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2020-06-02 8:42:26 AM  
Next time just smash the phones and leave them in the store, then.
 
2020-06-02 9:06:19 AM  
Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-06-02 9:11:51 AM  
Apple probably has a way to turn the tax writeoff into a profit.
 
2020-06-02 9:12:45 AM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.


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Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.
 
2020-06-02 9:13:48 AM  

guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

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Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.


I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.
 
2020-06-02 9:14:48 AM  
It's not like looters are super smurt.
 
2020-06-02 9:16:18 AM  
Looting doesn't solve anything to begin with. If it was a small family-owned business it might have irreparable damage done to their livelihood and family, even if they had insurance.
 
2020-06-02 9:17:12 AM  

Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.


Wat
 
2020-06-02 9:17:20 AM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.


They forgot to burn it down
 
2020-06-02 9:17:48 AM  

Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.


The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.
 
2020-06-02 9:18:10 AM  
Still good for parts on the underground market.

The screens, batteries, and camera parts could fetch a dime or two at independent fix 'em shops....
 
2020-06-02 9:18:43 AM  

Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.


Yup. It will be passed along to property owners in the affected neighborhoods in the form of higher premiums, which will then be passed along to the residents in the form of higher prices.
 
2020-06-02 9:19:36 AM  
Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.
 
2020-06-02 9:19:39 AM  

dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.


This is a farking Apple store...not some small business.
 
2020-06-02 9:21:59 AM  

wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.


Who is defending the looters, exactly?
 
2020-06-02 9:22:30 AM  

guestguy: dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.

This is a farking Apple store...not some small business.


So Apple Corporation is also a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for?
 
2020-06-02 9:23:59 AM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.


If you think capitalism is a problem why are you stealing things that you can pretty much only turn around and resell?  That would be very capitalist of you.
 
2020-06-02 9:24:01 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: Still good for parts on the underground market.

The screens, batteries, and camera parts could fetch a dime or two at independent fix 'em shops....


Cell Phone Chop Shop is the name of my Pet Shop Boys tribute band.

/iPhone boys and Android girls
//Android girls
 
2020-06-02 9:24:24 AM  

wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.


I'm certain that only the looters are defending the looters.
 
2020-06-02 9:25:06 AM  

Dork Gently: .

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.


Yeah, but, the idiots that buy insurance in the first place, should be butt f$$ked for buying it.

The concept is silly. The people selling it hope you never use it. That is just dishonest.
 
2020-06-02 9:25:43 AM  

guestguy: dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.

This is a farking Apple store...not some small business.


Yes, and people work there.. I guess they could ship the workers to other stores, but it is still costing jobs and revenue for the city.
 
2020-06-02 9:25:54 AM  

kdawg7736: Looting doesn't solve anything to begin with. If it was a small family-owned business it might have irreparable damage done to their livelihood and family, even if they had insurance.


Sure but those same people lobby against sick pay.
 
2020-06-02 9:27:28 AM  
Insurance policies available to little people doesn't cover losses due to riots. Small business owners and individuals will be paying for damages out of pocket.

Larger entities, such as Apple, can get riot insurance on the wholesale insurance market, which ultimately means that they will be made whole by all of us through our insurance premiums.

Money moves upwards, costs move downwards.
 
2020-06-02 9:27:30 AM  

dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.


those additional costs are usually factored in as "lost wages", as a former casualty ins company employee I can tell you that most plans take into consideration all aspects of what constitutes as loss. That being said, as with everything, not all policies are the same, and not every business will purchase the correct policy for their needs, but it's unfair to say there is no possibility of remuneration for these losses.

/read your policies people!
 
2020-06-02 9:28:36 AM  

Dork Gently: guestguy: dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.

This is a farking Apple store...not some small business.

So Apple Corporation is also a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for?


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2020-06-02 9:28:43 AM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.


I doubt that any of the looters are thinking that they are sticking it to capitalism.

They are just opportunists.
 
2020-06-02 9:29:33 AM  
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2020-06-02 9:29:42 AM  

dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.


????
Actually most places rent their space. So the owner gets paid. Not the tenant. LOL. The natives was correct you can't own land. Can't was a mistranslation. You shouldn't own land. LOL.
Now who's the Tonto?
 
2020-06-02 9:30:04 AM  

baronbloodbath: Cdr.Murdock: Still good for parts on the underground market.

The screens, batteries, and camera parts could fetch a dime or two at independent fix 'em shops....

Cell Phone Chop Shop is the name of my Pet Shop Boys tribute band.

/iPhone boys and Android girls
//Android girls


"Andrioid Girls" is the name of my all-female Devo tribute band.
 
2020-06-02 9:30:17 AM  

kdawg7736: Looting doesn't solve anything to begin with. If it was a small family-owned business it might have irreparable damage done to their livelihood and family, even if they had insurance.


Looting a large corporation's stores only puts the working stiffs out of a job.  That company just writes everything lost off and collects the insurance payout.

If the store was profitable they'll rebuild it, if it wasn't they are handed an excuse to not reopen it on a silver platter.  They don't even have to look like the bad guys when those employees lose their jobs permanently.
 
2020-06-02 9:31:06 AM  

Dork Gently: guestguy: dwrash: Dork Gently: guestguy: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Yeah but if you think capitalism is a problem, then you are still sticking it to the system.

[i.imgflip.com image 540x264]

Pretty sure the insurance company will pay for the stolen goods...so it's not like you're putting a dent in Apple, or even that particular store at all.

I'm always amazed by people who post things that imply "insurance companies" are a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for.

The insurance may help with the money, but they rarely are they people with the brooms sifting through the wreckage seeing what can be salvaged... they are rarely dealing with the contractors that need to be hired to come and fix things.. they aren't paying employees while they sit on their hands because they cannot work.. and then the business owner needs to hire and train all new staff when they get back up and running.  Insurance rarely covers lack of business revenue.  Insurance covering property is probably less than half the cost the business owner has to deal with.

This is a farking Apple store...not some small business.

So Apple Corporation is also a magic source of money that nobody has to pay for?


Apple 🐑 can afford it
 
2020-06-02 9:34:17 AM  

Marcos P: [Fark user image 425x398]


Be careful, someone will accuse you of being a centrist.
 
2020-06-02 9:35:54 AM  

guestguy: wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.

Who is defending the looters, exactly?


Scroll up to the top.
 
2020-06-02 9:37:10 AM  

waxbeans: Apple 🐑 can afford it


You mean, its consumers can afford it.

Can we just consider the looting as kind of a tariff?
 
2020-06-02 9:37:38 AM  
I'm sure no one RTFA, but this really bugged me:

Folks who looted the Apple Store at The Grove are in for a rude awakening ...

Where the fark is "The Grove?" Only in paragraph 6 do they suggest that it's in the Los Angeles area somewhere. A farking national publication forgets that not all its readers live in the L.A. area and are not intimately familiar with its subsections.

/Remembers "proximity to NY/LA/Atlanta" section of the Fark book.
 
2020-06-02 9:38:35 AM  

Marcos P: [Fark user image image 425x398]


Or here.
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2020-06-02 9:38:38 AM  

wademh: guestguy: wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.

Who is defending the looters, exactly?

Scroll up to the top.


Which post, specifically?  I don't see anyone defending the act of looting...I guess the closest thing is the person saying it was sticking it to Capitalism somehow, which I think is naive (as I pointed out).  Still hardly defending the looters though, more speculating on their motivation.
 
2020-06-02 9:40:48 AM  
The looters are already figuring it out ... looted phones are displaying messages that read, "This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted."

Why give them that warning? They'll ditch the stuff. Track them and arrest them.
 
2020-06-02 9:41:12 AM  

dwrash: waxbeans: Apple 🐑 can afford it

You mean, its consumers can afford it.

Can we just consider the looting as kind of a tariff?


Yes, I'm sure the act of looting this one store will be felt by anyone who purchases Apple products. *eyeroll*

To be clear, this isn't me defending looting...looting is wrong, should be punished, and distracts/detracts from the real message being conveyed.
 
2020-06-02 9:42:13 AM  
The headline led me to assume that some looters' iphones had synced up to the store's wifi, identifying them, and that Apple then bricked their existing iphones in retaliation.

I'm a little disappointed.
 
2020-06-02 9:45:14 AM  

baronbloodbath: Cdr.Murdock: Still good for parts on the underground market.

The screens, batteries, and camera parts could fetch a dime or two at independent fix 'em shops....

Cell Phone Chop Shop is the name of my Pet Shop Boys tribute band.

/iPhone boys and Android girls
//Android girls


For some reason that made me thing of "Punk Rock Girl" by The Dead Milkmen.

ONE SATURDAY I TOOK A WALK TO ZIPPERHEAD.

Zipperhead is gone, but the ants are still on the facade of the building.....
 
2020-06-02 9:49:01 AM  

lycanth: Marcos P: [Fark user image image 425x398]

Or here.
[Fark user image 425x397]



Everyone can create their own chart and we can hang them all on the refrigerator.
 
2020-06-02 9:52:17 AM  

Marcos P: [Fark user image 425x398]


The problem with being in the center is that extremists will accuse you of agreeing with everyone else who found themselves in the center.


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2020-06-02 9:53:01 AM  

guestguy: wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.

Who is defending the looters, exactly?


Oh Jeez. You shoulda joined us in the protest/riot thread last night. Fark rues prohibit me naming names, but you can scan through and you'll see people defending the rioting and the looting. I was as if they couldn't mark a difference between protesters and rioters.
 
2020-06-02 9:53:11 AM  
I told y'all yesterday that Apple tracks every serial number.
 
2020-06-02 9:54:45 AM  

way south: Marcos P: [Fark user image 425x398]

The problem with being in the center is that extremists will accuse you of agreeing with everyone else who found themselves in the center.


[Fark user image image 522x567]


Cookie Monster is my homie tho
 
2020-06-02 9:54:55 AM  
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2020-06-02 9:58:44 AM  
It's good news for Apple ... our sources say the recent looting at Apple Stores across the country, which includes at least two Apple Stores in L.A., is not as bad as it looked at first glance.

Well thank god. Everybody hold your iphones extra close today. A bunch of thugs threatened the future of runaway capitalism. But you won't let them win, I know!
 
2020-06-02 10:03:27 AM  

acad1228: guestguy: wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.

Who is defending the looters, exactly?

Oh Jeez. You shoulda joined us in the protest/riot thread last night. Fark rues prohibit me naming names, but you can scan through and you'll see people defending the rioting and the looting. I was as if they couldn't mark a difference between protesters and rioters.


There's definitely people on the other side of the aisle who refuse to mark a difference between the protesters and rioters...they use the actions of the latter to demonize the former as well.

Sympathizing with the anger that can fuel violent actions is not the same as defending violence or looting...though I imagine that's how you and others interpret it many times.  I have seen very few instances of people actively, vocally supporting those actions.
 
2020-06-02 10:03:35 AM  

guestguy: wademh: Funny thing, the looters value property more than people's lives. And people defend them. Crazy.

Who is defending the looters, exactly?


Everybody who excuses them by claiming it's part of the protests, "it isn't really violence to break into businesses and burn them down" and so on. So about 99% of Twitter, Facebook, Fark, etc.

The racist cops are a bigger, more entrenched problem, but that doesn't mean the looters are in any way in the right.
 
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