So we're at a new starting point. Please remember that site protocol permits only a brief excerpt from articles to be posted - figure 10% or so - and then provide a link so folks can read the rest if they wish. Related to this, link dumps are not permitted. If you're going to provide a link to a story, blog, or youtube video, please let us know what we'll find there. The end of the last thread saw several ugly interactions that seemed to have posters threatening one another with various things. It wasn't all one person, and it wasn't all the same kind of threat. Much of it was veiled, but not too hard to see the intent to intimidate someone ito acting, posting, or believing a particular way that conforms not with the norms on the site, but with a particular political ideology. This stops now. I do recognize the irony of making a threat to get other people to stop making threats, but what I am threatening cuts one's access to BigSoccer, not with things that can impact all aspects of one's life. Lots to talk about in a thread like this. I don't post much even though I have an abiding interest in the region (I actually teach a university course about it), because I prefer a give-and-take where people might actually learn from one another and change some of their ideas and approaches to an issue. But being obstinate about one's ideas to the exclusion of all others is very much in keeping with what is acceptable on a message board, so have at it - just give others the courtesy of their POV within the site Terms of Service.