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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

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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The one thing I give Algore credit for is not totally going off the deep end. He has had that “crazy” look in his eyes since before his election lose.


51 posted on 02/26/2010 6:04:57 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: angcat
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52 posted on 02/26/2010 6:13:29 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: Codeflier

Agreed....


53 posted on 02/26/2010 6:14:01 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Fresh Wind

I was getting ready to post the exact same thing when I saw your post. I hereby join you in that resolution.


54 posted on 02/26/2010 6:17:28 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ouch. That had to hurt. Bravo for speaking truth to this scam artist Gore.


55 posted on 02/26/2010 6:21:52 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: angcat

winter wonderland :-)


56 posted on 02/26/2010 6:29:53 AM PST by housemouse 1
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To: housemouse 1

I feel like Jack Torrance.


57 posted on 02/26/2010 6:39:24 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL, this is priceless!


58 posted on 02/26/2010 6:51:18 AM PST by mancini
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Steve Jobs: “We are sitting on our cash because we have no idea what the crazy Socialists who are running the country will do in the future.”


59 posted on 02/26/2010 6:53:52 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: scoobysnak71

Nah, it won’t be bad. I just like to let Swordmaker know when I happen to notice a mac-interested thread before he does (not very often). He is a wealth of mac-related info, and has helped me thru my several mac purchases. Your post just looked like a good one on which to ping him...


60 posted on 02/26/2010 7:20:56 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

http://www.campaignmoney.com/ford_motor.asp

ok - so answer your own question


61 posted on 02/26/2010 7:23:17 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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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Jobs also rejected the idea of giving stockowners more of that cash through dividends because, he said, he believed the stock price, currently at $201.60 a share, would be unaffected either way. He asked one shareholder, “Would you rather be a company with our same stock price and $40 billion in cash, or a company with the same stock price and no cash?”

That’s $40 per share. How about we split. You give us $20 per share and hold $20 billion is reserve?


62 posted on 02/26/2010 7:26:06 AM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: vortigern

“I use a mac because it works. Period. “

BETTER than an IBM clone

the fact someone would post such a cheeky question while clacking it out on a Microsoft product astounds me


63 posted on 02/26/2010 7:26:30 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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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?

A "good conservative"? What groupthink consensus decides what a "good conservative" is? And who are you to pose a question demanding not only introspection, but self-judgement and then a report back for group consensus review? In the Chinese and Soviet prison camps, prisoners had write, and rewrite, their life histories until they "correctly" described them according to the politically correct interpretations of their lives. What camp review board do you aspire to?

I have a Mac, and I'm a conservative, and here's my answer to your question: Screw you.

64 posted on 02/26/2010 7:28:40 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: vortigern
In the same vein: How many conservatives have Progressive Auto Insurance?

You jest, right?

65 posted on 02/26/2010 7:29:13 AM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Laserman

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

Sure there is. Their hardware is made by the same companies as everyone else in Taiwan and China.


66 posted on 02/26/2010 7:39:55 AM PST by Favor Center (Targets Up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: Laserman
"Unfortunately, there is not a reasonable competitor to Apple for the quality of products they produce."
LOL!
"Got Kool-Aid?"
67 posted on 02/26/2010 10:35:05 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
Al Gore and Apple... PING!


Al Gore at Apple Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

68 posted on 02/26/2010 1:36:28 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: stevio

I own Apple Stock and I alway vote against him. Another company has Billy Jean King and I also vote against her as well !


69 posted on 02/26/2010 1:56:31 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Favor Center; Laserman; Swordmaker
“Unfortunately, there is not a reasonable competitor to Apple for the quality of products they produce.”
Sure there is. Their hardware is made by the same companies as everyone else in Taiwan and China.
. . . and there is absolutely no difference in the quality of any of those computers? Not in my belief. The difference is in the specs they build to - as well as in the operating system which is built in Cupertino, CA.

70 posted on 02/26/2010 2:06:46 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Fresh Wind

I don’t let Algore’s useless presence on a board affect how or what I purchase for my own work need. That’s why I own 2 macs & wish I owned more :)


71 posted on 02/26/2010 2:17:49 PM PST by TheStickman
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To: ShadowAce

Tech Ping.

I didn’t realize Al Gore was on the board for Apple. That really explains a lot.


72 posted on 02/26/2010 2:24:23 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Laserman

Sure there are reasonable competitors. Yes apple has the simple to use dummy user experience down pat. But the new google phone shoudl compete quite nicely and even windows mobile (with some heavy mods) can actually be better than the iPhone.

For computers there’s really no comparison. PC is the way to go whether you go with windows or Linux.

And the iPad is easily beat by netbooks.

So while there is always give and take when changing vendors if it really bothered you enough...I’m sure you could find an alternative.

Now if you said their isn’t a viable alternative to Microsoft then you may have something because nearly everyone has to deal with them at work and they have been deemed a monopoly. But even that is changing now.

I guess the you could say you don’t like your cable company, but then there’s satelite TV. Well I guess you could say you don’t like your government...then you are stuck.


73 posted on 02/26/2010 2:28:55 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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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?"

Ask Rush Limbaugh.

And: sure. The computer industry is left all around, now that Scott McNeely's left the building.
74 posted on 02/26/2010 2:52:51 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

“. and there is absolutely no difference in the quality of any of those computers? Not in my belief. The difference is in the specs they build to - as well as in the operating system which is built in Cupertino, CA.”

Believe what you wish. It’s the same Intel reference motherboard and panels - that and the OS is nothing special. It’s just NEXTstep, more or less. You are paying a premium for a perceived luxury good.


75 posted on 02/26/2010 3:01:41 PM PST by Favor Center (Targets Up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: for-q-clinton
For computers there’s really no comparison. PC is the way to go whether you go with windows or Linux.

No BSD?
76 posted on 02/26/2010 3:05:02 PM PST by Gomez (killer of threads)
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To: scoobysnak71

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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?
>>

Simply because you would die if applied that standard to everything you need to work and live. Assholes exist in every walk of life and every endeavor; even in those that align with you politically.


77 posted on 02/26/2010 3:08:07 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: Codeflier

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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.
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You should get out more. I’m a huge Conservative and I couldn’t get by without Apple products. Don’t judge books by covers and all that.


78 posted on 02/26/2010 3:13:35 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: AlexW
"Has Gore ever run or worked for a business?"

Read or heard somewhere that Algore did take two science classes in College. Got a "C" in one and a "D" in the other.

79 posted on 02/26/2010 3:17:10 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: noblejones

I’d say his assessment is pretty much correct. And that’s not judging a book by it’s cover. That’s after reading the entire book just to find it had a few good pages in it.

But then again Rush likes apple. He is able to separate the products from the idiot users who use them. But then again Rush is clearly not a very tech savy person. I’m sure he likes to use technology and thinks he’s pretty good, but he really doesn’t have a clue and he is one of the “dumb” users that need apple to make things easy.


80 posted on 02/26/2010 3:18:47 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

You clearly have no experience from which to make an assessment.


81 posted on 02/26/2010 4:17:34 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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."

LMAO!!!!

82 posted on 02/26/2010 4:19:48 PM PST by DBeers ( †)
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To: noblejones

Clearly I do. And the fact that you would ASSume I didn’t shows that you have your apple blinders on.


83 posted on 02/26/2010 4:21:13 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Fresh Wind

My sentiments exactly.

Why is ManBearPig on the Board of any company? He is a multimillionaire (est worth 500 mil!). So why line his pockets...unless, of course Jobs, et al, believe as he does.

So...when you buy that HP or Toshiba, (or in my case soon to be a replacement BlackBerry-—NOT an Iphone) send the Apple peeps a letter, with a cipy of your receipt, and explain WHY HP, Toshiba, etc got your sale and NOT their Apple product.

And, I am so glad Gore is getting booed and heckled for the liar he is!


84 posted on 02/26/2010 4:28:17 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: noblejones
(Obama rules!)

Emperor wannabe Ozero sucks.

85 posted on 02/26/2010 4:35:01 PM PST by DBeers ( †)
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To: noblejones

Apple is the one with Gore on their board. They know their primary customer base supports his B.S.


86 posted on 02/26/2010 4:44:36 PM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Al Baby, the gravy train has crashed and it is time for punishment for your ponzi scheme.
87 posted on 02/26/2010 5:11:27 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Revelation 911

Touche’. Thats really eye opening. Well, the way I look at it is, I could buy something foriegn, but I dont feel comfortable doing that if I can afford American. Secondly, I WILL NOT buy Chrysler, it has catered to the left for years, built shabby vehicles and (as of a few days ago) had the WORST value after sale when compared to other American sold vehicles. I will NOT buy GM. Ever again. I dont think I have to explain why. Plus with the way they are built, IMHO, Ford beats them all. I drive the car, the wife drives the F350. Lots of steel and a frame that cant be compared to makes me feel alot safer with her out there. So, doing the lest damage that I can, I’ll continue to support Ford.


88 posted on 02/26/2010 5:51:08 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Talisker

>” A “good conservative”? What groupthink consensus decides what a “good conservative” is? And who are you to pose a question demanding not only introspection, but self-judgement and then a report back for group consensus review? In the Chinese and Soviet prison camps, prisoners had write, and rewrite, their life histories until they “correctly” described them according to the politically correct interpretations of their lives. What camp review board do you aspire to?

I have a Mac, and I’m a conservative, and here’s my answer to your question: Screw you. “

Wellllll, good for you. I knew is was just a matter of time before one of YOU came on here and started spreading hate. I only asked a question and was looking for others input, no flamers, no hate mongers, just good conversation and something for ALL of us to think about. As far as your comment goes, I think you just made yourself out to be a complete idiot. Everybody else on here is having a great discussion, making points and counter points. THEN....., there’s you. Your quote “SCREW YOU” was so enlightening that it, well, almost brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for proving my theory that there is always a dumbass just around the corner, waiting to pounce. LOL.

>”What camp review board do you aspire to?”

Well, as your parting gift, I’d like to comment on the fact that you likened me to running a Soviet Prison Camp, just because I asked a question? I guess I’d just like to close with one final question to you. ARE YOU DRUNK OR INSANE? (perhaps both). Now, no more hate. Drink your milk and off to bed with you.


89 posted on 02/26/2010 6:15:14 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

>”Ask Rush Limbaugh.”

Thats a good point. Seems I’ve seen Rush with an open Apple on his desk. Would like to know, was it donated? Did he buy it? Curious what his thoughts are on this.

Thanks for your reply.


90 posted on 02/26/2010 6:17:38 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: noblejones

>”Simply because you would die if applied that standard to everything you need to work and live.”

You are right. Personally, I choose to minimize the impact, I guess.

>”Assholes exist in every walk of life and every endeavor; even in those that align with you politically.”

Aint that the truth.


91 posted on 02/26/2010 6:20:18 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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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."
Thanks Oldeconomybuyer and Swordmaker.
92 posted on 02/26/2010 7:05:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: scoobysnak71

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You are right. Personally, I choose to minimize the impact, I guess.
>>

I do too; when there’s a choice. I’d love to see Gore go to prison for his crimes.


93 posted on 02/26/2010 9:21:39 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: DBeers

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Emperor wannabe Ozero sucks.
>>

That’s the point of my tag - the jackass thinks he’s (a) god. I genuinely believe he’s insane.


94 posted on 02/26/2010 9:23:08 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: for-q-clinton

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Clearly I do. And the fact that you would ASSume I didn’t shows that you have your apple blinders on.
>>

Not clear at all; you cited nothing specific as a source of your disdain. Well then, what is this experience that makes you so hostile to someone you don’t even know? Apple products have helped make me a multimillionaire; I could just give a sh*t about Gore being a phony “trustee.” It doesn’t mean anything to most people. He’ll get his just desserts in the long run.

By the way, we used quite a few Macs when I worked for the RNC. Perhaps you should study up on the heavily democrat Microsoft Corp. They make Apple look like the John Birch Society.


95 posted on 02/26/2010 9:29:59 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: scoobysnak71

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Seems I’ve seen Rush with an open Apple on his desk. Would like to know, was it donated? Did he buy it? Curious what his thoughts are on this.
>>

Rush knows Apple’s execs are jerks, but the product is just damned good. Apple is stupid not to use him as a spokesperson. I bet they could add 5% market share if they touted Rush.


96 posted on 02/26/2010 9:33:17 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: AlexW
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.

A quick thumbnail summary of Al Gore.

In 1907, Vladimer Lenin sent fellow Russian Communist Julius Hammer to NYC with lots of money. The purpose was to establish a beachhead in the US to make and launder money for the Russian Communists. He formed the Communist Party USA.

Hammer was a doctor who started a drug company and ran a medical clinic. A woman died after a botched abortion, illegal at the time, and Julius went to prison. His son Armand took his place.

Of his many holdings Armand owned Occidental Petroleum. He was very wealthy, thanks to Lenin, and he entertained lavishly. Among his close friends were the Schulzbergers, publishers of the NY Times. His first political conquest was Albert Gore, Sr., Democrat Senator from Tennessee. The Gores didn't have much money until then but soon lived on an entire floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington.

When Al, Sr. retired, or died, his son took his place. Al Sr. and Jr were/are both active agents of the Russian Communists and the Communist Party USA. Of course, the MSM keeps us in the dark about this.

97 posted on 02/26/2010 9:56:14 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

“A quick thumbnail summary of Al Gore.”

Well, I was a life long resident of Tennessee, from 1944 to 2005. I did not know about the Gore/Communist connection, but
I know my father despised Gore senior, and I know that Junior
is bogus. Remember, he did not carry Tennessee when he ran for POTUS.

I might add, his family farm that was leased out to a zinc mining company, and was said to be the largest polluter in the state.

It is also my understanding that during the big “lights out” night a few years ago, the flood lights that are just to illuminate the trees on his estate, were left ON.

Gore is said to be here in the Philippines this week.


98 posted on 02/26/2010 10:33:12 PM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: scoobysnak71

Ive always enjoyed ford trucks - had an aerostar and a few others - presently have a 99 tahoe with 127k on the clock - solid car...i treat it like a work truck (this was before they became pussified)....would enjoy an f350 super duty & hope to get one in a few years after the beast passes on


99 posted on 02/27/2010 2:28:26 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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To: Gomez; for-q-clinton
For computers there’s really no comparison. PC is the way to go whether you go with windows or Linux.
No BSD?
No, can't admit that - because the version of Unix under which OS X runs is, IIRC, BSD.

100 posted on 02/27/2010 3:44:53 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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