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Google takes Easter heat over Cesar Chavez doodle
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 31, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker

Posted on 03/31/2013 3:18:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rather than Easter, Google's doodle today commemorates farm labor leader Cesar Chavez's birthday. That's brought much criticism, although Chavez himself was a devout Christian.

Google is taking heat for its Easter Sunday doodle – that cartoon modification of its logo that changes from day to day.

Today, the middle letter is a round portrait of the late migrant farm labor union leader Cesar Chavez.

Like many such doodles, it comes on the birthday of the subject. Mr. Chavez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona.

But appearing on Easter – one of the holiest days for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world – the Chavez Google doodle has set off a mini-storm of protest, including (inevitably) in the twitterverse.

Some examples:

“Unbelievable! Their true colors are showing! Yahoo here I come!”

“Damn Google…. No Easter wishes from those Atheists.”

“A huge BOOO!! to Google for making their holiday doodle about Cesar Chavez's 86th birthday instead of Easter (celebrated by over a billion).”

“I've got nothing against Cesar Chavez, but even Chavez was a Catholic. I doubt he'd want Google to recognize him on Resurrection Day.”

“Better a dead lefty, them a risen Lord.”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Religion
KEYWORDS: antichristian; cesarchavez; communist; easter; google; internet; unionthug
They had to know this would happen, which means it was a deliberate thumb in the eye to Christians.
1 posted on 03/31/2013 3:18:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 03/31/2013 3:20:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hundreds of millions of Christians? There are a billion Catholics alone.

There are more than 2 billion Christians.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/talking-sense/2013/mar/31/caesar-chavez-google-youre-kidding-right/

And though Chavez Day was proclaimed in 2011, a search of Google doodles for 2011 and 2012 does not turn up a Chavez doodle on march 31st. So did Google evade, perhaps show disdain for, in as obvious a way as possible, a celebration important to more than two-billion of the world’s people?


4 posted on 03/31/2013 3:21:58 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with those who say the best revenge is to use a competitor for future searching. I walked away from google when I discovered that google bigwigs were setting in Tahrir square and happily stirring the islamderthals of the Arab spring.

Bing for me thanks.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 3:22:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I e-mailed the bass turds to let them know my feelings.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 3:23:00 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: smoothsailing

Bing always has great patriotic backgrounds for national holidays.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 3:24:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I emailed them this afternoon and have now switched to Bing as my start up page and search engine.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 3:25:50 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: RummyChick

March 31 2012
http://www.doodlecollect.com/youtube-earth-hour-2012-4304


9 posted on 03/31/2013 3:25:58 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve used Bing for a long time.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 3:26:21 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cripplecreek

Google promotes all things liberal. Use another search engine whenever possible.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 3:27:28 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: RummyChick

april 8 2012 -easter

http://www.doodlecollect.com/eadweard-j-muybridge-4318


12 posted on 03/31/2013 3:27:47 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. Bing search page graphics are outstanding, especially the animated ones.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 3:30:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: cripplecreek

Try ixquick.com.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: cripplecreek

Wish I could find a competitor for my tablet. Google is its master.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 3:54:59 PM PDT by madison10
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To: smoothsailing

Bing it is.


16 posted on 03/31/2013 3:59:08 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agreed. It was a deliberate anti-Christian provocation by Google. Possibly inspired by Google’s pro-gay “marriage” stance?


17 posted on 03/31/2013 4:02:17 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is NO surprise.

Google and it’s employees are as MARXIST as it gets.


18 posted on 03/31/2013 4:09:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>hundreds of millions of Christians around the world

Yeah, hundreds of millions more Christians than muslims!! I bet Google wouldn’t skip a muzzie “holy” day like this.


19 posted on 03/31/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Google is not taking heat.

On Monday, their stock will still trade at $800.00 a share.

The value of the company will still be $600 billion dollars.

Not heat at all on Google.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 4:25:04 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Fzob

I am also a Bing-er now.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 4:25:10 PM PDT by esoteric
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To: smoothsailing

“Bing search page graphics are outstanding, especially the animated ones.”

Agreed! The moving image of the Japanese storks in the mist was just amazing. Made me wish I could buy a copy & display it on the wall.


22 posted on 03/31/2013 4:29:18 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

Or was it Japanese cranes? Is there even a difference? It was big whitish-gray birds w long legs in a lake covered w mist. Really, REALLY beautiful.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 4:30:27 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: John 3_19-21

Bing is Microsoft.

And Microsoft absolutely backs Gay Marriage.


24 posted on 03/31/2013 4:30:29 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: esoteric

You may be a Bing-er but every time you use Bing, it makes money for Microsoft and Microsoft funds efforts to impose Gay Marriage on Americans.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

Ballmer and Gates were big contributors to the Wash State gay marriage initiative.

Let’s be honest FReepers, 97% of the internet is controlled by statists, progressives, and crony capitalists.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 4:34:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://startpage.com/

It doesn’t track you like Google. It’s page is plain 365 days a year, which is fine by me.


27 posted on 03/31/2013 4:54:17 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Fantasywriter

This one from Thursday was fun!

http://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/LagoaMisteriosa_EN-US10981033449_1366x768.jpg


28 posted on 03/31/2013 5:02:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That pic didn’t move for me. It stayed frozen. I wonder why?


29 posted on 03/31/2013 5:35:32 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

The linked image I posted is a static version. You have to go to the Bing search page and click back 3 days using the left arrow on the bottom right of the page.


30 posted on 03/31/2013 5:42:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
I agree.. it's goo-, goo-, google good-bye!

I reluctantly stuck with google because you can narrow the search and it was real good at catching my spelling errors -- though it was extremely irritating when I spell it right and google substitutes (adds) what it thinks I really meant.

A cursory look at Bing shows similar features -- though I hope it does not add strings of characters for what it thinks I meant.

I have not found yet how Bing will let me narrow a search to a year or more in the past not including the current year.

31 posted on 03/31/2013 5:44:04 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: smoothsailing

I did click back to Thurs. I also saw it on Thurs. morning when it first/originally came out. It didn’t move either time. Until you mentioned it, I hadn’t realized it was supposed to move.


32 posted on 03/31/2013 5:47:11 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

Maybe it’s your browser, I see it moving when I use Google Chrome but it’s static with IE 9.


33 posted on 03/31/2013 5:56:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 03/31/2013 6:02:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: smoothsailing

I haven’t changed browsers since I saw the cranes moving, & I also saw the CA waterfall on the beach, which was great—especially the waves.

Otoh, when it comes to technical stuff I am a moron—& that’s not too strong a term. I asked my computer guy to switch me off IE & back to Firefox, which I love. He said he would but he didn’t. After my last mega-virus I’m terrified to make changes myself. I guess maybe I will never see this photo move, but thanks for all your input anyway.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: smoothsailing

It could also be my Security setting. It’s some ‘custom’ type setting, which the computer guy, not me, did. I read that I would need to change it to ‘default’ to see certain things, but I didn’t do it. As I said, I’m in terror-mode after the last computer-virus meltdown, so everything stays as the repairman left it.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 6:08:14 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

One last thought. When you went to the picture did you notice controls in the bottom center of the page? (Left, Right, Up, Down arrows and + - zoom in out buttons)

If you see them, see if you can get them to work.


37 posted on 03/31/2013 6:13:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

At the bottom center of the photo there are no controls. No arrows, no zoom. (& this is not the static pic you linked; this is the one I got to by scrolling back through the days to Thurs.)

It’s got to be Security setting. The custom setting the repairmen used probably blocks a lot of things. I went to a site where I used to see moving images & I saw everything except the movable images. I suppose I could call him tomorrow & ask if the setting can be moved back to default. But likely that was the setting when I got the virus, so I’ll have to weigh it.


38 posted on 03/31/2013 6:23:25 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

I wish I could have been more help. I’m no tech wizard by any stretch but I think you’re certainly wise to leave things alone until you check with your repair guy. FRegards! :)


39 posted on 03/31/2013 6:32:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for all your input. At least now I know the underwater diver/grotto is supposed to move, which I hadn’t realized before. I’m curious enough to figure out a way to see it, even if it just means dropping in on a friend. Thanks for the heads up!


40 posted on 03/31/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

My pleasure! Good Luck!


41 posted on 03/31/2013 6:40:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I notice that Bing now has FR links not long after we post.. this thread for example can be found on Bing.

I had tried to find FR threads months ago but Bing just didn't have it; google has long had FR updates within minutes.

Another plus for Bing.

Goo-, goo-, google good-bye. This time I mean it. It looks like Bing can match you on most features.

42 posted on 03/31/2013 9:07:06 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: cripplecreek
Bing always has great patriotic backgrounds for national holidays.

Would you chose a car dealership based on the color of the building's trim?

43 posted on 04/01/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

If that competing dealer was actively working to spread islam around the globe like google has, yes.


44 posted on 04/01/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Bing has a great animated background today that slaps at google.

Its got the Easter Island stone heads grinning. LOL


45 posted on 04/01/2013 8:07:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Fantasywriter

Did you see Bing’s search page yesterday?

http://www.bing.com/az/hprichv/Easter_Island_06_EN-US.ogv

What a hoot! (and a great slap at Google!)


46 posted on 04/02/2013 7:00:40 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Hi again! I’m sorry it took so long to write back. Believe it or not, I was able to see the expressions move on the Easter Island statues. I LOVED it!

I wanted to ask you a question. Re: the diver in the grotto. Does the image actually move [i.e.: I’m thinking the bubbles & fish, primarily], or is it just a matter of being able to pan around the grotto & see it from all angles?

I looked at it through Google Chrome, as you suggested, & while the image itself didn’t move, I was able to pan around the entire grotto. It was amazing!

Thanks for your help!


47 posted on 04/05/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter
I looked at it through Google Chrome, as you suggested, & while the image itself didn’t move, I was able to pan around the entire grotto. It was amazing!

That is exactly the way I saw it! It was a moving panorama, but not animated. I'm glad you saw it too, I didn't want to think I was hallucinating! LOL!

48 posted on 04/05/2013 8:02:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

To think you had the right solution straight out of the gate—using Chrome. For some reason I didn’t try it then, but I tried it today. I’m so glad you brought the grotto pic to my attention. I really enjoyed seeing it from so many different angles. I like the mist over the lake today also. Very evocative.

Thanks again!


49 posted on 04/05/2013 8:24:55 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

50 posted on 04/05/2013 8:27:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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