Boycotting Starbucks

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  1. church mouse guy

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    I think that I am the last one to have found out but it seems that Starbucks supports Planned Parenthood so it is time for me to say goodbye to that coffee shop, which I probably visited three or four times a year. They won't miss me, and I won't miss them.

    "...How does Starbucks fund Planned Parenthood? The answer appears to be through matching grants for donations employees make to the abortion business...."

    http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/07/...cks-coffee-again-it-funds-planned-parenthood/
     
  2. matt wade

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    Have fun with your boycott. Here's a few more to add to your list.

    Adobe Systems Incorporated [ ADBE ]
    Alere Inc. [ ALR ]
    Anheuser‐Busch InBev SA [ BUD ]
    AOL Inc. [ AOL ]
    Applied Materials, Inc. [ AMAT ]
    Bank of America Corp. [ BAC ]
    Bank of New York Mellon Corp., The [ BK ]
    Bayer AG [ BAYRY ]
    BJ's Restaurants, Inc. [ BJRI ]
    Blackstone Group L.P., The [ BX ]
    Brinker International, Inc. [ EAT ]
    Carlson Companies, Inc. private
    Chevron Corporation [ CVX ]
    CIGNA Corporation [ CI ]
    Coca‐Cola Company, The [ KO ]
    Community Bank System, Inc. [ CBU ]
    Computer Sciences Corporation [ CSC ]
    Cox Enterprises Inc. private
    Daimler AG [ DDAIY ]
    Eastern Bank Corp. private
    eBay Inc. [ EBAY ]
    Emerson Electric Co. [ EMR ]
    Equifax, Inc. [ EFX ]
    Ernst & Young LLP private
    Estée Lauder Companies Inc., The [ EL ]
    Freddie Mac [ FMCC ]
    Fannie Mae [ FNMA ]
    Gap Inc., The [ GPS ]
    General Electric Company [ GE ]
    GlaxoSmithKline Plc [ GSK ]
    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The [ GS ]
    Hess Corporation [ HES ]
    Hillshire Brands Company private
    Home Depot, Inc., The [ HD ]
    Irving Group, The private
    Johnson & Johnson [ JNJ ]
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. [ JPM ]
    Kaiser Permanente private
    KPMG L.L.P. private
    L Brands, Inc. [ LB ]
    Laureate Education, Inc.
    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings [ LH ]
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. [ LGF ]
    M&T Bank Corporation [ MTB ]
    Macy's, Inc. [ M ]
    ManpowerGroup Inc. [ MAN ]
    Marriott International, Inc. [ MAR ]
    Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. [ MMC ]
    McKesson Corporation [ MCK ]
    Meredith Corporation [ MDP ]
    Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. private
    New York Times Company, The [ NYT ]
    Nike, Inc. [ NKE ]
    Northern Trust Corporation [ NTRS ]
    Office Depot, Inc. [ ODP ]
    Playboy Enterprises, Inc. private
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP private
    Procter & Gamble Company, The [ PG ]
    Quest Diagnostics Inc. [ DGX ]
    Royal Bank of Canada [ RY ]
    Southern Company [ SO ]
    Southwest Airlines Co. [ LUV ]
    Staples, Inc. [ SPLS ]
    Starbucks Corp. [ SBUX ]
    Steelcase Inc. [ SCS ]
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. [ TROW ]
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation [ THC ]
    Tiffany & Co. [ TIF ]
    Time Warner Inc. [ TWX ]
    Toronto‐Dominion Bank, The [ TD ]
    Tripadvisor Inc. [ TRIP ]
    Unilever PLC [ UNLYF ]
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) [ UPS ]
    Verizon Communications Inc. [ VZ ]
    Walt Disney Company, The [ DIS ]
    Wells Fargo & Co. [ WFC ]
    Whole Foods Market, Inc. [ WFM ]
     
  3. carpro

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    Been "boycotting" Starbucks since it opened.

    $5 cups of coffee are not my thing. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    Especially when their coffee tastes like dirt out of the cow pasture.
     
  5. targus

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    Why should it be difficult to boycott those companies listed above?

    Are there no alternatives to turn to?

    Is there anything on the list that we can not do without?

    Stopping the slaughter and butchering of the unborn isn't worth it if it inconveniences us a little?
     
  6. church mouse guy

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    Wow, I never tasted dirt out of the cow pasture so you got me there.
     
  7. matt wade

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    Let me know how you do with the boycotts.

    http://www.jnj.com/healthcare-products/consumer

    http://www.pg.com/en_US/brands/global_beauty/index.shtml

    http://www.pg.com/en_US/brands/global_family_care/index.shtml

    http://www.pg.com/en_US/brands/global_fabric_home_care/index.shtml

    http://www.pg.com/en_US/brands/global_health_grooming/index.shtml

    http://www.gsk.com/en-gb/products/our-consumer-healthcare-products/

    http://www.coca-colacompany.com/brands/all/

    http://consumercare.bayer.com/scripts/pages/en/our_brands/index.php

    http://www.tysonfoods.com/Great-Food/Our-Brands.aspx



    That's just the short list. In order to boycott these companies you will need to take an electronic device with you every time you shop and cross reference each item.

    You also need to check your financial portfolio and make sure none of these companies are included in your portfolio (even mutual funds, etc).
     
  8. Rolfe

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    Consumer-driven boycotts rarely work.
     
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    He doesn't need to do any of those things. He, like many other people, can avoid as many as they know. It is not an all or nothing scenario.
     
  10. matt wade

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    That wasn't what he said. He said:

    He made it very clear that he thought it possible to all out boycott those companies.
     
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    Starbucks is one of the last places they still speak Engish.
     
  12. matt wade

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    You're doing a great job there yourself! :laugh:
     
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    I don't know what Starbucks you go to but I get a medium coffee with half and half and it's $2.12 (with tax). And every 12 cups I get, I get one free. :) Oh and if I choose to sit in Starbucks and read or work on my computer, I get free refills.
     
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    Very good, Matt. Carry another person's argument to an extreme so that you may declare it as ridiculous.

    If I may do the same with yours...

    Matt's right. It's hopeless we should all just send a contribution to Planned Parenthood.
     
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    They are getting ready to open a store in my small town. I would not give them a "thin dime", as those of us who recall the Franklin Delano Roosevelt depression would say, for a cup of their coffee.
     
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    Microsoft supports Planned Parenthood.
    Berkshire Hathaway supports Planned Parenthood.

    As do;


    Adobe
    American Cancer Society
    American Express
    AT&T
    Avon
    Bank of America
    Bath & Body Works
    Ben & Jerry’s
    Clorox
    Converse
    Deutsche Bank
    Dockers
    Energizer
    Expedia
    ExxonMobil
    Fannie Mae
    Groupon
    Intuit
    Johnson & Johnson
    La Senza
    Levi Strauss
    Liberty Mutual
    Macy’s
    March of Dimes
    Microsoft
    Morgan Stanley
    Nike
    Oracle
    PepsiCo
    Pfizer
    Progressive
    Starbucks
    Susan G. Komen
    Tostitos
    Unilever
    United Way
    Verizon
    Wells Fargo


    A lot of boycotting to do.
     
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    I thought "that was what made Indiana great"!
     
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    Those who are against boycotting Planned Parenthood and are against cutting taxpayer funding of same..

    Could look into collecting some baby parts on their own to send in as a show of their support.
     
  20. matt wade

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    Who is this group?

    I'm not against boycotting...in fact I have never visited a Planned Parenthood location and never will.

    As for boycotting companies that give to them, I don't have anything against people that do (or try to). I just think it is impracticable.

    You would also need to boycott any company that gives to United Way, since United Way distributes to Planned Parenthood. This now means you need to boycott practically every corporation in America.

    I am against cutting funding to Planned Parenthood.
     

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