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Old 01-24-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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I used to go to that store on Lamar St many years ago. My favorite lunch was the "vegetarian chili". It was small and dinky just like you say. It's nothing like what it was.

They have an ice skating ring on the top, of the huge remodel, during the winter.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Progressive people that shop there are just plain stupid.
The same kinda idiots that buy a Smart car.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Progressive people that shop there are just plain stupid.
And republicans who shop there?
Are what, brilliant?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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And republicans who shop there?
Are what, brilliant?
You beat me to it.

Whole Foods started in Austin, TX and expanded from there. By whotex's logic, all the Texans who shop at Whole Foods in the state of Texas are stupid progressives.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I suggest all these "skeptics" watch a movie called Genetic Roulette. They trace the history of GMO foods and the rise of disease related to inflammation. The FDA has put out these "reassuring" comments about lack of evidence of harm from GMO's. What the movie shows is that this party line began when a lawyer from Monsanto was in charge of communication by the FDA. Starting from the mid-90's, FDA has deserted the field in the GMO issue and relied on "research" by producers to insure safety. Which is sort of like relying on banks to determine if mortgage-related derivatives are safe (Greenspan's solution). If you asked the tobacco companies in 1960 are cigarettes safe, what kind of summary statement would they have given.

Anyway, it isn't as if research suggesting growing problems doesn't exist. FDA simply doesn't pass that on to the consuming public. It is to food what the FAA was to aviation for so many years, an official cheerleader, a comforting voice telling the public "our food supply is safe".

How dangerous can this be. One mother recalls when her young son had the symptoms of anaphylactic shock after eating some raw corn. I know it was the symptoms because I have had those symptoms. And I can tell you this is a very fast killer. You can be dead before the ambulance arrives. You don't want to find out by SURPRISE that some artificial gene is being rejected violently by your body. Anaphylaxis is this crazy automatic body function that can kill you to "save" you. Corporate grocers and agribusiness like Monsanto will not step forward to save lives. Self-defense is not merely the best defense, it is really the only one. If Whole Foods would simply slap on its own labels, I would give them credit. But they are waiting till they are forced. And that means they also value profit over consumers' lives.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Whole Foods are pleasant stores to shop in and where I live, its the only real alternative to Wal-Mart or Target. They also have a much wider selection. I'll keep shopping there until I have a better, cheaper option that's not Wal-Mart or Target.
You mean there aren't Circle Ks where you live?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:46 AM
 
Location: 77441
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And republicans who shop there?
Are what, brilliant?

compared to parasites who vote democrat, yup....
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:52 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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You mean there aren't Circle Ks where you live?

All the Circle K's closed here 20 years or more, ago.

There is only a few 7-11's left
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:53 AM
 
Location: 77441
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Now I've found out a couple of other things.

Their top management is anti-union.

The CEO has fought unionization campaigns in the Tea Party heartland of Wisconsin

thats the only reason I need to shop there.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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All the Circle K's closed here 20 years or more, ago.

There is only a few 7-11's left
At least with the 7-Elevens you have a good option.
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