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Thread: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Typewriter?
    Sewing machine?
    Dishwasher?
    Telephone?


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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    The Internet
    Space Travel, Satellites
    Eisenhower Highway system
    Atomic Energy


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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Again, Biden said....

    Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive..."

    Read more: VPOTUS Joe Biden: Dems Will "Keep The Senate And Win The House"

    That's just not true.


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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    How about asprin. Microsoft. The assembly line? The lightbulb?
    that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of inventions, and dozens of concepts that did not require the government in any way, shape or form. Biden, as always, is an idiot.

    EDIT: My personal favorite is the transistor, developed in 1947 by Bell Labs... NO gov. assistance whatsoever.
    Last edited by Whovian; 10-27-10 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    How about asprin. Microsoft. The assembly line? The lightbulb?
    Aspirin is as old as roman and before I don't think any side can claim that one.
    And wasn't the graphical user interface invented by apple? I dont think a monopoly is an example of something good. Windows has been bad till 7. And its still wigging some computers out.
    The assembly line as in job specialization in a complicated manufacturing process has been around for a long time as well, ford applied it to the car and took it to a different level.
    And the lightbulb had many inventors too.

    As an absolute statement it is wrong, but as a trend I believe it to some extent, the really big important seems to have had some government hand in it.

    I dont know there are always exceptions though.

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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    The other day Joe said Obama's brain was bigger than his skull. I almost spit out my drink when I read that.


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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The Internet
    Space Travel, Satellites
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    Only Al Gore gets credit for the Internet.

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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The other day Joe said Obama's brain was bigger than his skull. I almost spit out my drink when I read that.
    Joe Biden is a Time Lord? His skull is dimensionally transendental? Wow. Who'd have thunk it?

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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    “Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive,” he said. “In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States… No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years.”

    - Joe Biden, Manhattan Fund raising even 10/26/2010 - NY Daily News

    Think about some of the things you use every day. Some of the biggest inventions that have changed the way we live over the past 200 years. Our health. Transportation. Communication. Did all of those great ideas need government vision and government incentive?


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    Re: Joe Biden: Great ideas of the last 200 years needed government

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Joe Biden is a Time Lord? His skull is dimensionally transcendental? Wow. Who'd have thunk it?
    You misread.

    It's Obama who is the "Time Lord".

    Edit: And as too my reason for voting "Other".

    I think there are some inventions and breakthroughs that may have been assisted by the Gov.

    But I also think that many more were not.

    And of those that were, most would have been accomplished at a later time, if not for assistance by the Gov.

    That said, it could be considered that the infrastructure which supported by the Gov. is a kind of assistance.
    Last edited by The Mark; 10-27-10 at 11:36 PM.
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