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Old 10-01-2009, 10:50 AM
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Wow. Just catching up on this. What am I going to do now that this has been settled? Can someone slip and fall at SOA headquarters? I need the work!
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Best chance, CCA meeting, November 1-4, Tuscon, lots of opportunities for once a year old actuaries to think they are still the athletes they never were.
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Wow. Just catching up on this. What am I going to do now that this has been settled? Can someone slip and fall at SOA headquarters? I need the work!
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Wow. Just catching up on this. What am I going to do now that this has been settled? Can someone slip and fall at SOA headquarters? I need the work!
We still badly need to reform the governance of the Academy. You know that, of course.

And it was the Academy's action and Bruce's response that brought the whole issue to light. Most of us never gave a thought to how AAA leadership was selected.
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And it was the Academy's action and Bruce's response that brought the whole issue to light. Most of us never gave a thought to how AAA leadership was selected.
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I, for one, am very pleased that this was settled. I applaud both sides for setting aside issues of personal vindication and ego and focusing on the greater good. It did the profession no good to have this ugly story play out in the courts and the New York Times.

There is still a lot of work to be done at the ABCD to sort out the professionalism issues, and at the AAA to reform the sloppy governance that brought us to this pass. At least this woke up the passive membership. If changes are not made now, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
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Best chance, CCA meeting, November 1-4, Tuscon, lots of opportunities for once a year old actuaries to think they are still the athletes they never were.
But what is it about typing into little boxes on the AO that makes us all type "Tuscon" when we mean "Tucson?" You don't type like that in a report or a client letter. Just on teh AO.
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While I knew it would be settled, but I can't help but feel unsatified. Bruce pushed "principals" and "wanting to serve the AAA as he was elected to," but if he settles for cash and instead, I feel a little duped.
I don't. (BTW, the word you are groping for is "principles".) I believe that Bruce did simply want to be reinstated. That possibility disappeared when the judge nixed a TRO. Bruce got screwed. Payback is definitely in order.
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