Retired air transportation consultant. Currently residing in Thailand but still paying taxes to Uncle Sam. Closely follows how that money is spent. An avid reader of the Economist with a great interest in the history and current state of the world. Concerned about how little most Americans know or care about what goes on beyond their borders. Not a healthy state of affairs for the world's most influential country. An active investor for the last 50 years with the scars to prove it.