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US At Risk Of 'Biggest Mistake In Entire History'
AOL News ^ | August 31, 2011 | By Felicity Carus

Posted on 08/31/2011 7:14:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The United States is at risk of making the "biggest mistake in its entire history" if recent political battles in Washington force the government to drop investment in clean energy, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.

Biden warned delegates at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas yesterday: "We are at an inflection point in our history. If we don't make these investments and set these goals we are going to lose. This negative argument that we hear all the time is not new in America. There are naysayers in the political leadership who say that the government has no role and should not be setting a vision for the future by providing seed money for anything. But he said that history had repeatedly proved the positive impact of government investment on step changes in technology.

"Had we listened to those [naysayers] in 1843, Congress would never have collaborated with Samuel Morris to build a demonstration telegraph from Washington to Baltimore unleashing a telecommunications revolution.

"If President Lincoln had listened to those voices during the Civil War, he would never have paid private companies $16,000 for every 40 miles of track for the transcontinental railroad.

"And if President Eisenhower had listened to those voices, he would never have invested $25 million in research in an endeavor which invented ARPA net and became the internet.

"If President Kennedy had listened to those voices we would have never have reached the moon and reaped the incredible benefits that flowed from that efforts. I can assure you that President Obama and I aren't going to listen to those voices."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; biteme; failure; plugs


1 posted on 08/31/2011 7:14:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The latest from “The Adventures of Rimshot Joe”.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 7:15:49 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NO JOE...YOU DIPSH*T MORON, THE US MADE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN IT’S ENTIRE HISTORY WHEN IT ELECTED YOU AND THE OTHER DIPSH*T MORON IN 2008!!!


3 posted on 08/31/2011 7:16:08 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: pgkdan

You beat me to it.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 7:16:33 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We already made the biggest mistake in November of 2008.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 7:16:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Half of the U.S. made the biggest mistake in the last presidential election.


6 posted on 08/31/2011 7:16:46 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If Green jobs are so wildly popular and successful; then why haven't entrepreneurs jumped all over this?
7 posted on 08/31/2011 7:17:18 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
.....Vice President Joe Biden said

Well, that's as far as I got.

8 posted on 08/31/2011 7:17:43 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who the he’ll is “Samuel Morris”? Did he get on television in 1843 to reassure the nation?


9 posted on 08/31/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’d say great minds think alike but that response was sooooo patently obvious that we’d have both been as dumb as a biden not to see it! ;)


10 posted on 08/31/2011 7:18:39 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the biggest mistake in US history was the election of the Obama/Biden ticket


11 posted on 08/31/2011 7:19:11 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No, that already happened January 20th 2009.

12 posted on 08/31/2011 7:20:09 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What is it about politics that draws the idiots?

And the libs have the gall to call Bush and Perry dumb.


13 posted on 08/31/2011 7:20:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, Joe...as usual, you’re a dollar short and a day late. The US made its biggest mistake in 2008.


14 posted on 08/31/2011 7:20:37 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Biden talks real loud. And blustery. But time has proven him wrong on just about every issue.


15 posted on 08/31/2011 7:21:11 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt hole. By Hezbollah Hobbitt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

evil.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 7:21:32 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: pgkdan

HA HA!!! Too true!!


17 posted on 08/31/2011 7:21:52 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The United States is at risk of making the "biggest mistake in its entire history".... Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.

Ironic coming from the second biggest mistake in its entire history*... And if clean energy is such a great thing, how come no one in the private sector is leading the way?

*:Barack Obama being THE biggest mistake...

18 posted on 08/31/2011 7:23:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who is Samuel Morris, Joe?


19 posted on 08/31/2011 7:24:43 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; muir_redwoods

He meant to say INFECTION point, which is what this regime is.

And this guy Samuel Morris - doesn’t he work at Home Depot where Biden shops?


20 posted on 08/31/2011 7:24:56 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Joe Biden sole job is to make Obama look smart.


21 posted on 08/31/2011 7:25:32 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Amazing that these jerks live in a parallel universe where they don't have to exist under that laws that they shove down our throats: our political royalty don't have to use Soc Sec; don't have to use the health care system that we might be forced to use; don't have to drive "green" cars while they get hauled around in massive jets, limosines, and huge cars; don't have to live by any laws that they pass; are never prosecuted for the massive crimes they commit; etc.

Good old "Plugs" Biden keeps rambling on and on and on.

22 posted on 08/31/2011 7:25:52 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Da Coyote

On the playground... the ugliest, stupidest (he proved it daily), dirtiest kid always called everyone else ‘ugly’!!


23 posted on 08/31/2011 7:26:40 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bite-Me is 1/2 of the biggest mistake America ever made


24 posted on 08/31/2011 7:26:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Biden! Go take a college level class on thermodynamics and get back to me you slap-happy fool!


25 posted on 08/31/2011 7:28:17 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And here for a moment, I thought this thread would be about sending what was once history’s greatest manufacturing base, to history’s largest communist nation.

That would have been true.

I nominate a thread hijack. Buy American.


26 posted on 08/31/2011 7:28:23 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: laweeks

Absolutely. Until they are driving battery powered cracker boxes and living in dwellings totally devoid of anything using fossil fuel derived energy, they can go pound sand with their directives.

Until they lead by example, they just verify my assertion that what they actually seek is for the masses to be deprived of energy usage while the “ruling class” live the lives of the nomenklatura.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 7:29:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Old Joe apparently remembers the instances where federal government using peoples money did what the fed government is supposed to do for the people. However. he apparently lacks memory of the many instances the fed government squandered the peoples money particularly here of late.


28 posted on 08/31/2011 7:32:20 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Separated at birth?
29 posted on 08/31/2011 7:32:23 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The biggest mistake this country ever did was compromise with the Democrats in 1787 and enshrine slavery in our Constitution.

The second biggest mistake was allowing the Democrats to return to power in the South after the Civil War, thus ensuring a century of Jim Crow and KKK.

The thrid biggest mistake was letting the Democrats loot our national wealth the last 4 years,

Do you see a pattern here Joe?


30 posted on 08/31/2011 7:35:23 AM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The United States is at risk of making the "biggest mistake in its entire history" if recent political battles in Washington force the government to drop investment in clean energy,

What he's trying to say is: "We've been trying to destroy the U.S. from within for generations. This is our chance. If we don't strike now, all bets are off."

31 posted on 08/31/2011 7:35:30 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: pgkdan

Hear, hear.

Exactly.


32 posted on 08/31/2011 7:37:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TSgt

That photo is not of the official oath taking. The one oath that was done in private in Robert’s chambers was done without the bible shown in the photo. So who in the public knows what oath the usurper took. Robert’s will have to answer for this sometime.


33 posted on 08/31/2011 7:40:00 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I want Mr. Biden to be the first person to fly in a “clean energy” airliner. If he does, I will.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: logician2u

.. -.. .. -— -


35 posted on 08/31/2011 7:46:19 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Oh yea - the guy who invented the Sam Code ;-)


36 posted on 08/31/2011 7:58:18 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought he was talking about his reelection campaign.


37 posted on 08/31/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When so called “clean energy” makes a competitive breakthrough, it won’t need government promoting it. What we need right now is cheaper energy, and lots of it. The global warming scam is a fool’s game.


38 posted on 08/31/2011 8:28:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The plugs went in and the brains came out.


39 posted on 08/31/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey dummie, the biggest mistake was electing mac, the crybaby liar, daddy and you, the biggest dummie around.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 8:39:17 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No Joe, America’s biggest mistake is to allow Communists free rein in our land. They should be tracked down with dogs and .....


41 posted on 08/31/2011 12:07:43 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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