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Old 05-28-2007, 07:38 PM
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Thumbs down Good-bye Google!!!!!

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WorldNetDaily: Google snubs Memorial Day, again

To heck with them! It (Google) claimed the holiday was too solemn to commemorate to celebrate!?!?!?!?! What a crock of *%&^. Don't know which search engine I will use but it won't be them .
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:48 PM
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Hmmm.. guess I'll have to make sure I don't use that search engine.. not that I used it much anyway.
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okay I'm in the service, and i'm not offended by this. Basicly what google is saying is why celebrate the loss of soldiers. it's not that they are disrespecting those that gave their lifes in the ultimate sacrifice. I'll keep using google.
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Eh...think I'm siding with Google on this one. Just as they said, Google modifying their logo for Veterans Day and Memorial Day is a tacky and cheesy "tribute" to days which are supposed to be set aside for mourning and reflection. Memorial Day and Veterans Day have already been cheapened enough by being reduced to vacation days that are just an excuse for Macy's to have a friggin sale. How many clueless idiots stuffed their faces with cheeseburgers, played wiffle ball, and got loaded today having no idea why they had Monday off in the first place? I'm not saying that one can't do those things on Memorial Day, but before I do all those things I make it a point to attend my local parade, visit the veteran's cemetary, and think about how many more have been lost since the last Memorial Day. Sadly, not many people know or care to know the significance of the day. Google doesn't need to cheapen it anymore by making some stupid logo up.

Not all displays of patriotism are appropriate. For example, whenever I see someone wearing a do-rag, shirt, bandanna, etc...that is supposed to be a representation of the American flag I feel compelled to rip it off of them and strangle them with it. The flag is the most sacred symbol we have and it deserves to be flown free and high. If you wear it you may as well burn it. Another example is that stupid stunt Trump pulled just to get his ugly mug in the paper during a slow news week when he put up that rediculously large flag. Publicity is NOT patriotism. Being a publicity ***** makes you just as bad as Paris Hilton if not worse.

One last thing that I have a problem with. The article makes the same tired argument that anyone who even thinks about voting democrat spits on and hates the troops. That really burns this democrat-son-of-a-Navy-vet's ***!

Besides-Google is the world's best search engine hands down-Yahoo blows.

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okay I'm in the service, and i'm not offended by this. Basicly what google is saying is why celebrate the loss of soldiers. it's not that they are disrespecting those that gave their lifes in the ultimate sacrifice. I'll keep using google.
problem i have with google isnt just the memorial day thing, its the political line in general they walk. If they were non biased i wouldnt have a problem with them, but they walk the line to the liberal side (dont need to argue politics...but look at the list of stories below the story in the link in the first post). I wont support anybody who only allows one side of a political story to be told. Sure Foxnews has liberals on there preaching thier opinions, but they allow just as many coservatives and moderates to do so as well, which is how news reporting should be.....thats why ill stick with MSN and Fox.....
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okay I'm in the service, and i'm not offended by this. Basicly what google is saying is why celebrate the loss of soldiers. it's not that they are disrespecting those that gave their lifes in the ultimate sacrifice. I'll keep using google.
I will too, I could care less about web pages modifying logos for any day.
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Another example is that stupid stunt Trump pulled just to get his ugly mug in the paper during a slow news week when he put up that rediculously large flag.
Trump put the flag up because he likes this country, not as a publicity stunt. The only time we heard about it is when the media caught on that he didn't have a permit to fly it. He feels you should not have to have a permit to fly the flag of our country. Here's something from an article I read:
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you know, I'm a big I'm a very patriotic guy. I'm very proud of the country, and I don't want to take down the American flag. And I don't believe you need permits to put up the American flag.
The matter has been settled.

Oh, and I used just google to find information on the settlement.
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Call me a cynic, but I think the guy is snake and will do anything to get his name in the paper these days. He doesn't need publicity for crissakes he's got all the money in the friggin world! Yet he feels the need to have some retarded TV show where all he does is yell "you're fired." Then he invented a scandal with some Girls Gone Wild wannabee idiot who preached morals one minute and licked the whipped cream off of some other girl's you-know-whats the next. If he wants publicity he can fix his darn casinos which are the filthiest rat traps in Atlantic City. Patriotism isn't about money and press conferences.
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Well,
I guess I'll have to disagree with a couple of y'all, but hey that's what's great about America, we can do this and still be friends. I too am a Vet (Desert Storm 90 - 91), and I don't see it as Google not wanting to celebrate the loss of a soldier, rather they decided against recognizing the sacrifice that service members have made.
IMO Memorial Day has nothing to do with celebrating death and everything to do with remembering these men and women who gave their lives in the service for their country. The only people who celebrate the deaths of our military members are those who hate us or this country, foreign or domestic.
How simple would it have been for Google to put a flag next to their logo? Something dignified and appropriate for the day. They could do so without getting involved in the politics of the day. They can celebrate the Chinese New Year but not Memorial Day? For me that is a conflict of values (it is an American based company).
Please don't get me wrong here. I DESPISE the cheesy commercialization of this holiday. Have your frickin' sale on Labor day or any other weekend, leave this one alone. I would be happy if businesses had to close shop and more emphasis was put on the meaning of the day.
In closing I will end my rant here. I just want those who have given their lives for this nation to be acknowledged and remembered in dignified manner.
Craig
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I am a vet too, I don't see what the big deal is. How many websites do not change there pages for Memorial day, July 4th, Labor day, Veterans day, or any other national holiday. I rather they not change there pages, as it usually ends up looking retarded anyways and over commercialized.

While growing up as a kid, I went to the cemetary and put flags out on the vet graves, I marched in the parades, I stood at attention during the ceremony service at the local cementary, then I ended up at friend of the family's house for a big barbeque. Or when my grandpa was alive we went to his place on the lake.

But what ever we did when I was growing up we never started the day until after the 12 noon memorial service at the local cementary.
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