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I'm going to boycott McDonalds.

By ITgirli ·
Can you believe this crap?? Has McDonalds lost their McMind??

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050712/od_afp/australiamcdonalds_050712223215;_ylt=ArbNavDxUeNv3bP2b6_9v8Os0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3NW1oMDRpBHNlYwM3NTc-

Well I'm not going to eat at them here in the states either. I am against monopolies, and who do they think they are to limit people's use of "Mc".

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I'm with ya, Girli

by DMambo In reply to I'm going to boycott McDo ...

I watched "Supersize Me" on Monday night. Totally gross. While we're at it let's throw Walmart into our boycott!

Evil, evil, evil. Hard to believe these corporations are run by humans.

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Wal-Mart

by ITgirli In reply to I'm with ya, Girli

I've never liked Wal-Mart and what it has done to all the good Mom and Pop stores out there. They have run a lot of them here out of business. It's a sea of Wal-Mart. No more McDonalds, no more Wal-Mart.

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Borgmart and china

by jdclyde In reply to Wal-Mart

Heard talk that they actually get a lot of their products from china, where they pay 13 cents an hour to the 15 hour a day workers.

Bad Borgmart, Bad. Resistance is NOT futil.

I do NOT go to either if it can be helped at all. I will pay a little more at the place up the road that pays it's employees a living wage.

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huh,

by Jaqui In reply to Borgmart and china

and here I thought I was the only one.
haven't even walked into a choke and puke in years.

and, since it's an out of the way effort to go there, not into walleyed foolsmart.
( Vancouver just told wallmart to take a hike, they are NOT opening one in the city limits. )

first time I've ever agreed with city council decision.

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Northern Michigan

by beads In reply to huh,

Your not the only one. Walmart has been kicked out of a couple of places and closed other stores in Nothern lower Michigan.

Ya see its like this. Most people in the area really, really like the clean environment and beautiful scenery associated with it. Now, here comes SprawlMart who only chooses the most pristine sites usually with small creeks that have to be paved over in which to allow RV and giant SUV parking. "Mommy: Tell me another story about SprawlMart being the guardians of the environment again..." Gah!

These things don't sit well with my nieghbors who lead these fights against the 'big box' stores. More power to em. For that matter, count me in when I get back up there myself! I'll lead the charge.

As for MickeyD's. Just as bad. Whats next? Are they going to tell everyone with the last name of McDonalds to change thier names in order to NOT be confused with the chain? Why not do a Gator/Phillip Morris and change thier corporation to something more appropriate like: McFatty's or McDumpie's. At least it would be more descriptive.

- beads

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Supersize me

by maecuff In reply to I'm with ya, Girli

was an eye opener.. McDonald's consumption has been curtailed in our home. I don't eat it, but my little one loves it.

My older son's name starts with Mc..wonder if he's in trouble?

And corporations ARE evil. They've been given the same rights as a human, without actually being human. Which makes them psychopathic.

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Negative Ghost Rider.

by mrafrohead In reply to Supersize me

They have more rights than a person.

They are America.

They run the show, they call the shots.

Our voices are **** compared to what their voices are.

You know why???

Because they have all of those dollars that they massage our politicians prostates with...

Oh yea, they throw them a stack of cash, the politicians get off and then pass the most *** backwards laws that screw us, the people that voted them in.

But what do the politicians care??? They're set for life after they lose their next election. They're already set, and we are screwed.

Which actually reminds me of a joke my Dad once told me...

What do you get when you cross a **** with a Potato?

A Dictator...

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it started with politicians

by Absolutely In reply to Negative Ghost Rider.

Before huge corporate contributions to politics became a sensible business investment, the politicians had to regulate business so much that companies could be prosecuted under anti-trust "laws" either for being too competitive, or not competitive enough. More vague laws have made for more incentive to bribe more politicians. The source of the problem--which I agree is a major one, that undermines the most important principles of the old US--the source is bad laws, which provide only vague descriptions of illegal business practices.

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I like Walmart,

by mrafrohead In reply to I'm with ya, Girli

they're cheap and they make my shitty paychecks go that much further.

If the mom and pops stores can't supply me with a good price, then **poof** begone...

I'm loyal to the dollars that I don't have... ;p

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And the way a business operates means nothing?

by jdclyde In reply to I like Walmart,

If you go somewhere that treats people badly, do you go back?

If you go somewhere that you get bad servcie, do you go back?

If you go somewhere that RIGHT NOW has class action suits against it because the were MAKING people do more work AFTER they punch out, do you go back? How about that they would also CHANGE peoples timecards?

A Borgmart is bad for any community they go in, because people only look at the VERY short term of I got a cheap piece of crap really cheap. What happens when no one but Borgmart makes any money and everyone else is now working minimum wage jobs?

Last Christmas, many toy manufacturers started doing exclusive toy deals with other distributors because Borgmart was selling toys at cost to get people in the stores. This devalued the toys and made it so they wouldn't sell at other stores. Once you get so there in only one customer for your goods, they can then dictate to you what you will sell them for.

Free market only works if everyone is allowed to make a fair wage.

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