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Old December 2nd 04, 10:00 PM
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TWO RED FLAGS

"There's a big difference between the complaint that the debate about
relocation hasn't gotten enough public airing, and the complaint that
significant debate hasn't taken place at all. The first complaint, if true,
_might_ indicate lack of democratic process and so on; the second, if true,
_would_ indicate gross incompetence." -- Larry Tapper

Two items simply don't pass the sniff test.

1. The sheer inability of a single member of the board majority to offer a
rational explanation for not waiting two more weeks in order to explore a
donation from a multibillionaire possibly involving five years free rent.
Instead the board voted to accept a site in Crossville that callously involves
firing about 25 people who won't relocate there.

2. The sheer lack of transparency in the deal without a single member of
the board majority offering a rational explation for why USCF members can't see
the contract with Crossville.

These two red flags suggest that more than mere incompetence is at work
here.

-- Larry Parr

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"FIDE has made its decision. Players who refuse to be drug tested will not be
able to play chess." -- Dr. Press, co-founder of the FIDE Medical Commission.
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Old December 3rd 04, 04:26 AM
Jon Haskel
 
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TWO RED FLAGS

"There's a big difference between the complaint that the debate about
relocation hasn't gotten enough public airing, and the complaint that
significant debate hasn't taken place at all. The first complaint, if

true,
_might_ indicate lack of democratic process and so on; the second, if

true,
_would_ indicate gross incompetence." -- Larry Tapper

Two items simply don't pass the sniff test.

1. The sheer inability of a single member of the board majority to

offer a
rational explanation for not waiting two more weeks in order to explore a
donation from a multibillionaire possibly involving five years free rent.
Instead the board voted to accept a site in Crossville that callously

involves
firing about 25 people who won't relocate there.

2. The sheer lack of transparency in the deal without a single member

of
the board majority offering a rational explation for why USCF members

can't see
the contract with Crossville.

These two red flags suggest that more than mere incompetence is at

work
here.

-- Larry Parr

__________________________________________________ ______________
"FIDE has made its decision. Players who refuse to be drug tested will not

be
able to play chess." -- Dr. Press, co-founder of the FIDE Medical

Commission.

Larry,

Do you still live in Malaysia?

Jon Haskel


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Old December 4th 04, 08:23 AM
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Phil,
My dear friend.
I was shocked at the sheer number of 501(c)3 organizations in the US
promoting chess. As I see it, there should be one coherent plan of
action regarding these organizations. I do not know if that is
currently the case. Does the USCF communicate or attempt to coordinate
programs thorough the other organizations? If not, perhaps this is
what the Russians ment. If a strong central power were to act with
vision to coordinate the disparate actions of the various
organizations; perhaps the "sleeping giant" would awaken?

That is my hope. That is my vision. I would like to become a part of
that.

Rob Mitchell


Rob,

Well said.

Regards,
Wayne Praeder
http://journals.aol.com/betteruscf/O...ss/entries/523

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