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Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 244

Exactly how many acts of terrorism, or even suspected terrorists in the USA came from the affected countries in the past couple of decades?

If you really thought that such bans will keep your family safe, you should be advocating loudly for bans affecting Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and many other countries.

The reasons that people say the travel ban is Islamaphobia is that it is not based on facts, Trump has a history of saying he wants to ban Muslims and places in which Trump has business interests appear to have escaped the ban.

This country should not adopt policies that are based in false fears.

Comment Re:sorry, no (Score 1) 447

"shipping"? It costs that much more to ship from China to New Zealand than from China to the USA?

In any case, ultimately, it's New Zealanders, not Apple, who is going to pay for this.

Maybe, maybe not. A rational actor sells products at the price that brings the most profit. If Apple's costs go up, that doesn't change the price expectations of Apple's customers.

Comment Re:sorry, no (Score 1) 447

What "benefit" does NZ provide to Apple? NZ didn't significantly contribute to the development, manufacture, or distribution of iPhones. All that happens is that iPhones arrive in NZ ports and New Zealanders buy them. And those activities are already heavily taxed through income taxes and sales taxes.

Please then explain why iPhones cost approximately 10% more in NZ than in the USA? Clearly there is some added value that had incurred in NZ.

Comment Re:FAKE NEWS! (Score 1) 516

If anyone thinks that Comey, or anyone high up in the intelligence cabal is on either the (R) or the (D) team, they are naive.

Comey and the other members of the Intelligence-Industrial complex have their own team. They exist to preserve and expand their own power and influence. Any help they give to the Republicans or Democrats is purely incidental to their own goals.

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