I support MK's position. One of the main reasons is that I have yet to see anyone's political stance shifted by exchange of postings on a forum. Instead, the threads tend to become endless attempts to explain ones' position and to shift the position of others, but in most cases this results in simply talking past each other. I have taken part in such debates and tried to present factual, reasoned positions - but as I noted above, to no effect. Better to allow us to enjoy each others' virtual company without engaging in debates that serve only to emphasize our differences rather than our common interests. After all, common interests - not differences - are why we are here.