People who live in glass houses...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Carl_Reginstein, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. After giving this topic a bit of thought, here's where I'm at.

    Initially, after I realized what "the controversy" was all about (i.e., Internet gay porn sites managed by the owner of this site), I was kind of like.... live and let live. Porn is not necessarily bad, nor is the adult industry something I'm inherently opposed to.

    However, after thinking about it for a while, I guess the phrase "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" came to mind. What I mean by that is that the owners and operators (and moderators) of a site like DegreeInfo need to be absolutely squeaky clean - no associations with things like the adult industry, or any other questionable (to some) activities.

    The current owners of DegreeInfo failed to do that. Therefore, they put the entire site, its integrity, and the integrity of all of its contributors at risk. Including me, who is sometimes seen as a jokester, a huckster, a "political hack", and a general nuisance poster.

    I'm taking my nuisance posts somewhere else..... don't worry, I don't mind the applause from the gallery in response to this news...

    I'm kind of disappointed at this decision of mine, since I will miss Uncle Janko, Abner and others, even DTechBA..... AND.... Jack Tracey just resigned, which means my own level of comfort here would have been increased since I thought he was a bit pissy with an overinflated ego.... unlike the other moderators (including Bruce, who I disagree with on just about everything).

    Long and short of it is, I don't want to hang out with hypocrites. It isn't the porn allegation against Chip that bothers me. No, instead it is the absolute holier than thou stance of this site and its owners, coupled with the attitudes towards people that this site disagrees with while at the same time hiding the fact that the owners of the site were actually involved in activities that call into question certain ethical issues. That to me is (a) stupid on the part of the owners and (b) unsupportable on the part of a member/contributor who never knew this crap was going on behind the scenes while posting away at what I thought was a legitimate cause supported by people beyond reproach in the education industry.

    Good luck to all of you.

    By the way, what's the URL to the porn sites? ;)
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  2. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Hello Carl:
    I see you have lost neither your style nor your smarts!
    We will meet again. Soon.
    God bless you. Really.
    Janko Preotul;)
  3. JLV

    JLV Active Member

    Honestly, Reginstein, you´re a peculiar individual. :D An absolutely unique Homo Americus. Are you sure you wanna leave us and spare us from those doses of daily comedy?

    I swear it. I was so curious to read your response to this whole incident. I knew it would have to be absolutely genuine, with that forced originality of yours as if to mark distances with other “leavers”. Man, I am sure your reply didn’t disappoint anyone here. Anyway, since you find it ineludible to go, I hope you take some of those your buddies of yours with you (for good) (no Janko, no Abner, of course.....). I am myself trying to find some hypocrite of my own to blame as well, and announce pompously my leaving, but they are all taken already.

    You will be sorely missed. Really.

    A despicable human being, JLV
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    "people who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones"
  5. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I really hope you reconsider Carl. You are one of the most intelligent persons I have come across. Your ardent belief and defense of the "little guy" is refreshing, and I truly admire you.

    If you change your mind, many of us will still be here. You hear that JLV? :)

    Take care my friend!

  6. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I will miss you Father Janko! My path is a bit different than yours, and I will be staying. I wish you well sir. You have taught me a lot. I have a learned a good teacher should never stop learning. Think of me when you are reading The Travels of Lao Can. :)

    May peace follow your path,

    Sensei Abner
  7. Bill Hurd

    Bill Hurd New Member

    Re: Re: People who live in glass houses...

    People who live in stone houses shouldn't throw glass

  8. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    two things

    Thank you for your kind words, Sensei Abner.

    Carl, clean out your mailbox!
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Re: Re: Re: People who live in glass houses...

    What about people who live in throne houses? Should they stow grass?
  10. gkillion

    gkillion New Member

    Re: Re: Re: People who live in glass houses...

    People who get stoned should stay in the house.
  11. Re: Re: Re: Re: People who live in glass houses...

    I get stoned, and I go out all the frickin' time.

    But one thing I don't do is to pretend like I'm the holiest person in the region, and then conduct some sleazy operation behind the backs of those who have earned my trust.
  12. plcscott

    plcscott New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: People who live in glass houses...

    Yea, but it is legal. :D

    Man, it is funny how the whole legal argument has been turned around. :rolleyes:
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