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Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet'
The Hill ^

Posted on 01/11/2011 8:58:50 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet' By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/11/11 10:27 AM ET

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.

"Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?" he asked at one point.

Kerry also argued that the government's bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared.

"[Do they want a] government too small to give America’s auto industry and all its workers a second chance to fight for their survival? Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries and fills the Treasury with the revenue that educates our children, cures disease, and defends our country?" he said in remarks to the Center for American Progress.

"We have to get past slogans and soundbites, reason together and talk in real terms about how America can do its best," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: haughty; horseface; internet; johnfnkerry; kerry; lurch; mass
I thought Algore invented the internet.....
1 posted on 01/11/2011 8:58:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Exactly! Evidently Kerry hasn’t talked to Al Gore... EVER!


2 posted on 01/11/2011 9:00:26 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are being reduced to defending big expensive government. Good sign.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 9:01:44 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.

How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?

Here's a new one, Sen Kerry - how about you guys listen to the voice of the people for a change, and get the hell out of the way?

4 posted on 01/11/2011 9:02:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

The government didn’t invent the Internet. The GUI came out of work by artists interested in computers. The math/music-type of personalities.


5 posted on 01/11/2011 9:06:01 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: skeeter

Easily...This Is Assachusetts after all! The Collective IQ of our congressional representatives is .6.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 9:06:02 AM PST by acapesket
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To: screaminsunshine

The government didn’t invent the internet. BBN invented the DARPAnet for them and Sun Microsystems made it commercial. BTW, ATEX had an e-mail system in 1980 run on DEC 11/04 based main frame electronic pre-press publishing systems. It was developed in a garage in Bedford, MA.


7 posted on 01/11/2011 9:06:07 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: skeeter

Married for money!


8 posted on 01/11/2011 9:06:18 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Sub-Driver
John Forbes Kerry earned his money the old fashioned way:

He married it!

9 posted on 01/11/2011 9:06:50 AM PST by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Much of the rest of Kerry’s speech was devoted to the need to maintain federal spending on infrastructure; he said the U.S. is falling far behind China and other countries in ensuring updated airports, roads and seaports.’

Yes, Mr Kerry we should rebuild infrastructure but we should not be using money for roads on Cadillac pension plans for DOT bigwigs,seminars on Gay/Lesbian awareness or support a system that has 10 federal employees for every 10 feet of road that gets paved.


10 posted on 01/11/2011 9:06:54 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sub-Driver

They are holding this economy down like lead weights and we are supposed to thank them for it. Everything we have and are, thank the government.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 9:09:49 AM PST by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver
Lurch speaks.

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12 posted on 01/11/2011 9:10:20 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Sub-Driver

No...but we do want a government too limited to have a place for those Algorites!


13 posted on 01/11/2011 9:10:36 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Sub-Driver

Well Mr. Kerry, the Defense Department (DARPA) invented the Internet and our national defense is covered in the US Constitution. Got anymore stupid things to ponder!


14 posted on 01/11/2011 9:11:19 AM PST by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

15 posted on 01/11/2011 9:11:55 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Sub-Driver

The MILITARY created it... I remember when Universities were first allowed to use it.

LLS


16 posted on 01/11/2011 9:12:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: skeeter

Which of the limited and enumerated powers given to Congress in the Constitution include this mandate to “contribute to U.S. productivity”?


17 posted on 01/11/2011 9:12:25 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: skeeter

“How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?”

The level of competence and knowledge in government is pathetic. That’s why.


18 posted on 01/11/2011 9:12:46 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

praise government from whom all blessings flow...


19 posted on 01/11/2011 9:13:16 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sub-Driver

The government has invented NOTHING. From time to time government funding has contributed to a major break through such as the moon landings and the atomic bomb, but the practical application of the new knowledge from these programs has been from the private sector. The Internet would be a pure university and military project had not the private sector taken the technology and developed it into what it is today.


20 posted on 01/11/2011 9:14:06 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: screaminsunshine

The early development of the Internet by the government was done on a shoestring, just to allow scientists at different labs to communicate and pass along their results to each other. So Kerry is full of s*t, as usual.


21 posted on 01/11/2011 9:15:38 AM PST by expatpat
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To: ZX12R
Gee! Horseface always shows his hands in his photo-ops. I wonder where they went?


22 posted on 01/11/2011 9:17:10 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: Sub-Driver; ShadowAce; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Kerry speaking out of his league here.


23 posted on 01/11/2011 9:18:45 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: LibLieSlayer

The same military that behaves ‘in the fashion of Ghengis Khan’ and is staffed with drop-outs who can’t make anything else of their lives? The senator needs to hear about this right away.


24 posted on 01/11/2011 9:19:02 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver
Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries ...

I'm getting tired of that old saw from these old asshat fossils. I work in the R & D department of a large semiconductor company, and almost every time I tell somebody I work in R & D, they ask me for which government department do I work.

They look at me as if I had two heads when I tell them I work for a PRIVATE company.

25 posted on 01/11/2011 9:19:26 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: skeeter

Uh huh... that Military... he truly is a pos.

LLS


26 posted on 01/11/2011 9:23:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: massgopguy

I was transmitting spreadsheets from Casper, WY to SLC, UT in late 1982 (RS2732(?) modem-board in a PDP 1100, IIRC)


27 posted on 01/11/2011 9:26:11 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Sub-Driver
John Kerry: A hole from which toxic crap flows in seemingly unlimited quantities.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 01/11/2011 9:27:06 AM PST by The Comedian (Puzzling puzzle pieces precisely proliferating panoramically.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee, where would we be today without government-invented telephone, electricity, automobile, or even the wheel?


29 posted on 01/11/2011 9:27:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“a government too limited to have invented the internet”

An idiotic notion. The invention of the interet was more than anything the setting of a standard. Clever thinking, but since then the internet protocols have been vastly explanded to carry voice, video, handle more users (IPV6), and I think practically all of this stuff was done in the private sector.

Huge advances in the internet’s speed has occurred through hardware and software advances. Think fiber optics, high speed semiconductors, vast price reductions in equipment. The internet mass-market appliances have undergone more than one revolution. Think of the advances in set top boxes and phones. Most of the internet traffic now is video. The cellular network has grown from voice to broadband. None of this stuff was brought to life by government.


30 posted on 01/11/2011 9:29:29 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries”

Government creates jobs? Who knew.


31 posted on 01/11/2011 9:32:59 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: skeeter

Has he ever done anything right besides marry a rich widow?


32 posted on 01/11/2011 9:35:01 AM PST by Jolla
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To: combat_boots
"The government didn’t invent the Internet. The GUI came out of work by artists interested in computers. The math/music-type of personalities."

The internet was invented by universities as a way of sharing research data. This part, government probably did fund. But it wasn't government's idea. It was probably college professors who applied for grants and got funding to create it.

GUI technology was developed independently and then applied to the internet. Once the first GUI browsers took hold, the internet really began to take off.

I believe Government's role was very limited and probably just to funding, not invention.

That said, I still want the Government funding University projects, when they have practical value and aren't just and excuse for a professor to study sex.

33 posted on 01/11/2011 9:39:51 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Sub-Driver

It is not the province of the government to “invent” anything, including the internet. What the government tends to “invent” is waste, fraud, abuse and the wielding of power by those who cannot succeed in the marketplace of ideas, where inventions are supposed to be made.


34 posted on 01/11/2011 9:44:06 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: Sub-Driver

It is not the job of the government to invent things. It is the job of the government to carry out the constitution. That’s it.

Obviously, Kerry thinks the government should be in the business of inventing. He shouldn’t be allowed to get within 10 feet of Washington DC.


35 posted on 01/11/2011 9:52:57 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: skeeter
How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

36 posted on 01/11/2011 9:53:59 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: screaminsunshine

Far better to reduce the government so much that it comprises only those who are smart enough, accomplished enough, and motivated enough to do something right, like invent the Internet.

But then, deadbeats like Kerry would be out of jobs.

Funny how morons like this one can look at a sea of millions and millions of government employed faces and be convinced that there’s someone out there smart and capable enough to invent the Internet. And yet, they look and the sea of millions and millions of American voters and taxpayers, and come away convinced that they’re all just too stupid to even feed themselves.


37 posted on 01/11/2011 10:10:57 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: combat_boots

Huh? What has a “GUI” got to do with the internet?

Facts. The protocol that the Internet runs on (TCP/IP) was invented by DARPA. The current crop of “GUI’s” like the MAC and Windows Graphics interfaces are descendants of work done at Xerox PARC.

The two really don’t have anything to do with each other.

As for John Kerry’s remark - I know - let’s cut out all parts of government except the military since THAT is where the Internet protocol came from!


38 posted on 01/11/2011 10:44:50 AM PST by fremont_steve
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Horseface always shows his hands in his photo-ops. I wonder where they went?”

The girl with the beer looks like she’s being goosed!


39 posted on 01/11/2011 11:27:01 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
- Foreign Critics speech, 1890


40 posted on 01/11/2011 11:54:35 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: definitelynotaliberal

That’s from Mark Twain.


41 posted on 01/11/2011 11:56:26 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: fremont_steve; DannyTN

I see that what I wrote is just too cryptic. I was thinking of Csuri’s work and the university connections. I was trying to remember the dates of all that. I know Compuserve was 1976-1977, but the Internet was prior to that.

Csuri was a cool guy.


43 posted on 01/11/2011 1:21:23 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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