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Greenthings

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You have a lot of good people on this forum.

Many want to hear the Pk saga truth, others do not.

I do not have my time to waste on arguing with those who tell fairy tales
and do not like to hear the truth.

Time will tell, you do not need me.

I will keep on corresponding privately with a few indiviual members on this forum.

I will keep on posting the truth, both on the OGD forum and on my own website, when once again it needs to be told to offset the lies that keep on being repeated.

Farewell my friends,

Peter
 
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Peter, I don't get it. Why do you feel like we are trying to keep some truth hidden? I think it is sad that you keep accusing this forum and the people on it of hiding the truth.

I am sick of this nonsense. If you have some proof that "lies" are being told about the importation of Pk, post it. If not, goodbye. Simple as that.
 
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PHRAG said:
Peter, I don't get it. Why do you feel like we are trying to keep some truth hidden? I think it is sad that you keep accusing this forum and the people on it of hiding the truth.

I am sick of this nonsense. If you have some proof that "lies" are being told about the importation of Pk, post it. If not, goodbye. Simple as that.

This is a new thread , why do you think it is in response to your post in another thread?
If I had wanted to respond to your post I would have done it in that thread.

I have nothing but admiration for Heather who handled the stupid affair, due to a moderator who has no business being one, with class.

What I am talking about is some members of ST, who are the mouthpiece for non-members' fairy tales an lies.

Yes all the best to you too.
Peter
 
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Peter,

Who is this "mouthpiece" for lies that you speak of? If you can't say exactly what you mean, why should any of us believe a word you say? Stop making it sound like there is some conspiracy to silence the truth on this board.

I am going to throw down the gauntlet Peter.

I am so sure that this board is against censorship of any kind, I challenge you to prove me wrong. Post the whole truth about the recent kovachii mess. Tell us why you think something is being hidden. Break it wide open Peter. Show us proof that someone did something illegal and let's get Fish and Wildlife involved.

Or are you all about drama, and not really about truth?
 
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You are not being removed as a member Peter. I expect you to finish what you started. You obviously believe that there is something we all need to know about the kovachii saga, so we are all waiting anxiously for you to fill us in.
 
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PHRAG said:
You are not being removed as a member Peter. I expect you to finish what you started. You obviously believe that there is something we all need to know about the kovachii saga, so we are all waiting anxiously for you to fill us in.


Hi Phrag,

It will do no one any good to name names, and that is what I would have to do. Time will tell the truth. I will stay on as a member of this forum. I will probably post again. All I want the ST members to do is look at all sides of the PK saga critically and not blindly accept or reject any post based on who the poster is.

I hope we can leave it at this. As I said, Time Will Tell.

Peter
 

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Greenthings said:
All I want the ST members to do is look at all sides of the PK saga critically and not blindly accept or reject any post based on who the poster is.

Peter
Well, I for one have from the start and will continue to do so, but without dialog we will never get there.
 

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Your wish is my command....

Just kidding of course, which brings me to an old anecdote I find quite appropriate:

Patient: Doc, it hurts when I lift my arm like this.
Doctor: Then don't lift your arm like that.

Basically, view controversal threads like a campfire. If you see a thread going south and it bothers you, don't throw another log on it to keep it going. If everyone followed this advice, there would be no need for visible moderators/admins like you said earlier.

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I for one have found the Pk info to be an astoundingly informative series of threads....and as can be expected, its raised some hackles. Peter, I hope you continue to post on this issue...i have always appreciated your posts on OGD and your knowledge...and as I have said in another post, this is really one of the more civilised forums out there....we all stand to benefit from these discussions....Take care, Eric
 
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Am I the only one who DOESN'T respect what Peter has done here? He came in, claiming he knows the names and events that transpired leading up to some plants being sold and falsly represented as Phrag. kovachii. All he has done is create an atmosphere of pointless drama, refusing to just say what he claims is the truth, providing absolutely no proof backing up anything he says and we are supposed to appreciate that?

I think it's obvious he is a vendor, jealous of others who are attempting to market the same plants he is (even though he is in a different market entirely) and intends to make people believe he is an inside player so he can better market his plants.

While I DO NOT agree with many of the actions of those involved with bringing Pk to market, I appreciate what you are doing much less Peter.

I am just sick to death of orchid "experts" coming in here and acting like their advanced level of knowledge is worthy of our admiration, and then acting like spoiled rotten brats who need a good spanking. Birk, Braem, Croezen. Looks like we have a hat trick.
 

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PHRAG said:
Am I the only one who DOESN'T respect what Peter has done here? He came in, claiming he knows the names and events that transpired leading up to some plants being sold and falsly represented as Phrag. kovachii. All he has done is create an atmosphere of pointless drama, refusing to just say what he claims is the truth, providing absolutely no proof backing up anything he says and we are supposed to appreciate that?

I think it's obvious he is a vendor, jealous of others who are attempting to market the same plants he is (even though he is in a different market entirely) and intends to make people believe he is an inside player so he can better market his plants.

While I DO NOT agree with many of the actions of those involved with bringing Pk to market, I appreciate what you are doing much less Peter.

I am just sick to death of orchid "experts" coming in here and acting like their advanced level of knowledge is worthy of our admiration, and then acting like spoiled rotten brats who need a good spanking. Birk, Braem, Croezen. Looks like we have a hat trick.
John,

I have no idea what Peter's reasons are for not giving names but....

There are reasons not to name names of persons who provide information. I can tell you for certain that Peru is a "Big Boys" country. Little boys don't rat out Big boys. It is a big jungle out there and sometimes people don't come home for dinner, or breakfast or ever. Peru ain't Kansas. Well, maybe it is somewhat like Dodge City, but before Matt Dillon rode into town.

I understand and respect Peter's lack of willingness to name names.
 
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Lance, are you saying that by purchasing orchids from Peruvian vendors that we could be supporting people who murder their competition?

In between this, orchid psychos, and the near extinction of orchid species from over collecting, I can't think of any better reasons to take up a different hobby.

You don't hear much about quilters sewing each other to death. :)
 
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Alternatively, in the history of whistle blowing, the whistle blower usually has enough courage to finish the job they start. And they also don't sell the same product as the people they attempt to blow the whistle on.
 

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You don't hear much about quilters sewing each other to death
No deaths that I know about, but since I'm a quilter I can offer instances of stitches to deep rotary cutter blades and infections due to finger stabbings. Every hobby has it's risks...and personalities.
 
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Candace said:
Every hobby has it's risks...and personalities.
Candace, are you saying quilters are crazy? Because I know for a fact orchid growers are nutjobs (myself included). I mean, have you ever heard two quilter's bickering over illegal thread? When a new quilt hoop is invented, do people go out and collect them all so others can't get them first? When you get a quilt awarded, do you cut it up and charge hundreds for the privelege to own a piece of it?

Just wondering. :)
 

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PHRAG said:
Lance, are you saying that by purchasing orchids from Peruvian vendors that we could be supporting people who murder their competition?

In between this, orchid psychos, and the near extinction of orchid species from over collecting, I can't think of any better reasons to take up a different hobby.

You don't hear much about quilters sewing each other to death. :)
This is hard to respond to, I could do much better in person.

No. I did not say anything about orchids. Nor did I say anything about orchid vendors. What I said has nothing to do with the morality of the orchid hobby.
I don't mean to paint Peru as a lawless dangerous place but the reality of it is that it is a different culture, especially when it comes to business and money. I could give you many examples but I think this forum is not the place.

I'm not going to try to defend Peter, he needs to do that himself. I am only saying how life is in the rest of the world.

I don't know where Peter gets his information he says he has. But I do know whoever told him would have asked not to have their name revealed. In the USA news reporters don't reveal their confidential sources. At times they have and people have been murdered as a result, and in the USA.

If you were Peter would you reveal your informants name if you believed it might result in harm to he or his family?

But you do point out a good point when you buy orchids for your hobby you should know the credibility of the source. Some sources are good and some are not.

I do know of a man in Peru who was killed for revealing an illegal exporter ornamental fish. The same fish you can buy in any pet shop in the USA.

I bet there are quilters who use thread from some endangered species that someone would kill for. Gotta have that natural orange and black thread!

It is not the hobby. It is not the subject. It is human nature.
It is our responsibility to make correct choices. It is not a correct choice to make no choice.
 
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PHRAG said:
Am I the only one who DOESN'T respect what Peter has done here? He came in, claiming he knows the names and events that transpired leading up to some plants being sold and falsly represented as Phrag. kovachii. All he has done is create an atmosphere of pointless drama, refusing to just say what he claims is the truth, providing absolutely no proof backing up anything he says and we are supposed to appreciate that?

I think it's obvious he is a vendor, jealous of others who are attempting to market the same plants he is (even though he is in a different market entirely) and intends to make people believe he is an inside player so he can better market his plants.
I was not going to continue this thread and I have kept quiet, until now.

I can not sit back and let you get away making up lies to suit your imagined
popularity.

As an administrator I expect you to speak the truth and be equally fair
to all members of this forum. The fact is that you have turned the thread into a personal attack on me. I suppose to force me into replying, so you can keep on
riding that high horse you seem to be on. Grow up Phrag. and take a listen!

Referring to me, you write:
“He came in, claiming he knows the names and events that transpired leading up to some plants being sold and falsly represented as Phrag. kovachii.”

This is a deliberate lie!!!!!!!

Read Post # 1 in the thread Peruflora Pk flask fiasco, on this forum, still in view in which I state:

“It was predicted in 2005 and proven to be correct in 2007 that some of the flasks numbered 751 through 758 would not contain Pk species, but something else. It was rumored that illegal non-Pk seeds were sold as Pk seeds to Peruflora.”


I clearly indicated in my post that my prediction was based on rumours. Not only was I totally honest I was totally correct, two years ago.

You state:
“I think it's obvious he is a vendor, jealous of others who are attempting to market the same plants he is (even though he is in a different market entirely) and intends to make people believe he is an inside player so he can better market his plants.”

Again this is fabricated nonsense. Do your homework before you shoot from the lip!
I am the exclusive vendor of CJM’s true Pk seedlings for Canada; the rest of the world is done by Piping Rock’s I have no competition in Canada. Peruflora has no market in Canada.
You have learned to speak, now learn to listen and get the facts.

I am an inside player and I have presented my well received Pk saga lecture all over the USA and Canada. Perhaps you should attend the next one in your area.

Finally, the most respected victim of the Perufora flask fiasco, will totally disagree with your posted nonsense about me.

In fact, he has been recommending me as a Pg Saga expert and speaker to every person who has contacted him since early last year, telling them that he has heard nothing but great things about me and my Pk saga program.

His name: Chuck Acker.

Now before you should from the lip again, give Chuck a call and find out that I speak the truth. As you grow up, perhaps some day you will learn it too.
 

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Candace, are you saying quilters are crazy? Because I know for a fact orchid growers are nutjobs (myself included). I mean, have you ever heard two quilter's bickering over illegal thread? When a new quilt hoop is invented, do people go out and collect them all so others can't get them first? When you get a quilt awarded, do you cut it up and charge hundreds for the privelege to own a piece of it?

Just wondering.

Oh, quilters can be crazy alright, but in a different way. No illegal collections of fabric(unless they come from Cuba!) It's kind of weird actually. We have the purists(similar to orchid species collectors) that only do hand quilting and those that only do machine quilting. Many have closets full of fabrics sorted by color, pattern, maker. It can be addicting for some. Many people buy all this fabric and then never use it, just sit there and gaze at it...

But, you're right, I don't think quilters come close to orchid growers on the nutso meter. We're way, way over the top!
 
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Greenthings said:
I can not sit back and let you get away making up lies to suit your imagined
popularity.
Greenthings said:
As an administrator I expect you to speak the truth and be equally fair
to all members of this forum.
Greenthings said:
Referring to me, you write:
“He came in, claiming he knows the names and events that transpired leading up to some plants being sold and falsly represented as Phrag. kovachii.”

This is a deliberate lie!!!!!!!

I clearly indicated in my post that my prediction was based on rumours. Not only was I totally honest I was totally correct, two years ago.

Peter,

I bring your attention to this direct quote written by you posted in the "Pk fiasco" thread.

Greenthings said:
Please don't give me this libel crap, I know what I say and I have lots of
proof to back up what I say, even about that which I chose to call rumours.
So you say all of your information was based upon rumour, but then you state that you have plenty of proof to back up everything you say regarding the "rumours" that started two years ago about "illegal" kovachii breeding. Again, these are your words.

So which is it Peter? You either have some real, hard data which you refuse to provide...or...you are making everything up based on some rumours, and stroking your own ego for the sake of trying to build your name up.

You call me a liar. So far, it seems like I am the only one demanding any truth here.

SHOW US PROOF! Put up or shut up Peter.
 

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