Saturday, February 8, 2014

Fraud De facto Business

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the tigers, flies and naked officials fleeing China for the US, where corruption is not being cracked down on.

They also discuss the naked pork bun running London and what to expect for the housing bubble if China does a crackdown on corruption.  In the second half, Max interviews Linda Kaucher, of Stop TTIP, about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as a plan for permanent neoliberalism and regulatory harmonization. There has been criticism and protest of the negotiations from global health experts, internet freedom activists, environmentalists, organized labor, advocacy groups and elected officials, in large part due to the secrecy of the negotiations, the expansive scope of the agreement, and controversial clauses in the drafts leaked to the public. (Intellectual Property TPP)

TPP: Developments in domestic and international intellectual property (mind that phrase)  policy, intellectual property administration and registration systems education and awareness relating to intellectual property, intellectual property issues relevant to:
small and medium-sized enterprises science, technology & innovation activities which may include generation, transfer and dissemination of technology.
Policies involving the use of intellectual property for research, innovation and economic growth.  

Under the deal, ‘trade irritants’ such as biased national laws will be eradicated via an arbitration panel, which will judge ONLY on free trade criteria.  Max notes that David Cameron seems to be benchmarking UK policy against US disasters. "Man the lifeboats." 

United States Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) asserted, "The majority of Congress is being kept in the dark as to the substance of the TPP negotiations, while representatives of U.S. corporations—like Halliburton, Chevron, PHRMA, Comcast, and the Motion Picture Association of America—are being consulted and made privy to details of the agreement. More than two months after receiving the proper security credentials, my staff is still barred from viewing the details of the proposals that USTR is advancing. We hear that the process by which TPP is being negotiated has been a model of transparency. I disagree with that statement."

A number of United States Congresspeople, including Senator Bernard Sanders and Representatives Henry Waxman, Sander M. Levin, John Conyers, Jim McDermott, John Lewis, Pete Stark, Charles B. Rangel, Earl Blumenauer, and Lloyd Doggett, have expressed concerns about the effect the TPP requirements would have on access to medicine.  In particular, they are concerned that the TPP focuses on protecting intellectual property to the detriment of efforts to provide access to affordable medicine. US corporations are hoping to weaken Pharmac's ability to get inexpensive, generic medicines by forcing New Zealand to pay for brand name drugs. Doctors and organizations like Medicins Sans Frontieres have also expressed concern. The New Zealand Government denies the claims, Trade Negotiations Minister Tim Groser saying opponents of the deal are "fools" who are "trying to wreck this agreement".

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) have criticized the Obama administration's secrecy policies on the Trans-Pacific Pact.

Channel "RT TV"

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement


CPC vows zero tolerance of corruption

Published on Jan 15, 2014
The Communist Party of China is vowing to maintain its high pressure campaign to root out corruption with a warning that the fight is vital for the CPC's integrity in the long term.


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