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Google Draws a Blank for Memorial Day
Gateway ^ | May 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/26/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT by george76

Google frequently decorates its logo to celebrate various holidays and special events.

Last year Google honored Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday.

Last week Google celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube.

But Memorial Day this year drew a blank.

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Meanwhile, here’s the Bing homepage today.

Well done.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evil; google; snub
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1 posted on 05/26/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Not surprising.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 7:55:41 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: george76

I use Bing and loved what they did today.

Screw Google.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 7:59:26 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: george76

Only one reason of so many why I almost never use google.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 7:59:40 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: george76

Even white stenciled G.I. styled lettering over an olive field might have given the appearance of at least caring in the slightest.

Up yours Google.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 8:00:48 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: RandallFlagg

I expect nothing less from Google... and when it’s Anal Sex Appreciation Day, it’s all rainbows and unicorns.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 8:01:15 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: george76

Hmmm....Gateway Pundit doesn’t have a graphic honoring Memorial Day veterans either.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: george76

Switched to make bing he screen

Google joins administration BO to dis our military and fallen

They do it to gain customers. Wrong kind


8 posted on 05/26/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT by stanne
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To: george76

Yeah, it was much too tough for them to come up with a logo to honor our heroes, but I’m sure they’ll be able to come up with one for National Typewriter Day or whatever nonsensical days of celebration coming up.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 8:03:48 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: george76
I rarely use Google anymore. Google intentionally does this, it reminds me of Isaiah 5:20: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
10 posted on 05/26/2014 8:04:12 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: george76

I’ve fired FireFox and will never use another Mozilla creation. Firing google leaves me with Safari which is a terrible browser.

What next?


11 posted on 05/26/2014 8:06:35 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: george76
I use Dogpile and they are honoring The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Looks like I'm switching to Bing.
12 posted on 05/26/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: george76

Liberals showing their true colors.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Someone explain why {the MSM} uses the term liberal to describe totalitarian sociopaths? BruceinOz)
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To: Fungi

Every time I use google to look up something I seem to get ads about the product or place.

Try it, google a location, hotel, object - all of a sudden the pop-ups start.

I think it was here on FR, someone reported they used the word ‘nitpicking’ and for a while got popups for head lice medicine.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 8:09:04 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: george76

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? OR WHERE THIS IS?

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.

The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad.

Kalat was so grateful for the America's liberation of his country; he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors.

Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.

To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrades in arms.

Do you know why we don't hear about this in the news? The media avoids it because it does not have the shock effect. But we can do something about it.

We can pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference.

And please pass this on!

15 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:19 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: ladyjane
After a recommendation by a freeper to use Abine no-track, that does not happen anymore.
16 posted on 05/26/2014 8:12:54 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: george76



17 posted on 05/26/2014 8:15:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wow, switching to Bing then.

Had enough of these libtards.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 8:17:31 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Antihero101607

Their heart’s just not in this patriotism stuff.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 8:19:46 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: LibsRJerks
Sadly....I imagine that they simply overlooked the VALUE and Import of the day ..being self absorbed progressive elitists


20 posted on 05/26/2014 8:22:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Rodamala

It is lost on these liberals that the only reason they could have a company like “Google” in the first place, is because of the Patriots that gave them the right. Sadly, the Progressives will never get it...until they achieve their ultimate aims of destroying our way of life, and they will be rolled into the darkness they created.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: null and void

Check Snopes.


22 posted on 05/26/2014 8:26:03 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: 4yearlurker

http://player.vimeo.com/video/42943832?autoplay=1&wmode=opaque


23 posted on 05/26/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: george76

24 posted on 05/26/2014 8:33:47 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 4yearlurker

Surprised at ‘Dogpile’...they have used patriotic themes in the past...must be some infiltrators from Google on the payroll. Interesting that you saw a homage to the NHL playoffs...when I check in at Dogpile; their ‘Cinco de Mayo’ page is still up. Go figure. As for ‘Google’..? Well...I prefer not to use the language that describes them adequately.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

I use ixquick and bing, I avoid google as much as possible.


26 posted on 05/26/2014 8:39:17 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: george76

Thanks to DuckDuckGo, I pretty much have no need for google.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 8:39:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Sequoyah101

I got rid of Mozilla when the thought control commissars took over. I have used Opera ever since. I will not use Mozilla again.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 8:41:53 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: null and void

Are you also blocking Google Analytics? That’s where a good portion of their income is derived from. I use Opera browser and even on the create Reply page Google Analytics is there. I use Ghostery to block them.

Ghostery found
the following:
more info
Google Analytics
http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js


29 posted on 05/26/2014 8:46:44 AM PDT by Justa
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes I am seeing a dog in a Hockey uniform with a hockey stick.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 8:49:03 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Fido969

Most stuff on Snopes belongs in the same ashcan as Google.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 8:51:12 AM PDT by snowtigger
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To: null and void

So many Americans have their perception of the Iraq war from the insurgents’ and supporting media point of view.

In 2004 when we convoyed throughout the southern part of the country we were often mobbed by cheering crowds whenever we got stuck in traffic. But the media focused on Fallujah, Ramadi and insurgent strongholds in Baghdad. All they cared about was Coalition and Iraqi deaths at the hands of the insurgents they supported.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 8:52:49 AM PDT by Justa
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To: combat_boots
Reason #458 of why I use Bing instead of Google:


33 posted on 05/26/2014 8:52:57 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: george76
These anti-Google threads always pop up around the holidays and I'm always amused by them. What do you guys care about how some private sector tech company chooses to decorate their web page on the holidays?

Anybody that knows more than a little bit about Google will know that they take pride in going off the beaten and predictable path. So yes, their "doodles" are going to often surprise you and commemorate the birthday of some obscure zoologist or the Independence Day of some African country you never heard of. What they aren't going to do is put up the same tired cliched images that you would expect on the "traditional holidays."

It's just Google being Google. Founded by a couple of overgrown kids who still roller blade around campus and come up with wacky concepts like geeky looking glasses that record video and cars that drive themselves. Sometimes their wacky ideas work and sometimes they don't. But they aren't afraid to shun the conventional and dare to be different.

Plus, they are billionaires many times over and really couldn't care less that some of us get our panties in a twist because they didn't come up with a special doodle for Memorial Day.

34 posted on 05/26/2014 9:00:57 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Sequoyah101
We've been running Pale Moon lately. It’s based on
Firefox but it's open source so it not related to the actual Mozilla Firefox people.
35 posted on 05/26/2014 9:03:15 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: 4yearlurker

Now the ‘Cinco de Mayo’ image is gone; replaced by the generic dog with a ball.


36 posted on 05/26/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Justa

I am now.


37 posted on 05/26/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: george76

This isnt the first time.

http://www.redstate.com/diary/barrypopik/2010/05/31/google-fails-to-honor-memorial-day-or-does-google-do-the-right-thing/


38 posted on 05/26/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: george76
Well then, here's how we spent part of the weekend:
39 posted on 05/26/2014 9:05:06 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Sequoyah101
What next?

A version of Pale Moon that runs on a Mac, I hope!

40 posted on 05/26/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: george76

Sadly, duckduckgo also did not recognize Memorial Day.

KYPD


41 posted on 05/26/2014 9:05:49 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: george76
It's as if Google is deliberately rubbing our noses in the fact that they have no regard for such overtly patriotic celebrations.

They truly are the scum of the earth.

42 posted on 05/26/2014 9:05:51 AM PDT by sargon
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To: george76

I hate gargoyle (as I call it).

I try to avoid it at all cost, including closing my gmail account and using other search engines. I would love nothing better than to see them crash and fail.

But they’re only getting stronger.


43 posted on 05/26/2014 9:07:28 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Sequoyah101

http://alternativeto.net/software/palemoon/?platform=mac


44 posted on 05/26/2014 9:13:08 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: george76

Pretty disgusting.


45 posted on 05/26/2014 9:14:25 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: george76

Money doesn’t buy class.


46 posted on 05/26/2014 9:28:13 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: george76

Thanks for sharing. I only use Bing and really like it and appreciate that they always have appropriate pictures up for holidays. My nephew likes the pictures and likes to click on the interactive boxes - good learning experience (for me, too). Won’t use Google - too many privacy issues.


47 posted on 05/26/2014 10:17:47 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: george76
Not typically a fan of Bing and Microsoft. (I'm a Linux/Android kind of guy) But that is just an OS and software thing. I'm really just a practical and pragmatic "use what works" engineer at heart.

This dissing America is a much bigger issue. Been using Bing at work (long twisted IT story), and like it. Well Google, Bing just became my default search engine for use at home too.

48 posted on 05/26/2014 10:19:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Sequoyah101

I use Internet Explorer


49 posted on 05/26/2014 10:20:01 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: ladyjane

I use Internet Explorer and almost all pop-up ads are blocked (not sure if it does it automatically, or if one needs to click on their settings to do so - - not much of a techie - - it just works for me).


50 posted on 05/26/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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