Here’s the deal: President Barack Obama

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When we have a level playing field, Americans out-compete anyone in the world. That’s a fundamental truth about our country.

But right now, the rules of global trade put our workers, our businesses, and our values at a disadvantage.

If you’re an autoworker in Michigan, the cars you build face taxes as high as 70 percent in Vietnam. If you’re a worker in Oregon, you’re forced to compete against workers in other countries that set lower standards and pay lower wages just to cut their costs. If you’re a small business owner in Ohio, you might face customs rules that are confusing, costly, and an unnecessary barrier to selling abroad.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will change that — and you can read the complete text of it right here.

The TPP is the highest standard trade agreement in history. It eliminates 18,000 taxes that various countries put on American goods. That will boost Made-in-America exports abroad while supporting higher-paying jobs right here at home. And that’s going to help our economy grow.

I know that past trade agreements haven’t always lived up to the hype. So I want to tell you a little bit about what makes this trade agreement so different, and so important.

The TPP includes the strongest labor standards in history, from requiring a minimum wage and worker safety regulations to prohibiting child labor and forced labor. It also includes the strongest environmental commitments in history, requiring countries in one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth to crack down on illegal wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, and illegal fishing. These standards are at the core of the agreement and are fully enforceable – which means we can bring trade sanctions against countries that don’t step up their game.

And for the first time ever, we’ll have a multilateral trade agreement that reflects the reality of the digital economy by promoting a free and open Internet and by preventing unfair laws that restrict the free flow of data and information.

In other words, the TPP means that America will write the rules of the road in the 21st century. When it comes to Asia, one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, the rulebook is up for grabs. And if we don’t pass this agreement – if America doesn’t write those rules – then countries like China will. And that would only threaten American jobs and workers and undermine American leadership around the world.

That’s why I am posting the text of this agreement here for you to read and explore.

There’s a lot in here, so we’ve put together summaries of each chapter to help you navigate what’s in the agreement and what these new standards will mean for you.

Read it all in full right here.

I know that if you take a look at what’s actually in the TPP, you will see that this is, in fact, a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first.

Take a look. Then make up your mind.

— President Barack Obama               I think there is a bigger issue for American’s Mr President!

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Argentina: The Battle For Presidency

EMerging Equity

By Nil Nikandrov

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Pixabay - Public Domain The Argentine presidential election on Oct. 25 did not answer the question of who will lead the country for the next four years. The vote tally eliminated only one of the three main candidates – Sergio Massa, the ambitious leader of the centrist Frente Renovador («Renewal Front») and former head of the cabinet of ministers. He had been unable to work with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and eventually announced his ideological break with «Kirchnerism», building an election campaign around his pointed criticism of her government’s economic policy.

Mauricio Macri, the leader of the conservative Propuesta Republicana party («Republican Proposal»), has a good chance of winning the second round, which is scheduled for Nov. 22. He is one of the richest men in Argentina and came to politics after a successful career managing the Boca Juniors soccer club, bringing home well over a dozen titles and trophies. Eventually…

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A narcissistic sociopath

Parental Alienation

A narcissistic sociopath is someone with a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and definitive behavioral signs of sociopathy. People with narcissism are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others’ admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result. The narcissistic sociopath has this type of personality along with a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.

One noted difference between a narcissistic sociopath and people with narcissism alone is that the narcissist with the sociopathy reacts strongly and sometimes even violently to negative feedback. True sociopaths generally do not respond to criticism or care what others may think…

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Narcissistic Sociopath

Parental Alienation

Narcissistic Sociopath

Sarah Tate

I was sitting with my therapist the other day. We were (as usual) discussing my ex and the book I have just written ‘Web of Lies – My Life with a Narcissist.’ She made an interesting observation.

She told me that although she’s never met my ex, she would describe him as a ‘Narcissistic Sociopath’. This description actually send shivers down my spine. I’m no psychiatrist, but the word ‘sociopath’ is scary to me. It conjures up visions of Ted Bundy or Charles Manson. Surely I didn’t marry one of those?

My therapist smiled and tried to reassure me. As with all personality disorders, there are varying degrees of each. And it’s perfectly possible for a person to suffer ‘complex personality disorders’, which to you and me, means there is an overlapping of disorders.

She got me thinking, so I researched a bit about APD (Antisocial…

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I am not what happened to me I am what I choose to become. –Carl Jung

Parental Alienation

Never ALLOW YOURSELF to lose your confidence and good values because immoral people try to control you and make you FALSELY believe you need them to survive.

Know how strong and resourceful YOU are and don’t listen to people like that; which includes sick, alienating parents and those who cooperate with them.

If you are REASONABLE you will do great so have confidence in yourself that you will do many great things, work to make these great things happen and you will be happy and have a lot of self-esteem. If there is a will there is a way.

Any reasonable person knows it is sick, wrong, immoral and horrible beyond words to destroy the Mother/Daughter (father) and Mother/Son relationship at the time of divorce. Only a very sick idiot would do this as any REASONABLE person knows.

I am not what happened to me I am what I choose…

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