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A&W Once Had A Less Expensive Burger Than The 1/4 Pounder, This Is Why It Failed (2 pics)

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A&W wanted to rival McDonald's by introducing a burger that could compete with their 1/4 pounder. People thought it tasted great and it was even less expensive. But the reason it failed is pretty embarrassing.

1 A&W Once Had A Less Expensive Burger Than The 1/4 Pounder, This Is Why It Failed (2 pics)


2 A&W Once Had A Less Expensive Burger Than The 1/4 Pounder, This Is Why It Failed (2 pics)


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№1 Author: Bitofinger (14 Aug 2015 04:37) Total user comments: 579


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Americans are, on the whole, I'd say, stunningly and embarrassingly less intelligent than the remainder of our poorly evolved mammalian species.

Yes, I'm American. No, this is not irony. No, my sense of loyalty is not f*cked up.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
- Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1775

"I beg to differ, and say it is the first."
- Christopher Hitchens, god Is Not Great, Twelve Books Publishing, 2007
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№2 Author: LewisJones (14 Aug 2015 05:34) Total user comments: 2206


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sounds legit, humans are kinda stupid as a whole.
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№3 Author: OldOllie (14 Aug 2015 07:25) Total user comments: 1622


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Quote: Bitofinger
Americans are, on the whole, I'd say, stunningly and embarrassingly less intelligent than the remainder of our poorly evolved mammalian species.


Actually, this isn't true. The problem is that our education system has been taken over by liberal teachers' unions that are more interested in left-wing political indoctrination and feathering their own nests than in doing their damned jobs and teaching the basics. Kids today know all about global warming, recycling, diversity, white privilege, wealth inequality, sexism, condom use, gay rights, how and where to get an abortion, and what evil racist rich white bastards our Founding Fathers were, yet they don't have a clue about simple reading, writing, and arithmetic.
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№4 Author: Bitofinger (14 Aug 2015 10:45) Total user comments: 579


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Quote: OldOllie
Actually, this isn't true. The problem is that our education system has been taken over by liberal teachers' unions that are more interested in left-wing political indoctrination and feathering their own nests than in doing their damned jobs and teaching the basics. Kids today know all about global warming, recycling, diversity, white privilege, wealth inequality, sexism, condom use, gay rights, how and where to get an abortion, and what evil racist rich white bastards our Founding Fathers were, yet they don't have a clue about simple reading, writing, and arithmetic.

There's so much here filled with delusions of conservative self-righteousness, I'm not sure where to begin.

For starters, you expressed a myopic view of people who have a very difficult job, work all day long with extremely selfish and unappreciative children and parents with severe anger management problems and many other extensive issues. In many cases teachers earn just above poverty wages, yet are not only expected but required to take their work home with them, and all the while having their responsibilities and expectations increased year after year, their staffing levels reduced year after year, and so very many more injustices and inadequacies one could write a treatise of several thousand pages on the subject.

I'll be very daring and try to sum it up in one go by saying, it's like working at a behavioral health facility, with deranged and violently abusive clients, having the case load of 10 employees, and receiving the salary of a burger joint manager. Pitiful. Sometimes the only reasons many of these people show up at their jobs are the rare moments of celebration and joy in achievement, and the occasionally appreciative student or parent.

Now, I'm not saying there are no bad teachers; that would be silly. I'm saying we should learn to understand their difficulties. On top of everything else, they relieve us of our parenting responsibilities 1/12 + 1/4, that is to say, 1/3, of every weekday. 59

End of Part 1, Part 2 below
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№5 Author: rattte (14 Aug 2015 12:06) Total user comments: 170


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Quote: Bitofinger
Americans are, on the whole, I'd say, stunningly and embarrassingly less intelligent than the remainder of our poorly evolved mammalian species.


As some of you know, i'm everytime in when it's "murica bashing time"....
But in this case i've to say, the 1/4 and 1/3 "problem" you can find in germany, france, swiss etc. the people who think 1/4 is more than 1/3 are just dumb and you have dumb people arround the world...i don't think this is specific for america =)
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№6 Author: 1234 (14 Aug 2015 12:49) Total user comments: 1878


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13 dumb americans!!! tut tut tut no dumb A&W marketing team 23 like seriously why didn't they see this coming....you are mass selling product...targeting ppl with less disposable income to eat better food
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№7 Author: Maxid (14 Aug 2015 16:26) Total user comments: 639


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Quote: OldOllie
...liberal teachers' unions...


Public education is one of the largest welfare programs in America, and American conservatives' favorite one. They are in love with rendering unto Caesar so many things that God's, particularly the care of their kids.

Facts: In Texas, it costs about $11,000 per year to educate a child in a public school. For K-12 education in a family with 2 children, that's about $286,000. Property taxes fund almost all of Texas education. Average property taxes paid during a Texan's entire lifetime is about $120,000.

To use a conservative cliche, the average conservative family of 4 steals $166,000 from someone who earned it and gives it to someone who didn't earn it, namely themselves.
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№8 Author: kiko (14 Aug 2015 19:30) Total user comments: 219


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I hear 6 out of 4 Americans have problems with fractions 03
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№9 Author: Bitofinger (14 Aug 2015 21:44) Total user comments: 579


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Quote: rattte
As some of you know, i'm everytime in when it's "murica bashing time"....
But in this case i've to say, the 1/4 and 1/3 "problem" you can find in germany, france, swiss etc. the people who think 1/4 is more than 1/3 are just dumb and you have dumb people arround the world...i don't think this is specific for america =)

You're quite right; human stupidity is both ubiquitous and non-selective. There just seems to be something about the U.S. that sets us on a higher plain. It could very well be that our arrogance, ignorance, selfishness, contempt for others, and crass, rude and unsophisticated behavior simply make us an easy target for the Sword of Damocles.

Whether there is any truth to this is of course debatable, but there's no question in my mind most non-Americans think us total f*cking retards. I tend to agree with them.
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№10 Author: Gonzoliser (15 Aug 2015 01:43) Total user comments: 0


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You sad twat.

Quote: OldOllie
Quote: Bitofinger
Americans are, on the whole, I'd say, stunningly and embarrassingly less intelligent than the remainder of our poorly evolved mammalian species.


Actually, this isn't true. The problem is that our education system has been taken over by liberal teachers' unions that are more interested in left-wing political indoctrination and feathering their own nests than in doing their damned jobs and teaching the basics. Kids today know all about global warming, recycling, diversity, white privilege, wealth inequality, sexism, condom use, gay rights, how and where to get an abortion, and what evil racist rich white bastards our Founding Fathers were, yet they don't have a clue about simple reading, writing, and arithmetic.
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№11 Author: Bitofinger (15 Aug 2015 23:18) Total user comments: 579


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Quote: Maxid
Quote: OldOllie
...liberal teachers' unions...


Public education is one of the largest welfare programs in America, and American conservatives' favorite one. They are in love with rendering unto Caesar so many things that God's, particularly the care of their kids.

Facts: In Texas, it costs about $11,000 per year to educate a child in a public school. For K-12 education in a family with 2 children, that's about $286,000. Property taxes fund almost all of Texas education. Average property taxes paid during a Texan's entire lifetime is about $120,000.

To use a conservative cliche, the average conservative family of 4 steals $166,000 from someone who earned it and gives it to someone who didn't earn it, namely themselves.

Thanks for the figures; didn't know the extend of it all. And you're right, thievery is an apt way to put it, but it's more than that; it's stealing in order to be able to steal more.

The privileged kids not only start with the advantage in K-12, they increase their advantage in prep and college as well. So who gets the highest paying jobs? The more educated grads. And who has the best education? The ones who stole the money from the beginning. Then who can afford the best education for the next generation? The educated kids who become parents.

The powerful have a strong interest in maintaining power, and this is in part how they do it. It's the millennia-old trick, one that never ceases to fool the credulous, of stealing from the poor to give to the rich.

It's the same game they play in stocks. When the market is on the rise, they have the most to gain, using both legal and illegal methods. When the market begins to drop, they have an army of accountants working fast and furious to mitigate the losses, while ignorant pigmies like me and you lose our shirts. Sorry, it was there; had to use it. 30
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№12 Author: Bitofinger (16 Aug 2015 02:28) Total user comments: 579


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Part 2, continued from Post #4 above:

Our school systems are drastically underfunded, in large part due to those same superior conservatives, who repeatedly bombard the legislature with attempts to further defund public education in lieu of private, religious institutions, where the curriculum is under far less scrutiny and can be manipulated to present single-point-of-view arguments. Your accusation of indoctrination is at best misguided, and at worst disingenuous. In either case, it reeks of hypocrisy. Indoctrination is the conservatives' bread and butter; has been for thousands of years.

It was Jesuit founder Ignatius of Loyola who said, "Give me the child until he's 7 and I'll give you the man."

To be sure, what is religious teaching, if not brainwashing? Is the student offered viable alternatives to theism based on empirical evidence? Absolutely not. Is there serious debate questioning God's existence? Absolutely not. Will they give equal classroom time to Moses, Mohammed, Darwin, and the 14th Dalai Lama? Absolutely not. Will the priest say that it's entirely possible Allah created the universe, or will the mullah praise Jesus for redeeming humanity, or will the rabbi explain everything there is to know about Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism? Absolutely not. In fact, everything is absolute. No religion in history would have ever survived, were it not for indoctrination.

The nature of public education, on the other hand, dictates that instruction be relegated to evidence-based curriculum. Yet all major religions have long maintained that evidence destroys faith. For example, Martin Luther said, "reason is the devil's greatest whore," and Thomas Aquinas wrote, "by faith alone do we hold, and by no demonstration can it be proved." Can we then imagine preaching about different gods in public classrooms, and telling our kids, we give you no evidence, but here's what we want you to think? Absolutely not.

So perhaps YOU will think next time before flippantly hurling such base accusations. Perhaps not.
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№13 Author: Derp the Third (17 Aug 2015 19:29) Total user comments: 36


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Quote: OldOllie
Quote: Bitofinger
Americans are, on the whole, I'd say, stunningly and embarrassingly less intelligent than the remainder of our poorly evolved mammalian species.


Actually, this isn't true. The problem is that our education system has been taken over by liberal teachers' unions that are more interested in left-wing political indoctrination and feathering their own nests than in doing their damned jobs and teaching the basics. Kids today know all about global warming, recycling, diversity, white privilege, wealth inequality, sexism, condom use, gay rights, how and where to get an abortion, and what evil racist rich white bastards our Founding Fathers were, yet they don't have a clue about simple reading, writing, and arithmetic.


So you're suggesting all the red states in the south that have the worst educations and strong republican leadership is because of liberals? It couldn't be the pro business anti education republican stance? It couldn't be the "not required to be medically accurate" abstinence only sex education that leads to more teen pregnancy and more welfare recipients?

Churning out babies to uneducated parents, then cutting education to make sure their kids grow up as dumb as they are, is the only way the republican party still gets votes. Well that and the super rich who actually benefit greatly from an uneducated and easily lead constituency.
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№14 Author: Ben2017 (18 Aug 2015 12:42) Total user comments: 2043


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maybe they failed because their burgers sucked.
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№15 Author: rostit (18 Aug 2015 17:00) Total user comments: 465


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no one should eat that sh*t
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