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  •  some serious issues (3+ / 0-)
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    highacidity, Wee Mama, suka

    FULL DISCLOSURE - I am an Apple share holder

    Ok, so first off I dont know where you got "its recurring flaw was the difficulty of designing software for it"

    Software was/is NOT difficult to design.  Quite the opposite.  It was just a lot more profitable to write for 95+% of the market Windows represented.  In fact back in the days of CodeWarrior many apps were written on a Mac, for Mac and then recompiled for Windows.  Today Xcode is the best tool and it is free.

    I hardly find Apple responsible for one of their suppliers being bought up.  Its not like Apple sought out a Koch Brothers company. Yes they can move to a different supplier but it will take time.  For all we know the Koch Brothers might decide they dont want to do business with Liberals!

    As for the tax dodge, as is pointed out its LEGAL.  The issue is fixing the LAW.  Apple already pays a HUGE amount of tax and unlike Dell (and others) has always collected state sales taxes because of their retail presence.

    It always concerns me when people want to do 1:1 comparisons for pay.  Demanding "equal" pay that does not take into account the local economy has dangerous second order impacts.  When I was in Iraq we used to "pay" (tip) our barbers $1 for our free haircuts.  6 heads an hour, 10 hours a day.  Bunch of nice guys.  Until it turned out that we were paying barbers more than University professors.  Heck we were paying them more than the Mister of Education made.  How do you get an educated population when shaving heads earns more than being an engineer?

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 11:56:07 AM PDT

    •  Not a shareholder, but (0+ / 0-)

      MacBook, iPhone, iPod owner and not planning to change.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 12:07:15 PM PDT

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    •  Everything the Koch brothers do is legal too... (1+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW

      Therefore, we should be supporting them 100%.

      Its not them, its the law. They're just using the law...

      I could easily Godwin this one too... since everything a certain somebody did was also legal under the laws then in place...

      The "its legal and that's enough" argument just doesn't fly most of them, if ever.

      The roaches always win if you turn out the lights.

      by Jyotai on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 04:04:57 PM PDT

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