They escorted a woman with a gunshot wound to the head from the building ?
That's big of them. Did they consider calling a doctor ?
An Apple employee was found dead in a conference room at the iPhone giant's HQ in Cupertino, California, this morning. A gun was discovered nearby. Cops were called to the One Infinite Loop campus at about 8.35am. Sgt Andrea Urena of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office described the death as "isolated incident," adding "nobody …
It's at times like these that I think, my thoughts aren't really with them, or their families.
This is obviously unfeeling, and I accept that, but I counter with the fact that, today, several hundred Syrians died. Were your thoughts with them?
This is not a real criticism of anyone who has a different opinion, I'm just sadly, madly, cynical with someone in Apple HQ dying being given more apparent value than someone dying in street in somewhere with less shiny things to sell.
The world is awful. At times like this my own thoughts become dominated with my family :-(
It's called "Virtue signalling" and is very much a modern phenomenon . Its a product of the "social media" generation although here in the UK at least, you could say that it all began with the death of Diana.
People scrabble to indicate to others just what a lovely, nice person they are by the simple expedient of claiming sympathy for complete strangers ( or people they may *think* they know vicariously) and of course this makes them a better, nicer person then *you* because if you now say "I have sympathy for x" you're simply following their lead. There was a very interesting article about it in The Spectator late last year.
Whilst it almost certainly had nothing to do with the fatality, if your appetite for risk is strong enough to allow you to put all your eggs in what you perceive to be a very lucrative basket and you play the futures market the margin calls triggered by a 6.4% drop could wipe you out.
Having your retirement plan in a single stock is one thing - risky, but in a company with a balance sheet and P/E as clean as Apple's not a huge risk as long as you don't "set it and forget" for years and years. Having your retirement in an options market bet where a 6.4% drop can wipe you out is just stupid YDI territory. Might as well cash it out and pick a number on the roulette wheel to put it on.
"Seriously, can we not turn this into Yet Another Useless Debate About Gun Control? Next thing you know somebody will Godwin this thread. Thank you."
Who died and elected you Fuhrer?
It is interesting that the wound was caused by a gun, I personally would have expected it to be caused by a gun shot.
In the grand scheme of things though, Andromeda Galaxy is barely affected...
(Sadly, this incontinent gun event has already received more attention than a marriage party gate crashed by an incontinent Hellfire missile. It's all a matter of perspective. What a world. I hope Shalmaneser is recording all of this.)
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