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.
I'm sure Bird Dog appreciates the notice. If you just can't wait for him to fix it, this common error can be easily rectified by yourself for your own viewing by:
right-clicking the link to copy it,
pasting it to the address bar,
and then adding the missing 'h' to the front.
--- Or instead of adding the "h" just delete everything before "www", your browser will figure out the rest...
That "New Upper Class": I don't despise or want to join them. but they seem not to care much about me. This reminds me of a PBS show (one-off) of a few years ago called (IIRC) Class In America. Comment by some rich parent about a child's prospective marriage partner (from the west coast), to the effect of "I don't believe I know his/her parents".
Didn't the US government sue Microsoft in 1998 for including a free browser in windows 98? Microsoft was competing unfairly and taking business from Netscape. It's understandable that Netscape lost business. If I recall, in 1996 the world wide web consortium revised the HTML specification. Microsoft put lots of programmers to work revising IE and by 1998 it was mostly compliant with the new specification. Netscape did not update Navigator. I used and liked Netscape Navigator, but I went with internet explorer in 98.