Tags: economics - trade agreements

pink floyd - dark side

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

They are saying that, "Politics makes strange bed-fellows," regarding Bernie's support of Trump regarding the TPP. But the TPP was the major, shared issue of both sides of the 2016 populist uprising - the hopeful Bernie side, as well as the angry Trump side. Any journalist who cannot identify this basic fact is indeed someone who cannot be taken seriously, by middle Americans - and the "facts" doled out are only selective spins: either pro or anti, Trump or Sanders. There is no coming together in the minds of such journalists, etc.

So why would it ever be easy for there to be any kind of comprehension and synthesis, from the ever-partisan politicians, the banksters, and the corporate elites? It is all of the same cloth, that average Americans are seeing through. Because the Empire has no clothes.

Notice how the two major Military-Industrial puppets, McCain and Graham, (who both, like the Bush's, opposed Trump in favour of Establishment Clinton), get their talking heads in the news again, this time to oppose Trump for opposing the TPP, NAFTA-as-it-is, and other moves. Notice how most of the GOP comes out warning Trump not to change NAFTA. Yet, so many of their party's more populist base fully support these moves by Trump. And many liberals and progressives are hopeful regarding Trump's meetings with labor and business leaders.

But, of course, Donald Trump is a nut - which is something I will be discussing in a later post. So, he has also been doing things that disturb either political side - and even left and right progressives. Although he says he is much of an environmentalist, his way of, "resolving," the Dakota and Keystone Pipeline issues, is to start them up again - albeit with American steel, (although, I don't think he has the legal authority to do the later). Hopefully, there will be some stay, because it seems clear that the Native Americans and local landowners shall be proved justified, in inevitable legal proceedings.

It becomes trying, when trying to take Trump's good with his bad, hoping that extreme measures shall eventually be worked out, through Congress, and so forth. Meanwhile, both parties may become so enraged, we may end up in an even a bigger stalemate than we did, due to Obama's GOP-insulting year of ACA-fervour. It has been my feeling that Trump cannot survive the first term of the presidency. He is so anathema to the Global Corporate Establishment, which controls most of both parties, that he will probably be assassinated, e.g., via the standard unfortunate heart-attack or brain tumour.

But, one reason why patience shall be stretched, is that Trump's Irascible Narcissist Paranoia sports ridiculous, and seemingly ridiculous, issues and diversions. This natural tendency of his has served him well, as the, "Chaos Candidate", (or monkey-wrench), appealing to a disgruntled throng. By this, (and because of DNC corruption), he did what the other populist, Sanders, could not accomplish. Kudos on that - because it is what a broken system called for. But so long as this fight continues between Trump and the Corporate Establishment, (Dems/GOP), Trump will remain in Reptilian, defensive mode. And every time he feels slighted, and every time he IS slighted, he will naturally respond with some desperate loud quip, as he moves on to business - never settling down to learn the bigger, presidential, global picture.

Another BAD thing Trump wants to do is to expand the most massive military on Earth. He wants to use this easy tool, a MONEY PIT, a grave for dollars, this purchaser of elitist hyper-technology, mainly as a source for jobs - for the common person - (?!) Big mistake, all over again. But it will shut up McCain and Graham. The intention is actually good. Almost everything he does has the idea of creating more jobs. But, to do it, he mainly wants to accelerate conventional economy in a reckless way, harming environment, the poor, and even jobs, in the end. In some ways, we, as a country, are trapped, to do this. Our contentious, bipolar politics never gives us a chance to build a more progressive, profitable way.

It is important to look beyond this stooge, and see that what is going on is all a part of global economic changes, and the decline of status-quo empire. When such massive changes occur, large wars become inevitable. So, the irony may be that Trump's pumped up military may, by its own moneyed-inertia, go to war with our favourite anti-Christ, Vladimir Putin.

Bernie Sanders supports Trump's TPP order while McCain criticizes opting out

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duh - zombies

Global Corporatist Coup Proceeds As Planned.

(Did Australia cave on Big Pharm?!)

OCT. 5: Trade Officials Announce Conclusion of TPP—Now the Real Fight Begins - !

Trade officials have announced today that they have reached a final deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Their announcement came after a drawn out round of negotiation in Atlanta, Georgia, which was mainly held up around disagreements over medicine patent rules and tariffs over autos and dairy.

We have no reason to believe that the TPP has improved much at all from the last leaked version released in August, and we won't know until the U.S. Trade Representative releases the text. So as long as it contains a retroactive 20-year copyright term extension, bans on circumventing DRM, massively disproportionate punishments for copyright infringement, and rules that criminalize investigative journalists and whistleblowers, we have to do everything we can to stop this agreement from getting signed, ratified, and put into force.

The fact that close to 800 million Internet users' rights to free expression, privacy, and access to knowledge online hinged upon the outcome of squabbles over trade rules on cars and milk is precisely why digital policy consideration do not belong in trade agreements...

What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?


TPP is Not a Trade Deal. TPP is Not a Done Deal!

Wiki: Trans-Pacific Partnership
paris - librarian

Secret secret secret secret secret AGH !!!!!!!!!!


How come, at the time, I was a ridiculous reactionary, while gov't people shut down USA radiation monitors in fear?...

Government emails reveal Fukushima radiation could cause thyroid cancer to skyrocket in Americans
(NaturalNews) Censored and heavily redacted emails[PDF] from U.S. government scientists and officials reveal that there were major concerns among American policymakers shortly after the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 that there would be widespread radiological contamination and spikes in thyroid cancer rates. - (link above).

Who was that guy who escaped to Belize, painted as a schitzo - McAfee. I am now 100% convinced of his story!!...

New Snowden documents reveal the NSA targeted one of the world’s biggest security companies
Newly unearthed documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been targeting the largest antivirus companies using various hacking techniques. - (link above).

Let's not give Obama ALL the credit!...

Obama's secret TPP scheme will criminalize saving seeds, push biotech patent monopolies
(NaturalNews) The hidden details of a treasonous new "trade" agreement currently being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other countries in secret continue to be leaked, with new evidence pointing to the further erosion of national food sovereignty under the sinister plan. The so-called "Trans-Pacific Partnership," or TPP, threatens to eliminate the freedom of farmers to save seeds while forcing signatory nations to allow multinational biotechnology companies to patent whole plants as intellectual property. - (link above).

Old news.......

Major banks plead guilty to felony charges of currency fraud, but are allowed to continue scam after paying fine - and nobody's in jail!
(NaturalNews) Several top kingpins behind the global financial collapse of 2008 have reportedly agreed to plead guilty for their sinister crimes, but under one major condition: that they won't actually be held legally culpable. Five of the world's largest banks -- Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays PLC, the Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS -- have all confessed to deliberately manipulating the global foreign exchange markets for illicit gain, but all of them are getting off the hook with petty fines rather than jail time and tangible operations penalties. - (link above).

Maybe you can make a diffy?....

Help fund the class action lawsuit to stop Monsanto's false labeling of this deadly poison! (Roundup)
(NaturalNews) Three residents of Los Angeles have filed a class action lawsuit against the Monsanto Company for false and misleading advertising. Monsanto's Roundup herbicide currently bears the claim "Glyphosate targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets" (italics added for emphasis) that is patently false, and plaintiffs are seeking both monetary damages and a preliminary and permanent injunction against Monsanto's continued use of this false claim.
"Because the enzyme that glyphosate targets is indeed found in people—in our gut bacteria—it is therefore objectively false (and inherently misleading) for [Monsanto] to claim that glyphosate targets an enzyme not found in people."
Also, be sure to sign the following two petitions calling on the nation's two largest home improvement stores, Lowe's and Home Depot, to stop selling toxic Roundup...... - (link above).
pink floyd - dark side

"Over there! Over there! TPP, TPP, TPP !"

A slight. Oversight...

It once was, "Buy American."

It's now, "Bye, bye, Americans!"

They shipped our jobs overseas,

And now we pay - to oversee

And defend them.

All politics is not local:

All politics is globalism.
pink floyd - dark side

Stop Fast-Track!! - Stop the TPP!!

It's farcical to me, seeing Hillary Clinton breaking away from the cellphone scandal, getting in a van and pretending to be very small-town and humble, talking about sticking it to the top 1%, when that is who funds her, while...

The REAL woman who SHOULD be president - the REAL Elizabeth Warren - is keeping her powder dry and not saying that she will run. Elizabeth Warren is not the person Clinton is running against. She is the person Clinton is running FROM.

Instead, Elizabeth Warren is avoiding getting her head knocked off, and is simply addressing issues. Not overtly running for president. I think that is what the original founders of this country relied on to get them elected. TALK ABOUT REALITY. So, check this...

Elizabeth Warren slams Obama for “rigging” secret trade deal - http://www.salon.com/2015/04/23/elizabeth_warren_slams_obama_for_rigging_secret_trade_deal_to_benefit_corporate_lobbyists/

YouTube: Elizabeth Warren: "Say NO on Fast Track for a Secret Trade deal! President Obama’s intentions may be good, but SECRECY is the problem. NO! on any Fast Track" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3749CQ1SCM

(Rachel Maddow Show here): http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show

Yes, I did neglect to mention in my recent post about Clinton: She may demure - but you can be SURE: CLINTON WILL SUPPORT THE TPP!!! Don't vote for this just because she is female! Bad means means bad ends. Bad means means CORRUPTION. Lies mean they win, you lose.

Until I write more on the TPP - I urge you to go back here:

Stop the Global Corporate Coup! - Stop the TPP ! - http://madman101.livejournal.com/1619285.html

(see also tags, and recent - http://madman101.livejournal.com/1678345.html )
pink floyd - dark side

Stop the Global Corporate Coup! - Stop the TPP !

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STOP FAST-TRACK: Congress: Don't betray democracy! No "Fast Track" for the TPP

Congress is pushing legislation right now that would "Fast Track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a secretive agreement negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists. It threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet.

We oppose fast track because "free" trade = corporate rule. ... The TPP is the superhighway on the Road to Serfdom. It is the legislative structure that accelerates emerging Global Corporate Feudalism.

TPP will result in the same job losses, low wages and environmental degradation that we have seen from NAFTA.

Contrary to supreme court decisions, corporations are not persons and money is not speech. We must amend the U.S. constitution to that end. Read more. - STOP FAST TRACK - http://www.stopfasttrack.com/ !

See the many other reasons why WE oppose "Fast Track". More than 100 organizations oppose "Fast Track". Includes a list of links to some great progressive orgs, (many not listed over at HuffPo, etc.) - including:
Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition
http://movetoamendcentralohio.org/blog - and -

Learn more about the TPP - and take action!.... "It's NAFTA plus several other nightmarish laws (like the failed SOPA/PIPA) all rolled into one." - Flush the TPP! - ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN

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US Government Study Predicts TPP Trade Agreement Will Produce Practically No Extra Growth For Anyone - Tech Dirt, Dec 5, 2014