It is not often that Apple does something which we think is worthy of praise, so when the fruity cargo cult actually does something impressive we believe it should be encouraged.
At Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, a right wing conservative think-tank, and we use the term “think” loosely, demanded that Apple follow other US companies and continue to destroy the planet.
The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), is furious that Apple is turning towards green energy and hired Lisa Jackson, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to spearhead sustainability efforts for the iPhone-maker.
NCPPR General Counsel Justin Danhof that his group objects to increased government control over company products and operations, and likewise mandatory environmental standards.
Danhof said that Apple should be fighting against any government efforts which puts the environment over short-term profits.
He called for Apple to stop its environmentally friendly initiatives.
In uncharacteristic terms Cook hit back saying that despite the company’s mounds of cash, it is not in the business of caving into shareholder demands, especially politically motivated ones.
He said that Apple wanted to leave the world better than it found it.
Cook said that any who found the company’s environmental dedication either ideologically or economically ill advised, they can “get out of the stock,” Cook said.
Nice to see some climate-change flat-earthers get exposed as the money grubbing evil bastards that they actually are for once. Ironic that it has to be Apple doing the exposing.