Pakistan and India sign 30-year friendship treaty – Fake News
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Pakistan and India sign 30-year friendship treaty
The leaders of the two countries Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif said at a joint press conference at the Wagah Border that they had signed a 30-year friendship treaty. This ends hostilities between the two nuclear armed powers. Now it is expected that the politicians and secret police on both sides can retire. This is expected to increase the unemployment numbers for the time being. The surplus persons will be redeployed on the newly opened railways and buses between the two countries. Persons who are likely to apply may have substantial experience already as chaiwalas (tea boys).
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Two other rivals have kissed and made up. Please see below.
If 2 burgers can talk peace, maybe 2 countries can too. After all these guys may be marginally more clever than a piece of meat between two halves of a bun.
This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald’s to join forces to create a “McWhopper.”
In full-page newspaper ads Wednesday, Burger King says it’s calling for a truce with McDonald’s so that they can create a mashup of their most famous burgers – the Big Mac and the Whopper. Burger King says it wants to serve the concoction for a single day at a popup location in Atlanta, a midway point between the headquarters of the two chains.
Burger King is tying the publicity stunt to a nonprofit called Peace One Day, which says it promotes Peace Day. The United Nations created the International Day of Peace in 1981 to coincide with its annual opening session in September. It then designated Sept. 21 as the annual “day of non-violence and cease-fire” in 2001.
In a comment posted on its Facebook page, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said the proposal was inspiration for a good cause, then took a dig at the ploy by Burger King.
“Let’s acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war,” Easterbrook said.
He added “P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.”
The proposed mashup of the Big Mac and Whopper would include elements of each, such as flame-broiled beef patty and a middle bun, according to a website Burger King set up. Burger King notes on the site that it’s open to discussing the proposal, but that details would have to be worked out in time for Peace Day.
“Proposals like McWhopper make noise,” Burger King says in a video on the site.
Burger King said the ads asking McDonald’s about the proposal were to run Wednesday in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, the latter of which is based near McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Burger King, based in Miami, is owned by Restaurant Brands International, which also owns Tim Hortons.