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  1. Naturally. I'm just cautioning against bias.
  2. I'm sure you have plenty of experience, as do I, with witnesses who are their own worst enemies. Some might say Harry Markopolos was seeking a pound of flesh from a competitor, but he was right and Madoff would have been brought down much sooner if the SEC had listened and not been distracted by his personality. And all I've said is that it is foolish to dismiss the evidence based on a perception of the source.
  3. Perhaps I misread alter idem's post to which I was originally responding. In evaluating the evidence dispassionately, the source is irrelevant if it is true. That being said, none of us are the ones with the whole picture; I'll just hope the Department of Treasury evaluates the evidence dispassionateky in making its determinations. I have no such hopes for the public at large
  4. Given what this whistleblower did for a living, I find it very unlikely he would ever be hired in his chosen profession ever again. Investment houses are notoriously unforgiving about letting out their clients' information.
  5. Irrelevant as to the evidence. As to your other comments, I didn't know you were a Department of Treasury investigator and had the background and information to make those determinations. My apologies.
  6. How they've handled themselves is irrelevant if they are telling the truth, though.
  7. I never said "all" whistleblowers are altruistic. However, as whistleblowers do (on the whole) have a role in rooting out fraud and other criminal activity, I (as a CFE) am a strong proponent of protecting whistleblowers. Not to mention that dismissing the entirety of the allegations based solely on one's perception of his motives is intellectually lazy and shows no willingness to consider the actual evidence as it becomes available.
  8. With respect, I don't think you have any feel for how awful it is to be a whistleblower. I'd suggest reading up on Harry Markopolos and Cynthia Cooper, for example.
  9. You may have better information than me...I'm currently stuck in a continuing education program all day and can't spend much time on this today.
  10. That's the brother, not the whistleblower, as I understand it.
  11. He only receives something if his allegations are supported by the investigation. Think about that for a little while.
  12. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/self-righteous
  13. I see Ahab has climbed up on his rameumptum, once again, and declared his moral superiority over others. Another lovely day on the MDDB.
  14. Careful...taking a thoughtful, more moderate approach to issues of controversy around here will result in both sides being suspicious of you and win you no friends. Ask me how I know....
  15. I recently drove through Hilldale on a road trip; the town is nearly empty. It's quite a strange sight. ETA: My perception is that the YFZ ranch was less about polygamy and more about child abuse, whereas the Short Creek raid was premised almost exclusively on the practice of polygamy.
  16. Would you be interested to know that approximately half of the women who were found in one of Petersen's house when he was arrested have now decided to keep their babies? Perhaps that's because they are no longer being coerced. Just a thought.
  17. Oh my...I'll come back to this. I'm working.
  18. All you did was cite the practice, both anciently and currently. You didn't actually show that the practice had the effects you stated. If that's the substance of your argument, I'll submit the foul evidence and outcomes that are shown by the FLDS, et al.
  19. I, personally, give no weight to her words (partially for the reasons cited by rockpond, below). I find her age relevant and consider it in extremely poor taste for a 60+-yr-old man to be engaging in playground-style mockery of a teenage girl in a public forum.
  20. If you are going to insist on a legalistic, precise wording, quote to address your argument then we aren't going to get anywhere. If you are unable to understand why women would interpret being told they are "pornograpy" to men with how they dress, and being told they have a responsibility for the "moral purity of men" and "get the man they dress for", as implicitly stating that they (women) are accountable for the thoughts of men, then I can't help you.
  21. C'mon, Mark. How am I demeaning women? Perhaps we could hear from @Calm @bluebell @Peacefully @juliann @bsjkki @MustardSeed or any other woman in this thread? If they can point to a post of mine that was demeaning of women, I will gladly accept a lifetime ban from this board.
  22. I'm demeaning women? Where have I ever demeaned women on this board, or any other?
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