I really like to learn about ideas, opinions, news stories from posts here but the tone makes it difficult. And, I think keeps others (who would like to contribute) far away from this forum. It's starting to feel like a microcosm of what's wrong with the rest of the world. I realize it's a place to debate ideas but seems it has become a forum for personal attacks and I'm starting to feel like a need a shower after reading some of these threads. Opinions seems to matter more than the people with whom we are sharing them. The sarcasm, nit picking, personal jabs, condescension among family is unpalatable as of late, and, well... it's making me kinda sad. I really don't want to be here anymore. Maybe I'm being sensitive; is it just me, or do people leave here with a bad taste in their mouth?