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  •  Yes, I am fully aware of the shellgame (3+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard, mimi, Tam in CA

    happening in Europe

    Before PRISM, there was a hot debate by consumer advocates in Europe that the Euro elites were watering down data protection (privacy) reforms because the Americans (specifically American companies) were requesting it.

    The original form had teeth it (up to 2 percent of revenues for private sector violations) with clear standards, with th elater now being watered down to cost benefit risk analysis that companies perform themselves rather than imposed by regulators.

    That's the state of the proposed "reforms" to capture compnaies like Google who aren't considered according to a recent EU court to be "data controllers" (which should be understood as private parties collecting data and the definition  should instantly tell you how bullshit the ruling was)

    Since PRISM, the Euro Elites are trying to spin the same water down bill as "tough reform measures that must be passed" because of PRISM or trying to slow things down so that the crisis will pass

    If the two strategies sound familar is because its straight out of President Obama and President bush's play book

    Use a crisis to do what you were going to do anyway. Claim that we must slow down once advocates for tougher reforms gain a foot hold in the public's mind when they see what's happening.

    the tactics are pretty clear and prevalent in the EU and the US at this point.

    So I say all that ti emphasize, yes, I know the EU elite are equally fully of shit and selling their people down the river

    •  I didn't intend any "You don't know but I do" vibe (0+ / 0-)

      Sorry if I came across as sounding that way. My last coupla comments got away from me a little and ended up being more directed to "the reader" in general than to you personally.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ☮ ♥ ☺

      by lotlizard on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 01:45:21 PM PDT

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      •  I didn't feel you were saying anything (1+ / 0-)
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        And even if you were don't worry about that kind of thing with me

        I am not shrinking violet and there's nothing wrong with  saying what ever you want to say withou walking on egg shells

        I am of civility for its own sake. I am a fan o people saying what they want to say

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