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Conflict of Interest is the norm in Washington these days.  No one cares, even when it extends to the SCOTUS where they make decisions where they stand to gain financially from he results.   We have supposedly ex-Google people running the patent office, where there is a huge opportunity for them to re-examine and invalidate Apple patents and help Google and Android.  Apple better hunker down and hire more attorneys. The Google/Android people must be having huge...
They want subsidies to end, but they won't really cut their rates for people who bring their own equipment. Right now they make a huge amount of money by selling subsidized and then when the contract ends, they get to keep the amount that previously went to paying off the phone. Their only goal is to charge customers more one way or another. Plus carriers insist on locking phones and refuse to allow you to bring your own. Verizon will only allow you to have a phone if...
I would much rather purchase a phone in the Apple retail store as opposed to the phone carrier's stores. The phone carrier people are obnoxious, try to force you to buy accessories that add $$$ to the cost of the phone, try to force you to buy the phone they think you need and don't give a rat's tushie about what you want in the first place.' Go to the Apple store and it's very simple. Pick your phone and carrier and you're done. No pressure to buy cases. No pressure...
The investigative bodies are just as open to bribery as the other governent agencies.
Bribery works wonders, even at the level of the SCOTUS..Bribing the USPTO should be a lot easier than bribing the Supremes.
Absolutely.  We tend to turn a blind eye to indentured slavery at factories in the Far East, whether it's China or one of the other countries.   Unfortunately, way too many people simply don't care.   For companies like Apple and Dell and the rest, it is very difficult to track down the abuse, much less do anything about it.  They make huge profits helped by near slave labor and their stockholders expect it to work that way.
They can't bring all the work here because Americans won't work for $ 2.00 per hour with no benefits, unsafe working conditions, required living in company housing, and unable to leave for another job, no vacations, etc. Plus Americans tend to have organizations called Labor Unions that have plenty of political power from bribing government officials.
Indentured slavery is still a common and accepted pratice in 3rd world countries and the big companies like Apple and Microsoft and the others don't care about it unless someone finds out about it. It probably happens here in the U.S. as well, but no one is willing to talk. They talk about giving money back, but those people still have no passports and are still stuck in a country with no papers and no way home. I bet a lot of auto parts are produced under the same...
It seems to have fixed the problem of hanging at "finishing sync" at least.
Who even believes most newspapers in the first place?  They all have a bias towards whoever owns the paper.  A paper owned by the Koch brothers is not going to report anything about the Koch brothers in a negative light.
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