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[–] TalkingAnimal 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

I mean... I understand the need for closed-door negotiations. But can corporate reps seriously just access the stuff from home? That's absurd. I'd get it if the corporate reps were in the same boat as the congressmen.

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[–] austenite12 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What I want to know is, what law would a congressman be breaking if they walked in, picked the fucking thing up and walked out (whilst giving the finger)?

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[–] CptCmdrAwesome 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

How the fuck is this even a thing in a modern democracy? The whole TTIP / TPP debacle just boggles the mind.

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[–] mindful 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Well, it does seem more and more like we are not living in a real democracy after all. James Madison already said that the primary responsibility of government is "to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority."

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

Well obvious the minority are the multi-billionaires and they need protected from us poorer 99% /s

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

Yeah, that's exactly how it seems.

Thanks for the link, unsurprisingly didn't read it all haha I see some things haven't changed in over 200 years though. Human nature, I guess.

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

Yeah, I don't really watch TV, but I get your point, regardless of the lack of diplomacy.

All hail glorious People's Republic of America, I guess.

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

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[–] NinjaKlaus 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

But, but, we have to pass it to see what's in it... That's the only way we can know for sure just how great it is!

Seriously, it's fucking crazy that Congress members and the public can't see this thing because of trade secret and national security reasons. Crazy as a fucking loon that Congress is letting this happen at all, they are in charge, they are the government, WTF are they doing.

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

Fuck Brussels, and fuck the Walloons for oppressing the Flemmish.

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

I laughed out loud at this, I normally don't. Well played, Sir.

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

I wonder what happens if someone calls in the 32th article of the Belgium constition? Which states that civilians have a right to documents held by the governement unless very specific condidtions. Or any simulair law (WOP in the Netherlands).

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

They may as well burn the constitution, at this point it's worth as much as the paper it's written on.

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

It all sounds so diabolical and maybe that's the reason so many are against it. If I were a congressman my vote would be flat no until it's explained to my satisfaction but our congress will probably shove it through before anyone reads it just like Obama care.

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

Democracy!

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