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Old 07-19-2017, 07:05 AM
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:13 AM
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He did invent Global Warming....so there's that
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:58 AM
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Politicians don't invent anything; they just hop aboard a train headed in a convenient direction, run to the front, and claim to be the engineer.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by GogglesPisano View Post
Read the Snopes article. It's a fairly easy read. "Taking the initiative in creating the internet" is a lot different than "inventing." He didn't claim to "create" it, either.

Highlights: In context, Gore’s response (which employed the word “created,” not “invented”) was clear in meaning:
the vice president was not claiming that he “invented” the Internet in the sense of having designed or implemented it, but rather that he was one of the visionaries responsible for helping to bring it into being by fostering its development in an economic and legislative sense,

To claim that Gore was seriously trying to take credit for the “invention” of the Internet is, frankly, just silly political posturing that arose out of a close presidential campaign. If, for example, President Eisenhower had said in the mid-1960s that he, while president, “took the initiative in creating the Interstate Highway System,” he would not have been the subject of dozens and dozens of editorials lampooning him for claiming he “invented” the concept of highways or implying that he personally went out and dug ditches across the country to help build the roadway. Everyone would have understood that Eisenhower meant he was a driving force behind the legislation that created the highway system, and this was the very same concept Al Gore was expressing about himself with interview remarks about the Internet."

Even some of the guys who actually invented the internet give him credit -- and rightly so.

"But a spirited defense of Gore’s statement penned by Internet pioneers Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf (the latter often referred to as the “father of the Internet”) in 2000 noted that “Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development” and that “No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution [to the Internet] over a longer period of time”:

"Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development.

No one person or even small group of persons exclusively “invented” the Internet. It is the result of many years of ongoing collaboration among people in government and the university community. But as the two people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge VP Gore’s contributions as a Congressman, Senator and as Vice President. No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time.

Last year the Vice President made a straightforward statement on his role. He said: “During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” We don’t think, as some people have argued, that Gore intended to claim he “invented” the Internet. Moreover, there is no question in our minds that while serving as Senator, Gore’s initiatives had a significant and beneficial effect on the still-evolving Internet. The fact of the matter is that Gore was talking about and promoting the Internet long before most people were listening. We feel it is timely to offer our perspective."
He said, "During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the Internet". It's both laughable and ludicrous that he thought he had any contribution.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by qball View Post
He did invent Global Warming....so there's that
didn't you know it's called climate change now, just ignore the term global warming like we're supposed to ignore the prediction good ol' Al made 20 years ago that said Miami would be underwater now.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:52 AM
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He said, "During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the Internet". It's both laughable and ludicrous that he thought he had any contribution.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by GogglesPisano View Post
Read the Snopes article. It's a fairly easy read. "Taking the initiative in creating the internet" is a lot different than "inventing." He didn't claim to "create" it, either.

Highlights: In context, Gore’s response (which employed the word “created,” not “invented”) was clear in meaning:
the vice president was not claiming that he “invented” the Internet in the sense of having designed or implemented it, but rather that he was one of the visionaries responsible for helping to bring it into being by fostering its development in an economic and legislative sense,

To claim that Gore was seriously trying to take credit for the “invention” of the Internet is, frankly, just silly political posturing that arose out of a close presidential campaign. If, for example, President Eisenhower had said in the mid-1960s that he, while president, “took the initiative in creating the Interstate Highway System,” he would not have been the subject of dozens and dozens of editorials lampooning him for claiming he “invented” the concept of highways or implying that he personally went out and dug ditches across the country to help build the roadway. Everyone would have understood that Eisenhower meant he was a driving force behind the legislation that created the highway system, and this was the very same concept Al Gore was expressing about himself with interview remarks about the Internet."

Even some of the guys who actually invented the internet give him credit -- and rightly so.

"But a spirited defense of Gore’s statement penned by Internet pioneers Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf (the latter often referred to as the “father of the Internet”) in 2000 noted that “Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development” and that “No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution [to the Internet] over a longer period of time”:

"Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development.

No one person or even small group of persons exclusively “invented” the Internet. It is the result of many years of ongoing collaboration among people in government and the university community. But as the two people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge VP Gore’s contributions as a Congressman, Senator and as Vice President. No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time.

Last year the Vice President made a straightforward statement on his role. He said: “During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” We don’t think, as some people have argued, that Gore intended to claim he “invented” the Internet. Moreover, there is no question in our minds that while serving as Senator, Gore’s initiatives had a significant and beneficial effect on the still-evolving Internet. The fact of the matter is that Gore was talking about and promoting the Internet long before most people were listening. We feel it is timely to offer our perspective."
But Eisenhower didn't say he created the Interstate Highway System, because, well... he didn't.

Gore wouldn't have been absolutely correct if he had said that he had been "...an early promoter of the internet," or "...a early proponent of expanding the internet."

But a "creator?" Come on... words mean something, and what he should have said wasn't what he actually said.

create
[kree-eyt]
verb (used with object), created, creating.
  1. to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
  2. to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
  3. Theater. to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
  4. to make by investing with new rank or by designating; constitute; appoint:
    to create a peer.
  5. to be the cause or occasion of; give rise to:
    The announcement created confusion.
  6. to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design:
    to create a revolution; to create an opportunity to ask for a raise.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:25 PM
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I am always amazed when adults that fly planes using science don't trust science When 97% of a scientific community is telling you climate change is real. It's a shame that it became politicized, and people can't separate their political desires from rational thinking. Separate church and state folks
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:09 PM
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I know reading is hard. You should try it sometime. Maybe you'll learn something.
Lemons and his ilk aren't interested in truth much less learning.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:27 PM
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Separate church and state folks
Agree, the climate change fanatics have definitely taken this issue to the religious level.

It cracks me up when pilots who are shoving dead dino's out the jetpipe at 1000's per hour can go a climate change rant at the same time.
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