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OT - Another reason to grind your own......

Saw this clip recently, nothing new here, but it is interesting viewing and reinforces the practice of grinding your own....
The video on Pink Slime is well worth a look...


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,019
    I think I ate at a Mickey D's once in the past 8 years.  I eschew fast food in general.  Not just because the meats are such low quality, but because the  companies treat their workers like dirt and don't even pay a living wage.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 15,839
    edited August 2013
    didnt they take the pink slim out last year. hard to find a better bang for the buck than a mcdouble
    :))
    i mean for a dollar what more could you ask for
    Total Fat 19g 29%
    Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 65mg 22%
    Sodium 850mg 35%
    Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 23g 46%
    Vitamin A 6 %
    Vitamin C 2 %
    Calcium 20 %
    Iron 20 %

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,271

    I remember seeing that when it first aired, totally disgusting. We grind our own meat for that and other reasons.

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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 357
    edited August 2013
    I think I ate at a Mickey D's once in the past 8 years.  I eschew fast food in general.  Not just because the meats are such low quality, but because the  companies treat their workers like dirt and don't even pay a living wage.
    I am so sick and tired of this "living wage" crap.  Minimum wage was never intended for a career job.  Most ff restaurants typically pay much more than minimum wage. That includes wally world. In some states, it is the UNION that drives those wages, NOT the restaurants.  If you are too lazy to try and better themselves then it is not incumbent upon the rest of the country to support them. (ObamaPhone, Food Stamps and the list goes on...)

    Now don't misconstrue what I say,  I am not saying that there are not those that need assistance due to no fault of their own.  Help the helpless, the clueless just need to get a life and quit living off of the rest of us. (just google surfer dude and free food).

    I was born and raised on the "wrong side of the tracks" and I am very successful in my line of work. Why, because I did work 3 jobs (including McDonalds and ChuckeeCheese) while going to school and paid for school myself. I worked hard to get what I have.  Today's kids have no clue what hard work is.  I started in a drive-in restaurant at the age of 12 making $.70/hr (in the early 70's) and was closing the place 4 nights a week by myself by the age of 14 and had one or two others working under me.  Child Services would have a cow over that today.  
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,522
    onedbguru said:
    I think I ate at a Mickey D's once in the past 8 years.  I eschew fast food in general.  Not just because the meats are such low quality, but because the  companies treat their workers like dirt and don't even pay a living wage.
    I am so sick and tired of this "living wage" crap.  Minimum wage was never intended for a career job.  Most ff restaurants typically pay much more than minimum wage. That includes wally world. In some states, it is the UNION that drives those wages, NOT the restaurants.  If you are too lazy to try and better themselves then it is not incumbent upon the rest of the country to support them. (ObamaPhone, Food Stamps and the list goes on...)

    Now don't misconstrue what I say,  I am not saying that there are not those that need assistance due to no fault of their own.  Help the helpless, the clueless just need to get a life and quit living off of the rest of us. (just google surfer dude and free food).

    I was born and raised on the "wrong side of the tracks" and I am very successful in my line of work. Why, because I did work 3 jobs (including McDonalds and ChuckeeCheese) while going to school and paid for school myself. I worked hard to get what I have.  Today's kids have no clue what hard work is.  I started in a drive-in restaurant at the age of 12 making $.70/hr (in the early 70's) and was closing the place 4 nights a week by myself by the age of 14 and had one or two others working under me.  Child Services would have a cow over that today.  
    Woah, hoss. 



  • I think I ate at a Mickey D's once in the past 8 years.  I eschew fast food in general.  Not just because the meats are such low quality, but because the  companies treat their workers like dirt and don't even pay a living wage.
    I eschew all my food.. fast, slow or otherwise. :)

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,777
    Just don't eschew with your mouth open.


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,019
    onedbguru said:
    I think I ate at a Mickey D's once in the past 8 years.  I eschew fast food in general.  Not just because the meats are such low quality, but because the  companies treat their workers like dirt and don't even pay a living wage.
    I am so sick and tired of this "living wage" crap.  Minimum wage was never intended for a career job.  Most ff restaurants typically pay much more than minimum wage. That includes wally world. In some states, it is the UNION that drives those wages, NOT the restaurants.  If you are too lazy to try and better themselves then it is not incumbent upon the rest of the country to support them. (ObamaPhone, Food Stamps and the list goes on...)

    Now don't misconstrue what I say,  I am not saying that there are not those that need assistance due to no fault of their own.  Help the helpless, the clueless just need to get a life and quit living off of the rest of us. (just google surfer dude and free food).

    I was born and raised on the "wrong side of the tracks" and I am very successful in my line of work. Why, because I did work 3 jobs (including McDonalds and ChuckeeCheese) while going to school and paid for school myself. I worked hard to get what I have.  Today's kids have no clue what hard work is.  I started in a drive-in restaurant at the age of 12 making $.70/hr (in the early 70's) and was closing the place 4 nights a week by myself by the age of 14 and had one or two others working under me.  Child Services would have a cow over that today.  

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/04/17/walmart-pays-workers-poorly-and-sinks-while-costco-pays-workers-well-and-sails-proof-that-you-get-what-you-pay-for/
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,579
    @onedbguru makes a point that minimum wage jobs are not intended as living wage jobs. Like @nolaegghead I read the Forbes article and tend to agree, many jobs have been reduced to an almost 1920's assembly line mentality. Take out the skill, drop the compensation to the worker and profits soar, because anyone with a heartbeat can do the job. It has been great for my investment portfolio. For those of us on this forum, that's why the egg is made in Mexico, costs are less than if it was made in the USA.
    Here in BC (Canuckistan) our right wing government raised the minimum wage and then introduced a "training wage" payable for the first six months at $2/hr less than the minimum. Guess what happens to workers who attain 6 months on the job, their hours are cut and they leave. 
    On one hand if trade unions ran the world we would be paying $10 for a big Mac made with the same pink slime, on the other hand, if the owners ran the world we would all be working for $2 an hour. Watch what you buy for food......
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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 357
    Owners are not all evil. Most will pay good wages to keep good people. 
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,807
    The only fast food I eat is Sushi.
                                                                        
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 3,867
    I detest fast food burgers, and McD's is top of the list.  The family want's them sometimes, and I just make something for myself.  On the other hand last time I ordered from Wendy's (desperate for food on a long drive) I was treated so rudely when they messed up my order that I threw it at the front door and will starve before I give them another dime.  I like Chik-Filet, but only buy it when driving on a long trip.  Only fast food burger I've had that was decent was What-A-Burger.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,579
    onedbguru said:
    Owners are not all evil. Most will pay good wages to keep good people. 
    Fully agree and never meant to imply that for owners that actually know their employees. A business where the employees are treated like family and as a valuable asset -  the business will succeed. Radioactive Ronnie's is far from a family or small business, the CEO would not know an employee if he tripped over one - hence the story line and success of TV programs like "Undercover Boss". Bosses getting to understand the life of the average or front line employee.
    Costco represents a different paradigm, I think.
    @Doc_Eggerton - understand completely, except my run-in was with Burger King - service so pathetic that I walked out after paying and simply refuse to ever go back. Upside is I now only stop at pub style roadhouses, some good some not so much, but all better than the fast food joints. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,019
    onedbguru said:
    Owners are not all evil. Most will pay good wages to keep good people. 
    Thanks for that informative platitude.  Expect a mushroom cloud layin' motherf*cking response later this evening.  I have things to do right now.
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,210

    Well, on a cheerier note, I truly like Carl Jr's burgers.  We have two of them in our end of town and their service is very good also!

    Go Carl's Jr.! 

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,579
    onedbguru said:
    Owners are not all evil. Most will pay good wages to keep good people. 
    Thanks for that informative platitude.  Expect a mushroom cloud layin' motherf*cking response later this evening.  I have things to do right now.
    And the Saints won a pre-season today, man would you be pissed if they lost.....
    Keep smiling Nola, life is good.....
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,579
    jaydub58 said:

    Well, on a cheerier note, I truly like Carl Jr's burgers.  We have two of them in our end of town and their service is very good also!

    Go Carl's Jr.! 

    @jaydub58 - Been to one in Seattle, have one in Vancouver - never head into town much. Was good as I recall. Do you have any Five Guys burgers and Fries? (As I recall you are in Oregon)
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,210
    jaydub58 said:

    Well, on a cheerier note, I truly like Carl Jr's burgers.  We have two of them in our end of town and their service is very good also!

    Go Carl's Jr.! 

    @jaydub58 - Been to one in Seattle, have one in Vancouver - never head into town much. Was good as I recall. Do you have any Five Guys burgers and Fries? (As I recall you are in Oregon)

    Right, @Skiddymarker.  I'm in Eugene, OR

    We have two Five Guys here.  Their burgers are quite good, but I don't care so much for their fries.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,522
    edited August 2013
    Do you get the cajun ones jay dub? I'm amazed they have spread that far. I remember when they only had 5 stores around DC.
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