That's incorrect. I've always assumed that there are several "old posters" who have never left. In fact, I'm confident you are one of the old posters who never left. You just embarrass yourselves, infuriate decent people with your racism, prejudice and xenophobia, and once you have alienated reasonable folks who once agreed with SOME of your perspectives, you know it won't be forgotten or overlooked. You have to hide like cowards.<quoted text>....... It is a pattern you use as the excuse when you think old posters have left..........way too much nonsense - needed space).........
Then, you behave like immature jerks, say awful things, lie about people, get vulgar, etc.- all while wearing troll and sock puppet attire. Some of you have behaved in this manner for so long that you set up registered accounts to fall back on years ago. You used them infrequently, but you pull them out now and then because they haven't YET been bumped. Well, a few of them haven't anyway.
You are apparently unfathomably threatened by where I live. I honestly cannot figure out why this bothers you so. Some of the people I most admired when they were still posting here (before you ignorant haters drove them away) were not in the least well off. In fact, one lived in a double-wide. That poster was intelligent, insightful, a fine human being. Another lived in a small apartment and lived very frugally. So? The fact that I don't is important only because I came from very tough young adult circumstances where at one point in time, four of us slept sideways on a lumpy king sized mattress in a one bedroom apartment having already lived years on mac and cheese and beans and taters. Through the blessings of having been "born in the U.S.A.", I was able to work my way into a better life.
I promised my children they could do that too, and today, I'm not very confident I haven't misled them even though I DO have hope. It's become very difficult for them to do what I did. I want the same options and opportunities I had for my grandchildren - for all of our children in America. You want to pretend that none of the good things that happened happened. Well, they did, and that's why your lies are perplexing. It can only be personal, and it's a contradiction in what you should surely want for YOUR children and your grandchildren (if you have any or one day will.)
I am not comparing myself to the wealthy, nor do I resent wealthy people, but I am very surely an example of how you can better yourself through education, hard work, and commitment. I DID - no matter how that irks your azz. Keep makin' stuff up.
Americans deserve better than to be controlled by oligarchs and treated so disrespectfully and devalued.