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"Without Government, Google and Facebook would not exist" - Obama
times247.com ^ | Fred Lucas

Posted on 04/21/2012 2:13:22 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2

President Barack Obama insisted ... that without government spending, “Google, Facebook would not exist.”

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“I believe in investing in basic research and science because I understand that all these extraordinary companies ... many of them would have never been there; Google, Facebook would not exist, had it not been for investments that we made as a country in basic science and research,” Obama said.

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1 posted on 04/21/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Without Google and Facebook Obama wouldn’t exist!


2 posted on 04/21/2012 2:16:42 PM PDT by Thom Pain (OMG ABO Since 2009 ->USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: Thom Pain

If they can’t exist without government, maybe they shouldn’t exist at all.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 2:19:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Omoron


4 posted on 04/21/2012 2:19:47 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Thom Pain

Good point!


5 posted on 04/21/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Obama created or saved Google and Facebook


6 posted on 04/21/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Thom Pain
Without Google and Facebook Obama wouldn’t exist!

Well, your idea -- quite valid on its own -- preempted mine a bit, which was: "and someday it will be the other way around."

7 posted on 04/21/2012 2:23:32 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: cripplecreek
If they can’t exist without government, maybe they shouldn’t exist at all.

but government needs them. is he being really candid or was it a freudian slip?

8 posted on 04/21/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Without Google and Facebook Obama wouldn’t exist!

And ALgore invented the internet. We owe everything to Government. Sooner or later anyway if the debt keeps piling up.

9 posted on 04/21/2012 2:27:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Iam1ru1-2

(with apologies to Voltaire)

If Google and Facebook did not exist, the Obama Government would have to invent them...


10 posted on 04/21/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
“I believe in investing in basic research and science because I understand that all these extraordinary companies ... many of them would have never been there; Google, Facebook would not exist, had it not been for investments that we made as a country in basic science and research,” Obama said.

Well, Google and Facebook certainly couldn't exist without the HTTP protocol, but that was developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland. The Internet certainly is based on research done by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Dept. of Defense - but military research isn't the kind of government spending Obama champions and defends.

So who knows what Obama is talking about. One thing's certain - Google and Facebook don't exist because of any half billion dollar government "green energy" loans.
11 posted on 04/21/2012 2:30:39 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Google and Facebook would not exist if they had to depend on government scientists to do the development. Ironically, the owners of the companies are big libs, because nothing the government does threatens the lifestyle they now enjoy, but may throttle in the crib many young entrepreneurs as able as themselves.
12 posted on 04/21/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

He might be right for once http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/archivos_pdf/google-cia-nsa-connection.pdf


13 posted on 04/21/2012 2:32:06 PM PDT by eglman
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Algore invented the internet.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 2:34:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Iam1ru1-2
And without Marx, Obama wouldn't exist! Gov't has but two fundamental duties: to protect the rights of the people, and to provide transparency in all it does. Obama fails on both accounts, but gets an "A" for Marxist Theory & Practice. Photobucket
15 posted on 04/21/2012 2:37:27 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

No thanks to you A—hole.
Google and Facebook are products of CAPITALISTS.
(I personally don’t like Google or Facebook) because they take my information and use it or sell it to third parties.)

If you don’t care than go right ahead and use them. It is a free world and (about) the worst thing that can happen is you get spammed. If you give out to much info then things could start to get ugly because there are sharks out there that are always looking for the innocent and outright suckers.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 2:54:01 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Clarification - I am referring to OBAMA as the A-Hole.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 2:57:13 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: Iam1ru1-2

CORRECTION: Google and Facebook exist IN SPITE of O!!!

If it were up to him - he would have Regulated and Taxed them to Death Before their start!!


18 posted on 04/21/2012 3:01:05 PM PDT by Anita1 ("Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.")
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To: Iam1ru1-2

As I recall, he said the same thing about “Tickle-me-Elmo” in 2008.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 3:15:40 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Iam1ru1-2
This is an example of the stopped clock phenomenon.

The internet would not exist (or at least would have been created much later and be at a much less developed state than it now is) were it not for government:

The fact that there are a few salutary roles for government in promoting economic growth besides providing a stable currency and fairly enforcing contracts -- in this instance promoting applied research and development when it is far from commercial viability, but also including promoting basic research, creating utility easements, acquiring rights-of-way for transportation infrastructure, providing postal service, and a few others -- cannot be taken as indicating government, rather than the private sector, is the engine of economic growth, as Obama would foolishly argue.

The argument against the statist position must be that state action is salutary only in circumstances where the market does not operate effectively (e.g. to support research very far from commercial application, or in utility-like circumstances where a natural monopoly must be created and regulated), but these are far and few between, and not the norm in commercial activity.

20 posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:24 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: xuberalles

I dig the bumper sticker.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 3:46:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Libs love to take credit for all business success by attributing it to government spending. Well throw this back at them: “The internet was indeed started with government spending. Defense spending.” Then watch the smoke come out of their ears as they try to rectify the liberal paradox of defense spending being good.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 3:52:17 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: The_Reader_David
The internet would not exist (or at least would have been created much later and be at a much less developed state than it now is) were it not for government:

We have no way of saying how things would have panned out without a single regulatory rule to control the communications industry. Most likely, we would have seen progress at a much faster rate.

23 posted on 04/21/2012 4:11:25 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Without massive government spending, 0bama would not exist.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 4:57:23 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Without Photo Shop and Adobe Illustrator 0bama would not exist.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 5:18:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Quit abusing the Activism and Announcement sidebars.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 5:50:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Iam1ru1-2
US Military funding created the internet, which allowed Google and Facebook to exist. Defense is one of the few functions that our limited federal government is supposed to take care of under the Constitution. No one has a problem with government; we have a problem with government exceeding its authority.

Once again, Barry knocks down straw man arguments no one is making.

27 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:01 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
He is the biggest liar there is - one can say just about anything, and appear to be telling the truth, if one uses the weasel words he does. Basic science research? That modifier can cover just about anything.
28 posted on 04/22/2012 2:58:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is afraid if he needs to start a fight with Catholics. He's losing the women's vote!!!)
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