I follow movements, trends and phases; I read everything that makes sense. I don’t limit my perspective when I read; I focus on what is not said, like reading between the lines. What fascinates most is the relationship between big government, corporate power and society as a whole.
In the past, this relationship flowed harmoniously with a kind of “take care of each other” mentality but of recent there has been a clear shift; profit appears to be the only agenda corporations drive business. They side step anyone who stands in their way. They confiscate democratic governments and operate in the shadows, ignoring laws, and responsibility to society, leaving the small man gasping for survival.
Technology has advanced bringing abundance and knowledge, and the earth is rich enough to provide for everybody but surprisingly, unemployment is always on the rise, the youth have no future, and senior citizens lack financial security.
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under negotiation is being carried out mostly in secrecy between the EU and US. TTIP will reduce the regulatory barriers for doing business; erode food safety laws, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. Europe’s public service organs in health care, education, infrastructure, water and electrical services will be opened up to US companies and this essentially will mean privatization. TTIP will give companies a right to sue governments, if government’s policies cause a loss of profits. That means unelected global corporations will dictate the policies of democratically elected governments.
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Soon processed food containing genetically modified ingredients will flood European supermarkets. Food grown with pesticides, and beef reared on growth hormones which cause cancer will be offered to the masses in the European markets. This bi-lateral agreement will remove the tougher regulatory laws, in Europe, which prohibit contaminated food.
EU acknowledged TTIP will cause unemployment as jobs transfer to US, where labour regulations and trade unions are lower than in Europe.
The main stream media has deliberately kept out of the debate, and the massive demonstrations taking place in Germany and France against TTIP have been kept under the lid. Most people go about their business, working, paying taxes, struggling to make ends meet, unaware their world in changing fast.
Another industry out of control is the pharmaceutical industry which is pushing for mandatory vaccinations laws on the population, in the name of profits, despite worries of safety and the effectiveness of vaccines. Scientific data is intentionally manipulated to the benefits of powerful corporations and government policies. Merck & Co, the pharmaceutical giant, has come under fire for its controversial Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine which is predicated to cause autism. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, whose research connected the MMR vaccine with the rise in autism in children, had his license revoked, and his work continues to be criticized by medical authorities.
Not only that but Merck & Co pushed yet another controversial drug; the Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer. In an interview with the French magazine Principes de Sante, Dr. Bernard Dalbergue confessed that Gardasil is a worthless vaccine that does not protect against cervical cancer, but puts the individual at risk of paralysis, and other neurological debilitating ailments.
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