Economy in Crisis
If implemented, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could undermine many of President Barack Obama’s landmark achievements and thus his legacy on jobs and economic recovery, health care access, financial reform – and close to Michigan’s heart – the U.S. auto industry rescue and more. The great mystery is why Obama called for congressional passage of the TPP in his final State of the Union address?
The TPP text was finally released in November after seven years of secretive talks. As The Washington Post reported, 500 U.S. trade advisors representing corporate interests had special access while Congress, the public and press were shut out. Not surprisingly, the Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and similar corporate lobbies support the TPP. Opposing is the most diverse coalition of progressive organizations ever assembled to battle against a trade deal.
By Greg Felton
Almost 75 years ago, the government of Greece was on the receiving end of a humiliating ultimatum. On Oct. 28, 1940, the envoy of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, demanded that General Ioannis Metaxas, head of the Greek Council of State, permit Italian forces to occupy certain “strategic sites” and islands in Greece within three hours or face attack.
America is self-destructing & bringing the rest of the world down with it
By Tanya Cariina Hsu
As posted at Global Research
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. (Thomas Jefferson, US President; 1743 – 1826)
America is dying. It is self-destructing and bringing the rest of the world down with it.
Often referred to as a sub-prime mortgage collapse, this obfuscates the real reason. By associating tangible useless failed mortgages, at least something ‘real’ can be blamed for the carnage. The problem is, this is myth. The magnitude of this fiscal collapse happened because it was all based on hot air.
by Richard C Cook
As posted at Global Research
OCTOBER 1, 2008—Tonight the Senate passed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill by a vote of 74-25. This follows the rejection of the bill by the House on Monday. In an MSNBC poll, 62 percent of Americans oppose the giveaway, but the lobbyists are doing everything possible to assure the rejection is overturned. According to Bob Borosage, co-director of The Campaign for America’s Future, House leaders “are bringing in the small business lobby and the banking lobby to buy the twelve Republican votes they need.”
The Senate took up the bill in order to pressure House members who voted against it to change their positions when it returns to a vote on the House floor on Friday. This procedure may be unconstitutional, because revenue bills must originate in the House, but there is no time or political will for anyone to mount a challenge on constitutional grounds. As another means of inducement—or blackmail—the bill includes the repeal of the wildly unjust alternative minimum tax.
“…The expanding terror watch list is compelling evidence that the federal government can’t even manage to keep a relatively small database under control. That’s a bad omen for the future. Under legislation signed into law by President Bush in 2005 and now due to be implemented in 2009, the nation will create a federally administered list that is a quantum leap in size larger than the terrorist watch list. Moreover, under this new program it won’t be the names of terrorists or suspected terrorists that inhabit the new, gargantuan federal database; it will be the names and personal information of ordinary law-abiding Americans…”
“…Cecil Rhodes had a dream of making the world British because in his opinion, “they are the finest race in the world. According to Georgetown professor, Dr. Carroll Quigley who wrote The Anglo-American Establishment, “Rhodes in five previous wills, left his fortune to form a secret society which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire. This society [now known as the Royal Institute for International Affairs-RIIA] has been known at various times as Milner’s Kindergarten, as the Round Table Group, as the Rhodes crowd, as The Times Crowd, as the All Souls Group, and as the Cliveden set. The American branch of the RIIA is…”
“…Sen. Norm Coleman, R–Minn., has distanced himself from the North American Super-Corridor Coalition Inc. and from the claims NASCO makes that the I-35 NAFTA Superhighway is an “Internet conspiracy theory,” following the recent release of NASCO internal e-mails under the Minnesota Data Practices Act that reveal the organization has taken steps to recruit Coleman’s support…”
“…CBS quotes Bush as saying that his legislation “makes it more likely we can enforce our border”. The Times quotes Bush as saying that the groundswell of grass-roots opposition is full of “empty political rhetoric, trying to frighten our citizens.” Excuse me? If you aren’t insulted, then let me be insulted on your behalf…”
“…Some call it ‘regionalization’, population of which will come to be known as the “North Americanists”. Some call it North American Union, NAU for short, or the benign sounding North American Community. Few call the coming end of the sovereignty of three nations globalization, but rarely what it really is, the persistent encroachment of One World Government…”