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Boycott Starbucks : Support Our Troops!

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 andrescue 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.

Mourners in Wootton Bassett.

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6 Responses to “Boycott Starbucks : Support Our Troops!”

  1. http://news.starbucks.com/about+starbucks/myths+facts/militarydonations.htm

    Still, I suppose it’s easier to start a malicious rumour than to check it out, isn’t it? Moron.

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  2. I cannot see why it is that you can’t understand this at all. It is a mystery to me how people can be so blind. If Starbucks gave ANYTHING to ANYONE on either side, they would, de facto, be supporting the war itself. I am personally opposed to the war but am personally supportive of all our troops, but Starbucks, as a company, are in a lose-lose situation here. They can not send coffee free of charge to anyone involved in the conflict without that being construed as an open declaration of support for the war itself. You are not being reasonable, and to use the word ‘despicable’ is just ridiculous. They are trying to be open-handed and honest about their dealings with the public. Stop this pointless vindictive pursuit of a company just trying to do business in a difficult world.

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    • Dear Mike Blackburn, While I support your right not to support the troops, it is your right. It is Starbucks right not to support a war or troops, that is their right. It is also our right to just as equally that you and starbucks have the freedom to say without reprise that you cannot support our troops, we have a right to know it, and a right to let others know it, and a right NOT to buy by their uppitty over priced upitty coffee,,,Tell me why it is okay for you and starbucks to exspress your- selves and your politics, but we who do not agree with you can not????? Rights are there for all of us, not just for the bleeding heart liberals, and we have a right to free speech and we have a right to tell people about this despicable act of starbucks. There are two sides to this story and because it is in vouge to sit around a coffee shop spouting liberal rederick dose not make you right and dose not give you the right to tell us to keep our feelings to ourselves. Just becuase it is the “Hollywood Liberal Social Club” for every one to condem war, the militarty and anyone who shares a different opinion from you. It is fools like you who march to win the rights to justify their sins, and every nation that has fallen has done so from with in! So while you go to bed tonight, all comfy cozy, feel safe warm and protected, will you thank the brave men and women who died so you could dismiss them? You sleep safe tonight while these brave men and women keep the wolf away from the door,,,I bet you never give a second thought or have ever thanked or felt grateful to people who died so you can sit infront of your computer, and exspress your right for free speech by dismissing them. Yes you have a right to your opinion, no matter how dumb it is, it is your right to exspress it,,,,,every town has a village idiot.

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  3. Starbucks UK Hi David, Please be assured that what you may have heard about Starbucks lack of support for the military is untrue.

    Please see a company statement on the attached link, which I hope goes some way to explain this rumour. http://news.starbucks.com/about+starbucks/myths+facts/.

    Starbucks Newsroom: Starbucks: Myths and Facts
    news.starbucks.com
    Starbucks Newsroom official site for News, photos, video, audio, pr contact information, presskits and more.

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  4. Thank you for that, I am of the view that regardless of the political motive for war our troops deserve our support at all times but it is the political leaders that should be called to account not the honourable citizens fighting for the freedoms we all to often take for granted! PS mines a Cappacino with caremel thanks!! Davey

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