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Re: Scottie got me thinking

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Posted by Robert on February 10, 2011 at 10:31:14:

In Reply to: Scottie got me thinking posted by monty on February 10, 2011 at 09:46:12:

Are you talking about the Sam's Club Series or competing in general? Hard to tell from your statement "We won't be doing any of the Sam's Club comps at the same time that I know of." if you plan on cooking as three separate teams with different members or same members just different head cooks and team names or some combo there of.

On the face of it, it appears there are some folks trying to do this already. Why? Did they find a loop hole? The way i read the rules state that a team can enter one local in one region and then if a second registration is offered after first registration period expires, they may enter another region. Seems simple to me. after that, it becomes a question of ethics and how you define ethics.

From one source:

So, why are ethics important? They are important because they keep people from doing what is wrong. "If an individual has no ethics, he will do the wrong thing whenever he believes it will benefit him and that he can get away with it."

Ethics are different than laws, and different than doing the right thing as a result of fear of consequences. While something that is unethical might be illegal, there is not necessarily a perfect overlap. Furthermore, in many ways ethics can be even more important than the law, since the law will only deter a person from bad behavior if he fears penalty, while a person with a strong code of ethics will do the right thing just because it is the right thing.

If a person had no code of ethics, he could steal, as long as no one was watching. He could lie to his loved ones or to strangers, as long as the lie didn't rise to the level of criminal fraud. He could engage in all sorts of things that were "wrong" and "bad" as long as he didn't get caught.

Since the law can't possibly catch everyone each time they do something bad, and the law can't make every "wrong" action illegal, society would quickly fall apart if there were no ethical principles or moral rights or wrongs. Rushworth Kidder, the founder of the Global Institute of Ethics, said that "Ethics is what you do in the dark when no one's watching." Essentially, this quote is reflective of the dictionary definition of ethics and of the widely accepted ideas as to what ethics means.

Ethics is a moral code -it is the inner voice that tells a person what is right or wrong. Ethics can come from religion, from the law, from internal values, from learned values, from public opinion or from any number of sources. The whole of a person's ideas about morality and about what is right and wrong -and everything that goes into forming those ideas- determines what is and is not ethical.

I guess one could have used five different membership numbers, team names and head cooks and entered into all five regions and nothing changed except the numbers and names.


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