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.
I can think of two similar events -- and you can just bet that someone out there believes them.
If a gigantic asteroid suddenly blazed out of the sky and the planet had 30 seconds left to live, our last thought here on the East Coast would be one of superiority, because we had lived three hours longer than those on the West Coast.
Did you know that if you fly all the way around the world in a fast jet in the direction of the sun and beat it to the International Date Line, you've gained a day of life?