Tuesday, May 18, 2010, AM | Leave Comment
Media have reported that European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google that it had systematically collected private data on individuals since 2006.
Google did it while compiling its StreetView photo archive. Hey! It’s business, nothing personal.
Google acknowledged on Friday that it had collected personal data on individuals around the world.
So what? Here in America, we don’t give a f***. But in some countries like Germany, Google’s collection of the data is a violation of privacy law. [At one time, in the good old days we had that too. Then the big guys passed some laws and took it away.]
Despite its internal efforts to address the situation, Google may face an uphill battle in Germany overcoming skepticism about its intentions. So far, thousands of Germans have signed up to have their property excluded from Google’s StreetView archives.
So what’s it with the Europeans? They don’t like our hormones-injected beef so they stopped importing them. We Americans eat it all the time. We don’t give a shit.
They don’t like McDonald’s. That’s a bummer. They don’t like Wal-Mart. Well, they may have a point. [I shop at Wal-Mart all the time.] They hate Microsoft. However, they have no choice but to accept it. Nothing else in the market, I reckon.
They don’t like Americans, period. We have quite a few of them here in the U.S., close to 300 millions heads.
I bet if we export our water to Europe, they would like it. Because their water has a bad odor due to some f****** dissolved minerals. To remove the bad taste, they turn it into wine. It then tastes better.
The Europeans, some philosophers suggest, don’t take shower and don’t bathe often. How can they with that smelly water? They don’t smell as bad before they hit the shower. When they come out, they smell worse.
In a Nutshell
The Europeans don’t like “nothing” American. We on the other hand are crazy about everything European. You name it, we buy it – if we can afford the damn thing.
To be fair
But then again, to be fair, in the words of Mrs. Trollope’s who wrote in her best-selling account from the late 1820’s: Domestic Manners of the Americans, we Americans have the habit of:
If the citizens of the United States were indeed the devoted patriots they call themselves, they would surely not thus encrust themselves in the hard, dry, stubborn persuasion, that they are the first and best of the human race, that nothing is to be learnt, but what they are able to teach, and that nothing is worth having, which they do not possess.
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