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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Selection Problems
Sorry - that was an error. The “close” should have applied to the bit where I recused myself without waiting for anyone else to do it.
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We didn’t really think Gordon would turn Kay out into the snow. Too much of a gentleman. But in theory he could have done. And I don’t mind being got at. I’ve got a Shield of Arrogance, remember.
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True, but one look at the results and I can rely on being in the room for the duration.
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Two hats, guv’nor. Gordon attends the SC as the EBU General Manager. He attends the trials as Director in Charge. What do you want him to do - sit there leaking information to himself?
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We could broadcast the meeting from someone’s phone. No need for minutes, and the level of detail would be only slightly less than people here are demanding. Maybe show the voting in slow motion.
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“I don't disagree. But you don't have the right to decide whether or not your "close friendships" disqualify you.” Quite so. But I do have the right to decide how “close” my friendships are. Or do you think I should consult BridgeWinners about that?
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“It also looks to me like it was just assumed that Sally and Fiona would accept the invitation straight away to be the 3rd pair. Presumably, when this did not go to plan, there was another load of e-mail discussion, seen by all. It did, after all take another 3 ...
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Sure we would. The first four would be disqualified for having some friends, and the Chair would get the casting vote in case of disagreement between the other two.
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“There was no room. All discussions were made by e-mail.” Sorry for any confusion - I was talking about what I usually do at meetings, not what I did in this case. “Could all members of the SC, including possibly a playing member, see all the e-mails going back and forth ...
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I didn’t say anything about integrity. Sure, it is a problem when (some of) the people best qualified to select are disqualified because of conflicts of interest that “look bad”. Each of us on the Committee has to deal with that. There isn’t any solution other than having ...

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