Thumbs Down: I’ve disabled the Thumbs Down button at the bottom of posts on a trial basis. We have a few trolls who down-vote every post so the tally isn’t very accurate or helpful. For now we’ll keep the Thumbs Up button so readers can see what posts others seem to like.
Amazon.com Links: The links in the sidebar to Amazon.com have generated a modest amount of monthly income to B&P. However Amazon.com has decided to cut ties with affiliates in Missouri and other states as the states are trying to require that sales tax be collected for each sale. I think this would be a nightmare for Amazon because of all the different tax rates that the various municipalities have. If there were one tax rate for each state then it would seem fair and doable. Amazon supports the Marketplace Fairness Act now pending in Congress that would create a simplified framework to resolve interstate sales tax issues.
So if you wish to support B&P by making a purchase thru Amazon.com using the links in the sidebar or this link you must do it before the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27. It would be really nice if someone could but a new house or car thru Amazon. :-) SHOP NOW!
The Amazon links will be removed on Wednesday.