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Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post

Come on people, credit where credit's due.
People over there are really suffering through this, and all we (OCN) can do is bag apple out for making an
EASY, PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE way for people to help out.
Sure, if they were taking a cut then OUTRAGE, but they're not.
Let's back off the bandwagon just this once ey, out of respect for the people struggling if nothing else.

There are many others. This just makes Apple look good when they're not doing much.
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You donate your money, but it is donated in apple's name!, I'm sure this only helps them evade taxes? if you want to donate to the red cross do it yourself!

Was wondering about this. They are probably donating 100% of it but in whose name? Tax write off is in order if they're doing it in theirs which would be extremely shady.
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Yes, there are others doing a fantastic job also. But why detract from ANYONE who has made even the smallest efforts.

The point I'm getting at:

How many people will stumble upon the Red Cross website today compared to a large Tech company.

It's simply giving people an option they otherwise mightn't have had.

Bash them for their maps or something, but not for this, however small the effort made is.
 
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Come on people, credit where credit's due.
People over there are really suffering through this, and all we (OCN) can do is bag apple out for making an
EASY, PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE way for people to help out.
Sure, if they were taking a cut then OUTRAGE, but they're not.
Let's back off the bandwagon just this once ey, out of respect for the people struggling if nothing else.
This, there are other options BUT Apple is doing SOMETHING which is better than nothing! Which a lot of other companies are doing. redface.gif
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My lord, with comments like that, you'd better be damn sure you've helped in some small way.

Eh, why do I need to "help"? I have enough problems of my own. I'm allowed to make my comments and feelings known, though. It's called freedom of speech. Apple aren't giving anything. I would've had respect if they were.

This website:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/blog/2012/10/thinkgeeks-hurricane-sandy-don.html

Gives $1,000

Apple is worth 500bn in the bank, gives nothing.
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Who cares what avenue you donate through? Millions of people NEED the money, I am happy to donate 100 dollars since I am fortunate enough to be able to do so.
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Eh, why do I need to "help"? I have enough problems of my own.

Enough said.
 
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post #18 of 274
Apple is making easier for their user base to donate to charity, which in turn helps those in the wake of Sandy. How that can be spun into a bad thing is stunning.

Could Apple donate? Sure. So could any one of other "oh-so-coveted-on-OCN" companies... though I'll let other users fill in the blanks with companies they hold so dear.

It's absurd how far blind Apple hatred will go on these forums, it's truly is just downright pathetic.
    
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Amen.
 
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It's absurd how far blind Apple hatred will go on these forums, it's truly is just downright pathetic.

This thread will surely be the benchmark for identifying the true bottom-feeders on OCN.
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