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America the Beautiful: A Fire Sale for Foreign Corporations
This may be one of the most important stories ever ignored by the so-called “lame-stream, liberal” media. It’s unlikely you’re losing sleep over US trade negotiations, but the unfolding business agreement among the US and eight Pacific nations -the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - should cause every US citizen, from the Sierra Club to the Tea Party to get their pitch forks and torches out of the closet and prepare to “storm the Bastille.”
The TPP negotiations have been going on for two years under extreme secrecy, no information has been made available to either the press or Congress about the US position. But on June 12, a document was leaked to the watchdog group, Public Citizen, revealing the current US position and the reason for the secrecy. The contents are surreal, shocking and prima facia evidence for how corporations have become the master puppeteers of our government.
The leaked document reveals that the trade agreement would give unprecedented political authority and legal protection to foreign corporations. Specifically, TPP would (1) severely limit regulation of foreign corporations operating within US boundaries, giving them greater rights than domestic firms; (2) extend incentives for US firms to move investments and jobs to lower-wage countries; and (3) establish an alternative legal system that gives foreign corporations and investors new rights to circumvent US courts and laws, allowing them to sue the US government before foreign tribunals and demand compensation for lost revenue due to US laws they claim undermine their TPP privileges or their investment “expectations.”
Jul 12, 2012

America the Beautiful: A Fire Sale for Foreign Corporations

This may be one of the most important stories ever ignored by the so-called “lame-stream, liberal” media. It’s unlikely you’re losing sleep over US trade negotiations, but the unfolding business agreement among the US and eight Pacific nations -the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - should cause every US citizen, from the Sierra Club to the Tea Party to get their pitch forks and torches out of the closet and prepare to “storm the Bastille.”

The TPP negotiations have been going on for two years under extreme secrecy, no information has been made available to either the press or Congress about the US position. But on June 12, a document was leaked to the watchdog group, Public Citizen, revealing the current US position and the reason for the secrecy. The contents are surreal, shocking and prima facia evidence for how corporations have become the master puppeteers of our government.

The leaked document reveals that the trade agreement would give unprecedented political authority and legal protection to foreign corporations. Specifically, TPP would (1) severely limit regulation of foreign corporations operating within US boundaries, giving them greater rights than domestic firms; (2) extend incentives for US firms to move investments and jobs to lower-wage countries; and (3) establish an alternative legal system that gives foreign corporations and investors new rights to circumvent US courts and laws, allowing them to sue the US government before foreign tribunals and demand compensation for lost revenue due to US laws they claim undermine their TPP privileges or their investment “expectations.”

Anonymous Claims Access to Every Secret Government Database
Via Gizmodo:

Anonymous has been meek and quiet since the great Sabu treachery, failing to even threaten much of anything. But in a new interview, one of the group’s last remaining leaders says Anon has a nuclear card up its sleeve.
May 16, 2012 / 1 note

Anonymous Claims Access to Every Secret Government Database

Via Gizmodo:

Anonymous has been meek and quiet since the great Sabu treachery, failing to even threaten much of anything. But in a new interview, one of the group’s last remaining leaders says Anon has a nuclear card up its sleeve.

Apr 12, 2012 / 1 note
World War 3.0 – Control of the Internet
Michael Joseph Gross describes the war for control of the Internet, for Vanity Fair:

I. Time BombIn 1979 the Dubai World Trade Centre dominated the skyline of Dubai City, on the horn of the Arabian Peninsula. Today, the World Trade Centre looks quaint, like an old egg carton stuck into the ground amid a phantasma­goric forest of skyscrapers. But come December the World Trade Centre will once more be the most important place in Dubai City—and, for a couple of weeks, one of the more important places in the world. Diplomats from 193 countries will converge there to renegotiate a United Nations treaty called the International Telecommunications Regulations. The sprawling document, which governs telephone, television, and radio networks, may be extended to cover the Internet, raising questions about who should control it, and how. Arrayed on one side will be representatives from the United States and other major Western powers, advocating…
Apr 6, 2012 / 1 note

World War 3.0 – Control of the Internet

Michael Joseph Gross describes the war for control of the Internet, for Vanity Fair:

I. Time Bomb
In 1979 the Dubai World Trade Centre dominated the skyline of Dubai City, on the horn of the Arabian Peninsula. Today, the World Trade Centre looks quaint, like an old egg carton stuck into the ground amid a phantasma­goric forest of skyscrapers. But come December the World Trade Centre will once more be the most important place in Dubai City—and, for a couple of weeks, one of the more important places in the world. Diplomats from 193 countries will converge there to renegotiate a United Nations treaty called the International Telecommunications Regulations. The sprawling document, which governs telephone, television, and radio networks, may be extended to cover the Internet, raising questions about who should control it, and how. Arrayed on one side will be representatives from the United States and other major Western powers, advocating…

Dec 27, 2011 / 15 notes

Century of the Self is a excellent BBC documentary on Edward Bernays, Freud’s nephew. Bernays is essentially the inventor of modern propaganda and public relations. He was admired by both the Nazi’s and Roosevelt for his theories on how to control the the masses by pandering to their unconscious urges. I’m really suprised this was produced by a major media outlet such as the BBC. 


Via: Wall Street Journal
You Too Can Buy From the Government & Corporate Spy Catalog
Nov 23, 2011 / 36 notes
Just a month before, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong had left their colleague, Michael Collins, aboard spaceship Columbia and walked on the moon, beating by five months President Kennedy’s goal of putting a man on the moon before the decade was out. The old carpenter asked me if I really believed it happened. I said sure, I saw it on television. He disagreed; he said that he didn’t believe it for a minute, that “them television fellers” could make things look real that weren’t. Back then, I thought he was a crank. During my eight years in Washington, I saw some things that made me wonder if he wasn’t ahead of his time.
Bill Clinton
Nov 9, 2011
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jtotheizzoe:

Perry’s God Strategy May Be Effective. Science Explains Why
Social psychologists from Duke found that the when devout people view their government as in turmoil, they turn to God to fill the gaps in trust:

“Although there are undoubtedly multiple causes of religious belief, one cause may be that when people perceive their government as unstable, they turn to God or other religious deities to fulfill a need for order and control in their lives,” says Aaron Kay, an associate professor at Duke University.

Rick Perry and his prayer rally (which was well-received among attendees) is likely be capitalizing on those feelings, inadvertently or not. When religious Americans view the nation’s problems as “beyond our power to solve”, their psychology points them to candidates that share their trust in a higher power.
(via The Intersection)
Aug 11, 2011 / 91 notes

jtotheizzoe:

Perry’s God Strategy May Be Effective. Science Explains Why

Social psychologists from Duke found that the when devout people view their government as in turmoil, they turn to God to fill the gaps in trust:

“Although there are undoubtedly multiple causes of religious belief, one cause may be that when people perceive their government as unstable, they turn to God or other religious deities to fulfill a need for order and control in their lives,” says Aaron Kay, an associate professor at Duke University.

Rick Perry and his prayer rally (which was well-received among attendees) is likely be capitalizing on those feelings, inadvertently or not. When religious Americans view the nation’s problems as “beyond our power to solve”, their psychology points them to candidates that share their trust in a higher power.

(via The Intersection)

(via jtotheizzoe)

Jun 23, 2011 / 11 notes
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