Dan is not threatening anything now. He included a prior, private communication to Maurice which contained the language you reference. But rather than dwell on that, how about commenting on post 25 above regarding the role of those Board members who recently left, voluntarily or involuntarily, over the last five years or so in creating the problems now being addressed. I will ask again, do you think that three weeks of rhetoric and reckless accusations lets them off the hook for whatver their part was while they were still on the VCA Board? It is a standard defense ploy to advise a Board member to resign when it hits the fan and then have her or him, if possible, claim " I did not know" or " I did know and didn't realize the seriousness of it" or " I was only a director in name only". Guess what? That's all BS. Each of the departing people knew or had an affirmative duty to know what was going on a long time ago. So did anyone else that was a Board member at any time during the past five years or so. Those who buy into the righteous indignation of those who departed are very naive. The stand up thing for them to do is come back and help the current Board repair the VCA. It might not serve their own personal interests as well but it would serve the 3000 or so VCA members well.