I've been a lurker here for several years, but never posted, until now. I thought this thread would be poofed into cyberspace, but since it hasn't, here goes...
I fully agree with Anna W. when she stated, "I don't care what THEY think, what goes around comes around".
Amen to that! I feel exactly the same as she, never considered "kissing anyone's bum in order to be liked or accepted into a particular group a prerequisite". So I can voice my opinions [minus the name-calling] and people can walk away believing what they wish. Very liberating.
Panini made some very derogatory comments which included us ALL. If it is indeed true, that he's been getting harrasing emails and threatening phone calls, [while I feel this is totally unnacceptable], he should do his homework and PLEASE report the few troublemakers, rather than generalizing and attacking everyone with his racial slurs and offensive little stabs.
Panini, I'm a caring parent also, which is one of the reasons I try to be civil wherever I post. It'd be totally naive of me, to visit a B.B., insult and accuse everybody and their uncle of wrongdoing [without any facts to back up my accusations] ....and expect no retaliations.
Another reason why I've decided to post here is this: We do not feel compelled to convince anyone of anything, because, thankfully, it's all still there for everyone to see and decide for themselves who' s a cochina [that's Spanish for Lowly] ...just one of the many lovely words used by the self-proclaimed nice guy Panini. Pay a visit to the 'blasted' board and read the entire thread , then decide who behaved innappropiately, please, don't be too quick to choose the Proverbial-Finger-Pointing-Ritual.
Btw, we're a sharing board, many professionals on that board have benefited AND USED many of the ideas and recipes the 'non-professionals' such as myself, have come up with in the past.