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.
Doctors without Borders. I admire this organization, I support it with money, and God bless the physicians who give their time. It is a high expression of the medical profession. In fact, I offered myself to them a few years ago, but could not be away for their minimum length of time committment, but I forget what it was. Several months. I could have given 1-2 months with a locum tenens, but that's all. The message is that these docs give a lot.
Interesting fact on their site: the media-sexy Marburg virus killed 200 - Malaria kills millions every year, but makes no headlines. Another interesting fact: MSF has treated 1000 in Haiti for gunshot wounds since December, mostly political disputes. Nice country.