I'm taking my second break in the past six years from NB and I just wanted to say thank you to all the people here for the wonderful debate and comments over the years.
The first time I took a break it was because two posters were dominating the boards to the point that NB lost interest for me. This time it is because MSNBC and a limited number of social issues are dominating the boards. This is not criticism as the members are free to discuss what ever they feel and there are wonderful debates still occuring on this subjects.
But there have been five stories, mostly unreported/under reported, that have a substantial impact in the last few days and they have not been seen on NB. This is driving me to spend my allocated time for 'political entertainment' doing more research on sites that are focused outside the US and any studies being focused on what happens if the US economy falls a second time in the next decade.