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Old 09-22-2003, 04:42 PM
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In spite of the colorful comments we have had to read about ourselves. I guarantee that none of your brothers at SBI ever wished for this. If Shane and Trent are correct it's even worse than any of us imagined.
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Keep in mind, I simply ASKED because I had heard these points from what I believe to be a credible source. I have no first hand knowledge, but it is what I was told "behind closed doors". I will maintain the anonimity of the source of the information, but I felt that the questions needed to be asked, because IF it is the case, as you stated, this could end up being far worse than anyone originally thought. And don't forget, JimV appears to have heard the same thing.

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I understand and I'm sure that you hope as I do, the information is wrong. I can only say I'm sorry for all my friends who have been hurt by this. SQ
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Mr. Offshore,

I appreciate the respect and it is certainly mutual. Please re-read my post in that I am specifically stating the following "Before anyone jumps down my throat for not blindly following the LLC, or for supporting Mr. Mills, I am doing NEITHER! I am simply asking specific questions whose answers may or may NOT be based in material fact. I am just ASKING! Not insinuating or anything else. If anyone can provide more insight I am certain that it would be extremely helpful for all those concerned. Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to shed some more light on this most unfortunate of circumstances." I thought I clarified my position well. If I did not my appologies and I would be happy to elaborate. I tried to be as straight forward as I could. Like many others I would like to know the answer. Do I think what Mr. Mills did was right? I sure as hell do not know! Was it fair to the racers, teams, sponsors etc? Certainly not. You are right that this is a business. Unfortunately, the ones providing the service, the reasons for the fans, the sponsors etc etc etc are the ones being hurt the most. I think we can all agree upon that. Without having all the facts it is difficult to say if the LLC is wrong, if Mills is wrong etc. Maybe he was just protecting his business interest. I do not know. As for me not stating the name of the individual that provided me the information, that matters not in that I put my name to the questions. Again, I was NOT insinuating anything. Just merely asking questions in an effort to possibly verify what I was told. I was not speaking on anyones behalf other than my own. No matter the outcome, I hope this gets resolved sooner rather than later.
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Shane,

I understand and I'm sure that you hope as I do, the information is wrong. I can only say I'm sorry for all my friends who have been hurt by this. SQ
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I DO AGREE!!! I hope it is wrong. If it is indeed true...oh boy!
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Please bear in mind that screwing up your favorite sport is only a part time job for the two main guys... The rest of the time they profit from the misery of others...
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Im not pro union but what if racers were to organize and be represented. Keep all money in escrow

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Sorry, didn't mean to kill the thread.
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Please bear in mind that screwing up your favorite sport is only a part time job for the two main guys... The rest of the time they profit from the misery of others...

LOL, tell em Brownie!!!

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110 boats predicted in Key West and how many are there? Wasn't the city only paying Mr Mills if a certain number of boats showed up? BH
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I thought it was 80+ boats.................
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