I am now at 114 posts and can unleash my political beast! I will try not to be too obnoxious and will follow the rules of this forum. I like and respect good spirited, intelligent debate on current events, politics, the environment, religion, history, vegetarianism, corporate global domination, personal privacy, freedom of information, open source software and operating systems, etc. My personal politics lean somewhat toward the moderate left vs the right or neoconservative, grass roots versus big business, counter culture versus popular culture, intelligent debate and questioning the status quo versus conformism, and I question our countries military and political decisions whenever possible, a freedom guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and a duty I feel we all have as free thinking human beings. I am also proud to be an American and when asked what my ethnicity is I say American not, "I'm part English, German, Spanish" or whatever. I believe that if you are born in this country you are an American. I am not particularly proud of many of my goverments policies or actions yet I feel this is still the best place to live on Earth. Well I may not get any replies to this post but there it all is in a nutshell...I like MR because of the quality of it's members and the agreement to disagree with a little class and civility. Everybody I have come across has been genuinely helpful. I look forward to being a part of this community for some time to come, come what may!