Congress will soon debate whether to “fast-track” a trade deal that would make job-killers like NAFTA look puny. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations the right to sue national governments if they passed any law, regulation, or court ruling interfering with a corporation’s “expected future profits.”
They could also sue over local or state laws they didn’t like. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the world’s economy.
In 2009, when the government of El Salvador refused to issue an environmental permit to a Canadian mining corporation, community activists in Las Cabañas rejoiced. For years they had been fighting a pitched battle against the efforts of the company, Pacific Rim, to mine for gold in their region - plans that included the dumping of toxic arsenic in their rivers. It was not a campaign without risk.
The contents have not been made public, but are known to the 600 “corporate advisors” helping write it, such as Chevron, Halliburton, Walmart, Ford, GE, AT&T, Cargill, Pfizer, and the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Originally posted by theMediator
It's hard to imagine a human being, actually having the balls to be so damn f**in evil while continuing to sleep at night and have no regret whats so ever...I just, don't get it.
Whats so hard about doing what's good?
Why must the rules everywhere in the world constantly change in the favors of the elite, do they REALLY need all that help?
Is this reality even real, I mean.
Are we stuck a in game for so long that we don't know that the ultimate goal in life is to become a selfish idiot with no regards what so ever other than his glorious profit?
That must be it, I don't see why else a minority of people consisting of useless, wasteful, in-optimal larva's should get to decide how eeeeeeveryone else should suffer with their actions and in-actions.
When to much s*** gathers in one place and creates a big, giant and disgusting pimple...what do we do?edit on 8-7-2013 by theMediator because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by havok
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
My hand on the Bible, if this passes through CONgress without a fight...
If and when I see the traitors who voted "yea" for this, I will personally throat punch them.
I cannot believe this is even being presented to a vote.
How else are we going to stop this insanity?
"Voting" is getting us nowhere and fast.
We are going to have to take matters in our own hands.
Call my bluff, 'o fearless leaders.
Call my bluff.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans for what could be "the biggest bilateral trade deal in history" between the EU and the US.
Mr Cameron said a successful agreement would have a greater impact than all other world trade deals put together.
Mr Cameron said the deal could be worth £100bn to the EU economy, £80bn to the US and £85bn to the rest of the world.