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    Anti gun google

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    Wow, you mean the company that is spying on every aspect of your private life, tracking your phone calls, taking pictures through your bedroom windows, monitoring your text messages, recording your online searches, etc, is against your individual liberty . . ?

    HOODA THUNKITT???

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Guy View Post
    I saw this on another forum. Thought it might be a hoax. Its not. If you just type in 22 ammo and hit the shopping link. No items come up. Now try that with say, umbrella, lots of things pop up. So its true it seems.

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    so let me get this straight.....

    snippet from the articles email.

    1) Google Shopping should provide a positive experience to users. Showing users the right products at the right time can truly enhance a user's experience. When people trust us to deliver them to a destination that's relevant, original, and easy to navigate this creates a positive online experience to the benefit of both users and merchants.

    2 ) Google Shopping should be safe for all users. User safety is everyone's business, and we can't do business with those who don't agree. Scams, phishing, viruses, and other malicious activities on the Internet damage the value of the Internet for everyone. Trying to get around policies or "game the system" is unfair to our users, and we can't allow that.
    Yet I can freely search for porn and xxx related material? How is that keeping "everyone safe"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegassteve View Post
    I saw this on another forum. Thought it might be a hoax. Its not. If you just type in 22 ammo and hit the shopping link. No items come up. Now try that with say, umbrella, lots of things pop up. So its true it seems.
    Holy crap, just tried this, unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
    so let me get this straight.....

    snippet from the articles email.



    Yet I can freely search for porn and xxx related material? How is that keeping "everyone safe"
    Random question...how exactly is porn dangerous?

    As for Google, I am not surprised. As someone else noted, they attempt to invade every aspect of our lives so they can make more money through targeted advertising...

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    If you do the ammo thing under a general search you get lots of shopping sites... I only know because I tried it and forgot to click shopping...LOL. But yaa I am not surprised at all that Google will not specifically search shops for ammo. It is google after all

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    Google is and has always been evil. Why are you all surprised ????

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    It is amazing how companies are willing to sacrifice profit in the name of political views, especially when it comes to sending an anti-gun message. They tick off way more people than they impress. Any company thinking of something like this should consider the number of NRA members and compare that to the number of Brady members. Comparing the membership numbers for the largest pro-gun and anti-gun advocacy groups, we arrive at 4 million + for the NRA, and less than 28,000 for the Brady Campaign, according to wikipedia.

    Even people that don't like guns are likely to get ticked off at censored results. Even if you don't like guns, that does not mean you don't want to be able to see how much they cost and who is selling them. How are you going to be able to write your dumb papers about how guns are too easy to get if you can't cite the numerous website selling guns and ammo?

    My new shopping search engine:
    http://www.bing.com/shopping/

    5.56 Ammo in google shopping search = no results
    5.56 Ammo in Bing search = results like what you used to get with Google.

    I never thought I'd see the day when I'd prefer Microsoft products to Google ones.
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    I hated Bing when I first tried to use it after it came out. Looks like I will start living with it or Yahoo.

    So since I'll be dumping Chrome as my browser, what's another good one?
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    Startpage. It checks several of the engines for you and hides your identity.

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    I'm now back on Mozilla Firefox. Of course, the Firefox home page uses Google as its search engine, so that's getting dumped. I'll guess I'll check out Startpage. I used Google Shopping results several times a week for significant purchases. Now, anything Google can kiss my ass.

    TBG: Did you notice that Startpage is "Enhanced by Google?"

    I'll keep looking around.

    For now, Bing it is!
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    Google is a piece of crap company, it helps the Chinese government murder people, but won't let you shop for gun related gear.
    Freedom is a bit like sex, when your getting it you take it for granted, when you're not you want it bad, other people get mad at you for having it and others want to take it away from you so only they have it.

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    I wondered how long it would take for Google to become the evil empire, replacing Microsoft.

    Mwahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I'm now back on Mozilla Firefox. Of course, the Firefox home page uses Google as its search engine, so that's getting dumped. I'll guess I'll check out Startpage. I used Google Shopping results several times a week for significant purchases. Now, anything Google can kiss my ass.

    TBG: Did you notice that Startpage is "Enhanced by Google?"

    I'll keep looking around.

    For now, Bing it is!
    It does use Google and others. It strips your info off and submits it under their's and then sends the answers back to you. This way the search engines can't collect data on you.

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    I was trying to show my neice how google put in this new policy, and when I had her go to shopping and type in '9mm ammo' results came right up!

    I then showed her the letter google sent out to customers...and then we tried 1911 pistol, and nothing comes up. For some reason 9mm, 10mm still show up on shopping. 5.56 doesn't. A search of 'gun' shows airsoft guns for sale.

    I guess they're still workin on their filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felid`Maximus View Post
    It is amazing how companies are willing to sacrifice profit in the name of political views, especially when it comes to sending an anti-gun message. They tick off way more people than they impress. Any company thinking of something like this should consider the number of NRA members and compare that to the number of Brady members. Comparing the membership numbers for the largest pro-gun and anti-gun advocacy groups, we arrive at 4 million + for the NRA, and less than 28,000 for the Brady Campaign, according to wikipedia.

    Even people that don't like guns are likely to get ticked off at censored results. Even if you don't like guns, that does not mean you don't want to be able to see how much they cost and who is selling them. How are you going to be able to write your dumb papers about how guns are too easy to get if you can't cite the numerous website selling guns and ammo?

    My new shopping search engine:
    http://www.bing.com/shopping/

    5.56 Ammo in google shopping search = no results
    5.56 Ammo in Bing search = results like what you used to get with Google.

    I never thought I'd see the day when I'd prefer Microsoft products to Google ones.
    Why is that amazing? It seems as if they are sticking to their principles to me (misguided or not); or is that what is amazing about them?

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    I've been using Yahoo as my search and shopping engine for a while now, and getting used to it. One thing it is missing is maps, though. But I just discovered that Bing does maps, so I'm Google-free now!

    Except I have three business email accounts to take out of Gmail, still. That's the harder job.
    Last edited by MAC702; 07-17-2012 at 12:16 AM.
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    Heh yah I try not to use google, but its so damn useful. And I've stepped into this century, finally got a cell phone - galaxy s 3 - and its an android with sprint network and as I understand it that's google owned or somethin heh. Learning lots now with this 'smartphone'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limedust View Post
    Why is that amazing? It seems as if they are sticking to their principles to me (misguided or not); or is that what is amazing about them?
    damn, I thought I had enough energy to waste on answering these.....you know just to get my post count up..... but I just don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegassteve View Post
    I saw this on another forum. Thought it might be a hoax. Its not. If you just type in 22 ammo and hit the shopping link. No items come up. Now try that with say, umbrella, lots of things pop up. So its true it seems.
    But can impale someone with an umbrella ! I'm calling google right now. Piss on google.

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    Amazon is on the way as well. Try and search for 20 round magazines.

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    So does this mean that you guys won't be using youtube either now?

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    I'm not much of a YouTuber anyway, so it's easy for me. When I am in the mood to check out random videos and stuff, Metacafe has always worked anyway.

    I'll be honest, though. If I need a repair video and can't find it somewhere else, I will use YouTube. Same with Google anything. If I get down to no other options, I will use it. I'm just no longer making them my first choice for stuff.

    I've no grand illusions that any of this makes a difference. And I've no conceptions that the substitutes are saints.
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