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Customers call for Whole Foods boycott

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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I could wish the people who agree with placing Uncle Sham in charge of all health care into VA hospitals where they will recieve really bad care. Na, that is just too hateful for me.

Before Whole Foods organic shopping was a joke. I doubt the people who say they are boycotting were ever real customers. There is not a better store for buying organic vegetables and unusual vegetables.

[edit on 24-8-2009 by eradown]




posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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maybe we should look past his statements at what might have motivated them. could it be possible that he sees, attached to the healthcare plan, a means by which the health food industries may be put out of business by government writ?

if you're a proponent of natural remedies and health foods, i'd be checking into that avenue. it isn't like a liberal CEO to just make blanket statements without cause, especially ones that he knows will be unpopular with his biggest customer base. he may be staring down the barrel of a gun meant to end your choice over how you care for your body.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:50 PM
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I cannot even begin to understand why people would boycott a store that promotes health. People that supposedly want the best for everyone are boycotting a HEALTH FOOD store?


John Mackey's political opinion is trivial and pales in comparison to the benefits of having natural and organic food available to the public.

I am sorry but given what most of us here know on ATS about the elite's tactics, i.e. the segregation tactics, corporate dependency tactics, etc, we should all know better than to get caught up in such one dimensional debate. If we start thinking more two dimensionally or even three, we should see a 3rd or 4th solution to problems that we never saw before.

Or, perhaps I am over simplifying the controversy.

All I know is, I try and find solutions to problems and not participate in cyclic, perpetual debate. Honestly, If everyone ate organic, half of the health problems people experience would probably go out the window.

If somehow they do shut down some whole foods stores, if not the whole chain, then they actually are depriving a whole lot of people good health anyway, which is counter productive to the whole cause in the first place!
:shk:

Anyway.







[edit on 24-8-2009 by Unlimitedpossibilities]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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If the guy "TRULY" thought he was just writing a blogiticle and didn't think there would be a hoopla, I feel bad for him.

But I have my doubts. how do you not know it wouldn't raise a stink? But it may be akin to writing a lettor to the editor and then hearing an uprising over it. You would be like..huh? so I dunno. *shrugs*

[edit on 24-8-2009 by nixie_nox]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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I worked in the ER for many years, believe me the poor, homeless, and the uninsured DO get healthcare. NO ONE was turned away for any reason, and no costs were spared. No not everyone has a right to be healthy, wealthy and wise, you must earn it yourself. You can feed people all day, but in the end to survive when your gone, they must learn to feed themselves.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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I have a choice of Wild Oats, SunFlower and Whole Foods in the town close to my village and I do shop organic.

The reason I'm taking my business to anyone but Whole Foods is because Mr Mackay is a duffus for making anykind of statement.

I'm a small business man and I need all the costumers I can get and have enough sense to keep my mouth shut to keep from alienating anyone even if I disagree with them politically or otherwise.

Politics has nothing to do with it. He's a duffus!

Why would I want to give my business to a fool!!

[edit on 24-8-2009 by whaaa]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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it also might be pertinent to mention that at some point, there will be a republican in office again ..i think? and as they tend to toss the ball back and forth to each other, consider anything put in place now, will inevitably be in the hands of the opposite side. what could it be used for? or misused for? nothing is ever black and white at the top. it just looks that way.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Politics has nothing to do with it. He's a duffus!


If politics has nothing to do with it, why stop shopping there?



[edit on 24-8-2009 by Unlimitedpossibilities]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
reply to post by whaaa
 




Politics has nothing to do with it. He's a duffus!


If politics has nothing to do with it, why stop shopping there?




It's my prerogative to shop anywhere I please, for any reason. I think he is a fool that made a foolish business decision. If he drove a blue car and I didn't like the particular shade; It's still my decision to shop and patronize the businesses I see fit.

Mr. Mackay can also shop where he wants. Just like you.

In my shop...no shirt, no shoes, no service.
In fact if I don't like your snotty attitude, I might escort you out and tell you I don't need your business. Do I still have that right?







[edit on 24-8-2009 by whaaa]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
I have a choice of Wild Oats, SunFlower and Whole Foods in the town close to my village and I do shop organic.

The reason I'm taking my business to anyone but Whole Foods is because Mr Mackay is a duffus for making anykind of statement.

I'm a small business man and I need all the costumers I can get and have enough sense to keep my mouth shut to keep from alienating anyone even if I disagree with them politically or otherwise.

Politics has nothing to do with it. He's a duffus!

Why would I want to give my business to a fool!!

[edit on 24-8-2009 by whaaa]


Just so you know... Whole Foods owns Wild Oats.
wiki: Wild Oats

This isn't the first time he has caused trouble,
and you're perfectly within your right to boycott.
For a company that doesn't advertise, this is a good
way to stir up some business.

Didn't someone else find this humorous?

Liberals boycotting Whole Foods is like
Conservatives boycotting the NRA.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Having been a WFM employee and engaged to an executive I think you are missing the point...

John has preached that all of us are responsible for the well being of our ecosystem and the well being of the economy. HE piloted micro loans, believes in fair trade practices, humane treatment of animals, etc...

The problem is in this case he has abandoned the basis of his companies core values.

Having been involved in the culture extensively this stance seems very contrary to
his work, the ideals he has promoted and preached.

My two cents...



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Mackay seems to support the ethical treatment of others. The government does not do the same. This is why the government should not be in charge of health care. I think The Whole Foods owner is being realistic.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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You beat me to it. I was going to encourage all of the boycotters to avoid Whole Foods and only shop at Wild Oats if it's available.

That is a great example of how people who believe they're free thinking are just as spoonfed as the people they believe they are better than. Their Liberal leaders tell them to do this and they do it...without question...without a clue. Conservatives are the same.

I don't know what I'd classify myself. I don't think I'm much of a humanist though. I've started believing that I'm more of a Jeffersonian Democrat.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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I'd like to boycott the boycotters.
I wish the Whole Food store in my area wasn't so far away.
On the other hand I have been thinking ot calling them to find out if their meats have been washed in citric acid.
If they know for sure that it is free from the stuff, I'd go over and buy enough to fill my freezer., along with a few other things.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by aecreate

Originally posted by whaaa
I have a choice of Wild Oats, SunFlower and Whole Foods in the town close to my village and I do shop organic.

The reason I'm taking my business to anyone but Whole Foods is because Mr Mackay is a duffus for making anykind of statement.

I'm a small business man and I need all the costumers I can get and have enough sense to keep my mouth shut to keep from alienating anyone even if I disagree with them politically or otherwise.

Politics has nothing to do with it. He's a duffus!

Why would I want to give my business to a fool!!

[edit on 24-8-2009 by whaaa]


Just so you know... Whole Foods owns Wild Oats.
wiki: Wild Oats



Thanks I didn't know that. Sunflower or my local growers market it is.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:41 PM
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This is a good and decent man. Those boycotting him MUST be either insane, liars or illiterate.

Draws $1 a year in income. Gives all his dividends to charity. Makes healthy food available to his customers. Gives his employees good wages and benefits.

It does help to reveal who the phony's really are though. Makes them stand out like a light bulb in the darkness. He and his company are everything they claim to want and yet they boycott him. Every now and then something like this comes along and exposes them for who they really are. Slaves to masters who would not give them the time of day unless they need them to do their dirty work.



[edit on 8/24/2009 by Blaine91555]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by eradown
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Mackay seems to support the ethical treatment of others. The government does not do the same. This is why the government should not be in charge of health care. I think The Whole Foods owner is being realistic.



Well in my opinion the ethical treatment of others includes AMERICANS. America provides for our safety thru war, fire, crime, disaster, commerce, transport, utilities...

What good is it to be pulled out of a smoldering wreck if your char broiled left overs are
a burden to society or resulting treatment embodies socialism's?

Would the need for healthcare be crucial for the operation of society if the economy collapsed?

I mean, "TO HELL WITH THE BRAIN TUMOR CAUSE I KNOW IF MY COUNTRY IS INVADED I WILL BE SAFE???".

The distinction that healthcare is a luxury is not accurate ... sorry... We will jointly fund getting pulled over for expired tags, but an exam and MRI is somehow a crazier idea???


Of course treating a piece of steak like an insured American is nice, John.

But we can prioritize as ideals do not breath.

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
This is a good and decent man. Those boycotting him MUST be either insane, liars or illiterate.

Draws $1 a year in income. Gives all his dividends to charity. Makes healthy food available to his customers. Gives his employees good wages and benefits.

It does help to reveal who the phony's really are though. Makes them stand out like a light bulb in the darkness. He and his company are everything they claim to want and yet they boycott him. Every now and then something like this comes along and exposes them for who they really are. Slaves to masters who would not give them the time of day unless they need them to do their dirty work.



[edit on 8/24/2009 by Blaine91555]


YES Blaine, and he preaches that COWS should live in good health before they become T-BONES... The fact that he does not make the "leap" is what bothers people.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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I did read the whole thread, but this here is reeeeally bugging me.

I found myself sick and in need of a trip to the ER last September. I'm sitting on $10K in medical bills that I'm slowly paying off. I'm 21 years old and my credit is already ruined, and I'm ten thoudand dollars in debt. Do I want this healthcare reform? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Not in it's current form at all. Haven't quite decided on a form I'd like, if there is one at all, but I definitely do not agree with this healthcare plan.


On topic, I find it compltely stupid and ironic to boycott a healthfood store when everyone's whining about health care as it is. I like Whold Foods. Even if the CEO said "pass this healthcare bill now!" I'm still gonna go get my vegan goodies there.

I work for two corporations, and one has to sit back and think, just because Mr. CEO thinks this way, doesn't mean the cashier at your local store that the CEO wouldn't even give the time of day deserves to lose their job because your boycott forces them out of business.

[edit on 24-8-2009 by Heatburger]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 05:23 PM
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Of course I believe the poor should have good health care ,but I do not believe that the same people who gave the world eugenics will really allow the poor to be given good health care. Those people want to make damn sure the middle class can no longer afford good health care. This is why they want access to bank accounts they want to make damn sure certain people do not have the money to go to Mexico for treatment. This in addition to Codex Alimentarius will give the heartless greasy men of the shadow government complete power of life and death over the innocent. I don't think they deserve such power.



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