Do you know what that word means? It was the word of the day on dictionary.com today and so apropos to how I am thinking tonight! It means 'the greedy pursuit of riches' and it SO fits the way our country is going down the tubes these days!! In general, just look at how the gas prices keep going up and then down and then up again! Just for G-R-E-E-D, not a shortage or anything like that!! In particular, I am especially thinking about the internet and our rights. I admit it--I am a computer enthusiast! And my son is too! We have been discussing the way the lawmakers (backed by BIG money with mammonism in mind!!) have begun to take away rights. I always thought a person was innocent until proven guilty--isn't that what they said? Call me naive, but I grew up believing it was true! It doesn't seem to be true these days. (now, mind you, this is just in my own little world--I am not taking on every single civil liberty tonight!!) Take for instance--you have a website or blog, and someone thinks you have posted something that is either not yours (as in, piracy or copyright infringement) or they just don't like you, period. So, they make a call or send an email to the 'authorities' and you get a letter saying 'they' are taking down your website, and we'll see you in Court--in about 10 years! See, guilty before you ever get to court!! Whatever happened to due process? I am seeing certain intials running through my mind, which somewhat relate to this rant of mine: MPAA, RIAA, SOPA, PIPA, OPEN, DMCA. That last one is really interesting... All you have to do is buy the software and you can file an infringement report (bogus and unfounded) and get someone in trouble. What a great country we live in!! Not!! This can and will relate to stitching matters, too, so you might want to do a little reading some day.
And while I am at it--what's with blogger captcha on commenting? Now we are required to verify TWO words, one of which is always blurred and very hard to read while the other is sharp and clear?? What's up with that?? Until I find out what it is all about, my blog is going to be moderated.
But--don't get me wrong!! I LOVE my blog and reading other stitchers' blogs!! I love getting comments. So, don't let that stop you from commenting on my blog. I will resolve all this in time...