i feel that it's wrong that there's no mention allowed of what's going on in iraq, even though i still am against political threads here at talkbass, so i'm going to try an experiment, as suggested by wrong robot. this here thread is the only place that this kind of discussion will be permitted outside of the lobby, and only because of the gravity of the situation going on. i feel that it's an important feature of talkbass that, beyond the discussions and disagreements, we have a forum to support one another. we have members who have familly members involved in this, we have members who may live near where this is occuring, and we all will be impacted by this situation, so i think it's important to have a forum to discuss it. however, i'm going to be watching this thread VERY closely. have anything to say on the topic? put it here, but remember THE USAGE AGREEMENT IS IN FULL EFFECT any crap in here will be met with extreme action. i'm going to take full responsibility for this thread, so please respect your fellow members and the site and behave.