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It is a long story

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might." ~ Marian Anderson

"Why was the thread that included Wombat's
bringing her concerns to you moved to the
garbage can where the people involved are no
longer able to respond?"

It is my understanding that this sentence:

"Like they say; Some have to Die before they Stop making these foolish choices!"

was what triggered Wombat's message, and the whole thread.

It is my understanding that Wombat though that the meaning of that sentence is something like:

"That person who is now in hospital will have to die before they Stop overdosing on Iodine!"

In which case we all would find it to be in a very bad taste. We are not suppose to joke about hospitals and deaths. It is too serious.

"How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened." ~ Thomas Jefferson

I personally disagree on the meaning of the sentence in question. (Just to be fair, I also have to add: I am not an expert on English language. I learned English in my late twenties, and I still have a major problem understanding the meaning of some sentences!)

My personal understanding of the meaning behind MLs message is:

"I warned you long time ago, and I repeat the warning here: some people will have to Die before followers of the VWT Iodine forum Stop overdosing on Iodine!"

MLs message was just a general warning, a general statement, a repetition, not about the particular person who is right now in hospital, but about anyone out there who is experimenting with mega doses of Iodine.

Lets face it, this warning is nothing new. ML has been repeating it in one way or another before the Iodine forum was created (remember the time of Alkaline Support Forum?). In other words, this message is really nothing new from ML. It is his opinion, and it has not changed.

As this was nothing new from ML, and as I disagree with Wombat's understanding of the MLs words, and as that thread have really grown into a series of ugly personal attacks and conflicts, with more bad then good in it ... I think that "Personal Conflicts" forum is a perfect place for that thread. Who ever wants to read it, it is still there.

"Rare is the person who can weight the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales." -Byron J. Langenfeld

One more thing. ML posted his message inside his own, private forum! He did not come into the Iodine forum to post the message.

Why do Wombat at all reads his forum, if she dislike him and hates his words?

"Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean." - Goethe

The reason why we have private forums is so that people who disagree can keep their own opinions inside their own forum. That way we prevent mixing people with opposing opinions.

"When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."

If you dislike someone, if you disagree with someone, just ignore that person. Do not initiate a flame war.

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."

"It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others." -Sydney J. Harris

"No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work." Mother Theresa

"Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes."


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