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.
How do you solve this one? The dams in the Columbia River system provide cheap power but destroy the wild salmon. The farm-raised salmon, cheaper than 10 years ago, is great stuff, but how do you balance economics and conservation? These require Solomonic, or should I say, Salmonic, decisions.