Monday, February 04, 2008

The ever popular Starbucks did this?

*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.

And if that isn’t bad enough, when the Twin Trade Towers were hit, the firefighters and rescue workers went to Starbucks because it was close by, for water for the survivors and workers, and Starbucks charged them! ! !

*(from the Kansas City Star)

My opinion: example of capitalism taking advantage of the hand that feeds it, the shooting it. If it weren't for those boys "over there" and all the ones before, Starbucks wouldn't have the privilege it has to operate in this country with all its freedoms.


Anonymous said...

To post something like this without checking the source is wrong. Please read this and then take that off your blog.

Jo Ann Rhodes said...

I also checked and it is indeed not true...