You state: "As always I am a little off topic. " SO What's wrong with that !!!?? That's what discussions are for, to generate/stimulate thinking, ideas !!!!
Yes, part of my comment to Gian on his MF Global concerns has now been applied to a different topic, nothing wrong with that. "So we return to the days of the "wild, wild west" !!!!
On first reading, I agree with the comments you made in your post.
I have some thoughts that I will add later as I am fading fast !!!!
I liked your closing, so will use it !!
God Bless this Country, and our Military that Serve to Protect it.