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FReep this poll: Saturday surveys: The Whole Foods - health care debacle
green LA girl ^ | Saturday August 29, 2009 at 10:57 am | green LA girl

Posted on 08/30/2009 10:19:15 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative

Vote No.

Currently the No's are 69%. Let's see if we can break 90%.

Here's an easy to click on link.

http://greenlagirl.com/saturday-surveys-the-whole-foods-health-care-debacle/#pd_a_1931825



TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; wholefoods
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1 posted on 08/30/2009 10:19:15 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

So, if the purpose of a company is to make money; how much money is generated when the company takes a political side?


2 posted on 08/30/2009 10:20:56 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: TomSmedley; verity; azhenfud; eno_; Constantine XIII; Phsstpok; MarkL; timydnuc; Gunrunner2; ...
Here's a link to the poll to FReep.

http://greenlagirl.com/saturday-surveys-the-whole-foods-health-care-debacle/#pd_a_1931825


3 posted on 08/30/2009 10:21:39 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: Hodar

Well the boycott seems to have backfired.


4 posted on 08/30/2009 10:22:51 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: Paleo Conservative; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Annoy a leftwing blogger today poll ping! (Well, I guess I'll ping to bloggers if I can annoy a libtard. LOL)

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

5 posted on 08/30/2009 10:22:51 AM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Now @ 85% no.


6 posted on 08/30/2009 10:23:57 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

75% no, but ya can’t fix stupid:

“In case you missed it, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote a ridiculous editorial in the Wall Street Journal against Obama’s health care reform effort. Mackey basically says health care — and even food and shelter — are commodities people shouldn’t feel they have a right to”


7 posted on 08/30/2009 10:24:01 AM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

“Let’s see if we can break 90%.”

Getting close, 87% NO when I voted


8 posted on 08/30/2009 10:25:30 AM PDT by jocon307 ( We're dealing with COMMUNISTS here, folks!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Fox News Sunday reported this morning that the Tea Party groups are organizing the boycott of Whole Foods!


9 posted on 08/30/2009 10:25:31 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: roaddog727

Yes 3%
No 89%
I never shopped there anyway
7%
I don’t know 1%

Who are these don’t know?


10 posted on 08/30/2009 10:27:54 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jocon307

89% just now, 11:27 AM Mountain time!


11 posted on 08/30/2009 10:27:58 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: La Lydia
Fox News Sunday reported this morning that the Tea Party groups are organizing the boycott of Whole Foods!

No, they're organizing buycotts.

12 posted on 08/30/2009 10:28:13 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Nah, don’t think it backfired so much as amounted to free advertizing for Whole Earth Foods. I think the store got some Conservative shoppers going there, just to check it out.

Liberals are cowards, typically uninformed and without a will. To ask them to give up a whole-food breakfast cereal to defend a liberal cause is asking too much. They have no problem demanding you give up meat ... but to ask them to shop elsewhere - that is just too much effort.

The liberals I know, are so self-centered, that the mere idea of self-sacrifice in order to help someone else is as alien to them as asking them to respect the country that enables them to enjoy the freedoms they so love to abuse. Liberals have no problem using the law, or courts to order you to give money to those who are too lazy to work; but are ‘above’ giving to charity, be it a church, or other fundraiser.

That’s why the boycott didn’t work. IMHO.


13 posted on 08/30/2009 10:28:40 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: La Lydia

It’s a BUYcott Fox ~ get it right!

Thanks La Lydia ~ I can’t believe they’d get it so wrong.


14 posted on 08/30/2009 10:28:41 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: Paleo Conservative

Freeped


15 posted on 08/30/2009 10:29:49 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Paleo Conservative

I wish these poll answers would be phrased like “will you be shopping more at Whole Foods” or “will you be shopping less at Whole Foods” my answer would definitely be MORE!!! Anybody else notice how Whole Foods Stock price has been going UP?


16 posted on 08/30/2009 10:30:26 AM PDT by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: Paleo Conservative

This is great! Thanks.. have already reposted. Looks like she’s going to be awfully disappointed in the results now isn’t she.


17 posted on 08/30/2009 10:30:57 AM PDT by KAMorin
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To: Paleo Conservative

I LOVE Whole Foods for my fruits and veggies. They are a bit more expensive but they are worth it! Go Whole Foods!


18 posted on 08/30/2009 10:33:13 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Paleo Conservative

You got your wish. 91% right now.


19 posted on 08/30/2009 10:35:02 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

72% now. Remember, vote early and often.


20 posted on 08/30/2009 10:41:43 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: Proud2BeRight

92% now. Remember, vote early and often.


21 posted on 08/30/2009 10:41:56 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I know that, but Fox News doesn’t know that!


22 posted on 08/30/2009 10:42:16 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Proud2BeRight

NO - 93%

I wish there were a Whole Foods near me. I’d shop there.


23 posted on 08/30/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Paleo Conservative

voted 93%


24 posted on 08/30/2009 10:58:28 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz; ViLaLuz

I think 95% is about as high as we can expect to go.


25 posted on 08/30/2009 11:02:24 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: ViLaLuz

Still at 93 percent


26 posted on 08/30/2009 11:02:48 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I shop at WF all the time. Mr. Ditter and I went there yesterday and I plan a BIG shopping trip there on the 1st. For you who don't shop there but plan to now, at least once, try their beef, it is excellent. I don't buy very much produce there because so much of it organic and to me, “organic produce” means they used poop for fertilizer.
27 posted on 08/30/2009 11:07:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Paleo Conservative

Will you boycott Whole Foods?
Yes 2%
No 93%
I never shopped there anyway 4%
I don’t know <1%


28 posted on 08/30/2009 11:12:30 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: dynachrome
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote a ridiculous editorial in the Wall Street Journal

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote a brilliant factual editorial in the Wall Street Journal elaborating on a simple fix to 'cure' most of the ills of America's Healthcare industry. Fixes that mostly had been implemented at WF, saving the company millions. Union thugs and ACORN now are boycotting WFMI! So sales have increased recently, now that the riff-raff no longer shop there.

29 posted on 08/30/2009 11:15:20 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: SandRat

“Who are these don’t know?”

Those who are completely oblivious to the world around them.


30 posted on 08/30/2009 11:22:45 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Hodar

THe company didn’t issue the op-ed, the CEO did. He did so not to attack Obama, but to offer a better plan, one he truly thought would provide health care for everybody and save money in the process.

But because that plan obviously isn’t Obama’s, the left believes he has committed treason and wants to punish him.

And frankly, I don’t really care — he’s a liberal, and he should understand the people he gives money to are ready to stab him in the back at a moment’s notice.


31 posted on 08/30/2009 11:23:37 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ViLaLuz

I actually drive 40 miles round trip to get to the closest one to me. Now I will do so more often JUST because of THIS!

Its 94% NO now!


32 posted on 08/30/2009 11:25:31 AM PDT by Danae (- Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

And leave a nice comment explaining why she is wrong.


33 posted on 08/30/2009 11:26:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Paleo Conservative

“No” is at 94% 1:28 pm cdt


34 posted on 08/30/2009 11:28:20 AM PDT by TrueFact (perimeter alert)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I loved the way she labeled the CEO’s editorial as “ridiculous” but never gave any reasons why nor had anything constructive to offer of her own.


35 posted on 08/30/2009 11:29:32 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: Hodar

I wish Whole Foods wasn’t so expensive or I’d shop there more often. When is the buyout? I’ll make a point of going there that day, at least.


36 posted on 08/30/2009 11:30:29 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

95%


37 posted on 08/30/2009 11:33:14 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
The company didn’t issue the op-ed, the CEO did.

If John Mackey writes to the editor, as 'John Mackey'; that's fine and good. But, he didn't do that. No, John Mackey signed off on the letter as the CEO of Whole Earth Foods, so instead of representing a personal opinion, he used his title, wealth and property to set forth the opinion of his company (which he is free to do).

If John Mackey had written the letter, it wouldn't have gathered any movement. However, when John invoked the power, name and position of Whole Earth Foods into his editorial piece, well then the company is now a politically active enterprise. And, as such, is the target for boycotts and all kinds of press (positive and negative).

Again, if the purpose of a company is to generate a profit; how much money is generated when a company chooses to politicize itself?

38 posted on 08/30/2009 11:34:20 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: manic4organic

It’s back down to 94%.


39 posted on 08/30/2009 11:39:46 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

I don’t know if the expense is due to the relatively low volume, or the very typical higher quality of their produce - probably a mixture of each, I would suppose.

Like anything else, you get what you pay for. Want pretty, but bland and tasteless fruits and veggies? Wal-Mart has them in abundance.

Want veggies and fruits bursting with flavor? Well, that is going to cost you, and Whole Earth Foods has those in limited supplies.


40 posted on 08/30/2009 11:42:03 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
The company didn’t issue the op-ed, the CEO did. He did so not to attack Obama, but to offer a better plan...

Obama has often said, when talking about his plans to "fix" health care, "anyone else have a better idea, I'd like to hear it."

Mr. Markey simply answered Obama's request.

41 posted on 08/30/2009 11:46:11 AM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: originalbuckeye
I LOVE Whole Foods for my fruits and veggies. They are a bit more expensive but they are worth it! Go Whole Foods!

I agree!
42 posted on 08/30/2009 11:50:59 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: manic4organic

Back to 95% again.


43 posted on 08/30/2009 12:02:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Just voted! Only 2% are Voting for a Boycott and they are no doubt the Crazy Taliban Sympathizers that make up OBOZO’S White House Staff with Baghdad Bob Gibbs as their Turban Head Deputy in Chief! :-) A full 95% have said NO WAY will they boycott ‘WHOLE FOODS!” In fact, they are more inclined to shop at WHOLE FOODS because of the Leadership of the CEO!:-)


44 posted on 08/30/2009 12:28:02 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yes 2%
No 95%
I never shopped there anyway 3%
I don’t know <1%


45 posted on 08/30/2009 12:41:58 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Socialism is not a bad word. It is a bad concept.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Done!


46 posted on 08/30/2009 2:12:41 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: dynachrome
"...Mackey basically says health care — and even food and shelter — are commodities people shouldn’t feel they have a right to”

He is right.

I oppose Health Care Reform (HCR) because it is a direct assault on individual liberties. I think that is its main purpose.

HCR is not just about rationing and wealth redistribution. It's about the end of all individual rights as the corrosive effects of the new collectivist basic human right to health care spreads throughout the legal and political system like a virus.

Congressman Anthony Weiner says that health care is not a commodity. If health care is not a commodity then doctors and nurses are not free and sovereign citizens. If health care is a right then health care workers are slaves to that right who must serve it. No health care worker could refuse to provide their services, for any reason, because that would violate the patient's basic human right to health care.

That means that health care providers have no individual rights. The collective right of the people to receive health care would supersede the provider's individual right to set their fees, their hours or change their occupational status or even decide how to apply their skills and knowledge. A collective right, by practical definition, is a state right because it is a right that is provided by the government to all not protected by the government as something possessed by each person. It is also a state right because it supersedes the individual rights of others when the two come into conflict.

It isn't stated in any of the bills that a patient's rights to care supersedes a provider's right to set fees and hours etc, but it doesn't need to. Rights are always adjudicated in the courts. The legislation simply establishes the foundation for the courts to rule in favor of the patient's collective right to health care.

Weiner’s view is collectivist, fascist and totalitarian. Collectivist because it is superior to an individual right. Fascist because it is overseen by one entity the Federal government. Totalitarian because the Federal government is the true possessor of this collective right and the administrator and enforcer of it as well.

Congressman Weiner's view is the underlying philosophy of the entire Health Care Reform legislation the House and Senate have put forth. Consider the setting up of community watch dogs to monitor various health parameters of citizens in the Senate version of the bill. Look at pages 382 - 393.

TITLE I—QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS

Even the citizens themselves will be subject to state set regulations on their behavior in order to fulfill the human right of universal health care. It isn't the individual's liberty that is being protected by that it is the state's control over its health care system that is being guarded. How much clearer can it be that these bills abrogate the concept of individual rights?

Health Care is a Liberty Issue Conservative Underground - 18 August 2009 - Tim Dunkin

Second Bill of Rights aka FDR's economic bill of rights (An early attempt to embed collective rights into American politics and society.)

Collective rights, such as a right to health care, is Marxist communism to its core.

47 posted on 08/30/2009 2:15:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Hey AZ, thought you might want to ping your list to this one.

All the best—GGG


48 posted on 08/30/2009 2:41:29 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Hodar
The liberals I know, are so self-centered, that the mere idea of self-sacrifice in order to help someone else is as alien to them as asking them to respect the country that enables them to enjoy the freedoms they so love to abuse. Liberals have no problem using the law, or courts to order you to give money to those who are too lazy to work; but are ‘above’ giving to charity, be it a church, or other fundraiser.

You have just described many members of my ungenerous, self-centered, liberal family. Everything is "all about them." Curiously, I'm the black sheep/scapegoat of my family, but always called upon in desperation whenever there is trouble and they need someone to "fix" it.

Oh, and when you do fix it, they don't even bother to say thanks, but blame you that things didn't go exactly the way they wanted it to!

Liberals are ungrateful, spoiled brats, plain and simple. Why don't they just take over Cuba and run their country, instead of ours.

49 posted on 08/30/2009 2:57:35 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://aroodawakening.tv)
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To: GodGunsGuts; dynachrome

Thanks for the tip, GGG.

Dynachrome holds the FReep a Poll ping list. I was just helping out while he took some time away from computers.

I haven’t hit the poll yet because I can’t see it on my phone.


50 posted on 08/30/2009 3:16:07 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect Jim Thompson's children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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