I've moderated down one contribution to this thread on the grounds of personal invective. It is not deleted. Readers wishing to see it should adjust their reading 'threshold' above to -1. Other comments may be treated similarly in the future.
All posters are requested to play nice.
I do not currently plan to down moderate the repetitive and relatively content-free comments cloned in this and related stories, nor the equally cloned replies. I note, however, that they don't have a whole lot of reasons, and are being repeated in comments to several stories. Subject to consultation with the other editors, this hands-off policy might change if they become overly repetitive in a given story; at that point they amout to a type of denial of service attack.
FYI, in general I personally tend to cut more slack to signed, or even 'nymed, comments than anonymous comments.