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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:20 PM

The coffee chain Starbucks has asked its customers in the US to stop bringing guns into its outlets.

Starbucks has not imposed a ban, but says guns "should not be part of the Starbucks experience".

The firm has recently become a focus for the pro- and anti-gun lobby, with supporters of the right to carry arms holding a Starbucks Appreciation Day.

But it said it wanted to give customers "a safe and comfortable respite from the concerns of daily life".

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-24142085

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:23 PM

I have never had a Starbucks coffee, nor will I.  They charged rescuers on 9/11 $130 for three cases of water.  I can't believe any American would give them money.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 18 September 2013 - 03:23 PM, said:

I have never had a Starbucks coffee, nor will I.  They charged rescuers on 9/11 $130 for three cases of water.  I can't believe any American would give them money.

Why anyone would pay $8 for a cup of coffee, is beyond me.... I'm cheap though....


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:01 PM

Well, paying the salaries they do they should be afraid of disgruntled employees with brain damages....

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

I'm not a fan of Starbucks, or any other chain either really.

But I can understand their point of view. If I owned stores, I'd like it too if it was the kind of place where no weapons of any kind are needed. But that's not the way life is, so sticking to local laws is a rather good idea.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

And they wonder why their stores are robbed so often.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

Great to see the debate this thread was meant to start to into the 50 reasons I hate Starbucks thread.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

View PostAgent0range, on 18 September 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

Great to see the debate this thread was meant to start to into the 50 reasons I hate Starbucks thread.

Well, that's the thing about these threads....They rarely go in the expected direction.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:16 PM

one thing you got to give starbucks, their excelent marketing strategy. they sell "nothing special" coffee for 3x as much,and have no shortage of customers.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

Starbucks goers could tip a bullet as a form of protest.  A single round of .45 acp is about the coast of a 15 % tip on a drink.  I just think it would be funny.

Not that I would ever see it, I am a soda man myself.  I long for the return of soda jerks on every corner in the place of all the starbucks.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:40 AM

View Posttravelnjones, on 19 September 2013 - 12:26 AM, said:

Starbucks goers could tip a bullet as a form of protest.  A single round of .45 acp is about the coast of a 15 % tip on a drink.  I just think it would be funny.
It might be a cultural thing, but that sounds rather intimidating to me.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:27 AM

maybe i meant it like dumping change in a cup.  like giving an item of worth, that the person doesn't value but somehow says to them oh they didn't like this policy.  More in the vein of the Paula Dean fans that are sending in butter wrappers in protest or the Roswell fans that sent in Tabasco in protest of their show being cancelled.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:28 AM

I found it interesting that they made a neutral statement. They didn't ban guns they just recommended people to not bring them in.

I never got anything for there anyways. Their coffee is so over priced. its robbery.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:42 AM

Good old paritsan Starbucks.

Needless to say, I don't drink too much coffee.. I drank a lot of Starbucks when I was younger.

There's something about coffee and reading, you know?

They can not expect my business any time soon.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:07 AM

Well I don't see why anyone would bring a gun into a coffee shop to begin with or am I missing something here? Did Starbucks previously provide somekind of shooting range for customers with guns? Oy vey!





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