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Why Google Didn't Put Up A 9/11 Logo Commemoration
self (Vanity Post) | 09-14-05 | imintrouble

Posted on 09/14/2005 5:37:46 AM PDT by imintrouble

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To: imintrouble
Americans must unite or we will lose our freedoms given to us by the lives of others in defense of those freedoms.

Oh BTW, we already have.

Heck, you can't even securely own property anymore.

I will email Google on the anniversary of the Eminent Domain decision to see if they put up a black ribbon. If they do not, I will take my negative-revenue business to another service! No wait, since I am using the service for free, maybe I should use Google TWICE as much since it will cost them more. Oh dear, what to do, what to do ....

51 posted on 09/14/2005 6:20:54 AM PDT by Stu Cohen (Press '1' for English)
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To: imintrouble

You want to switch horses from logos to content fine. Google "911" and "tributes" that's how they convey their content. Let me know if they have blocked all access to tributes of 911.


52 posted on 09/14/2005 6:21:03 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
Pssst. FR didn't have a memorial anything up either.

Simply not true. I don't know where you were on Sunday, but if you were on Free Republic I would think you wouldn't have missed them!

53 posted on 09/14/2005 6:21:09 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Jedidah

Thank you for your cautionary words.

The subject was brought up during our 9/11 Anniversary thread a few days ago. I had not thought of it at all and I checked Google myself to see if the statement was accurate.

I am not "offended" by others practicing their freedoms, yet how difficult could it have been to use some respect towards our tragedy.

Google has made billions on the backs of the American people....respect and responsibility are the backbones of freedom - not PC.

I too spent the day in quiet reflection and I am in agreement with your philosophical intention. I also could not ignore the fact that Google has been going political on a steady basis and have been using them for eight years so I do have a personal comparison.

If they are going to bias to the left as does AOL and AP then they should at least be honest about their offerings and use disclaimers.


54 posted on 09/14/2005 6:21:56 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: imintrouble

Maybe you should ask them to have a logo for pearl harbor day. Or perhaps, a logo for the duration of the entire siege of Khe Sahn.

Perhaps a Battle of The Bulge logo too.

Oh, and don't forget Kasserine Pass day.


55 posted on 09/14/2005 6:22:32 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: imintrouble

Clusty is great. I NEVER use Google anymore.

Why have large corporations and charities gone leftist?

I think it's because the young people they hire for their publicity and personnel departments have just emerged from totally PC universities.


56 posted on 09/14/2005 6:23:49 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: imintrouble
...like our logos to reflect the diverse, global nature of our user base...

Better move their corporate apparatus to a "friendly" muslim country.

Since they suck up so much in profits they can afford to take the UN with them!

57 posted on 09/14/2005 6:23:52 AM PDT by ElCapusto (For ENGLISH, press one.)
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To: proud American in Canada

Clusty the Clustering Engine. It's excellent.


58 posted on 09/14/2005 6:25:20 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

Thanks. I just placed Clusty amongst my "Favorite Places."


59 posted on 09/14/2005 6:27:24 AM PDT by ElCapusto (For ENGLISH, press one.)
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To: imintrouble
If they are going to bias to the left as does AOL and AP then they should at least be honest about their offerings and use disclaimers.

If you feel so strongly about this, simply don't go to Google anymore. Seriously, unlike the local electric and cable company, a website should be the easiest thing in the world to boycott. Just don't type in the URL.

If they offend you, by all means, don't visit their site. Problem solved. Really, it's just that simple. Why get worked up about it?

60 posted on 09/14/2005 6:28:11 AM PDT by Stu Cohen (Press '1' for English)
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To: imintrouble

"The pacifist actually refuses to defend what defends him; his country. In the final analysis this is the most basic immoral position." General George S. Patton


61 posted on 09/14/2005 6:29:27 AM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: imintrouble

Is there a decent alternative to google??

We can always express displeasure by switching services. For example, I think most of us in the 50 and older category, know that AARP is a socialist organization designed to separate the old from the young and to extract money from the younger generation to support our retirement. I am over 50 and was an AARP member briefly until I discovered their left-wing agenda--I have done without their benefits until recently; finding another organization offering similar benefits but abscent the socialist left-wing agenda--it is called USAnext.org Please check it out all you AARP members.


62 posted on 09/14/2005 6:31:45 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Conservatism: doing what is right instead of what is easy)
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To: imintrouble
"As an international company, we'd like our logos to reflect the diverse, global nature of our user base ..."

Yeah, because everyone in the world supports American Indepedence:



and Thanksgiving:


and our Election Day:


and Halloween:


and everyone celebrates Easter:


and finally ... everyone joins in and agrees with the philosophy of the Burning Man Festival:

Google was actually doing many more "international" logos in 2002 and earlier and has let them sneak out of the rotation in recent years.
63 posted on 09/14/2005 6:33:06 AM PDT by lpeterboyd (nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: imintrouble

What do you expect from a bunch of Socialist? After all some how these morons think we deserved it.

I agree with you its disgusting...


64 posted on 09/14/2005 6:34:44 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Patriot Hooligan
"The pacifist actually refuses to defend what defends him; his country. In the final analysis this is the most basic immoral position." General George S. Patton

Would somebody please tell my country that there is a big, gaping hole in the fence just to the south of me. Thanks in advance.

65 posted on 09/14/2005 6:35:27 AM PDT by Stu Cohen (Press '1' for English)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Please check it out all you AARP members.

I burnt my card too.

66 posted on 09/14/2005 6:35:30 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: gridlock

wikipedia.com, and snopes.com, are in the same boat


67 posted on 09/14/2005 6:45:52 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: imintrouble

That's why they put up turkeys on Thanksgiving.


68 posted on 09/14/2005 6:46:46 AM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: Cold Heart
Dogpile. Uses multiple search engines

Including Google.

Not a good choice for someone wanting to avoid using Google.

69 posted on 09/14/2005 6:51:19 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
It would only be 'outperforming the media' if whatever decoration Google had on their logo was news. Or was important. Or was meaningful in any way.

It is not.

70 posted on 09/14/2005 6:51:46 AM PDT by lugsoul (Sleeper troll since 1999.)
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To: gridlock

"I don't think they are going to be able to resist the temptation to try to use their successful position to start pushing the standard Idiot Lefty line."

What even scarier is that, as the primary research tool most people use anymore, they actually have the ability to influence thought, by controlling what hits they return to a given query.


71 posted on 09/14/2005 7:16:34 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Stu Cohen

Thank you for all your posts giving me advice about my rant this morning.

I understand that is allowed on FreeRepublic. If it were disallowed I would have heard by now.

What you suggest Mr. Cohen in all your passivity is that I am not a passive person. If I feel something is amiss I will speak up and wait for more advice from people who agree and disagree with me.

You obviously disagree with my method of speaking up - and that is your right sir, I respect it, regardless that you did not respect my right to speak up at all but demeaned it as hardly worthy of a topic.

That is the trouble in our world today - we slink off, disgusted by things we see and read and hear and never take a role in speaking up.

If we are wrong, no doubt people like you will soon change our minds if we are open to suggestion. I am open to suggestions and advice - that is why I frequent forums because learned people give advice on forums.

In this case you have not changed my mind, for you have offered slinking away and keeping quiet and making my concern seem unimportant.

That is not advice at all, merely negative dismissal.


72 posted on 09/14/2005 7:38:29 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: imintrouble

Please quit using google and start using clusty


http://clusty.com/


73 posted on 09/14/2005 7:43:21 AM PDT by sasafras (Want to get rid of illegals then take away all the benefits and penalize employers who hire illegals)
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To: proud American in Canada

Clusty - try it out, its very similiar, but I think in many ways better

http://clusty.com/


74 posted on 09/14/2005 7:44:48 AM PDT by sasafras (Want to get rid of illegals then take away all the benefits and penalize employers who hire illegals)
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To: KarlInOhio

how about clusty

http://clusty.com/


75 posted on 09/14/2005 7:45:48 AM PDT by sasafras (Want to get rid of illegals then take away all the benefits and penalize employers who hire illegals)
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To: South40
With Dogpile you don't have Google's opening page, which was the original complaint. With multiple search engines you negate Google's political choice of search. You don't get Google's advertisers. The question is does Google get the same credit if you access them directly as apposed to going through Dogpile.
76 posted on 09/14/2005 8:07:08 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: imintrouble
In this case you have not changed my mind, for you have offered slinking away and keeping quiet and making my concern seem unimportant.

That is not advice at all, merely negative dismissal.

I NEVER implied that you didn't have a right to post your rant. Surely you do. I simply replied to your rant ... as is also my right.

I think the reaon that so many major things go unsolved, is because people spend too much time wringing their hands over silly things. The Cowboy's lost, Google didn't put up the right "memorial" graphic, yada, yada, yada.

Meanwhile, as Google was responding to you, another 1,000 people crossed the border illegally (terrorists? Who knows?), 20 politicians we bribed, and 20 more homes were condemned for emminent domain.

I like your outrage, but for goodness sake, a freaking search engines decision to put a silly graphic on it's page isn't deserving of it, IMHO. If more eople directed that pissed-offedness in other directions ... there may not have been a 9/11 to "memorialize".

Frankly, I think it's a memorial to our own stupidity, and am glad Google didn't show it to the world.

And our borders are still wide open. I suppose Google should be working on a stockpile of graphics for the future unless we get this politically correct cluster***k under control.

77 posted on 09/14/2005 9:00:59 AM PDT by Stu Cohen (Press '1' for English)
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To: imintrouble
Thanks for the post. That writer, by the way, was me.
78 posted on 09/14/2005 9:05:24 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Stu Cohen

I agree Mr. Cohen but far more knowledgeable people write on these forums about the subjects you have suggested. I have been reading FD for years and rarely make commentary because I have little offer, and lots to learn. Generally someone will query the same question I have anyway so I watch and see how the thread goes.

We do have immense problems here and our frustrations with the lack of solutions being offered is hard to bear and I understand my topic was of such little importance in our world right now, but as you will see from the post following yours, another poster brought up the topic.

I also wondered why Google had neglected 9/11 and I then wrote to Google last Sunday. This morning received a reply. I felt it was ok to pass it along in hopes the original writer saw the topic.... I felt my little offering had no weight to it, that is why I didn't include it in the 9/11 thread which should be preserved for historical record.

Please do not judge me by what I write here, this isn't a doctorate class in government or political science or civics - and if it was, I would be writing even less - I am here to learn not to be derided for asking questions or writing opinions - even if they are ineffectual in your lofty world.

We all have our place in society to the degree which we can enrich others in diverse ways. I am comfortable with my personal contributions and rarely have reason to rant - even on unimportant topics.


79 posted on 09/14/2005 9:50:21 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thank you for bringing up that point. I too wondered why
it had been overlooked.

Google's exuse is lame but expected.

Clusty for me now as often as I can utilize it. Trouble


80 posted on 09/14/2005 9:52:15 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Stu Cohen

I completely concur with your observation.

"I wish to assure all of my officers and soldiers that I have never and will never criticize them for having done too much. However, I shall certainly relieve them for doing nothing." General George S. Patton

Sadly, close to 80 percent (if not more) of our elected officials should be relieved of their duty for doing nothing about the illegal invasion of our country.


81 posted on 09/14/2005 10:09:53 AM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: imintrouble
We all have our place in society to the degree which we can enrich others in diverse ways. I am comfortable with my personal contributions and rarely have reason to rant - even on unimportant topics.

Point taken. Please accept my apology.

82 posted on 09/14/2005 10:19:36 AM PDT by Stu Cohen (Press '1' for English)
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To: proud American in Canada

http://www.dogpile.com

http://www.clusty.com (particularly good for blog searches)

http://www.yahoo.com

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php (The way back machine, for old versions of pages.)

http://www.lexisnexis.com/ Not free, but the best if you want to search publications and public documents (court records, etc).

http://www.msn.com/ (This is Bill Gates, so politically there's no difference. Warning: It favors the liberal news sites and liberal chat boards.)






83 posted on 09/14/2005 10:25:32 AM PDT by TaxRelief (follow the money...)
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To: imintrouble

In defence of those freedoms, may I suggest the removal of the Democratic Party from our society? I'm unbiased, you understand.


84 posted on 09/14/2005 10:30:17 AM PDT by Eighth Square
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To: jdm

OK ... Now it's a race ... which happens first ... the Google commemoration of 9-11 or the opening of the Freedom Tower?


85 posted on 09/14/2005 10:33:39 AM PDT by sono
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To: Rodney King

And at least once a year, (unlike the Florists' Association sponsoring redundant "Valentine's" and "Sweetest" Days), an "Ambrose Bierce Memorial" misanthropic Cynic's, "Bah, Humbug" Day?


86 posted on 09/14/2005 11:00:47 AM PDT by MoJoWork_n (We don't know what it is we don't know)
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To: Stu Cohen

Acknowledged and thank you!


87 posted on 09/14/2005 11:39:07 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: CreviceTool

What search engine do you suggest for news, please?


88 posted on 09/15/2005 7:37:31 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (A scar is what happens when the world is made flesh)
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To: CreviceTool

Nevermind. Next time I will read further before I ask. My apologies.


89 posted on 09/15/2005 7:42:05 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (A scar is what happens when the world is made flesh)
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To: sasafras

Clusty use Yahoo's Overture engine (so in case you are not happy about Yahoo's politics, you'd want to stay away from Clusty too :)).

Overture was the original paid for search result and categorization engine back in the first internet bubble, and, frankly, not a very good one. Hence Clusty is not a very good tool for general search.

Clusty recognize that they are not good at general consumer search when compared to Google4, that's why Clusty's own biz model is not about going after general consumer search, but in categorizing corporate internal data warehouse (for which it's pretty good).


90 posted on 09/16/2005 11:47:02 AM PDT by Republican Party Reptile
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To: sasafras; squarebarb

Clusty use Yahoo's Overture engine (so in case you are not happy about Yahoo's politics, you'd want to stay away from Clusty too :)).

Overture was the original paid for search result and categorization engine back in the first internet bubble, and, frankly, not a very good one. Hence Clusty is not a very good tool for general search.

Clusty recognize that they are not good at general consumer search when compared to Google4, that's why Clusty's own biz model is not about going after general consumer search, but in categorizing corporate internal data warehouse (for which it's pretty good).


91 posted on 09/16/2005 11:50:38 AM PDT by Republican Party Reptile
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To: imintrouble

If you want to see there liberal bias in full display, go to www.google.com and type the word "Failure" in the search field, and hit the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button. SHould I tell you the result?











OK, it goes to the White House home page with President Bush's biography.


92 posted on 09/16/2005 11:56:40 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: imintrouble
Americans must unite . .

BS.

That's exactly what LBJ, Tricky Dick and any number of other would-be tyrants have always wished for, a united America where dissent is vanquished along with meaningful discussion.

You are wishing for that? You think talk of ending the welfare state, or closing the borders would even be tolerated under someone like Hillary if the country was "united?"

BTW, if you are mad at Google for not complying with your request for a 9/11 tribute, you'll blow a fuse with this:

enter "failure" in Google, then click on "I'm feeling lucky"

93 posted on 09/16/2005 12:07:43 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: logician2u

I believe you misread my word "unite".

Unity can be accomplished through honest debate with respect and responsibility - even to the point of compromise.

For the U.S. to break into ideological camps, as it seems our Congress has done since George Bush the Younger has been in office, I lay it at the Democrat's feet - they are wasting our time, the huge amounts of money we pay them to get the work of the country done in the best way possible.

Nothing can be perfect, and "United" to me doesn't mean forced, unquestioning labor or cloned mind-bend. It means this:

We must have the good of the country in our hearts - even with our divisions in the paths we take. But we must have love in our hearts for our country and not hate in our hearts for the leader and we must learn compromise to get that work done.

It seems our government has been on a track to destroy a man rather than run our business. That is not unity.


94 posted on 09/16/2005 1:47:54 PM PDT by imintrouble
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To: logician2u

I hope you have a great mind, because apparently we think alike in some things...see #92


95 posted on 09/16/2005 1:59:29 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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