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Economic Nationalism: Alternative To Globalism

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Ivory tower economists, corporate business analysts and financial experts routinely trash any discussion that America needs to institute a national economic policy that actually benefits our own country. The mantra of unchallenged doctrine that globalism is the only path for world commerce has been intensively pushed for well over the last half century. How well did the United States fare? An honest evaluation must acknowledge the diminishing middle class has paid the greatest penalty from the corporatist sedition that has destroyed internal independence and productive prosperity.

Building viable enterprises that conduct useful economic activities produce needed and desirable goods and services. Good paying jobs grow when the velocity of money flows in the “real” domestic economy.

International trade can and is often advantageous if it benefits all parties involved in prosperity from the transactions. However, in the un-free framework for maximizing the corporatism structure of above and beyond any particular country jurisdiction or trade policies, the globalists have set up the exact opposite from the much lauded “Free Trade” conduit.

The next argument points out the inconsistency in Economic Nationalism in the Age of Globalism, and asks:

“Is economic nationalism a reaction to global integration, which in essence means cooptation and domination of national markets by the strongest multinational corporations of the richest nations? Neoliberal insist on the forces of the free market operating without government interference to protect the national capitalist class and workers. Naturally, neoliberals advocating global integration have come out against the tide of economic nationalism in any form. However, the same advocates of neoliberalism have no problem supporting corporate welfare in their own countries, a system that is a form of economic nationalism. When governments use taxpayer money to bail banks and subsidize corporations that is a form of economic nationalism, just as when they lobby to have products and services of their industries marketed in countries competing with similar products and services.”

Note the error in the assumption that multinational corporatists have a beneficial relationship to any country that flies their business flag. In a perverted business culture which is now based upon the ‘Citizens United’ court decision that confirms previous precedents that a corporation is a person, the United States has lost the leverage to reverse the international trade practices that has clearly been the vehicle for domestic economic decline.

The alternative to the surrender of sovereignty and globalist blackmail can be found in paleo-conservative populism and the economic history that built America in the 19th century.

Still relevant and sound as the day it was written, Pat Buchanan on Free Trade, provides the template for a rational and constructive national economic model.

“Good for global business” isn’t necessarily good for US

Global capitalists have become acolytes of global governance. They wish to see national sovereignty diminished and sanctions abolished. Where yesterday American businesses suffered damage to their good name for selling scrap iron to Japan before Pearl Harbor, today [war materiel is routinely exported] to potentially hostile nations. Once it was true that what was good the Fortune 500 was good for America. That is no longer true, and what is good for America must take precedence. (Source: “A Republic, Not an Empire,” p.349 , Oct 9, 1999)

“Economic Nationalism”: trade only when it helps US

Rather than making “global free trade” a golden calf which we all bow down to, and worship, all trade deals should be judged by whether:

they maintain US sovereignty;

they protect vital economic interests;

and they ensure a rising standard of living for all our workers.

We must stop sacrificing American jobs on the altars of transnational corporations whose sole loyalty is to the bottom line.

“America First”: Tariffs; reciprocal trade; anti-dumping

America’s workers are being sacrificed to the Global Economy, and our leaders seem deaf to their distress.

Impose tariffs on cheap foreign imports

Prioritize the American Economy before the Global Economy by withdrawing from international organizations that imperil our financial stability & economic independence

Open foreign markets to American products by requiring reciprocal trade policies

Protect vital industries by passing tough anti-dumping legislation.

A policy of Rational Tariffs Lower Irrational Trade Deficits is a course for a rebirth in economic vigor. Tariffs Can Restore America’s Greatness sounds like the next topic for the Donald Trump campaign to take directly to the people.

Economic Nationalism is a bipartisan issue that offers hope and practical employment for the displaced and discouraged. American companies have been punished for decades under the power elite and globalist betrayers.

The Wall Street crowd despises the small investor and by inference the average hard working American. The plutocrats have built much of their ill-gotten gain on the outsourcing of an independent domestic economy.

Globalism is on the precipice of a world-wide implosion. The danger is not just a planetary economic depression, but an intentional political crisis that will demand even more control and loss of access to meaningful commerce.

The cries that international trade will stall to a halt will be used to economically enslave the populist further. Combat this devious strategy to stamp out the diminished vestiges of national ventures with a total rejection of the internationalist “Free Trade” prototype.

Demand for real jobs exists now. In order to achieve the opportunity for earning a living with dignity can be accomplished under a transition to economic nationalism.

The discontent of the electorate is distinctly observable at the Trump or Sanders rallies. The frustration is real and the outcry is becoming louder.

Nevertheless, the road to a solution cannot rely upon a government nanny state mentality. The globalist juggernaut is formidable, as much as it is destructive. In order to implement the conversion into a merchant economy, the bulwark blockage of crony finance and fatal usury need to be broken.

The start to this process begins with an awakening that globalism is the foremost enemy to America. The elites and the entire establishment are hell bent on maintaining a corrupt system. Is it not time to regain our own economic destiny?


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

“Environmental” Zoning Forcing Off-Grid Woman To Connect To Power Company (VIDEO)

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Just as we’ve been warning about for years here at PFT, international trade deals and treaties, like the TPP or NAFTA, allow multinational corporations to sue governments and even individuals if they think their investments are at risk. And sure enough, the power company in Nova Scotia is not allowing Cheryl Smith to live off the grid.


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Former Merck Rep Says Mandatory Vaccination Is For Profit and Not Public Health

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Brandy Vaughan is a former sales rep for Merck & Co. – a vaccine maker – and she details how vaccine companies are using vaccines as a vehicle for massive profit and not public health. Brandy researched the safety of vaccines and found that not only do vaccines contain known toxins that can cause neurological damage, but that vaccine makers do not create the same safety studies for vaccines as they do for other drugs. This lack of true safety research of vaccines combined with the known adverse reactions to vaccination has helped Brandy to decide to never vaccinate her own child. Brandy says giving children a vaccine is like playing Russian roulette with our children and that mandatory vaccination is simply a way for vaccine makers to profit off of our children. Don’t be fooled: we do not need mandatory vaccination.


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Most Scientific Research Of Western Medicine Untrustable And Fraudulent, Say Insiders And Experts

The fraudulent scientific research of Big Pharma is rife, and has been acknowledged as untrustable by medical journal editors, professors, doctors, government officials and former Big Pharma insiders.

The fraudulent scientific research of Big Pharma is rife, and has been acknowledged as untrustable by medical journal editors, professors, doctors, government officials and former Big Pharma insiders.

Fraudulent scientific research is rife throughout the world due to the power of monetary influence wielded by Big Pharma, the giant cartel of multinational pharmaceutical corporations started over 100 years ago by the Rockefellers. This fraudulent scientific research is now so widespread and pervasive it is become an open secret. There is a long list of medical journal editors, doctors and professors on the “outside”, former Big Pharma employees and executives on the “inside”, as well as government officials somewhere in between, who have stepped forward as whistleblowers and acknowledged the fraud. Money buys favorable research. Period. This is not really surprising, given the history of Rockefeller Western medicine and the fact that Big Pharma’s business model is based on “managing” disease, “treating” symptoms and keeping patients on the hamster wheel, rather than actually healing them completely.

Everyone Knows How the “Game” Works

Whistleblower Dr. Peter Rost, former vice president of Pfizer, a giant Big Pharma company, spelled it out. In the video clip embedded above, taken from the documentary One More Girl, he reveals that everyone knows how the “game” works:

“Universities, health organizations, everybody that I have encountered … are out there …. begging for money. (Big Pharma corporations) use that money to basically buy influence … (Big Pharma provides) grants for various kinds of research … make sure they (scientific researchers) became beholden … Everyone obviously knows this is how things work.”

“They (scientific researchers) are not going to continue to get money unless they’re saying what you (i.e. Big Pharma) want them to say. They know it, you know it, and it’s only maybe the public that doesn’t know it.”

In this way, the almost the entire medical scientific community has been compromised and has become thoroughly untrustworthy.

Fraudulent Scientific Research Exposed by Medical Journal Editors and Professors

Look at what numerous key experts are saying about this epidemic of fraudulent scientific research. Dr. Richard Horton is the current editor-in-chief of the British Lancet journal, which is respected as one of the best peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. He came out and stated:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

Then look at what Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), had to say about the pervasive fraudulent scientific research:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines … I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, a professor of disease prevention at Stanford University, published a study in a PLoS One paper entitled Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. He found that research conclusions are less likely to be true when study samples sizes are too small, when effect sizes are even smaller, and when there are major variances in study designs, definitions, outcomes and analytical modes. He highlighted the corrupting influence of Big Pharma and concluded that:

“There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false … it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true.”

Fraudulent Scientific Research Exposed by other Big Pharma Whistleblowers

The pervasive fraudulent scientific research shows that most “solid medical evidence” may in fact be quackery.

The pervasive fraudulent scientific research shows that most “solid medical evidence” may in fact be quackery.

Fraudulent scientific research has also been exposed by former executives and employees of the Big Pharma machine. In addition to Dr. Peter Rost, another Big Pharma whistleblower include Dr. John Virapen, author of Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider, who admits in this book that he “bribed a Swedish professor to enhance the registration of Prozac in Sweden.” Virapen worked for 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally (most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden) where he was responsible for the marketing of several Big Pharma drugs (all of them with side effects). He exposes how Big Pharma invests more than USD$50,000 per physician per year to entice them to prescribe their products, how more than 75% of leading scientists in the field of medicine are “paid for”, and how illnesses are invented by the pharmaceutical industry to increase profit.

Another Big Pharma whistleblower is Gwen Olsen, a former Big Pharma sales rep who really knew how to push for a hard sell. She reveals the underhanded tactics she was taught by Big Pharma executives to ensure doctors were prescribing their drugs. After her niece killed herself while taking antidepressants, she changed her tune and exposed the tactics. Olsen admits that she used bribery and personal connections to sell Big Pharma meds, because she found it very difficult to sell drugs on their own merit, that the true purpose of pharmaceutical drugs is social control, that Big Pharma buys up real cures to disease, or sues companies not to release genuine cures. She also reveals how drug effects or side effects were often separated to avoid full disclosure, e.g. if the effect was on the CNS (Central Nervous System) then Big Pharma would break it down to say dizziness, fatigue, etc. so effects would look smaller.

Sadly, patients were harmed or killed due to Olsen’s (and other drugs reps like her) intentional sidestepping/misinforming physicians about a drug’s effects. Olsen refers to the “Revolving Door Syndrome”, meaning patients who are hospitalized continue to come back repeatedly, and each time lose more of their bodily functions. The drugs were brain damaging, could induce violence and were slowly killing them. Meanwhile, many drugs are found to be not more efficacious than a sugar pill (placebo).

Fraudulent Scientific Research Exposed by Governmental Whistleblower Too

Lastly, it is also useful to note that fraudulent scientific research has been acknowledged by governmental officials too. Dr. William Thompson of the CDC (the US Center for Disease Control) made headlines last year when he bravely came forth to publicly admit that he had cooked the books and fudged the data regarding vaccines. Here is an excerpt of his public statement from August 27th, 2014:

“My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.

I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

Many people were harmed (or killed) by this instance of fraudulent scientific research, especially young black baby boys under the age of 3. Consequences for Thompson or the CDC for this fraudulent scientific research? Basically none. Obama gave him legal immunity – but that’s not surprising since he also singed the NDAA (claiming the right to imprison any American indefinitely without charge or trial) and initiated his weekly Kill Lists.

Don’t Fall for Appeals to “Scientific” or “Clinical” Research when Fraudulent Scientific Research is So Rife

The lesson in all this is clear: don’t believe it when you are told by anyone involved with the Western Medical Establishment that their products are based on sound, valid, scientific, clinical evidence. Fraudulent scientific research is so widespread you can’t know anything for sure. Maybe you have to use Western Medicine, or maybe you don’t, but don’t go in blindly believing everything you’re told.

Sources:

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrCizlAOBAo

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960696-1.pdf

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2004/jul/15/the-truth-about-the-drug-companies/

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ZFUq5hr7E

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICnKzBMkV9Q

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/the-big-one-cdc-whistleblower-goes-public-now/

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/03/obama-admin-grants-immunity-to-cdc-scientist-that-fudged-vaccine-report-whistleblower-plans-to-testify-before-congress/


Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

Seeding Fear – The Story Of Michael White vs Monsanto (VIDEO)

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All giants fall. Monsanto’s day is coming.

Neil Young’s new documentary, “Seeding Fear,” tells the story of Alabama farmers Michael White and his father who were sued by the agrochemical giant in 2003 for patent infringement of its GMO soybeans.

The film I would like you to see tells the story of a farming family in America, but the same thing is happening around the world,” Young added. “It is a story that takes 10 minutes of your time to see. It is a simple human one, telling the heartbreaking story of one man who fought the corporate behemoth Monsanto, and it illustrates why I was moved to write ‘The Monsanto Years.’ – Neil Young


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Elite Legislators Secretly Meet With Lobbyists In Georgia When This Happens… (VIDEO)

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“Don’t ask us about our meeting with corporate lobbyists!” That was the message given to the 11Alive Investigators at a resort hotel in Savannah, Georgia where they tracked down state legislators having secret meetings behind closed doors.

The meetings were part of the Spring Task Force Summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC.

According to their website ALEC:

“…is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country’s state legislators, business and thought leaders, think tank scholars and individuals, ALEC provides a unique forum for diverse groups to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions that encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers.”

They claim to be a place that not only represents communities but also a place of transparency. However, they were anything but transparent at this confidential meeting that no media was allowed to attend.

When 11Alive reporters arrived to record the meeting police officers attempted to force them out of the building…

Why is it that elite legislators and corporate lobbyists feel the need to meet behind closed door just like the Bilderbergs? What laws, money deals, or plans were they discussing that were so important? Could this have anything to do with where we are headed as a nation in the near future?

For More Information See: 

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/05/21/investigators-legislators-and-corporate-lobbyists-meet-in-secret-at-georgia-resort/27695105/


Lisa Haven is an independent Christian news analysis and one of the top contributors on www.BeforeItsNews.com. She is also author of www.LisaHavenNews.net and runs her own youtube channel (Lisa Haven) with tens-of-thousands of views per day. Digging deep and finding truth is what she lives for. Her passion is to spread truth no matter where it lies. She covers everything from martial law, to FEMA camps, to end time bible prophecy, to government documents and much more! Before launching her journalism career, she wrote many bible studies and lead women ministries for a number of years. She will also complete her ministry degree at International School of Ministry this year.

How The TPP Is Going To Affect You

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is another elite power grab giving multinational corporations more control. Learn the 5 key ways it will affect you.

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is another elite power grab giving multinational corporations more control. Learn the 5 key ways it will affect you.

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) has moved one stepcloser to becoming law in the US after the Senate voted to give Fast Track authority to the President. The TPP however must really be considered as 1 of 3 mega treaties designed to give unprecedented control of the world’s trade to giant multinationals including Big Pharma and Big Biotech companies. The other 2 parts are the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and the TISA (Trade in Services Agreement); together the TPP, TTIP and TISA form the 3 T-Treaties to cement the corporatocracy as our global ruler. The TPP is focused on 12 countries in the Pacific which contribute 40% of the world’s GDP (US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei) while the TTIP harmonizes trade between the US and the EU. The TISA included the US, EU, Australia and other nations (totaling 24) and aims to privatize the worldwide trade of services such as banking, healthcare and transport.

Notably, none of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are included in any of the 3 T-Treates, as they have clearly challenged and disturbed the Anglo-American dominated NWO elite too much. Obama is now on the verge of pushing through 2 giant laws in his presidency: the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the TPP-TTIP-TISA (Obamatrade). How interesting then that Obama’s handler is Zbigniew Brzezinski, who serves the Rockefellers, who own Big Pharma and have major interest in the other corporations which will benefit most from this …

The Very Word Secrecy is Repugnant in a Free and Open Society

All of the 3 T-Treaties being negotiated right now are being deliberately kept hidden from the public. We only know about them thanks to WikiLeaks. In fact, the secrecy has been so stringent that no electronic devices or note-taking is allowed, and access is restricted to only Congress staffers with a high enough security clearance. Look what US Senator Barbara Boxer had to say about the secrecy of the TPP:

“Well, let me tell you, what you have to do to read this agreement. Follow this. You can only take a few of your staffers who happen to have a security clearance because god knows why this is secure.  This is classifiedIt’s nothing to do with defense. It has nothing to do with going after ISIS. It has nothing to do with any of that, but it is classified. So I go down with my staff that I could get to go with me, and as soon as I get there, the guard says to me, hand over your electronics.

Okay, I give over my electronics.  Then the guard says, you can’t take notes. I said, I can’t take notes? Well, you can take notes, but you have to give them back to me, and I’ll put them in a file. So, I said, wait a minute. I’m gonna take notes, and then you’re gonna take my notes away from me, and then you’re going to have them in a file, and you can read my notes?”

If the TPP were really good for Americans, why the secrecy? Why not openly let anyone read the text and decide for themselves? “The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society,” as JFK famously said in his 1961 Waldorf-Astoria speech where he exposed the insidious influence that Secret Societies were having on the USA. He was killed for going against these secret groups. Incidentally George H. W. Bush, who was heavily involved in the JFK assassination, just so happens to be part of Secret Societies like the Skull and Bones Club of Yale University, as well as others like the Bohemian Club which engage in mock (or real) Satanic ritual at Bohemian Grove.

The TPP is a major cause for alarm for ordinary citizens living in a TPP country. It targets some of your most fundamental rights relating to access to knowledge. It undermines the abilities of nations to make their own laws to protect their own businesses and citizens. As Julian Assange of Wikileaks wrote:

“If instituted, the TPP’s IP (Intellectual Property) regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.”

The following are 5 specific ways the TPP will affect you as an average citizen in the US, Australia, New Zealand or any other TPP nation.

TPP Effect #1: Weakening of the Minimum Wage

tpp-outsource-middle-classThe most obvious way the TPP will hurt lower or middle class Americans is through the outsourcing of jobs. We have already seen the disastrous effect of NAFTA in this area. Now, American workers will have to compete with those in Vietnam (who get a minimum wage of around 52 cents an hour) and Mexico (who get a minimum wage of around 62 cents an hour) according to this source. Did you know that Brunei does not even have a minimum wage? Why would a corporation pay $15, $10 or even $7.25 when it could pay its workers less than 70 cents per hour?

How this will affect you: the TPP could well mean that many people working minimum wage jobs will have to work for less, or lose their job outright.

TPP Effect #2: More Censorship, Less Freedom of Expression

The internet has been a 2-edged sword in the battle for freedom. It has allowed the elite to conduct mass surveillance on the populace in an unprecedented amount; however, it has also allowed for fantastic freedom of expression and the swift sharing of information. Now, more than ever before, you can get real news and analysis about events as they break, rather than the usual mainstream media spin and propaganda. To counter this, the elite have bringing in their cherished tactic of “copyright” as a stealthy method to enact censorship and stifle freedom of expression. The less freedom of expression there is, of course, the more they can get away with their schemes of centralization of power.

The TPP’s chapter on IP (Intellectual Property) Rights shows the emphasis on extending copyright terms. As the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) wrote in its piece The TPP Copyright Trap:

“The ratcheting upward of copyright terms comes at a time when Internet and other digital technologies have spurred a revitalization of the world’s public domain: the treasury of works that has passed out of copyright. Thanks to digital distribution, public domain material is now globally available for almost zero cost for study, enjoyment and re-use … The additional 20 years of copyright protection amounts to a misappropriation from the public domain. It inhibits the creation of new works that build upon the past and exacerbates the orphan works problem. Even the U.S. Copyright Office has indicated that the copyright term may be too long, and proposed options for mitigating its deleterious effects.”

Even bloggers, authors, documentary makers and others who want to use excerpts of copyrighted work for purposes of criticism may be limited by the proposed “Three-Step Test” language which puts restrictions on fair use. This chapter of the TPP will also place new demands on your ISP (Internet Service Provider), requiring them to become digital police. They will be expected to surveil what their users access on the Internet and to enforce copyright law!

How this will affect you: the TPP will require the signing nations to adopt criminal sanctions for those found guilty of copyright infringement, meaning you could end up in prison for sharing music, videos or other things online.

TPP Effect #3: Private Corporate Courts

The ISDS tribunal of the TPP would create corporate courts above national sovereignty.

The ISDS tribunal of the TPP would create corporate courts above national sovereignty.

Another disturbing feature of the TPP is the pushing of IDIS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) tribunals as a replacement to the legal judicial courts of nations. It’s another stepping stone to the One World Government. The IDIS mechanism is essentially a private corporate court, an international tribunal of private lawyers, who would have the power to award compensation money to big corporations if they found that a TPP nation’s laws prevented that corporation from making money. In other words, big corporations would get “lost profit” dollars and the taxpayer of that nation would have to foot the bill!

ISDS poses a grave danger to the law. As US Senator Elizabeth Warren points out in this video, ISDS allowed the following things to happen:

– A French company sued Egypt because Egypt raised its minim wage;

– A Swedish company sued Germany because Germany tried to phase out nuclear energy after the Fukushima disaster;

– A Dutch company sued the Czech Republic because it didn’t bail out a bank that the Dutch company partially owned; and

– Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Ecuador introducting new laws to protect its consumer from cigarettes/tobacco.

How will this affect you: the TPP will mandate that your nation will no longer be able to make laws banning toxic products (e.g. pharmaceutical drugs, GMO-laden food, etc.) and that you will have little or no legal recourse if you hurt, damaged or poisoned by them.

TPP Effect #4: Stronger Patents, More Control for Big Pharma

John D. Rockefeller, the instigator of the Rockefeller Empire, is reported to have said the competition is sin. His oil empire became the backing for Big Pharma, still owned by the Rockefellers to this day. It is no surprise that the game is still the same: try to eliminate competition and gain a monopoly. The TPP’s chapter on Transparency (Transparency and procedural fairness for pharmaceutical products and medical devices), according to this analysis by Deborah Gleeson, is about more power for Big Pharma:

“The purported aim of the Annex is to facilitate ‘highquality healthcare’ but the Annex does nothing to achieve this. It is clearly intended to cater to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. Nor does this do anything to promote “free trade”: rather it tightly specifies the operation of countries’ schemes for subsidizing pharmaceuticals and medical devices with the aim of providing greater disclosure, more avenues for pharmaceutical industry influence and greater opportunities for industry contestation of pharmaceutical decision making”.

She later states that the TPP “is clearly intended to target New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC)” while others have discussed how other nations in the TPP like Australia may be forced to adopt US-style healthcare – a system which kills around 225,000 per year (including 106,000 from adverse effects of Big Pharma drugs) according to Dr. Starfield’s study. This provisions also aims to make it very difficult for makers of generic drugs to compete with Big Pharma’s brand-name drugs. The idea is to force all the other TPP nations outside the US to use only brand-name drugs. Additionally, did you know that Big Pharma through the TPP is pushing for patents on animals and patents on surgical methods? How can Big Pharma possibly claim any basis for being able to patent an animal given the longstanding tradition of patents not been granted for things in and of Nature?

How this will affect you: How would you like it if your surgeon told you he/she could not operate on you because a particular surgical technique was copyrighted and private property? How would like having to pay more for “brand-name” medicine because the exact same kind (the generic kind) is deliberately unavailable?

TPP Effect #5: Less Environmental Protection

The TPP’s Environment Chapter functions more as a PR exercise than anything else. There are little or no enforcement mechanisms contained within it. The Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund and National Resources Defense Council released a joint analysis which concluded the TPP was a step backward from a 2007 agreement under the Bush administration. As they write:

“Instead of committing TPP countries to “adopt, maintain, and implement” the laws, regulations, and all other measures to fulfill its obligations under MEAs and subject those obligations to dispute settlement, each TPP country is merely committed to “affirm its commitment” to implement the MEAs to which it is a Party (Article SS.4.1).

So the benchmark has been changed from being legally required to adopt and implement environmental policy – and facing court and fines if they don’t – to merely affirming commitment. Do you think soulless corporations and their sociopathic CEOs are honorable enough to uphold environmental standards without being legally and financially forced to? If you do I have some oceanfront property for you in Colorado and Switzerland. Reminds me of how the supposed constitutional lawyer Barack Hussein Obama swore to uphold the US Constitutioon and then proceeded to form Kill Lists to extrajudicially assassinate people (including US citizens abroad) and sign laws like the NDAA which allows the US Government to indefinitely detain Americans without charge or trial (4th Amendment anyone?).

How this will affect you: Expect less environmental safeguards and more ways the corporatocracy can poison the environment without having to face any legal or financial consequence.

The Trans Pacific Partnership is another stepping stone to the totalitarian New World Order, by the gradual creation and merging of economic unions and free trade agreements. Spread the word about it.

 

Sources:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/12/can-read-notes-life-top-democratic-senator-blasts-obamas-tpp-secrecy/

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSY1gh3yBN8

https://wikileaks.org/tpp/pressrelease.html

https://wikileaks.com/tpp-ip2/

https://www.eff.org/pages/tpp-copyright-trap

http://www.opednews.com/articles/One-of-the-Most-Dangerous-by-Paola-Casale-Agreement_Citizens_Corporations_Corporations-150626-246.html

*https://www.youtube.com/embed/xzfxv2XQoPg

https://wikileaks.com/tpp/healthcare/

https://wikileaks.com/tpp/healthcare/Analysis-Dr-Deborah-Gleeson/page-2.html

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/tpp-could-force-australia-to-americanstyle-health-system-20150625-ghxdes.html

http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-primary-care-policy-center/Publications_PDFs/A154.pdf

https://wikileaks.org/tpp-enviro/


Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

Corporations vs. Entrepreneurship

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The corporate culture would have you believe that it is the foremost structure of the economy. That the entrepreneur is a nuisance and is tilting at windmills. Since competition is a dirty word, the innovative venture poses no threat, but might qualify as an acquisition. Only if the business model is such that duplicating the endeavor is too time consuming or difficult will the corporatist take interest. Yet, in the end, the design of the corporate organization is more about brute force than creative invention. So why is it so difficult for the enterpriser to get their project off the ground? And what is the compelling motivation to start your own business?

An independent businessperson is a much different breed from the corporate ladder climber. Consider the 7 Reasons to Ditch the Corporate World for a Career at a Startup.

  1. Getting recognition
  2. Having more responsibility
  3. Bonding with coworkers
  4. Learning from true innovators
  5. Embracing new opportunities
  6. Putting your strengths to work
  7. Working toward the money

If you have never been part of a small business and your only experience is with a corporatist organization, some of the above aspects may seem foreign if not outright dangerous. In order to help define the difference between the two mindsets, Jun Loayza founder of Future Delivery provides the following assessment in Corporate World vs Entrepreneurial Life.

“The corporate world is calling with nice cars, fancy lunches, and guaranteed paychecks — if you’re willing to put your dream company on hold and sit in a low-walled prison five days a week.  If you’re torn between stable income and the wish fulfillment of a bold new venture, listen up to someone who’s had the pleasure and pain of living in both worlds.”

Work/Life balance vs Lifestyle

Steady Income vs No Money

Good Enough vs Better than All the Rest

These headings compare the vast differences in thinking, temperament, objectives and goals. Start-up attempts usually begin with an idea for a product or service that is not currently available. Formulating a business plan and identifying a method to monetize a return is often overlooked, when the visionary is engaged with the excitement that a successful rollout could generate.

A small business owner of a more established sector operation is more concerned with surviving competition, maintaining margins, expanding market share and gaining access to capital for growth and expenses. This difference from the dreamer turned practical, separates the emphasis both apply.

So the similarities between the merchant and the innovative entrepreneur are far more in common than the style used by Corporate America Is Killing Your Start-up Dreams. The Inc. publication presents aspects of the corporate culture and how it works.

Note the vast difference in the business model employed by corporations from the entrepreneur. While they preach company loyalty, corporatists actually exercise a pattern of expediency.

Corporate America Creates a False Sense of Security

The corporate climb is slow and at each rung you’re reminded that there is so much still to do before reaching the next level

Knowledge is power

Mitigating risk is key

You only live once

Corporatism 101 presents background on the difference between corporatism and corporations. However, the blunt distinction in both prove to be light years different from an economy driven by  creative and pioneering projects that advance, grow and create actual new wealth.

Corporate mores seldom exhibit a passion to improve the economic well being of consumers, but frequently tap the consumerism of the customer to keep the engine of materialism as the life blood of business.

Add to this aspect the financial sector of the corporate economy and the lack of any real competition is vividly demonstrated. There is little room for start-up financial ventures, when the source of capital access is mainly reserved to the largest of corporate companies.

It is because of this reason that most plans fail. Money is a necessary ingredient to float a start-up. Finding an angel financier to raise the needed venture capital is usually reserved to seasoned business people.

Nonetheless, for those brave souls who strike out on their own, the risks are substantial. What happens if your flop? Going back to a previous life may not be an option.

Why Corporations Won’t Hire An Entrepreneur defines the issue well.

“Corporations have become factories of mental models created over decades of controlling how and what people think through the influence of power and money. The attitudes have created cultures of “we are in control and we pay you to follow the rules we make“.

These mental models were designed to build organizations where compliance and productivity of human labor determined profitability.  Subsequently organizations were built around a hierarchy of control similar to the military where the strategy was to beat the enemy.  This mental model is dependent on compliance.  Compliance through control of resources via influence of power and money has proven to be limiting and costly.”

Basically, the dilemma is that forced compliance works better than free association in the trenches of economic dominance. The essential notion of a free market is an illusion. In the real world of goods and services the big box store, energy supplier, food processor and financial services are the realm of protective trade secrets.

While it might be easy to analyze how a large retailer operates, it may not be as transparent on how that business maintains its dominance over their own market share. The entrepreneur is constantly fighting to get into the game. Carving out a small niche that flies under the corporate radar screen is the best chance to refine and expand a start-up.

Forget about transferring the entrepreneurship mindset into the corporate structure. Both planets orbit in different universes. With the systemic decline in a viable economy, the unemployment stats and the underemployment part time jobs that emerge from the corporatist companies allow for little future for our society or individual security.

America was built by daring entrepreneurs long before the corporate system.


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex

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Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade legislation and its companion Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)  are anti-consumer stealth corporate coup d’etat freedom and ecosystem-destroying measures – nightmarish by any standard.

They let corporate predators establish unrestricted supranational global trade rules overriding national sovereignty and domestic laws.

They serve investor rights at the expense of public ones. They permit anything goes for profit. They create a world more unfit to live in than already.

On June 10, WikiLeaks published the draft TPP Healthcare Annex (so-called Annex on Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices).

It establishes pharmaceutical and medical device procurement and reimbursement rules government healthcare authorities must follow.

Vague language creates opportunities for drug and medical device companies to challenge Medicare and healthcare program procedures of the 12 TPP-bloc countries.

Consumer friendly policy reforms would be constrained – including the ability of governments to contain rising prices making them unaffordable for millions.

Big Pharma wants profits protected over public health, said WikiLeaks. It wants them maximized.

An earlier Healthcare Annex was released in 2011. Some harmful provisions were removed in the latest version. Global Trade Watch (GTW) says serious questions remain unanswered – vital for people to know, including:

“What guarantees are there that the TPP’s requirements would not override existing procedures for Medicare?”

The US Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) claims Medicare fully complies with TPP provisions.

“Yet (their) ambiguous language…leaves our domestic healthcare policies vulnerable to attack by drug and (medical) device manufacturers,” said GTW.

Could companies use Healthcare Annex provisions to cover expensive products “without a corresponding benefit to public health,” GTW asked?

Medicare reimburses for “reasonable and necessary” products and treatment. TPP “recognize(s) the value (of drugs and medical devices through the) operation of competitive markets (or their) objectively demonstrated therapeutic significance” – regardless of effectiveness or affordability.

Medicare permits limited reimbursement appeals only. Companies might argue TPP rules permit unrestricted reviews.

“Would the TPP constrain pharmaceutical reform efforts in the US,” asked GTW? Healthcare Annex provisions apply to future coverage determinations as well as current ones.

Healthcare reform advocates want soaring drug prices curtailed by establishing a “national formulary” enabling the government to get substantial discounts passed on to consumers. TPP won’t allow it.

“Could the inclusion of this Annex in the TPP bolster the case of a pharmaceutical company that is suing the United States,” asked GTW?

Investor-State Dispute Settlement procedures have been included in US trade agreements since the 1990s. Foreign companies may challenge government policies – claiming they potentially curtail future profits. In return, they demand “unlimited sums in taxpayer compensation.”

GTW asked if the Healthcare Annex boosts their case – at the expense of the public interest. Companies could claim government policies compromised their profit expectations and demand compensating reimbursement at taxpayers’ expense.

Much about TPP remains secret – vital information people have a right to know. If enacted, Washington wants it extended to all Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members – about 40% of the world’s population.

Attorney Judit Rius Sanjuan for Doctors Without Borders says TPP “will increase the cost of medicines worldwide, starting with the 12 countries that are negotiating” TPP.

Hugely profitable drug companies want unconstrained rights to charge whatever the market will bear. They claim high prices are needed to compensate for billions of dollars spent for research – without acknowledging how much governments in America and elsewhere pay for, passing on scientific research information to drug companies cost-free.

GTW director Lori Wallach calls the Healthcare Annex leak “the latest example of why fast-tracking the TPP would undermine the health of Americans and the other countries and cost our government more, all to the benefit of pharma’s profits.”


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Another Round Of Fake Environmental Concern

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(The Real Agenda) Transnational oil corporations are just one group of many that bear responsibility for the destruction of the environment, yet, they love to appear as if they are concerned about the health of the planet.

Big Oil has been behind fake environmental movements for the past half a century, financing NGOs and philanthropic organizations that present themselves as defenders of the environment but that are nothing less than corporate creations whose role is to keep people distracted while they go about destroying the future of billions of people.

While many oil companies claim to have a firm corporate social responsibility plan which supposedly includes avoiding environmental pollution, they always manage to dump chemicals into landfills and to use dangerous substances in the products they manufacture.

As the next round of environmental discussions on so-called Climate Change is set to take place in Paris this year, oil companies are already asking to be let into the conversations so they can speak directly with representatives of the United Nations and national governments.

The fake environmental movement and the UN could not have a better partner than Big Oil in their attempt to establish a legally binding universal agreement at the end of the United Nations Climate Change Conference next November in Le Bourget, France.  Both Big Oil and the UN have worked hand in hand to make people surrender their rights to property and individual liberty because “climate doomsday” is around the corner.

Unfortunately for them, more people are now aware of the hoax that anthropogenic global warming and climate change really are, which is why the UN and large international corporations are now partnering to secretely approve a resolution that would mandate the end of civilization as we know it.

As we have reported ad nauseum before, Big Oil and other industries are strong supporters of the carbon credits scheme, the system that codifies pollution worldwide, as it promotes planetary contamination in exchange for fees that only the largest companies will be able to afford.

In a recent statement sent by six major European oil companies to Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, they claim that “climate change is a critical challenge to our world”, which is why they want full access to the climate negotiations that will take place in Paris.

BP Group, BP, Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, Total Satoil are trying to get a place at the conversations in Paris later this year, where the UN intends to approve mechanisms to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

According to UN officials, the main goal of the meeting is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, which the UN and other environmental organizations claim to be the cause of global warming. The same discussion is taking place at the governmental level.

The major economies of the world are presenting their commitments to reduce emissions. And companies involved in fossil fuels are in the crosshairs of an economic model that  leads to the total decarbonisation of the world’s economy, as recognized last week by Figueres.

In this situation, the six European oil giants have sent the letter to the UN in an attempt not to be left out of the agreements. The companies say they want to “open a direct dialogue with the UN and national governments”.

The formula they propose is the same that exists now, except it would be a mandatory one if approved. They want to put a price tag on carbon emissions and the official establishment of carbon markets for buying and selling carbon allowances, a fraudulent scheme which now moves about $34 billion annually. A large chunk of this money is paid to people like Al Gore, who owns his own carbon trade company.

These six major companies believe that carbon pricing can “discourage high emissions” of CO2 and “reduce uncertainty which will help stimulate investment in low carbon technologies.” For that, the oil companies ask for “transparent, stable and ambitious regulatory frameworks” which they will undoubtedly seek to influence and control.

“We recognize that the current trend in emissions of greenhouse gases is higher than what is necessary to limit temperature increase to less than two degrees above pre-industrial levels”, stated in their letter the leaders of the six major oil companies.

“The challenge now is how to meet increased demand for energy with less CO2″, they added. “We are ready to play our part”, say these companies.

The flawed science referred to by the six oil companies in their letter is the same provided by the UN in multiple documents. This so-called science purports that desirable planetary temperature should be just above pre-industrial levels, which according to the UN can only be reached by completely decarbonizing human activity. In truth, despite the continuous increase in CO2 emissions for the past decade or so, there has been no measurable increase in global temperatures.

Even mainstream media have been obligated to report on the fact that data that shows a relation between increases in CO2 emissions and global warming have been manipulated to fit the politics of global warming and climate change so that European and American corporations, through their UN partners, have an excuse to push for limits to development in third world nations.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Once Again, The World Marches

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They marched in Australia. They marched in Africa. They marched in Canada. They marched in Dublin and London and all across Europe.

Here in the U.S., we marched in Portland, Maine and Seattle, Wash., and in between, in cities large and small, coast to coast.

On May 23, 2015, the world marched against Monsanto.

Monsanto isn’t alone in its greed-driven quest to sell toxic chemicals, to monopolize the world’s seed supply, to put small farmers out of business, to keep consumers in the dark about the pesticide-laden GMOs in our food. Dow, Dupont, Syngenta, Bayer. They are all destroying our soil and our food—which will ultimately lead to the destruction of the very ecosystem that sustains us.

But Monsanto has become the face of everything that’s wrong with our food and farming system today. And for that matter, everything that’s wrong with our Democracy.

So we marched. In great numbers. All over the globe.

And we’ll do it again next year. And every year after, as long as it takes. Until we rebuild our soil, our farms, our forests, our food system, and our health.

A sampling of photos and articles from the 2015 global March against Monsanto

Image credit: www.march-against-monsanto.com

Congressional Sellout On TPP Fast Track

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There is a simple reason why the Congress is held is such ill repute. Leadership in both parties are total agents for the Plutocrats that have systematically destroyed our economy with their globalist corporatist model that results in national impoverishment. The only startling pattern to this bipartisan betrayal is that the public continues to accept their excruciating fraud with only a whimper of discontent. BATR has covered the TPP Fast Track issue intensively. The most consistent observation is that the public, in this sinking economy, has ignored the impact that will accelerate, as the leaks from this secretive agreement become known.

Debating the facts or the “so called” merits of free trade is like talking to a deaf mute that is blind. Sign language will not work, nor will beating a drum communicate the war message that the globalist plot to fatally cripple our domestic economy is the real goal of all the internationalist trade agreements.

Corporatism has no national loyalty. Authentic conservative economic nationalism has been sold out by the political class, who are funded by monopolistic transnational’s dedicated to a New World Order of centralized control and rationed resources for the general public.

Naïve Conservative, newborn Tea Party members and wishful Republican enthusiasts expressed rejoice with the GOP gaining a Senate majority in the 2014 election. Yet it was unequivocally ordained that the new majority in the Senate would maintain the same destructive leadership treachery under Harry Reid. The Mitch McConnell leadership era only differs in style when it comes to pushing the same globalist agenda.

The Washington Post reports that Obama wins trade victory in the Senate.

“A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to a difficult fight in the House, where it faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats.”

Without McConnell’s complicity, many Democrats would have had to cast their support for fast track since many of the no votes allowed for cover from their true sentiments. However, the overwhelming Republican acceptance illustrates just how futile it is to place trust in the Senate.

A Senate of Subversion details the customary duplicity that applies to both parties. Nonetheless, the immediate circumstance at hand asks, Could Conservatives Push TPA Over the Finish Line?

According to Roll Call, Republican phony conservatives show their true colors.

“While many on the right are still hedging their position on the TPA, there appears to be some conservative support for the trade process legislation. And with congressional Democrats increasingly taking a firmer line against the TPA, which would give expedited consideration to the Trans-Pacific Partnership under negotiation with 11 other countries, conservatives could be the key to getting the TPA over the finish line.”

Add the ridiculous admission of Orrin Hatch on Trade Bill:  ‘I DON’T KNOW FULLY WHAT’S IN TPP MYSELF’ Ironically, Hatch also admits he doesn’t know what is in the TPP deal, while at the same time he objects to the push for more transparency prior to any crucial votes”, and you have a classic example that Senators simply vote for their corporatist masters.

The next report from Breitbart demonstrates just how futile it is to place faith in a Republican Senate. Only Two Republicans Admit They Actually Read Secret Obama Trade Deal —Both Unsupportive, separates the lone responsible Senators from the rest of the pack.

“Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has on numerous occasions publicly stated he has read the TPP—which is locked away in a secret room in the Capitol, access to which only lawmakers and certain staffers with high-level clearance are provided—and a spokeswoman for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)  on Thursday told Breitbart News that the Senator has read it as well. Despite asking press staff for every U.S. Senate Republican office throughout the day Thursday if their office’s senator has visited the secret room to read the deal—specifically the controversial “living agreement” contained within it—only Sessions and Lee would confirm they visited the room to read it.”

Now if you want a detailed history lesson on Fast Track, no better analysis is provided than, The TPP and the TTIP: How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama’s Trade Deals.

“The crucial vote in the U.S. Senate was on 14 May 2015, when the issue was whether to grant these deals “Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority,” which is what Presidents since Nixon’s time have used in order to get Congress to cede to the Executive, the U.S. President, virtually 100% of Congress’s Constitutionally mandated role in treaty drafting and approval — making it effectively an entirely Presidential matter. This “Fast Track” was invented by the Republican President Nixon in 1974, in order to bring about an Executive dictatorship in the passage-into-law of international-trade treaties that would otherwise stand no real chance of becoming law, because too many members of Congress would lose their seats if they voted directly for such horrendous treaties. So, instead, there is now instead, for these super-terrible international-trade deals, “Fast Track,” as constituting the crucial vote. This trick enables a member of Congress to say that he or she had voted for “Fast Track” instead of for the trade-deal itself. (He then has actually voted to eliminate the Constitution’s requirement that any treaty needs two-thirds of the U.S. Senators to vote for it in order for the treaty to become law; that two-thirds is reduced by “Fast Track” to a standard 50%. Though in the U.S. Constitution international treaties were handled as requiring especially high caution in order for them to be able to become law, Nixon created this way around the Constitutional requirement, this “Fast Track” trick that should be thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court.) The presumption here, in shunting these important things off into a procedural trick, is that voters are stupid enough to be easily fooled, and this is it: “Fast Track.”

When Boehner Praises Trade Bill Passage, the complicity of the Speaker of the House  registers for all to see.

“Trade helps create good-paying American jobs, so it’s good news that the Senate has put us one step closer to eliminating trade barriers. These reforms have the support of farmers, manufacturers, small business owners, and Americans from all walks of life, and it’s not hard to figure out why,” Boehner says in a statement.

Drawing reasonable conclusions Devvy Kidd offers up a perceptive viewpoint in Boehner and McConnell Working to Kill off America as we know it: TPP.

What can you do?

  1. STOP voting for incumbents who are are not constitutional bull dogs. STOP voting the same incumbents back into office every two years (House) and six years (Senate) even though the Seventeenth Amendment was NOT ratified by enough states, few in America care. My Seventeenth Amendment lawsuit is in the Third District Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas; the next brief is due July 3rd. I will keep you posted. Are conservatives happy they voted back in all the same incumbents last November who continue to stab us in the back?
  2. Last month the trade deficit was $40 BILLION dollars. That’s America’s wealth being sucked out of this country. Buy Made in USA (ahuge listing of companies) so American companies can expand and hire Americans. Ask where you shop. Let them know you will order on line, but we support American workers first. We CAN create a huge job boom. That means fruits and vegetables, too. See:One Million Jobs Project – take five minutes to read and watch:

Folks if you want to see the future, rely on Pat Buchanan: If Republicans Pass Trade Deal, They’ll Never Win The Presidency, because the economic record is perfectly clear. Challenging Republican leadership usually goes unreported.

“How does [House Budget Chairman] Paul Ryan explain the fact that we’ve had $11 trillion in trade deficits since the NAFTA decade?” Buchanan posed. [T]ake a look at our country: why is China suddenly all these gleaming new cities and factories and plants to build the silk road, while the United States of America is indebted $2.5 trillion to China and Japan?”

Facing up to this consequence of the most destructive trade treaties of the last several decades is something the Republicans have avoided. Purging the Buchanan wing from the GOP has produced a total breakdown in even the appearance that there is a difference in the parties. The political class are dedicated internationalists and are bent upon the destruction of an independent domestic economy where Middle America can exist.

What good is it to have a majority in both legislatures in Congress if your party power brokers continue to betray genuine conservatives? The Radical Reactionary essay, The Irrelevance of the Republican Party is a must read resource that traces the saga and argues that the GOP cannot be reformed.

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have failed miserably in their leadership roles. Paleo-conservatism is the only alternative to internationalist neo-Cons. Embrace populism and reject the GOP elitism.


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

Jeff Nielson: The Complete Criminalization Of Our System (VIDEO)

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[If you really study the patterns] you can actually see when they turn on and off the algorithm program used to manipulate the gold and silver markets.  – Jeff Nielson, Shadow of Truth

Rule of Law has been completely abandoned by the Government and business elite.  What remains is a citizenry in this country that has been largely dumbed-down and taught to ignore or deny the reality unfolding right before its eyes.

What’s left is an elitist club of political and corporate “leaders” who are using every possible means to keep our system from collapsing, enabling them to steal or confiscate every last crumb of middle class wealth.  If you don’t have enough spare cash to own your own Washington, DC politician, you are middle class – you are not part of “The Club.”

The Shadow of Truth hosted a fascinating conversation (at least we found it fascinating) with Jeff Nielson, of Bullion Bulls Canada.

The lies are getting bigger and bigger to the point at which they are now ludicrous or even perverse.

The conversation ranged from the proposals by criminal Keynesian “economists” to abolish cash currency to Jeff’s “One Bank” concept.

With 46% of all transactions by volume in the U.S. conducted using cash – 23% by value – converting to an electronic digital currency system would turn our lives upside down. But more insidiously, it would give the Government a lot more control over your life, not to mention the fact that it would make it very easy for the Government to impose a bail-in of the banking system when that inevitability occurs.

Unfortunately, the majority of the zombie-like Americans will likely just shrug it off when the move is made to abolish cash, just like our citizens shrugged off the Patriot Act and ignored the imposition of the NSA into our lives.

Jeff’s “One Bank” concept is based on the fact that a cabal of utlra-wealthy bankers, businessmen and media moguls largely control the western financial and political systems.  Jeff explains the idea and how it functions. In my mind, it all starts at the top with the Bank for International Settlements – the BIS.

The discussion includes whether or not the Government will eventually make gold and silver illegal and try to confiscate the public’s bullion.  Jeff sees it as an inevitability and necessary to support a fully electronic currency system.

Without question Jeff is highly intelligent, well thought out and articulate. Whether or not you agree with some or all of his ideas, we can assure you that you will find this discussion to be thought-provoking.

We begin our conversation with Jeff Nielson of Bullion Bulls Canada discussing the cashless society the criminal banking cabal is attempting to foist upon the world. Will they be successful?

What I can’t understand is why these criminals would want to give up the drug money laundering operation. The international drug trade accounts for 8% of total global trade. Think about that for a minute. The profits from laundering that volume of cash has to be enormous. What about the 46% of transactions, by volume, in United States that are still conducted using cash? 23% of the value of all transactions in U.S. is conducted using cash. It would make sense that with this sheer volume of hard currency floating around that if the criminal banking cabal forces us into a digital nightmare the black and gray markets would absolutely explode. The statistics that were just pointed out would support this thought. The people that are conducting their lives using hard currency are not going to simply stop doing that. These are for legitimate transactions. These percentages do not, to my knowledge, take into account the illegal drug trade that was just pointed out the criminal banking cabal is making huge profits.


Rory Hall has been a daily contributor at SGTReport.com. for more than two years. He has written several original articles and interviewed some of the top precious metals professionals in the industry, as well as top preparedness specialists in the world. His YouTube Channel, The Daily Coin, was launched in February 2014 and his website TheDailyCoin.org was launched April 25, 2014. QUOTE: “As a student of monetary, financial and economic history for the past five years it has taught me to watch the markets with an open mind and a hand on my wallet.”

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Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority

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Score one for the good guys. A previous article explained so-called “trade promotion authority (TPA)” lets Obama and his trade representative, complicit with corporate predators, ram through Congress, with minimal debate, no amendments or public discussion outrageous legislation global justice advocates call NAFTA on steroids.

Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are stealth corporate coup d’etat measures – freedom and ecosystem-destroying nightmares.

Corporate giants wrote both measures – to establish unrestricted supranational global trade rules overriding national sovereignty, domestic laws and personal freedoms, serving their interests at the expense of humanity.

They permit anything goes for profit. Investor rights alone matter. Public ones be damned.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called fast track’s defeat “a significant (consumer) victory.”

Hundreds of independent organizations opposed it. EFF said its “members alone sent tens of thousands of emails, phone calls, and tweets to lawmakers to come out against this legislation.”

Fast track supporters needed 60 Senate votes to debate granting Obama what he sought. He fell eight short.

One Democrat alone backed him – Delaware’s Tom Carper. Party leadership opposed him. Fast track authority was defeated by a 52 – 45 majority.

In Tuesday Senate floor remarks, Carper willfully and outrageously lied claiming TPP is “fair to workers and middle class families.” If enacted, it’s a dagger in the heart of fairness, fundamental freedoms and eco-sanity.

“Today is not the end of the fast track fight,” said EFF. TPP and TTIP supporters won’t quit.

Obama continues going all-out to enact what belongs in the dustbin of hellish proposed congressional legislation.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest downplayed Tuesday’s defeat saying “(i)t is not unprecedented for the US Senate to encounter procedural snafus. We’re going to continue to work through these challenges.”

EFF was upbeat saying “we can come away from (Tuesday’s victory) empowered and energized because it’s a clear sign that we’re succeeding at convincing Congress to come out against these (hellish anti-consumer) international corporate deals.”

Let’s hope EFF is right. Consumer victories are hard to come by. Sustained momentum is vital to prevent triumphs later becoming tragedies.

Global Trade Watch’s Lori Wallach issued a statement saying in part:

“The Fast Track train went off the rails today. The US Senate vote was supposed to generate momentum for Fast Track in the US House of Representatives, where it’s in deep trouble, with almost every House Democrat and a significant bloc of GOP lawmakers opposing it.”

“The only reason to upend the required procedures for a ‘revenue bill’ and bring up Fast Track in the Senate first was to get a huge victory to build momentum in the House.”

“But that strategy backfired and Democrats in the House remain committed to standing up for their beliefs that the trade package would do a lot more harm than good.”

“Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an especially bad idea. After six years of negotiations, the text is almost complete.”

“Yet under the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan Fast Track bill, the pact would remain secret from the public until 30 days after its text is locked.”

“That the text would be made public 60 days before the formal signing ceremony is irrelevant, because it would be too late to fight for needed changes.”

“The rhetoric being used to sell the trade package is really far off from the reality of what is in it. It is like being in the twilight zone.”

TPP and TTIP are corporate predator wish lists at the expense of fundamental consumer rights and environmental sanity.

Not according to New York Times editors. They support fast track enabling enactment of outrageous trade bills demanding rejection.

In a Tuesday editorial, they lied claiming TPP “could help reduce environmental destruction and improve the lives of workers…”

In 1993, Times editors supported NAFTA saying:

“The laboriously constructed agreement to phase out trade barriers among the US, Mexico and Canada, which this page has strongly supported, is likely to have a positive, though small, impact on US living standards and provide a modest boost to the Mexican economy.”

“Some American jobs would be lost to cheaper Mexican labor, other jobs would be gained because American exports would increase as Mexico’s high tariffs gradually disappeared.”

“Economics aside, Nafta’s defeat would suggest that the US had abandoned its historical commitment to free trade and would thus discourage other Latin and South American countries that have moved toward more market-oriented economies in the expectation of freer world trade.”
 
Fact: America’s trade deficit with Mexico cost around 700,000 US jobs through 2010 alone.

Fact: Official government data show well over five million US manufacturing jobs lost – plus millions more offshored to cheap labor markets, many more at risk.

It bears repeating. US trade bills are one-way – everything for corporate predators at the expense of fundamental consumer rights and eco-sanity.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

The Big Business Of Cancer: 100 BILLION Dollars Was Spent On Cancer Drugs Last Year Alone

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If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your lifetime.  If you are a man, the odds are closer to 1 in 2.  And almost everyone in America either knows someone who currently has cancer or who has already died from cancer.  But it wasn’t always this way.  Back in the 1940s, only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer.  Something has happened that has caused the cancer rate in this nation to absolutely explode, and it is being projected that cancer will soon surpass heart disease and become the leading cause of death in the United States.  Overall, the World Health Organization says that approximately 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed around the globe each year, and the number of new cases is expected to increase by about 70 percent over the next 2 decades.  There are very few words in the English language that cause more fear than the word “cancer”, but despite billions spent on research and all of the technological progress we have made over the years this plague just continues to spiral wildly out of control.  Why is that?

In America today, more money is spent to treat cancer than to treat any other disease by far.  In fact, according to NBC News, 100 BILLION dollars was spent on cancer drugs just last year alone…

As drug prices continue to fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, spending on cancer medicines has hit a new milestone: $100 billion in 2014.

That’s up more than 10 percent from 2013, and up from $75 billion five years earlier, according to a report published Tuesday from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

100 million dollars would be an astounding amount of money to spend on these drugs.  But 100 billion dollars is 1,000 times as much money as 100 million dollars.  And the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics is projecting that the amount of money spent on cancer drugs will continue to grow at a rate of 6 to 8 percent a year.

Needless to say, there are a lot of people out there that are becoming exceedingly wealthy treating this disease.

And the cost of some these drugs is absolutely absurd.  According to NBC News, two of the latest cancer drugs to be developed “are priced at $12,500 a month“…

Forty-five new drugs for cancer hit the market between 2010 and 2014, including 10 last year alone, IMS said. Two of those are so-called immunotherapies, a hot new class that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. They are Opdivo from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Keytruda from Merck. Both are priced at $12,500 a month.

Yes, I understand that drug companies are in business to make a profit.

But how can anyone possibly justify charging cancer patients that much for their medicine?

If you are diagnosed with cancer in America today and you choose to trust the medical system with your treatment, you can say goodbye to your financial future.  Even if you have health insurance, you will probably end up flat broke one way or the other.  Either you will survive and be flat broke, or you will die flat broke.

And despite all of our ultra-expensive treatments, the survival rate for cancer is still not very good.  At this point, the five year survival rate for those diagnosed with cancer is just 65 percent.  That means that 35 percent of those diagnosed with cancer are going to end up dead within five years, and for certain forms of cancer that percentage is much, much higher.

Sadly, as I mentioned at the top of this article, the percentage of the population getting cancer just continues to go up

We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life.

We live in a society that is highly toxic, and it is getting worse with each passing day.

And once you do develop cancer, doctors are not allowed to prescribe any “alternative treatments” for you.  They are only permitted to offer you the treatments that the system tells them that they must offer.

One of these is chemotherapy.  It is an absolutely nightmarish treatment that often kills the patient before it kills the cancer.  The following is how one woman described her experience with chemo

This highly toxic fluid was being injected into my veins. The nurse administering it was wearing protective gloves because it would burn her skin if just a tiny drip came into contact with it. I couldn’t help asking myself “If such precautions are needed to be taken on the outside, what is it doing to me on the inside?” From 7 pm that evening, I vomited solidly for two and a half days. During my treatment, I lost my hair by the handful, I lost my appetite, my skin colour, my zest for life. I was death on legs.

Many patients go through round after hellish round, hoping that it will do something about their cancer.  Have you ever known someone who has gone through this ordeal?  It can be absolutely heartbreaking.

But in the end, there is a tremendous amount of doubt regarding whether chemo does much good at all.  Just consider the words of Dr. Ralph Moss, the author of a book entitled “The Cancer Industry“…

In the end, there is no proof that chemotherapy actually extends life in the vast majority of cases, and this is the great lie about chemotherapy, that somehow there is a correlation between shrinking a tumour and extending the life of a patient.

So why do oncologists push chemo so hard?

Well, it is because they make a tremendous amount of money doing it

According to the research of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics fame, “Oncologists are some of the highest paid doctors, their average income is increasing faster than any other specialist  in the medical field, and more than half their income comes from selling and administering chemotherapy.”

Yes you read that right.  Oncologists make a huge profit, as much as two-thirds of their income in some cases, from chemotherapy drugs.

Their business model is very different from other doctors because you can’t buy chemotherapy drugs at your local pharmacy.

Oncologists buy these drugs direct at wholesale prices, then they mark them up and bill the insurance companies. This legal profiting on drugs by doctors is unique to the cancer treatment world. They’re making money off the drugs that they insist you take to save your life. That’s a HUGE conflict of interest. They’re selling you the drugs, and charging you for the privilege of putting them in your body. No other doctor can do that.

Our system is deeply corrupt and deeply broken.

But nothing is going to change any time soon because hundreds of billions of dollars are being made.

So what do you think?  Do you have an experience with the cancer industry that you would like to share?  Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Google Seeks Stronger Control Of Digital Media Market

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Google and eight European newspapers announced Tuesday the creation of a fund of 150 million euros to support digital journalism.

On paper, the initiative seems benign, but in reality, Google’s intention revolves around consolidating its grip on internet news media in a way that it can control even further what is shown on people’s news searches.

It is called the Digital News initiative and, according to Google, it will be operational in the coming months.

The intention of the fund, Google and its partners say, is to encourage “quality journalism through technology and innovation” and to fund “projects that show new ways of thinking in the practice of digital journalism.”

In practice, Google intends to do two things. First, become the global manager of news distribution, where all online journalistic content must go through its filters to be “adequately” filtered. Second, Google intends to limit and eventually block alternative media content from reaching news consumers.

The DNI brings now includes mass media such as El País of Spain, Les Echos in France, Germany’s FAZ, The Financial Times and The Guardian in Britain. It has also added Dutch Media NRC, La Stampa in Italy and Die Zeit in Germany. According to Google’s statement, the initiative has the support of organizations such as the European Journalism Centre, Global Editors Network and International News Media Association.

This future mechanism, which will join with other European publishers, will be articulated around three axes: product development, innovation support; training and research.

The first of the three axes has to do with how news are produced and it won’t be surprising if much of the content generated under this phase is either official propaganda fed to the media or to Google by government sources and/or computer generated information. Both practices are existing manipulation tools used by major media outlets.

Google and the publishers will create what has been called a task force with the purpose of “increasing revenue, traffic and the degree of commitment” of online readers. Careful attention needs to be given to the “traffic” aspect of this proposal. Right now, Google and Facebook have the ability to manage any news feed it wants, propping some news while restricting others.

In order to support innovation, Google will also “make available 150 million euros for projects bearers of new ideas in the practice of digital journalism” for a period of three years. As it occurs with other industries, the news business is already subject to financial manipulation, where large conglomerates haul out large amounts of cash to attract fresh ideas, but later these ideas become property of the financiers, who use them to fulfill their personal or corporate goals.

Google also plans to provide journalists with research sources that will be based throughout Europe, in the form of “online tools” to do their professional work.

“Google has always wanted to be a friend and collaborator of the media,” said Carlo D’Asaro Biondo, manager of strategic partnerships in Europe for Google, in The Financial Times conference on digital media held on Tuesday in London. “We want to take our part in the joint struggle to find more sustainable models for journalism,” he said.

Not so benign changes

The president of strategic partnerships for Google in Europe, Carlo D’Asaro Biondo said that the company considers changing its Google News service “for the benefit of digital media”, which have Google of abusing its dominance and of preventing their growth.

That is precise what will continue to happen as Google consolidates its power over internet news content. Google will promote “news” produced by large media conglomerates that work at the service of international corporations while limiting or eliminating content generated by alternative news outlets.

Google already implements censorship practices when the company, in any of its services, blocks audio, video or text due to unproven allegations of “alleged” copyright violations. In the meantime, Google plans to provide more visibility to news stories that the company deems as produced by “strong brands” or whose “expertise” in certain areas provides relevance to the news content while leaving independent news research out of sight.

“Digital News Initiative” comes after years of public disagreements between Google and European media and governments with whom it has had confrontations because of its questionable practices. Most of the confrontations have taken place in countries like France, Germany and Spain, where Google News was shut down after the Commission European accused the company of committing abuses related to search dominance.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Congress Introduces Fast Track Legislation To Help Enact Anti-Consumer Trade Bills

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Congressional passage of so-called “trade promotion authority” (TPA) will let Obama expedite the legislative process for pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) bills.

The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA 2015) lets Obama and his trade representative, complicit with corporate predators, rush through Congress, with minimal hearings and no amendments, legislation global justice advocates call NAFTA on steroids.

TPP and TTIP are trade bills from hell. They’re stealth corporate coup d’etats.

They’re giveaways to banksters and other corporate predators. They’re freedom and ecosystem-destroying nightmares.

They’re secretive, multi-national trade deals giving monied interests more power than ever at the expense of personal freedom for consumers and environmental sanity.

They’re ripoffs on the grandest scale. They’ll establish unrestricted supranational global trade rules.

Corporate giants wrote them. Their demands will override domestic laws.

They’ll trample on national sovereignty, privacy and personal freedoms.

They’ll permit unrestricted trade in goods, services, rules of origin, trade remedies, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers, government procurement and competition policies, and intellectual property (IP).

IP includes copyrights, trademarks, patents, and related considerations.

One-sided pro-business structuring harms popular rights. At stake is a free and open Internet, its global infrastructure, and worldwide innovation under level playing field rules.

Power brokers want secretive provisions established with no public knowledge of their destructive harm.

TPP and TTIP rewrite global IP enforcement rules. They include numerous other anti-populist provisions.

They override national sovereignty. They prioritize investor rights over public ones.

Obama lied saying:

“The bill put forward today would help us write (trade) rules in a way that avoids the mistakes from our past, seizes opportunities for our future, and stays true to our values.”

“It would level the playing field, give our workers a fair shot, and for the first time, include strong fully enforceable protections for workers’ rights, the environment, and a free and open internet.”

Fact: Trade rules Obama advocates are polar opposite what he claims. They’ll benefit monied interests at the expense of all others.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) calls fast track legislation a way to “legitimize White House secrecy and clear the way for (anti-consumer) trade deals.”

They impose restrictive digital regulations. They create a new Chief Transparency Officer – a likely corporate official with authority to:

“consult with Congress on transparency policy, coordinate transparency in trade negotiations, engage and assist the public, and advise the United States Trade Representative on transparency policy.”

Given existing strict confidentiality rules (and greater than ever corporate empowerment on trade), nothing meaningful will be done to improve transparency.

As things now stand, fast track text language will be made public 60 days before signed if passed.

According to EFF, it doesn’t matter. “(T)he text is already locked down from any further amendments.”

Fast track “t(ies) the hands of Congress so that it is unable to give meaningful input into the agreement during its drafting, or to thoroughly review the agreement once it is completed.”

It can only vote up or down with no changes. Most troubling is what’s excluded from negotiating objectives.

Nothing requires “balance in copyright, such as the fair use right,” says EFF.

“(I)f a country’s adoption of a fair use style right causes loss to a foreign investor, it could even be challenged as a breach of the agreement…”

“(W)e do not see anything in this bill that would truly remedy the secretive, undemocratic process of trade agreements,” EFF stresses.

Fast track will likely be voted on next week. Passage “would legitimize the White House’s corporate-captured, backroom (secretive, anti-consumer) trade negotiations.”

Lori Wallach heads Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch (GTW). Fast track authority “delegate(s) away Congress’ constitutional authority and (grants) blank-check (presidential) power,” she explains.

Fast track “would make it easier for corporations to offshore American jobs, would undermine our wages by forcing Americans to compete with Vietnamese workers making less than 60 cents an hour and would expose our consumer and environmental safeguards to attack by foreign corporations in extra-judicial tribunals” – run by corporate predators.

Congress is being asked to yield its constitutional trade authority to diktat presidential power.

Congress permitted fast track for only 5 of the past 21 years – 2002-2007.

It remains to be seen if it’ll authorize what demands rejection – what hugely benefits America’s 1% at the expense of all others.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.