I'm not an insider by any stretch, and I certainly don't know all of the provisions of the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal being cooked up by America's corporate interests. But what I do know about the deal is both frightening and dangerous. Not only does the TPP continue the giveaway of special privileges to corporations, it accelerates that trend to the detriment of individual citizens.
If you're from North Carolina you are familiar with the tradition of mixing politicking with barbecue. What could be more natural since North Carolina is known for its barbecue? Saturday, Larry Kissell, candidate for the U.S. House in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District held a fundraiser featuring barbecue from the Murphy House and sauces from eateries around the district. Close to 250 people showed to enjoy the politics, the barbecue and the band.
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