Greenpeace projects giant images onto Apple HQ in protest for cleaner iCloud

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  • Reply 41 of 86
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,304member

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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post



    ... case for tortuous interference .....


    Tortious? ;-)

  • Reply 42 of 86
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,304member

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    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post


    I'm a huge Apple fan for 20+ years now... and you know what... I don't have a problem with this. Apple is a big target. I'm sure they do everything they can but you know... you have to expect this kind of stuff when you get to be the size they are now... and if you're Greenpeace trying to get your message out... you're naturally going to go after the highest profile target. Apple is fair game. And it's only a light. It's not like they committed trespassing or vandalism or violence. And it certainly won't hurt Apple. Greenpeace going after Apple is like a flee attacking an elephant. It may be an annoyance to the elephant... but that's all it is. Seriously... no big deal. Let them have their demonstration. They're not hurting anyone.



    What kind of weird logic says "big" = target!?

  • Reply 43 of 86
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

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    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

    Apple is a big target. I'm sure they do everything they can but you know... you have to expect this kind of stuff when you get to be the size they are now... 


     


    So where're all the protests at Microsoft, Google, DropBox, Amazon… ?


     


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    And it's only a light. It's not like they committed trespassing or vandalism or violence.



     


    Except they just DID.


     


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    And it certainly won't hurt Apple. Greenpeace going after Apple is like a flee attacking an elephant. It may be an annoyance to the elephant... but that's all it is. 



     


    So you've shown that it's both illegal AND has no point and you're STILL on their side. I think we might have a Greenpeace member here…


     


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    Seriously... no big deal. Let them have their demonstration. They're not hurting anyone.



     


    Yeah, let's just let them go ahead and break laws.

  • Reply 44 of 86

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    Originally Posted by Sevenfeet View Post


    On one hand I think Greenpeace deserves some credit for prodding Apple to get to take sustainability more seriously several years ago.



     


    Just curious, why do you think GP deserves any credit for this?  Al Gore has been on the BOD for like ten years, now.


     


    Maybe it doesn't have anything to do with either GP or Gore.

  • Reply 45 of 86
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by monstrosity View Post


    That's because most environmental groups care about money, far more than they care about the environment.



     


    Correction: "most environmental groups today care more about money ..."


     


    Greenpeace used to be relevant dedicated people doing a good and needed job.  Sadly not any more.  


     


    You can also add most Cancer organisations and Aide groups in your "all they care about is the money" statement.  It's really about the nature of capitalism and our society today and how it's gone off the rails than any particular group.  Big organisations of any kind have a tendency towards corruption and without anyone to stop them and with tacit approval from the population ... 

  • Reply 46 of 86
    peter02lpeter02l Posts: 85member
    rot'napple wrote: »
    And who are the right targets?
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    Here's a list:

    Voters in North Carolina
    The military-industrial complex
    Oil companies
    Real estate developers.
    City councils
    Their political representatives
    US consumers
    Pet owners


    I am sure I have missed a few thousand.
  • Reply 47 of 86
    libertyforalllibertyforall Posts: 1,401member


    Oh, the green nazis are at it again.  It is really not about health or the environment, it is about CONTROL.  That is the agenda.  JUST SAY NO TO CARBON CREDITS AND AL GORE'S GLOBAL WARMING FARCE!!!


     


    Let me get this straight, the US in in a depression, and Green nazis want our business to pay for the MOST EXPENSIVE POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE?!  All to appease their group?  Follow the money -- who is Greenpeace funded by?  I would not be surprised if Al Gore is connected in some fashion!  


     


    Greeenpeace profits as a company by spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt!


    http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2000/05/01/greenpeace-versus-common-sense


     


     


    "In 1990, Greenpeace generated an amazing 43 million pieces of junk mail claiming it needed your money to “save the planet.” In 1998 it raised $118 million. Greenpeace, in short, profits from spreading fear.


    Unfortunately, Greenpeace is able to fool most of the people, most of the time. At the end of 1998, it had $88 million in its bank accounts. That’s quite a lot for an organization that makes its living condemning “profit-driven big corporations.”"


     


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  • Reply 48 of 86
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by atsysusa View Post


    It is time to start ignoring GreenPeace - actually that happened long ago.


     


    GP are socialists that hate corporate success.  Aside from the fact that their 'research' is flawed and they lie about it.



     


    I hate Greenpeace as much as the next person but this is BS.  That whole "they hate corporate success" meme is just extremist capitalist rhetoric and makes about as much sense as saying people who are pro-choice "hate babies." 


     


    Also, Socialism is only considered a bad thing in the USA, where ironically they don't even know the true definition of socialism! (hint, it has nothing to do with Nazis, communism, etc.).  Lots of countries (western countries) are socialist or social-democratic and get along just fine with the business sector.  In fact these countries are generally more prosperous than places like the USA and have much more favourable ratings as places to live.  The people in these countries often have more human rights than you people do down in USA-land too.  

  • Reply 49 of 86
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by TheUnfetteredMind View Post


    We need a group to go project a giant middle finger onto the Greenpeace headquarters.



    Haven't you heard?  Giving the middle finger is considered funny and cool by the kids today.  Shit Tacos or some such.  

  • Reply 50 of 86
    mytdavemytdave Posts: 447member


    Greenpeace has supporters?  Now that's news!


     


    I guess you can find any idiot to sign a petition - apparently 215,000 of them.

  • Reply 51 of 86
    msimpsonmsimpson Posts: 452member


    I think I will be making a donation to the American Coal Council in the name of Greenpeace.   

  • Reply 52 of 86
    macinthe408macinthe408 Posts: 1,050member

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     215,000 people have signed its "Clean Our Cloud" petition



     


    Not a one of them tweeting from an iPhone I take it? 

  • Reply 53 of 86
    peter02lpeter02l Posts: 85member
    davesmall wrote: »
    These Greenpeace demonstrators fail to understand the fact that the message they're sending is not the message being received by the public.

    Message sent: Apple's iCloud uses dirty electricity

    Message Received: Greenpeace demonstrators are a bunch of whackos.

    Or

    Message Received: Apple does not make donations to Greenpeace.
  • Reply 54 of 86
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,304member

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    Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post


    Oh, the green nazis are at it again.  It is really not about health or the environment, it is about CONTROL.  That is the agenda.  JUST SAY NO TO CARBON CREDITS AND AL GORE'S GLOBAL WARMING FARCE!!! etc etc


     


    (Don't want to post the rest of his diatribe).



    Groan.... who let him out?

  • Reply 55 of 86
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Tortious? ;-)

    Yes, sorry. Relying too much on spell-checkers:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortious_interference

    So you've shown that it's both illegal AND has no point and you're STILL on their side. I think we might have a Greenpeace member here…

    Or just one of the multitude of "everything Apple does is wrong" trolls.
  • Reply 56 of 86


    I hope Apple doesn't listen to Greenpeace. And dont give to Greenpeace.

  • Reply 57 of 86
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,740member


    To mix metaphors:  Greenpeace has jumped the shark.

  • Reply 58 of 86
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    @ libertyforall,

    So you don't believe in climate change?
  • Reply 59 of 86


    Greenpeace wants us to use unicorns and happiness to power the world.


     


    If they hadn't led the absurd war on nuclear energy, the whole country might be completely carbon neutral today. Greenpeace has been one of the primary drivers forcing power companies to use coal and oil. And now they protest the innocent customers?

  • Reply 60 of 86
    mike fixmike fix Posts: 265member


    Greenpeace sometimes makes me want to burn styrofoam.

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