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Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2013-09-08 15:03
You were on the Secretariat. Why did you not restrict the ability of those with an obvious conflict of interest to vote?
Parent - - By bob (Gold) Date 2013-09-08 15:48
Because you could claim EVERYBODY had a conflict of interests, since one could argue that ANYBODY that might face Rybka in a future event stood to gain from its elimination.  I don't buy that argument, but that's a different story.
Parent - By Ugh (*****) Date 2013-09-08 16:32
Those would be POTENTIAL conflicts of interest that had not yet arisen.

I would like to know why you, as a Secretariat member, did not disqualify people with an ACTUAL conflict of interest, a World Computer Chess Champion award for example, from voting on Vas guilt?

Here's an example from a "zoning" situation that is probably known to you. Local Council gets an application to turn a piece of land on the edge of town from, lets say, agricultural use, to, let's say developable as a business park. One of the councillor's business partners owns that land. He stands to make money from a favourable decision. In the UK, and I expect in USA too, that councillor is not only unable to vote, but he has to leave the meeting where it is being discussed, and go sit outside. He is also not allowed to discuss it prior with other councillors, so as not to influence them. That's called a conflict of interest and in most civilised systems it is a big no-no to be involved in the decision making process, even once removed by having a family member or business partner involved.

So, I ask you again, why did you, as Secretariat member, allow people with ACTUAL conflicts of interest to vote?
Parent - By bob (Gold) Date 2013-09-09 19:17
Because the moon was yellow around that time...
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2013-09-08 15:31
Since the investigation had nothing to do with trophies, who cares???

No, of course not. There was nobody winning a defty prize by just pushing the 'guilty' button. Oh wait, Uniacke, Mayer-Kahlen, Cozzie??

You just keep lying to avoid damage payments, that is all we need to know.
Parent - By John (**) Date 2013-09-08 08:31
I don't think it was fair. On the contrary, it was a horrible process.
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