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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2014 at 9:37pm

If it made a shitload of money and "created jobs" we probably would. In the 2016 elections, the republicans could interview Joe the queer.

Comment by Daniel W on November 6, 2014 at 9:26pm
Justice Ginsberg had said it woukd depend on a high level disagreement to bring it to the Surreal Court. I hope she's not planning to retire soon, But her vote is not enough.

What if all LGBT people formed a corporation, Would we have rights then?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2014 at 8:56pm

Really? One day after the election??

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/06/supreme-court-gay-marriage...

Hopefully this will be a good thing in the end, but when your future depends on a coven of staunch catholics, anything goes.

Comment by Daniel W on October 30, 2014 at 10:29pm

In some settings being atheist is "worse" than being gay.  I don't know about tech industry.

Comment by Nick Bottom on October 30, 2014 at 10:16pm

Do you think it's easier for Tim Cook to come out as gay than for another prominent public figure to come out as atheist? A company could lose a lot of business, methinks, if its CEO were to come out as atheist. I bet there are a lot of prominent public figures out there who won't come out as atheist because it could cause a significant loss in revenue for their enterprise. 

Comment by Daniel W on October 30, 2014 at 7:10pm

So....

If Apple is the Scientology of tech companies, does that make Tim Cook a gay L Ron Hubbard?

 

Apple is far too intrusive into the lives and information of all of it's customers, for me to think too many good things about it.  Cool, Cook is "family".  I wish "family" wasn't so dysfunctional.

 

I suppose, coming out after he has proven himself successful at running one of the most successful companies in the world, was a risky thing.  They might have fired him.

 

 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 30, 2014 at 6:01pm

Tim Cook cont.


From San Jose Mercury News


http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26830751/tim-cooks-essay-his...

Other prominent reactions:


"From one son of the South and sports fanatic to another, my hat's off to you, @Tim_cook." - Former President Bill Clinton, on Twitter


"Thank you Tim for showing what it means to be a real, courageous and authentic leader." - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg


"Our friend Tim Cook spoke out today -- and will help a lot of people by doing so. Leadership takes courage and we all applaud him as a leader and as a friend." - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg


"Bravo." - Twitter CEO Dick Costolo


"@tim_cook = Courageous. Proud to work for you and be your friend." - Apple executive Philip Schiller


"Respect." - Marc Andreessen, of Andreessen Horowitz, on Twitter


"If leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives, @tim_cook embodied that today." - LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 30, 2014 at 5:39pm

Good news/bad news


Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, penned an article in Bloomberg Businessweek officially revealing his sexual orientation.


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-30/tim-cook-im-proud-t...


He spoke with some wisdom:


Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.


The bad news - he said "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


Ya win some, ya lose some.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2014 at 11:22pm

It's very disturbing how situations like that can escalate so quickly.  But it's really great to see innocent bystanders stepping up to the plate and helping out without hesitation.  In fact the one guy, in the cowboy hat, initially took it upon himself to try and subdue the situation by talking. 

This video shows just how vulnerable we can be in any type of environment.    

Comment by Daniel W on October 24, 2014 at 10:49pm

Crazy guy in Dallas airport attacks man he thinks is gay "Because America".  Bystanders pile on and subdue him.

 

 


What a strange scene. Don't mess with Texans in an airport, anyway.
 

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