Do you have your star yet? You know, the ★ next to your name. On this list.
They’re out to get us.
I know, because I see the “cease and desist” letters their law firms send us, demanding that we remove their executive contacts from our site. I read the hateful comments on their industry fan blogs. I also deal with their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that temporarily knock us offline.
Their goal? To denigrate, discredit and dismantle the advocacy you depend on every day.
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This is the Wild Thing. It’s a fun, practical luggage ID made by our friends at Pomchies right here in my home state of Arizona. I’ve given away this frilly fabric accessory, called a Pom ID, to supporters of my website for the last few years.
Unless you read the federal register for fun, you probably missed the Oct. 2 regulatory review by the Department of Transportation. It invites comments from the public as the agency considers “existing regulations and other agency actions” to evaluate their continued necessity, determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve current problems, and evaluate whether they potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources.
Sounds pretty innocent, right?
You read this site every day. You follow our well-researched, useful stories. Maybe you comment on the posts, too.
What if they pulled the plug on this site? What if the stories you read here every day vanished? What if I stopped holding companies’ feet to the fire in the pages of the Washington Post, USA Today and in my syndicated columns?
As you can probably tell, this isn’t your average fundraiser.
Can you feel the excitement building? Every day during our October fundraiser, I’ve been giving away luggage, books and other
If you’re tuned in to your public radio fundraiser, this is about the time of the month you start getting
Is your name on the wall? If you’re reading this, then it should be.
If you’ve ever read something useful on this site that allowed you to make a more enlightened consumer purchase, today
You’re the reason I publish this consumer advocacy website. And twice a year, I share some of the love by
They don’t want you to read this. They don’t want you to get involved. They want you to be ignorant.
Sal Dickinson is the president of Florida Vacation Auction, and he inaugurates our “Meet the underwriters” feature today. Our underwriters support the consumer advocacy you see on this site, and I’m grateful to every one of them for helping make the travel industry a better place.
These aren’t the best of times to be in journalism. Budgets are being slashed. Writers are being let go. Makes me feel like a dinosaur on the verge of extinction.
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