Originally Posted by cajun
Might be time for the board to pull a Tipper and ditch his ass, though.
He's there because he's Steve's pal. When Steve has less say about the makeup of the board I hope he's gone in short order. Given power, he'd make the company as successful as say, Air America or some of his other "ventures."
Originally Posted by BBQ
Steve is only gone for a month and "the ship is already leaking from the top"
This is a man who's needed "Depends" for his mouth for decades already.
Originally Posted by Apple ][
Al Gore is a lunatic and hypocrite who equates global warming skepticism to racism.
The fact that Apple has that lunatic on their board, and the fact that I still love and buy Apple's products, truly must mean that they make the most kick ass products around, because I really can't stand Al Gore and his politics.
Indeed, feeding Gore is truly the "Apple Tax."
Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody
Speaking as a non USA-ian I don't get why everyone hates Al Gore so much.
Sure, he's boring. So what? He hasn't ever done anything bad or wrong as far as I can see in his whole career.
From the outside, the USA seems to be a place just chock a block full of weird, angry, nasty public figures who are always doing horrendous things yet these folks never seem to get criticised at all. I mean come on, Rick Perry? He would be arrested and imprisoned in most normal countries.
Nice guys like Carter or Gore or Obama on the other hand, who (despite not being the most competent individuals all the time), only try to improve
the world or do good
, just get universally vilified.
Do. Not. Get.
Starting to get why some of your Apple posts also seem so off kilter. Nice guy? He's the one who introduced "Willie Horton" into a presidential campaign against Dukakis, and for which Bush Sr. is still being excoriated for following up on as a racist. And he has played the race card in the environmental area, plus made a number of shouting, screaming hateful quotes about conservatives.
And he's done very well - by Al Gore that is - with his faux do-gooding (his original money comes from his racist (staunch segregationist), oil-connected dad, and his own carbon footprint as he gads about the globe making predictions that never come true is enormous.
Originally Posted by DoogH
Denying global warming is a disruption of the rational faculties, just like racism. They are both ways of ignoring the truth and believing something anyhow.
Global warming is a belief held by pretty much all scientists, even if Faux News tells you otherwise.
1. According to Gore, the world ran out of time several decades ago, but he keeps saying we only have a few years to rectify the problems.
2. Primarily HUMAN-CAUSED Global Warming is not a belief held by "pretty much all scientists" - there are hundreds to thousands of dissenters, and a major publisher just had to correct hugely false information about ice-melting in Greenland this week, not long after another scientific organization (affiliated with the UN?) had to admit they'd miscalculated the arrival of some apocalypse or other, by, oh, a decimal point (a factor of 10X if you haven't noticed). Which came after the admission of data shading within a major research circle.
But you are right about one thing: it's a BELIEF. Climatology is such an immature science that the same people who get tomorrow's weather forecasts bacasswards are prescribing definitive policies for the next 100 years.
3. And there you go again, trying to label anyone who points info like this out as racist by association. Same as Gore.
4. And if people like Gore (and his anti-counterparts on the right, yes) didn't politicize it so much, we COULD have a rational look at the changing global environment. I personally don't feel it's sensible to be chopping down the air factories of the earth in So. America or doing a lot of what we do - but the environmental movement is about leftist politics in general much more than it is about hard science.