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According to Jerry Peacemaker, “Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell was married to Phoenix City Attorney (and late) Joe R. Purcell, not the late Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas Joe Purcell. The coincidence was amazing, but they are not the same woman. My apology.”

But that was an amazing coincidence; Voter fraud on a grand scale in the form of voter suppression, and a woman named Helen Purcell. What a coincidence!

Purcell closed 140 of the 200 polling places in Maricopa County, despite an increase of anticipated voters from 300,000 in 2012 to 800,000 in 2016.

By the way, although Hillary won the Democratic Primary in Arizona, she did so on the basis of mailed in ballots. Bernie won 52 percent of the vote of those who showed up to vote, compared to 48 percent for Hillary. This massive voter suppression thus benefited Hillary. The fewer people who showed up to vote, the greater was Hillary’s lead.

By the way, notice in the video above that Purcell blames voters for the long lines because they had the audacity to show up and exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Purcell is a registered Republican.

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This morning, Wall Street Congressman John Boehner introduced Fast Track Authority into the US House of Representatives, which passed 218-208. 190 Republicans and 28 Democrats voted for this scam; 50 Republicans and 158 Democrats voted against it. Eight members did not vote.

Now the measure will return to the US senate as a stand alone piece of legislation, where Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden is chomping at the bit to vote for it on behalf of Wall Street billionaires, and against the interests and wishes of the vast majority of Oregonians, which he was elected to represent.

Fast Track Authority will allow for the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest income and political power redistribution scam in world history. Previously, Fast Track had to pass with the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA), which was geared to help the hundreds of thousands of workers, and perhaps millions, whose jobs will be exported with TPP.

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We know from leaked documents the TPP will:

* give incentives for US corporations to export millions of US jobs. The Federal Reserve estimates that 28 million US jobs were exported between 1990 and 2010. Wyden wants to increase this number. Jobs are the biggest US export product. Wyden likes this.

* will increase US income and wealth inequality. The 1 percent have already taken 95 percent of all income growth in the United States since 2009. Currently, the 1 percent are stealing 36+ percent of all income produced in the USA, compared to only 8 percent in 1980. International trade scams and other federal legislation have brought inequality about. For example, when the above jobs were exported, the difference between the old higher US wages and the new lower wages will go straight into the pockets of the 1 percent via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and surging share prices. Wyden is a principle architect of this inequality.

* Those lost jobs will no longer be paying the taxes for our infrastructure, K-12 education, higher education (tuition and fees will go up), social safety nets, schools, fire, police, public transportation, social security taxes, but those lost jobs will push the stock markets higher.

* will effectively eliminate your voting rights on local and state issues since it will unconstitutionally grant investors of the 0.01 percent special privileges to challenge labeling and health and safety local laws and regulations of the 99 percent, which most people call voter suppression, but in this case it should be called voter elimination.

* will eliminate millions of jobs in Latin America, which will drive millions of more people illegally into the United States and depress wages here. See how-the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-destroy-american-jobs-by-destroying-us-exports–Johnhively.wordpress.com .

* will raise pharmaceutical prices by extending patents forcing the 99 percent to pay more for big pharma’s products.

* will override Wall Street regulations, as if the mostly ineffective US regulations inhibit Wall Street profits and illegal activities.

* will increase the US trade deficit. The largest fourteen trade deficits in world history have been the last fourteen US trade deficits. It’s either absolute insanity or absolutely corrupt to desire increasing the trade deficit. Yet, Wyden and other Wall Street Democrats have saliva running down their jowls thinking about voting for Fast Track and the TPP.  Think corruption, not insanity.

Stunningly, Democrats such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden support doing all of the above to the American people. And these things are only a few things we know about. Why are these negotiations so secret? US Senator Elizabeth Warren says it best below.

As for Fast Track Authority, if passed by congress, it will mean there be limited debate in congress when the TPP comes up for a vote. Fast track will also prohibit any amendments to the TPP and eliminate any means to filibuster it in the senate. In other words, fast track rigs the political and economic game against the 99 percent and for the 1 percent.

Save your democracy. Stop the corporate takeover of your nation. Call your senators and tell them to vote against Fast Track Authority. Click on the following link to find the phone number and email addresses of your senators; Contact your senators .

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The war against the middle class is hitting a high point. President Obama wants Fast Track Authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). It is likely the vote in the US house will be this week. The TPP is a massive income redistribution scam falsely marketed as a free trade agreement. Call your representatives in the US House today and let them know you are against the TPP and Fast Track Authority.

Call your representative today by clicking on the following link Stop fast track today. These phone calls help sway your representatives and can be more effective than the billions of dollars big business uses to buy politicians, but only if enough people call. Sure, Wall Street has bought off lots of politicians, such as Senators, such as Ron Wyden, Mitch McConnell and Orrin Hatch. But it hasn’t purchased all of them, not yet anyway. So call now today. Let me tell you why.

We know from leaked documents the TPP will:

* TPP will give incentives for US corporations to export millions of US jobs. The Federal Reserve estimates that 28 million US jobs were exported between 1990 and 2010. Wyden wants to increase this number. Jobs are the biggest US export product. Wyden likes this.

* TPP will increase US income and wealth inequality. The 1 percent have already taken 95 percent of all income growth in the United States since 2009. Currently, the 1 percent are stealing 36+ percent of all income produced in the USA, compared to only 8 percent in 1980. International trade scams and other federal legislation have brought inequality about. For example, when the above jobs were exported, the difference between the old higher US wages and the new lower wages will go straight into the pockets of the 1 percent via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and surging share prices. Wyden is a principle architect of this inequality.

* Those lost jobs will no longer be paying the taxes for our infrastructure, K-12 education, higher education (tuition and fees will go up), social safety nets, schools, fire, police, public transportation, social security taxes, but those lost jobs will push the stock markets higher.

* TPP will effectively eliminate your voting rights on local and state issues since it will unconstitutionally grant investors of the 0.01 percent special privileges to challenge labeling and health and safety local laws and regulations of the 99 percent, which most people call voter suppression, but in this case it should be called voter elimination.

* TPP will eliminate millions of jobs in Latin America, which will drive millions of more people illegally into the United States and depress wages here. See how-the-trans-pacific-partnership-will-destroy-american-jobs-by-destroying-us-exports–Johnhively.wordpress.com .

* TPP will raise pharmaceutical prices by extending patents forcing the 99 percent to pay more for big pharma’s products.

* TPP will override Wall Street regulations, as if the mostly ineffective US regulations inhibit Wall Street profits and illegal activities.

Stunningly, Democrats such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden support doing all of the above to the American people. And these things are only a few things we know about. Why are these negotiations so secret? US Senator Elizabeth Warren says it best below.

As for Fast Track Authority, if passed by congress, it will mean there be limited debate in congress when the TPP comes up for a vote. Fast track will also prohibit any amendments to the TPP and eliminate any means to filibuster it in the senate. In other words, fast track rigs the political and economic game against the 99 percent and for the 1 percent.

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President Obama wants congress to give him Fast Track Authority so as to sneak the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) through congress without much public perusal. If given, Fast Track will limit debate in congress, forbid a senate filibuster, and prohibit amendments to the looming Trans Pacific Partnership, the largest income and political power redistribution scam in all of history, falsely being labeled a free trade agreement. Income will be redistributed from the 99 to the 1 percent via the TPP. Among other onerous things, the 99 percent will also see their voting rights eliminated on the state and local levels when it comes to issues of health, safety, and food labeling. These are the exact reason why Wall Street President Barack Obama, Wall Street Senators Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell and Ron Wyden, as well as Congressmen such as Earl Blumenauer and John Boehner loves Fast Track and the TPP. They want to screw the American people over on behalf of the 1 percent.

In other words, these Wall Street politicians are trying to rig the economic and political games even more than they already have against the 99 percent.

1. Fast track legislation is designed to pave the road for new trade deals like the TPP by forcing Congress to relinquish their constitutional authority to review and amend a trade deal. That’s dangerous because it removes any possibility of improving sections of a deal that hurt working people.
2. No trade deal has ever been defeated under fast track procedures no matter how bad it is for wages, jobs, small business and the environment.
3. Fast Track forces Congress to make a take-it-or-leave-it decision on a 29 chapter, 1,000 page agreement that was negotiated in secret. It’s more important to do trade deals right than fast.
4. Nearly two-thirds of American voters oppose granting the President fast track authority. That’s because they believe it gives too much power to one person.
5. Congressional leaders were afraid to bring Fast Track up for a vote last year because they were afraid of the political consequences. Politicians should know better than to try now. Voters have long memories.
6. Working families can have leverage over the outcomes of trade deals—but only until fast track is passed. That’s why stopping fast track is among our highest priorities. We can’t afford any more failed policies from the past.
7. The U.S. economy is shedding manufacturing jobs like there is no tomorrow, having lost about 6 million manufacturing jobs and more than 60,000 factories just since 2001.
8. About 3.2 million of those lost jobs are due to trade with China, 60,000 have been lost to Korea since the Korea FTA, and another nearly 700,000 have been displaced due to Mexico due to NAFTA .
9. The United States has a $476 billion annual trade deficit—and a whopping 60% of our trade deficit is with China. The trade deficit represents lost jobs for America’s workers. That’s $476 billion dollars of lost jobs, which represents approximately 31 million lost jobs.
10. The difference between the wages of those lower wage jobs overseas and the higher pay in the United States goes into the pockets of the 1 percent via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and surging share prices. Why do you think the Dow Jones Industrials is at a record level?
11. In other words, the president and Wall Street senators want to use Fast Track Authority to steal more of your money, and your children’s money.

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From GMO Free USA

NEW PEER-REVIEWED STUDY: Glufosinate Ammonium (GLA), the herbicide sprayed on Bayer’s herbicide tolerant Liberty Link GMO crops, has been found to induce austism-like symptoms in mice after their mothers were exposed to low doses – both pre and post-natal. The study raises fundamental concerns about the ability of current safety testing to assess risks of pesticide exposure during critical developmental periods. Another toxic herbicide in your GMO food.

A peer review study must pass rigorous standards. Multiple peer review studies show harmful impacts of GMOs to rats, amphibians, hams, cows and other animals. This includes such maladies as death by GMO, infertility, sterility, cancer, deformed genitals, and much, much more. The corporate propaganda machine known as the corporate media doesn’t want you to know about this stuff. They insist these studies are under dispute. They are under dispute, but only by GMO corporations. That’s something they won’t tell you.

In the meantime, the GMO corporate controlled USDA has decided not to take the health and safety of the American people into consideration when approving GMOs. The USDA “has approved for the 2015 growing season Roundup tolerant, Bt toxic pesticide producing GMO soy. The latest agrichemical innovation to grace your dinner plate without your knowledge or consent. Approved by the USDA in 2014, this new variety of soy joins two other crops which are also EPA registered pesticides that kill insects – Bt toxic insecticide producing corn & cotton (for cottonseed oil) are already an integral part of our food supply. HERBICIDE ON THE SOY. INSECTICIDE IN THE SOY. What a delightful gourmet treat!” From GMO Free USA

When an insect bites into a plant that is filled with the Bt toxin, its intestines begin to swell until it explodes. In one study, the uterus of 93 percent of women tested were loaded with the Bt toxin. Notice the corporate press is not reporting this. Instead, the corporate press is calling for a congressional vote to eliminate (suppress) your right to vote on state and county levels to label foods with GMO poisons in them.

Your government and the corporate press are corrupted to the core by big money. That’s why the USDA is approving this poison for your consumption, and that’s why they don’t want you to know about it.

 

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Labor unions and environmental groups warned President Obama Wednesday December 10, that getting too cozy with congressional Republicans on trade issues could imperil other parts of his policy agenda.

They urged caution for a president who has signaled a willingness to buck his own party in favor of working with Republicans who back his trade agenda, which is nothing more than an agenda to redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent, including authority to fast-track major international agreements.

“From our point of view it’s inadvisable,” said Thea Lee, deputy chief of staff for the AFL-CIO.

With informal Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks taking place this week in Washington the groups vowed to turn up the heat against trade promotion authority, which would allow Congress only an up or down vote on the massive 12-nation agreement, with no opportunity to offer amendments.

“Of all the things he can be doing in the end of his second term and for his legacy he would be a lot better served by working with his allies in labor, the environment and consumer safety world and try to help us figure out how we can do in a different direction,” Lee told reporters on Wednesday.

As recently as last week, Obama signaled in a talk to business leaders that he may be willing to go against dissenting Democrats and forge a partnership with congressional Republicans to help push through legacy-destroying trade agreements.

Notice the president plans to team up with Republicans to fight to redistribute the income of the 99 to the 1 percent in yet another of these so-called trade scams. Wall Street has guided this president since day one.

“Growing discontent among the labor and green groups, congressional Democrats and some Republicans have created a backlash against the Obama administration’s push for lawmakers to grant the president trade promotion authority (TPA).

Although the president has repeatedly asked for TPA, there remain questions about whether he has the political muscle to convince skeptical Democrats to get it done.”

A total lack of transparency over the deal’s components and some emerging details have created unlikely allies on the issue. Details from negotiations have been leaked against the wishes the president.

From these documents, which can be found on Wikileaks, we know the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership will grant investors of the 0.01 percent special privileges to challenge labeling and health and safety local laws and regulations of the 99 percent; which will effectively eliminate your votes on local and state levels for and against such things (which most people call voter suppression, but in this case it should be called voter elimination), outsource millions of jobs, offer new monopolies for Big Pharma to raise medicine prices they charge you (which redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent), limit food safety standards (which redistributes and transforms your health into the profits of the 1 percent), and block financial regulations aimed at preventing the next financial crisis (which will make it easier for Wall Street to redistribute your income and wealth to the 1 percent). It will also kill the remainder of the US textile industry, destroy millions of jobs in Latin America, drive millions of undocumented immigrants into the United States, and depress wages in both North and South America, all to the benefit of the 1 percent, and all at the expense of the 99 percent. And we can’t forget that it will increase the already massive US trade deficit with other nations, which is supposed to be a bad thing. In other words, this scam is the largest income redistribution treaty of all time from the 99 to the 1 percent.

On this issue, Wall Street Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is not the stupid little boy he pretends to be on this issue. Wall Street Republican Senator Mitch McConnell knows it, too. As does Wall Street Orrin Hatch. Obama knows it. All we have to do to stop this mammoth income redistribution scam from moving forward is to stop Fast Track.

Nice scam, isn’t it? Your Democratic president is for this! Your Wall Street Democratic Senators such as Ron Wyden are all for this plot!

“There’s a lot of frustration in Congress for many of the reasons on transparency and what we know about the agreement,” said Ilana Solomon, director of the Responsible Trade Program at the Sierra Club. “And there’s as very strong coalition of Democrats and a very strong number of Republicans that are frustrated by the president’s work on trade and are very reluctant to give fast-track authority to the president.”

The AFL-CIO has fought against fast-track authority and it is expected to increase its efforts heading into 2015, when Wall Street Republicans will control both chambers of Congress.

“The labor movement and its allies are planning a major campaign against fast-track and we have a lot of action in the new year,” Lee said.

“We think this is an important issue and we will work with our colleagues in the business community that have better relationships with Republicans in Congress than we do. But we think that we have a good shot at defeating or slowing it down.”

There’s no question that trade promotion authority has plenty of hurdles in its way.

Critics also cite a lack of currency manipulation provisions, as well as issues with the labor and environment chapters of the proposed deal.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic & Policy Research, said currency manipulation protections could be included in the deal if it were a priority for the Obama administration, stressing that the provisions have support from majorities in both chambers of Congress.

But with time ticking down, that means, Lee said, that the opportunity to address their long-standing problems with the direction of the deal as time grows short.

“There’s no indication that his trade deal is a departure from the failed model in the past,” Solomon said.

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The rumors have been confirmed, Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is reaching out to Wall Street Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) on a new version of Fast Track – an expired trade policy-making process that would allow harmful trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be railroaded through Congress. President Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have already begun working to pass Fast Track.

Ranking Republican Hatch is one of the original architects of the last Fast Track bill that was introduced in January and is primed to take over Senator Wyden’s key position as the Senate Finance Committee Chair, the committee that oversees international trade.

PLEASE ACT NOW: Senator Wyden opposed Hatch-Baucus-Camp Fast Track legislation in early 2014. Tell him to now say “NO” to a Fast Track deal with Sen. Hatch. The Fast Track process is outdated, undemocratic and needs to be completely eliminated.

Now that the Republicans have won the Senate, they are gungho to pass Fast Track and the TPP. If Senator Wyden teams up with them on Fast Track, this could be just the thing to undo the years of successful organizing Oregon Fair Trade and others have done to beat back Fast Track. It would grease the skids to a dangerous trade deal by giving Wall Street Democrats like Wyden the cover they need to support Fast Track.

The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership will grant investors of the 0.01 percent special privileges to challenge labeling and health and safety local laws and regulations of the 99 percent; which will effectively eliminate your votes on local and state levels for and against such things (which most people call voter suppression, but in this case it should be called voter elimination), outsource millions of jobs, offer new monopolies for Big Pharma to raise medicine prices they charge you (which redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent), limit food safety standards (which redistributes and transforms your health into the profits of the 1 percent), and block financial regulations aimed at preventing the next financial crisis (which will make it easier for Wall Street to redistribute your income and wealth to the 1 percent). It will also kill the remainder of the US textile industry, destroy millions of jobs in Latin America, drive millions of undocumented immigrants into the United States, and depress wages in both North and South America, all to the benefit of the 1 percent, and all at the expense of the 99 percent. And we can’t forgot that it will increase the already massive US trade deficit with other nations, which is supposed to be a bad thing. In other words, this scam is the largest income redistribution treaty of all time from the 99 to the 1 percent. Wyden is not the stupid little boy he pretends he is in public forums, for knows all of this. McConnell knows it, too. Hatch knows it. Obama knows it. All we have to do to stop this mammoth income redistribution scam from moving forward is to stop Fast Track.

We can win! Just as we did fifteen years ago at the Battle in Seattle in 1999. But it’s going to take all of us sending the message to Senator Wyden, it’s time to box and bury Fast Track for good!

Call that traitorous dog Wyden and let him know what you think about this scam.

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