I am not even sure if this post will make it to the message board…as it appears I have been thrown out as a member…I no longer have access to the members only message areas…but I will post here in hopes that you can see it.
Peter’s post did NOT violate any of the forum message board rules. I quote them:
“Remember, debate is not only welcomed it is encouraged. Personal attacks for reasons of race, religion, sexual orientation, et cetera, or postings, which are profane or are meant to defame our membership, will not be tolerated”.
Peter’s post was not a personal attack for reason of religion, sexual orientation, or whatever else. It was not profane, and was in fact backed up by a link to a major newpaper who did an article on that very topic, which included Nick. Why wasn’t the newspaper sued??
I don’t know the entire story about the $14K fine, as NONE of us probably know the WHOLE truth about it, but someone shouldn’t be censored just because you don’t like the post.
I can tell you that I don’t think Peter’s post needed to be censored as much as Nick’s irresponsible post advising to people to go bad on their mortgages and try to weasel out of it. I believe THAT post is much more potentially damaging to someone who actually follows his advise and loses their home.
Oh, but we don’t censor members, right? We just kick them out if they are moderators and don’t insulate Nick from any posts other than the “Thanks Nick” posts…I wonder if someone who lost their home would post a thank you to him for that advice?