Sunday, 8 April 2012
You're right Cugila-You couldn't make this up!!
"You're right Cugila-You couldn't make this up!!" A quote from a member at ABC today. Oh the bitter irony !
"Cut a long story short....we fell out with the new Admin, Benedict also known as Alaska over our banning of an extremely rude Canadian member. Our decision which was not backed up and Benedict gave a grovelling apology to the Member (who hasn't been seen since but gloated in his blog about our downfall ???). We were removed as the Forum Monitors from that time. A nice thank you for all our hard work........"
Please do not feel I am calling this fine upstanding individual Cugila a liar. A man who is highly respected across the global diabetes community, a man so many aspire to, a man that must be considered upon his passing for canonisation. A true legend in what I hope will be a long life time. Praise be upon us.
The extremely rude Canadian member was Dr.Jay Wortman, a lowcarb expert and type two diabetic. He joined the forum and made various posts. In one post he stated the extremely low carb-low fat-low calorie diet that Ken and Sue were using, was not sustainable in the long term or once weight reduction to optimum had been achieved. Jay was right. From information Ken had posted he was on less than 1000 calories per day. Sue supported Ken and stated a 1000 calorie diet was once standard practise. She reiterated this statement on her forum Friday March 30th. “I have tried 'diets' all my life before I became Diabetic and the only one that ever worked was the 1,000 calorie one I was put on in the 60''s” more on this topic later.
Well, those with an attention span, and memory better than a gnat, will remember all hell broke loose. Jay was banned, posts deleted and the usual clique howled like rabid hyenas. Such was the paranoia of one individual, he suggested that Jay was a stoodge of mine, and I had put him up to disrupt the forum, and upset the font of all knowledge Ken. Nothing could be further from the truth. I had never heard of Jay until after he was banned. I only heard of the last Easter debacle, when a diabetes.co.uk member,who had been too afraid to speak out on the forum, copied and pasted the posts before they were deleted, and sent me this sordid episode in an email. Ken had pulled many obnoxious stunts under his helmsmanship of the forum, but for me this was the last straw.
To cut a long story short I contacted Jay and offered him my commiserations and informed him he was one of the many lowcarbers who had been banned, or railroaded off the forum. Jay has much to keep him busy, but was surprised a diabetes forum had no use for his knowledge and the abysmal treatment he had received.
Some time after Jimmy Moore, a world renowned American blogger, and a lowcarb advocate contacted me. We made a pod cast and this was placed on Jimmy’s site which receives over 250,000 hits per month. All of this information has been placed on this blog, but least some may forget or want to know the truth, I embedded the pod cast below. After the pod cast Ken was fired as a mod within days.
To be continued.