Man, I hate that guy I used to love.
On CBS This Morning today, Mackey said that was "a bad choice of words on my part" because fascism "has an association with dictatorships." But, he added, in his opinion "we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care." Mackey sees too much government involvement and "not a system … where people are able to innovate."
Well, there’s no denying that fascism has a strong association with dictatorships. So strong, one wonders how anyone could use the word and only later remember that association.
“Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it, and that’s what’s happening with our healthcare programs and these reforms.” – Whole Foods CEO and self-professed libertarian John Mackey
After a 2nd Obama administration, maybe evolution will be acceptable to a majority.
They’re smug. They’re a minority with a disproportionate sense of self-importance. They deceive themselves and others (“It simply works.” — yeah, right). And just today a guy lambastes a Windows 8 app he is running on his Mac in a virtual machine — they’re unhinged and unfair.
Before long, there won’t be anyone alive who has left earth orbit, let alone reached or set foot on the moon, our closest neighbor. That is, unless the Chinese get their act together. We reached for the stars and decided it cost too much. We deserve to be stuck on this rock with each other.
This is anti-competitive corporate thuggery and bad for consumers. mjh
After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.
The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected.
Apple Inc. filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged legions of the country’s highest-paid patent lawyers to demand $2.5 billion from its top smartphone competitor. Samsung Electronics Co. fired back with its own lawsuit seeking $399 million.
But verdict, however, belonged to Apple, as the jury rejected all Samsung’s claim against Apple. Jurors also decided against some of Apple’s claims involving the two dozen Samsung devices at issue, declining to award the full $2.5 billion Apple demanded.