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|The woman, a WND reader and longtime Amazon customer, said she had submitted information that she had purchased "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," she said she already owned "The Chronicles of Narnia" and she rated "Lady and the Tramp."|
"Brokeback Mountain popped up in those recommendations," she said. "A film I had absolutely no interest in. So I wondered what had caused this film to pop up."
She made a "snapshot" of the page, too.
"I can't see any reason for these movies to bring up a recommendation for a movie about homosexual lovers unless someone in Amazon has an agenda (especially in the IT dept)," she wrote.
"It makes no sense to me that this would just come up without being selectively programmed to do so," she said.
Several messages left with Amazon generated only an e-mail response, in which the company repeated its published policy regarding recommendations.
"We display recommended items in several areas throughout our store. To make these suggestions, we determine your interests by examining the items you've purchased, items you've told us you own, and items you've rated. We then compare your activity on our site with that of other customers. Using this comparison, we are able to recommend other items that may interest you," the e-mail said.
"Your recommendations will change regularly based on a number of factors, including when you purchase or rate a new item, as well as changes in the interests of other customers like you."
It also suggested a website link for further information.
"Usually, there's a clear correlation between the recommendation and your previous purchases, ratings, etc," the woman wrote. "In movies, the connection is usually a leading actor, movie's genre, the director, etc. But this totally blew me away!"
Also, from a link "Brokeback Mountain: The rape of the Marlboro man"
|The "Marlboro Man" campaign launched 50 years ago. Today, the powerful cowboy image is being used to sell us on another self-destructive product: homosexual sex and "gay" marriage.|
...Four years later, Jack sends Ennis a postcard saying he's coming to town for a visit. When the moment finally arrives, Ennis, barely able to contain his anticipation, rushes outside to meet Jack and the two men passionately embrace and kiss. Ennis's wife sadly witnesses everything through the screen door. (Since this is one of the film's sadder moments, I wasn't quite sure why the audience in the Portland, Oregon, theater burst out in laughter at Alma's heartbreaking realization.)
I'm from Portland and I know the answer but its a secret.
oops, almost forgot the link
I mean, you can be sitting there discussing your latest needlepoint project with your welding buddy, and simply saying the phrase "Brokeback Mountain" can make you laugh.
Anyway, this post is also funcioning as a sort of a hat tip to Jason Spaceman for posting all the WND (Suspiciously close to WMD??) articles.
Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far
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