Guess how much these days? Don’t even think about the 3rd world, there are 5 star restaurants where meals are cheaper . . . PRICE CONTROLS please. Or is there a F&B grouping ready to take up the challenge of reviving the $0.99 standard and sweeping aside any fast food chains not 99% worthy?
Reminds you of the TSA or prison system in the USA (see below article)? Does that come with a Green Card? Nope can’t migrate to USA unless worth 100s of 1000s . . .
TSA could be like this when they drop the human factor . . .
All thats missing here in this clip is an automatic crotch grabber. First MJ grabbed his own in 1984, then the TSA grabbed everyone else’s who used airports in 2002, in the future under this sort of automated setting there will be robots grabbing crotches in place of human TSA personnel in 2100, if the American voters don’t vote the right Congressmen (Rand Paul’s January 2012 brush with the TSA just a flase flag? Heard no follow up after the effective cop-out at Nashville Airport . . . and TSA is still around . . . ), Governors and President . . .
(AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul warned the U.S. is “slipping into a fascist system” dominated by government and businesses as he held a fiery rally Saturday night upstaging established Republican Party banquets a short distance away.
The Texas congressman drew a couple thousand standing and chanting people to Kansas City’s Union Station as the party’s establishment dined on steak across the street at the Missouri GOP’s annual conference. Kansas Republicans were holding a similar convention in a suburb across the state line.
Paul staged his rally near the nation’s World War I museum, asserting that the U.S. got off track about 100 years ago during the era of President Woodrow Wilson, who led the nation through World War I and unsuccessfully advocated for the nation’s involvement in a forerunner of the United Nations.
“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic,” Paul said. “Now we’re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.”
Although campaign aides were aware, Paul told reporters after his speech that he did not know his rally was coinciding with long-established Missouri and Kansas Republican Party events, where Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell — a vice presidential prospect — was the keynote speaker.
Several Republicans slipped away from the banquets to join the Paul rally. Among them was Ralph Munyan, a Republican committeeman in Kansas City’s home county, who said he agreed with Paul’s warnings of a “fascist system” and his pledge to the end nation’s involvement in wars overseas and against drugs.
“His foreign policy is one of peace,” Munyan said.
Paul repeatedly denounced President Barack Obama’s recent enactment of a law requiring military custody of anyone suspected to be associated with al Qaeda and involved in planning an attack on the U.S. Obama said when he signed the legislation that his administration would not authorize the indefinite military detention of American citizens without a trial.
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Guess Ron’s not a Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho fan? This may not throw Obama’s re-election but if so many 99%ters ‘CAN’T haz (a 0.99 cent) chezburger’, much less a roof over their heads, irritated and irradiated at every turn by the TSA at airportsm highways etc., Obama will not find this an easy election because with one of those Executive Order Edicts any of the above issues could be instantaneously resolved, with such a mandate but no action? . . . if an obviously American person born in America needs to go through the b.s. TSA dishes, the first person to be blamed will be the one man with the mandate to stop the b.s. : Dwayne. I mean Obama! There must be a safe list of Americans the TSA can let through without this sort of abuse right?
Debunking the inconsistencies of fast food AND a call to arms for F&B via quasi-facetious spoofing of BK’s pricing . . .
A sample of rural area drink prices in Malaysia (most areas in the cities are just the same as USA, horrendously expensive :
Meals for less than RM2 – By FARIK ZOLKEPLI firstname.lastname@example.org – Sunday February 26, 2012
KUALA TERENGGANU: At Kedai Kopi Cik Nah, there is no fuss about rising costs of sugar, cooking oil or other essential stuff needed to run a coffeeshop.
Most of the food and drinks here sell at below RM2 and one could get a hot glass of teh tarik or Nescafe for less than RM1.
Those looking for nasi lemak can get a regular bungkus for 60 sen or a larger pack for RM1.
Serving up hot cakes: Norhalani preparing roti canai for her customers at her stall located at Kampung Losong Atap Zin near Taman Tamadun Islam in Kuala Terengganu.
There is also nasi dagang (Beef Rice) and nasi minyak (Butter Rice), which are sold at RM1.20 and RM1.60 respectively. The same items could cost twice as much at other restaurants, especially those in the city centre.
“I don’t understand how the rising cost of sugar or cooking oil had forced many restaurants to drastically increase their prices.
“We have not raised ours, except 10 sen or 20 sen for a cup of hot Milo,” said Norhalani Yusof, 33, who has taken over the running of the shop from her mother Sinnah Sulaiman.
Customers looking for a decent meal at budget prices have never stopped coming to the shop since 62-year-old Sinnah’s husband, Yusof Salleh, started it in 1992. He, however, died of a stroke in 1999, aged 58. Norhalani, a property investment consultant, said the family wants Sinnah or Cik Nah to her customers to retire after running the shop for 20 years.
Price list of drinks at Kedai Kopi Cik Nah below.
“She has worked for her children all her life … it is time for me to carry on the family business,” said Norhalani. The coffeeshop at Kampung Losong Atap Zin, near the Taman Tamadun Islam theme park here, draws mostly the local villagers.
“They come to our place at least six times a day. It would not be fair to charge them exorbitant prices. “Over the years, the shop became popular with others too, including professionals and government officers,” Norhalani told The Star when met at the coffeeshop yesterday.
She said the family business makes a “decent profit” despite keeping the prices low for 20 years. “We average 500 customers daily,” she said, adding that the shop was usually full during breakfast time. “The favourites among our regulars are nasi lemak, nasi dagang and nasi minyak,” she said, adding that the shop also sells 50 different kuih and local snacks.
“This area used to be considered a rural place but with rapid development over the years, our kampung is not so much a village anymore. “Despite this, we have no plans to increase our prices anytime soon,” she said, adding that the customers’ needs and satisfaction were important to the business.
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Prices are F&B franchise chain worthy but unless you are prepared to live in a somewhat scary AND quite faux-Arabic (they fashion their cities after Sunnite Arabia here, Malaysia’s ‘Islam’ inspired equivalent of ‘redneckland’ for lack of a better term – also you probably can’t buy property or invest to any great degree here, ask about Bumiputra Apartheid or Malay Reserved properties, which makes these places closed to virtually the world . . .) featuring social environment and interest, diversity AND tolerance level reminiscent of 1910s Hillbilly USA (not the bad manners mainly, but because they are living in another world – a faux Arabia (linguistically as well, conversations will likely be quite limited) – that most cosmopolitan types cannot identify with (whippings for drinking alcohol and limb chopping for theft) are being mooted by some political factions even now, with the main cities with airports already quite fundo and particularly insular though keeping a veneer of ‘civilisation’, most of the world should stick to hoping for Carl’s Jr to get their F&B groove on again than wait for Malaysia’s backwoods, though fabulously priced Kedai Kopi to branch out into the world, than wait for ‘modernity’ to reach this place. Nice for academics and retirees, anyone into anything slightly more interesting had better keep their distance, price is right for drinks and food, but the social scene is instant death sentence, or murder.