October 7, 2009: Federal Trade Commission issues guidelines regarding online testimonials. Website owners were to display disclaimers on their sites by December, 2009. These guidelines are supposed to be regarding 'paid' testimonials by 'satisfied' clients or celebrities. Our trusted representatives from inside the Beltway felt the need to protect intelligent people from themselves. Thus, the need for this disclaimer.
We do not receive, or solicit paid testimonials for any purpose.
Now you know. Now you should feel protected.
In true government fashion, it remains unclear whether website owners must disclose affiliate links on websites. These are links to companies or products where you might click to buy something and if you do, the 'Affiliate' (that would be this website) could possibly be compensated in some manner. As unsavory as such a capitalistic action might be, if a product or service linked to on this site has an affiliate program, you can bet that the link we are using is an affiliate link.
outmoded form of capitalism that we employ is advertising (yes, for
money). We actively solicit advertisers to pay us to add
their banners or other forms of advertising to our site and compensate us for
sharing your eyeballs with them. According to our friends at the
FTC, you may not be smart enough to know what advertising looks like, so
we are complying with this law in the hopes that we can protect you from
yourself. Yes, Virginia... we display advertisements and we may
even link to a site that sells products that you might want, and be
forewarned that if you buy something we might be compensated in some
You can assume that the owner of this website may be an affiliate for providers of goods and services mentioned on this website. The owner may even be compensated when you purchase something after clicking on a link. Perform due diligence before purchasing from this or any other website. This disclaimer has become necessary as a result of the actions of the same people who are responsible for requiring such product disclaimers as below:
"Warning: May contain nuts." -- On a package of peanuts.
"Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death." -- Stamped on the barrel of a .22 caliber rifle.
"Remove occupants from the stroller before folding it." -- On a baby stroller.
"Do not eat toner." -- On a toner cartridge for a laser printer.
"Do not use in shower." -- On a hair dryer.
Please consider yourself notified, disclaimed, and generally informed that capitalism is still being practiced on this website. If this disclaimer is unclear, or you need additional information, feel free to email the webmaster at