Apple predictably launches PR sham

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    Foxconn, Apple’s iPhone Supplier, To Undergo Random Audits By Labor Group | paidContent
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/b...osts-for-workers-in-china.html?pagewanted=all
    This relates to Apple outsourcing the production of their products to an authoritarian country. I was on to this last year: http://www.usmessageboard.com/computers/192248-why-im-reluctant-to-get-a-smart-phone.html

    Looks like people are still not convinced that Apple, who claims to have a benevolent corpoprate vision, is living up to those ideals :rolleyes: The President was right to ask why I-Phones aren't made here any more ESPECIALLY considering Apple's gag-inducing, quarterly profits:
    Is Apple Facing the Music? - To the Point on KCRW

    Of course it doesn't help that all the consumerist- sheeple line up @ the block to buy these products made by sweatshop-labor in an authoritarian country.

    This guy explores the hypocrisy too: ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’ — Review - NYTimes.com
    They can afford to set a benchmark for work w/ dignity but choose to maximize profit instead. :clap2: I won't buy any Apples any time soon.
     
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    Here ya go:

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    Made in America!!
     
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    Apple owner or simply don't care about the human condition? Noted :)

    Anyway here is what is supposed to be their mission statement:
    Apple Inc. - Frequently Asked Questions
    Can a mission statement get anymore soulless than that :eusa_eh:
     
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    Don't own anything apple, not even a pie......... which would be gone by now if I did. Guess again............ :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Americans, generally speaking, think its a birthright that they get everything at the lowest cost & will get subsidies if necessary to secure those rock-bottom prices . I got news for you people, the costs are merely shifted. Google "externality"
     
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    Technolog - Independent group to inspect Apple's troubled plants
    guess no one on this board is an Apple consumer drone? :doubt:
     
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    I have never bought an Apple product because of the conditions of their factories. I buy BlackBerry because they operate ethically.
     
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    The hypocrisy of the left is noted. Since Apple is a 'darling' of the left wing.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/t...abor-association-apples-monitor.html?src=recg
    The auditing organization:
    max-profits= race to the bottom :clap2:
     
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    I was a late comer to the techy world of electric Crack......for years I put off having to wear a pager back in the day when they were the bomb, , then having to have a simple cell phone.....now? I have cell with text etc etc ....

    first taste is free right? So, I took a hit or 2,

    and now I have all the gadgets; ipod, iphone 4S, ipad (1 getting a 2 in a few months), a top of the line Macbook Pro 17", solid state drive, max memory, yada yada, and like an addict if my job doesn't upgrade me I do.....



    I think I need an intervention:(
     
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