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Senator Alan Grayson explains why the TPP is not "free trade", but "fake trade". This hard-hitting video explains how NAFTA started things off. This video is one of the best explanations of the negative aspects of the TPP that I have found.
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+Blane Beckwith Okayyyyyyy then....so we'll just mark you down as one of those who actually LIKE higher taxes, even more government intrusions into your daily personal life, and having only "government sanctioned" personal hygiene items being available in the marketplace, because it means "fewer little kids starving.... " And, pssst! regardless of how cute you think you are by pretending that Bernie's Babbling's "never happened" remember that there's the internet, where Bernie's brand of screwball random thought-linking will be preserved forever and trotted out in campaign ads. Have fun now doting on Ol' Bernie, 'cause the fun's going to be very short-lived. LOL!
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Ignoring The Probable Truth about 9/11 And The WTC  In a historic vote delegates of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) overwhelmingly voted down Resolution 15-6 which called for AIA to support a new investigation of the destruction of World Trade…
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If the TPP (Transpacific Partnership) is as good for the United States as president Obama says it is, then why can’t we all have a chance to read the text?  That is one of the main beefs, and I have many, that I have with this entire thing, the secrecy…
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Senator Bernie Sanders, in an interview on the Ed Show, talks about how he would solve the problem of student debt by taxing financial transactions on Wall Street. This tax has been labeled the "Robin Hood tax", because it takes from the rich financial institutions and gives it to the poor students who are buried under a huge debt. Student debt in tSenator Bernie Sanders, in an interview on the Ed Show, talks about how he would solve the problem of student debt by taxing financial transactions on Wall Street. This tax has been labeled the "Robin Hood tax", because it takes from the rich financial institutions and gives it to the poor students who are buried under a huge debt. Student debt in this country is 1.2 trillion dollars.hiSenator Bernie Sanders, in an interview on the Ed Show, talks about how he would solve the problem of student debt by taxing financial transactions on Wall Street. This tax has been labeled the "Robin Hood tax", because it takes from the rich financial institutions and gives it to the poor students who are buried under a huge debt. Student debt in this country is 1.2 trillion dollars.s country is 1.2 trillion dollars.
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If college was free, more young Americans would be educated well enough so that we could compete with the rest of the world.  Unfortunately, in our system, education is run like every other business; to make a profit.
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+Blane Beckwith Yup. Sad but true.
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Recommended viewing.  Senator Alan Grayson explains more about the TPP and so-called "free trade".
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  Bernie Sanders: The President We Need   Bernie Sanders will be a great president. Finally, a candidate I can feel good about voting for. For once, I, and everyone else will be in a position where we aren’t forced to vote for the “lesser of two evils”,…
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Media Coverage of the Waco Biker Gang Fight: Hypocrisy At Its Best   Reporting on Waco biker gang killings reveals disparities in news coverage. Source: Waco Biker Gang Killings — Funny How the Corporate Media Won’t Call It a Riot When White People Are…
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Senator Bernie Sanders, in an interview with Chris Hayes, talks about his vehement opposition to the TPP. Senator Sanders also expresses his discontent about how TPP is being Top-secret and how he And Other Legislators can't even see the text of the bill.
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A Further Explanation Of How Bad the TPP Is Even though I already knew the TPP was bad for America, I don’t think I understood the true gravity of just how bad it is.  After watching this video from “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman, I am even more solidly…
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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about the defeat of "fast-track" of the TPP. Senator Sanders said he would be in favor of a trade bill, only if it helps American workers and doesn't hurt them like the TPP would. Senator Sanders also points out several other issues that he thinks we should be working on, rather than a trade bill, such as, raising the minimum wage and equal pay for women.
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I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania, called Bear Lake, on December 22 1955.  I graduated from Corry Area High School in 1973.  I attended Edinboro State College from 1977-1979.

I relocated to Berkeley, California in 1980, so I could live independently, something that was nearly impossible, in Pennsylvania.  I graduated from Berkeley City College in 2006 with two Associate Degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts.
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The current moment in politics came about slowly, not suddenly, but it doesn't make it any less of a national emergency.