Actually, I've been meaning to disable the older search option now that Google is hitting the site. Maybe I could just drop it down to a 1 week period. The problem is, it's pretty processor intensive since it is searching every post using a wildcard rather than hitting a full-text index. I never got around to building one... so it really is a bad idea to leave it in place long term.
Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
You should be able to just like any other user. I'll see if I can figure out why you're so "special." Have you tried logging out and then back in, just in case there's any cookie weirdness? Is this happening to anybody else?