Burger King

Cry baby of the Week

What did this stupid woman expect…taking another store’s food into another restaurant.

A mother says she will no longer go to a West Auckland restaurant after claiming she was told off by staff for bringing in food from a different takeaway outlet.

A manager of the restaurant – Nando’s in Lincoln Rd, Henderson – says they are trying to take a tougher line on people who bring in food from outside as they have spent thousands on upgrading their site.

The mother, who did not want to be named, said she, her husband and their 5-year-old son were already planning to go to Nando’s for dinner on Saturday night but they noticed the boy becoming irritable and hungry before getting there, so they decided to pick up a snack-size packet of sushi to tide him over.

After seating their child, they stood in the queue and were approached by a staff member.

“The man came up to us and said what our child was doing was not allowed because otherwise if other people see it then they will think that it’s normal, and we were like, ‘We’re ordering anyway’, and he said, ‘Okay, a one-off,’ but they won’t allow it again.”

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Dissent of the Day – There is nothing to worry about? Yeah, Nah!

by Travis Poulson

After the post Dissent of the Day – There is nothing to worry about I thought I’d do a little homework in regards to the writers attitude of ‘we’re not that bad really‘.

Below I have compiled a list of current world conflicts and highlighted the ones that involve Muslims or Islamic extremists in bold text, not exclusively but involved as a combatant in some capacity.

For some of the conflicts I have listed the groups for the obvious lesser known involvement

+Mexican drug war Iran (alleged), Hezbollah (alleged)
+Syrian Civil War
+Iraqi insurgency
+2014 Iraq Crisis
+ISIS War
+South Sudanese Civil War
+Israeli–Palestinian conflict
+Afghan Civil War (Taliban insurgency)
+Somali Civil War (numerous Islamist groups) Read more »

Dissent of the Day – There is nothing to worry about

One of 12 entrances to one of the holy sites (A twin 2km pedestrian tunnel complete with travelators). The whole complex can handle 300,000 people per hour.

One of 12 entrances to one of the holy sites (A twin 2km pedestrian tunnel complete with travelators). The whole complex can handle 300,000 people per hour.

A reader emails:


 

There is nothing to worry about.

There is no cunning Islamic Plan to take over NZ or the world.

I have held back on my comments over the past few months. But the daily anti-Islamic comments are surprising given the “I am not a racist” attitude of many of your commentators.

I have just had the pleasure (no honour) in participating in a 4 week trip to Saudi Arabia visiting the two holiest sites of Islam, Makah (Mecca) & Medina as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

I can assure your readers that ISIS and the brain dead followers were not there recruiting, nor are they at the mosques I attend in NZ.

We were a proud group of Kiwis, representing NZ, walking behind the Silver fern (picture attached) amongst 4 million other peace loving people.

I met, stayed with, talked & generally shared 4 weeks with doctors, teachers, Engineers , farmers, (Nigerian Businessmen.. nearly cracked up on that one),  from virtually every country. (I could not  find anyone from North Korea).

We (Kiwis) came from NZ, Fiji, Pakistan, Somali, & the Middle East.. but all call NZ home.    Read more »

Taxpayer funded Ben Uffindel in the Herald on Sunday

Ben Uffindel writes a piece for the Herald on Sunday.

I do wonder though where the promotor statement is, he is after all running a political party this election and is being funded by taxpayer to do so.

Nevertheless he is quite funny when he tries.

As I watched Thursday night’s debate between a relaxed blue tie and a concerned red tie, I couldn’t help but feel our country needed a similar rebranding.

How you perceive this election really depends on your political allegiance.

If you’re a big National supporter, you’ve got nothing to worry about, and subsequently nothing to invest in.

If you hate National, there’s a high chance you think this is the most important election of our generation, that this is the most right-wing government in New Zealand history, and there’s a vague chance your house is bugged.

I envy you in your fantasy world, Martyn Bradbury, because if you’re absolutely anyone else, it’s boring.

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UN suggests taxing food like tobacco

Plain packaging coming for McDonalds?

Plain packaging coming for McDonalds?

People said it would never happen, that anti-tobacco tactics would spread into other areas.

Well, i have been proved right and manufacturers of food products should be very afraid now the UN has taken an interest in taxing and controlling food products like tobacco.

But if you thought that was bad, they have also suggested that unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products.

In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Belgian professor Olivier de Schutter called for efforts to launch negotiations on a global pact to tackle the obesity epidemic.

“Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco. Just as the world came together to regulate the risks of tobacco, a bold framework convention on adequate diets must now be agreed,” he said.   Read more »

Burger King…. with a twist.

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Burger King reveals its burgers contained horsemeat

horse-meat

As a follow-on from a story about UK supermarkets selling burgers containing horse meat, it has been revealed you’ve been eating horse meat if you had some Burger King.

The fast food restaurant chain had initially denied that its burgers contained horsemeat, but backtracked after receiving test results.   Read more »

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Whale Week What Was

QC7kkThe blog started Saturday by having a look at a number of Christchurch people taking pictures up women’s skirts at malls.  And wouldn’t you know it?  A teacher was arrested as well.  Iain Lees-Galloway shows he is a slimy git by opening a Burger King and then refusing to take a bite, preferring to preach sensible food choices.  Cam then called for nominations for Worst Political Journalist, and Barry Soper and John Campbell appeared hot favourites.   Next we had a vote on Best Political Journalist, which Larry Williams took out with a massive 47% of the vote.  Graham McCready withdrew litigation against John Banks because it made no sense to anyone – as in – they couldn’t understand what it said.  Whale then claims a win on his Hekia Parata predictions and wonders why Key has let this train wreck happen.  We raise our eyebrows about Nelson looking for a scooter riding bottom pincher and then watch a video of what happens to a pig at the bottom of the sea over 7 days.  Next a post where Greens are fighting Greens over the Google solar plant.  On the one side: solar energy.  On the other? Turtles.   Charles Krauthammer explains why gun control alone isn’t the solution to mass shootings.   A MENSA spokesperson calls people with low IQs carrots and the BBC feels they have to apologise.  There is a property for sale next to Kim Dotcom‘s place.  Cam suggests the GCSB or the US should have bought it to set up spying operations.   WOBH is calling for The Whale Army to send in their holiday snaps, in a new feature called Snapped!  Cam takes a brief look at who will enter parliament if Tim Groser leaves for the WTO.  To close the day, a WhaleTech post looks at a the cull-de-sac that’s the QII roll-up keyboard. Read more »

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Another lefty hypocrite

Iain Lees-Galloway should really stick to running one up stenographers. Instead he has been opening fast food joints while the opposition associate health spokesman.

Of course he could have said something sensible instead he resorted to mealy mouthed weasel words and therefore just showed himself up to be just another lefty hypocrite.

Burger King’s latest store has been opened by Labour’s associate health spokesman Iain Lees-Galloway, but he turned down the opportunity to sample its fare for himself.

Lees-Galloway opened Burger King’s Rangitikei St store yesterday morning, the company’s third in Palmerston North, but the city MP was quick to distance himself from advocating fast food by acknowledging his spokesman position and telling the small crowd he was “pleased to see another business opening in the Manawatu”.

Burger King received 120 applications for 48 positions, working with Work and Income to source some of the workers.

Lees-Galloway was criticised earlier this month by Massey University nutritionist Jane Coad who expressed shock that an associate health spokesman would open a fast-food outlet.

Yesterday he described Burger King’s food as “treat food” and he hoped the business would “get on board” with moves to give people the information they needed to make the “right” choices. “We all have to work together on this.

“Obesity has been on the rise over the last 30 to 40 years and what we’re seeing is a much earlier onset.

“It’s true it’s possible to link that to the availability of high-fat, high-sugar, calorie-dense food. Those are treats basically, treats we should enjoy from time to time, and that’s the kind of thing that you have on offer here. It’s like alcohol, you can use it, misuse it, and abuse it.”

He took the chance to criticise the Government for not adopting a “traffic light” food labelling system.

Unite Union – An observation by The Owl

As of today the Unite Union still has not filed their 2011 Financial Accounts and it is also 6 months past their 2012 Balance Date.

Based on this they should be struck off the Register.

Observation by the Owl

Why is it that I get regular reminders from the IRD and ACC that my payments and my filings of returns are due (please note I keep everything up to date) and yet a sizeable business like Unite can just carry on willy nilly without any repercussions? Yet they hold Teach-Ins (whatever they are telling Burger King how to operate and what the laws of the land is)

I know of so many people in sports clubs who raise funds to pay for their audited accounts which then are duly filed.

So many of the thousands of people on these sports clubs do it voluntarily and give up so much of their time and still file their clubs and incorporated societies accounts.

And here’s the difference – clubs are voluntary, run by great New Zealanders who do it for love – Unions charge people and one of the things they charge for is so their financial accounts can be audited and filed.  Have the members not paid for this service?

I challenge anyone to disagree with me on this statement: – “you pay me a weekly union fee and I will provide annual financial accounts which will be filed as per our constitution”.

I mentioned before that the Unite hierarchy has set up a Unite Charitable Trust. I do wonder what is this all about.

If I was a member…