Owl: TPP A Coup, 23-Count Indictment of TPP as High Crimes and Misdemeanors, UnConstitutional, What’s Not to Like?

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

TPP: A Bloodless Coup Imposing Tyranny May be Near Upon Us [2015]

Richard Martin, an Internet financial radio pundit, sent the text below, written by Joe Firestone, to those on his email list. Note Martin’s key take-away comment on this text:

The governing functions of the TPP regime would not be exercised with the consent of the governed. The combination of the vague definition of “investment,” the ISDS criminogenic tribunals, and the elevation of the principle of “expectation of profits” above the principles of “public purpose,” “consent of the governed,” and “separation of powers,” is tantamount to the overthrow of democracy, preserving its form in national level elections, but emptying its elections of meaningful content in mandating change and conferring legitimacy on national authorities. And, further, the ISDS tribunals if in operation, would not exercise just powers, but only illegitimate power derived from the TPP agreement itself, negotiated in secret, passed without benefit of open debate based on the secret text of the TPP, and intended to remain secret for years after the TPP is signed. That makes TPP decision making, performed without the consent of the governed, tyranny, and makes those who want to pass the TPP guilty of conspiracy to create tyrannical rule of the few over the people of the United States and other TPP member nations.”

The 23-Count Indictment Of The TPP [2012]

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Apr 29

SchwartzReport: Top Nuclear Watchdog Forced Out

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Nuclear power, bastard child of the Cold War is just fine until it’s not, and when its not the problem can quickly escalate beyond the human ability to deal with it — Fukushima tells that tale very convincingly. And then there is the issue of the nuclear waste which no one knows what to do with and which, in theory, must be maintained in a stable state for, well no one is really sure, but potentially 200,000 years. Since human recorded history only dates back to the Fourth Millennium BCE, roughly 6,000 years, you can see the problem.

Top Nuclear Watchdog Forced Out by Industry

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Apr 21

SchwartzReport: Republicans Seek to Sell Off or Give Away National Forests — Time for States to Repossess Land?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

It is the intention of the Republican Party to see that America’s heritage of national forests be sold for a pittance, or just given away to a small group of corporations. This is so shameful I am amazed that that is not the lead story of the news cycle. But the corporate media doesn’t really seem to think the issue is of much importance, so it doesn’t get much coverage.

CONGRESS PASSES MEASURE TO ALLOW SELLING OFF NATIONAL FORESTS AND OTHER PUBLIC LANDS

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Apr 15

Sepp Hasslberger: 10,000 Baby Sea Lions Die — No One Has the Moral Courage to Mention Fukushima

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Starving sea lion pups die by the thousands and wash up on the American West Coast. The marine scientists are baffled as to what is the cause. Have they forgotten Fukushima and the massive dose of radioactive elements that have been put into the Pacific Ocean for several years now? Or is is “not cool” to keep talking about Fukushima and the associated radiation in the water?

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Apr 13