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Re: [newtech-1] seems awesome to have Cesar Chavez on the google homepage today...

From: mark p.
Sent on: Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:29 PM
it could be worse(better?)..

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 39 Reasons for and against Cesar Chavez Blvd.


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Anthony Zeoli
<[address removed]> wrote:
> +1 Calvin.
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> Someone needs a history lesson. Obscure...ha! That's like saying MLK is
> obscure. Who is more obscure when they stand up for Civil Rights of people,
> the worker, women...I can keep going.
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> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 12:13 AM, Calvin Chu <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> How is Cesar Chavez obscure?  There are hundreds and hundreds of places,
>> streets, schools named after him.  But, I get it.  Obscure=brown skin.
>> Feature an Obscure-skinned manàrun around in a circle demanding apologies
>> but I suppose if they take down the Obscure-skinned man and replace him with
>> some blond white kids noshing on candy that’s all cool with you.  Whatever
>> it was you said.  OK, OK we get it.
>>
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>> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of NJP
>> Thompson
>> Sent: Monday, April 01,[masked]:56 PM
>> To: [address removed]
>> Subject: Re: [newtech-1] seems awesome to have Cesar Chavez on the google
>> homepage today...
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>> Maybe it should be like this. On any holiday in the USA on which one might
>> not be surprised to be asked to pay three times the price of the normal menu
>> in a restaurant for a meal, that on THAT day Google should at least
>> acknowledge our holiday by making a themed doodle that is not celebrating an
>> obscure person place or thing. Congress isn't doing anything. Make it a
>> law.The Defense of American Holidays Act.
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>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Yasser Ansari <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> Anita, I just can't buy that analysis. Why on earth did you and all the
>> other people who were complaining today expect an easter doodle in the first
>> place? There hasn't been one in almost 13 years. Out of curiosity, I
>> searched through Google's entire collection of doodles and the only easter
>> doodle that was ever done was on April 23rd of 2000. Yes, almost 13 years
>> ago.
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>> You can search for yourself here and please correct me if I'm wrong:
>>
>> http://www.google...­
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>> To update your analogy, it would be like having a good friend who gave you
>> a birthday gift, once, 13 years ago. Why would you ever expect another gift?
>>
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>> Regards,
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>> Yasser
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>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Anita M Bailey <[address removed]>
>> wrote:
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>> The point is Google disappointed quite a few people. One of Google's
>> trademarks that we have been accustomed to is the Doodles. We find them fun,
>> informative and revelant to the majority of us. Google may not celebrate all
>> the holidays, etc. but we expected an Easter Doodle and we didn't get it.
>> That's all. I equate Google's decision to not having a Easter Doodle to that
>> of a friend who after 20 years forgets your birthday. You are like, what?
>> Was not expecting that. How could my best friend of 20 years forget my
>> birthday? Anyway, like most things we will get over this, but for others
>> they may not.
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>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Calvin Chu <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> Well said.
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>> Sent: Monday, April 01,[masked]:44 AM
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>> Subject: Re: [newtech-1] seems weird to have Cesar Chavez on the google
>> homepage today...
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>> Agreed...and it always seems to me these pleas for recognition from a
>> position of privilege are particularly pathetic.
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>> On Apr 1, 2013, at 9:11 AM, Anthony Zeoli <[address removed]>
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>> Anyone who is offended that Google did not "doodle" Easter should realize
>> that Google does not "doodle' every religious holiday for every religion in
>> the world. If they celebrated Easter, then they would have to do something
>> for everyone else on every other day. The doodle wouldn't make sense to 99%
>> of Googlers.
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>> Better to not get into religion and faith than jump headfirst into a world
>> where everyone thinks their faith is the right faith to believe in. If you
>> can't see how smart a move it was to stay away from religion, because it
>> would have caused an uproar with other faiths, then you'll never run a
>> multinational search engine that generates billions of dollars in revenue.
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>> As a Catholic, I certainly appreciate Easter, but I don't need my search
>> engine to celebrate it for me. Why not get mad a Bing for not even bringing
>> it up? Heck, let's start showing up with torches at the offices of every
>> search engine demanding they respect our religion. Oh, right. I forgot, this
>> is a free country where you can choose to believe what you want to believe,
>> that is until religion tells you you have to adhere to their teaching. But
>> remember, it's a free country.
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>> Also, you've got a Christian Easter holiday that leaves out the gay
>> population. So, you're going to celebrate Easter, but only for practicing
>> Christians and then gays who use Google have to be reminded that they're
>> unwelcome in that town. Y'all need to think a little deeper than just a give
>> me my Easter doodle campaign. Doesn't anyone have anything else more
>> important to do, like actually celebrate Easter themselves with their
>> families and their church instead of worrying about whether their search
>> engine will do it for them? Such silliness, I can't even believe it.
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>> Going back to more important things in the world, like Google's new Nose
>> app in BETA: https://www.google...­
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>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 8:17 AM, Mark Nyon <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> Here is another perspective.
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>> If I am Jewish, do I need my hammer to celebrate Passover?
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>> If I am Muslim, do I need my coffeemaker to celebrate Eid?
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>> If I am Christian, do I need my search engine to celebrate Easter?
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>> It's nice that Google has chosen to have its page celebrate events/people
>> it deems significant. The first Google Doodle was for Burning Man, a
>> significant event for many Googlers (and myself).
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>> On the other hand, I would never expect Google to put a Doodle up for
>> Burning Man or any other event that I deem significant, because it's not.
>> my. company. nor. is. it. my. tool.
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