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E.U.-U.S. Airline Pact In Trouble


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RC
- 2549 days ago - cbsnews.com
Thank goodness that the European Union feels that "Sharing Passenger Data Violates Privacy Law." Yessirree, folks, Chertoff thinks it's fine and dandy to share the most intimate details of your life, including sexual orientation - the Eurpoeans don't!



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RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:15 pm
Another potential betrayal of our civil liberties endorsed by Bush's lapdog Chertoff. Let's hope the EU rejects this outlandish, outrageous invasion of ALL TRAVELERS' privacy.
 

RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:23 pm
I cannot believe this - this isnt profiling...it's BROADBRUSH SNOOPING...aren't we protected from government interference at all anymore?
 

Just Carole (341)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:32 pm

(Peeking over shoulder before noting this . . . LOL)
 

Kari D. (192)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:32 pm
another BushCo ploy!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:38 pm
Thank you for letting me know how other countries feel about this, Cate. With so much time devoted to animal issues, this is the first I have heard an opinion on this issue by anyone other than United States citizens.
 

Charles C. (160)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:44 pm
It will never end as long as Bush is in office...one right after another down the toilet!!!
Pretty soon, they will know things about us that we don't even know yet!!!
IMPEACH!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:44 pm
At least there are some free countries left in the world. . .and some countries where they don't gossip about their own citizens to other governments. . .
 

Judy Cross (83)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:44 pm
Canada has its own No Fly List which of course you don't find out about until you get to the airport.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:51 pm
NOTED I WAS PUSHED UP AGAINST THE WALL FOR MY AMULET 10 YRS AGO,HAD TO LOOK IN IT! PIGS WELL THEY DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING OF INTREST
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:02 pm
Like 99% of therest of the world, the European Union has taken just about all the s**t from this bucnh in D.C. that they're going to. I wouldn't be concerned about it happening, but it's yet another insight into this dictatorial regime that's passing for an administration.
BTW: Chertoff in Russian means "devil's own" or "son of the devil". I don't usually believe in coincidences, and I'm not sure I do in this little jag-off's case, either.
 

Elle J. (282)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:27 pm
Noted! I think that Tim R. said it all. This administration has sent the GOP back to the stone age! Let's hope if they all think like Bush & Company, they stay there indefinetly.
 

Mary H. (47)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:33 pm
As if the ones we need to worry about can't falsify data...
 

Ramona Gehl (141)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:35 pm
Noted. Thanx Cate and Elle
 

Mary P. (177)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:39 pm
Tim there is no such thing as a "coincidence".........only a good valid reason as all serves a purpose good or not .
There is always a reason for these " coincidences". Thank you Cate.
 

Elsa ED (231)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:39 pm
Next Bush will want to know how many times a day you have sex or go to the bathroom. So why would he want to know what people eat. I think eating ca ca should be put on a person file if he really wants to know. Bed time snack could be oh maggots. Some one had better lock Bush up soon in a loonie ward before he does any more damage.
 

Jennie B. (14)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:55 pm
Nuttier and Nuttier - our own personal version of the Mad Hatter running around tattling to the EU about what we eat and our sexual preferences-(anyone but BUSH). I think this man is truly losing it...Alcohol Dementia? uh....next he'll be seeing pink elephants on parade...what a loser. Noted
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:56 pm
You know what. When you go to a doctors office for your appointment, you suppose to sign a waiver that protects you information from being released to anyone without your permission. It's called the "HIPPA ACT".
Now I know for a fact that I never signed a release for my personal information to be released to anyone.
Did anyone?
It's violent act against privacy.
How about we sue this jacka**, for failure to protect our privacy? How ould he like those apples?
Idiot, moron, jacka**.
 

Yan K. (75)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 5:00 pm

NOTED!!!!!!

Peace
 

Carla H. (104)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 5:18 pm
This entire administration is made up of the "creepy little perverts" that your parents used to warn you about. Chertoff is no different than a sicko who hides camaras in public bathrooms to get a glimpse of women peeing. What a bunch of depraved little f*ckers!!! There's no way in hell you can tell me that knowing someone's sexual orientation is a security issue!!!
 

Rabbit R. (85)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 5:26 pm

Maybe it's their way of providing the old turn your head and cough since we aren't allowed to have decent health care. Just a thought.
 

Alf I. (246)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 5:45 pm
You could take a leaf out of the French and Italians, they would NEVER let their governments take their freedoms away. Lets all take to the streets like they do (every week!!). Gotta love em.....
 

Eyes O. (411)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 6:04 pm
I'm not sure if it really makes any difference because THIS Administration has made traveling out of our country nearly impossible anyway with the way the world NOW looks a Americans. If THEY can't LOCK US DOWN one way, they will do it another way. If THEY keep threatening countries around the world and if the AMERICAN PUBLIC lets it happen and doesn't IMPEACH THEM, then there's not going to be anywhere we can "travel" to anyway. NOT TO SOUND SARCASTIC OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT!!! OH.....NO!!! THEY have private lives because THEY have the [our] MONEY to keep it that way. This is the way the "superior" always think and their too old to change. Wolfweeps, my friend, HIPPA was put in place to rob people of their privacy and I would suggest everyone read the "fine print". Your medical information can go anywhere on a whim.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 6:46 pm
Noted/thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 6:48 pm
NOTED...THANK YOU!!
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 7:09 pm
MASS EXIT STAGE LEFT= I'M MOVING TO FRANCE
MASS EXIT STAGE RIGHT= I'M MOVING TO CANADA

I KEEP WONDERING JUST WHAT IT IS THAT'S GOING TO GET THE MEDIA, AND THE REST OF THE F=GOOD OLD CITIZENS OF THE US OF FREAKING A TO LISTEN, AND DO SOMETHING TO WAKE THIS GOVERNMENT UP TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE.=NOT YET EVIDENTLY.........
 

Michael Cline (23)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 7:26 pm
NOTED
Cate i think you said it all and in a good way ,you are much better with words than i
thanx
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 7:33 pm
Noted...thanx...
 

Nuraini A. (41)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 9:16 pm
there's a white american convert to islam who lives in malaysia (married a malaysian) and has a blog which my mom read. the other day he went to visit his parents back in america and took his son and daughter both of whom had arabic names. he was ok, being a citizen, his daughter was ok, being a girl, but he was detained and brought to the back room for questioning on account of his son. he wasn't mistreated or anything, and they were finally allowed through but... the son was 9 years old. overkill, much? :D
 

Rosemary Rannes (633)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 10:06 pm
ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT SOON BUSH WILL BE GONE... A DONE DEAL!
 

Denice G. (45)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 11:25 pm
Noted...Thank you Cate.
 

Cal W. (37)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 12:31 am
Hey Cate, noted and thanks. For many years I received a request from a company named Rawlings wanting me to supply them personal information so my health insurance company "could better serve my healthcare needs" I would return the letter to them stating that my insurance Co. had all the personal information they needed and if they needed more they could contact me personally. I then received a second and third notice, they would not give up. This went on for years and when I Googled the Rawlings Co. I found they were a data mining Co. and were trying to get personal information to put on some list to sell to others. This kind of crap is all too common any longer and any time you fill ANYTHING out it gets sold to someone to put on another list. I'm sure our government has compiled lists of very personal information on every one of us, for what use, who knows? , but I'm sure they'll find some way to use the information against us. It's way past time to get rid of all these neo-crooks before they get us all killed. For those of you that have not heard about bush's secret plan for a "North American Union", check it out, it SHOULD scare the hell out of you !!!
Support Dennis Kucinich and HR.333 (you know, the one's you NEVER hear about on TV) IMPEACH NOW !!!!!!!
Sincerely, Cal...
 

LadyLou B. (133)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 1:02 am
Noted ~ thanks Cate.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 2:26 am
the EU has strict laws regarding privacy and things like the data protection act. It sometimes has more dotty laws (like the acceptable size of a carrot!! in supermarkets!!) but this is a good law and protects citizens of the EU from too much big brother.
Hopefully the EU will not bow to bully tactics by Big Bully Bush et co.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 10:51 am
Thats pretty pathetic when the big bad jerks start questoning a 9 year old child. Shame, shame, shame...
 

Carolyn T. (234)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 3:27 pm
Some excellent posts on here. Thank goodness the European Union is trying to protect some our freedoms...we're a little needy here of any governmental support in that area! Even the EU sees that our Emporer does not know he wears no clothes.

Scratched my head...pondered...nope. Can't remember being asked to sign a release of such personal information ranging from my credit card # to what I ate, etc. Yea, Gads!

Terrorists don't need to fly here to harm us. They can just use the nuclear weapons we're providing to the Saudis, Israelis and others. There has already been an "alert" listing precisely which cities have missles pointed at them now, ready to launch, in defense of some of the indefensible taking place.

Pretty soon, no one is going to want to fly here. Problem solved.

Cal, you are "right on" as far as I am concerned! I left a comment on another post regarding the HR to Ottawa asking them to stop the practice of clubbing seals. A laudable and long over-due expression of concern. One has to consider, however, with funding and plans in place for the superhighways from Mexico to Canada and the "without borders" comments our President is making (euphemistic reference to his strong desire and action to bring about a North American Union of the USA, Canada, and Mexico), why is there an H.R.? The seals will be able to come on down--and our wolves who have survived the current in-place practice of shooting an endangered species from airplanes--can head to Canada or Mexico for sanctuary since we'll all be one big happy family. Think of it! Imagine all of the possibilities. Be afraid, Be Very Afraid and Be Proactive. If we think we have no privacy now...and I know I have no expectation of any, it's only just begun.
 

Jennifer Houser (32)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 4:37 pm
I'm to get a little scared. Noted!
 

Beverly L. (72)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:05 pm
It's refreshing to know that our rights to privacy are important somewhere.
 

Marian E. (152)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 1:58 am
It is damn scary!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 7:35 am
Thank you Cate for the post !
 

Armand F. (5)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 5:53 pm
Is there no limit on the abuse of power that this man will go! Somewhere there must be someone who can wake up this nation to just what our Constitution is for and what limits it places on the President. Why are we so few, and the intentionally obtuse so many?
 

Merry L. (74)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 8:44 am
Don't they know enough about us already???
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Tuesday August 21, 2007, 3:43 pm
noted!
 
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