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  • Tim Cook Says He's Ready To Pull Twitter From App Store Once President Xi Gives The Order

    11/29/2022 5:46:53 PM PST · by DFG · 17 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 11/29/2022 | Babylon Bee
    CUPERTINO, CA — Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed this morning that he's prepared to remove the Twitter app from the App Store but that he's waiting for orders from CCP President Xi before he makes a move. "I never make a business decision without first consulting the great and magnificent President Xi, blessings on his name," said Cook in a statement. "My company lives to serve the People's Republic of China and The Chinese Communist Party, and I will resign myself to his divine will." "If he gives the order, Twitter will be gone from the App Store." Cook emphasized,...
  • Apple emerges as a villain in China, Helps the CCP by shutting down iPhone apps that help protestors

    11/29/2022 11:38:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2022 | Monica Showalter
    With China's communist oligarchs tightening their grip on power as anti-COVID lockdown protests erupt across that country, who should step in to help the detested regime but wokester Apple, one of the most virtue-signally of all companies in the Silicon Valley. According to a report in Quartz, via Yahoo! Finance:Anti-government protests flared in several Chinese cities and on college campuses over the weekend. But the country’s most widespread show of public dissent in decades will have to manage without a crucial communication tool, because Apple restricted its use in China earlier this month.AirDrop, the file-sharing feature on iPhones and other...
  • Final Cook Political Report analysis puts House ‘easily’ in GOP’s reach

    11/08/2022 7:41:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2022 | MIKE LILLIS
    One of the country’s leading election handicappers says the House is “easily” within the reach of Republicans, who are heading into Tuesday’s midterm elections with the highest expectations that they’ll have control of the chamber next year. In their final analysis heading into the polls, election experts at the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan group based in Washington, acknowledged the lingering uncertainty surrounding this year’s outcome. But with the political winds shifting decisively to the GOP’s advantage in recent weeks, Republicans are all but guaranteed to flip the lower chamber, Cook said.
  • Cook Political Report shifts Senate forecast toward GOP

    11/04/2022 7:35:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/2022 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    The nonpartisan election handicapper Cook Political Report on Friday shifted its forecast of control for the Senate toward Republicans just four days out from the November midterms. Jessica Taylor, the Senate and governors editor for the Cook Political Report, said in her analysis that they were shifting their forecast of the race away from Democrats because the national environment as of late has been seen as more favorable toward Republicans and that issues like the economy and inflation are resonating more with voters now than abortion.
  • Cook Report shifts 10 Biden-won House districts toward GOP

    11/01/2022 11:32:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Nonpartisan election handicapper Cook Political Report shifted its ratings toward the GOP in 10 House races, all of which lie in districts President Biden carried by at least 8 points in 2020. The announcement marks the latest warning sign for Democrats that their support is declining in critical blue-state districts, including in Long Island, N.Y., suburban Portland and California.
  • Cook Report shifts Oregon governor’s race toward Republican

    09/16/2022 7:56:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/2022 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    The nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted the Oregon gubernatorial race toward Republicans on Friday, moving it from “lean Democrat” to “toss up.” Three candidates are vying for the seat of Gov. Kate Brown (D), who is term-limited: former state House Speaker Tina Kotek (D), former state House Minority Leader Christine Drazan (R) and former state Sen. Betsy Johnson (I). Cook Political Report attributed its ratings change to the fact that Johnson could act as a disruptor in the race given her fundraising advantage and her TV ad spending, leading to tied polling between Kotek and Drazan. “There’s a clear trend...
  • 89.2% of black Cook County third graders failed state English exam in 2021 [Chicago]

    09/04/2022 9:33:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 86 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | 8/26/2022 | Staff
    In Cook County, 89.2 percent of black third grade students failed the 2021 state English exam. This means 89.2 percent of black third graders are not proficient in English, which is considered a core skill for later success in life. These students struggle with understanding what they’ve read, recounting stories, and learning from illustrations like pictures of maps, according to the standards set by the state. Numerous counties saw all black third grade students fail to reach an acceptable proficiency level in English. Counties include: Alexander, Marion, McDonough, Pulaski, Jefferson, Henry, and Randolph County. Illinois report card data showed there...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Stars in Communist Chinese State Media to Praise ‘Inspiring’ Apps

    07/05/2022 11:25:22 AM PDT · by jeff_clark · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/5/22 | Jeffrey Clark
    The CEO of one of the largest Big Tech companies in the world appeared on Communist Chinese state-affiliated media to praise China for its “inspiring” and “innovative” app development scene.
  • Biden Considers Appointing Raskin as Fed Vice Chair

    12/28/2021 11:55:09 AM PST · by DFG · 14 replies
    The Street ^ | 12/28/2021 | Dan Weil
    President Joe Biden is thinking of naming Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair of the Federal Reserve in charge of banking supervision. That news comes from The Wall Street Journal, which cited knowledgeable sources. Raskin, currently a professor at Duke University law school, was previously deputy Treasury Secretary in the Obama administration and before that was a Fed governor. For two other open Fed seats, Biden is looking at Lisa Cook, a professor of economics at Michigan State University; and Philip Jefferson, an economist at Davidson College, the WSJ reports. Cook and Jefferson would both bring diversity to the Fed,...
  • The Absolute Best Way to Cook Shrimp, According to So Many Tests Never eat an overcooked, rubbery shrimp agan. Never!

    12/12/2021 2:25:10 PM PST · by mylife · 64 replies
    n Absolute Best Tests, our writer Ella Quittner destroys the sanctity of her home kitchen in the name of the truth. She's seared more porterhouse steaks than she cares to recall, tasted enough types of bacon to concern a cardiologist, and ranked potatoes from “most forgettable” to “potatoes we’d like to marry.” Today, she tackles shrimp. Humankind’s first known shellfish feast occurred sometime around 163,000 B.C., in a cave on the southern coast of South Africa. Many millennia later, excavators found a bowl of roughly two dozen edible creatures, including mussels and at least one barnacle that had previously resided...
  • Cook Political Report shifts three Senate races toward Republicans

    11/19/2021 6:29:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/2021 | Max Greenwood
    The Cook Political Report is shifting three hotly contested 2022 Senate races toward the GOP and into the toss-up column, a move that suggests a more favorable environment for Republicans. The Senate contests in Arizona, Georgia and Nevada once leaned toward Democrats. That changed on Friday when the nonpartisan election handicapper reclassified them as toss-up races, meaning that they could go in either direction. All three seats are currently held by Democratic incumbents, Sens. Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Raphael Warnock (Ga.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.). Republicans see those seats as their best pickup opportunities in 2022.
  • New IPhone 13 Will Require Vaccination To Unlock Screen

    09/14/2021 3:25:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 09/14/2021 | Babylon Bee
    CUPERTINO, CA—During the much-anticipated unveiling of the new iPhone 13 at this year's Apple Event, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the newest model and iOS will ask users to confirm vaccination status before unlocking the screen. "We here at Apple are doing our part to keep you safe by keeping our sacred products out of the hands of the filthy unvaccinated," said Cook as he paced the stage. "That's why starting with the iPhone 13, all Apple users will be required to scan their vaccination card in order to unlock their iPhones." The crowd stood to their feet and cheered...
  • Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi to warn her against disrupting the iPhone with impending antitrust bills

    06/24/2021 7:24:46 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    theverge ^ | Jun 22, 2021 | Sean Hollister
    Big Tech lobbyists are fighting “tooth and nail” against regulation Tech giants have repeatedly said they would welcome government regulation — if it’s the right regulation, of course. But faced with five antitrust bills that could unwind what the House Judiciary Committee described as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook’s “monopoly power,” Big Tech is bringing out the big lobbying guns. Apple CEO Tim Cook himself called Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “deliver a warning” that the “rushed” antitrust bills could disrupt the iPhone, according to The New York Times, and that’s not all: “Executives, lobbyists, and more than a dozen think...
  • Captain James Cook makes an accidental discovery?

    06/11/2021 10:55:58 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 25 replies
    Bing ^ | 6/11/2021 | Bing
    I use the Bing engine to avoid using Google. It's far less offensive than Google but it still is stricken with Wokeness too. The=y have history tidbits and this is what they have for today: "Captain James Cook makes an accidental discovery English explorer Captain James Cook's ship runs aground off the coast of Australia, in the world's largest coral reef system. The Great Barrier Reef was already well-known to the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples." Really? did the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples explored and map the the reef? Did they produce charts or any...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Donald Trump Should Be Held Accountable for Capitol Hill

    01/13/2021 10:12:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2021 | Lucas Nolan
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that President Donald Trump should be held accountable for the recent events at Capitol Hill, stating that “no one is above the law.” In an interview on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that President Trump should be held accountable for the recent events at Capitol Hill. CBS This Morning host Gayle King asked Cook his opinion on the issue of Trump’s role in the Capitol Hill protests in the following clip:
  • House Democrats optimistic for wins in 'ruby red' districts (Cook Barf Alert)

    11/03/2020 3:43:12 PM PST · by palmer · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | Gabriella Muñoz
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos predicted Tuesday that Democrats were going to perform well in “ruby red” districts this year. “I think we are going to see some wins in these deep red districts that over time you’re going to see going from ruby red to purple to even blue,” Ms. Bustos, Illinois Democrat, told reporters on an Election Day press call. ... Overall, Republicans have 17 seats considered a toss-up while Democrats only have nine and are likely to grow their majority by 10 to 15 seats, according to an analysis from the Cook Political Report. ....
  • How to Clean, Cook, and Eat Trout in the Backcountry

    10/16/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Outside ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Ryan Wichelns
    It's the lightest backpacking meal—and one of the easiest and tastiest Freshly caught trout tastes way better than a bag of freeze-dried slop. Backpacking food is often uninspiring. Because vegetables and meat are heavy and inconvenient, they often get left behind. And many easy-to-make, lightweight, dehydrated meals are bland or textureless. It’s a shame when you consider the wealth of free and delicious wild foods we’re surrounded by on so many backpacking trips. Plus, if you gather your meal at camp, it won’t weigh you down on the trail. If you want to go this route, your options are: get...
  • Cook Political Report sees 20 House races shift in favor of Democratic victory

    07/17/2020 7:57:28 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2020 | Gabriella Munoz
    House Democrats saw a boon to their chances to not only hold on their majority but to expand it in 2020, according to a new analysis from The Cook Political Report. The report found 20 House races in 13 states across the country have now shifted in the Democrats’ favor. “President Trump’s abysmal polling since the pandemic began is seriously jeopardizing down-ballot GOP fortunes,” David Wasserman, the House Editor for The Cook Political Report, wrote. “We may be approaching the point at which dozens of House Republicans will need to decide whether to cut the president loose and run on...
  • 13 easy recipes to cook in quarantine

    04/04/2020 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/04/20 | Eric Kim
    Wherever you are in the world, I hope you're safe and sound at home. As we all navigate the global COVID-19 crisis, it's important that we're still nourishing ourselves - not just our stomachs, but also our minds, our hearts, and our communities. As my colleague Brinda's grandmother texted her today from Singapore, "Don't get depressed. Sing, play on the piano, read novels, learn knitting and sewing, meditate - all these help." I don't know if I believe that the simple comforts of cooking will indelibly cure the ailments of today and tomorrow, but I do know that walking into...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sent Desperate Emails to Mike Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos

    03/10/2020 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/09/20 | ELIZABETH WAGMEISTER, MACKENZIE NICHOLS
    Newly unsealed court documents put Harvey Weinstein’s Rolodex on full display. The fallen movie mogul - who is now a convicted rapist facing up to 29 years in jail and will be sentenced Wednesday - once tried to save his career by emailing his famous peers, including billionaires, powerful agents and Hollywood titans. In emails, reviewed by Variety on Tuesday afternoon at the New York City criminal courthouse, where roughly 1,000 pages of documents were unsealed, Weinstein wrote to the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Quentin Tarantino, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Apple’s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue. The...