Read about Costco at this URL: http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/classes/cmps050/Fall02/costco.html
In one of his videos, 'America Destroyed By Design' Alex Jones gives plenty of reasons to boycott Costco. Other researchers are finding out that Costco has links to the Chinese military. Indeed it's time for we-the-people to boycott Costco (and other Usury Elites' Group of Companies) as our support of them is effectively destroyed too many small to medium-sized mom and pop businesses. Costco pioneered the world's first warehouse membership club in 1976. The first Costco in America was opened in 1983 in Seattle, Washington. In 1993 Costco merged with Price Club.
In 2002, 32 million+ people are paying Costco a membership fee to shop over 357+ stores (worldwide) in 34 US states; 9 Canadian provinces; 6 Mexican states; the United Kingdom; South Korea and Taiwan. Costco plans on opening 30 to 50 new warehouses each year in the foreseeable future. Why do consumers flock to Costco warehouse stores? The research shows that they overspend and buy way too much stuff. It's time to stop permitting ourselves to be docilely influenced by the crafty advertising of the Usury Elites' Group of Companies whose mission is to consume us with crass commercialism for their greedy profit. Watch the demise of the Usury Elites' Group of Companies as we progress into this 21st Century. www.chainstoreage.com & www.retailsystems.com &
Unfortunately, we-the-people have bought into the Costco/Wal-Mart -ization at a global level. We-the-people have been ignorant of the facts and ready to buy into their (the Usury Elites) schemes whereby we enjoy the perceived convenience while sacrificing our local community spirit. By continuing to spend our money with the Usury Elites' Group of Companies like Costco, Wal-Mart and other giant retailers we are sacrificing local community and accepting their not-so-well paid labour deals and becoming very car-centric as we busy ourselves by occupying their infrastructure which includes cement warehouses on huge tracts of land with an abundance of highways and gas bars so we can service our cars. How absurd!
The idea of bringing products and/or services to our homes is gaining momentum as the SDI (Self Directed Income) industry now offers almost every product and/or service that any consumer would need or want. Another emerging trend is the idea of shopping directly from the producer as the ultimate prosumer exchange - because we-the-people can create and spend our own 'usuryfree' time currency when we deal with other prosumers.
Shop-at-home and/or from small to medium-sized stores in your respective local communities. Join our own loyal database and shop within so that we-the-people are supporting each other instead of destroying each other. Promote this idea of shopping-at-home and/or in your respective local communities. Re-educate those in your circles of influence. Details at The National Savings Club Cyberclassroom: www.cyberclass.net/nsc.htm
I encourage anyone and everyone to purchase a full membership with The National Savings Club and search their online database and do your shopping within their ever-expanding network of small to medium-sized community businesses and their growing network of home-based businesses. If there's no listing for your local community yet, buy your full membership and become a consultant and start your local database NOW. Request full details from Tommy-Usury: Free by sending an email with National Savings Club info in the Subject line: email@example.com
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Source: Civic Front to Defend the Casino de la Selva
Posted: September 12, 2002
Stop Mega-Store on Historic Mexican Site
Do you remember Malcolm Lowry's novel "Under the Volcano"? Well, the place where the novel takes place, the old fashioned and traditional Hotel Casino de la Selva in Cuernavaca México is being demolished with all its beautiful murals, centenary trees, swimming pools and fantastic buildings to build a Costco store (in association with the Mexican supermarket chain Comercial Mexicana).
But the fight against Costco is not just an effort to save the historic murals of Spanish artist Joseph Renau, and Mexican artists such as Reyes Meza and Benito Messeguer. Nor is it only about the historic building itself, designed by architect Felix Candela. Or 600 hundred enormous trees are now being cut down to make way for Costco. Opposition to Costco is about protecting the jobs of a local traditional market established a few yards from the Casino de la Selva. Is also about protecting the lifestyle of a small and quiet village and preventing Cuernavaca from becoming a suburb of Mexico City. And it is a fight by citizens for the right to decide how they want to live.
A protest against the construction of a Costco mega-store in Cuernavaca, México was violently repressed by police on Wednesday August 21. Around 8:30pm about 450 state and local police attacked a peaceful protest and arrested 32 people, including Charlie Goff, a US citizen. Bail for Mr. Goff, director of a prominent Cuernavaca Spanish-language school, was set at US$10,000. Mr. Goff's wife, Flora Guerrero, had bail set at US$5,000, while most of the other protestors faced bail of US$3000. Observers believe that Goff's bail was deliberately set high give the impression that an American was "leading" the protest, and thus illegally meddling in Mexican affairs. By contrast, the Mexican media has not portrayed Costco's or other American corporations' presence in Mexico as intrusive.
At least 20 thousand people came out on the streets on August 27th to demand freedom for the activists, who were released on September 2nd. Activists are organizing a local and national Boycott against Costco and Comercial Mexicana. They want to put a measure on the ballot so citizens can decide the future of the Casino de la Selva. Activists want the site preserved as a local park that will create local sustainable employment, protect the environment and increase quality of life in Cuernavaca.
Cuernavaca is suffering from uncontrollable sprawl. Costco's impact would be felt by local vendors who will be undercut by the new store, thereby threatening thousands of local jobs. Protesters say Cuernavaca's already existing 10 mega-stores are more than enough.
Costco Struggle In Mexico: www.mexicosolidarity.org/COSTCO_Cuernavaca.html
Costco Gripes: www.computergripes.com/Costco.html
Saturdays At Costco: http://whatdoiknow.org/archives/000557.php
Our Trip To Costco: http://hellskitchen.net/issues/costco/ourtrip.html
List Your Experiences at Hated Companies: www.hatedcompanies.com
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