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Whole Foods opens early in Jamaica Plain

The Globe reports the store where the Hi-Lo used to be opened today instead of its announced Wednesday date.

That didn't fool Whose Foods, though. Patty Neal tweets:

The 20-something protestors at WF have a drum circle! The customers are shouting at them "We love Whole Foods!"

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They've been spamming JP-area, Halloween-related facebook events telling people to stop by their little protest for pictures with "zombie executives" or some BS like that.

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or 20 odd something..?

I couldn't see even 20 people being against WF, but than again I couldn't see most 20-somethings caring about them either.

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It's here, it's open, I for one welcome our new Golden Sesame Tofu-selling overlords.

Although I bet Whose Foods would get all kinds of support if they changed their name to Occupy Whole Foods.

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So, there's this white, late-20's white guy who works as a web developer. He's all concerned about gentrification in JP, and that Whole Foods will cause it.

So much so that he gets himself onto an Ad Hoc committee for the JP NEIGHBORHOOD development corporation....and he helps make this really fancy bilingual website

He's so concerned about gentrification in JP, that he decides to move his white professional ass to JP.

YEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH. Golf clap for Ben Mauer, for simultaneously proving that a)people move to JP for reasons other than Whole Foods and b)he doesn't actually give a damn about gentrification in JP, at least not when it comes to where he chooses to live.

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Patty Neal updates us.

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I'm all for gentrification if it means these Whose Foods wackos are pushed out of JP

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Drum circles in and of themselves have pretty much nothing to do with any sort of political view.

Making music with others might not be something that interests you personally, and that's fine, but it's a social and cultural activity practiced for thousands of years by people all over the world, and it carries a lot of significance for a lot of people. You just make yourself look like an ignorant ass to suggest that no one values such a thing.

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That was too earnest even for me, and I'm known for being pretty damn earnest at times.

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Hell yeah - its like totally fun to pick up a stick and bang on shit! Seriously!

Oh - and get this - its like all historical, too:

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Eekas's oversensitivity includes comments against dirty trust fund hippies who like to sit in circles and play drums.

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Come on, anon(not verified), who are you really? Judging by your grammatical skills and your razor sharp jabs, you're James Frey? Am I right? Come on! Maybe you're Gore Vidal making a rare foray into web snarking? Or are you David Sedaris, with yet another brilliant, funny, yet quirky observation on the absurdity of life in America?

Please! Tell us who you are, latest in a series of cutting edge anon(not verified)'s. The world is waiting.

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I value violin squares over drum circles, but that's just me.

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...bagpipe octagons raise my kilt.

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Somewhere, there's bound to be a website for that.

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Bagpipe anythings make me happy. Circles, squares, triangles, etc. What I find irritating is that the people who love the drum circles have no interest in what anyone around them might be doing--sleeping, homework, whatever. They think the noise they make is "sacred", and that we should all be grateful to them for doing it. Clearly, they have no kids, no jobs, no responsibilities. So nice to have people like that in the neighborhood!

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I can just imagine the abutting residents sitting down to supper or the kids working on their homework with the sound of the hipster "social and cultural activity" pulsating in the background.

I just hope that someone shot some video of the street theater puppets scaring trick or treating local kids.

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...footage of drum circle being pelted by egg-wielding kids. The smell of eggs and goat skin wafting in the Autumn breeze...

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eeka, darling; i didn't say that no one values such a thing. i said that no one likes a drum circle. and i stand by my statement. might i suggest that you spend your time coming up with a screen name that doesn't sound like a synonym for the south end of a donkey, rather than picking on someone who never did anything to you.

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Considering that "eeka" is, in fact, a name she uses in real life, I'm not so sure you should be throwing organic, whole-grain stones. Unless your parents names you "tenfortyseven", in which case, carry on.

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you really got me with that one.
tell me, did your parents REALLY name you Molly? damn, it's no wonder you're bitter.

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Give up while you're behind.

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There's only two ways to keep housing costs down that work:

  1. Increase supply.
  2. Reduce demand.

I guess these WF protesters are trying the latter?

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How about the fact that this place opened almost two months before Christmas? In a rare moment of sentimentality on my part, I like knowing that some kids whose parent is working this season will be able to have a Christmas.A job is a job nowadays.

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Drum circles to fight the forces of gentrification? Hahahaha...these folks need to take a good look in the mirror.

Good story!

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Too many damn drum circles in this city!

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What do you think caused Red Sox' September collapse?

Not enough locker room drum circles! (And a couple too many doobies, but that's another sit-in...)

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"THAT'S what losing sounds like!"

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He is not from this country and I met him a couple of times. He is either from Great Britain or the United Kingdom. He hates baseball, but loves cricket. He is impartial to soccer. I think he works in the meat department, or he bakes breads.

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Should Whole Foods Market customers have to sign a release just to learn about Engine 2 plant based healthy eating?...

E2 28 Day Challenge Program Release

I am proud to participate in an opportunity, offered by Whole Foods Market, Inc. ("WFM") to expand my knowledge relating to nutrition. I acknowledge that my participation the E2 28 Day Challenge ("Program") is strictly voluntary.

Because participation in the Program may present risks, I will use my good judgment and reasonable care for my own safety and the safety of others. By signing this form, I acknowledge, agree, and understand that my participation is voluntary, and I assume the risks associated with the Program and all its related activities.

I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, knowingly and voluntarily do hereby release, acquit, waive, forever discharge, and covenant not to sue WFM, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies together with their respective managers, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, attorneys, invitees, customers, insurers, successors and assigns (the "releasees"), irrespective of releasees' negligence, from and against any and all liabilities, costs and expenses (including without limitation, any reasonable fees and expenses of its attorneys and consultants) relating to or arising out of any claims, demands or causes of action of every kind and character (including, without limitation, wrongful death, personal injury and/or property damage claims) that I, and/or any other family member, heir or assign may have or may claim to have against any of the releasees as a result of my participation in the program.

Prior to my participation in the program, I have consulted a physician regarding my health and my participation in the program. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate health and other risks that are inherent in the program. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.

I hereby represent and certify that (1) I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by the releasees; (2) I will not modify this release without WFM's written consent; and (3) I am aware that by signing this agreement I am waiving certain legal rights which I or my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives may have against the releasees. I have carefully read and fully understand this release.

Signature: _______________
Name Printed: _______________
Date: ________________________

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