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“Forced Flow” and Trader Joe’s

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I have heard some people decrying the “forced flow” store design of Trader Joe’s.  Those people complaining about it were not its customers however.  I personally like the floor layout.  I do more of my shopping there than anywhere else.  It’s not as bad as say the uncomfortable seating at McDonald’s that says to you subliminally, “purchase something and get the fuck out.”  Some people like to go into a store, know what they are getting, purchase it quickly and leave. I am a creature of habit, I like predictability.  Furthermore, if people are suggesting that TJ’s is trying to unduly influence the behavior of it’s customers, let’s examine the alternative.

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Some stores, I won’t mention names, put the bakery in the front of the store by the entrance, knowing that the smell of freshly baked bread stimulates the appetite and makes you more likely to spend money.  They put the most often purchased products in the back of the store, so that you have to walk past all of the other products if you just want milk and eggs.  They set their isles at confusing angles so you get lost and disoriented in the store.  And they have a policy of continuously relocating product to make customers have to find the product and spend more time in the store and get exposed to more products.  They stock their shelves not with products that you want but products that they want you to purchase.  Now THAT is unduly influencing customers.  Is this free market economics or not?

I suggest we give forced flow a title promotion, it is after all a semantic argument that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.  Maybe we should call it, “selected” flow, or “maximized” flow?  I don’t know, what do you think?

 

 

The Organic Movement and the Volkish Movement

 

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One of the things that has concerned me since the beginning of the Organic movement is the similarity to the Volkish movement in Germany.  When Hitler was a youth he wore a cornflower in his cap to show that he was for a “Pure” Germany.  Not to mention, besides the return to grass roots there was this return to the occult and spirituality.  Hitler was a vegetarian, as was Ghandi.  Ghandi was so dogmatic about not eating life that his daughter almost died from malnutrition, lack of protein.  It wasn’t until someone explained to him that unfertilized eggs are not going to turn into chickens that he allowed her to supplement her diet with eggs.

This movement was inspired by the Theosophical Society and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  promoting an Indian diet, based on the 3 gunas and what people of the Sattvic caste should eat.  It was this society that first exposed Ghandi to the philosophy of his own culture and he left off trying to be a lawyer because of it realizing he would never be recognized as an equal in the west.

 

 

Many spiritual leaders attempted to live on this vegetarian died and basically went crazy like Hitler, but didn’t kill as many people.  Alice Anne Bailey, and Anny Besante, nameably.  What bothers me about this movement is that it makes puritannical pursuits an ideal to be strived for.  By the very definition puritannical pursuits, the pursuit of purity is unsustainable.  When you create a meritocracy of purity, this means that anybody that wants to be pure has to be more so than the last person, completely unsustainable considering the fact that puritannical pursuits are unaware of the law of diminished returns.

 

The law of diminishing returns (also law of diminishing marginal returns or law of increasing relative cost) states that in all productive processes, adding more of one factor of production, while holding all others constant (“ceteris paribus“), will at some point yield lower per-unit returns.[1] The law of diminishing returns does not imply that adding more of a factor will decrease the totalproduction, a condition known as negative returns, though in fact this is common.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returns

 

 

What really irks me is that framing of vegan and raw food diets as more spiritual and the agreement of the majority and tacit participation with the premise.  Many people are not capable of maintaining their health on such diets.  These diets were made for people living as hermits in isolation with not jobs and not surrounded by the strictures and stresses of modern every day life.  Our nervous system including our brain is made almost entirely out of protein.  It is most likely that we are smarter than other animals because of our eating animal protein.  Humans are predators though they are omnivores.

 

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Prey are wall eyed, their eyes are on the sides of their heads, predators have their eye sight trained in front of them.  I think that prolonged lack of animal protein causes the atrophy of the nervous and mental tissue leaving a person flakey and nervous, they enter into a state of permanent fight or flight not capable of evaluating situations clearly and over reacting in the extreme, throwing histrionic fits and trying to kill all of the Jews.

 

Now their is unnecessary animal cruelty, but if done conscientiously the quality of life of animals in captivity can be better than living in the wild where they get sick and die cruel and painful deaths.  Furthermore I disagree that eating plants is more spiritual than eating animals.  Life eats life, and more highly evolved life eats more highly evolved life,  that is what it means to be a super predator.  Nobody eats you.

 

Plants are full of phyto estrogens and zeno estrogens which are related to cancer.  Plants couldn’t run away so they created poisons to keep people from eating them.  Animals have more testosterone than plants and plants are notoriously bad sources of protein, I don’t care what any of the fruity propaganda says.  I don’t care if some guy spends all of his time on vegan protein being a pentathlete to show how possible it is.  The exception to the rule proves the rule, not the exception.  So all of you vegan rock stars that want to go up to Alaska and prove that sane people are wrong and stupidity isn’t painful be my guest.

 

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The only reason that you can be Vegan and Organic is because you are in a successful society that was created by meat eaters.  If you want to impress me and show me that your lifestyle is sustainable go live off the land eating nothing but nuts and berries and no animal fats and tell me how long you will stay alive.  You are not morally superior if you depend on other people to provide a place for you to live and be morally superior.

The fact that you are trying to conflate your diet with religiosity I find repulsive and alarming and disingenuous.  There, I said it, I feel better.  Keep your proselytizing, propagandizing, and evangelism to yourselves.

The völkisch ideologies were influential in the development of Nazism. Indeed, Joseph Goebbels publicly asserted in the 1927 Nuremberg rally that if the populist (völkisch) movement had understood power and how to bring thousands out in the streets, it would have gained political power on 9 November 1918 (the outbreak of the SPD-led German Revolution of 1918–1919, end of the German monarchy).[11] Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf (My Struggle): “the basic ideas of the National-Socialist movement are populist (völkisch) and the populist (völkisch) ideas are National-Socialist.” Nazi racial pseudo-science was couched in Völkisch terms, as when Eugen Fischer delivered his inaugural address as Nazi rector, The Conception of the Völkisch state in the view of biology (29 July 1933).[12]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%B6lkisch_movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Dogs, Nitrates, and Leukemia

 

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THIS IS HOW HOT DOGS ARE MADE FOR THE MOST PART VVVVV

 

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Besides that fact, they are rendered “safe” with massive amounts of nitrates.  Which is why there is a direct correlation between children under a certain age eating hot dogs and instances of leukemia.

 

Nitrates preserve the fleshy look of fruit and meat, but in my opinion they are worse than sulfites, which can be naturally occuring.  If it can be helped no preservatives should be eaten unless they are natural preservatives like vitamin C or acetic acid or something to that effect.

This is not to say that all hot dogs are bad for you or all lunch meats, you just have to be an observant shopper.  Hebrew Nationals are decent for the most part.  It is the cheap dogs and the ones at the ball parks, fast food,  and vending stations you have to be concerned about.    Don’t get anything with nitrates or nitrites.  The government isn’t going to protect you from itself, so you have to take personal responsibility and protect your health from the government.

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http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11697-hot-dog-cancer-risks.html

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2011/03/31/hot-dog!-headlines-can-be-deceiving.aspx

http://www.organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/processedmeat050305.cfm

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I stopped eating fast food burgers several years ago because I could tell that they were putting something new into the meat to prevent people from getting e coli bacteria and dying.  It wasn’t like fast food “beef” didn’t already have enough preservatives in it.  I am more sensitive than most people and after eating it my bowels would stop moving and when I eventually did have a movement the smell was atrocious and not a healthy movement at all.  It just wasn’t worth eating it anymore.  I knew instinctively that they were putting a new preservative in the meat and it was bad news.

Interestingly, Ammonia is one of the chemicals that Dr. Oz says you shouldn’t even have in your house because it causes cells to prematurely age. It has gotten to the point where it is not even food.  It doesn’t nourish you, it kills you.  It is food like.  Wild animals are smart enough not to eat it, why aren’t we?  This isn’t something we demanded or requested, this is something that is being crammed down our throats by big business and lobbyists.

Fast food is supposed to be food that can be prepared and enjoyed quickly, not food that speeds you on your way to the grave.

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What Exactly is Organic?

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Organic food

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

Legal definition[edit]

The National Organic Program (run by the USDA) is in charge of the legal definition of organic in the United States and does organic certification.

Main article: Organic certification

Organic food production is a self-regulated industry with government oversight in some countries, distinct from private gardening. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification based on government-defined standards in order to market food as organic within their borders. In the context of these regulations, foods marketed as organic are produced in a way that complies with organic standards set by national governments and international organic industry trade organizations.

In the United States, organic production is a system that is managed in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 and regulations in Title 7, Part 205 of the Code of Federal Regulations to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.[12] If livestock are involved, the livestock must be reared with regular access to pasture and without the routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones.[13]

Processed organic food usually contains only organic ingredients. If non-organic ingredients are present, at least a certain percentage of the food’s total plant and animal ingredients must be organic (95% in the United States,[14] Canada, and Australia). Foods claiming to be organic must be free of artificial food additives, and are often processed with fewer artificial methods, materials and conditions, such as chemical ripeningfood irradiation, and genetically modified ingredients. Pesticides are allowed as long as they are not synthetic.[15] However, under US federal organic standards, if pests and weeds are not controllable through management practices, nor via organic pesticides and herbicides, “a substance included on the National List of synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production may be applied to prevent, suppress, or control pests, weeds, or diseases.”[16] Several groups have called for organic standards to prohibit nanotechnology on the basis of the precautionary principle[17] in light of unknown risks of nanotechnology.[18]:5–6 The use of nanotechnology-based products in the production of organic food is prohibited in some jurisdictions (Canada, the UK, and Australia) and is unregulated in others.[19][20]:2, section 1.4.1(l)

 

 

 

 

The above definition should also mention that Genetically Modified Organisms are not organic.  The organic procedures for segregation are basically there to reify, that Organic is a thing and that it is superior to other produce.  That is the hidden subject of the Organic procedures.  Organic is better, keep your tainted, chemical poop away from my natural food.  

re·i·fy ˈrēəˌfī/ verb formal


make (something abstract) more concrete or real.

“these instincts are, in humans, reified as verbal constructs”

 
I remember a humorous moment as I was shopping at trader Joe’s and I heard a young man say to a woman, “everything here is kind of organic.”  (((sigh)))