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*VANITY* What's up with Google dot com?
01-18-12 | Me

Posted on 01/18/2012 5:33:14 PM PST by Kevin in California

If there's already a previous thread on this, I apologize.

My question....what is up with Google dot com? What's with that big black square covering their logo on their search site? Am I missing something here?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: pipa; sopa
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1 posted on 01/18/2012 5:33:17 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

SOPA protest


2 posted on 01/18/2012 5:34:10 PM PST by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Kevin in California

SOPA protest


3 posted on 01/18/2012 5:34:38 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Kevin in California

Where’ve you been all day?


4 posted on 01/18/2012 5:34:38 PM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: Kevin in California

Google, Wikipedia and other sites are protesting the heavy handed PIPA and SOPA bills that would let Nobama Czars shut down any website until it proves its innocence.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 5:35:29 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Kevin in California

Yes. You are missing something.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 5:35:29 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Kevin in California

SOPA protest. Same with Wiki and others.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 5:36:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Fawn

Easy there Fawn...I’m a nice guy. :-)

I’ve not really been online much the last day and a half and have fallen behind on current events.....there’s this thing called work that’s gotten in my way.

Have a good day and thanks. :-)


8 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:07 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

SOPA protest.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:11 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Kevin in California

SOPA protest.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:11 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Kevin in California

Take a look at Wikipedia for another protest.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:39 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Fawn

or for the last month for that matter.....


12 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:55 PM PST by Nifster
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Now WHAT do they have against SOUP!!??


13 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:55 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (The top leading CONSERVATIVE as of today in terms of 2012 GOP convention delegates, is RICK SANTORUM)
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To: Kevin in California

You must not be logged in...:)


14 posted on 01/18/2012 5:37:58 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Kevin in California

SOPA protest.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 5:38:16 PM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
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To: Kevin in California
I hacked them. ;)

Actually, it's the protest.

In other news, Franco was deposed and is still dead. Sulfa drugs have been replaced by penicillin, and gold has been de-regulated, in case you missed those stories.

/johnny

16 posted on 01/18/2012 5:38:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: omega4179

Yeah, which is funny because these are the same bunch of jackasses who just HAD to have Obama be president in ‘08.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 5:38:59 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Kevin in California
Photobucket
18 posted on 01/18/2012 5:40:05 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Kevin in California

Don’t ask questions. Just click on it and sign the petition.

Thank me!


19 posted on 01/18/2012 5:40:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Not SOUP, they are protesting SOAP


20 posted on 01/18/2012 5:41:05 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kevin in California

Hollywood pays millions of dollars to very bad actors and actresses to “star” in horrible movies with horrible plots and writing that don’t make any money. The music industry pays millions of dollars to worthless singers to make very bad music that no one wants. News services don’t present the news they make it. So instead they blame the INTERNET for their bad money loosing decisions. SOPA and PIPA would make you at fault in all this.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 5:41:21 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Kevin in California
SOPA protest.

Thailand?

22 posted on 01/18/2012 5:42:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Kevin in California
Kevin - watch this thread.
23 posted on 01/18/2012 5:43:05 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Just Portuguese soup.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 5:43:31 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: Dallas59

If you want to know what “crony capitalism” looks like, look no further than SOPA and PIPA.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 5:43:41 PM PST by filbert (The GAME is still ON. The player isn't the game. The game is the game.)
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To: Baynative

Baynative, thank you bud.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 5:44:36 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California
they have some bizarre, touchy-feely ads in the subway, too.

hey, it's a gigantic corporation run by children. Why not trust it?

27 posted on 01/18/2012 5:46:05 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (eat more possum.)
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To: Kevin in California

You could click on that black box and find out.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 5:46:28 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Truth29
"Take a look at Wikipedia for another protest"

The funny thing is, if you want to use Wikipedia today, you can simply use the "cached page" feature on Google to access the info you're looking for.

Been doing it all day (or at least as often as I've needed to go to Wikipedia) ;-)

29 posted on 01/18/2012 5:48:54 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: Kevin in California

Digital black arm band, covering the badge of “freedom”, as brought to you by those patriots at google who caved to the chicoms demand for censorship but now wish to express solidarity with the people.

I know it’s confusing but liberals usually are.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 5:48:54 PM PST by One Name
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To: Dallas59

Ever notice that when others share the music it’s a business but when a suicide or mass murder occurs because of the music it’s “art”?


31 posted on 01/18/2012 5:49:21 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Kevin in California

"it's a look inside of Odumbo's head

32 posted on 01/18/2012 5:49:41 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kevin in California

all English Wikipedia sites are completely down also.

Thank God Google and Wiki and others are making a LOUD noise about this fecal mater of legislation (SOPA).

As written, batrry the zero, skeletor pelosi, barney frank or any legislator with an ax to grind could shut FR down with a single email (ironic, eh?)


33 posted on 01/18/2012 5:52:22 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Yeah, which is funny because these are the same bunch of jackasses who just HAD to have Obama be president in ‘08.

Ironic, isn't it? Kinda like the same thing the Dems in Congress found out the first time Obama started to ignore them and take "reign" over the country and make decisions on his on in true Dictatorship fashion.

Like the old saying: "Be careful what you wish for."

34 posted on 01/18/2012 5:53:12 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Kevin in California

I thought it was International Electrical Tape Day.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Kevin in California

Why are you using Google?


36 posted on 01/18/2012 5:53:59 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Kevin in California

There is always someone who doesn’t get the word d;^)


37 posted on 01/18/2012 5:54:16 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

38 posted on 01/18/2012 5:56:04 PM PST by maggief
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To: Kevin in California

I see that you’re from California. Been smoking crack with your main man Sheen?


39 posted on 01/18/2012 5:56:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: omega4179

Wow they are going against Obama just wow!


40 posted on 01/18/2012 5:56:56 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: smokingfrog

I wrote to my congressman and tried to write to my senators (either from Google or Wiki, I don’t remember which) and the Senate e-mail was down! I guess that means it couldn’t handle the complaints.

So if you got that message when you tried to write to your senators, try again!


41 posted on 01/18/2012 6:00:26 PM PST by livius
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To: Kevin in California

Post vanities at your own risk! (Not to worry, I got flamed a few times myself);>)


42 posted on 01/18/2012 6:02:19 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: MinorityRepublican

That’s a rude question. One doesn’t toke and tell.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 6:02:19 PM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“Google, Wikipedia and other sites are protesting the heavy handed PIPA and SOPA bills that would let Nobama Czars shut down any website until it proves its innocence.”

Could be a win-win.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/01/obama-could-lose-some-support-in-hollywood-over-sopa.html

Two senior entertainment executives and Obama donors, who declined to speak on the record, said they would not give the president’s reelection effort further financial support because of his opposition to key parts of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

The two bills have been aggressively supported by the Motion Picture Assn. of America, which is Hollywood’s chief lobbying arm, and entertainment industry unions, as a way to combat global Internet piracy. But the two groups have received serious push back from a coalition of top Internet companies that argue the proposed bills are poorly designed and don’t have adequate civil liberties protections.


44 posted on 01/18/2012 6:04:02 PM PST by maggief
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To: Kevin in California

Are you logged in?


45 posted on 01/18/2012 6:11:30 PM PST by FishinTX
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To: Kevin in California

I would answer your question, but I’m protesting SOPA today.


46 posted on 01/18/2012 6:15:13 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Kevin in California
Use their Advanced Search - it works fine.
47 posted on 01/18/2012 6:17:18 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: maggief

Wow!

Hey BTW some of the stuff leaked out on Obama in recent books sounded like the UM Insider stuff.


48 posted on 01/18/2012 6:19:25 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Kevin in California

Try, Bing.com

Great site.


49 posted on 01/18/2012 6:32:56 PM PST by FishinTX
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