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  • Cops: Off-duty sergeant fatally shoots teen during robbery (Chicago, video of incident)

    02/11/2014 11:00:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    A gun pointed at his gut, the off-duty sheriff's sergeant digs through his pockets with his left hand, fumbling for money, as the three robbers surround him at the Far South Side gas station. The sergeant is surer with his right hand, quickly drawing his own gun and firing point-blank. The gunman, 16, drops at his feet as the two others scatter, according to surveillance video that captured the robbery Monday night at a Citgo station at 103rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, across the street from Gately Stadium. The sergeant swings around at the fleeing robbers, then points the...
  • MACKEY MAKES IT FOUR

    03/17/2010 6:56:53 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 7 replies · 623+ views
    Idirarodblogs.com ^ | 3/16/10 @ 4:32 pm | Iditarod Staff
    IDITAROD XXXVIII Musher Lance Mackey (Bib # 49) arrived in Nome Alaska at 2:59 pm Alaska Time with 11 dogs, and is the first musher in Iditarod Race history to win four back to back Iditarod Championships. Mackey gave all the credit to his team and his leaders… especially his three year old female Maple (last year’s Golden Harness winner).Mackey also recognized the fact that there were no less than four other mushers that battled him all the way to White Mountain. Even then, Mackey’s battle wasn’t over as the 2010 Yukon Quest Champion, Hans Gatt, continued to gain on...
  • Whole Foods CEO Steps Down from Position

    12/27/2009 3:22:53 PM PST · by FromLori · 75 replies · 2,806+ views
    Benzinga ^ | 12/25/09 | N.J. Beachum
    The CEO for Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is relinquishing his chairman title. John Mackey is not only the CEO but also the co-founder of this company. He also held the title of chairman since 1978. After much petitioning by some of the shareholders, Mackey decided to voluntarily give up the title of "chairman" in an effort to keep peace and to appease the activist group. Taking his place will be John Elstrott, the current lead director. When Elstrott takes over as chairman, his previous position will be discontinued. Mackey will continue to be the company's CEO. One reason for...
  • Mushers to be tested for drugs during 2010 Iditarod

    12/06/2009 11:56:25 AM PST · by skeptoid · 7 replies · 618+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 5th, 2009 11:42 PM | MATIAS SAARI
    The Iditarod plans to test mushers for drugs and alcohol in March, a change many mushers have no problem with -- but one that three-time champion Lance Mackey scoffs at. "I think it's a little bit ridiculous," Mackey said Wednesday night from his home near Fairbanks after a training run. "It is a dog race, not a human race. It (using a drug) doesn't affect the outcome of the race." Mackey, a throat cancer survivor who has a medical marijuana card, admits to using marijuana on the trail and thinks his success has made some of his competitors jealous. "It...
  • The demonization of a good corporate citizen because he took Obama at his word

    11/07/2009 3:23:31 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 1 replies · 345+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 3, 2009 | Stephen Moore
    Healthy eating, curbing the obesity epidemic—it's hard to find much of anything Mr. Mackey says that's controversial. But the health-care reform lobby continues to attack Whole Foods as if he were an apostate. In response to the hullabaloo, Mr. Mackey has been understandably defensive. In early September, he wrote about the op-ed on his blog: "I gave my personal opinions. Whole Foods has no official position on the issue." So I ask him, does he regret writing the article? "I regret the controversy that it caused for Whole Foods, but I don't regret writing it, because I think what I...
  • WHOLE FOODS CEO JOHN MACKEY'S CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM

    10/19/2009 8:02:07 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 1 replies · 249+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 19, 2008 | TheCapitalist
    VIDEO'S: When he started his first organic food store in Austin, Texas in 1978, Whole Foods Market CEO and co-founder John Mackey had no idea that he would eventually usher in not just a revolution in how we shop but what we buy. If you dig being able to buy dozens of types of once-exotic apples, or cheese, or wine, or soaps, or countless other items, you can thank Mackey in part for helping to create cathedrals of commerce that have vastly enriched our day-to-day lives and vastly expanded our palates.
  • The Conscience of a Capitalist (interview of Whole Foods CEO John Mackey on health care)

    10/03/2009 5:12:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 674+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 3, 2009 | Stephen Moore
    ... What Mr. Mackey is proposing is more or less what he has already implemented at his company—a plan that would allow more health savings accounts (HSAs), more low-premium, high-deductible plans, more incentives for wellness, and medical malpractice reform. None of these initiatives are in any of the Democratic bills winding their way through Congress. In fact, the Democrats want to kill HSAs and high-deductible plans and mandate coverage options that would inflate health insurance costs. The Whole Foods health-care story has been largely ignored by proponents of a government-run system. But it could be a template for those in...
  • CtW Investment Group Calls on Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey

    08/26/2009 5:22:29 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 79 replies · 2,379+ views
    CtW Investment Group ^ | August 24, 2009 | William Patterson CtW Investment Group
    CtW Investment Group Calls on Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 25, 2009 CONTACT: Per Olstad, (202) 721-6027 The CtW Investment Group called on the Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFMI) board to remove CEO John Mackey as Chairman and to begin the process of naming a new CEO in a letter to Whole Foods’ lead independent director, Dr. John Elstrott, yesterday afternoon. Citing the risk to Whole Foods’ brand reputation caused by Mr. Mackey’s editorial opposing President Obama’s proposed healthcare reform, CtW urged the board to take immediate action to prevent continued...
  • The Whole Foods Alternative To Obamacare

    08/26/2009 8:56:08 AM PDT · by 84rules · 212+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | 84rules
    I've always liked the idea of Health Savings Accounts. John Mackey hase a great plan here: The Whole Foods Alternative To Obamacare 84rules August 26, 2009
  • GOP Could Use Some John Mackeys

    08/26/2009 8:05:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeHQ · 37 replies · 2,348+ views
    In an editorial published in the Wall Street Journal on August 11, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey outlined a seven-point plan for healthcare reform that sought to marginalize the role of government. Conservatives asked themselves: 'Why didn't Republicans think of that?' Mackey's editorial highlights a very disturbing question with the Republicans' "Road to Recovery:" Where are Republicans? It's one thing to take some time off from the political spotlight to get one's priorities in order, but to disappear completely during this perfect opportunity leaves one to question how serious Republicans are about coming back from the political wilderness. Read the...
  • Boycotting the Boycotters

    08/25/2009 7:14:00 AM PDT · by Bean74 · 20 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Washtington Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    John Mackey - the founder, CEO and marketing genius behind Whole Foods - finds himself in an organic, unsustainable mess with his carefully cultivated affluent, liberal customer base after penning an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal titled, “The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare.” For starters, Mr. Mackey opens with a line from known-liberal-allergen Margaret Thatcher that features the dreaded “S” word: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Then he goes on to provide eight sensible free-market solutions gleaned from his company’s well-regarded employee health care program. Mr. Mackey, a free-market libertarian,...
  • Why I Cheer the Whole Foods Boycott: Poetic Justice for Pan-Terrorist, Israel-Hating Retailer

    08/24/2009 7:13:03 PM PDT · by rightwingcrazy · 50 replies · 2,402+ views
    www.DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | 8/21/2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    The usual cadre of ignorant prominent conservatives is urging us to support of Whole Foods because left-wingers are boycotting the overpriced gourmet food chain since CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed against ObamaCare in the Wall Street Journal. Sorry, but I have no sympathy for the guy. What goes around in his store’s behavior, comes around, even in organics. (snip) But, unlike them, I look beneath the surface of silly, shallow talking points and principle-free partisan knee-jerking. And I’m not upset that Whole Foods is being boycotted. In fact, I love it. It’s a great episode in poetic justice for...
  • Whole Foods Boycott (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/24/2009 5:28:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 685+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Medical Overhaul: Whole Foods' CEO weighed in on health care, just as our president urged. But instead of engaging him in civil discussion, angry leftists boycotted his stores. They've succeeded only in chilling debate. John Mackey is a successful entrepreneur. Unlike many politicians, he has actual experience providing health care for private-sector workers. So as the debate over reform cranked up, he wrote an Aug. 12 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal describing "The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare" and offering eight sensible free-market ideas that haven't been discussed on the news.Mackey didn't criticize other plans. He merely tossed a...
  • Whole Foods-Style Health Care

    08/22/2009 6:04:09 AM PDT · by frithguild · 13 replies · 716+ views
    TrendMacro/SmartMoney.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Don Luskin
    I've written several columns over the last couple months about the attempts by Obama administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress to impose nationalized health-care insurance -- so-called "Obamacare." I've said it's bad for corporate profits, bad for the stock market, bad for the economy -- and even bad for people seeking quality health care. I've never had such a huge volume of reader response to anything I've written here, and never so polarized. To half of you, I'm a messiah. To the other half, I'm a pariah. So I was glad to find support in this perilous position from one of...
  • The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare

    08/12/2009 12:55:50 PM PDT · by Arguendo · 52 replies · 1,922+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2009 | John Mackey
    With a projected $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009, several trillions more in deficits projected over the next decade, and with both Medicare and Social Security entitlement spending about to ratchet up several notches over the next 15 years as Baby Boomers become eligible for both, we are rapidly running out of other people’s money. These deficits are simply not sustainable. They are either going to result in unprecedented new taxes and inflation, or they will bankrupt us. While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of...
  • Now it's safe for conservatives to shop at Whole Foods

    08/19/2009 4:33:14 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 755+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 19, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    I’m coming a bit late to this, but what a hoot: America’s - and Britain’s - smuggest supermarket, Whole Foods, is facing a boycott by its liberal customers because its CEO, John Mackey, criticised Obamacare in The Wall Street Journal. ABC news carries this quote: Christine Taylor, a 34-year-old New Jersey shopper, vowed never to step foot in another Whole Foods again. “I will no longer be shopping at Whole Foods,” Taylor told ABCNews.com. “I think a CEO should take care that if he speaks about politics, that his beliefs reflect at least the majority of his clients.” Speaking personally,...
  • Should Whole Foods CEO Have Taken on ObamaCare?

    08/20/2009 7:18:33 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 38 replies · 983+ views
    BNET ^ | August 20, 2009 | Steve Tobak
    Last week, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote a gutsy and possibly ill-conceived op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. In The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare, Mackey named “Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit.” Sounds great, right? Well, yes and no. By taking on ObamaCare and pushing for less government, Mackey may have risked harming his company’s business by angering its traditionally left-leaning customer base. The blogosphere is having a field day amidst calls for boycotting Whole Foods:
  • Whole-Grain Health Reform

    08/19/2009 9:38:51 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 32 replies · 760+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods. Not only will you get great produce, fresh meat, fish and healthy to-go meals, but you'll irritate those who think that President Obama's health-care plan isn't quite progressive enough. John Mackey, co-founder and chief executive of Whole Foods Market -- green missionary and exemplar of corporate compassion -- has riled hard-core reformers by endorsing free-market principles over government-managed health care. Well, knock me over with a wakame frond. (That's seaweed for you tofu-averse.) ...If you're unlucky enough to live in a city without a Whole Foods store,...
  • Whole Foods (The Left's Moronic Boycott Because of the CEO's Wall Street Journal Healthcare Op-Ed)

    08/17/2009 1:34:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Agitator ^ | 8/17/2009
    I plan to do a lot more shopping at Whole Foods in the coming weeks. Mostly in response to the moronic boycott of the store now gaining momentum on the left. Let me see if I have the logic correct here: Whole Foods is consistently ranked among the most employee-friendly places to work in the service industry. In fact, Whole Foods treats employees a hell of a lot better than most liberal activist groups do. The company has strict environmental and humane animal treatment standards about how its food is grown and raised. The company buys local. The store near...
  • The Whole Foods approach to health care reform (a rational, workable alternative to Obamacare)

    08/16/2009 6:11:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies · 1,752+ views
    Mackinac Center For Public Policy ^ | 8/16/2009 | John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods
    John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, has an excellent op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal outlining his vision for a plan to reform American health care. While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment. Here are eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost...
  • Health Care Stirs Up Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Customers Boycott Organic Grocery Store

    08/14/2009 10:08:31 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 73 replies · 2,180+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 08/14/09 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Joshua has been taking the bus to his local Whole Foods in New York City every five days for the past two years. This week, he said he'll go elsewhere to fulfill his fresh vegetable and organic produce needs. "I will never shop there again," vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his last name not be published. Like many of his fellow health food fanatics, Joshua said he will no longer patronize the store after learning about Whole Foods Market Inc.'s CEO John Mackey's views on health care reform, which were made public this week in an op-ed...
  • Woman caught with man in 'port-o-potty' violated restraining order, say police

    06/13/2009 7:46:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 1,638+ views
    seacoastonline.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | Elizabeth Dinan
    PORTSMOUTH — A Mass. woman is being held on $1,000 cash bail after she was seen going into a “port-o-potty” with a man who had a restraining order against her, say police. Beth Mackey, 25, of 88 Hancock Street, Braintree, was arraigned by video from the Rockingham County House of Corrections Thursday on a class A misdemeanor count of violating a protective order. According to an affidavit by Officer Timothy McCain, Mackey came to police attention on June 10 at 8:49 p.m. when a caller reported seeing a man and a woman enter a portable bathroom on a construction site...
  • Mackey jumps out of Kaltag well in front

    03/15/2009 1:09:27 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 251+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 15th, 2009 10:21 AM | MIKE CAMPBELL
    Heading off the mighty Yukon River into a deep winter chill, two-time defending champion Lance Mackey of Fairbanks on Sunday moved to defend the sizeable lead he built in the middle of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. His strategy? Be invisible. Mackey pulled out of Kaltag, the final Yukon River checkpoint, at 3:58 a.m. Sunday - well before dawn and well before the first musher in a group of pursuers arrived. "If I'm not here it might break their heart a little bit, so I'm going to try and crush their heart," he told the Iditarod Insider Web crew...
  • Iditarod shrine opens for miracle Mackey

    03/01/2009 1:48:09 PM PST · by skeptoid · 2 replies · 361+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 1st, 2009 12:02 AM | CRAIG MEDRED
    To say Lance Mackey rose from humble beginnings to become a dominant force in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race would be to understate the roots from which his legend grew. Mackey's story borders on a Lincoln- esque tale of one man's rise from a log cabin to the fulfillment of a childhood dream, except Mackey lacked anything so romantic as a log cabin. In the early years on the Kenai Peninsula, home for the Mackeys -- Lance and wife Tonya -- was first a tarp tent, and then a plywood shanty.
  • Protest may put Mackey on hold

    12/08/2007 9:38:32 AM PST · by Raebie · 8 replies · 230+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 8, 2007 | Jim Morrill
    Posted on Sat, Dec. 08, 2007 Protest may put Mackey on hold JIM MORRILL A Mecklenburg Democratic Party activist said Friday she plans to protest the process that led to Thursday's sheriff's vote, a move that could delay Nick Mackey's taking office or nullify his selection altogether. Jane Whitley, a former party secretary who voted in the contest, told state party chairman Jerry Meek that she believes the party failed to follow its own rules in choosing precinct voters. County commissioner Parks Helms said he would urge colleagues to delay Mackey's formal appointment until the protest is resolved, which could...
  • Mackey's spectacular tale won't reach ears of Outside sports fans

    03/16/2007 10:19:31 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 16, 2007 | BETH BRAGG
    Funny how Alaskans always manage to capture the nation's attention when they do or say something silly, but become invisible when they do something remarkable. I'm talking about Lance Mackey and his storybook journey into sports history. His back-to-back victories in the world's longest and gnarliest sled-dog races set a new standard for toughness in Alaska but barely registered a blip Outside. About 18 hours after Mackey had crossed the finish line in Nome to add the Iditarod championship to the Yukon Quest title he won exactly four weeks earlier, I called ESPN Radio in Connecticut to ask if Mackey's...
  • Mackey makes history with Iditarod win

    03/14/2007 12:34:54 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 49 replies · 863+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 13, 2007 | KEVIN KLOTT
    NOME - Lance Mackey lit up this historic, old gold-mining town along the Bering Sea on Tuesday as he feasted on the thrill of Iditarod victory. ...snip.. The #13 bib Mackey wore was the same number both his father and half-brother Rick had worn to victory before him. Each of them won the Iditarod on their sixth try. This was Lance’s sixth try. The planets had aligned, and in ways no one had thought possible. ....snip... ....the first to win both the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and the Iditarod back to back, largely with the same dogs....
  • Gebhardt chasing Mackey to Nome, nearly 3 hours behind

    03/13/2007 4:12:22 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 1 replies · 309+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 13, 2007 | CRAIG MEDRED and KEVIN KLOTT
    WHITE MOUNTAIN -- Kasilof musher Paul Gebhardt pointed his 10 dogs down the trail shortly after noon Tuesday in what was expected to be a fruitless chase of Lance Mackey to the Nome finish line of the 35th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Gebhardt left White Mountain at 12:16 p.m., exactly 2 hours and 38 minutes behind Mackey. Only 77 miles remain before the finish line on Front Street, so unless disaster strikes Mackey, the Fairbanks musher should win comfortably.