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.
Good to see you back. The 'house' seemed empty for some reason. I took your sage advise and am using ZoneAlarm and Spybot now. For some reason my Mcafee disappeared (after I clicked an upgrade with Firefox). Didn't notice it right away and when I did I put me in the "Zone". No complaints so far. I ditched Firefox as well as it may have been the offender. I'm back to the "Sunday Morning Stroll" waiting for Maggie's to come alive but it builds a winddown into my day.
Looking forward to hearing of what 'cultures' you were experimenting with.
Speaking of accolades here's one to warm your cockles my friend: my neighbour just started up a campaign to make the US our 11th province! I'll get you an application. We'll discuss things when you get to the "Give 3 References" section.....
Ah, now you're talkin'! Jeez, wouldn't it be nice to just relax and let some other nation take care of things for a while? That's the trouble with being a superpower -- decisions, decisions, decisions, all day long.
As a quick example of how beneficial it would be for us, Keystone would already be half built. Fracking and shale oil would flood the market; gas would be $.75 a gallon before ya knew it.
On top of that, those Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniforms are really cool.
Looking forward to a new, relaxing era in North American politics,
Thanks for my "Sunday Smile". We, of course, would have 'write-ins' allowed in the Constitution. "Merc for Premier" and "buddy for Deputy Premier" if he would accept the nod. And Tom would be the Cpt'n of our "good ship .......".