Abdel Irada: ∞
<OhioChessFan: <Abdel: <OCF>. What a surprise to find you in lockstep with <diceman>. That only happens ... let's see ... 100% of the time.>
What a cute little boy you are to pull that out. I wouldn't say 100% of the time, but it's a far bigger number than I'd attribute to you.>
Have you ever disagreed with <diceman>? If so, I haven't seen it, and I will believe it when I do and not a moment before.
<<1) If you knew <AJ> was <BP>, why didn't you ever say so?>
I didn't care. I don't have your insatiable need to prove what a clever little boy I am. As for "knew", well, beyond a reasonable doubt? No, but I knew. I'm sure others would describe their position exactly the same.>
Now you're doing what <diceman> would call "in-between the ears" work. What makes you think my motivation wasn't simply to expose an imposter?
And if you had such strong suspicions, why did you not voice them? Is it somehow morally acceptable in your values system to practice fraud? Is it acceptable, having perceived the fraud, to remain silent?
Or were you in fact *rooting* for <BP>'s imposture to work, on the pragmatic grounds that he was your ally?
I think your hands are not clean.
<<2) I'm not sure *<BP>* knew what <BP>'s point was, other than to show off how clever he was.>
You two are kindred souls in that regard. I got a laugh as I got to this part of your post as I had already typed the above before reading this specific point.>
I am inclined to doubt that, but if you *are* telling the truth, then you are projecting. Your intellectual arrogance is no secret.
<I think it's improper.>
Oh. You think it improper because you think it improper. That's a convincing argument.
<<4) You can pretend I was "looking for help" if you like, but really I was letting <TheFocus> in on the latest comic gold from <KR>.>
Okay. I'm sure he couldn't have figured it out by...you know....reading it himself.>
Given his own opinion of <BP>, I thought he'd like to hear about it. Besides, if he doesn't return to the forum for a while, he might have missed the show.
<<5) As for your last sentence, it makes not a trace of sense. I can only imagine that you posted it to satisfy your sense of symmetry.>
Maybe you aren't so clever.>
Where did I say I was?
<Why in the world does it matter what side someone was on if they did that?>
Why are you so obsessed with this idea of "sides"? Haven't you noticed real life is a little more complex than that?
<In a sense, <AJ> was on your side.>
In *what* sense?
Do you really think that because the sockpuppet posed as a Hillary Clinton liberal, he was on the same side as I? Bear in mind that I'm as hostile to Clinton as I am to Trump. Also recall that "<AJ>" accused me of being a Trump supporter.
Or do you think that as an "atheist," he was aligned with me as a believer — or, as he put it, a "fairy tale expert"?
This really makes no sense.
<Do you lose as much as <dice> loses if they both leave?>
How do I stand to "lose" by ridding the forum of <Big Fraud> and his sockpuppet?
(As for poor <diceman> ... well, let's just recall that *last* time <BP> got driven out of the forum, <dice> went silent for a month.)
<<6) What brought you to post here in the first place?>
There's this thing called "Recent kibitizing".>
Why, yes. I *do* know about that.
I also know that I just checked, and <TheFocus>' forum doesn't appear on it.
Be careful bending the truth like that. Do it too much, and it may snap off and hit you in the eye, and the next thing you know, you'll find yourself on someone's sashimi platter.