Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Comrade Nassar admits KBOO broke, calls for more Deck Chairs

In a surprising twist Comrade Steve Nassar confesses KBOO is broke.

However, while grasping some mathematic principles at last, others continue  to elude  him:

https://www.facebook.com/Dufus.Del.Dia/posts/10200331310792061


  • We are Broke. I know!!! Let's totally CANCEL the Winter Membership Drive, and Reduce the Summer Drive from 2 Weeks to ONE DAY.

    THAT'll fix it...

    • 2 people like this.
    • Steve Nassar I know!!! Maybe we can "Form New Community Relationships" and get some much needed funding from ALEC, or maybe the WCIE (West Coast Infrastructure Exchange)
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    • Steve Nassar I *do* see rapidly declining Fund Raising Efforts. I do NOT see any Replacement Revenue beyond increased Underwriting.

      WTF !!!???!!!???
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    • Steve Nassar Wouldn't it make more sense to start harvesting our New, Improved, Fund Raising Strategies *BEFORE* trashing the only one that we actually get our money from???
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    • Kate Welch It'll be easier to fire everybody if there is no money for payroll.
      Thanks for keeping us in reality!

    • Vicki Oas Trotter I'm so sorry. I know public radio has always been a huge part of your life.

To quote Traitor Hadrian:


The Big Lie is that there is no financial crisis other than the one created by absorbing the Winter Drive into two other drives.

Here is documentation of the deficits we incurred from 2007 to 2010. A request to the KBOO Finance Director can get the same documentation of the size of the deficit in 2011 and 2012. The 2013 budget was planned to be a deficit budget as well and we can be fairly sure that we will end up with a deficit at the end of our fiscal year. How much longer can this go on? Not much.
Members who resist change say KBOO gets by just fine with just member contributions. They think another fund drive will make us solvent, ignoring a history of deficit spending each year, going back to at least 2007.


How is KBOO surviving with insufficient funding from members? By drawing down its reserves which date back to the days of federal funding. The reserves will not be replenished, at least not by future federal funds. KBOO lacks the number of listeners it needs to qualify.
And:

KBOO continues to pay for staff salaries out of the reserves built up during the days of federal funding. Meanwhile, listenership has fallen to even lower levels, while staffing levels, largely, have not. 

The reserves are nearly depleted. 

There is no conspiracy to destroy KBOO -- other than the conspiracy to deny the facts of our financial condition, easily verified by legal documents KBOO files with the IRS.

See, Comrade Nassar?  No right-wing conspiracy!  At least according to Traitor Hadrian...

But what does he know?   Why dig into complicated financial reality when it's much easier to rearrange deck chairs, er, have another membership drive? 

Who are you going to believe: Traitor Hadrian or Glorious Leader?

We thought so! 

INSOLVENCY! BANKRUPTCY!  SOLIDARITY!  

And we haven't published this image enough!




POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

-MT

34 comments:

  1. "Wouldn't it make more sense to start harvesting our New, Improved, Fund Raising Strategies *BEFORE* trashing the only one that we actually get our money from???"

    Actually, if I understand this correctly, the only place KBOO is "getting money" from are the reserves. Nassar seriously thinks a drive is going to equal what the reserves were?

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    1. Like Comrade Per sez don't milk a cow twice a day, cow is unhappy. But cows don't listen to KBOO (unless you strap headphones on with duct tape, don't ask how we know this).

      STAFF made the decision to go BACK to the old system of only two drives a year. Try to milk the listeners three times a year and they are unhappy.

      Wasn't it discussed earlier that the problem is declining listeners? Declining listeners = declining revenues no matter how many times a year you ask.

      Ooops, darn it. Forgot to blame Fitch. Forgot to say "award winning" staff. Guess I'll start packing.

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    2. >>>Guess I'll start packing.

      Happy Valley, here I come!

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    3. "STAFF made the decision to go BACK to the old system of only two drives a year. "

      This reminds how Mark Sherman said he paid 25 bucks a month but never volunteered. Why would anyone give money to a group but not participate in the dull shit? But show up to bitch at a special meeting then try to get on the board?

      This may sound like foil hat land but has anyone considered there are members using KBOO for illegal money transfers/transactions/laundering?

      It would fit with not wanting more FCC/IRS oversight and preferring money from members where sketchy funds could be hidden as donations.

      How long has it been since an audit?

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    4. "How long has it been since an audit?"

      2011? Don't know if that's from an outside or inside source though.

      KBOO might be ripe for an outside audit.

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    5. They do an audit as much as legally required, maybe more than that. Debbie Rabidue is on it.
      I think there is an audit every 3 years or so, maybe its 5 years.
      I believe an audit was done either last year or this year.

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    6. "They do an audit as much as legally required, maybe more than that. Debbie Rabidue is on it.

      Sounds like it's time for an OUTSIDE audit.

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    7. Comrade Red PantsJuly 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      "Sounds like it's time for an OUTSIDE audit."

      Agree. Nothing against Debbie, but there's talk of the Inner Party blackmailing ppl, etc. Debbie is in a hostile work environment and feels the pressure. An outside auditor isn't going to give a shit about that crap.

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    8. Sorry, I should have been more specific, they do an OUTSIDE audit as much as is legally required, if not more. They had an OUTSIDE audit done either this year or last year. Debbie Rabidue is on it in that she makes sure OUTSIDE audits happen.
      Of course, she is no longer employed at KBOO, she wasn't very good at rearranging deck chairs, so for the next outside audit, someone else will need to make sure it happens.

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    9. "Debbie is in a hostile work environment and feels the pressure. An outside auditor isn't going to give a shit about that crap."

      That's why normal businesses bring in outside auditors every year. Anyone internal is potentially comprised, so you need people looking at the books who aren't subject to retaliation. It really does affect internal behavior, too, when you know that outside people are going to go through the books every year.

      Traitor Hadrian should suggest it, just to see the amusing frantic opposition of the Inner Party. (Hint: "It costs too much to bring in an outside auditor" is the traditional mantra of people with something to hide.)

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    10. "Of course, she is no longer employed at KBOO, she wasn't very good at rearranging deck chairs, so for the next outside audit, someone else will need to make sure it happens."

      LOL! Great American Humor Comrade! "someone else will need to make sure it happens"! LMAO!!!

      Next up: KBOO in trouble with State for skipping audits.

      It IS going to be a Whale of a Campaign!!!

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    11. "Traitor Hadrian should suggest it, just to see the amusing frantic opposition of the Inner Party. "

      That should be good for several blogs. Might even push Lisa "Hacker" Loving down off the new popular post list.

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  2. Comrade, you are missing Comrade Nassar's point. As Glorious Leader has repeatedly pointed out, KBOO is just one successful fundraising drive away from financial stability. The extended period of losing money every year is but a delusion.

    After all, KBOO contributors are like cows that need to be milked twice a day - obviously, all that KBOO needs to do is just run a continuous funraising drive, and all of KBOO's problems will be permanently solved.

    It sounds as if you need some time to get your thoughts in order, Comrade! It's a toasty 102 at the Ontario Transit Camp today, and from Ontario we can expel you To The Fascist Backwards Empire Of Idaho And Points East if you fail to learn to Think Correctly, Comrade!

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    1. "As Glorious Leader has repeatedly pointed out, KBOO is just one successful fundraising drive away from financial stability. "

      Or a loan! Glorious Leader said they used to get loans.

      Cadre needs to OCCUPY the bank until they agree to give money to KBOO, no interest, no questions asked! It's for the community!

      Where does KBOO bank at?

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    2. "Or a loan! Glorious Leader said they used to get loans."

      It's easy to get a loan, Comrade! All you need is a business plan!

      To wit:

      KBOO BUSINESS PLAN

      1. We've been losing money for years.

      2. We're not changing anything.

      3. Give us the money, or else!

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      What could be simpler, Comrades?

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    3. KBOO BUSINESS PLAN

      1. We've been losing money for years.

      2. We're not changing anything.

      3. Give us the money, or else!

      Look like a winner proposal to me! What bank/credit union could turn that down? Only a top down corporate goon for the FCC state oppression oppressors, that's who!

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    4. "Where does KBOO bank at?"

      I thought all good hip radical radical places used credit unions?

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  3. I've got extra deck chairs to donate if that helps.

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  4. New comment from Nassar:

    Steve Nassar Not to worry. I haven't checked for myself yet, but Rumor has it that there is a One Day Fund Raising Event in our budget that is projected to raise $90,000. There's only a couple of months left in our fiscal year, so that would be Just In Time Fund Raising!!!

    Nuthin to it, a baby could do it.
    5 minutes ago via mobile

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    1. Another one:

      Kate Welch Rumors are what internal KBOO is all about these days, well I heard that....and we better talk about that off line!
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  5. "This may sound like foil hat land but has anyone considered there are members using KBOO for illegal money transfers/transactions/laundering?

    It would fit with not wanting more FCC/IRS oversight and preferring money from members where sketchy funds could be hidden as donations. "

    Doesn't sound "foil hat" at all. It makes more sense than the entire staff clique being dumber than a cardboard swimming pool. Someone at pdxradio said this about Ani:

    Ani was better in the distant past. But she started changing about 6 years ago. Today Ani is again free thinking if it does not agree with her, she is controlling and often unpleasant. Posted on May 17, 2011 - 12:19 AM

    What happened in 2005? The weird behaviours of the anti Fitch crowd could be described as people scared shitless at being caught and trying to scare people off. It can't just be jobs. They don't want her, or anyone else outside, digging too deeply.

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    1. Don't know what the hell I did. Must have used a <a tag instead of <i tag and made a dead link. The quote comes from this url if anyone's interested.
      http://feedback.pdxradio.com/topic/recent-kboo-engineering-disasters#post-73361

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    2. On the subject of Ani, does anyone else think her relationship with TM is weird? How she lets TM take abuse(granted she's fairly earned) and almost never shows up to defend her? It kinda looks sick if you think about it. It's obvious TM's main "source" is Ani, therefore Ani is the reason people have to confront Theresa when she wrong. Ani is putting TM in that position. Of course TM is also responsible for "going there"....

      Then there's the "marriage". I get that they wanted to stick it to the homophobic system, but why live together? It's hard to believe a lesbian had the hotty hots for a woman trapped in a man's body.
      (OTOH there are trannys who were in straight marriages before the change and stay in them...)

      People don't ask these questions because they're afraid to be labelled intolerant. But it's a good question. Ask yourself the last time you knew a lesbian who fell for a woman born as a man BEFORE surgery.

      Human sexuality is complex, but it feels like we've been asked to buy too many things that don't add up around the KBOO clique. I can't imagine letting someone I cared about take the shit TM has without trying to set the record straight.

      I'm calling it: IMHO Ani is using Theresa, exploiting TM's transgendered status for radical cred.

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    3. Ani and Theresa are whom and what they are. I don't care. It's not relevant to the conversation about KBOO except to agree or disagree with their actions as staff and volunteer, or how foil hat Theresa can be.

      Posting like this last one 4:42 really doesn't help the cause.

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    4. >>Posting like this last one 4:42 really doesn't help the cause.

      OK. This is what I mean by "People don't ask these questions because they're afraid to be labelled intolerant." But everyone is thinking it. Get real.

      Yes, my comment. No, I don't care what they "are". It's the RELATIONSHIP. It's dysfunctional in a way that has sucked everyone in KBOO into a nasty deathspiral vortex.

      Ergo it's a valid question to wonder what the basis of this toxic relationship that's at the CENTER of this drama. After the years of dishonesty, misrepresentations, etc, etc, is there something even more toxic, dishonest and fraudulent going on?

      Ani exploiting a transgendered to be her pitbull?

      I never thought the day would come I'd feel sorry for Theresa.

      Or were you(post 9:00PM) trying to hint that the "inner party" is planning on using that comment for ammo?

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    5. I've seen people be good and be disfunctional in relationships. I've seen people bond for reasons I don't understand, but it's not my business or my problem. Some people hide what's unusual, some flout it. I've wondered how some straight, mainstream couples are together. I also know some gay couples who are very conservative with PDA's in public and who are the salt of the earth and deeply involved in religious communities without hiding who they love. Being in a relationship is hard, no matter who you are.

      If you're going down this rabbit hole of trying to link work behavior to the relationship, then you're going to have to wonder how Laura Bush could stay with George. It has nothing to do with Trans, straight, white, black, it's really not the point IMHO. I'm as disinterested in the sex lives of people at KBOO as I am in the sex lives of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Yawn.

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    6. Omg. I just want to blow up shit tonight. Are you reading the actual words written? RELATIONSHIP has nothing to do with their sex life. Do you really need this explained?

      "If you're going down this rabbit hole of trying to link work behavior to the relationship, then you're going to have to wonder how Laura Bush could stay with George. It has nothing to do with Trans, straight, white, black, it's really not the point IMHO. I'm as disinterested in the sex lives of people at KBOO as I am in the sex lives of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Yawn."

      Sounds like you way missed the point, taking a side trip into projection, pal. The day A and TM's DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP stops creating TOXIC DYSFUNCTION at KBOO is the day NO ONE WILL CARE ABOUT THEIR ARRANGED MARRIAGE. Where the fuck do you think Glorious Leader gets her "leaks"? Which btw would have Ani bounced out on her butt in any other org.

      now look what you've done. i've used up my cap allowance.

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    7. @ Anonymous posted 9:28 PM

      Your point would be clearer without the trans/lesbian detours. Many veterans of reading homophobic attacks, sometimes(not fair but it happens) start skimming with outrage. There are weird aspects to the A and T relationship. But, unless T files abuse charges, it's a distraction that, as you can see, leads to misunderstandings.

      @ Anonymous posted 9:55 PM

      The subject isn't sexuality, identity or expression, per se. It's trying to cash in on all those for radical cred in the alternative community while doing something against the values of that community.

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    8. Mediator has nice things to say.

      The stuff TM puts out there isn't the real danger, and we all know how she gets intel. What's more of an issue is the people who are also part of KKK (Keep KBOO KBOO) lying low and not getting public in this food fight. Some people are very carefully letting TM take all the heat but behind the scenes working to manipulate the system to get their way. For example, at the last board meeting there were three seats open, the Nominating Committee had a compromise slate of three agreed to. But at the meeting rather than vote the slate up or down the board was tricked into voting on each individual and promptly voted down the candidate that wasn't liked by the status quo crowd KKK, then took a nomination from the floor to put one of their own in place. This is significant because the KKK crowd now has enough votes to end it all at the next board meeting.

      So an attempt at following accountable process was squashed behind the scenes and this is WAY more significant than Theresa and Ani. Keep focused on what matters, and ridicule bad actions, not people.

      Sorry about using up all your caps, you can have some of mine.

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    9. " For example, at the last board meeting there were three seats open, the Nominating Committee had a compromise slate of three agreed to. But at the meeting rather than vote the slate up or down the board was tricked into voting on each individual and promptly voted down the candidate that wasn't liked by the status quo crowd KKK, then took a nomination from the floor to put one of their own in place. "

      This could be why the KKK people aren't sharing recordings of this event. For the love of doG, does anyone have audio or video of the June 24th meeting?

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  6. Glorious Leader is on RIGHT NOW, Comrades!
    Tune for her directives or else!

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    1. Don't think so. Think she skipped today.

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    2. She did a combo show with Per for an hour. It was a real bore.

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    3. Sorry, Anon 12:15 PM, your comment just got published.

      It was caught in the moderation filter.

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