FACT CHECK #105 Posted on March 21, 2014
A Brief Chat With A White Hat…………..
This evening I had a brief conversation with our White Hat contact.
For the first and only time since I started this effort of seeking out information, I called without any particular list of questions. That’s not like me – someone who does not even make coffee without a list.
I was not going to post any summary about tonights call since it was largely about things peripheral to the WGS – things that I needed to clarify – to make sure I do not stray from my task, which is to make sure the information I post is factual, or at the least, as accurate and close to the truth as it can be at the time it is posted.
I would say, based on the feedback, that we have been pretty spot on.
The inaccuracies were simply minor, and not worth mentioning simply because it has no effect whatsoever on the outcome, which is inevitable.
In the past, we have covered many things. Possible rates, things to expect, when to expect them; these things remain the same and unchanged.
I pointedly asked, once more: Is 2014 our year?
“Yes”, was the answer.
Are things progressing? Yes.
Remember those 80 law firms and some 1800 people involved? They are not involved in this to study the existential after effects of projects that endlessly linger, never to end. They are in it to win. I have no doubt that they will, and neither do they.
Could there be more delays? Yes. After all, this is a complex, diverse, monumental undertaking that involves many issues, many entities, many parties who must move in the same direction while facing a not-quite-dead resistance from the old guard.
The completion is not based on mystics, or an assembly of wood sprites at the edge of the magic forest. It’s based on hard work by skilled people who are sacrificing much. All of you would be amazed at the things that some of our White Hat allies do, and the responsibilities that they undertake each day.
Just remember, these same people are now helping us stay as informed as possible – good news, or bad.
Again, I thank our WH contact, their colleagues and staff, and all of you for your continuing support.
Stay tuned for updates as they are available.