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Old 01-21-2013, 06:13 AM   #39
Carl Thompson
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Re: Aikikai Kagami Biraki Promotions

Krystal Locke wrote: View Post
You seem to make it sound like I am being small and selfish.
Hello Krystal. Sorry for my late response.

I made a general comment, which I did not intend to aim specifically at you. I apologise if it made you feel bad. It was meant to make people think, that is all. Itfs very easy for people in general to just vent frustration but I think it is more productive to run things through to their logical conclusions...
Krystal Locke wrote: View Post
How much of a donation? And is it a donation if the amount is prescribed and the money is in exchange for something? What is keeping the organization for giving someone a rank at a different cost?
Yudansha passports show gcontributionh stamps for each rank attained. You could call it gpaymenth but it is a payment involving more than just the money part. Or at least I think it was much more than money for the few people I know on that list. It really all boils down to whether you think the Aikikai are committing fraud or not. Have a look at what theyfre doing. How could they run the organisation better?

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