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June 19, 2024

Anti-KFC discrimination

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Secondly, there is the guy who uses your money to invest for a return large enough for him to take a cut and return enough to you to keep  you  happy. That’s  the banker, investment adviser et al. He needs to be watched closely because he will take all of it if he can.

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So, when I see that the mayor is proclaiming that the council will resist the coming of KFC regardless of legal advice, I say ratepayers should be on red alert. While it is difficult to see that KFC will get their sign up in the dimensions desired, it seems equally obvious that, providing they meet the technical requirements of disposal of fat, odour, parking, etc, they will get up their version of selling dead fowl. There are laws against discrimination for chrissake.



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  1. Hey Here in Hawaii, Big Island Puna District we had a KFC go in. It barely made one year and now is an empty building. Why? No one would support the crap food they sold. We too protested it and it was allowed to open only to be sent packing. All you need to do is NOT BUY anything there and it will be a brief memory.


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