Because, Gnome - SA has been on this site spewing the same anti-US, Anti-Bush, US-is-gonna-fail, Brazil-is-the-next-superpower crap for as long as I've been here. It gets tiring. Wanna discuss it? Write a blog. A good portion of his info is slanted. Some of his "statistics" are a joke. Some of what he says is right on the money. All of it is biased. It gets old. Just like your "gummit" speeches and posts and ranting gets old. Just like S2007's posts about how the end of the world is coming. Or Aaron's inflation posts get old. Or Hedgetrader2/Day7729's post about how the bulls are gonna stick it to the bears and that we all have a depression complex. There is such a thing as beating a dead horse. Many of you guys have beat the horse dead so badly that I had no idea it was ever a horse in the first place. This is not to be insulting, and I apologize if it is. It's just an observation and a plea to get a new tune.