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.
We watched this horrific documentary on the dolphin killings:
Being an inconsistent carnivore, I was teary seeing the mother dolphin trying to get to her baby, who was being clubbed. They trap thousands upon thousands of them, then they select a few hundred to be sold (at a huge price) to aquaria around the world for shows, then butcher the rest. The meat is contaminated with mercury but they give it to Japanese schoolchildren. Horrible at every level. And don't even get me started on Japanese overfishing...