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.
Chinese internet article said "Research shows that jumpy and passive people are most likely to rely heavily on the Internet. On the contrary, people won't rely on the Internet if they are just and self-reserved.
"It won't work by criticizing young people for getting addicted to the Internet. The key is to help them know the real benefits ofthe Internet, such as the convenient search for useful information,which are more important than the functions of games and chatting," Guo said. "
For those of us who are shy and a little phobic about groups, the computer is just great for feeling part of the human race...