Ditch, it's offensive because the above is not true and you keep harping on this. Midranger mentioned scrapping the ENTIRE system and yet he hasn't even bothered on nominating NOR voting (a mere click of the button). People always equate this system to the one in BBR and can't get over the fact that THIS system is merely a recognition of a well written post with a great point.Nothing more. April Nominees: Robert Harris' Post on western ideas, outlook and living. melpomene's post on Arab Psyche Stevent's post on principals that made our country Shinytop's post on the value of a college degree April voters: altmiket Coot Coriolis ditch ethics jfcjrus MalAdjusted mikeky mikepd Robert Harris Techie2000 melpomene ShinyTop Sunriser13 hipifreq Matrix Steve Moore. The only American topic there is Stevent's demanding certain things from this country. Three out of four nominated threads were not even about America. Let's go to May: ShinyTop's topic post: For Your Consideration, a Non-Believer fiona_campbell's topic post: A Letter from a Once Broken Child IamZed's post on commitment in relationships[/URL] Misu's post on being respectful and tolerant of people's choices Another ShinyTop topic post: The Other Cost of Iraqi Freedom Bob Harris' post on a historical look at the tobacco industry People who voted: jfcjrus ShinyTop Techie2000 ethics fiona_campbell Violet1966 yazdzik bruzzes cydweeks IamZed melpomene M1TankCommander Matrix mikepd BigDeputyDog Coriolis Robert Harris Out of SIX nominated posts, ONE was about America and that's Shiny's BASHING of the US. Let's go to June: ShinyTop's Post on Racism nominated by Fiona Martin/Yazdik's Post on Gun Rights nominated by ethics Techie2000's post on children and leadership nominated by Misu Biker's post on flag burning nominated by Martin/Yazdik Sachridities post on Children, Soceity, and Sexuality nominated by Martin/Yazdik People who voted in June: ethics DemiGoddess mikepd Techie2000 eskimo Wacko Biker Coriolis cydweeks fiona_campbell IamZed melpomene Violet1966 There were two posts out of five that revolved around the topic of the US. Not one praises the US, unless you count Biker's "I spent 20 years defending people's right to protest and say what they want. As much as I hate seeing the flag burned, I'd spend another 20 years defending people's right to do it." And yet again, out of all of the topics above, NONE of the people complaining in this thread, have voted nor nominated not even on issues that had ANYthing to do with the US. I think I covered July and Aug/Sept or do you want me to go over that as well?