Folks please remember to carefully check articles and "news" stories before posting to make sure you are not linking to a blog. It may take us a while to get around to any particular thread, but once we do, and discover the OP is based on a blog, or subsequent posts within the thread are based on a blog, the thread will be closed and or deleted (offending posts deleted or edited) and all relevant links removed from the board.
Please keep rule 14 in mind whenever you are contemplating starting a thread based on something you found online. If there is no verifiable source other than a blog that leads to another blog, that leads to another....you get the idea.
 No posts or links from other message boards, forums, or political and religious blogs (including tweets, facebook, myspace, Youtube, etc.) on this site or posting messages here on other message boards, forums, or political and religious blogs.
The mod team alone reserves the right to post links to responsible blogs when important to the discussion of particular topics. Due to the dynamic and uncensored nature of blogs, the mod team does not have the time to monitor, validate, and approve all blogs on the net. Please note that this rule also applies to signatures.
No blogs are to be posted unless they are posted or approved by the mod team. Personal blogs should be confined to your homepage.