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Google's compromise: Sesame Street or the Berlin Wall?
Washington Examiner ^ | 11-9-09 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 11/09/2009 3:38:37 AM PST by theruleshavechanged

Google has always been surprisingly random in the historical events it chooses to highlight by changing the logo on the front page. All last week they chose to highlight Sesame Street by promoting different characters from the show to celebrate the T.V. show's 40th Anniversary.

If you follow these things, you'll know that Google celebrated the birthday of H.G. Wells, the USB code, Comic Con, and crop circles in the same way.

On today's anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, however, Americans get another Sesame Street theme featuring the "Count."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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KEYWORDS: berlinwall; google; sesamestreet
Cause Sesame Street changed the world. . . .
1 posted on 11/09/2009 3:38:37 AM PST by theruleshavechanged
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To: theruleshavechanged
I am sick of the Sesame Street hype. The best skit ever was the remake of the Michelle Obama visit where they call her husband out for the socialist creep that he is.

I believe SS taught a lot of kids to read and count, but has it also caused problems due to frequent left leaning bias?

The Wall coming down represents freedom for millions, SS is tripe.

2 posted on 11/09/2009 3:45:04 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

I switched all of my computers to Bing as a search default (I run 6-7 full-time). due to this political issue. Google sucks and I am not supporting whatever it is they are selling. As a consultant, I also suggest Bing for clients.


3 posted on 11/09/2009 4:07:53 AM PST by wireplay
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To: theruleshavechanged

I wonder if the heads of google are KGB agents or ex KGB agents.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 4:13:48 AM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Stepan12
I wonder if the heads of google are KGB agents or ex KGB agents.

Maybe. They've had no problem working with Oboma.

5 posted on 11/09/2009 4:16:08 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: theruleshavechanged

This thread is worthless without Pictures


6 posted on 11/09/2009 4:33:16 AM PST by The Klingon
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To: theruleshavechanged

This thread is worthless without Pictures


7 posted on 11/09/2009 4:33:58 AM PST by The Klingon
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To: The Klingon

8 posted on 11/09/2009 4:34:47 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: wireplay
"Google sucks and I am not supporting whatever it is they are selling. As a consultant, I also suggest Bing for clients."

"Bing", huh.
I'll try it, thanks.

Been using Dogpile as my default; however, it often doesn't deliver so I'm forced to use Google, anyway.

9 posted on 11/09/2009 4:38:59 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: wireplay

Bing is Microsoft’s attempt to compete w/Google. Right now it sux. I really hope they succeed, not because I care for Bill Gates’ politics any more than Google’s, but because the word “google” has become a verb and they have a practical monopoly on search, w/ something like 80% of the market. Competition is good, and they don’t have any real competition. Oh, and the Bing commercials are annoying. But good luck with that. Seriously.


10 posted on 11/09/2009 4:44:58 AM PST by publiusF27
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To: Landru

Use Bing for the fun stuff
If you want conservative hits use IXQuick

http://ixquick.com/

They don’t record your IP address so lots of conservatives are using them. If you want BC issues or an article on socialism, they are the way to go.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 4:48:16 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: wireplay

I’ve been using Bing for about a week and it seems to work pretty well. Previously, I had used Google, but Google Chrome didn’t seem to work very well on my computer and I got tired of their prompts for me to upgrade to Chrome all the time.


12 posted on 11/09/2009 4:53:21 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: netmilsmom

Thanks. I just added it. I’ll try it out.


13 posted on 11/09/2009 6:36:03 AM PST by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: theruleshavechanged

they honored that silly fossil Ida with their logo too.


14 posted on 11/09/2009 7:07:41 AM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: Tribune7

I use Bing for the fun stuff.
If I’m looking for a quote from Ann Coulter or the like, I use IXQuick. I’m happy with the results because all the paranoid people like me are using it so you get better conservative hits.


15 posted on 11/09/2009 7:08:25 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom; publiusF27; stephenjohnbanker; FBD; Jim Robinson
"Use Bing for the fun stuff If you want conservative hits use IXQuick http://ixquick.com/"

Got it!
GOD BLESS YOU, Mom!!!!!!! :^)
Thank you, I most certainly will.

"They don’t record your IP address so lots of conservatives are using them. If you want BC issues or an article on socialism, they are the way to go."

Perfect, bookmarked.

I noticed member PubliusF27 says Bing's owned by uSoft. Don't want to steer anything to uS any more than Google, for the same reasons.

OT: Your telling me of a genuine consrvative-oriented search engine website? Inspired me to repeat what I & others have been trying to tell conservatives for years.
Be fussy *who* gets their dollars! Who one chooses to spend their money with is no different than a vote. Probably has a bigger impact than a single vote, too.

In fact Robinson could really help his & all our cause by having a shopping section. Not unlike Amazon or Ebay where conservative businesses could pay a small fee for listing to garner hits; while, we conservatives keep our precious hard earned dollars out of the hands of liberals, socialists, fascists & any hybrid and in the hands of those we deem deserving. Especially, in these tight & getting tighter times?

Good grief, Mom. It'd be the vendor's responsibility for their website content, subject to approval *and* review.
Could be something as simple as a hyperlink TO a vendor's website.

Why not? It's "war". About damned time conservatives saw how much courage of conviction the otherwise fence sitter merchants who're more than glad to take our money while financing our enemies really stand.

16 posted on 11/09/2009 7:09:17 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: theruleshavechanged
Interesting. They don't have a logo, but they do have a link from the google.com page.

"View images of the Berlin Wall from the LIFE Photo Archive."

17 posted on 11/09/2009 7:14:32 AM PST by MetaThought
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To: theruleshavechanged; Talisker
I always hated Sesame Street. Scenes of urban decay, "celebrate diversity", and all the other claptrap.

Liberals don't like to be reminded of the evils of Communism, because they are trying to inflict that ideology on everyone, even today.

As Freeper Talisker reminded us:

PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

18 posted on 11/09/2009 7:21:29 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: wireplay

Same here. Bing is my homepage and I use them for all of my searches.


19 posted on 11/09/2009 9:52:42 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: SkyPilot

Sesame Street has been subtly brainwashing kids for two generations now. Unfortunately it’s working.


20 posted on 11/09/2009 9:57:46 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: theruleshavechanged

WTH is up with Google? They’ve had this obsession with Sesame Street since last week. It’s getting a bit old now Google!


21 posted on 11/09/2009 10:00:45 AM PST by weef
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To: Landru

Great idea!

I have to just add a bit of info about Bing though.
The reason why I haven’t gone to IXQuick for everything is because more adults seem to be on it than kids. If you want images of Hello Kitty or Webkinz, you will be left wanting on IXQuick.

However, I’m finding myself starting there anyway. This way, the hits I need get poked up. The more we use it, the better it will get.

I totally agree with you about conservative companies. It’s like picking Sam’s Club or Costco. I’ll go with the conservatives every time.

I would love a conservative Ebay, Netflix or Amazon to start up.


22 posted on 11/09/2009 10:06:52 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom
"Great idea!"

I thought so, too.
But it wasn't all mine, there were others. Long ago when many of us were attempting to brainstorm idea(s) for creating consistent revenue flow(s) for FR, outside the quarterlies.

The old man said 'No", has his reason(s) for not going in [that] direction. His judgment's always been pretty spot-on so never made a pest of myself. 'Cept this time & this time he responded as he always has. Ignored me. LOL!!

"I have to just add a bit of info about Bing though. The reason why I haven’t gone to IXQuick for everything is because more adults seem to be on it than kids. If you want images of Hello Kitty or Webkinz, you will be left wanting on IXQuick."

Lost me, my friend. Lemme echo back for content: You're saying IXQuick isn't up-to-date on matters of more youthful orientation? (I oughta be slapped for that... :o) )
Is that right?

"However, I’m finding myself starting there anyway. This way, the hits I need get poked up. The more we use it, the better it will get."

OK, makes sense.
But I have to tell you what happened to me when I pulled down the "search" dialog box. Am running XP, FWIW.
Dogpile's checked as my default. Clicked on, "Find More Providers" thinking IXQuick would be in there as a choice? Wrong.

Everything else, especially leftist weenie website engines, naturally. But nothing that could be described as "conservative".
Who knew. LOL

I HAD to bookmark it, anyway; because, there doesn't appear to be any way to enter another provider not appearing on uSoft's list.
HA, is that rich.
Either I'm doing something wrong, or, it's so typical.

"I totally agree with you about conservative companies. It’s like picking Sam’s Club or Costco. I’ll go with the conservatives every time. I would love a conservative Ebay, Netflix or Amazon to start up."

Oh my Lordy many of us would LOVE the chance to make a statement *and* buy the products we routinely use. Some of us spend mucho denaro monthly on everything from veal soup to leechy nuts. Really.

Robinson & company would make a few pennies off each hit. They'd pile-up fast, into dollars.
Heard a AM radio consumer advocate (Clark Howard) say the computer based referral programs hardly ever work, UNLESS, the website generates beacoup traffic. Wellllllll?

Not up to me, unfortunately.
C/would've been glorious, though.
It *is* an idea that to my knowledge has yet to be tapped into, and how many things in life can one say THAT about?

Good things await some daring & creative entrepreneur, eh? ;^)

23 posted on 11/09/2009 10:28:57 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Just FYI: The Berlin wall logo is on the Google homepage in Germany.

http://www.google.de/

I suppose its nice, but I don’t seek validation from search engines.

YMMV.


24 posted on 11/09/2009 10:47:38 AM PST by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney: Would you buy a used car from this huckster?)
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To: Landru

>>it’s so typical.<<

Nail = Head


25 posted on 11/09/2009 11:21:58 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Apparently they recently had one of the characters call fox news “trashy”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2009/11/09/sesame-street-jokes-fox-news-trashy-pbs-ombudsman-says-it-was-wrong

Hey that wins over the dumb old Berlin Wall coming down ending decades of oppresion in Europe, for Google.


26 posted on 11/09/2009 11:56:24 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: netmilsmom; FBD
>it’s so typical.
"Nail = Head"

My dear friend, FBD, yesterday he caught this blind squirrel having a located nut moment.
You just did it again for today too, Mom. ;^)

Guess that's as close to "transparent" as any of us are gonna get, huh. LOL

27 posted on 11/09/2009 12:46:19 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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