FYI folks,I never said he (Rich) was a crook.
I said he's a bit of an opportunist,and more than a bit of a hypocrite,that's all.
If he can live with all that while claiming to be a devout christian,then I guess that's largely between him & god to decide if that's A-OK.
Originally Posted by Gach
So the guy claim he was the one or first to produce the heater nipples big deal he might not have known someone else had already done it.Hell I never knew they were even being produced.
Yeah,that's utter crap Lou and you know it.
The links I posted in that last thread you deleted/locked proved beyond any shadow of doubt that he damn well knew about the "other" head fittings looonnnggg
before he ever got the bright idea to make & sell those head fittings on his own.
Do you need me to post those links again???
So in plain and simple language he stole
the basic idea for those head fittings from someone else,and he had absolutely no qualms about claiming that the idea was his from the get-go over @ that other forum,both very UN-
christianlike actions if you ask me.
I guess the 7th commandment means absolutely nothing to Rich (thou shalt not steal).
Just admit it Lou,there is simply no way around that fact.
And your being ignorant of those facts Lou does'nt change them either...
The facts are what they are.
So,go ahead and ask anyone out there if they think that changing the basic design by a few thou here and there,if that is enough for Rich to claim his fittings to be a "unique" design,well I dunno about anyone else but I certainly know that I dont feel that is enough difference to claim it's an entirely unique design.
So I'm absolutely positive that he does'nt have the patent that he claimed to have on those fittings,and again
all he has to do to prove me wrong on that deal is to post that patent no. for all of us to see and verify for ourselves.
I guess that part in the 8th commandment about bearing false witness against your neighbor & "thou shalt not lie" does'nt apply to all christians equally either.
But again that's between him and god I guess...
See there-in lies the hypocrisy in all this drama.
So I guess it's up to ya'll to decide what's right and what's wrong here.
Do you choose to "back-up" the proven
hypocrite that also claims to be a devout christian,all while he completely (and conveniently) ignores at least two
of the ten commandments that are part & parcel to his self professed beliefs,facts that have been proven out by his own words and actions in the past.
IMO all that is doing is endorsing that sorta thing...
Or maybe ya'll should just admit that what you've been shown in that previous thread was the gods honest truth,and then ya'll can own up to the fact that Rich indeed has some DEEP
soul searching to do,and if he can then come to see that this is indeed the truth,then maybe he can act like a grown man and own up to those past mistakes like any true christian should,and maybe try to change his ways in the future,and maybe even seek out some redemption for those past misrepresentations he's made already.
Till then he should probably expect to catch some heat for those past misrepresentations he made.
Gach,you seem to understand the basic concept of redemption,that's all some of us are trying to get Rich to understand in a way,and if Rich can learn that what he's done was kinda a crap way to go about doing things,then maybe he can learn that he should clean up his act somewhat,and stop making those sorta BS claims about those head fittings.
He clearly was'nt the first to make those fittings.
His fittings are not "unique" either.
The fit is pretty much the same as the other head fittings.
The function is exactly
the same as the others head fittings as well.
So all that's really left to debate would be the price issue.
It's like comparing the differences in paper clips or rubber bands or such...
So it's a simple choice really,stand for hypocrisy,or stand for truth.
Respect is'nt given,it's earned,and it's earned largely based on one's actions.
So if ya'll feel that stealing ideas and claiming them as your own and then lying about the truth of all that are the sorta actions that you feel should be praised,supported and respected by your actions and words here,well then I guess my comments are gonna largely fall on deaf ears here,but should you wanna take a stand (maybe even an unpopular stand @ that) for truth and honesty,then just admit that it's time for Rich to wake up and smell the coffee folks.
You know,the funny thing here is that it's not always that good/decent folks dont occasionally do some bad things once in a while,it's really about how those folks "own up" to those past bad actions,and how they address them when they come to be known by all.
So Rich,you can continue to live in denial and fool only yourself on that head fitting deal,or you can "step up" and admit the truth here,and own up to those past misrepresentations,and maybe earn a little respect in the process.
Rich,FYI these are'nt smear tactics either dude,just admit the truth here,and then you can free yourself of any sins related to that whole head fitting deal.
They say confession is good for the soul.