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I don't think you're being misunderstood (oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!), rg.

But I don't fully agree with you. If we're just going to do a snappy, smart, brief put-down saying the consultation is a crock, then we will get shoved in the wastebin, imo. The point of this is that it does go to (I think) sufficient length to argue the case against the questionnaire, and that it will also be sent to the Communication Commissioner whose job it is to look out for this sort of thing, and we will also copy in EP Committees and MEPs. Which I think means it will be read and responded to.

It won't change the face of the earth. I hope it may serve as a basis for challenging whatever "results" DG-TREN try to present as "public opinion" on the basis of responses to the questionnaire. And push the (reluctant) EC a millimetre along the road towards more open communication and acceptance of democratic input.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 09:04:58 AM EST
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oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!

This is the version I had.

(That pic brought back sudden memories...another strange part of the mind awakens...as if it had been slumbering...and the song isn't even on it!)

Here he is:

looking a bit like this chap:

And to think I never knew 'till now (though I'd heard it) that the original was by the Animals.

But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood


And to place the date, my memory of the Graham Parker album is linked to this:

(Whatever happened to, all of those heroes, all those...shakespearos...we made their ears bleed...No!  We watched their Rome burn.  No!  They watched their Rome burn.  The memory is an unbalanced tool..."I said, somefin be'ah change!")

Afew, I wish you all ze good luck and I offer you ze big drink!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 10:06:39 AM EST
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Me, it was the Animals when it came out as a single. Eric Burdon's amazingly bluesy voice, Alan Price arranging and keyboarding, God that was when Britain kicked ass!

<Garble burble old fart memories pffflll....>

(Oh, it's one of my all-time favourite songs!)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 10:49:13 AM EST
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Not forgetting Chas Chandler who looked about like Stephen Fry and went on to manage Hendrix ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 04:15:06 PM EST
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Not forgetting Chas Chandler!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 04:28:56 PM EST
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