I grew up a stone's throw away from Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the largest NAS on the east coast. VA Beach, being a resort town as well, gets its share of tourists during the summer months. One hot July day, many years ago, I was at work when two French-Canadians walked into my place of employment. They began complaining (whining) about the F-14s, A-6s, and F/A-18s flying overhead. They wanted to know where they could go to escape the noise. I suggested they go back to Canada. The collective look on their face was priceless. And Iceman, I have a suggestion for you: If ya'll don't like the way we do things down here in the ol' USA maybe you Canadians could step up for once and take a true leadership role in world affairs instead of playing your usual part: The reluctant, semi- supportive "partner" who pisses and moans after the fact. Try being something other than French "lite" for once. Or, you could continue to do what you've done for the past 60 or so years, that being rely on the US tax-payer and military to protect and defend you and your right to criticize our government, our leaders, and our policies.