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Record Companies are Furniture Companies

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Phil Alvin gives a history lesson in who the “record companies” came into existence and how they came to control virtually every aspect of the music business.

Written by mattliving

January 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm

The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA.

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If these agreements were purely about “FREE TRADE” they would NOT be SECRET?

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August 26, 2015 at 11:14 am

TPP: One Partnership to Rule Them All!

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Reddit: “It’s important to remember the biggest backers of the TPP
are the same multinational corporations and bankers that
got rich transferring the American technology, jobs and capital
that built the Chinese threatFool me once shame on you…”

TPP Infographic

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May 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Full-Frontal Assault on Democracy

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TPP Equals

The Guardian: The purpose of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is to remove the regulatory differences between the US and European nations. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. But I left out the most important issue: the remarkable ability it would grant big business to sue the living daylights out of governments which try to defend their citizens. It would allow a secretive panel of corporate lawyers to overrule the will of parliament and destroy our legal protections. Yet the defenders of our sovereignty say nothing.

The mechanism through which this is achieved is known as investor-state dispute settlement. It’s already being used in many parts of the world to kill regulations protecting people and the living planet.

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December 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

The 1% Percent by Jamie Johnson

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Jamie Johnson is one of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune.

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June 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

Canadian Telcos ILLEGALLY Disclosed Subscriber Data Every 27 Seconds!

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Stephen Harper - No Privacy Shits Given!

Figures released Tuesday by Canada’s privacy watchdog indicate authorities requested that access from nine companies more than 1.19 million times a year, meaning authorities spend in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars to quietly access Canadians’ personal data.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) alone paid $24,211 for data requests between April 2012 and March 31 2013.

The fees are paid to companies that voluntarily co-operate with authorities’ access requests, not for judicially authorized requests for information. ~ Toronto Star

It should be clear to every single Canadian that the Harper Conservative government cares very little if at all about your privacy.

Mr. Harper has implemented parts of his failed C-13 bill and even outlined in the House of Commons at the time the original bill was introduced that his government had already begun discussions with telcos about  possible revenue models (ways they would pay the telcos for your private information).

The BIG problem is, the legislation died on the order desk as a result of massive public push back. But that didn’t stop Mr. Harper, his government officials simply ignored Canadian laws and crafted a very comfortable relationship with telcos only too anxious to create a new stream to pad their already bloated profits while giving Mr. Harper’s Conservatives exclusive and possibly ILLEGAL access to Canadians’ private information.

Written by mattliving

May 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Robbing Banks

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Robbing Banks

Sadly, banks have become too big to fail while the common have become too small to save.

Written by mattliving

May 15, 2013 at 8:21 am