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Old 02-15-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default It used to be my favorite search engine....

Why Google? WHY???????????????????????????????????????

Search engine is cash engine for Democrats

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Employees of U.S.-based search engine Google gave $207,650 to federal candidates for the 2004 elections -- virtually all of it to Democrats.

A USA Today analysis published Monday indicated 98 percent of the money went to Democrats, the most-lopsided giving of any of the top tech company donors.

Microsoft was the biggest tech donor, with its political action committee contributing $3.1 million last year, 60 percent to Democrats.

Overall, 53 percent of high-tech industry contributions went to Democrats, said the liberal Center for Responsive Politics, a group that tracks campaign spending and contributions.

Republicans must work hard to win support from a company whose employees seem philosophically wed to Democrats, CRP's Larry Noble said.

Google declined to discuss employee campaign contributions but the among the company's top 2004 givers was Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt, whose biggest single donation was $25,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


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Old 02-15-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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Is there any way to determine which of their competitors contribute to the Republican party?

I thought Republicans were supposed to be the party of "big business"...
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:26 PM   #3
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Oh....another one to put on my french list. [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]

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Old 02-15-2005, 04:14 PM   #4
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I use Yahoo exclusively now.
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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I use Yahoo exclusively now.

That ain't gonna get you anywhere. [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img] Notice who powers Yahoo.

I don't care.. Google employees can like whoever they wanna like.. you know that all these young, hip companies employ a bunch of young urban hippies anyway.
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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Hate to say it, but this doesn't bother me much. Google is the best search engine out there (though IceRocket is pretty cool). and I'd rather use it that Micromonopoly.
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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Google is the best out there, hope the new MSN search can compete with google.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:18 PM   #8
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Google rules- nothing even compares.
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Yahoo is way better for pictures.
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I'm sorry, but isn't this bordering on silliness? Are you going to keep a checklist of the party affiliations of your favorite actors and musicians too? this is bordering on soft fascism. If employees of google donating their private earnings to a political party you don't vote for really has your panties in a bundle then the problem is you, not them. Get a life. Seriously.
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