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McDonald's posts sizzling 80% profit rise in 2008

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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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That's exactly the reason I eat at McDonalds more as well. I don't know what they have done, but they have perfected the taste on about everything they sell, even down to the chicken select chicken fingers.


It's called monosodium glutomate


[edit on 27-1-2009 by Lazyninja]




posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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Theres a reason why its called FAST FOOD, we like to move fast, not interested in buying food at the stores and going home and cooking them.


After all we ain't the only ones in the world that eats McDonalds.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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Finally, 58 million more people that can eventually claim to have the fat gene or the new fat disease that will drive up the cost of medical care and insurance.


More people getting a quick McRush only to be hungry in an hour and then consume more. Kids with their happy meals playing their Xbox after a hard day not playing dodge ball or tag.

Hey, good for McDonalds and their shareholders. They produce exactly what our world wide society wants, so good for them. Shame on the rest of us for accepting sub-standard food, taking the simple lazy way, and killing ourselves in the meantime.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Oh man!

EVERY person my family knows in life who has cardiovascular disease and diabetes eats that garbage atleast several times a week, along with generous amounts of sugar/high fructose corn syrup laden crap in between!

I'm curious what percentage of Americans are walking around with latent Mad Cow disease too! No wonder why Americans top the world in chronic medical problems (and are prescribed pharma drugs JUST to treat the problem, what a coincidence!).

What happened to home cooking? Is it so extremely difficult for most people to put a turkey or chicken in the oven, prepare a rice dish, a pasta dish, and several veggie sides each weekend to have for meals during the week? It IS cheaper than eating fast food crap, healthier, and would alleviate MUCH disease in our country. THAT'S the national health care plan America needs!



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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The McDonald's beside my college campus now charges U.S. $0.26 per "big" sauce like their honey mustard, and U.S. $0.12 per "small" sauce like their barbecue due to "rising costs of doing business."

Outrageous!



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by BugByte
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Their profits don't come from what they sell, that's just crap. It's all the part time jobs that get them out of having to pay for employment benefits and tax's and the fact that their employers only make minimum wages.

I boycotted McDinks along time ago just for that reason, about 5 years now.


So if that hasn't changed in 5 years...... explain to me why they only posted the huge profit this year.

Your logic doesn't add up.

[edit on 27-1-2009 by paradigm619]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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I avoided all natural foods for one reason. They didn't give me the rush like normal food did, and when I got tired, I'd watch tv or consume more sugar.

Several years passed and I became allergic to everything, my skin boiled with rashes constantly. I had to get rid of all unnatural foods, sticking to rice, pasta, (some fruits, allergic to most), green tea, etc etc.

I was incredibly stupid back then, I could hardly focus or process information.

I've seen what unnatural food does and I wish you could experience what I had. I know the addiction for many is too strong, and you'll keep eating thinking it won't hurt, but trust me when I say this....this food will only result in your early death. A slow painful suicide. I know from experience that you'll only begin to stop once you start receiving the mal effects of this lifestyle....and even then, most will keep going.

Eating poorly then eating healthy will keep you going for a while, but eventually it'll catch up to you and by then it'll be too late, your body has already taken too much damage and the rate of recovery is crippled.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by iceofspades

Originally posted by tsloan
So you can take $20.00 a week at McDonalds and live...Not that I would I don't really like that crap. But it cost less for some to eat there than at home...In some cases you need to go to Costco or a warehouse to save money over a month period.


No, uhh, sorry, that's just wrong. The reasons have already been said over and over again in this thread...raw-ish food from a grocery store will invariably be cheaper than fast food.

That is, unless you buy expensive unnecessary food items from the store.

I think people need to remember the Great Depression. My grandparents (and probably for some of you your parents) learned how to survive in that time by learning the now lost art of cooking and preserving...more on that in a moment. Now, most of you wouldn't go to the point of self-sufficiency they did, but even the pre-cooked and pre-stored foods at the grocery are cheaper and more nutritious than anything from McDonald's.

People complain about the high cost of food today. It definitely is more expensive than in the past several years. But----

STOP being selfish and ARROGANT!

Is it really THAT hard to adapt to new circumstances? Has it come to the point where we rely on corporations to adapt for us?

I hope not.

People need to remember that we are human beings.....animals. Nature has given us the tools for self-sufficiency!

[edit on 1/27/2009 by iceofspades]

Did you read my post?????
No....
Because you would have caught the part that saving money is based on a lifestyle basis and your personal shopping means...Sorry I didn't spell it out for you. And no...I'm not wrong... Cause what might be o.k. for you to live by doesn't brush a broad stroke for everyone. If you want to eat for 20 bucks a week then you can at McDonalds doesn't mean you want to or need to or like to...



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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I read on the Guardian website just last night that due to this profit rise they will be opening 1000 brand new stores worldwide.
There was also a detailed insight into why this profit rise is taking place in the midst of this economic depression.
Will post a link up if I can find it.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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I just came across this thread and i just got back from Mc D's Lol... Is this Subliminal advertisement? hahah Jk but yeah i got the #4.


[edit on 28-1-2009 by mrfire9]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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While I don't advocate eating at the place 3 meals a day for months like that idiot did who made his documentary, you can eat some fairly non-healthy food, and still be in great shape. Your body breaks all that crap down anyways. If you take vitamins, eat food, exercise, you are fine. Even in my late 30s, I was eating fairly 'meh' ish, but I also went to the gym 6 days a week. I had loast weight, gained muscles, my bloodwork was great, I was perfectly healthy. It's that exercise thing that screws people up.

I don't even want to think of what I ate in the Army! We ate terribly! But when you do PT 5 days a week, twice a day, it doesn't really matter.

Now.. if you are not the exercising type.. then yea, I'd recommend cutting back. Even if you DO exercise, I don't think you should eat at places like that more than a couple time a week, if you can help it.

But no doubt in my mind.. the leading cause of obesity isn't McDonalds, it's utter lack of anything resembling exercise.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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It really does boil down to 3 things: Moderation, personal choice, and lifestyle.

Nobody's saying that other people can't eat what they want. If anybody is saying that, well, they're just wrong.

For my part, I just hope that people realize they don't have to eat McDonald's just because it's supposedly cheap or easy. I'd hate to have one of my fellow ATS'ers die from a heart attack just because they thought healthy food was somehow out of reach for them.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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I cook my own food, so I know what I'm eating.
Has anyone seen "Supersize me"?

Watch it, you are going to see the effects of one month of eating junk food.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Raytracer
I cook my own food, so I know what I'm eating.
Has anyone seen "Supersize me"?

Watch it, you are going to see the effects of one month of eating junk food.


When are you going t learn that that mockumentary is inaccurate? most people are not going to eat mcdonalds morning noon and night for a whol month, forcing themselves to eat more and more when they are full to th ponit of vomiting. Spurlock is a hack, plain and simple. the few that ould eat it that muh deserve everyhtinthat happens to them. So in short, that "documentary" can't be used to show what eating mcdonalds even 7 meals a week will do to you, as it was 21 meals a week for 4 weeks that he ate it.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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If the food at McDonalds was made of People, the lazy and dumb would still eat it.

Yeeeeuck!


"Soylent Mac is made of People!"



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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Actually, McDonald's tends to pay well above minimum wage, at least in Missouri and Kansas---Missouri's minimum wage is $6.55 and McDonalds starts people (including kids for whom this is their first job) out at $7.25, with raises every six months. McDonald's employees also, at least in this area, generally average about 35 hours per week unless they are high-school kids (who are not allowed by law to work that many hours) or request fewer hours.

As a matter of fact, McDonald's makes more money on soft drinks than on anything else.

----former McDonald's management and mom to current manager



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by Finn1916

Originally posted by Raytracer
I cook my own food, so I know what I'm eating.
Has anyone seen "Supersize me"?

Watch it, you are going to see the effects of one month of eating junk food.


When are you going t learn that that mockumentary is inaccurate? most people are not going to eat mcdonalds morning noon and night for a whol month, forcing themselves to eat more and more when they are full to th ponit of vomiting. Spurlock is a hack, plain and simple. the few that ould eat it that muh deserve everyhtinthat happens to them. So in short, that "documentary" can't be used to show what eating mcdonalds even 7 meals a week will do to you, as it was 21 meals a week for 4 weeks that he ate it.


You make me LOL.

Of course it's accurate. It shows their food has no substance and what it does have rucks with your systems. By your logic, if I snort coc aine once a week, I'll be fine. Just as long as I eat a carrot and walk on my treadmill.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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Wow, comparing an illegal substance like coc aine to fast food.

BRAVO!



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:52 PM
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Go ahead and go to mc.donalds, it's funny to watch stupid people standing in line waiting to receive their heart attacks. If you believe that your head can be bought like a pound of hamburger, then that's what your worth go forth and die like the slaughtered cloned retarded cows you are.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by SeenAndNeverHeard
Go ahead and go to mc.donalds, it's funny to watch stupid people standing in line waiting to receive their heart attacks. If you believe that your head can be bought like a pound of hamburger, then that's what your worth go forth and die like the slaughtered cloned retarded cows you are.


Like I said before. I don't think it's all that great. But on the other hand I don't think it's all that bad...

Not that bad at all.




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