They sell books. The ones they get the biggest kickback from, they push the hardest. I get ads from them all the time, and if you buy a book, then you get bombarded with similar stuff. Gotta take the good with the bad.
I'd much rather buy from Amazon - which stays fairly neutral and is extremely well organized - than from Barnes & Noble, which is a big supporter of the Commie-in-Chief and is completely screwed up organization-wise.
Sorry, but when I was in Bosnia, Amazon.com would send items over priority mail at no extra cost simply based on my APO address. I was literally getting books a couple of days after ordering them, probably faster than people in the States. I've always appreciated that, and continue to be a loyal customer today.
That said, I thought the Obama interview book was a bit hookey!
Still, they do offer a lot of free books and movies; and I hate Apple so much! Their damn DRM software that won't allow a customer who buys anything off of iTunes to be played in anything other than an Apple product is proof that they're the biggest scams out there.
I am surrounded by iJunk lovers, but it will be a cold day in hell before you see one of their products in my hand; unless of course I am tossing it off a cliff!
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier!
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