Tyler, you've possibly noticed that I've stayed away recently - the reasoning being two-fold - this time of year is a very busy time of year for me, so my time has been limited. The other reason is because of threats made toward me by others that appear to be in Hartleib's camp. While I won't go into detail -- the more I keep reading about the direction of Hartleib's group, the claims they are making and their actions thus far, the more I realize it is time to stay away from this -- very far away.
I happen to agree with the previous poster -- if the claims of that posting on Hartleib's site are true, then there will be far reaching consequences. And the last thing any of us should want is to get tangled up in a government action. And if they are not true, then I believe the very fact that Hartleib posted it on his website puts him in a seriously questionable position. Sirius has every right and SHOULD act on it.
Your posting was well thought out and raises serious questions about what Hartleib has done (and is doing), via that posting. Regardless, I noted a few months back that I believed the actions of him and that group bordered on slanderous activities. Now, it is well over the line, IMHO. I suggest to others to stay very far away from all of this. It was one thing when it was just Hartleib making claims -- now that he has more involved, he appears to feel empowered by it. In my experience, when things like this happen, it more often than not leads to errors in judgement and eventually to trouble. It's best to just stay away... very far away. IMHO, not only do posters put themselves in a position of getting tangled up in this mess -- but I believe that that group is getting to the point that they're ready to sue individuals that challenge them.