Tuesday, February 03, 2009
(I am not targeting brand names as below, only that they are some of the very famous names that are flying around in emails right now)
Lately byk benor aku dapat email pasal boikot and jangan boikot barangan syarikat yang contribute to Israel's economy.
We have the left extremists and right activists yang asik bergaduh pasal menda nih. And then, si McD siap buat flyers bagi kat customers bagitau diorang under McD Malaysia dan tak contribute to Israel. Yang si KFC pulak siap antar email bagitau diorg under KFC Holdings and also tak contribute to Israel, the owner siap nak beli KFC U.S. lagik. Betul ke idak, aku tatau. Tapi, below are some info on franchising yang aku amik dari internet.
Imagine that you're opening your own McDonald's. To do this, you have to buy a McDonald's franchise. In order to qualify for a conventional franchise, you have to have $250,000 (not borrowed). Your total costs to open the restaurant, however, will be anywhere from $685,750 to $1,504,000, which goes to paying for the building, equipment, etc. Forty percent of this cost has to be from your own (non-borrowed) funds.
Some people told me that the franchisee only pay the initial amount, all the rest of the profits would be kept by the franchisee. Bullshit la. Aku dulu minor in business...and we DO learn about franchising. It is bad business if you give your name and do not expect anything else from your partner.
So based on the franchising rules, I would say that all the U.S. franchisebase (yeah, even the McD Malaysia and KFC Holdings) DO CONTRIBUTE to the Israel's war. How? By giving monthly percentage of their profits to the franchiser, which pay tax to the U.S government, which pays for the military and other aids to the Israelites. Do not believe me? The linx are as below...
So, by buying McD, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, A&W and other U.S. franchises, we DO in fact contribute to the slayings of the Palestines.
To boikot or not to boikot? It's all up to YOU.
I already give you the information, so make an informed decision.
(If anyone have the exact franchise information that state the franchisee DO NOT give monthly profit percentage to the franchiser, kindly post it in the comments. I would love to debunk my own writings on this issue).
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.