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Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding
Cybercast News Service ^ | April 6, 2012 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 04/06/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that without government spending, “Google, Facebook would not exist.”

Obama made the remark at a campaign fundraiser while criticizing the budget passed by House Republicans. Obama said the Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would, among other things, cut funding for research.

“I believe in investing in basic research and science because I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators -- 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. “I understand that makes us all better off.”

Obama said Ryan’s budget would gut “an advanced, responsible society.”

“I gave a speech on Tuesday about the congressional budget that’s been proposed by the Republicans in the House of Representatives -- a budget that Gov. Romney, who is the frontrunner on the Republican side, has embraced -- said the budget was marvelous.”

But Obama said the “vision” portrayed by the Ryan budget “is of an America where everybody is fending for themselves, a few are doing very well at the top, and everybody else is struggling to get by.”

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1 posted on 04/06/2012 7:07:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that without government spending, “Google, Facebook would not exist.”

Maybe they shouldn't.

2 posted on 04/06/2012 7:08:08 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is beyond campaign rhetoric.

Little bammy is nuts.

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3 posted on 04/06/2012 7:11:27 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>But Obama said the “vision” portrayed by the Ryan budget “is of an America where everybody is fending for themselves, a few are doing very well at the top, and everybody else is struggling to get by.”

If Obama wasn’t too stupid and lazy to actually present a budget, his would have a few doing well at the top and everyone else forced to beg the government for enough subsidies to afford some energy and food.

I’d rather struggle to get by than become a dependent/slave of the government.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 7:11:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama - F.O.S., as usual.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: Nachum

Ping.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obummer is Gargoyle and Farcebook.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 7:13:51 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Obummer BizarroWorld??? ? ?? Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is talking to the dumbest of the dumb among us, i.e. the democrat base...


8 posted on 04/06/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can’t wait to see what this clown will be spewing come September....


9 posted on 04/06/2012 7:15:12 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Facebook is what made America great?


10 posted on 04/06/2012 7:15:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure Mark, Eduardo, Larry, and Sergey would be shocked to find out they were funded by the .gov


11 posted on 04/06/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This jerk actually BELIEVES that government is the answer to everything. He is not just a communist, he is a DELUSIONAL Communist. Pick a subject, pick a product, pick an accomplishment; this idiot CIC will credit GOVERNMENT for it’s existence!


12 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Facebook launched in 2004.

Bushs Fault?


13 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:42 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a friggin’ idiot.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 7:19:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AlGore invented the internet redux.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 7:19:27 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: sauropod

Well, they wouldn’t exist without Owl Gore, that’s for sure.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: sauropod

But the cat is out of the bag. The Internet is the greatest trojan horse ever invented by government. They have all us troblemakers ID’d by now.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 7:23:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey kenyan... when you were smoking dope and boy friends... Americans had computer bulletin boards that we had to use a modem and a dos based computers to dial into these “online communities”... and we owned the servers and paid for our own phone lines and we didn't need any government involvement. Since WE THE PEOPLE PAID FOR THE MILITARY DEVELOPMENT IF THE ORIGINAL INTERNET... THIS SUMBICH BELONGS TO US! FUbo!

LLS

18 posted on 04/06/2012 7:28:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because government funded public education that made Google and Facebook possible? Well, maybe it’s true, but BFD. Past generations spoke of putting men on the moon....


19 posted on 04/06/2012 7:29:25 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: dewawi

Obama is a TRUE BELIEVER in the state. He TRULY BELIEVES that government has the answer for everything..... if people like him run the government.

He is the most dangerous enemy of freedom that this country has. That is a scary thought, considering who he is.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We are not going to be able to live in peace with the progs much longer.

The bastards will not leave us alone...and according to Drudge, they plan to throw an "A-rab spring"....well...this spring....take us out, don't you know.

shhhhhhhh...I ain't going....

21 posted on 04/06/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah, but Jim.....donchaknow you wouldn’t have FR if it wasn’t for the government? Why, you owe your very existence to them....and now, by proxy, to Obama. You need a shrine to him in your house, I think. Burn a little incense, etc.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The more important government is, the more important government officials are. That, more than any other factor, is that absolute reason why liberals are liberals. Obama loves Obama, Pelosi loves Pelosi. Hillary loves Hillary. They all want to be special, which is the hallmark of the modern leftist liberal. It is very sad. They don't care at all about the dignity and freedom of individuals. Individuals can rival them. They don't like that. It has to be ‘government=them’ and ‘the people=those they are superior to’.
23 posted on 04/06/2012 7:33:17 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: RightOnline

Obama is the antichrist.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 7:33:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

More than likely.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jim Robinson

Correct.

Add to that employers monitoring of one’s Facebook and Twitter posts.

I have tried and tried to stress to my kids how important it is to not leave a footprint that can be used against you.

Deaf ears.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 7:36:14 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Any day now, expect him to declare the GOVERNMENT conceived of the whole philosophical underpinnings of liberty, freedom and limited government. Obama will proceed to state that it was FEDERAL GOVERNMENT that imposed limitations on itself by writing The Magna Carta, The Second Treatise on Government, The Mayflower Compact, The Virginia Charter, The Virginia Declaration of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, The Virginia Statute for Religious Liberty, and The Constitution.
27 posted on 04/06/2012 7:36:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LibLieSlayer

Actually, .gov DID pay for it. It was called the ARPANET.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 7:38:57 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet the VC’s that backed these firms are happy to know that their money WASN’T needed - and that the companies WERE REALLY being funded by Obama ...

Can’t Obama EVER go more than 24 hours WITHOUT blatantly LYING to the American Public ???


29 posted on 04/06/2012 7:39:58 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which government agency funded Facebook? Which one funded Google?


30 posted on 04/06/2012 7:40:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is the antichrist.

Then we only have 15 more weeks to endure him.(If you believe the futurist interpretation of Revelation, that is.)

31 posted on 04/06/2012 7:41:55 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: sauropod
Actually, .gov DID pay for it. It was called the ARPANET

Umm ... Yeah. It was originally conceived to connect educational and research institutions together. BUT, then [as it grew], it became commercialized ...

So, private money built the national fiber optic routes, the MAEs, the collocation hotels, etc. How many BILLIONS of dollars did this cost - WHERE was the government then?

AND, when Google and Facebook were starting up - did they get grant money or Obamacash ??? HELL NO !!!

It was VC money that fed these bulldawgs ...

32 posted on 04/06/2012 7:52:00 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: sauropod

The government paid for it with OUR money... that was my point.

LLS


33 posted on 04/06/2012 7:52:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Lmo56
I hate having to argue this POV....

Umm ... Yeah. It was originally conceived to connect educational and research institutions together. BUT, then [as it grew], it became commercialized

Why is this government's fault?

34 posted on 04/06/2012 7:55:45 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, of course the internet wouldn’t exist without Al Gore. And metatags.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 7:57:08 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’m not here to argue why Obama is the best thing since sliced bread.

There are legitimate times when .gov $ help to further scientific advances. Where no private enterprise has the capital.

Need I point you toward all the neat things that grew out of the space program?


36 posted on 04/06/2012 7:58:44 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: TLI

He’s right since it was a joint effort of the government, private commerical interests and educational institutions to build a survivable communcations network that became the internet. Without the internet neither Facebook or Google would exist. We all know of course that Al Gore developed the internet.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:11 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Impossible for me to understand this law professor.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 8:08:16 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is a pathological liar.

“an advanced, responsible society.” LOL

An advanced, responsible society is one that actually has JOBS and REAL leadership.

Go back to your ghetto and preach, you filthy racist bastard son of a communist whore.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 8:10:50 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: sauropod
It AIN'T the government's fault - BUT for Obama to try to take credit for Facebook and Google is LUDICROUS ...

Granted, people like Vint Cerf and Steve Crocker [with both of whom I have worked] were funded by the government to develop the method of peer-peer communication between computers - this was just a MINISCULE part of what we know as the Internet today ...

40 posted on 04/06/2012 8:11:35 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

I’m not arguing ObaMao’s penchant for taking credit for what he has not done.

He follows a long line of politicians...

Gore
Clinton
etc. etc.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 8:15:04 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am living in a time warp.

A sitting president of the United States uttering words my beer drinking reefer smoking liberal associates argued 20 plus years ago after our weekly softball games in the bar.

Difference is they stopped smokin and stopped drinkin and grew up to become adults.

Sad how debase we have allowed our leaders to become and by extension the masses who will never learn nor understand the difference


42 posted on 04/06/2012 8:25:31 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: TLI
This is beyond campaign rhetoric.

Little bammy is nuts.

No, he's not nuts. He's evil.

43 posted on 04/06/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Steely Tom
Which government agency funded Facebook? Which one funded Google?

I could tell you, but then...


44 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:45 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is the antichrist.

IMO he's just one of "the many" (see: 1 John 2:18).

45 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:50 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Domandred

your post sent me to google to look up Zuckerberg’s wiki.

Wow!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg

Yeah...there was some time spent in public school...but he transferred to a private school.
Even while he was in public school - his father taught him beginning programming at home - then hired a tutor to keep up with him.

This had everything to do with amazing natural intellect that was nurtured with private sources.


46 posted on 04/06/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: arasina
No, he's not nuts. He's evil.

"Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad."
Euripides

Looks like we are both right.

47 posted on 04/06/2012 10:18:41 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Steely Tom

Google got its start at Stanford under a NSF grant.

Facebook? Who knows? Who cares?


48 posted on 04/06/2012 10:22:24 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Scotswife
Oh, this is no big deal. All presidents say things like that.

"If it weren't for governmen tomahawks and flintlocks wouldn't exist." - Tommy Jiafrason

"If it weren't for government hay wagons and cotton gins wouldn't exist." "And, uh, peanut butter." - al-Abrahim Poindexter Linkin

"If it weren't for government big sticks and handle bar mustaches wouldn't exist." - Teddy "Fatwa" Rosaveldt

49 posted on 04/06/2012 10:40:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He forgot the part where he’s supposed to say, “No one could get to work if it weren’t for the roads built by the government!”

Must have been a glitch in the teleprompter.


50 posted on 04/07/2012 5:04:07 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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