Which also makes wonder, why has A.net made it harder and restricted our ability to find ancient original post.
I thing they have adopted the same retention policy and practices as the guys who ran Hillary Clinton's e-mail server.
A JOKE people.
Over the years, I've sided with some people, and not others. And over the years those common points, and opposing points have changed.
The one thing I love about A.Net is we can have these type discussions, and have for years, while other forums I've found tend to restrict almost all the topics on this section.
I don't agree with a great many posts and trends.
Part of that is what I assume to be aging. I'm 67 now, and was 54 when I first posted on this forum, after lurking and reading for almost five years. I understand that as we age, our core values or opinions become less popular, and we of course become unhappy with that. I've tried to not do that, but I'm not always successful.
I expect some others feel that way.
But I do try to respect your right to express your opinion, or your version of the facts. And my right to tell you that you are full of bull, as you have that right.
If anything, I've learned over the past years - the worst case almost never happens, neither does the best case. But we muddle through.
I greatly value that we have people from around the globe on this forum. Sometimes when I mention something from here, my acquaintances question why I should ever care what someone in another country says, their views.
I was given a great opportunity while serving in the US Navy to live in three other countries for years, and a US territory. To experience many cultures. To see one nation destroyed violently (South Vietnam in 1975). I also saw a new nation born, granted independence in peace (Antigua and Barbuda, Nov 1, 1981). I've seen people deal with horrible warfare (Lebanon, 1983). Massive natural disasters and death tolls - Hurricane Camile in 1969, and Hurricane Kartina in 2005, the tornados aftermath in Xenia Ohio April 74.
And amazed at the fighting spirit of people to recover. Even typhoons in Japan sending whole houses down flooding rivers, devastation in the Philippines and more.
Time for me to shut up, but there is always hope for something better, and no matter what, people who work together will get through it, and be better for the experience.
Also, this afternoon I got to listen to the heartbeat of my first great grandchild, a girl due in late July.
I'm in a pretty good mood this evening (US Dallas time).