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Santa reclassified as a terrorist threat -NORAD, Google and OnStar team up for World Surveilance…. and begin tracking Santa

We knew it would happen. No one is safe from technology…….. not even Santa!  Is nothing sacred? NORAD, Google and OnStar are bringing all their technological prowness to bear, in an effort to track the Jolly old elf, as he breaks into peoples houses supposedly just to leave presents for children,  that’s his story, and he seems to be sticking to it.  But if that was his real intention, how come i saw Momma kissing Santa Claus?

At TEDActive, Bruno Bowden shares the story of NORAD‘s Santa tracker — and how Google is continuing the traditional holiday fun.

Track Santa via NORAD/GOOGLE/OnStar here!


NORAD, headquartered in Colorado Springs, is the bi-national U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada. NORAD, created by a 1958 agreement between Canada and the United States, provides advanced warning of impending missile and air attacks against its member nations, safeguards the air sovereignty of North America, and maintains airborne forces for defense against attack.

Google Drops Rap Music Video Just in time for Christmas

To help St. Nick with his big flight this year, a few Googlers created this holiday search tips rap video. Song written and produced by, and video starring, all Google employees.

Search tips:


Yo, I run a few searches before the big flight,
To save me more time on this magical night.
I type [sunrise and city] of my last stop,
I got plenty of time before my last drop.

If I don’t know the time in a certain city,
I peep it on search before my chimney shimmy.
Tyle [time and town] before I come into town,
To see if Johnny’s in bed before I hit ground.

Go Santa, Santa work it!
Go Santa, Santa search it!

But before I go flying through the frosty air,
I do a weather search to decide what to wear.
Mrs. Clause, should I bring my extra warm down jacket?
[Mrs. Clause]: Hmmm, yes. You should definitely pack it.
And please pack these cookies that I baked for you.
Shhhhh! I researched the recipe with recipe view,
And used the low cal filter, I must admit:
I wanna make sure that jacket still fits!

Go Santa, Santa work it!
Go Santa, Santa search it!

Check one, check two: yes I check twice.
Santa’s Google Doc called ‘Naughty and nice.’
With control+F, I find a name in the doc n’,
I hope I don’t have to put coal in a stockin’

When I’m cruising in my sleigh with my hands on the reigns,
Voice input is handy, ’cause typing is a pain.
If on a wish list I spot a gift I never heard: schlittschuhe,
I use the translate app to speak the foreign word.

Go Santa, Santa work it!
Go Santa, Santa search it!
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho.

Go Santa, Santa work it!
Go Santa, Santa search it!

Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Yeah!

Lyrics by Matt Kane, Google Content and User Education Specialist and hip hop enthusiast
Music by Ranidu, Google Business Systems Integrator and musician:
Video produced with the help of our friends at Seedwell:

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