Saturday, March 15, 2008
Woodies CCI Club and a very sad day...very sad.
When anonymous posted 5 updates within 40 minutes, it didn't hit me until I checked all the emails that came in on Friday and all I have to say is HOLY CRAP BATMAN. I thought, don't tell me something happened to Gary (gb007). A very quiet and thoughtful man who had retired from the business and became involved with Woodie back in the very early days...Other then TonyUK, gb007 was one of the last one standing by his man. It didn't seem what was said, it didn't matter on what people thought he was there trying his best to help others. Why, because like myself and hundreds of others, he believed in people helping others as we saw with his personal support of the Rolling Hills Progress Center. Believe me, when I say, we checked his support out and it was just what he said it was...and that is measure of a man.
Woodie for his part, again like in the past, only said 9 words about a long time friend that worked endless to promote him and the Woodies CCI Club, worked with newbies, did special presentations about money management, spoke at conferences, you name it Gary was there helping the best he could. Like so many of us, Traders helping Traders. But, just 9 words....just 9...a total of 33 letters and nothing more....other then just 9 words.....and then it was on to defend himself on the advise of the lawyers I guess. Why does he needs lawyers, at this point? Not a lawyer but lawyers, is there something going on??? That would require you to have a team of lawyers?
As I checked my emails today from yesterday, seems several people took a snapshot of a post from gb007 himself. Gary like some many of us, was involved in the Woodies CCI Club at some level during the past 7 years. We were there for a number of reason, but I believe in talking to those who have left, it was about this idea of being part of something bigger then us. Traders helping Traders and Lighting someone elses candle doesn't take away from yours.....having the candle things at the end of a trade-a-long, workshop or conference, great slogans and we believed.
But there came a point, like with Hoot after Chicago in 2004, Barbara after Monteray Bay in 2004, DrBob after New Jersey in 2005, Susan helping with the trade-a-longs before Peregrine Charities took over and on and on....moderators seem to leave for no reason. Well there was a reason, that caused Gio and JeanYus to leave, for BobCathy to leave and whole list of just plain folks...that decided something just wasn't right.
On December 21,2004 at 7:06pm, James Gabinski, from the DePage County Coroner office pronounced Firouz Amirparvis dead, we knew him as Dr. Famir. I first met the doctor during CB's first trade-a-long in Chicago back in the summer of 2002. He and his wife Cheryl sat in the third row on the right. Now, why would I remember him, well, he was the only guy wearing a suit. As a client of CB, when CB was in Chicago, a bunch of us would get together for a loose trading thing and then have dinner somewhere, he did have a great sense of humor and a warm heart. When a fellow in the chat room had heart problems, Famir made calls and got things done and we all know the stories. He was another person who spoke at the conferences, trade-a-longs and even hosted parties at his house in Oak Brook for those who lived nearby and were members of the Woodies CCI Club, another person who worked endless to promote Woodie because he believed in the big picture.....not just the greed.
Famir believed in the CCI so much that he gave it all, every nickel and dime, every dollar he could borrow and then the day came. The day when "they" showed up at the door with some paperwork. And by then, like so many others, there wasn't anything left, it was all gone, 50 years of work, a lifetime of savings, all gone. Famir was severly depressed and was having suicidal thoughts for a month before that evening. He had attempted to hang himself three times in the closet before he.......
As Detective King was proforming his duties, [Famir daughter was running around the house and seemed very upset at the court documents that came. I never got her name, but all she kept doing was running up to me saying, "HE killed my dad, He killed my dad. How could he do this to my dad?"]
So Gary has now decided that enough is enough and by staying around it would only make him look like something he couldn't live with either.
TD Boone, Clint_TX, Dan_PDX mPlay have also decided that enough is enough.....
Is there more to the Famir story......you betcha this is only the tip of the iceberg.