While you may be used to Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh offering thoughts on current political issues, last week he waded into the tech waters with a new comparison involving Apple, journalists, and the GOP.
Last Thursday, the talk radio personality said tech bloggers are biased against Apple the same way that the mainstream media is biased against Republicans.
“I would venture to say that nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple,” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “Apple is the equivalent of the Republicans on these blogs, and Google, Android, and Samsung are the equivalent of the Democrats. They’re perfect, they can’t do anything wrong, they’re ideal, and everybody hates Apple.”
Limbaugh, who recently celebrated 25 years in national syndication, is best known for edgy political commentary. But he is also a fan of tech blogs, and occasionally speaks well of Apple products on the program.
Limbaugh said he didn’t think even the minority of pro-Apple tech bloggers were Republicans.
“This entire universe of tech bloggers is probably liberal Democrat, in their politics,” Limbaugh said.
He added, “most of them think they’re young and hip, pop culture hip, that’s high-tech, of course it would be.”
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The National Security Agency surveillance scandal could now cost the federal government and its corporate cronies a cool $20 billion or more.
The NSA, Department of Justice, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the 12 companies allegedly collaborating with the government to conduct warrantless surveillance of American citizens are all named defendants in a class action lawsuit brought by former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch.
“Government dishonesty and tyranny against the people have reached historic proportions,” Klayman said in a statement. “The time has come for ‘We the People’ to rise up and reclaim control of our nation.”
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks $20 billion in damages, a “cease and desist” order, expunction of all phone and communication records collected by the government through its PRISM surveillance program and “full disclosure and complete accounting” of what the named companies have allowed the DOJ and NSA to do.
The companies named in the suit include the following: Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Skype, YouTube, Apple, PalTalk, AOL and Yahoo. Combined with Verizon, which has been named in a separate class action lawsuit, the users and subscribers of these companies reportedly comprise a majority of the U.S. citizenry, thus positioning the lawsuit to pit the American people against their government and its corporate collaborators.
“This and the Verizon class action will serve to unify all political and social persuasions in our great nation to wage a second American revolution, one that is peaceful and legal – but pursued with great resolve and force,” Klayman asserted. “If not, the government will control us, and this will mark the end of individual liberties.
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Apple will become the world’s first trillion-dollar company when its shares top $1,000 each, Wall Street analysts have predicted.
The technology giant’s shares were worth $633.38 last week as its stock price rose above Google’s for the first time.
Brian White, of Topeka Capital Markets, then claimed Apple’s sky-high share price will hit four figures within 12 months – making the company worth $1trillion.
He said in his report: ‘Apple fever is spreading like a wildfire around the world.’
Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, followed that up by claiming Apple stock will hit $1,000 – but by 2014.
The company, based in Cupertino, California, is already the most valuable company in the world currently valued at $590.82billion (£372billion).
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Let’s leap into the mind of a liberal, shall we? Oh .. I know it’s an ugly and treacherous journey, but if we don’t take a peek every now and then, how are we to know the dangers that await us if we stop paying attention. So … for today’s trip to the dark side, here’s how Democrats use the tax code to impose their proggie policies.
Apple is considering building a new facility. Reports show that it is down to two cities for its future development: Phoenix, Arizona or Austin, Texas. Austin has come forward with a mighty generous tax incentive package, offering tax breaks, etc. But then along come the Democrat politicians in Austin who thought: Hmm, maybe we should try to get more out of this deal. I know! We’ll give Apple these tax breaks but the company must agree to hire residents who are “economically disadvantaged.” A local TV station explained that Apple would have to “give preference to qualified applicants who are at or below the poverty line rather than those who may come across as the most attractive job candidates.”
Hold on a minute here. Just why ARE these people at or below the poverty line? There’s quite a few possible reasons, and you know what they are. They didn’t pay attention to their educations. They’re irresponsible in their private lives. They have a poor work ethic, if they have a work ethic at all. They’re more into drugs than they are into work. When they do get a job it lasts all of two or three weeks, then they just stop showing up at work. And THESE are the people Apple should hire if they locate their new facility in Austin? A good businessman will seek to hire people who show good judgment and a strong desire to work .. not welfare parasites and people who just couldn’t find a way to take advantage of the amazing opportunities that they have by virtue of being born here.
What’s more — since I’m clearly on a roll here — I completely agree with employers who don’t want to consider job applications from people who have been collecting unemployment checks for more than six months. There is work out there. It may not be the work you want — but it’s there. If you go more than six months without finding any way to earn any money – your work ethic sucks. Who needs you?
13. Best Buy
Specializing in electronics, Best Buy will offer big savings on technology starting at 12am Friday. Here are some highlights:
-Sharp 42-inch 1080p LCD TV for $200 down from $499
-Nikon Coolpix S8100 with CMOS Digital camera $150 down from $300
12. Old Navy
Old Navy will give the first of its Black Friday shoppers who spend more than $40 free Kodak EasyShare Sport digital cameras when it opens at midnight Friday, USA Today reports. The cameras are worth around $100. Find out more about Black Friday at it’s gobblepalooza.com promotion.
From November 22nd to November 28th, Amazon is offering top of the line smartphones for the reduced online price of just one penny, PC Mag reports.
Unlike many other stores offering Black Friday deals, Apple stores have chosen to keep the specifics of their Black Friday sales quiet till the day, announcing only that customers will be able to buy “iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list,” The Washington Post reports.
9. Wal Mart
Walmart, which will open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, is offering a number of deals for Black Friday shoppers including video games and big screen TVs. Here are a few highlights:
-Xbox 360 with Kinect and a $50 gift card for $199.96
-Black and Decker 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Drill with 100 Accessories and Carry Case, $60 down from $99.99
8. Office Depot
Among other savings, Office Depot is offering the Blackberry Playbook for $199.99 down from $299.99 from7am Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the store is offering the 15.6″ Toshiba Intel Core laptop for $399.99. The computer is normally $629.99.
Starting at 5:30 am Thanksgiving Day, Radioshack will offer Black Friday savings including an Amazon Kindle with with special offers and a gift card that costs $10, but is worth $79 Chicago Tribune reports.
Opening at 6am on Black Friday, OfficeMax is offering discounts on printers, among other deals. Some deals include:
-Canon MX870 Color Inkjet PIXMA Wireless All-in-One $80, down from $250
-HP Color Inkjet Photosmart Premium Wireless e-All-in-One $79.99, down from $199.99
From 6am to noon on Black Friday, Staples will offer savings including a Targus Leather iPad Cover for $9.99 (normally $50) and an HP Photosmart Plus wireless printer for $49.90, from $149.99, and more.
Despite a petition with thousands of employee signatures protesting the hours, Target will open at midnight on Black Friday. Scheduled deals include:
-Nikon L105 Digital Camera for $99.99, down from $199.99
-KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer for $199, down from $249.99
Macy’s will open at midnight Black Friday for the first time in the department store’s history. Selected store items will be between 20 and 50 percent off.
Gap is offering 60 percent off selected in-store items Wednesday through Friday, ABC reports.
1. Toys ‘R Us
Toys ‘R Us will be one of the retail chains to open its doors earliest this year at 9pm on Thanksgiving Day. The toy store is offering discounted video games and is expecting high-demand for classic toys like Barbie and Hot Wheels. One sale item: The Atari Flashback 3, a classic Atari 2600 with 60 included games, will go for 50 percent off at $24.99, PC Mag reports