I have instituted a number of bans on commenters. Please take time to read this, especially if you are one of the ones affected.
In the commenting policy you will note that bans are not permanent. I will lift all bans on January 1, 2019, with the following caveat: There are no longer “comment threads.” Instead, we will have “discussion threads.” The rules are simple: Be firm, fervent, thoughtful and polite.
I am the primary writer here, and this only applies to my posts: If you want to change the subject, go right ahead.
I have routinely in the past lifted all bans at certain points, and only one is permanent. A man came in here one time and insulted the memory of my late brother Steve, a Catholic priest, claiming he must have been pedophile. That was as low as a person can go, as never a hint of scandal ever got within a mile of my brother during his distinguished career. In fact, his PhD was written on the subject of screening candidates for the priesthood to filter out the bad apples. Yes, his name was Dr. Fr. Steve.
So yes, there are unpardonable offenses in the discussion section, so far, only that one. Even Gaia will be set free on January 1st, this even as he now claims that I am “batshit crazy.”
I object to the use of that term, “batshit”.