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BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?

SINSULL 26 Oct 09 - 02:53 PM
John MacKenzie 26 Oct 09 - 02:59 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 03:00 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Oct 09 - 03:04 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 03:19 PM
VirginiaTam 26 Oct 09 - 03:29 PM
Leadfingers 26 Oct 09 - 03:34 PM
SharonA 26 Oct 09 - 03:36 PM
skarpi 26 Oct 09 - 03:37 PM
VirginiaTam 26 Oct 09 - 03:38 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 03:50 PM
Peace 26 Oct 09 - 04:00 PM
SINSULL 26 Oct 09 - 04:03 PM
GUEST,number 6 26 Oct 09 - 04:21 PM
SINSULL 26 Oct 09 - 04:28 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Oct 09 - 04:50 PM
Peace 26 Oct 09 - 04:59 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 05:02 PM
Herga Kitty 26 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 05:08 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 05:13 PM
Peace 26 Oct 09 - 05:19 PM
gnu 26 Oct 09 - 05:27 PM
Jos 26 Oct 09 - 05:28 PM
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McGrath of Harlow 26 Oct 09 - 06:50 PM
SINSULL 26 Oct 09 - 07:08 PM
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Subject: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 02:53 PM

Banks, jobs, homes and now the Big Mac. How much more can our Mild Viking take?







http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33482636/ns/business-world_business/


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 02:59 PM

It's an ill wind, that blows nobody any good!


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:00 PM

Oh my! What will Skarpi eat? Sommat healthy?


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:04 PM

Preferable to pickled fish!


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:19 PM

Well, the rotten shark is sommat that even Ronald might cringe at.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:29 PM

Really not funny, I suppose. Even though I despise the McDonald corporation for what it has done to human nutrition and the environment (rain forest slash and burn), I feel bad for that small handful of people who just lost their jobs.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:34 PM

V T - The MacDonalds Franchises are the LEAST of Icelands Un employment problem


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SharonA
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:36 PM

Tam, they didn't lose their jobs. Read the article Sinsull posted! The franchise owner "plans to reopen the stores under a new brand name, Metro, using locally sourced materials and produce and retaining the franchise's current 90-strong staff."


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:37 PM

well this is the truth , and i am afraid this is just one of many firms
who will stopp , sorry folks this the IMF fault .
The Index is too high and no firm can live with that and IMF
said tat they are not gonna lower the Index

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:38 PM

I know this Terry. I just think the entire slant of this thread is a bit .... thoughtless.

Like kicking a dog when it is down.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:50 PM

VT.... I believe the opposite.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:00 PM

Skarpi,

Unfortunately, the IMF cares about money, not people, imo.

The end result of 'The Golden Arches' leaving will be better for Iceland in that it will draw on produce available IN Iceland and thus give earnings to your own people and not some ranchers in other countries.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:03 PM

Certainly the opposite.
I wouldn't wish a Big Mac on my worst enemy.
MacDonald's franchises in Iceland are required to buy all their supplies from Germany making their prices outrageously high. The franchise owner is the one who has been hurt the most - those franchises cost a small fortune. He is re-opening them. Apparently, there is a market for fast food just not over-priced fast food.
I was somewhat amused that amid Iceland's really serious financial troubles and their long term repercussions, someone thought the loss of a Big Mac was worth noting.
skarpi, I apologize. In no way did I mean to make light of Iceland's problems.
And I promise you that at the next Getaway I will provide a sack of Big Macs for the Icelandic contingent along with a larger sack of Alka Seltzer (which by the way is useful in curing urinary tract infections). Slow day at work. I am full of useless information.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:21 PM

It's not the end .... You can alway's eat at KFC

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:28 PM

In Australia, KFC has been found serving rabbit - local produce. Wonder what Iceland has to offer> skarpi - we need you.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:50 PM

"Wonder what Iceland has to offer" Fish and potatoes for a start.

I'd sooner Fish and Chips any day than a Big Mac. Who wouldn't?


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:59 PM

I'm with Kevin on that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:02 PM

Maybe Skarpi could start a rotten shark and Brevinnin place and franchise out all over the world?

Skarpi's Sharkies? Sharks 'n Schnapps? Skarpi's Schnapp 'n Sharks?


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM

Well, the UK response to the recession seems to be Taybarns -modelled on the US's Golden Corral....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:08 PM

Of course, the Brevinnin would have to be served on ice, not neat... on real Iceland ice from a glacier in Iceland. He could write it into the fine print in the franchise contract.

Of course, due to the cost of shipping, it would be water to be re-frozen after it was delivered. And I have a faucet and there are a lot of evian yuppies around.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:13 PM

Hmmmm.... the logo could be a shark leaping from the sea to snatch a puffin out of the air. Eat a shark, save a puffin? Puffins are so cute! I am an idea man...


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:19 PM

He is that!


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:27 PM

Peace! You could supply the Prairie Oysters!

Ya want the mild, hot or burnyerasshole sauce with that?


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Jos
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:28 PM

Are there many puffins? Why not cut out the middleman/middleshark and eat them - Kentucky Fried Puffin? Puffin tikka? Puffin with stuffin'?


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:31 PM

I hope not personally, Gnu. REALLY!


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:34 PM

Peace.... buddy... you really wanna stand THAT far away from the trees? Hahahahahahaa.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Andrez
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:35 PM

Think how much the public health system will save! One down, how many zillion to go?

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:39 PM

Jos.... there are lots of puffins. Almost as many as there are puffin dolls in gift shops for yuppies to buy.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:51 PM

Deep-fried puffins.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 06:50 PM

Here's a link about Gordon Ramsey, British TV chef (and prize pillock) eating a puffin in Iceland.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 07:08 PM

Anybody up for Gordon Gumbo? One large butterfly net and a bottle of ether should do it.

I guess no one is upset about the dearth of Big Macs in Iceland after all.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 07:16 PM

KFC is still gonna keep up I am told .

time clock is ticking here , the unions talking about stopping
everthing , and the firms as well are some goin to stopp .

now this is what I dont understand about IMF , they say no to progress
, I thought they would like their money ? how can they if we are not aloud to get the firms start workin ? and the people to work .

who is goin to pay all the taxes if the people dont have work .
we are only 300 thousand not 300 millions .


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 08:55 PM

never mind skarpi, you could always have mcwhale burgers! :)

TCA

jade x x x


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 09:00 PM

THE LAST RAT McDONALDS


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: jeddy
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 09:18 PM

oops lost cookie, i may have eaten it

j x x x x x


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 03:38 AM

Sorry Sins and others

I did not mean anything bad against the original poster or anyone else. It was just the title, and then everything that followed, seemed to make light of what is going on in Iceland and culminated (to me) in insensitivity.

I beg forgiveness, if I offended.

Tamara


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 05:09 AM

We all feel for Skarpi. Iceland was hit very hard and it's gonna take time, but it will come around.

Sometimes, all we can do is offer encouragement and try to lighten things up with a bit of humour.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: skarpi
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 05:33 AM

thanks Gary :Þ
well said .

kv Skarpi .


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 02:41 PM

No offense taken, Miss Tam Tam. I am not shy about letting people know when they piss me off. LOL I had hoped to to share with skarpi the positive side of the current economy.

Kind of like Walton's Mountain. Look what the depression did for them. Parents, grand parents and thirty five kids all living happpily together with one outhouse.
Goodnight, John Boy


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Ernest
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 03:05 PM

You guys just seem to ignore the most pressing question:

Will this have an effect on the Mudgathering in Island?

;0)
Ernest


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 03:12 PM

SINS? They were living happily with one outhouse? Well, we use to live in in the outhouse. And when Great Gramps took a dump in February, it got some cold with the door open, but it was better'n dying of the miasma.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: skarpi
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 05:20 PM

nobb it will not affect the mudcat gathering ,unless I move away from Iceland ? I dont know that yet .but yes that could happen . I only worry that
we will be to late to order rooms ..... I heard today
that lot of rooms are booked at least from middle of may 2010 .
So smile all , nothing is that bad , that it wont get better :>Þ
love you all .

All the bst Skarpi Iceland :


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Lox
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:03 PM

Skarpi,

I am so jealous of you!!

I would love to go into town to discover that there were no McDonalds around to blight the landscape.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:09 PM

If the McDonalds are being replaced by establishments that will rehire and retrain the workers, and use locally sourced ingredients, that migh be a good thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 11:01 AM

Skarpi! Move to Maine. The weather is about the same and you will have built in neighbors with music.

Gnu - CELLAR! That was more information than I required.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: gnu
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 01:46 PM

What? That Gramps only took one dump a year? Ya see, he never ate at Ronnie's.


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Subject: RE: BS: skarpi - tell me it isn't true! No Macs?
From: skarpi
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 04:28 PM

Well I have to have work and been responded from the work to move to Main . At least the embassy told me that or someone from my
USA family would response me .

so its not easy to move out , I gladly would do that :Þ
I am more than ready for that .

I could play music all week , and that is what I need .

all the best Skarpi Iceland


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