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Google denies special deal for Barack Obama
Politico ^ | 6/15/11 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau

Posted on 06/15/2011 5:56:03 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

Google denied Wednesday that it gave President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign special access to a new advertising program, something a sales representative from the search and advertising giant had claimed in an email to customers.

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KEYWORDS: 0bungle0jungle; adprhomos40bama; barackmagic; bedpartners; bias; cronycapitalism; dontbeevil; google; google4obama; messiah2entitled; obama; pigford2bribes4votes
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...when a staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee saw what appeared to be an Obama ad built on this technology on the RealClearPolitics website last month, she emailed a Google sales rep to ask about creating a similar ad campaign for Republicans.

The saleswoman, Sirene Abou-Chakra, replied by suggesting that Obama had a special deal.
“This is a pre-alpha product that is being released to a select few clients,” she wrote in an email, referring to the first stage of a product’s roll-out. “I’d be happy to get you into the beta if you’re interested.”

1 posted on 06/15/2011 5:56:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“don’t be evil” my ass..


2 posted on 06/15/2011 5:57:49 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: max americana

Could be a bribe.


3 posted on 06/15/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Recovering_Democrat

these Marxists will pull out all the stops for this election. Obama is already out burning the wings off AF1 attending fundraisers, the demos have an established network of secretaries of state and bussloads of volunteers to stand in line multiple times for “provisional ballots for the homeless”, they are experts at voter fraud


4 posted on 06/15/2011 6:04:10 PM PDT by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: Brilliant

So there are probably no ‘specific ‘ laws against this kind of stuff so when he gets defeated its time for the mother of all anti- trusts!


5 posted on 06/15/2011 6:05:12 PM PDT by databoss
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Google is thumbing its nose at America, of course, and its asssistance to Obama is robably a violation of some sort of campaign finance law, but, as we all know from the “non-hostilities” in Libya, the law doesn’t apply to Obama.

It’;s a great advantage to a president when he’s not an American citizen; he really doesn’t have to mind the constitution.

Obama’s a savvy operator, and, like Roman emprerors of old, has very well assessed the nation in believing that Americans just don’t care as long as they get their bread and circuses.


6 posted on 06/15/2011 6:08:15 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Election Night: Whiteboards Out, Holograms In

Thu Nov 6 08:56:59 2008 · 43 of 57
null and void to dilvish

Yeah, I’m figuring a decade to be “perfect”. Less to be “good enough”

“Good enough” now speeches and images will be replaced with “perfect” images later.

Look how the 0bama birth certificate kept getting new features every time someone said something (like the impressed seal, the cert number, etc) was missing.

It’s no accident that half a million google hits on image searches of “0bama birth certificate” were ‘disappeared’ between July 14 and July 17.


7 posted on 06/15/2011 6:08:57 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 875 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Online Operations Associate at Google
Founder and President at Doors of Opportunity
Sales & Marketing Intern at Ford Motor Company

Education
University of Michigan

Sirene Abou-Chakra’s Experience

Political Account Strategist
Google
Public Company; GOOG; Internet industry
April 2010 – Present (1 year 3 months)

Online media consultant for Political consulting agencies, candidates, and issue advocacy groups.
Online Operations Associate
Google
Public Company; GOOG; Internet industry
July 2007 – March 2010 (2 years 9 months)

Founder and President
Doors of Opportunity
Market Research industry
November 2005 – May 2007 (1 year 7 months)

Doors of Opportunity is an organization aimed at elevating underprivileged Arab American high school students in hopes of applying and enrolling at the University of Michigan.
Sales & Marketing Intern
Ford Motor Company
Public Company; F; Automotive industry
May 2006 – August 2006 (4 months)

Consumer Market Knowledge Extern
Procter & Gamble
Public Company; PG; Consumer Goods industry
August 2005 – September 2005 (2 months)

Sirene Abou-Chakra’s Education

University of Michigan
BA
Activities and Societies: Doors of Opportunity, Arab Student Association, Michigan Student Assembly, and others


8 posted on 06/15/2011 6:18:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Recovering_Democrat

DUh-bama was pushing the FDR model...funnel tax dollars to all your union goons, appoint all your commie friends and “spread the wealth” in specific districts to coast to a win in the next election. Too bad for him that this ain’t 1939 and that horse has already left the barn and even those within his own party know better.

Keep joking about “shovel ready” jobs and how you “didn’t expect” this or that...you forget you campaigned the first time to having all the answers and how the country was in the ditch just because you weren’t at the helm. Your own party now knows you’ve yanked the wheel of state further toward the ditch, jumped the shark and now are headed straight off the cliff.....JACKASS!


9 posted on 06/15/2011 6:20:42 PM PDT by RasterMaster (We the tax-payer subsidize DUh-bama's failures)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I use Bing for my searches. Google is totally in the tank for Zero.

(Yeah, I know, Microsoft is a lib outfit, too) But Google is worse.


10 posted on 06/15/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT by citizen (Romney+Bachmann I was thinking that during the CNN debate. Economic guy+Values gal. I like it a lot!)
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To: citizen
Ditto, remember when the scumbags at Google made the word "failure" direct you to George W. Bush?

Libs with lots of money, just what we need, atleast they are stupid and waste it on 747s, drugs, alcohol, hookers and God knows what else.

11 posted on 06/15/2011 6:30:24 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: citizen

Use IXQUICK for your searches, they don’t ever keep a record of your searches.

http://ixquick.com/


12 posted on 06/15/2011 6:31:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: KTM rider
they are experts at voter fraud

Yes, they are and their expertise has been perfected in the districts that they control.

13 posted on 06/15/2011 6:34:40 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: null and void
Also from Google in their "Images" search section during the 2008 presidential campaign. In the top picture is "Obama Rallies" v. "Palin Rallies"



Google_obama





No Google googoo bias? Google_Palin

14 posted on 06/15/2011 6:38:58 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So I wonder what the alternative to gmail is?

Cindie


15 posted on 06/15/2011 6:39:35 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Sounds just like Countrywides Democrat Senator Special Mortgage Program!!

Google and Obama have been bedmates for a long time.

The FIRST guest to the White House were the GOOGLE guys in January 2009.

During the Obama campaign they were seen collaberating with Obamas operatives in Chicago.

Google is all about control and knowing every inch of your life and so is the Obama administration.

As a Politico commenter points out: “ Notice the key words in their denials. They claim Obama hasn’t paid for the service, and Obama claims he hasn’t paid them for a service.

It was most likely given to him for free. So technically they’re telling the truth.”


16 posted on 06/15/2011 6:39:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: editor-surveyor

I will check them out! Thanks!


17 posted on 06/15/2011 6:48:00 PM PDT by citizen (Romney+Bachmann I was thinking that during the CNN debate. Economic guy+Values gal. I like it a lot!)
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To: gardencatz

Gmail reads all your mail to know what to advertise to you. It’s in the T&Cs that no one reads.

I wouldn’t use GMail if paid to. Really.

I search at famlis.com


18 posted on 06/15/2011 6:56:37 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Red Steel
lol

19 posted on 06/15/2011 6:56:52 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Google is lying.

That's why I use Yahoo for every search and several other services.

Yes, they have their problems too. They just aren't a subsidiary of Pax Obama.

20 posted on 06/15/2011 6:58:10 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: citizen

Me too - Bing is now my default search engine as well. I switched after they failed to honor / acknowledge our fallen heroes on Memorial Day for the second year in a row. Meanwhile they made sure to pay logo homage to Earth Day, Bastille Day, the Persian New Year, etc.


21 posted on 06/15/2011 7:01:30 PM PDT by WWRD
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To: Brilliant

Most likely it is crony capitalism.


22 posted on 06/15/2011 7:03:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Red Steel

Amazing contrast.


23 posted on 06/15/2011 7:04:02 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: null and void

Look up an old movie named “Looker” for a look at the future. 1981 starring Susan Dey, this stuff was foretold by hollywood that far back.


24 posted on 06/15/2011 7:04:34 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Progressivism, do something, or get used to it.)
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To: itsahoot

Will do.


25 posted on 06/15/2011 7:07:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 875 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: tcrlaf
It was most likely given to him for free. So technically they’re telling the truth.”

This free political ads stuff by Google has to stop, and ASAP.

26 posted on 06/15/2011 7:10:24 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Ryan Ruck

ping


27 posted on 06/15/2011 7:11:51 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Republic

ping


28 posted on 06/15/2011 7:12:30 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: pocat

pinging


29 posted on 06/15/2011 7:13:31 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’ve used google for years. I am about to go BING!


30 posted on 06/15/2011 7:20:41 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: gardencatz
Does your ISP provide a free mailbox service with your account?
(e.g., your_id@comcast.net)

I believe that most of them do, or at least they did. For example, using Comcast as our ISP we get 5 free mailboxes with the service.

I also recommend ixquick as a search engine.

31 posted on 06/15/2011 7:22:41 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Red Steel

Truly amazing graphic evidence of bias.

Google “Santorem” and you will find a “definition” so vile it should be censored in case a child looks him up. It has 2nd or 3rd position. You don’t even have to click to be nauseated.


32 posted on 06/15/2011 7:31:58 PM PDT by bukkdems (Polygamy is the essential evil of Islam.)
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To: zzeeman

Change your search engines...NO GOOGLE for me.


33 posted on 06/15/2011 7:33:01 PM PDT by OregonTide
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To: max americana

Bump.


34 posted on 06/15/2011 7:34:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: Red Steel

How did you get the search result to list the “title of pic” and its size. I just get pictures and nothing else.


35 posted on 06/15/2011 7:39:20 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: bukkdems

Try searching for santorum on bing or yahoo and you get the same result. It is nothing to to with google bias.


36 posted on 06/15/2011 7:39:54 PM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: editor-surveyor
Use IXQUICK for your searches, they don’t ever keep a record of your searches.

I've been using I X Quick for a couple of years now.

It gets the job done and doesn't track a user's IP address.

I still use Google Maps. Don't know if they track a user's searches but I probably should start using another Map app. Maybe Bing.
37 posted on 06/15/2011 7:41:27 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Cheerio

Those two image captures are from the summer of 2008. Google in the last year or so has changed how they present their image searches. It is now more efficient in the number of pics per search page, and apparently have left off the “title of pic and its size.”


38 posted on 06/15/2011 7:47:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Recovering_Democrat
bing.com - Give it a try.
39 posted on 06/15/2011 8:23:01 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Goggle is a big investor in rooftop solar. It is a great deal. Through federal and local tax credits along with utility investments, Goggle can earn 10 to 20 percent to finance highly inefficient generation of electricity. The utility investments are required by law in many states. In Colorado, Xcel Energy is guaranteed a 10 percent rate of return on its part of the investment. Democrats get lots of campaign cash, big business is guaranteed excess profits, labor cartels are guaranteed above market compensation, and rooftop solar owners obtain relief from escalating electricity rates. Who cares about the ratepayer and taxpayer shoulding the burden of this vicious cycle of legalized corruption? Since the government can print money without limit, the taxpayer has not been bothered to bear the burder of higher taxes and interest rates.


40 posted on 06/15/2011 8:57:08 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. Who’s going to punish them, after all? The FCC? LOL.


41 posted on 06/15/2011 8:59:00 PM PDT by Antoninus (Fair warning to the GOP--nominate a RINO and I'm going 3rd party.)
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To: businessprofessor

Please explain to me how harvesting a portion of free energy is “highly inefficient”?


42 posted on 06/15/2011 9:02:49 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 875 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s non-trivial that Google doesn’t honor D-Day. There is deep meaning hidden in that seemingly tiny event. As deep as the meaning in the photo of Barry not saluting the flag.


43 posted on 06/15/2011 9:07:24 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: null and void

Please explain to me how harvesting a portion of free energy is “highly inefficient”?

Is your question serious? Are you totally ignorant about the economics of solar power and rooftop solar in particular?

There is no free energy to harvest. Using solar power requires a costly manufacturing and installation process. Solar power provides little baseload and peak power. The payback period on non subsidized rooftop solar is 50 to 100 years, larger than the anticipated lifetime of the panels.

Your reference to free energy is directly from the left’s playbook. I hope you realize how ridiculous your question is.


44 posted on 06/15/2011 9:09:22 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: editor-surveyor

Unfortunately the ixquick search isn’t that great. I just did a quick comparison on a tv problem I was having and the google results were much more useful.

Those POS leftists do happen to have a good search engine.

Drat.


45 posted on 06/15/2011 9:12:56 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: businessprofessor

Compared to the cost of installing a coal, oil, nat gas, nuclear or hydro plant?

No, solar is not a be all and end all, but it is very low maintenance, no ongoing fuel cost supply.

Solar output coincides with peak A/C demand, and helps flatten the demand curve.

Right now, due to massive overproduction in China solar arrays are surprisingly inexpensive.

My 15 year old array and inverter have paid off their original cost. A new system would have an even shorter payback as the arrays are cheaper, the inverters are cheaper and the combined efficiencies are higher.

And THAT is assuming that “Under my [Obama’s] plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” doesn’t happen.

Take that bet at your peril.


46 posted on 06/15/2011 9:25:07 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 875 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: All; Recovering_Democrat
Open Secrets donor occupation "google," recipient "obama"

Total for this search: $578,199.00

Open Secrets donor occupation "google," recipient "mccain"

Total for this search: $11K

47 posted on 06/15/2011 9:44:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Why do I see "lieing" and "dieing" so often?)
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To: All

That’s 1.9% donations for McCain and 98.1% for Obama.


48 posted on 06/15/2011 9:46:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Why do I see "lieing" and "dieing" so often?)
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To: null and void

I do not believe your claim. Your numbers cannot be correct especially for a 15 year old system.

Here is a system quote given to me two years ago. The system was a 4.3 KW system. However, the typical peak output was less than 4.0 KW. The cost was $30,000. The system could save me about $1,000 per year in electricity costs. However, this savings is based on the utility being forced to offset my excess solar panel generation. The utility would not buy my excess power. Most of the power generated was during periods that I did not use much power. Without the utility offset, the electricity cost savings would be less than $500 per year. Thus, the unsubsidize payback is more than 50 years.

To entice me to buy the system, the utility was forced to invest $15,000 (it earns a healthy rate of return on this investment). I would also receive a federal tax credit about $6,600. I was told that the inverter would last 10 to 20 years. The solar panels decline about 1 percent per year.

There was a interesting economic analysis of the California initiative for 1 million rooftop panels. The estimated cost was $20 billion. This investment would provide little baseload and peak power. Thus, this investment would still need comparable backup capacity. During the winter, the system output would decline sharply.

Contrary to your assertion about peak power, residential solar does not match peak power needs very well. During the peak power demand hours (4 to 6PM), rooftop solar output declines sharply.


49 posted on 06/15/2011 9:57:37 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Red Steel

Wow. That’s eye opening. A picture/screenshot says a thousand words.

Great job.


50 posted on 06/15/2011 9:57:57 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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