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Starbucks, anybody know if this is true?

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posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 08:41 PM
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Just received this email, has it done the rounds before?

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! 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, 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.


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!!


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! ! !


JUST A NOTE TO THIS: STARBUCKS HAD STORES ON SEVERAL MILITARY BASES IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE NOW BEING REMOVED BECAUSE OF THIS.
There are also 227 stores across the UK and there's no doubt that our
soldiers would get the same response from this company.




posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:14 PM
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It is false....


www.snopes.com...


This is not a one line post.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:14 PM
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I hate chain mail.
Worse when they become a thread.

So what you are saying is that they have stores at the military bases, but they don't serve the solders there?

Come on.

Also, not that I really care about Starbucks, but they have the right not to give anything for free if they chose nor do they have to provide the company stance on any war. It is a business. They sell coffee. Why are you trying to make them prove their patriotism? Why do you think they are required to send free coffee to anyone and who feels they deserve free coffee on demand? Where does this end and with whom?

Let them sell coffee and leave them alone.
If you want a cup...buy it.

I seriously doubt that they said what you have claimed. Starbucks wouldn't turn away a buck but they may deny someone asking for free items. Even then I doubt it was done in this manner. Please provide us with a link to that letter.

To me this smells like propaganda.

- Lee

[edit on 31-8-2008 by lee anoma]



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:18 PM
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Wow that's a pretty nasty response from Starbucks if its true. Either way I won't be buying Starbucks coffee anymore. I found a small family run business here where I live that serves coffee just as good if not better than $tarbuck$.

By the way, if I am correct, the Canadian forces have a Tim Horton's setup in Afghanistan. The coffee is not as good as $tarbuck$ but it's the thought that counts.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:20 PM
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Dear Ronald McDonald, I never said anything I put up an email I have just received, asked if it was true, nothing more nothing less, a yes/no would have sufficed thank you very much.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:22 PM
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I was working at a Starbuck's in Glendale, Arizona this time last year, and we had a donations box for the troops set up next to the cream and sugar bar. I remember getting a memo from HQ about how some of the troops wrote in requesting coffee if we had any to spare. Our store manager set up the donations box, and encouraged the employees to use at least one of their weekly free pounds of coffee for the box.

That email is a huge bit of propaganda.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:26 PM
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Sounds like some angry pre-teen, anarchist, started a chain letter because their mom wouldn't give them money to buy coffee at Starbucks.

I'm completely serious, too.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Good answer skepticalsteve
Although this is a chain email doing the rounds, and is not worth a thread, the point here is, people will believe this.



posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 02:12 AM
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Originally posted by VernonBC
Wow that's a pretty nasty response from Starbucks if its true. Either way I won't be buying Starbucks coffee anymore. I found a small family run business here where I live that serves coffee just as good if not better than $tarbuck$.

By the way, if I am correct, the Canadian forces have a Tim Horton's setup in Afghanistan. The coffee is not as good as $tarbuck$ but it's the thought that counts.


Are you nuts??? JK of course, but Tim Hortons coffee is WAY better than Starbucks, it's the only coffee I drink now.



posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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Proven email hoax..

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