||Had you provided a membership number, I'd have known you were a fraud: we both know that Libertarians value privacy, and if you'd given a number, it would have been obvious you had made it up. Of course, I didn't give you MY real number either. I took my real number, ran it through a popular encryption algorithm (I can't say which one because obscurity is one key to security, but let's say that it's an algorithm used by big-name companies like Microsoft and Adobe), and posted the resulting number here.
Even though you're technically not "card-carrying," I will accept your claims. Perhaps you could say "card-owning" to eliminate ambiguity.
I'm convinced you're not a troll and have nothing in mind but productive and proactive discussion about the real issues. I agree with what you say regarding the veracity and sincerity of one's posts being a clear identifier of the person's intent. Society is built on trust (actually, it's built on property rights, but "trust" sounds nicer), and trust is what it's all about.
If you want to know why Lunix is so screwed up, just take a look at the people who use it. Idiocy.