University of Phoenix settles FTC case

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Bruce, Dec 12, 2019.

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  1. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I am shocked that this injustice slipped by us. However, as soon at it was raised, rank was pulled to shut it down. There are other issues not as serious where DI has smacked them into pieces. They are mostly foreign. Two recent stories, bad stories and DI has pulled rank. 1: the injustice done to veterans by for profits and 2 the injustice done to Indian citizens by an accredited USA institutions. We just need to be consistent in our outrage. Because if those two things were done in Russia or China, degreinfo would have been all over it, smashing them into pieces. And rightly so. The selective outrage here stinks.
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I have no idea what you're referring to with this statement. If you're going to make an accusation then you had better back it up with evidence. Please provide a link that shows how "rank was pulled" to shut down any discussion.
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    I'm a little puzzled by this. DI isn't a single voice and there is no "we", there are only different people with different opinions, most of whose (including yours and Kizmet's) are worth considering. Besides, in the thread about Farmington I was extremely critical of ICE and ACICS for their reprehensible behavior entrapping Indian students, and I wasn't alone.
     
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I don't care for trolling.
     
  5. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I think trolling should be reserved for people who have financial benefits from for-profits, and can’t make the distinction between right and wrong.. This is exactly the point I am making. You are so keen.
     
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    You haven't answered my question.
     
  7. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I think I am more disappointed by the pitiful level of outrage, than by the issues, because there is nothing that can be done by whining. As I said, DI is very good at smashing these thing too tiny little pieces. Also, I am not even the OP. But these two issues upset me. I don't know were I have gotten the misguided believe that issues like these were antithetical to DI's core values - They are not and that's on me not DI. Shame on me not DI.
     
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    You still haven't answered my question.
     
  9. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Sometimes retreating is the best strategy. So, I will keep my sacrilegious behaviour to myself from this virtuous place. Apparently, I have committed the sins of straw-manning and trolling. I am looking forward to see what foreign educational institutions and governments that will be DI next target, and rightly so.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    And I am looking forward to the next time you try to run that kind of bullshit by me again.
     
  11. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    My guess it takes one bullshitter to know the next.
     
  12. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Can't you just feel the love between these two? :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I almost exited the conversation, but I couldn’t resist responding to the final cheap shot. For all DI faults, I guessed I don’t want to bite the hands that keep both sites going. I should show some gratitude. The information here has changed many people’s life’s for the better. Caveat emptor!
     
  14. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    This is purposely opaque. Care to clarify?
     

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