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Monday, January 29, 2007

Your opinions are needed

February 1, 2007 is the deadline for the first candidate statement in Chess Life. Each candidate is entitled to 150 words. What do you think I should put in my statement?
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  • At Monday, January 29, 2007 8:01:00 PM, Blogger Jerry MacDonald said…

    I'd say don't come out too strong. I think people that come out of the gates making accusations are frowned apon. There will be plenty of time to point out what's wrong with the USCF and the people you are running against.

    Maybe just talk about who you are and what you can bring to the USCF. Try not to emphasize that the USCF is in disarray.

  • At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:00:00 AM, Blogger Anthony said…

    You only have 150 words, so don't make any negative statements about any other candidate. Just state what your vision is for USCF and the things you'd like to do for it. 150 words will run out real fast.

  • At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:35:00 PM, Blogger Jack Le Moine said…

    You know what you want to say. You've been saying it since the day you announced your candidacy. You started this blog saying it.

    It's funny that a few weeks ago I started a thread on the USCF Forums called "Vision Statement from the Candidates". I pointed out that you already had one and invited your opponents to share theirs. I had thought that it would be a nice gesture, giving them an opportunity to match you.

    Instead there was a lot of attacks and the thread was closed down.

    All you should do is use the basic statement you've been using all along. (In the lexicon of American Politics, we call it a "stump speech".)

    You can expand on your basic goals in your next month's statement.

  • At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:42:00 PM, Blogger Jack Le Moine said…

    We've already gone around on this issue but it bears repeating. Please don't go signing onto any more third-party letters like that Lafferty case. (The reader can see the matter discussed by Susan earlier in this blog.)

    From now on you choose your own issues, and your own words for your own stands on those issues and not someone else's. And you do it on your timetable, not someone else's.

    Invite opinions by all means. I'll offer mine just like everyone else. But if I ever start writing statements for you to sign and demand you sign them, you bust me in the chops and send me packing.

  • At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:53:00 PM, Blogger david said…

    Susan here is how I would do it to get started.

    Sit quietly and close my eyes. and let go of all thoughts and allow the holy spirit to speak.

    He will form words as they go. Write them down. keep the mind blank. Do not think about or analyse the words as they come. remain relaxed.

    When you are done you can read what the holy spirit wrote. It should be all positive words. If there are any attacks or negatives then you did not get it from the holy spirit.

    here I will do it for you right now.

    Blessed and holy Susan I come to speak to you of God's eternal love for you. Let Peace enter your heart and Love will flow from your very being. God has sent me to be at your side in every moment. When you have a problem come to me. I will show you how God's Love will solve all problems.

    Well that sounds good. Remember the one speaking the "I" is not me the anonymous. But it is your inner spiritual angel. There is this same angel who will speak to you. I am sure he has much to say to you in private.

    I use lots of words for the holy spirit, angel, etc. You can apply any label you desire and are comfortable with. I use different labels at different times for different reasons. There is simply and inner voice in all of us. We all share the same inner voice. That is one way that we are all one.

    Your inner voice has one goal. It is to help you get to your highest good as highest happiness as quickly as possible. All messages will be positive and loving. If the message is not positive and loving then you are not in contact with the inner self. The ego is always negative.


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