I preface this statement by saying this person is not on the list, nor will anyone here probably ever meet him. I absolutely can not stand a man named Vern H______, JR. He is basically a bully that validates his completely WRONG opinions (usually dealing with science) by having an utterly unrelated terminal degree. It is all fine and good that he was dedicated enough to complete the degree; however, he falsely assumes that he is an expert on every area involved in human existence because of it. I will post some things he said in another public forum but before I do so, I have to add that he throws in personal attacks as a way of validating himself, his points, and bullies others into agreeing with him because they do not actually know what a PHD entails. I also hate his job which involves lobbying to destroy our ecosystem. Yea! (that is sarcasm) His email which I am more mature to post here belies this fact. It is akin to “baby seal email@example.com” but is actually appropriate for the field he helps destroy.
He writes in a public forum, first,"(2) would no longer tolerate personal attacks, i
would not have rejoined this list." “(a) unlike others, i will refrain from getting personal. i believe that
these constant personal attacks made by others only serve to make my point,
that we need to give serious consideration as to whether we should stay with
genx, if there is no way to even police basic civil decency in our own
organization.” and then…
“(specific name) himself, for example, has engaged in sexual activities at (group name) events. at (hosts)white trash party, (same specific name) proceeded to show everyone in the kitchen his penis. later, he proceeded to have sex with me and a third person, while a fourth person briefly watched, in (hosts) basement.” “my Phd in government means that im right” “have you ever had sex with a dr” “i dont see a problem with fucking studnts” and… “informally set up things that involve “naughty” activities…” It should be noted that the group in question is not a sex group in any way, but Vern his predatory behaviour especially towards constantly tries to make it into one with the younger members. I equate almost all of his behaviour when I see him pursuing a younger person as statutory rape. He uses his degree as an intimidation factor and before the younger members get a chance to say no he starts fondling and touching them. I have many private emails that I won’t share (since they were not posted publicly) that support my argument. Yes, he actually enumerates all of his postings in some fashion and never uses capital letters.
He has been warned by the group at large, which unfortunately there is a current support of him because several power players like him for some reason. I take this as a phrase that I believe I coined as “Phd awe”. They don’t know how to tell someone who is obviously full of crap to shut up. I was once baited into an argument with him, which if logic, actual professionals involved in the issues being argued support, direct professional disagreement from many varied sources, as well as anectodotal incidents that support the issue all around then there is no way that he won. Basically, as he realized that he could not win he started back into the name calling and I have a Phd and you don’t argument. He sure is a smartie (sarcasm again).
Well, normally I would ignore this type of trollish behaviour, but since out of the total posts, he nearly writes half of them (usually around 60-120 posts a day on this specific list) it is hard to ignore him or the responses from his group called Lackey Central ™ (sarcasm yet again). For a while, one poster would respond with a “me too” after practically everything he said. Although he finally got off the awe spell and learned to do some moderate thinking on his own. The sad thing is that the group was initially pretty fun until he joined and then it went downhill from there. I want to see if the international organization will disband the group and then start up another new chapter at a later date.
Oh, also, his actions have been reported to the national group since the current president is too afraid to do anything himself. He knows that the Vern Lackeys are vocal and doesn’t want to cause all the stir. Well, when this was brought up at the council, Vern left voluntarily so the council said that should be enough of that. And let it slide. He returned several weeks later with a vengence. I pretty much skip/ignore all his postings since they seem to be pretty degrading to people in general. I just hope that someday he will be thrown in jail for the misuse of his authority for a long time. It would be even better if his degree was rebuked because they found that his general credentials lacked in practically every imaginable dimension.
Thanks for listening.
Gasoline: As an accompaniement to cereal it made a refreshing change. Glen Baxter