[TAG] Software patents
jkarns at etb.net.co
Tue Mar 8 03:23:31 MSK 2005
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, mso at oz.net wrote:
> John Karns wrote:
>> Some say that the existance of the EP serves more to provide the illusion
>> of a democratic process and that their vote is not really meant to be
>> deterministic. Again, I hope it proves not be the case, but the whole
>> matter has made a mockery of the concept of democratic process.
> Could somebody explain to us yanks what this means? Is the European
> Parliament similar to the British and Canadian parliaments? If they don't
> have ultimate power ("deterministic votes"), who does? Or is it just a
> case of corporations buying certain key representatives?
For a pretty good explanation, see
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