12 Quotes on Technology from Barack Obama

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The historic U.S. Presidential election has come to an end with Barack Obama emerging victorious against John McCain. Obama will become the forty-fourth President of the United States and the first African-American to be elected for the highest office.

* “To restore America’s competitiveness, we must recruit a new generation of science and technology leaders by investing in diversity.”
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“Together, we could open up government and invite citizens in, while connecting all of America to 21st century broadband. We could use technology to help achieve universal health care, to reach for a clean energy future, and to ensure that young Americans can compete — and win — in the global economy…”
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“I will recruit new teachers and make new investments in rural schools, we’ll connect all of America to 21st century technology and telecommunications.”
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“We are a land of moon shots and miracles of science and technology that have touched the lives of millions across the planet.”
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“As president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power.”
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“Ensuring that the US continues to lead the world in science and technology will be a central priority for my administration.”
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“I’ll change the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.”
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“We will fire government managers who aren’t getting results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money, we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to improve efficiency across every level of government.”
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Obama said the nation needs to invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and clean coal technology “so the use of coal does not degrade our environment. We can do that if we are investing in the technology, the research and the development.”
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“We must adapt and make tradeoffs among systems originally designed for the Cold War and those required for current and future challenges. We need greater investment in advanced technology ranging from the revolutionary, like unmanned aerial vehicles and electronic warfare capabilities, to systems like the C-17 cargo and KC-X air refueling aircraft–which may not be glamorous to politicians, but are the backbone of our future ability to extend global power.”
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Obama said if elected his government would “harness technology to confront the biggest challenges that America faces”.
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Pointing to President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon, Mr. Obama said: “I will set big goals for this country as president – some so large that the technology to reach them does not yet exist.”
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McCain to Make Good on a Promise

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McCain cancelled an appearance on Letterman’s show a month ago and the Late Night host has been getting his digs in since and it seems that it has worked. McCain has scheduled to appear this Thursday. There is even talk of bringing along his sidekick, little Maverick; Palin.  Not that McCain should appear anywhere without her now. With their campaign going down the tubes, I think it is important for the GOP that they appear on T.V. as much as possible. The boob tube is where they are likely to get most of their supporters from.

Palin has been rumored to be appearing on SNL along with Tina Fey. With the best ratings in a long time on SNL, it would be a savvy move by the Republican Moose hunting Mama.

Wall Street Bailout

I think Marcy Kaptur of Ohio speaks for many of us about this turn of events and the insanity of letting the rich continue to gouge the taxpayers for money with no strings attached, no oversight and no real planning for how we will improve our national finances. While she  does not detail her bill in this video, she gives an outline of its objectives.

Wall Street Bailout

The update on Monday Nov 10 is that the Bush Administration is providing even more money to AIG than originally offered. The administration scrapped its original $123-billion bailout of American International Group (AIG) and offered a new one, for $170 billion, that extends the loan from two years to five. The deal is part of the $700-billion stash that Congress passed last month.

So far this morning, Wall Street seems to like the news. As for AIG, its CEO Edward Liddy said the new plan “is a significant step forward” that will help AIG divest itself of bad business loans. Tapped to lead the company amid its turmoil five weeks ago, Liddy also said it feels more like five years.

This is amidst revelations that the CEOs and account executives are continuing to get the big bonuses and perks that led to the loss of investors’ money in the first place.

The “Lame Duck” presidents have inflicted their fair share of pardons, gifts, etc during these last couple months. Lets not forget that the Bush Administration still has 70 days to wreak havoc. Lets not let these actions go unchecked.

Obama will have enough of an uphill climb without additional tom-foolery.

Obama Taking the Lead (Maybe)

It looks as though my donation put Obama on the road to victory! If he wins Texas it’s all over! He won Hawaii in a landslide!

So much for the good news…

I have this nagging feeling in the back of my neck. Do you remember 2000 and the presidential race that ended in a world-class embarrassing way? How about the fact that George Bush won AGAIN in ’04. Now I grant you that Kerry had about as much charisma as a dog turd. I am simply pointing out a pattern that continued with Arnold Schwarzenegger winning the Governorship in Kalifornya.

I guess I am nervous about any “funny stuff” in the voting.

I find it hard to believe that with 100% of the precincts reporting…How is it that there are barely over 37,000 votes tallied? I realize that Hawaii is a series of Islands, but there are well over 1,000,000 adults there. This isn’t another one of those voting incidents, is it?

Clinton is getting 5 delegates for a certain percentage of the votes.

Will this play heavily later? Don’t you think that “the powers that be” know EXACTLY how many votes and delegates are needed in order to win? They can make sure that the popular vote and the delegate vote don’t necessarily come up with the same winner. This could go on to the electoral college as well. Remember, we as the people, don’t actually, technically, vote for our President.

As a technophile and self-declared nerd, I STILL do not trust votes or the counting of votes with machines. Let alone that archaic electoral college. who are those people anyway?

Beware, my countrymen and women.