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.
Know someone who invested in shipping containers. Was not profitable. Speaking of not profitable...here is a story on a penny stock scam. Vancouver Exchange was closed years ago because of "pump and dump" stories like these. The exchange may be closed but seems like many of the scammers are still around.
Canadian diamond mine scam...
I've been saying that for years. Glad somebody went past muttering and put into words. Clearly the best way to blunt the government's power is to keep its structure republican. To those who say it's an elitist form of government, I would tell them you're far less likely to have exercises of overreaching powers when a republican system is in place.