As Bad As Google

I guess I could be considered as bad as Google for not recognizing Memorial Day on June 5. “I’m sure most Googlers are extremely aware of how Google will dress up its logo at its web search or news pages in honor of holidays or special occasions,” says Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters.org [you can read the full story, here].

In fact Google has recognized some rather obscure days, such as the Persian New Year, Shichi-go-san in Japan, Bastille Day in France, and Korean Liberation Day. But I guess they don’t feel the need to recognize Memorial Day…ever. Why is that? You can draw your own conclusions.This same company is allowing China to censor words like ‘DEMOCRACY’ when using their search engine. WTF? I think I have decided to make a conscience decision to stop using Google. It seems there are other search engines out there, but Google will not get any more of my business. I am also trying to boycott anything that has ‘Made in China’ or any company that supports the dictatorship.

Boycott: To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion.” The obvious includes Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and now Google. I am sure there are many who will say, “impossible!””So what can we do? For one must change our view on the importance of freedom. It must become a priority that will surpass the want of cheap goods. We probably could not expect the population to stop buying every thing. We could put our pride aside and shop at resale shops. You may buy made in China goods there but, the communists will not make anything on your purchase. If you must buy new there are a few places to look here are a couple. Buy American.com, US STUFF.” Read Help Save American Jobs by Tom Buchanan.

On another web site, I did acknowledge all those men and women, both past and present who have or are defending the United States of America. I even think about my now deceased grandfather who fought in WW2 with the 82 Airborne and how I wish I would have paid more attention to his stories as a youth about the “great war.”