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McDonalds No Longer Telling Its Workers To Avoid McDonalds Food

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McDonalds' internal employee resource website McResource Line has been no stranger to surreal, farcical scandals in the past several weeks. First, it was revealed that the site was offering MCD workers tips, telling employees to find second jobs, apply for food stamps and sell their things to weather a financial crisis. The site had also given advice on how to tip au pairs, doormen, personal trainers and pool boys. The irony meter went off the charts following a study released in October by UC Berkeley Labor Center and University of Illinois that said 52% of families of fast food workers receive assistance from a public program like Medicaid, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Still, none of this even remotely compares to the latest debacle at the world's largest fast food maker, when on one of the resource website pages, McDonalds basically strongly urged its employees to eat... elsewhere.

The advice is given with graphics depicting the ‘unhealthy choice’ and the ‘healthier choice.’ McDonald’s own food is in the former column.

From the Mail:

The fast food giant has advised employees to avoid meals with burgers and fries and to eat healthier options like salad and sandwiches. The advice was dispensed on the now-infamous McResource Line, the employees-only website that has told workers to sell their things and get second jobs to make ends meet.

 

Despite featuring a vast array of deep fried delicacies, the Golden Arches reminds employees that ‘avoiding items that are deep fried are your best bet.’

The sensible advice also tells McWorkers to ‘limit the extras such as cheese, bacon and mayonnaise.’ Tasty add-ons that are staples of many menu items they serve on a daily basis.

 

A hamburger, fries and soda are warned against, because ‘eating a diet high in fat puts people at rick for becoming overweight.’ Many locations offer steep food discounts and short breaks to employees, virtually forcing them to eat the unhealthy food, often forcing the hand of workers without the time or means to eat elsewhere.

 

 

‘It is hard to eat a healthy diet when you eat at fast-food restaurants often,’ the advice continues. ‘Many foods are cooked with a lot of fat, even if they are not trans fats. Many fast-food restaurants do not offer any lower-fat foods.’

But where should workers eat, if not at McDonalds? "Eat at places that offer a variety of salads, soups, and vegetables." Of course if the food at those places costs a tad over $0.99, and happens to be unattainable to the average McDonalds workers, well then, tough.

Anyway, fast forward to today when in the aftermath of these humiliating revelations we find that the McResource site has been taken down and that MCD workers are no longer strongly advised to eat elsewhere.

From CNN:

Visitors to McResource Line on Wednesday were greeted with this statement: "We are temporarily performing some maintenance in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Please excuse us while these upgrades are being made."

 

McDonald's confirmed the site had been taken down in a statement posted on its website. "A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate and we've directed the vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald's team members."

Bottom line, dear McDonalds team members: you are once again allowed and even encouraged to wolf down on all the junk food you can afford (if at your place of work, so much the better). After all, obesity will take at least a few years to develop, and by then, courtesy of Obamacare, it will be some other poor taxpayer sap on the hook footing the bill for all those cardiac bypass surgeries...

 

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Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:19 | 4276025 JPM Hater001
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Wow

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:13 | 4276050 wee-weed up
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"We are temporarily performing some maintenance in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Please excuse us while these upgrades are being made."

TRANSLATION...

"We are temporarily performing some CYA in order to provide you with the best corporate bullshit our high-priced lawyers can pull out of their asses. Please excuse us while we wipe OUR collective corporate ass and try to cover up the stink."

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:26 | 4276104 LetThemEatRand
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Speaking of corporate propaganda, a few little known facts about the McDonalds hot coffee case.

1) the victim was passenger, not the driver

2) McDonalds received literally hundreds of prior burn complaints before her injury but refused to lower their coffee temperature

3) the victim was a grandmother who suffered 3rd degree burns on her genitals.  She required skin grafts on her genitals

4) The Cleveland Clinic wrote an open letter before her injury happened asking that the company reduce its coffee temperature because of the number of burn cases they were seeing from fast food coffee

5) the company brewed the coffee at scalding temperatures to eek out more coffee per bean (at the scale of McDonalds, this was big bucks).  The temperature was profit driven, in the face of hundreds of prior burn complains

6) the victim offered to settle before trial for her medical bills, McDonalds refused

7) the judge reduced the jury's $1M plus verdict (most of which was punitive damages based on one single day of coffee sales) to a few hundred grand which should remind us all of JPM fines for market rigging

8) McDonalds now brews its coffee at a lower temperature so the case made a difference and the company stock is doing just fine.

This is the example given to us for why big corporations should not have to answer for lawsuits by individuals.  Everyone you have ever met knows about this case and says it is an example of why individuals should give up their rights to bring lawsuits.  They lie to us all day. Every day.  And we eat it up like a Big Fucking Mac and ask for more.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:32 | 4276128 chumbawamba
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You have GOT to be making all that shit up.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:45 | 4276133 LetThemEatRand
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That's what the jury probably thought before awarding big bucks that a judge reduced.  Funny how it is news to literally everyone.   There are dozens of other sources.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2470792/Stella-Liebecks-hot-coffee-McDonalds-lawsuit-The-truth.html                        http://mentalfloss.com/article/26862/real-details-hot-coffee-lawsuit

And the "danger hot" warning is solely CYA on McDonalds' part to avoid future lawsuits.  She didn't ask for that.  She knew coffee was hot.  She just didn't think it would cause third degree burns to her genitals.

"The elderly woman who became a punchline had 16% of her body covered in burns and McDonalds had ignored 700 earlier complaints about excessively hot drinks"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2470792/Stella-Liebecks-hot-coffee-McDonalds-lawsuit-The-truth.html#ixzz2oYLCr4nb 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:48 | 4276155 Harbanger
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I'm glad lawyers like yourself are here to save us.  (one of my new years resolutions was to stop calling you Lola, lets see if I have the will.)

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:50 | 4276166 StychoKiller
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LTER is not a lawyer, he runs a flower shop (at least, that's what I remember!)

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:56 | 4276171 LetThemEatRand
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And now begins the character attack while no one bothers to check my facts.  Because my facts conflict with your worldview, they are irrelevant.  Nice ideology you guys have that exists in a fact-free propaganda driven zone, while you bitch about sheep.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:55 | 4276178 Harbanger
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There's nothing wrong with selling flowers.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:59 | 4276181 LetThemEatRand
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A good friend of mine and former neighbor sells flowers.  She has had the business for 40 years.  Employs several people.  So I guess we found a common ground, except I'm thinking you were making a snotty comment.  Putting that aside and against my better judgment in engaging in back and forth with you, which facts in my post about the McDonalds' coffee case are wrong?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:04 | 4276186 Harbanger
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My new years resolution is for us to find common ground, LTER.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:08 | 4276189 LetThemEatRand
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So you won't answer my question?  It's pretty simple, but I'll rephrase it to make it even more simple. Which facts prove your idea that the McDonalds verdict is a poster child for why individuals should give up or curtail their rights to sue huge corporations?  Or do you agree that the verdict was fair and if not, why not?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:16 | 4276202 Harbanger
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Lets get along for the new year, LTER.  You're wrong.  Liability attorneys don't preserve our "rights", they abuse the system for their own benefit.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:17 | 4276209 LetThemEatRand
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I don't get along with people who refuse to engage in honest debate.   You have refused to answer simple questions while making broad generalizations about how lawyers who represent individuals against large corporations are the bad guy.  I knew better than to respond to you. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:25 | 4276217 Harbanger
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So counselor, Do we need tort reform to reduce the BS litigation in our society or not?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:05 | 4276336 Harbanger
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Some brave soul keeps giving me a thumbs up, Please STOP, I'm a big boy and know exactly what I'm doing... I'm no saint.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:10 | 4276410 negative rates
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Boy that was a bad idea, just don't blame your demise on us, we don't eat the food much.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:08 | 4276411 negative rates
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No, just get rid the lawyers who are buried up to their necks in sand.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:18 | 4276207 chumbawamba
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HOT TROLL-ON-RAND ACTION! YEAH BABY KEEP FEEDING THAT TROLL!!  UHN UHN YEEEAAAHHH!!!!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:18 | 4276211 LetThemEatRand
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Point and match.  Nicely played.  I shall stop feeding said troll.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:37 | 4276274 Harbanger
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Fuck you, LTER.  You will respond every time I decide you will, guaranteed.  Why?  because I call out your bullshit and you lose in a logical argument with me.  It's fun.  Notice I still haven't called you Lola.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:16 | 4276412 negative rates
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You have lost the war while winning some battles, will you meet your reward at wars end is the question. See I trumped ya 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 15:14 | 4277271 Jumbotron
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No, fuck you Harbanger.  You are one of the CLASSIC idiots who still believes in the RIGHT vs LEFT paradigm.  Do some lawyers abuse the system.  OF COURSE they do.....but EVERY sector of human life sees SOMEONE abusing the system.

But after having an insurance company nearly kill me back 15 years ago for refusing to pay for a $2,000 a month drug that became needed to save my life during my cancer treatment, even though it was already an ESTABLISHED protocol for just such a turn of events with the type of cancer I had, then I had a bit of a chage of heart and a more NUANCED look at all things legal.

You're just one of those fucktards who might listen or be attracted to the useless rantings of a Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Mark Levin.   Liberals EVIL......TORT REFORM, TORT REFORM......PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

And then evidence comes out that the Captains of Industry are harming us....even killing us, not to mention ROBBING us blind in the pursuit of profit and your brain kinda seizes up.  It just doesn't fit your worldview.  

"BUT.....BUT.......Mr. Limbaugh told me that lawyers are EVIL....ReTHUGlicans told me lawyers are bad and we need TORT RERFORM.

But NOOOOOOooooooo......never occured to your ameoba like brain that perhaps McDonalds and the Insurance racket have the ReTHUGlicans in their back pocket and pay good money for when shit like this happens.

But you know.....your avatar is PERFECT.  A little child shhhssshing people because you don't won't to know the truth.......namely......the truth is not black and white like that photo.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:27 | 4276221 Harbanger
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Are you calling me a troll chupa?  let's dance. 

Edit-  I'm calling you out, chupa.  Yes, that's right, what say you?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 03:23 | 4276289 Harbanger
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Peeps don't like conflict. That's a given even within "fight club" which makes it even more poignant.  It's part of our collective neutering.  That's why they win and we lose.  Don't piss em off, concede and give em what they want, maybe they'll leave us alone.  Sorry ass Bitches.

Edit- guilt ridden, multicultural, politically correct, self destructive and indebted sorry ass bitches.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:15 | 4276413 negative rates
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Bang bang, you're dead. Fifty bullets in your head.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:21 | 4276263 Zero Point
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As a long time lurker, I think you might find that easier than you might think.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:33 | 4276275 LetThemEatRand
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Thanks for saying that.  

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:10 | 4276365 Rock On Roger
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Bullshit, she blamed someone else for her own actions. Coffee is hot. Don't hold it with your genitalia.

Anyone who doesn't account for their own actions is a whanger. Fuck lawyers. Thieves. Trained liars.

 

Stack On

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 15:19 | 4277282 Jumbotron
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Bullshit.....I can't tell you how many times the lids on those drinks....both cold and hot are not properly put on and they come off even as the window drone is handing it to me.

Besides.....fucking, STUPID asshole......did you EVER for one tiny FUCKING second stop to think how hot the drink had to have been to have given granny THIRD degree burns that required skin grafts THROUGH CLOTHING !!!! ????

But you're right.......STACK ON.....that bullshit asshole.

LOL !!!  what a fucking moron you are.    ROTFLMFAO  !!!!!!!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:30 | 4276423 Zero Point
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Just for the record, I really like Ayn Rands books, but seem to agree with you a lot anyway. :)

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 12:03 | 4276772 drdolittle
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If she wasn't driving why did she put the coffee between her legs. it's her car manufacturers fault for not putting in enough cupholders. Or, the mint's fault for making so much change to fill our cupholders with. If we didn't have those pennies to put somewhere.

Did you know they changed the setting of the trial to some place in mississippi? This place has tens of thousands of lawsuits tried there. It's citizens are particularly plaintiff friendly. Seems hardly fair.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:57 | 4276182 El Vaquero
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LOL, I've argued in the court that the McDonalds coffee case went through. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:33 | 4276196 LetThemEatRand
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Did they hand you a couple mill?  But serious question recalling our exchange a while back -- how is your case going?  Still active?   Did you stick it to the man?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:21 | 4276266 El Vaquero
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My case is moving along like it is stuck in frozen molasses.  If they aren't successful on their current motion, there will either be a settlement very soon after the ruling, or this could extend for another year or four.  If they are successful, it'll end up costing them a lot of money that they probably aren't expecting.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:34 | 4276271 LetThemEatRand
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I hope you fuck them over.  

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:49 | 4276282 Harbanger
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I wish idiots outside of the US would stop buying exported crap like this.  But it seems global idiocracy wins the day.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:17 | 4276414 negative rates
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Global ignorance is bliss.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:51 | 4276285 Kreditanstalt
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All you need do is NOT EAT THERE...yourself.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 03:14 | 4276297 Harbanger
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It's global, everyone is eating the same crap now.  Together with our Hollywood, MSM propaganda, fake currency and war machine, the US rules the World, bitches.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:21 | 4276415 negative rates
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If you can't bite, don't show your teeth!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 08:02 | 4276436 Wish Doctor
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Speaking of corporate propaganda, a few little known facts about the McDonalds hot coffee case.

Good Luck with pearls to swine.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 08:54 | 4276458 Blano
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The lady put a hot cup of coffee between her legs.  Stupidity should have had the case thrown out by itself.

Not attacking you, just sayin'.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:23 | 4276585 Croesus
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@ LetThemEatRand: 

My friend: 

I hope the holidays went well for you and your family! In regards to your comment, corporations take the risks they take (purposely cooking coffee beans hotter than necessary), because the risk of a lawsuit (a) +  the average potential net revenue (b) = < the cost of the average out-of-pocket settlement (c). 

Like everything "shitty in this life", it happens because it's profitable. There is NO profit to be made in GOOD. 

"Evil" is profitable. Simple as that. 

Child sex-trafficking. 

Drug trafficking. 

War. 

The Federal Reserve. 

ECB, BoJ, BoC, BoE, yada, yada, yada. 

We hear these stories, once in a while, about someone doing something NICE for a complete stranger; Maybe it's 'leaving a good tip'. Maybe it's 'the cabbie who returned a bag full of cash, even though he needed the money'. Maybe it's as simple as handing a fresh-picked flower to the homely girl next door. 

What the warmongering psycopaths that run this world DO NOT understand: 

Doing good, feels good. 

It feels good to help someone out. It's a great feeling to teach someone something new, and see their eyes "light-up" when they 'get it'. 

Power is Power. 

It knows no allegiances. It doesn't profess loyalty, or boundaries. It won't tell you that it loves you. 

Good Will Ultimately Triumph

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:20 | 4276106 gmrpeabody
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That's the first bit of sane advice given totheir employees...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:37 | 4276142 cynicalskeptic
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Nonetheless there IS an element of self-interest at work.    

Too much pink slime and such ultimately degrades the quality of Soylent Green, requiring costly supplemental additives to meet minimum nutritional needs.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:54 | 4276175 StychoKiller
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I'm wondering just how much time yer typical minimum-wage burger flipper has to surf the McDuck's website (what with having to work two other jobs and all...)

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:20 | 4276210 chumbawamba
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They're forced to scour the corporate McD's webpages for special codes that unlock their paychecks.  It was the only way they could get their employees to read mandatory memos and notices.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:42 | 4276052 SafelyGraze
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OT -

something to give us hope as we enter a new year of uncertainty and travail

dutch time-lapse photographer captures amazing multi-year documentary of christmases since 2004

http://p.twimg.com/AvG0m5oCMAAcLp2.jpg

and one where you can practically *see* sunset approaching as you scan to the right

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30700000/Lindsay-through-the-year...

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:36 | 4276135 chumbawamba
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You're kind of a fag.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:35 | 4276351 Skateboarder
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I hope you meant that in an endearing sense?

This one time me and my homie were walking down a street off Haight in SF and a homo couple (hunks with matching cutesy outfits) walks by holding hands. My homie says to me "awww, faggots!" in the most endearing sense. I lolololo.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:23 | 4276027 666
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Only in America...

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:22 | 4276029 IridiumRebel
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You like your shit, you can eat your shit.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:25 | 4276030 Colonel Klink
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Again, boycott those corporations who are poisoning you.

Disingenuous fucks!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:27 | 4276034 chumbawamba
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For McDonald's so loved its employees that it sacrificed its one and only Dollar Menu, so that whoever followed the nutritional guidelines shall not get obese but would live a healthy lifestyle.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:59 | 4276075 TheFourthStooge-ing
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When McResource Line returns, it will feature a series on how to apply modern macroeconomic theory to everyday life, featuring tidbits of commentary and practical advice from none other than Dr. Paul Krugman. The first segment will focus on the theme Why Breaking Windows At Burger King Is Good For The Economy, with an in-depth feature on strategies for effective windowbreaking without getting caught.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:27 | 4276112 chumbawamba
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Why did you post your fucking gay little business treatise against my sermon, dude?

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:52 | 4276169 StychoKiller
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'Twas the will of Allah!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 06:15 | 4276392 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Why? Because Chumbobama.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:31 | 4276035 JustObserving
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In the war for profits, truth is the first casualty. Minimum-wage employees are not far behind.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:35 | 4276038 Colonel Klink
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Then ethics, morality, honesty, responsibility, integrity, and so on.  You know, all those things which Fraud street and politicians eshew.

Mammon requires you throw everything away and worship it.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:11 | 4276200 MeelionDollerBogus
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where do I sign up for mammon dollerrrs?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:37 | 4276237 Colonel Klink
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At the temple.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:11 | 4277104 MeelionDollerBogus
Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:33 | 4276040 Colonel Klink
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Enjoy your pink gruel proles!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:33 | 4276041 UTICA CLUB XX PURE
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Super!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:39 | 4276047 Colonel Klink
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You forgot "size".

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:37 | 4276141 chumbawamba
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You are really not high enough to be commenting tonight.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:41 | 4276240 Colonel Klink
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Gave it up for Lent.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:52 | 4276245 LetThemEatRand
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Fuck Lent.  I'm joining the Lent Isn't High Enough movement.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:57 | 4276287 Colonel Klink
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Sorry forgot the /sarc tag.

Raised Catholic, the church can lick my balls.  Priests don't get too excited, offer doesn't apply.

Can't stand organized religion or the tax exempt status for one of the richest ponzis on the planet.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:19 | 4276341 LetThemEatRand
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Also raised Catholic.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:28 | 4276346 Harbanger
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If you were reared right, you could've been a priest.  Just sayin, what went wrong?  Seems they have 2 many double gated doors in the congregation.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:41 | 4276353 Colonel Klink
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That's not nice Harbanger.  Assume you have a personal beef with LTER?

None are my down votes BTW.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:59 | 4276360 Harbanger
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Not at all, my beef is with posers.  I pegged LTER early on by his own words, it's like I already know him and know how he will respond.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:01 | 4276361 Colonel Klink
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Fair enough, I know he has an extreme liberal bend (my own view) but I do agree with him from time to time.  Thanks for the courtesy of the reply.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:31 | 4276368 Harbanger
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It's not even about social "liberalism", the west is already wayyy beyond that.  I read between the lines.  He's parroting the same old progressive ideology that led us to this point as if that's the solution going forward.  You can agree with him on certain points, we can all agree on certain points.  The point is to discern truth from BS.  If I'm selling you something that you wouldn't buy otherwise, the 1st thing I'm going to do is build rapport, and then lace my BS with some truths to confuse you.  Take things from where they come, it does matter.  It pays to be a little skeptical, trust but verify.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:47 | 4276381 Colonel Klink
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I'm with you.  Now go destress and watch the video link at the bottom I posted for you.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:21 | 4276418 negative rates
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Your problem now is that I'm a hangin judge.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:22 | 4276416 negative rates
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And why did you have to bend over for him?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:42 | 4276054 Pairadimes
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If you can't figure out what you should be saying, it may be time to examine what you are doing.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:02 | 4276070 Colonel Klink
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Only problem they have is they're not increasing sales and profits.  Everything else comes a distant second.

They're finding out margin compression is a bitch!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:25 | 4276111 NoDebt
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I think they just totally lost control of this site and what was being put on it, despite having their name on it.  A mistake they obviously will NOT repeat in the future.

I'm probably gonna be "lovin' it" a lot less now that we won't be able to publicly humiliate them with material from their own website.  It was fun while it lasted.  We now take you back to your regularly scheduled corporate PR bullshit.

Anyone who actually believes the crap (then, now, in the future) that major corporations shovel out of their marketing departments really needs their head examined.  They DO work on a profit motive and they are NOT your friend.  They just want to sell you stuff.  Nothing more, nothing less.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:41 | 4276145 chumbawamba
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You realize you wrote three paragraphs in a comment on an article about McDonald's right?

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:59 | 4276248 Colonel Klink
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And you are Chumbawamba.  Glad you clear that up each time. ;)

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:54 | 4276056 JustObserving
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14-Year-Old McDonald's Burger Looks the Same As On the Day It Was Made

A Utah man who appeared on a recent episode of daytime talk show The Doctors claims he has held on to a McDonald's burger for 14 years — and it looks the same today as on the day he first bought it.

Though he nearly sold it on eBay once — and for $2,000 no less — Whipple decided it was better to hold on to the burger for posterity's sake.

"It's great for the grandkids to see," he said. "To see what happens with fast food."

http://gawker.com/14-year-old-mcdonalds-burger-looks-the-same-as-on-the-479547186

McDonalds should tell its employees to invest in its hamburgers.  Invest $500 today and collect a cool million in 14 years.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:29 | 4276120 chumbawamba
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Yeah, instead of taking the $2K for a dead burger, it's better to hold onto it for posterity...so his grandkids can have something to eat when nuclear winter destroys the last arable land on earth.

See?  Dude is smart.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:43 | 4276057 Ness.
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#AskMCD 

 

Someone finna lose dey job over this.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:57 | 4276072 10mm
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We deserve everything we get.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:27 | 4276124 chumbawamba
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Where "we" does not include "me", fuck you very much.

Enjoy your time in Camp FEMA.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:09 | 4276088 Kreditanstalt
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So what?  It's only advice. Selling less-than-beneficial stuff isn't illegal.

Consumers can make their own decisions.  Some consumers choose to smoke.  And consume soft drinks.  Get drunk. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:41 | 4276149 chumbawamba
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Totally!  First sensible fucking comment I've seen here tonight, my own included!

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:17 | 4276100 dizzyfingers
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Problem in public relations dept?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:45 | 4276151 chumbawamba
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It was, uh, CHINESE HACKERS!  Yeah, that's it: Chinese Hackers!  It was THEM, I tell ya!  Why, those pesky CHINESE HACKERS!

I am Chumbawamba!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:20 | 4276108 Spungo
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Why would they give advice to employees? People don't like being talked down to. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:44 | 4276154 chumbawamba
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See John 3:16.

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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:23 | 4276109 Rory_Breaker
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Micky D is gonna save a lot of money on retirement benefits if their staff sticks to eating what is served there.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:43 | 4276148 cynicalskeptic
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McDonald's workers - the ones serving the 'food' - actually GET retirement benefits?  I thought they'd worked out the part-time, limited hours, off-the-clock when not needed scheduling down to an art form to make sure nobody EVER qualified for ANY benefits.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:59 | 4276183 Yen Cross
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    The Dept. of Labor probably threatened to make Mc Bullshits put in handicapped ramps and hoveround lanes in their kitchens, if they didn't implement some sort of health guidelines for their "Mc Servitude Crews."

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 03:34 | 4276316 Colonel Klink
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Had to laugh at the McServitude thing. +1

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:12 | 4276198 Bloodstock
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Never in my life have I eaten a turd. However now that we all agree that Mac sells shit burgers, maybe I did eat a turd. Oh, the horror! Yee-uck!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:32 | 4276228 Mister Minsk
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Why not just SUPERsize it?!?!?!?! Just Fuck'n Lovin It!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 03:37 | 4276320 Harbanger
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How can you call him a fag after not responding to me calling you out?  WTF have we become?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:17 | 4276367 Colonel Klink
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Maybe this will put it in context for you.

You gotta watch the whole thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY

Hopefully it gave you a little chuckle.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:30 | 4276374 The Comedian
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I wish they would hurry up and lower the minimum wage so these employee's lives can improve. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:45 | 4276380 Colonel Klink
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Or raise it so more can be out of work completely!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:36 | 4276375 Nassim
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The same nonsense about eating "fat" being bad for you - while the poison is in the soft bun and soda. Fast carbohydrates like sugar are what lead to obesity. The idea that eating fat leads to fat around your waist (for men) or buttocks (for women) is utter nonsense. These areas are those where the insulin turns to fat.

"Use of waist circumference to predict insulin resistance: retrospective study"

http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7504/1363

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:41 | 4276379 Colonel Klink
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Ding!  We have a winnar!!  And guess which industries get the greatest number of subsidies?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:53 | 4276384 trader1
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russell brand on mcdonald's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oclqf_HLMsA

(from the messiah complex tour)

 

 

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 08:52 | 4276455 Duude
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Burger and fries is like bourbon. A little won't harm you, its when a little becomes a way of life.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 09:36 | 4276520 SolarSystem1932
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