A large percentage of the Amazon commission is currently set to go to our church. If you buy something on Amazon that we have linked to, our church gets about 4% of that purchase. We get about 1%. You get a product that you want, and we're all happy.
If you think the article is trash, don't click on the link. We don't have comments set up because we're trying to be real reporters of what we experience, and we don't want that tainted by opinions or people trying to direct you to their shopping sites. If you like to add your opinion to an article, there are a lot of sites out there that welcome comments. In theory, we value your opinions. In practice, websites that allow comments end up looking amateurish because the writers are not allowed to be the authority. While we are not infallible, we try to publish what we know
You might not like the constant ads you see on the internet, but it's really what keeps all the content free and accessible, so it's something we all have to live with. Unlike some sites, we will not just take content (by others or by the manufacturers) and republish it to get you here and then hope you click on links. We write our own content and hope that it is useful to you.