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Sun Sep 23, 2018, 01:25 PM

Has anyone asked Georgetown Prep for a statement?

I haven't seen anything about this. Obviously there's only so much they can say, but I'd think someone would have asked them for a comment.

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Reply Has anyone asked Georgetown Prep for a statement? (Original post)
grumpyduck Sep 2018 OP
underpants Sep 2018 #1
kairos12 Sep 2018 #3
kairos12 Sep 2018 #2
NotASurfer Sep 2018 #4
MountCleaners Sep 2018 #5
gibraltar72 Sep 2018 #6
smirkymonkey Sep 2018 #7
llmart Sep 2018 #12
Retrograde Sep 2018 #19
Generic Other Sep 2018 #8
Brother Buzz Sep 2018 #9
underpants Sep 2018 #10
Brother Buzz Sep 2018 #13
underpants Sep 2018 #14
Brother Buzz Sep 2018 #15
underpants Sep 2018 #16
Brother Buzz Sep 2018 #17
underpants Sep 2018 #18
samnsara Sep 2018 #11
dalton99a Sep 2018 #20

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 01:28 PM

1. What happens at Georgetown prep, stays at Georgetown prep

People of those means don't air their business

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 01:31 PM

3. Saw that video. Just chilling. And disgusting. Bro culture and its worst.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 01:31 PM

2. They are burning Yearbooks as we speak.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 01:36 PM

4. Some journalists who went there must be torn

Doubtless would know where all the skeletons are. Doubtless would know who to call to talk to. Doubtless would know women from private schools who could point them to more victims

But what happens at Georgetown Prep...

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 02:23 PM

5. I love it

As someone who went to an elite Catholic high school, I love seeing these self-satisfied Catholic administrators being embarrassed by what everyone knows goes on at these schools. They knew they weren't saints, yet they continue to tout their "reputation". Fuck them and every other phony holy roller school.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 02:27 PM

6. Reminds of Hillsdale College.

hypocrisy squared. So many stories.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 02:31 PM

7. Why is the catholic establishment filled with so much sexual abuse and subsequent cover ups?

The church, the schools, the organizations. What is it about catholic men that makes them so willing to sexually abuse those who are weaker and less powerful than them?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:18 PM

12. Several reasons.

They are taught that their religion is the only true religion. They are brought up in authoritarian homes and the religion is authoritarian and patriarchal. Remember - it wasn't until recently that women were allowed to be on the altar during services or have their heads uncovered. They are brainwashed at a very early age that sex is bad and dirty and don't touch yourself and if you do, well you better report it in the confessional. It's a repressive religion to say the least.

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Response to llmart (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 11:06 PM

19. And they're taught priests are a special class

In Catholic grammar school we were taught that the sacrament of Holy Orders (by which Catholic priests are ordained) elevates priests to a higher level than us mere mortals, something akin to Jesus Christ, making them almost godlike. (I wish I were making this up!). It's a very hierarchical religion, and despite modest reforms in the last few decades, still not very pro-woman.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 02:34 PM

8. This is how Georgetown Prep deals with charges of sexual misconduct

Montgomery County police have charged a former priest with inappropriately touching students at Georgetown Preparatory School, the prestigious North Bethesda institution where he taught from 1989 to 2003.

Police said Wednesday that Garrett Orr, 57, is charged with two counts of child abuse and one count of third-degree sexual offense in the case, which arose after a former student came forward in 2009 with a report of sexual abuse.

This is not the first time that Orr has been investigated. An inquiry by his Jesuit overseers concluded in 2006 that he had inappropriately touched a student at the Jesuit-run boys' school, whose rolling campus sits off Rockville Pike.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ex-priest-charged-with-sex-abuse-of-georgetown-prep-students/2011/02/02/ABT76yQ_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ba291b0b5e42

A former priest was sentenced to five years of supervised probation Thursday for fondling two students at Georgetown Preparatory School, where he taught from 1989 to 2003…“The headmaster dismissed the allegations as untrue, and the matter was not reported to the Montgomery County Police Department for seven months.”

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Eric Ruyak, who was groped by Orr in 2002, and his father said in interviews that they were disappointed with how certain officials at the school reacted when he came forward. The Washington Post does not typically identify abuse victims, but Ruyak agreed to be identified.

“They were not interested in dealing with Orr,” Eric Ruyak said. “They wanted it to go away.”
His father, Robert Ruyak, who served on Georgetown Prep’s board of trustees from 1994 to 2007, said certain school officials, namely two teachers, conspired to paint his son as a rumor-spreading liar.
“They tried to get him expelled from school. It was absolutely ridiculous,” Robert Ruyak said, stressing that he still supports Georgetown Prep as an institution.


https://americasurvival.org/2018/09/sex-abuse-scandal-at-judge-kavanaughs-georgetown-prep-catholic-high-school.html

Clearly, the idea of hiding sexual misconduct comes from the Church first. When you protect pedo priests it sends a message to the boys. In fact, I am surprised the Church hasn't weighed in on their darling Kavanaugh. The organisation that created the Magdalene Laundries still treats women like subhumans.




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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 02:53 PM

10. I just scanned through that and got to the part about Ward

Sounds like another college that I heard tales of from a former co-worker. Elder frat boys gave freshman X amount of cash, reserved a hotel for them, and sent them to Mexico on spring break...with a list. Here's what we want - mostly bulk orders of drugs that had already been prearranged from what I gathered.

Weekends were parties in cabins that only people of a certain means are party to. Thy basically had them catered with everything they might want (including bar tenders who clearly were serving underage college students) all on the parents' dime. And the parents knew full well.

My coworker was not of that world but ended up there. His first day there he and his high school buddy thought they were set - they had a couch, a tv, and a fridge. In came the private school kids with there designers and contractors with lumber. The dorm rooms were so big they could construct separate living spaces and reengineer the set up.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:44 PM

13. My alma mater, Chico State, did it on the cheap and held the keegers in the almond orchards

Plenty of parking, and only a few trees got tagged; the trees mostly winning.

The Frat boys had a sweetheart deal with the beer distributor; they had a key to the joint and just went in and took what they needed and noted it on a clipboard. Back in the day, the honor system was a big deal.

Hundred keg blowouts were not uncommon, especially during Pioneer week (sadly, also finals week). After being labeled as '#1 party school' by Playboy Magazine, the powers that be put the kibosh on the whole thing. Times Have Been Better.

Had you ever heard of Bernie Ward before? He was a HUGE liberal voice on the West Coast until his demise. Sad, really sad and sordid story.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 04:38 PM

14. I was not aware of Ward

I'll look him up.

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Response to underpants (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 05:08 PM

15. After his stint at the school, he landed a gig with Barbara Boxer

While he was with Boxer he uncovered a lot of dirt on military misappropriations and gained a lot of enemies.

Never, ever get him started on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, his seminal research work.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 05:14 PM

16. Served three years on a BFV

never had heat. German winters.
Yes they were pork barrel wrapped in armor. They actually performed a lot better than M1's in the first gulf war from what guys who ended up in my unit told me.

The Pentagon Wars with Kelsie Grammer and Cary Elwes

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144550/

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Response to underpants (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:46 PM

17. 3rd Armored Division up near the Fulda Gap?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:55 PM

18. No

3rd ID Recon. 3rdID was headquartered at the time in Wurzburg.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:12 PM

11. that whole school, admin and teachers need to be investigated..

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 01:30 AM

20. Their response

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