I don't have a lot of time tonight, so this is going to be a short response. I'm going to skip over the remarks from people who evidently didn't read my last post. 1.) I didn't read this post, because if I wanted to be depressed and bored to death by current events, I'd turn on CNN. What I did do is skim it, and found some things that not only bore everyone else to death as we hear the same stuff day after day, but ALSO make the hobby look like a political talk show. 2.) The intentions of the original poster may have been different, but it was clear to me that this post and posts just like it are nothing more than a summons to the yayhoos. 3.) If you wouldn't bring a yayhoo to a business meeting and you wouldn't introduce a yayhoo to your mother, why would anyone want a bunch of angry yayhoos posting in forums where young, new and potential hams are browsing? The argument was never about whether or not I sympathize with terrorists or whether I care if they are going to come and bomb America. The argument was that I think this topic is inappropriate for the QRZ.com forums, if for no other reasons, scroll back up to what I just wrote. Glen, K9STH: QRZ is a business. It's in the best interest of that business to keep these forums free from any kind of blight. As you must already know there's a splendid new ham forum (you know which one I'm talking about) and from what I can tell it's some pretty stiff competition for your readership. At the moment, the greatest risk is losing the yayhoos, because the topics on that other forum are well... You know. So you can go on and compete with that other site, or you can create an environment that is totally the opposite. And then QRZ will be unique in that it displays an image that all hams could be proud of rather than have to explain to non ham guests that ham radio is a microcosm of the nation, there's wacko looney birds in ham radio too. QRZ could then reclaim it's title as the greatest, most inclusive source of knowledge on the Internet. K6UEY: Topics that are political in nature are taboo in amateur radio. Although you hear it on HF, I don't think I need to remind you of the rules. You passed the exam. Bringing these heated topics into QRZ to get the yayhoos all riled up is creating an environment that's prime to spread these subjects to the air. Yet another reason why this topic is not inappropriate for a different forum, just not this one. K3FT: I think I pretty much covered your latest reply in what I just wrote. If you want to call me a Troll, that's fine with me. I've been called worse. Remember, it takes two to tango. I politely suggested that this topic is inappropriate in a very short reply. You and the others immediately replied with a harsh rebuttal. One of you wrote something about you think I am the "concerned father" in that other post. LOL. No, I am not but his post did get me thinking. I don't agree 100%, because I know ham radio is not like he described. But I don't blame him for thinking that it is based on some of the content of the various forums. KD4LEI wrote: </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">TOD... Quit ducking your head in the sand and see the cold harsh reality for what it is. They WANT us D-E-A-D!! This COULD possibly be coming to our shores VERY SOON and the philosophy that you carry makes you one of the easiest prey for them to kill. My friend... WAKE UP!! [/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'> I realize you are frightened. I am more concerned with Amateur radio being taken over by yayhoos than I am worried about people who want me dead. You obviously didn't read my post because all I have said from the beginning was this topic is appropriate for other forums, just not this one. The reason: A select few members that are highly opinionated on political subjects will come out of the woodwork. (like they do time after, time after, time) The rest of the QRZ community has ignored this thread as you can see. But the damage will be done, QRZ and our hobby will look bad. And that's all I care about as I find there is plenty of evidence to suggest the population of good hams is not growing and threads like this don't help. And Glen, if that's what this forum is here for, then it doesn't help either. So folks, that was my argument. It had nothing whatsoever to do with terrorists, Al Queada, Iraq, airport securty, or beheadings. It had to do mostly with marketing the Amateur radio hobby as one that everyone can enjoy, not just yayhoos. My conclusion was this topic and threads like it are inappropriate. And sadly, the evidence is right here in this thread to prove I was right.