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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    As a Senator, Gore began to craft the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991 (commonly referred to as "The Gore Bill"[5]) after hearing the 1988 report Toward a National Research Network[6] 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).[7]
    Indeed, Kleinrock would later credit both Gore and the Gore Bill as a critical moment in Internet history:
    A second development occurred around this time, namely, then-Senator Al Gore, a strong and knowledgeable proponent of the Internet, promoted legislation that resulted in President George H.W Bush signing the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991. This Act allocated $600 million for high performance computing and for the creation of the National Research and Education Network [13–14]. The NREN brought together industry, academia and government in a joint effort to accelerate the development and deployment of gigabit/sec networking.[8]
    The bill was passed on Dec. 9, 1991 and led to the National Information Infrastructure (NII)[9] which Gore referred to as the "information superhighway". President George H. W. Bush predicted that the bill would help "unlock the secrets of DNA," open up foreign markets to free trade, and a promise of cooperation between government, academia, and industry.[10]
    Prior to its passage, Gore discussed the basics of the bill in an article for the September 1991 issue of Scientific American entitled Scientific American presents the September 1991 Single Copy Issue: Communications, Computers, and Networks. His essay, "Infrastructure for the Global Village", commented on the lack of network access described above and argued: "Rather than holding back, the U.S. should lead by building the information infrastructure, essential if all Americans are to gain access to this transforming technology"[11] [...] "high speed networks must be built that tie together millions of computers, providing capabilities that we cannot even imagine."[12]
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    Plaque commemorating the creation of the Mosaic web browser.
    Perhaps one of the most important results of the Gore Bill was the development of Mosaic in 1993.[13][14] This World Wide Web browser is credited by most scholars as beginning the Internet boom of the 1990s:
    Gore's legislation also helped fund the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, where a team of programmers, including Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, created the Mosaic Web browser, the commercial Internet's technological springboard. 'If it had been left to private industry, it wouldn't have happened,' Andreessen says of Gore's bill, 'at least, not until years later.'[15]
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    Al Gore and information technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Didn't Al Gore help invent global warming as well?

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Pretending that the president taking a vacation is an issue. It shows how intellectually bankrupt conservatives have become. Basically conservatism is a joke.
    Being upset that people are taking vacations with our money is intellectually bankrupt?


    Maybe you should just send me over a check, and I'd be happy to go on a vacation for you. No? What are you... intellectually bankrupt?

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    'If it had been left to private industry, it wouldn't have happened,' Andreessen says of Gore's bill, 'at least, not until years later.'[15]
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    So... it might have been? Either way, it still took private industry to distribute the technology, and to improve it once it was already in place.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post

    Being upset that people are taking vacations with our money is intellectually bankrupt?
    Yes. All presidents take vacations.

    Some, more than others.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Yes. All presidents take vacations.

    Some, more than others.
    I understand there is going to be some cost to providing security for the President, and realistically all presidents take them and often the vacation should be a business trip as well, but a 20 day vacation? To Hawaii?

    It's not so much the cost, $4 Million out of a 3.6 Trillion budget, I mean at the end of the day who cares. He's the president, he needs to have security, security costs money.

    Its the principle, that he refuses to pass any kind of serious spending cuts, and actually wants to continue to increase spending in 2013, and is taking a 20 day vacation as the president, and just says "oh let the rich foot the bill."

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    It is amazing the lengths that some people will go through to condemn our president.. Is it really because he is a democrat or is it because he is black..

    During 2 terms as President, Bush spent all or of part of 477 days at Camp David, on retreats and made 77 trips to his Crawford Ranch, in Texas, where he spent all or part of 490 days, on his Ranch.
    The total number of days of vacation or retreat President Bush took, while in office over a period of 8 years was 967 days, or 32% of his total time in office, was spent on vacations or retreats.
    So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.


    Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off -- 28 days.

    To be fair, a presidential vacation away from the White House is not the same as a vacation for the average person. The president is still in contact with his advisers and on call for any emergency.
    Presidential vacations: How does Obama compare? - CBS News

    So unless people are going to condemn the president that at this time in there presidency took 3 times more days off than Obama.. Then there really isn't much to say about Obama and his vacation.. Again, it is really sad the lengths people will go to smear this president.. When he is clearly proving to be the best and hardest workging president we have had in recent years..

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Didn't Al Gore help invent global warming as well?
    Global warming was first mentioned at least to my knowlege in the 70's.. Well before Al Gore did much of anything..

    History of the greenhouse effect and global warming

    But as you can see.. Global Warming has been around long before that..

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If the 'working class' was worried about the economy they never would have voted for Barrack Obama. I don't see why they would.
    Obama promised jobs and Romney promised more tax cuts for himself. I think it's obvious why the working class voted for Obama.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Its the principle, that he refuses to pass any kind of serious spending cuts, and actually wants to continue to increase spending in 2013, and is taking a 20 day vacation as the president, and just says "oh let the rich foot the bill."
    What spending cut bills has he vetoed?

    BTW, Reagan took a 25 day vacation. I don't recall anyone outraged over it like righties are feigning now.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All I can say is, unbelievable! This man is spending 4 million TAXPAYER dollars on a luxury vacation is the US economy teeters on the verge of a double dip recession and he himself is calling for higher taxes instead of reduced spending. You guys still proud you voted for this idiot?

    "President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.”According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an Obama stay will be in place for 21 days, from December 17 through January 6"


    .The Yeshiva World Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation « » Frum Jewish News
    Never a good idea to get your information from a slanted source.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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