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Re: Theos-World Re: Blog taken offline?

Oct 06, 2008 06:11 AM
by MKR


Thanks for clarifying about the blog.

One of the details I learnt from the blog, is that for over 50 years,  no
new lodge has been chartered in NL. It is simply shows a lot of local work
needs to be done. It is something only people living in NL can do it. No
amount of tinkering with rules will do any good.

In this kind of local condition, it amazes me that Wies, the GS  is one of
the supporters of secret proposal to change the rules. Unless there is some
personal vested benefit involved, it is very difficult to understand. I
think she should try to do something about the local situation before trying
to solve International issues.

When people get involved in this kind of illogical priorities, one wonders
what is the next secret project we will discover.


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 4:29 AM, Katinka Hesselink <
> wrote:

>   Hi all,
> Hans Kind is the brother of Jan Kind. The latter is a theosophist,
> married to Terezinha Kind who is prominent in the TS in Latin America.
> They met at Adyar. I know Jan. I don't know Hans. They are both Dutch.
> Hans set the whole thing up. Jan Kind was acting as webmaster, from
> what I could tell (managing the content - the technical process of
> setting it up was apparently done by Hans). Hans and Jan are as
> classicly dutch names as you can have.
> I have nothing to do with this blog, nor would I have abruptly taken
> it offline like this. I would have made it look better, keep comments
> open from the start (disruptive comments can always be deleted later)
> and told you all about it way earlier.
> I would certainly not have pretended I only found out about it
> recently if that wasn't the case. My asking John Algeo about it was
> the direct cause of it going offline, I'm afraid. He had been working
> on it but wasn't aware that it was publicly accessible already.
> Further points: I would not have had it hosted in The Netherlands if
> it was meant to reach an international public. Both my websites are
> hosted in the US for that reason (not that I'm all that happy with the
> host of my blog, but that's another story).
> However, it is clearly no coincidence that the contributors so far
> have included several Dutch people: Jan Kind, Ali Ritsema (former
> Dutch general secretary, now living in Belgium with her English
> husband) and Wies Kuiper current Dutch general secretary. John Algeo
> is also involved, as is Betty Bland. There was at least one other
> contributor, but I forget her name (the contribution was interesting,
> but I hadn't heard of her before and I'm terrible with names).
> I'm sorry to not have made a backup of that site when I had the
> chance. I wonder when (and if) it will go online again.
> The online projects I'm personally responsible for are:
> I'm a contributor to two other theosophical blogs (started by Chris
> Richardson USA):
> Katinka Hesselink
> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > Couple of days ago I noticed that the domain was from NL and thought
> Katinka
> > was the owner. Later only I found that perhaps someone else in NL.
> Wonder
> > who is the real owner?
> >
> > mkr
> >
> >
> > On 10/5/08, Pedro Oliveira <prmoliveira@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I have noticed yesterday (it is already Monday morning in
> Sydney) that
> > > the blog "theosophyforward", containing views of some General Council
> > > members on TS matters after the Presidential election, was suddenly
> > > taken offline. As a matter of fact, this seems to have happened soon
> > > after Katinka Hesselink "announced" it!
> > >
> > > Does anybody know why this has happened? I also noticed that Anton
> > > mentions it in his website as offline. Does anyone know who its
> > > webmaster is? While the blog was online I saw the name "Jan" on top of
> > > the homepage. That seems to be a Dutch name. I wonder if it was
> > > someone living in The Netherlands or a Dutch person living in the US,
> > > or visiting the US.
> > >
> > > Pedro
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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