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Simply Red
02-13-2007, 08:43 AM
>
> 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! 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. 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
>
:shake:

Cochise
02-13-2007, 08:43 AM
http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp

:shake:

Saulbadguy
02-13-2007, 08:45 AM
Retard.

Chiefnj
02-13-2007, 08:45 AM
I heard that on 9-11 Jewish people world wide avoided Starbucks because they were told in advance something bad was going to happen. And, in certain neighborhoods where there are a lot of Muslims - Muslims were seen dancing outside of Starbucks on 9-11 AND on the day Anna Nicole Smith died. Coincidence??? They also ripped down a message written by Ted Nugent that was posted outside their Seattle stores.

Fish
02-13-2007, 08:46 AM
Do you honestly think a corp like Starbucks would be that stupid?

Cochise
02-13-2007, 08:46 AM
Seriously people, if you even read email forwards anymore, you need to be medicated.

Pitt Gorilla
02-13-2007, 08:47 AM
Good Lord, people. Perhaps you should take five seconds to explore such a claim prior to posting it.

Chan93lx50
02-13-2007, 08:49 AM
Helloooo McFly anybody home?????

Think McFly, Think!

RNR
02-13-2007, 08:49 AM
If true f*ckem that said I never buy coffee from Starbucks anyway. I tried it a couple of times saying "regular coffee" once in Atlanta and once in Wichita. Both times it was undrinkable and smell like cat piss.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 08:51 AM
Everytime I try to oder just regular coffee they don't want to serve me. They always seem to forget that I ordered or they just blow me off for some latte drinking panzy.

DMAC
02-13-2007, 08:51 AM
I think we should all make up some clever story, start an email and see how far it gets.

Cochise
02-13-2007, 08:51 AM
If true f*ckem...

um

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

Cochise
02-13-2007, 08:53 AM
I think we should all make up some clever story, start an email and see how far it gets.

Someone should start a chain email about how the Denver Broncos were eliminating handicapped seating at Investco or something. Include a sob story about 93 year old Rutherford H. Bays, who has been a season ticket holder for 40 years, that they told to get bent. That one would circulate forever.

RNR
02-13-2007, 08:53 AM
um

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp
Dang it I type so slow that came up before I posted :shake: that said their coffee still sucks :)

Thig Lyfe
02-13-2007, 08:54 AM
Oooh! I'm gonna post everything that comes into my inbox on ChiefsPlanet! YEAH THAT'LL BE AWESOME!

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:03 AM
If your referring to this thread. This is the first time I have. I feel if this is true, than it needs to be known. Surely you can handle the research required to find out if it is true. Can't you? So if you want to be a douche about then go ahead.
Damn !! Your taking a pounding, Red !!!

Saulbadguy
02-13-2007, 09:04 AM
If your referring to this thread. This is the first time I have. I feel if this is true, than it needs to be known. Surely you can handle the research required to find out if it is true. Can't you? So if you want to be a douche about then go ahead.
Do not believe anything that gets forwarded to you. No research required.

Cochise
02-13-2007, 09:04 AM
Damn !! Your taking a pounding, Red !!!

There's the snap, the placement is down...

Jenson71
02-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Gosh this is horrible. I can't believe Starbucks would do such a thing. Show some support, they've got low enough morale as it is. At least don't respond and pretend you didn't get the email. That's it, no more starbucks for me.

Thig Lyfe
02-13-2007, 09:06 AM
If your referring to this thread. This is the first time I have. I feel if this is true, than it needs to be known. Surely you can handle the research required to find out if it is true. Can't you? So if you want to be a douche about then go ahead.

STARBUCKS HATES OUR TROOPS!!! TEH WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!!!

Jenson71
02-13-2007, 09:06 AM
I don't care for the war but.......I no longer care for starbucks either.

Cochise
02-13-2007, 09:07 AM
Gosh this is horrible. I can't believe Starbucks would do such a thing. Show some support, they've got low enough morale as it is. At least don't respond and pretend you didn't get the email. That's it, no more starbucks for me.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...... Whoaaaa we got another lunker here! Holy moly, I think this one swallowed the bait! Hand me the pliers!

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:07 AM
Do not believe anything that gets forwarded to you. No research required.

Thank you. Everything is crystal-clear now. :)

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:07 AM
There's the snap, the placement is down...
:LOL:

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:08 AM
STARBUCKS HATES OUR TROOPS!!! TEH WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!!!

This thread rocks!

Jenson71
02-13-2007, 09:08 AM
It's in my eye! Cut me, Lou!

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...... Whoaaaa we got another lunker here! Holy moly, I think this one swallowed the bait! Hand me the pliers!

Did you know Obama didn't drink Starbucks before the war even started? He's got good vision.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:11 AM
I will take a double mocha, triple chai swirl, with mint flavored Ready Whip on top please.

Jenson71
02-13-2007, 09:12 AM
I think we've found our new Major Presidential Campaign Issue of 2008.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:13 AM
I think we've found our new Major Presidential Campaign Issue of 2008.
Move it to the D.C. Forum NOW

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:14 AM
Damn !! Your taking a pounding, Red !!!

It's been awhile since I've had one go south.

:shrug:

Jenson71
02-13-2007, 09:15 AM
You Liberal Pu$$ies keep on drinking the Starbucks = Troop Support BS sandwich...

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:16 AM
It's been awhile since I've had one go south.

:shrug:
Hey, it's cool we won't hold it against you :p

StcChief
02-13-2007, 09:16 AM
Doesn't matter Starbucks = overpriced.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:17 AM
Doesn't matter Starbucks = overpriced.
:clap: :clap:

Fish
02-13-2007, 09:18 AM
http://bloc.jmones.net/media/consumer_whore.jpg

InChiefsHell
02-13-2007, 09:19 AM
I am amazed that a person who has that many posts on the planet would fall for such a ridiculous email forwarding. Your internet rights are now revoked. Go sit in the corner now.

Seriously, my dad forwards this kind of ludicrous shit to me all the time. I always respond with the snopes link. He STILL does it. The only reason I don't pound him is because he's my dad.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:21 AM
I am amazed that a person who has that many posts on the planet would fall for such a ridiculous email forwarding. Your internet rights are now revoked. Go sit in the corner now.

Seriously, my dad forwards this kind of ludicrous shit to me all the time. I always respond with the snopes link. He STILL does it. The only reason I don't pound him is because he's my dad.
And the pounding continues...... ROFL

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:21 AM
I am amazed that a person who has that many posts on the planet would fall for such a ridiculous email forwarding. Your internet rights are now revoked. Go sit in the corner now.

Seriously, my dad forwards this kind of ludicrous shit to me all the time. I always respond with the snopes link. He STILL does it. The only reason I don't pound him is because he's my dad.


Dammit!

Saggysack
02-13-2007, 09:22 AM
Seriously people, if you even read email forwards anymore, you need to be medicated.

What!? You mean John Edwards isn't responsible for shortages of the flu shot?

Thig Lyfe
02-13-2007, 09:24 AM
I KNOWED IT!

http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/4/4f/Iraqstarbucks.PNG

InChiefsHell
02-13-2007, 09:25 AM
What!? You mean John Edwards isn't responsible for shortages of the flu shot?

That's right. And Hillary Clinton did not have a bunch of people killed while she was at the Rose Law Firm.

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:25 AM
This thread has found another gear!

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:27 AM
This thread has found another gear!
Oh yeah lol

BigRedChief
02-13-2007, 09:27 AM
I know of a soldier currently serving in Iraq who's company serves only Starbucks coffee. He posted on another board that he mosses good old Folgers.

htismaqe
02-13-2007, 09:28 AM
I will take a double mocha, triple chai swirl, with mint flavored Ready Whip on top please.

You could always get a triple espresso, no ice.

If you're MAN enough.

RNR
02-13-2007, 09:29 AM
This thread has found another gear!
So are we going to war with Starbucks or not, they may not be guilty but thats no reason to call off a war!

seclark
02-13-2007, 09:30 AM
i thought you got cornholed when buying a cup at starbucks.
first time i've ever seen it happen by bitching about starbucks.
sec

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:30 AM
I'd go with a dark roast with cream no sugar (from Barney Coffee.) :) Sugar is for pussies.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:31 AM
You could always get a triple espresso, no ice.

If you're MAN enough.
:doh!: I don't think that's possible

htismaqe
02-13-2007, 09:32 AM
:doh!: I don't think that's possible

I drink one every morning (and sometimes in the afternoon). There's a Starbucks within walking distance, but we usually go a half a block further to Friedrich's which is locally owned and doesn't use the automatic coffee machines.

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:32 AM
:doh!: I don't think that's possible
Damn it !!! Now I'm exposed as a puss :deevee:

boogblaster
02-13-2007, 09:33 AM
If you pay over 1-buck for a cup of java you need fleeced....

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:34 AM
I drink one every morning (and sometimes in the afternoon). There's a Starbucks within walking distance, but we usually go a half a block further to Friedrich's which is locally owned and doesn't use the automatic coffee machines.
Yeah, I usually don't buy Starbucks unless in a pinch. In NY they are everywhere, so it is hard not to run into one. I just don't like their coffee.

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:34 AM
I drink one every morning (and sometimes in the afternoon). There's a Starbucks within walking distance, but we usually go a half a block further to Friedrich's which is locally owned and doesn't use the automatic coffee machines.

Thats what I'm talkin bout! <- Screaming with a lisp!

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:35 AM
Thats what I'm talkin bout! <- Screaming with a lisp!
:p Dude, your just wrong

htismaqe
02-13-2007, 09:37 AM
Yeah, I usually don't buy Starbucks unless in a pinch. In NY they are everywhere, so it is hard not to run into one. I just don't like their coffee.

It's the automatic machines. Starbucks is designed to whip up more than 200 mediocre cups of coffee an hour.

The local shops take their time and produce a much bolder coffee.

htismaqe
02-13-2007, 09:37 AM
Thats what I'm talkin bout! <- Screaming with a lisp!

Do you drink triple espresso, Macho Man?

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:43 AM
Do you drink triple espresso, Macho Man?

Nope not macho. Typically stick with a dark roast. Cream only though.

Sugar is for pussies... :)

Alton deFlat
02-13-2007, 09:46 AM
If you pay over 1-buck for a cup of java you need fleeced....

Shit, even coffee at McDonalds is $1.50.

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 09:46 AM
Expresso's are fine. Double or Triple. It's those Latte drinkers. They usually don't like our troops overseas. :p

Kraut
02-13-2007, 09:51 AM
Shit, even coffee at McDonalds is $1.50.
Now they are selling it for .69 cents come on man, get with the times :p

Reaper16
02-13-2007, 10:37 AM
Starbucks is awful. Please, spend money at local shops instead.

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 10:41 AM
What complete BS this story turned out to be.

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Jenson71
02-13-2007, 10:41 AM
Shit, even coffee at McDonalds is $1.50.

Didn't they beat Starbucks in a national taste test just a little bit ago?

InChiefsHell
02-13-2007, 10:43 AM
What complete BS this story turned out to be.

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ROFL REP

Baby Lee
02-13-2007, 11:03 AM
Didn't they beat Starbucks in a national taste test just a little bit ago?
I saw that, but I wonder what roasts they were comparing. I'm a Sumatra/Espresso Roast guy, so Starbucks is my huckleberry, except I got a TON of Starbucks whole beans for cheap a while back, so I can brew at home.

crazycoffey
02-13-2007, 11:05 AM
I've got one;


Most see airport security as a pain. Some deal better than others.
Some
>feel
> > violated, when you watch this movie, you'll understand why they
want

>your
> > cell phone through the x-ray machine. Read this and then watch the
video
> > clip. If you get asked to test your cell phone at the airport, this
is
>the
> > reason. Because these cell phone guns have arrived. They are real.
The
> > attached video clip shows how cell phone guns operate. These phones
are
>not
> > in n the U.S. yet, but they are in use overseas. Beneath the
digital

>phone
> > face is a .22 caliber handgun capable of firing four rounds in
rapid
> > succession using the standard telephone keypad. European law
enforcement
> > officials are stunned by the discovery of these deadly decoys. They
say
> > phone guns are changing the rules of engagement in Europe .
> >
> > "Only when you have one in your hand do you realize that they are
>heavier
> > than a regular cell phone." Be patient if security asks to look at
your
>cell
> > phone or turn it on to show that it works. They have a good reason!


wanna see the video?

Pitt Gorilla
02-13-2007, 11:07 AM
Ted Nugent and George Thorogood emailed me some diatribe about guns, Mystic River, and Muslims. Should I post it?!?!

Stinger
02-13-2007, 11:09 AM
Ted Nugent and George Thorogood emailed me some diatribe about guns, Mystic River, and Muslims. Should I post it?!?!

I thought it was George Carlin?

NewChief
02-13-2007, 11:09 AM
Someone should start a chain email about how the Denver Broncos were eliminating handicapped seating at Investco or something. Include a sob story about 93 year old Rutherford H. Bays, who has been a season ticket holder for 40 years, that they told to get bent. That one would circulate forever.


Are you serious?!?! Man I hate the Broncos even more now! I'm going to email everyone I know with this news. Poor Mr. Bays.

KC Kings
02-13-2007, 11:11 AM
Don't worry Red. While the contents of thie email may not be true, if you foward it to 10 people a $20 gift card for Outback will pop up on your screen.

Pitt Gorilla
02-13-2007, 11:11 AM
I thought it was George Carlin?
No, he (ironically) wrote the one about the kid who prayed in school and was sentenced to death for it.

crazycoffey
02-13-2007, 11:12 AM
http://www.cafeoflifepikespeak.com/Videos/Licensed%20To%20Pill.swf


another one on email. should be safe for work, I didn't see anything.

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 11:19 AM
Don't worry Red. While the contents of thie email may not be true, if you foward it to 10 people a $20 gift card for Outback will pop up on your screen.

I guess it's my lucky-day!

Cochise
02-13-2007, 11:28 AM
Are you serious?!?! Man I hate the Broncos even more now! I'm going to email everyone I know with this news. Poor Mr. Bays.

Sweet. This will get me in wikipedia for sure.

Sully
02-13-2007, 12:11 PM
Oooh! I'm gonna post everything that comes into my inbox on ChiefsPlanet! YEAH THAT'LL BE AWESOME!

I like (Zach)'s term for it...

"shitting out your inbox."

I think that sums it up nicely.

Saulbadguy
02-13-2007, 12:47 PM
Did you guys know you can trace a cell phone?

Just go to http://www.phonetrace.org

It's simple and free!

BigRedChief
02-13-2007, 12:53 PM
Did you guys know you can trace a cell phone?

Just go to http://www.phonetrace.org

It's simple and free!
Babu says you are a very bad man.
http://www1.chapman.edu/~hoshi103/image/seinfeld/024_babu_angry.png

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 12:53 PM
retard.

Chief Chief
02-13-2007, 12:57 PM
Looks like Sgt. Wright is dead-wrong! I hear coffee goes great with a big slice of humble pie!

TinyEvel
02-13-2007, 01:00 PM
Is this like the Budweiser rep who was making a call to a convenience store on 9-11, and the "arabic" owners were laughing about he Twin Towers.
So he called his boss and was approved to remove every single Anheuser busch product in the store for good. And then they knew the PepsiCo rep, and he pulled all his stuff too (including Frito Lay products)

Yeah, THAT happened!

the Talking Can
02-13-2007, 02:06 PM
>
> 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! 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. 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
>
:shake:


let me guess, George Carlin wrote that..

the Talking Can
02-13-2007, 02:07 PM
I thought it was George Carlin?

doh!....beat me to it

Cochise
02-13-2007, 02:09 PM
retard.

psst - you posted the email!

Simply Red
02-13-2007, 02:20 PM
psst - you posted the email!
For Saul..

Psst thanks though..

dtebbe
02-13-2007, 03:38 PM
Bogus:

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

Cochise
02-13-2007, 03:42 PM
Bogus:

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

Man, it only took 86 posts to prove this one wrong!

InChiefsHell
02-14-2007, 06:37 AM
Bogus:

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

Please read entire thread. Thank you.