Sunday, June 28, 2015

Freedom's Switch Hits Rail


Journal Media Group reported:

Railroads may have found a new weapon in their fight to keep information about oil train shipments from the public: a federal rule that was supposed to increase transparency.


The final rule ends the existing disclosure requirements next March. Railroads no longer would be required to provide information to the states, leaving emergency responders to request details about oil train shipments on their own, and the public would be shut out entirely.
 
The switch floored those who submitted comments in favor of increased transparency.
Floored yet again by the Obama administration's words vs. actions.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Washington Times reported:

The Pentagon’s new thick book of instructions for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be journalists.

The Freedom Switch is nearly complete.  Just need global businesses to have private arbitration panels to supersede U.S. law and ensure their perpetual prosperity.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Former Public Servants Simultaneously Press for TPP


What are the odds that fourteen former chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisors (Naked Capitalism) and eight former Agriculture Secretaries (National Hog Farmer) would sign letters supporting the act that will pave the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?


What does the public's know about these agreements?  Very little.  We have no right to know.  I take it the twenty two letter signers got access to these highly restricted documents, which are kept secret from the general public.  Otherwise, they recommended something of which they are ignorant.

New Zealanders recognize when politicians are blowing smoke on an issue.  Today they protested the TransPacific Partnership in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Trade has good and bad consequences.  Our leaders want to keep the public in the dark.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Candidate Obama on Trade Agreements



Contrast this with his administration's pushing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Leaked copies of the deal give corporations preferred legal channels that bypass our judicial system.

U.S. corporate money is now political speech and corporate trade beefs may soon be above the law. Obama had six years to act on his NAFTA concerns. He's violating those very concerns in his administration's handling of TPP negotiations. I would call it irony but it's more like political chicanery.  Obama will be handsomely rewarded for his service to the Billionaire Boys.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Police State Eliminates Basic Legal Protection





Findlaw reported the arrest of a public defender trying to represent their client:


"This is not Guantanamo Bay. You have an absolute right to have a lawyer with you when you're questioned."
It's the freedom switch and it's dimming daily.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parent Obama's Fist


President Obama will not stand for justice or truth.  Those who reveal illegal activities conducted by the federal government must be punished.  Here are two theories.  One, such actions prompt the President's parental rage.  Such actions must be smashed by the full force of government power:

"To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

Obama's fist is never used on his friends, however crass, corrupt and deceitful.

“’If the president’s hair is on fire,’ he retorted, ‘I want to know who the f**k set his hair on fire.”
In theory one. Obama has his own lighter.  The second possibility is Obama is aloof and disconnected.  The rage comes from those below him, like Dennis Blair, John Brennan, former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

Occam's Razor suggests the simplest answer is usually is the best.  Therefore, the federal government's retaliatory impulse is led by fist bumping Obama.  He appointed his side show of power freaks.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Philadelphia Freedom is Gas


The new call for freedom is from Russian oil and gas dependency.  Philly.com reported:

As European and North American diplomats are inching toward new global free-trade deals, trade representatives from countries including Italy, Germany, Britain, Poland, the Netherlands, and Sweden visited Philadelphia on Nov. 6 for a tour of business sites. They were eager to learn more about importing cheap gas and other fuels and raw materials from Pennsylvania and other states.

"How many of your countries import gas from the Soviet Union?" asked Michael Krancer, a former Pennsylvania environmental secretary. He represents oil refineries and gas-fracking companies as head of Blank Rome L.L.P.'s energy practice.

"I don't need to tell you what energy development means for the good guys in the world," Krancer told the European envoys. "The energy business is centered here in Philadelphia. This is the place to invest your money."

The article closed with:

Krancer said he had recently received visits from would-be energy importers from France, Poland, and South Africa, while delegations from Azerbaijan, Brazil, Chile, and Norway have visited with Pennsylvania state officials.

"We'd love to export" more energy, Krancer said. "I think we have enough for the entire world."

Spoken like a true lobbyist, complete with significant factual errors and hyperbole. 

It's a good thing the "entire world" includes the Northeast U.S. given what Krancer told CNBC.

"Houston is not as close to the demand centers as Philadelphia is. The East Coast is an amazing engine of demand," said Michael Krancer, chair of the energy industry practice at Blank Rome law firm. 

Europeans wantinj to replace Russian energy should consider who they're dealing with.  Snake oil salesman.