We do indeed live in 'interesting times'. I have cried---decades as 5th grade teacher of US social sciences. been around the www for a while--it has not escaped my notice --that there is a 'problem'. Would that I could round up individuals that seem to be in need of remediation of some kind and introduce them to 'Ben'. someplace to begin--seems like 'We the People' need to go back to The Beginning--hehehehehe---rapping myself on the hand ---the Very Beginning for some and for most back to the founding of the 13 colonies. i believe there was some outrage because 'Someone' referenced the US as one colony---a few days ago---I am certain that we started with 13. cough. but i digress as i do too frequently---'multitasking'---that's my problem---no further analyses needed. Enjoy. Expound to your heart's content. a 'nice' teacher---always. 4th graders loved to hear my stories about him. Robert Lawson--old, old, old book and a very fine one---'Ben and Me'---he had a mouse, you see. Lots to discuss about 'that old white guy'. ~~~~~~~ Mr. Franklin>> eta: not yet allowed to post the link. go to google---Franklin PBS.org--or anything that looks good to you. Poor Richard's Almanac/morality. Truthfully, that is what is on my mind tonight. humming the Battle Hymn of the Republic as I type. Once when I was teaching---middle school---it was the sort of daythatneverends---so many like that at times. What I did to get everyone's attention and stun them into 'submission'--- I sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I sincerely meant that the grapes of wrath needed to be trampled right then and there. and that is how I feel tonight. oh, yes--Accountability--is on the way. Prayers have been answered. /gavel.