Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Obama Health Plan: Eat an Apple a Day

If we are to accept Obama's flawed, naive logic that using a tire pressure gauge will save as much oil as new drilling will provide, then we MUST accept the same flawed logic that suggests an apple a day will keep the doctor away. There is no need for government to provide health care.

In truth, the only expert to trust for car tire pressure is the auto maker, and theirs is the number to follow. Following any other advice is simply dangerous.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Anti-Obama Bloggers Silenced by Google

Bloggers who are publishing stories against Senator Obama's presidential run are accusing Google and Obama supporters of silencing them after their Web logs were marked as spam and their accounts temporarily frozen.

I can honestly say that very thing has happened to this blog.

I have repeatedly tried to have this blog removed from Google's spam list. But sadly, after months of attempts to have the issue fixed, I still have to use tedious 'Word Verification' every time I want to create or even edit an article.

The New York Sun today reported that last Thursday, hours after publishing a post about an online petition demanding that Mr. Obama publicly produce his birth certificate, an associate professor of business administration at Brooklyn College, Mitchell Langbert, found that he could no longer access his Web log.
Google's Blogger hosting service had suspended "Mitchell Langbert's Blog," which Mr. Langbert describes as "two-thirds academic stuff I'm working on and one-third politics," until it could verify the Web log was not a "spam blog," or a site designed solely to increase the page views of associated Web sites.

A day later Google lifted the block on the account, but the incident and earlier Web log freezes in late June have led Mr. Langbert and other anti-Obama bloggers to accuse the Illinois senator's supporters of intentionally identifying their blog addresses to Google as spam blogs. They also say the company has reflexively suspended the sites.

"These tech-savvy smart alecks have figured out that if you report a blog you don't like, you can do some damage to a person," Mr. Langbert said.
Read it.

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