"Sweetie, you are the one who needs to lighten up. You are the one who made assumptions about where one gets their information, you are NOT even the one to whom I originally posted my comment, but you ARE the one who took it personally, came off with the "o.k., one more time" nonsense about how we need to read YOUR posts before we post. You obviously have no idea how your posts come across.
Moreover, YOU are the one who knows nothing about your fellow freepers, else you'd realize we all ask clarifying questions before we jump into someone's sandbox. But your pride won't let you back down and have a calm discussion.
For the sacrifices your family has made for our freedom, I salute you and thank you. For your total lack of understanding as to how your postings come across, I forgive you. If I have somehow offended in my attempts to politely rebuff your offensive responses, I sincerely apologize."
I am amazed. If I know nothing about my fellow FReepers, it's not because I haven't tried. And if my comments are misunderstood, I suspect I'm in the majority, there. There's a lot of that going around.
I have always been out-spoken, and if it comes across as rude, then that's the way you'll have to read it.
Again...my comments were written CALMLY. If you read them as antagonistic, then I'm sorry for that. I'm a rather complex person, and unless one knows me VERY well, one will only ever scratch the surface of who I am, and therefore, often misinterpret the things I say. You are not the first to accuse me of being out of control, and I suspect you won't be the last. But that doesn't make it true.
It wasn't necessary to thank me for my familys' sacrifices. I was only a by-stander. They are the ones who deserve the accolades. Still, your thought counts.
It's a non-corrollary. You can be outspoken without being rude.
Allow me all the graces you have richly supplied for your own shortcomings, but I misunderstood nothing of what you wrote, you were very clear. Hide behind "complexity" if you like buy what you really have is a complex.
If that is the case, I gently suggest you learn how to communicate more effectively. Emotional outbursts are immature and show a lack intellect. I'm not saying this about you - I'm being honest with the impression you give to those who use reason in discourse.