Guys, this is just a reminder before this turns into yet another flame-a-thon that I have to spend 5 hours fixing...can we please redirect our comments to the original topic at hand here, which was the BOH taking action against the CMSL. Any factual updates on the status of this situation would be welcome here...
Here's the deal here guys. If you're going to say something, please have some sort of documentation to back it up. If Joe Shmoe says that Mr. Politician supports railroads in Cape May County, and Jane Doe says that the same Mr. Politician does not, then what would be really nice is either Mr. Shmoe or Ms. Doe coming up with some sort of tangible documentation supporting their claims. Otherwise, it's all downhill as the name-calling begins and we all don our flame resistant suits, while no one really has any proof that what they're saying is true, besides thinking that "at one time, I'm pretty sure I heard Mr. Politician say this".
This sort of thing should apply anywhere, not just on this forum. It's the basis of a good argument or discussion...think about it. If you use a good source of information to back up your claim, even if it turns out that source of information was wrong, you at least take the blame off yourself since you at least made an attempt to support your comment. This also applies in other areas of this forum. For example, concerning CMSL service to Cape May. If you physically see a CMSL train running to Cape May, by all means post it here. If you read in the Courier Post newspaper (a relatively reliable publication) that CMSL ran a train to Cape May last week, by all means post it here. BUT if your brother's best friend's sister's cousin's mother saw a CMSL train running to Cape May last week, that's not going to work out...can you support that?
This just seems to be common sense to me. In conclusion - don't post something in a public forum if you can't back up the claim.
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