Obamatrade: Your Privacy At Risk

MORE SECRETIVE SHADINESS IN BARACK OBAMA’S “TRADE DEAL” || By FITSNEWS || Obamatrade – U.S. president Barack Obama‘s effort to ram a crony capitalist trade deal through the U.S. Congress – is many things.  It’s bad for the economy.  Bad for the rule of law.  And bad for “Republicans” electoral prospects….


|| By FITSNEWS || Obamatrade – U.S. president Barack Obama‘s effort to ram a crony capitalist trade deal through the U.S. Congress – is many things.  It’s bad for the economy.  Bad for the rule of law.  And bad for “Republicans” electoral prospects.

It’s also bad for your privacy …

According to Forbes (using documents provided to Wikileaks), the super secret trade agreement would keep countries from controlling “where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country.”

In other words privacy protections put in place by providers could be easily dismantled.

The irony of this provision?  According to the draft of Obamatrade – a.k.a. the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the provision wasn’t supposed to be made public until five years after the approval of the deal.

Meaning you never would have known about it until it was too late …

No wonder the draft proposal of this monstrosity is being kept under lock and key in the basement of the U.S. Congress, right?

Right …

Provisions like this (and this) are precisely why such agreements must be debated in public – which is why we have consistently called on lawmakers to reject Obama’s push for trade promotion authority (TPA or “Fast Track”), which would shut down the public debate on the larger trade deal.

This website has repeatedly documented how Obamatrade is bad for America (see HERE and HERE) – and how it’s especially bad for South Carolina (HERE and HERE). Accordingly, we’ve called on our state’s “conservative” congressional delegation to oppose it – praising those who have and criticizing those who haven’t.

Most importantly, we’ve exposed how secretive government deals like this aren’t “free trade,” but rather crony capitalist handouts benefiting a select few at the expense of American jobs, wages and consumers.


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SYNTwist June 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Holy Cow: “Wikileaks has released 17 different documents relating to the so-called ‘secret’ negotiations for a massive global trade deal known as the Trade in Services Agreement, a lesser known cousin of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that US President Barack Obama has been campaigning heavily for in Washington.”


Congress and Obama are Thugs June 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm

When you offer huge rewards for information, there is always someone inside government who will secretly cash in.

SYNTwist June 4, 2015 at 7:52 pm

I saw he is offering 100k for the missing pieces.

FastEddy23 June 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm

It is truly a sad situation when the enquiring public has to rely on thieves and pranksters to know what a Malicious Gruberment is up to. … God bless them.

SYNTwist June 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm

We have different opinions on that, I’d need to see the remaining pages ;) When information is sold to the highest bidder Assange is no better than the crooks he buys information from.

FastEddy23 June 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm

… except that much of the information is true.

SYNTwist June 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

True perhaps, but taken out context perhaps? It’s like anything you read, watch, say or do. When taken out of context can have an entirely different meaning.

FastEddy23 June 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

… and 90% of all art is crap.

SYNTwist June 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Ok – let’s look at the pure libertarian philosophy. If that is where we are going? I posted a link yesterday on Silk Road. I am surprised it has not drawn more attention. In a nutshell an internet enterprise by a Libertarian, who decided to create a website using Tor to hide from the boogie man. In the end, he was the boogie man himself. Hiring hit men (little did he know they weren’t really hit men, but FBI) to do his dirty work of taking out those who were then blackmailing him.

SYNTwist June 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Food for thought: “But it didn’t take long for Ross’ programmed utopia to resort to programmatic violence. It’s an age-old story, the bloom and wilt of revolution. After tearing down the establishment’s walls, the new regime soon realizes the rubble would make a fine set of gallows. Just as Tarbell thought, all systems are the same. At the beginning of Silk Road, what Ross created was just a system. Then, at a certain point, it became his system—at which moment the system was doomed.”


Privacy? June 4, 2015 at 5:49 pm

What’s that? Never heard of it.

just fucking funny June 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm

I find it hilarious that FitsNews apparently collects/holds information on contributors here…yet cries foul on the government trying to protect America.

Quietus June 4, 2015 at 7:44 pm

You don’t have to visit FitsNews, you don’t have to comment or contribute, Fits doesn’t posses the power to screw with your life, liberty or property. The goverment on the other can can do all of these things and are sucking up all of our electronic communication with out benefit of warrants, due process or even terms of service. That makes the government collection of data a wholly different beast.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. June 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Quietus Bible Thumper • 38 minutes ago
You’re seriously acting like Tango. We put the quietus on him and we’ll put it on you too if you don’t watch it.

Thanks SYNTwist aka ‘Garbage’ mom….LMAO!!!!

Quiteus June 4, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Negative ghost rider. The pattern is full.

Quietus June 4, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Oh, by the way Flippy-Pogo, you live down around the beach, you should know The Quietus is serious business. I can put the quietus on you all the way from here.

good stuff! June 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

lol…Boz I love when mom gives you a buck .50 for a Milwaukee Best Ice 24.

Quietus June 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Try again. Still wrong.

Quietus June 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Additionally this was posted 8 hours ago, so you captured it 38 minutes after it was posted. I’d gather that you are Bible Thumper as well. I can seen the quietus your way. Beware “familiar spirits”.

Quietus Bible Thumper • 8 hours ago

You’re seriously acting like Tango. We put the quietus on him and we’ll put it on you too if you don’t watch it.

FastEddy23 June 4, 2015 at 8:28 pm

What happens is that often secret, fat, multi-hundred page bills are presented and are way too complicated for most Gruberment employees to understand, let alone the average Citizen.

If a bill can not be described on one side of a single sheet of paper, then everyone should be suspicious … If a bill must be kept secret from the prying eyes of “educated” journalists, then everyone should be very suspicious … If a bill is complicated by multiple points and several arenas of ideas, then everyone should be very, very suspicious …

And three strikes and that bill should never be brought for consideration.

EllenDMiranda June 6, 2015 at 7:08 am

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Bible Thumper June 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Greenville strip club, Platinum Plus agrees to a consent order, agreeing to fines, paying for costs of monitoring and will not reopen until November 8.

Skank patrol June 5, 2015 at 8:37 am

Too bad our government can’t be held accountable to the same standards eh?

SYNTwist June 9, 2015 at 9:28 pm

What happened to our cute furry rabbit? :(

Bible Thumper June 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Thought I would try Ned Flanders for a while.

SYNTwist June 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

He looks kinda spooky :)

Bible Thumper June 5, 2015 at 9:01 am

Rainbows and Unicorns
280,000 jobs added in May. Two previous months revised up by a total of 32,000. Labor Participation Rate up 0.2%. For good reason unemployment rose from 5.4% to 5.5%.

chalk another one up June 5, 2015 at 9:52 am

Im just waiting on that idiot Jack to try to blame this on Bush somehow


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