In early 2014 the United States and Europe made deals with Ukrainian fascists to overthrow the democratically elected Yanukovych government. These fascists have paramilitary organizations of violent thugs (Right Sector, Svoboda, et al.). These have been brought into the new so-called “National Guard” and are now being trained by US military.
YELL AT CONGRESS:
(Send a different letter each day.)
This unconstitutional menace is arguably the greatest betrayal in history, but of course there is also the Bush regime’s 9/11, so we essentially live in an age of monumental Machiavellian abominations.
The “Trans Pacific Partnership” would end the USA as a sovereign state. The laws passed by Congress and state governments would be challenged into non-existence by supreme corporations. These multinationals will claim that all regulations that hurt their desired profits are against the rules: labor laws, environmental protections, consumer protections, ANY protections of the citizenry will be abolished over time. It’s the same trend that’s been occurring, but on steroids.
The Constitution says that only our Congress can make laws here, not foreign corporations. This is absurd on its face and arguably treasonous.
Barack Obama is now an enemy of the US, and he–and anyone supporting this TPP sham–should be impeached immediately.
Parts of the TPP won’t be declassified for four years … even if it’s passed:
The TPP Investment Chapter … is classified and supposed to be kept secret for four years after the entry into force of the TPP agreement or, if no agreement is reached, for four years from the close of the negotiations.
Ron Kirk, until recently Mr. Obama’s top trade official, was remarkably candid about why he opposed making the text public: doing so, he suggested to Reuters, would raise such opposition that it could make the deal impossible to sign.
Senator Elizabeth Warren notes:
Supporters of the deal say to me, “They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.”
…However, under agreements like the TPP, these provisions apply to and override the laws of modern, stable, developed countries with democratic governance and fair court systems. The corporate representatives negotiating modern trade agreements see such democratically run governments as “burdensome” and chaotic, introducing “uncertainties” and “interfering” or “meddling” with the corporate order. As one supporter of these ISDS provisions put it, they protect corporations from “the waves of madness that occasionally flit through the population.”
Legal threats are the mechanism used now to control students and teachers in the nation’s schools. The government has made talking about these mandatory tests a crime, as well as a host of other offenses…
There is a veil of secrecy over these tests and the way they are administered. And it’s no accident. The testing companies don’t want all of this to become public knowledge. They don’t want the quality or inferiority of the actual exams to be known.
And our state and federal governments are protecting them. From whom? Our teachers, parents, and students.
One day after I posted Obama endorsing medical cannabis, we have this shit to report:
No John Oliver, it’s not “hard to get your head around.” You start by reading the 4th amendment to the Constitution.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.