They're doing it again.
I guess I shouldn't be using the word unbelievable, but still. What are they thinking? They must be losing revenue on this. Certainly I'd think more than twice before I'd order anything from them … which I haven't done now for at least a year. Not entirely unconnected. Is it possible that the 'Church' of $cientology is actually this powerful? No, seriously, that is not possible. So even though infiltration is a pretty messed up word to use, I am actually almost leaning in that direction. Although perhaps this theory makes more sense. Oh, and read this blogpost and check out the answers this guy got from Amazon … way to go on customer service. Certainly doesn't tempt me to put my time and effort into writing reviews on their site.
I'm mentioning this because I think the Co$ is a dangerous organization that preys on vulnerable people for profit. I could go on, but I won't … if you don't know a lot about $cientology, then please educate yourself – this is a great place to start. It has lots of information and lots of links. Keep an open mind, and the facts will speak for themselves. We should all be grateful that the Co$ is doing so much more badly than it claims.
Somebody some day will say 'this is illegal.' By then be sure the orgs* say what is legal or not.
L Ron Hubbard, creator of $cientology
If you are a customer at Amazon or you are considering becoming one, please also consider the information linked to above. Do you think it sounds right? Do you want to support a company that does business in this way? All I ask is that you think about it.
When it comes to buying books online, Amazon is not the only or even the best place to go. I've got a couple of other recommendations that you may want to look into, if you're looking for online bookstores. For both new and used books, but mainly the latter, try ABEbooks. This site lets you search the inventories of literally thousands of booksellers all over the world. It's the best place to find that out of print title you're looking for … and you can usually choose from a great variety both in price range and conditions. For new books, check out The Book Depository. Their selection isn't as enormous as Amazon's, but it's still very good … and here's the clincher, they ship worldwide free of charge. :-o So seriously, whatever you're considering buying at Amazon, check The Book Depository first. Your bank account may thank you. I've bought books from them a number of times and I've always been satisfied with the experience. And now is definitely a good time to let Amazon know that rules and regulations are there for a purpose, regardless of what some overzealous clamheads may think. They are defrauding their customers by giving a false impression of items for sale.
Spread the word, if you can.
In other news, I may already have broken my mp3 player – I tried figuring it out last night, and I did things, and I don’t quite know what happened but everything seized up and now it's just completely dead. Waah!! :-( trilltrall may have his work cut out for him on Saturday. But on a more cheerful note, I got zero junk mail yesterday. Yes! :-)
And I’ve gotten more than 300 ‘thumbs up’ on my comment on this article on Tuesday. Like, omg lolz!!
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