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Richard Branson sides with Apple CEO against Climate Change Deniers
The Verge ^ | 3/10/14 | Jacob Kastrenakes

Posted on 03/10/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by dangerdoc

Inspired by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to say that businesses should begin standing up against climate change deniers. "While Tim told sustainability skeptics to 'get out of our stock,'" Branson writes, "I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way." Cook's statements came at a recent shareholders meeting, where he soundly shot down a proposal rooted in climate change denial that would have had Apple putting its bottom line above its interests in sustainability. Cook said that those who would prefer Apple do everything purely for profit simply shouldn't invest.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: apple; blackslist; boycottapple; climatechange; climatechangedeniers; corporateliberalism; globalwarmingscare; maccult; richardbranson; thoughtcrime; timcook; virgin; virginairlines; virginmedia
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In a previous thread, Freepers could not agree on what Apple told investors. I think Mr. Virgin gets it.
1 posted on 03/10/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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As for why deniers should start believing, Branson keeps his argument simple: "If 97 percent of climate scientists agreeing that climate-warming trends over the past century are due to human activities isn’t compelling data, I don’t know what is."

Before Copernicus, 97 percent of "learned scholars" believed that the Earth revolved around the Sun. I guess that was compelling then too.

2 posted on 03/10/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: dangerdoc

Branson has taken to his blog to say that businesses.
Ya think


3 posted on 03/10/2014 8:21:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: dangerdoc

Simple enough. These spoiled billionaires are working against America and Americans, while profiting immensely from them.

Therefore, when conservatives control congress and the White House, these billionaires need to be put in their place.

Most of them are not billionaires because they have billions of dollars, but because they have the equivalent in stock. If their stock drops, they stop being billionaires.

And they stop being pestiferous to America and Americans.

Right now, their stock is sky high in many cases solely because it is propped up by the US government. Take away those props, and overnight, these billionaires are selling pencils on street corners.

Time for the joy ride of these scoundrels to end.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 8:21:20 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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Oops! Vice-verse, of course:

Before Copernicus, 97 percent of "learned scholars" believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth. I guess that was compelling then too.

See how easy it is to screw this up?

5 posted on 03/10/2014 8:22:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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Right. A company that builds most of its products in China professing it cares more about the environment than making a profit.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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So when Apple decided that it didn’t want to comply with EPA rules and moved their manufacturing to China, they were only concerned with what? Or when they thumbed their noses at minimum wage laws and hired Chinese workers at a fraction of the cost of an American worker they were just doing what? And how ‘bout when they shielded their billions in foreign banks to avoid taxes in the USA? All this at the same time that they were sending massive amounts of money to politicians who devised the very rules that they have so assiduously avoided. We have several vulgarities for people like that.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT by Leonard210 (Viva Perot)
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How in the world would you accomplish that? How do we put people like Sir Richard “in their place”?


8 posted on 03/10/2014 8:24:44 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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Never had use for an Apple product...and never will.Never flown on “Virgin” Airlines...and never will.
9 posted on 03/10/2014 8:24:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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No, I won’t get out of your way, Dick. You aren’t my boss, so F off, son.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 8:24:59 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: dangerdoc

Branson is old.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Does it help with their taxes? Payoffs?

These people are not stupid. Follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 8:26:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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As for why deniers should start believing, Branson keeps his argument simple: "If 97 percent of climate scientists agreeing that climate-warming trends over the past century are due to human activities isn’t compelling data, I don’t know what is."

What percent of Soviets believed in Communism? Or at least those who went on record?

There has been a blacklist of thought. Challenges from within the scientific community where silenced. This was in the leaked memos.

13 posted on 03/10/2014 8:26:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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Richard and Tim have come out as ACC Nazis....who knew?


14 posted on 03/10/2014 8:28:07 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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they’re all afraid of Obama and the nsa. they’re not stupid people.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT by willywill
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To: Leonard210
So when Apple decided that it didn’t want to comply with EPA rules and moved their manufacturing to China...
Or when they thumbed their noses at minimum wage laws and hired Chinese workers...
And how ‘bout when they shielded their billions in foreign banks to avoid taxes in the USA?

Stalinists lie. ALWAYS

16 posted on 03/10/2014 8:29:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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these dopes would insist that BELIEF in Climate Change is..the mark of the beast..
either wear it or be de personed


17 posted on 03/10/2014 8:29:29 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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I don’t have any use for this company’s stock or products.

Apple can take its business and its Glowbull Warming and shove it.

And Rush can get turned off when he talks about these idiots too.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 8:30:16 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dangerdoc

ya think these guys are doing this for Obama ?


19 posted on 03/10/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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Fine with me.

If Climate Change Hoax Deniers don't want my money, I'll be more than happy to not give it to them.

20 posted on 03/10/2014 8:34:01 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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