Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Jul 2015 21:44 UTC

A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law.

This article focuses on pharmaceuticals, but just imagine what similar restrictions would mean for technology. This is disastrous.

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RE[2]: The funny thing is
by cfgr on Thu 2nd Jul 2015 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE: The funny thing is"
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2) A very smart ploy to attempt to deflect criticism of the real xenophobic/racist/islamophobic current, by pretending that charge of racism was directed at ALL opposition to Obama, rather than those that it was directly intended for.

To be fair, there were also plenty of idiots who dismissed valid opposition to Obama and his policies as racism, especially in the beginning. There were enough of them to polarize everyone on each side. Didn't like something? Racist teabagger! Opinion dismissed. Guess what makes someone angry even angrier? Those folks are just as unproductive to progress as the racists and birthers. It didn't help that the Republican party acted like children either.

So how about we all take the idiots completely out of the equation and not accuse the reasonable people for what the utter morons on their side do? We could actually discuss content then!

Edited 2015-07-02 14:53 UTC

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