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  1. #1 Google's executives and employees overwhelmingly supported Obama's candidacy 
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    Google ready to pursue its agenda in Washington

    "These people at Google are deep into every aspect of the internet and have their spiders crawling on every piece of web data world wide every day .They have huge data storage capacity and computing power at their disposal and are second only to the NSA in spying capacity on world wide internet traffic .In order to create his 'Brave New World in America' Obama needs to know what every American is saying and doing in support or opposition to his agenda and Google is a natural for that task !"

    "Google's in Bed With Obama's Agenda. "They're in a great position to push their agenda through with the support of the president and the Democrats in Congress."

    The executives and employees of Google Inc., whose whose headquarters is in Mountain View, Ca., overwhelmingly supported Obama's candidacy. Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt is now as likely as any corporate chieftain to get his calls to the White House returned.

    Its employees supported Obama and four Googlers served on his transition team. Now the Internet giant hopes to win support for so-called network neutrality and expanding high-speed Internet access.


    In October, Google was only hours from being sued by the Justice Department as a Web-search monopolist. Today, less than three years after it made its first Washington hire, the Internet giant is poised to capitalize on its backing of President Obama and pursue its agenda in the nation's capital.

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    Google's executives and employees overwhelmingly supported Obama's candidacy, contributing more money than all but three companies or universities.

    And only DreamWorks employees gave more toward inauguration festivities.

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    "Google is not just a benign corporate entity. It has a variety of special interests," said Jeff Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, who has sparred with Google over data-privacy issues. "They're in a great position to push their agenda through with the support of the president and the Democrats in Congress."

    But Google's newfound political ties heighten concerns about its grip on the online advertising market. The company could play better defense against strong competitors trying to curb its influence.

    Last fall, Justice Department lawyers, who had been lobbied heavily by Microsoft Corp. and large telecommunications companies, were about to sue Google on antitrust grounds. They wanted to block its controversial search-advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc., but Google abandoned the deal rather than fight in court.

    Competitors worry about Google's close relationship with the Obama administration, said Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

    "The question going forward is: Will Google turn into just another business entity looking for favors in Washington, or will it manage to keep the 767 flying at 30,000 feet above the political din?" he said, a playful reference to the Google founders' private plane.

    White House officials did not respond to requests for comment. Obama vowed generally this week that his administration would not be beholden to anyone.

    Google says the main reason it has improved its standing in Washington is that Obama's tech priorities mirror its own. He has endorsed network neutrality. His technology agenda also calls for expanding broadband Internet access to rural areas and appointing the first government-wide chief technology officer (Schmidt has been mentioned for the position but reiterated this week he was not interested).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Liberalism truly is a virus. :eek:
    More like Brain Cancer !
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    Not exactly news or new. Its been well known that Google was in bed with Obama and the far left. Its also been known that Google directs people to sites it deems fit.
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    anyone have recommendations for a conservative search engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Not exactly news or new. Its been well known that Google was in bed with Obama and the far left. Its also been known that Google directs people to sites it deems fit.
    Say what? Are we gonna start google conspiracy theories now?

    It's not surprising to see tech companies and scientists supporting Obama, since he seems to be very tech/science friendly
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Say what? Are we gonna start google conspiracy theories now?

    It's not surprising to see tech companies and scientists supporting Obama, since he seems to be very tech/science friendly
    Yeah... like wanting to throw millions of dollars at the funny-science called Global Warming.

    You here that snow covered mountains in the UAE for the first time in recorded history?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Yeah... like wanting to throw millions of dollars at the funny-science called Global Warming.

    You here that snow covered mountains in the UAE for the first time in recorded history?
    I'm not particularly talking about global warming policy... but his general attitudes and promises to the scientific study as a whole.


    And for goodness sakes, localized weather anomalies do not come anywhere close to disproving global warming.... unless they are consistent and prolonged. Climate == long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    I'm not particularly talking about global warming policy... but his general attitudes and promises to the scientific study as a whole.


    And for goodness sakes, localized weather anomalies do not come anywhere close to disproving global warming.... unless they are consistent and prolonged. Climate == long term.
    I've been a meteorologist in the Air Force for 7 years now. Don't even think about beginning to school me on the what Climatology is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I've been a meteorologist in the Air Force for 7 years now. Don't even think about beginning to school me on the what Climatology is.
    Then you should know better than to say stuff like that.
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