President-elect Trump meets with Apple board member Al Gore at Trump Tower in Manhattan

“President-elect Donald Trump met with Apple board member and former Vice President Al Gore at Trump Tower on Monday,” Antonio José Vielma reports for CNBC.

“As he was leaving Trump Tower, Gore told reporters he had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect, and mentioned he also had an earlier meeting with Trump’s daughter Ivanka,” Vielma reports. “‘It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,’ he said. ‘I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.'”

“The former vice president joined the Apple board in 2003,” Vielma reports. “As of earlier this year, he owned a little more than 440,000 shares, according to filings.”

Read more in the full article here.

“Ivanka Trump is one of the most influential people in Trump’s life and is a member of his transition team, although she has said she does not plan to take an active role in her father’s administration,” Jenna Johnson and Juliet Eilperin report for The Washington Post. “Her husband, Jared Kushner, is one of Trump’s most trusted aides, and the couple are reportedly house-hunting in Washington.”

Johnson and Eilperin report, “While Gore was not personally close to Hillary Clinton — their relationship became strained in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and as they both vied for Democratic donors’ support during their respective political bids in 2000 — the former vice president campaigned on her behalf late in this year’s presidential campaign.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We certainly do live in “extremely interesting” times.

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“To be continued,” we’re sure.

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  1. Smoke some Cubans, make some deals, screw the little people, laugh, joke, shake hands, argue about what’s better, a 757 or a Gulfstream. Trump asks Gore if Apple is still in the computer business. Few seconds of silence then they both burst out laughing. Gore says, you do believe in Global Warming, don’t you. They stare silently for a few seconds, the burst out laughing even louder.

    Then they come out and talk shit about each other. Watch us pointlessly argue. Laugh at us later.

      1. Actually, RTFA fully before you spout anymore nonsense. Hint: Pay particular attention to the words “El Niño,” “La Niña,” and “Pacific Blob.”

        1. Why don’t you RTFA. The trend line is over a whole fucking 20 YEARS!!!! And it is UP! El Nino, La Nina are short term cyclical phenomena that we have had for a long long time and their effect is baked in over the long term. They cause short term fluctuations ONLY. The Blob is caused by lower than normal heat loss from the ocean to the atmosphere which hints at an insulating warm layer blanket….i.e. global warming due to blanket layer of CO2.

          1. Wrong.

            July 27, 2015: Temperature Fraud At NOAA

            The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend.

            They accomplish this through a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering, which corrupts the US temperature trend by almost two degrees.

            The biggest component of this fraud is making up data. Almost half of all reported US temperature data is now fake. They fill in missing rural data with urban data to create the appearance of non-existent US warming.

            The depths of this fraud is breathtaking, but completely consistent with the fraudulent profession which has become known as “climate science.”

            Stop being gullible pawns.

            Temperature Fraud At NOAA

            1. Is your pathetic post what passes for what will become known as Trumpian NR – New Reality as opposed to Actual or even Virtual Reality. You actually think you can overcome scientific consensus by quoting Fake news specifically created to make bogus claims…poor you.
              News for you. Just because your man_child orange agent Trump is a climate change sceptic, scientific reality will not change, it will continue to be a thorn in Trump reality land, where denialists will have to go off the nutter’s scale to defend their quaint cultist belief. Yay…the earth is flat. All hail NR.

            2. Your religion, “Man-Made Global Warming” is a fraud.

              I refuse to be silenced.

              1. I require verifiable facts, not specious temperature data that’s been fudged in order to create a desired outcome and promote a hidden agenda.

              2. The “natural cycles” have occurred for billions of years prior to the industrial revolution and will occur for billions of years to come.

              3. When the data can be massaged to produce whatever outcome is desired, I’m not buying it.

              4. The ease with which you Dem/Lib/Progs fall for a ruse designed to facilitate the transfer of monies from wealthy countries to the world’s shitholes is what’s really alarming here. “Question authority.” Isn’t that what your hippie parents used to chant on the commune? You pawns just line up, hop on board, and do what you’re told to do by ABC, NBC, CBS, Jon Stewart, Tim Cook, etc. I prefer to think for myself, thanks.

              There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.

            3. Yeah and I believe the moon is made of blue cheese.
              Prove your belief or leave the conversation to the grown ups who can tell the difference between facts and quackery bullshit.

            4. It is just like Germany in the 1930s where people’s racist bigoted tendencies were made ‘legitimate’ by a ‘strong’ leader. We have not yet seen the rise of the Brown Shirts to coral the rest of us but the Bigot in Chief hasn’t even taken office yet. Give it a chance yet. Maybe it won’t be very bad.

              After the masses realize that a government of the rich by the rich is for the rich, maybe they will finally resist and stop the rise of the oligarchy. In the meanwhile, we have to endure this political abuse. Its only 8 more years after all. Yes, the US voters are that thick.

            5. Perhaps it is not as bad as all that.

              I think this new government will think different, since Trump is not an abject minion of any establishment. He was a stealth candidate for Himself, and beat all the other horses with his own healthy instincts about people’s fear and loathing. It helped that he wasn’t taken seriously by any established politicos; he crept up on them. And it helped that Republican gerrymandering altered the district voting maps that led to his triumph in the electoral college.

              But with or without help, his ascendence to power has shaken the world political system to its roots. That may turn out to be a good thing. For one thing, it proves to the world once again that anyone can become President of the U.S. That individualistic aspiration is vacated by every other country on the planet. It signals that we still possess a really great, really egalitarian system, compared to the brutal and life-sapping theocracies, dictatorships, and oligarchies of the rest of the world.

              Trump does not want or need brown shirts to rough up people in the streets, in order to keep people in line with policy. His policies are fluid, consistent with his desire for popularity. He does not possess a specific political ideology, and that is genius, for it provides him freedom to propose shockingly novel policies.

              And finally, he is not, by any measure, a complete fool, subject to the hypnotic influence of a ruling class or any other imagined cabal. He’s conscious, and not anyone’s puppet.

            6. Your statements are well considered as were those who in England supported Germany in the mid 1930s saying that “it wouldn’t be that bad”.

              Those who don’t learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.

    1. It’s fairly obvious what an ungrateful paranoid lot you little ‘Trumpies’ are. Paranoid too, just like your leader. You act like some frightened kid who might lose his candy bar.
      Irony Alert! Your pathetic childish divisive ranting will absolutely fail at getting a consensus. Fail with reality and…utterly fail to rebuild America.

        1. Since when is political establishment domination a consensus of ‘the people’? All you have is a situation where the power brokers have even more power to rape and repress ‘the people’ in order to enforce yet more entitlement for the politico species that you Trumpians supposedly dispise. You have now elected a leader with no loyalty to anybody except business interests. The same business interests who have been raping and repressing ‘the people’ for decades. Who you gonna complain to when ‘that’ reality bites?
          Naive is thy name.

          1. You’ve obviously got nothing, Gotcha.

            F A C T S :

            • There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
            • Trump won 3,084 of them.
            • Clinton won 57.

            I’ll pause to let that sink in and let your look up the word “consensus.”

            • There are 62 counties in New York State.
            • Trump won 46 of them.
            • Clinton won 16.
            • In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
            • Therefore these 5 counties alone more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
            • These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.

            That’s for you “But, but, but she won the popular vote” morons. The race was to win electoral votes. Both campaigns were geared to do so, Popular vote totals were meaningless. Trump did not try to win the popular vote. He knew the rules and won by them.

            • The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.
            • When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
            • Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.

            Hence, the nearly divine wisdom of the founding fathers in creating the Electoral College.

            1. Yes, they let my family keep our guns. Just in case their successors changed their mind about our human and civil rights. Thank God the founding fathers were skeptical about governments, and left an escape clause.

    2. First 2014, Then 2016, your the kid that had a smart mouth when the teacher was there to protect you. Now you hide behind internet. I wish I could meet you in person. I’d beat you you to a pulp.

      1. Typical Dem/Lib/Prog. Can’t win on ideas, resorts to inciting mayhem instead. Like a frustrated child throwing a tantrum. Demanding recounts and marching/looting like the spoiled widdle baby snowflakes that you are.

        Real men are back in charge very soon – Thank God! – and there’s much work to do to clean up your feckless, unprepared dunce’s many messes now strewn around the world and at home.

  2. You are gonna need that wall as baking mexicans flee north, and Canadians may need a wall to keep out the scorched Texans, as the true north becomes the best land in the world. Winter is already a month late up here. Thank you, oil burning Texas!

  3. If I was diagnosed with some form of cancer and I went to 99 other doctors and 96 of them concurred with the original opinion who would I believe the three dissenters or the gross majority who gave the same opinion?

    Likewise, in business, there is a term called “risk management” and that means, in a nutshell you plan for the worst possible outcome and have steps in play to minimise or eradicate the the threat as the case may be. That is sound management.

    On the other hand you can blithely ignore possible threats and then if the worst case happens you are screwed because you didn’t plan for this outcome. It’s kinda of like Steve Ballmer discounting the importance of smart phones…and look what happened there.

    Frankly I don’t give a rodent’s posterior for information from fringe sites. When 97 percent of reputable scientists say global warming is a threat I prefer to err on the conservative side and take that threat seriously.

    And when my former students used to ask me to prove global warming was real I’d just tell them to look at their back yard and look for the changes.

    In Australia we’re having record temperatures practically every year. Our winters are getting shorter and shorter and our summers are now punctuated by bursts of heat and torrential downpours. More and more people in this country are dying from extended heat waves and larger parts of the country are becoming uninhabitable.

    As a retired teacher and businessperson I prefer to open my eyes and look at the long term and, frankly, if any company didn’t plan for worst case scenarios I’d view them as being pretty damn reckless and wouldn’t have anything to do with them.

    The world (and business included) is moving over towards alternative and cleaner methods of power generation. It’s happening and that’s it. You’re either a part of it or you become like Ballmer’s smart phone. End of story!

    1. A clear and present danger to people’s thinking is fringe web sites. Don’t trust them!

      I can start one today by drumming up stories about Area 51. For years, the government has covered up its acquisition of alien technology. But now, Obama has passed along this knowledge to Trump, who recently almost let it slip…!

      We can’t really know anything for certain, except for what was extracted by torturing extra-terrestrials who crash-landed in Nevada in 1946. We exploited that intel to develop the transistor, leading to the microprocessor, and the rest is history. No one wants to admit that aliens, not humanity, were the real innovators in computer technology; hence the cover-up.

      These ideas are not mine, and they are not new, but have influenced many gullible people including some of those who want to become our political leaders.

      1. Excuse me but are you honestly telling me that the Wall Street Journal is a fringe web site? And in the same breath are you honestly telling me that the world would be better off without alternative points of view? Really?!! You might want to think that one through.

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