Linked by David Adams on Fri 29th Jul 2011 03:15 UTC
In the News Apple is now more liquid than the United States government, the Financial Post reports. As the government struggles to resolve the debt ceiling debate, the operating balance in Washington is at US$73.768 billion and falling. Meanwhile, Apple has US$75.876 billion.
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Comment by Jennimc
by Jennimc on Fri 29th Jul 2011 04:52 UTC
Jennimc
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2011-06-22

Apple's biggest growth happened within the last 3 years. Coincidentally the US took its biggest nose dive in the same time frame.

When Apple can grow this big and this fast in a bad economy you know they're doing something extremely right.

When a government gets this big and accrues this much debt in such a short amount of time you know its doing something extremely wrong.

Edited 2011-07-29 04:53 UTC

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by novad on Fri 29th Jul 2011 07:44 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
novad Member since:
2010-06-10

Interesting viewpoint...

Becoming rich quickly means doing the right thing? Always?

What’s about our beloved dictators who are far away from being poor (Even if their citizen are)

What’s about Mafia (Or any other related organisation) who have (or at least had) enough money to rule whole countries???

But I agree with you. Apple is doing one thing right... Marketing!!! The hype around Apple products is totally out of proportion. They certainly have interesting and good products (not more, not less) but their margins are crazy.

Well... It’s not my money. If Apple’s clients are happy with that... I’m happy for them.

May I ask you something? It’s not an aggression or anything you have to get mad about.
But are you mrhasbeen with a new profile??? You have very similar argumentation.

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by Neolander on Fri 29th Jul 2011 08:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I doubt it. mrhasbean certainly has quite a flawed argumentation, but he has never thrown political bigotry in the mix. He always remained a strictly monotheist priest of the Apple god, as far as this blog is concerned. He also wouldn't reply to others answering his comments.

A better candidate would be ourcomputerbloke. He exposes all of these characteristics, and the profile was created the day after mrhasbean's ban.

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by cmchittom on Fri 29th Jul 2011 15:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

Becoming rich quickly means doing the right thing? Always?


Nope. It means (assuming no illegality) that you did what consumers want. Which may or may not be the moral/ethical right thing.

Edited 2011-07-29 15:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by arpan on Sat 30th Jul 2011 04:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

All the marketing in the world is useless if it is not backed by quality products and service.

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by Radio on Fri 29th Jul 2011 08:02 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

When a government gets this big and accrues this much debt in such a short amount of time you know its doing something extremely wrong.
Are you talking about the Reagan years or the W.Bush years?

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by DavidM on Fri 29th Jul 2011 12:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
DavidM Member since:
2006-06-29

Sorry no. Since the Dems took office in 2007 the debt has increased 40%. The GOP spent but compared to the 2007-2010 gang they were pikers.

Last GOP budget: 170 billion dollar deficit ( 2006-2007 )
Last Dem budget: 1.7 TRILLION ( 2007-2008 )

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by AnyOneOrEvery1 on Sat 30th Jul 2011 00:49 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
AnyOneOrEvery1 Member since:
2011-02-11

War Mongering. Thats what's Uncle Sam is doing.

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