Friday, April 13, 2007

GOOGLE BIAS

It looks to me very much as if I have become a victim of the bias against conservative sites at Google. In their addled thinking, anyone who is critical of Islam is guilty of "hate speech" and they have been known to wipe sites from their coverage because of that terrible offence. And I make no bones about being critical of Islam -- and of much else besides.

Google searches still do cover some of my articles but some that have been up for years and which were formerly covered seem to have vanished from the Google database. I have put in a request for them to index the whole of my most reliable site -- http://jonjayray.batcave.net -- so we will see what happens about that. Even aside from my own writings, I am constantly surprised by what Google DON'T cover -- even stuff on major conservative sites -- such as townhall.com. Sometimes I can find what I want only because I know my way around such sites -- with Google being no help at all.

Google is at the moment engaged in a collaboration with some major world libraries that aims to scan in and make available online all the world's printed books. Yet almost all of my non-blog writings are ALREADY archived online by the National Library of Australia in their "Pandora" archive (See here) but I have yet to see any link to anything in my Pandora archive on Google. And my 1974 printed book "Conservatism as Heresy" is already available in full online (See here) but only some chapters are accessible via Google. How odd if we have to wait for the completion of their book-scanning project for my book to become available via them when it has already been online elsewhere for years!

Meanwhile, live.com (the Microsoft search service) seem to cover everything I have online so once again I find reason to prefer them to Google. So I would again like to suggest to my readers that live.com seems to be a less biased search service -- and, as such, is more likely to yield what you are looking for.

Someone at Google will most probably read this post. They are quite good at recording what appears on blogspot blogs (they own blogspot) and they do seem to run checks on what is being said about them -- but it is most unlikely that they will be in any way influenced by what I have written. When you are a Leftist, you just KNOW what to do. Argument and reason are only for the peasants.

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The beast in man

Student 'Jews' were hit and spat on in a Texas school Holocaust re-enactment -- a re-run of the famous Zimbardo prison experiment. No conservative or Christian would be surprised to hear that people are not naturally "good"

A SCHOOL roleplaying exercise on the Holocaust went horribly wrong when some students took the lesson too far and the "Germans" spat on and punched the "Jews". The Academy school in Waxahachie, 50km south of Dallas, Texas, runs the roleplay every year to teach year nine students about intolerance and discrimination. During the roleplay students tagged as Jews were forced to stand against the wall as the "Germans" passed by the hallway, AP reported. The Jewish students had to pick up everyone's garbage at lunchtime and were the last to eat.

But students said the exercise got out of hand when the "German" students spat on and hit the "Jewish" students. "They would spit on them. They would push them down the stairs. They would be really rude," student Tiffany Zimmerman told AP. "I think it was too rough and over the edge."

Principal John Aune told a Dallas-Fort Worth television station the point of the lesson was "learning about the problems of intolerance and the problems of discrimination and helping kids understand what some people went through to change the world". Mr Aune said the school had run the Holocaust exercise for five years and had never received any reports of violence. "I think that some of the kids were kind of harsh, but it taught us a little bit about how it was back then," student Trevor Smith said.

Source

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ELSEWHERE

I don't always agree with SCA (he is a Christian psychotherapist) but he has a wonderful post here. I cannot summarize it. It just has to be read.

Disgusting Duke University professors ignore exoneration: "Meanwhile, the Group of 88 remains unrepentant. A tenured Duke biology professor says she still thinks that maybe a rape occurred. A new day will begin, sure enough. A day of a massive lawsuits against Duke, among others. I imagine the Sol Rosenberg rule of lawsuits will obtain -- Sue everybody. (Except the accuser; they've decided she's a "troubled young woman." Also, she has no cash.)" [It transpires that the whole prosecution was based on an accusation from a seriously deranged fruitloop]

Australian ISP blocks Google: "Telstra BigPond has slammed Google's spam fighting credentials, claiming the Gmail team was not proactive enough in monitoring spam sent by its users. The scathing comments came after some of Google's mail servers were blacklisted by BigPond for being used to distribute spam. The blacklisting resulted in BigPond customers being unable to receive emails originating from some Gmail accounts. According to comScore Media Metrix, Gmail is the third largest free email provider - behind Yahoo Mail and Windows Live Mail - with 51 million users worldwide. It is unclear how many of these accounts were blocked by BigPond. On the popular Whirlpool broadband community forum, a number of members reported experiencing the issue as early as March 23, but BigPond spokesman Craig Middleton said the blacklisting had only just been removed. He said Google had approached BigPond about the issue last Thursday but did not immediately take steps to address it."

The dangers of a sleepy pilot in a warzone: "Israeli warplanes nearly shot down a US airliner flying from New York to Tel Aviv today when the pilot failed to respond as it approached Israel's coast. Two Israeli F-15s and two F-16s fighter planes intercepted a Boeing 777 operated by US Continental Airlines as it prepared to enter Israeli airspace without responding to control tower demands to identify itself, the official said. According to Israel's private Channel-10, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defence Minister Amir Peretz and General Gaby Ashkenazy, chief of staff, were warned that the air force was on the point of shooting down a civilian plane suspected of being in the hands of hijackers. The Boeing pilot at the last minute realised the situation and the danger threatening his craft and established contact while still over the Mediterranean."

For more postings from me, see TONGUE-TIED, EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, FOOD & HEALTH SKEPTIC, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS, IMMIGRATION WATCH and EYE ON BRITAIN.

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"Why should the German be interested in the liberation of the Jew, if the Jew is not interested in the liberation of the German?... We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time... In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.... Indeed, in North America, the practical domination of Judaism over the Christian world has achieved as its unambiguous and normal expression that the preaching of the Gospel itself and the Christian ministry have become articles of trade... Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist". Who said that? Hitler? No. It was Karl Marx. See also here and here.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch) and the full name of Hitler's political party (translated) was "The National Socialist German Workers' Party".

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2 comments:

dchamil said...

The sleepy pilot in a war zone was not a "Boeing pilot" but rather an employee of some specific airline. I wonder which one? I suppose the airlines buy more advertising than Boeing does.

dchamil said...

I see it now, US Continental Airlines. However, it was only mentioned once, but Boeing was mentioned twice. Of course, Boeing does not operate any airline.