August 14th, 2009


Voting with Your Wallet

Whole Paycheck Foods won't be getting any more of my money. Not after the CEO's disingenuous claim that nobody need be sick until they're 95 or so, as long as they're eating right and following the unrestrained market economy. Yeah, the same kind of unrestrained market that created the current depression. There's a boycott on. Thanks to [info - personal] klwalton, among others.

Like [info] alleahna, I won't be staying at any Marriott property again. Not after the Marriott in posh Stamford, CT, blamed a woman raped in its hotel parking garage for her own assault. The company alleges that the woman was at fault for not paying attention. She was buckling her two young children into their car seats when the rapist shoved a gun into the small of her back. Oh, and the Marriott lawyers have
subpoenaed several people who know the woman but were not aware of the attack, including family members, friends, a Pilates instructor, tennis partners, and a baby sitter.

That's dirty pool. That's freaking indefensible.

Try your local farmer's market or Costco for food. Dunno which hotel chains are better than Marriott, but you can always try a bed and breakfast instead.
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    Peter Gabriel, "Mercy Street"

From Twitter 08-13-2009

  • 01:12:51: For a week or more I've been sorting, packing, moving, shifting, unpacking, selling, choosing, discarding. Still more to do.
  • 06:12:56: @abostick59 I am so glad.
  • 13:44:45: PT @KCBSNews BART directors say they will impose work rules. Union has said it will strike if so. Looks like BART strike is imminent.
  • 14:07:25: #winMBP @taptaptap is giving away a $5999 ColorWare STEALTH MacBook Pro to celebrate launching Convert for iPhone!
  • 14:47:22: From my wise friend Debbie: saintliness is lovely, but work is what gets you through.
  • 16:11:47: CA license plate JOY2BE seen parked in Mountain View - on Mercy Street.
  • 18:14:37: RT @cruzio: Anyone affected by Lockheed fire can use Cruzio's rental 'puters free @ office @ 903 Pacific Ave. Pls RT.
  • 18:48:21: RT @SFWeeklyStreet 15 more minutes! RT & be entered to win 2 tix to the San Mateo County Fair! Winner DMed at 7pm!
  • 18:50:10: PT @josephpred: Whole Foods CEO launches campaign to defeat national health care system. Please RT & consider boycotting
  • 22:53:29: RT: @alleahna Won't be staying at any Marriott property in this lifetime - Marriott blames assault victim

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