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2013-07-01 05:58:34 PM
Hopefully the Dynarri won't show up.
 
2013-07-01 06:44:13 PM
Came for the Star Control 2 reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-01 06:44:52 PM
Creepy Canadian pedo is creepy, Canadian.
 
2013-07-01 06:55:19 PM

Solon Isonomia: Hopefully the Dynarri won't show up.


PoweredByIrony: Came for the Star Control 2 reference, leaving satisfied.


You two sound as if you'd enjoy a spirited game of Frungy.
 
2013-07-01 06:58:52 PM
How many Star Trek DVDs does he have?
 
2013-07-01 07:40:56 PM
Why do they always look the same?  Fat, bald, and goatee?
 
2013-07-01 08:21:09 PM
Not ITT, innocent until proven guilty.
 
2013-07-01 08:32:24 PM

T.rex: Why do they always look the same?  Fat, bald, and goatee?


not always.  There are the skinny ones with mustaches.
 
2013-07-01 09:02:51 PM
On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.

Bob would get arrested and the charges would be disturbing and of a serious nature, so you can him. But then later on, he's cleared of all charges when a CCTV camera reveals someone else stuffed the drugs in his rental. What do you say then, sorry bob, we thought you were a pothead.
 
2013-07-01 09:09:10 PM

Snapper Carr: Not ITT, innocent until proven guilty.


Now, you stop being reasonable right now. This is no time for rational thought. This is time for panic, hysteria, and bed-wetting.
 
2013-07-01 09:09:12 PM

lordargent: On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.

Bob would get arrested and the charges would be disturbing and of a serious nature, so you can him. But then later on, he's cleared of all charges when a CCTV camera reveals someone else stuffed the drugs in his rental. What do you say then, sorry bob, we thought you were a pothead.


This is the world we've chosen to live in.
 
2013-07-01 09:38:20 PM
And once again Denis Dyack disappoints us. This time by not being the one arrested for child porn.
 
2013-07-01 10:50:39 PM
lordargent:
I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?


I don't blame the companies in this age of social media. There would already be 50 websites and 20 Super-PACS condemning Precusor Games for creating child-molesting sims and distributing them at churches.
The court of public opinion is what matters, so companies are wise to grab control of the narrative before the masses play telephone.
 
2013-07-01 10:51:49 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: lordargent: On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.

Bob would get arrested and the charges would be disturbing and of a serious nature, so you can him. But then later on, he's cleared of all charges when a CCTV camera reveals someone else stuffed the drugs in his rental. What do you say then, sorry bob, we thought you were a pothead.

This is the world we've chosen to live in.


Pretty much how it works these days. Tried in the media. Fired before trial. Life ruined and done. Avoid cops at all costs.
 
2013-07-01 11:30:10 PM

Solon Isonomia: Hopefully the Dynarri won't show up.


PoweredByIrony: Came for the Star Control 2 reference, leaving satisfied.


Master Passion Greed: You two sound as if you'd enjoy a spirited game of Frungy.


So uh, which one of you is the Fot?
 
2013-07-01 11:38:47 PM

lordargent: On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.


Even if the guy was arrested for brutally killing and eating a family they'd sit on the fence a little and say they hope he's found innocent. But with the hysteria surrounding pedophilia they want to distance themselves immediately even at the suggestion.
 
2013-07-01 11:55:13 PM
No one thought to tell him to stop and ask why he does this thing?
 
2013-07-02 12:49:39 AM

ShadowWolf: Quantum Apostrophe: lordargent: On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.

Bob would get arrested and the charges would be disturbing and of a serious nature, so you can him. But then later on, he's cleared of all charges when a CCTV camera reveals someone else stuffed the drugs in his rental. What do you say then, sorry bob, we thought you were a pothead.

This is the world we've chosen to live in.

Pretty much how it works these days. Tried in the media. Fired before trial. Life ruined and done. Avoid cops child pornography at all costs.


FTFY

While its true there's a chance he'll be found innocent, the reason companies have to drop people in this sort of case is really because of the public.  If they don't sever every connection, they have internet tough guys/gals threatening them until they do remove him.
  Also, the articles available are pretty sparse on details so far, but it sounds like there were multiple computers confiscated from his home with (potentially) offending material, so it wasn't a simple case that he maybe looked at a single website once on accident.

 not a csb  -
A guy from my company was recently arrested (and quickly fired) for sexual assault. Apparently he liked to drug young women (or find them passed out drunk at parties) and take pictures of them while he lifted their clothes and it only gets worse from there. In this case, his work issued laptop actually appeared in the background of some of the photos and videos he took of his escapades, and at least 6 of his victims were co-workers who had no idea it had happened until police brought them in to question them.  The only part of the case I really couldn't figure out was that the investigation started in November after he apparently drugged and assaulted a 17 year old who figured out that something had happened, and he wasn't arrested until the end of May.
      Good news is he got 62 charges leveled against him, so he should be going away for a long time unless he gets a great plea deal.
 
2013-07-02 12:57:19 AM
Zan

It doesn't matter WHAT you do, people can accuse you and you will be found guilty in the court of public opinion regardless of the truth or the law.

If you've never been falsely accused, you might not understand this. Be it throwing a paper airplane at the teacher or murder in the first degree: someone falsely accusing you of it WILL get you in trouble that will come sooner and last longer than your name being cleared.

Avoid cops and illegal pornography.
 
2013-07-02 02:39:59 AM
I don't think enough people realize this.

It may not be right, it may not be fair, but being falsely accused of a crime WILL RUIN your life.  To extrapolate this:

"The appearance and accusation of wrongdoing will cause you to suffer most of the consequences, guilty or not"

Sure, if you're not guilty you will probably win your criminal case and not go to jail.  But that's the only upside.  All the other downsides of being fired, having your reputation ruined will have already happened.

The solution?

Avoid the appearance of wrongdoing.  Avoid questionable situations.  Avoid law enforcement.  Devote extra care and attention to displaying a persona that strengthens your reputation.

I meet too many people who think that caring about appearances is pretentious or phony.  In work, social, or romantic relationships what the other parties believe becomes the truth you have to deal with.  Manage that truth instead of stubbornly believing eventually factual evidence will vindicate you.
 
2013-07-02 03:17:26 AM

lordargent: On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.

Bob would get arrested and the charges would be disturbing and of a serious nature, so you can him. But then later on, he's cleared of all charges when a CCTV camera reveals someone else stuffed the drugs in his rental. What do you say then, sorry bob, we thought you were a pothead.


To be fair, they have to think of their PR. If they say, "these charges are disturbing, however we will not be taking any action against him until he is convicted in a court of law", you get a million angry moms trying to form a boycott.
 
2013-07-02 05:48:36 AM
blog sucks
 
2013-07-02 07:25:22 AM

lordargent: On its official forum, Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci commented: "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games." His employee profile has since been pulled from the website.

I'm not trying to support this guy or anything, but, can you at least wait until he's been tried and convicted before hosing the guy at least?

Because I'm thinking, do you just get rid of employees just because they were arrested for something? Like say Bob goes across the border to party for the long weekend, and when he comes back, there are drugs hidden in his car.

Bob would get arrested and the charges would be disturbing and of a serious nature, so you can him. But then later on, he's cleared of all charges when a CCTV camera reveals someone else stuffed the drugs in his rental. What do you say then, sorry bob, we thought you were a pothead.


His employer is not a court, so "innocent until proven otherwise" does not apply to them. Employment is at will.
 
2013-07-02 11:00:42 AM

doglover: Zan

It doesn't matter WHAT you do, people can accuse you and you will be found guilty in the court of public opinion regardless of the truth or the law.

If you've never been falsely accused, you might not understand this. Be it throwing a paper airplane at the teacher or murder in the first degree: someone falsely accusing you of it WILL get you in trouble that will come sooner and last longer than your name being cleared.

Avoid cops and illegal pornography.


i've been falsely accused once, the police took care of the person doing the accusing and as it turned out said person was basically mentally unstable and had falsely accused other people before

liability is a biatch, companies have to deal with this stuff all the time
 
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