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anonymous:
HAHAHAAHAH... they're all gonna bend their knee and kiss his ass.

It must be driving ((Gruber)) insane.

Ps: Why did Gruber give up on Apple? This blog now has a minimum amount of Apple news.
2:15 am — Sunday, 11 December 2016
anonymous:
“If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation and negotiate better trade deals."

What's to argue with any of that?

Steve Jobs was a Democrat and a good friend of Bill Clinton's, but the righteous tantrum you seem to expect he'd have thrown at this summit would never have materialized.

That's why SJ built two strong businesses, and you built... well... this.
2:22 am — Sunday, 11 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
Steve Jobs and Donald Trump have the same brand of bullshit detector, which is why Gruber never got a job at Apple or Trump Inc.
5:20 am — Sunday, 11 December 2016
anonymous:
>which is why Gruber never got a job at Apple or Trump Inc.

Grubster's an alcoholic. He could never hold a job at Apple for a length of time.
6:13 am — Sunday, 11 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>What's to argue with any of that?

1. Depends on how you're reforming the tax code. If it's just to benefit the wealthy, and reduce tax income, that's bad.

2. Reducing regulations is bad if you're removing regulations that protect people's health and safety, or those that improve business ethics and accountability.

3. Who are the trade deals "better" for?
9:19 am — Sunday, 11 December 2016
anonymous:
Gruber, in his prime, was an excellent Apple blogger. He is not a good political blogger. He doesn't seem to understand that the requirements of the genre. It's like that time he tried to write about sports (but at least that attempt was restricted to a separate blog).
1:55 pm — Sunday, 11 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
A bit old, but here's some comments about the drug war in the Philippines from, you know, the people that live there.


http://newyorktimes.inquirer.net/89/duterte-war-drugs-draws-cheers-jeers/
6:44 pm — Sunday, 11 December 2016
To Be Fair:
So, a lot of Filipinos support brutal murders and violation of human rights? That's not a good thing. You know a lot of North Koreans also support that brutal regime, too?
7:50 pm — Sunday, 11 December 2016
anonymous:
>That's not a good thing

it is you motherfcuking shithead. Those people are sick of drugs killing their children and are sick of drug dealers getting away with it because they pay off the police and politicians.

Killing drug dealers IS A GOOD THING.

>You know a lot of North Koreans also support that brutal regime, too?

Nice strawman, you millenial trash. Your generation is good for nothing. You're all fucking garbage.
9:16 pm — Sunday, 11 December 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
> Depends on how you're reforming the tax code. If it's just to benefit the wealthy, and reduce tax income, that's bad.

No its still good. Its not optimal, as its better to reduce it for all taxpayers, but reducing it for the wealthy will mean more money able to be spent and invest, instead of wasted by the government.

Reducing tax income is also good, as that means more money able to be spent and invest, instead of wasted by the government.

> Reducing regulations is bad if you're removing regulations that protect people's health and safety, or those that improve business ethics and accountability.

Most of the regulations don't do that, or if they purportedly do that, they actually don't. Most regulations are worthless and cost a lot of money to comply with. Reducing them is good. 99% can be eliminated without issue.

> Who are the trade deals "better" for?

I don't think Trump has any idea about trade deals. The only deal should be "free and open trade with all in the world, and only small tariffs". Then eliminate the income tax (especially the corporate one), eliminate 10 of the US departments and tons of agencies, and which our economy soar.
11:00 pm — Sunday, 11 December 2016
anonymous:
> Then eliminate the income tax (especially the corporate one), eliminate 10 of the US departments and tons of agencies, and which our economy soar.

*Sigh*.

I sincerely hope you are just trolling, and are not actually this fucking stupid.
4:13 am — Monday, 12 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>Killing drug dealers IS A GOOD THING.

How do you know they're drug dealers, if there was no trial? They're just killing random suspects on the street.

>Nice strawman, you millenial trash.

Millennial!? Me? Wow, I wish I looked young enough in person to get mistaken for a Millennial.

You you agree with extra-judicial killing, you're a fascist shitbag.
4:29 am — Monday, 12 December 2016
To Be Fair:
>reducing it for the wealthy will mean more money able to be spent and invest, instead of wasted by the government.

But the wealthy tend to do less with their extra cash than the poor, middle-class or government do. They often tend to put it in off-shore tax havens, or invest in foreign countries.

Government spending is a way more productive use of money. Not only does it put money back into the economy, it provides valuable public services.

Government spending isn't just "wasted."

>Most of the regulations don't do that, or if they purportedly do that, they actually don't. Most regulations are worthless and cost a lot of money to comply with. Reducing them is good. 99% can be eliminated without issue.

But how do you know which ones they plan to eliminate? Looking at who Trump's appointing, he would eliminate the regulations that protect the public, while allowing companies to endanger and screw over the public.

There are a lot of extremely effective regulations. That's why the corporate world is so opposed to them. Otherwise they would put people at risk just to make a few extra bucks.

>The only deal should be "free and open trade with all in the world, and only small tariffs".

That seems like the opposite of what Trump wants, which seems to be protectionism and tariffs on China.
4:34 am — Monday, 12 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
What helps the poor, due process or the rapid removal of toxic humans from the immediate environment?

Sure, people who aren't involved will get killed. How is what's happening over there any different than Obama killing random people with drones over in the Middle East?

Is there due process for either party?

And hey, let's not even talk about abortion. I mean, which kinds of killing are OK for the left and which ones aren't? Why is abortion OK and the death penalty for convicted killers bad?
4:37 am — Monday, 12 December 2016
anonymous:
They're okay because I say they're okay.

That's good enough reason for Trump's statements, so it should be good enough for you.
5:51 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
enough already:
> But, man, to be a fly on the wall in that room if Steve Jobs were still alive…

My god, I can only imagine how epic the thoughtful put-downs could have been
9:20 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
anonymous:
if you want to see how republican policies work, look at kansas. brownback made it a republican utopie - he cut taxes, and reduced regulations. and all the growth and jobs he promised never appeared. the kansas supreme court had to step in and stop the legislature from stealing even more money from education.

so here's what's going to happen if trump does the same thing - cut taxes, gut education, watch the country go to shit. but it won't matter, because he and his will get theirs.
10:51 pm — Monday, 12 December 2016
Anonymynous:
Look, people, astute businessman John Gubble may have swiveled from tech to politics, but that doesn't mean we erudite scholars need to swivel into discussing the actual content of his posts.
9:02 am — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Illness:
Steve Jobs had virtually the same opinions as Trump.

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"The president is very smart," Jobs told Isaacson, "but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can't get done. It infuriates me."

Jobs continued to press the engineering angle at the dinner, saying that at the time Apple employed 700,000 factory workers in China, plus 30,000 engineers to support those workers.

It perplexed Jobs. Why couldn't those engineers be American?

There wasn't a giant education barrier. They didn't need to be Ph.D.s. They could be educated in trade schools.

If those engineers were Stateside, Jobs argued, then the factories could be, too.

"If you could educate these engineers," he said, "then we could move more manufacturing plants here."

http://uk.businessinsider.com/when-steves-jobs-and-barack-obama-dined-2015-1

2:20 pm — Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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