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03/26/2013 new

I am usually not a coffee person, and have never darkened the door of the Starbucks on Rt. 705 here in Morgantown. Usually the only time I've patronized Starbucks is at the food courts on the Ohio Turnpike (going to or from Detroit, where my mom lives).

On the rare occasion that I do want coffee, there are plenty of alternatives around here: Sheetz, a chain of gas/convenience stores; and Eat 'n Park, a family restaurant chain based in Pittsburgh, just to name two. Also, my local IHOP makes a pretty good Swiss mocha.

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) Edward-4511 said: I am usually not a coffee person, and have never darkened the door of the Starbucks on Rt. 705 her...
(Quote) Edward-4511 said:

I am usually not a coffee person, and have never darkened the door of the Starbucks on Rt. 705 here in Morgantown. Usually the only time I've patronized Starbucks is at the food courts on the Ohio Turnpike (going to or from Detroit, where my mom lives).

On the rare occasion that I do want coffee, there are plenty of alternatives around here: Sheetz, a chain of gas/convenience stores; and Eat 'n Park, a family restaurant chain based in Pittsburgh, just to name two. Also, my local IHOP makes a pretty good Swiss mocha.

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Oh yeah .... forgot to mention .... the Kenyan Cafe, owned by an immigrant from Kenya. They have some wonderful teas and other hot beverages. If you're ever in Morgantown, check them out: www.kenyancafe.com

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriage over gay marriage: we don't want your business. After saying Starbucks wants to "embrace diversity of all kinds," he told a shareholder who supports traditional marriage that he should sell his shares and invest in some other company.

According to a report by Forbes, Schultz seemed a bit intolerant of any Starbucks shareholders who opposed gay marriage for moral or religious reasons. During the meeting, shareholder Tom Strobhar (who founded the Corporate Morality Action Center) pointed out that after the company voiced its support for a referendum backing gay marriage in Washington state, a boycott by traditional marriage supporters caused a drop in sales revenue. 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.

www.examiner.com

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Hi Jerry et alia,

Issues of marriage aside, I can make my own coffee, and my coffee is better than Starbucks.

Jim ☺

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriage over gay marriage: we don't want your business. After saying Starbucks wants to "embrace diversity of all kinds," he told a shareholder who supports traditional marriage that he should sell his shares and invest in some other company.

According to a report by Forbes, Schultz seemed a bit intolerant of any Starbucks shareholders who opposed gay marriage for moral or religious reasons. During the meeting, shareholder Tom Strobhar (who founded the Corporate Morality Action Center) pointed out that after the company voiced its support for a referendum backing gay marriage in Washington state, a boycott by traditional marriage supporters caused a drop in sales revenue. 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.

www.examiner.com

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Knowing the Coporate Alien, I was going to say animal but then I looked at my cats and had to change the association with th e animal kingdom! The only concern I have with the boycott issue is if Starbucks hurts financially it is the employees who will take the venomous response. It is always the powerless who suffer the most in these things. May be deluging their head offices with faxes of disapproval combined with intimation of a boycott. This would have the effect of spooking others within in the power structure to do a Brutus on Sargeant Schultz, thus leaving the employees with a means of paying their bills and educating and clothing their children. I'm sure many of these employees have mortgages to keep pace with. The real battle ground is politics and the media. These are the areas that try to force feed us to abandon morality and loyalty to the constitution, in your countries case.gangster crazy United States Flag tombstoneweeping hissyfit

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) James-17080 said: Hi Jerry et alia,Issues of marriage aside, I can make my own coffee, and my coffee...
(Quote) James-17080 said:



Hi Jerry et alia,

Issues of marriage aside, I can make my own coffee, and my coffee is better than Starbucks.

Jim ☺

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You roast your own beans?

03/26/2013 new

Corporate America really knows how to bring out the worst in a society. From supporting porn to gay rights and beyond, corporate America's business model is exploitation dressed up as fairness and equality. Of course, like the numerous diseases spread by the gay community, corporate America is toxic to whatever it touches.

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) Paul-866591 said: (Quote) James-17080 said: Hi Jerry et alia,Issues of marria...
(Quote) Paul-866591 said:

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James-17080 said:



Hi Jerry et alia,

Issues of marriage aside, I can make my own coffee, and my coffee is better than Starbucks.

Jim ☺


You roast your own beans?

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Hi Paul et alia,

No, I get my coffee already ground through the mail. I get to mix different flavors, and I get a cup of coffee that's better than any I had at Starbucks.

James ☺

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) Peter-449116 said: Thanks Jerry, I stopped buying their overpriced bitter tasting swill a long time ago. This is one...
(Quote) Peter-449116 said:

Thanks Jerry, I stopped buying their overpriced bitter tasting swill a long time ago. This is one more good reason to avoid them. McDonald's coffee is better, cheaper, and they also have WiFi.

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Hi jerry, 7-11 has the best coffee around! But Mickey dees is a close second.:):):) Just sayin! biggrin wave

03/26/2013 new

(Quote) James-17080 said: Hi Paul et alia,No, I get my coffee already ground through the mail. I get to mix ...
(Quote) James-17080 said:



Hi Paul et alia,

No, I get my coffee already ground through the mail. I get to mix different flavors, and I get a cup of coffee that's better than any I had at Starbucks.

James ☺

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Hi james, Where do you order your coffee from? I'm intrested! And is it discounted?? biggrin wave wave

03/26/2013 new

Too bad I didn't see this before buying that groupon for Starbucks. ashamed I have a bit of a coffee addiction and they have always fed it well, but I guess I'll be finding another source for it now. Might have to try McDonalds again. Years ago it was kind of gross, but perhaps its gotten better since so many people on here are behind it. scratchchin crossfingers

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