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.
That's a good idea Skook. Move the academies up north. Better security, better training, the recruits could intermingle with those who have been living a semblance of freedom, at least, for the last few years. I really want Iraq to work out, for the Iraqi's. They deserve it, a chance, I mean. Excuse my sentimentalism.