Re: Mike McCaw & Ian Smiley
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, joe giffen <joegiffen@...> wrote:
>which is why I wanted you to represent the distillers.
> Hi Harry,
> Matthew, Mike & Ian are not you . they each are selling something,
>Yes, I understand the cynicism, Joe. We've seen in recent times &
other groups a lot of people pushing their own barrow (remember the
However I do believe that Matt, Mike & Ian are people of the highest
integrity. The Mikes have been with these groups since their
inception,guiding the less experienced , well before I came on the
scene. They have always offered unbiased advice during the early
years when quality info was very hard to find.
Now they have their collective time taken up with business and in
Mike Nixon's case (Mike McCaw's partner), with health issues, and we
don't hear from them so much but that's understandable.
I don't begrudge anyone turning their hobby and passion into a
respectable livelyhood. More power to ya if'n ya can, says I.
Becoming a commercial trader is not a crime. It's the proliferation
of outright bias, bullshit and sucker-punching by a few shifty
characters that I can't take. Here's a blatant example to illustrate
what's wrong with our hobby image...these guys should be
I will expose such people as frauds whenever I run across them.
However Matt, Mike & Ian have never to my knowledge ever shown ANY
tendencies toward unscrupulous or biased dealings. In fact I'd bet
my life on that one.