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Rich Powers, in the comments above you have responded to everything said except one thing.
You have not replied to the several mentions of the continual assault made on PhilB and the SSTran which I myself saw, and it was ugly.
By not acknowledging this important part of the dialogue, your position is weakened and your place in this tale clouded.
If this had been a model train race I would wonder if you were cheering for airplanes.