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.
This news from Germany reminds me of participating in some online comment exchange where someone stated that Europeans are laughing at the US for having so many climate change skeptics, which he implied was one reason for endorsing AGW and all the "green" changes its proponents have been using. We CAN'T HAVE THE EUROS LAUGHING AT US.