Christian newspaper aims for gays?

Tue 23 December 2008 11:41, Editors

Christian newspaper aims for gays?

Sometimes owners of websites do strange things to get ranked in search engines. Some try black hat tactics, others try old tactics that won’t work anymore.

A good example was found today by a blogger at Dutch Cowboys. Dutch newspaper “Nederlands Dagblad” , which is a very Christian-minded newspaper, obviously tries to influence rankings. But in a way which is first of all not working and second of all, the keywords they use are not very “Christian-like”.

The Dutch newspaper probably figured that they would get more visitors on some sexual terms and put terms like “sexuality” and “homo-sexuality” in their meta tags. They might also be aiming at those people who are not sure about their sexuality or gays who want to convert? Too bad for the newspaper they won’t be ranking any higher because of this. A waste of keywords or a smart move from the newspaper?

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  • Dear Editor:

    Centuries ago the prophet Isaiah said to the Jewish nation "woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees."

    Those words apply to the student loan industry here in the United States as well.

    I belong to a grassroots organization called Student Loan Justice (www.studentloanjustice.org). We are working to restore basic consumer protections to student loans.

    In 1997, student loan companies such as Sallie Mae successfully lobbied Congress to amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and remove consumer protections, making defaulted student loans among the most lucrative and easy debts to collect. The loan companies actually have a vested interest in debtors defaulting on their loans, because they can then levy huge penalties & raise interest rates to credit card interest levels.

    According to Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren in a Wall Street Journal article written by John Hechinger, "student loan debt collectors have power that would make a mobster envious." They are allowed to garnish or seize social security and disability payments, and can even raid personal bank accounts without a court order. People have committed suicide as a direct result of these tactics.

    The only ones who benefit from this situation are the CEOs and corporate officers of the student loan companies. The outrageous profits they make would do far more good circulating in local economies, rather than filling the wallets of the already-wealthy.

    Brian Galloway
    Washington State

    Do 29 jan 2009, 22:53

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