understood those most basic of realities concerning human nature! Now that I'm all grown up into a big girl, no pie-in-the-sky idealist would this Daily Paul user turn into. No, no! At least not concerning free markets! But the elimination of that cause for you to grieve notwithstanding, I'm sure I'd still "grate on your conscience." That's as you put it, not me. If the truth be told, it doesn't make sense to me that what you view as character flaws in others should grate on your own conscience. Freudian slip? (You've chosen not to divulge the findings of any exploration into your own soul but only ours, though I do understand that that would be uncharacteristic of the holiday, though I recommend it, nonetheless, as a friend who loves you I'm sure as much as you love me, not per se but among the many others you feel aren't, though could be, but for our myopic views, a real force to be reckoned with! And btw, BILL3, just know I think you have great potential, too! Cross my heart and hope to die!) I'd love to expound on how you would surely categorize me and others like me, but it's my doll's birthday and I'm having a party. She invited the teddy bear and the dog. A real dog, not a toy, silly!