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Shock! Horror! Politician Does His Job.

May 19, 2015

Reams has been written here about the evil twins of ‘free’ trade agreements (free in the sense they will relieve global corporations from the tiresome obligation to obey national law), sometimes we think we are winning then the bureaucracies pushing global fascism hit back.

Perhaps the creepiest thing about TPP and TTIP is that they have been negotiated in secret by EU and US bureaucrats and lawyers and even our elected representatives have not been allowed to read the draft versions.

It is uplifting however to hear of a politician who has not only defied his government by reading on of the treaties but has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged the Obama administration to prosecute him by defying an order that the contents must in no circumstances be made known to the public.

from TruthOut.org

Senator Reads the TPP and Exposes Its Contents

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the few members of Congress who has taken the time to jump through the hoops and read the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But, he has gone a step farther than other members – he told members of Congress what he read. He told the truth about what the TPP says and why Congress should oppose it in a five page letter to his colleagues.

Sessions’ action flies in the face of the threats made by the US Trade Representative to prosecute elected officials who tell people what is in the trade agreement. Others should follow his example and get out the truth about the TPP.

The debate in the Senate begins on Tuesday, May 19. This is an opportunity for Senators to tell their colleagues the truth about what is in the TPP. Sessions’ “Dear Colleague” letter was leaked and reported in Breitbart. Senators from both parties may want to take a similar approach. Even better, during the debate on the Senate floor there will be an opportunity for amendments that expose problems with the TPP. Senators can tell their colleagues and, through C-SPAN, their constituents the truth about what is in the TPP.

How Senator Sessions Exposed the Truth About TPP

Breitbart has written two articles on Sessions’ revelations. In “Critical Alert: Jeff Sessions Warns America Against Potentially Disastrous Obama Trade Deal,” they report: READ FULL ARTICLE

US Government Advisor Warned He Could Be Jailed For Revealing Content Of TPP.

via Zero Hedge
From Michael Wessel, first posted in Politico:

I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned.

“You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you.

I can tell you that Elizabeth Warren is right about her criticism of the trade deal. We should be very concerned about what’s hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice.

So-called “cleared advisors” like me are prohibited from sharing publicly the criticisms we’ve lodged about specific proposals and approaches. The government has created a perfect Catch 22: The law prohibits us from talking about the specifics of what we’ve seen, allowing the president to criticize us for not being specific. Instead of simply admitting that he disagrees with me—and with many other cleared advisors—about the merits of the TPP, the president instead pretends that our specific, pointed criticisms don’t exist. READ ALL

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With opposition to Obama’s ‘anything-but-free’ trade treaties Trans Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership strengthening both in the USA and Europe, it is interesting to observe how support for Obama’s neo – con inititiative which would grant corporate lawyers the power to overturn national law, is not falling according to the usual political party lines. Billionaires and those on the payroll of global corporations are broadly in support, others are recognising the threat to democracy and personal liberty.

France’s President Hollande Says ‘Non’ To Obama’s Demand for Corporate Global Oligarchy

November 29, 2014

The embattled French President has become the first national leader to state categorically his country will not sign the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being pushed by the USA’s Obama Administration.

Before we start applauding this sudden attack of testicular fortitude and comparing Hollande’s defence of French sovereignty against the Muslim (allegedly)conqueror to the stand of brave Roland and his twelve companions at Roncesvalles (I’d bet that will send a few readers rushing off to Google or Wikipedia, we should remember the current socialist government is already the most unpopular France has ever had and the President knows that to give away French sovereignty to US Corporate businesses would be political suicide.


France’s President Hollande Says ‘Non’ To Obama’s Demand for Corporate Global Oligarchy

Ignore the deception: Malaysia Airlines flight was sighted over the Maldive

March 21, 2014

Are we getting close to exposing a major deception carried out by the people pushing for global totalitarian government, i.e. those behind the anti – democracy and anti – freedom trade treaties The Trans Pacifoc Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) both of which would shift power from sovereign governments to unelected bureaucrats and corporate bosses. Both there are now being fast tracked to by – pass the democratic process and be signed into law by the equivalent of Imperial Decree. That, dear reader, is the real conspiracy, not the intelligent questions asked by skeptics and decried as conspiracy theories by online shills.

With that in mind it is easy to understand why the powers that be would find it in their interests to create news – hogging stories like wars in various small nations, humanitarian crises and catastrophes such as disappearing jet airlines filled with passengers. Spreading fear and panic intimidates people into complicity with the fascistic actions of the banking / corporate cartel while disasters divert attention from what is going on.

Over the past few days Boggart Blog has reported the very sound reasoning behind the theory that the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, flight 370 was hijacked by an organisation with access to the very latest (and huely expensive) military equipment and flown to the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia where the US Air Force have a large base.

Almost as soon as the Diego Garcia line of thinking began to gain traction, the diversionary counter attack, based on an alleged sighting of debris from the missing plane off the coast of western Australia was launched in mainstream media. The alleged floating debris did not look much like debris from a jet aircraft, it could have been shadows on the ocean surface, a shoal of fish, a clump of seaweed or some rocks. And because one satellie image of the ocean looks very much like another, it could have been anywhere.

Remember, asking difficult questions of those in power does not make one a “conspiracy theorist”, it displays a heathy degree of scepticism and mistrust of authority that suggests sanity rather than otherwise.

The truth seekers were on the deception possibilities straight away. Meanwhile, evidence for the Diego Garcia theory continues to stack up. Evidence like this report from a blogger in Maldives:

from Haveeru Online

Maldives island residents report sighting of ‘low flying jet’

Farah Ahmed and Ahmed Naif, Haveeru Online

Residents of the remote Maldives island of Kuda Huvadhoo in Dhaal Atoll have reported seeing a “low flying jumbo jet” on the morning of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Whilst the disappearance of the Boeing 777 jet, carrying 239 passengers has left the whole world in bewilderment, several residents of Kuda Huvadhoo told Haveeru on Tuesday that they saw a “low flying jumbo jet” at around 6:15am on March 8.

They said that it was a white aircraft, with red stripes across it – which is what the Malaysia Airlines flights typically look like.

Eyewitnesses from the Kuda Huvadhoo concurred that the aeroplane was travelling North to South-East, towards the Southern tip of the Maldives – Addu. They also noted the incredibly loud noise that the flight made when it flew over the island.

“I’ve never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. We’ve seen seaplanes, but I’m sure that this was not one of those. I could even make out the doors on the plane clearly,” said an eyewitness.

“It’s not just me either, several other residents have reported seeing the exact same thing. Some people got out of their houses to see what was causing the tremendous noise too.”

Mohamed Zaheem, the Island Councilor of Kuda Huvadhoo, said that the residents of the island had spoken about the incident.

A local aviation expert told Haveeru that it is “likely” for MH370 to have flown over the Maldives. The possibility of any aircraft flying over the island at the reported time is extremely low, the expert added.

The Malaysia airlines jet disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. Investigators say it was deliberately diverted off course.

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