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What's wrong with the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)?

From leaked drafts and investigations, we know that:

  • All meetings are in secret, even from Congress

  • Corporations are assisting in making these treaties

  • Monsanto is creating policy

  • Creating giant labor farms where very low wages are locked in to an individual
  • GMO can be distributed without regard to state nor Federal rights

  • Kick people off the internet for copyright infringement (read more)

  • Decrease access to medicine (read more)

  • Undermine national sovereignty by allowing corporations to sue governments (read more)

  • Circumvent worker and environmental protections (read more)

  • Increase economic inequality (read more)

Is there anyone to debate this issue about TPP?

 

The Road to World WarIII

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Why are U.S. covert operatives helping destabilize Syria? And why is the United States government so intent on taking down Iran in spite of the fact that Iran has not attacked any country since 1798?

The Debtonation of U.S. Dollar

October 17, 2013

Even though the U.S. did not default on its debt, physiologically it has cause a distrust in the U.S. as a global currency provider. “Global central banks are getting more serious about diversification, whereas in the past they used to just talk about it,” said Steven Englander, a former Federal Reserve researcher who is now the chief U.S. currency strategist at Barclays in New York. “It looks like they are really backing away from the dollar.” source

U.S Credit Ratings a Farce?

Marilyn Gjerdrum 17.10.2013 14:55

Fitch, S&P, Moody's brought us the Crash of 2008.....rating billions of dollars of junk as AAA.......why does anyone listen to them? These agencies should not even be in business.....but they are rated higher than the Chinese one? Why?

Is the Bitcoin Becoming an International Standard?

‘China’s Google’ begins accepting Bitcoin

China’s largest search engine Baidu - also known as the “Google of China” – has become the first service of its kind to accept the crypto-currency Bitcoin. source rt.com

Should the U.S Strike Syria on the Basis on the Use of Chemicals?

September 05, 2013

  1. The U.S. Military Dumped 20 Million Gallons of Chemicals on Vietnam from 1962 - 1971
  2. Washington Attacked Iraqi Civilians with White Phosphorus in 2004
  3. The CIA Helped Saddam Hussein Massacre Iranians and Kurds with Chemical Weapons in 1988
  4. The U.S. Military Littered Iraq with millions of tons Toxic Depleted Uranium in 2003
  5. The U.S. Military Killed Hundreds of Thousands of Japanese Civilians with Napalm from 1944 - 1945
  6. The U.S. Government Dropped Nuclear Bombs on Two Japanese Cities in 1945
  7. 1999 depleted uranium used in agression inSerbia( EUROPA).

Is Israel Provoking a War with Syria?

September 05, 2013

In an already tense situation where the U.S with allies calling on missile strikes on Syria, why would Israel fire a missile at the Syrian coast? This missile launch occurred on September 3rd. Both the U.S and Israel denied this at first then release the news that in fact Israel fired a missile from one of its submarines. Is Israel trigger-happy to get on with this war through provocation?

Larry Summers to Head the Federal Reserve?

By Rick McGahey

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Larry Summers

"According to former colleagues at D.E. Shaw, Summers was directly involved in sales, including sales of what turned out to be highly overvalued mortgage-backed securities to Asian sovereign wealth funds, the kind of securities that were deeply implicated in the financial meltdown.

. . . his fight against regulating financial derivatives (a major source of the financial crisis) and his successful advocacy with Congress to allow higher executive pay and bonuses for financial executives whose firms received billions in federal bailouts during the financial crisis . . ." source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/opinion/mcgahey-larry-summers

Forfeiture scam by Law Enforcement

Police collect billions from innocent Americans

August 08, 2013

money_zpsa0899b97A law created to severely cripple gang lawlessness is set upon anyone - rather they be suspect, innocent or guilty. How else will law enforcement pay for benefits, pensions, bonuses and those para-military toys?

From RT.com: "Police agencies across the United States are seizing billions of dollars annually in assets and money from people never convicted of crimes, and they’ve been getting away with it for decades."

105 years in prison for investigative journalism?!

Is Internet Technology not understood by our courts and lawmakers?

August 02, 2013 barrettbrown.jpg.400x0_q85 Brown copy-and-pasted a link that included the hacked information, from one chatroom to another to share the data he was researching with his peers. Though he was not involved with the hacking, and has never been accused of such, this act of sharing a link to already publicly available information led to charges including credit card fraud and identity theft. Brown was also charged with obstruction of justice in his attempt to protect his sources when served a warrant for his computers.

Argument: Are Corporations People?

July 27, 2013 by Dan Simone

Corporations are not people. Here is a great quote from the book “Crisis and Opportunity”

“Capitalism is based on private ownership of property by individuals. But most private property in the United States today is owned by corporations, not by individuals. Classical capitalism depends on the social values and morals of the people to constrain their pursuit of individual self-interest. Corporations have no social or moral values. The only things a corporation values are profit and growth. People have hopes and dreams for the future because they have hearts and souls. Corporations have neither.”

Is attacks on "whistle-blowers" an attack on democracy/human rights?

July 18, 2013

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Is the actions of Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Kiriakou and the latest, Alexei Navalny an attack on democracy and human rights?

ref: http://debateneutral.com/whistleblower-to-criminal/

Did Microsoft Hide Skype's NSA Back Doors?

Skype officially joined the PRISM program on February 6, 2011

June 24, 2013

. . . so it’s believed that the backdoor access system was already up and running at that time, more than half a year before the Microsoft acquisition was completed. The interesting thing is that Microsoft is now refusing to comment on this report, even though the company has often denied stories claiming that Skype calls can be wiretapped.

The only thing we got from Microsoft in the PRISM scandal is the public statement rolled out this month and claiming that it never provides user details to the government on a voluntary basis. source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Skype-Provided-Backdoor-Access-to-the-NSA-Before-Microsoft-Takeover-NYT-362384.shtml

The White House Up for Sale - Dark Money

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A president who stated in his 2010 State of the Union address that, "I don't think American elections should be banked rolled by America's most powerful interest or worst by foreign entities," has his own super PAC.

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Has science gotten out of hand?

The Right to Know Channel

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Who is Michael Taylor

Monsanto's Man in the Obama Administration to head up the FDA?

Yet what has slipped under everyone's radar screen is Taylor's involvement in setting U.S. policy on agricultural assistance in Africa. In collusion with the Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations, Taylor is once again the go-between man for Monsanto and the U.S. government, this time with the goal to open up African markets for genetically-modified (GM) seed and agrochemicals.

Can someone defend this decision of Obama selecting Michael Taylor to head up the FDA? ref: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18866.cfm

Who is Senator McCain to threaten sanctions when it comes to Ukraine?

US Senator John McCain waves to protestors during a mass rally of the opposition Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013.(AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

And for Senator McCain, of all people, to come over to Ukraine and threaten sanctions – who is Senator McCain to threaten sanctions when it comes to Ukraine? On what authority is he doing that? Can someone argue this strategy?

These Topics are up for Debate

Take the challenge and start to debate these or any other topic.

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Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) Allows Corporations to Trump Countries Sovereignty

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The US and EU’s Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) aims to hand foreign corporations ways to evade domestic laws and courts while giving “them the ability to sue the countries for compensatory damages from the economies that they’ve just devastated,” Keiser told RT.

“It gives all the power to the entities that have destroyed the European economy, the big banks that have gutted the European economy,” Keiser said source rt.com

Is insider-trading Legal for Members of Congress?

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Obama’s NSA Review Board Outside Experts?

How the White House hides blunders - by creating Independent task force from insiders

August 28, 2013 by Sam Sacks

The White House’s recent problems with the NSA has created a reason to setup an oversight committee on the NSA's spying policies. At a press conference earlier this month, President Obama promised to forma high-level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence and communications technologies.” . . . that review boards are DC speak for “kick the can down the road.” And now that we know who’s sitting on this review board of “outside experts,” our cynicisms are well-founded. source: rt.com

Three War Tricks

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The Impact on the Use of Depleted Uranium and Phosphorous

Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

July 22, 2013

The result on birth defects from the use of U.S. depleted uranium

The result on birth defects from the use of U.S. depleted uranium

Is the use of low grade nuclear weapons genocidal or napalm (white phosphorus) legal and moral? Is this not the destruction of humanity and the earth - shelf life of uranium exposure is 4.468 billion years Cancer is more common than flu in the Iraqi city of Najaf, a local medics told RT. While doctors say the government discourages them from talking openly to the press on the disease, local families are scared of having more kids with birth defects. Rates of leukemia and birth defects “rose dramatically” due to use of depleted uranium by the US military since 2003 invasion.

ref material:

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20Government/depleted_uranium.htm

http://rt.com/news/iraq-depleted-uranium-health-394/

“Immunity is for the president, not the plane,”

July 19, 2013

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The above quote is from an ABC source which cites Kerry’s personal message to President Maduro as saying.

Question, does Air Force One have sovereignty? ref: http://rt.com/news/kerry-threatens-venezuela-snowden-308/

Usage of chemical weapons by the Assad regime “is fabricated in the same way as the lie about Hussein's weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq

Alexei Pushkov

Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the Russian parliament’s International Affairs Committee, said in a tweet last week that the White House’s information about the usage of chemical weapons by the Assad regime “is fabricated in the same way as the lie about Hussein's weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq.

Feds delay approval of new Monsanto crops over environmental concerns

May 15, 2013

Biotech giant Monsanto faced a surprising setback after federal authorities refused to approve a new generation of genetically-engineered crops that could survive an unprecedented use of herbicides.

The US Department of Agriculture announced Friday that they’ve ordered additional environmental impact statements (EIS) for herbicide-resistant crops that have been waiting for federal approval. Now Monsanto and the chemical company Dow will have to sit anxiously and await the results of those assessments before they are given the go-ahead to sell genetically-engineer plants that have raised serious environmental issues. source rt.com

Who Voted for this Bill which Gets Off Free Monsanto on Liability?

May 10, 2013 TYT News on HR 933

Thanks to Congress, Monsanto does not have to worry about any lawsuits or liability on its GMO products. Check out who voted for HR 933.

The United States acknowledges that they’ve committed no crime, yet we still continue to house them in a penal colony in Guantanamo Bay

"I can’t speak for what every man down there thought, but what I can tell you is that the vast majority of people in Guantanamo Bay are cleared for release. They’re cleared to go home. The United States acknowledges that they’ve committed no crime, yet we still continue to house them in a penal colony in Guantanamo Bay. Imagine if the situation was reversed and the US had 166 citizens held in some other country’s offshore prison." source: rt.com

Are US Drone Targeted Strikes Creating More Enemies?

Presented on February 10, 2013 by in New Topics

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Gen McChrystal warned that too many drone strikes in Pakistan without identifying suspected militants individually can be a bad thing.He said he understood why Pakistanis, even in the areas not affected by the drones, reacted negatively against the strikes.

He asked the Americans how they would react if a neighboring country like Mexico started firing drone missiles at targets in Texas.

Is the Obama Foreign Policy an Extension of Bush?

Presented on February 10, 2013 by in New Topics

“You could draw a straight line from George [W.] Bush’s international policies to President Obama’s,” Kucinich told TheDC. ”There’s really not that much of a difference. One could say that President Obama’s taken George Bush’s authorization of the use of military force and has used that to telescope wars throughout the Middle East region using drones to further Bush administration policies.”

“The problem with that is that you end up, number one, having Congress’s role usurped, because any use of a drone in any other country is an act of war. If somebody attacked us with a drone, it would be an act of war. … Congress has had no role in that.”

NSA Spying Motives

Snowden said that the NSA’s spy programs are not motivated by the fight against terrorism, but rather “economic espionage, social control and diplomatic manipulation.”

“When all of us band together against injustices and in defense of privacy and basic human rights, we can defend ourselves from even the most powerful systems,” said Snowden. ref: http://rt.com/news/nsa-snowden-brazil-asylum-370/

Single-Payer National Health Insurance is superior and most cost effective than what we have now

Care All - single payer

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More than $150 million US taxpayers money was paid to 43 Middle Eastern companies which finance terrorist organizations in Afghanistan

. . . says a new internal US government report

“It’s like the United states government is subsidizing the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers,” Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, told ABC News. Sheehan was among a group of senators who wrote a letter to the Army in 2012 “expressing concern about where US dollars were going.

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_11_12/150-million-US-taxpayers-money-given-to-terrorists-in-Afghanistan-report-9189/

 


U.S Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Selling Post Offices to Friends

. . . was that Feinstein had somehow gotten her husband’s firm the contract to sell off the nation’s post offices.

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Having two houses of Congress with budgetary control may sound good to some but may actually render the whole process a disaster

It may prove that Parliamentary government is the only long lasting form of democracy that is viable for more than a couple hundred years.

Shutdown of US govt & ‘debt default’: Dress rehearsal for privatization of federal state system?

October 15, 2013

Is the shutdown – implying the furloughing of tens of thousands of public employees – a dress rehearsal for the eventual privatization of important components of the federal state system?

Monsanto Sponsors NPR for Several Years

August 09, 2013 Discussion posted by Rick Blanc

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Many NPR radio listeners would be surprised that NPR's Marketplace has been for several years sponsored by the behemoth Monsanto. The views presented on the show have (surprise!) mirrored those of Monsanto. The fact that US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules prohibit sponsors from being directly promoted on the network.

Strip Mining Tar Sands

Good or Bad?

July 31, 2013

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The Keystone XL is a test for Obama's commitment to climate change!

Let's hope he has the courage to stop the handouts to Big Oil!

‘America has no functioning democracy’ – Jimmy Carter on NSA

July 19, 2013

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President Carter said the NSA leaks signified that “the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far." He added that although Snowden violated US law, he may have ultimately done good for the country.

Will the mass media in the U.S. now start to talk more about the 4th amendment being subverted by agencies within the U.S. government and not dwell on Edward Snowden being a traitor?

ref: http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/

US Four-star General Leaks Info on US Cyber Attack on Iran?

US and Israel damaging hundreds of centrifuges

June 28, 2013

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General James Cartright

The four-star general who headed the reported cyber-attack by American and Israeli hackers on an Iranian nuclear site is under a DoJ investigation over leaking the details of the operation to the press, reports NBC News. At the time the newspaper broke details of the top secret operation, including collaboration of Israeli hackers in development of the Stuxnet computer worm, which was used to infect Iranian computer networks and damage hundreds of centrifuges at the Natanz enrichment facility.

Legal sources told NBC News that the FBI investigating the leak zeroed on Cartwright, once the second-highest ranking officer in the Pentagon, as the source that provided the newspaper with the sensitive information. Agents identified the former general without resorting to a secret subpoena of the phone records of New York Times reporters, the report says.

When you join the military are you ask to keep any war crimes you might see, a secret?

Bradley Manning

Did Bradley Manning dump information or was it selective?

Did Wikileaks founder ask the approval of Pentagon prior to the documents being published?

Is this Criminal or Just Helping America on Failed Banks?

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March 20, 2009 | William Heisel
The sale of IndyMac Federal Bank was concluded Thursday, and the new owners wasted no time in ditching its tainted name. Starting today, IndyMac is OneWest Bank. The Pasadena bank's new owners, organized under OneWest Bank Group, bought the bank's $20.7 billion in loans and other assets for $16 billion. That includes $9 billion in financing from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Home Loan Bank. For IndyMac customers it will be business as usual.

Now guest who purchased the bank? (see video above)

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS

Retelling U.S. History

March 22, 2013

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS

This video gets right to the point on what propels U.S. wars. This body of work (video) reveals how we've become a product of fake news and lies. read more

Animal Abuse or Not?

May 20, 2013

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In the Light of Extreme Poverty (ILOEP)

This will be a series of articles in how the United States, the wealthiest nation on earth, will deal with an ever spiraling downward of government services, higher taxes and the degradation of the quality of life.

What Do U.S. Citizens Think About Foreign Aid (ILOEP)?

February 7, 2013 Article by Rick Blanc

See the video below then read the commentary

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What defines foreign aid? In all fairness, the 1 percent figure for foreign aid U.S is spending, which this video depicts as being factual, is a gross misrepresentation. This video looks as though it was produced by the PR department of the U.S. government.

Until the U.S. government, and organizations like the United Nations and the World Monetary Fund are more transparent . . . continue / comments