Sadly you are so full of yourself. Most on this thread have you on ignore and the rest give you thumbs down. Please give it up and get help. Take your aliases with you.
Millennials are use to getting trophies for losing. Age group 13-32. An astonishing 21.6% live with mom and dad with 40% being unemployed. Its clear that Mr. Cook realizes this group supports gay marriage and see's an opportunity to promote his personal agenda . How does this benefit Apple shareholders?
Few recent battles have seized the nation’s moral compass quite as emotionally as the one going on in Indiana right now, pitting defenders of religious liberty against opponents of discrimination based on sexual orientation. But Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook brings the moral confusion surrounding the battle to a head with his op-ed in the Washington Post. Lumping together both legitimate and illegitimate “religious freedom restoration acts,” he writes, “they go against the very principles our nation was founded on.”
Really? Let’s see if that claim stands up. We find those principles in the nation’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence. And Cook himself invokes them: freedom and equality. Rightly understood, they hold that we’re all born free, with equal rights to remain free. That means—to cut to the chase—that we may associate with anyone who wishes to associate with us; but we are equally free to decline to associate with others, for any reason, good or bad, or no reason at all. That right to discriminate is the very essence of freedom. That’s why people came to this country, to escape forced associations—religious, economic, political, or otherwise.
Cook turns those principles on their head. He says religious freedom bills “rationalize injustice” by, for example, allowing a baker to decline to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. He would compel the baker to accept that request, by force of law. That’s the very opposite of the freedom of association—the right to be left alone—that the nation was founded on.
Just to be clear, I’m as offended as Cook is by that kind of discrimination. But I’m even more offended by the belief that we can force people to conform to our values when they’re asking simply to be left alone to enjoy their right to pursue their values. And precisely there is the source of Cook’s confusion, his conflation of rights and values, two very different moral notions. True liberalism recognizes that distinction. Cato institute.
What's truly obnoxious about Mr. Cook’s campaign is that he is using his right not to do business with Indiana, because it's doing something he disagrees with, to obtain a law that would deny Indiana businesses the same right not to do business with folks who they don’t agree with. This is simply intolerance masquerading as a crusade for justice and equality. The case in not only not closed the verdict on unintended consequences is yet to be seen. All major networks and now reporting Mr. Cooks comments. This can not be good for apple's shareholders. It's sad the politicans capitulated on the bill. It just goes to show that cook has someone in common with these legislatures.. They're all hypocrites.
"Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination." I repeat my question from yesterday. Is Mr. Cook a hypocrite or bigot.? It looks like there is national blowback over the "gay rights" stand in Indiana and Apple has become the poster child.
If Tim Cook is serious about discrimination he should pull out of China, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey to name a few. It appears those opposed to my opinion can't defend their own position.
Seems the gay supporters have no opinion on the humanitarian rights of woman in the Arab/Iranian world. Perhaps not all human rights are equal. I would prefer that Mr. Cook speak as a private citizen and not as CEO of Apple. What is his agenda? How will it affect the stock price? Shareholders have a right to know. Pandora's box has been opened with unintended consequences coming.
I own Apple stock. Now I have to be concerned that Mr. Cook's values are interfering with my financial and religious decisions. I can't decide if Mr. Cook is a hypocrite or a bigot. Apple sells to Iran, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. He shouts out against the Indiana laws fearful of the religious rights issue and says nothing about the stoning, and killing of women in these muslims countries. Gays citizens of all three countries are put in jail yet Apple continues to sell products. Owning Apple shares comes at a cost not talked about on CNBC, FOX BUSINESS, or BLOOMBERG. Shareholder should be concerned.
Traders beware of this fool!
Based on a recent report, it’s been suggested that Apple could purchase Boeing’s communication satellites. Boeing is in talks with major tech companies such as Apple and Google in providing “high-throughput communications satellites.”
Looks like Apple is getting a little payback for all the bashing coming from the lips of Melissa Lee, Brian Sullivan to name just a few.