This is the last post I'll be making on this dogpile thread, or in the Telestial, but I did want to clarify just one more aspect of Scratch's festival of slander regarding my supposedly silver spoon existence.
For most of my adult life, I did landscape and lawn care work (which I can no longer do for physical reasons), but, regardless of what it was or is, that is my philosophy on the matter, and the way I have always tried to manage my personal financial life, or a reasonable fascimile thereof.
Now, Scratch is a master (as are most ant-Mormon critics) of offense for a word. He "lies in wait to deceive" and hangs on every sentence, every phrase, and every word seeking "whom he may devour."
He made a big deal about this, and no doubt it will now never go away, but when I said "most of my adult life" in relation to landscaping, I meant to say that this is the longest single form of work I engaged in during my adult lifetime. That was landscaping. Perhaps it was a careless phrase, but I also never thought it would be picked up and inflated into a full scale attack on me personally for reasons of pure, hateful spite.
Its also true that I grew up doing that kind of work, and have done if most of my life, even when not in a continual, professional sense. Sorry for not being impeccably precise in every word and citing all my sources. Scratch's "informants" seem to be everywhere, and they even seem to be accomplished mind readers.
Secondly, the pinched nerve in my leg (back? No one was really ever quite sure) never stopped me from working during those years. I did develop a hernia about two years ago (practicing martial arts), and can no longer do landscape work due to this, but this is of very recent origin.
And again, I do not owe Scratch or anyone else here any explanations regarding my past or personal life. Given the kinds of personalities here, I've now realized that,save for a few people (and thanks again to Jason, with whom I do tangle incessantly, in fits and starts, for being honest and civil in responding to and taking at face value and in good faith anything I've said regarding personal issues - including my past struggle with addiction), I never should have been forthcoming about much of my personal history or life at all.
Unlike Scratch, and most of the other hyenas who have piled on a dogpile of defamation and calumny over the last few days, while actually knowing utterly nothing about me at all, save what I've been honest enough to mention here, periodically (and I never needed to mention my alcoholism at all. That was no one's business, but I've always been up front with it because its been a major experiential and formative aspect of my life, and central to what I bring to the discussion of certain issues. I see now that this was a mistake), I actually do have nothing to hide, and I am not an anonymous Internet coward and bomb thrower hiding behind a screen name while stalking and defaming others.
The way that Scratch and Graham were able to twist, warp, and distort various fragments of knowledge about me, combined with wild assumptions and fantasized additions of their own, has been, yet again, another dark and dreary education in the Trailerpark.
Other aspects of the dogpile have all ready been explained, and for any fair minded, intellectually honest interlocutor, settled.
The fact that DCP was the butt of this kind of thing for years on end makes one pause and reflect on the kinds of personalities at the root of this behavior.