I am system trading today, as opposed to indiscretionary trading, which has left me with lots of time to reflect. In between infrequent monitoring of the system, I have been searching in vain for useful trading information on ET. What purports to be wisdom today varies from the fantastically astrological to the impenetrably complex. It made me wonder, "What is to blame for the recent impairment in ET's rationality?" It is uncannily similar to dementia. Then an hypothesis arose unbidden: "Is dementia contagious?". Can pathology arise without physical pathogens? With virtual pathogens only? Could older members of ET be polluting the forum with virtual pathogens? Examples will follow in coming days. The usual young smartasses are encouraged to try not to emulate their deranged elders, and to set a higher standard for ET posting, at least on my thread.