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Comment: Re:What has been leaked is not encouraging either (Score 1) 160

by Opportunist (#49630993) Attached to: Extreme Secrecy Eroding Support For Trans-Pacific Partnership

Basically what this means is that corporations can hold governments hostage. "Pass this law or we claim we lose a billion bucks. Oh, and if you want to challenge it, we have of course also established an international arbitration court, which is also the ONLY place where you may challenge it. Yes, we staffed that, why do you ask?"

Comment: The problem is.... (Score 1) 160

by Opportunist (#49630899) Attached to: Extreme Secrecy Eroding Support For Trans-Pacific Partnership

...if they were NOT secret and people would know what's in those contracts, the support would certainly not rise.

The mere idea alone to circumvent the judicial system and instead establish an "arbitration system" that's basically controlled by the international corporations should already be enough to ensure opposition by pretty much anyone.

Bluntly, any government in favor of this is basically giving up the sovereignty of the country entrusted to them and should be treated as such with the relevant laws. As long as the judges are still in charge.

Comment: Seeing is believing (Score 1) 98

by Opportunist (#49630665) Attached to: Europe Vows To Get Rid of Geo-Blocking

Before I believe anything being done like that by the EU (and Juncker, of all of them), I want to see this being cast into a EU regulation and then I want to see them breathing down every country's neck to turn it into laws. Just like they do with all the anti-consumer laws they invent.

And then I might ponder thinking about just what loophole they left open and what agenda this should actually serve.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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