In between tearing my hair out studying the 400 page manual for the Garmin 1000, flight management system (pictured) I've been keeping an eye on the on-going airport debate across the local 'Blogs'.
It strikes me that the argument has now become visibly polarised between one group which is vocally opposed to any expansion or development of Manston whatsoever and a second group of often diverse political affiliations and interests, who believe that the public interest is served by a conditional relaxing of the F106 agreement to encourage British Airways to start using Manston for cargo operations.
All parties are of course entitled to their opinions but it should be accepted that a decision has been made and that at present, one level of the discussion involves reversing this in a most undemocratic manner and without any real evidence of consensus other than the online equivalent of shouting.
If the online debate against the airport is liberally populated with vitriol and personal abuse, it's increasingly unlikely that the very people in positions of influence, that a campaign might wish to attract to the arguments on its website will not bother with its content.
So if you disagree with the decision and wish to challenge it, recall the words of Thomas Paine:
"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason."