Hi, everybody! I'm looking around at different political discussion boards trying to find one that fits. I quit a rather Libertarian/Conservative board because it got too loony! I am a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal of the FDR/Humphrey school. I am a strong advocate for workplace safety issues, free speech issues and civil liberties. I believe in dissent. Inclusive, respectful dissent. I am a denizen of the Rust Belt. I am by training an Environmental Engineer. I am currently the head of the Building Code enforcement bureau at my home county in Ohio. On the weekends, I sky dive and play with my dog. I am a middle aged man who is not angry! I voted for Obama. I am a football fan (Go Buckeyes! Go Steelers!) and I enjoy hockey as well (Go Penguins!) I fancy myself a classic film buff and have amassed a considerable collection of DVDs. I grew up in the north where boys toys are largely indoor toys. I lived in Sarasota where boys toys are largely outdoor toys (boats, guns etc.) I shot a gun once at Boy Scout camp. I am a divorcee.