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29-01-2013, 03:00 PM
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While I have no problems with fast food consumed sensibly I do have a beef relating to the practises of Mc Donalds.
Some fifteen years ago one of their stores opened 100 metres from my house; I have never been inside.


My concern relates to the exploitation of people, via their digestive system, as practised by this company.
The occasional fatty snack may be one of life's pleasures; not so, dangerous obsessive eating.


Mc Donalds may be seen as exploiting people by providing meal deals, buy one burger get one free, and small toys to encourage the kids. They are not alone in these ploys.


O. K. gorging on frys may help the economy (the stale old excuse) especially the lipo suction surgeons............but how about the people. Australia is one of the fattest countries on earth. Yes, I know some unfortunate people are prone to obesity, a fact often used to obscure the real problems. Sadcryface2 No .
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29-01-2013, 03:08 PM
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(29-01-2013 03:00 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  While I have no problems with fast food consumed sensibly I do have a beef relating to the practises of Mc Donalds.
Some fifteen years ago one of their stores opened 100 metres from my house; I have never been inside.


My concern relates to the exploitation of people, via their digestive system, as practised by this company.
The occasional fatty snack may be one of life's pleasures; not so, dangerous obsessive eating.


Mc Donalds may be seen as exploiting people by providing meal deals, buy one burger get one free, and small toys to encourage the kids. They are not alone in these ploys.


O. K. gorging on frys may help the economy (the stale old excuse) especially the lipo suction surgeons............but how about the people. Australia is one of the fattest countries on earth. Yes, I know some unfortunate people are prone to obesity, a fact often used to obscure the real problems. Sadcryface2 No .
Yes. I agree that their practices are pretty dodgy a lot of the time.

On the other hand when did people start needing businesses to make decisions for them, and why cant parents just do their jobs and say no when a child asks to eat such things.

People know that fast food is not good for you. You'd have to live in a box not to realise that. I choose what I put in my mouth just like everyone else does.

People need to learn to police themselves again.

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29-01-2013, 03:22 PM
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McDonald's is worse than that. You pay them whether you buy their burgers or not. The hamburgers cost just a few dollars which is cheap in USA, so I heard. I heard it's the food of the poor and the poor have higher obesity rates. It's so cheap, because they grow the beef on government-sponsored corn. American taxpayers pay their government, so it can provide materials for a huge private corporation so it can take more money from you, make people fat, get them addicted on endorphins (overeating is equivalent to heroin addiction) and give you a terrible sights of morbidly obese people.

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On the more positive note, McDonald's here in Prague just made a terribly lame recruitment video, with bad actors, idiotic screenplay and one of the women might have been a freelancing pornstar, apparently. Or both. The "you forgot about the cucumber" scene became a popular meme...
Subsequently, the McDonald's got a robbery attempt by its two employees, one current, one former. Unfortunately, they were stopped by another employee and it turned out they had just a tear gas gun. Nothing about the cucumber, though.

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29-01-2013, 03:31 PM
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True Hobbitgirl!
But sometimes the parents are more food addicted than the kids.
I'm not for a Nanny State either;perhaps a little intervention! Smile
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29-01-2013, 03:39 PM
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I find it quite interesting that Rome had a similar economic set up for the plebeian masses - fast food came to be all anyone could afford. Most certainly couldn't afford to cook for themselves - they didn't have time and many didn't even have kitchens.

Fast food merchants were found on every corner in Roman streets. Soon, the raw produce used to provide prepared food became scarce and the quality of produce obtained became subpar. Better produce was reserved for the household that either grew it or could afford the purchase.

Yep, pretty interesting how those Romans went about their business. Drinking Beverage

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29-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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I can't eat McDonald's. I don't know what it is about the food, but it literally makes me puke. And that sucks, because I think it's rather tasty. Blush

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29-01-2013, 03:50 PM
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(29-01-2013 03:45 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  I can't eat McDonald's. I don't know what it is about the food, but it literally makes me puke. And that sucks, because I think it's rather tasty. Blush
Could be a blessing in disguise. Can't find any tasty vego stuff? Tongue
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29-01-2013, 03:56 PM
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(29-01-2013 03:31 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  True Hobbitgirl!
But sometimes the parents are more food addicted than the kids.
I'm not for a Nanny State either;perhaps a little intervention! Smile
That's rough for the kids then. The parents are still able to decide not to eat it. Like i said, being able to police yourself is a lost art. (And I've had to learn this too)

Now don't get me wrong, I still enjoy having fast food sometimes. But people should really be cooking for themselves. (as for the money argument, I don't have a lot of money but I still manage to make my own meals.) You just have to have the willpower to do it.

What kind of intervention would you propose? Smile

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29-01-2013, 03:58 PM
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(29-01-2013 03:50 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  
(29-01-2013 03:45 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  I can't eat McDonald's. I don't know what it is about the food, but it literally makes me puke. And that sucks, because I think it's rather tasty. Blush
Could be a blessing in disguise. Can't find any tasty vego stuff? Tongue
There is an awesome vegan restaurant in another city where I live called Vita's. OH i wish it were local. lol

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29-01-2013, 03:58 PM
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(29-01-2013 03:50 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  
(29-01-2013 03:45 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  I can't eat McDonald's. I don't know what it is about the food, but it literally makes me puke. And that sucks, because I think it's rather tasty. Blush
Could be a blessing in disguise. Can't find any tasty vego stuff? Tongue
lol. I just stick to making my own food. And 5 Guys burgers.
Oh my GAWD I loves me a 5 Guys burger. Drooling

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