Regardless of what some others might think, prayer is one of most powerful forces for change and grace.
Let’s not hesitate nor be embarrassed to use it. Even if it for but a single hour, that hour of prayer counts.
I found this post at the The Thinking Americanist concerning this bit of google news represented by this seemingly innocuous video question:
In a post concerning what this means Chris Crum said this:
“If, however, your idea of quoting is including an entire article from some other site, or maybe even multiple articles, and you’re not doing any original content yourself, then that can affect the reputation of how we view your site,” he adds.
Basically, as long as you are adding some kind of value and perspective to what you are quoting, you’re going to be as far as Google is concerned.
“Those sorts of things are completely legitimate and absolutely fine,” Cutts says. “I wouldn’t worry about that.
So, if you’re quoting (and linking) rather than scraping, you’re probably okay. You may not want to go overboard on how much text you’re actually quoting from a source, however. Otherwise, you’re liable to be run into trouble with the source itself.
Now that begs the question, in trouble in what way? In the way a site is ranked? In the way Google’s engine goes through the post? Exactly how is Google looking at stuff?
Most people don’t ever think about this but at least one blogger did:
Well, I would not settle for what they are telling us; because I have discovered that Google is now coming to my blog, every time I post something new to the blog and executing a search of my blog and the internet for duplicated content.
This makes sense, if they are checking for duplicate content they must actually scan to see if it exists Mr ADkins asks the question:
why does Google feel the need to search my blog against their database? Now, if I were an Alex Jones type or an overly paranoid Conservative; I would be thinking that the Government is indexing my posts for investigation purposes or something worse. Now, I really do not believe that something like this would be occurring, but this searching my blog stuff really has me wondering.
I actually have a more practical question.
My Weekly “Under The Fedora” column appears on 4 different blogs at the moment, on two of them I post it myself, on one I leave it in draft because I have some odd formatting issues, but on another I submit it and they post it.
If Google is doing this does this cause a disadvantage to the sites that post it later? How does it handle such things as say a Mark Steyn Column that might appear at multiple places at once and what procedures are in place to make sure a post that is snarfed by someone else and copied doesn’t accidentally get promoted over the original?
I don’t think this is anything sinister but for bloggers like me who will have duplicate posts on multiple sites on a regular basis it should be a consideration when figuring out how to schedule your posts.
BTW a few people might find themselves surprised that I linked Pat Adkins here. Everyone knows I’m a friend of Zilla, Stacy and others who have had run-ins with him. Why this post and the link?
First: I found this story interesting and his quote was a part of it
Second: Since he was the source of the story for me simple blog protocol demands a link
Third: When he became aware of the Zilla video he put up a public retraction and has included a permanent link complete with graphic on the front page. I’m Catholic I like contrition and it deserves recognition and if you’re not Christian then consider these words of Glenn Reynolds: When you reward behavior, you tend to get more of it.
Update That’s ADKINS not ATKINS and yes the site was down a few hours full details not yet available.
I haven’t dived deeply into polls much lately because frankly there has been no point, Mitt Romney has this race and baring the “Live Boy Dead girl” scenario it’s not changing. (actually considering Romany’s rep it wouldn’t take a dead girl, a live girl would shatter his clean image completely)
But with one week to go the last gasp effort to rally the MSNBC troops took place today on Morning Joe as they touted the Quinnipiac/CBS?NYT polls Saying Obama is up 5 in Ohio with a week to go.
What really got me was their claim that the Quinnipiac poll was the “most accurate” and again playing the “poll denier” card. I’ve personally found their numbers the least believable and while they were talking about the fights in other states as an alternative to Ohio for Romney I looked up the internals of this Ohio/VA/Florida poll and found this:
After talking about how reliable Quinnipiac is, for 15 minutes and while I was tweeting out the D+8 samples in all of these states D+7 in Florida, they suddenly pivoted as Mark Halperin brought up the D+8 sample and people asked how can this be the case if Mitt is up by huge margins among independents in this poll?
At this time they made the case that the split in the sample defines the electorate while I argue that the accurate of the poll is based on how the splits match the electorate.
Now Polls have limitation based on the response rate and the various methods of getting people to answer but the actual registration and demographics of a state are a reality, they may change over time but they are what they are no matter what but of a sample is used.
In the 7 AM Hour more of the same and in the 8 AM hour they repeated this nonsense. This isn’t a poll, this is a last gasp before Media Credibility day arrives and it becomes impossible to deny what already exists.
That the Morning Joe team is spending a show trying to sell the accuracy of a D+8 poll in Ohio & VA & +7 in Fla to their far left base speaks volumes, here is what it says to me:
When you are reduced to Chuck Todd arguing body language in private conversations that’s pretty bad, by contrast you have Romney people canvasing during the damn storm.
Folks, there is going to be a turnout effort in Ohio like you’ve never seen. George Cullen has been canvassing door-to-door for the past five weeks. He usually hits about 50 doors a day, but only got 25 under the storm conditions yesterday. He’s a West Point graduate who served six years in the Army, and he says, “The conservatives are very energized.”
Yeah this is a D+8 state SURE! It will be fun to watch these guys next Wednesday.
Update: Just called Robert Stacy McCain on the ground in Ohio and asked about the “Body Language” stuff from Chuck Todd: “It’s crazy” He spoke to Kevin Madden on Sunday one of the top guys in the Romney Campaign after rally. He seemed calm and laid back. He hasn’t seen any of this scary “Body Language” from the Romney folks.
They are still working hard, they have not slacked off nor would anyone expect them to but if our friends on the left want to tell themselves this, as the folks in the south say “Bless their Hearts”.
Update 2: Ed Morrissey elaborates:
In each of these three states, the CBS/NYT/Q-poll shows Republicans at a lower percentage level of turnout than in the 2008 election. If one makes that assumption, it’s not too difficult to be guess that Obama might be ahead. However, that’s exactly the opposite of what all other polls rating enthusiasm are telling us what the electorate will look like on Tuesday. In fact, it’s not even what this poll shows, with Republican enthusiasm +16 over Democrats in Florida, +14 in Ohio, and +7 in Virginia.
I guess that explains why we didn’t see Ed on the show today. I suspect that message wouldn’t have been all that welcome.
Update 3: Instalanche and Michael Graham who you might recall was the owner of the site “Anybody But Mitt” says what is coming:
I believe we’re on the verge of a solid Romney win for two reasons. One is the objective evidence. The other is the ugly desperation of the Obama campaign in its final days.
and he raises a very important point I never thought of:
The president, on the other hand, has peaked at 47 percent. The Battleground Poll model shows Obama losing 52 percent to 47 percent. Rasmussen daily tracking has Obama losing 49 percent to 47 percent. Pew has him tied: 47 percent to 47 percent. But more important, all the polls show Obama sliding or stuck. None show any upward movement.
Obama supporters are quick to tell you “the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.” Two things: a) that’s what candidates who are behind always say; b) this is election day.
Next Wednesday is going to be fun.
Update 4: Stacy who I so rudely woke up in the first update asks an obvious question:
You might think some reporter at the New York Times, which co-sponsored this poll, would think it worth his while to interview the people at Quinnipiac and ask where they’re getting these weird over-samples of Democrats. What is causing this? How is it that Republicans report greater voting enthusiasm by such large margins, and yet are underrepresented in the poll’s sample? It makes no sense.
I’d love to hear the answer.
BTW PPP poll now being touted, Iowa Sample is D+5 Wisconsin D+4
The last time I interviewed Ann Marie Buerkle on Camera she was a candidate for congress, however her title of Congresswoman has not dampened her willingness to talk not even to a Radio Talk Show host and blogger from out of state.
Unfortunately the Acoustics of the area were HORRIBLE and we didn’t have time to re-shoot as she had to dash to another event so I will provide a transcript of the interview belowo:
DaTechGuy: I’m here with Congreswoman Ann Marie Buerkle. Ann Maire two years ago myself and another fellow in a hat Stacy McCain came to Syracuse, you were in front of a building that was being rented, you were talking about how the Syracuse polls had you down 11 pts. You ended up winning that race, now it’s two years later as the incumbent, much different feel I imagine?
Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY-24) A Much different feel because now we have a record, a record I’m very proud of.
DTG: Now that’s something I’ve noticed when I”ve talked to people. I interviewed quite a few people before this event and the word that I hear a lot about you is: ‘I talked to Ann Mare and she said’, ‘I’ve talked to Ann Marie and she said.’ so seem to be a rather accessible congresswoman.
AMB: We have We’ve had over 40 town hall meetings, we had over 60 mobile town hall units, we’ve been out in the community for hundreds of meetings and that’s what we’ve done we’ve embedded ourselves in the community and we have really been the voice that update New York hasn’t had in a long time.
DTG:Now what’s interesting is I remember two years ago your opponent [Congressman] Dan Maffei was not talking about his record and spending his time attacking you. It’s two years later, and he’s still not talking about his record and he’s still attacking you, and I don’t see how he thinks that strategy is going to work so well two years later when it didn’t work before?
AMB:Dan Maffei should be ashamed of himself and I don’t know how he has the moxie to go out and ask the people for their vote after he has turned down four of these town hall debates, that he’s turned down major network debates, one with the local newspaper. He is afraid to reflect on his record, he is afraid to take responsibility for what he has voted for. All he wants to do is as you said: Attack attack attack rather than looking at what he voted for when he was in congress.
DTG:Now this is a slightly odd question, of course you’re an incumbent now. In terms of how you presenting yourself, in terms of how people are reacting to you. What’s the main difference you see two years later from the public when you’re talking to them?
AMB: Well when I ran I promised the people here of upstate New York that I would be their voice in Washington. And what we’ve done in the last two years, I have been their voice I have kept that promise we’ve been accessible, we’ve been responsible we’ve been independent of either party, we’ve done our best for the district. And that a promise made two years ago and a promise kept. We’re very proud of our record.
DTG:And what’s on the itinerary for the next ten days or so?
AMB: Ahem lots of, we actually have a couple of debates left, ah, we have lots of meetings with different organizations planned, talk to the people it’s not unlike what we’ve done for the last 22 months, accessible, out there, talking to people.
DTG:And I’ve gotta ask this one last question. One thing, I’ve been to several districts in NY and CT and this ridiculous “War on Women” attack has been everywhere, doesn’t matter if the candidate is a man or woman, doesn’t matter what district, everywhere I go, in Massachusetts, in my own district, we see this. Can, I don’t understand how this has become the debate when the economy is what everyone is worrying about. Is this desperation?
AMB:It is desperation, it’s distortion it’s distraction it’s a national campaign in which Dan Maffei has participated. He doesn’t want us to look at his record. He doesn’t even want to remember that he was a congressman. He wants to pretend and make that record go away. He should be ashamed of himself. He’s hiding behind the skirts of the victims of rape. He’s hiding behind the skirts of victims of domestic violence and he demeans women by thinking that the only thing we care about is the Federal government handing out free contraception. The American women are concerned about who’s going to make their healthcare decisions, about jobs about the economy, about jobs about the price of gasoline at the pump, we care about far broader and more important issues and Dan Maffei really insults women with this whole campaign that he is running
DTG: Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle 24th district, Thank you very much for your time.
Now think about this, in NY-24 we have Democrat Dan Maffei a candidate who is running away from his record, running away from the people and running away from his past (Thus the Nickname Dan “Col Runaway” Maffei or we have Ann Marie Buerkle who make it a point to stay accessible and accountable to the people in her district. Is that a choice at all? It is it REALLY?
Ann Marie was the hardest hit of the 2010 freshman class in terms of redistricting and can use all the help she can get, kick into her campaign here and help return the best conservative in the Northeast to congress.
This weeks commentary is a summary of the Road Trip and the various districts that were visited from Ct-5 to Ny-24.
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We are now a week away from election day and the MSM has been given a gift called Sandy.
Why do I call it a gift to the MSM? Because it gives them a story that overwhelms all others allowing them to put the election on the second or third tier as Romney continues his march.
I have been telling you for a while that the best way to determine what is happening is what people are saying, vs what people are doing.
Yesterday I was listening to Rush on a Minnesota radio station because all the local stations were all Sandy all the time and what did to my wondering eyes did appear but news of Bill Clinton going right there.
Now let’s be clear, There is the president, there is VP and there is Bill Clinton, these are the big guns for the Democrats and are not deployed lightly.
You are sending the single most valuable non-office asset the Democrats have to Minnesota? Not Colorado? Not Nevada, not Wisconsin, not Iowa, not Virginia but MINNESOTA?
How on earth do you justify this move with a week to go unless Obama is in trouble there and if Obama is in trouble in Minnesota then….
As for Pennsylvania we Reported Paul Ryan has done events there, which tells you plenty remember Time is the one commodity you can’t get more of and if Ryan was campaigning in PA last week that means something. Now both sides are spending money in the state but with a difference. The GOP money is a super pac outside of the campaign, the Obama money is DIRECTLY FROM THE CAMPAIGN.
If the White house is spending its limited funds in Pennsylvania then that says…
Finally Florida, the big swing state what are we hearing about Florida.
Florida WAS a swing state, it was a state everyone spend a lot of time talking about how Paul Ryan was going to drive seniors away from the party.
None of this has happened. This state is in now a Romney State
If the game is no longer being played in Florida and is now being played in Minnesota & Pennsylvania know what that says?
And if you don’t believe they are demoralized as hell, look at the faces of the MSM.
Update Stacy who is on the ground in Ohio gets it:
Yesterday, Jim Messina called the Romney super-PAC’s ad buy in Pennsylvania “desperate.” Today? Yeah, Obama’s buying ads in Pennsylvania.
Does this mean Romney is going to win Pennsylvania? No, but it does mean that it’s close enough that Team Obama couldn’t afford to let Romney air ads unopposed in Pennsylvania. And this news, coming just four days after it was reported that Team Obama is buying ads in Minnesota, is the best indication that Democrat insiders know that the president’s re-election is seriously endangered.
Guys, Romney is going to win this race and it’s not going to be close.
When you have reached the point where the Anchoress, one of the most sober and reasonable people on the net are asking question like this concerning Benghazi:
1) If no one gave an order to “stand down” who gave the order to “go save”?
2) If no one gave an order to “go save” just what exactly did the President, the Sec State and the Sec Defense do while they watched Benghazi burn over seven hours. There must be some paper trail, somewhere, that shows us that responsible action was taken, yes?
3) Did they all just vote “present?”
4) Why would you go to the UN, and lie about what happened in Benghazi to the whole world, even as your own spokespeople were admitting that the situation there had nothing to do with a damn video?
5) Was this a gun-running operation? Or some kind of October political theatrical gone bad?
5) People in your administration lied to the public. Should not a few resignations be on the president’s desk? Why isn’t the president asking for them?
6) Does lying not matter any more?
you know thing have more than crossed the line, and I don’t mean in an Alamo way.
What’s rather amazing is I had the same: “A few Good Men” thought that she had concerning any written order. If they had such an order it would have been produced almost at once.
and the Valerie Plame vs Benghazi comparison with the MSM says a lot, none of it good.
I think these folks will be damn lucky to lose next week and have then end before it begins.
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