The new poll at TZP asks if you’ve ever used a firearm in defense of self or others.
You’d already know the poll topic if you’re subscribed to TZP alerts. 🙂 BTW, there are two excellent pieces of commentary in today’s alert, one by Carl-Bear Bussjaeger on presidential medals of “freedom” (that aren’t), one by a shy Israeli who tells how he went from fearing guns to fearing the loss of gun rights.
These will be posted on the blog tomorrow, but alert subscribers see them a day early.
Today is also the final day to become eligible for TZP’s part in Ammunition to Go’s Great 9mm Ammo Giveaway. All premium members are eligible. Drawing will be held tomorrow.
You guys are making this a good month on my Amazon links — though surprisingly there’s scant sign of gift buying yet. People seem to be buying lots of parts to build and repair things. Interesting.
But lots o’ parts is good because the number of items shipped in a calendar month determine the commission percentage. Thanks to you, I’m within a hair’s breadth of making the 7.5% commission rate for only the second or third time ever. A very few more items both ordered and fulfilled today would do it.
Kindle books … gift cards … those items always get same-day fulfillment. In fact, about half of all items get fulfilled on the day they’re ordered. But Kindle books and gift cards are a sure thing. A single $.99 Kindle book, ordered at the right time, could make an outsized difference.
But, you know. ONLY if you were going to be ordering anyhow …
I signed up for the alerts at TZP, but so far have not gotten any…
MamaLiberty — I’m very sorry about that. You’re the second person to say that. In the first case it was because AT&T blocks TZP’s servers (and we’re trying to get them to unblock it). I’ll see if we can figure out what’s wrong in TZP’s communications with you, too. Will keep you posted.
Anybody else having trouble getting alerts, please drop a note via the TZP contact form.
A huge percentage of people who signed up for TZP alerts haven’t responded to their activation emails. So look for a NEW activation mail sent today and respond to it to complete your signup. If you don’t get the activation message, contact TZP
My emails keep being sent to my junk mail box even though I have flagged them not junk. Very aggravating.
I’m getting my TZP alerts just fine.
On a side note, I’m still getting JPFO alerts, and they’re posting some good articles. Two or three days after I see them elsewhere.
“You guys are making this a good month on my Amazon links — though surprisingly there’s scant sign of gift buying yet. People seem to be buying lots of parts to build and repair things. Interesting.”
Claire, I’m glad that breaking the passenger-side mirror on my truck as I backed out of the garage, and then buying the replacement on Amazon did some good. 🙂
You can credit some of that Amazon action to the effects of ethanol laced gasoline on 2-cycle engine fuel systems – won’t do to have both chainsaws down during the cold season!
Ouch, sorry about the chainsaw and the mirror, PNO and lwoots. But thanks for using the links. Apparently you are not alone in needing to fix things. I’ve never seen a month with so many orders for parts and pieces and cables and cases and internal mechanical or electrical “ingredients.”
I’m getting the impression many people hereabouts aren’t planning to spend much for Christmas but are putting what money they have into necessities. Sounds like hard times coming on.
“On a side note, I’m still getting JPFO alerts, and they’re posting some good articles. Two or three days after I see them elsewhere.”
Sigh. Poor Chris, JPFO’s long-time webmaster, basically IS JPFO these days. He and the alerts he cranks out all by himself are (far as I can see) the only activity left for JPFO. Other than the one Bill of Rights Sentinel they put out, the organization basically doesn’t exist any more.
Bill T. Gnrrr. I’ve had that happen also (though not with TZP alerts). Definitely aggravating; wish I had a solution. In my case when that happens I’ve found that changing settings on my email provider’s website is a better bet than flagging as “not junk” on Thunderbird. But I realize that won’t apply for everybody.
JPFO — the organization basically doesn’t exist any more.
Exactly what we feared, of course. Makes me want to cry.