Understanding that I am no shrink, I must agree that offline relations are more important, although as a rule, one should strive to keep all relations on the best terms as possible, ironically, if for nothing that self-preservation (or so an administrator will give you the benefit of the doubt). Mutually Assured Destruction: you are an ass to them, they will be an ass to you.
And in the area of distasteful comments (i subscribe to the threads i comment on), there have been many distasteful comments on this site. And in response to you comment about bombing the Mideast, for future advice: in a world as connected as ours, own must understand both allies and enemies to survive and hopefully thrive.
I believe that whatever doesn't kill you simply...makes you...stranger.
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