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I said no such thing. However I did give reasons why someone could believe that he might. Your comparison with Samsung is a total straw man argument. How many Americans does Samsung employ? What % of the USA's GDP does there business make up? Has their CEO met with our President? Is their CEO a globally known individual?
Those were really strong counter points. Thanks for the constructive discussion.
So now you've changed from a citizenship argument to political influence argument. Why didn't you just start with that? And who says he has no political influence in China? He's had meetings with the Chinese Premier and other high ranking officials. His company's contracts result in the employment of millions of Chinese people. He's an individual known worldwide. I'd say he would have an audience no matter what country he was speaking out in.
Since when is Tim Cook a citizen of Indiana? This isn't fed law, or California law or Alabama law. The argument re:China & Saudi Arabia seems like a reasonable one to me.I'm not saying he should pull out of business in those countries, but why not write editorials in significant papers in those countries as well? It seems like he chose the venue for "taking a stand" in a place with little or no risk, which seems kind of sad. Aren't the best stands taken when we...
And just what is fair? Who gets to decide what "fair" is? My opinion, being a 34-year-old from a middle class family with a middle class income, is that everyone should pay the same percent of income in taxes. Many Americans, including the president, think that "fair" means the rich should pay a much higher percentage than others. However these same people who scream "fair share" on TV never explain what it really means or why fair and equal aren't the same when it...
I've had the issue of it saying "done" when the transaction didn't process at Walgreens and McDonalds multiple times even using the same terminal that had been problem free a couple days before.   Now that I'm back in Europe I've used it successfully at least 8 times and only had once where it didn't work.  In that one case I then pulled out my contactless (NFC) debit card and it worked without problem, so it doesn't seem to just be an issue with the terminal.   My...
is anyone else worried about the strong dollar really hammering the value of overseas sales? The dollar has appreciated about 30% year over year on the Euro and most other European currencies. Apple hasn't raised their hardware prices much it doesn't seem. If they're taking the full brunt of the currency fluctuation then their gross margins could really be affected. I'm not selling any shares, but I could see this limiting the gains made by moving more iPhones.
How is Scandinavia more socialist than Greece?  You're right that in general the issues aren't related to socialism itself, but rather a totally different mindset/attitude/worldview of the people in northern Europe as opposed to southern/Mediterranean Europe.
Which means that in nearly all such cases the "medicine" isn't actually medicine and fails it's clinical trials.But mainly why not back up your point with something supportive of your claim that the placebo effect is in fact real? Something as simple as WebMd. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/what-is-the-placebo-effectThe laziness of our trolls is really getting out of hand on AI.
That's all well and good, but the disputed thesis is that healthy eating can cure cancer. As far as I'm aware there is precisely zero scientific support for such a claim.
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