Jobs, Jobs, Jobs…

President Trump is having dinner tonight with Tim Cook, aka “Tim Apple.”  This dinner comes on the heels of USTR Lighthizer announcing a postponement of “next step” 10 percent tariffs against Chinese manufactured products…  Interestingly, the one of the product groups within the delay is personal computers…. Interestingly, Tim Apple was going to launch production assembly of the Macintosh personal computer in China.

To say that Tim Cook has been attempting to define and quantify the strength of President Trump’s tariff position against China would be an understatement.  Even before president-elect Trump took office, Tim Cook was engaged on this specific aspect.

As a responsible steward for the brand, the engagement by “Tim Apple” makes lots of sense. The engaged approach by CEO Cook is what all multinationals should do.  Advocate for their interests; keep an open mind to aspects that are larger than self-interest; keep a respectful seat at the table; and be a responsible steward for his American shareholders.

Ultimately Tim Cook is recognizing President Trump will advance those policies that benefit Main Street and he will avoid policies that do not benefit Main Street. Trump’s Main Street economic patriotism is likely a paradigm shift for Cook; amid a career experience of politicians advancing Wall Street interests.  Hence, the constant evaluation.

Meanwhile, the strength of Main Street employment continues to show up in the data.  Jobs, jobs, jobs drives the Main Street economy.  The BLS data release today shows just how many jobs are being created by the ongoing policy of MAGAnomics.

(BLS) Unemployment rates were lower in July in 6 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 42 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

[…] Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 5 states in July 2019 and was essentially unchanged in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

[…] Nonfarm payroll employment increased in five states in July 2019. The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+35,200), Florida (+22,900), and Washington (+13,400). The largest percentage gains occurred in Utah (+0.7 percent), Idaho (+0.5 percent), and Washington (+0.4 percent).

(Source Data)

 

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109 Responses to Jobs, Jobs, Jobs…

  1. Skippy says:

    I’m a MAC user. I don’t trust China not to put in a chip to allow intel to them. If Tim Cook of Apple doesn’t move production of the MACBOOK PRO out of China/Asia I won’t be buying one. I want my Mac’s MADE IN THE USA for all the many wrongs China has done using the USA technology.

    Please tell Mr. Cook that, President Trump. American’s want to have their computer technology safe.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      I don’t want to tell you how many MAC products that my wife, our four kids and I have an use constantly… We have been extremely loyal MAC users for a very long time… But I’m with you, Skippy… I am watching this all carefully as many of my MAC obsessed friends are… We will bail, Timmy Apple… So get this right!

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      • nimrodman says:

        PresTrump: “Ok, Tim – here’s how it is …”

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        • Reloader says:

          As always, this is how Donald Trump negotiates.
          “This is what You want. And this is what I want. So this is what I’m going to do for You. And this is what you’re going to do for me.

          My wife and I have always used Macs, and also have used PCs at work when we had to. I still have all of the Macs I’ve ever owned, including the original Macintosh I bought in June, 1984.

          My problem with that guy is the homosexuality. And in particular, the ones who are clearly the effeminate half of such relationships. It is “HomoDisgustia” … NOT homophobia.

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    • Scott Wallace says:

      The USGOV is already adding things to all chips in a secret program. We also have to be aware what our own government is doing.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        “But but but but that’th a conthpirathy theory!”

        I have an i7. Guess they know everything about me. Next time I have a computer problem I’ll just go “I know you’re listening, fix it.” (Husband is a hardware IT tech, I’m gonna run this by him tonight.)

        On the other hand, anyone who tapped into my mic/cam tapped right back out real quick. xD

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        • Scott Wallace says:

          I am also an IT tech (25 years) – this is certainly plausible, 100% curious to see what your hubby thinks as well.

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          • TreeClimber says:

            I barely finished reading it out to him and he casually went “Oh yeah, Google does that too, they talked about it.” (He worked there for awhile.) When I asked if it was possible for a hardware expert to remove that particular CPU, his answer was along the lines of “theoretically, but there’s no way to tell which one it is, you’d have to wipe every single one and reprogram the whole computer. [Might as well just build your own.]”

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      • Maquis says:

        What could possibly go wrong?

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      • JonMaxwell says:

        SMDH so let me get this straight an Intel engineer has the grammar of a 5th grader and I am supposed to buy that?

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        • Scott Wallace says:

          You gotta vary your sentence structure so they can’t run an algorythm against your style to pinpoint who the leaker was – same way they caught Ted K the Unabomber with that one word his brother recognized.

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        • RedBallExpress says:

          I had the great misfortune of working with several engineers that I was suspicious could not read.

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        • DJ says:

          “SMDH so let me get this straight an Intel engineer has the grammar of a 5th grader and I am supposed to buy that?”
          ————————————————————————
          I are an engineer meself. Althow I can right pretty good, I no a lot of enginerrs that can’t. I guess thats just part of the game.

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          • steph_gray says:

            😆😆 Love this. Software engineers do often (not always) have a problem communicating with civilians. That’s why I had a 30-year career of interpreting for them.

            In fact, my entire profession was invented solely for the purpose; I was a documentation specialist, aka a technical writer).

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            • Orygun says:

              Visualizing solutions in your mind and then trying to translate that into the spoken or written word is tough. The people you are trying to relate to you never have your background in the subject that you are trying to relate.
              Posting on blogs can be a good example.

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        • TreeClimber says:

          My husband can fix anything mechanical. Write a legible sentence… well, he can now, after he’s been with a grammar police chief for three years. xD Sometimes. When he really feels like it.

          I’ve come to the conclusion that people can either do math or speak English, but very rarely both.

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          • Pyrthroes says:

            Set your mind to it, you too can read (even compose) music; write coherent, good-grammar/vocabulary texts; reason your way to valid logical-mathematical conclusions.

            For the first: Browse standard sources, cultivating classical repertoires. Second, read ancient Greek and Latin authors in translation (culture’s abiding “test of Time”), admixed with recent centuries’ serious literature and poetry. Third, address conventional math-scientific themes in outline, parsing great minds’ enlightened point-of-view. (For example, solving x^2 + 1 = 0 for x subtly derives all complex/virtual – material/physical [dual-dynamic] modern physics, while Gauss and Gődel’s famed non-Euclidean theses do the same for Logic.)

            This counts not as entertainment/recreation but as a spiritual exercise. “Dipping your bucket into time’s Well of Eternity” [Kepler] is for the ages, and it’s fun.

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            • fractionalexponent says:

              Pyrthroes,
              x^2+1=0
              x^2=-1
              x=-1^.5
              x=-1
              according to my TI calculators…
              ritmetik vs subtle modern physics?
              ???
              btw…I use fractional exponents to solve differential equations…it’s easier for me that way…

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      • Greg1 says:

        This is flat out scary. If the IC can get into your stuff this easily, can they not plant anything they wish and one is powerless to even defend against it?

        Red flags could be PLANTED for the purpose of being used against people……..at a minimum.

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        • cthulhu says:

          Snowden disclosed that several NSA tools were developed to plant evidence on people’s computers.

          And, then, there’s the famous security conference gaffe where Microsoft engineers were showing off the code for their encryption engine, and accidentally showed the part of the program that said: “#include NSAKEY”.

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        • steph_gray says:

          Just ask Sharyl Atkinson.

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      • Snow White says:

        Aren’t Apple products built with backdoors in them too? Plus they upload everything on your computer in their cloud whether you want or not. I hope I am wrong but that’s what I read.

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        • cthulhu says:

          (1) Apple does not have a direct backdoor into Apple products, as per the legal shenanigans regarding the San Bernadino terrorist’s iPhone. The do, however, have technical means to develop such a backdoor — the legal gyrations were about whether the government could compel them to do so.

          (2) The cloud is the least secure place imaginable for anything to be stored. On the other hand, it is surrounded by petabytes of stuff that nobody sane could care less about, so there’s a certain amount of security by buried in dreck (a close cousin to “security through obscurity”).

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          • Snow White says:

            Thank you for your insight. Question is: how can you stop Apple from uploading everything from your computer in their cloud? Is it even possible if you are connected to the internet?

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      • cthulhu says:

        Oh, yeah, we’re screwed — all “modern” processors have little secret whatzits that are working against our interests…..

        And here is a very rare ray of cthulhu sunshine. Remember the kerfuffle about the Meltdown and Spectre bugs? Those bugs were based on processors not performing exactly as per specification because of irregularities in their microcode — irregularities so subtle that they weren’t directly readable…..but caused timing disparities.

        Mind you, there is STILL much flailing about and gnashing of teeth to fix those problems — and they’re not being fixed very rapidly or well, and fixes for the installed base of processors are highly unlikely to be less than 80% kludge…….

        But the detection and publication of those two weaknesses show that someone is going over this stuff with a microscope. And they’re not trying to hoard what they find as “national security” information.

        And where this enhanced quality is going to show up first and strongest is in Linux. At least one distro is recompiling their packages from the given source code and pulling the package if the results are different.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Hate to break it to you, Scott, but they have been doing this since the ’80s. It is called Firmware, and resides on the motherboard (MoBo). Any tech worth his salt knows this.
        Why would not this Reddit “tech” call it what it is – firmware?
        Odd, donch think?

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      • Reloader says:

        I recently bought the first PC I have ever owned … because I have always used Macs. This is a smoking fast i7 9700 with a GeForce 2080 video board– runs the X-Plane flight sim in VR through an Oculus Rift really well.

        But for them to activate a mic or webcam … there would have to be one attached.

        I own my computers. I OWN MY COMPUTERS. They. Do. Not.

        … although I have noticed that every history of sites visited on my Mac seem to show up in Firefox on my PC when I do turn the PC on. So that may mean that “they” see the blank video of my Mac (the camera is taped over) and they might track the use of a Bible app and video sermons that I watch. No porn, no 8chan … just Bible study. Too bad for them?

        … oh, but there is that anti-government site called theconservativetreehouse.com …

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        • Judith says:

          “The camera is taped over.” I do the same. I am a complete novice, so please cut me slack for my naivety as I don’t know the lingo, but I’ve noticed that my iphone periodically takes these random snapshots -through the tape- that come out all blurry. As though I tried to take a picture of myself through the taped over lens. (I don’t do selfies, my camera is set the other way).

          These will blurry snapshots show up in my open windows, before I close them. Just a blurry picture of my tape, interspersed between the various open windows. If the tape is pink I see a pink blur, if it’s blue I see a fuzzy blue window..

          Does this indicate that pictures are taken through the camera lens while I am visiting certain websites like CTH?

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    • Bluto Ruffian says:

      All you need to know…
      https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/design/the-hunt-for-the-kill-switch
      Note that this article is dated 2008! Nuff said…

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    • Jeanne T. says:

      I agree with you! I have an iMac deskto, and love it.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      But here you have to worry about mods by the NSA.
      8

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    • Jere says:

      Agree.

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    • Donzo says:

      Then I hope you are not using Google Chrome.

      Liked by 1 person

    • You’re right but I have a question. If Apple doesn’t comply, will you buy Microsoft instead?

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  2. dufrst says:

    Trump is giving Apple time to make the move out of China. America First still means looking out for our largest and most valuable company Apple (along with Microsoft).

    The decoupling from China will be complete when 25% tariffs are placed on all goods out of China. We are two steps from that happening. China will likely hold out until they are at that last step before making a deal. The word today from China was “meet us halfway.” I don’t see Trump meeting China halfway unless they throw in North Korea. Trump is not biting on the Hong Kong bit. Besides, Trump can always counter with Taiwan.

    I think USMCA is the first deal that has to be ratified, then KORUS. Then US-Japan and US-UK will happen. Then I think, the US decouples from China next year and then US-EU happens. After the elections, I wouldn’t deal with China, but look to Brazil, India, and Indonesia (ASEAN). Then reform the WTO.

    This is a very ambition reform agenda that is greater than any type of reform a president can undertake and wonderfully, it’s completely within Trump’s power to make it all happen. All he needs Congress to do is ratify. When all of these trade deals come in, the prosperity and the economic might of the US will be unrivaled for the rest of this century! Greenland won’t be expensive at all, if we want to buy it!

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    • dufrst says:

      I will add that China is daring Trump to decouple in the middle of an election year. China knows that Trump likes to see a higher stock market and would love to have the Dow Jones over 30K going into Nov 2020. Decoupling from China would potentially mean a lower stock market next year and that could allow Trump’s opponent (Warren or Biden) to suggest the economy is in turmoil. So there is risk to Trump in not making a deal, which he prefers to make ahead of next year, then to decouple. So there’s a possibility that Trump defers further tariff action until after the Nov election if no deal is struck by December 2019. That would not shock me and it would give Trump the higher stock market going into November.

      However, China would be gambling not knowing how determined Trump is. If Trump believes he can still win with a slightly lower stock market because his opponent is awful, then he might go ahead slap the 10% on the rest of China’s goods and then defer action on the decoupling until after Nov 2020.

      So there are 3 scenarios. The Hawkish scenario is 25% tariffs on everything some time next year. The Middle scenario of 10% tariffs on the rest of goods next year and deferred action until after the 2020 election. The Dovish scenario that defers all further tariff actions including the looming 10% tariffs until after the 2020 elections. I hope Trump goes Hawkish, but he has to think about reelection because 2020 will be a tight one no matter if the Dems ran a paper bag as their nominee! I don’t like the Dovish scenario, but I believe China is gambling on that being so.

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        Good summary… I don’t like the dovish scenario either, drfrst…. And I think PDJT would be loathe to employ it… He is going for the whole economic restructuring enchilada here because he knows it is the right thing to do for America in the medium-long run… But he must win a second term for there to BE a med-long run for his gutsy approach… The Democrats and the media think the ‘long run’ is the next news cycle… They pounce on every (rare) piece of bad economic news — like the massive recession predicted Wednesday that was old news today… Our president is walking a razor blade.

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      • IMO there’s NO DEAL until “Potential” for Trust is RESTORED
        • China COMPLETES promised USA Ag Buys
        • China AGREES to Enforcement Mechanisms
        • EACH Enforcement Mechanism is implemented with Consequences IMPOSED
        • China HANGS Fentanyl Traffickers

        POTUS has seven ways from Sunday to ratchet up the pressure … beyond Tariffs.

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  3. Skidroe says:

    When traitor Obbuma was in the White House it seemed that ALL economic numbers were always revised down. After President Trump got elected ALL economic numbers are always revised up. Sundance can you help guide us on what we can do to keep them from cheating in 2020. It’s Trump vs the world.

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  4. LKAinLA says:

    I love the above posted Apple logo with President Trumps face as the bite. Impressive Sundance.

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  5. sDee says:

    The biggest danger from Apple is not its Chinese manufacturing – it is monopolistic market control that goes far beyond their laptops.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Apple is far away from securing ANY monopolies. I’ve seen Apple’s market share numbers quoted as being anywhere from 6% up to 25% but I have never seen any hard confirmed numbers. it’s probably more like 8-10% maximum given all of the iPhones and iPads that are out there.

      Microsoft is much closer to monopoly than Apple, since the installed base of Windows is at the minimum 4 times larger than Apple’s OSX .

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      • steph_gray says:

        In its early days Apple’s Macintosh platform was the best there was and put Microsoft’s user interface to shame.

        Unfortunately the Kewl Kidz that gradually took over Apple have none of the design sense of the early days. The slightly better designers work on the iOS – the desktop OS is kind of sad. All in my opinion.

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        • Orygun says:

          Early Apple products were built with the latest bells and whistles but for a person of moderate income they were always out of my reach. The only thing microsoft had going for it was the huge amount of parts for building pc’s but their OS always sucked.
          The only one I liked was DOS.
          I still remember when MSDOS was competing with DRDOS. You had control of the PC not the other way around like it is today.

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        • GB Bari says:

          I am a 100% user of apple equipment and I agree. The latest OSX iterations have not been nearly as imaginative in features and ease-of-use as the earlier versions.

          But, my OS X laptops still work day in and day out without failure or interruption by hacking, which is a much better and more stable experience than I had before I finally dumped Windows in 2009. So there’s that.

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  6. KnowSERENoFear says:

    C’mon Apple do the right thing! The Devine will reward you.

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  7. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Tim the Cooked Apple????????

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  8. Sprawlie says:

    Autonomous vehicles are around the corner. Making vehicle operating software that manufacturers license from Apple (or Apple uses to power their rumored iCar) will be huge business. Seamless integration between computers, personal devices, phones,TVs, watches and cars was a big selling point in Huawei’s unveiling of details of its new Harmony OS last week. My guess is this is the news that prompted the meeting:

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    • California Joe says:

      Autonomous cars! Ever have your taillight go out? How about the air conditioner? Headlights? Windshield washers?

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    • ilcon says:

      Death of a nation.
      No over the road truck drivers. No truck stops. No fuel delivery drivers. No cooks. No waitresses. No ancillary jobs. Fewer Hotels.Fewer maids. Fewer front desk workers. Fewer maintenance workers.No taxi drivers. No UPS drivers. No FedEx drivers. No Uber drivers. No Lyft drivers. No Jobs.

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      • ilcon says:

        COMMUNISM.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        All the roads would have to be remade to be AV (Autonomous Vehicle) compliant to cut down on accidents. And human drivers would have to be greatly reduced or eliminated completely as well. The cost of the repaving/rebuilding and construction of driverless vehicles might rival the Green New Deal. Plus we already have and had the closest equivalent to driverless vehicles in existence. They were called trams, streetcars, buses, and trains. Why are they the exception not the rule in transport in even urban areas? These people need to study some history and learn some economics.

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      • Reloader says:

        Those things … Never gonna happen. Some autonomous vehicles, but never gonna be enough to replace a significant number of workers.

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  9. California Joe says:

    When the PLA Tanks roll into Hong Kong and crush the protests it will be the death knell for any American investment in China! There is no CEO or BOD that will allow a dime of stockholders money sit in a Chinese factory.

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    • Tom Donohue might differ … with funding to prove it.

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    • Bubba Cow says:

      like

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    • Dutchman says:

      Cal Joe,
      Agree, and thats the one horn, Xi sits on.
      The other is that CCP is running a tyranical dictatorship, albeit collectivist one. And historically, they MUST brutally crack down on any open and overt challenge to their authority.

      Hence Xi’s pained look all the time, like he has hemeroids, or is constipated.
      Its the horns of a dilemma he is sitting on.
      A thought bubble over his head,should read “Emperor for life? WHAT was I THINKING??”
      He HAS,to ‘crack down’, but he CAN’T crack down. Whats an emperor to DO?

      Whats the reaction on the mainland, if he does or if he doesn’t?
      All those ethnic enclaves, diverse groups resisting “ONE CHINA”, and seeing this. Dithering is NOT a good look for a dictator.
      Sucks to be Xi.

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    • Curtis Gomes says:

      You underestimate the greed of corporate America. They are more than willing to give up all their proprietary secrets and information to the Chinese Communist government for the privilege of doing business in China. A few dead bodies in Hong Kong is a bump in the road for these people…….

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    • rcogburn says:

      Walmart, Amazon, Nike, Levi’s, Target…

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    • bruzedorange says:

      “There is no CEO or BOD that will allow a dime of stockholders money sit in a Chinese factory.”

      This presumes that directors and the largest stockholders are not financially AND ideologically invested in globalism. Progressives have infiltrated boardrooms as surely and purposefully as they’ve infiltrated government.

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  10. The Far Side says:

    Step up or step aside.
    Help or get out of the way.

    Ol’ gal America. She’s a keeper.

    45…We got this.

    Thx!

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  11. JustScott says:

    Steve Job, Jobs, Jobs…

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  12. Graham Pink says:

    Still don’t understand the allure of Apple products.
    Under cooked and over priced.

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    • ilcon says:

      Capital C.

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    • I remember in the 1990s standing in front of the Apple Headquarters building in Cupertino CA and thinking it was a has been, hippie company. Apple fans were just that, fanatics who wouldn’t think of buying any other product. Weird strange people bought Apple. But Microsoft was the harbinger of all things ascendant.
      Now look at the dominance Apple has.

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    • Reloader says:

      My wife and I have used Apple computers since their inception, and I have used and written program on PC-type computers since before Gates was an adult. Digital Equipment Corporation Super-Minis ran the RT-11 operating system, and this is the OS that Gates copied for PCs.

      Apple computers are simply the highest quality computers BY FAR. The Apple Operating System has always been the highest quality OS BY FAR. I have use all others, there is no comparison.

      I started programming and building computers from scratch as an R&D tech in an industrial environment in the late 1970’s. There were Millenium, Zilog, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard and the inferior Intel microprocessor products in those years. It was OBVIOUS in 1980 that the LOSER, soon to croak, was Intel. Their microprocessors were terrible compared to the others. Any software written for them was equally sub-standard.

      The history of “Information Technology” since then is proof that the devil runs this world, and will, until the Father and Christ return to drive him out.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Same here, when I last replaced my computer, 300 e. The Apple one had exact same specs. 600 e. Oh and new keyboard, 10 e, Apple one 50 e. Jobs was a great SALESMAN.

      On a side note, is it just me or does everyone else think Cook is a slow study? It’s like he’s just waking up now….Over 2 years later….

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  13. John says:

    Frivolous comment time: when looking at the photo above of Tim Cook, I couldn’t help but to reflect on his style: androgynous haircut and chunky glasses. What is it with the leftist nuts and that particular look? Is it a tribal thing for them? I have learned through painful experience that if you must interact with someone who bears that look, you need to be careful. They will stab you in the back at every possible turn. Then again, such people are also usually incompetent as hell, so he should be easy to read for President Trump. I hope things go well, but frankly, I expect Tim Cook will run Apple out of business before he pulls out of China.

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  14. Curtis Gomes says:

    I use all apple equipment. The other choice is a Windows based machine which face all the same issues: probably more so. I have a piece of tape right on the camera aperture of every piece of equipment because I don’t trust that it’s secure. Use a computer at your own risk. Even Hillary may not be able to eventually avoid responsibility for her carelessness and total disregard for security. Computer carelessness and hubris are her downfall….. The Clintons are done.

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    • Reloader says:

      I recently bought the first PC I have ever owned … because I have always used Macs. Still have them all. But this new CyberPowerPC has an i7 9700 and a GeForce 2080 video board on a GigaByte motherboard … really amazing hardware. Four fans, Liquid cooled. I had to buy it for the 3D-VR application of the X-Plane flight simulator and the Oculus Rift VR headset, which is not supported by Apple Macs.

      TOO BAD it has to run Windows. Windows is SO TERRIBLE. I always avoid indulging in foul language, but when I use this new PC computer …

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  15. mr. deacon says:

    Cool header and very double entendre homonymic. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the Late Steve Jobs of Apple is a close friend and advisor of Tim Cook. She was a former bond broker and now runs Emerson Collective. Also an avid leftist, Progressive, Social Justice Warrior. She pushes for anti fossil fuels and supports green energy. Which to me means a globalist by conviction and principals and a communist by affiliation and sentiments. She is associated with the Hollywood elite. She backs Democrats exclusively. She just acquired the major interest in The Atlantic, a quiet and subdued supporter of Liz Warren. The East Coaster Elite Socialists don’t just come right out and say “Oh I really like him or her”, they just donate to the campaigns of their choice quietly through channels and do their best to eliminate the competition by rumor or attrition. Although Kamala Harris is California and female and ethnic, all the requirements to be acceptable to the left politically, she is not Palo Alto or the Hamptons clique admissible.
    Ironically, Ralph Waldo Emerson was an originator of The Atlantic and Laurene Powell Jobs claims he is her favorite author and philosopher. Mine too. However, I find nothing similar or even remotely congruent whatsoever in Emerson’s strong support for American patriotism and conservative values to anything remotely affiliated with L.P. Jobs ideology. She is worth billions and most of her dealings are low profile, under the radar. Might be interesting to see if these folks see the light and realize that their globalist, hydro-culture, coterie of aristocrats will not survive now that Trump has diverted their water supply. Oh Trump is so disagreeable.

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  16. Reloader says:

    “Might be interesting to see if these folks see the light and … ”

    That would be great, especially if a small group could persuade a multitude to follow. But do not, Do NOT, hold your breath … waiting for this to happen. Unfortunately, and as a lifetime Apple user, I must cite the example of one of their greatest: Steve Jobs himself, who held to these fantasy beliefs and ideology (avoided rational cancer treatment) until it cost him his life.

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  17. cantcforest says:

    Early Apple was supreme, then Gates plagiarized/had a vision, and Apple has seemed overpriced since. I have worked from DOS through Windows 8, but if I have to get another computer it will probably run some version of Linux. Just saying you don’t have to support MicroSoft or Apple. We don’t need continual upgrades and bugfests.

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  18. TradeBait says:

    As others have noted, MacBook Pro is the way to go and have used it for years with much pleasure. Best laptop I have ever used and I have used many other brands since the product first came on the scene in my occupation. That said…

    Mr. Tim Apple – production of Mac should always be in America. Period. Any notion of totalitarian communists having access to our data from hardware assembly should be immediately controlled from a marketing and practical sense. Don’t mess this up. Communist China is not our friend, ever. They would enslave and kill you in a nanosecond, Mr. Apple. You would be a high priority for torture and death. Just because your leftist friends and culture cozy up to killers it does not mean you can subject the rest of us to their evil.

    So make a choice. America, or, kiss the apple goodbye.

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  19. @ChicagoBri says:

    Apple used to be a great innovative company. Sadly, Steve Jobs died. Tim Cook has been CEO and introduced one product – the Apple Watch – which let’s face it is not a game changer in any meaningful sense of that phrase. Additionally, Apple software no longer performs up to the standards that existed when Jobs was in charge.

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  20. Nessie509 says:

    President Trump has successfully separated Main Street from Wall Street.
    So, is it really true what the MSM is saying that he is upset about the Stock Market’s up and down movements?
    He could also ask journalists the two questions I thought were brilliant:
    If America’s is bankrupt, why are the investors from other countries forming a line around the block to purchase US securities?
    If businesses are going out of business why are they hiring people?

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