Why do you want to shut down McDonalds?

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by tribal, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    Hang on a sec.

    Terrorist funding
    In the late 1980s, rumours persisted in the United Kingdom that McDonald's was covertly funding the Provisional IRA via NORAID. The source of these rumours was eventually traced to a CNN talkshow in which the company was praised for its generosity in providing funding for employees via Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs.

    McDonald's urban legends - Wikipedia
     
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  2. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    pointed this "fact" out to a yank who laughed and laughed and laughed and then laughed some more:eek::oops:
     
  3. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    No.
     
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  4. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    Take an international vote and we shall see that you are wrong.
     
  5. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    When I was seventeen I had one of those 'muck' Donald's murder burger t-shirts. I was vegetarian at the time. At Reading festival that year (1991). I was heckled for wearing it by two squaddie types who objected to my t-shirt saying that 'they' funded the IRA (I don't remember my reply but it was probably 'good'). I always thought that they were claiming that the IRA raised cash by selling amusing t-shirts to militant veggie types but is it actually possible that they thought I was wearing a genuine McDonalds t-shirt? Cause that's more offensive tbh.
     
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  6. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Most of the world lives in Asia. I can assure you that there is no widespread association between cannabis and the country of Jamaica in China. I seriously doubt there is in India either where cannabis has its own cultural associations and knowledge about small islands on the other side of the world is probably pretty low in the first place. So unless you know for a fact that the entire populations of Malaysia and Indonesia are running around in t-shirts featuring a pic of Bob Marley smoking a spliff I think you'd lose that one. Personally I doubt it's a particularly strong association outside of some of the backwoods of Northern Europe.

    Anyway you should try jerk chicken. It's popular for a reason and recipes are widely available on the Internet.
     
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  7. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    :facepalm:
    squaddies keeping brain cells in prime condition by not using them:facepalm:
    though I did hear of a couple of paras accosting someone painting rude words on McDonalds windows late one night. " the not eating babys cause I'm a vegan "anarchist thought he was in for a kicking.
    instead the paras chucked a litter bin through the window!
     
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  8. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Yep, I think the country most Indians would associate with people in dreadlocks smoking ganja is India.
     
  9. Marty1

    Marty1 lol

  10. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    By someone in McD Portugal’s marketing department dimly remembering a U2 song, I guess.

    In other news, Chris Morris has announced his retirement.
     
  11. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    Everyone know it's rival burger chain O'Donnell's that funds the 'ra.
     
  12. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    The Portuguese might have an excuse that the troubles arnt completely obvious but you'd think marketing might just Google the phrase
     
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  13. Proper Tidy

    Proper Tidy Arsed

    Supermacs surely
     
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  14. copliker

    copliker ...

    I believe Idris was trying a clan system based gag. A bit niche even for him.
     
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  15. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Forget an international vote. Stereotyping is not welcome here.
     
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  16. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

     
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  17. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    I think you'll find the O'Typing clan were always there when Ireland called.
     
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  18. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    I don't understand what you mean. (Not wilfully.)
     
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  19. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    Just digging deeper into the niche.
     
  20. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    It goes without saying that those who have no opinion do not count. The object of the exercise is to know whether ganja or chicken jerk is most recognized as typically Jamaican by international vote.

    As I said in the beginning, I've never heard of it and I doubt very much that many of my countrymen have either. But I am willing to bet that the majority of people who have any idea of Jamaica will think of ganja and not some chicken recipe that we've never heard of.

    But thank you for the recommendation. If I come across it I will certainly give it a try! :weed: Whoops! I mean! :thumbs:
     
  21. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    I'll try to remember that next election.
     
  22. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    By here, I mean on urban75. Try to remember it now.
     
  23. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    This isn't an exercise. Your ignorant stereotyping isn't welcome here on urban, regardless of however much you think your countrymen might agree with you.
     
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Can you stop being a twat now please? Thanks.
     
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  25. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    Are you an idiot or simply having difficulties with English comprehension? How is playfully suggesting democratic vote and pointing out a lack of a culinary, Jamaican population in my country "STEREOTYPING"? To call chicken jerk a well-known, highly admired dish might apply in the UK whose former colonization and Jamaican population is relevant. But that does not apply to me or my countrymen who've never heard of it. Ask me my opinion on burgers & chips from the American fast-food chain Macdonald's and I can respond because there are a number of them in every city. But Jamaican food? I have NEVER seen a single Jamaican restaurant in this country, ever. You say my response is "ignorant stereotyping". "Ignorant"? Yes, as I've already told you several times I know nothing about this chicken jerk of yours. But "stereotyping"? Check the definition of the term and let me know how you came to such an absurd conclusion. So you can keep your fragile sensitivities and walk passed me if my opinion on popularity distresses you so terribly, there's a good lad. :oldthumbsup:
     
  26. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    A twat for a twit, I always say. You are welcome.
     
  27. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

  28. Bang to Rights

    Bang to Rights Well-Known Member

    As far as I can tell this happened at an IKEA in Ireland(?) but it would be interesting to know if IKEA serves(ed) it here in Sweden as well. We export right-hand drive Volvos to the UK, Ireland, Auzzie, NZ, and Japan but we don't sell them here.

    EDIT:
    "IKEA, the Swedish furniture company famous for their affordable, assembly-required home goods as well as their delicious meatballs, came under fire recently after adding “Jerk Chicken” to their cafe menu in some U.K. locations."
    IKEA Issues Apology And Pulls ‘Jerk Chicken’ From Menu After Backlash
     
  29. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Nooo
    Supermacs are the marshmallows and rainbows of fast food life. They're ace... great veg burger btw. Best ever. And a decent bun too.
     
  30. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    I see you've omitted ganja from this post and that you've resorted to insulting me.

    I'm not going to bother to engage with your gaslighting. Your attitude isn't welcome on these boards.
     
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