How do I know any better?
You presumably developed your current world view over many years and you have found a community of like minded people with whom you can converse/commiserate. Nothing unusual.
Cos Cob, CT
I grew up in Southington, CT. Do you know where that is? Where is Cos Cob? Or is that your name??
End the Fed. End the Wars. Problems Solved. Ron Paul.
Oh yeah. Cos Cob is down in Greenwich. You know Eve Sullivan?
Sounds familiar... I did work with Joe Markley and Tom Scott during his election bid for the 16th district for State Senate seat. I met a lot of people but that was over a year ago, and only shook hands. (I was only a graphic designer/photographer)