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Old 02-15-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Liberal here. Love Apple. Also love jetBlue, Delta and Tumi.

Why do some conservatives seethe at the very mention of Apple? One of the most successful examples of technological advancement, business success and entrepreneurial spirit there is to be found... It was founded in a garage!

Yet they seethe-- They write screeds about it. Shouldn't they be praising it to high heaven?

Is it simply because liberals seem to gravitate towards the products? Is it because they don't produce cheap crap and pump it in to the market place anyway they can?

Please explain this one to me...

If you're answer is "Well liberals hate corporations... so blah, blah.. " please just leave. Liberals don't hate corporations... Most of just (1) Don't think they are people with rights and (2) think they should pay their fare share. So PLEASE, don't go to that stupidity.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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Liberal here. Love Apple. Also love jetBlue, Delta and Tumi.

Why do some conservatives seethe at the very mention of Apple? One of the most successful examples of technological advancement, business success and entrepreneurial spirit there is to be found... It was founded in a garage!

Yet they seethe-- They write screeds about it. Shouldn't they be praising it to high heaven?

Is it simply because liberals seem to gravitate towards the products? Is it because they don't produce cheap crap and pump it in to the market place anyway they can?

Please explain this one to me...

If you're answer is "Well liberals hate corporations... so blah, blah.. " please just leave. Liberals don't hate corporations... Most of just (1) Don't think they are people with rights and (2) think they should pay their fare share. So PLEASE, don't go to that stupidity.
You start a thread based on "conservatives hate apple" then say if anybody answers "liberals hate corporations" to leave. Yeah that makes sense. Go play with your marbles.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Why Do Some Conservatives Hate Apple?

Same reasons that some liberals hate Apple.

Same reasons that some women hate Apple.

Same reasons that some Hispanics hate Apple.

Same reasons that some Jews hate Apple.

Hating a company has nothing to do with political leaning.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Default Does the OP have a clue about that which she/he posts?

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Originally Posted by mlassoff View Post
Liberal here. Love Apple. Also love jetBlue, Delta and Tumi.

Why do some conservatives seethe at the very mention of Apple? One of the most successful examples of technological advancement, business success and entrepreneurial spirit there is to be found... It was founded in a garage!

Yet they seethe-- They write screeds about it. Shouldn't they be praising it to high heaven? Why? The largest most cash rich corporation in the world (More cash flush than the US Treasury) fails to offer investors dividend returns while simultaneously making billionaires via stock options for its executives.

Is it simply because liberals seem to gravitate towards the products? (Since when did techology products project political affiliations?) Is it because they don't produce cheap crap and pump it in to the market place anyway they can?(Don't they? What do you call Chinese sweat shops with suicide nets? I thought Progressives were supposed to be commpassionate?)

Please explain this one to me...

If you're answer is "Well liberals hate corporations... so blah, blah.. " please just leave. Liberals don't hate corporations... Most of just (1) Don't think they are people with rights and (2) think they should pay their fare share.(How does Apple pay its fair share in taxes while keeping its profits overseas rather than repatriating them?) So PLEASE, don't go to that stupidity.
Links to your assertions OP?

Last edited by lifelongMOgal; 02-15-2012 at 03:33 PM..
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mlassoff View Post
Liberal here. Love Apple. Also love jetBlue, Delta and Tumi.

Why do some conservatives seethe at the very mention of Apple? One of the most successful examples of technological advancement, business success and entrepreneurial spirit there is to be found... It was founded in a garage!

Yet they seethe-- They write screeds about it. Shouldn't they be praising it to high heaven?

Is it simply because liberals seem to gravitate towards the products? Is it because they don't produce cheap crap and pump it in to the market place anyway they can?

Please explain this one to me...

If you're answer is "Well liberals hate corporations... so blah, blah.. " please just leave. Liberals don't hate corporations... Most of just (1) Don't think they are people with rights and (2) think they should pay their fare share. So PLEASE, don't go to that stupidity.
What are you talking about? What conservatives hate Apple? Where are these "screeds"?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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I don't love any corporation, and i only hate the ones that behave badly.

Not that i'm trying to anthropomorphize corporations, but i think folks know what i mean.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Because Steve Jobs was not a Christian?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Bored liberal here. This thread makes no sense.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I love Apple (currently about $500 a share.)
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Almost all consumer technology is made by a handful of original design manufacturers:

Compal
Quanta
Wistron
Inventec
Pegatron
Foxconn
Flextronics
Elitegroup


Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc. all have their products made by those companies. There's absolutely zero difference among them.
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