This may come off as an odd post, but I am finding that it is very difficult for me to post in an audience-acceptable manner, on this forum. Being 43, conservative and a devotee to the discipline of warfighting, I am coming to realize that things I am saying and the way that I say them are not acceptable to younger, more liberal and sensitive folks. The culture I live and work in finds it acceptable or is required to discuss violent, and otherwise unsavory topics, in often violent and unsavory ways. (Just last night, during a 2.5 hour meeting, various co-workers, to include boss/subordinates, people jokingly (and sometimes not so jokingly) called each other names using very rough language, and this morning it's still okay between us. (The movie view of the authoritarian relationship between superior and subordinate is way off, btw. We had a young lieutenant stand up to a senior colonel and win, last night, in a pretty heated discussion.) In the culture I'm from, the guy who tries to "make nice" gets the negative rep. I've been tagged by the mods a couple times earlier this year (bans) and a certain discussion I'm involved in, currently, has been edited heavily. I STILL don't understand why I was tagged the first couple of times, and the edited post, I "guess" I know the reason, but I can look at other posts by both myself and others and not see what "line" I crossed. I guess the bottom line is, if I get banned once more, I'm gone, and want to say good-bye before that. I'm also interested in reading what others think about this "clash of cultures" thing.