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 What about brainwashed feudalists?
Truth is: 35% isn't really that high or that difficult to plan for as a business, but corporations know that if they sit tight and lobby Congress, they'll eventually get their wish of paying next to nothing. 
 You could say the same thing about being a CEO at most companies. You could put a monkey in front of a series of buttons labelled 'Layoffs', 'Pay Freezes', 'Benefit Cuts', 'Outsourcing', 'Acquisition of Competitor', and 'Raises for Management' and just have him punch one of the buttons each quarter.  
 The hardware being purchased is mainly for test taking, and the tests themselves (and likely the curriculum for them) are created by private for-profit companies. In other words, even though people like to complain about the quality of "public" schools, the current reality is that they're largely controlled by private enterprise.
A significant part of the funding was going to technology infrastructure improvements at LAUSD, so realistically many of the schools didn't really have the capability to make full use of the hardware regardless of whether it was in the form of an iPad or Chromebook/Surface. Building that out isn't going to happen overnight. 
Again, it doesn't qualify as FUD. It's a valid point regarding whether or not suing Apple for the size of the OS on the internal storage really makes any sense considering how the rest of the industry works for BOTH internal and external storage. A consumer could have easily purchased an Android phone after looking at a checklist of features that included increasing storage capacity with an SD card, and then lost that capacity by installing Kit Kat. There were annoyed...
 The article specifically mentions Kit Kat as being the version of Android that dropped types of SD card storage support, and the techtimes link you posted even includes angry comments from Android users regarding that fact. It's not a FUD based point. It's a point about the irony of someone suing Apple regarding iOS storage capability vs. what was advertised. Not only did Android phones typically fair worse when it came to available on-board storage vs. what was...
CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX...they all have many different articles regarding the "knock out game". Mainstream media covered it.
 There's nothing "assumed" about racism in the St. Louis and Ferguson area. It's well documented. There were white police officers in St. Louis that intentionally hung up a noose inside their headquarters to intimidate black officers. The black officers were successful in a legal action to make them take it down, but the white officers involved were not punished in any other way by the department. Darren Wilson was previously a member of a St. Louis area police department...
 How did you know about the so-called "knock out game" if it's being buried by the media? Why do all kinds of articles for it pop up under a standard web search? Plus, many of those articles debunk the idea that there was anything widespread, systematic, or racial about it.
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