Post Reply International Threat Threat: TPP
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Posted 7/3/15
Soo, while the LGBT victory cheers are roaring over the neigh Sayers of said victory and everyone is nagging about a flag which does not have the meaning/implication either side believes it does a WAY bigger threat than these two things combined is looming in the not so distant future. Tat would be the TPP- The Trans-Pacific Partnership

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http://www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpactsYou.html

Some key things that the TPP would do, there is way more to it and the above link does an excellent job of breaking it down into digestible but disgusting chunks.

1.One foreign corparartion can become as powerful as the entire Us government.:

“This crazy system of extreme corporate privileges is called the "investor-state" regime. It give an individual foreign corporation equal status with the entire U,S, federal government - allowing the foreign firms to privately enforce a public treaty. The three corporate lawyers who act as judges are unaccountable to any electorate. And, many rotate between suing governments for corporations and acting as the "judges." They apply the law of TPP and World Bank and UN arbitration rules – U.S. laws and courts are cast aside even though U.S. laws are being attacked”

2. Even MORE off-shoring of jobs, hurting the US economy.

3. American Food Safety guidelines? Can be challenged and ignored and considered “illegal trade barriers” if they are considered “above international standards”. Allowing potentially unsafe foreign food to fill our pantries.

4. Remember SOPA? That’s in here too. Well, the parts that caused the biggest outcry/ objection.

5. The previously mentioned job offshoring would push American businesses to lower wages so they can compete in the international market.

6. Limits on government regulation over things such as education or transportation.


7. There is also Fast Track playing a crucial role in this.:


http://www.exposethetpp.org/Fast_Track.pdf

so this thread is to bring awareness to and discuss TPP. We Americans must not let this pass. Spread the word, start protests, make sure this shit does not taint our future.
Posted 7/3/15
I find it amazing something so obviously amoral and stupid can even be considered
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Posted 7/3/15 , edited 7/3/15
It's not that bad. I mean congress can vote down whatever treaty comes by. So it's not like the president can executive action his way to whatever he wants.
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Known about this for awhile now and every time I hear about it, I want to slam my head into the nearest wall to make myself as stupid as the government so I dont have to try and comprehend their stupidity anymore.
Posted 7/3/15
doubt it will hurt your economy
Posted 7/3/15
It shouldn't be surprising that a trade agreement negotiated in secret from the public while allowing large corporations to have input would be pretty bad for the public.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150701/17080331520/leaked-tpp-chapter-shows-how-massive-gift-to-big-pharma-against-public-health.shtml
Posted 7/3/15
lmao.....
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Posted 7/3/15
Let me know when they release the flying monkeys.
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Posted 7/3/15
Hmm... I guess I might live long enough to see the dystopian apocolyptic future. I'll just go ahead and buy some shoulder pads and attach some spikes to them.
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Posted 7/3/15 , edited 7/3/15
I still don't get why Obama is so attached to this bill. I'm assuming it has to do with his campaign donors.
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