Hello everyone. I don't typically do introductions on message boards, but I thought I'd give it a go. My name is John, I'm 35 years old, married with 2 children (1 boy and 1 girl). I was raised in a Christian household, and my Dad taught Sunday school (until he died 4 years ago). Most of my family is Conservative Christian, and although I love them also racists, bigoted, and pretty closed minded, including my father (rip). I come from a middle - upper middle income family. I have some multi-millionaires in my family, both of which are very conservative Republican (both are my uncles). I worked in corporate America for a fortune 500 company (Western Digital) for 9 years before quitting my job a little over 4 years with no real plan. I largely worked mostly with Republicans (at least 90%+), as most of the minimum salaries in my department at the time where at least 6 figures. I realized how miserable people were around me, and the cubicile life style was sucking the soul of of me. So with support from my wife, and shortly before my daughter was born we made a plan for me to go back to school and start doing something else. I went back to school for a year and finished my degree at LBSU and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science. I studied primarily comparative religion, Classical Philosophy (Plato, Plotinus, Proclus, etc...), and political science. After finishing my degree I came up with an idea to form my own company. Although I've had no real interest in money all of my life to that point, as I had primarily worked in political fund raising, and working on a project called stop the hunger, I set a goal for myself to do this. I started with no more than $500 in my pocket at the time, and a little over 3 years later I've built my company into a multi-million dollar corporation (most of this money has come within the past 5 months from large contracts I've signed with partners). My company develops training videos and poker software (I'm not sure if I can plug it here or provide links, I will if anyone is interested). Any ways, I've spent most of my time since quitting with my family, raising my kids and enjoying the day. My wife hasn't really worked since I started my business, as it was making money within the first 2 months (I know it usually takes 3 years to show profit). We live by the beach, and own 3 homes (1 in Hawaii in Hilo, and 1 that has 2 on a property, and the one we live at currently). I'm defiantly to the far left of left if you don't already know. I do hope we can have some spirited debate, and I look forward to chatting with you all.