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Hour 3 —  Bill Bullard (CEO of R-Calf USA) on the Livestock/Cattle/Agriculture Industry 


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Bill Bullard


Webpage: https://www.r-calfusa.com/


Bill Bullard joined R-CALF USA as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer at national headquarters in Billings, Mont., on April 9, 2001.



Bullard has testified on behalf of R-CALF USA members before Congress and executive branch agencies, has managed numerous lawsuits on behalf of the organization, and is the organization’s registered lobbyist.


Bullard, formerly a cow/calf rancher in Perkins County, S.D., served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission from 1995-2001. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University and completed a year of graduate studies at the University of South Dakota.


Bullard and his wife Jeanne have three children: Cameron, Candace, and Callie.



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Bill Bullard’s Latest Article (as posted in The Hill):


To help ranchers, US should change NAFTA’s rule of origin


BY BILL BULLARD, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 12/05/17 08:45 AM EST 7


THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL




To help ranchers, US should change NAFTA's rule of origin


The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has quieted the mantra that all free trade agreements are good for America. Consequently, we now can analyze NAFTA’s impact on the largest segment of American agricultural, the U.S. cattle industry. A focus on the U.S.-Mexico portion of that agreement reveals President Trump should expand his NAFTA negotiating objectives.


American agriculture is divided into two distinct segments. The first consists of actual farmers and ranchers who grow and sell livestock and raw commodities, such as cattle and wheat. The second consists of industrial processors and meatpackers who buy those raw commodities and livestock and manufacture them into food products, such as a bag of flour or a beef roast.


America’s farmers and ranchers are, therefore, the domestic supply chains for America’s industrialized food processors and meatpackers. Unsurprisingly, there is often an inverse relationship between profits at the supply chain level and profits at the manufacturing level.


Consistent with the World Trade Organization’s objective to create global supply chains so multinational manufacturers can declare their goods “Made in the World,” rather than assigned a country of origin, NAFTA, too, was designed to expand cattle supply chains beyond domestic borders, albeit regionally, and make them indistinguishable components of the final food product.    


Four giant meatpackers control market access for 85 percent of the nation’s fed cattle sold by American ranchers. This level of concentration is among the highest of any industry in the U.S. and exceeds levels known to elicit noncompetitive conduct and poor economic performance.


This is the hand dealt to America’s 729,000 widely dispersed and mostly family-owned cattle ranchers who market about 24 million fed cattle annually, about 20 million of which are sold to meatpacking giants Tyson, JBS, Cargill and National Beef.


The interplay between these meatpackers’ market dominance replete with their NAFTA-expanded supply chains and America’s family-owned ranches is often hidden by the meatpacking lobby’s glib talking points in support of making no substantive changes to NAFTA.


Those talking points include:  the cattle and beef industries in North America are highly integrated and must be considered as one; Canada and Mexico are among the United States’ four largest beef export customers; and, “beef is beef, whether the cattle were born in Montana, Manitoba or Mazatlán.”


However, in the trade of cattle and beef (including beef variety meats and processed beef), the U.S. has performed poorly under NAFTA, generating a cumulative deficit of nearly $30 billion. The average annual trade deficit is about $1.3 billion, though in recent years it has been north of $2 billion.


Until 2012, the U.S. generally maintained a surplus in cattle and beef trade with Mexico, which buffered the persistent deficit generated between the U.S. and Canada. Since 2012, however, the U.S.-Mexico deficit has burgeoned, reaching over $900 million in 2015.


Because NAFTA’s rule of origin essentially states the origin of beef is the country where the animal was slaughtered, meatpackers use their access to Mexico’s cattle supply chain to leverage down prices paid to American ranchers, even during years when the U.S.-Mexico trade balance was favorable. 


Mexican cattle imports average over 1 million head annually under NAFTA. Prices paid to American ranchers are highly sensitive to changes in supplies, so these imports reduce domestic cattle prices. These imports are also cheaper; in 2016 they sold for about $70 per head less than domestic cattle. This further depresses domestic prices. The first negative impact on American ranchers is that this influx of cheaper-priced Mexican cattle effectively lowers the value of domestic cattle.


The second negative impact occurs when meatpackers slaughter those cheaper Mexican cattle in the U.S. and declare the resulting beef a product of the USA. This USA-labeled Mexican beef remains undifferentiated from genuine USA beef when sold to consumers. Yes, NAFTA allows meatpackers to buy cheaper Mexican cattle and then exploit the good name and reputation of the American rancher by selling the resulting beef to consumers as if it were produced exclusively in America.


The third negative impact occurs when the meatpackers export that USA-labeled Mexican beef. Because the Mexican supply chain is undifferentiated from the U.S. supply chain, the meatpacker does not have to share the increased export profits with American ranchers.


America has lost 177,000 ranches and 82,000 small cattle feeders since NAFTA. This is largely the result of the increased market power that NAFTA accords giant meatpackers by authorizing them to seamlessly access foreign supply chains and deceptively label foreign beef as an American product. 


To reverse the harm NAFTA has wrought upon America’s cattle ranchers, President Trump should change NAFTA’s rule of origin to require the origin of beef to be the country(s) where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered and to require all beef to be labeled accordingly when sold to consumers both here and abroad. 


Bill Bullard is CEO of R-CALF USA.


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Plastics industry has known for years that it’s polluting oceans

But it has chosen to “deny, confuse, and fight regulation.”

The issue of plastic pollution in the oceans may be a recent revelation for ordinary citizens, but it’s nothing new for the plastics industry. A report by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), titled “Fueling Plastics,” says that plastic producers have known at least since the 1970s that their products pollute the ocean. Nevertheless, the industry has continually denied responsibility and fought regulation.

Plastic is a unique pollutant in that it persists for so long. It does not break down (except to break into smaller pieces, easier for wildlife, even plankton, to ingest) and it bio-accumulates, leading to contamination of a living host. The report indicates that the industry first became aware of problems in the 1950s, but would’ve had no excuse to claim ignorance by the 1970s.

Steven Feit, lead study author and an attorney for CIEL, said in a press release:

“Unfortunately, the answer to both when the plastic industry knew their products would contribute to massive public harms and what they did with that information suggests they followed Big Oil’s playbook on climate change: deny, confuse, and fight regulation and effective solutions.”

It’s depressing to think how different would be now if the plastics industry had acknowledged its inherent troubles a half-century ago and taken the responsible action. It could have returned to the “fishing gear and land-based disposables… made of bio-degradable products such as hemp rope or paper bags” that were commonplace prior to the 1950s. Instead, we’ve ended up where we are now, with one respected source predicting more plastic than fish by weight in the world’s oceans by 2050.

But hindsight is 20-20, as they say, so what really matters is what’s being done now. Unfortunately, the status quo remains. From the report:

“The plastics industry has usually taken two parallel positions on the question of marine waste. First, it claims that it is only responsible for plastic resin pellets and flakes because end products are out of the industry’s control. Second, it promotes reuse, recycling, and proper waste management.”

We know the latter is failing miserably. In 2014, only 9.4 percent of all discarded plastics were recycled in the United States. That’s 3.12 million tons out of 33.3 million tons (via Life Without Plastic book). Clearly this is not a viable solution.

There is the effort made on the part of individuals and households to reduce their plastic consumption, as seen in the growing popularity of the zero waste movement. But, as noble as this is, it’s a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to the industry’s sway.

What we need is accountability on the production end of things. Plastics producers need to be responsible for the entire life cycle of their goods. They need a better plan for recovery and reuse, or else they should not be allowed to produce single-use plastics that are known to be so damaging. Hopefully this report will start to point fingers where they need to go — to the heads of companies whose willful ignorance of a serious situation decades ago has led us to the predicament our entire planet now faces.

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Vaccine industry in panic as scientific study solves the riddle of why flu shots don’t work

Image: Vaccine industry in panic as scientific study solves the riddle of why flu shots don’t work

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The flu shot is a quack science medical hoax. While some vaccines do confer immunization effectiveness, the flu shot isn’t one of them. Recent studies, for example, have proven that flu shots sharply weaken immunity in subsequent years following immunization. In some years, the flu shot viral strains are completely wrong, offering no immunity at all to influenza strains circulating in the world. Even when flu shots are the “right” strain, flu vaccine insert sheets readily admit the shots have not been subjected to double blind placebo controlled studies, and there is no legitimate scientific evidence whatsoever that supports the claim that each year’s flu vaccine confers meaningful immunity. (See photo of the Flulaval vaccine insert sheet, below.)

Now, a new study conducted by the Scripps Research Institute and published in the science journal PLoS blows the lid on exactly why flu shots are the greatest medical hoax in the history of science and medicine. Titled, “A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine,” the research paper concludes that the very method of modern flu vaccine production causes viral strains to mutate to non-effective structures that do not confer the immunity being routinely claimed for flu vaccines.

The production method for flu vaccines, in other words, renders certain influenza viral strains nearly useless. This is obviously part of the reason why people who get flu shots still manage to catch the flu with alarming frequency. (That failure of flu vaccine effectiveness, ironically, is used by the media to encourage people to get even more flu shots, as if receiving multiple injections of a quack vaccine might magically make it work better.)

From the abstract of the study:

The effectiveness of the annual influenza vaccine has declined in recent years, especially for the H3N2 component, and is a concern for global public health. A major cause for this lack in effectiveness has been attributed to the egg-based vaccine production process… Overall, these findings help explain the low effectiveness of the seasonal vaccine against H3N2 viruses…  It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to adapt to being grown in chicken eggs, which can influence antigenicity and hence vaccine effectiveness.

In the summary of the paper, the author openly admits that flu vaccines don’t work and urges the vaccine industry to urgently change its production practices:

Our study describes a mechanism for the low influenza vaccine effectiveness and reaffirms the urgency for replacing the egg-based production of influenza vaccines…

The author even admits that flu vaccine propaganda is largely false, describing how the goal of flu shot immunization has still not been achieved even after 70 years of quackery, propaganda and social engineering to push vaccines that simply don’t work:

Despite the first commercial influenza vaccines being approved in the US more than 70 years ago, complete and broad protection from an influenza vaccine has remained out of reach. Furthermore, in the past decade, the effectiveness of the seasonal vaccine against H3N2 viruses has been particularly low.

This graphic from the study shows the mutation of the physical structure of the viral fragments, rendering them ineffective for immunization:

Contrast all this with the quackery and lies of the vaccine industry which absurdly claims two utterly false things:

False claim #1: All vaccines work all the time on all people.

False claim #2: Vaccines pose no risks whatsoever and are always safe for everyone.

These two persistent lies continue to be pushed by vaccine industry cultists, doctors, pharmacists, medically illiterate news reporters and dishonest medical quacks, which is why the CDC, vaccine makers and deceptive vaccine propagandists increasingly look like fools and hucksters to the informed public. “Vaccine Injury Denialism” is now essentially a dangerous mental disorder that has now spread across the corrupt medical industry which rejects real science in order to worship a kind of “vaccine cult” that denies biological reality.

Vaccines are a medical hoax… and it’s all admitted right on the insert sheet

The irrefutable truth about vaccines is that they don’t work most of the time, but they simultaneously expose recipients to serious risk of harm, mostly stemming from toxic vaccine ingredients that are formulated into the vaccine cocktail alongside the viral strains. These toxic ingredients are widely documented to cause paralysis, comas, seizures, neurological disorders and even death. That’s why the vaccine injury compensation program in the United States — often dubbed the “Vaccine Court” — has already paid out over $3 billion damage awards to families of damaged children who were maimed or killed by vaccines.

The government-run VAERS database, available at this link, confirms that at least 144 children were killed by vaccines in 2016 alone, with thousands more injured, maimed or sickened by the dangerous shots. For example, this Texas girl went blind and was paralyzed just two days after being vaccinated. The Hepatitis B vaccine routinely kills newborns from system shock. Vaccines have been repeatedly and scientifically linked to an increased risk of autism. Merck vaccines reportedly killed these babies in Mexico, and in one Mexican town, 75% of the children who received vaccine shots ended up either dead or hospitalized.

The propaganda and quackery behind vaccines is so severe and undeniable that the mainstream media has even begun to admit that vaccines spread disease.

To the surprise of many, vaccine insert sheets openly admit that flu shots have never been subjected to medical studies that show they even work. This insert sheet is from a 2014 Flulaval vaccine:

The insert sheet readily admits:

…there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.

There’s even more. If you keep reading the FLULAVAL insert, it says in black and white text, “Safety and effectiveness of FLULAVAL in pediatric patients have not been established.”

The same insert also says, “FLULAVAL has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.”

As you can also see, this same insert also explains that when you’re being injected with a flu shot, you’re also being injected with mercury, formaldehyde and other toxic ingredients:

“Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is added as a preservative. Each … dose contains 50 mcg thimerosal. Each dose may also contain residual amounts of ovalbumin, formaldehyde, and sodium deoxycholate from the manufacturing process.”

As this Natural News article documents, flu shot side effects include:

Eye pain and chest pain
Arthritis
Dizziness, tremors and losing consciousness (syncope)
Convulsions and seizures
Gullain-Barre Syndrome
Cranial nerve paralysis or limb paralysis
Swelling of the brain
Partial facial paralysis

Finally, this flu shot even warns that you should never give it to anyone who has previously had a different flu shot, even in previous years:

Do not administer Flulaval to anyone… following previous administration of any influenza vaccine.

The real science proves flu shots are little more than medical quackery and marketing voodoo

The science paper mentioned above is just the latest example of real science exposing the quackery and fraud of flu shot vaccines, which still contain toxic mercury — a brain-damaging neurotoxin — in the form of thimerosal, a toxic preservative. The fact that flu shots containing mercury are still administered to children and expectant mothers across America is an indictment of the wholesale dishonesty and abandonment of medical ethics practiced by the failed medical system in America today.

Now, thanks to real science that’s finally emerging, we know why flu shots don’t work. In fact, the scientists studying why they don’t work are now openly admitting the fact that they don’t work!

I wonder, will vaccine zealots now call the Public Library of Science a “conspiracy publication” because they published a science article that explored the riddle of why flu vaccines fail so often? I’ve been warning you for over a decade that flu shots don’t work. Now, it seems, my warning has become a published conclusion in the scientific record. The fact that flu shots don’t work is so widely known in the scientific research community that the idea itself isn’t even controversial. This study, after all, didn’t even need to determine whether or not flu shots actually work… it’s a given that they don’t work… rather, the study sought to determine the reason why flu shots don’t work.

That’s why any person who claims flu shots always work is either dishonest, scientifically illiterate, or wildly uninformed.

 

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Dr. Duke & Mark Collett of UK Expose How ZioWood & ZioMusic Industry Poisons Our Children!

Dr. Duke & Mark Collett of UK Expose How ZioWood & ZioMusic Industry Poisons Our Children!

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Today Dr. Duke talked about the poison that comes out of Zio-Hollywood’s film and music industries. These include movies like Suburbicon, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. Spoiler alert: it portrays whites as racist oppressors of innocent black people.

 

Meanwhile, the music industry encourages girls to become sluts. Songs from the popular musical Hairspray tout the sexual superiority of black boys to young white girls, while Nikki Minaj’s award-winning “Anaconda” song glorifies trading sex for cocaine. Now that’s a win-win proposition straight from Hollywood!

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Shocking new study proves that the vaccine industry is just an extension of the abortion industry

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The mainstream media is actively trying to bury the findings of a new study that sheds a not-so-positive light on influenza vaccines. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Vaccine, the shocking paper reveals that pregnant women who receive seasonal flu shots year after year are more than four times more likely to have spontaneous miscarriages compared to women who don’t get jabbed.

Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this groundbreaking research rejects the official government narrative that all vaccines are completely safe and effective, which is probably why some of the gatekeepers of “science” are already starting to question its implications. Vaccine‘s editor-in-chief, Dr. Gregory Poland, for instance, recently stated contradictorily that while the paper raises important questions about vaccine safety that shouldn’t be ignored, he also doesn’t believe that flu shots are in any way responsible for causing miscarriages.

“Not at all,” Dr. Poland emphatically stated when asked whether or not flu shots are risky business for pregnant women.

How Dr. Poland can make such a claim when the study was conducted using rigorous scientific methods that many consider to be the “gold standard” is a bit disingenuous, especially when considering the fact that if the opposite had been discovered – that pregnant women can get flu shot after flu shot with no risk of complications – such findings would have been immediately declared by every major health agency and news station to be gospel truth.

Further, it was two CDC researchers, not “anti-vaxxers,” who noticed what ABC News described as “a big difference” between women who had miscarried within 28 days of getting a flu shot, as well as who had received a flu shot the year prior. Among such woman, 17 of the 485 evaluated had miscarriages compared to only four of 485 women from an unvaccinated comparison group.

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota reported on these findings as suggesting “a strong association between receiving repeated doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine and miscarriage.” That pretty much speaks for itself, wouldn’t you say?

Flu shots cause spontaneous abortions, the remains of which are used to manufacture other vaccines

Besides the inherent risk of spontaneous abortion that comes with pregnant women getting flu shots, according to this latest research, there’s also the use of aborted human fetal tissue in many vaccines that suggests the vaccine industry is really just an extension of Planned Parenthood and other key players in the abortion industry.

Consider a research article that was published by Jessica Farnsworth back in May 2011 that looked at the link between aborted human babies and vaccine production. As it turns out, the vaccine industry technically relies on the abortion industry to develop new vaccines, so it’s hardly surprising that these same vaccines seem to cause abortions as well.

“Cell strains from fetal organs can multiply many times and provide a cell source for many decades, serving as an ideal culture medium due to their longevity,” Farnsworth reported. “One aborted baby can be the source of a cell strain with a potential yield of about 20 million metric tons of cells, which can be stored frozen for many years. The availability of aborted babies also presents an economic advantage over animal sources of cell cultures such as monkey, chicken, duck, dog, or rabbit, since animals must be housed, fed, maintained, and bred.”

So there you have it: The disgusting truth that the abortion business is key to vaccine production, which in turn results in more abortions. It’s a constant cycle of death being propagated against the American people in the name of “public health,” but thankfully the truth is spreading.

Sources for this article include:

NaturalNews.com

ABCNews.go.com

CIDRAP.UMN.edu

CogForLife.org

NaturalNews.com

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Rest in peace: Australian auto industry dies at 69

“The end of Holden making cars in Australia is a very sad day for the workers and for every Australian. It is the end of an era,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday.“Everyone has a Holden story,” he added.

According to various estimates, 30,000 to 50,000 people have lost jobs as a result of the closures. While the number of direct layoffs is about 5,000, the real number is closer to 50,000, if people indirectly involved in Holden’s production are included, according to the Australian newspaper The Advertiser.

Australia plans to increase military spending by about $23.5 billion by 2022, to produce a fleet of frigates, armored personnel carriers and submarines to be concentrated in South Australia.

However, the people who lost jobs will “need to be retrained to be able to work in defense, mining, aerospace, because we are going to be building ships,” John Camillo, ‎state secretary at the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union in South Australia told reporters.

The first Australian-designed mass production car was manufactured by Holden in 1948. Following WWII, the company was backed by the Australian government, which wanted to boost domestic car manufacturing and give the nation some global status.

Through the 1960s and ’70s, Holden was the most popular car brand in Australia, competing only with Ford. However, a 2013 report showed that Holden could no longer afford to manufacture cars in Australia.

After production ends, the brand will continue as an importer of vehicles.

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/business/407305-australia-car-industry-death/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

The alcohol industry doesn’t want you to understand the link between drinking and cancer the link

The alcohol industry doesn’t want you to understand that alcohol consumption, even in moderate degrees, is strongly linked to the development of a number of cancers. Much like the resistance put up by the tobacco industry, the alcohol lobby and powerful industry trade groups are attempting to persuade the public that the risks are insignificant, although evidence continues to mount.

In a recent study undertaken by global British-led team of experts, the alcohol industry was examined for its efforts to obfuscate and downplay the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer, especially breast cancer. Looking at the organizations that most impact public opinion, the study uncovers what the manipulation of public information looks like.

“Drinks industry organizations often present the relationship between alcohol and cancer as highly complex, implying there is no clear evidence of a consistent link, said the study led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet.

Other strategies include denying any relationship exists, or saying inaccurately that there is no risk with moderate drinking, the study found. The industry also seeks to mention a wide range of other real and potential cancer risk factors in an effort to present alcohol as just one of many, it added.” [Source]

Of course this type of industry behavior is typical when so much money and political influence is in play, yet just like revelations about the role of tobacco in cancer, the public deserves to know as much as possible, as soon as possible, and this study highlights the lack of concern industry often has for human health.

According to the Guardian, “while there are more than 200 types of cancer, alcohol is recognised by key medical authorities as a cause of two of the commonest: breast and bowel cancer, which between them result in almost 100,000 new diagnoses a year in the UK alone.”

While cancer may be the scariest possibility to consider, other negative effects of alcohol consumption are actually much more statistically dangerous.

“Binge drinking effects over 20% of the US population, according to a recent report published by the U.S. surgeon general. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (USDUH) estimates this to be even higher at 27%. Alcohol misuse in the U.S. contributes to over 88,000 deaths each year. Globally, deaths in 2012 attributed to alcohol consumption stacked up to 3.3 million.

The statistics are even more staggering when you consider USDUH’s estimate that 86% of people 18 or over who live in the U.S. consume alcohol.” [Source]

The alcohol industry study’s conclusion are quoted below. Of note is the inference of how alcohol lobbies are well-connected and sway significant political influence in many nations around the world.

“Our analysis shows that, on the contrary, the global AI is currently actively disseminating misinformation about alcohol and cancer risk, particularly breast cancer [48]. The AI, unlike the tobacco industry, still has significant access in many countries to government health departments [52, 53]. It is also active in the international policy arena, with, for example, partner or stakeholder status at World Health Organization and United Nations meetings relevant to alcohol, on occasions when the tobacco industry is excluded [52]. This study shows that the AI uses similar tactics to the tobacco industry, to the same ends: to protect its profits, to the detriment of public health. The full scale and nature of these activities requires urgent investigation.” [Source]

Via Waking Times


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Warning: Graphic Images That The Egg Industry Does Not Want You To See







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There are many people out there who consider themselves vegetarians but still eat eggs on a regular basis. I have learned that the correct name for these types of non-flesh eaters is ovo-vegetarians. Generally these people still eat eggs for a variety of reasons, such as: the idea that eggs provide them with the essential proteins, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin b12 that they may otherwise be lacking, and the idea that chickens produce eggs anyways and no animal was actually killed or harmed if the egg wasn’t fertilized.

Many people remain unaware of how inhumanely the majority of hens used for egg production are treated. Whether vegetarian, vegan, ovo-vegetarian, plant-based, carnivore, or whatever you choose to identify with, the following list of 21 things the egg industry does not want you to see will make you think twice about your egg consumption…

1. It takes approximately 36 hours for a hen to produce 1 egg.

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2. To keep up with the demand, over 300 million hens are used each year by the U.S. egg industry alone.

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3. The lives of these hens are full of misery right from the start.

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4. The baby chicks are born in incubators such as these.

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5. They never get the chance to see their mothers…

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6. Shortly after being born, the males and females are separated

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7. The females await the same fate as their mothers, living lives of misery laying eggs.

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8. The males are tossed into plastic bags to suffocate or…

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10. The female chicks have their beaks cut off with a hot blade.

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11. Between 5 and 11 hens are crammed into “battery” cages.

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12. The cages are often stacked on top of each other.

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13. This allows the urine and faeces from the stacked birds to fall onto the birds underneath.

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14. It is not uncommon for the hens to die in their cages

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15. Sometimes they rot alongside living birds in the cages.

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16. After around 2 years the birds that have managed to survive are sent to the slaughterhouse.

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17. The hens then face the same fate as the birds that are raised for their meat.

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18. They are shackled and hung upside down.

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19. They are electrocuted.

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20. Their throats are cut open.

21. They are often scalded to death.

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This list was adapted from www.peta.org

What About Cage-Free Eggs?

Do not be fooled by companies who advertise “cage-free.” These birds may not be raised in cages like the ones mentioned above, but this is merely just a marketing scam designed to keep up with the consumer demand for more ethical choices. While birds raised in this way do have a slightly better quality of life, all “cage-free” means is the birds are kept in a giant warehouse, packed with thousands of other birds who rarely see daylight, if at all. Many die, their carcasses rot, some get diseases, and other birds fight each other to the death. Other than that, their lives and deaths are pretty much the same.

What Can You Do?

Well, the obvious decision would be to stop eating eggs altogether; if you don’t like something, don’t support it! That being said, I understand some people either don’t want to or still would like to utilize some of the benefits eating can eggs provide. If you want to keep eggs in your diet, one thing you can do to opt-out of this vicious industry is buy organic eggs from pasture-raised chickens from a local farm that you know of and trust. Such hens are free to roam around as they please on a pasture and their feed should be free of antibiotics and hormones.

If you decide to opt-out of eating eggs altogether you can still get your protein and omega 3’s from many alternative sources, including flax and hemp seeds and dark green leafy vegetables. And if it’s the taste rather than the nutritional aspect of eating eggs that keeps you coming back for more, give this vegan egg recipe a shot (pictured below).

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Having Trouble Losing Excess Weight?

Having trouble losing excess weight? This could be one of the biggest reasons why.

We know so much about food now yet much of the population is overweight and unhealthy because of the quality of our food and our perception about food.

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Vaccine industry celebrates Disneyland measles outbreak operation as a huge success, seeks to model similar outbreaks for more fear propaganda

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There’s nothing quite as effective as a good outbreak story to keep the masses in line when it comes to vaccines. While resistance to vaccine mandates and the CDC’s vaccination schedule have been steadily growing in recent years, there is no doubt that the mainstream media can manipulate an outbreak story very effectively to frighten some who were unsure into vaccinating their children. This was recently confirmed by a study which sought to determine how best the media can manipulate an outbreak story in the “most compelling” way. The study was published in the journal Vaccine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 28 December 2014 and 8 February 2015, 125 people were diagnosed with measles after visiting one of the Disney theme parks or having contact with someone who did.

Interestingly, according to that same report, only 45 percent of these patients were unvaccinated, but the mainstream media made sure nobody knew that.

The research team set out to see which stories received the most play, particularly on social media, with a view to using the same strategies in the future.

The authors went on to examine how best to get a pro-vaccine article to “go viral.” Their conclusion? Include “a clear bottom-line message explaining the meaning of vaccination.” (Related: Learn how the mainstream media manipulates the facts at Outbreak.news.)

The team discovered that articles that only contained anecdotes or stories were not likely to move anyone to action, while articles that contained facts and statistics did marginally better. To really get people frightened and motivated, they determined, an article “must clearly explain the bottom line, or gist, of vaccination.”

The study skirts around the issue of what this bottom line is, but one can only imagine that it would run along the lines of: If you don’t get vaccinated you will put others in harm’s way and leave yourself and your children vulnerable to terrible diseases. Vaccination, on the other hand, is 100 percent safe and 100 percent effective.

The problem is, this is simply not true. Vaccines are neither 100 percent effective nor perfectly safe. In truth, they contain ingredients and adjuvants that many people are not comfortable with, and carry the risk of serious side effects. (Related: CDC lies – Measles outbreaks confirmed among children already vaccinated.)

As an example of this, let’s examine the vaccine package insert for the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine, as posted online by Merck, the vaccine’s manufacturer.

First off, the growth medium for the vaccine contains recombinant human albumin – the serum albumin found in human blood, derived from aborted fetuses. This would already be enough to disturb the consciences of thousands of potential patients, but you’ll never hear the media breathe a word about it.

Next, there’s the fact that while stating that “safety and effectiveness of mumps and rubella vaccine in infants less than 12 months of age have not been established,” the insert advises that in outbreak situations, health professionals should administer the vaccine to infants between 6 and 12 months of age. What? After they’ve just confirmed that they have no idea if it’s safe to do so?

Then there’s the fact that the insert warns against giving the vaccine to pregnant women, and even stresses that women should not fall pregnant within three months of receiving the shot. How many women are aware of this?

Finally, there are the contraindications and precautions, which are too numerous to list but include:

  • Anaphylaxis can occur in patients allergic to eggs.
  • Vaccination can result in “febrile respiratory illness or other active febrile infection.”
  • Patients who are in any way immunosuppressed cannot receive the shot or they could die.
  • Though the insert claims the vaccine isn’t likely to result in infection, it does warn that “excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination,” and that after vaccination the virus can be transmitted to a baby through breastmilk.

And then there’s this:

Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines.” [Emphasis added]

Bet you never read about that after the Disneyland outbreaks.

Sources include:

Journals.Elsevier.com

ScienceDirect.com

CDC.gov

Merck.com[PDF]

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