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  • Starbucks Refused to Let Woman Use the Bathroom, Even After She Revealed Why She Had to Go Suddenly

    10/03/2014 1:31:31 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 3, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    Like many pregnant women, when the need to use the restroom hit Ilana Scheinker, it was sudden. “The urge hit me as it does many women who have two weeks to go,” Scheinker told KPNX-TV. She had to go and she had to go right then. So she ducked into a nearby Starbucks in Phoenix. When she asked to use the restroom though, she was refused. “I said, ‘I’m pregnant, I really have to use the bathroom now,’ ” Scheinker told KPNX. The mother-to-be told her husband waiting outside what happened. He went into the coffee shop and offered to...
  • Chuck Todd Mocked for 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country' Midterm Elections Description

    09/22/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the upcoming midterm elections can be summarized as Denny's vs Dunkin' Donuts? Does that sound ridiculous to you? Well, it is just as ridiculous as Chuck Todd stretching to raise Meet The Press out of its third place ratings yesterday by describing the midterm elections as Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country as you can see in this video (and below). As a result, Todd who needs respect as the new host of MTP, instead received widespread and well deserved mockery from across the ideological spectrum. The mockery begins with Brian Maloney of the Media Equalizer who...
  • Starbucks: We don't fund Israel

    08/08/2014 2:30:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    The company, which is known for flooding markets with its stores, also pointed out that it closed all of its stores in Israel in 2003 because of "operational challenges."
  • Man Sues Starbucks And Oprah for $15M Claiming Chai Tea Spiked With Heroin

    07/28/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Why is Vernon Charles Allen Merriweather suing talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks for discrimination and harassment to the tune of $15 million? Well, the man claims that the tea bearing Oprah’s name and sold at the famed coffee chain was not only laced with heroin but Ambien and hallucinogens as well, according to TMZ. The Buffalo, New York, resident allegedly filed a federal lawsuit stating that when he applied for a job at Starbucks, he was told in no uncertain terms, “We don’t hire ni****s!” The suit then claims the baristas referred to themselves as members of the...
  • This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Starbucks Gun-Free Zone Edition

    07/17/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | July 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    “Just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, employees of the Starbucks in the 1800 block of W. Broad St. called police about a suspicious man outside the store. According to police, the suspect then ran into the business, and attacked the two employees,” nbc12.com reports. “Both baristas sustained facial injuries, with the suspect kicking an officer who arrived on scene. Assuming customers waiting for the store to open were observing Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz’ request to leave their legally carried guns at home (thank you, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America), knowing that the coffee company doesn’t allow its employees...
  • $61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

    07/14/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 14, 2014 | Laura Northrup
    Sameera planned carefully for her attempt at breaking a world record. She obtained permission from the store where her attempt would take place, and even made sure to alert media outlets ahead of time. She even brought the proper equipment and a support team. What record was she out to break? She sought to make the most expensive single free Starbucks drink of all time. The initial cash register total was more than $60, but scanning her loyalty card brought the total down to $57.75. You know, only $57.75. The previous record, as you may have learned from Consumerist or...
  • NLRB: Starbucks can't fire cursing, pro-union worker

    06/18/2014 4:03:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 6/17/2014 | AUBREY COHEN
    Starbucks cannot fire a union activist employee who cursed at a manager in front of customers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled for the second time. Joseph Agins was active in trying to unionize four Manhattan Starbucks coffee shops between 2004 and 2007. According to the NLRB ruling, he twice cursed during arguments with managers. The first time, on May 14, 2005, Agins was angry that an assistant manager did not come to help him right away when the shop got busy. When the manager did come to help, Agins said it was "about damn time," noisily shoved a...
  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.</p> <p>The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.</p>
  • Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.

    06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    The Charleston Gazette (WV) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Christopher Swindell
    Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day. I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream. But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all,...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • Starbucks Customer Claims Barista Gave Her Satanic Latte Art

    04/01/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 1 , 2014
    Usually, it adds extra cheer to your day when the person who made your coffee beverage adds a decorative flourish to the cup, whether it’s traditional latte foam art or a pretty caramel drizzle. One Starbucks customer in Louisiana says that a barista served up two beverages adorned with a pentagram and the number 666 in caramel syrup.
  • Starbucks CEO Donates $30M to Help U.S. War Veterans

    03/22/2014 5:00:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Here’s something that will definitely make that $5 cup of coffee go down a little smoother: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that he will be donating $30 million to help our war veterans. The donation will mostly go toward traumatic brain injury and PTSD research, he told CBS News. "[D]epending on who you’re talking to, 20, 30, 40 percent of the two million people who have served are coming back with some kind of brain trauma or [PTSD]. So we’re going to fund the opportunity for significant research and for medical practitioners and science to understand the disease...
  • There are no more excuses the Harvest is here ![charismatic caucus]

    03/19/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshau Chronicles, Bible ^ | 3-19-14 | Jedediah
    I "have" given you a message so make it clear, There are no excuses the Harvest "is" here, The Outpouring of My Spirit begins in you ! Do not fear ~ release what I have given you , My spirit "is" here and His words are plain to see, Everything Magnifies My "T" estimony, Just speak what I give you to each man,woman and child, Bring it in love and Unity completely unguiled, For judgment and correction shall come directly from me, Your whole job is My Testimony ! Do not hinder My Spirit when I desire to speak through...
  • Amputee veteran turned away by Starbucks employees who wouldn't let his service dog in store

    02/10/2014 10:18:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-8-2014 | James Gordon
    Still adjusting to his life as an amputee, doctors discovered Mr Baer had bone cancer after a non-combat related injury in Iraq in 2009. His left leg had to be amputated from the knee down and was given a physical service dog, Beanz, through a national organization called Canine Companions for Independence. However, as soon as he walked through the door of the coffee chain, the trouble started. A Starbucks employee approached him as he entered with Beanz, his service dog. 'You can't have dogs in here,' the worker yelled at him. It was in your face, loud and bold....
  • Starbucks to Dumb Starbucks: Don't use our trademark

    02/10/2014 7:48:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    The real Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500) isn't happy with the parody coffee shop calling itself Dumb Starbucks that's popped up in Los Angeles, and wants the faux baristas to drop the act. "We appreciate the humor but they can't use our name," Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson told CNNMoney. "It's a protected trademark. It's our trademark."
  • Missouri Bar Gets Cease-And-Desist Order From Starbucks

    02/02/2014 7:17:04 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    Starbucks is known for aggressively going after small businesses that appear to infringe on its trademark rights. So it was no surprise that a tiny brewpub in Missouri got a cease-and-desist letter from the coffee chain after it started selling a beer called "Frappicino." But unlike other businesses that have quietly caved to the coffee giant's demands, Jeff Britton, owner of Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, responded with a sarcastic letter and a $6 check, which he claimed was his total profit from selling three pints of the beer. He posted the letters to Facebook. Britton addressed his...
  • Woman eats only Starbucks items for a year

    01/02/2014 10:38:56 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    One Seattle-area woman just gave the phrase "Starbucks junkie" a whole new meaning. For an entire year, Beautiful Existence (yes, that's her name) ate all of her meals exclusively at the company's brands and documented it. "I started designing these yearlong challenges, and I knew I wanted to do an eating challenge because eating is a really large challenge that many people are interested in and want to take on," said Existence in a phone interview.
  • Beautiful Existence eats only Starbucks for a year

    01/02/2014 10:18:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 2, 2014
    A US woman is claiming victory after eating food from Starbucks every single day last year. But unlike Morgan Spurlock who ate McDonald's every day for a month to see the health effects of the diet, or Jared Fogle who ate Subway every day in order to slim down, the reason for Beautiful Existence's (yes, it is her real legal name) Starbucks diet is not clear. "WHY? am I doing this challenge? Or WHY? will I do any challenge in the future? Because I LOVE being human and I LOVE the privilege of being able to ask the question WHY?...
  • Thief Bites Starbucks Customer in the Face, Police Say

    12/23/2013 10:42:30 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 12/19/13 | Serena Solomon
    EAST VILLAGE — A teenager pretending to gather signatures for a petition was arrested for swiping a passport and wallet from an East Village Starbucks customer — and then biting the victim in the face when confronted, police said. Jamel Chandler, 18, approached a man in the Astor Place Starbucks at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 and asked him to sign a petition, according to police and the Manhattan District Attorney's office. Chandler then placed a clipboard over the victim's wallet, which contained a passport, credit cards and cash, to distract the victim and grab the wallet, police said....
  • Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal

    11/15/2013 12:39:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jonathan Stempel
    Starbucks Corp has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks." Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro Roastery and its owner, Wolfe's Borough Coffee Inc., may keep selling "Charbucks Blend," "Mister Charbucks" and "Mr. Charbucks" coffee.
  • McDonald’s eyes bigger share of coffee market

    11/14/2013 4:24:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2013 6:05 PM EST | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a day-long presentation for investors. … The push comes as Starbucks Corp. is enjoying strong sales growth even in the choppy economy. In the latest quarter, the Seattle-based chain said global sales rose 7 percent at locations open at least a year. At McDonald’s, the figure edged up 0.9 percent. …
  • Starbucks overcharging Chinese consumers?

    10/27/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    ndtv ^ | October 26, 2013
    tarbucks has become the latest foreign firm to be roasted by China's state-run media, with a series of accusations that the world's largest coffee shop chain is overcharging Chinese consumers. State broadcaster CCTV aired a seven-minute report criticising the firm's pricing in China, arguing that a tall latte in Beijing is more expensive than in London, Chicago and Mumbai. The report on Sunday gave the price of a Beijing latte as 27 yuan ($4.42), compared with 24.25 yuan ($3.97) in London, 19.98 yuan ($3.26) in Chicago and 14.6 yuan ($2.39) in Mumbai.
  • A Cup of Civility: The Lesson in the Starbucks Non-Backlash

    10/07/2013 4:12:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    It has been more than two weeks since Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a "respectful request" for customers to stop bringing guns into his company's coffee shops, and the response by and large has been one of courteous compliance. Considering how polarized and emotional America's gun debates usually get, some people were sure Starbucks was in for weeks of controversy. "The backlash and boycott talk has already begun," reported the Los Angeles Times the day Schultz's open letter appeared. Entrepreneur.com's Ray Hennessey, an experienced business editor, warned that Starbucks risked "alienating a large portion of its customer base." That didn't...
  • Off-duty cop stops armed robbery at Starbucks

    09/27/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ktnv.com ^ | 24 September, 2013 | Molly Waldron
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A quick-thinking patrol officer is credited with foiling a holdup at a Starbucks in Henderson on Tuesday. Police say Officer Michael Wolff was off duty when he stopped at a busy Starbucks at the Horizon College Plaza at about 11 a.m. When he approached the counter, he saw a gunman at the register pulling money out. Wolff was in plain clothes but wearing his badge and gun. He aimed his gun at the gunman, identfied himself as an officer and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon.
  • Coffee, CCW, Open Carry, and Shopping Malls

    09/24/2013 11:13:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-24-13 | Wordsmith
    "It is far better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war." -Proverb Our saviour: The soldier, whose gun is circled, helps two women to safety. His identity has been protected for security reasons I love coffee. But I don't drink it everyday. Nor do I need the caffeine-fix. I simply like the taste. When I was growing up, I used to love going to Japan and having bottled coffee milk. It was like chocolate milk; but coffee flavored, and sweet. They no longer sell those. Just watered down iced coffee beverages. Starbucks Frappuccinos are...
  • McDonald’s, Dunkin' Donuts to Gun Owners: Hey, We Respect Gun Laws

    09/23/2013 3:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Up until this week, Starbucks had been neutral when it came to its gun policy, which meant that the coffee giant respected local laws regarding firearms. This policy was widely respected among gun-rights advocates—a Starbucks Appreciation Day has even been organized at stores throughout the country for the past few years—but it also drew the ire of anti-gun groups and lawmakers who have been pressuring Starbucks to change its ways. Although the coffee chain didn’t reverse its policy toward guns, on Wednesday the CEO issued a statement essentially saying firearms are unwelcome (but not banned). Even though this wasn't...
  • LA Times Poll on Starbucks can be Freeped with a few votes

    09/22/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Vanity | 22 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Poll in the LA Times: Do you support Starbucks' gun stance? Yes 46% 1,017 votes No 54% 1,209 votes Just a few hundred votes could dishearten the anti-second amendment types. Supporting Starbucks' right to chose does not mean we have to support their choice. > Link to poll, below picture, above story
  • Here's What McDonald's And Dunkin' Donuts Had To Say About Customers Bringing Guns Into Their Stores

    09/21/2013 2:49:12 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 127 replies
    Yahoo! Business ^ | 9/20/13 | Ashley Lutz
    This week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz caused a stir by asking customers to leave their guns at home.  While Schultz stressed that customers who did legally bring guns into stores wouldn't be kicked out, the comments offended a lot of people. We asked two Starbucks competitors, McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts, if they had gun policies for their thousands of restaurants.Both companies said they simply abide by the laws of that state or region. 
  • Poll to Free, LA Times: Do you support Startbucks' gun stance?

    09/20/2013 4:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | 18 September, 2013 | LA Times
    Vote totals are pretty low at the moment: Yes (supports Starbucks anti-gun policy) 57% 899 votes No (against Starbucks anti-gun policy) 43% 675 votes
  • Starbucks CEO: Leave your guns at home from now on, please

    09/19/2013 4:19:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Here’s his letter about it to the company. It’s just a request, not a ban. If he made it a ban, then employees would have to enforce it. And he’s quite candid about his misgivings over putting an unarmed worker in the position of telling someone who’s packing that they’re unwelcome. Lots of grumbling about this on Twitter this morning, which surprised me. Surely there can’t be that much overlap between fans of open carry and fans of pumpkin spice lattes. Turns out I had missed the news about “Starbucks Appreciation Day” by gun owners last month, though. This isn’t...
  • Freep a poll! (AOL.Can't bring your gun to Starbucks, will you still bring your business?)

    09/19/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    aol.com ^ | 9-18-13 | AOL
    The ubiquitous coffee chain announced this week that it's asking patrons to stop bringing guns into its stores -- regardless of local gun laws. If you can't bring your gun to Starbucks, will you still bring your business there? Yes, this is a reasonable request that aims to ensure the safety of employees and customers. No, even though it's not an official mandate, the concept tramples all over the Second Amendment.
  •  3 Employees Killed At D.C. Starbucks (Flashback- DC; 1997; Gun Free Zone)

    09/19/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Three employees of a Starbucks coffee store near Georgetown were found brutally slain yesterday morning, sending shock waves through a community generally immune from such violence.The bodies of night manager Mary Caitrin Mahoney, 25, Emory Allen Evans, 25, and Aaron David Goodrich, 18, were found at 5:15 a.m. in a back room of the store at 1810 Wisconsin Ave. NW, in Burleith, just north of Georgetown, police said. An employee arriving for work found the bodies. All three had been shot several times.
  • Stay Thirsty my friends......but don't drink Starbucks

    09/19/2013 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
  • Say NO to Starbucks

    09/19/2013 5:22:41 AM PDT · by Tazzo · 59 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 Sep 2013 | Chris Dumm
    Star*ucks just opened a new store near my house, but since I’ll never go there again I’ve had to find another place to feed my caffeine habit. Luckily in my neck of the woods there’s a better option for drive-through mocha maniacs: Dutch Bros. . . . When a Dutch Bros. barista ventilated an armed robber in Eugene, Oregon a few years ago, the company founder didn’t fire him for violating company policy. Instead he did the right thing: he changed the stupid company policy and paid for employee leave and trauma counseling. Even if you don’t live in Oregon,...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urges customers to not bring guns to cafes

    09/18/2013 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 96 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | 09/18/2013 | CBS
    Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings. Most states allow people to openly carry licensed guns in some way and many companies do not have policies banning firearms in their stores. But Starbucks has become a target for gun control advocates, in part because of its liberal-leaning corporate image. In turn, gun...
  • Starbucks asks U.S. customers to leave guns at home (gun Barf Alert)

    09/18/2013 5:01:23 AM PDT · by kimtom · 34 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 | Lisa Baertlein
    (Reuters photo- with article) While many U.S. restaurant chains and retailers do not allow firearms on their properties, Starbucks' policy had been to default to local gun laws, including "open carry" regulations in many U.S. states that allow people to bring guns into stores. In August, this led gun-rights advocates to hold a national "Starbucks Appreciation Day" to thank the firm for its stance, pulling the company deeper into the fierce political fight. Locations for Starbucks Appreciation Day events included Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot dead in an elementary school in December. Starbucks closed that...
  • Read The Full Letter From The CEO Of Starbucks Asking Customers To Stop Bringing Guns Into Stores

    09/18/2013 3:55:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 18, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    On Tuesday night, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote the following open letter asking customers to no longer bring firearms into the stores, even in states where they are legally permissible to carry. He notes that this is not a "ban" on guns, but rather a request. In the letter, Schultz expresses frustration with pro-gun activists who have held "Starbucks Appreciation Day" events at the company's location, ostensibly to laud the coffee shop's policy on open-carry. Schultz does not want these events held at Starbucks any longer. With the letter, he risks incurring the anger of a large segment of the...
  • Starbucks is caving! No more guns allowed per Corporate policy

    09/17/2013 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 101 replies
  • NH:Armed Citizen Confronted at Starbucks

    09/17/2013 6:42:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo by Dave Workman A mother needed to use the Internet to order items required by a minor emergency on the road.   Naturally, she turned to Starbucks. Starbucks has become known nationally for its neutral policy on the carry of firearms.  If you are following the law, Starbucks is willing to take your money in exchange for their product.  Here is what happened in a New Hampshire Starbucks as written by the mother it happened to, Riana, on opencarry.org: Here I am, minding my own business, sitting with my husband and son in the Starbucks on Main Street....
  • Starbucks Fires Employee For Eating Expired Sandwich

    08/29/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 110 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 8/28/13
    A downtown Seattle Starbucks employee was fired for taking an expired sandwich out of the trash and eating it, according to The Stranger. Coulson Loptmann, a 21-year-old part-time barista, said he grabbed a plastic-wrapped sausage sandwich out of the trash can in the midst of a seven-hour shift on Monday. According to Loptmann, the sandwich was one of a few being thrown out because of its impending expiration. Loptmann’s store manager found about Loptmann’s actions and contacted Starbucks’ human resources department. The Stranger learned that Loptmann’s manager terminated him on spot because his actions reportedly go against Starbucks’ policies. Zack...
  • Starbucks won't cut worker benefits ahead of Obamacare: CEO

    08/26/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    msn ^ | August 26, 2013 | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
    <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Coffee Co will not follow the lead of other companies that are cutting health insurance benefits or reducing hours for employees in anticipation of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, the coffee shop chain's CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters on Monday.</p>
  • 5 Corporations That Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives

    08/24/2013 4:24:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Contrary to what you hear from liberals, the biggest flaw conservatives have is being overly tolerant. Really? Seriously? We're "overly tolerant?" Absolutely. Conservatives will listen to a Hollywood star trash us as intolerant and then we'll go watch his movie anyway. Musicians will openly support Obama and call us racists; yet we'll still buy their albums. Corporations will bend over backwards to undermine everything we hold dear and then we'll turn right around and buy their products. Conservatives make up 40% of all Americans and if we start letting our values dictate where we spend our money, we can transform...
  • Gun control extremists to attack Starbucks Saturday

    08/23/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 52 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | August 22, 2013 | Staff
    Irritated by Starbucks’ decision to remain neutral and not ban lawful carry, anti-Second Amendment organizations in North Carolina have developed plans to boycott the chain this Saturday. Dubbing their misguided effort “Skip Starbuck’s Saturday” antis hope to punish the brand nationwide. “As North Carolina’s HB 937 is implemented, it will become increasingly important for us to clearly stand behind restaurants who do not interfere with expanded carry under state law,” - the Ammoland.com resource stated, which is, as the site name clearly indicates, the advocate of the Second Amendment. They also claimed that they needed to show that North Carolina...
  • Newtown, Conn. Starbucks Closing Early Over Gun Group Event

    08/09/2013 7:10:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    Starbucks is closing early in Newtown today as a gun rights groups holds a "Starbucks Appreciation Day." "Today, advocacy groups from different sides of the open carry debate announced plans to visit our Newtown, Connecticut store to bring attention to their points of view," Chris Carr, executive vice president for U.S. Retail at Starbucks posted on the company's Web site. "We recognize that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding this topic, however out of respect for Newtown and everything the community has been through we decided to close our store early before the event started."
  • Gun Appreciation Day at Starbucks

    08/09/2013 3:09:50 PM PDT · by rover3 · 4 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2013 | R Alexander
    Today is Gun Appreciation Day at Starbucks! No it doesn't mean we're getting a Free coffee if we brandish our guns. Starbucks is only announcing this because in the past they did not support the rights of those to bear arms. Read more here westernshootingjournal.com/editors-blog/today-is-gun-appreciation-day-at-starbucks/
  • Coffee cup in hand, gun in holster: Firearms advocates show appreciation to Starbucks

    08/09/2013 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Starbucks seems an unlikely dueling ground in the national debate over guns, but the ubiquitous coffee chain Friday will once again find itself squarely in the cross hairs in the battle between gun control and gun rights advocates. More than 2,000 gun rights activists plan to visit their local Starbucks with their sidearms for a national “Starbucks Appreciation Day.”
  • Gun advocates praise Starbucks for open carry policy with appreciation day, including in Newtown

    08/09/2013 3:10:52 AM PDT · by raybbr · 27 replies
    NewHavenRegister.com ^ | 8/9/13 | N/A
    Gun rights advocates across the country plan to openly carry firearms at Starbucks coffee shops on Friday in appreciation of the company's policy that allows gun owners to do so in states that it is legal. Some gun owners in Connecticut said Thursday they plan on open carrying their firearms at a Newtown store on Friday. On the Facebook group, "Starbucks appreciation day," the event's organizers say, "Starbucks is allowing us to lawfully carry firearms in their store. Recently, they have been the target of unjust attacks from certain groups that do not support our right to bear arms. We...
  • ‘I’m not sure how to trust’: George Zimmerman’s family forced into isolation

    08/05/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    “We have to monitor social media and the Internet to see if there are any rallies nearby that pose a specific threat, and we avoid them,” he said, adding that the threats sometimes average 400 per minute. Mr. Zimmerman found himself in a threatening situation in Washington, D.C., when Starbucks employees mistook him for his brother. . . . Someone finally noticed the receipt said Robert instead of George, or R instead of G, and they said ‘Oh, it’s not George Zimmerman‘ and they all calmed down. Someone then said ‘Yeah, but you look like that [expletive], and if you...
  • Robertt Zimmerman reveals family get 400 threats a MINUTE on social media....

    08/02/2013 2:14:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2013 | James Nye and Rachel Quigley
    Robert Zimmerman has revealed their family receive as many as 400 death threats a minute on social media sites and speaks about the time he almost got beaten up by two Starbucks' employees. Three weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges relating to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, his brother reveals for the first time the psychological impact it has had on the family - who live under constant fear and have to keep in touch 24/7. 'No one has really asked us to get into the psychological aspect of this,' he said. 'You don’t know if...
  • Deaf NY Starbucks patrons sue, say they're mocked

    07/17/2013 2:53:05 AM PDT · by rawhide · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-15-13
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Some Starbucks workers in the city were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out, a lawsuit says.</p> <p>The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an order from the court to stop discriminatory behavior for what's described as multiple occasions of abuse over the past year.</p>