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Fuck Whole Paycheck. [Thursday, Aug. 13th, 2009|12:15 pm]
The richest girl in town.
Why?

Whole Foods CEO and co-founder John Mackey thinks you're a socialist.

(Prepare yourself for fatphobia, classism, and victim-blaming.)

Hat-tip, jlassen.
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[User Picture]From: katyakoshka
2009-08-13 07:27 pm (UTC)
So that smug, self-satisfied air really does come from the top down! What an asshat. The amount of ignorance should be stunning, but it isn't. Just nauseating.
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[User Picture]From: susanstinson
2009-08-13 07:29 pm (UTC)
Charming!
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[User Picture]From: blaugirl
2009-08-13 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'd like to kick him in his underwear region.
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[User Picture]From: tristan_crane
2009-08-13 08:01 pm (UTC)

ugh.

He's always been a douche, one of many reasons (the number one reason being personal poverty), that I don't shop there.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-08-13 08:19 pm (UTC)
I appreciated some things about WF when I worked there but JM's attitudes toward unions and other collective action was, to put it milidly, not one of them.
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[User Picture]From: baconmonkey
2009-08-13 08:30 pm (UTC)
I love how his response to simplifying the health care problem is to complicate the tax code even further.
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[User Picture]From: mysterc
2009-08-13 10:31 pm (UTC)
Ftw
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[User Picture]From: raychoo
2009-08-13 08:55 pm (UTC)
This is the same guy who compared unions to herpes, yeah? HATE HIM SO MUCH.
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[User Picture]From: maschalismos
2009-08-13 08:56 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: epiphanomaly
2009-08-13 09:08 pm (UTC)

Cancer is self-inflicted

In sum:

If only all those fat chain-smoking commies would shop exclusively at Whole Foods, then cancer and heart disease wouldn't even exist!

Clearly, the only reason people get sick is because they're too cheap to cough up the dough for groceries with a 50% markup.

And don't even get me started on the heartless bastards who have the audacity to sue poor persecuted doctors for incompetent treatment. Monsters, they are. I'm pretty sure I've heard they eat hot raw puppy liver sautéed in the tears of orphans.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-08-14 02:32 am (UTC)

Re: Cancer is self-inflicted

It's hilarious how I worked there for two years and ate a lot of my meals from their shelves (though even with the 20% discount I still couldn't afford the meat and seafood sections) but I remained, stubbornly, fat.

I guess maybe I should have eaten something other than the Triple Creme Brie and the chocolate cake from their bakery. Who knew?
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[User Picture]From: darkrosetiger
2009-08-13 09:31 pm (UTC)
One more reason to avoid Whole Paycheck in favor of the Nugget, TJ's, or the Co-op. For that matter, Safeway's organics aren't bad, and I know they're union.
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[User Picture]From: epiphanomaly
2009-08-13 11:05 pm (UTC)
unfortunately Trader Joe's "fresh" produce is foul. I'm luckily to live near the Sigona's Farmer's Market in Redwood City (boxed/prepped food there is expensive, but the produce is not). If I can't make that, I safeway.
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[User Picture]From: pantryslut
2009-08-13 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think they ship the "fresh" produce in on the same slow boats that they put the wine pallets on, or something.

Farmer's markets and CSAs ftw!
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-08-14 02:33 am (UTC)
I have mixed luck with TJ's produce but I definitely find you have to shop carefully. And I do wind up mostly shopping the farmer's market and Safeway for produce, supplementing with TJ's when it's inconvenient to do otherwise.
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[User Picture]From: mysterc
2009-08-13 10:38 pm (UTC)
So the poor persecuted underpaid dr that told me my diabetes was genetic and NOT the result of eating "wrong" was a quack and I should listen to you cuz?
He can eat a dick up till he hiccups
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[User Picture]From: abostick59
2009-08-14 12:45 am (UTC)
Sorry didn't read it; it led off with a quote from Margaret Thatcher, thus proving any subsequent reading to be a waste of effort.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-08-14 02:34 am (UTC)
"TMT; DR"
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[User Picture]From: baconmonkey
2009-08-14 01:32 am (UTC)

let them eat cake

Although Canada has a population smaller than California, 830,000 Canadians are currently waiting to be admitted to a hospital or to get treatment, according to a report last month in Investor's Business Daily. In England, the waiting list is 1.8 million.

I'd love to see some statistics on how many 'Murricans are on a waiting list to see their private-industry bureaucratically designated doctor. Most everyone I know who has coverage (all 12 of them) end up having to wait weeks or months to actually see the doctor for whatever procedure.

I can't help but think back to last year when I got strep. I spent hours calling around saying "I have strep, can I give you cash to get a throat culture?" most of the time I was told "are you in our network?" When I said "no, I. want. to. give. you. cold. hard. cash.", they said they couldn't take me. SF general said they would charge $400 to see me, then $80 for labwork, and then meds would cost more on top of that. I ended up finding a housecall doctor who came to my house for $250 and took care of it. after all that, I found the one remotely sane solution, which is the mini-clinic at Farmacia Remdios in the mission and cough up like $60. Yes, our great american Hellth care system is so utterly fucked that the right answer for something like Strep Throat, is to go to a Mexican pharmacy.
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From: vagal_nerve
2009-08-14 01:54 am (UTC)
total asshole. fuck his store.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-08-14 08:28 am (UTC)
Here's a fun fact: When I worked there, our health insurance (which took me over a year to qualify for) didn't have any mental health benefits at all. I questioned this, as Colorado had a parity law covering the big 6 DSM diagnoses, and learned that Whole Foods "self-insured" and thus could ignore said laws.

At one point the employees were allowed to vote on our benefits package. There were options to add all kinds of things, from mental health benefits to child care, with a limited pool of funds (a figure we were never given any insight into...) to "spend" on the various options. I strongly objected to giving healthy (for now!) people the option to vote up or down on benefits that the rest of us needed in order to remain healthy workers but was told "we empower our employees to make the decisions they want to live with!"

I guess I just should have felt more "empowered." Maybe my clinical depression would have healed itself.
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