European war refugee, a DP emigrated to USA in 1951. Thank You President Harry Truman. Libertarian and Constitutional Centrist an Independent typically mistaken by Liberals for a Republican. But why should I be the only thing Liberals are not mistaken about? Grew up very poor financially in a culturally rich environment on the streets and in the alleys of Chicago's west side. Could've have gone either way, stayed - more or less- on the lawful side of society. Worked my way thru high school and colleges, Universities. been in the computer business since before there was a computer business. Ex member of 4 unions. Ex Laborer, salesman, CFO,COO,CEO, Chairman and Board member of private and publicly traded Corporations. Basically have a broad foundation of Scientific and technical education,training, and experience in Math,physics chemistry and computer sciences. Education includes Lane Tech, Univ of Illinois, Northwestern University, Harvard Business School graduate and post graduate. Upon graduation from Harvard my dad said "Well, if you had to go to a vocational school, at least you picked a good one" -never forgot that comment. Investing since 1969 trading options since they were introduced in the 1970's Founded my trading co in 1975 in Moscow USSR -trading stocks and options out of Vienna by teletype. Usually the smartest guy in the room, always willing to listen and learn and I can attest that "no one likes a smart ass" but still i don't suffer fools gladly Believe strongly in the Chicago city motto "Where's Mine" and the old adage "Money can be an excellent servant, but it is always a terrible master" Still learning.