Just one little gem from your list of my supposed "crimes" On a thread about schools in general I was asked where I went to school and I told everyone. I was then accused of being a "rich cunt" who had been to a fee paying school. I then told everyone that the majority of the students at my school either pay nothing at all or paid 25% of the fees. I said that I didn't know which one applied to me as I had never discussed it with my parents. I was then accused of lying and people started saying that I *did* pay fees. I answered one of these people by saying "I didn't pay fees", and was immediately jumped all over by people shouting "Liar, liar, pants on fire". The second "lie" that a lot of people started creaming themselves about was that, from memory, I said I thought that the majority of people paid no fees back in the 1980s when I was at the school. I even provided a link to the school website. Someone looked up the link, found some figures for 2004 which were different from my recollections of the 80s, and started shouting "liar, liar, pants on fire" again. It is extremely pathetic to claim that this amounts to having shown I am a liar or dishonest, and it is also false to claim that I am "widely regarded as deceitful" since you are talking about a tiny clique who wouldn't know a truth or falsehood if it came up and smacked them in the face with a rolled up copy of Socialist Worker. It is easy to throw around claims of people being dishonest - maybe I should just say that *you* are widely regarded as dishonest, and maybe if I repeat it enough some people might start believing it? Where did you get this bizarre idea? I am not presenting myself as "alternative" and the minority of posters who seem to love wallowing in shit are actually the minority. I wonder where you would locate yourself on this spectrum? It probably says more about your own self-image than anything else, and maybe about the fact that you have also started being abusive when you had arguments with me in the past, and this has colored a lot of your comments about me ever since. Would you care to find me one single thread that I have started on this so-called "theme" before? It is very obvious that "the Welsh are a separate race" is a claim frequently made by Ernestolynch, and my asking the question is by way of wanting to challenging the false beliefs around race, rather than anything to do with any interest I have in the specific question 'are the Welsh a race'. This should be so obvious to anyone who has a brain and can actually read English that I am really surprised that you are willing to actually try and make such a claim when it is so easy to prove as untrue. Thank you for saying that some of the abuse has been out of order and I will also admit that I have thrown abuse at people in reaction to getting laid into. As the tension goes up so does the tendancy to tell people to "fuck off" rather than try and and keep things civil and just argue the case. However, I am not saying it is "everyone's" fault. The vast majority of people on urban75 are totally fine, and many of the others know where to draw the line. I am talking about a mere handful of posters who deliberately go out of their way to have fights, be abusive, lie and generally behave like scumbags.