Effective immediately, in General Discussion, the topic of politics as a thread starter has been banned. Political points/discussion may be used within threads but a thread may not have a political origin. Threads in Current News Events forum may have political origin, but within the framework of a specific news event. We no longer will entertain opinion pieces and open ended thoughts with no story attached. Here are the revised guidelines: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/must-read-current-events-guidelines.113181/ [Broken] All threads dated 4-3-16 and earlier are exempt.