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Al Gore a lightning rod at Apple shareholder meeting
CNET News ^ | February 25, 2010 | by Erica Ogg

Posted on 02/26/2010 4:51:59 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

CUPERTINO, Calif.--The presence of one of the world's pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple's shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning's pointed discussion.

Gore was seated in the first row, along with his six fellow board members, in Apple's Town Hall auditorium as several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising his high-profile views on climate change.

A longtime Apple shareholder stood at the microphone and urged against Gore's re-election to the board. Gore "has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted," Sheldon said, referring to Gore's views on global warming. "If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn't need to be re-elected."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; gore; goreeffect; ilovebillgates; iwanthim; iwanthimbad; lockbox; microsoftfanboys; ninelies; riskyscheme; runslikeagirl
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1 posted on 02/26/2010 4:52:00 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who is Al Gore?

Oh, wait. Is he the one that won an Oscar for that mockumentary? That movie was funnier than Spinal Tap.


2 posted on 02/26/2010 4:53:06 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fine news for a Friday mornin’!


3 posted on 02/26/2010 4:53:41 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
That movie was funnier than Spinal Tap.

Al Gore said that the climate was set to go to 11.

4 posted on 02/26/2010 4:56:32 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Has Gore ever run or worked for a business?
Why is he on the board of anything?
Has Gore ever had ANY training, education, or experience with climatology? Errr, I did not think so.


5 posted on 02/26/2010 4:59:04 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: AlexW

Didn’t he invent the Internet?


6 posted on 02/26/2010 5:00:47 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I will never buy an Apple product as long as former president-elect iGore is on the board.


7 posted on 02/26/2010 5:01:01 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: AlexW

“Has Gore ever run or worked for a business?
Why is he on the board of anything”?

...Gore is the honkey version of Obama. NO experience in ANY type of private sector ANYTHING. He was on the board because he was VP once, I guess.


8 posted on 02/26/2010 5:02:42 AM PST by albie
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To: paulycy

Yeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss;) LOL! My all time favorite movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY


9 posted on 02/26/2010 5:03:14 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; marvlus; Genesis defender; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 02/26/2010 5:05:46 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At least AlGore finally surfaced....to collect a paycheck.


11 posted on 02/26/2010 5:06:48 AM PST by rod1
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To: sodpoodle

12 posted on 02/26/2010 5:08:35 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now, here’s a good question, and I’d like to hear the views of those who have Apples.

Here goes ... (and dont kill the messenger, I’m ONLY asking a viable question.)

Can you be a good conservative, standing up for conservative ideas and values, and still buy Apple products and support Gore, knowing they spend a portion of your money to further Liberal causes?

(yes, I know, MS gives to Liberal causes too, but I dont think as much as Apple, and certainly not as much as Gore)

I know ALOT of people on here dont support AARP (me neither) for their contributions to the far Left. Do you consider Apple the same?

For my 2 cents, I cant support Apple OR Gore (or Google (Gore sits on its board too))

No flames please. I simply want to know what you think.


13 posted on 02/26/2010 5:09:35 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The presence of one of the world's pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple's shareholder meeting

The presence of one of the world's pre-eminent environmentalists frauds and nut jobs. There - fixed it.

14 posted on 02/26/2010 5:11:56 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

15 posted on 02/26/2010 5:12:54 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: scoobysnak71
No flames please.

Good luck with that!

16 posted on 02/26/2010 5:14:23 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can see Gore being named an indicted co-conspirator when the climate hoaxers are brought to justice for their fraud and misuse of federal funds.


17 posted on 02/26/2010 5:14:50 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I’m in the middle of a blizzard as we speak. The winds were 50 MPH last night.


18 posted on 02/26/2010 5:17:45 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: scoobysnak71

IIRC Rush uses Apple products.


19 posted on 02/26/2010 5:18:40 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: scoobysnak71

Interesting question.....what do you drive?


20 posted on 02/26/2010 5:20:12 AM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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http://valleywag.gawker.com/358907/rush-limbaugh-gets-a-call-from-apple-about-his-mac-troubles


21 posted on 02/26/2010 5:20:21 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: scoobysnak71; Swordmaker
Can you be a good conservative, standing up for conservative ideas and values, and still buy Apple products and support Gore, knowing they spend a portion of your money to further Liberal causes?

'Pull'

22 posted on 02/26/2010 5:20:40 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: scoobysnak71

I don’t know, by these numbers from campaignmoney.com I would rather support Apple than Microsoft.

Company Name Apple Computer, Inc.
Stock Symbol AAPL
Sector Technology
Industry Computer Hardware
Total Contribution Dollar Amount $622,500
(1999 - Present)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount $858
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $128,931
(21% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $1,182
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $354,736
(57% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $759

Company Name Microsoft Corporation
Stock Symbol MSFT
Sector Technology
Industry Software & Programming
Total Contribution Dollar Amount $12,076,267
(1999 - Present)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount $815
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $1,625,876
(13% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $955
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $4,922,639
(41% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $825


23 posted on 02/26/2010 5:21:29 AM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Crusher138

Microsoft was neutral in contributions, which were minimal, before the Democrats begain their anti-trust attacks on Microsoft in the mid-1990s.

And, from those numbers, Apple supports a higher percentage of Democrats.


24 posted on 02/26/2010 5:24:08 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: scoobysnak71

In the same vein: How many conservatives have Progressive Auto Insurance?

I use a mac because it works. Period. Not because who’s on the board. Would I quit my job because my company supports liberal causes periodically, not hardly. It called the real world.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 5:24:51 AM PST by vortigern
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To: scoobysnak71

but we buy Chinese products....


26 posted on 02/26/2010 5:28:55 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Me too! LOL


27 posted on 02/26/2010 5:31:11 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: Revelation 911

>”Interesting question.....what do you drive?”

I drive two fords and my RV was made in Elkhart Ind.


28 posted on 02/26/2010 5:32:39 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Fresh Wind
iGore

You oughta copyright that one.
29 posted on 02/26/2010 5:32:43 AM PST by ComputerGuy
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

>”Can you be a good conservative, standing up for conservative ideas and values, and still buy Apple products and support Gore, knowing they spend a portion of your money to further Liberal causes?

‘Pull’”

LOL! Lets hope not.


30 posted on 02/26/2010 5:33:23 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: scoobysnak71
I see your point, but....

You would have to live in a shebang, eat what you hunt or gather and walk everywhere you needed to go to avoid having a cent of your money ending up in the pockets of liberals and liberal causes.

31 posted on 02/26/2010 5:34:31 AM PST by Jagdgewehr (Tyrannus Civis Armatus Vereor)
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To: Crusher138

>”I don’t know, by these numbers from campaignmoney.com I would rather support Apple than Microsoft.”

The numbers are interesting. Where did you get them?


32 posted on 02/26/2010 5:35:09 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: scoobysnak71
Can you be a good conservative, standing up for conservative ideas and values, and still buy Apple products and support Gore, knowing they spend a portion of your money to further Liberal causes?

No, I don't think that will be permitted under the dems healthcare legislation. ;-)

33 posted on 02/26/2010 5:37:11 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: vortigern

>”In the same vein: How many conservatives have Progressive Auto Insurance?”

True, and I actually did, for a very short time, when I came back from overseas. Once I found out they were a BIG Liberal contributor, I dropped them like a hot potato. Shoulda figured that out from the name, but oh well, the wrong was righted.


34 posted on 02/26/2010 5:38:02 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Irenic

>”but we buy Chinese products....”

Yup, and thus the “Lesser of Two Evils”. Just about everything that’s made now-a-days in made in China, or some other foreign place.

The only thing I can say is I guess I’d rather support some Chinese guy trying to put food on his table for his family, than shove another dollar bill into the mouth of Al Gore, period.


35 posted on 02/26/2010 5:41:17 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Jagdgewehr

>”You would have to live in a shebang, eat what you hunt or gather and walk everywhere you needed to go to avoid having a cent of your money ending up in the pockets of liberals and liberal causes.”

Ya, youre correct. I think it equates to just HOW MUCH you want to support the Left.


36 posted on 02/26/2010 5:43:17 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: ComputerGuy
You oughta copyright that one.

I tried, but it's already taken!


37 posted on 02/26/2010 5:43:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Al Gore comes out of hiding, but he has reason to stay in the “witless” protection program: (1) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2457875/posts (2) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2458674/posts


38 posted on 02/26/2010 5:43:44 AM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: angcat
Are you in Eastern PA too?


39 posted on 02/26/2010 5:43:50 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: scoobysnak71
It's more than just Apple as a company. For the most part the entire culture of their customer base is a complete turn off. I see Apple and immediately think, "another duped democrat".

I know there are some exceptions, but almost all Apple users I meet:

1. believe in man-made global warming.
2. vote Democrat
3. annoy the s*&t out of me.
40 posted on 02/26/2010 5:46:06 AM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Yes, I’m in Drums.


41 posted on 02/26/2010 5:46:22 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: scoobysnak71

It all balances out - Al Gore was a really big hit among the international collection of 5 or 6 thousand geeks gathered in Las Vegas for the IBM customer/partner event this week.


42 posted on 02/26/2010 5:46:58 AM PST by NHResident
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To: paulycy; sodpoodle
About a year ago, I bought a Sig red-dot sight for my M1 carbine. I call it my "Spinal Tap sight" because the reticle brightness knob goes up to 11...


43 posted on 02/26/2010 5:47:32 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: vortigern

Progressive is owned by $oro$.

Pray for America’s Freedom


44 posted on 02/26/2010 5:47:49 AM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: scoobysnak71
If I boycotted every company that had a liberal nutcase on its board, I'd be living in a cave.

FWIW, I use a MacBook Pro and use a portable Pioneer Inno XM satellite radio. My wife has a Gateway laptop and a 2nd Generation iPod. The Gateway is the only source of frustration these days.

45 posted on 02/26/2010 5:51:44 AM PST by AJ504 (The Constitution was NOT written on an Etch-A-Sketch!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

46 posted on 02/26/2010 5:55:15 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ok - I’ll bite;)

Every man should have an eleven knob - or a twelve even;)


47 posted on 02/26/2010 5:56:32 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: angcat

I’m in the Lehigh Valley, and I’m surprised to say I never heard of Drums, which is north of us. Right now we’re having a break in the snow, but it’s supposed to pick up again. How much did you get?


48 posted on 02/26/2010 5:59:31 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
We got about 22 inches. Still snowing and wind is very bad. I'm feeding the birds cat food they are starving!
49 posted on 02/26/2010 6:00:56 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: scoobysnak71

I send Steve Jobs an article on Globull Warming once a month (to all his various email addresses), and remind him that he is supporting a fraud and that he has a charlatan on his BOD.

Unfortunately, there is not a reasonable competitor to Apple for the quality of products they produce.


50 posted on 02/26/2010 6:01:29 AM PST by Laserman
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