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.
Daily Pundit on "The coming catastrophe in Britain:"
To add to Lastango's series of posts on the decline and fall of the United Kingdom, come two related articles in The Sunday Telegraph. The first is one of the leaders, which details how Labour's handling of public-sector pensions could end up bankrupting the country, The second is by Max Hastings, the military historian (and no fan of the Iraq war). He states that the cult of human rights legisaltion is gutting the British armed forces, long regarded as among the finest on the planet. Taken together, the articles make for depressing reading.
Aside from the legislative challenges to our Armed Forces there are other really big social issues as well - such has the fact the todays 'yoofs' have never worn any other footware than trainers - put them in boots combat high & their feet fall apart - which is nice.
Basic training has already had to be extended in the Army because of poor levels of individual fitness & should a beastly Sgt Maj actually shout at anyone ... well then you get bullying allegations served up by some pondlife human rights lawyer