Costco Doesn’t Want You To Know What’s Wrong With These Eggs

A recent HSUS investigation revealed a Costco egg supplier cramming chickens into tiny cages, forcing birds to live in cages with the decayed, mummified corpses of their dead cage-mates, and engaging in other inhumane practices that are bad for animals and food safety. This is in stark contrast to the happy hens and green fields depicted on egg cartons sold at Costco.
It’s been eight years since Costco indicated publicly that it wanted to eliminate cage confinement of chickens from its supply chain. Let the company know that now is the perfect time to go cage-free!

Major TTIP vote at European Parliament postponed due to ‘political divisions’

from RT

A key vote on the controversial TTIP resolution was postponed by European Parliament last minute on Tuesday. While a large number of amendments have been cited as the reason for the delay, some believe the “mounting public pressure” is “bearing fruit.”

The plenary Wednesday vote on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution was postponed by the European Parliament’s president on Tuesday evening. The vote on the controversial report following the ongoing EU-US TTIP trade and investment negotiations will not take place “in view of the fact that more than 200 amendments and requests for split or separate votes have been tabled,” President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz announced.

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Ten Reasons the TPP Is Not a ‘Progressive’ Trade Agreement

by Ralph Nader, Global Research

2. Only six out of the 30 total chapters in the TPP have anything to do with trade. So what makes up the bulk of this agreement, which was shaped by 500 U.S. corporate advisors? Jim Hightower writes: “The other two dozen chapters amount to a devilish ‘partnership’ for corporate protectionism. They create sweeping new ‘rights’ and escape hatches to protect multinational corporations from accountability to our governments… and to us.”

3. After six years of secret negotiations, Fast Track legislation would allow President Obama to sign and enter into the TPP before Congress approves its terms. It then requires a vote 90 days after submission of this Fast Track legislation on the TPP itself and changes in existing U.S. laws to comply with its terms. No amendments would be allowed and debate would be limited to a total of only 20 hours in each chamber of Congress. By limiting debate and preventing any amendments to the agreement, Fast Track prevents challenges to any issues about how America conducts business with the countries included in the TPP. Some of the countries in the TPP — Brunei, Malaysia, Mexico and Vietnam, for example — have terrible human and labor rights records. Those conditions attract big companies looking for serf labor and their accommodating governments.

4. Millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost due to NAFTA and WTO being railroaded through Congress. The TPP would only expand these offshoring incentives. These types of deals ultimately increase the income inequality gap by displacing well-paid middle-class workers, negating any benefit to lower prices of goods. According toa report for the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), the TPP would result in wage cuts for all but the wealthiest Americans.

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With White House Bid Underway, Clinton Role in Honduras Coup Raises Key Concerns

by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

During her time as Secretary of State, presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton engaged in the “engineering of regional politics in the service of the economic elite,” according to a Salon exclusive, Hillary Clinton Sold Out Honduras, published Monday.

“Though it’s less sexy than Benghazi, the crisis following a coup in Honduras in 2009 has Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints all over it, and her alleged cooperation with oligarchic elites during the affair does much to expose Clinton’s newfound, campaign-season progressive rhetoric as hollow,” writes journalist Matthew Pulver. “Moreover, the Honduran coup is something of a radioactive issue with fallout that touches many on Team Clinton, including husband Bill, once put into a full context.”

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One Trick Pony: How Our Government Works Today

by Scott Creighton

One manufactured crisis psyop after another. That’s how our government works these days.

President Obama signed into law the U.S.A. Freedom Act on June the 2nd. On June the 1st and most of Tuesday, June 2nd, certain provisions of the Patriot Act had been allowed to sunset, to expire. Those were controversial sections of the law which provided legal cover for things like collecting mass amounts of personal data from everyone, the “lone wolf” provision and roving wiretaps.

Suddenly, on June the 2nd, right before congress was set to start debate on the “Freedom” Act, a story broke:

Multiple bomb threats against U.S. aircraft were made on Tuesday, according to NBC News. Government sources said the threats were not credible.

The threats, five in total, were similar to chemical weapon threats against aircraft last week. It was determined that the claims were fake, and there was speculation that the threats could have been made by an ISIS “lone wolf,” NBC News reported. CNBC

The contentious bill moved forward in the senate without debate that day and was hurried over to the White House for Obama to robo-sign into law.

The masters of the universe were happy. They finished their “Snowden” psyop by successfully passing a law that doesn’t stop the mass collection of your personal data, instead it codifies it and privatizes it. The mass collection of your “tangible things” will continue and now becomes even easier with the Freedom Act’s “emergency production of tangible things” clauses.

And all it took was a manufactured hero and a few manufactured bomb threats.

Well, now that that part of CISPA is part of our national laws, it would appear yet another set of manufactured events are taking place in order to bring about the real meat and potatoes of CISPA… cybersecurity.

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