With more than $70B in cash, Apple could buy Nokia, RIM, HTC & Motorola

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  • Reply 281 of 290
    frankiefrankie Posts: 381member
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    Originally Posted by Radjin View Post


    As soon as you get the socialists in government to stop taxiing businesses out of the country I am sure they will.



    You have to be joking right? This is the most ridiculous comment I've read on here yet.



    Socialists? Where in the world do people get this stuff? Fox news I guess.



    You all do realize taxes are the lowest in 60 years right?



    Here's a short 2 min video to illustrate what's going on and to show how the rich are now paying the lowest taxes in US history and the middle class is getting screwed. I think lot of people need to see this.



    http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/econom...rofile_oneline
  • Reply 282 of 290
    frankiefrankie Posts: 381member
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    Originally Posted by IQ78 View Post


    exactly !



    Exactly what? They have BILLIONS of dollars in cash while the rest the people in this country are loosing their jobs and their houses. Forclosures are going through the roof.



    So what exactly are your points?
  • Reply 283 of 290
    frankiefrankie Posts: 381member
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    Originally Posted by MJ1970 View Post


    I'm not the one cherry picking statistics or time frames or rejecting the vast body of economic theory.









    This is always the priceless response. Usually it is Somalia. You must have missed the memo.



    I don't care what 'points' you seem to think you are illustrating.



    The facts are in. The rich have gotten tremendously richer while the middle class has gotten poorer. The rich are paying the lowest taxes ever while millions of people are out of work and are loosing their houses. All while taxes are at the lowest in 60 years, despite whatever GOP lies they are telling.



    Your Republicans big business tactacs are done. People aren't falling for this crap anymore.
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    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,686member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Then we go to war, our debt to them is instantly annulled, and we win the war. Simple.







    Again, war unless it's an accident.



    None of this has to do with the thread, though.



    Well the thread had moved on. The appetite for a war which could go nuclear for a piece of land off China with little value to the US is not entirely proven, and I am less sanguine about the inevitable war. Not that China will invade for a while.



    Also one of the things you missed in this thread was China's GDP - more than half the US and growing at 10% a year. It will outpace the US this decade and be about twice as big a decade later, four times as big a decade later, present trends continuing. When America realises it doesnt have to be - and can't be - a world policeman the average citizen in Nebraska will sigh in relief and feel as much responsibility for taiwan as a Brazillian does. Which is none at all: this was, until 1939 the default position of the average US citizen who had to be dragged into European wars.Had to be attacked first.
  • Reply 286 of 290
    cloudgazercloudgazer Posts: 2,161member
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    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post


    Well the thread had moved on. The appetite for a war which could go nuclear for a piece of land off China with little value to the US is not entirely proven, and I am less sanguine about the inevitable war. Not that China will invade for a while.



    I actually had this exact argument once with an air force general! Only one star I admit, but beggars can't be choosers. Anyway, the point was made that while America could live without Taiwan, letting China roll over them would make Japan VERY nervous.



    But it's really hard to say what the US would do as they have a policy of strategic ambiguity regarding Taiwan.
  • Reply 287 of 290
    lightknightlightknight Posts: 2,312member
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    Originally Posted by stelligent View Post


    Actually, every successful Apple product creates more jobs overseas than it does in the US. Andy Grove wrote about this 1 year ago and challenged American companies to build in America: http://bit.ly/jB6Sbz



    Ah, those Americans who only like CAPITALISM when it rolls their way. Guess what, what your proposing really looks like SOCIALISM. In a CAPITALIST society, investor run, the company has a duty to make as much money as possible. It HAS to delocalize in order to squeeze out more profit. It's not there to create US jobs, it's there to create US profits, as in "served in Wall Street".



    You Americans have been serving that moral at gunpoint for decades. Eat it.
  • Reply 288 of 290
    lightknightlightknight Posts: 2,312member
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    Originally Posted by MoXoM View Post


    Buy Spotify and Twitter and be done with it....



    ...and buy Messi from Barcelona and give him to Man Utd for free!



    Who cares about those tennismen, they're overpaid anyway...
  • Reply 289 of 290
    How about a nice big chunk of China Mobile, coupled with an exclusive contract?
  • Reply 290 of 290
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    Originally Posted by MJ1970 View Post


    Camcorders, digital cameras, digital music players, GPS devices and phones all seem to be converging into one device (e.g., iPhone and/or iPod touch.)



    Actually, I believe there's a lot of room for improvement of camcorders and digital cameras, as specific devices, where Apple can play a role. Generally, while the makers of camcorders and DSLR have fantastic technology form the technical side of things, most of their devices have UI's that totally suck when compared to what can be done with smartphones and other mobile devices.



    If Apple could team up with a company like Canon or Nikon to make camcorders and DSLR's powered by iOS with touch interface, plus an improved (wireless) integration to iPhoto, that would be an awesome product concept.
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