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  •  Aaaaarrrggghhh (16+ / 0-)

    Just all two much these days.

    It was an outrage a day with the Bush/Cheney group for me, but with this group in the WH, it is becoming even more overwhelming........

    When I first read about the below, it just seemed to be impossible to comprehend.

    So much of what is happening is becoming untolerable, such a betrayal by "our" government on so many levels.

    If you think the U.S. government is doing a sub-par job of keeping your food safe, brace yourself. You could soon be eating imported seafood, beef or chicken products that don’t meet even basic U.S. food safety standards. Under two new trade agreements, currently in negotiation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could be powerless to shut down imports of unsafe food or food ingredients. And if it tries, multinational corporations will be able to sue the U.S. government for the loss of anticipated future profits.

    More frightening? Negotiations for both agreements are taking place behind closed doors, with input allowed almost exclusively from the corporations and industry trade groups that stand to benefit the most. And the Obama Administration intends to push the agreements through Congress without so much as giving lawmakers access to draft texts, much less the opportunity for debate.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 07:55:26 AM PDT

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