Hello all, I live in Kentucky now but am from the East Coast and have lived in Asia. I am interested in law, philosophy, economics, basically everything political. I am extremely opinionated but also thick-skinned, and enjoy a good tussle (but not a troll). I also enjoy listening to experts, and have learned a lot from chatboards, so if you're serious I promise to take you seriously. But that doesn't mean I don't have an abundant sense of humor (that's a requirement for being a serious individual, if that makes any sense). I am politically all over the map: skeptical of both gov't and corporations, frothing at the mouth over Wall Street's takeover of DC, a staunch defender of Federalism AND Civil Rights, a lover of the Supreme Court but a hater of all nine on the bench, an anti-communist who welcomes China's rise, and a globalist who believes in the validity of in-group identification. But what I am most is a complete internet addict. I think I may have a problem.