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Safeway contributes $10.4 millon to muscular dystrophy organization

Original post made on Sep 7, 2011

Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. customers and employees have raised $10.4 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, funding millions of dollars in research and for supporting MDA clinical care.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 8:13 AM

Comments (16)

Posted by Judy Loughton, a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:16 am

It always makes me so happy to see companies giving back to the community. This just makes me like Safeway even more- and I already really liked them after I heard that they're doing good work on animal welfare. I know that they offer lots of cagefree and free range eggs for sale and they seem to really be focusing on these more humane sustainable products. All around they seem to be doing a lot of good.


Posted by Sherry, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Sep 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Pay no attention to the 10.4 million. It is all a union ruse to take you away from walmart.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Actually, it's my money. Safeway just passed it along.

How about charging me for what I buy and letting me decide for myself who I donate to?


Posted by Ivan, a resident of another community
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

If Mike were a true capitalist, he'd say "Actually, it WAS my money and now Safeway can do whatever it wants to with it."

But Mike seems actually to be a closet Marxist. Charge me the equivalent of use value and then let me and others decide through democratic processes where money is most needed. DO ZVIDANYA COMRADE!


Posted by Get it right, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

Obviously Mike has never given a penny to Safeway in donation or any other form. I do admit personally my family completely stopped shopping at Safeway several years ago as the sopping experience became unbearable with being hit up more than a half dozen times by aggressive donation requests both inside and outside and by both machines and humans alike. I avoid Safeway at all costs. Walmart too by the way.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Ivan,

If Safeway had told me that it would be donating the additional mark-up I was paying to this, that, or the other cause, then I could make an informed choice about letting it take credit for my generosity.

Get It Right,

I have and continue to donate to the solicitors that Safeway allows to accost me at the door if the cause is worthy, but I agree it can be a bit obnoxious at times. Why I prefer it to Safeway's method, however, is that it gives me the choice.

Mike


Posted by Tony, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

This is wonderful and all for a very good cause. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they did the same for our schools? Afterall.....their corporate headquarters are based in PLEASANTON. They're building their second store in PLEASANTON (a very upscale version), and it is PLEASANTON's money that is being donated at the PLEASANTON check out counters. Let's assure quality education so our students can go on to finding cures for these sad diseases. What do you say Safeway??


Posted by Ivan, a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm

@"If Safeway had told me that it would be donating the additional mark-up I was paying to this, that, or the other cause, then I could make an informed choice about letting it take credit for my generosity."

Quite an assumption, isn't it, Comrade Mikael? Do you assume all contributors to charitable causes defray their contributions by making money off of others? Or are you simply engaging in shoddy thinking?

Either way, you ARE free to shop elsewhere, aren't you? Ah, but perhaps ALL the grocers are engaging in this anti-capitalist fraud! Spociba for your comments, Comrade Mikael.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Ivan,

Name-calling tends to undermine your position by making it difficult to find your actual point.

Mike




Posted by Ivan, a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Kaak Bbi Poshaviesh? Comrade Mike. I think you got the point all right. You're just choosing not to address it.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

Ivan,

Generally speaking, Ivan, educated individuals avoid name-calling in discussions because it is an obvious attempt to "shout down" another individual rather than address a point. The confident individual lets a point speak for itself. In addition, name-calling is immature and interrupts the flow of the discussion as an obnoxious distraction.

I had a professor once that said name-calling in a discussion was like talking to someone who hadn't brushed his teeth for a few days: he may have something to say, but it's hard to concentrate with the stench.

Mike



Posted by dwalden, a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

dwalden is a registered user.

I cannot believe all of this BS.

Thank you Safeway for giving back!


Posted by Ivan, a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

Dear Abby (Comrade Mikail)

I had a professor who liked to tell us that idiots who wrote idiotic opinions deserve to be called idiots. Moreover, if the idiot blanches in the face of the term and dwells on IT rather than the ideas that accompany it, he has provided even more evidence of his idiocy. Point being, Abby, that name-calling when used in conjunction with truth validity claims can be an effective rhetorical device, particularly when the medium is the printed word; it only becomes counterproductive when name-calling substitutes for the advance of truth claims.

A little bit thin skinned are we? Gee, I can't imagine why!


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Ivan,

You change your name with every thread, but your fallacies are like an electronic signature.

Name-calling is not an acceptable tool in discussion.

I had a professor once that said name-callers either skipped their first year of college or never got to it in the first place. What he meant by that, I think, is that people who received a university education learned why name-calling was ineffective.


Posted by Ivan, a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Dear Abby,

Dobri Dehn, droogie e comrade!

I've always found that people who resort to platitudes and broad generalizations aren't very analytical in their thinking. They confuse fallacy for name-calling, and vice versa. I had a professor once who told me those who confuse name-calling with fallacy probably never got through college. Sorry if I have taken you off your stride. I did so on the belief that you were capable of talking and chewing gum at the same time.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Ivan,

The take-home lesson is that name-calling does nothing for the discussion. If you want a response to a point you wish to make, then leave the name-calling out of your post.

Mike


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