Comments on: Amazon’s price increase, Congressional whistleblowers, and a question for President Obama http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/03/18/amazons-price-increase-congressional-whistleblowers-and-a-question-for-president-obama/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/03/18/amazons-price-increase-congressional-whistleblowers-and-a-question-for-president-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-531 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:07:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1480#comment-531 Mr Brill – the typo in your last sentence makes it “had” to tell what you mean.

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/03/18/amazons-price-increase-congressional-whistleblowers-and-a-question-for-president-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-530 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:25:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1480#comment-530 A better and more timely question would be, who had access to the confidential personal private conversation between Obama and Merkel that got leaked with the famous “Putin’s in another world” quote. The Germans seem to think that should have been confidential and personal and private. So they bug her phone, and then quote her out of context? The arrogance of that action really deserves some investigation. The BBC and the German press caught it; in America, not a word.

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/03/18/amazons-price-increase-congressional-whistleblowers-and-a-question-for-president-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-529 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:03:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1480#comment-529 Amazon is awesome as a customer – prime or not. The issue with mega platforms like Amazon is they make it difficult for smaller retailing to be viable.

Congress – please, survival instinct would have settled in and nothing would have happened. Anyone who is in politics who starts out with a backbone (e.g. Obama) soon realises the only real option is to bow before the might of the (dysfunctional) system itself. It took a young (and stupid from a personal perspective) idealist to blow the whistle.

Obama on Merkal – bah, I bet he lay up at night listening to her conversations, wondering what the all the German words meant, wondering if she listen to his conversations at night – its always lonely at the top.

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/03/18/amazons-price-increase-congressional-whistleblowers-and-a-question-for-president-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-528 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:34:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1480#comment-528 So when politicians tell everybody that they really wanted to say something, but were scared to… AFTER the fact… You actually believe them? Ha! Yeah, it isn’t like they’re just trying to save their own butts or anything.

Every president gets an intelligence report every morning, and a huge chunk of that info comes from SIGINT. They would have to be complete naive fools, not to understand how that’s being obtained. So what? This is life in the modern world. Get over it. We’re worried what a country that murdered 6 million people thinks? They’re lucky they still even have a country. If the Russians had their way, they wouldn’t have. Merkel is a crybaby.

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