agree that over the last few years we have moved to be less tolerant to others. its not just in major issues either. is it the twitter user types who have come out from behind their keyboards as well. some folk seem to think its fine to shove their views openly at people and there is far less give and take. only yesterday i met a woman walking her dog who had been, in her words, verbally assaulted by more than one due to the fact that she rescued her dog from romania. it might seem minor but it shows that people seem to have to put their oar in to something that is a private matter, is not hurting anyone else and non of anyone elses business anyway.