Fred, I do not think any one has hi-jacked a thread, or took advantage of the rules, berated anyone or anything, but opinions that relate to a very serious situation, that definitely has and will continue to impact the OBX. How can it not be political when those whom make the so called rules are politicians. Sometimes there is just no getting around it. As to liking it or not it is here and we must all make decisions as to deal with it. As I stated before you have you opinions I have mine, discussions or in this case posts is a healthy thing it shows all sides and opinions the difficult part is accepting and digesting the differences to your benefit. Nothing stays the same the country is changing and it looks like the OBX has changed and a lot since the 70s when I lived there perhaps not for the best.