I stopped using my given name after threats from local (Florida) newspaper readers. My comments tend to the acerbic as I view much of contemporary "news" to be BS or worse. Background varies, mostly in management of small organizations in Health Care, Construction, Credit, Sales and Research. BA UW - Madison, MS Virigia Tech. Lifetime voacious reader until stroke in 1994. Amateur trader, lucky in the early years, not so much lately. Retired not by choice. Disabled VN Veteran. lifetime veterans' advocate. Thoroughly disgusted with contemorary politics and how our governments at all levels are being run (into the ground). Worked for Goldwater campaign. Don't recognize most of today's "conseratives" as legit.