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Re: “I am Annoyed and Disappointed

Cafe Gratitude is a special place with a desire to combining what the owners learned about raw food, personal development and the restaurant business. There are millions of places to go and eat in North America, it is awesome to have options and to have Cafe Gratitude as one of those options. This is not Iraq or Myanmar (Burma), here, citizens have choices about how we run our establishments, where we work and where we dine.

I like everything about Cafe Gratitude. Try the organic wine - it is not inexpensive but it was memorable.

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Posted by Valles on 08/27/2009 at 8:19 AM

Re: “I am Annoyed and Disappointed

When is the last time anybody was ever FIRED and took responsibility for being fired ? Try NEVER. It is always somebody else's fault! Just like everyone in jail is innocent.

The employee with the least investment in the company almost always labels themselves as a overworked and underpaid VICTIM of the "sonovabitch" "asshole" boss aka owner aka employer.

In my opinion, this story has very little to do with Cafe Gratitude or Landmark Education. East Bay Express and Sam Levin are fueling the age old point of view that fired people are victims of bad bosses! Nothing new being said here.

And it is never hard to find sheep to cheer that point of view.

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Posted by Valles on 08/14/2009 at 8:49 AM

Re: “I am Annoyed and Disappointed

This slanderous Sam Levin East Bay Express story and it's comments showcase the darker more counterproductive side of the internet. Persons with an untold number of nitpicking victim agendas flock here like flies to shit and casually attack ideas and other persons with no consideration. One cannot keep track of all the agendas in this morass .

I hope it does not negatively effect Cafe Gratitude, Landmark Education or Ash Ritter.

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Posted by Valles on 08/13/2009 at 9:00 AM

Re: “I am Annoyed and Disappointed

I second much (not all but much) of what "bg" said, I find bg's outrage at the bullsh-t appropriate (even though he left East Bay Express and Sam Levin the author of this useless article "I am Annoyed and Disappointed" out of the comment, which in my opinion are the main instigators of ALL this nonsense).:

bg's comment: (converted to sentence case):

"I have been going to cafe gratitude for the past 2+ years. The people that I've met there are very well adjusted and clear headed. The things I've learned about foods, as well as the things I have learned about myself during this time have been life changing. I am very impressed with Terces, her husband and the cafe gratitude team. I pray they keep up the good work.

Why should anyone be surprised or dismayed because one or two people are bad mouthing a good thing? This has happened all through history... You try to do something good for people, and they complain. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery to Egypt and they complained. Jesus raised the dead, healed the sick, fed hungry multitudes... And what happened ? People complained. Interesting thing about complainers... They never have anything better to offer... They have no better course of action to suggest, no better route that people should take, no better foods that people should eat, no better person to person practices to suggest.... Just complaint for the sake of complaint.

Along these same lines... Right now we have people bad mouthing nationwide universal healthcare... They're screaming and hollering... But what do they have better? Not a damn thing.

I don't know ash, but I wish her the best... As for those who have allowed themselves to be influenced by this person... Exactly what has this person put forth as the better life course? Complaining and tearing people and ideas down is easy and requires no talent. The real work is in coming up with a better way and communicating that... So exactly what is that way ? I hear nothing but crickets... Do you hear crickets... ?

It is only when we recognize, confront and tame our in-born unwillingness to see the good in ourselves and others, that we can rid ourselves of this joy robbing negativity and reach our full potential.

Terces... Thank you for laboring tirelessly the way you and your husband have. I have seen you both work for the good of others with my own eyes and ears... Thank you both. Instead of spending your time at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, buying the latest and greatest cars and vacationing in Europe... You have chosen to focus your time and resources on helping people and serving others. You have truly helped more people than you will ever know.

So I say, don't change a thing, keep right on 'doing you'. "

Thank-you bg

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Posted by Valles on 08/12/2009 at 8:19 AM

Re: “I am Annoyed and Disappointed

DON'T BUY INTO THE HYPE - East Bay Express is making $ off of this.

These types of shameful news stories are meant to stir up controversy and in my opinion do not represent the people in the story, not Ash Ritter, not Cafe' Gratitude and not Landmark Education who are no doubt all amazing and great people and communities.

Most media is designed to be semi-slanderous, controversial and stir up attention to itself and sell advertising, PERIOD! and it hurts the whole community. I ask people to consider that reading the article does not represent reality, not even close. We are being conned by the media.

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Posted by Valles on 08/12/2009 at 8:03 AM

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