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  •  There are only a few people who have (5+ / 0-)

    seen the agreement, and from what they've said it is a threat to our sovereignty. The articles I linked to were generated by the Canadian press...you won't find information in the American media about events of that type unless it comes from an entity like the Huffington Post.

    I have followed this story from its inception, and I think it will be one of the worst domestic policies in our nation's history...many expert's in the field of trade say it will have a detrimental effect on American workers...and the other nations who belong to this agreement will have jurisdiction over companies in our country...

    Anyone who thinks this agreement will be a good thing, in my opinion, is nuts.

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      sad we have to rely on Huffpo. I tend to avoid them.

    •  sovereingty (0+ / 0-)
      and the other nations who belong to this agreement will have jurisdiction over companies in our country...
      I think you've misinterpreted this part.  I don't think other nations could have jurisdiction over companies in the U.S.  I don't even know how that would work.

      Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

      by Sky Net on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 03:32:25 PM PDT

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      •  I can see how you might think that misleading. (0+ / 0-)

        My understanding is that foreign entities will be allowed to block American companies from threatening their business interests. Just think of the recent bills that made it illegal to sue Monsanto and the gun manufacturers...then think of foreign corporations having the same power over the American public.

        •  I think you read that wrong (0+ / 0-)

          I don't see how a foreign company could prevent a US company from competing with them in the United States.

          Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

          by Sky Net on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 04:19:13 PM PDT

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