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Google Ignores Flag Day, while rival Microsoft celebrates (honors Pac-Man, Russia Day)
www.foxnews.com ^ | 6-14-12 | Fox News

Posted on 06/14/2012 1:19:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone

June 14 is Flag Day, a national holiday celebrating the Stars and Stripes since 1949. But don’t ask Google about it.

The search giant is known for its colorful, interactive logos for everything from the 78th birthday of the inventor of the Moog synthesizer to Earth Day to the anniversary of Pac-Man. But for Flag Day, the company was presenting visitors with nothing but its usual site, declining to play up the red and blue in its logo.

Even Google users noticed the omission.

"You create elaborate doodle's for random holidays like when the Ferris wheel was created, but Memorial Day and Flag Day are totally disregarded," wrote one user on Google's message boards. "Memorial Day at least got a little baby Flag with a ribbon at the bottom of the page. But today, there's nothing?"

Meanwhile, Microsoft fully embraced the national holiday, with a colorful background that shows Old Glory in all its glory: a colorful display of fluttering flags against the backdrop of Rockefeller Center.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: android; google

1 posted on 06/14/2012 1:20:05 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Another reason to prefer bing to google.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 1:22:34 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: NoLibZone

Communist hate our country and American patriotism. I am never surprised by what they choose to honor or ignore.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 1:22:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: NoLibZone

4 posted on 06/14/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer
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To: ReformationFan

Yep - Bing didn’t forget.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NoLibZone

Well Dogpile has a special tribute to our flag on its homepage.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 1:29:16 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ReformationFan; NoLibZone

Why I quit usig google and switched to Bing.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 1:34:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NoLibZone

They do generally aim for the obscure over the well known. Going to Google on any special day marked on normal calendars and expecting something is generally asking to be offended. If they’d done anything for today I’d have expected something for Roswell, or maybe bourbon.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 1:36:36 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: SkyDancer
Well stated. Indeed, enough is enough.

We will be lucky to ever get back to America as a melting pot. The left may succeed in making the US a third world sewer.

9 posted on 06/14/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by sand88
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To: NoLibZone

FUGoggle


10 posted on 06/14/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NoLibZone
Grand Old Flag

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Moonbeam, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: NoLibZone

I’ve never really used Bing. I used to prefer yahoo before it got ad-riddled and turned into a potpourri site. I’ve tried ixquick, but I prefer the dearth of results I get with the bigger sites.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 2:03:53 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: NoLibZone

Brin is from Russia, right?

When do they run the Russian flag day?


13 posted on 06/14/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NoLibZone

I never quite understood what all the whining is about.
Who cares what they have on their home page?
Use it for what it is: a search engine. It’s a tool, not a personal/social validator.

Try Google’s mobile competitor for flag day feel good crap: http://www.apple.com/

How about here? http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm

Let’s say your car or house needs a little work. Going to buy crap from Harbor Freight? http://www.craftsman.com/

Should we take you seriously? http://www.freerepublic.com/~nolibzone/

What a ridiculous\childish way to make decisions on what ‘tools’ to use.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 2:14:14 PM PDT by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: NoLibZone

Today is also the U.S.Army’s 237th birthday!!! That is rarely covered in the news.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 2:22:57 PM PDT by coincheck (Time is Short, Salvation is for Today)
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To: NoLibZone

When I was in elementary school the whole school would come out with then Gym teacher and a bugle played as people recited patriot tunes. We were all around the old tall flag pole.

This was Long Island N.Y. in the late sixties and seventies. Every Flag Day.

Till the day I die I will never forget it on Flag day. It was the first thing I thought when I saw this title.

I am embarrassed I forgot it was Flag Day. Thanks for reminding.

16 posted on 06/14/2012 2:40:40 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: ReformationFan

Bing has always been my default search engine. I only use Google for their maps, but using an IP changer so these liberal clowns wouldn’t know.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 2:58:21 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Biggirl

Dogpile has a lot of Pubbies’ and pro-American employees in their company. My college frat mate works there and it’s one of the few companies he knows where pictures of Bush and Reagan are found in cubicles..


18 posted on 06/14/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT by max americana
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To: nascarnation

They actually did. Even Sputnik day, the effing commie bastid..


19 posted on 06/14/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by max americana
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To: NoLibZone
My observation is That Google is one of the most anti American companies I've ever run across. They seem to disrespect every value America has. Form the right to privacy. To the founding fathers to those who gave there lives to America. If you want an Eye opener. read there right to use policy or license on any of there products. If you use their search engine they have the RIGHT to collect as much information as they can and use it anyway they can.
20 posted on 06/14/2012 3:06:03 PM PDT by Sanity is my name
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To: Gun142
I never quite understood what all the whining is about. Who cares what they have on their home page? Use it for what it is: a search engine. It’s a tool, not a personal/social validator.

Try Google’s mobile competitor for flag day feel good crap: http://www.apple.com/

How about here? http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm

Let’s say your car or house needs a little work. Going to buy crap from Harbor Freight? http://www.craftsman.com/

Should we take you seriously? http://www.freerepublic.com/~nolibzone/

What a ridiculous\childish way to make decisions on what ‘tools’ to use.

But people should reject Google if they put up a Nazi flag, right?

Is the Nazi flag ridiculous\childish? Or not?

And also, people should not judge the Google "tool" based on it's privacy violations or invasive data-mining operations.

Right?

:: spit ::

21 posted on 06/14/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: NoLibZone

I just changed out my search engine to using ‘Bing’.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 3:28:50 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Sanity is my name
Yet another reason not to use hemorrhoid phones.
23 posted on 06/14/2012 3:31:25 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Talisker

Did they put up a Nazi flag?
Did they march Jews into “the oven”?

If they didn’t, I find your question “ridiculous\childish”.

Are you saying Bing doesn’t data mine?
Even your ISP does.

Does Bing have an anti-Nazi emblem on their site?
By your logic, Bing must support Hitler.

You have an email account?
It too is data mined.

Spit?
Yea, that’s childish.

Of course, your being so naive about ‘tools’ on the internet is ridiculous given the one-sided and wild accusations\assumptions. Just clasp your hands over your ears and scream LALALALALALA.

BTW, the Easter Bunny isn’t real.
And Santa is dead.

Yes, dead.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: NoLibZone

MicroSoft... thanks for the FLAGS...


25 posted on 06/14/2012 4:08:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Talisker
Is the Nazi flag ridiculous\childish?

In this day and age, yes, a Nazi flag is pretty childish, as Nazis are cocktail party jokes. And that's the way it should be - we kick someone's butt, then we mock them. Infinitely.
26 posted on 06/14/2012 5:26:08 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: NoLibZone

MS ain’t exactly conservative but it beats the hell out of Google. Dump google, dump droid at the next opportunity.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 5:33:49 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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