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  • Google killed its April Fools' Day joke after it allegedly lost people their jobs

    04/01/2016 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rob Price
    Google has abruptly killed off one of its April Fools' Day "jokes" after it caused outrage online, with multiple people claiming that it lost them their jobs. The premise of the joke was simple. In Gmail, next to the standard "Reply" button, Google added a "Mic drop" button. Using it would reply to the email, archive it — and also add a GIF of a "Despicable Me" minion dropping a mic. "Email's great, but sometimes you just wanna hit the eject button," Google wrote in a tongue-and-cheek blog post explaining its purpose. "Like those heated threads at work, when everyone's...
  • April Fools Ain’t What They Used To Be

    04/01/2016 7:03:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-1-2016 | MOTUS
    We’ve reached the point in history when April Fools Day is irrelevant. With Facebook, Twitter, and the entire Obama administration we surely don’t need to wait for April First to be made fools of any more.Ask yourself, who needs April Fools: When John Kerry, in the wake of the Brussels ISIS attack, tells the world that ISIS was striking in Europe because they’re weak: “Its fantasy of a caliphate is collapsing before their eyes. It's territory is shrinking. Its leaders are decimated. Its revenue sources are dwindling, and its fighters are fleeing.” When Hillary tells us she’s “so sick of...
  • Chinese news agency tells readers to ignore April Fools' Day

    04/01/2016 7:00:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 9:53 AM EDT
    China’s Communist Party has a new target in its campaign against pernicious Western cultural influences: April Fools’ Day. “The so-called Western April Fools’ Day does not conform to Chinese cultural traditions or socialist core values,” the party’s leading propaganda organ, Xinhua News Agency, said in a brief message on its official microblog Friday. “Hope people won’t believe in rumors, start rumors or spread rumors,” the message concluded. …
  • Microsoft Vows to Stop All Patent Lawsuits and Threats Against Linux, Drops Existing Secret...

    04/01/2016 4:18:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Tech Rights ^ | 4/1/2016 | Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    IN an unprecedented effort to appease the GNU/Linux community, having launched a campaign of intimidation and coercion in 2006 (continues to date), Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella issued a public apology, posted in Microsoft’s official blog on Wednesday night. The apology did not name specific companies, but it did address Red Hat, Canonical and various device makers, primarily east Asian ones.Nadella stated in his latest blog: “Having come to this company and having witnessed its aggressive campaign of patent abuse against small companies, I have vetoed Bill Gates, decided to fire Horacio Gutierrez, and my colleagues shall reveal the secret deals...
  • A Change of Heart at the White House?

    04/01/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | April 1, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    During today’s unscheduled press conference President Barack Obama responded to a wide range of questions varying from race relations in the United States to the Russian incursion into Ukraine. The president spent over an hour answering questions from the White House press contingent, offering the frankest assessment of his administration’s policies to date. With regard to Israel the president came down strongly on the side of Israel and directed a stern warning against the Iranian regime in Tehran, advising the ruling mullahs that the United States stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel, our staunchest ally in the Middle East. The...
  • Can Grasshopper Farts REALLY Drive Climate Change?

    04/01/2015 1:54:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Nature World News ^ | 4-1-2015 | Brian Stallard
    Passing gas: it's a natural part of bodily function, and not one that's ever associated with doomsday scenarios. However, experts are finding that invasive insects are pumping out more gas than usual, helping facilitate warming in places that otherwise couldn't support them. Growing up to four inches (10 cm) in length, the vagrant grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens), also known as the gray bird grasshopper, is a pretty big bug. It should be no surprise, then, that it can pass some pretty impressive gas. "Fart jokes aside, this thing is practically a smokestack," Arnulf Fälschung, a Swiss entomologist currently working with the...
  • How to make America greater than any nation in history

    04/01/2015 2:57:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    April Fools Day
    The following steps need to be taken if the U.S. is going to achieve its best days. 1.) Universal white male guilt 2.) Free abortions for all women 3.) Gay marriage 4.) Trans-gender optional restrooms 5.) Reparations for Politically Correct victims groups. One last thing before you respond. Do you know what today is? That's right- HAPPY APRIL FOOLS' DAY!!!!!
  • Do You Believe in Miracles?

    04/01/2014 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It is an all-out Regime and media swarm on Obamacare. We are being pummeled. We are being beat upside the head. We're being beat on top of the head. They're hitting above the belt and below the belt. They're creaming us out there. 'Cause guess what? They hit their seven million. Overnight they got something like five million people to sign up. They got their seven million. The media's so excited. ABC News and Washington Post, in a piece de resistance, has a poll out that shows for the first time ever a plurality now favor and...
  • 9 April Fools Day graphics and memes for those non-pranksters out there...

    04/01/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-1-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • New Ecumenical English Missal

    04/01/2014 2:01:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Liturgy (NZ) ^ | 4/1/2014 | Bosco Peters
    UPDATED with some other sites telling this same story: Fr Z (Fr. John Zuhlsdorf), Pray Tell, The Telegraph,…A rumour has been growing about a possible review of the Roman Catholic missal translation, but no one anticipated the announcement of a New Ecumenical English Missal Project, which will mean that the words for the whole Eucharist will be the same across a number of significant English-speaking denominations.Pope Francis, ever taking people by surprise, in only the second year of his papacy, pointedly, on the feast day of a woman saint, St Theodora (April 1), is formally signing the declaration that he...
  • The Most Tragic April Fools Joke Ever

    04/02/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 65 replies
    Original Content | April 2, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    On March 31st, Easter Sunday, Google posted as their logo-based 'Doodle' a picture honoring far-left union activist Cesar Chavez. This was done instead of honoring the most important Christian holiday in America. Predictably, this led to a large and vocal backlash of Christians and conservatives who were angered that Google paraded out a leftwing icon, rather than acknowledge their Holy Day. The next day, on April Fools Day, I posted this thread, "Google Apologizes to Christians For Easter Cesar Chavez 'Doodle'". Sadly, it was an April Fools Joke.... and while I was delighted at the number of people I fooled,...
  • Mayhem Ensues as Gun Shaped Cloud Forms over Baltimore School: Community Looking for Answers

    04/01/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | April Fools' Day, 2013 |
    Mayhem ensues as gun shaped cloud forms over Baltimore school: Community looking for answers Park Elementary School in Baltimore is at it again—the same institution that suspended one of its grade schoolers for chewing his pop tart into the shape of a gun, is looking for answers in another ‘firearms’ incident that has shaken this fragile community. Last Friday, on a mildly overcast spring day, students in the progressive parochial school were enjoying their lunch recess when out of nowhere all hell broke loose. During a school wide game of kickball at roughly 12:30 in the afternoon the weather and...
  • Even the White House can’t change Easter’s meaning

    04/01/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2013 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture challenge of the week: Easter makeoverOn Easter Monday, the White House will host its annual Easter Egg Roll. Before you applaud the Obamas for maintaining the traditional celebration, consider how things have changed. This year’s theme (Why does Easter Monday demand a “theme” apart from Easter itself?) is “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” Yes, that’s right. The Egg Roll, an event that has been around for 135 years, acknowledging Easter’s importance in the cultural and religious lives of our people, has been reduced to a physical fitness promotion, with Michelle Obama as the Richard Simmons-style cheerleader. This year’s...
  • US Corporate Tax Highest in World Starting April Fools' Day

    04/09/2012 1:09:15 PM PDT · by next media · 1 replies
    Excerpted Blog USBC News Blog ^ | 2012-04-09 | Blogger on The USBC Wire Blog
    ...that system of taxation as created by Congress turns business accounting into a labyrinth where corporations have to waste manpower and income to constantly manage their tax situation while government receives reduced revenues that can't be anticipated from one year to the next. Multi-national corporations like GE can also use the complexity of the US tax system to manipulate the tax code by deflecting profits outside the US but maximizing deductions in their tax burden. The corporate tax situation has caused even a fiscal liberal like President Obama...
  • Highway 82 going underground through Glenwood

    04/01/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | April 1, 2012 | Juan Estrada, Staff Infection
    APRIL FOOLS — Flanked by dozens of out-of-work hardrock miners anxious to put their skills back to work, city transportation and Colorado Our Way or the Highway Department officials announced plans this morning for Glenwood Springs' version of Boston's infamous “Big Dig.” Instead of going forward with the planned Grand Avenue Bridge replacement, the Permanent Landing Team (PLT) has been meeting in secret at the CDOT Hanging Lake Tunnel command center for months hatching the new plan. It will involve tunneling from the north side of the Colorado River at the Interstate 70 Exit 116. The 1.5-mile underground passage will...
  • Sometimes the Democrats Do Make Sense

    04/01/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 1, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It’s easy to get carried away, looking at depressing statistics and thinking the worst of them, and be frustrated with the Democratic leadership’s seeming lack of concern for the well-being of the American people. But perhaps we shouldn’t look at these issues one by one, but rather, consider them as a whole, as a “total package”, as they do, and then they might indeed make more sense. For twenty years, Democrats argued that gasoline prices should be higher, and they worked as hard as they could to drive them up. Now that they’ve succeeded in their goal, it’s easy to...
  • Spelling Out How Liberals Are A Joke

    03/30/2012 12:08:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A = Anarchy P = Planned Parenthood R = RINO I = Pagan symobol L = Canadian Liberal Party F = Communist Fist (modified) O = Obama O = Peace L = Loser S = Scientology D = Democrats A = Atheism Y = Communism
  • Today is the proper Holiday for Atheists/Communists

    04/01/2010 9:40:28 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies · 273+ views
    Book of Psalms: Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. [KJV] ^ | April 1, 2010 | Vanity [based on email of unknown origin]
    According to this email [unknown origin], a Federal judge in Florida was hearing a complaint from an atheist. The filing by the atheist stated: "Christians and Jews have their Holidays - Easter/Christmas/Passover. We atheists do not have a holiday. This is unfair." The atheist was demanding a holiday for atheists. The judge responded [in responding to the suit]: "But you have a holiday. April 1 is the Holiday for fools. For it is written in the book of Psalms [14:1] that The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. [KJV]. You have April 1 as your holiday."...
  • The True Fools of April Fools Day

    04/01/2010 4:14:28 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 314+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 4/1/10 | DJP I.F.
    Today in America we have no shortage of fools. That is an obvious no-brainer. A fool is - in the Biblical sense - a stupid, wicked (especially impious), or vile person; fool(-ish, -ish man, -ish woman). A scoffer or reprobate, a despiser of Almighty God and all that is truly good. The secular definition of fool is: one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. In both cases we see that the fool is a sound rejecter of the Laws of Nature, and of Nature's God. What is Foolishness to Whom? Conservatives, conservatism, and the adherence to and acknowledgment...
  • TEXAS ORDINANCE OF SECESSION(Texas is going for it!)

    04/01/2009 8:38:45 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 172 replies · 7,077+ views
    State Representative | April 1, 2009 | FGS
    Texas Ordinance of Secession AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the Union between the State of Texas and the other States united under the Compact styled "the Constitution of the United States of America." WHEREAS, The Federal Government has failed to accomplish the purposes of the compact of union between these States, in giving protection either to the persons of our people upon an exposed frontier, or to the property of our citizens, and WHEREAS, the action of the Irresponsible States of the Union are violative of the compact between the States and the guarantees of the Constitution; and, WHEREAS, The...