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Old 01-23-2018, 11:44 AM
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Dozens of articles like this one, if you read (do you?)

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/...america-232274

CEOs are forced to treat this petulant idiot with kid gloves.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:52 AM
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Of course, you're not bright enough to fully realize just how idiotic your comment was in the first place. To suggest that any significant part of Apple's calculation, or any company's calculation, to make investments totaling billions and the hiring of thousands as part of an expansion of their business was based on "pleasing Trump" is sheer lunacy. Hell, Apple's Tim Cook is a Dem. Seems like, at the very least, his MO would be to "resist".

Tell me, how many companies can you list that spent billions and hired thousands to in order to "blow smoke at Obama"?
Once again, you don't understand my comment. Apple did what it did for its own reasons. It also blew smoke up Trump's ass for the same reason that Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines did.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:53 AM
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Dozens of articles like this one, if you read (do you?)

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/...america-232274

CEOs are forced to treat this petulant idiot with kid gloves.
Yep, it cost nothing to blow smoke up his ass and there may be benefits in terms of future regulatory activity or avoidance of shitty tweets from the Dotard.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:09 PM
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Once again, you don't understand my comment. Apple did what it did for its own reasons. It also blew smoke up Trump's ass for the same reason that Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines did.
Sorry, but correlations is not causation. Show me evidence that Tim Cook and company were somehow influenced by the need to "blow smoke up Trump's ass", other than your rabid idiocy, and I might reconsider.

In the meantime:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...-3/1057158001/

Not necessarily huge dollars in this specific case, but I'll take it. On the other hand, its evidence how reductions in costs - in this case tax costs - filter back to consumers from corporations.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:11 PM
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Dozens of articles like this one, if you read (do you?)

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/...america-232274

CEOs are forced to treat this petulant idiot with kid gloves.
A one year old article from before the inauguration? Meaningless in this context.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:41 PM
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Sorry, but correlations is not causation. Show me evidence that Tim Cook and company were somehow influenced by the need to "blow smoke up Trump's ass"...
Are you actually challenging the fact that Trump responds favorably to people who speak favorably of him and lashes out at those who criticize him? Really?
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:48 PM
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Are you actually challenging the fact that Trump responds favorably to people who speak favorably of him and lashes out at those who criticize him? Really?
Lol. For a guy who swears up and down hes not a Trump sycophant, Whell sure hates it when anyone disses his Dear Leader.
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I'm guessing Whell is among the 50% of Republicans who think that Trump is a genius.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ugely-telling/

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Typo from the looks, left out the word evil before genius.



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