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Google is weird about guns.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Simonpie, May 8, 2012.

  1. Simonpie

    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    Google story:

    A bit over a year ago I started shooting my dad's (great grand dad's actually) trapdoor springfield. Since I'm bad at logging info, I thought I'd try writing a blog about what works and doesn't. So, I set up a "Blogspot" account, which is run by Google. Everything is fine and dandy. Today I get a card (by snail mail) offering me $100 worth of free Google ads. What the heck! Why not? Then everyone can see how cool Trapdoor Springfields are. When I get done writing my 3 free lines of add and making searchword lists, it tells me No-Can-Do. The words "Rifle" and "Shooting" violate Google's "no weapons" advertising policy. This is for an ad pointing back at a Google site where every entry is about shooting.

    Weird.

    I changed the words "straight shooting rifle" to "marksman's tools" and it went through fine. If you must know, the Trapdoor is neither of these.
     
  2. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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  3. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the USSA buddy.... I am not gonna get into it muchbecause trolls will get on here and start talking out of their behind, saying how I am a conspiracy theorist and that I need a tin foil hat etc. Do a search on google and find out thier history.... CIA... NSA etc.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    projectile distribution unit , lead dispenser, slug thrower, ballistic units and device, boom stick, noise maker ....craigslist "forbidden" arms sales terms, now for google too lol.
     
  5. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    silencertalk.com went to heck when they took firearms out of the classifieds so they could run google ads.
     
  6. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    Google can go to hell with they rest of the liberals.
     
  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    This site has both Google Adsense and Google Analytics running on it.
     
  8. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Dogpile Web Search is firearms friendly.

    Ads and threads from this site and many others are very visable on it. It is not case sensitive.
     
  9. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    On my Mac, running Safari I block them with the AdBlock Safari extension and the Ghostery Safari extension. They block both of those and a few thousand others. I also keep my privacy settings set to block third party cookies.

    As for Google:

    [video=youtube;n7U1e4B_iI8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7U1e4B_iI8[/video]
     
  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    There are gun owning liberals you know, or does owning a gun automatically make a person non-liberal?
     
  11. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    Im sorry, poor wording on my part. Google go to hell with the rest of the gun haters. No offense to any liberal members on here. Forgive my ignorance, please.
     
  12. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    No problem. I'm sure you didn't mean to offend, and I know we are both on the same side of the second amendment even if we don't necessarily share all the same political opinions.
     
  13. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    The people who run and own Google are young, stupid, spoiled idiots who have no idea why they were free to start up their monster money machine or keep running it.
     
  14. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I feel so much more protected, thanks Google!
     
  15. dehamma

    dehamma portland Member

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    Don't forget "killin' stick"
     
  16. MikeIsh

    MikeIsh Portland Member

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    I got rid of my android phone, severed all ties with anything google and will never use it again.
     
  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree with the stupid label, but you're probably close to the truth about them not really understanding their actual freedoms allowed in this country.
     
  18. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Google is set up and run by left leaning geeks, who simply do not understand the useful benefits of privately owned firearms. They are more concerned with political correctness than they are in opening their business practices to a very large group of freedom loving folks, world-wide.