The Price Of A Big Mac Is Now $17.19 In Zurich

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Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:26 | 1544311 uno
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glad my offical currency is silver, just like the rest of the world I rejected FRN

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:33 | 1544341 Long-John-Silver
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Seven 90% Silver dimes will buy that Big Mac with a few copper pennies back.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:37 | 1544358 WestVillageIdiot
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" It wasn't too long ago that it would take 1.20 francs to buy a US dollar. Now it takes $1.40 to buy a single franc."

An ounce of silver will buy you 25 francs or so.  How many could it buy in 2008?  Something tells me you are on the money Long John. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:44 | 1544391 Long-John-Silver
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Today's 90% Silver dime melt value in US Dollars is $2.71.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:57 | 1544450 uno
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a very interesting point I had read:

one 90% us quarter value right now is $6.90, 8 quarters fill up the gas tank today ($55.20) just like it would back in the 60's (8 quarters)

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:04 | 1544477 WestVillageIdiot
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Just think how many Big Macs an ounce of gold can buy, bitchez.  You can fill your tank, eat your McDonald's, have a night with a hooker, get your car detailed, have a day at an amusement park, spend another night with a hooker, buy a good bottle of Scotch and still have enough money for some Taco Bell. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:11 | 1544502 uno
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LOL and that is in the Western world, imagine what it would get you in China, Thailand, Vietnam etc...

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:17 | 1544528 WestVillageIdiot
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It would probably get you arrested. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:29 | 1544566 Transformer
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Man, one of  my fav meals used to be a Big Mac, a Quarter Pounder, Fries, and a Coke.  I'm older now and really try to take care of my health, it would probably make me sick. 


Own your vices, or they own you.


Tue, 08/09/2011 - 22:27 | 1545015 Harlequin001
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We'll soon be buying 'Small Mac's'...

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 04:54 | 1545420 Incubus
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Isn't that what White Castle serves? 


Anyway, I don't consume junk food.  Shit's bad for you, for realz.  You get off of that crap and after a long enough time, it'll make you sick if you ever [on a rare occasion] try to eat that stuff.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 08:29 | 1545671 -Michelle-
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Three months.  Three months and I can't even step inside a McDonald's anymore.  The smell alone is nauseating.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 22:36 | 1545034 Libertarians fo...
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This article is ridiculous.


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 03:06 | 1545364 Tuffmug
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Thanks for the link, Now I know that the author is stupid enough to pay $17 for a Big Mac instead of the $8 he should have paid. Wonder if I can sell him this big bridge in Brooklyn that I own??

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 01:11 | 1545244 Tejano
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@WestVillageI - Why would you want to do any of those things? Sounds like a day in hell.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 06:39 | 1545475 Dismal Scientist
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This is misleading. The price of a Big Mac in CHF is 6.50, so at current exchange rates, thats USD 8.95. See below:

Fine, the point is well taken that the USD is rubbish, but getting facts straight would improve credibility.


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 09:33 | 1545896 WakeUpPeeeeeople
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The sad thing about Switzerland is that even with a favorable exchange rate, their crap is still expensive-even to the rest of the Europeans. Many Swiss go across the border to do their daily shopping. But I still think it would be a great place to live some day.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:50 | 1546711 Archduke
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CHF 12.70 is the happy meal. 

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:03 | 1547128 Teapot_Dome
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If you go read the actual post on Sovereign Man he says Big Mac Meal, not just the sandwhich itself.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:27 | 1544313 Long-John-Silver
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I can see McDonald's employees working for food instead of US Dollars.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:31 | 1544329 Shameful
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Well can we really say that McDonalds is food? can eat it?

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:35 | 1544348 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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Was going to say the same thing...

wht would you do if you were working there? accept the toilet paper dollars? the dod shit food? or would you just be better growing a few carrots and living off berries, nuts and road kill??

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:48 | 1544770 T1000
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This is the trickle down economics turning into full blown golden shower economics.

Make mine a royal with cheese, bitches!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:35 | 1544349 WestVillageIdiot
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I love ZH and I know we are all cynical here but damn if I still don't love eating a Big Mac on occasion.  I even like the McRib.  i know, I know but we all have our vices.  At least I'm only hurting myself.  Oh yeah, and the shamrock shakes always make me think of the good times in my childhood.  I'm guilty.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:43 | 1544387 Dave Thomas
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If you eat two or so every month I don't think you're hurting yourself.


The cosmic rays bouncing off your mitochondiral dna probably are more of a risk than a few big macs every year. Hell just driving to work is probably a lot riskier.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 21:10 | 1544834 Drachma
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 03:17 | 1545375 Bay of Pigs
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I'll need to Super Size the fries...

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:54 | 1544412 cbxer55
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I don't eat there every day, or even once a week. But doggoneit, i still love a quarter pounder with cheese, or a Bigmac, and the fries are absolutely the best there are, bar none. And why does the Coca-Cola from Mickie D's always taste better than what comes out of the bottle? They get some proprietary mix or something?

I usually eat home-cooked, but now and then Mickie D's hits the spot. Just gald I don't have to work there!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:08 | 1544488 caerus
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agreed...spliff followed by dble qpwc and nugs...mmmmm...

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:45 | 1545161 Ahmeexnal
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Hey cbxer55,

Yes they have a propietary formula for Coca-Cola on Mickey-D's.

If you want to have your bottled Coke taste just like it does on Mickey D's, ask someone to pee in your bottle. 

And don't forget to have someone spit on your home made burgers so they are as tasty as the original Mickey D's.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 00:48 | 1545232 cbxer55
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You know the syrup and the carbonated water come in pressurized containers that are hooked to the dispenser? I'd sure like to see how someone can SPIKE a pressurized container!

I'm sure the spit thing happens now and then. But I do not for a second believe it is a regular occurence. I would hope mamagement would be quick to fire anyone even suspected of doing such nonsense.

Otherwise, the thought of someone spitting on my burger does not scare me in the least. If I knew it was there, maybe. But since no one would ever no its there, who gives a fuck? Not me. Also I suspect that if something had a "little wang in it" (compliments of the Hollywood Knights), it would be noticable. So I'll not be dissuaded by that line either.

You don't want to eat McDonalds, fine by me. I like them every so often. As I said, its not a regular habit, just now and then, maybe once a month. It aint gonna kill me. I exercise every day, am 6'2" and 175 pounds, have perfect blood pressure and pulse at 50 years old. How fit are you?????

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:14 | 1544515 Rodent Freikorps
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That's how I feel. As long as they make Filet O Fish's, I'll be by every week, or so.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:17 | 1544525 WestVillageIdiot
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It used to be S.O.P. to eat 3 of those on every Friday in Lent when they were running their specials.  Don't skimp on the tartar sauce, fuckers. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:44 | 1544618 Rodent Freikorps
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My wife is Catholic. We change up between catfish, talapia, and fish filets.

She's old school.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 22:04 | 1544969 janus
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let the fools have their tar-tar sauce.

CM Burns

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 04:57 | 1545421 caerus
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lol...tar-tar sauce...

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:36 | 1544591 nmewn
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Same, same. Around every month or so. What pisses me off is self important nannys saying what I can or cannot eat.

Or that I shouldn't eat X because of their health insurance premium...bogus fucktards, they could care less who lives or dies as long as they don't have to pay more. They should confine themselves to eating grass & tofu and not have health insurance payments at

I've come to the conclusion there is an element in society with no life of their own and their only real desire is to insert themselves into mine.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:43 | 1544612 Rodent Freikorps
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That's how I judge the quality of life in America.

Everyone seems to have so few problems and so much free time, they just need to worry about how everyone else leads their life.


Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:01 | 1544665 cbxer55
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Back in 76, my parents moved from N.J. to CA. One of the reasons they told me was they were sick of the "Nibby-noses" that lived in this state. When we first got to CA., it appeared they were correct, no one gave a dams about us or what we did.

Now, like political correctness, its everywhere, there is no escape.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 21:47 | 1544932 Rodent Freikorps
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They erred in moving to a coast. Commie libs congregate near beaches for some reason.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 22:53 | 1545065 cbxer55
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YUP. Stayed in CA for 26 years. I married an Oklahoma girl in 94 and we moved to Midwest City, OK in 2002. First thing I did was get a Concealed Weapon Permit. ;-)

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:12 | 1545103 Rodent Freikorps
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Good plan. I escaped Kalifornia for Texas in late 2000.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 07:30 | 1545541 janus
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are they difficult to obtain outside the south?  or was it just the county you lived in? i'm a liberal and all, but this is a wild-wild world; and there are just certain circumstances where piece is long as there are such things as pieces about.  and, most of all, there are few more satisfying sensations than squeezing a few off.  i like to tick off glass bottles in the back acres -- the exploding shards make for a nice punctuation to the pop.

38 S&W snub...wadcutters, bitchez!

i shot a man in reno/

just to watch him die/

and when i hear that lonesome whistle/

i hang my head and cry,


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 08:33 | 1545683 -Michelle-
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McDonald's was better for you before the nannies started interfering.  They pushed to get rid of the beef-tallow french fries and replaced them with rancid vegetable oil. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:59 | 1544659 JoeSexPack
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Southern fried chicken sandwich is a late-night winner, & Angus mushroom-swiss burger.


Fries are as good as fast food gets.


Shakes too.


Haven't been in a few months, but the night is young.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 21:18 | 1544852 janus
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when will in and out burger ever come down south?

another reason to leave.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:39 | 1544370 Silver Pullet
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An iPad might be more nutritious...

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:42 | 1544379 WestVillageIdiot
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And hurt less when it comes out of your anus. Oh, wait, I was thinking about White Castle.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:10 | 1544498 NumberNone
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Big Macs could explain Barney Frank's actions on Rachel Maddow...  

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:41 | 1544606 nmewn
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He had to shift around to keep his ben wa balls from popping out.

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