I am going to leave Arun's statement there (with unacceptable and false personal attack on a non-mod deleted) but I am going to go and delete all other posts relating to that post, now that people have had plenty of opportunity to "vent" on it.What has come about here w.r.t. personalities is sad because I consider Arun a good friend with whom I agree on most things. However, this event does bring about a sense of "deja vu" from what happened on the Nuclear Deal thread where we lost probably the most knowledgeable, sane and politically unbiased person(s) we had on BRF on the technical issues of the Indian nuclear program - it would only inflame matters if I were to state why that occurred.
These things happen. Ppl lose sight of the reality that THIS IS AN INTERNET FORUM. Nor a corporate boardroom, a madarssa or Parliament. Ease up.
Pls note that RayC has issued a clear warning to everyone to close out that discussion.
My personal opinion on this thread has been colorfully interpreted and amplified by several experts with their usual level of accuracy, best described by
, but in fact I am NOT in favor of locking it, and never have been, beyond pointing out at the start that it seemed to be a bad idea - for reasons since very clearly seen without my help. It is in fact very educational, and has given me a very clear idea of how politically-motivated misinformation is foisted on a generally chalta-hai public by organized attack, and that hiding behind the knowledge that those who really know cannot reveal what they know because of the Official Secrets Act and common sense.
I just happen to believe that the point has been proven 1,600 posts back that
Actual Yield of (S1+S2). NLT. Actual Yield of (S1+S2). (NLT means NOT LESS THAN)
This realization hit me, entirely due to reading material posted on the predecessor thread once removed, and I remembered a similar discussion from the Nuclear Deal threads.
If I had not realized this simple fact, I too would have been gypped by all the techno-babble on these long threads.
So I absolutely love seeing this thread every day. I read all the "new facts" which is what ramana cited as the reason for opening this thread, and checking the simple facts against these, and getting a good
out of those.
The recent events, I am delighted to inform all the various Conspiracy-Aware experts here, came about entirely with no help from me except to point out the obvious every now and then and watch said Experts jump up and down in a frenzy because they can't defeat the truth. I could have predicted it, but wasn't so presumptive as to do so. In fact things REALLY seem to have gone "supercritical" when I was away and busy "in the woodwork" in someone's flamebaiting words, eating the wood away as I always do.
BTW, I still love reading the excuse that the brick separation cracks on houses
and the cracks that emptied out the village water tank at Khetolai, were only just thin cracks, that had to be photographed from an inch away (some macro lens on that camera, no doubt). So were the cracks on my house - I had to go up real close to understand that I was looking at Brick Separation cracks, and the money leaked out of my bank account in short order like water from the Khetolai tank.