23 Mar 2012

The plot thickens

I just got this email in response to this post:
David I am sorely disappointed in your selling your soul for an ad .  Your comments are not matched by the legal facts or reality. I would ask you, as a long time supporter of your scholarly endeavors ,to really analyze  the facts and report independently . You owe it to yourself to keep your intellectual integrity
And replied with:
I didn't sell my soul. I would had said that stuff regardless. I took the ad because i agreed with it, not the other way around. You still need to read my diss
Indeed, I would be pretty stupid to sacrifice my opinion for such a trivial sum, but I've turned down far greater amounts to maintain my integrity. It's all I've got.

Bottom line: I'm no cheap whore. I'm not even a whore.

Addendum from my correspondent:
David Okay, I feel better now, but I still think you are wrong to take Met on when I really think you don’t have all the facts. All San Diego is after is a cost shift to other Met agencies to make up for the cost of the IID transfer. This is a many year ongoing battle. Do I need to read your dissertation since I read your book and distributed copies to my senior staff?
Yes, you do. my dissertation [free here] is all about MWD and its member agencies. My book is quite general to water issues worldwide.


Anonymous said...

If you are looking for whores, albeit high priced whores, check out the engineering and financial consulting firms that assist MWD in their unscrupulous activities...

Mr. Kurtz said...

I think it's fine to take the ad, because it brings attention to an interesting and complicated water fight. Because I know very little about their fight, and the subject is so complex, I would not presume to have an opinion on where the truth is. But if "cease and desist" letters and so on are flying around between public agencies, there has to be a pony in among all the horseshit.

RD said...

never thought otherwise

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