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  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    27 Oct '09 01:52
    Due to rising costs in the wake of Iceland's financial crisis, and the country's sparse population, McDonald's has announced it will close its three locations in Iceland, never to return. Should Icelanders weep or rejoice over this decision?
  2. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    27 Oct '09 01:56
    Sounds like a bum economy is an excuse. McDonalds normally thrives on bad economy. You know, empty wallet = inexpensive food.
  3. 27 Oct '09 02:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Due to rising costs in the wake of Iceland's financial crisis, and the country's sparse population, McDonald's has announced it will close its three locations in Iceland, never to return. Should Icelanders weep or rejoice over this decision?
    Actually it is a good decision. In fact, that is what President Obama is working on for the US.
  4. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    27 Oct '09 02:32
    Originally posted by whodey
    Actually it is a good decision. In fact, that is what President Obama is working on for the US.
    Obama is going to decimate 90% of the US population? Now I know that they debunked the death panel idea, but maybe they did so prematurely!!
  5. 27 Oct '09 04:40
    is iceland raising taxes that much?
  6. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Oct '09 06:59
    The Starbucks will arrive soon!
  7. 27 Oct '09 07:27
    Originally posted by joneschr
    Sounds like a bum economy is an excuse. McDonalds normally thrives on bad economy. You know, empty wallet = inexpensive food.
    In Iceland, McDonalds is not inexpensive.
  8. 27 Oct '09 07:31
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    is iceland raising taxes that much?
    It would seem that in the aftermath of the economic meltdown in Iceland, the population is leaning towards the Scandinavian model.
  9. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    27 Oct '09 07:39
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    It would seem that in the aftermath of the economic meltdown in Iceland, the population is leaning towards the Scandinavian model.
    Depending on the condition of the model, chances are most people would lean toward them.
  10. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Oct '09 08:18
    Originally posted by Seitse
    The Starbucks will arrive soon!
    It is Taco Bell's chance to take over Iceland!
  11. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    27 Oct '09 08:34
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Due to rising costs in the wake of Iceland's financial crisis, and the country's sparse population, McDonald's has announced it will close its three locations in Iceland, never to return. Should Icelanders weep or rejoice over this decision?
    You forgot to mention Icelands protectionism which means everyone in Iceland has to pay to maintain inefficient local businesses. MacDs have their own standards to maintain which local suppliers couldn't raise themselves to. The people of Iceland are poorer for it.
  12. 27 Oct '09 09:48
    Originally posted by joneschr
    Sounds like a bum economy is an excuse. McDonalds normally thrives on bad economy. You know, empty wallet = inexpensive food.
    It's all about currency exchange rates. A burger would need to be very expensive for icelanders in order for macdonalds to make the profits they want. Also, apparently, macdonalds don't like the complex business laws over there, and can't really be bothered with all that expensive paperwork.
  13. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    27 Oct '09 11:16
    Originally posted by twiceaknight
    It's all about currency exchange rates. A burger would need to be very expensive for icelanders in order for macdonalds to make the profits they want. Also, apparently, macdonalds don't like the complex business laws over there, and can't really be bothered with all that expensive paperwork.
    they allegedly prefer the break rape and escape business model pioneered back in the day when victims of sexual assault were usually considered to be the cause of their affliction (they were asking for it, they should not have sent mixed signals, they were dressed immodestly etc...)
  14. 27 Oct '09 11:33
    Originally posted by kmax87
    they allegedly prefer the break rape and escape business model pioneered back in the day when victims of sexual assault were usually considered to be the cause of their affliction (they were asking for it, they should not have sent mixed signals, they were dressed immodestly etc...)
    Sorry, no matter how many times I read your post I can't see the connection between our posts. Or are you making the unconnected point that they are without morality? If so I agree. They sold their souls for money, and only behave ethically if the law requires it or if it leads to more profits due to better PR.
  15. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    27 Oct '09 11:54
    Originally posted by twiceaknight
    They sold their souls for money, and only behave ethically if the law requires it or if it leads to more profits due to better PR.
    Thats about it!




    PS, Your sarcasm/wit of them not being able to cope with paperwork allowed me a tangential seque