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Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock
CNET ^ | February 28, 2014 | by Nick Statt

Posted on 03/02/2014 8:41:12 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

In his job as Apple CEO, Tim Cook is mostly known for having a demeanor that's in some ways antithetical to that of Steve Jobs. Instead of bombast and bold claims, Cook's soothing Southern-tinged speech and steely temperament have marked him as a man whose head could be nothing but level. That is, unless you're a shareholder who thinks climate change is bogus.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apple; applestock; climatechange; climatechangefraud; climategate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; socialism; timcook
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1 posted on 03/02/2014 8:41:12 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gay old Tim is obviously one of those elites who knows what’s best for us....


2 posted on 03/02/2014 8:43:11 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Typical climate change nazi bullying.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 8:44:41 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


4 posted on 03/02/2014 8:44:48 AM PST by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A good CEO should be interested in increasing, not decreasing market share.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 8:46:50 AM PST by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d sell APL on Tim Cook alone.

Climate change? queer marriage?

Instead of products, that’s what animates him?

Cook is not the reason Apple was successful. It was Jobs being hip to technical developments and how they could be adapted to current themes - “ technology for the rest of us”.

Timmy the angry queer is not that man.

Maybe jony Ives but...he’s got no driving personality next to him now.

McCartney without Lennon, Betts without Allman...the guitar playing one.

All Apple has now is the deranged anger of AlGore.

Not a recipe for success.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 8:48:52 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I have never understood how Rush can be such an Apple fanboy.

This is one of the worst left-wing companies out there after GE.

7 posted on 03/02/2014 8:49:15 AM PST by turducken
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To: abclily

You forgot #6: Members of congress are less than less-than-specks.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 8:50:08 AM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d drop my Apple stock on the apparent fact that Apple is run by an absolute moron.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 8:51:18 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: turducken

I enjoy Rush but I suspect he is a capitalist more than a patriot.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 8:51:31 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: turducken

I usually turn Rush off the moment I hear the word Apple :/


11 posted on 03/02/2014 8:52:24 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a homosexual exerting his right to feel superior to others of his choosing.

Please stand back and bow. If you can’t bow, then leave.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 8:52:45 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Fascists always think they're not fascists.
13 posted on 03/02/2014 8:54:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thanks for the post.

I’m due for a new phone next week and have been looking for one more nudge to s-—can my irritating, demanding, all-too-gay iphone.

From you...a sign!


14 posted on 03/02/2014 8:55:44 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

Rush loves apple products. Doesn’t mean he’ll quit. So the question becomes: Why can’t these people stick to computers?


15 posted on 03/02/2014 8:57:29 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I know: HE KNOWS he’s no Steve Jobs.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 8:58:21 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Having nothing to do with what he said, AAPL peaked at 575.1358 a couple of months ago and closed at 526.24. Based on what's happening in the Ukraine, it might be a good time to sell Apple stock and buy uranium suppliers. Or not.

Cook will eventually do something really stupid, and then he'll be gone.

17 posted on 03/02/2014 8:58:31 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Regulator
I’d sell APL on Tim Cook alone.

Climate change? queer marriage?


Agreed. After Steve Jobs, why use a slightly less lazy version of the JC Penney CEO as a replacement?
18 posted on 03/02/2014 8:59:17 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: abclily

bttt


19 posted on 03/02/2014 8:59:46 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: abclily
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?

Oh, this is so easy.

The less-than-specks in congress make other less-than-specks change lesser-than-less-than-speck light bulbs to ones that contain a lot of mercury.

.

20 posted on 03/02/2014 9:01:08 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Apple stock should be shorted based on the fact that they are repeating the same mistakes with Google that they made with Microsoft. It’s going to be the 80s all over again.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 9:05:42 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tim Cook is clearly not a critical thinker.

He appears to be a magical thinker.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 9:06:22 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Regulator

But now he’s got ex-EPA head Lisa Jackson aka “Richard Windsor.”


23 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:51 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
To me gay marriage and global warming do fit together in the same anti truth, anti logic, anti reason, rationalize and justify your wants as indisputable “science” thinking
24 posted on 03/02/2014 9:11:55 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

I guess Timmy Boy and Al Gore are an item.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 9:14:47 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

See post 24..we are on the same page.....and brother we are so screw because he is just a speck in a man made global delusion


26 posted on 03/02/2014 9:16:43 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Typical snarky homo.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 9:17:06 AM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Rusty0604

Yup.

And what she has to do with hip tech, or business, I have no idea.

Seems like they’re stacking the board with posturing clowns who will vote the way management wants them to.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 9:17:28 AM PST by Regulator
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29 posted on 03/02/2014 9:19:56 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not exactly what he said... AAPL has been pursuing sustainability efforts for quite a while. One reason why their latest data center is powered largely solar power. The conservative group was complaining about AAPL pursuing those sorts of sustainability efforts. Cook said “To any who found the company’s environmental dedication either ideologically or economically ill-advised, they can “get out of the stock,”

Pretty reasonable comment. If you don’t like it. Don’t invest. Pretty simple.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 9:24:26 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Dr. Sivana

To compare Cook to Ron Johnson is just plain stupid.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 9:25:51 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: tophat9000
Funny we seem to be living in a parallel dimension with people living in a virtual reality...we can interact with them but they seem to behave in crazy ways...they seem to have no point of reference save for their collective delusion and are very honest in they believe reality is just a delusional, a construct as they call it, and are honest about they will make their reality construct whatever the wish
32 posted on 03/02/2014 9:28:43 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
“To any who found the company’s environmental dedication either ideologically or economically ill-advised, they can “get out of the stock,”

After your response to me re: Cook/Johnson I actually read the above, and some of the body of the story. It doesn't look like Cook refers to "Climate-change deniers".

Apple was attacked a few years ago as being least environmentally friendly a few years ago, which probably struck a chord with some of their best customers (not us). Any competitive business cannot be expected to just ignore tax incentives in whatever manner they come.

Wind and solar aren't evil, they are just ordinarily niche applications, so there is no moral dimension to this particular business decision of Apple's.

The decision to build the new Mac Pro in the U.S. was probably in part also spurred by political customer opinion considerations.
33 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:10 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: turducken
I have never understood how Rush can be such an Apple fanboy. This is one of the worst left-wing companies out there after GE.

Rush's praise of Apple products got me to try out a Mac ... and I have never looked back.

The difference between Microsoft's products and Apple's is like night and day. (I don't use iPhones or iPods, but the MacBook beats every other laptop I've used. And forget about Windows, it makes me want to grab a bat and smash things a la Office Space.)

Sadly, the companies that make these products are all headed by leftists, so I can hardly "make a difference" with my purchasing dollars.

34 posted on 03/02/2014 9:41:51 AM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: abclily
I recall back when there was such furor over the polar icecaps melting there was a single report that the polar icecaps on Mars were also melting... What an amazing coincidence! I only saw that report once... I guess that since there was no way to blame the Martian icecaps melting on American SUVs and coal powered power plants, it wasn't worth reporting. Especially since that would mean that "global warming" (that's how it was named back then) might be caused by some outside source... Like the sun.

Mark

35 posted on 03/02/2014 9:44:34 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

You are right.

No more build it and they will come.

More like we will build it and then tell you how you should live.

And it’s so widespread now. From Apple (and of course Microsoft) to GMC (Gay Marriage Cars) to the NFL...it’s all just so insidious and filth-ridden.

It’s a wonder to me that there are still some forty-odd percent of us out here believing in God and Country, against the prevailing tides.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 10:02:05 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Apple is run by leftists, sure, but when running their business and counting that money they’re the biggest right-wingers you’ve ever met. No fuzzy thinking when watching over/counting the moolah!


37 posted on 03/02/2014 10:04:30 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: turducken
I have never understood how Rush can be such an Apple fanboy. This is one of the worst left-wing companies out there after GE.

You seem to insinuate that Microsoft, by comparison, is some kinds of conservative paradise. Not so. In fact, Bill Gates (with his wife Melinda) is more of an activist for left-wing causes than Steve Jobs ever was. In fact, I would consider Steve Jobs more of a libertarian than a liberal.

38 posted on 03/02/2014 10:15:39 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Catholicism
Mormanism
Lutheranism
Baptists
Pentocostals
Methodists

Global Warmingism... yea!!!

Dumb asses...

39 posted on 03/02/2014 10:29:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where is the class action lawsuit when we need it? This is an admission that he is not acting in the interests of stockholders. It would be a great case, especially if you could make it about whether a businessman is able to know the facts necessary to judge whether his actions have any impact on the earth. He would have to testify, could be shown to be an idiot, and most likely, Apple would pay a lot to settle the case and pay off the attorneys before it went very far. It would be fun.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 10:33:28 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So the mining of silver, sand for the glass, the production of petroleum based plastic and all of the transportation involved not to mention all the infrastructure and the water and sewage required to manufacture their over priced crap all comes from the wind and the sun?...
I didn't know that.
41 posted on 03/02/2014 10:34:27 AM PST by lewislynn (What does the global movement and te Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Apple, Starbucks, and Amazon. Three major companies explicitly telling their customers to FOAD.


42 posted on 03/02/2014 10:36:53 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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We do a lot of things besides business for profit. Easy to say when you have 100 billion in the bank. Tim, is having the phones made in China one of those things. Also, making the earth a better place than when you found it is nice. But what about LYING, MANIPULATING AND CHERRY PICKING WARMING DATA for political purposes. Why don’t mention that Tim.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 10:40:44 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anybody else ever heard of a CEO directly telling certain investors to get out?


44 posted on 03/02/2014 11:24:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Really? You think that’s reasonable? “you can get out.” Cook basically said my way or the highway and f... you if you don’t like it.


45 posted on 03/02/2014 11:27:42 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Regulator

“I’d sell APL on Tim Cook alone.”

I did, and have never regretted it!


46 posted on 03/02/2014 11:29:08 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Geeeezh. . . . . . Get out of new York now get out of Apple Stock next thing you know the liberal haters are going to want none conformists to get off of their world.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 11:35:11 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As I sit here in Texas in March, no less, we have a full blown snow storm. If you are a Climate Change supporter, you need to get out of the US.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 11:43:46 AM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: AU72
A good CEO should be interested in increasing, not decreasing market share.

Apparently this douche is the kind of leader who ignores the warning about "icebergs ahead".

50 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:19 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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