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Zach
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I assume it's like when people find out I worked in a coffee shop and want to taste what I'm drinking. They are always very unhappy with their decision.


Some lines: "I'm looking at the menu up there. And I don't see the word 'coffee.'"

Jase asks what it's that drink and when the guy explains it "Are you making a bomb?"

Looking around at the coffee shop regulars: "Do these people even go to work?"







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Jbird
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suggest buying a machine that make overpriced mediocre coffee?


Sure save all that gas driving to Crapbucks in my gas guzzling earth hating Silverado, no more waiting in the driveup for luke warm coffee.






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Zach
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Does not compute.

Tell me what show you think is funny. Be very very careful. I have the highest thresh hold of humor on the planet. Jay Leno is as funny as cancer.






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gatorsimz
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No. He didn't.


what I said is the concern with how his statement will be perceived.

he said:

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Schultz told him “You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company” if he did not agree with the company’s pro-gay marriage stand.


this will be publicized and circulated as "if you're for traditional marriage, Starbucks doesn't need your money." the last thing a business needs is to give people a stupid reason like this to pass on their product.






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MStant1
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Schultz told him “You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company” if he did not agree with the company’s pro-gay marriage stand.


this will be publicized and circulated as "if you're for traditional marriage, Starbucks doesn't need your money." the last thing a business needs is to give people a stupid reason like this to pass on their product.





Go read or watch the actual exchange. Schultz's statement about selling had nothing to do with gay marriage. He stated sell your shares if you think you can find a stock that can perform better than 30+%.

Here I'll post a link with his full quotes from the exchange free from the ridiculous spin that is the article posted in the OP.

LINK

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“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much,” said Schultz.


The only thing Schultz said about gay marriage was this:

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"It is not an economic decision," he said. "The lens in which we are making that decision is through the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity."


And that was said in response to the guy who stated that their earnings were being hurt from group boycotting Starbucks based on gay marriage.

So in other words Schultz said No I am not concerned about our earnings because my decision to support gay marriage is not a financial decision, but I am doing it because I feel it is right. He then told the guy that if he was unsatisfied with the growth in the stock, then he could sell his shares and buy another better performing stock.

Come on people.






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gatorsimz
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what you call "perception" is the result of deliberate twisting and misrepresentation.


isn't that our modern day media? journalsim isn't about factual, responsible reporting anymore. it's about creating buzz. i see posts on facebook with thousands of likes that are a misrepresentation or half truth.






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KrushGroove
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this will be publicized and circulated as "if you're for traditional marriage, Starbucks doesn't need your money."


only by thin-skinned people, overly sensitive PC types who have neither the time nor inclination to read or watching something for a few seconds and would rather be offended than informed.

I don't see the huge hit you do.

The business didn't give them a reason. Media sites like the one in the OP and dupes who buy into it with no regard for facts are the only people who will "pass" on the product.







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KrushGroove
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I have the highest thresh hold of humor on the planet. Jay Leno is as funny as cancer.


That's not really a high threshold.








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Jbird
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The business didn't give them a reason. Media sites like the one in the OP and dupes who buy into it with no regard for facts are the only people who will "pass" on the product.


No different than the idiots who went ape shite of Chikfila.






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PuntBamaPunt
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I'm having hate chicken for lunch today.





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Jbird
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I'm having hate chicken for lunch today


Hate chicken, hmmm fed special feed?






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KrushGroove
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No different than the idiots who went ape shite of Chikfila.


Were Cathy's comments misreported in the same fashion?

I think people should not have been so offended by his comments, personally.

But they were offended at something he actually said.

In this case, people are being offended at something that wasn't said, wasn't meant, and wasn't intended. The offense comes not from something that actually happened but something that had to be twisted in order to make it offensive.

That's a different scale of seeking to be offended, imo.







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Jbird
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That's a different scale of seeking to be offended, imo.


Meh one stated his personal opinion.

One stated a business option to a stockholder.

Not much difference in my book.






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davesdawgs
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re: Starbucks, don't want your business if you believe in traditional marriage.


I don't do business with them anyway. No sweat.





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Walking the Earth
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this will be publicized and circulated as "if you're for traditional marriage, Starbucks doesn't need your money." the last thing a business needs is to give people a stupid reason like this to pass on their product.


Actually not.

Most of the other news links that I quickly scanned through on a search have the headline as some sort of variation of "Starbucks CEO has heated exchange with shareholder"

No telling customers off. Nothing about not wanting anybody's business. No verbal flippings of the bird.

Looks like Starbucks is going to sail through this one just fine. I highly doubt that anybody is surprised that the company supports this policy.






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KrushGroove
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Meh one stated his personal opinion.

One stated a business option to a stockholder.

Not much difference in my book.


One group got offended over something that was said.

Another group got offended over something that wasn't said.

Seems like a pretty big difference to me.

Second group wants to be offended more than the first group.

You don't see the difference because you're more PC than I am.






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Jbird
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One group got offended over something that was said. Another group got offended over something that wasn't said.


So you are saying you are measuring the level of fricking stupidity and assigning a value to it?

Both are on a par, idiots went ape shite cuz a guy stated his opinion.
The other guy stated his opinion in a meeting.

a-holes take it to the extreme.






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KrushGroove
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So you are saying you are measuring the level of fricking stupidity and assigning a value to it?


Sure, why not?

There are levels of stupidity, no? It's possible for something to be stupider than something else, right? For someone to be stupider than someone else, right?

If you need to manufacture a reason to be offended, just because being offended is that important to you, then you are stupider than someone who got offended at something that, you know, actually happened.

You keep glossing over the fact that the "opinion" that people are getting so worked up over isn't the "opinion" he actually had.

yes, that's stupider.



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Jbird
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Gotcha faux poutrage over non stories is measureable,





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KrushGroove
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Gotcha faux poutrage over non stories is measureable


Sure is.

For example, the post on the First Daughters' vacation is stupid. But not as stupid as this one.

And both are cut from the same 'gotcha faux poutrage' and 'non story' cloth.

Thanks for providing the comparison.

I know you have a long day of being offended in front of you and I can't wait to see the manufactured outrage it produces in the next thread.



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