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by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - big changes coming -
Replies: 69
Views: 3899

Re: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - big changes coming -

TomViolenz wrote:
The young I don't see joining the hate yet, but they are naive cosumerists, who believe in the future of the post privacy society....
Wait until they can't find an affordable place to live! :x
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

Being able to go of the grid is as much an illusion, as being able to topple the American government with handguns is! Actually, I am an 'expert' in this. I did my honours dissertation on this. :-) And I developed an integrated services infrastructure platform which means all services are integrate...
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

Thanks Tom. I do understand what you are saying. I have felt like that for ages too. Maybe because I am getting older now I am feeling like I did when I was 19...I don't care what 'they' try to do to me...I feel like I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We now have the technology to bypass...
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

What needs to be done is local communities need to be educated as to what they are not being told and get organised so that if 'global' laws force local authorities to stand aside when a global corporation threatens to sue if they don't get their way, the community has smart ways of passively resis...
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

What needs to be done is local communities need to be educated as to what they are not being told and get organised so that if 'global' laws force local authorities to stand aside when a global corporation threatens to sue if they don't get their way, the community has smart ways of passively resist...
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - big changes coming -
Replies: 69
Views: 3899

Re: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - big changes coming -

This sounds like another one of those situations where a bunch of people are going to protest outside gatherings of powerful people and have close to zero impact on the outcome. Right now government’s biggest goal is to turn us all against each other on relatively trivial issues so they can romance...
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

beats me wrote:
Enjoy our sloppy seconds. :x
Thanks for that picture. How about turning it into a visual meme to let loose across the internet! :twisted: :lol:
by earthloop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - big changes coming -
Replies: 69
Views: 3899

Re: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - big changes coming -

Thank you for posting this from another point of view (I have a thread about this from an Australian's point of view). ALL citizens are having their rights stripped away by this overt coup by global corporates whose agendas are absolutely antipathetic to those of the citizens of (for now) sovereign ...
by earthloop
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

:lol: Sorry for going way off the rails with that OT in this thread. :wink: :lol: Thank you. I will rule it as a misdemeanor...considering you are not one of the major spammers here. :wink: Now, back to business. I started this topic because I am a citizen in a country looking at us being sold down...
by earthloop
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

That may be so...but this is not about Wikileaks!
by earthloop
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

Courtesy of Wikileaks... this is a leaked copy of the actual text of the 'Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)' which is the subject of this discussion. Actually, this is just the chapter on intellectual property rights, but some of the provisions can be applied in areas like Pharmaceuti...
by earthloop
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

I do understand that this is a very big problem (even though I still have to wrap my head around this new situation) I don't agree that this is the worst thing happening to us (I think the global surveilance state is worse - being from former East Germany and all), but it is really bad and unfortun...
by earthloop
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

Thanks for your contributions gentlemen! :-) Yes, andydes, that last article is spot on with regard to what will happen under these agreements...even in an advanced economy like Australia. There are energy companies who want to frack for coal seam gas in fertile farming country here (Australia does ...
by earthloop
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TPP: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!
Replies: 116
Views: 8292

Re: Investor-state dispute settlements=corporate terrorism!

Would you two please take your bickering into a dedicated thread please! I have information relevant to MY thread to post and I don't want it disappearing down the shitter of your vacuous trolling...thank you. http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/trade-deal-could-be-bitter-medicine-20...
by earthloop
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 32375

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

Galt wrote:
earthloop wrote:
Galt wrote: Hmpf. Looks like someone's been studying :D
You bet (if that was directed at me???) Plenty of quals in this area! ;-)
It wasn't :lol:
Ah! these stacked quotes can be confusing! :lol: