HA! Jesus Christ. Look at this, Tristan. Do you see what we've been trying to deal with? Oh my god!! I'm guilty of the great crime of quoting things Valich has said... Oh. What a sin. How horrible. How disgusting! See? I've gone to great lengths to explain his mistake and this is his response. Amazing. You've been given such argumentative responses because you repeatedly refuse to ever admit your mistakes. You even seem to think that you shouldn't be called to task for calling Vesuvius the most destructive volcano in the history of the Earth. Yes. You've finally said you don't know. But at the same time you're trying to squirm away by saying that it's destructive in terms of human life. Meanwhile, you're completely ignoring the point of the whole damn thing. You also fail to respond to the fact that you've lied (or simply don't remember) what you yourself have posted. You seem to think that you can say anything you want and everybody should be just fine with that. Tristan, If you cared to go back and do some research into the 'history' of the interaction with Valich, you'd see that it started quite amicably (although my first posts to him were somewhat aggressive in that I asked him to stop ressurecting threads (three pages worth in one sitting.) Ophiolite was his defender at that time. We then all sat around and tried to talk about things but quickly discovered that it was impossible. Impossible. And yet. We continue to try. Why? Because... that's a good question. The man is excellent at what he does. I stand firm in my belief that he does it on purpose. And, again, that doesn't remove any of the responsibility from my own shoulders. However, I think that there is a responsibility to protect (as Ophiolite calls them) 'casual readers' from Valich's posts. The things he says are... not good. Anyway. Your forum. Your law. I'll acquiesce. For now. But, do me a favor. Keep on eye on Valich and make up your own mind. I have no doubt as to your final decision. None. I'm that confident.