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Swastika Burger from McDonalds

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Nestor Makhno View Post
    Meh, I just thought it was bollocks.
    No, that's what the burger was made from.

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    • #17
      WOOOOOO MURICAH!

      First burgers and bullets and now this! A country almost totally full of ignorant idiots who don't think past themselves.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Oy The Destroyer View Post
        WOOOOOO MURICAH!

        First burgers and bullets and now this!
        Wait
        Wass wrong with boolets? <:'o
        http://forums.tripwireinteractive.co....php?f=186&a=1 <- just put this here for easier access.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Oy The Destroyer View Post
          WOOOOOO MURICAH!

          First burgers and bullets and now this! A country almost totally full of ignorant idiots who don't think past themselves.
          Bigot much?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Nestor Makhno View Post
            Bigot much?
            No, he just hates freedom.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Nestor Makhno View Post
              Bigot much?
              Every country is almost totally full of idiots who don't think past themselves, welcome to the human race buddy!

              And yeah man, **** freedom and **** bald eagles too! Woooo Mcdonalds!

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              • #22
                Would've expected no less from a fast food restaurant chain.
                Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!
                http://www.greatergoodgames.org

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                • #23
                  why is there butter on a chicken sandwich anyway? That's just weird...

                  I have a lot of Buddhist family and the Buddhist swastika typically points the other direction. And it's usually used in conjunction with other decorative things, not by itself. Plus, nobody thinks of Buddhism when they see a swastika.

                  I really don't understand why anyone would draw that. Were they Jewish and targeted? Was it a prank? Was it just the cook's way of spreading the butter evenly? Who knows!

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                  • #24
                    i am pretty sure that whoever made the swastika was just a bored student doing it.

                    Hail and Kill

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                    • #25
                      As it is Christmas, I ate Finnish Joulutorttus (Christmas tarts) and I had an idea: McDonald's should start to serve these during the Christmas time in the States as one of their dessert pastries to get uptight people pissed off. The pastry's swastika shape was noted in Sweden last year and even the Swedish national public TV broadcaster "Sveriges Television" (SVT) made a piece of news about it. Think about how big uproar this treat would cause in the USA?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by mrsirr View Post
                        Yeah I think the best part is that she was outraged about it
                        "This sandwich wants to ethnically cleanse my family! <:O"
                        I'd be like
                        "Huh"
                        I might take a picture
                        But it would ultimately end with me eating the sandwich and going about my day.
                        You should no better than to think that we Americans know things about history :P
                        Ohh god I didnt even bother with this thread till now. Yes sirr most americans know nothing about history, but your mistaken thinking the rest of the world does.
                        And yes the swastika has been used in many cultures, Raven I probably know about your own countrys history more then you.... I told you my father went to a german school. Aryan and swastika are symbols for goodness which mr moustacho perverted. Yes the ancient american indians used it, but it was slightly different as well as many other cultures including my people the basque, only its called a lauburu its ancient and not linear more round. It signifies the universe similar to a ying yang. This leads up to the alternative where to we come from theory. big bang my ***, adam and eve my ***, migrated through alaska my ***. Atlantis with Baque/Indians/Irish were earths original inhabitants and I am convinced of that. This is a fact, they found beaver skins with basque writing on them in mexico that predates Christopher Colombus, which means the basque founded america not columbus or the vikings. Either that or like I said they come from the same place as indians. In fact the same word for witch in basque is same as in Aztec ancient language, "Zorguinye"
                        Last edited by Zakarro; 03-17-2015, 12:31 AM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Fedorov View Post
                          No, he just hates freedom.
                          Whats freedom? Ohh yeah I forgot MY MONEY MY MONEY

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