Its not my father’s Appalachia
My Villiage Witch
"The law, in its majestic equality,
forbids the rich as well as the poor
to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets,
and to steal bread."
The Politics of Crime
SEE: Obama To Veto Notarization Recognition Bill
Loan Modification Scams
Consumer Affairs is not a non profit they have ads from despicible scam companies so I read their frequently Asked Questions page and laughed out loud. It is what I have been trying to teach for years.
....you don't approve of? It's a free country. Companies, even the ones we don't much like, have as much right to advertise as we do to publish our site, just as we have the right to publish critical comments about them.
I'd rather depend on a government agency for my news.
Fine. We're not the only game in town and don't want to be. Keep in mind that governments publish an "official" version of the news, which tends to be mostly about what a great job the government has done for you today. If you want to believe that, be our guest.
Why don't you get rid of the ads and raise money from foundations and corporations?
Foundations, especially those backed by big companies, want to control the content of Web sites and publications they underwrite. We have sat at tables where big drug companies dictated, line for line, what a not-for-profit agency would say in a publication financed by a supposed "unrestricted educational grant" from the foundation. This goes on every day. Corporate propaganda disguised as unbiased truth is much worse than advertising, which is at least clearly identified as such.
Are you saying non-profits can't be trusted?
Yes. We have a very low opinion of most supposed non-profit groups, except for those that are legitimate charities. Most Washington non-profits are nothing but lobbying organizations in disguise.
Read more: http://consumeraffairs.com/consumerism/faq.html#nonp#ixzz11mJBjWlB