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08-16-2009 11:18 PM

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Guys i just got this e-mail from a friend thought you might like to see it and get your opinion

Recently, British Royal Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees, and to request that they send some of it to the troops there.

Starbucks replied, telling the Royal Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee.

So as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should support them by NOT buying any of their products!

I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support the boys on the ground, fighting street-to-street and, house-to-house.

If you feel the same as I do then pass this along.

Thanks very much for your support. I know you’ll all be there again when I deploy once more. Sgt. Howard Wright,

1 Platoon, Recon Company, Royal Marines

PLEASE DON’T DELETE THIS… PLEASE PASS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E- MAIL LIST, IN MEMORY OF ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED, LOST LIMBS AND EVEN DIED, SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE !

Also, don’t forget that when the Twin Trade Towers were hit, the fire fighters and rescue workers went to Starbucks because it was close by for water for the survivors and workers, and Starbucks CHARGED THEM!!!

AN ADDED NOTE TO THIS: STARBUCKS HAD STORES ON SEVERAL MILITARY BASES IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE NOW BEING REMOVED BECAUSE OF THIS.

There are 227 Starbucks stores across the UK, and there’s no doubt that our soldiers would get the same response from this company, so let us do our bit and boycott Starbucks to show them how despicable their actions are.

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69


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#1 posted 08-16-2009 11:29 PM

You bet, lets put those suckers out of business. It’s one thing not to support war and another not supporting our troops . Maybe than can close here and get new store fronts in Iran

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 11:51 PM

Whoa boys!!!
Can we please validate this information.
It’s so frigging awful I have trouble believing it’s true.

Well I just checked it with Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp

It’s FALSE!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 11:56 PM

Here’s the Scopes take on this item.

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 01:13 AM

Here’s a little info on snopes.com http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=91196 ” Owned by Two people”. I for one check them out from time to time myself. If I may suggest any info you recieve take with a grain of salt unless you get it right from the source.
If this is True about Starbucks I find it appalling! I also would hate to condem them untill I got the facts.
I fully support our troops 110% and if it wasn’t for our troops and forefathers fighting and dieing for our freedom we would’nt be able to drink the coffee we like …we would be drinking what the goverment wants us to drink.

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#5 posted 08-17-2009 02:17 AM

World Net Daily’s only argument is that Snopes is a small organization. WND never disproves any of the Snopes articles. Then launches off into Obama’s birth status.

So, basically, they cast aspersions that Snopes is wrong by using a logical fallacy in an effort to make their own argument sound more plausible.

Snopes also cites evidence, something WND doesn’t.

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#6 posted 08-17-2009 02:54 AM

mmm free national coffee!

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 03:11 AM

Well I sent a comment form to Starbucks. We will see what they say. Snopes says that Starbucks has a corperate policy to “support the troops but don’t donate to them. Their donations go to the communities where they have stores. Their employees do send coffee to troops.

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#8 posted 08-17-2009 03:25 AM

I have two problems with this:
1. Don’t you have enough e-mail contacts to send this kind of useless chain letter to rather than posting it on LJ?
2. What the hell does this have to do with wood working?

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#9 posted 08-17-2009 11:26 PM

Sorry Guys i just got the e-mail and thought interesting i’v never heard of snopes.com so i couldn’t verify the story if it is wrong then i am very sorry

EEngineer this has nothing to do with woodwork i know thats why i posted it in coffee lounge were if i’m not wrong we are able to post anything we like

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#10 posted 08-18-2009 12:15 AM

Starbucks is to pricey for me, when I’m out I buy my coffee at 7/11.

I support our troops!

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#11 posted 08-18-2009 12:28 AM

Bravo, pommy!
The Coffee Lounge was created so that we can share off-topic stories with each other. If a story has factual errors, hopefully a pleasant person will come along and set the record straight. All is well!
I like Starbucks latte grande, even though some little snip of a ‘barrista’ once corrected me for pronouncing it ‘grand’ instead of ‘grrrahn-day’. I reminded her that I make 4X her wage and would call it whatever I like. She doesn’t work there anymore. Heh. Rock on!
Oh, wait…how can a coffee story not be relevant in a Coffee Lounge forum, by the way?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 08-18-2009 05:23 AM

Who cares about Starbucks (emphasis on “BUCKS”)

If you want coffee goto Boca Java and get some good coffee that supports those in Iraq, and everywhere.

http://www.bocajava.com/

I recommend the “Brew of Bravery” it is good dark roast coffee.

I know the Starbucks email is false. But it is way too much for a cup of joe. Too hoity toity for me.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#13 posted 08-18-2009 03:49 PM

I don’t waste my hard earned dollars on overpriced coffee from snobbucks anyways, so I could care less either way. The only good thing I can say about them is that they have great benefits for their employees.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#14 posted 08-18-2009 05:12 PM

I dont think most people go to Starbucks because the coffee cant be replicated anywhere else. I think they are busy on their way to work and choose not to take the time to make the java at home before leaving for work, and the others are there to enjoy reading without interuptions at home or work, use WiFi, or just for the social atmosphere. I tend to go there two or three times a week…love the white moca. Probably could loose some weight if I discontinued this practice, but many of the folks there are folks from the area, or neighbors and so we have a coffee clutch going and its fun to sit around and talk for an hour or so.

Being a staunch conservative, I think Starbucks probably has liberal tendancies, especially if you read the little stories on the cups, but I think it’s a good company, very successful, and their employees have always treated me well. I would like to see them change their donation policy…especially for the military, but I can also understand the demand they probably get for donations, and any company would have to limit what they are giving away.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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