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The TPP: 6/26/2015 21:38:10


Eklipse
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For those who don't know, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free-trade agreement in negotiation between several countries bordering the Pacific. Including the U.S, Australia, and New Zealand (+Many others). It's gotten quite controversial, due to concerns about labor,internet privacy,and others. Recently President Obama got fast track permission from the U.S Congress, which gives him full negotiating authority that is going to make TPP a lot easier to pass on the American end.

Anyways, I don't really have a strong opinion on this yet, mostly due to not having enough information. Anybody here feel strongly one way or the other?

Oh, and here's some links for those who like them:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/12/trans-pacific-partnership-explainer
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/politics/obama-trade-deal-congress-tpp-tpa/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership
The TPP: 6/26/2015 22:24:09


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TTP is the pacific TTIP. Together with TISA they form a trinity of an attempt to destroy demcoracies, shift money and power towards the megacorporations and eventually carve the oligarchism in form of corporatism into stone, globally.

TTIP and TTP bring Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), prevent governments from changing laws without paying horredous sums to corporations, destroy social achievements that stand in the way of neoliberal free market ideology and lower health standards.

TISA will bring further privatization of public sectors such as water, education and public transportation, while it will make it impossible to reverse any process of privatazation.

It such an vile attempt against democracies and the social state, its almost comical. Anyone in his right mind should vote against it. Ah wait ... you cant vote against it, because you have no vote, its being negotiated by your country's elite in secrecy.

Edited 6/26/2015 22:25:40
The TPP: 6/26/2015 22:27:19


Genghis 
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Thanks for explaining that myhand.

Also, change your picture back to the Muslim woman. It evoked more emotion.
The TPP: 6/26/2015 22:35:14


myhandisonfire 
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What made you think it was a muslim woman? Are you so controlled by your prejudices and bias that you believe a woman who covers her face with a piece of cloth must be a muslim? Is that what CNN NBSC FOX etc teach you?

Let me provide some further enlightenment: google tagelmust.

Edited 6/26/2015 22:36:07
The TPP: 6/26/2015 22:38:00


Genghis 
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*sigh* i suppose that's what i get for trying.
The TPP: 6/26/2015 22:40:54


myhandisonfire 
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Genghis, challenging ones own perception is a lifelong journey. Don't give up trying :)
The TPP: 6/26/2015 22:57:57


Major General Smedley Butler
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xD
The TPP: 6/26/2015 23:07:24


Eklipse
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TTP is the pacific TTIP. Together with TISA they form a trinity of an attempt to destroy demcoracies, shift money and power towards the megacorporations and eventually carve the oligarchism in form of corporatism into stone, globally.

TTIP and TTP bring Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), prevent governments from changing laws without paying horredous sums to corporations, destroy social achievements that stand in the way of neoliberal free market ideology and lower health standards.

TISA will bring further privatization of public sectors such as water, education and public transportation, while it will make it impossible to reverse any process of privatazation.

It such an vile attempt against democracies and the social state, its almost comical. Anyone in his right mind should vote against it. Ah wait ... you cant vote against it, because you have no vote, its being negotiated by your country's elite in secrecy.


It's ironic, but I agree with everything you said here.

In addition, the whole fast track was a joke. A bunch of corporations simply bought the votes they needed. What shocks me the most is that President Obama is front running this. He's successfully turned his back on his own party and nearly ever section of the Democrat voting base.
The TPP: 6/26/2015 23:13:02


Major General Smedley Butler
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Yeah this is apart of his new program Obamadon'tcare
The TPP: 6/27/2015 13:28:58


knyte 
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+1 to Tupac

It's probably a part of Obama's foreign policy. He's trying to build America's hard power without engaging in boots-on-the-ground military conflicts, and trade agreements (especially something as big as TTIP/TPP/TISA) are a huge part of that.
The TPP: 6/29/2015 05:26:13


knyte 
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Found a pretty good explanatory comic: http://economixcomix.com/home/tpp/
The TPP: 6/29/2015 08:31:22


Genghis 
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Myhand, didn't you have a daily beauty thread for the stupid crap you use for a profile picture? Do you compete with szeweningen to see whose picture uses more filters? I swear to god all i have to do is get in the ladder top 10, join some obscure strategy clan and change my picture to a woman with heavy cleavage and suddenly I'm an expert warlight player.
The TPP: 6/29/2015 08:40:42


knyte 
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all i have to do is get in the ladder top 10, join some obscure strategy clan and change my picture to a woman with heavy cleavage and suddenly I'm an expert warlight player.


It's even easier than that. You don't have to change your profile picture or join an obscure clan.

Just actually be good at the game and *bam* you're an expert!
The TPP: 6/29/2015 14:44:05


Beren • apex 
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@knyte, thanks for that link.
The TPP: 6/29/2015 19:35:25


Genghis 
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Actually knyte,I'm better than 2/3 of wl players, so I'd assume i am in fact very good. You might ask, why do i not join any CLOT's? Because i have before and I'm simply not as good.
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