Support our soldiers! Ask Starbucks UK if they do?

#1
I just received this item in an email from a friend. I'm posting it here to see if it elicits any response from Starbucks UK and if their policy is the same as Starbucks USA, why?

*SNIP* Urban Myth. However, the thread stays both as a rebuttal in print , and because it's this week's "Current Affairs Light Humour" thread :D
 
#5
I'm posting a recent reply from my mate and I share his embarrassment in this. I will leave this posted and accept any kicks up the arrse that are due to me! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Hello!

I’m feeling rather embarrassed!

To my serious discredit, before forwarding the circular about Starbucks to you earlier today (a) I failed to check Snopes; and (b) added – from memory – a personal note that Starbucks had been supporting anti-gun programmes for years, so never got my custom.

In fact Snopes deals with the “troops support” matter at length – and the charge is not valid or fair:

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

Finding that the troops bit is false has made me check for Starbucks on the NRA-ILA list of anti-gun companies – and they are not currently on it. Furthermore a senior contact in the NRA-ILA tells me that they have no current records of Starbucks supporting anti-gun organisations and campaigns.

I suspect that my recollection of Starbucks supporting anti-gun policies was probably based on some support that they gave to the anti-gun “Million Misinformed Moms” organisation a few years ago. I don’t think that that justifies my circular.

My apologies

D B
 
#6
Whilst you have the hair shirt on, can you trim your sig too?

msr
 
#7
Yes, sir (touches forelock) - wait-out.
 
#8
Done!

Bloody itchy! :D
 
#9
:)
 
#10
Generally speaking, any email that ends with exhortations along the lines of "DON'T DELETE THIS!" and "FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!" will elicit the complete opposite reaction from me.
 
#11
It may be an urban myth but what about the FACT, and I'll say that again, FACT, that Starbucks is a part of Dr Evil's Evil empire, saw it on a film.

Besides, what a stupid name ' I know, i'll name my coffee shop after a Battlestar Galactica character, that'll get the customers flowing in'.

Plus they massively overcharge for their coffee, feckin' rip-off merchants :x

God, I'm in a wierd mood this morning :p
 

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ADC
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#12
Well they can't be doin gthings too badly wrong. There is always a queue to get served wherever you go.
 
#13
I like Starbucks, coffees good, muffins and other fattening stuff is good, price is highish but then again everything is these days.

Saying that though, in Northern Ireland there is a similar type of coffee shop called 'Grounds', it kicks the arrse out of Starbucks in every way, they do fantastic paninis as well.

I've been sent this toss e-mail loads of times and always reply with the link to snopes.

(edited twice due to biffy fingers and no coffee yet!)
 
#14
Always thought their coffeee was overpriced and overhyped - have you ever tried just asking for a plain, ordinary sized black coffee ?? You get a look of total incomprehension.
 
#15
REgards said:
It may be an urban myth but what about the FACT, and I'll say that again, FACT, that Starbucks is a part of Dr Evil's Evil empire, saw it on a film.

Besides, what a stupid name ' I know, i'll name my coffee shop after a Battlestar Galactica character, that'll get the customers flowing in'.

Plus they massively overcharge for their coffee, feckin' rip-off merchants :x

God, I'm in a wierd mood this morning :p
Perhaps the name comes from the family name Starbuck? Fairly common name around Burton on Trent and amongst their descendants in Nantucket. I take it you've not read Moby Dick?
 
#16
Even if it were true where does it say that anyone has to support the war etc. I was under the impression that soldiers had fought and died for the right to freedom of speech, association and conscience which is why we , supposedly, live in a dmocracy
Personally I don't like Starbucks' coffee.
 
#17
EX_STAB said:
REgards said:
It may be an urban myth but what about the FACT, and I'll say that again, FACT, that Starbucks is a part of Dr Evil's Evil empire, saw it on a film.

Besides, what a stupid name ' I know, i'll name my coffee shop after a Battlestar Galactica character, that'll get the customers flowing in'.

Plus they massively overcharge for their coffee, feckin' rip-off merchants :x

God, I'm in a wierd mood this morning :p
Perhaps the name comes from the family name Starbuck? Fairly common name around Burton on Trent and amongst their descendants in Nantucket. I take it you've not read Moby Dick?
You take it correct Ex_Stab, I like my version better anyway. I notice no-one has denied the Evil empire bit though :muhaha:
 
#18
I'm OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTRAGED!

Oh its' false....

I'm alright now..
 
#19
Coffee - Pah! Have to be cold, wet and in a ditch before I'd drink the stuff. (In fact, I think I was last time I drank it!)

Can't beat a good cup of Earl Grey with lemon... Isn't that right Muldoon?
 
#20
While out in the first Gulf war a colleague wrote off to McVitie's asking for some freebie Jaffa Cakes. They wrote back saying that Jaffa Cakes were available world-wide and we should buy them locally. Boycott McVitie's!
 

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