Why I use Google

This post was written by marc on January 20, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

One of the reasons I use Google to search the web is that Google has a stronger commitment to civil liberties than Microsoft’s MSN and Yahoo do. MSN and Yahoo turned over search information to the Bush administration to support their policy of spying on The People. Google stood up for our rights and said No to Bush. So I’m going to stick with Google because I want to support companies who understand that freedom is important.

Reader Comments

Marc, here’s one I put together for your site. – Mister Bob 🙂

Dick Cheney – “Bin Laden is back!”

subtitle: Voice from the grave…

>>Bin Laden wants a truce. He’s asking for us to stop kicking his ass.<<

Wrong. Bin Laden was vaporized in Tora Bora. The truce recording is bullchytt. Bush and Cheney have been told that they need to take control of the war coverage again. Hence, an American pro-Islamist reporter is ‘kidnapped’ in shades of the staged Nick Berg beheading. It all comes down to Cheney’s attempt to get the war back on message – The inference being that there is somehow a connection between Iraq and 9/11. The CIA will do anything Cheney orders the agency to do ie. verify that the voice on the tape is that of Bin Laden. Remember Nigerian yellow cake? Truth is the first casualty of war.

Problem is – the administration overplayed its hand. In order to calm Wall Street jitters, Cheney has had to announce to the media that the invasion of Iraq was not a precedent for going to war with Iran. Little good that did. The DJIA plummeted on Friday.

It’s time to put this war in perspective.

See this: Duke Professor Skeptical of bin Laden Tape

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=local&id=3828678

Also, take a look at The Iraqi Baghdad Sniper video (graphic violence) produced by the Islamic Army in Iraq and tell us who is getting their ass kicked:

http://ia300831.eu.archive.org/3/items/al-jaishul-islami-baghdad-sniper/al-jaishul-islami-baghdad-sniper-70mb.rmvb

Here’s what economists are saying:

As the toll of American dead and wounded mounts in Iraq, some economists are arguing that the war’s costs, broadly measured, far outweigh its benefits.

tudies of previous wars focused on the huge outlays for military operations. That is still a big concern, along with the collateral impact on such things as oil prices, economic growth and interest on the debt run up to pay for the war. Now some economists have added in the dollar value of a life lost in combat, and that has fed antiwar sentiment.

Here’s a calendar of US Military Dead:

http://cryptome.org/mil-dead-iqw.htm

#1 
Written By hello marc on January 21st, 2006 @ 6:00 am

I commend Google to stand up to the Justice Dept. and say NO to giving out private details regarding MY search results. That is simply none of their business.

It’s time to end the “fishing expeditions” and spying by Alberto Gonzales and the Bush Aministration. As Americans, we deserve better treatment and protections our civil rights and privacy are at stake here. If this is allowed to go on, what is next?

#2 
Written By Nick on January 23rd, 2006 @ 8:01 pm

Where was google when China decided its people didn’t need to know about such words as “freedom” or “democracy”? It is just another faceless corperation like all the rest looking out for the best interests of their company. They are not some special group of people who are trying to be good citizens, although they still are the best search engine.

#3 
Written By travis on January 24th, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

I agree with your comments on supporting google since they are standing up for civil liberties, but dont think it gives you any sense of annonymity (sp?). Google knows who you are and what you are searching for (hence they are saying they cant provide the data without identifying individuals). You can check out your search history here: http://www.google.com/searchhistory as long as you have a gmail / google account.

What this means is that as soon as this case goes before the roberts/alito dominated court, they will be forced to give this information up. So dont think that Google provides you some sort of annonymity on your political thoughts and speech. The rant above by Hello Nick i would think easily would qualify him for being spied on. Heck if their after quacker groups and the PB&J brigade….

#4 
Written By Chris on January 25th, 2006 @ 8:21 am

The interesting part is that had Google given in to the DOJ we would not have known anything about it… Both MS and Yahoo did not publisize the fact that they had given in to their demands…

‘Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither’
Benjamin Franklin.

#5 
Written By Steve on January 25th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

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