We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As these lows, deriving from the north African coast, move north of the equator, the air surrounding them begins to spin, due to the coriolis effect of the earth's rotation - counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern hemisphere, and not at all near the equator. Contrary to the old-wive's tale, the coriolis effect does NOT determine the direction of rotation of water down the toilet.