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Old 12-05-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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CONFIRMED: Obama WH Turned Down Offer to Build O-Care Website for Free Blew a $1 Billion Instead


Hum i wonder why?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Because for once the government was smart.

Nothing is "free".

Connect proprietary hardware and load up propriety software and you've got a customer for life
Microsoft would have done the same thing.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:38 PM
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Maybe IBM isn't a big democratic donor.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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The government didn't want to admit it needed any help from the private sector.

"Hierarchies do not act. Hierarchies are relations, unlike a person or a machine or anything else that can act. For example, statists routinely argue that without government we can’t do anything, that governments are needed to build roads, stop criminals, and so on. This is patently false: all societies, whether statist or not, have done these things. But most importantly, it is individuals who do these things, not hierarchies. You don’t need a government to build a road, you need engineers and road builders, and raw materials. A “government” is just a set of relations between some people who want to rule (and their constant in-fighting) and the rest of us who are their subjects."

http://francoistremblay.wordpress.co...c-hierarchies/

Plus, IBM might not have been able to tie the data mining directly to the NSA without some blabbing.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The government didn't want to admit it needed any help from the private sector.
CGI did the work through CGI Federal subsidiary.
It was the private sector.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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The guy is beyond belief--not only does he waste obscene amounts of money, but he can't even support an American businesses with it.

How can anyone not see that he WANTS to see the nation fall?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Maybe IBM isn't a big democratic donor.
That, and they are not friends of the Obama family.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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That, and they are not friends of the Obama family.
This is what I am thinking as well. "Reward your friends and punish your enemies".
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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Because for once the government was smart.

Nothing is "free".

Connect proprietary hardware and load up propriety software and you've got a customer for life
Microsoft would have done the same thing.
Wasn't it Ross Perot who pulled that off with his Social Security software?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:47 PM
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Location: Arizona
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The link provided states that "The Government turned down the offer" not the Obama white house turned down the offer. get your facts straight from your own biased BS links.
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