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San Francisco Officials Plan to Block Apple Procurement
WSJ ^ | 7/10/12 | Joel Schectman

Posted on 07/10/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds

San Francisco city officials say they are moving to block purchases of Apple desktops and laptops, by all municipal agencies, after the company removed a green electronics certification from its products.

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Tyranny unleashed, with SF leading by example.
1 posted on 07/10/2012 10:27:38 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Well, good for them. Now the youts will be trained on pcs like what they will find when they get jobs.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Is General Motors launching a line of PC’s now?


3 posted on 07/10/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Fine. Give the money back to taxpayers.

/flying pigs


4 posted on 07/10/2012 10:39:41 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I wish those of intellectual inferiority (politicians) would just leave science out of their thoughts (as meager as they are).

If this idiotic council wants to be “green”, they can call on the Cretin-in-Chief to eliminate just one of his non-required AF-1 jaunts. That would save more fuel, eliminate more CO2, and help the earth more than all of their cretinistic silly “green” decisions. Or...they could just commit suicide and help the earth and raise composite IQ.

Please, please, meteor...just take out these folks and give us some room to live happy lives.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 10:40:22 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KingOfVagabonds

If only we could find some way of using stupid as a fuel.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 10:42:07 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I do believe that I saw another story on this that stated that Apple announced that they would no longer sell to S.F..

So, it looks like The City is crying “sour grapes” on this.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 10:45:21 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I can make a killing selling Apple logo stickers to city employees there to place on top of their new Dell PCs.

#evil capitalist taking advantage of dufus libs


8 posted on 07/10/2012 10:45:23 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: KingOfVagabonds

How many Apple products would SF buy anyways? Couple hundred? Given the world wide sales numbers, should Apple give a damn over San Fransicko??


9 posted on 07/10/2012 10:45:49 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

How much money does Apple pump into the SF economy?


10 posted on 07/10/2012 10:49:54 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

How much money does Apple pump into the SF economy?


They just had their developer conference (WWDC) recently in SF where Apple unveils new products and kisses up to the legions of coders and promoters of their operating systems. This was a large conference over several days and drew lots of salivating fanboys from around the globe.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 11:00:09 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Largest company headed by an openly gay guy and SF is giving them the brushoff?

What’s next?


12 posted on 07/10/2012 11:04:36 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Put the next conference in Las Vegas. To hell with SF.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 11:09:43 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: KingOfVagabonds; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
San Francisco blocking purchases of Apple computers because Apple took them out of the e-Peat list because the manufacturing standards had NOT been updated in seven years to reflect any of the new methods of assembly that Apple was now using!—PING!

Apple's computers are STILL the most "green" but they do not meet the e-Peat's list's out-dated dis-assembly requirements and the newer one's were going to be downgraded because they do not include "screws" to disassemble them.


It ain'y easy being green Apple Ping!

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

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

15 posted on 07/10/2012 11:13:03 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: AFreeBird

Between employees that live in SF and conferences in SF, quite a lot, actually.

Good for Apple ditching this idiotic standard, tho.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 11:28:16 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave
Good for Apple ditching this idiotic standard, tho.

I'm kinda on the fence about this. Older computers needed to be able to be disassembled for recycling to comply with this standard. Of course, this also meant they could be disassembled for repair. I believe the latest stink over this issue regarding Apple has to do with their newest laptops which are held together by epoxy, not screws, and have the batteries glued in.

Cheaper to manufacture, sure, but if it breaks, you throw it away (along with the battery). You can't take it apart to fix it and you can't dispose of the battery separately.

17 posted on 07/10/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Crazy San Franhomoville is suicidal in all things.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 11:44:16 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Slump Tester
Amen on that one! I wanted so bad to purchase an Apple. Seeing that the whole world is PC, well the choice was made for me. I am so glad that I have. You need to know how to troubleshoot and what do you see the most?
19 posted on 07/10/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Somebody should have some fun with this. Make a list of other companies the lefties like, who are also giving up on “going green”, and what SF is going to do in response.

1) Starbucks has decided to no longer use recycled paper. So SF has prohibited the consumption of coffee in all city buildings.

2) Ben & Jerry’s ice cream... So SF will conduct blood tests of all employees for ice cream consumption.

3) Left wing Genetech will now merge with Monsanto. SF decrees that no vegetables can now be sold in the city.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: gortklattu
Put the next conference in Las Vegas. To hell with SF.

It could happen. Apple pulled out of the annual MacWorld Expo a couple years ago, held at Moscone Center in SF. Attendence dropped real low after that. But I don't think Apple cares what SF thinks, they don't purchase that much from Apple. I used to manage a team responsible for networking there, and the majority of devices citywide were HP/Compaq and Dell. Incidentally, SF was wasteful and recycled very little, most stuff was just dumped in the trash - very non-green.

21 posted on 07/10/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: AFreeBird

“How much money does Apple pump into the SF economy?”

Apple recently claimed to have 400 million customer accounts, in 155 countries, in their on-line stores. Customers have downloaded 30 billion apps (many of them free). Apple has paid out $5 billion to developers since they launched their app stores.

Given numbers like these, and the fact that earlier this year Apple had more available cash than the entire U.S. federal government, questions about pumping money into the SF economy are somewhat misplaced. Instead ask how much Apple is pumping into the national and world economy. And ask if it’s enough to offset the money that SF and other RAT-holes drain from the economy.


22 posted on 07/10/2012 1:19:25 PM PDT by Jordo
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To: Slump Tester
Now the youts will be trained on pcs like what they will find when they get jobs.

Yeah, not a day goes by that I'm not grateful for all the stuff I learned about PC-DOS 4.0 in high school.

23 posted on 07/10/2012 3:53:23 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Drew68

Apple recycles its computers for free, if you take it to an Apple store; if you buy a Mac online, they’ll pay the shipping to get your old PC or Mac recycled. So if it’s too much work to pull the battery out, they’ll do it for you.

The disassembly issue is the only reason Apple doesn’t meet and exceed these standards; they’re at or near the top in RoHS (reduction of hazardous substances) compliance, and those aluminum cases are much more easily recyclable than plastic.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 3:59:19 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError
Apple recycles its computers for free, if you take it to an Apple store; if you buy a Mac online, they’ll pay the shipping to get your old PC or Mac recycled. So if it’s too much work to pull the battery out, they’ll do it for you.

Thanks. That's good to know. For the record, I can't remember if I last posted on this thread from my 5-year old iMac that's still chugging along perfectly or from my week-old iPad3 that I don't know what I ever did without!

25 posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: KingOfVagabonds
I love this guy's overinflated self worth. His ego must have its own vehicle.

"But Chris Geiger, manager of green purchasing at San Francisco’s Department of Environment, said the move could influence policy far outside the city limits. San Francisco is prominent in environmental circles, and many local governments from around the country look to his office for guidance on green purchasing, he said."
26 posted on 07/10/2012 5:32:09 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Anyone but Obama in 2012.)
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To: Swordmaker
It was once thought that the most plentiful element in the Universe was HYDROGEN.

It's not Hydrogen.

It's STUPIDITY.

(and there's a big chunk of it in San Francisco...)

27 posted on 07/10/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Drew68

Do you understand how batteries are recycled? They all have cases that have to be “cracked” to get into. The difference is a somewhat bigger piece of material attached to Apple’s batteries. Bid deal.

Further, Apple has put together a pretty impressive computer/electronics recycling program together outside of the corrupt system the curren standards mandate.

So now, if you must replace a battery, they swap the entire back with battery attached. Old battery goes through Apple’s recycling stream. I don’t see an issue. What am I missing?


28 posted on 07/10/2012 8:11:16 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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