April 15, 2013
An Interview with Chris Hales
Chris: Hi everybody, it’s Chris from the Collective Imagination. Today I’m speaking with Deryl Zeleny. Deryl is one of the great supporters of the OPPT process that’s been taking place and has been doing some pretty incredible things in the background at great personal expense and some personal risk. I’m here essentially to document the first part of his story, because I think we’re going to have to do this in more than one bite. Well, I do hope to actually end up with a description of where he is today, because there’s some interesting things happening right now in his particular life. So good morning Deryl.
Deryl: Good morning Chris, how are you?
Chris: I’m fine. It’s about 8:30 in the morning for you?
Deryl: Yes it is.
Chris: You’re at the moment sitting in a house that is yours, was unlawfully stolen from you which you’ve just repossessed?
Deryl: That’s correct. I came back; found that one of my machines worth about $26,000 was stolen from here so I’ve taken my home back.
Chris: How many days ago was it repossessed or should I say stolen from you?
Deryl: As I understand from one of my friends they actually, the sheriff or someone, took the vehicle or took the skid steer from the yard the day after the police were here to evict me. So within one day.