Our Worst Nightmares Confirmed: Full Text of TPP Finally Revealed

November 5, 2015   |   admintam

‘President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,’ says Friends of the Earth

(COMMONDREAMS)  “Worse than anything we could’ve imagined.”
“An act of climate denial.”
“Giveaway to big agribusiness.”
“A death warrant for the open Internet.”
“Worst nightmare.”
“A disaster.”

As expert analysis of the long-shrouded, newly publicized Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) final text continued to roll out on Thursday, consensus formed around one fundamental assessment of the 12-nation pact: It’s worse than we thought.

“From leaks, we knew quite a bit about the agreement, but in chapter after chapter the final text is worse than we expected with the demands of the 500 official U.S. trade advisers representing corporate interests satisfied to the detriment of the public interest,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.

In fact, Public Citizen charged, the TPP rolls back past public interest reforms to the U.S. trade model while expanding  problematic provisions demanded by the hundreds of official U.S. corporate trade advisers who had a hand in the negotiations while citizens were left in the dark.

On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TPP “is a disaster,” declared Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now.

“Now that we’ve seen the full text, it turns out the job-killing TPP is worse than anything we could’ve imagined,” added Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America. “This agreement would push down wages, flood our nation with unsafe imported food, raise the price of life-saving medicine, all the while trading with countries where gays and single mothers can be stoned to death.”

‘Act of Climate Denial’

Major climate action groups, including 350.org and the Sierra Club, were quick to point out that the text was notable as much for what it didn’t say as what for what it did. “The TPP is an act of climate denial,” said 350 policy director Jason Kowalski on Thursday. “While the text is full of handouts to the fossil fuel industry, it doesn’t mention the words climate change once.”

What it does do, however, is give “fossil fuel companies the extraordinary ability to sue local governments that try and keep fossil fuels in the ground,” Kowalski continued. “If a province puts a moratorium on fracking, corporations can sue; if a community tries to stop a coal mine, corporations can overrule them. In short, these rules undermine countries’ ability to do what scientists say is the single most important thing we can do to combat the climate crisis: keep fossil fuels in the ground.”

Furthermore, Friends of the Earth (FOE) said in its response to the final text, the agreement “is designed to protect ‘free trade’ in dirty energy products such as tar sands oil, coal from the Powder River Basin, and liquefied natural gas shipped out of West Coast ports.” The result, FOE warned, will be “more climate change from carbon emissions across the Pacific.”

“President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,” said FOE president Erich Pica. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership fails President Obama’s pledge to make the TPP an environmentally sound trade agreement.”

International observers were no less critical. Matthew Rimmer, a professor of intellectual property and innovation law at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology and trade policy expert, told Fairfax Media it looks like U.S. trade officials have been “greenwashing” the agreement.

“The environment chapter confirms some of the worst nightmares of environmental groups and climate activists,” Rimmer told the news outlet. “The agreement has poor coverage of environmental issues, and weak enforcement mechanisms. There is only limited coverage of biodiversity, conservation, marine capture fisheries, and trade in environmental services.”

‘Attack Sensible Food Safety Rules’

With its provisions that tie the hands of food inspectors at international borders and give more power to biotechnology firms, “the TPP is a giveaway to big agribusiness and food companies,” said Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch executive director. Such corporate entities, she said, want to use trade deals like the TPP “to attack sensible food safety rules, weaken the inspection of imported food, and block efforts to strengthen U.S. food safety standards.”

Last month, the Center for Food Safety outlined the top five reasons “eaters should be worried about Obama’s new trade deal.” At the top of the list was the TPP’s ability to undermine efforts to label GMO foods. “More broadly,” the Center wrote in October, “any U.S. food safety rules on labeling, pesticides, or additives that [are] higher than international standards could be subject to challenge as ‘illegal trade barriers.'”

Indeed, according to Food & Water Watch, the final text released Thursday indicates that under a TPP regime, “agribusiness and biotech seed companies can now more easily use trade rules to challenge countries that ban GMO imports, test for GMO contamination, do not promptly approve new GMO crops or even require GMO labeling.”

“The TPP food safety and labeling provisions are worse than expected and bad news for American consumers and farmers,” said Hauter. “Congress must reject this raw deal that handcuffs food safety inspectors and exposes everyone to a rising tide of unsafe imported food.”

‘Death Warrant for the Open Internet’

“If U.S. Congress signs this agreement despite its blatant corruption, they’ll be signing a death warrant for the open Internet and putting the future of free speech in peril,” stated Evan Greer, Fight for the Future (FFTF) campaign director.

Among the “several sections of grave concern” identified by FFTF are those covering trademarks, pharmaceutical patents, copyright protections, and “trade secrets.”

Section J, which addresses Internet Service Providers (ISPs) “is one of the worst sections that impacts the openness of the Internet,” according to the digital rights group, which explained further:

“This section requires Internet Service Providers to play ‘copyright cops’ and assist in the enforcement of copyright takedown requests — but it does not require countries to have a system for counter-notices, so a U.S company could order a website to be taken down in another country, and there would be no way for the person running that website to refute their claims if, say, it was a political criticism website using copyrighted content in a manner consistent with fair use.

Section J makes it so ISPs are not liable for any wrongdoing when they take down content—incentivizing them to err on the side of copyright holders rather than on the side of free speech.”

‘Public Review Is Needed’

Like-minded groups in Canada, where newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been on the job for all of one day, are sounding similar alarms.

Citing concerns about how the deal would impact human rights, health, employment, environment, and democracy, the Council of Canadians on Thursday demanded a full public consultation—including an independent human rights, economic, and environmental review of the document—before Trudeau goes any further. The group expressed particular concern over investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, which allow corporations to sue states for lost profits, asking that they be excised from the deal.

“Trudeau is under a lot of pressure to adopt this deal as soon as possible, with calls already coming in from U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese [Prime Minister] Shinto Abe,” acknowledged the Council’s national chairperson, Maude Barlow. “But a thorough public review is needed before he can establish whether the TPP is truly in Canada’s interest.”

Or anyone else’s, for that matter. You can read the full text of the TPP here.


This article (Our Worst Nightmares Confirmed: Full Text of TPP Finally Revealed) by Deirdre Fulton originally appeared on CommonDreams.org and is licensed Creative Commons 3.0. The Anti-Media radio show airs Monday through Friday @ 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific. Help us fix our typos:edits@theantimedia.org.

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  10. Please could someone help me to understand. Is this the same as TTIP that we're protesting against in Europe at the moment?

    Is this something which is going to happen or proposed to happen?

    Thanks.

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  11. Please could someone help me to understand. Is this the same as TTIP that we're protesting against in Europe at the moment?

    Is this something which is going to happen or proposed to happen?

    Thanks.

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  13. Are we including, of all things, "countries that ban GMO imports" among "sensible food safety" or is that just an unintended artifact of the formatting here?

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  14. Are we including, of all things, "countries that ban GMO imports" among "sensible food safety" or is that just an unintended artifact of the formatting here?

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  15. Are we including, of all things, "countries that ban GMO imports" among "sensible food safety" or is that just an unintended artifact of the formatting here?

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  16. I guess Jake pulling every last bit of fossil fuel out of the ground is nothing to worry about then?

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    Shouldn't you be upstairs playing cod, wanking and worrying about what to consume next before daddy comes home?

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  17. I guess Jake pulling every last bit of fossil fuel out of the ground is nothing to worry about then?

    Oh good you have really softened my fears with your level headed critical analysis, you ignorent fuck tard, piss midgit.

    Shouldn't you be upstairs playing cod, wanking and worrying about what to consume next before daddy comes home?

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  18. The anger In me agrees with you and a part of me would get of on it, a part I am working hard everyday to move beyond.

    The better true part of me sees that all life is precious, we are all responsible, blame and murder won't change it, world populations standing together in peace, harmony and opposition will.

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  19. It's a bill that was written some Time ago ttip (trans Atlantic trade partnership)

    Is basically the bit That forces the west of the world to comply with the USA,s ttp

    Essentially it's a full on corporate new world order take over bid,
    Hey most of congress opposed this back along because no one was allowed to read it.

    It's dark stuff way beyond any loose concpiricy theory's
    That makes free market trade the highest power on the planet.

    If you consider how damaging excessive consumerism and capitalist greed has all ready been, be sure of only one thing.

    This is the last thing we need!

    Hey I support a sensible and managed level of trade, but this is seriously not good.

    Imagine Germany for example say's "we want rid of all nuclear power stations by 2025"
    Under ttip a company that owns enough rights to the industry can then force Germany to buy and continue to use nuclear power for as long as said company can make a profit from it.

    Yes it really is that bad…

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  20. Also Scott mate take up some yoga, meditation what ever dude you need to chill out bro,
    I understand your feelings but your only hurting yourself. They are nasty parasitic evil scum.

    BE BETTER THEN THEM!
    Learn to control your centre, if you want to harmonise others that is how we create peace in this world, you cannot dissolve hate by creating more hate!

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  21. When I opened up the TPP to view it, I noticed in Chapter 12, Temporary Entry for Business Persons, there was two entries for New Zealand and no entries for Peru.

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  22. It is very similar concept, but it involves another group of countries. The full text of TTIP is going to be available as soon as the negotiations are concluded. Then, it may be approved or refuted by european leaders. I guess there are going to be a lot of concerns but it's early to protest against something that we don't even know.

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  23. You best knock down the Statue of Liberty then America, because if this go's through you have lost the world any we had left!

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  24. It's better to watch the Kardashians' story on your local news channel!

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  25. Who really cares? We're all doomed anyway, we are a parasite on this planet and no matter how you slice it, we may as well ride this sucker to the grave fuck it fuck the future fuck everything, I'm actually serious… I could give a shit anymore

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  26. I'm sure the government is crooked and influenced by lobbying corporations, but this article is very brief, not exactly informative, has a very obvious angle (corporations are EVIL) and doesn't go into specific details of the TPP.

    What it does though is provide opinions of people obviously opposing lobbying corporations, which is fine, but let's not forget these people also have their own agenda to push and are also quite fond of overlooking objectivity to arrive at a conclusion that serves them best.

    For example the entire deal with global warming has been IMHO blown way out of proportion by several leftist media in the past couple of years and to be frank – we don't know for sure whether it truly is such a big problem as some experts say, or if it's not. There are opinions disproving the scary global warming theories, but they're very rarely heard and they most definitely don't have a place in the mainstream media.

    And IDK about everyone else, but whenever there is an official, government-approved opinion that's shoved down people's throats ad nauseam by the media, it's rarely the one and only truth.

    It is important to look at any issue from all angles not just one and TPP falls in the same category.

    So let's just examine this thing a little more before we start talking about evil corporations and evil Obama, etc.

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  27. I'm sure the government is crooked and influenced by lobbying corporations, but this article is very brief, not exactly informative, has a very obvious angle (corporations are EVIL) and doesn't go into specific details of the TPP.

    What it does though is provide opinions of people obviously opposing lobbying corporations, which is fine, but let's not forget these people also have their own agenda to push and are also quite fond of overlooking objectivity to arrive at a conclusion that serves them best.

    For example the entire deal with global warming has been IMHO blown way out of proportion by several leftist media in the past couple of years and to be frank – we don't know for sure whether it truly is such a big problem as some experts say, or if it's not. There are opinions disproving the scary global warming theories, but they're very rarely heard and they most definitely don't have a place in the mainstream media.

    And IDK about everyone else, but whenever there is an official, government-approved opinion that's shoved down people's throats ad nauseam by the media, it's rarely the one and only truth.

    It is important to look at any issue from all angles not just one and TPP falls in the same category.

    So let's just examine this thing a little more before we start talking about evil corporations and evil Obama, etc.

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  28. Lots of people know more then enough, speak for your self gerecsei, I know you think you are being objective and logical but your not, you need to do some research on the history of neoliberal politics, thatcher/Ragen, rockafella, Jp Morgan, Monsanto, pick an oil company there all the same.

    Also I suggest you study the history of imperilsm and compare there with trade in the 21st century.

    Critical thinking implies taking in all relevant data you clearly are not doing that!
    The facts are well known, the devil may be in the detail but I think I know enough to feel violently sick

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  29. I think it is more about power and control by the elitests. new world order , freedom will be a thing of the past , we will be monitorred by any and all social / public / private comunication devices, By cameras near and far, chips in any cards / items of personal posession. The money is the power ..

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  30. There is the higher human being, one who respects all things in nature and learns from it in harmony.

    But feel free to feed nihilistically from the culture you are clearly aware is so bad.
    Thing is max evolution is not a linear construct, there are demons and there are angels. The Angels care deeply and I'm not talking about some archaic Christian bullshit.

    Control your mind and your centre it starts with you buddy x

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  31. There is the higher human being, one who respects all things in nature and learns from it in harmony.

    But feel free to feed nihilistically from the culture you are clearly aware is so bad.
    Thing is max evolution is not a linear construct, there are demons and there are angels. The Angels care deeply and I'm not talking about some archaic Christian bullshit.

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  36. It seems like a lot of Republican trolls are commenting on this, therefore, we can conclude this is as 'good of an idea' as trickle-down economics and for-profit prison privatization. I mean, have the conservative Republicans ever steered us wrong in the past?

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  37. It seems like a lot of Republican trolls are commenting on this, therefore, we can conclude this is as 'good of an idea' as trickle-down economics and for-profit prison privatization. I mean, have the conservative Republicans ever steered us wrong in the past?

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  38. It seems like a lot of Republican trolls are commenting on this, therefore, we can conclude this is as 'good of an idea' as trickle-down economics and for-profit prison privatization. I mean, have the conservative Republicans ever steered us wrong in the past?

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  41. Simon William Kitt This goes towards your point with the nuclear power scenario:

    I heard that in the case Germany refuses to generate nuclear power, due to TTIP, Germany is ought to pay huge fines, too?

    Can you confirm that along what you've already mentioned?
    Also Im really curious about, when TTIp is going to be signed, and if there is anything that one could do to stop that?

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  42. Simon William Kitt This goes towards your point with the nuclear power scenario:

    I heard that in the case Germany refuses to generate nuclear power, due to TTIP, Germany is ought to pay huge fines, too?

    Can you confirm that along what you've already mentioned?
    Also Im really curious about, when TTIp is going to be signed, and if there is anything that one could do to stop that?

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  43. Thanks all – what I'm asking basically is….is this a done deal? Is it happeneing whether we like it or not bar the odd riot?

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  44. The only reason you don't care right now is because it doesn't directly affect you yet. It will, one day, but it will be too late to care.

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  45. Raj Kumar BâñdüChødé
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    you lying CUNT….
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  46. Adam Gicevic How are we supposed to take you seriously when you insist on using really general and abstract terms in your pursuit of change? Climate change is a natural process. Legislating against climate change would be like legislating against oxygen, or gravity, or reality as a whole. What we should be targeting are the specific areas of human activity that impact climate change, and I think you'll find that many of these areas are indeed explicitly highlighted in TPP.

    It is our impact on the environment, our use of fossil fuels, our impact on the ozone layer which (allegedly) has an impact on climate change. We cannot legislate against (alleged) "man made" climate change specifically (if you haven't noticed, all attempts to do so in general terms has failed). In order to have any meaningful impact we must identify the specific areas of human activity that (allegedly) impact climate change and legislate those areas very specifically.

    I'm not saying TPP is a good thing (it really isn't, and American's should take to the streets to stop it from going through), but criticisms must be based in reality and not based on fantastical ideological extremes that refer to things in such general terms so as to hamper their own cause.

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  47. This isn't TTIP.

    This is TPP.

    The former – The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – applies to Europe and is still being negotiated. It will likely look something like TPP, but TTIP will offer far more in the way of capitulation to European interests due to the sheer size of the Eurozone and the wider EEC.

    The latter – the Trans-Pacific Partnership – applied to Canada and great many other countries around the Pacific. TPP is very much an attempt by the US to enforce a neo-liberal, capitalist agenda on the countries involved, and it creates a scenario where democracy can be subverted or directly usurped by corporate America should a nation within it stray too far from the doctored line.

    Both TTIP and TPP are a disgrace, and will likely be seen as the catalysts for significant social upheaval in the West that will break the veneer of democracy and show once and for all that we live under a totalitarian global order that has no room for progress or ideological evolution. It's basically their way, or death, and their way happens to involve a lot of death regardless.

    So your choice is very simple: die on their terms, or die bringing them down.

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  48. Adam Gicevic hilarious that a serbian with a native american inspired profile picture would tell an ACTUAL native american to STFU when you still MADE NO POINT AT ALL> idiot

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  49. any way you look at it you are owned before you are even born by a ssn a promise to pay no one has a choice in any thing that happens when it comes to war trade or money and where it goes. What people get to make the moves goes back 1,000s of years. So how about we stop talking about what they feed us in the news.thats what they want us to do its all fabricated.. Our life is about one thing your own iner mind.you dont vote and are not willing to wake up and change a dam thing just wright and talk about it as if you have made any kind of move that can half way effect the out come.

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  50. Matthew Doombar thx f the reply, but:
    "fantastical ideological extreme"… climate change… ?
    "Legislating against climate change" ???

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  51. Raj Kumar BâñdüChødé m lol let me see, 4 weeks of 872= 3400 aprx, Did you find this land rover in a junk yard?

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  52. Adam Gicevic Again, you're discussing the issue in general terms and offering nothing to the wider debate but an ideological position based on general extremes. And simply quoting parts of my comment without actually asking any questions or offering any points for debate isn't going to get you the response you clearly want.

    In short: base your position on specifics that can be discussed precisely, as I do, or simply don't say anything at all.

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  53. LOL… It's terrible… Becuase tree huggers and hippies say so. This is a trade agreement… It's not the framework to rewrite a constitution..

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  54. Dear Santa, may I have a new Range Rover for Christmas? (I hear there's one going for $872.)

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  55. Raj Kumar BâñdüChødé only place u seen range rover is on the pic cause they dont drive them at the slums

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  57. It's a framework to rewrite a entire global trade constitution, cementing Americas ability to keep the worst parts of capitalism aloft with out any kind of much needed revision, giving the worst kind of conglomerates more power then they already have.

    Just perhaps Brian this go's a bit beyond the fears of a few hippy activist groups.

    But props to the activists as they seem to be the only ones with any spine to try and stand up to the bullshit the power psychopaths inflict on well mostly nations of semi defenceless brown people.
    Look at you sat there with your fat fucking face snearing about stuff your to apathetic and bloated to know anything about.

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  59. There's a link under the artice, which provides the full text of the TTP. You can read it and form your own opinions, regardless of what the article says. Same with climate-change.. Just look around and think if the sky should be blue or purple, should the rivers be red or blue. Silly examples, I know.. The thing is, I get what you're saying, I just think there are still viable way to get to the truth. Even in these times..

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  60. Links to some happy media please.

    Elsewhere, Leo tactily admits watching the Kardashian's. He is suspected of liking it deep down.

    And now here it Tom with the weather report.

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  61. As I scanned through some of the text which for the lay person can be challenging I am not seeing anyhting here to panic about. I am an Independent progressive who supports the President on the TPP. No trade agreement will ever be perfect. I trust President Obama.

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  62. Minor correction: Shinzo abe, not Shinto.

    That said, we might as well call him Shitzo Abe. The guy's as tyrannical as Kim Jong Un.

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  63. Andrés González That is why the US is leading the way vs China and it would be much worse….

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  64. Thank you Arvid. Absolutely Horrible but what could you think of the country that treat their own people in the way they do. I am glad I am very old. love Daddy

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  65. You know, I'd believe this article a LOT more if I saw direct quotes from the bill in question as opposed to blatant and clear media bias…

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  66. Len Bennati I would give it another read. How is this section, for instance good?

    Section J makes it so ISPs are not liable for any wrongdoing when they take down content—incentivizing them to err on the side of copyright holders rather than on the side of free speech.”

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  67. Sounds heavy.. But we all know Americans will do nothing about it because they are afraid of their government or they just don't care.. Step one stop invading the rest of the world and from there as a whole country all the rest of the issues.. But what can I do? Right?

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  68. Bryan Dobson I see nothing wrong here…….You cannot say what ever you want to say on the internet or anywhere else. There are limits to free for example hate speech and threats of violence.People think it is a free all on social media and everywhere elase on the internet. I do not think that this inpinges of free speech at all.

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  69. Len Bennati Yes, free spech is not absolute. But when in doubt, the best that can be done is to treat it as so.

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  70. Brian W Stephens Santa Claus apparently trolls political articles in his down time.

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  71. Both sides read it, and both sides signed on – because it's what the most powerful corporations and individuals in America wanted to happen. Corporations basically wrote it for their own benefit. Not for the nations benefit, but for their personal benefit. The only thing we will see is even greater wealth and income disparity because of it. The people and corporations that shoved this through will be the only ones who will benefit. This is a plan that has nothing to do with nation building. It's about a few people wanting more power and control on an international level. The people who wrote this see themselves as "nationless"!

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  72. Please don't fall for the false team red/team blue divid, Mason. _Government_ is the problem, doesn't matter wether it's democrat or republican.

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  73. hippies and tree huggers… nice labels! What shall we label you in return? Or – shall we ignore your rudeness and allow the suffering to end?

    and that, my friend, is what being a tree hugging hippie is all about: living in community even with those you disagree with, without judging them, and dissipating the suffering they cause through their willful or unintended ignorance – of which there is no short supply.

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  74. When business is allowed to dictate law, you will soon find that you have NO rights. We need to STOP this BS. Our "leaders" won't do it so that leaves just us.

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  75. do you smell conspicy crap in this article are you accurate or is your information flawed?

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  76. Derek George
    If it was only chips in cards.
    I see the problem in chips in brains.
    it's not like there are no testings with humans done already….

    But history reapeats itself. When no rights are left, revolution strikes and heads roll.

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  77. I agree with you, socialism will be the dominator of the US, it will lead to no freedom.

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  78. Austin Seely truly…. Democratic Socialism like Canada, when we are forcing the Prime Minster to let us review the agreement is what you want…. Too far one way is Socialist, too far the other is Fascist.

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  79. You should just permanently retire already grandpa, you clearly have no idea what the fuck is going on these days. 🙂

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  80. We are corporate property whether we know it or not.
    We are owned. Every single human has been evaluated and categorized for future earnings
    Have a nice day.

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  81. "500 official U.S. trade advisers representing corporate interests", I believe we hould have names and addresses to get ahold of these fine people. We should make sure they are "in touch" with our feelings on a personal level. This is a known choice to inflict death on A LOT OF PEOPLE (basically every inhabitant of the Earth), and should come with consequences! At the very least, they are gift wrapping the sovereignty of this Nation and should be tried and hanged for treason!
    Let's shine the light BRIGHTLY on the people responsible for this, the public SHOULD HAVE the names, addresses and phone numbers of all of all of these evil people, take away the shadows and security in which they operate!
    GARDENING IS A NECESSITY! Start growing food immediately to survive the corporate wrath!

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  82. Maybe everybody needs to stop talking and start acting.Looks like Americans will do exactly what happened in the holocaust sit back talk but do nothing good lord wake up.

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  83. Matthew Doombar Yeah – When you step back – EVERY PROBLEM OF PLANETARY SIGNIFICANCE that can be remediated by humans – is caused by the CONSCIOUS INTENT of the wealthy running the corporations, and making corporate sized ecological, economic, and other problems.
    The "top" 5% own controlling shares of all major corporations and direct what is done and how it is done, by those companies. Therefore, when CORPORATIONS/wealthy parasites – decide that they are going to put 1.5 BILLION POUNDS OF POISON ON THE US (more now) it isn't bob and ursula in their garage making that poison – it's corporate/rich. When Fuk-u-shima spews billions of gallons of highly radioactive water into the ocean – that wasn't Yvette and Jacques – that was moron engineers at General Electric with a totally STUPID DESIGN (of which we have exact and similar copies in the US – think about 23 of them) and morally/scientifically retarded individuals "running" things. (into the ground – for that extra nickel)

    When Monsanto killed and damaged unknown THOUSANDS of americans – in multiple decades, in multiple states, with multiple products – they did it for a dollar – and no repercussions. An old Washington Post article (scarred me in July '11 and haven't been able to dump it yet) about just the Anniston Ala PCB murders, not the Nitro WVa killings or their other ecological assaults…. "Managers at Monsanto found that a fish dipped into a nearby creek died within ten seconds. It bled profusely, and it's skin peeled as though it had been dipped into boiling water. Fish in a nearby creek were found to contain over 3,500 times the allowable levels of contaminant. Internal memos reveal that Monsanto chose not to change their discharge practices, or notify the local community, stating: "we need every dollar of business we can get.""

    So THESE are the people killing the planet – ALWAYS THE RICH – and we silly lemmings believe these morally retarded fools when they say that all of this is OUR FAULT!!!!!

    Insane! If those here choose to believe in anthropogenic global warming while we don't – that STILL does NOT change the fact that the CO2 they are worried about IS CAUSED BY RICH PEOPLE TOO and factory production. Thus – the solution is the same regardless of any belief/disbelief in any leg of science – GET RID OF THE RICH PEOPLE and their political whores. In the USA – this means never voting for any republican or democrat.

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  84. Something very significant about the TPP i've never seen anyone address before is how it PROVES BEYOND DOUBT that your government is run by the rich people – your congress/prez just do what these people tell them to do.

    Congress is supposed to be the ONLY people that can make federal law. They are the power – theoretically split btwn the congress, the executive branch, and the legal branch – so these are equal top dogs – in theory.

    Yet – congress was TOLD in no uncertain terms that even though this proposed trade agreement was going to have to be ratified by them, even though it was going to affect (adversely) every man, woman and child on the planet – CONGRESS WAS NOT ALLOWED TO LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO RATIFY.

    Now – tell me again that congress is running the rich men and not vice-versa.

    We need to NEVER vote for a republican or democrat again – because "BOTH" of these parties are totally sold out to the parasitic class of moral maggotry.

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  85. Something very significant about the TPP i've never seen anyone address before is how it PROVES BEYOND DOUBT that your government is run by the rich people – your congress/prez just do what these people tell them to do.

    Congress is supposed to be the ONLY people that can make federal law. They are the power – theoretically split btwn the congress, the executive branch, and the legal branch – so these are equal top dogs – in theory.

    Yet – congress was TOLD in no uncertain terms that even though this proposed trade agreement was going to have to be ratified by them, even though it was going to affect (adversely) every man, woman and child on the planet – CONGRESS WAS NOT ALLOWED TO LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO RATIFY.

    Now – tell me again that congress is running the rich men and not vice-versa.

    We need to NEVER vote for a republican or democrat again – because "BOTH" of these parties are totally sold out to the parasitic class of moral maggotry.

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  86. Me caga que me obliguen a picarle al puto boton "like" para ver algo.
    Innocent people ?
    You mean the ones that attacked innocent people in Hawaii unprovoked ?

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  87. HOW in the HECK does something like this become LAW before it is ever even offered for review, or its details explained to the public? What are you cowards in Congress doing? Who is minding the store?

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  88. Neil Thompson Totalitarian would be much more appropriate, I've known many good fascists (national socialists).

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  89. 5 years ago i would have called you a crazy sob! this mofo needs to be the next president. its bout time we had n old fashioned hanging.. right on the capital lawn…

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  90. Scotty Newman A lot of 'em Scotty! And not stop until EVERYONE realizes we will not tolerate this behavior for one more moment!
    I hear ya, I voted for the guy as well; figured he was the usual "lessr of two evils", you know, the only choice we EVER have, until Bernie, in my humble opinion

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  91. Horrid. This under a Democratic Administration? Corporate corruption is killing us, literally, and the TPP must be stopped. That's why I'm supporting #BernieSanders.

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  92. The bought and paid for are minding the store, and serving their bosses. Not you.

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  93. Not many folks are gonna take ya seriously with some chick wandering around with a pussy for a towel! Hahaha!

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  94. David Laughlin I am 18 years old and no joke I would put my life foward in a protest against riot police over an issue like this.

    We NEED some form of public 'body', some form of group consisting of a solid amount of active members. ANYONE, —AND— EVERYONE will be free to join and JOINTLY, ACCESS TO THE PAGE WILL BE DEFENDED. This will be our only requirement as, "the powers that be want us to be passive observers" and they WILL fight to ensure the population is IMPOUNDED in this way.

    It's sad, but I'm sure every single person knows this. Nothing will happen, nothing will happen as long as hope reamins our individual energy. Let us transcend faith, by placing that faith IN OURSELVES, so that we may be our OWN TIP-OF-THE-SPEAR!

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