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2013-12-23 11:02:49 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.


Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.
 
2013-12-23 11:05:18 PM  
I think it's pretty farking obvious that fast food is bad. People don't think twinkies are healthy either. People do know this, it is a no brainer.
 
2013-12-23 11:05:49 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Why is this surprising to anyone? I have never seen a McDonald's commercial that recommended people eat there daily, has anyone? In fact, on more than one occasion I have heard them recommend only eating fast food once or twice a month.


I've been mistaken for a vegetarian at the places I frequent because I can be very particular about meat at some step-above-fast-food places like Chipotle, but a quarter pounder with cheese is a damn good burger once in a while. Nothing wrong with fast food in moderation.

What I do have a problem with is the way we subsidize all the wrong crap. Eating healthy prepared food can cost substantially more than unhealthy. Of course, if you can find time to prep/cook yourself then making it at home is still (usually) cheaper
 
2013-12-23 11:07:41 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Funny how the site tells its serfs to eat "at places...", as if the peons actually earn enough money to eat out. Way to be in touch with the lives of your servant caste.


www.washingtonpost.com

Dick's Hamburgers are better quality and cheaper than a McD's burger of the same size and they treat their employees much better when it comes to compensation and benefits.

/Ditto In-n-Out Burger
//McD's is the Walmart of fast food
 
2013-12-23 11:07:41 PM  
Of all the things to biatch at McD's about....

We're biatching because you can't have a healthy diet eating nothing but McD's? What place do you people go to where you CAN get a healthy diet eating nothing but that place...?
 
2013-12-23 11:09:49 PM  

uber humper: I think it's pretty farking obvious that fast food is bad. People don't think twinkies are healthy either. People do know this, it is a no brainer.


it should be illegal, or restricted. like guns.

People in my state don't need a conceal carry permit. Aad they don't eat a lot of fast food.
You should need a responsible calorie permit to buy it, or a cooling off period.
 
2013-12-23 11:12:56 PM  

vudukungfu: uber humper: I think it's pretty farking obvious that fast food is bad. People don't think twinkies are healthy either. People do know this, it is a no brainer.

it should be illegal, or restricted. like guns.

People in my state don't need a conceal carry permit. Aad they don't eat a lot of fast food.
You should need a responsible calorie permit to buy it, or a cooling off period.


I have to admit a cooling off period would negate most of my fast food purchases.
 
2013-12-23 11:17:01 PM  

Nabb1: Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.

Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.


Cheaper than free?
 
2013-12-23 11:19:57 PM  

Abacus9: Nabb1: Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.

Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.

Cheaper than free?


Cheaper than discounted, I mean. I used to work in restaurants when I was younger and sometimes brown bagged a sandwich because it was cheaper.

I'm really tired.
 
2013-12-23 11:20:34 PM  
has anybody mentioned yet, people are farking stupid
 
2013-12-23 11:21:09 PM  
"When you sellin' my crack, you best remember no to be SMOKIN' that sh*t!  That sh*t is BAD for you!" - Drug Lords Everywhere
 
2013-12-23 11:25:26 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: There's nothing wrong with unhealthy food in moderation.


That's just perfect. Don't ever change a thing.
 
2013-12-23 11:28:39 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.

Subs aren't necessarily healthier than burgers anyway.  Sure, they can be, but Subway always advertises the health benefits of their subs without cheese, mayo, oil, etc, that many people put on them.  A really good sub from a deli probably has quite a bit more fan and calories than a burger.

Then again, the sides at fast food places are really where it adds up.  Adding fries and a sugary Coke to your burger pushes it way beyond a sub with a bottle of water.

FWIW, I've become a huge fan of Pita Pit.  They have a ton of fresh vegetables, meats that are identifiable as real meat, and vegetarian protein choices that are actually delicious.  For prices that are only slightly higher than Subway the quality is streets ahead.


I'm guessing you live in Ottawa?
 
2013-12-23 11:31:03 PM  
haywatchthis

has anybody mentioned yet, people are farking stupid


Yes, but it was in a much earlier thread.
 
2013-12-23 11:33:58 PM  
Lest anyone forget, McD's does have salads, chicken and fish items on their menu.
Can't knock them for telling the truth.
But nobody tells it like "The Heart Attack Grill" in Las Vegas.
They tell you flat out that eating their food is bad for you.

http://www.heartattackgrill.com/
 
2013-12-23 11:34:08 PM  

haywatchthis: has anybody mentioned yet, people are farking stupid


You're new here, aren't you
 
2013-12-23 11:41:25 PM  
I think McDonalds is doing a pretty good job of trying change with the times. Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.
 
2013-12-23 11:44:38 PM  
My bad.
 
2013-12-23 11:46:25 PM  

whatshisname: Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.


Plus most of the portions where about 30 percent smaller. And the fries where fried in beef tallow oil and a small portion would fill you up.

I'll still go once a month and get a regular cheese burger and ice water when I'm too busy for a sit down lunch....any more and I don't really feel well for the rest of the day.
 
2013-12-23 11:46:28 PM  

darkjezter: I've also noticed that McDonald's fries are really hit-or-miss. If you get them when they're fresh out of the fryer and they have just the right amount of salt, they're the tastiest worst fast food fries around. But if they're cold, they're still the worst fast food fries around.


You're welcome.
 
2013-12-23 11:47:35 PM  
What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.
 
2013-12-23 11:53:21 PM  
I think this is great. On the rare occasions that I end up eating fast food, the last thing I want is one of the workers to plop down beside me and start stuffing their faces. Not only are they generally unkept and odorous, but as low-wage workers they really shouldn't be eating out. That money should go to supporting whichever one of their illegitimate kids they got stuck with paying for in family court.
 
2013-12-23 11:53:37 PM  

optikeye: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

I think it's more about suggesting that to their EMPLOYEES as a suggestion about how to be healthier employees with less days off from work and less health care costs to the corporation....and not their customers.

If they did their on their consumer web page instead of a employee only website it would be a different story.


Its funny you mention that. I was reading about this in another article, and it mentioned that the employee website for McDonald's doesn't prevent non-employees from registering. So by a fluke, the issue you raise isn't applicable.
 
2013-12-23 11:58:16 PM  

tekneex: TuteTibiImperes: Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.

Subs aren't necessarily healthier than burgers anyway.  Sure, they can be, but Subway always advertises the health benefits of their subs without cheese, mayo, oil, etc, that many people put on them.  A really good sub from a deli probably has quite a bit more fan and calories than a burger.

Then again, the sides at fast food places are really where it adds up.  Adding fries and a sugary Coke to your burger pushes it way beyond a sub with a bottle of water.

FWIW, I've become a huge fan of Pita Pit.  They have a ton of fresh vegetables, meats that are identifiable as real meat, and vegetarian protein choices that are actually delicious.  For prices that are only slightly higher than Subway the quality is streets ahead.

I'm guessing you live in Ottawa?


Think further south and shaped more like a dick.  Is Pita Pit big in Ottowa?   I've never been, but the last time I was in Canada (Kingston, ON) it seemed like there was a Subway every two blocks.
 
2013-12-24 12:00:54 AM  

GORDON: There must be money in crusading against... everything.


Oh, there most assuredly is.
 
2013-12-24 12:03:28 AM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: So by a fluke, the issue you raise isn't applicable.

www.helpfulsnowman.com
 
2013-12-24 12:06:03 AM  

SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.


McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.
 
2013-12-24 12:08:46 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think this is great. On the rare occasions that I end up eating fast food, the last thing I want is one of the workers to plop down beside me and start stuffing their faces. Not only are they generally unkept and odorous, but as low-wage workers they really shouldn't be eating out. That money should go to supporting whichever one of their illegitimate kids they got stuck with paying for in family court.


The funny thing is, what do you think they eat on their lunches? It would be weird for them to bring a lunch, they don't have an employees lounge and they get a discount on the food. It makes sense for them to eat there. Also, it doesn't matter if you shower just before going to work at a fast food place, the combination of sweat and grease will make you smell gross quickly. I always took a shower when I got home, and I don't miss that smell.
 
2013-12-24 12:08:52 AM  
Remember Joan Kroc the founder's wife donated a half a billion dollars to NPR lefties.
 
2013-12-24 12:10:35 AM  

feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.


True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.
 
2013-12-24 12:10:58 AM  

lack of warmth: the combination of sweat and grease will make you smell gross quickly. I always took a shower when I got home, and I don't miss that smell.


My first job was at Burger King. Fry grease does not come out of those polyester uniforms.
 
2013-12-24 12:13:26 AM  
McDonalds divided by zero?
 
2013-12-24 12:16:03 AM  

SovietCanuckistan: feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.

True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.


So it is advertising's fault we are morons? We're lied to constantly from our government, our politicians, and the media. We know that eating three hamburgers is not a good balanced diet, but we're too lazy and stupid to do otherwise. Perhaps we have too much money to spend on fast food when we should be economizing and eating at home more. In Mexico McDonalds is a treat, not a daily meal.
 
2013-12-24 12:19:54 AM  

SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?


Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.
 
2013-12-24 12:20:29 AM  
Live = Life.
 
2013-12-24 12:22:14 AM  

pdieten: Honestly, I just assumed McDonalds wasn't even writing this stuff. I figured they got all the content from a third party that they contract with.

That aside, McDonalds has plenty of menu options that are not exactly the end of the world from a health standpoint.

i've developed a bit of a taste for the grilled chicken wraps they sell, particularly if they're made without sauce.


Not explicitly stating eat there every day, but contests like Monopoly at McDonald's is the fast food equivalent of the PowerBall.
 
2013-12-24 12:24:33 AM  

Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.


Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.
 
2013-12-24 12:32:02 AM  

whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.


And those that fail to achieve should suffer.
Hard.
 
2013-12-24 12:32:38 AM  

PainInTheASP: Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: Guess what: if you eat nothing but carrots, you have an unhealthy diet. If you eat nothing but yogurt, you have an unhealthy diet.

What I take from this is that the healthy diet spectrum is a finite line that ranges from carrots to yogurt, and that if I combine the two I am effectively creating the most comprehensive diet known to man,

I think Dannon makes it...


Do lonely women smile at it?
 
2013-12-24 12:34:20 AM  

DKinMN: This is entirely for legal purposes.


McDonald's should also explicitly suggest its employees that if they really-really want to eat junk food they should go and have their meals at BK so if they get sick they can sue BK.
 
2013-12-24 12:36:50 AM  
Meh.. everyone already knows fast food is bad for you.  what's causing the obesity rates is crap coming from the government like the USDA food pyramid.
 
2013-12-24 12:38:24 AM  

feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.

True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.

So it is advertising's fault we are morons? We're lied to constantly from our government, our politicians, and the media. We know that eating three hamburgers is not a good balanced diet, but we're too lazy and stupid to do otherwise. Perhaps we have too much money to spend on fast food when we should be economizing and eating at home more. In Mexico McDonalds is a treat, not a daily meal.


Well, it's the normalizing of lies, your lying politics and media are great examples. I don't think the majority of people in Mexico agree with your daily McMeal quotient either. Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!
 
2013-12-24 12:41:32 AM  

Yogimus: whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.

And those that fail to achieve should suffer.
Hard.


They do. And there are people on Earth who think that maybe shouldn't always be the case.
 
2013-12-24 12:42:02 AM  

Yogimus: whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.

And those that fail to achieve should suffer.
Hard.


The issue is, the people failing are outstripping the people with self-control. We all pay for their failures in one way or another. Fast food needs to become less ubiquitous....Somehow. I really have no idea. But somehow!
 
2013-12-24 12:42:19 AM  

SovietCanuckistan: Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!


Nice bumper sticker. Go drive around for a bit, and see if you can find something else to add to the conversation.
 
2013-12-24 12:45:09 AM  

Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!

Nice bumper sticker. Go drive around for a bit, and see if you can find something else to add to the conversation.


I'll swing through the Drive-In for ya
 
2013-12-24 12:46:01 AM  
68 yo lady who worked with me (widowed 15 years) ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds. Showed me her cholesterol test, concerned that 160 might be bad.

This was when I was lean and running 7 miles 6x a week. Mine was 160. The moral of the story is genetics.
 
2013-12-24 12:48:49 AM  

SovietCanuckistan: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!

Nice bumper sticker. Go drive around for a bit, and see if you can find something else to add to the conversation.

I'll swing through the Drive-In for ya


Yeah, go catch a movie while you're out. Something light, maybe a comedy.
 
2013-12-24 12:54:41 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: 68 yo lady who worked with me (widowed 15 years) ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds. Showed me her cholesterol test, concerned that 160 might be bad.

This was when I was lean and running 7 miles 6x a week. Mine was 160. The moral of the story is genetics.


another story is cholesterol tests have proven to be non-indicative of any kind of level of health.
they are a great way for doctors to sell statins though.
 
2013-12-24 12:56:46 AM  

pdieten: Honestly, I just assumed McDonalds wasn't even writing this stuff. I figured they got all the content from a third party that they contract with.

That aside, McDonalds has plenty of menu options that are not exactly the end of the world from a health standpoint.

i've developed a bit of a taste for the grilled chicken wraps they sell, particularly if they're made without sauce.


Those things are pretty awesome, but no sauce? Fark that noise. I'll have double!
 
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