but I feel like I lose a little piece of my soul whenever I read this forum. The venom, vitriol, and flat out hate that is spewed on a daily basis is just astonishing. Seriously, this is one depressing forum. There should be a suicide hotline number posted at the top. I'm just waiting for the end, because that's what people seem to think is going to happen. "The barbarians are at the gates and the American Empire is about to fall!" It appears some want it to fall just so they can blame Trump. Just a sad, sad place. No optimism anywhere. Is it going to be like this for the next four years? If so, I recommend the admins consider locking the entire forum and sending everyone to Syracuse.com. I'm half serious. I used to come here to catch up on big stories that I may have missed while buried in life and work, but now there is nothing of substance to read. Everything just seems mean spirited. It's like this forum has become a direct reflection of our cynical society. Can we have an Off Topic forum for optimists? Or how about a "Trump sucks" politics board so most of the crap posted here can be isolated over there? I don't think this forum can last four years at the rate it's going.