No, it didn't. As your inability to provide evidence or argument illustrates. It does not. (You have no visible argument, for starters. The exact meaning of the word I used is central to my observation and claim, for another. I think that's why you don't use it, and why you so often do that - especially in matters of which you are ignorant and politically agenda driven (like AGW). You have to misrepresent what other people say, or your "replies" make no sense even to you. The seller's ownership. Yep. In a capitalist system, remember? That was your assumption. ? Same thing. In a market capitalist system exchange of capital establishes your ownership of the good - you bought it, in the vernacular. That is the central and defining feature of a capitalist system. Exchange of capital is "allowed", in market capitalism, by definition. Admit? I insisted on that, repeatedly, over your objections. I defined different economic systems by the different ways they establish ownership - feudalism vs capitalism, for a clear and recent and significant example. (Inherited wealth, the economic core of feudalism, is quite obviously owned, and quite obviously not acquired by exchange of capital.) Now I am trying to get you to pay attention to that fundamental characteristic of economic systems. In capitalism one acquires ownership by purchasing things, handing over money or some other measure of capital in exchange - this is so basic to capitalist systems that in most of them any entity capable of purchasing something can acquire ownership: in the US even corporations, legal structures with no material existence at all, can buy and own stuff. All of which muddles the issue you are trying to muddle - your simultaneous advocacy of both AGW denial and various conspiracy theories which at first glance seem unrelated, thereby providing anecdotal evidence for an underlying relationship of some kind as the thread implies. In your case the anecdotal evidence appears with extensive postings in explanation and defense of both the AGW denial and the conspiracy theories, which providentially suggest mechanisms for what seem at first glance to be unrelated phenomena not only in your posting but in that of the many others sharing your basic viewpoints.