I cannot understand why people will continually devote their valuable time, resources and their self-admitted extreme knowledge and wisdom to topics they don't enjoy and/or find interesting, or likewise-the OP's author and stances.
To me, life is just too short. If I don't like the person or agree or find some reason for common ground-I rather just skip it or go the other way. Especially on a message board such as this.
I truly get a better picture of the signs hanging in the physical world now, such as 'No Trespassing', 'Private-Stay Out' and 'Do Not Disturb'. More so than before, I wholeheartedly understand those people hanging them now.
Back a bit ago I used to be partners in a strip-bar in New Jersey. Countless times I witnessed and saw almost each and every one coming. Those that got sucker punched or had a glass pitcher whacked on the side of their heads by the people they butted into the conversation with and just couldn't take the advise giving to them, 'walk away'.
What ever happened to the old saying, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all"
Like someone going to great lengths to find a word a poster uses and then completely arbitrarily post something along the following, "Hey so and so, don't you know the word 'XYZ' is really supposed to be 'ABC', gheez what a dummy". Kicker is: The word the poster attempting to belittle the OP about was actually used in the correct context!
Kind of reminds me about driving down the interstate between 75-80 mph just a tad bit above the speed limit. The car behind, flashing its high beam lights and right up on my bumper. Not a sole around. Finally the car passes. Gets back over in front of me. About 2 miles down the road the car drops to 70 mph.
I was standing outside in front of my house the other night. Just got home, checked the mail and put garbage out for the following morning, etc. The next door neighbor, whom is an elderly gentleman and not the favorite guy on the block---was outside side trying to start his lawn mower. He is about a third paralyzed from when he was in the military and my other neighbors for some reason really don't much like him. I had no problems with the guy since I have been living next to him. I took his lawn mower from him, started it and mowed his lawn. It is not huge and took about 20 min's from start to finish anyways. When I finished, I saw two other neighbors standing there eyeballing me and talking amongst themselves. Yeah right, whatever.
The list goes on................