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NLBS #37: The Trans Pacific Partnership; The Corporate Takeover of Trade Policy

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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:38 PM
Since just about episode one, the most common user-requested issue has been the super-secret Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. It's a gigantic trade, legal, and financial agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific-facing countries, currently under negotiations driven by the Office of the US Trade Representative. There's actually very little known about the very broad and secretly negotiated deal because of the Fast Track Trade Authority given to the President by Congress. But what we do know isn't just alarming, it's another apparently successful tactic in the corporate takeover of the US and other governments.

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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:49 PM
Oh I can smell the bull snip.

After decades of regulation, and taxation killing the US economy, and created outsourcing. To where the US imports billions of dollars in products.

The same people behind that now wants to create the TPP to import those products that use to be made here, back here.


Nafta was a cluster eff. The TPP will be a cluster eff.

You can take that to any fiat currency bank, and I will disagree on the reasons.

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 08:03 PM
Guess what border crossing this is?

San Ysidro, California.

Notice the commercial truck traffic jam north bound on the right...I count zero trucks south bound.
Even Google Maps is not hiding the evidence:
San Ysidro Google Maps Sat

edit on 12-2-2015 by Granite because: added link

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 08:57 PM
Good episode joe, i see a lot of good things on the horizon for this show.
That's means more bad news for humanity, but oh well good luck us i guess. lol

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 09:04 PM
Thanks for another good show, Joe. What ever those people are up to, I doubt if it'll be any good for us. I worked in a factory back when NAFTA first came out and our jobs started getting shipped out of the country. Whole departments shut down. There were also massive layoffs. The last I heard, there was just one department running. I think the place eventually closed down. Whoever NAFTA was supposed to benefit, it wasn't the American people. I think it's going to be more of the same with this new one.

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 09:22 PM
So I guess I don't understand your stance on this topic.....By the inherent title of NLBS, I'm assuming that you think the
tpp is just that? a reply to: theNLBS

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 09:25 PM
I dont know why people get so miffed up over this stuff. We have been living in a corporatocracy for a long time, not to mention the whole fascist leanings, may as well call it a fascist corporatocracy. Its like Mussolini and Hitlers dream come true, only diluted and not yet fully concentrated.

Really that is the whole point of government, or the greater part of it. I mean offcourse there gonna look out and use government for there interests, its what they do, and what they are, corporations are not only made of people, but under the law they are people to. As of yet its not even all that bad yet. You can say your living in the golden age, but after the golden age, always comes the fall. And then it will really get heated up and interesting. Though not in this generation yet.

In all if your so worried about it, well they do have a separation of church and state for obvious reasons. You can always do the same, that is have a separation of corporation or business and state. Good luck with that though, because really there would be very little or any other purpose to having government then other then social maintaining reasons, dont want to be a socialist now do we. It's just not the capitalist or communist way, or whatever you all are.

As soon as you cant make money off it, or get stinking rich, or set things up to your way, well who would want to go into politics or government then? It would be pointless of even having a government then or the whole pony and dog show. I mean what would people watch on the nightly news then? Or think of all the social commentary people or comedians, who will they have then to make the butt of a joke then if not the rich assholes which you people seem to always put into power every time? The whole scope of late night television and corporate media may change, lots of people may even lose there jobs because there really wont be anything for them to comment on.

Besides its not the constructs which are the problem, its the people. All the people on this planet, there are no exemptions, no matter what other way you come up with or how much you change things around. Its always going to come to this point anyways, by a million other routes it will always come to the same place eventually.

Or we can really do like in NASCAR. I think its a good idea, and much more hilarious. You know force everybody to wear a suit with the logos of there corporate masters on them. That way at least you know what your dealing with. Plus it will make for one hell of a hilarious showings during all these presidential races, and all the other goofy things people get up to.

That way finally presidential running's and all these voting shenanigans were they slowly remove one freedom or another in the name of social interest by way of all these fancy named bills, well that way it may finally get more ratings and more people watching then the honey bubu show or Americas got talent....Ok probably not, but it would still be hilarious. I mean more so then it is now.

Whats that expression. To hell in a handbasket.

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 09:34 PM
a reply to: galadofwarthethird

The second world war didn't just end, nazis lurk in dark places to this day!
Sad but true.

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 10:13 PM

originally posted by: wyrmboy12
So I guess I don't understand your stance on this topic…

If you watched the video, there should be no confusion.

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 11:40 PM
Thank you Joe for the best episode yet!

I have been following the TPP and what little they are telling us about what it is. My understanding is it focuses on allowing big corporations legal action against lost profits due to tariffs/regulations/penalties. I know none of this for certain but after NAFTA the majority of jobs I worked in (QA and test in the IT field) all got shipped to China and India.

I now work in delivery for minimum wage (I actually like the job tho). I have no resentment but am seriously distrustful of this government, but even more of large corporations that fund the gov.

I respect your decision to give to charities based of your profanity, nice touch. But I think you missed a few this episode

Thanks again for bringing some great issues to the masses, truly appreciated!!

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:23 AM
Much thanks
Very well done in presentation. I hope more tune into this.

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:44 AM
You guys did the topic justice.

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:48 AM
I know one thing for sure.... these corporations are not acting in the best interests of the public at large. They are acting in the interests of the 5 or 10 major shareholders who they are accountable too. They will work to increase their profit ratios which means they will cut costs on employees, material, and freight.

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:17 AM
Great episode!

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:41 AM
a reply to: theNLBS

Let us not forget that when corporations are the rule makers for trade, that this is one form of fascism. It is even getting so bad that the corporate lobbyists are practically dictating the law making policies to the law makers. If the trend continues, the outcome for your average citizen in the USA will be grim at best. Interesting times...

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 11:33 AM
a reply to: theNLBS

The last 2 vids have turned me around a little on NLBS. More meat and substance = higher quality.

Great job in listening to the ATS membership base.

Muchly appreciated.


posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:51 PM

originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
... if your so worried about it, well they do have a separation of church and state for obvious reasons. You can always do the same, that is have a separation of corporation or business and state. Good luck with that though, because really there would be very little or any other purpose to having government then other then social maintaining reasons...

Separation of Church and State was a step forward, now we need separtion of Money and State. This is actually achievable for the frist time due to new technology like the Bitcoin Blockchain.

We could create a society (somewhere on this planet) were Money and State are separated in reality and not just in theory. In such a state, government would serve the people... but as you point out, the American corporate/cassino/gulag culture will never change. P. J. O'Rourke said it best, "When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
edit on 13-2-2015 by wasaka because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 02:07 PM
Here are the other two videos referenced in our video…

posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:01 PM
I may not be able to watch the video for a myriad of reasons...a reply to: SkepticOverlord

posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 09:40 AM

originally posted by: wyrmboy12
I may not be able to watch the video for a myriad of reasons...[/post]

Understood. But if that's the case, why comment on the video?

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