THE “STAND-DOWN CODE” IS NO LONGER WORKING – AND THE ARCHONS ARE TERRIFIED!


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by Bradley Loves
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Bradley Loves states:

“The stand down code which is fairly simple, goes like this – EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING HERE ON EARTH – YOU CHOSE! YOU WANTED THIS! – YOU CONTRACTED FOR THIS!

NOTHING – and I mean nothing, could be farther from the truth, than this absolute and ridiculous “fabrication” which is being propagated though countless New Age writers and channels at this most important time!…NO ONE HAS ANY KARMA LEFT TO PAY!

EXCEPT THOSE RUNNING THE MATRIX!

NOT ONE MORE PERSON HAS TO DIE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING!

PERIOD!”

The Holographic Matrix is BEING TORN DOWN as we speak! It is ending – and ALL WHO CAN DO SO – WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE ON!

What do I mean by saying the “stand-down code” is no longer working?
Before I get into that – I am going to “apologize” once again to the many varied and certainly “loving” light orientated workers who find themselves in the middle of this “nightmare”. My intention is NOT to step on toes, or to defame anyone – but instead to bring LIGHT to where there is still darkness.

This will come much to the “dismay” of many followers of various New Age teachings being “floated” all over the internet and the globe, but the truth of the matter is this:

Very cleverly, at the end of each cycle – those very powerful beings who are running the Matrix – or, creating the Magnetic Hologram, have “inserted” a MIND CONTROLLED psychic and suggestive “program” into the mass consciousness and mass sub-consciousness of all LIGHT ORIENTATED WORKERS – and this “program” is what I am calling — THE STAND DOWN CODE!

The stand down code which is fairly simple, goes like this –

EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING HERE ON EARTH – YOU CHOSE! YOU WANTED THIS! – YOU CONTRACTED FOR THIS!

So then, according to this mind-control “stand-down” program code – whenever you see people suffering, or see people hurting, or see people living on the streets with no money, or see people dying needlessly:

JUST DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT – THEY CHOSE THAT! LOOK THE OTHER WAY! JUST MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS – BE HAPPY – TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF – THEY ARE GETTING WHAT THEY WANTED OR PAYING BACK BAD KARMA!

NOTHING – and I mean nothing, could be farther from the truth, than this absolute and ridiculous “fabrication” which is being propagated though countless New Age writers and channels at this most important time!

I have already spoke of the GWEN TOWERS –

See this link again:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/scalar_tech/esp_scalartech04.htm

And how the secret military is using “infra – sound” to make people “hear” messages inside their head that are so real – they swear someone is in the room talking to them. Beyond that – each person has their own natural mental frequency – which when “mapped” can be as easily “hacked” as a telephone conversation if you have the proper technology.

NO Light worker is doing this intentionally – they just don’t wish to LOOK – and I MEAN REALLY LOOK at what’s going on out there! They have very sensitive hearts and souls – hearts and souls which are NOT USED TO DEALING WITH DARKNESS! Many of them came from very high levels and frequencies before they were incarnated here. They just don’t have the wherewithal to even “comprehend” the level of darkness they are truly dealing with!

In addition they can’t “believe” that a very dark being would speak in loving terms and in a loving way – just to pass on DISINFORMATION! LOL! Sorry, folks, but I could not help but choke down laughter –

Have you watched the politicians on TV lately? When they LIE – and they DO LIE – they smile the entire time – they call us: MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN – MY BROTHERS etc. etc. GAG GAG GAG!

This is how evil LIES to us – with a smile – and a DEAR ONE – LET ME TELL YOU HOW IT IS! What makes you think “channeled beings” don’t do it the same way?

THE TRUTH IS: that this “stand-down code” has been used “EACH AND EVERY TIME” we collectively as a planet and culture have gotten to the end of a major cycle! This is NOT the first time we’ve seen this nonsense inserted into the consciousness stream!

It has been used over and over again with “far too much success” by the dark beings in previous cycle endings, NOT TO USE IT THIS TIME ONCE AGAIN!

Thus, once again, it is being used on the surface population after 13,000 years of sitting in the dust bin, to confound the minds and the lives of millions of LIGHT-ORIENTATED BEINGS who came to Earth specifically at this very time in history to make a huge difference by getting very active and getting very involved and NOT LOOKING THE OTHER WAY!

The Archons/Draco’s know that this particular “stand-down code” has worked really well for them in previous cycle endings – ESPECIALLY during the end of the last cycle in Atlantis, where millions of light beings were absolutely convinced that what was happening there was the result of BAD KARMA and all of the other persons “bad choices” and was NOT happening as a result of the gross manipulation of the Anunnaki/Draco and Archon Matrix!

It is far too simple to for these dastardly Archons to propagate this message into the minds of the masses since they are MASTERS AT DECEPTION AND ALSO MASTERS OF MIND CONTROL!

They can and do insert thoughts and ideas directly into the channel stream of channeled messages, and also give these ideas to writers who are looking for reasons for what’s happening out there – but don’t wish to do too much in-depth research!

ULTIMATELY – THIS TIME AROUND – PRIME CREATOR TOOK BOLD STEPS TO SEE THAT THIS INSIDIOUS “STAND DOWN CODE” WOULD NOT WORK WITH A CERTAIN FEW WHO COULD NOT BE PROGRAMMED TO ACCEPT IT.

In other words – for those few, the – look the other way “code” – the pay NO ATTENTION to the man behind the curtain “code” – will not take hold – no matter how many “CHANNELS” say that this is what is happening!

In the past – at the end of each cycle – The ARCHONS were content to let a “few people” leave the hologram – as long as they could both “keep” the hologram going, and “keep” most of the people that were imprisoned within it from leaving the hologram.

In the past, they successfully achieved this several times – the last time being the end of the Atlantean CYCLE!

THIS TIME PRIME CREATOR HAS DECIDED NOT TO LEAVE THE HOLOGRAM INTACT AT ALL! IT WILL BE DESTROYED! IT WILL BE UNDONE! AND THESE BEINGS WILL FACE HIM!

EVERYONE who can be set free – will be set free! Thus – to some of us – the “stand-down code” once again being propagated by the ARCHONS is a sick JOKE! The saddest part is that so many, many light-orientated ones have once again latched onto the lie and the programmed stand down code as if it is coming from Prime Creator!

NO ONE “CHOSE” TO BE A PRISONER INSIDE OF THE HOLOGRAM! THAT IDEA IS A LIE!

The Archon infected DRACO’s set up this prison Matrix – and they are running it. Every person within the MATRIX at this time would have left it LONG AGO, if not for those who are holding the gates SHUT!

NO ONE HAS ANY KARMA LEFT TO PAY! EXCEPT THOSE RUNNING THE MATRIX! NOT ONE MORE PERSON HAS TO DIE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING! PERIOD!

Yes – there are in fact “very advanced dark beings” going upward far past the 5th dimensional level (up to the 11th dimensional level) who are working with the dark ones to KEEP the Earth Hologram intact. They also have an agenda in keeping the Earth as it IS!

YES – they are Reptilian! Yes, there is a “rescue” going on here! However, be aware that “no one” is just getting what they deserve – or what’s even worse to believe, “getting” what they chose to experience in these final days.

Instead, they are casualties of a bitter, bitter WAR that is being psychically and dimensionally fought between those who are desperate to continue the hologram – and those who are HERE to destroy it, and set everyone who is currently imprisoned inside of it FREE!

The “stand down code” has been placed there to make millions of good people “sit on their hands” and DO NOTHING! So that they will simply watch the suffering of their brothers and sisters and take “no positive action” in real terms to help them.

The “stand down code” has a very, very adverse affect on the Earth at this important time – because the continuous and very positive loving ACTIONS from all of the loving beings who came to actually DO PHYSICALLY LOVING THINGS in the form of helping and caring for the ones who needed it, would place a TREMENDOUS AMOUNT of magnetic LIGHT ENERGY into the MATRIX – and weaken it beyond imagination!

Nothing has been being left to chance by these MAGICIANS – No deception is too much for them – no lie is too big to tell because they are fighting to keep their prison intact!

Disobey the “stand-down code” and please fully “engage” in positive LOVING ACTIVITIES with as many people who are in need of help as you can! This is what light-orientated beings came here to do.

Be Peace – Be Love – HELP YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS – THEY DO NOT DESERVE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM!

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The perils of speaking out against Islamic law in Malaysia


BBC | RakyatTimes

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A satirical video has exposed the sensitivity over Islamic law in Malaysia – as well as the limits of online speech in the country.

It was supposed to be a light-hearted poke at proposals to expand Islamic law in one state in Malaysia. But a video starring journalist Aisyah Tajuddin resulted in death and rape threats along with a police investigation.

It all began when the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (known by its Malay acronym PAS) proposed implementing hudud laws on Muslims in Kelantan, a mostly rural state in the northeast of the country.

Hudud laws cover prohibitions against things such as adultery, apostasy, robbery and theft, and prescribe punishments considered cruel or unusual in most Western countries: public beatings, stoning, amputation and public execution. They’re also relatively uncommon in most Muslim nations with the exception of those such as Saudi Arabia or Iran which follow the most strict interpretations of Islamic sharia law.

Aisyah, a journalist with independent radio station BFM, mocked the party in a video titled “Hudud: A Rice Bowl Issue”. As she crosses an imaginary border into Kelantan, a headscarf appears on her head. Finding a rock instead of rice in a packet of food, she tosses it away and shrugs, saying “Oh well, we have hudud, don’t we?” and giving an ironic thumbs up. Her point? That instead of Islamic law, the PAS should be more concerned with issues such as the economy and reconstruction after severe floods in the region.

BFM Radio removed the video from its YouTube page the day after it was posted, but not before it went viral and was copied and pasted elsewhere on Facebook and YouTube. On just two of the more popular Facebook pages it has been viewed more than 780,000 times in total.

But along with the viral hit though came a huge backlash. One particularly threatening thread on Facebook started with the comment: “Those who insult the laws of Allah, their blood is halal for killing.” Others came to the journalist’s defence. “Making you feel offended means you can rape and kill that person….brother, do you think you need to do some self reflection and soul searching..?” commented Chiam Soon King on the Sisters In Islam Facebook page.

But some said the video was wrong even as they condemned the threats levelled at Aisyah. “It’s still wrong to make a death threat or rape or all those barbaric acts, my point is she crossed the line and should share the blame as well. Think first,” said Wan Kori.

Threats are not the end of it for the journalist – Aisyah is now being investigated by police for blasphemy, and could face up to a year in jail if convicted.

Sedition Act

Aisyah wasn’t the only person to get caught up in the controversy. The issue touched off a row online between lawyer and activist Michelle Yesudas and the country’s top policeman, Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar.

In a series of messages, Yesudas demanded to know what Khalid would do about the threats against Aisyah. “Because I am positively terrified that these crazy, rape-frenzied people are actually the majority in my country,” she wrote.

Khalid’s response was to pull Yesudas into police headquarters for questioning under Malaysia’s colonial-era Sedition Act.

Human rights groups have criticised the Malaysian police’s use of the act to crack down on those critical of the government. Twenty-nine people have been arrested or investigated under the law so far in 2015, compared to 23 in the whole of 2014, according to Amnesty International.

Khalid himself has tweeted that police take comments critical of Islam seriouslyand “had no choice” but to act against them. Previously he warned Malaysians: “Be careful about speaking about something. Don’t speak words that will invite @PDRMsia [the police] to take action. Dare to speak, dare to face the consequences.”

Human Rights Watch’s Asia deputy director, Phil Robertson, has said Khalid “patrols the Twittersphere like a shark in open water“, and opposition politicians have accused him of selective prosecution. Khalid has denied the accusations.

As for the implementation of hudud law – it’s actually very unlikely. Kelantan’s state assembly has approved the proposals, but it’s doubtful that PAS has enough support to gain parliamentary approval. – BBC Trending

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Leaked Bilderberg Speech Details Illuminati Depopulation Agenda


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The Bilderberg Group and its annual meetings are surrounded by controversy and conspiracy theories as over 100 of the world’s politicians and elite individuals flock to the conference in the Netherlands.

But with the event remaining strictly classified, speculation of an Illuminati agenda and plots of mass depopulation may be confirmed by the shocking details in an alleged leaked closing speech from this year’s meeting.

Disclose TV reports that a top secret exclusive leaked account, originally published by Le Contrarien Matin but translated from French, reveals the transcript of the highly classified closing remarks by the chairman at the 2014’s lucrative elite ceremony.

The news comes as several journalists have attempted to peel away the layers and get an inside scoop on what happens behind closed doors at the conference, however being faced with a reporting ban by the powerful individuals.

Conspiracy theorists speculate that the annual meeting is to address Illuminati agendas and decide the fate of humanity. One of the most daunting theories of the mass depopulation of humanity, and the closing speech shockingly appears to call upon this agenda.

It reads, “We all have an acute consciousness of the fact that the planet and our environment cannot obviously support the eternal life of tens of billions of human beings who would consume in the same way as today”.“

The initial objective is the massive depopulation in protecting at best the environment, which is tantamount to exclude from the fields of our possible use of any nuclear weapons which would be tantamount to inflicting some irreparable damage to our so small planet”.“

The use of these three tools should allow us to eventually reduce the world population by seven to ten billion inhabitants”.

Many have speculated that the current Ebola outbreak, which has killed over 5,000 in West Africa and is feared to become a pandemic threat, was one of the tools to carry out this agenda.

Dr. Eric Pianka has warned that the airborne virus would be the best tool for mass genocide, and there is the recurring theory that the current strain has been man-made in American biochemical labs by the military. Dr. Leonard Horowitz warned of this in his 1997 book ‘Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola: Nature, Accident or Intentional?’, detailing “the existence of an American military-medical-industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of ‘black Africans overseas’”.

“WHO and several other UN agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing programmes”.

And horrifyingly, Horowitz claims may be true as the Bilderberg closing speech reveals that the outbreak was an Illuminati ‘project’. “Finally, when the wars will destroy countries, we shall take advantage of it to amplify the distribution of viruses such as our project of e-bola 2.0 modified genetically which we test at present with efficiency because we obtain invaluable epidemiological, sociological data”, the chairman reportedly said.

This measure is proposed as a measure to help the creation of a planet inhabited by ‘immortal’ superhumans, using scientific and technological movements such as transhumanism.

Transhumanism aims to alter the human race using genetics and technologies, with initial experiments combining animal and human DNA however advancing to more technological inventions such as robot limbs and organs to potentially preserve life and cure disease. However, despite there being a wide range of benefits, conspiracy theorists warn of a shady agenda of mass population control.

In addition, the chairman’s alleged words also talk of enslaving humanity to ‘classical wage labour’, continuing a system of mass production and mass consumption and the allocation of wealth.

So although Bilderberg still remains a mystery, these shocking revelations could confirm what conspiracy theorists, anti-New World Order campaigners, revolutionists and journalists have been warning about for decades. With government-controlled media censorship trying to gag individuals from speaking out about the elite and the shady Bilderberg conferences, will humanity ever awaken to the fate being decided for them by the world’s most powerful?

British Financial Times ‘Lombard’ columnist Gordon Tether, who was famously slapped with a gagging order for reporting on Bilderberg and subsequently sacked after failing to comply. World Socialism reports that in May 1975, Tether famously wrote, , “If the Bilderberg Group is not a conspiracy of some sort, it is conducted in such a way as to give a remarkably good imitation of one”.

Author and Bilderberg researcher Daniel Estulin echoed this notion, who published ‘The True Story of the Bilderberg Group’ in 2005 and ‘The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club’. Global Research quotes, “Slowly, one by one, I have penetrated the layers of secrecy surrounding the Bilderberg Group, but I could not have done this withot help of ‘conscientious objectors’ from inside, as well as outside, the Group’s membership”.“

Imagine a private club where presidents, prime ministers, international bankers and generals rub shoulders, where gracious royal chaperones ensure everyone gets along, and where the people running the wars, markets, and Europe (and America) say what they never dare say in public”.

“Bilderberg is a shadow world government….threatening to take away our right to direct our own destinies through a disturbing reality”.

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…of Islam, Muslims, terrorist and Germanwings


…a Muslim terrorist if not by birth…converted. This’ fucking awesome let me tell you.

UFP News

Andreas LubitzAn article which appeared today in the German magazine, PI-News, reports that during a six-month break from his job with Germanwings, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, the man now accused of hijacking and crashing the 320 Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, converted to Islam.

An English translation of Michael Mannheimer’s article follows:

All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.

Converts are the most important weapon of Islam. Because their resume do not suggests that they often are particularly violent Muslims. Thus Germany now has its own 9/11, but in a reduced form. And so it is clear that Islam is a terrorist organization that are in accordance with §129a of the Criminal Code to prohibit it and to investigate its followers. But nothing will happen. One can bet that the apologists (media, politics, “Islamic Scholars”) will agree to assign this an act of a “mentally unstable” man, and you can bet that now, once again the mantra of how supposedly peaceful Islam is will continue. And worse still, the attacks by the left against those who have always warned against Islam, will be angrier and merciless.

Of course, the pilot could be heard pounding on the cockpit door, which Lubitz had apparently locked from the inside.

Police have removed what they call a “significant piece of evidence” from Lubitz’s home in Montabaur, Germany, but will not say what is was.

Read more at http://universalfreepress.com/report-germanwings-co-pilot-recent-convert-islam/

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BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!!


Daily Kos

TPPA

Here it is, for the world to see.

Per WikiLeaks:

This is an advanced January 2015 version of the confidential draft treaty chapter from the Investment group of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks between the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam. The treaty is being negotiated in secret by delegations from each of these 12 countries, who together account for 40% of global GDP. The chapter covers agreements on investments from one TPP nation to another, including empowering foreign firms to “sue” other states’ governments, as well as regulations around investor-state dispute settlements and tribunals. This document was prepared by TPP investment chapter negotiators in advance of the informal round of negotiations held in New York City 26th January to 1st February, 2015

Global Trade Watch has just provided an analysis of the leaked text via email (and now on its website more details):

The TPP would grant foreign investors and firms operating here expansive new substantive and procedural rights and privileges not available to U.S. firms under U.S. law, allowing foreign firms to demand compensation for the costs of complying with U.S. policies, court orders and government actions that apply equally to domestic and foreign firms. This includes:

§ Foreign investors would be empowered to challenge new policies that apply equally to domestic and foreign firms on the basis that they undermine foreign investors’ “expectations” of how they should be treated. This includes a right to claim damages for government actions (such as new environmental, health or financial policies) that reduce the value of a foreign firm’s investment (what the leaked text calls “indirect expropriation”) or that change the level of regulation a foreign investor experienced under a previous government (a violation of what the text calls a “minimum standard of treatment” for foreign investors).

§ The leaked TPP text largely replicates the “minimum standard of treatment” language found in previous U.S. pacts that tribunals have used to issue some of the most alarming ISDS rulings. Tribunals often have broadly interpreted this vague “right” to fabricate new obligations for governments that do not actually exist in the texts of ISDS-enforced pacts, such as “not to alter the legal and business environment in which the investment has been made.” Due to such expansive interpretations, the “minimum standard of treatment” obligation has been the basis for three of every four ISDS cases “won” by the foreign investor under U.S. pacts.

The text allows foreign investors to demand compensation for claims of “indirect expropriation” that apply to much wider categories of property than those to which similar rights apply in U.S. law. To the limited extent that “indirect expropriation” compensation is permitted in U.S. law, it is generally available only for government actions affecting real property (i.e. land). But the leaked text would allow foreign investors to claim “indirect expropriation” if government regulations implicate their personal property, intellectual property rights, financial instruments, government permits, money, minority shareholdings or other forms of non-real-estate property.

· Foreign corporations could demand compensation for capital controls and other macro-prudential financial regulations that promote financial stability. This obligation restricts the use of capital controls or financial transaction taxes, even as the International Monetary Fund has shifted from opposing capital controls to officially endorsing them as legitimate policy tools for preventing or mitigating financial crises. Proposed provisions touted as “temporary safeguards” for capital controls would fail to protect many standard forms of capital controls, including those successfully used by TPP governments in the past to ward off financial crises.

· The leaked text could newly allow pharmaceutical firms to use TPP ISDS tribunals to demand cash compensation for claimed violations of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules regarding the creation, limitation or revocation of intellectual property rights. Currently, WTO rules are not privately enforceable by investors. But the leaked TPP investment text could empower individual foreign investors to directly challenge governments over policies to ensure access to affordable medicines, claiming that they constitute TPP-prohibited “expropriations” of intellectual property rights if ISDS tribunals deem them to violate WTO rules.

· There are no new safeguards that limit ISDS tribunals’ discretion to create ever-expanding interpretations of governments’ obligations to foreign investors and order compensation on that basis. The leaked text reveals the same “safeguard” terms that have been included in U.S. pacts since the 2005 Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). CAFTA tribunals have simply ignored the “safeguard” provisions that the leaked text replicates for the TPP, and have continued to rule against governments based on concocted obligations to which governments never agreed. The leaked text also abandons a safeguard proposed in the 2012 leaked TPP investment text, which excluded public interest regulations from indirect expropriation claims, stating, “non-discriminatory regulatory actions … that are designed and applied to achieve legitimate public welfare objectives, such as the protection of public health, safety and the environment do not constitute indirect expropriation.” Today’s leaked text eviscerates that clause by adding a fatal loophole that has been found in past U.S. pacts.

· Most TPP countries, including the United States, have decided to expose decisions regarding the approval of foreign investments to ISDS challenge. Australia, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand have reserved the right to pre-approve foreign investors. But the United States took no exception for reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of planned foreign investments to determine whether they pose threats to national security.

· The amount that an ISDS tribunal would order a government to pay to a foreign investor as compensation would be based on the “expected future profits” the tribunal surmises that the investor would have earned in the absence of the public policy it is attacking as violating the substantive investor rights granted by the TPP.

· The text would submit the U.S. government to the jurisdiction of World Bank and United Nations tribunals. All TPP nations have agreed to be so bound with the potential exception of Australia, which has indicated that it might do the same, “subject to certain conditions.”

· None of the structural biases or conflicts of interest inherent in the ISDS system would be remedied. TPP ISDS tribunals would be staffed by highly paid corporate lawyers unaccountable to any electorate or system of legal precedent. They still would be allowed to rotate between acting as “judges” and advocates for the investors launching cases against governments. Corporations launching cases would still directly select one of the “judges.” The text includes no requirements for tribunal members to be impartial, reveal conflicts of interest or recuse themselves in instances of direct conflict. There is no internal or external mechanism to appeal the tribunal members’ decisions on the merits, and claims of procedural errors would be decided by another tribunal of corporate lawyers. The leaked text provides tribunals with discretion to determine the amount of compensation governments must pay investors and the allocation of costs, such as the tribunal members’ fees. A proposal that appeared in the 2012 leak of the text to standardize hourly fees for tribunal members at the lower end of the range of fees currently paid (about $375 per hour, compared to the $700 per hour that some tribunal members receive) has been eliminated.

· An overreaching definition of “investment” would extend the coverage of the TPP’s expansive substantive investor rights far beyond “real property,” permitting ISDS attacks over government actions and policies related to financial instruments, intellectual property, regulatory permits and more. Proposals in the 2012 leak of the text that would have narrowed the definition of “investment,” and thus the scope of policies subject to challenge, have been eliminated. Also omitted is a proposal from the earlier leaked version that would not have allowed ISDS cases related to government procurement, subsidies or government grants.

· An overreaching definition of “investor” would allow firms from non-TPP countries and firms with no real investments to exploit the extraordinary privileges the TPP would establish for foreign investors. Thus, for instance, one of the many Chinese state-owned corporations in Vietnam could “sue” the U.S. government in a foreign tribunal to demand compensation under this text.

· The leaked text reveals that U.S. negotiators are still pushing, over the objection of most other TPP nations, to empower foreign investors to bring to TPP ISDS tribunals their contract disputes with TPP signatory governments relating to natural resource concessions on federal lands, government procurement of construction for infrastructure projects, as well as contracts relating to the operation of utilities. (In the leaked chapter, text that is not yet agreed upon appears in square brackets; Public Citizen has seen a version of the text that lists which countries support various proposals.)

More from Global Trade Watch:

The leaked text provides stark warnings about the dangers of “trade” negotiations occurring without press, public or policymaker oversight. It reveals that TPP negotiators already have agreed to many radical terms that would give foreign investors expansive new substantive and procedural rights and privileges not available to domestic firms under domestic law.

The leaked text would empower foreign firms to directly “sue” signatory governments
in extrajudicial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) tribunals over domestic policies
that apply equally to domestic and foreign firms that foreign firms claim violate their new substantive investor rights. There they could demand taxpayer compensation for domestic financial, health, environmental, land use and other policies and government actions they claim undermine TPP foreign investor privileges, such as the “right” to a regulatory framework that conforms to their “expectations.”

The leaked text reveals the TPP would expand the parallel ISDS legal system by
elevating tens of thousands of foreign- owned firms to the same status as sovereign governments, empowering them to privately enforce a public treaty by skirting domestic courts and laws to directly challenge TPP governments i n foreign tribunals.

And remember why this is important:

Foreign corporations have used these claims to attack tobacco, climate, financial, mining, medicine, energy, pollution, water, labor, toxins, development and other non-trade domestic policies. Under U.S. “free trade” agreements (FTAs) alone, foreign firms have already pocketed more than $440 million in taxpayer money via investor-state cases. This includes cases against natural resource policies, environmental protections, health and safety measures and more. ISDS tribunals have ordered more than $3.6 billion in compensation to investors under all U.S. FTAs and Bilateral Investment Treaties
(BITs). More than $38 billion remains in pending ISDS claims under these pacts, nearly
all of which relate to environmental, energy, financial regulation, public health, land use and transportation policies. Even when governments win cases, they are often ordered to pay for a share of the tribunal’s costs. Given that the costs just for defending a challenged policy in an ISDS case total $8 million on average, the mere filing of a case can create a chilling effect on government policymaking, even if the government expects to win. [emphasis added]

By the way, the screams and groans you just heard are coming from the White House and TPP supporters because when the elite New York Times–which has always flogged so-called “free trade” and treated opponents of such deals as backward people–writes this, this deal is sinking fast:

An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their business, according to a classified document.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership — a cornerstone of Mr. Obama’s remaining economic agenda — would grant broad powers to multinational companies operating in North America, South America and Asia. Under the accord, still under negotiation but nearing completion, companies and investors would be empowered to challenge regulations, rules, government actions and court rulings — federal, state or local — before tribunals organized under the World Bank or the United Nations.

Backers of the emerging trade accord, which is supported by a wide variety of business groups and favored by most Republicans, say that it is in line with previous agreements that contain similar provisions. But critics, including many Democrats in Congress, argue that the planned deal widens the opening for multinationals to sue in the United States and elsewhere, giving greater priority to protecting corporate interests than promoting free trade and competition that benefits consumers.

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Malaysia – Forget Debt As A Percent Of GDP, It’s Really Much Worse


“When central bankers, macroeconomists, and politicians talk about the national debt, they often express it as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP) which is a measure of the total value of all goods produced in a country each year. The idea is to compare how much a country owes to how much it earns (since GDP can also be thought of as national income). The problem with this idea is that it is wrong. The government does not have access to all the national income, only the share it collects in taxes. Looked at properly, the debt problem is much worse.”Jeffrey Dorfman – Forbes

Malaysian Insider

Malaysia’s debt in safe zone, Dewan Rakyat told – Bernama

 

Malaysia’s debt level is still in the safe zone with a deficit of less than 4%, the Dewan Rakyat was told. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said Malaysia has managed to reduce the deficit from 6.9% in 2009 to 3.5% in 2014. – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 26, 2015.

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Malaysia’s debt level is still in the safe zone with a deficit of less than 4%, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said Malaysia managed to reduce the deficit from 6.9% in 2009 to 3.5% in 2014.

“This means that Malaysia has entered the safe zone. In terms of financial management, we are getting better,” he said when winding up debate (JPM) on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s opening address.

A country’s financial position is deemed to be in the safe zone if it has debt of 70%, including contingent liabilities and a deficit of less than 4%.

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On the other hand, a country’s financial position is deemed critical if it has debt of over 100% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and deficit of over 4%.

Replying to a question from Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Taiping), Abdul Wahid said the government would ensure the country’s debt remain below 55% of GDP.

He was confident Malaysia would achieve developed nation status with high income by 2020 despite the challenging economic conditions.

“This will be achieved via the implementation of projects and programmes under the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015) and core strategies, including ‘game changer’ under the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020).

“Among others, the focus will be on innovation and productivity to improve competitiveness and ensure sustainable growth.”

Abdul Wahid said besides measuring the status of developed countries in terms of economic performance, human capital development will also be emphasised. – Bernama, March 26, 2015.

“Measuring the national debt as a percent of GDP may be a common international norm, but it makes little sense since not all national income is collected in taxes. Looking at debt to government tax revenue, more akin to a family’s comparison of its debt to its income, the story of our national debt becomes much scarier.”Forbes

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