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  • Get Woke, Get Fired: Even in New York, the iron laws of economics once again prove stronger

    02/19/2019 7:24:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2019 | Michael Walsh
    The "fight for 15" -- a minimum wage of $15 an hour -- has been a rallying cry on the left for a while now, and they've succeeded in implementing it in various blue states. And look what's -- so utterly predictably -- happening: Its workers were the first to stage rallies demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Then, they pressed for changes in the way national restaurant chains set their work schedules. Now, they are asking the City Council to shield them from being fired without a valid reason. That protection, the sort of job security...
  • The Minimum-Wage Job-Killer Strikes Again!

    06/26/2017 7:38:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/26/2017
    McDonald's stock has hit new highs in recent days, despite fast-food industry woes. Why? Mickey-D's is replacing 2,500 human workers with digital kiosks this year. Way to go, minimum-wage advocates! Working from the absurd idea that if higher wages are good for individual workers, it must be socially beneficial to have government order all employers to pay their workers more, progressives and other leftists have had extraordinary success in forcing small businesses to pay higher minimum wages. Big Mac's stock is up 27% this year. Why? Pushed by concerns over a rising minimum wage, the fast-food chain is replacing human...
  • Fight for 15? Meet the Big Mac machine [The new employee looks rather square]

    02/02/2017 10:37:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Massachusetts is in the midst of debating the Fight for 15, with proposals on the table to raise the minimum wage that high at least for a few industries including big box stores and fast food outlets. That would have a serious impact on businesses such as McDonald’s, which hires a lot of younger workers looking for their first entries on their resumes, particularly if they don’t have a secondary school education. While we’re on the subject, if you happen to be in the Boston area be sure to stop by one McDonald’s where you can meet their new...
  • Jury awards parents $27 million in McDonald's negligence lawsuit

    07/31/2014 4:24:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Bryan Eagle ^ | 7/30/2014 | Maggie Kiely
    A Brazos County jury on Wednesday awarded a $27 million in a lawsuit against McDonald’s relating to the 2012 deaths of two Blinn College students.Jurors found McDonald’s negligence to be 97 percent responsible for the deaths of Denton Ward, 18, of Flower Mound, and Lauren Bailey Crisp, 19, of Flower Mound, both of whom died in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2012. The remaining 3 percent of liability was laid on the men who violently attacked Ward and his friend, Tanner Giesen, 21, in the parking lot of the McDonald’s at 801 University Drive. The jury’s verdict reflects...
  • U.S. AG’s Brother Appears To Employ Illegal Immigrants

    10/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s brother, William Holder, apparently employs illegal foreign workers at one or more of the four McDonald’s restaurants he and his wife Deborah purchased last year in Wake County, a Carolina Journal investigation has found.
  • Officer walks in on robbery at McDonalds in West Palm Beach, kills suspect

    12/17/2011 5:11:33 PM PST · by Wally_Kalbacken · 40 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Dec. 17, 2011 | By Jennifer Sorentrue Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    WEST PALM BEACH — A man died this morning after being shot by an officer while trying to rob a McDonald's restaurant on Okeechobee Boulevard near Congress Avenue. A homeland security agent walked into the restaurant at 2421 Okeechobee Boulevard just after midnight and shot the man as he was trying to rob the eatery, West Palm Beach Police Spokesman Chase Scott said. The man, whose name was not released by police, was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. The man was dressed as a woman at the time of the robbery, Scott...
  • Something rotten in the state of Norway

    01/13/2009 1:18:07 AM PST · by marthemaria · 28 replies · 1,545+ views
    The pictures tell an interesting story. All over Europa Muslims are protesting the war in Gaza. At the fringes are anti-Israeli and antisemitic slogans and cartoons. But in Norway this extreme Islamist right is echoed in the official press: antisemitic slurs and cartoons are printed in Norway's established newspapers. It is hard to believe. On Thursday the 8th of January a rally was held in front of Norway's Parliament building. A few hundred souls protected by 200 police in full riot gear. Many participants were elderly people bussed in from far away. Maybe they didn't know what was in store....
  • 'Big Macs Fund Training for Homosexual Activists'

    08/16/2008 7:44:34 AM PDT · by kellynla · 62 replies · 804+ views ^ | August 16, 2008 | staff
    McDonald's, home of kids' Happy Meals and the Big Mac, has been cited by a boycott campaign for sponsoring conferences at which homosexuals are trained to be activists in advancing their own sexual preferences, according to the American Family Association. The AFA has launched a boycott campaign of the company for an anti-family agenda and public condemnation of traditional family supporters as being motivated by "hate." The AFA's petition and other outreaches have been assembled at the website Now there's more reason for members and supporters of traditional families to be upset with the fast-food chain. "McDonald's does it...
  • Survey: More Americans know Big Mac ingredients than Ten Commandments

    10/04/2007 1:38:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 472+ views
    CNS ^ | October 4, 2007 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Quick. Name each of the Ten Commandments. OK. Now name the ingredients in a Big Mac hamburger sold at McDonald's. According to a new survey, the Big Mac wins the memory contest. In truth, the Big Mac has advantages. There are only seven ingredients to remember, and they have a catchy jingle behind them. McDonald's Corp. has poured enough money into commercials that the decades-old jingle remains familiar today. The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, was undertaken to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," which will open on 700 screens nationwide Oct....
  • Boadicea May Have Had Her Chips On Site Of McDonald's

    05/24/2006 8:59:01 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies · 1,808+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Nick Britten
    Boadicea may have had her chips on site of McDonald's By Nick Britten (Filed: 25/05/2006) Archaeologists believe they may have found the final battle site for the warrior queen Boadicea - on the site of a McDonald's restaurant. Having spent her life in fierce resistance to one empire - the Romans - her last stand is thought to have been overshadowed by another one, this time corporate. Having found ancient artefacts where new houses and flats are due to be built, experts have now asked the local authority to allow a full excavation of the area. Little is known about...
  • Mickey D's McMakeover

    05/11/2006 5:38:23 AM PDT · by snowrip · 117 replies · 2,431+ views
    Buisness Week Online ^ | 5/11/06 | By Pallavi Gogoi, with Michael Arndt in Chicago and Abed Moiduddin in Oak Brook
    Mickey D's McMakeover By Pallavi Gogoi, with Michael Arndt in Chicago and Abed Moiduddin in Oak Brook A Bold New Look A comfortable armchair. Cool hanging lights. Funky graphics and photos on the walls. Wi-Fi access. Premium coffee. Isn't Starbucks great? Except...this is McDonald's. McDonald's (MCD)? That's right. After 30 years without a major design overhaul, the 51-year-old fast-food giant is adopting a hip new look. The world's largest hamburger chain is redesigning its 30,000 eateries around the globe in a 21st century makeover of unprecedented scale. The redesign is risky and has many franchisees up in arms over the...
  • May 1 closures: who to boycott? Rallies (Live thread)

    04/30/2006 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 1,385 replies · 35,974+ views
    This should be a list of who is planning to close their business on Monday, May 1 in response of the Great American Boycott. We should compile it and boycott them ourselves if possible! Remember to go shopping or work overtime on May 1!
  • What is it with the NutWatch Leftists and McDonald's? - (another Moore-ish "crock-umentary!")

    06/16/2005 9:48:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 543+ views
    In between promoting mega-lunatic conspiracies theories about how supposedly the Bush Administration itself knocked down the WTC on 9/11 to make the poor al-Qaeda terrorists look bad, one of the biggest bugs up the Left's bonnet is McDonald's. They love to picket the Mac outfit and declare anti-McDonald's Days. NutWatch Leftists who have never fasted for a day in their lives love to insist that shutting down fast food joints will help alleviate world hunger. The non sequitur is the main tool of leftist analysis. Their French comrades-in-sissy-berets consider McDonald's to be a bigger threat to civilization than al-Qaeda. I...
  • The Most Famous Lawsuit in the World? (MacDonalds Coffee Spill: Defending the Indefensible)

    11/23/2004 2:32:55 PM PST · by Ironclad · 7 replies · 8,463+ views
    Quinn Emanuel Urqhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Business Litigation Report | November 2004 | Anonymous QEUOH Lawyer
    Many lawyers might like to believe that the American legal system is known internationally for the landmark deci¬sions studied in law school: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda, or any of the other semi¬nal cases. Those more cynical might acknowledge that the Klaus von Bulow drama, the OJ. Simpson case, or the Martha Stewart affair have gotten more public attention. So when we travel abroad and talk to foreign lawyers, expecting them to be impressed that we are representatives of the legal system that brought the world Roe v. Wade or at least brought the Menendez brothers...
  • Clinton Lie-brary Opens (Live Thread-On Now CSPAN 3!)

    11/18/2004 7:46:33 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 1,578 replies · 39,901+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 11/18/04 | Brian Lamme
    Former President William Jefferson Clinton formerly opens his Presidential Center, which will hold the papers from his two term presidency.Attending the ceremony will be President George W. Bush, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, along with First Lady Laura Bush ,Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosalyn Carter and Barbara Bush.
  • Grateful Kurds in Iraq's north embrace Americans and their culture

    03/20/2004 7:35:10 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 15 replies · 221+ views
    Associated Press/ Boston globe ^ | 3/20/2004 07:37 | Mariam Fam
    <p>SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) At MaDonal, a restaurant with a familiar name, diners munch cheeseburgers and fries. U.S. troops open cans of Diet Coke. An American flag flies next to the sign that bears the internationally recognized trademark yellow M.</p> <p>The scene reflects a fact of life in Iraq's north: Many Kurds are fascinated with the culture of the superpower that freed an oppressed people from brutal persecution by the ousted dictator.</p>
  • Are you allowed to work in McDonalds? (definitive fatwa)

    09/25/2003 10:03:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies · 349+ views
    Islamic Q & A Online with Mufti Ebrahim Desai ^ | 9-24-2003 | Mufti Ebrahim Desai
    In principle, it is permissible to work at a food outlet, that is strictly Halaal. If the food outlet is not strictly Halaal, then generally it is not permissible to work there. In order to ascertain if food outlet is strictly Halaal, the following guidelines may be adopted: 1. The manager of the outlet must be a Muslim who also conforms to the standard of an Aadil person as stipulated by the Fuqahaa. In brief, an Aadil Muslim is he who is sensitive to his religion by practising on it. He does not deliberately violate the laws of the Shari’ah....