The TPP is a so-called “free trade agreement” that is the largest such deal since NAFTA. If ratified it will cover 12 countries, impacting over 400 million people and nearly 40% of the world’s GDP. Member nations of the TPP negotiations include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
What does it do?
For example, the HIV medicine zidovudine was discovered in 1964 as an anti-cancer medicine. In 1987, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve the drug for treatment of HIV. When it was introduced, AZT cost $7,000 person at the “monopoly price” for HIV treatment. The price of the generic version for treating cancer was $70 person by June 2013.
“This is an example of the kind of price differences, which could occur in TPP countries if they choose this implementation option of providing three-year monopolies for new indications,” according to Kilic and Maybarduk.
Over the past 20 years, October has been the choppiest month for stocks. This year may follow the pattern of 2011, 1998, and 1990, when steep declines in August were followed by further downdrafts in October. “We are in an important seasonal stretch, a time in history when the August and October period is very volatile,” says Chris Verrone, head of technical analysis at Strategas Research Partners. “We’re not done with the correction quite yet. The repair process takes many months, and part of that repair process is going back and undercutting initial lows.”
Gerald Celente: This is a Turning Point Event (Herman J.)
“This is a turning point in America’s foreign policy because the failure of Syria is in front of everybody’s eyes, the failure of Afghanistan with the bombing of this hospital is in front of everybody’s eyes. These people are traitors.”
Global Players at the Financial Poker Table (GE Christenson)
The Fed and Treasury can “print” trillions of currency units and commercial banks can borrow into existence trillions more, but ultimately gold and silver must be revalued much higher to compensate for the extraordinary printing and devaluation of fiat currencies. See graph below from Hubert Moolman showing the ratio of gold prices to monetary base.
Once the barriers between commoners and the Elite become impassable, the Empire is doomed. As noted in Following in Ancient Rome’s Footsteps: Moral Decay, Rising Wealth Inequality, military service was a distinguishing feature of the Elites and landowning commoners of Rome.
Indeed, as noted in the above essay, Rome’s aristocracy suffered higher rates of KIA (killed in action) than the commoners.
As seen in the video above, the waves crest against an artificial coast that can be used to help test barriers, dams, and dykes against different wave intensities. It’s much-needed research: According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, an average of 7,000 people lose their lives in floods every year.
Next year will be better because I’ve put into place what I’ve learned. I’ve gotten a deer-proof fence, I’ve gopher-proofed my raised beds, I figured out how to keep my dog out of the lower beds by placing barriers at the corners after he peed on my favorite tomato plant. Once I’ve harvested the last tomato, I’ve got a cover crop ready to go into the beds to enrich the soil and feed my chickens this winter. And to greater express my determination, I’ve enrolled in a master gardener’s course through my county extension office.
I will grow food next year. But if we had to live off of this year’s harvest, we’d be screwed.
Making sense of the relationship between radiation and cancer is precarious: It’s scientifically impossible to link an individual cancer case to radiation. Looking harder with routine check-ups, like the one in Fukushima, leads to quicker discovery of tumors, inflating the tallies in a so-called “screening effect.”
Russian supermarkets from Rostov on Don to Sochi to Moscow today feature overwhelmingly Russian products, domestically grown. Russians I spoke with during a visit this August to the Rostov region told me they realized that the taste of Russian food such as tomatoes was far superior to that of imported food that often is artificially colored and treated with chemical preservatives that it holds on the shelf, looking fresh. Following the tumultuous collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s the corrupt Yeltsin government opened the doors for western agribusiness giants like Kraft, Nestle, Unilever to fill Russian stores with their agribusiness industrialized food products.
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