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Originally Posted by Mike395 View Post

Huh, when the thread about the itunes button was made, it was said that the negative opinions were due to Apple not actually doing anything, but instead offering a method for others to do something. They should donate themselves, seemed to be the biggest complaint.
Now that they actually did donate, on the very first page we already have multiple comments about how their donation was less than Samsung, they should have donated more, and that they'd rather serve their own self interests than donate more. Not that double standards when it comes to Apple are anything new here, but it's still pretty crazy to think about how they are so strong that they are criticized for both not donating to hurricane relief, and then later donating to hurricane relief.
To stay on topic, it's good that Apple donated, and it's good that Samsung donated, as well as any other company that decided to. Not because the companies can flex their muscles and tell people that they did (although that may be good for the companies themselves), but because the money is hopefully being used to help people who were hit by a devastating storm.
you are aware that such comments where in the samsung thread too, right ?
Im happy to see apple donating now.
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post #32 of 199
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Only on OCN would people be critical of a much needed donation to a good cause. This community is becoming worse than Gizmodo.

Not to drag it out into the rant fest it is sure to become, but if people throw money at a tragedy to essentially 'buy their reputation'... then yes, it's bad. Sure people are benefiting from it in the effected areas, but you have to wonder how much advertising they're doing there as well.
"See, Apple loves you! Now love us back and shop at our new Apple megastore we plan to open in some recently cleared areas of Lower Manhattan!"
Sometimes, aid with a catch is better off left alone. Hopefully the Red Cross puts it to use in a timely and effective manner.
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post #33 of 199
lol, OCN members are ridiculous

1.) Apple sets up iTunes to allow donations, OCN complains they're not donating any money themselves.
2.) Samsung donates money (along with literally hundreds of other corporations worldwide), OCN says Apple sucks because they haven't donated.
3.) Apple donates, OCN says Apple sucks because they didn't donate as much as ONE of the hundreds of other corporations worldwide.

Meter in my signature is now dropping another percent. Horray for close-minded one-sidedness!
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post #34 of 199
Kudos to Apple, very generous.
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lol, OCN members are ridiculous

Apple donates money from iTunes button in their name, making donation with official snobby letter.
All other companies just donated... their money.
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post #36 of 199
I did not find this, or am I endorsing it. Someone in my family was spreading this around to all of us, so I'll just post it here also so it can get critiqued for right or wrong:
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Before anyone throws away money in tomorrow's "hurricane relief telecast for the American Red Cross" here are some facts for you from their own tax returns.

This will make you sick. Last year the national chapter of the American Red Cross took in $3.58 Billion dollars, had $1.71 Billion in salaries, a total of $3.35 Billion in expenses, gave out in grants for aid $251 million. And made a profit of $233 million. Not a bad profit for a "Non Profit" organization. They gave back a whopping 7%.

Don't believe me, make your own account at Guidestar.org and you can check out their tax returns for yourself. I'll even email you the pdf if you'd like.
post #37 of 199
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The 7.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 52 people and injured hundreds more....
I thought you would know that given your location tongue.gif

The one in '76 was worse and closer to the capital. Luckily this was more off the coast and the country has improved it's building infrastructure. We'll be fine, the world would go broke for every 4.0+ earthquake that happened here, we're used to it.
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post #38 of 199
Nice public image adjustment attempt. What about the money that California voters had to increase taxes to make up for because of the taxes that evil companies like Apple evade?
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post #39 of 199
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Meter in my signature is now dropping another percent. Horray for close-minded one-sidedness!

I'm honestly quite surprised it isn't at ~2% right now.
post #40 of 199
FYI $2.5 million = roughly $35 per Apple employee. Anyone who has not donated at least that has no say in how much Apple has donated; they've essentially made a $35 donation for each of their ~73,000 employees.
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