Nov 25, 2009 Political
Google has taken to explaining why racist and anti Semitic items come up when its search engine is used. Google explained that searches from the internet sometimes produce “disturbing content.” This is true and no one should blame Google because of the results. The company is in the business of producing a list of results that match criteria. It is not responsible for the content, just the ability to find it.
I can’t see why anyone would even blame the company. Google does not put the content on the web it just makes it easy to find content that is there. Google is not responsible for the image of Mrs. Obama that morphs into an ape. The person who put it up is responsible. I understand the whole ape picture racist issue and I know people got upset when Barry Obama was portrayed as Curious George (he does look like him) even though the picture was not meant to be racist. I can understand why people would be upset with a picture of Mrs. Obama turning into an ape though it baffles me.
Does not the left tell us we all evolved from non human primates? Well, that is an issue for another debate at another time.
Besides, Mrs. Obama is a Klingon.
Well Big Dog, why is Google untruthful?
It is because of this statement:
“Accordingly, we do not remove a page from our search results simply because its content is unpopular or because we receive complaints concerning it,” Google said. News 24
The problem is that this statement is untrue. Google owns Blogger, the free blogging platform that allows anyone to publish to the web at no cost. During the presidential campaign blogs, hosted on Blogger, that were critical of Obama in any way, shape, or form were deactivated.
Blogger uses a link that allows people to flag offensive content. Obamabots would visit sites that were critical of Obama and flag them. Google would deactivate the accounts and it took days to weeks before the owner could get the content back up. Many people went to hosted services because of this.
Google claims that it does not remove content because it is unpopular. Admittedly, they are talking about search results, but removing blogs because their content is unpopular is no different. And there have been accusations that Google has removed certain things from search results because of the content. I do not know about that but the company certainly deactivated Blogger accounts because of content.
The folks at Google are unabashed Obama supporters and that is perfectly fine. In America you can support who you want. Blogger belongs to them and if they want to block accounts critical of their messiah then they can do so but it is dishonest for them to claim they don’t block content.
Google allowed several Google Bombs that were disparaging to George Bush to remain up for a long time. When one was put up for Obama it came down pretty quickly. Once again, it is their business but they should not pretend they do not censor certain items or that they do not remove content. Google claims to have fixed the Bush Google Bomb two years ago but searches for miserable failure brought up his bio page (off and on) up to his last days in office. It was not until that search redirected to Barack Obama’s bio that Google fixed it. This article describes the issue in some detail. Suffice it to say that it was fixed after Obama started showing up in the miserable failure Google Bomb.
As for the racist or anti Semitic results, Google is not responsible for them. If you don’t like the content then navigate away from the page.
And Google, try to be more honest.
Mar 9, 2009 Political
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia where people can enter items. The items are supposed to be sourced and verifiable but there are often entries that are inaccurate or contain opinion rather than fact. I, as well as a number of people, use Wikipedia as a source for information but I do not accept it as the sole source and often poo poo people who cite it when the information conflicts with more reliable sources.
The Wikipedia people would have you believe that they are concerned with accuracy and that they monitor entries to ensure that only truthful information is added. However, their practice is far from the truth.
Wikipedia is scrubbing the entry on Barack Obama to ensure nothing about him is negative. When a negative entry is made it is scrubbed within minutes even if it is 100% accurate. The person making the entry is banned from entering items for three days. The Obama entry has been scrubbed of any items containing information about the controversy surrounding his birth certificate. One can argue if he is a citizen or not and it would be conjecture or opinion because it has not been proven but mentioning that the controversy exists and that there have been lawsuits over it is factual.
Additionally, there is no mention of Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers. One entry with Ayers’ name was deleted and the user banned for three days. This was the entry:
“He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge.” WND
There is nothing in this entry that is disparaging and it contains completely factual information that was all discussed during the campaign. Obama did not deny any of this and it is a matter of public record.
The problem seems to be that Bill Ayers is mentioned. It seems that the administrators at Wikipedia do not even want that name mentioned so any information, no matter how accurate or relevant, is deleted.
This is a matter of rewriting history. The Wiki folks are presenting a glowing picture of Obama by ignoring the other facts that make the man who he is. Unfortunately, there are millions of people who think Wiki is the be all, end all in information and they will take what is written there as gospel.
Google scrubbed a Googlebomb about The Evil Won (the same Googlebomb about George Bush that it left up for years) and now Wiki is ignoring anything that is now glowingly positive about the Dear Leader. George Soros put up phony websites including one that depicts Obama as pro life. How far will the Obama followers go to hide the truth and to keep the world from knowing the real Obama? In Google’s case, it was not a matter of hiding the truth as it was protecting their guy when they allowed a certain practice for his predecessor.
Wiki asks for donations to keep the site running and, at times, the request is at the top of the page. I would hope that people will think twice before they donate to this group of hacks.
Then again, maybe Obama has already taken care of them…
Jan 12, 2009 Political
A physicist has concluded that performing two Google searches produces as much carbon as boiling water for a cup of tea. Since quite a few searches are performed each day and since Google maintains huge centers that process the data, they are a huge producer of carbon.
Some flat screen TVs use more energy than others and are considered huge energy consumers. The UK is going to ban flat screen TVs in order to save the environment.
All the people who saved their money (or went into debt) to purchase flat screens will soon be out of compliance with the law. I would like to believe that if they ban the TVs they would grandfather current owners but when they banned guns all gun owners were required to turn them in. If there was ever a time to leave the UK it is now.
This is coming to America as California is looking into banning the flat screens that consume the most energy. I imagine that airports and other government run entities will not have to change out the numerous flat screens they have. I also bet that Hollywood will still be able to use all the flat screens it wants. No, the poor consumer who works and pays taxes will be forced to give up a TV that he purchased, in part, to enjoy the digital quality that the federal government mandated. They forced stations to change to digital and that forced people to buy a converter box or a new TV and now flat screens will be forbidden.
This is starting in California but it will sweep across the states as the morons in the global warming nuthouse keep forcing lifestyles on people. Pretty soon we will be huddled in tents to live and not allowed to light fires to keep warm.
I don’t know if Google really produces as much carbon as this physicist says and I really don’t care. Google is a private business and as long as it is not breaking the law I don’t care how the owners run their show. I do think it would be funny if they were forced to comply with goofy global warming laws signed into law by a president they went all in on.
In any event, if it comes down to it then they can get rid of Google and leave my flat screen alone. I do not intend to give it up and now I might have to buy a few more in case some global warming idiot takes the cue from California and the UK and tries to impose a lifestyle on me that I do not want.
How long will we allow the government to control what we do?
The UK, a once great place, has been reduced to a politically correct union of countries that are ruled by stupidity. The Muslims are taking over, there are tens of thousands of CCTV cameras, gas is about $8.00 a gallon and now the people won’t be able to enjoy a football (their football) game on a flat screen TV.
Tell me once again how our society has advanced when everything government does is designed to take us back to the dark ages?
Buy guns and ammo before it is too late.