"It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant." -- James Joyce
home is where you plant your flag
News flash just in time for Independence Day: You don't really own your house and you possibly won't really own your thread if it is arranged in a certain pattern. Thankfully in most places you can't own decent fireworks, so it won't be that disappointing if you choose to boycott the Fourth. That is, if you are permitted to boycott it. I'm not sure you are always allowed to own your body either.