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If anything.. I want my name on the bottom of it.. I can provide it..better of course udner the ET label...
please...

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 05:58:48 AM EST
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Yup, send a copy of this diary to Piebalgs and Wallström. Piebalgs because this is being done in his name. Wallström because she's in charge of the EU's communication strategy.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:04:15 AM EST
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I'm not entirely sure that this diary is the most constructive thing we could send them! While it's a great diary the tone is guaranteed to get them on the defensive immediately, which seldom achieves anything.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:07:52 AM EST
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I note that no member of the Commissioner's cabinet has public consultation among their responsibilities ...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:14:32 AM EST
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Ah, so whose responsibility is it?

The public consultations are devastating for the EU's communication policy, really, so Wallstrom should care.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:16:00 AM EST
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You're right, a different text accompanying the pictures is necessary.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:16:59 AM EST
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I would not change it very change. Take out the abbrasive but leave the angry. They should notice that we are angry. Add maybe the policy statement that we wrote down to identify us.

This is all the hop we have.. the pople that worry about this stuff on this sid eof the ideology are angry.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 08:16:56 AM EST
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I would suggest that someone draft a suitable letter to the Commissioner, e-mail it him, cc'ed to Wallstrom and perhaps Mr. Bonifacio Garcia Porras and the Deputy and Head of his cabinet, with a copy faxed to one of the above. Then a phone-call tomorrow to follow up.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:22:41 AM EST
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In my (limited) experience it is unlikely that e-mails will actually get through to them: I've tried and they have ended up in spam boxes. Phone follow-up seems to be required, at least with the one MEP I've dealt with.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:27:31 AM EST
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There is PDF and printers, and postage stamps.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:31:35 AM EST
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That's possible too. Fax just seemed more likely!
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 06:42:13 AM EST
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This is a diary meant to inform and spark discussion here on ET -- leading us to take up a position on this Consultation procedure which we could then express in a text we could send to Piebalgs and Wallström.

I don't think the diary itself is appropriate for this purpose, and I'd rather it were not used in this way.

But thanks for the endorsement, kcurie ;)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 07:13:28 AM EST
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You are right on the abbrasive part.. the part where you make fun of them.. but the angry part.. I think it should remain if we make the movement to send something similar (which I would).

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 08:18:27 AM EST
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