Look Up – Look Away

Alternative reality – majority does not look up

Here’s a winter 2015 “look up” update to a story we did last summer. And I think we’ve about done it!

From my observations, it’s my “guesstimate” that now a majority (over 50%) of the people “out and about” in public are heads-down on their phones at any given point in time.

Isn’t that unhealthy for the brain to not “soak up” your surroundings when traveling from point to point? Can any of that digital communication (or entertainment) be done while you’re stationary and at home? When digital memories start replacing actual analog, real-world experiences – I suppose you can say we now truly live in the matrix.

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look up and get off the phone in Hoboken

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Zero Excuse for Obesity

Obesity – No one to “blame” but yourself

The purpose of this article is to one, remind everyone that this obesity “epidemic” is not like some plague. It’s a self-induced problem. And two, to show – since thousands of people reach the obesity level every day – how “justifying it” is becoming a trend (like fat runway models, marketing that coaxes fat people into gorging even more food into their gullets, etc.)

What? You really LOVE your fat body? Haha! Pitiful!

I love my fat body obese on a treadmillSome whiny feminist “author” named Naomi Alderman recently penned a piece called “I really Love my Fat Body,” which she later revised the title to: “There is no morality in Exercise: I’m a fat person and made a successful fitness app…”

For what it’s worth, she made an “app” called Zombies, Run! (which sounds neat), but actually “feared” people finding out she was a giant tub and mocking her because she made a fitness program. But her “app” is actually irrelevant to the story.

It’s apparent that because she was a physical klutz, and couldn’t “compete” with people who were already “fit,” Naomi built up some resentment against the fitness “scene” overall. Although, she claims to exercise frequently – but just can’t shed the weight.

She even talks about her body in the third-person: “I really love my body. It’s taken me ages, but I’m there now. I love it in the way you love an old friend, someone who’s always there to support you, who tries their hardest to help you do all the things you want to do and asks so little in return . My body is like a waggy-tailed dog in its excitement to accompany me on adventures. It’s so thrilled to go for a walk or work out at the gym or take a nice bath or have some good sex or dance to some music or lift some heavy things or curl up in bed at the end of a long day. That’s my fat body, which I have learned to love through exercise.”

Rationalizing your obesity is the WORST thing you can do

Naomi must have some kind of mommy or daddy issues – the fact that she is so emotionally troubled. And to write a piece like that which essentially justifies the unhealthy condition of your body (due to diet nearly 100%), is a pretty lame way to excuse yourself from the responsibility.

Even worse – commenters on that site coddle her even more – further strengthening her belief that “it’s okay” to be disproportionately shaped and physically less attractive.

More evidence that she’s either lying about exercise or doing it absolutely the wrong way (with minimal effort and consistency) is that she said “I have never lost a single pound through exercise.” Exercise or not, she has an eating disorder!

“Loving” your fat body may make life more tolerable for you today – but by believing that lie, you will only hurt yourself down the line.

Okay, maybe ignorance does play a significant role in Obesity

While it is true that the individual is solely responsible for what they put in their mouth – those who have woken up when it comes to the truth in nutrition can see how people have almost been victimized until recently.

You know the drill. The whole “fat is bad” misinformation campaign that indoctrinated millions nearly four decades ago does have a role in this epidemic. But anyone who has tried diet after diet with no success would eventually “stumble upon” the low-carb lifestyle. Unless they just gave up (which Naomi probably did).

Yes, it can be a challenge to “eat right.” With tons of processed fast food, and 90% of the supermarket products containing starches, preservatives and artificial ingredients, it actually takes a sincere amount of effort to fuel your body properly. But the information is readily available at the click of a mouse.

Think about it: Who benefits from obesity?

obese scaleLastly – for anyone that is just like Naomi or sympathizes with her – and just accepts the premise that “some people are just fat,” here’s an exercise for you: “follow the money.”

Look into how many industries have struck gold because people are suckers. The AG industry, peddling their cheap, easy to produce and transport GMO grains which are in most packaged goods at the supermarket. The Pharma industry, who has a steady stream of customers who need to “treat” the effects of obesity (the list is LONG). The medical industry (with already criminal rates they charge), are helping these fatties “just enough” to keep them alive. And more.

What would they stand to lose if everyone was in good health?

I bet when they read stories like “I love my fat body” they are giving each other high fives, without a worry in the world. Too bad people can’t “wake up” instead of trying to justify their failures as human beings.

I’m still quite amazed that people can actually “come to grips” with flaws they can easily remedy. And even more shocked that they have sympathizers! What a cop out!

Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Reminder: Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day this weekend

Hey we get it – some of you don’t enjoy the “party-like” atmosphere in Hoboken during a mass drinking celebrations – whether it’s New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl or this Saturday’s Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day (which you can register for online here HobokenStPatricksDay.com).

However – let this be a reminder that we should allow capitalism to prevail – and let the market decide if this type of event succeeds or fails. Otherwise you’ll find yourself in a totalitarian situation that you can’t escape.

Plus – who doesn’t love piggy girls in Uggs eating pizza on a filthy curb next to some port-o-john’s?

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Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day 2015 – March 7th

St. Patrick’s Day is a special holiday all over this great country – but for one specific community in New Jersey, it means so much more. You guessed it, right here in Hoboken!

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The first Saturday of every March is the time of the year we all relish for. The weather starts warming up, the sunshine is out, and the green is in full force.

This year, Saturday March 7th, is going to be a wonderful day for the Hoboken community. In year’s past, we’ve have thousands of party goers hit the streets of Hoboken scouring the best bars this beautiful city has the offer. If you’ve ever been in Hoboken for this special event, then you know what we’re talking about. It’s the phenomena that no one quite understands except for us Hobokenites.

HobokenStPatricksDay.com – Celebration HQ

HobokenStPatricksDay.com is the official home for the 2015 St Patrick’s Day Hoboken Celebration event, some may also refer to it as “Leprecon.”

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Whatever you want to call it, it’s the one day in Hoboken where the community rejoices and shows off green pride all day and night. The city’s top rated bars such as Teak on the Hudson, Mills Tavern, Reign, Biggie’s, Tally Ho, Hoboken Bar & Grill, and more – have joined together and are supporting the community push with HobokenStPatricksDay.com.

The “All Access Pass” package is the only way you’ll truly experience all of what Hoboken has to offer. Gain reduced admission to all of the 20+ participating venues and enjoy the best party crowd in the tri-state area.

The full list of participating venues will be listed shortly!


Hoboken411 has secured 100 FREE tickets for the first readers to take advantage!

Simply log onto URedeem.com and use coupon code HOB411MAR7 and within seconds you’ll be emailed your FREE “All Access Pass.” Hurry up before these tickets sell out!

We’d also like to bring attention to “copy cat” organizers who try to take advantage of this special day in our community. BUYER BEWARE! As March get’s closer, there are some who may try to mimic this event and organize a phony gimmick.

To support the Hoboken community and join the official St Patrick’s Day Celebration movement, add the official producers on Facebook, visit HobokenStPatricksDay.com or call (201) 630-0111.

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Hoboken Week in Review: 3/1/2015

Hoboken Week in Review – March 1, 2015

Hoboken Week in Review March 1 2015 Hoboken411 NJ

Here’s a few noteworthy Hoboken411.com stories from the week ending Sunday, March 1, 2015:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • Empty StreetsParking spots cleared. No work done. Has to be a better way.
  • Who got gas?Formerly toxic site now clean. But can you be sure?
  • BRRRR!Hudson wasn’t always this icy!
  • Constant ContactWe never needed to be so continually in touch with everyone, all the time.

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear buddha

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for February 28th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: February 28, 2015

Hoboken Photo Leftovers February 28 2015

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Peaceful twilight skies at Church Square Park.
  • Photo 2: Frozen winter tundra over at Pier C Park.
  • Photos 3-6: Tiny sample of Hoboken’s weekly dose of road closure headaches.
  • Photo 7: Vivi Bubble Tea getting closer to opening (how long will they last?)

Tomorrow is March!

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Perpetual snow clean fail in Hoboken

They used to be good at cleaning snow in Hoboken. Now? FAIL!

Here’s a little photo essay that summarizes what winter in Hoboken has been like for the past five or so years: A giant snow fail!

I remember when Roberts was in office – it didn’t matter how much snow we had. They cleaned that shit up like ASAP. Trucks would HAUL the snow away within days.

Now? Multiple “street cleaning” weeks go by. And yet difficult icy snow conditions remain – even months later! Some streets never get “treatment” at all!

Let’s see some examples…

Empty Streets – No cleanup

Residents did their “fair share” and moved their cars. Where was the city? How come previous administrations did it better?

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Click to see more examples of ineptitude!