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Well, I for one get these kinds of results in all my searches including Google's. I'm not impressed with any of the search engines we have nowadays. I for one get really irritated when it tries to figure out what I'm searching for and even changes the keywords I have entered. Even including them in quotes has no effect. Also pagerank has no relevance to the content of the page/content I'm looking for. It just means more sites have linked to it, and is probably why when I am looking for something recent I usually end up getting news 6 months old in my Google results right off the bat. They are all junk.
When I first heard of the term SEO I thought it meant a way to help you find the information you wanted better. Oh was I wrong. The fact that there can be this kind of manipulation leads me to believe that their system is fundamentally flawed.
I for one don't want anymore government intervention. Just like the recent health care stuff them bumbling bunch of baboons can't get anything right they get their hands into so just leave it partly broke rather than completely. Besides the more the system becomes awful the easier it will be to replace it one day without the government's help. We need to start figuring out how to do more for ourselves rather than depending on them. I know there could be better technology, and await the day we can have true innovation rather than incrementally accepted profit loss to justify advancement.
Regardless of the author's griping there is the fact that there is information that will never see the light of day, and that is the main issue to address.