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Al Gore: It’ll cost you $1,200 to shake my hand

Wow.  That’s one expensive h@ndj0b, no?  From Newsbusters:

…Think the Times is making this up? Think again, for here’s the announcement at VisitCopenhagen.com:

Have you ever shaken hands with an American vice president? If not, now is your chance. Meet Al Gore in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009. […]

VIP meeting with Al Gore

This is the book, on which Al Gore will base his lecture, when he invites Copenhageners and visitors to hear him speak about what can be done to solve the serious problems of climate change.

Tickets are available in different price ranges for the event. If you want it all, you can purchase a VIP ticket, where you get a chance to shake hands with Al Gore, get a copy of Our Choice and have your picture taken with him. The VIP event costs DKK 5,999 and includes drinks and a light snack.

If you do not want to spend that much money, but still want to hear Al Gore speak about his latest book about climate challenges, you can purchase general tickets, ranging in price from DKK 199 – 1,499 depending on where in the room you want to sit. There will be large screens, so that everyone will get a good view.

How much is DKK 5,999?

Well, according to TheMoneyConverter.com, a Danish Krone is currently worth 20.22 cents.

That means 5,999 Krones is about $1,213. …

Obviously, B.O. isn’t the only one who thinks highly of himself.

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December 1, 2009 Posted by | environuts, Euros, global warming, Google | 3 Comments

Google backtracks on anti-abortion ads

Want to have scrape out that parasite in your womb known in some crazy circles as a “child”?  Want to advertise a service to that end?  We here at Google are more than happy to accommodate you!

Want to rebut the abortion lobby?  Drop dead…no pun intended.

That’s been the attitude by the “do no evil” company…until yesterday.  From the Times Online:

Christian and other religious groups opposed to abortion were allowed to advertise on Google for the first time from today, after the search engine capitulated in the face of a legal challenge.

Google had banned pro-life religious groups from buying adverts against search terms such as “abortion” and “abortion help” but was forced to abandon its policy after it was accused of breaching equalities legislation.

The challenge was brought by the Christian Institute, a cross-denominational pressure group, who said that Google’s change of heart was an acknowledgement of the rights of everybody to hold an opinion on the subject.

Mike Judge from the Christian Institute said: “Google were taking adverts from pro-abortion groups, and our view is that was a free speech issue. What we want to do is set out the acts in a pretty factual and pretty sensible way”.

Google had been taken to court by the Christian Institute earlier in the year, arguing that its policy was in breach of the Equalities Act of 2006. Initially, Google said it would fight in the courts, but changed its mind over the summer. Its new policy applies globally. …

We’ll see just how serious Google is about this.  Until then, feel free to use Goodsearch, where every time you search for something, your selected charity gets money.

September 18, 2008 Posted by | abortion, Google, hypocrisy | 1 Comment

Google does UN’s censorship dirty work

Yes, that Google.  “Do no evil.”  I guess it depends on the meaning of the word “evil”, right?  We all know they’re run by a bunch of leftist hacks, but now they’re not even pretending otherwise.  From FNC:

How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and Internet giant Google?

If you’re journalist Matthew Lee, all it takes are some critical articles and a scrappy little Web site.

Lee is the editor-in-chief, Webmaster and pretty much the only reporter for Inner City Press, a pint-sized Internet news operation that’s taken on Goliath-sized entities like Citigroup since 1987.

Since 2005, he’s been focusing almost entirely on stories that deal with internal corruption inside the U.N., posting several stories online almost daily.

He’s been especially interested in the inner workings of what could be called the practical-applications arm of the international organization, the United Nations Development Programme.

Many of Lee’s stories were featured prominently whenever Web users looked for news about the U.N. using the powerful Google News search engine, a vital way for media outlets both large and small to get their articles read.

But beginning Feb. 13, Google News users could no longer find new stories from the Inner City Press.

“I think they said, ‘If we can’t get this guy out of the U.N., let’s disappear him from the Internet,'” Lee said.

Lee said he felt certain that the Internet company and the international agency had now joined forces to make his work less accessible to the public.

According to Stricker, on Feb. 1 someone e-mailed Google a complaint about Lee’s Web site, alleging that Inner City Press was a one-man operation, thus violating the Google News ground rule that news organizations it lists must have two or more employees.

Lee is vague about how many people work for the Inner City Press, but said there’s at least one woman who works for the organization full-time, as well as “about half a dozen” volunteers.

“If people work for us as volunteers, why does it not count?” he said. “Is it their business?”

The reaction to the de-listing, however temporary, has been furious. The non-profit Government Accountability Project lambasted the company, calling Inner City Press “the most effective and important media organization for UN whistleblowers.”

“We’re alarmed,” said Bea Edwards, GAP’s international-program director. “The question is, is what user sent the complaint? And it’s probably not too hard to guess. We would guess the complaints came from the UNDP.” 

Everyone knows the U.N. is useless and corrupt, but to have Google doing their dirty work is shameful.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | corruption, Google, shameful, United Nations | 1 Comment