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Mon Dec 22, 2014, 08:59 PM

Doctors Without Borders gives us another good reason to reject TPP:

Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)


March 03, 2013

Unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement is on track to become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries.

The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated between the U.S. and ten other Pacific Rim nations. The negotiations are being conducted in secret, but leaked drafts of the agreement include aggressive intellectual property (IP) rules that would restrict access to affordable, lifesaving medicines for millions of people.

Proposed by U.S. negotiators, the IP rules enhance patent and data protections for pharmaceutical companies, dismantle public health safeguards enshrined in international law, and obstruct price-lowering generic competition for medicines.


The whole piece at the link: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/briefing-document/trading-away-health-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-tpp



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CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 OP
joeybee12 Dec 2014 #1
jwirr Dec 2014 #2
djean111 Dec 2014 #3
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #16
jwirr Dec 2014 #21
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #6
blkmusclmachine Dec 2014 #10
pampango Dec 2014 #20
Scuba Dec 2014 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #5
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #17
countryjake Dec 2014 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #8
niyad Dec 2014 #9
antigop Dec 2014 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #12
antigop Dec 2014 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #14
Faryn Balyncd Dec 2014 #15
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #19
liberal_at_heart Dec 2014 #22
JEB Dec 2014 #23
antigop Dec 2014 #24
Octafish Dec 2014 #25
2naSalit Dec 2014 #26

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:02 PM

1. A big knr

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:25 PM

2. Please President Obama stop supporting this horrible bill. For the sake of the entire world.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:33 PM

3. He is quite FOR the TPP, so is Reid, and Hillary helped write it.

 

Your plea would fall on quite deaf ears. Plus, I think they want to fast track it now so Hillary doesn't have to answer questions about passing it.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:20 AM

16. Not if enough of us speak up.

More need to hear about the destructive nature of TTP and the Atlantic equivalent.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:15 PM

21. Agreed and I would rather be one who speaks up than just gives up.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:54 PM

6. Nah, I don't think so....

 



- And remember, ''Yes We Can!''

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:14 PM

10. Obama works for the Corporations, not us. Typical Third Way DINO.

 

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:11 PM

20. It is his idea. I doubt that he will stop supporting it, though it is unlikely to ever

see the light of day, anyway.

The second (aspect of Obama's economic policy regarding China) will be the pursuit of trade agreements that notably do not include China. The most important of these is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement among a growing list of nations bordering the Pacific. It is the Obama administration’s avowed aim to construct a TPP with standards so high — especially rules regarding labor rights, environmental standards and behavior by state-owned enterprises — that China could never join without transforming its economic system.

http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/12/10/u-s-china-economic-relations-in-the-wake-of-the-u-s-election/

If there are tough standards for labor and the environment in the TPP when it is completed, republican majorities in the House and Senate will simply delete them. With 'fast track' republicans could not do this, which is why they will not pass that authority for Obama.

And Obama would be a fool to submit the TPP to Congress without 'fast track' for the very reason so my guess is that the TPP will never see the light of day.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:36 PM

4. Why should we care if people in developing countries are sick? We can't catch anything from them.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:49 PM

5. My DEAR Scuba...

<------ this is for you!

You made me laugh...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:21 AM

17. ...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:21 PM

7. Another BIG kick!

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Response to countryjake (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:22 PM

8. Thanks!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:56 PM

9. k and r

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:01 AM

11. Hillary Clinton's Business Legacy at State Dept (leading part in drafting TPP)

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Response to antigop (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:05 AM

12. Thank you for your link.

I shudder to think what kind of President she would make. The TPP is just part of the package, along with warmongering, and the Keystone Pipeline.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:09 AM

13. You're welcome. She'd cater to the top 1%. nt

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Response to antigop (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:25 AM

14. Oh, she sure would! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:51 AM

15. The TPP is toxic to humanity, and toxic the America.










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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:22 AM

18. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

Way to go, CaliforniaPeggy!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 11:23 AM

19. I appreciate your kick! The word needs to get out! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 06:32 PM

22. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 07:38 PM

23. K&R for exposure.

 

TPP is a smelly turd that needs to be flushed.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:10 PM

24. kick. nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 10:14 PM

25. Kick for For-Profit Medicine.

Only a filthy communist hippie would think a noble concern like a Pharmaceutical Giant has no right to make a buck even if at everyone else's expense.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 10:37 PM

26. K&R!

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