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[–] DangerDark 4 points 93 points (+97|-4) ago 

That's exactly what they're doing.

Gay marriage? It's an issue that could have been resolved quickly years ago. But it's easy political and media fodder. Things like this and absolutely ridiculous outrages of the week like the confederate flag are just distractions while things like TPP slip on by.

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[–] pythagorean 7 points 45 points (+52|-7) ago 

That's exactly what they're doing.

Who's they? The supreme court? Because the notion that the supreme court is somehow colluding to distract us with this decision is just plain ignorant, to put it mildly.

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[–] IYamWhatIYam 6 points 37 points (+43|-6) ago 

The ones that want to pass TPP. The supreme court is just a bunch of puppets. As a matter of fact, most politicians are just puppets responding to a boss. Who that boss is, we don't know, that's why it's called corruption.

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[–] novictim 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Realize that the Roberts court sets the docket and agenda and that the Chief Justice, himself, is a corporate whore highly tuned into the needs of his corporate best buddies and their "Federalist Society" mouth piece.

Gay marriage was addressed now and not last year or next year because the distraction served a purpose.

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[–] WhoToldYouThat 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

Who's they? How about taking a look at Bilderberg to start?

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[–] sriracha 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Wasn't the SCOTUS scheduled to make the ruling today for the past year or so? Wouldn't it lining up with TPP conversions be coincidental?

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[–] scout238 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

i posted this in another one of these posts and got downvoated, but you are correct... the ruling was scheduled for this week or early next week (at the latest with any delays) for over 6 months now... it is purely coincidental

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[–] Abe_Lincoln 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sure, and I'll bet you think that the Charleston shooting was just a "coincidence" too.

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[–] Bainshie 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

They? Is that the same as them? Are they them are them us they? You know someone is a fucking crazy idiot when they pull out the "They" card.

  • Is someone reporting on something other than the one single issue you're interesting in. ATTACK OF THE THEY!
  • Did gas prices go up/down? ATTACK OF THE THEY!
  • Did George Lucas make another shit movie? ATTACK OF THE THEY.
  • Is your frozen Frogurt cursed? ATTACK OF THE THEY

Lets not mince words, when you say "they" you mean the "ILLUMINATI PUPPET MATER CORPORATE LIZARD PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN MY DICK!". God I hate it when /v/conspiracy is leaking.

Here's a fun fact for those of you who are under 12 and upvoating this guy: More than one thing can happen at the same time, and can be unrelated. That while the TPP thing is super important, there is more than one super important thing going on at the same time. Heck there are LOADS of super important things going on at the same time. When you grow up, as an adult you'll find there are loads of important things you've got to keep track of.

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[–] Nationalist 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

To be fair the TPP is far more important that the SCOTUS case.

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[–] Maki_Man 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The bigger the MSM breaking news, the more vigilant we must become for something else more important is happening. It doesn't help that they've been priming this for sometime, what with all the deviant culture happening under the guise of equality. It's a joke really, since nobody really talks about equality in the context of human rights or civil liberties nearly as much.

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[–] goat_boat 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

In a way both issues are about butt fucking.

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[–] gramman74 5 points 3 points (+8|-5) ago 

You are a sick and funny fucker! You won the internet for today!

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I down voated you for use of the phrase:

You won the internet for today!

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

last internet to be won

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[–] TimeWaster 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

Okay, I won't. But what is TPP and what can I do?

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[–] zambeezy 3 points 15 points (+18|-3) ago 

Is there a site that explains what the TPP is without bias? That site is incredibly biased against it so its hard to form my own conclusion

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[–] vootator 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yes. For starters, it basically obolishes the power of everyday people in countries all over the world - America included - to put an end to disasterously blind corporate profit initiatives.

Example. Per TPP, if a country changes laws and it negatively impacts projected corporate profits, the company can sue for the resulting losses.

So what would TPP enable energy companies to do to a state that passes laws to halt and ban fracking for example?

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_PLOT_HOLE 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

fuck you royally

Depends where you are on the economic scale my friend :)

Shoulda paid attention in school eh?

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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Lets have a nice old fashioned video to explain it. Or we have Wikipedia.

You can also support Bernie Sanders TPP petition. Beyond that, find and contact your local representatives in congress/senate/etc and make your position on this very clear. Daily if need be. Mine have already allied against it, so there's little I can do there except say "I support you and don't you DARE change your mind".

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[–] TimeWaster 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Okay! Thanks a ton!

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[–] Super-Script 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The fact that you don't know demonstrates OP's concern

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[–] squishysquid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A secret international treaty, they're trying to pass.

You're not allowed to know what it is for years.

The only reason anyone has any idea is parts of it have been leaked.

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[–] flock-o-turtles 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

We just need a day of euphoria and then we will get back to the ugly reality of the TPP.

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[–] AustNerevar 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I'm really hoping this is how it will turn out. I'm beyond ecstatic for the gay marriage ruling. But social issues are the symptoms of the disease of overreaching government. Focus only on the symptoms and they'll just keep coming back. Defeating the disease is most important.

Let's all be happy, celebrate, love our gay friends, and then get back to business.

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[–] Rummel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This will last longer than a day.

CNN and friends has fodder for MONTHS.

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[–] Patranus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You fail to realize that those who support the rulings of the past few days are the same progressive ideology that support TPP. They are one and the same.

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[–] flyawayhigh 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago  (edited ago)

What could be more distracting that a post telling us all to spend time discussing not being distracted?

How come all the chatter about being "distracted" has only applied to confederate flag and gay marriage issues? Nothing else has been distracting?

The answer here is obvious: somebody doesn't like these two particular issues or disagrees with them. Otherwise, we could say don't be distracted by any issue posted.

How about we just ban all discussion of any issues other than TPP until there is some kind of resolution? I'm not sure exactly what an outcome would be, but never mind that. At least we would be consistent.

What if someone thinks gay marriage and removing the flag from government buildings is more important than TPP, but also strongly opposes the TPP? Is "don't be distracted" going to be helpful or harmful?

One further irony: the gay marriage issue has finally been resolved. This ruling is actually the end of it being a supposed distraction. Now, gay people and straight people can get together and work on other things -- like the TPP for example. :D

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[–] rlmethod 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

Found the SJW

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[–] zambeezy 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Is it really that uncommon for an adult to be able to care about more than one thing at a time? Jesus Christ, everything I'm reading here is this is not news, TPP TPP TPP!!!!

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[–] polkadotgirl 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Honestly I think for most people, they could care less about politics. This is something easy for most people to digest, share on facebook, and talk about how loving they are and how great America is.

It isn't as fun to talk about the TPP, so people aren't going to. We live in a world where news is dominated by entertainment, and people already have so many problems, I feel like the last thing they want to do is realize they really aren't as free as they think they are.

What do you think is worse, a government that is open about how it controls you, or a government that alludes to freedom, but never really gives people true freedom.

I'm kind of off on a tangent, but distraction politics are a great tool. Most states had already legalized gay marriage anyway. This was not as revolutionary as people are making it out to be.

With that being said, I'm happy for all my gay friends and family, but I'm really saddened that we don't get a balanced view of news.

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[–] MrJank 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It is kind of ridiculous.. but TPP is that important.

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[–] PardiGras [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Its not that people can't care about more than one issue, its that they usually only vote based on one.

I can't tell you how many times iI was shouted down on reddit for promoting Ron Paul because of his stance against the NDAA, which allows government to indefinitely detain anyone they deem a terrorist (a term they define) without trial or even charges. This affects everyone in the country, and people refused to care because Paul's stance on homosexuals (4% of the population) was unclear. Mind-boggling...

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[–] zambeezy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

its that they usually only vote based on one.

I definitely don't believe this. Can you link me to some sources? Or is that just your opinion? It's ok if it is, you just said it so matter-of-factly that it doesn't seem like it's just your opinion

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[–] Tecktonik 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

☐ Rebuild and maintain US infrastructure
☐ Israeli - Palestinian conflict - two states?
☐ Find cure for Ebola
☐ Defeat Islamic State and stabilize Iraq and Syria
☐ Prevent global warning
☑ Legalize gay marriage
☐ European debt crisis

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[–] PardiGras [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I love this. How did you make the check boxes by the way? Also I feel like you could go on for pages listing the really important issues which affect everyone that our 'leaders' conveniently ignore, and the politically juicy wedge issues they prattle on about.

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[–] Tecktonik 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I usually just do a search for "unicode check box" to find a character table, then copy/paste it. If you have a numeric keypad and can remember the code, you can use ALT to enter it manually. Or you can open up the "special characters" panel in your browser and search for it.

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[–] gramman74 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Deception and misinformation is a tool of the United States government

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[–] RedStormbringer 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

It's a tool of every government and major economic group the world over.

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[–] gramman74 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yes it is! I was speaking in context, but the essence of the statement is true world wide

Edit grammer

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[–] zambeezy 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Yes, but...anti-American circlejerk!

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[–] blufin 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm not celebrating gay marriage, I couldnt care less. As for the TPP, I'm pro.

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[–] Nationalist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not really celebrating the ruling either but why are you for the TPP?

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[–] PardiGras [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why?

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