"because they know it's wrong what's being said."
I'd like to pipe in for just a minute and clarify something.
The reason actually is because all this "controversy" does nothing to advance grip and the growth of grip. It creates ill will, bickering, arguing, finger pointing, and more. Nothing gets accomplished -- ever. I've been on the net since the beginning. Frankly, there is NO resolving disagreements in this type of category -- at least not behind keyboards. In fact, in general it just doesn't happen. Negativity in any form if it can be avoided is the mission here and POSITIVE movement forward of grip. I also think the impersonal aspect of being behind a computer and the net ruins a lot and that in person a lot of the stuff on the net would not occur. It turns people numb from the aspect of true personal relationships if they are not careful.
I apologize to Richard for hijacking his training log and posting this. But, I wanted to clarify the board's position.
When all is said in done, this is all about having fun and it being a salvation of stress relief for all of us. FUN! GRIP IS FUN! We've tried to be consistent with this for a lot of years (see the rules) to try and maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere here and it will be continued.
Thanks everyone and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
I certainly agree with you, Bill. But to make this stick, everyone...including Richard, should respect this policy. When he talks about Joe Kinney, it's in a negative tone.
I know it's probably business letting him talk...but money should not give him a louder voice than the rest of us.
And a new comer to grip...and the GB, is allowed to believe Kinney was a fraud because Richard said so. I know you're trying to do the right thing. And I am too...internally I will always like Richard, I can't help it; he was the guy I looked up to starting out. So when he acts this way, it makes me comment.
It's something he never resolves. He just throws a dig here and there. Doesn't respond to Joe at all. In the end he has no proof of what he claims...just a hunch. That's probably why he doesn't argue the point with Joe. It was so long ago that this was relevant, it's really not anymore. Joe was certified long ago, with more than enough proof.
It's just that this policy that the board has should protect Joe, not leave him to be bashed by one of it's sponsors.
That would be a positive outcome to all this.
Edited by slazbob, 18 October 2014 - 10:40 AM.