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The Fall of the Republic The Presidency of Barack H. Obama (High Quality) Full (Video 2:22)

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October 25, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , JPM

Hat tip to mliu01 for finding the video.

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#1) On October 25, 2009 at 1:29 PM, XtremeNeoCon (< 20) wrote:

Is it just me, or is the link gone?

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#2) On October 25, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Teacherman1 (58.03) wrote:

Must be you, or your computer. It works for me just fine.

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#3) On October 26, 2009 at 2:40 PM, dudemonkey (40.80) wrote:

Most of that doesn't even pass the laugh test.  "Al Gore said he invented the internet."  That's a flat-out creation of the right-wing, and this opinion piece clearly shows their hand on a number of occassions.  Sad that the authors of this opinion piece show their partisanship so obviously.

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#4) On October 26, 2009 at 2:56 PM, dudemonkey (40.80) wrote:

... sad, because there are some really interesting ideas in there.  There's no reason for it to degenerate into anti-Obama political rants. Not saying Obama is blameless, but it would be nice to at least have the appearance of nonpartisanship.

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#5) On October 26, 2009 at 3:01 PM, kdakota630 (29.58) wrote:

Al Gore "invented the Internet" - resources

Transcript: Vice President Gore on CNN's 'Late Edition'

GORE: During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

[Editted for quick reading, you can go to the link to see the full quote and much more, emphasis mine.]

You guys can argue all you want about the nuances of what Vice President Gore said or meant, but to say that the belief is a "flat-out creation of the right-wing" is a stretch considering the quote.

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#6) On October 26, 2009 at 3:17 PM, booyahh (< 20) wrote:

GORE: During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

He never said he invented it, he said he took the initiative, which he really did:

"Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn have also noted that, "as far back as the 1970s, Congressman Gore promoted the idea of high speed telecommunications as an engine for both economic growth..."

"...the Internet, as we know it today, was not deployed until 1983. When the Internet was still in the early stages of its deployment, Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and communication..."

"..As a Senator, Gore began to craft the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991 (commonly referred to as "The Gore Bill") after hearing the 1988 report Toward a National Research Network submitted to Congress by a group chaired by UCLA professor of computer science, Leonard Kleinrock, one of the central creators of the ARPANET (the ARPANET, first deployed by Kleinrock and others in 1969, is the predecessor of the Internet)..."

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

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#7) On October 26, 2009 at 3:58 PM, dudemonkey (40.80) wrote:

You guys can argue all you want about the nuances of what Vice President Gore said or meant, but to say that the belief is a "flat-out creation of the right-wing" is a stretch considering the quote.

I'll amend my statement to say "it's a flat-out distortion of what Al Gore said, perpetrated by the right-wing."

This video veers off into crazyland at points.  It's a shame because there are some good thoughts in it along with some pretty strong warnings, but those thoughts are colored and polluted by clear partisanship. 

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#8) On October 26, 2009 at 4:22 PM, ease1 (90.53) wrote:

"He never said he invented it, he said he took the initiative" 

Any standard thesaurus lists invent as a synonym of create.  But who really cares.. Gore said he was responsible and perhaps he took a small part in the overall effort.  Any distortion of the facts can be directly attributed to Gore's vague statements. 

I'd venture to say he took the initiative for creating global warming scares as well.  Since he is profiting so well from the green movement.

 

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#9) On October 26, 2009 at 4:24 PM, jesusfreakinco (28.86) wrote:

Dude,

I watched most of this and agree there were some good points.  I am always interested in hearing the latest conspiracy theory.  However, being a right-wing religious nut myself... when they said the clergy was in on the gig (i.e. they'd help hide the conspiracy by preaching Romans 13), the lost me.  Most people I know that go to church are gun-toting members of the NRA.  I can't see they'd be all that happy about their preacher tell them to call down when the govt is moving their family into a concentration camp.

JFC

 

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#10) On October 27, 2009 at 1:23 PM, XtremeNeoCon (< 20) wrote:

So Al Gore was swift boated? We nasty right wingers are always guilty of swift boating the left.

I'll just bet,, I'll just BET,, that you believe all the charges against Newt Gingrich were right on target. The left NEVER swift boats ANYONE... The Obama admin is always NON- Partisan. They'd never degenerate a subject into partisan politics.

Liberals crack me up with their outragous double standards. This website is turning into a left wing comedy site.

You know the good thing about liberalism is that most college kids eventually grow out of it. Some never do, but after a few years in the REAL world, most of them are able to remove the blinders and see the world for what it is, and not what some college prof drilled into their "I'm going to change the world" little heads.

I don't care who ya are, this thread is funny!

Oh, and the video is working today. Thanks.

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#11) On October 27, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Judochop172 (27.36) wrote:

As long as left wingers and right wingers can be kept in a perpetual state of battle, all caused by half truth yellow journalism propoganda " Remember the Maine!"spread daily by all the major news, the same power hungry politicians will stay in power. They may put on a new face, but they are working for the same goal. Bush had a number of corrupt congressmen in his term, so does Obama. Left wingers won't say a word about their corrupt guys or remove them from office,and the right kept quiet about theirs. It all is a game of how many suckers you can get mad at the other guy every 2 years. As for the film,  I don't believe in his idea that a world wide slavery conspiracy is afoot, but it has always been true when the powerful can attain more power, they will.  

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