Thing one - 'Fuel Protesters'
What's going on there, then? It seems like a small number of chaps who are convinced the world revolves around them, throwing their toys out of the pram because they are at the tough end of world economic policy and society's environmental needs. What are these people, or their descendents, going to do when fossil fuels run out in a few decades? Park their enormous fuel-guzzling vehicles on the motorways and drum their heels on the tarmac until time reverses for them?
Thing two - 'Bullys'
John Band at Shot By Both Sides has stopped posting, because of quote "those of you who lied, twisted, cheated and bullied until the least worst choice available to me was to close the site" unquote.
It would be nice to think that the web is a community of tech-literate, altruistic, friendly people who are proponents of free speech and generally getting on with life in a "do what you will but hurt no-one" kind of way.
Unfortunately, there seem to be a proportional number of people who get their ya-yas by intimidation, bullying, power-games and trying to control other people.
The internet and real world are actually just reflections of each other, and this makes me sadder than it should.