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OfflineRadioActiveSlug
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freedom = fastfood
    #1501598 - 04/28/03 07:39 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/21/1050777195239.html

Fast food comes to Iraq
April 21 2003


Basra: Fastfood giants Pizza Hut and Burger King have set up their first franchises inside war-torn Iraq, even as many aid convoys waited on the borders for the war to officially end.

The arrival of the two restaurants - sited inside giant trailers on a British military base near Basra - won a rapturous welcome from soldiers, whose limited range of rations lost their appeal many weeks ago.

But some officers were less keen on the new arrivals, which are due to start selling food tomorrow.

"I would prefer we got decent showers and toilets sorted out first," muttered one high-ranking officer.

Fastfood outlets are common in US bases, including Camp Doha in Kuwait, but it is believed to be the first time they have been sited inside a British military base.



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Another officer, who was directly involved in the franchise process, said: "It's an Americanism, we usually have them off the base, but because it is still a war zone we have to give them protection."

Permission to open the restaurants was granted through the British Army and they will be run by existing franchise holders from Kuwait, with a percentage of any profits going to charity.

But soldiers waiting for a brewery franchise to be awarded are set for a disappointment as military chiefs have already vetoed any alcohol being sold on the base, which is home to almost 8000 British soldiers.

The Kuwaiti franchise holders provided staff and raw materials and the Army escorted them into Iraq, although it is understood it will not provide constant escorts for the supply runs.

A spokesman for the two restaurants, Atef Bassent, said: "I hope we will do good business here."


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: RadioActiveSlug]
    #1501614 - 04/28/03 07:42 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Look at the bright side.... at least it wasn't a McD's. That shit is rank!

But seeing as it's on a military base and not in downtown Bagdad, what the fuck does freedom have to do with it?


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: RadioActiveSlug]
    #1501617 - 04/28/03 07:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

haha this world is so fucked. i love it. americans are so silly.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1501625 - 04/28/03 07:44 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.  :confused:


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1501677 - 04/28/03 08:01 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

you have to understand, these people would rather see them eating dirt...they can't just be happy for them


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1501810 - 04/28/03 08:45 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I second that. Why did you post this, slug? Do you even read the stuff you post, or just post it as soon as you think it's against the US government?


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: CeeEssGee]
    #1501824 - 04/28/03 08:52 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Do you even read the stuff you post, or just post it as soon as you think it's against the US government?



It would seem to be the latter.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1501927 - 04/28/03 09:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

"I would prefer we got decent showers and toilets sorted out first," muttered one high-ranking officer.





They think they have toilet issues now, wait till they start eating fast food. From what I've herd, if you live on nothing but MREs you only have to crap twice a week.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1501984 - 04/28/03 09:50 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

MRE = Meals Resisting Excretion

or Meals Rejected by Ethiopians

starting saturday I'm gonna be eating those for a couple of weeks. They aren't bad at all for that long, but I pity the guys eating them for months.

Back on topic, fast food is just the favorite whipping boy of anti-Americans. It's just an easily identifiable target, and and omnipresent chunk of Americana damn near the world over. In france they seem to level at least a couple of McDonalds per year during their seemingly endless strikes.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: wingnutx]
    #1502038 - 04/28/03 10:00 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

mcdonalds is going down, so is coca-cola, both corporations are losing money.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1502083 - 04/28/03 10:09 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I don't think that is true. Could you post a source on that? My guess is no.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: z@z.com]
    #1502183 - 04/28/03 10:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

ummm...yes i can:

heres one of the numerous sources from the bbc:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2688665.stm

you silly guy!


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1502209 - 04/28/03 10:37 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I stand corrected.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: z@z.com]
    #1502308 - 04/28/03 11:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Coca-Cola meets estimates

I know its CNN, but you'll live. :wink:


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1502518 - 04/28/03 11:44 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yeah coca-cola bounced back in the 4th quarter after vanilla-coke, but they were losing for awhile, and still had to cut markets


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: z@z.com]
    #1502522 - 04/28/03 11:45 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

McDonalds has been consolidating a lot of their stuff lately. They got a bit overextended. Nothing fatal.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: wingnutx]
    #1502649 - 04/29/03 12:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

so...closing down hundreds of stores is nothing fatal>

maybe not, but it shows that their apex has come and gone


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: RadioActiveSlug]
    #1503270 - 04/29/03 04:36 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Ha...  Just imagine getting that transfer.

John your being promoted to Manager but youll have to run our new store out of state :smirk:


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: GabbaDj]
    #1503455 - 04/29/03 06:36 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

He'll still get paid better than the soldiers.


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Re: freedom = fastfood [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1503578 - 04/29/03 08:47 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

tehy won't allow foregn aid in to help, but c'mon in pizza hut.

i'm not going to lay out for you neo-republicans (coperate fascists) why this is so fucked up, i don't care to change your opinions, its useless, i feel that some of you are so washed there's no point, i think some of you are really just spoiled evil fuckers, and some of you prob jsut like arguing for the sake of it.

I'm not into that scene. Now please commence with your stupid remarks, i'm done with politics in this wasteland forum.


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