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Gnomedex 7.0 Opening Keynote Robert Steele

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This morning’s opening keynote speaker Robert Steele is dropping bombs. This presentation is supposed to be about Open Source but Steele (a former spy and self proclaimed “moderate Republican” is off the rails. He opened with the statement that Dick Cheney had created at least 25 impeachable offenses. I missed quite a few of the gems during the first fifteen minutes of his presentation trying to get internet access (this may be the biggest single problem with blogging conferences by the way) but here is a running list of the controversial stuff Steele is saying.

  • “Message to Microsoft, we will let you live but we want your money.”
  • “We have a military industrial complex that profits from war and secrecy not open source and peace. “
  • “I dont think anybody unwilling to support open spectrum should be elected to anything anywhere.”
  • central banking is an evil cancer. These people are selling us credit they dont have to make profits they don’t deserve.”
  • “Lincoln and Kennedy were both assassinated when they were about to print money and not borrow from the banks.”
  • “I gave up on Wikipedia because I don’t have time to deal with morons.”
  • “The Federal Government is broken in every possible way. “
  • “I don’t want you to think I am Jane Fonda on steroids. “
  • “I am on my best behavior with you guys by the way. “
  • “Our education system stinks it beats the creativity out of kids by the fourth grade.”
  • “We have gone from America the Beautiful to America the shit in just two administrations. Clinton is just as much to blame”
  • “The Iranians have a sunburn missle and I think they have a nuclear warhead for hit.”
  • “I believe we need to start blogging retroactive impeachments. I am not saying we need to hang them or execute them just expose them.”
  • “I got thrown off Fox News for saying the global war on terrorism wasn’t real. Well its not”
  • “We are in a hundred year war that we started in 1988”
  • “our job in the next 15 years is to hand out cell phones around the world first one per village then one per family then one per person”
  • “your government is stupid and they are stupid deliberately.”
  • “I sent a letter to Bill Bradley and Bloomberg and asked why don’t you contact Ron Paul and McCain and build a cabinet and they didn’t respond.”
  • “No one here who doesn’t agree with me isn’t getting out alive”
  • “Every time someone touches my social security number I want a Cisco based system to notify me so I get to decide who gets to see my information.”
  • If I had my way I would significantly upgrade the luxury at Guantanamo and I would take Bill Gates, and
  • “if I had one take away message from here that you can blog I would say why aren’t Microsoft, and Google and Sunn and all of these guys asking for an antitrust waiver to create an Open Source skunk works.”
  • “We don’t do peace.”
  • “If I had been Shinseki, I would have grabbed Wolfowitz and thrown him down the steps of capital hill.”
  • “The Alien part I am not prepared to reject but it is much to digest right now.”
  • “Central Banks are Evil. The sooner we get a grip on open money, the sooner we stop buying stocks, the sooner we stop being serfs, the sooner we will do well.”
  • “In an unjust bandwidth environment, everyone should be a hacker, or a Ham radio operator.”
  • “The Freedom of Information Act is just a way to keep you busy.”
  • “Don’t waste your time on the Federal government. It’s going away.”
  • If the Federal Governmet does not get turned over in 2008 I expect serious session movements to follow. (Note I do not have this last quote 100% accurate and am paraphrasing)
  • “There is a sweeping movement across the country called home rule.”
  • “Extremist religions both Jihadists and Christian fundamentalists are evil.”
  • “Faith is not about god its about you and me.”
[tags] gnomedex, gnomedex+keynote, Robert+Steele, Open+Source[/tags]

Rick is the CEO & Co-Founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. He lives in Canyon Lake with his wife and two dogs Abby and Thor.


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  • Gregory G Green

    Hello people, I think we all have to get somethung going ourselves. Our government cant do anything,so we must take it into our own hands.We have to be honest with ourselves and depoliticize America,and get the right business people to get us on the right track. The president should have been gone a long time ago,and his side kick to.Our Congress needs honest people to. I think they are worse than the mafia ever was,except for killings.I also read somewhere where congress can do inside tradeing,witch is wrong. I’m on SSD and comp,and going on my 5th surgery on my neck, since 2003.I’ve been trying to check out some kind of business to get into on the internet,but it seems like all they want to know is if you have a creditcard,witch I dont have.Is there any Honest people out there that can help a little guy anymore,because I need help.Well bye for now,I hope to write another time. Greg-G.G.G

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