I havent been around much lately, and I came back hoping that I could express myself, and not be subjected to name calling and rude rhetoric. I try to be respectful but I lose my grip when honest criticism or disagreement just results in bashing. I followed a couple of threads and was disgusted with the tone of them. I choose not to to defend myself from insults rather than opinions. I do know that we are faced with real problems domestically and world wide and I dont see much thoughtful creativity about solving them here. Actually what I do see is perverse superiority and lack of tolerance. I will leave you to yourselves, which I am sure will not bother most of you. My best regards to a few of you that I found thoughful and decent. I am both disappointed and disgusted. I did not join here to change anybody's opinion, I joined here to discuss and debate social and political issues and sadly found something quite different.