Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Had to get out of the house!

My mother is back to normal and making me crazy rearranging her hoards of boxes and crap.  One can take that only for so long before screaming, "Why the hell are you keeping all this junk?!  You'll never use it!"  One positive note -- it's made me decide to get rid of anything I haven't used in the last two years.  Period.  I will NOT be like this. Another positive note -- I'm not as worried about them being on their own, and my sister's been good on her end.

Amazon is now into ignoring me, not really understanding that I won't just go away.  I've already found several sites with people ranting about having been dumped by that company, not just in the US but also the UK.  So it's a company-wide practice.  Someone pointed out Amazon is a company and can sell or not sell whatever it wants.  That's true.  What they can't do it renege on agreements made and change the terms of the contract on a whim.  And that's what they've done.  They should also make it clear just what it is that violated their conditions, which they have yet to do...especially since the terms and conditions they published are so vague, even the Bible violates them.  So they're getting trashed and have no one to blame but themselves.

Someone else said that since that reporter for Seattle's Fox affiliate labeled my book porn and it had a direct impact on my book being taken down from Amazon's site (especially since I can show it was up and available for 3 years prior to that without incident) I may have a slander or libel action against her.  Since I'm a member of the ACLU, I'll contact them and ask their advice before consulting a lawyer.  I have a feeling I'd have to do this in Seattle....but it might be fun to initiate a suit just to see what the network would well as Amazon, since their employees would be called as witnesses.  Who knows -- maybe I'll wind up replacing Roger Ailes.

Heading home tomorrow...I hope.  We'll see if I can slide into Buffalo between the snow and rain storms.

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