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Amazon

Amazon

7/22/19

I had a long review of an item that I wrote over 11 years ago, and Amazon suddenly deleted it a couple of weeks ago.

I have called Customer Service at least 6 times, but can never get a response from the Communities team that addresses the actual issue. Most of the time, the Communities team just ignores Customer Service and doesn't even respond to me.

My advice: Stay far, far away from the Communities team, and don't ever post any reviews up on Amazon.

Mercola.com

Mercola.com

6/3/18

Dr. Mercola has a lot of good articles, but if you ever challenge what he says with constructive criticism, he'll boot you from the site.

For instance, on his Web site, I wrote that:

1) Many people don't think ADHD is a real disease (even though Mercola does).

2) Mercola tells his readers to boycott Google, but he routinely includes videos from YouTube, which is owned by Google. That's hypocritical.

3) He is very down on alcohol (even in moderation), but seems to be A-OK with marijuana.

Can you believe that such mild comments got me banned from his site? I guess he's extremely insecure.

Anyway, even though he has a lot of good articles, please stay from his site. Or at the very least don't bother to leave any comments, because no dissent is allowed.

Mercola is also a crook. For years, he was selling "full-spectrum" fluorescent bulbs on his Web site. Then in the fall of 2016, he put out an article saying that any fluorescent bulbs are bad for you, and that you should switch to incandescent instead. Well, guess what--after publishing the article, he KEPT SELLING THE BULBS!!!! Even months later, he was still selling the harmful fluorescent bulbs.

I guess he just wanted to sell out his stock in order to make a profit. So, apparently he couldn't care less about the health of his readers--all he cares about is making a buck.

Please stay away from Crooked Joe.

Freerepublic

Freerepublic

7/14/19

This review is about the moderators of Free Republic, not the majority of posters themselves. There are many, many intelligent posters on Free Republic.

I had been a member of Free Republic for almost 10 years. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I suddenly got kicked off. This was the reason given by the moderator: "troll." Completely ridiculous. Over the nearly 10 years I was on there, I had made hundreds of posts. I had never once even received a warning, much less a ban. Anyway, I was not allowed to appeal this recent verdict or defend myself either.

Apparently the reason I got kicked off was for suggesting that Trump may have had a consensual counter with E. Jean Carroll. I like Trump overall, but I suspect that something did happen between them.

Anyway, isn't that ridiculous? I don't know what the moderators there are smoking, but frankly, I don't care. Apparently if you express any opinion that the moderators don't agree with, you're history. So much for diversity of opinions, huh? This is just a warning for any conservative who wants to join that Web site--don't. Please go elsewhere instead.

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