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Worldwide McDonald's boycott discussion

 
 
Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 08:03 am
So people around the world are boycotting McDonalds as a protest against the war, including the McDonalds in Indonesia....from what I hear, at that Mickey D's, you can get Chinese noodle dishes, kebabs, and beer Very Happy Sounds like the corporation is treating their foreign interests better than us. What do we get? 'Lighter Choices', and that disgusting McRib every few months....and what was up with that pizza?

Well, as much as McDonalds is a very recognizable symbol of American imperialism, they are going down the toilet financially anyway. Why not wait it out and put your energies into more effective protests, I wonder? Heard in Germany, in some restaurants, Coca Cola has been removed from the bar menu in favour of the slightly sweeter, German-made 'Afri-Cola'....now I wonder how that name would go over here?

http://www.afri-cola.com/eng/01/01_03_alternative.html

Some of these ads for 'Afri-Cola' are hilarious Very Happy
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 09:10 am
McDonald's is terrible anyway. I've boycotted it for the past 7 years.

I'd rather punch myself in the groin than eat at McDonald's.

I'd rather drive a nail into my shin.

I'd rather slide down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol.

I don't like McDonald's all that much.
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 09:28 am
Slappy how many shares of McD's stock you own? Wink
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hmorehead
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 10:18 am
Ronald deserves a brick today.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 10:38 am
Whole bunch.
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gezzy
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 11:07 am
hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:13 pm
Heh heh, want to post a photo but don't know how Sad
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:15 pm
Who is your favorite Ronald McDonald? Mine was the one who was fired when they found out he was a vegetarian Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:15 pm
I haven't eaten a McD's since high school. Wait, maybe once every 3 years I get a egg McMuffin.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:29 pm
I wonder if I will ever see a McDonald's ad that actually mentions food....
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:39 pm
Had to post this Twisted Evil

http://www.theonion.com/onion3808/hammurderer.html

This would explain the stock dropping Razz
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:44 pm
So uh, what's your obsession with McDonald's, anyway?

I know Grimace is dead sexy.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 03:56 pm
lol, perhaps I will change the avatar...and perhaps I should ask the same question of the rest of the world?

Grimace and Tinky-Winky....cousins ya think?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 08:14 pm
So this organization I belong to in my rich years, hah, called SlowFood, was founded in reaction to a McDonalds going in at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, or thereabouts, in Rome. I think I read recently that Dunkin Donuts was going in near the Trevi Fountain. Aggggggh.

Not to proselytize, I don't care if you join. But their big SlowFood events sound amazing, I would love to go to one sometime.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 08:33 pm
Where ever you go McDonalds food costs just about the same, between four and five dollars for a full meal. I was in LaPaz Bolivia this summer where the average Bolivian makes between four and five dollars a day, and McDonald couldn't figure why they only had tourists in their restaurants. They finally closed them in Jannuary.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 09:53 pm
ossobuco, SlowFoods is a fantastic movement. I am a fan. Also heard recently that Dunkin Donuts is a British-owned company....go figure?

Heh heh, Acquiunk, I think your comment really cuts to the chase...
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dupre
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 10:59 pm
Read the link. Ohmigod!!!!
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 08:38 pm
Heh, wonder what's more real, fake news or real news these days?
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JerryR
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2003 07:19 am
OK,..I've nothing against McDonalds. I eat there about once a year, enough to remind me of why I don't eat there more often Laughing .

But some people love it, and it is an EASY way to shut the kids up for a little while Very Happy .

Slow Foods IS a great movement. But I do think that we need to have both sides of the coin. Sometimes people are in a rush for good reasons!

I was just laughing at the fact that they've lost so much money cause they put everything on their value menus to attract more people,....maybe there should just be less of their restaurants.
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2003 09:38 pm
The story was fake? Whew!

My problem with the Big Mac is that those burgers have ZERO nutritional value. Burger King and Wendy's, too. I heard that on the news and I do believe it.

I can't believe they are allowed to be called restaurants.

They should be called "imitation food places" or something.

People are eating there, getting fat, and starving their bodies to DEATH.

To DEATH . . . and we are worried about weapons of mass destruction halfway across the planet?
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