Having been following KB since late spring and now participating for several months, I see something happening. In the past, someone might make a rude or poorly worded or unintentional comment. Another person might take offense. Then the OP would apologize or clarify. Sharp words would continue for only a few more posts with very few people chiming in other than to calm the waters. Lately, the same type of post creates a firestorm of vitriole with far more taking sides in the battle. I find myself starting to follow a thread, getting uncomfortable with the nastiness, realizing the original subject material has been hijacked, and then I stop following the thread...all in that order. Am I alone in this? What's going on? Is it caused by sales numbers back at zero for the new year? (I wasn't around past Januarys.) Does it originate from the same tight financial situation that's affecting families across the country and the world? Is everyone gripped by conspiracy theories? Is it something in the air, or that 13 in 2013? (I'm only joking about the 13. I've always considered it my personal lucky number.) I can't believe we survived the most divisive political season I can remember, only to collapse under petty arguments and attacks. Any thoughts on this? Or am I out of line?