[nabs-l] Ending the NFB/ACB feud

Christopher Wright chriswright11 at verizon.net
Tue May 19 16:53:05 UTC 2009


Hi Sarah,
What issues are you most concerned about?
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>
> Hi all,
> Could someone please, as objectively as possible, explain the NFB
> versus ACB issues? I don't really get what the big deal is ...
> Thank you,
> Sarah
> Quoting David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>:
>
> > Jim:
> >
> > I think there are specific issues on which the NFB and ACB can agree
> > and work together, but I think it is unrealistic to think we will ever
> > combine.  First, the ACB was started by a group of people who disagreed
> > with how the NFB was doing things.  Unless they say you were right
> > after all and we were wrong, or unless the NFB says, your way is
> > better, it just isn't going to happen.  Secondly, there are fundamental
> > and basic differences between the two groups, what we believe, how we
> > conduct our business etc.  That stuff isn't, and shouldn't go away.
> >
> > As I say, cooperation on specific issues can and should take place.
but...
> >
> > The ACB exists to do things differently from the NFB.  If you take that
> > away from them, there isn't much left.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > At 03:34 PM 5/17/2009, you wrote:
> >> Terri and Arielle,
> >>
> >> I just wanted to let you both know that one of the members of MABS
> >> is also VP of the National Student Division of the ACB. He is
> >> adamatly opposed to the (bordering on childish) feud that exist
> >> beteen the two organizations.
> >>
> >> I am wondering if we can't use this oppertunity to somehow begin
> >> bringing the two organizations back together. After all, we will be
> >>  then next generation leading these two organizations, and if we
> >> can  sieze this oppertunity, maybe we students can set the example
> >> for  the "adults" within the two national organizations.
> >>
> >> I wonder if a join NABS/ACB student convention would be just the
> >> solution to begin ending this conflict?
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >> Jim
> >>
> >> Homer Simpson's brain: "Use reverse psychology."
> >> Homer: "Oh, that sounds too complicated."
> >> Homer's brain: "Okay, don't use reverse psychology."
> >> Homer: "Okay, I will!"
> >>
> >>
> >>
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