Friday, June 19, 2015

Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill lets foreign governments and foreign special interests control American medical care, banking, the Internet, and even civil liberties

From, The Party of Principle...
After rejecting an earlier version of the bill last week, the House passed a new TPP bill on June 18 which gives President Obama carte blanche to negotiate and sign a massive anti-American trade treaty with eleven other Pacific nations without public oversight or news coverage. They’ll have a short period of time, after the hundreds-of-pages-long treaty is finally published, to cast an up-or-down, take-it-or-leave-it vote.
Although Congress will get to see the text of the final treaty before the final vote, they and the American public will have insufficient time to review it. Congress will be under intense pressure to pass it, and serious objections will likely be given short shrift. This appears to be their plan, allowing them to avoid public scrutiny of TPP's provisions until after it is passed and the heat is off.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What is TiSA

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a proposed international trade treaty between 24 Parties, including the European Union and the United States. The agreement aims at liberalizing the worldwide trade of services such as banking, health care and transport. Criticism about the secrecy of the agreement arose after WikiLeaks released in June 2014 a classified draft of the proposal's financial services annex, dated the previous April.

The process was an initiative of the United States. It was proposed to a group of countries meeting in Geneva and called the Really Good Friends. All negotiating meetings take place in Geneva. The EU and the US are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes. The participating countries started crafting the proposed agreement in February 2012[3] and presented initial offers at the end of 2013.

The agreement covers about 70% of the global services economy. Its aim is privatizing the worldwide trade of services such as banking, healthcare and transport. Services comprise 75% of American economic output; in EU states, almost 75% of its employment and gross domestic product.
Once a particular trade barrier has unilaterally been removed, it cannot be reintroduced. This proposal is known as the 'ratchet clause'.

*From WikiPedia, which for purpose is suitable enough

What is TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty. As of 2014, twelve countries throughout the Asia Pacific region have participated in negotiations on the TPP: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.
The proposed agreement began in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4). Participating countries set the goal of wrapping up negotiations in 2012, but contentious issues such as agriculture, intellectual property, and services and investments have caused negotiations to continue into the present, with the last round meeting in Ottawa from 3–12 July 2014. Implementation of the TPP is one of the primary goals of the trade agenda of the Obama administration in the United States of America.

*From WikiPedia, which for purpose is suitable enough

What is TPA

The fast track negotiating authority for trade agreements is the authority of the President of the United States to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend or filibuster. Also called trade promotion authority (TPA) since 2002, fast track negotiating authority is a temporary and controversial power granted to the President by Congress. The authority was in effect from 1975 to 1994, pursuant to the Trade Act of 1974, and from 2002 to 2007 by the Trade Act of 2002. Although it expired for new agreements on July 1, 2007, it continued to apply to agreements already under negotiation until they were eventually passed into law in 2011. In 2012, the Obama administration began seeking renewal of the authority.

*From WikiPedia, which for purpose is suitable enough

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Uprising in Selma

So the President went down to Selma to join in a march across the river when his immigration conscience caught up with him to let him now it was going to be a long march to success.

On the other hand, the immigration protest should be a wake up call to the nationwide black community that there's a new kid in town and its collective conscience is not going to work like the old Uncle's has worked for so long.  At some point the money is going to change hands.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Don't eMail me... I'm not there

The Hillary Cover-Up and the End of Democracy 

The seeds were laid a hundred years ago, the first mature growth arrived with Bill Ayers and Hillary Rodham. The now grown forest is protected by the current Admin.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Mad as hell, eh?

I’m Mad As Hell, And I’m Not Going To Take It Any…

Then do something about it. Start with impeaching Holder and banning from any federal government contact other than his own prosecution. Congress can get mad but like a mad dog, just continues to eat itself.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

People Need To 'Eat Healthy Diets' To Cure 'Sick' Planet

"Finally, an authoritative source who has the real solution to end "climate change."
Poor Prince Charles...
         The search for relevance when mums just won't go

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Standing by Her Man

As the U.S. moves to defend Americans and other targeted religious minorities in Iraq, liberals are stepping up to a self determination of their (and our) futures.
[Sen.] Warren told reporters... “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is going to be a negotiated solution, not a military solution.
Yes, we must negotiate a polite cessation of conflict before abandoning any assurance of a lasting peace.

These people are not going to stop.  They are committed to 'raising the flag of Allah in the White House.'  What part of intent does Ms. Warren NOT understand?

Muslims Singled Out

Roger Kimball "...was speaking in Melbourne a few days ago, one starry-eyed interlocutor assured the audience that he was against extremism in any form: Islamic extremism, yes, but also Christian and Buddhist extremism.  There were a few titters at that. When’s the last time you ran intro a Buddhist extremist? Or, come to that, when’s the last time you ran into a murderous Christian?"

Friday, August 2, 2013

Shoveling jobs...

On the topic of shovel ready jobs, apparently there was only one shovel.  And we know what he's been shoveling...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Argument against background checks

The argument is against 'background' and that anyone would have the need to see what it is. Considering some of the actions of law enforcement, based on a persons 'background', leads one to a determination that the more restricted the access to 'background' the more secure the individual.

Or, in ten words or less, 'Mind your own G'dmnd biznesss'.

We're dealing with 'government people' who want to know things about you. Life doesn't get much more dangerous than the government acting like it cares about you. The more they have access to your 'background', the more they realize they need more information. And as Nancy Pelosi says, 'passage of tougher gun controls is "inevitable"'. In other words, 'WE are the government and we're coming for your life.' A prime example of why the Founders wanted to sever ties with the royal authority.

You have been warned.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bring in the Amistad

I think it's about time the U.S. abandoned the idea of an invasion type force to rely more on its electronics and unmanned capabilities.  If my drone can remove a foe from five or ten thousand feet then why do I want to expose a dozen men looking for the whites of another guy's eyes?

I do think the U.S. should maintain a homeland force for those things that the National Guard is sometimes called upon to do, including re-inforce the borders.  But I also think the U.S. should hire (build and maintain) a civilian mercenary force with Seal quality abilities for those occasions where a stealth assault might be the only alternative.

I think this force should be trained and maintained in a border agreement with Mexico.  That is, this force agrees to maintain the U.S. - Mexico border from the Mexico side.  The intent would be to stabilize and support the border villages and communities while diminishing the violence and illegal imports across the Mexico-U.S. border.  And of course the creation and maintenance of a mercenary force outside of jurisdiction.

This mercenary force could be funded in part by U.S. defense spending as well as by other countries which would hire this mercenary force in lieu of the U.S. Army for those activities the U.S. Army might typically perform for those other countries.

This could help to reduce U.S. defense spending while also reducing librul whining about anything military.  A good place to originate this force would be east of the Texas Big Bend, near Amistad Reservoir (water training).  But ultimately at several points along the U.S. Mexico border.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Budget this...

After all the deals and all the failure - from both sides - it seems as though the entire process comes down to ONE only key point.

O'Bomba wants unlimited spending - remove the budget cap. He could have compromised on anything else but not that point. That's what he wants, everything else is a ruse.

There will be no agreement. Taxes go up and there will be some spending cuts... for a day or two. The win is that the House will not let O'Bomba have control of the budget. Not much of a win but that is the point. When is the last time the leader of the free world submitted a budget proposal to the House to create?

Everybody wins - Everybody loses

Next time - - - Vote Libertarian

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Texas Tea

I was born in Texas and like Texas Tea, steeped in everything that is Texas.  My parents were born in Texas, dad just a few miles away from where I sit.  Mom, about 90 miles to the east, somewhere near a fence post.  Both had a fairly rough depression era youth, both turned out okay.  In a post war sort of way.

I've seen a picture of them in their Sunday best, dressed up, hoofing down the sidewalk in downtown San Antonio.  Dad in his Army dress, mom in a pair of 40's style heels and a dress with some breezy action.  They were a pretty hot couple.  Word has it that Dad had a motorcycle.  Well, I know he had a Harley, as I've seen a photo of myself at age about 3, in shorts and cowboy boots sitting in the saddle.  Then the Army - by then the new USAF - sent us to Portugal for a couple of years.  Something about military and Germany.  I mostly remember the Gypsies on a nearby beach.  Incredibly enough, after that we landed in Fort Worth.  Life since has mostly been in Texas.  And that brings up some observations about things Texas, and what is that secession thing all about.

Every year in public schools there's some kind of history to learn, or actually two - make it three - kinds of history.  Some of each may include revisionist history but mostly history as recorded and understood as general knowledge.  Each of those three - make it four - histories are presented repeatedly over time.  World history, U.S. history, and Texas history.  And the fourth, revisionist history.  Some of each, yearly in grade school.  One of each during junior high school - middle school in some places - and more history in high school.

So it goes, lessons from time immemorial, from the teacher to the student, from the student to his personal adaptation.  To develop his/her attitudes about what Texas is, and how Texas relates to the rest of the world.

Fast Forward

Okay, fast forward from 'We respectfully request...' to today.  A couple of thoughts in passing...  Well, that didn't take long.

First, the election buzz was entertaining with the show from the media formerly known as mainstream, more recently as lamestream, now known as useless.  There seems to be two sides to what one views as media, the left and the right.  Or, libtards and wingnuts, respectively.  Either is in a precarious position with distinct ability to fall off its near edge into oblivion.  The sooner the better.  Somewhere is a more sensible middle.  A media that is finding itself and developing into a more reliable news and commentary source.  And of course, Yes Virginia, it is the internet.  Soon to be regulated - read as controlled - by a jealous government somewhere near you.

Second, how quickly the election results have become lost in the shuffle and covered by the cover up of Benghazi.  It was that election that has resulted in my releasing forever any connection whatever to the concept of any relation to the Republican party.  No, no possibility of joining up with the Democrats - whatever that might be.  I'll just settle somewhere in the middle and commit to being a small 'L' libertarian, which was my intent so many years ago.  I thought I could help but apparently I'm not very good at government involvement.  So, here I am.

And as that small libertarian, I have become interested and involved in the now popular petition on behalf of the citizens of Texas to pursue a withdrawal from the now somewhat dysfunctional union of States known as United.  It's a long road to hoe and more likely to reach a pointless conclusion.  But merrily we shall pursue.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's a start...

We petition the obama administration to:

Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Move along now... no story here

Patraeus resigns, bring in the clowns.  Don't wait for the movie...

Well, there's all sorts of bad ideas floating around about what's going on with the Benghazi cover up.  Any of them will do as a cover up.  It's what's being covered up that won't do and seems like nobody is telling what it is.  Somewhere between start and finish it just went poof.  And as one might have suspected...

End of story.

Sunday,  Nov18

Just some add on. There is one enticing conspiracy theory that may be developing, or just hasn't been shot dead yet.  It was postulated on a Facebook page... Just in: Benghazi--Muslim Brotherhood Connection Spells Impeachment... on about November 15.  I commented to that post that I had replied the same theory to a PJMedia topic, back around late October.  Should this conspiracy prove correct then I'll follow up.  Until then, we're just all nuts.

Tweets of the Day...

Great day.  So, I've been monitoring tweets today, following the hints and hind licks about what was done or what to do.  What RepCons don't really get, the libwing has a four year head start.  Nov06 was just a return on investment.

A tweet asks, 'Is O' already a lame duck... no, but limping'.  My reply is, he may be limping but he'll drag himself over broken glass for four years to get what he wants.'  I'm not sure anybody understands.

Another about the Senate in 2014.  my warning, 'Repwing will NOT take the Senate in 2014.'

A 'post about how the GOP free-market message can be terrifying to those down on their luck'.  Yeah, those down on their luck are certainly not concerned about the GOP message or their free-markets.  Unless of course that market is on a local bus route.

I really liked this one... 'When it comes to targeting voters, we got outsmarted'.  BeJeebers... if you don't speak the lingo you don't have to worry about being smart.  'I made the grade in college... friends, not so much.'

Thursday, November 8, 2012

There's Repubs in the House

Listening to a morning news talk show I keeping hearing a participant say, ‘But there’s Republicans in the House’, like that’s going to make everything okay. Uhh, what good have those Republicans been so far? Maybe hold some hearings? Then what? Run for re-election?  Hold another hearing?

What is a Republican controlled H/Reps going to do for U.S. treaties with the U.N.? What is a Rep… going to do about SCOTUS appointments? Hasn’t anyone seen the reality of the groundwork laid the last four years? Being a Republican has just become, well, useless or something to that effect.  Just ask Harry Reid.

And Trumpka says, ‘Forget about the law…’

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Big Tent Cell Coverage

So I just read a post in the WaPo about the Republican party needing a bigger tent.  Well, maybe Republicans are just too well bred, but they need bigger minds.  The following is an adapted view to that WaPo editorial.

So both parties turned out their base.  Yeah, what's new?  Maybe in the future the D+6 turnout will shrink.  Uhhh, no.  That'd mean giving up the free cell phone.  So the journalist suggests three necessary tasks to reclaim the government.

First, to hold the current administration accountable.  Yeah, right.  And how'd we get where we are?  Certainly not through accountability and I don't think the government is hiring in that department.  Paging Senator Fauchahontas...  Nor is the media formerly know as mainstream.  And transparency?  Have you ever seen the three shell shuffle?  If you weren't born seeing through the act, you'll never get to transparency.  Develop new and responsible journalists?  And a D+6 is gonna read him on his sometimes not so smart but totally free phone?  I have my wading boots on now.

Moving on, next is to convert D's to R's.  Real stand up comedy died years ago and has been replaced by the unionized education/day care center business.  Ain't.  Gonna.  Happen.  No diehard D educator is gonna trade a free cell phone for a two year contract.  Not even by preaching 'free market capitalism.'  I mean, what the hell do Republicans think 'free market' means to a liberal?

But the final great idea is to reach out to an expanding supply of 'new voters.'  Well, there's two kinds of new voters.  Europeans who spend thousands of bucks and painful months waiting for one of a very few but coveted visas.  And those who come to get a free cell phone.  Get the trend?

The real conclusion to the assumptions postulated by the journalist is that the party formerly known as Republican just needs a bigger tent but has no conclusion about a conservative state of mind.  And judging from the candidates seen and/or elected by Conservative voters, those Representatives do NOT even know where to find the part of town where those free cell phones are in use.  I suspect their limo drivers know, even without the GPS on a cell phone.

What just happened?

Seems like everyone was getting a bit buzzed with election results due sometime in the overnight.  I barely slept Monday night, got up early and had to regulate my activity just to keep calm.  At last, the yoke of Progressivism was going to be released.  I was going to stay awake all night to celebrate.  As polls started closing I felt tears of joy.

Then it stalled.  Then it didn't look good.  Then the news guys just looked like they didn't want to be friends anymore.  Then my TV switched to the auto-tuned Flashpoint on ion.TV.  I knew then, it was over.

So, this just sucks.  More government input to reality, less business opportunity for the willing.  Well, screw 'em all.

I've been using this libertexian alias in emails for a number of years.  Seems like it's time to use it for the promotion of a better idea... Libertarian politics.  Or, lack of politics.

Libertarian... a place to start a discussion.  LiberTexian... the voice I'll try to use.