Texas Roast

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If you're a coffe drinker (or even if you're not), support Texas Roast. Owner Jeff Schneider divesting himself from what has been a significant AdWords advertising relationship with Google, due to their censorship activities on their Chinese domain:

I run a small gourmet coffee company that does decent business on the internet, thanks to the reach of Google Ad Words. However, I cannot live with Google's decision to succumb to the wishes of the brutal dictatorship in China. So, as of today, my company has suspended all business with Google. This will have a substantial negative impact on my bottom line, but in some cases principle means more than money. As a veteran of OIF, I know all too well how valuable freedom is and I cannot support a company that helps to suppress it.

I would ask you to encourage any of your readers who might use Google Ad Words to take the same actions and send a message to Google. It is time for Americans to tell businesses when they have gone too far in compromising the most basic principles of freedom and make them pay a price for their actions.

I decided not to use either AdWords or AdSense once Google's political discrimination became known. Now, not a single freedom-loving person in the world should use them.

And, yes, Glenn:

...I think this will be a good opportunity for any GoogleAd competitors (Blogads, say) to snap up some of Google's business

I'll be happy to give BlogAds my business; I'm just waiting for the invitation...