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.
Now the obnoxious nanny idiots are targeting salt. What next? Ten years ago they told us to eat broccoli. Now they say broccoli contains carcinogens. Ten years ago they said to avoid fat. Now they say eat all the meat and fat you want, but avoid carbs. I say "Ignore them all." Food has little or nothing to do with health.
The issue of freedom is one that is too obvious too require commentary: if ObamaCare passes, you will be less free in about 87 different ways. Youíll be poorer, youíll have less choice, and youíll be subject to vastly more regulation and bureaucracy. Itís a horrible thought. The DMV coming to a doctorís office near you.
Manbearpig has been marginalized because of the climate data scandals, he'll never recover from this total embarrasment. I've also heard via a trader friend of mine that there is a trading desk/floor rumor going around about his trading partnership out of London - as in being in the red big time and if it wasn't because of who he is, that particular trading desk would have been shut down.