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Fleshing out the anti-politics policy

Having conferred with Brad via PM, I want to clarify this board's policy with respect to political discussions.

If a political issue affects Apple as a company more than it would most companies, it's fair game for discussion here. A hypothetical example would be if Congress were debating a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to download any media file to more than one device. Clearly, Apple would be affected a lot more by the outcome of such a debate than would, say, IBM, Dell, HP, etc.

If a political issue affects the macro economy in some way, but doesn't affect Apple any more than it would any other company, it is not a topic for discussion here.
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173434I think if you checked, you'd see that the time spent on smartphones is actuRyan Bartholomew-3 hours ago
173433I don't think you need the watch to be data enabled for this-- it would all Ryan Bartholomew-3 hours ago
173432I think if you checked, you'd see that the time spent on smartphones is actupyslent-3 hours ago
173431 Many people can't be bothered. But they jump at the opportunity when it is pyslent-3 hours ago
173430You don't need network capabilities for half those things (payments, biometrRyan Bartholomew-3 hours ago
173429The only real reason I can see for your scenario is as a way to break cellphone Ryan Bartholomew-3 hours ago
173428You could secure authorizations (including but not limited to payments), use GPSpyslent-4 hours ago
173427 The only real reason I can see for your scenario is as a way to break cellphoneslacker711-4 hours ago
173426I'm starting to get intrigued by the idea of an iWatch that has payment and Ryan Bartholomew14 AM
173425authenticated by a TouchID sensor on the strap. It may not have to be that comPete_Y_481yesterday
173424Great Mohs scale video. The most impartial video test I've seen so far. Thandavid19511yesterday
173423John Martellaro with what he expects from Apple on the 9th macobserver.com HurNeal Guttenberg1yesterday
173422I'm starting to get intrigued by the idea of an iWatch that has payment and pyslent2yesterday
173421How AAPL's 1-point gain this week stacks up with RadioShack: [graphic] o~~Moonray-yesterday
173420 [youtube video] [youtube video] iPhone 6 sapphire display torture tests: sanMoonray2yesterday
173419I suspect these guys were getting paid by Corning and potentially Nokia too. WhaHerbVic-yesterday
173418> Sapphire vs. Gorilla Glass: Which is More Durable? [Video] Who's gonnDoren-yesterday
173417Me too. My dad was pretty nice about the whole thing. He drove me and a buddy Doren-yesterday
173416[youtube video] [youtube video] Sapphire vs. Gorilla Glass: Which is More DuMoonray-yesterday
173415Is the implication that 50% of Apple's devs would suck it up to double theirpyslent-yesterday
173414> "Halt and Catch Fire" Its a well known fact that computers bloDoren-yesterday
173413Great pictures you posted. I wish I had taken some when I strolled throug HaighAJ Muckenfus-yesterday
173412SURVEY: 50% Of App Developers Would Ditch Apple If They Could Make More Money ElStock Puppy-yesterday
173411 Samsung's new smartwatch which Ryan will be happy to learn has 3G but it usRyan Bartholomew-yesterday
173410AAPL made another ATH today at $102.90. Did Samsung follow suit? [graphic] o~Moonray-yesterday
173409Apple, what's in your wallet? It’s not official, but good journalists at WiMoonray-yesterday
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