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Old 11-15-2014, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The Official ITA Bemoaning Thread

I feel it is important to have a place to express any concerns, thoughts, opinions or whining w/out specific thread restrictions:

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Re: The Official ITA Bemoaning Thread

Yup

One thing I'd like to see in the future, IF we get through this pending attack:

If there is a way to employ our Dr. friends to start conducting OUR own tanning studies that wouldn't be skewed like Type I Minnesotans and the like.

This way we would have medical degrees counteracting medical degrees and it would be more of a fair fight. Going along the lines of Peach/Wrecker's theory to get Joe Public involved. I don't think Joe Public is going to be willing to support sunscare if they are shown that they are being lied to for the purpose of a dollar AND to the detriment of their health for said dollar.

Obviously, this would take time and money, but I would certainly donate to this cause.
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Our doctor friends?
Very difficult both politically and financially.
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Re: The Official ITA Bemoaning Thread

Ya, I know. But it would help us to be offensive, but I really believe that it would take something of this type of magnitude in order to get the attacks to go away for good, rather than keep defending each and every sneaky onslaught.

Just my thoughts...
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I have atleast 3 doctors and around 12 nurses who tan at the store...........
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I know what your saying Tanu01. I have Dr.'s and even Oncologists tanning at mine as well.

I believe there would be some that would. Heck, Eieleen was describing Dr.'s that actually own salons on the down low. I don't have any of these, but it doesn't mean they aren't out there.

Heck, even Dr. Mercola might be willing considering he passionately believes in the need for sun health AND he definitely has a huge stake in it. Have you seen how many subscribers and followers he has?

I know we HAVE to get this pending threat taken care of 1st and foremost.

However, it is my personal, humble opinion that the entire root of sunscare/sunscreen tactics is present due to supposable melanoma studies that WE all know are skewed. That doesn't mean that Joe Public knows that.

There is only one way for them to know that and that entails doing our own studies disproving their jaded studies.

Fighting fire w/fire. Otherwise, the attacks will continue, consistently depleting all resourses defending time after time.
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With all due respect Robert, and make no mistake, I DO respect you and the countless others that are devoting their time, effort and money to our cause and I am eternally grateful that these people are able to do things that I am unable to individually.

I obviously agree that we need to unite and get this latest threat contained.

In fact, I agree with everything you have said thus far, EXCEPT the "shut up and pony up" methodology that you are applying here. That isn't going to generate enough new memberships and donations that we as an industry are requiring. Sure, you may get a few here and there.

If we truly want to unite then it is time to LISTEN and that is exactly what this thread is designed for. The 'hold outs' are not willing to "shut up and pony up", they are repeating the same things over and over:

1. Listen.
2. Change strategies. (After pending threat is back burnered).

In addition, I'm not saying that my thoughts are the way and the only way. I'm just throwing some out there and am hoping others will too.

And to clarify, I understand the restrictions of time, bodies and money that you are realistically pointing out. That is reality, but if the people are heard and willing to devote, donate and participate then it does seem like the impossible may become possible.

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We must listen to the people that pay dues and are members. We must act in the fashion and manner they so direct us. We are a membership based organization. We have representation from all areas of the industry. People here keep saying we must listen. Ok I am listening. What are your ideas? How do you want to implement them? How do you want to pay for them? Who do you want to manage them? What do you hope to achieve?
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Woo Hoo! To all the 'hold outs', here's your chance to be heard!
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