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    in the mix no matter how you feel about them given their worldwide membership - is that the inherent conflict between the aims of a business concern (making money) and the aims of a government (whatever it is that day) will come to a head in this particular situation unless both parties go to great pains to avoid that moment where they cannot avoid being at cross purposes.

    It is probably safe to say that one of the reasons that the spying apparatus is so angry with Snowden is that he has upset that delicate balance between the government symbiotically sucking off of the teat of these businesses' treasure trove of data mining versus ending up being parasites that kill these that lay these golden eggs.

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