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From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:44:02 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <72777.30870.qm@web112620.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@few.vu.nl>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Thanks for the information.  I will update attempt some updates.  The Federal Reporting Model used in the Trade and Security matters has many components.  At the moment I have my hands full just trying to convince people that there is such a thing as the Federal Reporting Model*.

It all goes back to a famous remark by Charles De Gaulle:
"How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
".  I think the answer is: You govern it like the Public Sector of any other nation, but admit the impossibility of gaining a monopoly on the cheese business if you are in the Private Sector.  The recipe for cheese #247 is in some French kitchen right now, and the important part (for Government) is that it's a *French* kitchen, not that it's another cheese. 

* also known as For Statistical Purposes Only (FSPO)


--- On Wed, 10/20/10, Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@few.vu.nl> wrote:

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@few.vu.nl>
Subject: Re: My NAFTA
To: "Gannon Dick" <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:50 AM

Hi Gannon,

Interesting stuff.. I also had a look at your "My Netherlands". As of 10-10-10 the Netherlands Antilles have ceased to exist as a country within the kingdom. Curacao and Sint Maarten are now independent countries as well. Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire are now 'special municipalities' of The Netherlands (the country, not the kingdom).


On 19 okt 2010, at 23:45, Gannon Dick wrote:

> A set of files for NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is posted. Canada, Mexico, US were the signatories, but that then includes other Entities in the broader scheme of things, Palau, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam etc..  This extends the region down to the State or Province level.  There are about 3200 members at the "County" level, which is a bit much for a web page without filtering.
> The file is very much like "My European Union", or Trade Groups.
> http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/xslt
> --Gannon

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