I am an accountant, an attorney, and I worked for the IRS for nearly a decade (taxes are fascinating). I think an abundance of caution is an understatement.
On the other hand, I refuse to speculate and stir the pot. Regardless of what I think about what's being done I don't think random blame casting helps. And I assume people are doing what they think is best, until shown otherwise.
Random Countess and Baroness of the Lonely Tower
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> On Apr 8, 2014, at 5:22 PM, Lis Schraer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 4/8/2014 1:55 PM, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
>> I wish I had "speculated" when I'd wanted to - because now I could do
>> the "I told you so" dance.
>> But I'll stand by what I wrote earlier today:
>> "Other than to feel confident that this is probably another
>> of the many SCA cases where good people in a rule-making
>> position, out of a superabundance of caution and a soupcon
>> of ignorance, stomp on things "in case there might be a
> I am not a tax attorney, an accountant, or an employee of the IRS, but I believe the SCA way overdoes the "private inurement" bit...
> And by the way, Murdoch, Lynette, and Their Majesties all have my deepest sympathy.
> Elasait, old used BoD member and kingdom seneschal back in the twilight ages (not dark ages, because I know people who have been around since the dark ages and I ain't them)