Here are some words that I put last week to the comments section of the blog entry titled “Rob Can Be Exhausting and Perhaps Does Not Recognize Well-Supported Contrary Views As Well As I Wish He Would”:
“Alleged,” Azanon? Excuse me?
There are Post Archives. If you have any doubts, you can check.
My understanding is that you posted at the Early Retirement Forum. If that is so, then you were there in person to see for yourself.
Please do not insult my readers with use of the word “alleged.”
If you are afraid of what the internet sewer rats will do to you if you post honestly on the process questions, I understand. I am thrilled to have your contributions on the substance side, which help us all sort out these important matters.
But please do not insult my readers with use of the word “alleged” when describing the tactics employed by the internet sewer rats who through their dishonesty and abusiveness have brought on the second worst economic crisis in U.S. history. There are thousands of smart and good people in our communities. It is an insult to them to suggest that they would be tolerating the most vicious smear campaign in the history of the internet (by a factor of 50) if there were anything “alleged” about the threats of physical violence put forward by Lindauer and Greaney and those posting in “defense” of them.
The threat that Greaney put forward to have my wife and two boys killed in the event that I continued to post honestly on the safe withdrawal rate matter was not “alleged,” Azanon. The mother of those two boys did not view those threats as “alleged.” Neither did the office of the congressman (Rep. Frank Wolf) to which I reported them. Neither did the Purcellville police department. Neither did the special internet crimes office to which I was referred by the police department and which has opened a file on this matter.
I intend to bring legal actions against the internet sewer rats and against the site owners and blog owners who have tolerated them despite their clear promises to protect community members posting honestly from these sorts of individuals. There will be nothing “alleged” about the financial damages that these people will be paying in days to come. Many, many people have been hurt in very serious ways by the actions of the internet sewer rats (including the internet sewer rats themselves, to be sure). There is nothing even a tiny bit “alleged” about any of this.
Posts put to internet boards and blogs are recorded in Post Archives, Azanon. Please do not insult the intelligence of my readers by pretending that you do not know this. Any time you experience any doubts about any of this, you have Post Archives that you can check. Here is a link to the discussion board run by John Greaney, the author of one of the discredited SWR studies:
That material is not “alleged.” It appears on the computer screen of any person who clicks on the link above. I know. I have checked.