Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2017 13:43 UTC
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Alphabet Inc.'s Google delivered a sharp message to staff travelling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai slammed Trump's move in a note to employees Friday, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order.

The Trump regime's measures also impact the visa program for, among other long-time US allies, The Netherlands. Did anyone tell the Trump regime that it's a very bad idea to make it harder for your third largest investor to, uh, actually invest? Are these men really that dumb?

Interesting to note, though, that Google had to be actually impacted by the Trump regime before it spoke up (only in an internal memo, but still). Meanwhile, Elon Musk is kissing the ground Trump walks on, and Tim Cook, CEO of the most arrogantly and smugly (supposedly) liberal tech company is meeting with Trump, Trump's daughter (...?) and other Republican leaders. From other tech giants who always touted the liberal horn of equality and progressiveness - a deafening, but quite revealing, silence.

So far, it seems like the tech industry leaders are opting for appeasement instead of resistance to the Trump regime's corruption, conflicts of interest, racism, war on science, and Christian extremism. I would be disappointed if it wasn't so utterly predictable to anyone who wasn't blinded by the fake smiles, hollow promises, and empty praise of equality, science, and progressive ideals.

They still have time to be remembered as people who stood up for those that need it the most. I'm afraid, though, we will remember them as spineless cowards, hiding behind shareholders while the free world crumbles to dust.

I hope it'll be worth it.

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RE[2]: Trump / Apple
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 1st Feb 2017 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Trump / Apple"
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Oh, and one other point I forgot to add: whatever else can be said about Steve Jobs, he was clearly a fiercely intelligent person and someone who probably could have been successful in nearly any field he pursued. I know it's common in tech geek circles to look down on Jobs for having next to no technical background/skills - but if anything, I think that makes his accomplishments more impressive. He was massively successful in arenas that are usually very to weed out those non-techies.

Trump, on the other hand? The most intelligent thing I can credit him for is that he waited to run for president until after Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, and George Carlin had all died.

Edited 2017-02-01 22:25 UTC

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