It all started when we allowed England to steal Hawai’i (O’Whei-Hee, capital O’Wha-Hoo) from the Irish . . . *
When O’Bummer was all for the TPP, everyone here was against it, and now that Tweetle-Dumb is against the TPP, everyone here is for it. Knee-Jerk Liberalism is what I calls it. There are some aspects of the TPP that might be good for Amurika, and some that might not be. From what little I know about it, what is NOT good for most of us ordinary folks, and VERY good for those Multi-NaZional Korporations that would benefit most from it, are the ISDS / ISDR provisions that allow private korporations to sue national governments – governments that are doing their best (presumably) to protect their citizens from contaminated food – for establishing health and safety laws that result in restrictions, like ‘Country of Origin Labeling’ (COOL), that are “in restraint of trade” — as though trade, and the profits therefrom, are more important than peoples’ health.
* The first Europeans to land in O’Wei-Hee were sailors on an Irish whaling vessel who had been lost in the Pacific for several months. Of course their first exhaultation upon spying the verdant island was “O’Whaa-Hee!!”, followed by “O’Whaa-Hoo!” when they first saw the grass-skirted native ladies dancing on the shore . . .
(Not really – this was just a shameless ruse to get your attention.)