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Subject: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 3:00 pm

I receiived this email earlier today and being prior military, yes I have served my country (US Army 1981 - 1985; Honorable Discharge on my DD214), this story really offends me.  Although I am not a coffee drinker I thought I would pass this story on to others to see if they would still support Starbucks



From: Taurusclr@msn.com
To: Tboitman@msn.com; TJINAZ@JUNO.COM; littlebear2577@yahoo.com; PattenAngel27@msn.com; barbie2465@yahoo.com; sarah@sardon.com
Subject: Fw: STARBUCKS DENIES COFFEE TO MARINES
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 18:32:47 -0700




>
>
> STARBUCKS DENIES COFFEE TO MARINES
>
> Recently 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 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 not support them by
> buying any of their products! As a war vet writing to fellow
patriots,
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 for
what
> they and I believe is right.
>>
> If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard
it
> and no one will never know. Thanks very much for your support. I know
> you'll all be there again when I deploy once more.
>>
>> "Semper Fidelis."
>> Sgt Howard C. Wright
>> 1st Force Recon Co
>> 1st Plt PLT
>>
> PLEASE DON'T DELETE THIS ... ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL IN MEMORY
OF
> ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE DIED SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE
TO
> SUPPORT THEM OR NOT!!!


Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 02/11/07 at 3:33 pm

It's not true.......http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/11/07 at 3:49 pm

shouldn't this topic be in the current religion and politics section?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: danootaandme on 02/11/07 at 3:56 pm

be careful of posters posting false stories 

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/11/07 at 4:24 pm

I think it's okay if they don't support the war,but not supporting anyone in it is going too far.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/11/07 at 4:26 pm


shouldn't this topic be in the current religion and politics section?
I don't know--where do urban legends belong?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: danootaandme on 02/11/07 at 4:54 pm


I think it's okay if they don't support the war,but not supporting anyone in it is going too far.


The story is not true

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 5:39 pm

It's a complete piece of crap.  So yes, I will still drink Starbucks coffee.  In fact, I might get mocha frapp later.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: whistledog on 02/11/07 at 5:40 pm

I cannot vote until I find out something ...

Is this a daily Coffee Observance or a weekly one?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 5:41 pm


I cannot vote until I find out something ...

Is this a daily Coffee Observance or a weekly one?



I think just a plain old coffee observance.  You'll have to ask her.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: thereshegoes on 02/11/07 at 5:42 pm


It's a complete piece of crap.  So yes, I will still drink Starbucks coffee.  In fact, I might get mocha frapp later.

Beth,I think you should challenge GR to one of those Step-Chan battles,she wants to fight :D

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 5:55 pm


Beth,I think you should challenge GR to one of those Step-Chan battles,she wants to fight :D



I don't want to fight anyone here.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: thereshegoes on 02/11/07 at 6:00 pm



I don't want to fight anyone here.

I understand...You don't want to hurt no one ;)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/11/07 at 6:14 pm

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28657

Starbucks To Begin Sinister 'Phase Two' Of Operation

March 14, 2001 | Issue 37

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/11/07 at 6:15 pm

^that story is 100% confirmed true, by the way.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 6:16 pm

I would tongue-kiss the writers at The Onion if I could.  They are so damn funny.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Southern Image on 02/11/07 at 7:06 pm

Thats funny, my Starbucks has a box for donations for the Troops.

I will still buy my Mocha Frapp whether they do or don't support the troops. EVERYBODY has a RIGHT to choose what they believe in.  ;)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: FlowerGirl on 02/11/07 at 9:20 pm


IAlthough I am not a coffee drinker I thought I would still  this on to others to see if they would still support Starbucks



What I'm reading the poster as saying is "Would you still support them" and this leads me to believe that they are not sure if the story is true, so give them a chance to reply back to you before you start harshly judging the way you have here.  I see this person as just trying to pass on information that was sent to them.  Granted it may or may not be true and if you want to pay $2 - 3 for a cup of coffee that's your perogative, but the tones in your posts sound so hateful and immature.


Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: FlowerGirl on 02/11/07 at 9:22 pm

And no I would not support Starbucks if they really are guilty of these allegations

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: FlowerGirl on 02/11/07 at 9:31 pm


It's a complete piece of crap.  So yes, I will still drink Starbucks coffee.  In fact, I might get mocha frapp later.


Are you always this crappy in your replies?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/11/07 at 9:32 pm


Are you always this crappy in your replies?


You will soon learn that all her replies have the same tone.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/11/07 at 9:36 pm

it's kinda SM/Electrophile's schtick.

you definitely can't deny she sounded off with some unambiguous love for the good folks at the onion, at least.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/11/07 at 9:39 pm

I don't normally drink coffee so I don't really care.  However, I am sure that Glen would continue to patronize Starbucks...after all, one day he just could be supervisor.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 10:07 pm


And no I would not support Starbucks if they really are guilty of these allegations



It's already been proven to be false.  Someone posted the link from snopes.com.



And for a "newbie", you're coming off suspiciously familiar.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/11/07 at 10:12 pm



It's already been proven to be false.  Someone posted the link from snopes.com.



And for a "newbie", you're coming off suspiciously familiar.



Yeah, why didn't you capitolize your first post on this site, but you capitolized every single other one?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/11/07 at 10:14 pm


Yeah, why didn't you capitolize your first post on this site, but you capitolized every single other one?


It's capitAlize.  Ten demerits!

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Dagwood on 02/11/07 at 10:24 pm


I don't normally drink coffee so I don't really care.  However, I am sure that Glen would continue to patronize Starbucks...after all, one day he just could be supervisor.


Thanks for posting that, Rice.  I so needed that laugh. :D

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/11/07 at 10:26 pm


Thanks for posting that, Rice.  I so needed that laugh. :D


No problem :D

GLEN!  GLEN GLEN GLEN!

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/11/07 at 10:26 pm


No problem :D

GLEN!  GLEN GLEN GLEN!


Ohhhhhh, now I get it.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 02/11/07 at 10:36 pm

I don't normally drink at Starbucks. Their coffee is too overpriced and tastes like crap. But if this allegation was true, I sure as hell would not stop going there if I was a regular.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Jessica on 02/11/07 at 10:37 pm


I don't normally drink at Starbucks. Their coffee is too overpriced and tastes like crap. But if this allegation was true, I sure as hell would not stop going there if I was a regular.


Yeah, I don't like their hot coffee.

Now their frappucinos...mmmmm.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/11/07 at 10:38 pm


I don't normally drink at Starbucks. Their coffee is too overpriced and tastes like crap. But if this allegation was true, I sure as hell would not stop going there if I was a regular.


Holy crap!  They've taken over Kiwiland too!  :o

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 11:49 pm


It's not true.......http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp


So that's what somebody else wrote obviously.  Where's your concrete proof that it isn't?  Until you can present it, then my opinion remains the same.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/11/07 at 11:49 pm


So that's what somebody else wrote obviously.  Where's your concrete proof that it isn't?  Until you can present it, then my opinion remains the same.


How can you prove the e-mail is true?

What if you're boycotting something for no reason at all?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 11:50 pm

Dear God.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Brian06 on 02/11/07 at 11:50 pm


So that's what somebody else wrote obviously.  Where's your concrete proof that it isn't?  Until you can present it, then my opinion remains the same.


I'll take an established website's word over yours.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/11/07 at 11:50 pm

I prefer Peets coffee anyway, it's the bay areas best.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 11:50 pm


shouldn't this topic be in the current religion and politics section?


Probably should've been, thanks for at least letting me know.  I'm not a seasoned vet like most of these posters

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Jessica on 02/11/07 at 11:51 pm


I'll take an established website's word over yours.


I'm saying.



I prefer Peets coffee anyway, it's the bay areas best.


Gloria Jeans.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 11:51 pm


I'll take an established website's word over yours.



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Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/11/07 at 11:51 pm


I prefer Peets coffee anyway, it's the bay areas best.


Ah, we got a new one in my town (Which you're probably aware of by now)...

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 11:51 pm


Gloria Jeans.



OMG I LOVE THEM!  Their Cookies 'n Cream mocha chiller is to die for.  I loved getting one whenever my sister and I would go to the mall back home.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Trimac20 on 02/11/07 at 11:53 pm

They don't have Starbucks where I live yet, but we've got enough coffee places, thankyou ver much..

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/11/07 at 11:54 pm


Probably should've been, thanks for at least letting me know.  I'm not a seasoned vet like most of these posters
it could be moved there but no biggee, not my call, just my suggestion and you will be seasoned sooner than you think  :)


Gloria Jeans.
Is GJ good strong robust coffee?  I prefer the dark roast with bold flavor


Ah, we got a new one in my town (Which you're probably aware of by now)...
I am not aware but I'm happy to see them pop up because their coffee is the nectar of the gods

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 11:55 pm


be careful of posters posting false stories   


If you're referring to me, don't, hey I'm just passing something on that's been on the net.  I am not lying on anyone.  And before anyone else jumps up here, I don't know if the story is true.  I was just interested to know if it were would you still support Starbucks over it?  Whats with you people anyway, always so negative and childish

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 11:57 pm


I think it's okay if they don't support the war,but not supporting anyone in it is going too far.


You've obviously never served in the Military, so you haven't fought for the freedom that you take for granted daily or lost a family member, either, I'm just assuming like so many do on here..

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 11:58 pm

Damn, Brian.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/12/07 at 12:01 am


You've obviously never served in the Military, so you haven't fought for the freedom that you take for granted daily or lost a family member, either, I'm just assuming like so many do on here..
oo! politics spillover.

cleanup on aisle five.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/12/07 at 12:01 am

I'll get the mop.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/12/07 at 12:03 am


but real intelligence doesn't get far here.



Naw, weez knot ur edjumikated tipes 'rond deese partes.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Jessica on 02/12/07 at 12:03 am


I never said I could prove the e-mail was true, but can you or anyone else here prove it's not?  I, personally am not boycotting anything, since if you really read my posts you would see I am not a coffee drinker.  I was simply seeking out the opinions of those who do drink Starbucks, but real intelligence doesn't get far here.


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Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Southern Image on 02/12/07 at 12:04 am


I never said I could prove the e-mail was true, but can you or anyone else here prove it's not?  I, personally am not boycotting anything, since if you really read my posts you would see I am not a coffee drinker.  I was simply seeking out the opinions of those who do drink Starbucks, but real intelligence doesn't get far here.
EVERYBODY DID GIVE YOU THEIR OPINIONS!

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/12/07 at 12:04 am

I was wondering when we'd see them.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/12/07 at 12:05 am


EVERYBODY DID GIVE YOU THEIR OPINIONS!



Yeah, just go ahead and state the obvious.  I mean, who does that?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Southern Image on 02/12/07 at 12:06 am



Yeah, just go ahead and state the obvious.  I mean, who does that?


I gotta a Starbucks card with 20 bucks on it, want me to get you a Mocha frapp?  ;)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Brian06 on 02/12/07 at 12:06 am


I never said I could prove the e-mail was true, but can you or anyone else here prove it's not?  I, personally am not boycotting anything, since if you really read my posts you would see I am not a coffee drinker.  I was simply seeking out the opinions of those who do drink Starbucks, but real intelligence doesn't get far here.


There's so many fake emails floating around, there's no way I'd trust one of these email rumors.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/12/07 at 12:08 am

hey gips. you obviously hate it here and you hate everyone who posts here. so what gives? why do you keep coming back?

i'm really asking in genuine curiosity. it's like if i hung around the local chapter of the young republicans or tooled around with chaw-chomping deer hunters all day long. eventually i'd have to wonder why i was doing it.

we're really not the body snatched characters you seem to think we are, but you don't seem to care for us very much and you seem to take every opportunity to provoke everyone here whatever way you possibly can. i'm curious what you're getting out of it.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/12/07 at 12:08 am


I gotta a Starbucks card with 20 bucks on it, want me to get you a Mocha frapp?  ;)
get me a maple scone and a venti anything!

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 12:08 am

I totally  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/05/herz.gif Starbucks!

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Brian06 on 02/12/07 at 12:09 am


hey gips. you obviously hate it here and you hate everyone who posts here. so what gives? why do you keep coming back?

i'm really asking in genuine curiosity. it's like if i hung around the local chapter of the young republicans or tooled around with chaw-chomping deer hunters all day long. eventually i'd have to wonder why i was doing it.

we're really not the body snatched characters you seem to think we are, but you don't seem to care for us very much and you seem to take every opportunity to provoke everyone here whatever way you possibly can. i'm curious what you're getting out of it.


Exactly Tia, if this place sucks and we're all losers here, why the heck is she here? Why would such a superior person want to hang with a bunch of unemployed losers?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/12/07 at 12:11 am


There's so many fake emails floating around, there's no way I'd trust one of these email rumors.


You may be right. The thought did cross my mind that someone could have made this up, because they're trying to bash Starbucks for one reason or the other, but who's to say.  I know I don't drink any kind of coffee, but I for sure wouldn't pay their prices to begin with.  

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/12/07 at 12:17 am


I gotta a Starbucks card with 20 bucks on it, want me to get you a Mocha frapp?  ;)



Yes!!!  Extra mocha, please.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Southern Image on 02/12/07 at 12:22 am


get me a maple scone and a venti anything!

Okie dokie

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/12/07 at 12:25 am

naw, but really, you get all bent out of shape and generalize about everyone on the board. i didn't just make that up, i understand that you might have some personality difficulties with certain members, i do too, but you seem to have a chip on your shoulder about the whole board.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Southern Image on 02/12/07 at 12:26 am


Look, these words are yours, so own them!  Don't try to shove them down my throat, okay.  I am not provoking anyone.  You all are the ones that follow me around on this board and I don't care what kind of thread it is and start trouble.  

If I would of known that this stupid little poll was going to cause this much trouble I wouldn't have even bothered.  Every last one of you lacks respect.  And why don't some of you take off your masks while you're at it.  This many people starting trouble is no mere coincidence


HAHAHAHAHA- You just made me laugh so hard. I did show you RESPECT on my post. But you keep bashing OTHERS for disagreeing with you. Why don't you take off YOUR mask?

BTW- No one here is starting trouble. They are only defending themselves, just like you are defending yourself.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/12/07 at 12:28 am


And why don't some of you take off your masks while you're at it.  This many people starting trouble is no mere coincidence



The mods are free to check my IP address against all others in this thread, to prove that I am not masquerading as any other member or posting under another account.  If you think all these people are the same person, then you're paranoid.  If this many people take umbrage with your words, perhaps that's your problem and not theirs. 


And sweetheart, you want to talk about taking off masks.....that's the pot calling the kettle black.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Brian06 on 02/12/07 at 12:36 am


Look, these words are yours, so own them!  Don't try to shove them down my throat, okay.  I am not provoking anyone.  You all are the ones that follow me around on this board and I don't care what kind of thread it is and start trouble. 

If I would of known that this stupid little poll was going to cause this much trouble I wouldn't have even bothered.  Every last one of you lacks respect.  And why don't some of you take off your masks while you're at it.  This many people starting trouble is no mere coincidence


Your accusations are ridiculous and uncalled for. Your trashing and mocking of long time board members is uncalled for.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Tia on 02/12/07 at 12:40 am

honestly, gypsyroad. if you hate us all so much, you should really find a place where you'll be happier and stop trying to tear everyone here down all the time.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Gis on 02/12/07 at 1:26 am


So that's what somebody else wrote obviously.  Where's your concrete proof that it isn't?  Until you can present it, then my opinion remains the same.
Snopes.com is a well established and well trusted website, you should give it a visit. They always research their information VERY carefully, if they say it is a hoax you can rest assured it really is a hoax. 

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Davester on 02/12/07 at 1:26 am


I prefer Peets coffee anyway, it's the bay areas best.


  Yes, Peet's is good, too.  I was enjoying that coffee before the Starbuck's craze hit.  Almost worked there.  The plant is in Emeryville...

  And to the boycott - I've been made to look a fool s-o-o-o many times by that blasted Snopes.com that I'm not even sure if my own name is just an internet rumor...

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 02/12/07 at 1:41 am


Holy crap!  They've taken over Kiwiland too!  :o
Kiwiland is slowly becoming America Junior.  :D

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/12/07 at 1:59 am


  Yes, Peet's is good, too.  I was enjoying that coffee before the Starbuck's craze hit.  Almost worked there.  The plant is in Emeryville...

  And to the boycott - I've been made to look a fool s-o-o-o many times by that blasted Snopes.com that I'm not even sure if my own name is just an internet rumor...
atta boy Davester, you got good tastes. I was indoctrinated at the original Peets on Vine street in Berkleley where all the hippies and 60's type folk hang out. I worked 1 block away from that joint for 8 years. If the Starbucks rumor were true, then let every man or woman decide for themselves if they wish to patronize the place irregardless of what the reason is. If it were true, I'd be willing to boycott them, but I have a feeling it's not true. too many hoaxes/myths going around to just accept it, but if somene wishes to do more investigation, than go for it.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Davester on 02/12/07 at 2:15 am


atta boy Davester, you got good tastes. I was indoctrinated at the original Peets on Vine street in Berkleley where all the hippies and 60's type folk hang out. I worked 1 block away from that joint for 8 years. If the Starbucks rumor were true, then let every man or woman decide for themselves if they wish to patronize the place irregardless of what the reason is. If it were true, I'd be willing to boycott them, but I have a feeling it's not true. too many hoaxes/myths going around to just accept it, but if somene wishes to do more investigation, than go for it.


  Thanks!  Good joe is important, knowhattamean..?

  There was a place in El Cerrito called J.R. Muggs where I used to get my fix every morning.  Not sure it's still there...

  The last thing I boycotted was Exxon after the Valdez oil spill...

  Thing is, the "> PLEASE DON'T DELETE THIS ... ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL.." kinda gave it away.  If I had a nickel for every one I've received I could retire early groove ;) on...

 

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/12/07 at 2:22 am


   Thanks!  Good joe is important, knowhattamean..?

   There was a place in El Cerrito called J.R. Muggs where I used to get my fix every morning.  Not sure it's still there...

   The last thing I boycotted was Exxon after the Valdez oil spill...

   Thing is, the "> PLEASE DON'T DELETE THIS ... ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL.." kinda gave it away.  If I had a nickel for every one I've received I could retire early groove ;) on...

   
good point on the "please don't delete this"  that is certainly a red flag unless the thread maker added that themselves, but if the email came with that title, almost definitely a hoax,, I know the JR Muggs you're talking about on San Pablo av. but I never went there.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Davester on 02/12/07 at 2:37 am


good point on the "please don't delete this"  that is certainly a red flag unless the thread maker added that themselves, but if the email came with that title, almost definitely a hoax,, I know the JR Muggs you're talking about on San Pablo av. but I never went there.


  Yeah, that's the one.  Featuring Peet's coffee...

  The admonishment not to delete is typical of those kinds of spam.  Gypsy probably didn't add it.  Well, I call them spam even though my girlfriend used to send them to me ALL the time from work untill I asked her to kindly knock it off... ;D

  I suppose somebody is pissed at Starbuck's coffee.  There's a funny site/messageboard called "I Hate Starbuck's" inhabited, mainly, by disgruntled ex-Starbuck's employees with too much time on their hands...

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/12/07 at 7:17 am


Exactly Tia, if this place sucks and we're all losers here, why the heck is she here? Why would such a superior person want to hang with a bunch of unemployed losers?


I'm employed...sorta :\'(




And sweetheart, you want to talk about taking off masks.....that's the pot calling the kettle black.


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Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 02/12/07 at 7:25 am


So that's what somebody else wrote obviously.  Where's your concrete proof that it isn't?  Until you can present it, then my opinion remains the same.
Did you even look at the link?  There's the response from Starbucks right on it.  Do you need a personal letter from the CEO to confirm it?  All you have to do is google "Starbucks Iraq" and you'll get a few thousand sites with "proof".  I also have spoken to vets who were IN Iraq and received Starbucks. ::)
Snopes.com is a well established and well trusted website, you should give it a visit. They always research their information VERY carefully, if they say it is a hoax you can rest assured it really is a hoax. 
Not to mention that it's not the ONLY place I've read that it's a hoax.  I believe that I even saw it on starbucks.com when it first started circulating.....I always check snopes whenever I get an email like this.  I have some friends who believe stuff like this like it was gospel......that is, until I check snopes and find out 99% of them aren't true ;)

All o that being said, it is true that Starbucks as a corporation does not send coffee to the soldiers.  It has nothing to do, however, with them supporting/not supporting the war/troops.  Starbucks ONLY makes donations to charities and the military is NOT a charity (although one could argue that they do infinitely more good than any charity :))

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: star80 on 02/12/07 at 11:54 am


Did you even look at the link?  There's the response from Starbucks right on it.  Do you need a personal letter from the CEO to confirm it?  All you have to do is google "Starbucks Iraq" and you'll get a few thousand sites with "proof".  I also have spoken to vets who were IN Iraq and received Starbucks. ::)Not to mention that it's not the ONLY place I've read that it's a hoax.  I believe that I even saw it on starbucks.com when it first started circulating.....I always check snopes whenever I get an email like this.  I have some friends who believe stuff like this like it was gospel......that is, until I check snopes and find out 99% of them aren't true ;)

All o that being said, it is true that Starbucks as a corporation does not send coffee to the soldiers.  It has nothing to do, however, with them supporting/not supporting the war/troops.  Starbucks ONLY makes donations to charities and the military is NOT a charity (although one could argue that they do infinitely more good than any charity :))


Thanks MamaK for the information.  I don't get that many emails, but this one came from some posters at a crime forum that I belong to.  I will definitely go to that website from now on should I receive anything else like that.  It just upset me when I read it being prior military myself.  I will go back and read the link again to see what I missed obviously.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/12/07 at 12:59 pm


You've obviously never served in the Military, so you haven't fought for the freedom that you take for granted daily or lost a family member, either, I'm just assuming like so many do on here..



I HAVE served in the military.



As to Starbucks, I don't do coffee (never have) but I think Green Mountain Coffee is a great company (fair trade). So, if you are going to drink coffee, drink Green Mountain.




Cat

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/12/07 at 2:28 pm

There's a local coffee house here called "Just Add Coffee" that we frequent, but I have to admit, Starbucks Dolce Latte is to die for.  I always stop there when I'm at the airport.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 4:16 pm

I'll still support Starbucks Coffee no matter what.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/13/07 at 1:53 pm


You've obviously never served in the Military, so you haven't fought for the freedom that you take for granted daily or lost a family member, either, I'm just assuming like so many do on here..
Serving in the military doesn;t mean someone supports the U.s involvement in iraq.John kerry is a veteran,but he thinks the U.s. shoul;d get out of Iraq.Being in the military right now doesn't mean someone supports the war either,but when you join,you know you might not agree with everything you have to do.That's why military personnel get to vote in elections.And no,I've nenver been in the military.I've never even thought of joining becsuse I know I wouldn't get in.I can't run fast,do a pull up,climb a rope,or a lot of other things you have to do to get in there.My grandfather,who served as a doctor during WWII,had a little-known muscular disorder called Thomsen's disease,and it seems I have inherited it too,but being a female I'm at a disadvantage as far as people in my family who have had it.I don'tt hink someone who is physically challenged,however slightly,takes their freedom here for granted. ;) :)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: spaceace on 02/13/07 at 1:57 pm

My brother served in the Army in Panama and Operation Desert Storm.  He does not support the war in Iraq.  So, I don't see where the connection of serving in the military and being for the war in Iraq has any sort of merit.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/13/07 at 2:05 pm


My brother served in the Army in Panama and Operation Desert Storm.  He does not support the war in Iraq.  So, I don't see where the connection of serving in the military and being for the war in Iraq has any sort of merit.
I agree.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: spaceace on 02/13/07 at 2:07 pm


I agree.


He says he's not be anti-patriotic, he's being realistic.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Apricot on 02/13/07 at 2:16 pm

I don't go to Starbucks anyway.. too much damn money, and I'm not a fan of coffee and coffee-related products.. but if I did, I'd have issue.. if this story was true.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/13/07 at 2:26 pm


He says he's not be anti-patriotic, he's being realistic.
I know.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 02/13/07 at 2:30 pm

I don't drink coffee, so therefore, I don't care what Starbucks does with their beans.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/13/07 at 2:52 pm


I don't drink coffee, so therefore, I don't care what Starbucks does with their beans.
At the safeway starbucks they had chantico,a really rich hot chocolate.That was really good. :)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/13/07 at 3:05 pm


He says he's not be anti-patriotic, he's being realistic.



Being patriotic sometimes means exercising your Constitutional rights by telling the Government they are WRONG!!!!




Cat

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: spaceace on 02/13/07 at 3:10 pm



Being patriotic sometimes means exercising your Constitutional rights by telling the Government they are WRONG!!!!




Cat


I already karma you today.  I owe you one. :)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/13/07 at 3:14 pm



Being patriotic sometimes means exercising your Constitutional rights by telling the Government they are WRONG!!!!




Cat
Because we CAN!!!!

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 02/13/07 at 3:15 pm

Do OTHER companies "Support" the troops?  

Why is Starbucks being the only one singled out?

As for money donations,- a company/person has the right to pick and choose who/what they want to support.  Thats the BEAUTY of AMERICA, the freedom to make choices.  BIG DEAL if they don't want to send them FREE coffee.



This email has been circulating around the web for over a year at least and has been proven FALSE.






Before posting emails to stir up controversy check with SNOPES first.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 02/13/07 at 3:36 pm


At the safeway starbucks they had chantico,a really rich hot chocolate.That was really good. :)


Yeah, I've that in the past, I believe. It seems like a long time ago and I suppose it was (about 10-11 years ago). I guess it's kinda like someone who doesn't eat Sushi go into a Sushi bar, not much entices you to go inside, even if they have one dish that caters to your taste.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Henk on 02/13/07 at 3:46 pm


I don't go to Starbucks anyway.. too much damn money, and I'm not a fan of coffee and coffee-related products.. but if I did, I'd have issue.. if this story was true.



That's what they all say....until the truth comes out. ::)

http://www.filecabin.com/members_vb/files/64582/Images/WHEREISTHEGODDAMNCOFFEE.jpg

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 02/13/07 at 3:47 pm



That's what they all say....until the truth comes out. ::)

http://www.filecabin.com/members_vb/files/64582/Images/WHEREISTHEGODDAMNCOFFEE.jpg


Good job, Henk... you have uncovered the long forgotten truth!  ;D

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/13/07 at 3:49 pm

^ Now go get Napoleon some kesadilas.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Henk on 02/13/07 at 4:04 pm


Good job, Henk... you have uncovered the long forgotten truth!  ;D


So be careful not to post any pictures of you in a (possibly) compromising situation on this board. ;)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 02/13/07 at 6:01 pm


So be careful not to post any pictures of you in a (possibly) compromising situation on this board. ;)


hmmmm, let me think here.. lol  ;D

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 02/14/07 at 8:02 am


Do OTHER companies "Support" the troops? 

Why is Starbucks being the only one singled out?


Because someone was p-o'd at Starbucks and what better way nowdays to try and crush someone than say they are against the troops (even if they aren't)?

Other companies have done much worse (not to the troops overseas, per se, but the families back home)......but they're not on someone with too much time on their hands' doo-doo list ;)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 02/14/07 at 8:02 am


I already karma you today.  I owe you one. :)
I didn't so I got her for ya ;)

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/14/07 at 1:56 pm


Yeah, I've that in the past, I believe. It seems like a long time ago and I suppose it was (about 10-11 years ago). I guess it's kinda like someone who doesn't eat Sushi go into a Sushi bar, not much entices you to go inside, even if they have one dish that caters to your taste.
I think safeway had it until recently,less than a year ago.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 6:04 pm

I'll have the Half Caf Mochachino with light foam.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/16/07 at 1:33 pm


I'll have the Half Caf Mochachino with light foam.
O love all the Godiva stuff they always have.I wait until it goes half price.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Howard on 02/16/07 at 2:32 pm


O love all the Godiva stuff they always have.I wait until it goes half price.


You mean the Chocolates they sell?

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/16/07 at 4:28 pm


You mean the Chocolates they sell?



Well, Godiva does make chocolate.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/17/07 at 3:44 pm


You mean the Chocolates they sell?
At least they have them at barnes and Noble,the usual place i get Starbuck's.

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Howard on 02/17/07 at 3:58 pm


At least they have them at barnes and Noble,the usual place i get Starbuck's.



But they're pretty expensive. :o

Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Marian on 02/20/07 at 2:07 pm



But they're pretty expensive. :o
Yeah i usually wait til i'rs 50% off.Sometines it's 75% off.

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