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Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Devastated Fire
Nobody knows how the fire that demolished a cathedral in Monday 15th April, started besides it was a freak accident. Well, I personally do not believe in accidental coincidences. Try to realize that a fire couldn't be extinguished even when a cathedral itself is situated on the (eye shaped) island on the river crossing, with numerous division of firefighters doing all they can and everything happening in the very center of Paris. With the whole world looking in it's direction, the church was demolished by the infuriating pyre. The fire in an eye, gets a completely new meaning... I am not trying to freak you out. It is said that a mentioned building was a symbol of the Christianity through out the history, but little it is known about the other side of a coin. What kind of a symbol? What kind of a history? I am just thinking out laud. Undoubtedly that building is a symbol of the hope, but it is also a symbol of the suffering that led to its creation. Ask me... ( why?) The building was created in the time when most of the population of France was immersed into the poverty, illnesses and misery, still the reign of that time done so little to change it but instead the means of power and assets of the control were focused to much material and, well, completely unjustified actions. Well, tell me something new, not much different than today, but still, there are many improvements. The world in which that building was created was so much different that the one we see today. It is pitiful yet to see how much meaning we put into the objects of the worship, and not to the matters of the importance or priority. Cover Image Source Map image
Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US: Donald Trump
President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the US. “Start building new plants now. Exciting!” Trump said Saturday in a tweet aimed at the Cupertino, California-based company. This week, Apple said that a proposed new round of $200 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese imports would raise prices on some of its products, including the Apple Watch and the Mac mini. The company is highly exposed to a trade war between the US and China. It makes many of its products for the US market in China, and it also sells gadgets including the iPhone in China, making them a potential target for Chinese retaliation against the Trump tariffs. In its letter this week to the Office of the US Trade Representative, Apple said that “because all tariffs ultimately show up as a tax on US consumers, they will increase the cost of Apple products that our customers have come to rely on in their daily lives.” The company said tariffs would hit “a wide range of Apple products,” including computers, watches, adapters, chargers and tools used in its US manufacturing, repair and data centers. Apple said the tariffs would raise the cost of its US operations and put it at a disadvantage to foreign rivals. The White House has accused China of stealing US intellectual property and forcing American companies to share their technology with Chinese companies. The tariffs would pressure China to stop that behavior, the administration has said. Apple said “it is difficult to see” how tariffs would advance the government’s goal. The presidential tweet is the latest salvo in a dispute between the Trump administration and companies that fear tariffs will hurt their business. The Trump administration has imposed tariffs of $50 billion on imports from China, mostly equipment and material used by manufacturers. CEO Tim Cook said in July that those measures had no effect on Apple. The company is concerned, however, about the Trump administration’s proposal to add 25 percent duties on another $200 billion in Chinese goods, including a wider assortment of consumer-related items.