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.
In reading all about the "revolution" in Belarus in places like Publius, I realized I knew nothing about it.
Here is where it is. Used to be called "White Russia." Population ten million. Broke from Soviet Union in 1991. Details here. Capital is Minsk. I know a joke about Minsk, but I'm not going to tell it now.