Escalation of abusive and violent verbal conflict here on VLJ is certainly a fact. It is evident that because some of us prefer to express our opinions in a more confrontational manner, it would be a mistake to ban everyone who does so. The thought occurred to me that a new subheading titled ‘Disputes’, or ‘Shit Disturbers' Corner’, or some such appropriate moniker could be added by the forum owners. So when a thread becomes abusive and tempers are at the fore, the thread is moved at the discretion of the controllers, to this bad ass section where they can have at it with impunity. For the folks among us who prefer a little less aggression and a little more decorum, they can simply by pass this section, or not. Suggestions welcome from both sides of this dilemma. This is by no means a conclusive solution. I’m just a concerned citizen of the VLJ community who is embracing an awareness that the battle between the intellect and the ego is alive and well.