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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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197646In any case, what is indisputable is that the existing contracts, R&D, and cpyslent-5 hours ago
197645Buy Apple because the iPhone 8 'super-cycle' is ahead * Credit Suisse Moonray-6 hours ago
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197640CEO who once likened Apple to Hitler steps down o~~~ OMoonray-8 hours ago
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197634I appreciate the effort to clean up my response, however you do exactly what youPete_Y_48112 AM
197633Take Your First Ever Look at Apple's New Self-Driving Car, Which Was Just SMoonray-yesterday
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197631Pete_Y_48: There are several errors in your recent post. The Apple suits with kelseysuncle3yesterday
197630Also harder for companies like Apple to launch patent infringement cases againstPete_Y_48-yesterday
197629> thereby saving money for both parties and the taxpayers.Doren-yesterday
197628I think the latest Supreme Court decision applies only to lawsuits filed in the Art Bechhoefer1yesterday
197627Also harder for companies like Apple to launch patent infringement cases againstMoonray1yesterday
197626". . . harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dArt Bechhoefer-yesterday
197625Wall Street analyst predicts iPhone 8 will start at $870 and could cost as muchMoonray-yesterday
197624U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls' WAMoonray2yesterday
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