As a longterm member of a German vBulletin driven political forum I somewhat got bored with the single-dimensional view of world politics there. So I decided to brake the barrier and move over to get a brighter view. I hope that occasional foreign views are welcome here. A bit on my person: I am 42 years of age, work as an International Sales Manager for the automotive industry - trying to sell some high quality stuff to you Americans (and your neighbors north and south of the border). I am married, two kids (12 and 16 years) and live close to the good old city of Cologne in the most western part of Germany. As I am travelling back and forth between our two countries (returned just Saturday from SC) since almost 15 years in my job four to five times annually and we spend my airline milage almost every year for vacations in the US as well, people here consider me "fully americanized". Well - if that is actually the truth I found the right spot to discuss here...don`t I?