I'm opening this thread because I'm sick of seeing so many other useful threads shut down because some folks can't manage to keep their politics and opinions about world topics to themselves. I've been told, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So if you are one of those keyboard jockey's that loves taking a shot across the bow of certain individuals, or if you're the guy that is easy to arouse and can't let a comment go without response, there is a now an appropriate place on YF for you to wax poetic. Next time you feel like throwing your two cents on current events out there, you now have a spot. If you just feel the need to volley back and forth, here's your place to do so. When you just CAN NOT help yourself from replying to an opinion you don't care for or share, this is your zone. So please, for the love of everything, direct your expertise to this thread when you feel those uncontrollable urges sneaking up on your keyboard!