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Forum Post: House Passed TPP Fast Track Today ######

Posted 2 years ago on June 18, 2015, 8:29 p.m. EST by Nevada1 (5843)
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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

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1 http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/anti-defamation-league-republican-national-committee-israel-trip-114852.html

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3 http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/ted-cruz-panders-assassination-threat-pushing-race-paranoia-loving-gun-lobbyist-larry-pratt


I sent the following in reply - as contact information is useful - but I thought the use of voting records with contact information included would be better:

We need to go on the OFFENSIVE.

There are tools to use to educate the public as to who is working for them and who is working against them.

It is not a matter of opinion.

It "IS" a matter of RECORD - Voting Record.

Show the people who exactly is working against them and needs to be removed from office.

Whether or not anyone in office has EVER done anything in support of the public - IF THEY SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF THE TPP and of Fast Tracking it. - THEN - they have made moot anything positive that they have ever done or forwarded to be done for the public - AS - the passage of TPP will destroy all workers rights the passage of TPP will destroy all environmental protections - the passage of TPP will destroy all financial regulations - the passage of TPP will destroy democracy.

Please review the following and see if you could put the idea to work (network it):

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/19/1394525/-50-state-congressional-listing-of-who-to-remove-from-office-Please-share

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

This shows Congress vote and contact info----- https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h374

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8781) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

you see it is assholes like the one in the youtube clip in your post that causes us to be stuck, it is idiot liars like him that creates the conditions for the 1% to win, the thing is this vote he speaks of was carried out before this shooting which occur that same night, is he suggesting these dark forces actually planned the shooting?

Truth will win, truth is good, lies are filthy things that do nothing but help the 1% win.

Vote tally, 190 Republican yea, 28 Democrat yea, 152 Democrat nay, 50 Republican nay

Yet another issue that would made better if only there were more Democrats in office, if only BW and lugano and mdonelly had not won and done such a great job getting rid of Dems in 2014, in a way they share this win with the 1%, TPP passing is just another thing brought to us by the great trio of , beautifulworld, lugango and mdonelly!

[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Shooting 17th

Vote 18th

[-] -1 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Would you like to go through the vote totals of all the other trade agreements the last 30 years?

Or does this skew on this one mean your war loving party of lunatics are our new saviors.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8781) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Are you upset I didn't include you in the list?

You see you are a con, worried about the government taxing us too much and spending too much, you are a true supporter of the 1% through and through, if not go ahead and tell us how you feel about tax increases.....

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

Um... # protest? Occupy where are you?

[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Passed in Senate today.

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

That's the end then...democracy slips away without a bit of fanfare or farewell.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Correct. Most Americans have never heard of TPP, and will be led to slaughter. TPTB have plans.

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

Well aside from the fireworks over wallstreet... as we approach Independence day corporations receive independence from the will and law of people...while the Noblemen in Congress rush it through and get ready for a nice vacation. Champagne wishes, caviar vacations in a coastal location...now get back to work peons ( you can always polish a yacht when you lose your job) part time no benefits and no retirement. Ha h service paid employees can't actually retire on the little ssi they build. They will abolish that too soon. But fat cats in Congress retire good especially when you count their shareholdings and parachute pensions in the companies who own them. Nothin but race horses in a fixed race that we put all our money in and now must watch play out.

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

Not one breath spoken by the television media...not a snippet, not a word...how many Americans know this has happened?... A sleeping giant just woke up hungry and is cutting up the vegetables as we sleep happy and comfortable in our ignorance. Congress made a deal that will allow him to eat us as long as they are spared. And the media minions of the giant agreed to keep it secret and will attend the supper themselves...salivating over our entrails .

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

I know so many people who still believe tv news is god...if they don't see it there they think it must not be relevant. I know fairly smart people who watch the news and consider themselves informed. Perhaps because the idea of free press is so ingrained especially in older generations they can not conceive that it no longer exists. That tv news exists now as an arm of the multinational corporate regime...a propaganda machine designed to distract and misinform the public about their dirty dealings. To the point where when we mention the truth we are seen as outliers and strange ...we must in their minds receive our news from a port a john or extreme website with no ties to reality. The truth has become alien. The truth is a foreign idea. The truth is an invasion to the comfortable idea...that we are all ok.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

The internet (as we know it) will likely end.

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

Obama met at Nike headquarters to promote this deal ... Nike is guilty of slave labor and the former ceo is a sociopathic pig

http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/04/21/nike-s-crimes/

http://ihscslnews.org/view_article.php?id=82

I was tricked by Obama...I believed he was going to stop all of this I feel betrayed and can't believe that someone could so blatantly lie to his entire base and turn around and spit in our faces as he shakes hands with corporate engineers partnering to take our self reliance, sovereignty and freedom and turn it into one percent gold as we become their peasant laborers. Democrats need to tar and feather this lying piece of shit president...as citizens we can only hope politicians say what they mean...when they come out of the corporate closet ...we need to take action and combat it with everything we have got...because our silence serves as our approval and displays an intense weakness that says we will roll over and allow rich people to control and take away our freedom. Get up get on out ...time to fire the man we put our faith in. He sold us to the highest bidder. When the TPP goes through...(the latest neo Con wet dream which Republicans are salivating over) we will all be reduced to slave laborers and corporate property...multinational conglomerate corporate property. Slavery ended in this country...but our president is now endorsing it in others. Will our citizens be the next victims of powerful corporations who have a proven record as slave masters?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

As bad as Oh-bummer has turned out to be - I just can't imagine the horror if Mitten had won.

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

Well no difference as far as I can tell Romulous wears evil proud while Obama sneeks it in under his shirt. Same dragon.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Same dragon? I don't think so.

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[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

That sounds like the lesser of two evils to me.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

No shit Sherlock.

[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

"No shit Sherlock." So then, you are a proponent of us staying the course, and voting for more corrupt Democrats who undoubtedly will screw us again.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

No - I never said that - you did - just now.

What do you want in office - the greater evil? Which of the greater evils do you want? HRC? The Donald Chump? The Hairless mole-rat from Florida?.......................................?

BTW - in case you hadn't noticed - Bernie is nothing like Oh-Bummer.

[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

The Democrats and Obama never SAID they were going to screw us, but they do on a regular basis. Your implication is CLEAR, 'You want us to vote for the lesser of the two evils.... AGAIN!'

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

9th track: (Take no action) "as Nothing can be done - believe us!"

We support the status quo of handing the USA over to the 1% - but that just don't float - so instead we urge taking no action and clothe it in an appearence to be rebelling against the system - and we are so happy that few catch on to these facts

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

Yeah it's pretty clear, we ain't for you

But we can shake it, shake it like we're supposed to do

'Cause We got that boom boom that all the 1%'s chase

All the right crap spread in all the right places

We see the citizens groups working that action to take

We know that shit ain't real (believe us)

Come on now, make it stop ( as we like things the way they are)

If you got apathy apathy - just raise it up

'Cause every inch of you is perfect

From the bottom to the top

Yeah, our Koch he told us don't worry about your stance

He says, people they like a little more BS to hold to at night

You know we won't support no publc-figure, speaking truth to all,

So, if that's what's you're into

Then go ahead and move along

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

We're bringing doody back

Go ahead and tell them citizens groups hey

No, We're not playing - you stink - you're naive,

We're here to tell you,

Every inch of you is played from from the cradle to the grave

Yeah, our Koch told us don't worry about your stance

He says, people they like a little more BS to hold at night

You know we won't support no publc-figure, speaking truth to all,

So, if that's what's you're into

Then go ahead and move along

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

  • by (mdonelly, turbocharger, lugano, windyacres - harmonizing & the Cronies singing back-up)
[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

Our revolution is mostly driven by the 40 and under crowd, so ... err..not many people would consider voting for another corrupt candidate like YOUR President as an "action". it is hilarious that you think of yourself as an activist though.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

10th track: (Tossing Shit)

As We have nothing to back-up our stated positions (opt-out fiction = public self defeating) - We will do our best to throw it back on ( put a lie on) any who would ask for details of our non-existent action plans (Ya know......those who put the lie to our bullshit - "who shine the light on our bullshit").

The putdown we use on others is simple - and with it in play - we then retreat - to our constant tactic of providing nothing while saying much (politi-speak = talking endlessly while saying "really" nothing at all - nothing of any value - see also: endlessly arguing circular "public self defeating" logic).

Tossing shit - we love it.

  • by (mdonelly, turbocharger, lugano, windyacres - harmonizing & the Cronies singing back-up)
[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

This revolution will go on without you and your corrupted accomplices. And you can take that to the bank.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

12th track: (Hiding in plain sight) "Also known as trying to hide in the light"

We get really strident with this - when we feel we need to reapply shredded cover

All it requires - is - enough expressed vitriol for the system in general - and many will believe you mean it - while one need not provide any supporting substance.

(part 2)

When the 1st part is not enough we also love to pretend to support protest and things (whatever is handy) - helps to throw off suspicion.

  • by (mdonelly, turbocharger, lugano, windyacres - harmonizing & the Cronies singing back-up)
[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

We have to "reapply shredded cover." Yes, I think throwing cow shit on the Democrats and Republicans is a good idea too.

"strident"?? Did you learn a new word? Now if only you could learn what this revolution is about, you would have something.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

2nd track: (Specious aspersions) "When one has nothing and can't defend their position""

We throw specious aspersions as we have nothing else to say.

  • by (mdonelly, turbocharger, lugano, windyacres - harmonizing & the Cronies singing back-up)

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[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

You do not have to have a degree to figure out that, anyone who runs for office from either party... he is vetted by the corrupt elite. That is why Obama is pushing for the TPP; why no bankers are in jail; why we support the corrupt Israeli regime and why the Feds orchestrated the violent removal of Occupy camps. You might buy into the political charade, but I don't. Both parties stink!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

9th track: (Take no action) "as Nothing can be done - believe us!"

We support the status quo of handing the USA over to the 1% - but that just don't float - so instead we urge taking no action and clothe it in an appearence to be rebelling against the system - and we are so happy that few catch on to these facts

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

Yeah it's pretty clear, we ain't for you

But we can shake it, shake it like we're supposed to do

'Cause We got that boom boom that all the 1%'s chase

All the right crap spread in all the right places

We see the citizens groups working that action to take

We know that shit ain't real (believe us)

Come on now, make it stop ( as we like things the way they are)

If you got apathy apathy - just raise it up

'Cause every inch of you is perfect

From the bottom to the top

Yeah, our Koch he told us don't worry about your stance

He says, people they like a little more BS to hold to at night

You know we won't support no publc-figure, speaking truth to all,

So, if that's what's you're into

Then go ahead and move along

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

We're bringing doody back

Go ahead and tell them citizens groups hey

No, We're not playing - you stink - you're naive,

We're here to tell you,

Every inch of you is played from from the cradle to the grave

Yeah, our Koch told us don't worry about your stance

He says, people they like a little more BS to hold at night

You know we won't support no publc-figure, speaking truth to all,

So, if that's what's you're into

Then go ahead and move along

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

Because you know we're all about that base, 'Public base, to take no action

We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base, take no action We're all 'bout that base, 'Public base

  • by (mdonelly, turbocharger, lugano, windyacres - harmonizing & the Cronies singing back-up)
[-] -1 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

Your still conflating "action" as sitting on your ass and voting for another CORRUPT Democrat every couple of years

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

16th track "(When we conflate the dems with the rethuglicans)"

We are doing our best to prevent legitimate debate.

As - we can't have people considering matters like:

Who supports access to Health care for all

Who attacks and denies Health care for all

or

Who supports raising taxes on the wealthy

Who attacks raising taxes on the wealthy

or

Who supports expanding Social Security

Who attacks Social Security

or

Who promotes environmental standards and protective restrictions

Who attacks environmental standards and protective restrictions

I mean if we do not shut this stuff down it becomes pretty easy to see that we really can't conflate the dems as being exactly the same as the rethuglicans.

We need to support our meaningless "public self defeating" circular logic arguments - that to gain participatory democracy and control of government - that the people need to opt out.

  • by (mdonelly, turbocharger, lugano, windyacres - harmonizing & the Cronies singing back-up)
[-] 0 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

From my perspective, the only thing good about Obama is that he woke a lot of people up. Let's hope we stay awake. Both parties stink!

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

If democracy falls in the halls of Congress ...will anyone hear a sound?

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Sadly, freedom has fallen, with not many being aware.

[-] 0 points by elf3 (3774) 2 years ago

People have a role ...it is our job to keep it. Sadly for those activists willing to do their homework and shout to the rafters we will bare the brunt of ignorance and those who take freedom for granted. Are we doing our best to wake up the masses? We could do more. The only thing I see the media covering is division. If they divide they will conquer. Or the riots get their attention? But...riots turn the people off and it is the people we need...so hiw can we wake people up without rioting? I guess is the question? Maybe something like flash mobs funny large scale that makes news or goes viral informing as well as entertaining? Like Banksy but bigger...we need to get heard. We need to get past the msm gatekeepers. The TPP is the greatest threat to Occupy thus far. Perhaps the WTO can begin suing us for liable...because bet your ass it is written into this deal that speech be contingent on the effect it has to profit. Soon we may have no voice. It is written in they can sue communities for lost future profits...does that include suing protest groups ? We won't know until it is too late.

[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

A" Day Of Infamy".

[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

They expect us to bend over.

[-] -1 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Of course they did.

Just look at all the removed comments on the OWS site here. People slamming the establishment get banned and removed, on what is suppose to be a site promoting real change.

Why would we expect anything else. The Dem/Rep hacks have fucked us all over once again.

God I hate those fuckers.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8781) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

What are you worried they will raise taxes and spend more?

Is that what pisses you off, we all know how much you hate taxes.

[-] -1 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Ya, I love having massive amount of money taken from us so your sociopaths can blow holes through villages in the desert.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8781) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

and pay for roads, education, healthcare and on and on

I know you just hate America, you hate the concept of democracy the ideal that people could build something awesome just drives you crazy, why? I suspect it is because your ego is just too big for this world, you are too big for this world, you think yourself so wonderful that diluting that wonderfulness in any way is a horrible crime.