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From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:07:32 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <527017.41327.qm@web82404.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>, Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@few.vu.nl>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
I guess the best question of the moment is whether French cheese should be aged 
60 years or 62 years.
Michael A. Norton

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
To: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@few.vu.nl>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Sent: Wed, October 20, 2010 8:44:02 AM
Subject: Re: My NAFTA

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
>Dr Rinke Hoekstra
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