Kao recently, when threatening to 86 me from the internet, indicated that I should apologise to the lot of you. He was rather professional about the whole thing, despite the circumstances.
So, let's get to it. I apologise to any of you that have felt offended by opinions I've expressed. I'm sorry, truly sorry, that there are people who would have less objective opinions than yours for no reason other than to antagonise you. I'm sorry that old age tends to make people grouchy, petty and small-minded. I'm sorry that the karma system is easily circumvented and occasionally forces you to suffer the horrors of differing viewpoints. I'm sorry that the internet is full of dullards who don't understand that "No holds barred" means heavily censored whenever it contravenes popular opinion.
I think that about covers it. As our friends in Finland say, "Suksi Vittuun".
Yours very sincerely,