Deception. It is all around us, choking the life out of us, isn’t it? I got this post from Books, Life, & Wine: On The Run From The Amazon Empire today, and just as I did, my phone rang.
Some guy, probably Filipino, called and tried to convince me that he was from Microsoft Support and that he wanted to dial into my computer to “fix a virus” – HAH! AS IF!! When I told him I had just pulled up Microsoft Chat Support to verify him, he hung up – FAST~! Guy at support said that they were getting a lot of complaints about that, but are they sending out warning emails??
NOOOOOOOOOOO ….. asshats! I suppose Microsoft is more interested in protecting their own bulging backside than protecting their customers. Like everyone I know, I do all my banking and bill paying online. How disastrous would it be to have these bastards just swoop in and steal all your money, your logons, your retirement accounts??? I don’t have that much money, as anyone who follows me knows – my cancer wiped me out, literally. But for those of you who do have retirement accounts, etc.?
“The new freedom of expression brought by the Internet goes far beyond politics. People relate to each other in new ways, posing questions about how we should respond to people when all that we know about them is what we have learned through a medium that permits all kinds of anonymity and deception.”- Peter Singer
Why doesn’t this fall under Terrorism Laws? Who is to say that the funds they steal from innocent people doesn’t GO to fund terrorism?
We all have our personal quirks – things that just light our fire or work our nerves like nails on chalkboard…
Hey, we’re all human.
I try to be as honest as I can (with myself and those very few people who read my reviews) about how I feel about the books I read. I really try to take as much time as I can to discover what it is I like or dislike about any particular book. Being honest with myself requires me to own up to some of my personal quirks.
So today I want to talk about my issue(s) with deception.
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