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    Cassandra Waites, sb, SilentBrook, kurt

    What drew me to this website so many years ago was that everyone backed up everything they said. Not just in the diaries, but in the comments as well, and not just with the reposted story reposted from somewhere else's reposted blog.
    It was a matter of integrity to find the original information, verify it, and use it appropriately. I learned so much following all those links at that time. I read here for hours.

    Well, many of those folks have moved on, and the site has gotten so large, I don't expect that kind of diligence here any more. (Shame on me for accepting that) and I have allowed myself to become part of that knee-jerk internet vigilantism that you are posting about above. My first reaction was: Someone disrespecting our troops? Get 'em! Shame on me some more.

     A very important wake up call. Facebook, I will never have an account there, for so many reasons. I am glad for your very correct, and not at all over the top concern for how automatic and non reasoning our society is becoming. Refreshing.

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