BTW, I keep my anus pretty tight about topic relevance because I realize that people tend to let debates and arguments on one issue bleed into the next. I'm hoping to stem that my making clear delineations in topics, so that people can take the "Vegas approach"...you know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Clearly, it hasn't worked too well.
I've disagreed with Birdman on probably 95% of the stuff he's posted on this site. But each time he shares his views/insight on a new issue, I try to give him the benefit of the doubt with a clean slate. I wished others would try to do the same, but I can't control how and what others post. I can only attempt to mold them into better people, i.e. more like me.