Independent software consultant, investor, hobby farmer-rancher, land developer, etc. Long time stock market investor and student of the market. Self financed, take risks with my own capital ( I put real skin in the game). Former Republican official who got sick of all the corruption and malfeasance in the State of IL's public officials (some of whom are in federal prison now).
Old Geezer that listened to parents that lived through the Great Depression. Am a USAF veteran and proud grandpa of twelve grandkids. I am trying to learn enough to be a good investor and have met many great and tolerant (I ask a lot of questions) people here on SA.
Having taken the "red pill" in early 2007 (with regard to our modern economic/banking/fiat system) I've slowly changed my own business plans and operations accordingly. Seeking Alpha has become my regular daily reading. Part of the continuing self-education that our modern American educational system unfortunately does not even remotely deem necessary. Slowly considering investing in stocks and bonds, cautiously and conservatively.