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Harry Reid: People Aren’t Educated on How to Use the Internet

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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 03:08 AM
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I find it ironic that Reid states people don't know how to use a computer when he does not know how the Constitution works.

The midterms cant get here soon enough.




posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 05:40 AM
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I would not go as far as saying people are stupid when it comes to the internet but 90% need to wise up fast.

Q: Who knows what a firewall is
Q: Who knows that by default the windows firewall outbound rules are turned off
Q: Who knows that your free router/firewall also by default lets any traffic go out.

Yes but microsoft will protect me with all them updates

Well if microsoft is so good then how come half the people I know are running pirate versions of windows.

Start to think that windows is a virus that can be just about tamed and you are half way home and any tech freaks here banging the microsoft drum as if it's a religion why don't you come and take me on and then lets see who knows one registry from another (No it's not that bloated thing MS uses to keep tabs on you all) Please bring it on.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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I repair computers every week and I can tell you that he is quite right, the amount of people getting screwed with spywares and malwares is farinaceous. About 95% of computers I see are infected.

It`s not because I am WITH this crooked excuse for a politician but from experience, a lot people should take internet classes...NOT computer classes where they show people how to use Word and Excel which, face it, won't do no good for the majority of people that just want to surf the net.

In fact, I would bet that if I looked at half the computers of posters that claim he is wrong and that you do know how to use the internet that I would find many many things wrong with your files.

The internet is a minefield...

If you want to do a simple test, erase all your cookies in your computer...
Then, open firefox (i haven`t found other browsers with theses options), go to tools then options.

From there go to ;
-Privacy
-Custom settings for history
-Accept third party cookies = Never
-Keep cookies until = Ask me everytime

Then just go on the main page of ATS...
You will be amazed at the number of useless junk that pops ups...and that`s just one site.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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VirusGuard
Yes but microsoft will protect me with all them updates


That`s such BS, I see zero correlation with windows updates and a protected computer.

M$ updates are probably more to protect themselves than the average user, hell, I haven`t used them damn updates for years and I only got less problems.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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Elton
That was painful to watch, why does Nevada keep him???

Why does Arizona keep John McCain?
Why does California keep Nancy Pelosi?
Why does Texas keep Rick Perry?
Why did Massachusetts keep John Kerry?
Some mysteries in life will never be explained.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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Reid can complain all he wants to about people not knowing how to use the Internet and he may technically be right in some respects but that has nothing to do with the failure of the healthcare dot gov site to sign up enrollees.

I'm sure there are many reasons why people aren't signing up but just from an Internet standpoint I think the lack of enrollees shows that many Americans do know enough about the Internet to make the right decisions.

If you are told that you have to go to a site but that you can't yet do it because the site is "broken" and then you hear that the security of the site has been compromised, and then when you finally can get on the site and the first things they ask you to give is personal info including your SS number and bank account info would you do it? Only an idiot would supply that information under those conditions so by my reckoning there are about 5 million people in this country who need remedial Internet training asap.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 11:02 AM
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This psy-ops with Harry Reid has nothing to do at all with computer literacy.

It has everything to do with 2014 electioneering at taxpayer expense.

Thousands of people were hired on as "Navigators" to assist in sign-ups.

Thousands more were hired on as phone assistants.

The "Navigators" and phone people are all computer literate.

"If you like not having insurance you can keep not having insurance"








posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 04:38 PM
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@ VirusGuard and @ theMediator,
I really don't think what Harry had to say or imply had anything to do with windows security or updates or anything like that.
He was just talking off the top of his head trying to cover his boss's butt.
The website is a failure that is the reason most of the time they give you a one eight hundred number to call.

Many people are not interested in signing up, their old like me! Reid is just making excuses for the younger people not being interested, trying to blame the elderly because most people don't understand, the elderly, Don't Give A Rats Ass About Obamacare!
Most of us elderly go for walks and fishing and Bingo and hunting or just RVing!
YES, we're spending it, we made it and I'm not giving a Red Penny to this Government when I Go!!!!

Don't be fooled by Harry and the other idiots, us old people were using 150 and 300, 1200 baud modems while most of you were doing what we do none, Eating Soft Foods


Harry Reid is an idiot, the problem is, he doesn't know it and he believes you're all stupid!!!!
The truth of the matter.


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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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People are all to aware that the internet is an dangerous place.
And many like me will not put personal information on the internet.

Then you have a known unsafe site like Obamacare site
Who in there right mind is going to input there personal information for hackers to take.

Harry Reid is the one not educated on the risk of using the internet.



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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hahahahaha...

not educated how to use the internet properly?

is that anything like how the vast majority of people in the federal government are not educated on how to engage in politics properly? or not properly educated in civics, history, and common human f**king decency?

i know old people who don't really know how to use their computers, and can't use the internet...but guess what; they're already on medicare/medicaid....so they don't hafta buy an ACA policy...

nice try Reid, you blithering idiot...



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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guohua
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Really Harry, Really,,, in the age of Smart phones and satellite TV's and Wireless Laptop connections in RV's older people can't use a computer!!!!!!
[...]


Just playing devils advocate here, since I agree as to why people didn't sign up, but you do remember that app that was supposed to make Smart phones waterproof?


Also I do play online-games a lot, and I have met lots of people there who made me wonder how they managed to install the game or even turn their computers on.

So I'd say that Reid is correct that lots of people are too stupid/uneducated to use computers/the internet properly, but obviously they aren't stupid/uneducated enough to sign up for Obamacare.



posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 01:28 PM
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Uh, does Reid KNOW what the internet even is?



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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I despise that man. I really do.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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theMediator

VirusGuard
Yes but microsoft will protect me with all them updates

That`s such BS, I see zero correlation with windows updates and a protected computer.


Yes I agree and you read me wrong

These updates are about opening new back doors whilst at the same time closing the ones that have become common knowledge for hackers and fee paying customers.

Why would Microsoft still want to update windows when they know it's a pirate copy and go to such lengths that the only way I can stop updates is to block them in my hardware firewall.

You cannot even block these microsoft.update.com sites by editing the hosts files so that speaks volumes about what microsoft thinks about our decisions as to what we want and don't want running on our machines.

SvrHost.exe is microsoft way of running what it wants and not allowing us to stop it without killing windows



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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VirusGuard
Yes I agree and you read me wrong

These updates are about opening new back doors whilst at the same time closing the ones that have become common knowledge for hackers and fee paying customers.

Why would Microsoft still want to update windows when they know it's a pirate copy and go to such lengths that the only way I can stop updates is to block them in my hardware firewall.

You cannot even block these microsoft.update.com sites by editing the hosts files so that speaks volumes about what microsoft thinks about our decisions as to what we want and don't want running on our machines.

SvrHost.exe is microsoft way of running what it wants and not allowing us to stop it without killing windows


wait, what?

updates don't get downloaded and installed unless you want them to...what's this rubbish about having to block them via firewall?

and what's this rubbish about microsoft wanting to update a pirated copy of windows? if you don't pass authentication as genuine, it locks the OS, thus precluding the possibility of installing updates(or doing anything else, for that matter)

you're talking nonsense, man...
edit on 31-3-2014 by Daedalus because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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Perhaps he could retire and go to work for Target protecting their credit card system from break-ins. Just a thought!



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 02:13 PM
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So they have ex-felons as "Navigators" and zip for website security and ole Harry wonders why somebody doesn't want to give them their most personal information? What a dope!



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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Harry!! YEA,, Harry,,, Did you Read The News Today, Maybe You Should Get One Of Your Staffers To Read The News To YOU!!!
We all know you're not to bright or as intelligent as you were when Fred Flintstone was eating his Side of Dino Ribs!

But listen Harry, Your Messiah's website is still failing and now they have some reason you can call the 1-800 number.



That includes consumers who had begun enrolling by the deadline but didn't finish, perhaps because of errors, missing information or website glitches. The government says it will accept paper applications until April 7 and take as much time as necessary to handle unfinished cases on HealthCare.gov. Rules may vary in states running their own insurance marketplaces.

The administration is also offering special extensions to make up for all sorts of problems that might have kept people from getting enrolled on time: Natural disasters. Domestic abuse. Website malfunctions. Errors by insurance companies. Mistakes by application counselors.

To seek a special enrollment period, contact the federal call center, at 1-855-889-4325, or the state marketplace and explain what happened. It's on the honor system. If the extension is approved, that brings another 60 days to enroll.

HealthCare-gov website

Can the Administration just give special extensions? OH, How Stupid of me, Of-Course Obama Can!!



Over the weekend, the site blocked some applicants, but didn't show major technological problems as consumers rushed before the end of the 2014 open-enrollment period for obtaining insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

But the system's human capacity maxed out, with too few "navigators" and other enrollment workers to steer consumers through the complex application process. As a result, many people were told to try again after Monday under recently announced federal and state extensions aimed at those who get stuck while applying.

In Silver Spring, Md., hundreds of people lined up hours before a Montgomery County health service center opened at 10 a.m. Saturday to help people sign up on the state's problem-plagued insurance exchange. Mary Anderson, a spokeswoman for the county's health department, distributed dozens of pink tickets to secure enrollment help at about 6:30 a.m

Software Bug takes down
Harry, Harry, So,,,,, Was this a Software Bug or us Elderly Folks?
YES,,, Harry, You're An Idiot!

Harry, it all boils down to THIS, Obamas Administration is Not Competent Enough To Operate A Website!
But then again, we told the Sheeple in 08 & again in 12 Obama was not Competent enough to run this Country, no one listened!!!
Harry, remember this?

Yes, the Obamacare failure falls on yours and your Democrats Friends Skinny Little Shoulders!
edit on 31-3-2014 by guohua because: (no reason given)




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