Italia, tasse, politica,burocrazia.La foresta di Sherwood, senza Robin Hood


Robin Hood (2010 film)
Robin Hood (2010 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin)

Quando mio padre torno’ dalla prigionia di guerra nazista gli fu assegnata una pensione di invalido di guerra di prima categoria. Meritatamente, visto che il lavoro a cui era costretto gli era costato la schiena.

Pesava 40 chili e dopo tre anni di ospedale e un viaggio a Lourdes riuscì a rimettersi in salute.

La cosa che gli venne più naturale fu quella di cercarsi un lavoro onesto col quale mandare avanti la famiglia (eravamo in cinque coi miei genitori e mamma faceva la casalinga)

Si buttò a capofitto su un nuovo prodotto per quell’epoca, i “grissini”. Vicino a Conegliano la ditta “Roberto” li aveva inventati e fu un successo istantaneo.

Era facile venderli, non c’era concorrenza, ma soprattutto non c’erano TASSE esagerate. Si compravano in ditta e si vendevano nei negozi, in un’Italia anni 60 che uscendo dalla crisi post bellica cercava di rimettersi in piedi. Tempi d’oro per fare impresa. L’unica tassa che mi ricordo sentir nominare era l’IGE (Imposta Generale Entrate).

Non esistevano ne fatture ne bolle di accompagnamento. Era tutto veramente semplice e per lo più affidato al buon senso, un bene comune che abbondava nel nostro Paese allora.

 

Poi venne l’IVA e mio padre rifiutò l’idea di compilare carte e scartoffie per vendere i grissini. Preferì vendere, anzi cedere, l’attività. Mio fratello ed io non eravamo ancora in età da patente, ed il business di famiglia passò ad un compaesano.

 

Oggi è tutto diverso. Le tasse strangolano l’economia. La lira è stata sostituita dall’Euro. Aprire un’attività è diventato uno slalom speciale tra permessi e burocrazie varie che farebbero saltare i nervi ad un Santo. Fare impresa oggi significa ESSERE SCHIAVI DELLO STATO E DELLE TASSE CHE COSI’ SPUDORATAMENTE IMPONE al fine di foraggiare l’enorme spesa pubblica che come un rubinetto aperto dissangua le casse dello Stato stesso.

 

Un circolo vizioso che permette a politici corrotti e faccendieri di allearsi nel crimine per dar fondo a tutto quello che si puo’ prendere, compresi gli stipendi da nababbi e le pensioni d’oro.

Fare politica oggi è un business redditizio.

Renzi ci darà gli 80 Euro. Perchè non ci toglie il canone RAI di 113 Euro annui che potrebbero rimanere nelle tasche degli italiani. Se domani volessi comprare un regalo di compleanno a un figlio non posso perchè quei 100 Euro devo darli ad un’emittente statale che regala stipendi d’oro ai vari conduttori e non solo; nel corso dei quiz regala milioni di euro, salvo poi lanciare campagne per raccogliere fondi per varie iniziative di beneficenza. Che spreco la Rai, che tassa subdola il canone.

Tasse automobilistiche. Ho rinnovato la patente un mese fa costo: 190 Euro perchè essendo disabile ho dovuto andare in provincia a fare la visita, dove mi ha mandato l’agenzia alla quale mi sono rivolto. Alla fine di tutto mi hanno detto che avrei potuto farlo vicino a casa. pazienza, l’ignoranza si paga.

Il bollo auto? Non vi sembra una tassa assurda? Non paghiamo già abbastanza di benzina? Assicurazione? Manutenzione del veicolo? Bisogna per forza pagare anche la tassa del bollo?

Tasse sui rifiuti. Una volta tutto veniva messo in un sacchetto il quale veniva svuotato in un contenitore. Adesso Raccolta Differenziata (gran segno di civiltà) solo che se ci pensiamo bene funziona così: Io utente faccio il lavoro più grosso per la SAVNO cioè quello di smistare e dividere i rifiuti.  Tu, SAVNO vieni e prendi i rifiuti, ricicli e guadagni dal riciclo. Io utente devo pagare due bollette l’anno da 100 Euro perchè tu SAVNO venga a prendere i rifiuti che IO, UTENTE ti ho preparato ben divisi. Capite dove siamo arrivati?

 

Potrei andare avanti per ore a descrivere tutto quello che non funziona, ma ne vale la pena? Vent’anni di Berlusconi e adesso arriva il salvatore dei popoli Renzi, ma veramente siamo un popolo di creduloni. Grillo? Lo ha detto lui stesso, se non ci fossero stati loro (M5S) il Paese sarebbe già nel caos più totale. Cosa ha fatto veramente Grillo? Nada. Sa solo sbraitare ed incazzarsi. Alfano è un traditore di chi lo ha creato politicamente (Berlusconi) e se ha gente nel suo partito come Formigoni e Quagliariello puo’ starsene a casa che nessuno di chi lo ha votato come forza di centro destra lo voterà più. Salvini e la Lega? Salvini sembra uno sincero, che la politica la fa per passione, riuscirà con i suoi temi molto populisticamente azzeccati a prendere il 6/ 8 percento alle Europee ma non servirà a niente. La lega che aveva promesso la Padania è morta con gli scandali e Bossi farebbe meglio a starsene lontano dalla TV che fa perdere voti a Salvini e Company. Gli altri non li considero nemmeno Vendola, Casini,Meloni, e chi altro; tutti della stessa classe: i politici.

Gli imprenditori Veneti e d’Italia si suicidano mentre tutti noi continuiamo a scrivere tweets e articoli e nelle piazze e nei bar, nei treni e negli autobus si sente lo stesso discorso “Basta, basta, ne abbiamo pieni i coglioni” e poi cosa facciamo? Andiamo a votare (quelli del PD addirittura hanno sborsato 2 Euro per le primarie) legittimandoli ancora una volta, perchè “stavolta facciamo VERAMENTE sul seri” ma dove siete stati gli ultimi trent’anni?

Negli yacht in Sardegna o a pasteggiare con ostriche e champagne mentre al popolo che chiede pane rispondete “che mangino brioches'”

Buon voto allora a tutti voi, connazionali creduloni. Votate per questo o per quello ma mi raccomando; votate (dice il Napolitano) 

Io mi defilo e non votero’ per nessuno. Solo se venisse Robin Hood a darci man forte sarei disposto ad andare nella foresta con lui per contrastare in qualsiasi maniera (non violenta) l’ascesa di una classe politica corrotta e ladrona.

Non verrà, lo so, Robin Hood non verrà, e noi continueremo a sfamare lo Sceriffo di Nottingham, senza fiatare, brontolando magari al bar, per poi recarci con la testa bassa in posta o in banca a compilare l’ennesimo modulo, l’ennnesima boletta,l’ennesima tassa e se Dio vorrà, arrivare a prendere una minima pensione da fame che ci garantirà che non moriremo di fame fino a quando verrà la nostra ora. Viva l’Italia governata da tasse politica burocrazia e leggi demenziali

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Alpini Raduno 2014. “Angeli co na penna sola, operai del Padreterno” Poesia in dialetto Veneto


 

Alpini Raduno 2014 “Angeli co na penna sola- Operai del Padreterno” una poesia in dialetto Veneto

(by pio dal cin)  Dedicato a tutti gli Alpini che tanto hanno fatto e continuano a fare con grande solidarietà, senza cercare compensi o gratificazioni, stipendi e pensioni d’oro, ma solamente per aiutare i più deboli, coloro che hanno bisogno e chiunque chieda un aiuto concreto (meditate politici corrotti, meditate).



“In dialetto Veneto” Poesia scritta da pio dal cin (tutti i diritti riservati. la riproduzione anche parziale senza l’esplicito consenso dell’autore è proibita)

Aveo mai pensà che bruta che saria l’Italia se no ghe fosse quei Angeli che se trova solche quà in Italia
e da nessuna altra parte del mondo?. 

Angeli sempre pronti a dir de si a chiunque sie in dificoltà,
vizin o lontan in Italia come all’estero,
che no i è boni de dirghe de no a nissun,
e in silenzio, composti e in
ordine i riesce a portar al sorriso in tel viso de chi che sofre
o a render una zornada bruta in te una
bela co la so allegria.

Proprio  lori si,  i NOSTRI CARI ALPINI.http://users.libero.it/gfuria/pontenizza/alpini_storia01.htm . 

Son sicuro che un dì, el Padreterno al se à svejà e l’à vardà al mondo accorzendose che in effetti si, al
vea mandà zo tanti Angeli par aiutar la zent in dificoltà,
ma che par varie rason, (vacanza, malatia o
pension)
tanti Angeli no i era pì disponibili e po, la popolazion l’era cressuda e l’era bisogno de
“assumerghen” de novi. 

Allora ga à vegnest proprio na bela idea…
Inveze de mandar zo i soliti Angeli

co le ale, l’à pensà de farghe far al lavoro ai ALPINI,
 http://www.ana.it/  
e par farghe capir ala zent
che i era si Omeni,
ma col cuor grando come quel de un ANGELO, al ghe à assà na PENNA SUL CAPPEL 
cussì che la zent la sepie riconoserli a prima vista sti novi “OPERAI DEL PADRETERNO”.

E se come che dise el Vangelo “Dai frutti riconoscerete l’Albero…” Allora poden veramente dir:
“Signor te ringrazien par questi Meravigliosi, Instancabili, Generosi, Inimitabili ALBERI che sono
I NOSTRI ALPINI” (copyright ° pio dal cin -riproduzione vietata, anche parzialmente-autorizzazione a pubblicare chiedere via email: piodalcin@gmail.com 

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A true dog story.The Girl and I


When I rented the small apartment on Fifthteen Avenue and Fletcher Street in Hollywood Florida I did not know that I would have met a great friend there.

I had just moved back from Los Angeles a few weeks before. I didn’t like L.A.Too big too strange,too many earthquakes. I thought I was better off with hurricanes, at least I knew when they were coming. I had driven a cab before in the  Hollywood-Ft.Lauderdale area so , as the new Winter season approached I moved back to Florida and went back to drive a taxi.

She was laying on the floor with a sad look in her eyes like only dogs can have; she didn’t look happy at all. Randy was Marylin’s ten years’ old son and they were living in the main house.

A door in the front yard and one in the back. From the back door there was the entrance to my apartment and “Andy” was always staying there, with that sad look in her eyes. I soon realized why. Randy got a new puppy, he must have been trhee or four months old. He was jumping up and down like puppies do all the time, licking faces and stumbling on water containers, barking for no reasons at ants or roaches or lizards.Andy was sad because all of Randy’s attention was now focused on that hyper dog that was responding to him as he excpected.

“You have got a new dog I see..”

“Yep.you like him?”

“I do!” I love dogs, but what about Andy over there” I said pointing at the black Labrador with the sad look”

“Oh ,she is old, and blind.that is why I got him”

I approached Andy and saw that white look that a dog and a human get on their pupil when they are blind. I massaged  her slowly in the neck .

“How long has she been like this?”

“Two years  now” ”

I noticed that when Randy spoke, the fourteen years old Labrador turned her head towards the voice as if she was asking for some of that love that she needed so badly and was only granted to the new entry.

“She still loves you Randy”

“Yes, I know, but she’s old and blind”

I would have loved to grab the scumbag by the balls and lift him up in the air. I did nothing of course but kept rubbbing Andy’s neck.

“Good girl,good girl”

“We are going to put her to sleep later on today”

I almost fell backwards

“What? Why?”

“We are going to New Jersey for a week and there is no way we’ll take two dogs up there, and..you know she’s blind” I looked at him with a mix of compassion and the urgent desire to kick him and teach him a lesson.

Then I realized that he would have never understood anyhow.

That was the way he was.

He was ten and considered the dog some kind of a toy.

The toy was broken.The toy was quickly replaced.

Nobody could have ever taught him what he needed to know about dogs. I considered myself lucky to have had so many dogs since I was a kid. I cannot remember a single year of my life when I lived without a dog. Big or small, full breed or mixed, male or female. When they died I cried for days and they taught me in my childhood that life is short, they taught me that it is good to cry to let it out, to feel better once the “horse of pain” stops running somehow you realize that life goes on and you will remember that friend you lost and place him in a very special room in your heart forever.

There was no way I’d let that dog being put to sleep.I went to the front door and rang the bell. Randy had left in the meantime with the puppy jumping up and down as they disappeared from the alley.

Marylin opened the door with the phone on her hand.

She was talking about the  old labrador, the toy that was broken. I told her

” I want to adopt the Girl”

“Andy you mean?” She said putting the phone down as the conversation ended.

“I guess you’re a bit too late, they are coming as we speak”

“No no. Marylin.Call them back. I will take care of that dog. no killing please”

“Are you sure? She is blind, fourteen years old, she doesn’t have much time left.”

” I know, I heard the story from that stupid son of yours” I wanted to say , but  I just settled for :”Please,let me take her in with me”

“Ok.Ill call them back.She’s all  yours”

“Thanks Marylin you have just made me happy” I went to the back door and there she was, standing on the entrance,waiting for Randy to come back. I sat by her and started rubbing her back “Good girl,good girl” We soon started our relationship.

During the following days, weeks months Girl and I became good friends. She learned how to go about the apt without bumping her head everywhere.

Iwould  share my best food with her. I treated her like a queen. The time came where I had to go back to Italy,and  I could not leave her behind. I organized myself into taking her with me on the plane.It wasn’t easy but she eventually made it through the ordeal of an eight hours flight. It took her about a week to recuperate her strenght when I got home to Italy. Two years later, after I adopted her, on a rainy night, the Girl wandered outside the house.

I though she went out for a nature call so I did not mind following her outside. She did that many times.

That night  it was raining hard and  and she must have lost her bearings. She crossed the street. An hour later I went to check if she was ok. Found her on the other side of the highway. She was dead. I never cried so much for a dog in my life like I did for Girl. It took me a long time to get over it. Only today, sixteen years later I decided to share her and my story, after Im got my daughter a female labrador,Lola, just to show her how great these dogs can be.I consider dogs to be Angels, sent from above o teach us the laws of living wisely, as we lost them a long time ago and  they still have in their DNA

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Portobuffolè Kilimangiaro.Borgo dei Borghi.


(by pio dal cin) Certo che sarebbe bello vedere Portobuffolè vincere la gara tra i borghi d’Italia che sta appassionando l’Italia dal Nord al Sud attraverso la trasmissione di RAI 3Alle Falde el Kilimangiaro” condotta da Licia Colo’. Oggi pomeriggio si poteva vedere la bionda presentatrice tra le strade del piccolo meraviglioso borgo Medievale con la sua troupe e un drone che riprendeva dall’alto tutti i movimenti.La registrazione verrà mandata in onda Domenica 20 Aprile in prima serata su RAI 3.

Le seguenti foto sono soggette alle leggi sul copyright.Il loro uso senza l’espresso consenso dell’autore “pio dal cin” è proibitoDrone fotografico PortobuffolèPortobuffolè Licia ColòLicia Colo' a PortobuffolèDSC04288portobuffolè

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Primarie? Votare? Ma perchè? Non votare vuol dire delegittimarli tutti


Primarie Pd. Italiani a 90 gradi ( ancora)

(by pio dal cin) Con tutto il rispetto per gli elettori Italiani, ed in particolare a quelli del Pd , chiamati a gran voce dal nuovo “Pifferaio magico” (Renzi) alle primarie per scegliere il nuovo condottiero che portera’ l’Italia fuori dal pantano. Il Bravehart di Firenze che senza kilt riuscira’ a portare il popoloItaliano oltre il Mar Rosso nella nuova Terra Promessa.

Appunto: Promessa. Ma ci credete ancora? Ma ci crediamo ancora ai Renzi, ai Berlusconi ai Grillo?
Passiamo le giornate a criticare e a brontolare sul loro operato infame ( dei politici in generale, senza distinzione di partito o di colore) per poi correre alle urne, ad esprimere il nostro consenso per l’uno o per l’altro, foraggiando in questo modo il loro bieco interesse alla poltrona.
Protestiamo e critichiamo, ci ripetiamo al bar, in piazza, nel posto di lavoro ( chi ancora ne ha uno) che e’ ora di cambiare, che basta con le tasse, i gabelli, le prese in giro; che siamo stufi di questo e di quel politico; che le tasse ci strangolano, che non arriviamo a fine mese, che la pensione minima si chiamera’ cosi’ per una ragione, che i giovani non trovano lavoro e non hanno futuro in questa Italia impantanata dalla crisi, si, ma anche e soprattutto dalla burocrazia e dall’ignavia di chi dovrebbe rappresentarci ma fa solamente il proprio interesse.
Poi magicamente veniamo incantati dal nuovo Pifferaio Magico. Lui suona il piffero e noi come i topolini della storia, a corrergli dietro, a dirgli con il nostri voto ancora una volta ” Non importa se ci hanno messo a 90 gradi per tutti questi anni raccontandoci che tutto andava bene; adesso ci sei tu, e crediamo in te” e giu’ a votare, magari pagando 2€ perche’ poverini, non gli bastano i milioni di finanziamenti pubblici, si sa, organizzare le primarie costa un sacco di soldi
. E noi pronti, a pagare. Pronti ancora una volta a credere al Messia che come d’incanto ci risolvera’ i problemi.
Lasciarli soli. Che si chiamino Renzi, Grillo, Berlusconi, Tosi, Casini, Monti , Bossi o qualunque sia il loro nome o appartenenza politica bisogna che il Popolo Italiano capisca che non e’ piu’ l’ora di farsi imbambolare da questi fantocci che guadagnano in un mese quello che un operaio guadagna in un anno, ammesso che abbia un lavoro, perche’ noi che andiamo a votare il lavoro lo perdiamo, ma con il nostro zelo per dimostrare a loro che gli crediamo, garantiamo loro quell’ amata poltrona dalla quale non riescono a staccarsi nemmeno dopo la morte, perche’ la poltrona, fatta di vizi e di privilegi, di spese pazze e di privilegi, i nostri “cari”politici ce l’hanno nel DNA.
Buon voto. Buone primarie a tutti.

Pope Francis will clean the Vatican like San Francesco


(by pio dal cin)March 15th 2013 00:18 a.m (Rome Time GMT+1) As Pope Francesco begins His Papacy with a visit to the Church of  Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome to pay respect to Mary Mother of Jesus. known to the people of Rome as

Maria Salus Populi Romani.


 
Pope Francesco boarded a simple car instead of the Official Vatican Car and with a simple bouquet of flowers in His hand went to the Church to pray silently for about ten minutes in front of the Altar.
 
His simple ways highlited here by The New York Times appeared immediate as He choose his papal name as Francesco as the Greatest Saint in the History of the Church.

Even the +Dalai Lama  made a +Google+  post to acknowledge that He knows and Loves Saint Francis of Assisi for His discipline,simple ways, and Love for All Creatures.

Being the first Pope ever to choose  such a Great Name puts Him on a very important spot. Not easy to manage.

The need for a simple Man that can embrace the Original Message of Jesus through the New Testament withnessed in person by Saint Francis of Assisi was strongly needed in a corrupted and evil world that hasn’t spared even the Vatican in the past decade.

1)Vatican Leaks
2)Pedophile Scandals in the Catholic Church
3)The IOR Vatican Bank Scandals
4)Vatican richness

He has a though job ahead of Him, but His simple ways (He greeted the crowd in St.Peter with a “Fratelli e Sorelle Buonasera”) have already conquered the world. He asked the people who gathered in the Square to Bless Him, before He would Bless them.
How many Wolves will this Pope with Italian Origins will have to encounter inside the Vatican, like

Saint Francis with the Gubbio’s Wolf (see video here)

New Pope O’Malley Cardinal with “what it takes” (a plea to the Holy Spirit)


(by pio dal cin) Saturday March 9th 2013 7:00 Rome Time.
With the Conclave Extra Hommnes  from the Latin word “cum clavem” (with key) that comes from what happened in 1270 when the people of Viterbo locked the cardinals in the City’s Palace until they reached the election of Gregory X

The process to elect the new Head of the Catholic Church will begin on Tuesday March 12th. 
As I stated in a previous post( A fool’s prediction),  trying to make a prediction is like to be able to guess the lottery numbers. Anyone can be right or wrong.


I was brought up a Christian Catholic in a very strict way. My name comes from Padre Pio da Petrelcina whom my dad met many times when he was a “small friar” battered by the Church and confined without the permission to Celebrate the Mass as he was becoming popular among the crowds for His “miracles”.

                      (Mons. Albino Luciani-Pope John Paul the I with my father) I met two Popes personally in my life: Pope John Paul

the I and Pope John Paul the II. (foto copyright pio dal cin 2013)



During my travelling around the World, as a photojournalist I came in touch and I studied 
Islam, Ebraism, Buddhism and the Religion of the Native Americans, out of my curiosity of understanding where, if there is one, lies the Truth.

I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled about Pope Benedict VXI; not much for His great personality and profound culture, but for the fact that he “sported” those huge golden crosses on His neck and the “fisherman ring” was big enough to buy a couple of apartments.

I kept repeating to myself that “This cannot be Sacred..” Isn’t the Church supposed to support the poverty as one of the three wows?”

Native Americans have a saying “If it is Sacred it must be Free..” I like this. But how many controversial, not free items are there in the Catholic Church today? Why is the Legacy of Saint Peter obliterated by scandals of the Vatican’s funds of million of Euros? 

I learned that the IOR (the Vatican Bank)is the most powerful bank in the whole world.


This should change, in my humble opininion. Saint Francis of Assisi was called by Jesus
to “Repair the Church”“Vai Francesco, ripara la mia Chiesa” and was cited here by Benedict VXI.

Times are very hard and the sex scandals, Vatican Leaks and not so transparent transactions of the Church are “rocking the Boat” like never before. 

Given my statement that “You have to be a Fool to make a prediction of choosing a Pope”, I will have another approach and “write a letter of plead to the Holy Spirit“, asking to pick the only one I saw that fits the description of Saint Francis of Assisi: Cardinal Sean O’Malley (read His blog)

LETTER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: I will start with this Song to the Holy Spirit, that is sung by the Cardinals upon entering the Conclave, to ask for Divine Inspiration.






Dear Holy Spirit,

I am just a grain of sand in the Universe. I understand nothing about the Laws and the Forces that balance the Great Space.

Many Humans call upon Your Force and Greatness. Some call You Great Spirit, other call You Holy Spirit, other do not even believe in You.

During these days the Catholic Church is called to elect the Captain of the Ship.  

It is been very hard for me in these past years to believe that Your Holy Presence is among those walls, given all the scandals that we heard about.

It is very hard to boftenelieve that the Spirit of Jesus and of Saint Peter, and Saint Francis of Assisi is behind the gold and richness ofnen shown by those who are called to be Your servants, while there are million of people who suffer in the World.

So here is my humble plea: If You are really among those walls, Shed  a Great LIght upon those who are called to elect the new Pope so that His ways will be as Jesus requested of
simplicity and trasparency. a real Sheperd that can show the World that Jesus is still among us human beings in the way HE  taught us.

My pick is Sean O’ Malley

(I know that You don’t need suggestions but at least I casted my vote)

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Search Engine List (Did you know there were more than two hundred?)


Type
Search Engine Description
All-Purpose
Search
Engines
Google Google – The world’s most popular search engine.
Yahoo! Search Yahoo! Search: The 2nd largest search engine on the web (as defined by a September 2007 Nielsen Netratings report.
AltaVista AltaVista: Launched in 1995, built by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Western Research Laboratory. From 1996 powered Yahoo! Search, since 2003 – Yahoo technology powers AltaVista.
Excite Excite: Now an Internet portal, was once one of the most recognized brands on the Internet. One of the famous 90’s dotcoms.
Go.com Go.com: The Walt Disney Group’s search engine is now also an entire portal. Family-friendly!
HotBot HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines (since 1996) launched by Wired Magazine. Now, just a front end for Ask.com and MSN.
AllTheWeb AllTheWeb: Search tool owned by Yahoo and using its database, but presenting results differently.
Galaxy Galaxy: More of a directory than a search engine. Launched in 1994, Galaxy was the first searchable Internet directory. Part of the Einet division at the MCC Research Consortium at the University of Texas, Austin
AOL Search search.aol: Now powered by Google. It is now official.
Live Search Live Search (formerly Windows Live Search and MSN Search) Microsoft’s web search engine, designed to compete with Google and Yahoo!. Included as part of the Internet Explorer web browser.
Lycos Lycos: Initial focus was broadband entertainment content, still a top 5 Internet portal and the 13th largest online property according to Media Metrix.
Gigablast GigaBlast was developed by an ex-programmer from Infoseek. Gigablast supports nested boolean search logic using parenthesis and infix notation. A unique search engine, it indexes over 10 billion web pages.
Alexa Internet Alexa Internet: A subsidiary of Amazon known more for providing website traffic information. Search was provided by Google, then Live Search, now in-house applicaitons run their own search.
Accounting
IFAC.com: For resources and information on Ifrs and Accounting.
Bit Torrent
btjunkie Btjunkie: An advanced BitTorrent search engine. It uses a web crawler (similar to Google) to search for torrent files from other torrent sites and store them in its database. It has over 1,800,000 active torrents.
Demonoid.com Demonoid: A BitTorrent tracker set up by a person known only as Deimos. The website indexed torrents uploaded by its members. Taken offline after legal threats to its Hosting Company by CRIA.
FlixFlux FlixFlux: From its website, “The ultimate torrent site for films, combining bittorrent search results with film information, making it easy to find new film releases.”
isoHunt isoHunt, a comprehensive BitTorrent search engine, P2P file search and community. Over 930,000 torrents in its database and 16 million peers from indexed torrents. Avg: 40 million searches per month.
MiniNova Mininova: Successor to Suprnova.org – a search engine and directory of torrent files. Anonymous uploads, no IP address logging of users, no porn. over 550,000 torrents in the database, over 4 Billion downloads.
The Pirate Bay The Pirate Bay (aka “TPB”): Based in Sweden where torrent trackers are not illegal. No content is filtered or removed as long as it is clearly labeled.
TorrentSpy TorrentSpy: Tracks externally hosted torrent files and provides a forum to comment on them. Integrates Digg-like user-driven content site ShoutWire’s feed into its front page.
Torrentz Search Engine Torrentz: Tracks nearly 7 million torrents in a searchable portal.
Blog
Amatomu Amatomu: The South African Blogosphere, sorted. Amatomu searches blogs with a distinct focus on South Africa.
Bloglines Bloglines is a web-based news aggregator for reading syndicated feeds using the RSS and Atom formats. Sold to Ask.com in 2005.
Blogperfect: Google Powered Blog Search
Blogscope BlogScope: Search & analysis tool for the blogosphere being developed as part of a research project at the University of Toronto. Itcurrently tracks over 23.5 million blogs with 275.6million posts.
icerocket IceRocket: An Internet search engine for searching blogs.
Sphere Sphere connects your current articles to contextually relevant content from your archives as well as from Blog Posts, Media Articles, Video, Photos, and Ads from across the Web.
Technorati
Technorati catalogs over 112 million weblogs. Known as a kind of gauge for blog popularity as epitomized by its byline of “What’s percolating in blogs now”. A supporter and contributor to open source software.
Business
AliBaba Alibaba.com – Claims to be the world’s largest database of suppliers. Based in China, it is a marketplace of export and import, offers search, company directory, catalog, trade leads and more.
Bankers' Almanac Bankersalmanac.com provides intelligent reference data solutions to the banking industry for payments, due diligence, risk assessment and financial research.
Business.com business.com: contains more than 400,000 listings within about 65,000 categories. Search results are preceded by four types of paid links.
Hoovers Hoovers: A Dun & Bradstreet Company, maintains a databas of over 23 million companies. Some information is provided free, other information is available to paid subscribers. Good for company stock information.
Kompass Kompass: 2.3M companies in 70 countries referenced by 57.000 product & service keywords 860.000 trade names and 4.6M executive names. A guide for worldwide sourcing.
Lexis Nexis Lexis Nexis: LexisNexis claims to be the “world’s largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal, news, and business information”. Searchable archive of newspapers, public records & more.
ThomasNet - Powered by the Thomas Register ThomasNet: Powered by the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (The Big Green Books published since 1898). Catalogs over 650,000 American companies in 67,000 categories.
Email
Nicado Nicado: Free to register, Search email addresses. The Nicado search engine allows registered users to search the Nicado database using an email address or telephone number.
TEK TEK search engine is an email-based search engine developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The search engine enables users to search the Web using only email. It is intended to be used by people with low internet connectivity.
Enterprise
AskMeNow AskMeNow: S3 – Semantic Search Solution for mobile telephones. AskMeNow offers a consumer mobile search utilizing proprietary technology & natural language based interaction.
Autonomy Autonomy: IDOL Server (Intelligent Data Operating Layer), K2 Enterprise (Formerly Verity), Ultraseek
Dieselpoint Dieselpoint: Search & Navigation. Dieselpoint provides advanced full-text search with data navigation capability. It gives users highly relevant results not possible with either traditional search engines or SQL databases.
dt Search dtSearch Engine (SDK), dtSearch Web. dtSearch provides simple to use but very powerful tools which create and maintain full text indexes of documents and data. Terabytes of text can be searched.
Endeca Endeca’s search and information access solutions help enterprises find, analyze, and understand information. This is the Guided Navigation experience.
Exalead Exalead: exalead one: Enterprise. Exalead – Internet search engine, image search engine, video search engine … WebImagesWikipediaVideoMore » · Advanced search. 8 billion pages indexed to date.
Expert System Sp. A. Expert System Sp. A. (Cogito) is a pioneer in developing semantic technologies to understand and manage unstructured information. Expert System’s semantic approach enables rapid classification of information.
Fast Search & Transfer Fast Search & Transfer: Enterprise Search Platform (ESP), RetrievalWare (formerly Convera)
Funnelback Funnelback is an Internet and Enterprise search engine company offering a suite of search solutions, hosted solution for the web and a fully customisable enterprise solution for searching behind the firewall.
Google Search Applicance Google Search Appliance: Make it as easy for employees to find information inside your organization as it is to find information on google.com. Deploy a Google Search Appliance.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Microsoft’s SharePoint Search Services: Microsoft Search Server (MSS) is an enterprise search platform from Microsoft, based on MS Office SharePoint Server. MSS shares its architecture with Windows Search.
Northern Ligh SearchNorthern Light Northern Light Search: Search articles from over 800 online news feeds and over 1,000 industry authority blogs.
Opent Text / Hummingbird Open Text (Hummingbird): Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software solutions supporting +/- 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide.
Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g, a standalone product from Oracle, enables a secure, high quality, easy-to-use search across all enterprise information assets.
SAP Trex SAP NetWeaver Search and Classification (TREX) finds information in both structured and unstructured data. TREX provides SAP applications with services for searching and classifying large collections of documents.
SAIC Teratext TeraText Suite: Most data resides in semi-structured, primarily textual documents, not in structured, organizational repositories. Teratext is designed for text-rich data repositories.
Vivisimo Vivisimo Clustering Engine developed by scientists based upon a mathematical algorithm and deep linguistic knowledge to find relationships between search terms and bring them to light. (Web search: Clusty)
ZyLAB Technologies ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform for government and corporates does capturing, archiving, searching, security, and context-specific content-management.
Forum
Omgili (Oh My God, I Love It!): Find out what people are saying. Personal experiences, solutions to problems, ideas and opinions.
Games
Cheatsearch - Find game cheats Cheatsearch.org: Finds Game Cheats from all over the web. Searches all of the most popular cheat sites and forums to find cheats for any game.
Genie Knows Genie Knows: A division of IT Interactive Services Inc., a Canadian vertical search engine company concentrating on niche markets: health search, video games search, and local business directory search.
Wazap Wazap is a vertical search engine, video game database and social networking site that distributes gaming news, rankings, cheats, downloads and reviews.
Human
Search
ChaCha ChaCha Search is a search engine that pays human “guides” to answer questions for users. This is a technique known as social searching.
Eurekster Eurekster is a New Zealand company, with an office located in San Francisco, California, that builds social search engines for use on websites, the search engines are called swickis (search+wicki).
Mahalo Mahalo.com is a web directory (or human search engine) – the project is in beta test. It differentiates itself from algorithmic search engines by tracking and building hand-crafted results for searches.
Rollyo Rollyo is a Yahoo!-powered search engine which allows users to register accounts and create search engines that only retrieve results from the websites and blogs they want to include in their search results.
Trexy Trexy: Search trails are the click pathways you create while searching and finding information on 4,000+ search engines. Record and share your “search trails”. Easier searching of the “deep web”.
Wink Wink: Wink People Search: Over 333,304,647 people on social networks and across the Web. Find people using name search, location, school, work, interests, and more.
International
Accoona
Accoona: A search engine that uses artificial intelligence. In addition to traditional searches, it allows business profile searches, and its signature “SuperTarget” feature. Partnered with China Daily, a large Chinese portal.
Alleba Alleba: Philippines search engine and highly organized directory of Filipino websites.
Ansearch Ansearch: Australia/NZ/UK/US. Ansearch Ltd is involved in various online media activities, including the Ansearch.com.au search engine and the Soush online media network
Araby Araby: Middle East – Arabic language search engine owned by the Maktoob Group, which owns the world’s largest online Arab community; Maktoob.com. (Arabic only)
Baidu Baidu: China – The Google of China, Baidu is doing what no other Internet company has been able to do: clobbering Google and Yahoo in its home market.
Daum Daum: Korea – Daum is a popular web portal in South Korea which offers many Internet services including search, a popular free web-based e-mail, messaging service, forums, shopping and news.
Guruji Guruji.com: India – an Indian Internet search engine that is focused on providing better search results to Indian consumers, by leveraging proprietary algorithms and data in the Indian context.
Goo goo: Japan – an Internet search engine and web portal based in Japan, which crawls and indexes primarily Japanese language websites. goo is operated by the Japanese telecomm giant NTT.
Miner Miner.hu: Hungary – a vertical search engine for searching blogs, videos and other Hungarian content on the internet. Miner.hu indexes about 129.000 blogs.
Najdi.siNajdi.si Najdi.si: Slovenia – a Slovenian search engine and web portal created by Interseek. It’s the most visited website in Slovenia. It uses a technology created by Interseek written entirely in Java
Naver Naver: Korea – The undisputed number 1 search engine in Korea with over 16 million visitors and 1 billion page views per day.
Onet Onet: Poland – Polish language web portal and search.
Onkosh Onkosh: Middle East – Arabic language search.
Rambler Rambler: Russia -offers proprietary web search (Rambler Search), e-mail, rating and directory, media, ecommerce and other services to the Russian-speaking websurfer.
Rediff Rediff: India – India’s leading internet portal for news, mail, messenger, entertainment, business, mobile, ecommerce, shopping, auctions, search, sports and more.
Sapo SAPO: Portugal – Portuguese language search based in Portugal and focused on Portugal.
Search.CH Search.ch: Switzerland – a search engine and web portal for Switzerland. Founded in 1995 as a regional search engine, later many other services were added: phonebook, SMS service. Acquired by the Swiss Post.
Sesam Sesam: Norway, Sweden – Based in Norway and focused on Norway and Sweden.
Walla (in Hebrew) Walla!: Israel – Search the web in Hebrew with an Israel focus.
Yandex Yandex: Russia – Yandex (Russian: Я́ндекс) is a Russian search engine and one of the largest Russian Web portals. Yandex was launched in 1997.
Job
Bixee (India) Bixee (India): Comprehensive jobsearch for India.
Career Builder Career Builder: The career builder website.
Craig's List Craig’s List: is a centralized network of online communities, with free classified ads (with jobs, internships, housing, personals, services, community, gigs, resume, and pets categories) and forums.
CV Fox | Find resumes (CV's) from all over the World Wide Web CV Fox: A search engine that is designed to hunt down and retrieve resumes (CV’s) from all over the Internet. Free to use, has become a popular tool with professional recruiters.
Dice.com Dice.com is the #1 technology job board. For technology experts in areas such as Information Technology (IT), software, high tech, security, biotech, and more. Recently purchased eFinancialCareers.com.
Eluta.ca Eluta.ca (Canada) – High-paying jobs in Canada directly from employers’ websites. Seach new full-time jobs at 71000+ employers across Canada.
HotJobs Hot Jobs (Yahoo): Find a job, post your resume, research careers at featured companies, compare salaries and get career advice on Yahoo! HotJobs.
Incruit (Korea) Incruit (Korea): Incruit claims to be the first Korean match making site between job seekers and companies and claims the first Korean Internet résumé database (June 1. 1998).
Indeed.com Indeed.com: A job ‘meta-search’ that scours job boards, newspapers and multiple sources with one search interface.
Jobs.pl (Poland) Jobs.pl (Poland): Run by an American/Polish team of MBA’s, Poland’s leading job portal. Partially owned by European Media Group “Orkla Press” from Scandinavia.
JobsDB (Asia/Pacific) JobsDB (Asia/Pacific): An Asia/Pacific focused job and recruitment site with databases dedicated to each country in the Asia/Pacific region.
JobPilot JobPilot (Owned by Monster): A European job site now owned by Monster.com. Focused on European jobs with branches in a number of European countries.
JobServe Jobserve: UK based job search focused originally on IT Contracting work, but now covering multiple areas. Resume database, large number of job postings.
Monster.com Monster.com: The world’s largest resume database and online job search.
Naukri (India) Naukri.com (India): An India-focused job search engine.
Recruit.net Recruit.net: A job search engine that allows you to search jobs worldwide.
Simply Hired SimplyHired.com – Job search engine. Search over 5 million job listings and thousands of jobs sites to find a job you love.
StepStone StepStone (Europe): European online recruitment site based in Scandinavia with operations and subsidiaries througout Europe.
The Ladders TheLadders.com (USA) Job search for professional jobs in the most comprehensive source of $100K+ jobs on the internet.
Legal
Canadian Law List Canadian Law List: List of Canadian lawyers.
Lawyers.com Lawyers.com: Another LexisNexis company
FindLaw FindLaw: Search FindLaw’s database of 1,000,000 lawyers to find attorneys in your area. All Topics in FindLaw are geared for the Public, by Subject Area.
The Lawyers List The Lawyers’ List: Search for lawyers all across the United States.
Lexis Nexis LexisNexis: Provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. By subscription only.
Martindale.com® Martindale.com and LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
QuicklawTM LexisNexis owned portal for searching for lawyers and things legal (Canada)
Maps
GeoPortail Géoportail: French Geographic portal. French language only.
Google Maps Google Maps: Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States as well as other countries. Can also search by keyword such as type of business.
Mapquest MapQuest (AOL) was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons & became an independent company in 1994. MapQuest was acquired in 2000 by America Online, Inc.
Via Michelin Michelin (Via Michelin): The European map specialists’ webpage includes standard map features with good European coverage.
LiveSearch Maps Windows Live Maps: Enter an address, click enter… be sure to check out “Bird’s Eye View”. You can see a close-up aerial view of nearly any US Address and many foreign ones. Amazing.
Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps: Maps, directions, reverse-directions satellite view but no ‘bird’s-eye-view’.
Medical
Bioinformatic Harvester Bioinformatic Harvester: From the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Bioinformatic Harvester crawls and crosslinks dozens of bioinformatic sites and serves 10’s of thousands of pages daily.
Entrez (Pubmed) Entrez (Pubmed): The life sciences search engine.
EB-Eye Bioinformatics Search EB-Eye – EMBL-EBI’s (European Bioinformatics Institute): Open-source, high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. Very fast access to the EBI’s data resources.
Genie Knows Genie Knows: A division of IT Interactive Services Inc., a Canadian vertical search engine company concentrating on niche markets: health search, video games search, and local business directory search.
GoPubMed GoPubMed: Knowledge-based: GO – GeneOntology – Searching sorted – Social network and folsonomy for sciences.
Healia Healia: The health search engine. From the site, “The high quality and personalized health search engine”.
KMLE King's Medical Library Engine KMLE (King’s Medical Library Engine): Full American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary comprehensive resource including tens of thousands of audio pronunciations and abbreviation guides.
MeshPubMed MeSH – Medical Subject Headings (GoPubMed): Knowledge-based.
SearchMedica SearchMedica: Professional Medical Search
WebMD WebMD: A source for health information, a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, and a place to store personal medical information.The leading US Health portal, it scores over 40 million hits per month.
MetaSearch
Brainboost Brainboost: Now Answers.com. Type in a question in natural language, get an answer.
Clusty - The Clustering Search Engine Clusty: The clustering search engine powered by Vivisimo.
Dogpile Dogpile: Brings together searches from the top search engines including Google, Yahoo! Search, Live Search, Ask.com, About, MIVA, LookSmart, and more.
Excite Excite: Now an Internet portal, was once one of the most recognized brands on the Internet. One of the famous 90’s dotcoms.
HotBot HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines (since 1996) launched by Wired Magazine. Now, just a front end for Ask.com and MSN.
Info.com Info.com: Metasearch bringing together results from the top search engines.
ixquick ixquick: Eliminate Big Brother! The Ixquick metasearch engine permanently deletes all personal search details gleaned from its users. Based in the Netherlands, results come from 11 search engines.
Kayak Kayak: Metasearch for travel – search 140 travel sites all at once for the best deals and buy tickets and make reservations direct.
Krozilo Krozilo is a virtual web browser, similar to My Yahoo!, iGoogle, Pageflakes, Netvibes, and Microsoft Live. Krozilo uses AJAX and DHTML, so does not require installation.
Mamma Mamma: “The Mother of All Search Engines” – was one of the web’s first metasearch engines (1996). Now owned by Copernic Inc. of Montreal, Canada, Mamma.com is a tier 2 search engine.
Metacrawler MetaCrawler is a metasearch engine that blends the top web search results from Google, Yahoo!, Live Search, Ask.com, About.com, MIVA, LookSmart and other popular search engines.
MetaLib MetaLib is a federated search system developed by Ex Libris. MetaLib conducts simultaneous searches in multiple resources such as library catalogs, journal articles, newspapers and the web.
Mobissimo Mobissimo.com is a travel meta-search website. Like other travel meta-search websites, Mobissimo does not sell directly to the consumer but consolidates travel offerings for a referral fee.
Myriad Myriad Search: Ad-free search lets users select results from Ask Jeeves, Google, MSN, and Yahoo! Select search depth and place bias on the search results from the major search engines.
Sidestep Sidestep: Searches over 200 travel-relates websites for airfares & the best deals on airfare. Find cheap airfares, discount hotels, car rentals and cruise deals to popular travel destinations worldwide.
Surfwax Surfwax offers a variety of tools for finding, saving, and sharing information on the Internet, including Nextaris, the law-article research site LawKT, the SurfWax meta-search and SurfWax Scholar services.
Turbo 10 - Search the Deep Net Turbo10.com is a metasearch engine which uncovers information in the Invisible Web. Turbo10 can access information from 800 online databases and searches 10 databases simultaneously.
Webcrawler WebCrawler was used to build the first publicly-available full-text index of a subset of the Web. WebCrawler® brings users the top search results from Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live, Ask and other popular search engines.
MultiMedia
YouTube YouTube: Owned by Google, the web’s largest media site. This search will search through the videos of YouTube only.
blinkx: Over 18 million hours of video . Search it all. Blinkx is a multi-media metasearch engine searching the media files of sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, GoogleVideo, MySpace and more.
FindSounds FindSounds: Search engine to find any kind of sound file: WAV, MP3, AIFF, AU – search by sample rate and quality… a great place to find those sound effects.
MetaCafe MetaCafe: Search videos hosted by MetaCafe. If you are a producer of videos, you can get paid for videos – the more viewers, the more cash.
Musgle Musgle: Music Search (mp3, wav, etc.): Based upon a JavaScript that automatically inserts a clever boolean search string into Google to return catalogs of hidden MP3 and Music files.
PBS PBS provides resources to air its standard programming & also provides its audience with multiple online archives of specific video programs. All video archives can be searched for any spoken word pronounced in them.
Picsearch Picsearch: Search the web for images. An image search service with more than 2,000,000,000 pictures.
Podscope Podscope: “Introducing: the first search engine that can find podcasts according to the words spoken during them!”. Finds audio and video files based upon actual content!
SpeechBot SpeechBot is a search engine for audio & video content that is hosted and played from other websites. This is a prototype created by HP Research with an index of over 15,000 hours of radio programming.
Singing Fish Singing Fish: An audio and video search engine finds Windows Media files, Real Player files, QuickTime files, mp3 files, and more. SingingFish targets nothing but multimedia.
TV Eyes TVEyes: TVEyes makes Radio & TV searchable by keyword, phrase or topic – just as you would use a search engine for text. TVEyes is the first company to deliver real-time TV and Radio search.
Veveo VTap  Veveo / VTap: a video search platform for mobile phones. Vtap is an offering from Veveo and it currently works on Apple Iphones as well as Microsoft Mobile-powered phones.
News
Google News Google News: News by Google. Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.
MagPortal MagPortal: Find individual articles from many freely accessible magazines by browsing the categories or using the search engine. You can mark articles or find similar articles with several useful tools.
NewsLookup NewsLookup.com: Search thousands of news sites by source region and media type. News headlines updated continuously.
LexisNexis LexisNexis: Provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. By subscription only.
Topix Topix is a news aggregator which categorizes news stories by topic and geography. It was created by the founders of the Open Directory Project. Knight Ridder, Tribune Company and Gannett own 75% of Topix.net.
Yahoo! News  Yahoo News: Use Yahoo! News to find breaking news, current events, the latest headlines, news photos, analysis & opinion on top stories, world, business, politics…
Open
Source
DataparkSearch DataparkSearch Engine is a full-featured open source web-based search engine released under the GNU General Public License and designed to organize search within a website, group of websites, intranet or local system.
::egothor Egothor is an Open Source, high-performance, full-featured text search engine written entirely in Java. It can be configured as a standalone engine, metasearcher, peer-to-peer HUB, etc.
gonzui: gonzui is a source code search engine for accelerating open source software development – a source code search engine that covers vast quantities of open source codes available on the Internet.
Grub Grub started back in 2000 with a simple concept of distributing part of the search process pipeline: crawling. Their website claims, “We want to help fix search.”
/Dig ht://Dig is a complete world wide web indexing and searching system for a domain or intranet. ht://Dig is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or web site.
iSearch The iSearch PHP search engine allows you to build a searchable database for your web site. Visitors can search for key words and a list of any pages that match is returned to them.
Lucene Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. Full-text search & cross-platform. Apache Lucene is an open source project available for free download.
Lemur The Lemur Toolkit is a open-source toolkit designed to facilitate research in language modeling and information retrieval. Lemur supports a wide range of industrial and research language applications.
mnoGo mnoGoSearch: Web search engine software.
Namazu Namazu is a full-text search engine intended for easy use. Not only does it work as a small or medium scale Web search engine, but also as a personal search. (Namazu means “Catfish” in Japanese.)
Nutch Nutch is an effort to build an open source search engine based on Lucene Java for the search and index component. The fetcher (“robot” or “web crawler”) has been written from scratch solely for this project.
OpenFTS OpenFTS: OpenSource Full Text Search is an advanced PostgreSQL-based search engine that provides online indexing of data and relevance ranking for database searching.
SciencenetYacy Sciencenet: For scientific knowledge based on YaCy Technology. Current search engines are based on popularity and/or sponsored links. This makes it difficult for scientists/students/teachers. Sciencenet is the solution.
Sphinx Sphinx is a free software search engine designed with indexing database content in mind. It currently supports MySQL and PostgreSQL natively. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.
SWISH-E SWISH-Enhanced (Simple Web Indexing System for Humans – Enhanced) is a fast, powerful, flexible, free, and easy to use system for indexing collections of Web pages or other text files.
Terrier Terrier is software for the rapid development of Web, intranet and desktop search engines.A modular platform for the rapid development of large-scale Information Retrieval applications.
Wikia Search Wikia Search: Jimmy Wales and Wikia aim to create a an open source Internet search engine, to which the community can contribute.
Xapian Xapian is an Open Source Search Engine Library, released under the GPL. It’s written in C++, with bindings to allow use from Perl, Python, PHP, Java, Tcl, C# and Ruby (so far!)
Yacy YaCy is a scalable personal web crawler and web search engine. One YaCy installation can store more than 10 million documents, but in a community of search peers YaCy can provide a search index of unlimited size.
Zettair  Zettair is a compact and fast text search engine designed and written by the Search Engine Group at RMIT University. It was formerly known as Lucy.
People
AnyWho AnyWho.com – Part of AT&T, mostly a telephone directory and reverse phone number directory.
Ex.plode.us Ex.plode.us: Explode is an easy way to find friends and those with common interests, no matter what social network or service they use.
infospace InfoSpace: From their webpage, “The yellow pages and white pages directory from InfoSpace is the most convenient way to find people and businesses.”
Linked In LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site used for professional networking. As of March 2008, it had more than 20 million registered users. An easy way to search for business people or professionals.
Spock Spock advertises itself as, “The world’s most accurate people search. Sign up to find people you know.”
Wink Wink is a free people search engine that helps you find people at social networks, blogs, and across the Web.
ZABASEARCH Zabasearch: Honestly free people search. All US postal addresses & telephone numbers revealed free. 3-times more listings than white pages phone directory.
ZoomInfo  ZoomInfo: Founded in 1999, ZoomInfo is a Web-based service that extracts information about people and companies from millions of published resources.
Question
&
Answer
About.com About.com. The majority of their results come from their own site.  Used to be miningco.com.
Answers.com Answers.com offers free access to millions of topics from the world’s leading publishers.
Ask.com Ask Jeeves was designed to allow users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language. Ask.com was the first such commercial question-answering search engine for the Web.
AskMeNow AskMeNow: Questions answered from your mobile telephone. From their site, “We thought it would be cool if we could get simple answers from our phone anytime, anywhere — so we built AskMeNow.”
AskWiki AskWiki Beta is a preliminary integration of a semantic search engine that seeks to provide specific answers to questions using information from Wikipedia articles.
BrainBoost Brainboost: Now Answers.com. Type in a question in natural language, get an answer.
eHow eHow is an online knowledge resource with more than 140000 articles and videos offering step-by-step instructions on “how to do just about everything”
Lexxealpha Lexxe processes natural language queries and delivers results in clusters by topic. Queries can be keywords, phrases or short questions.
LycosIQ Lycos iQ is a community driven “human search” site by Lycos Europe GmbH. Users on iQ can post questions and answers in a similar manner to sites such as Yahoo Answers, Google Answers and Wondir.com.
PowerSet Powerset is betting on the wisdom of the crowds with a new online community site called Powerset Labs. The company hopes the site will get people to help build and improve its search engine.
Windows Live QnA Windows Live QnA: Ask any question and get answers from people in the know. Try it. Real answers. A little late to a crowded market, but Windows is there now too.
Yahoo! Answers Yahoo! Answers is a community-driven knowledge market website launched by Yahoo! that allows users to ask questions of other users and answer other users’ questions. Over 60 million users.
Real Estate
For Sale By Owner .com ForSaleByOwner.com: Search homes being sold by their owners without the intermediation of realtors – save on commission.
Home.co.ukHome.co.uk Home.co.uk: Comprehensive Property Search for UK houses for sale, estate agents, house prices and guides on buying and selling property and mortgages advice.
inman Inman News: Real Estate News search.
Properazzi Properazzi.com is an online real estate search engine. Launched in March of 2007 by Yannick Laclau, it allows users to search and view property listings for Europe.
Realtor.com Realtor.com: The official site of the National Association of Realtors. Search listed properties all across America.
RightMove Rightmove: Find property online, search a wide range of property for sale in various areas in the UK, London and Overseas with Rightmove.
Zillow.com  Zillow provides free real estate information including homes for sale, comparable homes, historical sales, home valuation tools and more.
School
Skoolz - College and University Search Skoolz.org: Search colleges and universities. Use this search to search only the websites of colleges – to find courses, information, professors, curricula, etc.
Google University Search Google University Search allows you to search a specific site – one school at a time. The list of schools is comprehensive. Skoolz searches them all at once, Google University Search allows them to be searched one at a time.
Shopping
Google Product Search Google Product Search: (Formerly Froogle) use Google to search for the best deals on products when you are shopping.
Kelkoo - A Yahoo! company Kelkoo: A Yahoo! company. Also powers Yahoo!Shopping in several countries.
MSN Shopping MSN Shopping: Comparison shopping made easy: Offering 33,155,627 products from over 8,000 stores — all in one place — and over 470 pages of shopping advice to help you make the right choices.
My Simon MySimon: Price Comparison Shopping
Nextag Nextag Comparison Shopping. Product directory and search. Shows popular searches – what others are searching for.
PriceGrabber PriceGrabber.com: “Comparison Shopping beyond compare” Comparison shopping and search engine.
PriceRunner PriceRunner: Price Comparison website and search engine
RetailMeNot RetailMeNot: From the people who brought you “BugMeNot”, check here before you buy for discount coupons and promo codes. Why pay retail when you can find coupons at RetailMeNot?
Shopping.com Shopping.com: A shopping directory and search owned by eBay.
Shopwiki Shopwiki: Shopping directory and search cataloguing some 241,416,304 products, and counting…
Shopzilla Shopzilla (Owned by Bizrate) helps shoppers find, compare and buy anything, sold by virtually anyone, anywhere. 20 million unique visitors according to ComScore. BizRate reviews stores and products.
TheFind.com TheFind.com is a discovery shopping search engine as opposed to a comparison search. The search database includes over 150 Million products from over 500,000 online stores.
Source Code
Google Code Search Google Codesearch: Searches public source code using a variety of parameters.
JavaScriptSearch.org JavaScriptSearch.org searches for javascripts, ajax, DHTML and JavaScript snippets from all over the web. The fastest way to find a JavaScript. Useful for web developers and webmasters.
Jexamples JExamples analyzes the source code of Java open source projects such as Ant, Tomcat and Batik and loads them into a java examples database for easy searching. Enter the name of a Java API Class and click Search.
Koders Koders Searces some 766,893,913 lines of open source code. Securely searches private source code. Create and share a custom code index that is easily searched from Visual Studio, Eclipse or any browser.
Krugle  Krugle Code Search Engine can turn your company’s code and related development assets into a searchable, shareable asset.
Usenet
Google Groups Google Groups: Formerly Deja News, Google Groups lets you post on usenet forums without using a mail client via their easy-to-use web interface.
Visual
Search
Engines
Grokker Visual Metasearch Grokker visual Meta Search Engine lets you choose which sites to search and presents the results in multiple views – outline view, map view.
Kartoo Kartoo visual Meta Search