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Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« on: November 24, 2007, 10:51:47 am »

Regarding the recent conflict between Rob and Ivy:

Both Rob and Ivy desired a timely and mutually beneficial resolution to their personal conflict and agreed to work with each other through a private mediation session. At the mediation session they managed to resolve all issues of immediate concern to their mutual satisfaction.  They strongly agreed that things should have been handled differently from the very beginning, but realizing the impossibility of changing the past they were willing to move forward peacefully and in good faith and come to a resolution.

They also strongly agreed that much of the escalation and increasing tension of the conflict was due to the  uninvited comments of various third parties who were not involved in their private interpersonal conflict.


Therefore, after both parties sat down to a mediation session with Bill Walker (BaldEagle) and myself (Mike Ruff, AncapAgency), they both agreed that their concerns were addressed, the personal conflict is resolved, and absolutely no further concerns regarding malicious intent or personal safety exist.

Furthermore, both parties agreed that should they have any future conflicts, they would make an effort to resolve the conflict via mediation before resorting to involvement of the government or its agents in any way.  Additionally, both Ivy and Rob hope that this will be an example to the Porcupine Community, and would encourage their fellow Porcupines to also make an effort to resolve conflicts via private non-coercive means in the future.  They also engaged in constructive brainstorming about methods to deal with future emergencies within the community, even if the emergencies are not due to conflicts.

A final note and warning:  During this interpersonal conflict, it appears that person(s) unknown made efforts to sabotage Ivy's truck at least twice.  Rob and Ivy currently believe that these acts of sabotage were committed by someone or some group for the purpose of escalating the difficulties between Ivy and Rob as a way to create further discord within the FSP. Rob volunteered his assistance in repairing Ivy's truck, Ivy accepted, and Ivy's truck is now repaired. Due to the sabotage, both are concerned that other incidents and observations - including the recent tampering with Ivy's mail - suggest that other members of the FSP may be targeted now or in the future by people who intend to fragment and destroy the Liberty Movement in NH.

Due to this potential threat to our community, we would like to emphasize the importance of peacefully and rationally resolving conflicts via mediation before resorting to the irrevocable and damaging involvement of the government or its agents in any way.
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Re: Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 02:46:57 pm »

Don't you think this "interpersonal" item would be best left OFF a public board?
If it's so personal, how 'bout we leave it there~!
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Re: Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 04:38:12 pm »

Don't you think this "interpersonal" item would be best left OFF a public board?
If it's so personal, how 'bout we leave it there~!
Do you honestly think the mediating parties have not consented to this being posted here?

This particular conflict has produced more than one thread spanning several pages on the 'other forum' - this serves as a sort of punctuation to those.
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Re: Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 05:07:45 pm »

Don't you think this "interpersonal" item would be best left OFF a public board?
If it's so personal, how 'bout we leave it there~!

Buzzard, we're glad to have you here.  But you've been on this forum less than 72 hours and already you've posted multiple posts critical of the FSP, the forums, the people in the forums and what we're doing.  With respect, you have no clue what's going on, so please stick around awhile and figure out what's going on before posting these back-seat-driver (and usually, obvious and already-discussed) "observations," ok?  We want input, but not from people who don't bother to actually stick around long enough to figure things out.  As I said before, for many of your criticisms, if they're sincere, volunteer to fix them.  Otherwise, keep your criticism to a minimum.  We've got plenty of "ideas" and criticisms...people to DO something about it is a different story. 

Our general philosophy is that if you take the time to post a problem, post the solution along with it, and be open to volunteering to fix it yourself (although, in this case, there's no volunteering needed...I'm talking about the other things you've posted about).


Regarding the Rob and Ivy controversy, I'm really, really glad that this got worked out.  It's good to know.  I was really sad to see that happen.  This kind of learning experience will only make them and others around them stronger.  :)
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Re: Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007, 05:11:42 pm »

no problem at all . . . but I do think a suggestion is in order . . . perhaps a link to where the previous information originated.

Good day . . .
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Re: Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 08:44:55 am »

The above statement was requested by both parties in the mediation, and approved by them before being posted, and furthermore, posted to the boards they requested.

As noted in the statement, their hope was to: 1) Provide an example to the Porcupine Community; 2) Encourage their fellow Porcupines to also engage in non-coercive conflict resolution when warranted; and 3) provide a warning that someone (perhaps government agents, perhaps not) saw an advantage in escalating a conflict between Porcupines and acted in a calculated manner to do so.

I am a trained mediator, and as such I do follow a code of ethics, which among other things, requires that I protect the privacy and security of my clients.  That being said, the statement posted here (and on other boards) was posted at the express request of the parties involved as part of the resolution of the dispute.
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Re: Rob & Ivy: Mediation
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 08:28:37 pm »

I'm glad to see the way this is being resolved.

I'm sure this was discussed with the parties involved, but I think it is extremely important to stress: keep private problems off the forums.  Not only does it invite opportunist acts by saboteurs, it also reflects poorly on you.  This goes doubly so for those that jump in from the peanut gallery.  No good comes of hashing these things out on the forums.
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