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Due to SI policy, political comments are off limits here, unless there is an issue that specifically affects Apple. See below for a bit more about this if you care.

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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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176606I also drank the GTAT Kool-Aid, but unfortunately didn't have the sense to sdavid195119 hours ago
176605MSFT and INTC were down--the explanation I heard was a PC chip glut. What doesBill from Wisconsin2yesterday
176604If you can't back up your opinion with displayable facts then we will have tclean86-yesterday
176603I agree with Herb, more hassle with rarely a price break. Its like coupons. You Ryan Bartholomew-yesterday
176602I take it that you can't verify your statement as being more than opinion frRyan Bartholomew-yesterday
176601More: Meijer Becomes The First Retailer To Accept Both CurrentC And Apple Pay [gMoonray3yesterday
176600My question wasn't based on your credibility or lack thereof, though that miHerbVic-yesterday
176599This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store BMoonray-yesterday
176598For every Galaxy Note 4 sold this year, 10 people will buy iPhones Samsung’s mMoonray1yesterday
176597Not to worry. Market is trying out a Halloween prank as a prelude to tomorrow.Moonray-yesterday
176596OK, the market is up all over so please don't tell me that Apple is down becaaplAnnie-yesterday
176595I have some business interests in this area, and our data shows the opposite - Apyslent-yesterday
176594Why Samsung hit a wall What happened? According to Dediu, the smartphone marketMoonray-yesterday
176593I agree with Herb, more hassle with rarely a price break. Its like coupons. You Doren-yesterday
176592Apple Earns AA- Credit Rating (AAPL) Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been given an “AA-Moonray-yesterday
176591All of the hullabaloo over treatment of Apple's suppliers in China kind of pDoren-yesterday
176590How Apple Pay handles a canceled credit card o~~~ OMoonray4yesterday
176589How could I, other than sharing our internal metrics? You don't have to beliRyan Bartholomew-yesterday
176588Apple still world’s top tablet seller: IDC IPad sales dip, but overall market fMoonray-yesterday
176587I had occasion to go to Kroger as my wife was unable to go. First time I'd i-node3yesterday
176586I have some business interests in this area, and our data shows the opposite - AHerbVic-yesterday
176585I bought GTAT several months ago during the Sapphire hype going into the iPhoneBill from Wisconsin7yesterday
176584My impression is that the quest for freebie/discount/rebate/cents-off programs sRyan Bartholomew-yesterday
176583Meijer is first MCX member to break ranks, continuing to support Apple Payalmaxel6yesterday
176582My previous experience with such systems includes the Kroger customer loyalty caRyan Bartholomew1yesterday
176581<i>Apple will probably have 85% share of the handset industry's operatJP Sullivan2yesterday
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