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by Tateru Nino
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Everything old is new again
Replies: 0
Views: 6908

Everything old is new again

For those of you who are more avid watchers of the forum than the blog: http://www.nci-sl.org/blog/?p=344
by Tateru Nino
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is "democracy"?
Replies: 35
Views: 41672

Re: What is "democracy"?

And from the description of the events, it seems the Board of Directors rose up against the decision in protest, nearly ripping NCI's leadership and future to shreds. That's an interesting way to put it, but that is not what happened. In fact, you could say that that is technically almost the oppos...
by Tateru Nino
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is "democracy"?
Replies: 35
Views: 41672

Re: What is "democracy"?

2. Yes, there is more transparency. It used to be that we heard nothing for ages, and then we'd be informed of a decision that sounded like it was based on a specific event but was phrased as a new rule for everyone. That was me at work. Each and every staff rule came into being because of a regret...
by Tateru Nino
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is "democracy"?
Replies: 35
Views: 41672

Re: What is "democracy"?

You are correct, Peace. Although both a Republic and a Democracy (capital-'D') are generally broadly considered to be democratic (small-'d'), the former covers quite a spectrum. Now, NCI hasn't actually ever been democratic. In its earliest days, it operated as part-commune and part-autocracy, and h...
by Tateru Nino
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is "democracy"?
Replies: 35
Views: 41672

Re: What is "democracy"?

The board of directors already has legitimacy -- or at least as much as Carl or Brace had. Carl and I picked them, same way as we picked Carl back in the day. Carl and I picked them and blessed them. They're our choice for going forward. Not because he and I *agree* with them, but because we *trust*...