If you ever thought moving to another planet was a good idea, here’s a reason why.
TPP is being negotiated in secret by governments of the above countries. None of the residents of these countries can read the bill, yet they are all effected.
The main bones of contention
ISDS, investor-state dispute settlement; Provides exceptional legal privileges to foreign investors not enjoyed by domestic companies or the public by providing private arbitration funded by the tax-payer.
Not a new thing, ISDS has been re-vamped to ensure that multi-national corporations do not suffer from changes in the law in host countries,even when those laws are in the public interest. ISDS link #1 | ISDS link #2
IP/DRM: Making sharing of a multi-national companies sensitive information a criminal offense. The sharing of copyright material a criminal offense, even for non-commercial purposes.
Under proposals, ISP’s will be responsible to report you, the consumer, to the authorities if you’ve breached copyright law.
Under TPP, I could be prosecuted for quoting these articles, even though they’re for the public information. I’m not seeking to claim they belong to me in any way…. Still a criminal offense…. TPP DRM Copyright
“Overall, the TPP represents a radical shift in the role of intellectual property across the Pacific Rim. Under the agreement, intellectual property will be transformed into a means of protecting the investments of multinational companies in culture, advertising, and medicine.
The public interest in access to knowledge, public health and technology transfer has been given short shrift under the plan.” – Dr Matthew Rimmer
A number of pre-2006 policies still exist on employees, unknown to them.
These policies pay on the death of an employee, or a former employee.
And when the “peasant” dies, the company receives a tax-free windfall.
Often the deceased has long left the workplace — moving to a different job, or retiring. Many a clerk, janitor or other line employee would likely be surprised to learn that his present or former employer will receive $100,000, $200,000 or more when he dies. – The Bakersfield Californian
The title is of course a little misleading because China has many options, none of which except one in my opinion will actually work. Options to what exactly you ask? Options to a collapsing global economy and an imploding financial system which will surely affect China as much as anywhere else, but with one caveat. I take these events as a given, others do not but betting against an outright panic and global bankruptcy is betting against pure mathematics itself.…
Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis – “There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.”
Dr. Richard Horton – “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Science has taken a turn toward darkness.”
Dr. Dean Burk – “When you have power you don’t have to tell the truth. That’s a rule that’s been working in this world for generations. And there are a great many people who don’t tell the truth when they are in power in administrative positions.”
Dr. Marcia Angell – “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.”
Corruption in science
Why are some of the world most renowned scientists turning against science?
Simply because it’s no longer science anymore.
It’s become s mouthpiece of the establishment.
An establishment which seeks to deceive and corrupt, not just for financial gain, but because it’s in their very nature…