Why I Hate Google
(This Memorial Day)
Google is the main search engine that people use to find just about anything. They help find tons and tons of data every year. If you don’t use Google, you’re either crazy, a hermit, or use Bing (if it’s the latter of the three I weep for you).
But does anybody stop to consider just how stupid Google is? It’s just as good as Yahoo, or even Bing (Yeah right!). So why not use Google?
As you may know, Google changes their logo on holidays. From the strangest of holidays (Toilet Makers Birthday) to the most obvious (Christmas) Googles been doing it for years. They’re known for elaborate designs, sometimes featuring animation or stop motion. You may be wondering, WHY am I telling you this?
Well they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here it goes. I’m going to give you a list of Google Logos from the past couple years. You guess what holiday they were celebrating.
Okay. You examine them yet? The one with the bridge might not be so obvious, but it’s the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The second one is next to impossible unless your a nut: it’s Juan Rulfo’s 95th Birthday (I know, right?). The third one with the hearts a little more obvious, as it’s valentines day.
But you may have two questions still: WHY is this important: and WHY is their 3 basic Google logos?
The answer is simple. Those aren’t three basic Google logos. Those actually were featured on a holiday, and no, it isn’t my Birthday. Those three logos are the logos for May 28th 2012, May 30th 2011, and May 31st 2010. Although the logos probably been featured many years before.
Those dates are for Memorial Day. This memorial day, while millions upon millions of people paid their respects to our fallen soldiers, be it with prayer or love, Google did absolutely nothing to their logo that they change for the most ridiculous of holidays.
Oh I lied, we got this way near the bottom of the page
Because that makes all the difference right?
Oh, and by the way, thanks to all our fallen soldiers. We respect and pray for your sacrifice, and all the good you’ve caused in the world. This Memorial Day, pay your respects to our fallen heroes. Even though some people don’t.
Okay, so Dr. Ivar Giaever’s a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, right? He earned his Nobel for his experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in superconductors. So he knows a little bit about physics. So, he’s part of APS (American Physical Society. Now, the official position on Global Warming of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide (Global Warming).
Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.
“I resign from APS,” Giaever wrote.
“In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?” he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society.
The use of the word “incontrovertible” had already caused debate within the group, so much so that an addendum was added to the statement discussing its use in April, 2010.
“The word ‘incontrovertible’ … is rarely used in science because by its very nature, science questions prevailing ideas. The observational data indicate a global surface warming of 0.74 °C (+/- 0.18 °C) since the late 19th century.”
In Giaevers Email he wrote: “The claim … is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this ‘warming’ period,”
Basically, we have someone here who took the Global Warming Believers facts and used them to prove that it’s WRONG. I don’t know about you, but 288.0 to 288.8 in 150 years seems PRETTY normal to me. That .8 degrees is barely anything! You’ll notice he says “The claim … is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) …” He isn’t stating actual FACTS. He’s taking THEIR facts (As he points out when he says “The CLAIM is that the temperature has changed from 288.0 to 288.8). You’ll notice he says IF TRUE, which indicates he doesn’t even believe the increase has been that much (He could mean the increase of .8 wasn’t large enough to be practical, but then why’d he resign? That’s how I came to my conclusion of what he meant)!
Also, allow me to rant on the whole “Incontrovertible” thing. That’s RIDICULOUS! Their mad, that he’s mad, that they won’t DISCUSS global warming, and just publicly released they all believe in it! The DEFINITION of Incontrovertible is: Not able to be denied or disputed. So, he’s asking “WHY is it ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but NOT the evidence of global warming?” I personally think that’s a fair statement!
Moving on from that, The Democratic National Committee has established a Jewish outreach program. The campaign is singling out Jewish groups, donors and other supporters with calls and e-mails to counter the Republican narrative that Mr. Obama is hostile to Israel. They are worried that the Jews will vote more for Republicans then Democrats in this upcoming election. If I’m not mistaken, not since Jimmy Carter in 1980 has a Democrat running for president failed to win a lopsided majority of the Jewish vote. If that were to happen this year, that would be… Pretty awesome actually. It’s just another shred of proof that people largely dislike President Obama. In other news, Obama’s approval rating is 40% for, 52% against. That’s pretty bad.
Former President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. The video, titled “24 Hours of Reality” will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses.
Well, while I disagree with Al Gore, it’s his life and money going into it. So I’m okay with it. Why not let him stream his stupid Global Warming stuff?
The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter to it for 24 hours to deliver Gore’s message.
Uh… What? Seriously?
You know what? I have nothing to say to that. That’s ridiculous. Anybody that actually does that is crazy. You should NEVER post your Facebook/Twitter Username AND password. He’s honestly asking for peoples sign-in info? He’s… I… He’s… What?
So Obama’s going to propose 300 Billion dollars to make more jobs…
I honestly, at this point, believe Obama has no idea what he’s doing.
However, it’s apparent a few people will be skipping his speech to go and do other things. Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia. “Dr. Broun will not be attending President Obama’s joint address, but he looks forward to hearing the president’s proposal for job creation,” Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told The Ticket. “Dr. Broun will instead watch the speech from his office where he will host a live town hall via Twitter to interact with his constituents.”
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, told Jon Karl of ABC News “If he sent a written proposal over first, I would go hear him explain it, but frankly right now I’m so frustrated I don’t think I’m going to go,” “I can’t imagine too many Americans wanting to hear another speech with no real plan attached.” Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh also stated that he wouldn’t be going.
This is interesting, as it isn’t exactly normal for a bunch of people to skip the Presidents speech. It basically says that they don’t even feel it’s worth the time to listen to him.
Obama’s Current Approval Rating: 38% for and 55% Against.
Their putting a ramp to the president’s chair at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The project is currently under way, and the final cost will total up at…. Take a guess: You got it?
If you guessed $700,000 then you were correct. By the time the final tab comes in, the cost of designing and installing the ramp will be $699,413.
This cost includes two companies, at a total cost of $132,205, to come up with a design that passed architectural muster for a designated historic landmark. The cost in city staff time to oversee the planning hit $38,434. That’s $170,639.
For construction, add on$25,200 for materials, $201,678 for labor and $49,000 for a set of historically accurate brass handrails. Make sure you include the outside history experts that are keeping an eye on the work are also keeping a nice sum of $48,824. Miscellaneous costs bring the construction job’s total to $477,000 and change, which amounts to $647,639
Also, because the job could take 10 weeks, the supervisors have set aside $51,042 to pay for relocating board meetings. That brings us to our $700,000 figure.
Am I the only one who thinks it’s ridiculous to spend $700,00 on a handicap ramp that will rarely, if ever, get used? Apparently not. Supervisor John Avalos – the ONLY person to vote no on the project when the board approved it in February- said the political math just doesn’t add up.
“This is a tremendous amount of money being spent on something in City Hall that rarely or may never even get used,” “Meanwhile, there are so many other needs for handicapped access that are really needed that are going unfunded,” Avalos said.
Board President David Chiu defended the project, saying that “San Francisco has been at the forefront of access issues, and it’s important the board reflect that.”
Chiu also said the cost is “significantly” lower than the $1.1 million original plan. Well that changes everything! Glad to know it didn’t cost the original planned $1,000,000.
They could have EASILY cut the $51,042 for relocating if they’d just spent $550 for 11 Office Chairs. I mean, $700,000 for something that will barely ever get used seems strange to me.
In the same state, Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell gave up $800,000, what would have been his compensation for the next three years, and in return accepted less then a starting California teacher earns. He said it was because he already had enough money, and wasn’t planning on irrationally spending it. The SF Board of Supervisors should take notes on the second half of that.
Also, Obama released THIS on his websites store:
There’s really no way to make the birth certificate conspiracy completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke. Get your Made In The USA mug today.
Conspiracy? Because, you know, Obama’s not being born in the U.S.A is equal to 9/11 being caused by the government, right? Nice job handling that Obama. Laughing at it. That’s wise. Oh wait… There is a way to make it completely go away… If he showed his Birth Certificate.
Quoting Biden here, he said “I don’t know whether you’ve had an opportunity to see a movie that has gotten worldwide circulation called “The King’s Speech”. Well, but for the royal blood and the money, that could have been me. I was a serious stutterer when I was in school as a child, as a high school student, and even into college. And I practiced very, very hard by myself, standing in front of a mirror, trying to annunciate without contorting my face.” Biden went on about how ”the most important thing to look to in a leader’s speech is not the elegance or the rhetorical flourish of his or her comments, but the judgment of whether or not you believe they are sincere in what they’re saying”.
Then Biden imitated a stammer and, when everyone laughed, said that it is offensive to laugh. Then, he continued to talk…
“And so the thing that I’m most embarrassed about in my career of 38 years of having an opportunity to literally meet every major world leader in the last 38 years. I was elected as a 30…29-year-old, young man from modest means. And I’ve had that opportunity. The thing that always embarrasses me is – and in the back of my head, I’m embarrassed in front of you – I’m embarrassed I can’t speak to you in Chinese. I would – seriously – I would rather be able to honour you and show my respect for you by speaking your language, as you honour me by speaking mine.”
It appears to me as if Biden is, and I say this as nicely as possible, a tad bit prideful. He sees himself as better then everyone else, and that bothers me a bit. In the span of 5 minutes he accomplished making himself look great, embarrassing himself, embarrassing the Chinese, and then buttkissing the Chinese. And, honestly? It isn’t Biden’s fault. Biden is just that kind of guy, whether we like it or not. It’s Obama’s fault, for being on a golfing trip and making Biden have to deal with this. And who’s fault is it that Obama got to make that decision? It’s my fault. It’s your fault. It’s my neighbors fault, and it’s your neighbor’s fault. Last election season we all made a big mistake. We didn’t work hard enough; passionately enough, and now the very root of our known existence is being pulled out of the ground we’ve been tilling and mending for the last 200 years.
I mean, who in their right mind does that to the Chinese people, or hey, anybody at all? Imitating a stutter, and then putting them down and embarrasses them by telling them it’s “offensive to laugh”? That was done with malicious intent, to make them feel bad, and he feels better when he puts people down.
On a happier note, this was rather funny.
#1: The Updated numbers for the national debt are just out: It’s now $14,639,000,000,000.
#2: Obama’s approval ratings down to -26! (#1 & #2 are related somehow… Can you figure it out?)
#3: Did you know the national debt increases by $3,000,000 a minute? To put that in comparison, we gain $50,000 to our national debt a SECOND? That means in 1 hour we gain $180,000,000 of debt, and in a day we gain 4,320,000,000! That’s 1,234,285,710 Gallons of gas at $3.50 a gallon a day.
#4: The cost of U.S. military intervention in Libya has cost American taxpayers an estimated $896 million through July 31.
#5: United Airlines said Tuesday it was replacing flight manuals and chart books its pilots have long used with 11,000 iPads carrying the same data.