Oh paul. After everything we've been through, it comes to this: a blanket rejection of my attempted hearty matiness. Some things are more important than hypothetical moral disputes, paul; what about joy, laughter, a brotherhood of educators spanning the public / private divide? It is with a heavy heart, and an absence of matiness, that I respond, again, to your logically tabulated points. 1 - Yes. 2 - Right, thanks for your view. 3 - I've never been to Syria either, but I wouldn't fancy going there right now - does this make me prejudiced? Is it not possible to develop opinions in the absence of direct personal experience? I don't much like the Nazis - am I prejudiced? 4 - It just isn't, paul. 5 - Don't worry, it'll get better... they'll be fine. 6 - how could you? I am despondent paul. Will you apologise?