I've just had to clear my inbox of more offal from yet another idiot who seems to think I owe him a duty to act as his personal researcher on some subject or other, just because I happened to write about it in the past. This fool isn't the first of his kind by any means, nor do I harbor any hope of his being the last, but in the hope that it will do some good by deterring at least the odd crank, I wish to make something absolutely clear to anyone wandering onto this website: I do not work for you, I don't owe you a damn thing, and I'll write about what I want, and only when/if I want to. It is not my duty to keep you entertained by meeting some imaginary posting quota you might have in your head, nor should you imagine that my having expressed some view or other makes me your "ally", who you can pester with whiny email messages demanding that I drop whatever I'm doing to help you in your quarrels with some loser: as hard as it might be for some individuals to believe, this blog is not, nor has it ever been, more than a very minor part of my life, the rest of which I have no intention of sacrificing to the whims of people I've never met and about whom I care nothing.
To make it short: unless I already know you, think twice, no, thrice or even four times before sending me an email message making any sort of demands on my time or attention, and if you do, don't even think about insulting me or bombarding me with more messages just because I don't bother with an answer - and the chances are indeed very great that I won't. If you want a research assistant, rein in your inflated self of entitlement and go put an ad out for one - and odds are that you can't afford to compensate me for the opportunity cost of my helping you anyway - instead of petulantly expecting that I'll rush to fill the role for you for free.