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Old 06-18-2006, 08:26 AM   #11
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I am just glad I live in a part of the country where the last place you would need to go for lobster is WF. I think this new policy is beyond stupid! Like others have said, what next?
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:19 AM   #12
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... I really hate it when someone tells me that the human digestive tract does not contain the necessary "enzymes" to digest red meat. Idiots!...
I actually have a article that argues the human digestive system is MORE appropriate for digesting meat than it is for digesting vegetable matter.
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:25 AM   #13
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Good thoughts, Kelly - I don't think the big chains are going to follow suit; as I said before, I think this is a publicity stunt created by the owner of WF to gain more attention, and seem more PC. He's been interviewed all over the place this past couple of weeks - not on the lobster issue, but on his 'philosophy' in general. He's just another aging hippie who's found corporate greed - IMVVHO!
Oh, an aging hippie? You really think so? I have never seen him, but this distresses me even more, being from that era myself. Most "real" hippies (as opposed to the new, twenty-something variety) I know are a good deal more practical than that these days. Starbucks Coffee was started by hippies, you know.

Nothing wrong with old hippies becoming the "establishment" (this has always been the natural course of things) unless they're idiots! Okay, now that I think about it, so maybe this is the natural course of things as well. Sigh...

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Old 06-18-2006, 10:07 AM   #14
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I'm amazed he's willing to sell eggs...
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #15
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Oh, an aging hippie? You really think so? I have never seen him, but this distresses me even more, being from that era myself. Most "real" hippies (as opposed to the new, twenty-something variety) I know are a good deal more practical than that these days. Starbucks Coffee was started by hippies, you know.

Nothing wrong with old hippies becoming the "establishment" (this has always been the natural course of things) unless they're idiots! Okay, now that I think about it, so maybe this is the natural course of things as well. Sigh...

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Lol, Kelly, I'm from that era too! Yes, when I saw him on 60 minutes a few weeks ago, there were lots of old shots of him in the late 60's, early 70's, when he had his first 'health food coop'.
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:54 PM   #16
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Gotta agree with Kelly on pretty much everything he said.

Personally, I don't even like lobster, so it's not an issue for me. (geebs, jennyema, and Andy M. are free to feed me a fresh one and convince me otherwise)

As another member of the original Woodstock nation tribe/annoying boomer (select your description, younger ones), I think it's rather ironic that younger folks who profess to espouse the values of the hippie era are more eager to tell you what you CAN'T eat, say, think, etc. than we were.

Just so much Koolaid over the dam, IMO.
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:17 PM   #17
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Am with mudbug.

No, not on the lobster thing (you mean there really is someone out there who does not like the bugs?)

But if I can remember correctly, and lived through those years, the mantra was 'do your own thing'.

Now I would just go back to the old live and let live, but it is the same idea.

But mudbug, you don't like lobster?
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:30 PM   #18
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yes, alas, it's true, auntdot. One of my many shocking foodie failings.
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:20 PM   #19
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No such thing as a foodie failing in my opinion Mudbug. Going along with your thought, to me a foodie is someone who loves food. Just because there is something you don't like, that is not a downfall.

And when you come up north to visit me (open invitation anytime!!!) I will change your mind about those suckers!
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:22 PM   #20
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Lobsters are bugs of the sea. They literally are no different from cockroaches besides their size.
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