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Apple's mass appeal
Last Updated: 1:46 AM, June 29, 2010

Posted: 12:43 AM, June 29, 2010

With a slew of mental midgets lining up for hours in sweltering heat and torrential rain to waste their money on an electronic gadget, is it any wonder that most US voters are clueless on important matters concerning their own country ("I'm on the Line!" June 25)?

These fools can rarely think beyond the proverbial finite box and are easily swayed by smooth-talking politicians.

Elio Valenti

Brooklyn

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As I read your piece on the now-de rigueur overnight campouts and predawn lines of people who need to be among the first to "experience" a new Apple product, I found myself paraphrasing, of all people, Karl Marx.

Indeed, it seems that technology is the opiate of the asses.

D. Charak

Boca Raton, Fla.

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Would the folks who stood in line for hours in the hot sun to pay $300 for a phone be willing to stand in line for a church service, to volunteer to help clean oil off wildlife in the Gulf or to cast their ballot in an election?

Our values and priorities are misplaced. This is why the majority elected a president they know nothing about, who promised the farm and has nothing but blame for the United States all across the world.

Isa Taisey

High Rolls, N.M.


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/apple_mass_appeal_MqFU8fYmtWQa6c4rG24CVO

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