Trans Pacific Partnership will kill Australian farms and workforce

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Heads up!U.S. lawmakers propose fast-track bill for TPP –Corporatists Barack Obama and Max Baucus pimping TPP under media cover of Christie’s Bridgegate 09 Jan 2014 U.S. lawmakers on Thursday proposed a bill to give the White House power to fast-track international trade agreements. The bill would let the administration put trade deals before Congress for an up or down vote without amendments, a move backed by big business and farmers agri-terrorists but viewed with caution by others. Critics of the fast-track power say it erodes transparency and accountability and does not protect local workers, which unions say is of particular concern with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. “More U.S. jobs would be shifted overseas and U.S. workers would suffer lower wages as companies look to countries like Vietnam, where the average hourly wage is 75 cents,” Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen said in a statement. Vietnam is a TPP partner.

U.S. secretly deployed troops to Somalia since October; drones conducting airstrikes, surveillance –Drones from U.S. base in Djibouti conduct airstrikes, surveillance missions from Somalia’s skies 10 Jan 2014 The U.S. military secretly deployed a small number of trainers and advisers to Somalia in October, the first time regular troops have been stationed in the war-ravaged country since 1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans killed in the “Black Hawk Down” disaster. A cell of U.S. military personnel has been in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to advise and coordinate operations with African troops fighting to wrest control of the country from the al-Shabab militia, according to three U.S. military officials. The previously undisclosed [and illegal] deployment — of fewer than two dozen troops — reverses two decades of U.S. policy that effectively prohibited military “boots on the ground” in Somalia.

US considers training Iraqi elite military forces in Jordan 10 Jan 2014 As Iraq risks falling even further into [US-generated] sectarian violence, the United States is considering training some of the country’s elite military forces in neighboring Jordan, according to a report by Reuters. Since fighters from the Al-Qaeda[al-CIAduh]-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant captured the western city of Fallujah, the US has been seeking alternative ways to help Iraqi forces stabilize the country without putting its own troops on the ground. According to an American defense official who wished to remain anonymous, military training for Iraqi forces in Jordan is one such possibility.

Afghan boy killed by US forces as Nato staff die in aircraft accident –Four-year-old shot dead in Helmand after being ‘mistaken for enemy’ [?!] 10 Jan 2014 Two Nato servicemen and one civilian employee have been killed in an aircraft accident in Afghanistan, while a four-year-old Afghan boy has been shot dead by US forces. Afghan officials said on Friday that the boy had been accidently shot and killed in the latest violent incident to strain ties between the uneasy allies. A spokesman for the governor of the southern province of Helmand told Reuters that US marines based in the province mistakenly shot the boy on Wednesday because visibility was poor.

Two Air Force officers at nuclear missile site targeted in drug investigation 09 Jan 2014 Two Air Force officers overseeing nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana air base are being investigated for involvement in illegal drugs, the latest in a string of misconduct cases involving officers who look after the nation’s atomic weapons. The disclosure Thursday of the investigation at Malmstrom Air Force Base was especially embarrassing for the Pentagon because Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spent the day visiting intercontinental ballistic missile facilities in Wyoming and Nebraska in an effort to lift morale in the beleaguered nuclear force.

US govt attempts to block lawsuit against NSA 09 Jan 2014 Lawyers from the Justice Department have urged a judge to halt a lawsuit against the NSA’s spy programs. This comes after the judge’s previous ruling that the NSA’s collection of metadata was likely unconstitutional and “almost Orwellian” in nature. On Wednesday, government lawyers appealed to US District Court Judge Richard Leon to put court proceedings on hold for two lawsuits against the NSA filed by conservative legal activist, Larry Klayman.

Sabu wasn’t the only FBI mole in LulzSec, suggest leaked docs –Obvious question: who WAS the second snitch? 10 Jan 2014 Leaked search warrants suggest Sabu wasn’t the only LulzSec hacker who helped the FBI take down the infamous hacktivist group. The unredacted search warrants for ‪Sabu and ‪LulzSec refer to involvement of three different informants in the investigation, at least two of whom it is implied were members of the organisation. Information from both Hector Xavier “Sabu” Monsegur and another unnamed internal mole were instrumental in supplying information that allowed Feds to acquire warrants against other LulzSec and Anonymous suspects. The two informants are referred to in the documents as CW-1 (confidential witness-1) and CW-2. [The leaked documents are mirrored here.]

False flag busted open by Indiana state trooper:Indiana guardsman stopped for speeding in Madison County had 48 bombs, prosecutor says 08 Jan 2014 An Indiana National Guardsman was arrested outside Columbus on New Year’s Day after a state trooper found nearly 50 bombs and the blueprints for a Navy SEAL training facility inside his car, the Madison County prosecutor said yesterday. Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, also had a remote-control device to detonate the bombs, Madison County Prosecutor Stephen Pronai said. Boguslawski’s civilian job is as a groundskeeper at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in south-central Indiana. Boguslawski also had a bulletproof vest in his car, Pronai said.

Fukushima failure: Decontamination system stops functioning 09 Jan 2014 The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has stopped using its systems to decontaminate radioactive water at the facility, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, has been utilized to liquidate radioactive substances from contaminated water stored at the plant. The crane to get rid of the container from the ALPS ceased working on Tuesday. On Wednesday, TEPCO stopped operating all 3 ALPS systems at the facility.

West Virginia chemical spill leaves 300,000 without clean water 10 Jan 2014 Roughly 300,000 residents have been left without usable water after chemicals spilled into a West Virginia river Thursday. The West Virginia American Water Company has advised residents of nine state counties not to drink or bathe in their running water. The spill originated at a chemical storage facility run by the Charleston-based company [corpora-terrorists] Freedom Industries, when a 48,000 gallon tank dumped an indeterminate amount of the compound 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol into the Elk River. The chemical, also known as MCHM, is used by coal companies to wash and prepare their product. People who are exposed to a sufficient quantity of MCHM may experience vomiting, skin blistering and shortness of breath.

Heads up!U.S. lawmakers propose fast-track bill for TPP –Corporatists Barack Obama and Max Baucus pimping TPP under media cover of Christie’s Bridgegate 09 Jan 2014 U.S. lawmakers on Thursday proposed a bill to give the White House power to fast-track international trade agreements. The bill would let the administration put trade deals before Congress for an up or down vote without amendments, a move backed by big business and farmers agri-terrorists but viewed with caution by others. Critics of the fast-track power say it erodes transparency and accountability and does not protect local workers, which unions say is of particular concern with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. “More U.S. jobs would be shifted overseas and U.S. workers would suffer lower wages as companies look to countries like Vietnam, where the average hourly wage is 75 cents,” Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen said in a statement. Vietnam is a TPP partner.

Former New Jersey official takes the 5th in ‘Bridgegate’ questioning 09 Jan 2014 A former New Jersey Port Authority official and appointee of Gov. Chris Christie, implicated in the political scandal over the deliberate lane closures onto the busy George Washington Bridge, refused to answer questions about the episode before a state Assembly panel on Thursday. David Wildstein took the 5th Amendment and refused to answer questions, prompting lawmakers to vote to find him in contempt of the committee, a charge that will be referred to a county prosecutor. Wildstein, who was the director of interstate capital projects for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority, resigned in December, saying the bridge issue had become a distraction.

Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal as US Attorney Is Expected to Open Inquiry 09 Jan 2014 Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey apologized to the people of New Jersey on Thursday, saying that he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by revelations that one of his top aides and close associates ordered lane closings on the George Washington Bridge to deliberately snarl traffic as an act of political vengeance. He announced that he fired that aide, Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff, who he called “stupid” and “deceitful” in a news conference. After months of denying that anyone in his administration or campaign played any role in the lane closings, which resulted in a traffic nightmare last September, the governor was forced on Thursday to address the issue, just as the U.S. Attorney’s office has announced open an inquiry into the matter.

Emails Between Top Christie Aides and Port Authority Officials 08 Jan 2014 Documents were released Wednesday in connection with an investigation into lane closings ordered at the George Washington Bridge by top aides to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Conn. official resigns over Newtown comment 09 Jan 2014 A local school board member in Connecticut has resigned amid an outcry over his comment that he would observe the anniversary of the Newtown school shooting by distributing ammunition. Gregory Beck faced numerous calls for his resignation from the Board of Education in Brookfield, which borders Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed Dec. 14, 2012. The News-Times of Danbury reports that Beck left the board Tuesday, just two months after being elected.

Paws for thought! Watch the moment an adorable polar bear cub takes his first ever steps (with just a few wobbles) 09 Jan 2014 An adorable polar bear cub at Toronto Zoo took his first wobbly steps on all four paws yesterday – just in time to celebrate his two-month birthday today. While the male bear doesn’t yet have a name, he’s got plenty of character as he squawked and screeched before tentatively walking for the first time. Fortunately for us, it was all caught on film.

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About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

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