Well, here I go, despite my best judgement but... I just visited a thread that had nothing to do with politics, world opinion, anything controversial. In fact, why would there be such a thread at all in here regarding any of that? There, in another person's post was a reference to anti-smoking. What does that have to do with communicating with other model railroaders? Even if you vehemetly disagree with smokers habits, does it need to be part of a topic of discussion in a railroad forum? Should we now start expressing our politics here? Should I now emote freely my opinions on many other topics of the what I think are social diseases that offend me? Puhlease, I came here to exchange ideas, thoughts and opinions regarding model railroading- not to express my opinions of anyone's habits/lifestyles, filthy or otherwise!!! Am I wrong? What do you think? You have every right to express your opinion. Will you?