[OT] Black obesity is caused by racism

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Rhino

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Jan 14, 2022, 4:32:35 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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Or is it?

Ami Horowitz explores this question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I93JhJtILn4 [under 6 minutes]

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RichA

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Jan 14, 2022, 5:43:14 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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It's not racism, it's cost of food. The only thing the lower class can afford to eat is high cal. processed s---- and each meal is 2000 calories. Couple that with the fact these people don't DO anything physical, they just sit around so no wonder they get fat. Bidenflation on good quality fresh food doesn't help

BTR1701

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Jan 14, 2022, 6:10:45 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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My favorite part is when all the racist white do-gooder 'progressives'
state authoritatively that there are no Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in
black neighborhoods...

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The host standing in front of Whole Foods in Harlem.

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Jan 14, 2022, 6:31:22 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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Ami Horowitz asks 100 fat-cat Israeli billionaires why American taxpayers have to be responsible to fund Israeli defenses

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A Friend

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Jan 14, 2022, 6:37:14 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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In article <fpOdnfFiJ-5xn3_8...@giganews.com>, BTR1701
Much of Harlem has been gentrified, i.e., youngish and mostly white
people moved in, bought or took over the decrepit apartment buildings,
and renovated them. The buildings were bargains, especially in
Manhattan. Of course Whole Foods is there. So are the rest of them.

Whole Foods is at 100 West 125th. That street is the main drag for the
neighborhood.

trotsky

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Jan 14, 2022, 7:17:40 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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If that's your "favorite" you need to get a fucking life.

Rhino

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Jan 14, 2022, 7:59:48 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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I liked that bit too.

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A Friend

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Jan 14, 2022, 10:13:34 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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In article <srt6a1$stt$1...@dont-email.me>, Rhino
Of course you did.

RichA

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Jan 14, 2022, 11:54:58 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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Well, you can always fall back on reactionary liberal, "Harlem has gentrified" so no longer qualifies as a "poor area..."

RichA

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Jan 14, 2022, 11:56:49 PM (11 days ago) Jan 14
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It's reality. You don't put up grocery and food stores in poor areas that sell beef for $15/lb or oranges for $9/bag. Unless you want to go broke.
I've got a store about 5 minutes from me that sells balsamic vinegar for $600 a bottle. Maybe they should put that in poor areas?


anim8rfsk

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Jan 15, 2022, 1:56:55 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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There’s a steak place named STK that delivers near me which has been
advertising on the Facebook. I went in to check their prices and offerings.
Eight dollars for a bottle of Fiji water. $18 for a side of tater tot‘s.
I’m not really sure who they think they’re kidding.

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“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”

RichA

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Jan 15, 2022, 2:46:58 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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Inflation has hit hard. Place I went for prime rib has a special cut. Used to cost $27.00. Now? $69.00.
Point being, obesity like all other perceived problems are not any result of racism but of income, and class.

shawn

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Jan 15, 2022, 3:13:26 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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On Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:56:51 -0700, anim8rfsk <anim...@cox.net>
wrote:
So when did you move to Vegas? I ask because that
$8 dollar for a bottle of Fiji water reminds of the prices I saw at
one of the Vegas casinos. Used to be Vegas was known for great prices
on food as one of the attractions but it seems most of the casinos
have dropped that as a means of attracting people.

trotsky

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Jan 15, 2022, 6:39:47 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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What this group needs is a good rhinoplasty.

anim8rfsk

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Jan 15, 2022, 6:55:31 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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Yeah, I remember the food in Vegas as being dirt cheap.

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Jan 15, 2022, 6:58:20 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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A Friend

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Jan 15, 2022, 8:25:44 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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In article <7ccb671b-c95f-4ac3...@googlegroups.com>,
I've already explained that the neighborhood we're talking about has
long since been gentrified. It's full of wealthy white people. That's
why Whole Foods is there in the first place. *That's* reality, not
some vision of Harlem you got from a TV show made in 1965.

A Friend

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Jan 15, 2022, 8:27:47 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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In article <f6bcb69e-baac-4d44...@googlegroups.com>,
Parts of Harlem have been gentrified. Only racist dopes think Harlem
is one big, massive housing project.

Nyssa

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Jan 15, 2022, 8:59:32 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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I'd have to drive two hours to get to Whole Foods and
Trader Joes (across the street from each other at that)
and I'm not black.

And I'm not obese.

Somehow I manage with the one-and-only grocery store
in the county that does have some fresh fruit and veg.

There are options, even if they aren't organic, progressive
money pits of stores.

Nyssa, who just bought fruit and veg two days ago, so
it still exists, although with fewer choices than before
the plague hit

A Friend

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Jan 15, 2022, 10:17:32 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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In article <srujvu$bbm$1...@dont-email.me>, Nyssa
The nearest Whole Foods is 35 mi away from me. Trader Joe's is 38 mi.
I manage very nicely with good stores that are a lot closer.

Nevertheless, I was in a Trader Joe's once. It was impressive. Not
let's-drive-40-mi-for-groceries impressive, but still impressive. I
don't think I bought anything.

trotsky

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Jan 15, 2022, 10:26:29 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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Word.

suzeeq

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Jan 15, 2022, 10:53:37 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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I like TJs, there's one near where my son lived I used to go to when I
visited him. He moved. The closest one to me is 80 miles away and I
would only go there if I was also shopping for anything else. I've been
in a Whole Foods and there's nothing there I'd buy anyway.

A Friend

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Jan 15, 2022, 11:08:32 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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If Wegmans doesn't have it, Giant does. That's what I've been reduced
to.

Nyssa

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Jan 15, 2022, 11:17:23 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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At least you have a choice. There's only one grocery store
in the county, and the same chain in the two adjacent cities,
so it they don't carry it, you're SOL.

Wegmans' is a two hour drive in one direction, Giant a
three+ hour drive in the opposite direction.

Pity us folks who live in the boonies. But OTOH there are
fewer people around to catch the plague from.

Nyssa, who probably would have caught the plague by now
if she still lived in the Big City

anim8rfsk

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Jan 15, 2022, 11:42:18 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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Whole Foods will deliver to me and there’s still nothing to buy there.

There’s a Trader Joe’s a few miles away but 100 feet past it there’s AJ‘s
fine foods which is the best grocery in town. The only people that go to
Trader Joe’s are the same people claim PCs are better than Macs because
they’re cheaper.

A Friend

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Jan 15, 2022, 11:48:29 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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In article <srus2d$unr$1...@dont-email.me>, Nyssa
<Ny...@LogicalInsight.net> wrote:

> Pity us folks who live in the boonies. But OTOH there are
> fewer people around to catch the plague from.

LOL

A Friend

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Jan 15, 2022, 11:50:54 AM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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In article
<2054981194.663957093.8...@news.easynews.com>,
> Whole Foods will deliver to me and thereąs still nothing to buy there.
>
> Thereąs a Trader Joeąs a few miles away but 100 feet past it thereąs AJŚs
> fine foods which is the best grocery in town. The only people that go to
> Trader Joeąs are the same people claim PCs are better than Macs because
> theyąre cheaper.


Oh, *those* people. Okay, thanks.

shawn

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Jan 15, 2022, 12:51:53 PM (11 days ago) Jan 15
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On Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:17:28 -0500, A Friend <no...@noway.com> wrote:

>In article <srujvu$bbm$1...@dont-email.me>, Nyssa
><Ny...@LogicalInsight.net> wrote:
>
>> BTR1701 wrote:
>>
>> > Rhino <no_offlin...@example.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Or is it?
>> >>
>> >> Ami Horowitz explores this question:
>> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I93JhJtILn4 [under 6
>> >> minutes]
>> >>
>> >
>> > My favorite part is when all the racist white do-gooder
>> > 'progressives' state authoritatively that there are no
>> > Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in black neighborhoods...
>> >
>> > CUT TO:
>> >
>> > The host standing in front of Whole Foods in Harlem.
>> >
>>
>> I'd have to drive two hours to get to Whole Foods and
>> Trader Joes (across the street from each other at that)
>> and I'm not black.
>>
>> And I'm not obese.
>>
>> Somehow I manage with the one-and-only grocery store
>> in the county that does have some fresh fruit and veg.

In counties like that (at least here in Georgia) there will be the one
grocery store but a lot of the vegetables will be bought at the local
farmer's market. In some cases there will also be little shops that
have fresh fruit available year round but in most cases fruits and
vegetables will be available only in season. Which is were canning
comes into play as well as deep freezers full of food so people can
have their fruit and veg. even out of season.

>> There are options, even if they aren't organic, progressive
>> money pits of stores.
>>
>> Nyssa, who just bought fruit and veg two days ago, so
>> it still exists, although with fewer choices than before
>> the plague hit
>
>
>The nearest Whole Foods is 35 mi away from me. Trader Joe's is 38 mi.
>I manage very nicely with good stores that are a lot closer.
>
>Nevertheless, I was in a Trader Joe's once. It was impressive. Not
>let's-drive-40-mi-for-groceries impressive, but still impressive. I
>don't think I bought anything.

Been inside a Whole Foods once and can understand why it was called
Whole Paycheck. Never been inside a Trader Joe's yet but I have seen a
few on Youtube and it does seem like a well thought out store. As for
getting to either one looks like both are within 10 miles of me with
Trader Joe's being right by where I used to work some years ago, not
that I get down there any more.

BTR1701

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Jan 17, 2022, 5:08:26 PM (8 days ago) Jan 17
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In article <150120220825407909%no...@noway.com>,
A Friend <no...@noway.com> wrote:

> In article <7ccb671b-c95f-4ac3...@googlegroups.com>,
> RichA <rande...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Friday, 14 January 2022 at 22:13:34 UTC-5, A Friend wrote:
> > > In article <srt6a1$stt$1...@dont-email.me>, Rhino
> > > <no_offlin...@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On 2022-01-14 6:10 PM, BTR1701 wrote:
> > > > > Rhino <no_offlin...@example.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> Or is it?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Ami Horowitz explores this question:
> > > > >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I93JhJtILn4 [under 6 minutes]
> > > > >
> > > > > My favorite part is when all the racist white do-gooder
> > > > > 'progressives' state authoritatively that there are no Trader
> > > > > Joe's and Whole Foods in black neighborhoods...
> > > > >
> > > > > CUT TO:
> > > > >
> > > > > The host standing in front of Whole Foods in Harlem.
> > > > >
> > > > I liked that bit too.

> > > Of course you did.
> >
> > It's reality. You don't put up grocery and food stores in poor areas that
> > sell beef for $15/lb or oranges for $9/bag. Unless you want to go broke.
> > I've got a store about 5 minutes from me that sells balsamic vinegar for
> > $600 a bottle. Maybe they should put that in poor areas?

> I've already explained that the neighborhood we're talking about has
> long since been gentrified.

'Gentrified' being the progressive euphemism for cleaning up a benighted
and crime-ridden slum and turning it into something that's a actually
productive and attractive place to live.

A Friend

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Jan 17, 2022, 5:29:35 PM (8 days ago) Jan 17
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In article <atropos-78EB42...@news.giganews.com>, BTR1701
What would you call it, then?

trotsky

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Jan 17, 2022, 5:29:56 PM (8 days ago) Jan 17
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You didn't even mention race and you still sound like a racist bastard,
since whatever word you use it means "more palatable to whites."

Adam H. Kerman

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Jan 17, 2022, 5:53:35 PM (8 days ago) Jan 17
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BTR1701 <atr...@mac.com> wrote:
I don't agree with you. Housing advocates who aren't Georgists and thus
fail to understand economics routinely condemn gentrification as raising
rents to unaffordable levels for long time residents and demand rent
control. But I know other people who write about housing who use
gentrification as a descriptive term and not pejoratively.
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