Santa Fe welcomes world's newest movi...

Santa Fe welcomes world's newest movie studio

There are 6 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from Oct 8, 2011, titled Santa Fe welcomes world's newest movie studio. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

This historic high mountain state capital and artistic enclave, long a favorite vacation and second home destination for celebrities, is expanding its star power this month with the opening of the world's newest movie studio.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Greenbrier, AR

#1 Oct 8, 2011

Are theses the Jobs Obama is trying to create?


“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Greenbrier, AR

#2 Oct 8, 2011

What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs

Supposedly, a great man's reputation can withstand a full accounting. And, truth be told, Jobs could be terrible to people, and his impact on the world was not uniformly positive.

Jobs never seemed comfortable with the idea of fully empowered workers or a truly free press. Inside Apple, there is a culture of fear and control around communication; Apple's "Worldwide Loyalty Team" specializes in hunting down leakers, confiscating mobile phones and searching computers.

Apple applies coercive tactics to the press, as well. Its first response to stories it doesn't like is typically manipulation and badgering, for example, threatening to withhold access to events and executives. Next, it might leak a contradictory story.

But Apple doesn't stop there. It has a fearsome legal team that is not above annihilating smaller prey. In 2005, for example, the company sued 19-year-old blogger Nick Ciarelli for correctly reporting, prior to launch, the existence of the Mac Mini. The company did not back down until Ciarelli agreed to close his blog ThinkSecret forever. Last year, after our sister blog Gizmodo ran a video of a prototype iPhone 4, Apple complained to law enforcement, who promptly raided an editor's home.

And just last month, in the creepiest example of Apple's fascist tendencies, two of Apple's private security agents searched the home of a San Francisco man and threatened him and his family with immigration trouble as part of an scramble for a missing iPhone prototype. The man said the security agents were accompanied by plainclothes police and did not identify themselves as private citizens, lending the impression they were law enforcement officers.
Sweatshops, Child Labor and Human Rights

Apple's factories in China have regularly employed young teenagers and people below the legal work age of 16, made people work grueling hours, and have tried to cover all this up. That's according to Apple's own 2010 report about its factories in China. In 2011, Apple reported that its child labor problem had worsened.

In 2010, the Daily Mail managed to get a reporter inside a facility in China that manufactures products for Apple and the paper shared a bit about what life is like:

With the complex at peak production, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the global demand for Apple phones and computers, a typical day begins with the Chinese national anthem being played over loudspeakers, with the words:'Arise, arise, arise, millions of hearts with one mind.'

As part of this Orwellian control, the public address system constantly relays propaganda, such as how many products have been made; how a new basketball court has been built for the workers; and why workers should 'value efficiency every minute, every second'.

With other company slogans painted on workshop walls - including exhortations to 'achieve goals unless the sun no longer rises' and to 'gather all of the elite and Foxconn will get stronger and stronger'- the employees work up to 15-hour shifts.

Down narrow, prison-like corridors, they sleep in cramped rooms in triple-decked bunk beds to save space, with simple bamboo mats for mattresses.

Despite summer temperatures hitting 35 degrees, with 90 per cent humidity, there is no air-conditioning. Workers say some dormitories house more than 40 people and are infested with ants and cockroaches, with the noise and stench making it difficult to sleep.

A company can be judged by how it treats its lowliest workers. It sets an example for the rest of the company or in Apple's case, the world.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Greenbrier, AR

#3 Oct 8, 2011

Worshiping Steve Jobs or any other is a mistake.

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#5 Oct 8, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
Are theses the Jobs Obama is trying to create?
As a matter of fact, it's actually part of Putin's communist propagandist machine.

They will be making a film with Putin running around without his shirt on in a sea of gloopy, spilled gulf oil, with Obama chasing him in his limousine, as both of them chase after the elusive, long lost Karl Marx hand-signed copy of the Communist Manifesto.

Of course, they'll be stopping for waygu, kobe, lobster, and arugula breaks.

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#6 Oct 9, 2011
NO WHERE in this article is there a mention of President Obama or Steve Jobs. Do you, the laughing liberal and your alter ego Wartime, even read the articles before posting your anti-Obama tripe or even your let's 'piss on the dead crap?

Your posts just goes to prove that you are suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome,lack human decency, and that your cheese has finally slid off your cracker.

You and your merry band of psychotic alters have now been shown for what you really are and are summarily dismissed.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#7 Oct 9, 2011
It would be nice if the liberal hacks in Hollywood could make a decent picture. What good is a great studio in an industry infested with nepotism and mediocrity.

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