The Evil that is Apple

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    Over the course of history, there have been some truly abusive corporations; the East India Company, The Union Pacific Railroad, Standard Oil, Bethlehem Steel; but none of these have a level of malevolence that Apple Computer has. Here is why.

    On any given Apple product, the user will buy the hardware from Apple, the software from Apple, and any content such as music and video, through Apple. No one may use anything which is not through Apple on an Apple product. It is a 100% monopoly with no leeway.

    Apple is generally given a pass by the press because it is a left-wing company that supports left-wing causes. Men like Al Gore are on the board of directors. So the fact that the new Apple CEO has a compensation package higher than any other executive in America is ignored by the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Timothy Cook has been responsible for moving half of all Apple jobs to China, and brags that the rest will be in China by the end of the decade.

    So why does Apple love China so much? Well, Apple enjoys gross margins on the iPad that are virtually triple that seen by Korean rival Samsung. Korea has a vibrant and expanding middle class, where China still has most living in abject poverty. Apple likes it this way, the impoverished work 3 month shifts, you read that right, they work at the Foxcon plant in Shenzhen for 3 months, then are given one week to visit family, prior to the next shift.

    The Apple workers are virtual slaves. Cook bragged to the Apple board, including Al Gore, that he { can have 8,000 people roused from “company dormitories” in China at midnight, “given a biscuit and cup of tea”, and then “guided to workstations” for a 12 hour shift.}

    Barack Obama likes to call Bain Capital evil. If Bain had to install nets around the buildings because so many workers would rather jump off and kill themselves than continue to suffer under the yoke of slavery, you can bet that this would be non-stop news.

    This isn't the case of Bain, but it IS the case with Apple.

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    No window or balcony is free of nets, lest Apple's slaves seek to escape through suicide. Make no doubt that these ARE slaves, owned by Apple, who will have their families arrested or killed by the Chinese government, should Apple be displeased with them.

    Meanwhile, Amazon has created a standard for the distribution of books using the popular Kindle product. Apple has refused to allow any publisher who sells a book using the Amazon standard to sell through the iTunes store. So if Bantum Books sells a book through Amazon, they are forever prohibited from selling that title through iTunes. Apple demands an absolute monopoly and will use the weight of their massive corporation to secure it.

    But it goes further, with an evil corporation like Apple, it always does. Apple not only seeks to dictate to publishers where they may sell books, but it also dictates to consumers how, and when they can read them. According to the Apple end user license agreement (EULA) any book "sold" through iTunes remains the exclusive property of Apple Computer. They may revoke your ability to read the work at will. This is done so that if a person buys a book on an iPhone, they cannot transfer it to an iPad and continue reading it. Apple can remove the content from both devices.

    It goes further, if one WRITES a book on a Mac, or other Apple product, then Apple automatically claims rights to the work. The author may submit the work to Apple to publish, but is expressly forbidden from using any other publisher.

    Meanwhile, Barack Obama screams that Mitt Romney doesn't pay enough in taxes, but Apple Computer, Inc. (Which Obama owns stock in, and which Obama cronies Gore and Arthur Levenson are board members of) makes Romney appear like he's bankrolling the nation. The most profitable company in the world, Apple, also pays the least taxes of any major corporation. Apple books about 70% of its profits overseas, where corporate tax rates are often much lower than in the United States.

    Apple Computer Inc. defines evil, in every aspect of the word. Anyone buying any Apple product is contributing to this evil. I will personally NEVER buy or recommend an Apple product, regardless of the technological viability of that product.


    References:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/b...queezed-middle-class.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
    Apple Is Evil: Never Buy Another Apple Product | MyFDL
    Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement | ZDNet
    Foxconn Is Installing Safety Nets on Buildings?
    "Apple Is Evil! Boycott The iPad! – Sent From My iPad" | TechCrunch
    Apple’s Tax Avoidance: Evil Scheming, Good Business, or Both? | Business | TIME.com
     
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    My iPhone, my iPad, and my iMac say "fuck that"!

    I'm never going to 2nd rate technology. Ever.
     
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    You just said you have an iPhone, iPad, and iMac - so you already have.

    And you support evil.
     
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    I love evil.
     
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    The irony of OWS morons with their iPhones, complaining about corporations while supporting the most evil corporation in history.

    I don't know if buying Apple products is on the level of owning slaves, but it's close, VERY close.
     
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    I agree with you on that one. I have always laughed at the OWS morons for that irony. Most of them are too fucking stupid to realize it.
     
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    The "most evil corporation in history" is Monsanto, the company that owns your empire.
    You have a choice with Apple. You have no choice about the slop your owners sell you to eat.
    I know. Never heard of them.

    In between batman movies, 9 foot tall Negroes putting a ball into a ten foot high hoop, "Lady" GagGag shows and murkin idolatry, you might have a watch.
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    Read the OP, sparky.

    Monsanto doesn't even come close to Apple on the evil scale.

    Not that they are any prize, but their scam of patenting grain is little different than Apple patenting "the feel" of products and suing Samsung over it.
     
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