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Tacos al Carbon Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-01-05 01:01 AM
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1. I'm sorry, but this is asinine
Starbucks is a company that is supposed to make money for its shareholders. It's not the UN or the Red Cross or a government. It is under no obligation whatsoever to give to any cause. The fact that it is contributing is laudable and hardly a cause for boycott. They've done more than 99.99% of companies worldwide. You think they should give more? You don't like how they do business? Sell your Starbucks stock. You don't have any Starbucks stock? Then please help yourself to a nice, hot, venti cup of STFD and STFU. You get no say in how they do business. How much has your company given?
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  -Starbucks donates (only) $100,000 to tsunami victims? Donailin  Jan-01-05 12:51 AM   #0 
  - I'm sorry, but this is asinine  Tacos al Carbon   Jan-01-05 01:01 AM   #1 
  - That makes two of us n/t  FellowAmerican   Jan-01-05 01:03 AM   #2 
  - Sumatra farmers  Donailin   Jan-01-05 01:06 AM   #3 
  - "You get no say in how they do business."  Donailin   Jan-01-05 01:14 AM   #5 
     - Yes, you can boycott Starbucks  Merlot   Jan-01-05 01:23 AM   #7 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-01-05 06:02 PM   #19 
     - Who do you think you're kidding? I bet you already boycotted them for...  JVS   Jan-01-05 06:30 PM   #22 
  - Thank You  meisje   Jan-01-05 01:28 AM   #9 
  - Fuck the shareholders, what about the interests of their CUSTOMERS?  HypnoToad   Jan-01-05 01:41 AM   #11 
  - So leave  demwing   Jan-01-05 05:59 PM   #16 
  - businesses exist to earn a return for their owners/investors.  moderatesoutherndem   Jan-01-05 06:01 PM   #18 
     - MY BUSINESS DOESN'T  Cobalt Violet   Jan-01-05 09:34 PM   #25 
  - A-fucking-men  DS1   Jan-01-05 06:01 PM   #17 
  - give up a latte each week, and donate the money, you'll feel better  moderatesoutherndem   Jan-01-05 06:04 PM   #20 
  - I thought Magic Johnson started Starbucks? Nothing to do  frankly_fedup2   Jan-01-05 01:13 AM   #4 
  - or pat starbucks on the back and challenge all corporations  seabeyond   Jan-01-05 01:15 AM   #6 
  - Asinine?  nine23   Jan-01-05 01:24 AM   #8 
  - I'm with you.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-05 01:43 AM   #13 
  - "It doesn't get any worse the Starbuck's."  AliciaKeyedUp   Jan-01-05 10:04 PM   #28 
  - Bravo Starbucks  demwing   Jan-01-05 01:35 AM   #10 
  - They give $100k as you might give $0.05. Stop shoveling it, please.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-05 01:42 AM   #12 
     - Fuck Me, I thought it was the thought  demwing   Jan-01-05 05:57 PM   #14 
     - They don't have to give anything  AliciaKeyedUp   Jan-01-05 10:05 PM   #29 
  - yeah, but they'll throw in a biscotti in your survival package!  moderatesoutherndem   Jan-01-05 05:59 PM   #15 
  - How much would they have to give to make you happy?  tuvor   Jan-01-05 06:26 PM   #21 
  - Good for starbucks  Fiona   Jan-01-05 09:25 PM   #23 
  - They probably don't make enough profit on a $5.00 cup of coffee.  Cobalt Violet   Jan-01-05 09:28 PM   #24 
  - hmmmm...interesting  Neecy   Jan-01-05 09:39 PM   #26 
  - uh  Undercover Owl   Jan-01-05 09:40 PM   #27 
 

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