This is to redirect a thread that touched on capitalism as an evil system. Nothing could be further from the truth. All other systems are proven losers and failures, cept for good ol' capitalism. The incredible ease of life we have now relative to 150 years ago is overwhelming. I look around and can't believe how easy we have it. All due to the freedom of our economic system and the way it brings talent, capital, and opportunity together. The fact that we can communicate in a flash by computer world wide is simply mind boggling. America is about the only country except for maybe China and now Brazil, where a person can move up the economic ladder thru hard work. Europe is calcified, almost a dead world. If you know of a place other than the above, where your dreams can be realized let us know that place. Someone said I sound nouveau riche. Damn right!!!! Its the best kind, money earned by hard work. Hard work pays off in America. What a great country in which to realize a dream.