With ACTA looking all but dead in the water (the EU voted overwhelmingly to kick ACTA to the curb), all eyes are now looking at TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), which contains many of the provisions that ACTA (and SOPA, PIPA, etc) contained. And, as before, the Obama Administration is continuing its veil of secrecy. Tech Dirt reports that not only has Rep. Darrell Issa been denied access to this weeks negotiations in San Diego, but Mexico and Canada were denied access as well. And these are two countries who were asked to join the negotiations! Of course, this should surprise no one as the Obama Administration has been slowly eroding our rights from day one, but how ironic I should find this during my reading tonight. Of course, JQ Public couldn't give a fig about government transparency. How else would the current Administration get away with this crap for this long? Oh sure, Obama speaks a great line on the 6 o'clock news, and as long as the media continues to sing the Messiah's praises, who cares if everyone is getting screwed in the process? And you know what's really funny? All those who cried about SOPA and PIPA? They continue to kiss Obama's ass. Surreal. Absofuckinglutely surreal.