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Postby mexican tear » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:31 pm

I could not resist letting every one see this.

Subject: Starbucks Coffee

From a U.S. Marine:
"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 in 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,
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 of me, and I know you'll all
be there again when I deploy once more. Semper Fidelis."

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Postby Jiminsav » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:49 pm

I don't drink their stinkin' coffee anyways..tastes like pee to mee
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Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:00 pm

Michelle doesn't like starbucks coffee either...

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P.S. This is really off topic... good thing we are in the off topic thread. :roll:
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Re: Starbucks

Postby Jimbo » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:08 pm

mexican tear wrote:I could not resist letting every one see this.

Subject: Starbucks Coffee

From a U.S. Marine:
"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 in 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,
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 of me, and 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 RTO


I saw this and was getting ready to write Starbucks and complain. I did some looking and found this: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/s/starbucks-iraq.htm
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Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:12 pm

Thanks for finding that Jimbo. There is so much stuff going around the web that sometimes it's hard to separate fact from fiction. This should put it to rest.

Thanks,

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Postby WarPony » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:38 pm

I don't drink coffee but I support our troops. Add another company to the "blackball list". Target stores.... seems they don't want the Salvation Army in front of the stores at Christmas time anymore. If they let them in they'll have to let everybody in. IT'S THE HOLIDAYS FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD!!!!!!! I'm done with THAT joint!!
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Postby David Grason » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:46 pm

Jiminsav wrote:I don't drink their stinkin' coffee anyways..tastes like pee to mee


I've never actually tasted pee. Therefore, if I wanted to know what pee tastes like, should I drink some Starbux coffee?






















ok, just kidding.











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Postby Arne » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:53 pm

Any time these things come up, go to www.snopes.com and check it out. There is a lot more to this than the negative information that everyone always loves to jump on.....

Here is a for instance....

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp
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Postby David Grason » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:24 pm

Wow, it almost sounds as though someone is out to hurt Starbucks.... a competitor maybe.
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Postby mexican tear » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:38 pm

I guess I should not believe eveything at face value. The person that sent the story to me I thought was credable. Gues NOT.

Sorry I started so much stuff. There coffee is not very good, I guess that is why I jumped on it.

Sorry again
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Postby Chip » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:36 am

Official Policy !!!! Come on people, thats a cop out, Starbucks is loving the freedom to sell so so coffee for soooo high margins,,seems like the new American way,,enjoy the freedoms our soldiers have fought and died for but for "Official Policy" b/s excuses companys ie:Starbucks is more concerned about official policy rather than trying to make a soldiers day.

this is not a statment for or against any conflict,,it is a statment about American business and their support of our troops,

I am off the box now,,
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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:54 pm

Obviously the Corporation has never had mess hall or rations coffee or been to war. A little donation woudn't hurt the bottom line too much. SSG US ARMY RETIRED, VIETNAM AND OTHER EXOTIC PLACES DISABLED VET :x :x
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Postby tdthinker » Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:04 pm

I may only be 16 but I hate there coffee, It is to strong. The only time I go to starbucks is to use there free wireless internet for my lap top in barnes and nobel (book store) And the only thing I buy at there register is a good old cream soda. So I am behinde you all the way. Bye
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