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    Unhappy Need That Electronic Internet Whistle Again

    I want to start by saying this came to me from my WO. However beyond that I have no way of verifying the contents of the message, other than perhaps making a simple telephone call to Corporate Headquarters. I'll let y'all make your own minds on this one.....

    "SERVITIUM NULLI SECUNDUS"


    And this is exactly why we support our CANADIAN TIM HORTONS as they not only have sent over CRATES of coffee in the past to other locations/deployments, but they have now opened up in Afghanistan for our soldiers.

    Guess I will not be drinking Starbucks any more. 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.

    If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and no one will ever 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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    As indicated above, I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of this, so please don't "Shoot the Messenger". Although I'll almost bet ya, that if an application was sent to "Timmy's", they might be willing to help out... ??
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    MalahatTwo7, this is an email hoax.

    Starbucks Refused to Send Donated Coffee to Marines In Iraq and Said the Company Does Not Support the War-Fiction!

    Summary of the eRumor
    An email from a Marine who says some Marines wrote to Starbucks to say how much they liked Starbucks coffee and to request some donated coffee for the Marines.
    The eRumor says Starbucks responded by saying they don't support and war and will not send any coffee.
    The writer urges a boycott of Starbucks.

    The Truth
    TruthOrFiction.com contacted Starbucks about the story.

    Starbucks says that the originator of the email, Sgt. Howard Wright, and talked with him about his complaint.
    He has now sent a follow-up email to his email list, which appears below.

    Starbucks assured him of their support of the military and that the only reason any coffee was not donated was because the official Starbucks donation policy authorizes such gifts to officially designated public charities, including libraries and schools, and that the U.S. military or military personnel do not qualify.
    It was not meant to be a comment on the war or the service of military personnel in the war.
    The company said that there have been employees that have showed their support through donations of coffee.
    Starbucks told us that many of the company's employees (called "partners" by Starbucks) receive one pound of free coffee each week and some of that coffee has gone to members of the military or related organizations.
    For example, the employees in the Starbucks in Atascadero, California, decided to send their weekly free coffee to troops in Afghanistan and there are other such stories about Starbucks coffee finding its way into the hands of military personnel.
    snopes.com also has information on the hoax.
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    Thanks.
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    Yeah, I've heard of that before too. Someone had sent it to me and a little bit later sent another saying she found out it was a hoax. Not that this caused them to gain or lose money from me. Because 1.) I'm not much of a coffee drinker and 2.) there is no way I would pay that much for a cup of coffee I can't even pronounce

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