Ok you fuckers. This is the very first time that one of my threads has been shut down and I'm not happy about it. I created that thread for one purpose and one purpose only, and that was so that we could have a place to one, report some news that others may not be aware of, and two, to have a place where we can discuss and offer up personal observations of said news. It was NOT a place to either flame others for their opinions, nor was it a place to post inflammatory posts, be it pics, vids or linked articles that are designed to do one thing and one thing only, and that is to push the emotional buttons of others who don't share your perspectives. It's all about empathy and the ability to see the world viewed from someone else's eyes. If you don't have the ability to do this, than stay the fuck out of this thread. And my suggestion to the mods here that if they see anyone do what was exhibited in the previous "news thread", ban their ass immediately and for my part, my finger is going to be twitching on the "report button". So.........without further adieu................I present to you your News Thread...........2.0. And I strongly suggest that we leave the previous discussions that started this whole fiasco out of here, at least until things cool down a bit. Edit: To the mods: I sincerely hope that this doesn't make your job more difficult than it already is. I'm also hoping that the members here are mature and insightful enough to understand what I posted above.