08 March 2016

Headline of the Day

Clowns Kicked out of Trans Pacific Partnership Roadshow.

It's a real headline, and it does not refer to the people trying to sell that piece of unmitigated crap, it refers to actual clowns:
Four people dressed as clowns have been kicked out of the first stop of the Government's Trans-Pacific Partnership information roadshow in Auckland.

The quartet were honking horns, blowing balloons and laughing, Newstalk ZB reported.

Master of Ceremonies Sean Plunket asked those also present at the roadshow to vote on whether they should be allowed to stay, before they were escorted out by police.

The 12-country agreement is designed to free up trade and investment between the countries, but has been a beacon for controversy for several years, mainly due to the secrecy of the deal, lack of public consultation and fears New Zealand's sovereignty could be diminished. Widespread protests occurred when it was signed in Auckland a month ago, and traffic in the city was brought to a halt by protesters who blocked roads and motorway on and off-ramps.
I do understand why they were thrown out.

The real clowns are the people in suits trying to sell the deal.


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