuff is probably quite expensive if you were to purchase some. Then Mike told me that the three greens of Shawns had been vandalized and I thought that a bit odd for grass thieves as this is not the type of grass you would purchase and sod. Then Mike said that the grass that had been taken up had been tossed into the pond by the greens, so this is clearly vandalism, not thieves cleverly making a buck. I don’t belive the suggstion that someone was trying to get back at Shawn by destroying the greens he built. I think those greens were hit because they are more on the back side of the course and the culprits are less likely to be seen.
Now, do I believe that some of the golfing members have paid people to go out and do this to those precious greens? Absolutely not in the picture at all. So what’s gotta happen now? Hire a security guard for the night shift, walking around the course with a 16 guage and a doberman? What’s that cost?

542 Mark November 4, 2007 at 5:59 pm

HONEST MEN

543 Bill November 4, 2007 at 7:11 pm

Better to hire two security guards with 12 gauges and Dobermans. One to patrol Richards compound and one to follow Sergio.

544 David Volkmann November 4, 2007 at 8:07 pm

In the states vandalisem is done by people who are bored and have money or for revenge. Which group would you say it is Alan?

545 alan shoemaker November 8, 2007 at 8:37 am

I don’t know which group it is but Bill G. says he saw the culprits sitting at Yellow Rose the other morning.So pray tell senor Bill, who might those people be?
A pivitol court decision was to be issued tomorrow but today we have a General Strike, nothing is open, schools are closed, justice palace to so I don’t know, but this may mean the decision won’t be issued till Monday.
I really need to hear the sound of Leo’s golf ball spashing into the water. I’m jonesin’ for that.
And when we hold another tornament, I hope to never see a slab of chicken on the grill and yucca in my plate, everyone is so tired of those dishes. Let’s just throw our own hamburger meat or sausages on the grill, put the beer on ice and do it ourselves.

546 Bill November 8, 2007 at 9:45 am

Ahhhh Alan, I have missed you. mayeaux must be back.

If Leo would like to play golf today I am sure that could be arranged. However, I doubt you will be close enough to hear his ball hit the water.

As usual you seem to know a lot more about this than I do. The only pivotal court decision I am aware of in the near future will be Ryan Richards sentencing for violent trespass, interfering with the police, and attacking a guard causing him to discharge his weapon in a crowd.

I will be waiting to hear your report on what ever the pivotal court decision is on Monday.

547 alan shoemaker November 10, 2007 at 10:22 pm

Bill,… God loves you man. Your boat is absolutely incredible and I know what you went through to get that built.
In my opinion, you and many others continued to believe that some kind of conspiracy was afoot to steal the golf course. In my opinion, IT never existed, it was a fabrication of an ex-insurance salesman and you wanted to believe it because you were at odds with Gerald and so was he. Many were. It would appear that you and others, Volkmann, Sheridan, Mark, Anthony, and the alter ego of Karma Zungi or whatever, and the other nameless people that posted on this blog and the blog about Gerald being the Iquitos scapegoat AND the IMPORTANT J. Zeller all bought this premise, or wanted to create the reality that this was the truth. It seemed they bought it hook, line and sinker, as we say in the South. They were reeled in and many paid substantial sums of money to make sure their reality was the truth. And low and behold, all that money did not go where it was supposed to go, apparently. Some of it did, most didn’t. So where is the other part. Of course all I am doing here is conjecturing on the facts as I have seen nothing at all. There’s lined pockets here, maybe two, and it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deciper where those pockets might be.. or does it?
And as an aside, there’s no damaged greens either. All the greens are fine. What a strange ploy that was, but I do have to admit that it was clever. Ryan is not stupid. LOL not by a long shot. Desperate people take desperate measures and I applaud those for that one but the fish did not bite. Never will. You picked the wrong person, wrong game. Your moves have been seen for months in advance. You don’t play chess, do you? LOL
I told everyone from the beginning that all was well, to trust in what was happening. Most did, but there were (notice the past tense?) those that actually published here on this blog very damning things about Gerald, Adam, Sergio, Shawn, and others, and just to inform you, there is a law about this and it is called LIBEL. And to throw gas on the fire, it appears that a major golf magazine has picked up this blog and has it published as well. Damn. Things are not as simple as they were before.
The judgement over the golfcourse was issued yesterday. Ryan wins. And as I told you all, warned you all and no one wanted to believe me, Batten Down the Hatches.
And for you Grimes, you have the audacity to say to me that I would never be close enough to the golf course to hear Leo’s golf balls splashing into the ponds? I told you from the beginning. Enough said.

548 Bill November 10, 2007 at 11:04 pm

I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

549 dave sheridan November 11, 2007 at 7:43 am

Alan…….you get more wierd by the minute

550 Bill November 11, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Shucks no, I don’t play chess, or even checkers. I don’t think much past where I will get my next meal.

I am trying to understand your comment. It seems like you are saying 50 or 60 people suffered a mistaken attack of mass hysteria and you, mayeaux, andrews, sergio and richards were the only ones smart enough to see through the mistake by “conjecturing on the facts”.

Anyway you go on “conjecturing on the facts” and posturing your image for the readers of Golf Digest, and Pro Golfer. Let me help. Your ball is in the shade of a fifteen foot tall palm tree on the Amazon Golf Club. Just as you chip up on to the undamaged green, inches from the hole, you hear someone shout a warning, FOOOUUUUURRRR, and Leo’s ball lands in the water hazard near by, and you hear the splash and shake your head and chuckle…that Leo, his ball has been eaten by the piranhas again.

I never said Ryan was stupid. No sir, not by a long shot. He saw all the moves months in advance like we were playing chess. Trouble is we are not playing chess…I would not trust Ryan Richards, Adam Andrews, or gerald mayeaux ever again. I could “conjecture some facts” that says richards, mayeaux, and andrews don’t believe in playing by the rules.

551 Mike Collis November 11, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Alan,
I don’t know what your on but you are suggesting that the takeover of the Amazon Golf Club was made up.
How ridiculous can you get, the club was disolved illegally by Gerald Mayaeux using fraudulent documents.

The police dont think it someones imagination, they have checked all the evidence and found enough to send the case to trial.

Sometimes Alan I do not think you are on the same wavelength. Do you remember March 2006 when you sent out a e mail to the members saying the the takeover of the club was “bullshit” ? Then do you remember one week later Andrews sent out an e mail to the members saying yes they were setting up a new club. I know you were in hospital when the crime took place but surely you know that whilst you were there Mayeaux disolved our club and he and his accountant signed off a legal document saying the club had no assets whatsoever. The accountant could loose his lisence over this.

552 The Peacemaker November 14, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Hey Everyone, I am not going to give my real name, I am neutral and want to stay like that.

This golf club fiasco has gone on far to long now. I am friends with all the parties involved like “the golfers” and the “investers”.
I know that you are all waiting for a verdict on this land case, but I know if Ryan wins Mick will appeal to the higher court and if Mick wins Ryan will do so to.
The result of this will be another year or 2 of the golf course not being completed and this will hurt everybody.
Ryan claims he owns the land and Mike with the investers claims to own it to.

THE SULUTION.

Mick and Ryan colaborate to get the title. Then Ryan has the piece of land for his snake farm and also 30%
share of the golf course ,the investers have the other 70% of the golf course. Mick (and investers) and Ryan rent the golf course to the Amazon Golf and Country Club the rent being donated to the village of Quistacocha. Remember the Amazon Golf and Country Club have everything for a golf course but don’t have a course to play on. Then golfers and tourists can enjoy the fabulous golf course you (all of you)have created.
Then maybe some day someone might want to buy the golf course and if everybody was agreeable the investers could get back their money with maybe a profit and Ryan his 30%. I am sure any new owner would not cancel the rental agreement with the AGCC.

Think about it boys, we are all tired of this fiasco
and want to return to some sort of normality. Come on Mick, come on Ryan do it.

553 Mark November 14, 2007 at 6:16 pm

Hey Peacemaker.
Your idea sounds good and I beleive mike tried something like this a long time ago with ryan and gerald and was told to get out that mike and the original group would lose. Maybe so, maybe not. they would not talk then because they wanted it ALL. NO IF ANDS OR BUTS.. then “THEY” start stealing things from there. WHY, they are all greedie…the original investore were not in this to make lots of money. maybe over time get a few bucks but not to make lots of money like “they” keep refering to. Most now are ready to tell the thieves to go f*** ***. and throw them all out. After ALL ryan has or had the mower on his peice of property and would not give it back to the rightful owners of it and you want to reward them for that. you must be a polititian wanting to give ILLIGAL Immigrants Immunity and Social security and free healthcare at the expence of taxpayers money, who by the way can not get this. that is just my opinion. and I am just a nobody though. 🙂

554 Bill November 15, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Welcome Mr. Peacemaker,

Thanks for taking an interest in our Miniature Golf War. You say you know us, maybe…how do we know you?

Your proposal comes about a year late, but one year ago the golfers would not have accepted your compromise because, as Mark pointed out, they thought they would get the whoooole thing…

As Alan informed us in post # 547, Richards started this as a chess game, planning his moves months in advance. He caused what you are calling this fiasco, and there is no way in hell he should be rewarded for his treachery.

The Amazon Golf and Country Club acquired everything needed for a golf course by defrauding the Amazon Golf Club. They have nothing legally, and that is another court case that is proceeding right now.

There is nothing we can do to change the course of the legal system even if we wanted to. The wheels have been set in motion and we must ALL accept the verdict handed down by the judges.

I WANT TO REPORT ON SOME IMPORTANT NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT WILL SHOW WHAT TYPES OF LOW LIFE CRIMINALS WE ARE DEALING WITH;

First, the woman that is overseeing the day to day activities of the golf course was threatened by an anonymous caller.

A few days later our lawyer received three warnings threatening to kill him.

Since then Mike Collis received a death threat.

Ever since mayeaux has returned to Iquitos he has been telling people that Mike Collis will be in prison by the end of the month.

Today I was walking on the public sidewalk past the Yellow Rose of Texas on my way to the Amazon Cafe, to sit on the balcony of the Iron House, overlooking the Plaza de Armas, while enjoying my delicious breakfast, when gerald mayeaux hurried out his door, bumped me and hissed, “Ass-hole, you are going to prison”. He stalked off before I thought of the appropriate reply, “I sure hope they do not put me in the same cell with that criminal.”

Peacemaker, these are the very same people you want us to strike a deal with? No, not me. I am against it. I do not respond well to threats. I respond well to justice.

A good policy is NEVER DEAL WITH TERRORISTS!

555 Bill November 15, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Some people wanting to leave comments have a difficult time getting to the comment box at the end of over 550 comments. These blogs are not designed to have 550 long winded comments. I would like for all of us to start using the First Lawsuit Defending the Amazon Golf Club, Iquitos Peru for our comments. It will be much easier. Click this link;

http://dawnontheamazon.com/blog/2007/07/11/first-lawsuit-defending-the-amazon-golf-club-iquitos-peru/#comments

556 John Bernhart February 16, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Hello Mike,

Long time no blog. I am a bit confused and lost here. I have three ‘Dawn of the Amazon blog’ windows open; one window has comments up to March of 2007, and then a comment from you in January of 2008. Another window has comments up to about November 2007. Yet another window that the blog has twice recommended that we all go to is a new feed website that only had 10 comments. And I can’t figure out a way to put another comment, unless I go back to the previous blog.

Where can I read the comments from November 2007. Up until now? I’m very interested to know how the court case came out.

John Bernhart

557 Janni March 18, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Really does anyone know what the court decision was?

558 Winston Riley August 8, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Hello Bill, Shawn, Marc, Alan and others.

I’m a total stranger but have been gradually following this soap opera. It is an amazing story, documentary, comedy, tragedy and always drama played out with passionate esprit!

Did this thing really fizzle out around November of last year or did it move? Someday I want to find this golf course and the pool and houses and stop some lucky resident to ask, did you ever hear the story about How the Amazon Golf Club was Won?!

Disclaimer: I’ve done dope and will probably do it again. I also like sports and skiing and getting naturally high by coming down a slope. I don’t like Bush and don’t think he has done a good job. I don’t think it is a good idea to steal but believe he who is without sin should cast the first stone. I find the story about Alan losing his mother and being in jail to be profoundly moving and think that whoever took the sucker punch at him should send him chocolates. I wonder about the sanity of the investment but totally understand the perspective of the non-golfers who wish for some justice for their investment.

I think that Canadian Shawn is extremely colorful but life is too short to get sick with anger. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword and I find it is always therapeutic to breathe.

I hope this cast of characters decides to enact a sequel. It has been such a drag since Shakespeare stopped writing!

559 Bill August 8, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Hi Winston, thanks for your attention. The miniature Golf War rages on. Another chapter has been written by the same cast of characters at this link, First Lawsuit Defending the Amazon Golf Course, Iquitos Peru

where you will find another 381 comments filled with equal passion, but saying a lot of the same things as before. Let me know when you finish chapter 3, if you have the stamina, I will give you the link to chapter four. Join us.

Best, Bill

560 Franklin Property April 4, 2009 at 1:53 am

he law also states that before a club or business like this can be dissolved 3 announcements must be placed in the local newspapers and these announcements should be lodged in the Public Register Office

“I Totally Agree”

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