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.
Ah Donny, assumptions are often false. Implications based on false assumptions are necessarily false. Pejorative statements are the result of hasty conclusions and condescension. The rather feeble joke I made about the camera should not have evoked the reply you penned.
I must say I found Gibson's law trite. When a supplier of water filters uses a paraphrase of that law (*all the empty water bottles placed end to end would circle the globe several times, buy our filter and save the planet") the law is washed flat.
I was fortunate enough to complete my secondary education in 1964, finished in upper 10% of a class of six hundred. did the Stanford-Benet with a score of one forty-eight. also had a year at university but decided it was not for me.
Uncle Sam taught me how to enter lethal force encounters and come away alive.
Electrical apprenticeship taught me a trade. That came in handy when I worked for Homeland Security, arming and disarming IEDs and such.
Thus ends my defensive reply and revelation of my Curriculum Vitae.
why are you bragging about being hip with Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice? most of us learn these things by age 18 or so. bragging about military service? half the people here have served, Sgt. Rock Slaughter, so why am I supposed to be impressed with your combat skills?
this is setting the bar pretty low. but maybe not low for you?
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
My definition of economists is "a group of people who have agreed upon the terminology they are going to use to disagree about everything else"
That would work with a lot of other fields I believe.