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Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding
CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 6, 2012 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 04/16/2012 1:31:04 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

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.”

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hahahahah Obummer wants us all to believe the world would dry up and blow away if he and the Democrats weren't running things.
1 posted on 04/16/2012 1:31:08 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg
Ubama would not exist without government funding, either.

Coincidence?

2 posted on 04/16/2012 1:32:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

And if it hadn’t been for his buddy Algore, who invented the Internet, these things would not have been possible or needed.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 1:33:30 PM PDT by halran
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To: Mad Dawgg

That’s fine for me. I hate the guts of both of them, mainly for thinking they’re so smart they always know what I need better than I do. Like the government. Coincidence?


4 posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:49 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: Mad Dawgg
Doesn't he know Algore, not the guvment, created that World Wide Web thing called he named The Internet.

Thanks Al.

5 posted on 04/16/2012 1:36:25 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mad Dawgg

Laptops/computers (and a whole lot of other things) would not exist if it were not for PETROLEUM OIL!!! Luddites!


6 posted on 04/16/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: TexasCajun

hmm

maybe that’s why google stock is over 600$ a share


7 posted on 04/16/2012 1:41:14 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: Mad Dawgg

The only truth to his statement is that the U.S. MILITARY pioneered the internet, and the military is funded with tax dollars. Of course, it is a constitutional use of tax dollars so Obummer isn’t too happy about that.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 1:42:47 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ubama would not exist without government funding, either.

Even the “lowly” housewife has accomplished more in one year than Obama has in his entire lifetime!


9 posted on 04/16/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Obama is determined to make a jack-a** out of himself, again as he did in March. “Government investments”. Incredible.
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-government-made-country-great/457046

“This president is completely irresponsible,” Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., told The Washington Examiner in a discussion of Obama’s budgetary policies. “He’s been in office three years. The problems that are facing us, that have us on the edge of the cliff — he’s avoided. It’s a cowardly thing to do as a world leader not to address the big problems . . . I really think it’s disgraceful.”


10 posted on 04/16/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

0bama would not exist without Communists, Muslims, Black Panthers and domestic terrorist bombers!


11 posted on 04/16/2012 1:47:54 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mad Dawgg; All

If Obama had been POTUS, there would BE no Google or Facebook : )


12 posted on 04/16/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
The real question is how much great innovation have we lost because of government regulation and bureaucracy?

We might not have Google or Facebook. Okay. But we might have something better!

13 posted on 04/16/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Sadly, he has a point there.

Too much of our business community has been Pavlov-trained to stand there with their hands out demanding Government Venture Capital before they’ll go ahead and take any risks.

I subscribe to our local Business Times, and virtually the entire thing is comprised of business “leaders” whining about “what is the government going to do for me today?” And editorials claiming that the economy will die if government does not keep on funding these schemes.

It is really making it hard to give a damn when government overreaches on regulation with the other hand.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mad Dawgg

ROTFLOL


15 posted on 04/16/2012 1:52:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Hey zippy!

Gotta call BS on this! Ham operators were using/researching packet switched networks and low level multiplexing when al bore’s interwebs were in the crawl stage. Yeah, DARPA set the stage, but the research was for the department of defense, not the double-plus-good fed.

Ask slick willy! His supposed economic prosperity was the direct result of Netscape’s successful IPO and the “dot com” boom (who laid the groundwork for that one?).

The “wrecked economy” zippy supposedly inherited? Direct result of the CRA and the over regulated banking industry that let bundled derivatives be traded.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 1:52:40 PM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it can bring tears to eyes.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
He's not delusional, and he's not stupid.

He's evil, and he thinks we're stupid.

17 posted on 04/16/2012 1:53:00 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That’s tagline worthy.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 1:55:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mad Dawgg

‘Babies Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding, and

‘Sunshine Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding, and

‘Chicken Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding.

Yes Obama is responsible for everything good, and Obama is NOT responsible for anything bad,
SO just DO whatever Obama says, blindly without thinking,
BECAUSE Obama ALWAYS knows best.

There. After the Idiot in Chief destroys the US economy I can get a job as a BHO speechwriter.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I recall something about Obama slashing basic research at NASA.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Mad Dawgg

Further proof of government waste.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 1:59:05 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Mad Dawgg

Whether or not this is actually true, I seriously would not shed a single tear if facebook or google did not exist.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 2:07:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Twisted explanations (nuanced, I guess) with every statement, for this one.

Has Obama done explaining his ‘profit and earnings ratio’ yet?

According to Obama/communist thinking, the next logical step is that gubmint OWNs google and facebook, shareholders be damned. His gubmint can take a cut anyway he wants, you peons should be glad of the leftover shavings and the generous president doesn’t take all.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 2:08:14 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The revenue Obama’s government continues to confiscate/suck off these two companies would not exist, either.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
This statement needs to go into the same category as Algore's claim that he invented the Internet. It needs the same level of ridicule, laughter, and production of the jokes and cartoons brought on by ManBearPig.

Obama is like the rooster who takes credit for the sunrise!

25 posted on 04/16/2012 2:12:46 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators”

Everything always comes back to weath with this chump.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:14 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Mad Dawgg

“I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators”

Everything always comes back to wealth with this chump.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:21 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

... Obama ALWAYS knows best.

That would make a great family oriented show simular to Father Knows Best...extreme /s...Everyone lives in govenment assigned cubicals, lives on 800 calories a day, and noone is allowed to have more than two children (except Obama’s Daughters)


28 posted on 04/16/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Indeed, this is all about liberals, because we very well know his face would not exist were it not for the US military and nuclear umbrella he is destroying.

In other words, each time Obama promotes something, watch his other hand destroy it in fact.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I believe facebook, google, yahoo, all of them ARE owned by the government.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 2:30:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Mad Dawgg

Many of today’s technical marvels have their roots in the US space program, now virtually killed by Obama. Consider the I-Pad, would some government design bureau ever have created such a new innovation in technology? Why did Steve Jobs push for the I-Pad...the answer is quite simple...to make money. Imagine if computer development were in the hands of the government. Under government leadership in 2012 we would barely be beyond the Intel Pentium CPU, still be working in Windows 3.11 and the Internet would be a decade off.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 2:40:42 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Mad Dawgg
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32 posted on 04/16/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Mad Dawgg

Lordy! Did he invent the Internet, too?


33 posted on 04/16/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that without government spending, “Google, Facebook would not exist.”

Neither would the Federal deficit,ya doofus.

34 posted on 04/16/2012 2:58:47 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Does he really believe Government is the only entity that does R & D? I’ve met a lot of people that are shocked to hear I do it for a company.


35 posted on 04/16/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I watched The Social Network. I do not recall the continuing presence of the benevolent government bueraucrats shepherding Mark Zuckerberg during the development of Facebook. Maybe I missed it?


36 posted on 04/16/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ubama would not exist without government funding, either.

JugEars would be nowhere without affirmative action to get into Columbia, Harvard and to get to be editor of the Harvard Law Review that he never wrote one article for. The man is a dunce except for a high IQ in political cunning and demagoguery racial and otherwise

37 posted on 04/16/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Mad Dawgg

He is so f**king stupid, its embarrassing.

I have to think that the folks who write the speeches don’t like him and he’s too stupid to do anything more than recite what is on the screen. They must have a great time making him look like a horses-ass.

And yet, he is the face of the most powerful country on earth. And we wonder why no one takes us seriously anymore.


38 posted on 04/16/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by qaz123
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Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding,

Ah, but if the Bamster had had his way with the military budget thirty years ago, DARPA would have been cut and there would be no Internet.

39 posted on 04/16/2012 3:20:09 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

In all likelihood he’s telling the truth and is accurate. However, what I think happened here is he is so stupid he just accidentally admitted something I know I and many others have thought for a long time...that Facebook is a CIA creation to build databases on everyone.

So I actually believe him when he says that, but think he’s so dumb he has no idea what he just admitted.


40 posted on 04/16/2012 4:09:19 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Mad Dawgg

Following that logic, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Interstate Highway system are responsible for the success of Walt Disney World. DARPA may have made the initial research into the Internet, but the later developments were conducted by private industry.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 4:20:39 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Internet porn and viruses would not exist without government financing... < /sarc >


42 posted on 04/16/2012 4:24:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Mad Dawgg
There is ahuge difference between government spending and government subsidies. Government spending may have created the predecessor to the internet. Private companies took the concept (with private financing) way beyond anything the government imagined.

If the government subsidized the internet, we will all be still talking at 300baud over an AOL connected phone line.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 4:35:17 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: petro45acp; Mad Dawgg
... direct result of Netscape’s successful IPO and the “dot com” boom (who laid the groundwork for that one?).

To say nothing of the best (at the time) Web Search Engine AltaVista, predating Google by three years.

44 posted on 04/16/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

AMEN!!!

mmmmmmmm AltaVista! Back then, it was a complete meta-scrape of the internet. Faster, Higher, Louder!

And that cool mountain skyline.

I miss it. The current “yahoo-vista” is weak tea by comparison.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 7:57:23 PM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it can bring tears to eyes.)
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To: Terry Mross

“I believe facebook, google, yahoo, all of them ARE owned by the government.”

They are certainly closely aligned with this administration. I guess being a tool of the Obama Administration is the same as “being owned”.


46 posted on 04/16/2012 8:25:14 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: halran

Obama is an idiot. He wants taxes but then disrespect those who pay them as they generate revenues that fund for the asset in need of protection... and he destroys them.

Guess what, no Google, nothing, no taxes, no government, period. Banana republic, here we come.


47 posted on 04/16/2012 9:41:12 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

If the government announced they had spent taxpayer dollars creating a “social networking site” they could use to spy on it’s citizens many people, especially conservatives, would have pitched a bitch. But when it’s presented that some college kid “created” it in his dorm room and it’s for social networking only and he became a billionair, we not only all sign up, we sing the praises of capitalism and of Zuckerburg’s genious.

But, now we’re being spied on and we’re giving them the permission to do it. Go on FB and post some stuff the Government will view as a threat and see how long it is before you’re contacted by government agents. Watch PERSON OF INTEREST and visualize thousands of workers instead of just two.

Gotta’ go. Headin’ to the store....Runnin’ low on tin foil.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 9:58:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Mad Dawgg

Al Gore invented the Internet. Logically then, none of these things would exist without government.

Al Gore + Internet = assbook

That’s my algorerithm


49 posted on 04/17/2012 1:38:57 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding
'Technically' Barry is correct. Without the "Internet" those websites would not exist. And the Internet is like the 'great-great-great grandson' of 'ARPAnet' or aka: 'DARPAnet' (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: www.darpa.mil/). But he's reeeeeally stretching it. More so than Al Gore claiming he invented the Internet by his voting for funding of the ARPAnet.

In fact it's more like saying that Charles Lindberg couldn't have soloed across the Atlantic, or United Airlines, Northwest, etc., would not exist without government funding because the FedGov bought some of the Wright brothers first airplanes. And then advanced aviation again during WWII with FedGov money.

FYI: DARPA is one of our most secret of secret agencies. Or used to be before the Internet became what it is now and everything is somewhere out in cyberspace waiting to be found. So now DARPA is out in the open like the other Agencies.

Interestedly (to me) DARPA also has their own little 'Security Agency' where Lethal Force is authorized for any breach. Their 'public' budget is zero as everything is funded under Black Ops. They likely run Area 51 and the other secret bases in the deserts around Area 51.

DARPA is not where you go for funding if you have an idea for a new battle/assault rifle. It's where you go if that idea is for an 'invisible rifle'. In short -- the really weird stuff.

50 posted on 04/17/2012 5:49:06 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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