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.
From Wizbang, who has some good historical market graphs:
...the United States has suffered five periods between 1920 and today where the value of the stock market dropped greater than 40% -- 1929 to 1932, 1937, 1973 to 1974, 1987, and 2008. Both of the market drops during the 1930's were either worsened or directly caused by misdirected government intervention.
As another war-torn day begins, the GazaCam comes to life... sounds of roosters crowing, dogs barking, choppers buzzing, small arms fire, large bombs dropping, sirens wailing. Visuals of smoke, flames, lights flashing.
Although not Orthodox Catholic, I am Eastern Orthodox. I'd recommend either form of Orthodoxy whole-heartedly to Christians who are seeking a return to authentic Christianity. The Protestants and the Left have run western civilization over a cliff, with tragic results.
A great orthodox web site is Christ is in Our Midst!