Emma, et al, I took the opportunity to point out exactly how far some people have their craniums (cranii?
) stuck up their posterior orifices (there's some quaint, colloquial English for you!
). They either don't know their own history from which they've benefited their entire lives (so much for the vaunted educational system, or their intellect, if that's the case), or they're trying very hard to ignore their history and the world in which they exist, of which the latter is not a choice. In either case, casting aspersions elsewhere doesn't change that history, nor their attachment to it, which is exhibited by the baggage they carry around so obnoxiously ... even though they apparently can't even stand to live there any more - very interesting.
As you've experienced, I also don't find the knee-jerk response surprising that reflects the lack of a constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech where the forum is hosted. Yeah, sure, try to hide behind the "we're not a pubic forum, so we can do whatever we want" excuse - at least we have "safe harbo(u)r" protection in the U.S. that's an extension of that right to freedom of speech. BTW, I've spent 22 years of my life serving to ensure that right, among many others, is not infringed by such tyranny, by which every other citizen of the world benefits. That's precisely because we can state facts and back them up without some miniature form of a Nanny State flopping around in a clumsy attempt to make things look only the ways they think they should, instead of as they actually are. Progress is a messy thing and it doesn't care what some may think of that, thank goodness. OCD people should just go rearrange the socks and underwear in their dresser drawers and not bother those of us trying to get something useful done.
OK, so, here's a completely on-topic request - will someone who's within reasonable trips please buy and mail to me the Zeroes that are reported by the MicroCenter web site to be available in their stores as follows (which may not be correct)?
- Brooklyn (off the Gowanus Expressway), where there are reportedly 10+ Zeroes on a shelf
- The Minneapolis area, where there are supposedly three Zeroes waiting to be bought
- Philadelphia, where one Zero is allegedly available
I will gladly reimburse you in advance for the cost of the Zeroes, taxes, cost of your transportation, and mailing to me.