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    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
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    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.
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    Per snopes, this is unubstantiated. Sgt. Wright himself issued a correction:

    Dear Readers,

    Almost 5 months ago I sent an email to you my faithful friends. I did a wrong thou that needs to be cleared up. I heard from word of mouth about how Starbucks said they didn't support the war and all. I was having enough of that kind of talk and didn't do my research properly like I should have. This is not true. Starbucks supports the men and women in uniform. They have personally contacted me and I have been sent many of their Company's policy on this issue. So I apologize for this quick wrong letter I sent out to you. Now I ask that you all pass this email around to everyone you passed the last one to. Thank you very much for understanding about this.

    Howard C. Wright
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    http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp

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    Always check stuff like this out before passing it on as "truth."

    Per snopes.com, here is "the rest of the story."

    Dear Readers,

    Almost 5 months ago I sent an email to you my faithful friends. I did a wrong thou that needs to be cleared up. I heard from word of mouth about how Starbucks said they didn't support the war and all. I was having enough of that kind of talk and didn't do my research properly like I should have. This is not true. Starbucks supports the men and women in uniform. They have personally contacted me and I have been sent many of their Company's policy on this issue. So I apologize for this quick wrong letter I sent out to you. Now I ask that you all pass this email around to everyone you passed the last one to. Thank you very much for understanding about this.

    Howard C. Wright
    Sgt USMC


    There is more on this story at snopes.com

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    Matt,

    You beat me to the draw!

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    Don't get me wrong, I loathe Starbucks, but they are getting a raw deal on this one.

    One of the best Starbucks bits I have seen - but the language is harsh: http://www.drunkensquirrel.net/foamy/show/19
    (Caution : contains strong language. Really, it does. So if you play it at work and get in trouble, don't blame me. )

    Matt

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    Well, their Columbian has gone way down hill anyway.

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    I heard Starbucks cut Juan Valdez's salary and then his trusty mule died because he couldn't afford to feed him anymore...

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    Sorry I didn't check.... but I really couldn't give a hoot if starbucks dried up and BK'ed tomorrow...
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    I thought the mule died from being fed to many beans in order to make that special Civit coffee at $600 a pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    Well, their Columbian has gone way down hill anyway.

    Groan!
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    Dammnnnnnnn youuuuuuuu STARBUCKS!!!!!


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    Was it Starbucks that wouldn't let a soldier's come back to work for them?

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