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  • The Murky Ethics of Driverless Cars

    06/25/2016 8:02:55 PM PDT · 8 of 17
    adorno to Wolfie
    I'm just wondering who is liable in an accident involving a driverless car.

    Since the "rider" in the car will not have been driving, then, he or she will not be liable for any accident. The owner of the insurance will have to be the maker of the vehicle, or the creator of the software/hardware that went into making the vehicle "autonomous". So, the insurance will be carried by the maker and/or creator of the software/hardware.

    Furthermore, chances are that, autonomous vehicles will not be owned by "owners" or consumers or businesses. Why own the vehicle if you can just summon a ride from a driverless car that will be owned by an "autonomous fleet vehicle operator"?
  • EU referendum: pound plunges after strong Brexit vote leaves UK on knife-edge (LEAVE 12 pt. lead)

    06/23/2016 7:43:41 PM PDT · 25 of 143
    adorno to GilGil

    BREXIT? I like that term.

    Here in the U.S., we need a few similar terms....



    and a few more.

    Or, we can do it in reverse for kicking out some of our least wanted states, like...


    and a few more undesirable states.

  • Kerry: ‘Zero Evidence’ Refugees Making It Through US Screening Pose Greater Risk Than Other Groups

    06/21/2016 8:20:11 PM PDT · 39 of 63
    adorno to Mr. Mojo
    “Preventing any group from entering the United States solely because of their race, or because of their nationality, or because of a religious affiliation is directly contrary to the very ideals on which our country is based,” he said.

    Race? No problem.

    Nationality? Not really a problem, except that, they need to be in the country LEGALLY, with proper papers and not overstay their welcome.

    Religious affiliation? That's the problem.


    The Muslim religion is a big problem. In fact, it's not a religion, but a set of rules for governing and controlling what people do with their lives. It's a violent religion. Even if the majority of Muslims were to be "peaceful", there would still be a great percentage of them that would be in the U.S. with their ideology and religion as their guides, and that is the problem. The "radical" element of the Muslim "religion", will always feel that they must obey the commands in their "holy" book to kill the "infidels", with the infidels being the whole of the U.S.

    Muslims are, by definition, anti-American, and anti-peace, and believe that murdering people is sanctioned within their "bible".

    In order for Muslims to be allowed in the country, liberals need to whitewash the entirety of the murderous ideology within the religion. Kerry is whitewashing the murderous and aggressive history of the Muslim religion, and is lying to the whole country.
  • The Future Is Here

    06/08/2016 7:15:24 PM PDT · 73 of 156
    adorno to SamAdams76

    We’re all going to be couch potatoes, with computers and robots doing everything for us.

    IOW, the method for extinction of the human race is almost upon us.

    Even Uber will be a thing of the past, since, our computer and robot overlords will do all of our errands, after they figure out what our needs are.

    We’ll finally have 0% unemployment, since, nobody will need to be working, and only those working will be counted in the employment figures, but, since people will cease to look work, they will all not be counted.

    I don’t think I’ll be around to enjoy “our” new future (unless somebody or some computer figures out how to stop aging), but those left behind will be happy with their Utopia.

  • Obama: 'I am worried about the Republican Party'

    06/08/2016 7:07:23 PM PDT · 22 of 60
    adorno to Innovative

    That’s equivalent to ISIS saying that they feel bad for the American people.

  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · 23 of 60
    adorno to Tilted Irish Kilt

    Another beheading in the middle-east.

    Was the camel Muslim?

  • VA secretary: Disney doesn´t measure wait times, so why should VA?

    05/23/2016 10:18:32 AM PDT · 91 of 121
    adorno to Nachum

    With democrats, affirmative action and tolerance, includes insuring that the idiots and morons, get jobs they don’t deserve. As long as they follow liberal politics, anything goes. Stupidity and ignorance are the basic requirements for being a democrat.

  • Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

    05/23/2016 10:12:04 AM PDT · 51 of 90
    adorno to PROCON
    Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

    Was bound to happen.

    Interspecies sex is a direct result of what happens when the habitats of the polar bears and grizzlies can no longer sustain their numbers. Thus, interspecies sex is natures way of coping with the problem. Darwin wrote about that. I think. Or maybe not. But, for certain, the warmists will attribute this abomination of interspecies sex to global warming.
  • Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans

    05/23/2016 9:56:37 AM PDT · 13 of 60
    adorno to BenLurkin
    Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans

    No doubt, global warming at work.

    The warmists will propose that, reducing the number of octopi will reduce the warming. Good science at work. ;)
  • Dissent Must Be Silenced

    05/17/2016 8:21:18 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    adorno to MtnClimber
    There is a conspiracy afoot to shield Americans from the truth about climate change

    There is a pattern, which at least half the U.S. population refuses to recognize.

    Ben Rhodes admitted that it was alright for the Obama administration to lie to the American public regarding the Iran treaty. Since republicans fear challenging the democrats and Obama, then, a lot more lying is perfectly acceptable. It's why Hillary is running for president, since, she believes that most people won't have heard or her thousands of lies, and the complicit media will cover for her and the liberals.

    If only there was a law to punish liars when they were/are caught red-handed.
  • Bullet lodges in Florida man's testicles after wife shoots him, deputies say

    04/07/2016 8:10:33 PM PDT · 13 of 66
    adorno to Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    "Bullet lodges in Florida man's testicles"

    I didn't know they made kevlar jackets for 'down there'.

    Anyhow, Superman has nothing on this man.
  • Climate-change models wrong on predicting rain, drought extremes: study

    04/07/2016 7:56:47 PM PDT · 8 of 19
    adorno to Nachum

    All of those right-wing republican deniers can’t just go back and “unsettle” the “settled” science of global warming. When something has been “settled”, there can be no future arguments against that truth, even if there might be some new facts that would put the science in doubt. Besides, 97% of scientists agree that global warming is real. The 3% that don’t agree are just liars and deniers. Global Warming science is perfect and undeniable. Ask Obama about how that works.

  • Millionaires are leaving Chicago, report says

    04/07/2016 9:21:20 AM PDT · 23 of 25
    adorno to markomalley
    Millionaires are leaving Chicago, report says

    Chicago, New York, New Jersey, California, and all the other liberal states, are the biggest jobs and wealth creators in the country. Problem is that, they're creating those jobs and wealth in other states that they move to. However, it's not a problem for the states that they move into, except for the other problem they bring with them, and that's their liberal voting record.
  • 106% of democrat votes in Florida counted

    03/20/2016 8:21:02 PM PDT · 27 of 63
    adorno to Mechanicos
    106% of democrat votes in Florida counted

    Elections are the only jobs at which democrats actually work harder than republicans. They keep coming back, for more of the same, over and over and ...
  • Should California's Votes be Disqualified Since They are Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote?

    03/19/2016 8:20:47 PM PDT · 48 of 115
    adorno to akalinin

    That wall that Trump wants to build, will have to cover all California too. California is like a foreign country. Therefore, California’s votes should not be counted in national elections, and they should not have representation in congress.

  • Yellowstone super volcano 'could erupt in 2016' and wipe out the Earth

    02/24/2016 5:11:22 PM PST · 87 of 123
    adorno to Nachum

    Obama will find a way to blame in on Bush, like everything else.

  • The real reason President Barack Obama is going to Cuba

    02/18/2016 4:21:02 PM PST · 42 of 46
    adorno to Marcus

    The real reason Obama is going to Cuba, is that, he’s shopping for a site to build his presidential library, and what better place than the countries that love him the most? Other possible sites could include Venezuela and Iran. Those countries would be more welcoming to his library and legacy, than any place in the U.S.


    02/18/2016 4:15:09 PM PST · 20 of 30
    adorno to 11th_VA

    Donald should make a political commercial, where he stands next to the Vatican wall, and says to the pope, “Pope Francis: Tear down this wall!!!!”.

    It doesn’t have to be a real wall and he doesn’t have to go to Rome to do the commercial. A makeshift wall, sort of like Obama’s Greek columns, could be used.

  • Judge Cinderela Guevara: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    02/16/2016 7:30:40 PM PST · 77 of 80
    adorno to Responsibility2nd
    Cinderela. Didn’t even spell it right!

    In Spanish, spelling it "Cinderella" would have the Spanish-speaking people pronouncing it as "Cindereya" ("ya", like in "ya, man". The double "l" would not be necessary; just one "l" would get people to pronounce it like it sounds in English.
  • Apple MacBooks surpass 10% market share in worldwide notebook market

    02/16/2016 6:46:34 PM PST · 12 of 14
    adorno to The Truth Will Make You Free
    Since people tend to keep Macs longer,

    Actually, no. Macs may be premiums devices, which cost more, but, that doesn't mean that Mac owners will keep their devices longer. In fact, Macs may have shorter "keep spans", since, Mac OSes tend to become obsolete after about 3-5 years and the corresponding devices become unsupported. The devices may still continue working with the older OSX versions, but, how many Apple fanatics want to be seen with older tech? The Apple fanatics try to keep up with their neighbors and friends, and would not be caught dead in a Starbucks with an obsolete Mac device.

    that may be more like 15-20% of laptops in use.

    I'd expect the opposite, with Macs just making up some 5-7% of the overall market for installed and used "PCs". And that is the traditional market share for Macs in the laptop/desktop market.

    With Windows 10 being near spyware,

    It's no more spyware than Macs, and it's a lot less spyware than iPhones and iPads. Google and Apple operate by snooping in on everything people do with their devices. Apple and Google actually depend on snooping in on people's computing habits, in order to post advertising and sell stuff to people. Whereas, Microsoft just captures 'metadata', which they use to monitor how Windows 10 and other Microsoft software and services are being used, and to monitor for problems. Metadata is not 'content', and content is what Google and Apple depend on in order to enhance their earnings. That's a lot more spying than what Microsoft does.

    I'm pretty ready to drop 20 years of MS use.

    You're so full of it. You likely don't use Windows or Microsoft stuff, but you felt you needed to take the opportunity to bash Microsoft. No matter what you say or how you feel, Windows and Microsoft's office software and cloud operations, are still the most used and needed on the planet. Macs are only good when they are used to run Microsoft's stuff, including Windows.

    I even called my first business "Windows of a Opportunity". Now it's "Open Windows - we can know all about you."

    When you don't know what the heck you're talking about, you can call it 'Bullshit". So, how much more do you know about Windows 10 than Microsoft? How much 'real spying' is being done by Windows? Don't just talk about how Microsoft spies with Windows 10. Prove it with your own analysis, if you're so 'computer savvy'.
  • Donald Trump Backtracks on His Criticism of George W. Bush

    02/15/2016 8:04:52 PM PST · 22 of 76
    adorno to jessduntno

    Trump has been a democrat most of his life.

    Living in liberal NY, he most likely only heard the liberal line about how “Bush lied, people died”. If Trump had been around conservative circles, he would have heard a completely different view of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Trump had no idea that his attacks on Bush (Jr) would not be received as well away from the liberal land that he lived and worked in. Trump is still mostly a democrat, with perhaps a leaning towards capitalism.

  • Vanity--My Theory On Why Bernie Is Popular To Young White People

    02/15/2016 7:53:53 PM PST · 54 of 59
    adorno to conservatism_IS_compassion
    Although our modern socialists' promise of greater freedom is genuine and sincere

    Socialism has never been about 'freedom'. Socialism can only triumph when and where the mind is corrupted and damaged via indoctrination. Indoctrination is the opposite of a free mind.
  • Vanity--My Theory On Why Bernie Is Popular To Young White People

    02/15/2016 3:22:23 PM PST · 30 of 59
    adorno to AbolishCSEU

    Basically, they’re just young, dumb and naive, and easy pickings for the liberals and socialists. Without the young and naive, democrats would never win elections, so, democrats need to catch them early, while they’re still lacking knowledge and life experiences and wisdom. So, all that the democrats need to to is to make those young/dumb/naive feel special, while telling them that they make a difference and can change the world. Basically, it’s indoctrination of the young.

  • Urgent Calls Begin For Scalia Autopsy (Body embalmed already)

    02/14/2016 7:13:51 PM PST · 78 of 134
    adorno to DeathBeforeDishonor1

    Okay, this has been on my mind since yesterday, and I just have to let it out.

    Yeah, a conspiracy theory coming up...

    Obama is on his last year, and he needs something big for his ‘legacy’, and transforming the country was/is his biggest goal, and, what could be bigger than getting another liberal appointed to the SCOTUS. That would make transform SCOTUS to being liberal for a long time. Republicans might be able to undo Obamacare, but, undoing the makeup of the supreme court could take a generation or more.

    So, was Scalia taken out in order to give Obama one last chance? Did somebody put something in his drink or food?

    As we all know, to socialists and liberals and progressives, the end justifies the means; iow, progressives will do whatever it takes to get their way.

    I hate conspiracy theories, and I hope I’m wrong, but, the thought did enter my mind.

  • $15 minimum wage would create $6.5 billion for NYC economy, state report says

    02/10/2016 7:32:44 PM PST · 77 of 92
    adorno to BenLurkin

    Take $100 from Peter to give it to Paul.

    Between the 2 of them, they now have $10 more than they used to have.

    It’s called the magic of liberal economics.

  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/07/2016 6:14:12 PM PST · 75 of 200
    adorno to Nachum

    Leave the dirty wars to the enemies. We’ll fight clean.

    Now, imagine our tanks using clean energy, and our planes flying with corn-based fuels. But, the U.S. can go and create ‘clean’ hydrogen fuels to fly our planes, and when they get shot down, the plane itself can be used kamikaze-style against the enemies (but, would that be playing dirty?).

    Next idea from Obama will be for our troops to fire blanks at their enemies. After all, ‘we are all Muslims now’.

  • Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an 'Honor Killing'

    02/07/2016 10:54:21 AM PST · 26 of 44
    adorno to Leaning Right
    Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’

    It's a cultural and religious thing, and when we Americans get more Muslims into the country, we'll then understand and see honor killings as a normal and natural thing, and most importantly, as what Allah intended.

    Kids in school now and in colleges, are all beginning to understand (indoctrination can perform wonders) the importance of being tolerant towards other religions, no matter how horrific we might view the practices of those religions now.
  • Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again

    01/28/2016 10:27:23 AM PST · 6 of 23
    adorno to grayhog
    Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again

    I would use ebola as the disease that they can best be equated with. Every time you think it's gone,it comes back to destroy just about everyone it comes in contact with. There is nobody more destructive than the Clintons, except for Obama,and liberals and socialists. The U.S. will never be what the founding fathers had hoped, because of the destruction which liberalism and socialism have exacted on the nation. Bu, the Clintons are more damaging in more ways than one.
  • The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group

    01/27/2016 8:58:33 AM PST · 35 of 83
    adorno to TigerClaws
    "In asking the question of “what’s wrong over there?” Trump has shined a spotlight on one of Washington’s best kept secrets: namely, Fox’s role via its founder Rupert Murdoch in pushing an open borders agenda."

    That's a whole lot of B.S.!

    Murdock may or may not be pushing for open borders, but, that didn't stop Trump from using the network to advance his campaign and other endeavors.

    Trump did not mention the open borders issue when deciding to boycott the upcoming debate. He mentioned Megan Kelly, and she is not involved with open borders.

    If Trump was concerned about Murcoch's views on open borders, then Grum was being a hypocrite by going on FOX news for anything. Besides, Trump never mentioned his concerns about Murdoch's open border issue. It's being mentioned now, because, there is a perception that FOX and Megan Kelly are not being fair to Trump.

    After the debate (with Trump or not), we'll see if he continues being a hypocrite and goes on FOX to seek more air time for his campaign. I'll bet he doesn't even mention the open borders issue at all.
  • Page and McLaughlin: The FBI Will Recommend Prosecution For Hillary

    01/23/2016 3:25:32 PM PST · 59 of 76
    adorno to libstripper
    The FBI Will Recommend Prosecution For Hillary

    "For the greater good", the FBI should postpone any indictment or prosecution of Hillary, until after the election; and, if she's elected president, the FBI should hold off until she serves her one or two terms.

    It's what any good liberal would wish for, especially Obama and Hillary and Bubba.

    Mostly, the FBI should consider how damaging it would be to the 47% who need a liberal such as Hillary to continue the government giveaways. The illegal immigrants would also be affected, and so would ISIS and Al-Qaeda and Iran, who, for certain, would prefer Hillary to push around.
  • Man Imprisoned for Attempting to Seduce 'Dance Mom' Star [Hillary Fan!]

    01/21/2016 4:25:03 PM PST · 11 of 19
    adorno to South40
    ...the defendant made several statements unrelated to the case. "Vote Hillary Clinton for President"

    Who says the statements aren't related to Hillary's campaign?

    Hillary and Bill are both known to be sleazy, along with being criminals who got away with their crimes (so far). If the above perpetrator had been Clinton or family of Clinton, it's highly unlikely that he would have gotten any jail time, and his punishment would not have been greater than a slap on the wrist.

    The sleaze above can easily identify with Hillary and her husband. He likely believes that, if Hillary were president, that his crimes could be reduced to misdemeanors or to petty crimes. With the Clintons, there never was such a thing as crime, since they knew they could get away with anything, especially with a democrat at the top.
  • Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of 'Snowball Earth'

    01/21/2016 3:55:55 PM PST · 17 of 17
    adorno to JimSEA

    I won’t believe any of the above hypothesis, until there is a Rodinian to give us a first-hand account of what really happened back then.

  • Chi-Raq - Update from Box Office Mojo (flopping?)

    01/16/2016 7:53:35 PM PST · 5 of 13
    adorno to Ken H

    Let’s face it.

    It’s a political hit piece of a movie. It wasn’t intended to be a money-maker. It was intended to be an anti-gun/anti-NRA/anti-republican/anti-business/anti-White hit piece, while at the same time showing support for Obama and democrats. Those actors/actresses, probably took on their roles for peanuts, if they were paid at all, because, they are all of like-minds when it comes to liberal matters.

  • Are 'extinct' animals making a comeback?

    01/16/2016 6:44:14 PM PST · 17 of 90
    adorno to presidio9
    Are 'extinct' animals making a comeback?

    Somewhere out there, there's a colony of T-Rexes waiting to be discovered.

    Or, they've been discovered but the discoverers didn't make it back alive to tell about it.
  • CNN Analyst: Obama's Push To Admit Refugees 'Principled' Not 'Political'

    01/10/2016 6:04:38 AM PST · 17 of 25
    adorno to governsleastgovernsbest
    "Obama's Push To Admit Refugees 'Principled' Not 'Political'"

    CNN operates under different principles. So does Obama. Their principles are comparable to those of the jihadists who believe that sawing of the heads of innocents will bring them closer to their goals of world domination and their 72 virgins.
  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/08/2016 7:38:18 PM PST · 54 of 55
    adorno to aMorePerfectUnion

    Show you the money? How about the facts, as they appear on the ground right now?

    Apple is about 70% dependent on iPhones to rake in the revenue and profits.

    The other services Apple offers, are dependent on iPhone usage. So, basically, even the ‘iStore’ and iCloud and every other service, is an extension of the iPhone. Take away the iPhones, and the other services collapse. So, iPhone and ‘iServices’ are one and the same; it’s one ecosystem where everything revolves around the iPhone. Were the iPhone to lose its luster, the profits at Apple would drop precipitously. The 12% or so marketshare of the smartphone market that Apple enjoys, would not be enough to produce enough revenue from the ‘iServices’. The Android marketplace doesn’t have to worry about the number of users dropping precipitously, and whatever money is made from the ecosystem won’t be affected.

    Apple is its own worst enemy,where they control the whole ecosystem, from hardware to software, and all of that serves to keep the number of users to a relatively low number when compared to Android/Google.

    When it comes to your ‘straw man’ references, there aren’t any. The facts speak for themselves. It is you, as a member of the Apple-cult, that prefers to remain in denial about the problems which Apple faces. Throwing the argument back at me, doesn’t change the facts, and the investors and analysts are all asking the same questions that I have.

    You remind me of that other cult, namely the Muslim-cult, where nothing that can be said will convince them that, they have a problem with their religion. Your religion is the Apple-cult. Try to get a ‘real’ and ‘normal’ religion.

  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/07/2016 5:43:52 AM PST · 50 of 55
    adorno to aMorePerfectUnion
    Winning for a business isn’t copies.

    Winning for any business is profits.

    You're still having a huge problem understanding what you read or what I wrote.

    I made it a point to mention that what I was referring to, is the number of copies 'sold'. Not the amount of profits generated from those copies. Any dope nowadays would rather sell just one copy of an item that generates a million dollars in profits, than selling a million copies to generate the same million dollars or less. It's common sense and good business practice.

    You insist on prolonging an argument which isn't anywhere within my comments.

    Apple has been raking in the dough with its iPhone, and nobody will argue that it isn't a productive product as far as generating revenue.

    Windows is a generator of profits too, but, at a small scale per copy. 1.5 billion copies of Windows will generate a lot of revenue; not from sales of those copies, but from the potential after-market sales of other services and products and software and content, etc.

    There may come a time when the iPhone doesn't generate as much in profit per device as in the last 8 years that it's been around. The profit margin per device may eventually come down to resemble the same low margin that the rest of the industry enjoys, and that would spell disaster for Apple and for its investors.

    Android devices are low profit items, if they generate any profits at all. But, the Android ecosystem for Google and others is not dependent on the profit per device. It's about selling in volumes in order to make the profits in the back-end, like with advertising. If Apple's devices become less profitable, Apple will be left with a low number of users, though still significant. But, that lower number of users would not be able to generate the same amount of revenue from after-market sales, as the Android ecosystem or the Windows ecosystem.

    Expecting that Apple will forever be able to count on the high-margin profits, is foolish and not good business. Apple needs other products and services, and counting on iPhones for about 70 percent of revenue, is, again, not good business proactive. Apple needs to diversify, and I think they're trying, while understanding that the iPhone can't carry them forever.

    And, again, I just mentioned number of copies, not the amount of profits. Entiende?
  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/06/2016 5:20:21 AM PST · 47 of 55
    adorno to aMorePerfectUnion
    You’re not a businessman, are you?

    No, but I played one on TV. ;)

    However, you are the one with the reading problem, or the comprehension problem.

    Go back and re-read my post. I stated that both Vista and Windows 8 sold more "COPIES" than any iPhone version. Notice that 'copies' is not the same as amount of revenue or profits earned.

    I'm not in business right now, but, you must've failed reading comprehension in school. Which is worse?
  • Obama’s Gun-Control Order Is Dictatorial, and It Won’t Work

    01/05/2016 6:28:58 PM PST · 6 of 18
    adorno to richardb72

    Obama is so misunderstood...

    I think the president is right on with his executive order to cut gun violence. He has the right as president to go over the congress to impose his way on the people, especially when the congress gets in his way and tries to stop his every move.

    Obama is the president, and, nobody has the right to question his actions, especially if he can save at least one life. Never mind all of the other laws and restrictions and regulations already in existence to control guns and gun violence. One more regulation and one more executive order won’t be felt much.

    Also, never mind that the criminals will still be able to get their hands on guns, no matter what current laws and regulations exist, and no matter how many executive orders are imposed on the people. Criminals are just that, criminals, and they will not obey any laws or regulations, no matter what. What Obama is doing is for the good of the people, and most law abiding people won’t violate the law, so, hopefully, Obama’s new regulations will keep the good people from obtaining guns, which could find their way to the law-breaking bad people.

    Oh, by the way...

    Obama might have broken constitutional law by going over congress’ head, but, when it’s “for the good of the people”, any law can be broken. And, while Obama doesn’t have the right to limit the right of the people to practice their right to bear arms, it’s still for the good of the people, and so, the 2nd amendment right to bear arms is secondary to the good of the people.

    The executive order could have the effect of disarming Americans while the bad guys will still be able to get their guns, but again, since we can’t keep the criminals from getting weapons, we have to do the next best thing, and keeping guns from people who could potentially harm someone accidentally, is of the utmost necessity.

    Obama believes in what is best for the American people, and breaking the law and doing things that are unconstitutional, are okay, because, it’s “for the greater good”.

    Repugnicans will never understand the goodness of Obama’s heart.

  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/05/2016 6:23:52 PM PST · 27 of 55
    adorno to dayglored

    Oh, btw, both Vista and Win8 had more sales than any version of iPhone. Windows still continues to outsell (number of copies) iPhones.

  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/05/2016 6:19:31 PM PST · 26 of 55
    adorno to dayglored
    The iPhone is a "disaster"? On what planet?

    You must've had reading comprehension problems starting from kindergarten.

    The 'disaster' was referring to the huge drop in sales of the iPhone. The iPhone was never a disaster, but then, it wasn't/isn't that great either.
  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/05/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · 23 of 55
    adorno to dayglored

    A thirty percent decline in sales will spook anybody, even he company in question. And, the investors and consumers.

    Being dismissive of such a huge drop in sales, is not how one goes about acknowledging that, it could be the beginning of the end for the perception of perfect that came with the Apple logo.

  • Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

    01/05/2016 6:03:44 PM PST · 20 of 55
    adorno to Dr. Sivana
    " is still excellent compared to other large industries"

    Yeah, there's a silver lining even for disasters.

    But, Apple is the darling of the industry,and when the darling starts looking ugly, the investors might get spooked and so might the consumers. In fact, the consumers might start thinking that sales are bad because the device is less than the 'perfection' the expected from Apple, and could start looking for other makes/models. It doesn't take much to spook investors and consumers.
  • Six Reasons Apple Closed 2015 With a Whimper

    01/03/2016 7:38:01 PM PST · 84 of 87
    adorno to Swordmaker

    For certain, Apple does make most of the smartphone earnings. That’s because of the high margins that Apple charges.

    Once the sales start to fade, and Apple has to lower the prices, Apple won’t be looking so good; not to analysts and not to you either.

    Apple might have had good growth from the iPod, but not as dramatically as they did after the iPhone took off. The iPod is not as important to Apple anymore, but the iPhone is. Once that starts becoming “just another phone”, there goes the high valuation and there goes the earnings and there goes the high-profits and there goes the majority of the Apple hype. BUT!!!! The Apple-cult will remain, moaning the passing of the good times, and hoping for another round of Apple magic via some miracle and ‘innovative new device’ Hey, I’ve got an idea for Apple: there is a device out on the market known as the Surface 2-in-1 device, and another known as the Surface Book. Apple should reinvent the Surface devices, and call then the “UnderTheSurface” or Underneath devices. ;)

  • Six Reasons Apple Closed 2015 With a Whimper

    01/03/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · 74 of 87
    adorno to Swordmaker

    BTW, have you noticed how Apple’s market cap is now ‘just’ around $587 billion? Yeah, that’s huge, but, it’s still a lot less than what YOUR analysts were predicting when they were lauding Apple as the first trillion dollar company (in reality, the first trillion dollar company was Microsoft).

    In addition, have you notices how that other ‘one trick pony’, Google, has been moving in on Apple’s market cap number? Google is now around $522 billion in market cap. Let’s see, do you think that YOUR analysts will be pronouncing Google as the next trillion dollar company?

  • Six Reasons Apple Closed 2015 With a Whimper

    01/03/2016 1:57:14 PM PST · 71 of 87
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Problem with your ‘preferred’ set of analysts is that, they don’t want to acknowledge the simple fact that, Apple got to where it is now on the back of the iPHone, and that’s what I’ve been saying, and I’ll say it again. Apple is mostly dependent on the strength of the iPhone, which, sooner or later will be relegated to just being another good smartphone and not the premier phone that it’s been thought to be for the last 8 or so years. Once that happens, it won’t matter what YOUR set of analysts want people to think; the market will dictate the value of Apple on the lack of strength of the iPhone.

    Basically, Apple is the “iPhone Company”, and might as well change their name again to ‘iOS Inc.”.

  • Six Reasons Apple Closed 2015 With a Whimper

    01/01/2016 7:11:57 PM PST · 26 of 87
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Problem with your P/E ratios is that, most investors don’t buy a stock because of the earnings they’ll be getting from their investments. Most people who invest will be looking to ‘get rich’ via expectations of a stocks price going up.

    Earnings at Apple are great and fantastic, but, the stock and the market cap are what people (investors) get excited about.

    So, if the stock is what gets people excited, then the excitement subsides when it’s very noticeable that Apple is mostly a one-trick pony when it comes to sales and earnings. If the iPhone were to lose its appeal (which will happen sooner or later) and just became another good smartphone, then, Apple would be in deep ‘sheet’ when it comes to its market cap and company value, which is what is worrying market analysts. Right now, besides the Macs computers, Apple diversification can be spelled with on letter of the alphabet, that being ‘i’, or the iDevices. Not a great prospect.

  • Hillary Clinton To Admit To Being Lesbian In New Tell-All Book

    12/28/2015 6:49:43 PM PST · 66 of 102
    adorno to Kevin in California
    Hillary Clinton To Admit To Being Lesbian In New Tell-All Book

    Obama has known about Hillary's sexual preferences.

    And so, this admission from Hillary is just a step to open the way for Obama to also declare that he's gay.

    Two for the price of one.

    Hillary takes the first step, the shock waves die off after a short time, and BAM!, Obama seizes the opportunity to come out.
  • Poll: Americans see big government as the biggest threat to our future

    12/27/2015 8:04:38 PM PST · 25 of 26
    adorno to JSDude1
    "Americans see big government as the biggest threat to our future"

    Yet, the poll that most matters, show about 47% of people voting for big government.
  • WashPost Laments Hawaii's 'Embarrassing' Failure to Honor Obama

    12/27/2015 7:54:41 PM PST · 41 of 63
    adorno to Kaslin
    WashPost Laments Hawaii's 'Embarrassing' Failure to Honor Obama

    I'm with the Washington Post on this one.

    The first foreigner to make it to the White House, and Hawaii won't honor that distinction?

    We FR members 'honor' him with that 'distinction' all the time. We even recognize him as the first Muslim president.

    The people of Hawaii are such ingrates.