Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:40 UTC
In the News "The increase is a sign that the search engine can no longer afford to operate in a Silicon Valley vacuum. For years, Google had a reputation for indifference inside the Beltway. It took Google until May 2005 to set up a presence in Washington and even then, its headquarters consisted of a one-man lobbying shop in suburban Maryland." Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal? Why aren't you guys turning to the streets when your country is quite clearly being bought left and right? I mean, I'm sure this happens everywhere, but on this scale? Gives me the creeps.
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Q for Thom and any other Europeans who feel like answering: I know a lot of US shows get exported overseas, but do any Europeans watch things like 'The Daily Show' or 'The Colber Report'? I'm guessing it's too American for most foreign audiences.

But that's my answer to Thom's "Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal?"

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' are how we as a society cope with the sorts of things you're talking about. If you have the ability to watch these shows where you are, they may be educational. These sorts of ironic satire shows are how a big chunk of us Americans stay sane.

Edited 2012-04-25 06:37 UTC

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