Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site April 19, 2014, 02:01:02 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
The N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2012! Download dozens of custom programs!
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: Google's "Take action" - Celebrate freedom. Support a free and open Internet.  (Read 2277 times)
IainB
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 4,281


Slartibartfarst

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:42:43 PM »

Not a bad invitation from Google. Go to: Take Action
From Google's Official Blog: Celebrate freedom. Support a free and open Internet.
Quote
July 4, 2012
On July Fourth, America celebrates its independence.

In the summer of 1776, 13 disenfranchised colonies spoke. It took days for their declaration to be printed and distributed throughout the colonies, and it took weeks for it to be seen across the Atlantic.
Today, such a document could be published and shared with the world in seconds. More than any time in history, more people in more places have the ability to have their voices heard.
Powering these voices are billions of Internet connections around the world—people on their mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. The Internet is a powerful platform that makes it easier for people to speak, to assemble, and to be heard. This is true no matter where freedom is taking root.
Yet we’ve only just begun to see what a free and open Internet can do for people and for the freedom we cherish.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YzD33Zb1MI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YzD33Zb1MI</a>

Today we’re sharing a video we made to celebrate our freedom and the tools that support it. Please take a moment to watch it, share it with your friends, and add your voice.

Join us in supporting a free and open Internet.

Posted by Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Americas
Labels: free expression

Cute little bit of (Javascript?) coding for the blog header's graphics.
Logged
zridling
Friend of the Site
Charter Member
***
Posts: 3,285


Linux captive

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 11:00:18 PM »

Can't believe Google hired Susan Molinari to head their Washington office. She's an ousted republican hack whose party doesn't side with internet freedom, ever. I wouldn't hire her to wipe the dog's backside. Obama's been no friend of the internet either -- remember he campaigned on net neutrality only to abandon it two years later when Time Warner and AT&T flooded him with cash.
Logged

- zaine (on Google+)
IainB
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 4,281


Slartibartfarst

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 02:35:22 AM »

@zridling: Really? Susan Molinari? I guess you probably don't have a very hight opinion of her then, eh?
At least her name doesn't seem to be in this revolving door list:


Logged
tomos
Charter Member
***
Posts: 8,059



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 02:55:58 AM »

At least her name doesn't seem to be in this revolving door list:

she hasn't been in office since 1997 according to wikipedia.
Logged

Tom
zridling
Friend of the Site
Charter Member
***
Posts: 3,285


Linux captive

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 11:28:28 AM »

Yea, she was a typical politician -- say anything to get-then-stay in office back then. Her downfall was criticizing Newt Gingrich. If a person built a career on lies, how can I ever trust them? And why would anyone give these losers a job!
Logged

- zaine (on Google+)
J-Mac
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 2,807


see users location on a map View Profile Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 01:35:23 PM »

... I wouldn't hire her to wipe the dog's backside.

Why not? Sounds like the perfect job for her!!   Wink    Grin

Jim
Logged

J-Mac
IainB
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 4,281


Slartibartfarst

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 08:17:04 AM »

And why would anyone give these losers a job!
Maybe their names are on someone else's "preferred candidates" list that Google were obliged to pick from...
Logged
IainB
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 4,281


Slartibartfarst

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 10:00:56 PM »

...or maybe this is a more likely pointer: Google hired former UK data privacy official
In case the post "disappears", I have copied it below, sans embedded links and images:
Logged
xtabber
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 348


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 12:58:44 PM »

Not to be outdone, the Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has just hired Mark Penn as "corporate vice-president of strategic and special projects."

My guess is that the only reason no big tech company has hired Bernie Madoff as CFO is that he won't be free for the next 150 years.

Logged
IainB
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 4,281


Slartibartfarst

see users location on a map View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 03:13:34 AM »

...
...My guess is that the only reason no big tech company has hired Bernie Madoff as CFO is that he won't be free for the next 150 years.
Very droll. You could well  be right, too.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.058s | Server load: 0.33 ]