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Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/01/30/starbucks-promised-to-hire-thousands-of-refugees-critics-want-a-boycott/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.8bf616101247

First it was the red cups sending these people into a tizzy, and now this.

Edit: Yes, I realize I misspelled "boycott."Laugh away.
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Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17
This really makes no sense to me since it an international plan in other countries. Why so butthurt about a company hiring foreign workers in foreign countries?


Did they even mention certain refugee groups? If the article is to be taken seriously, there are apparently 65 million refugees. What are the chances they are all of a certain national origin or even from the Middle East?
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Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.
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MysticGon wrote:

Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.


Is that meant to be a deflection about how terrible liberals are as well? I really do not see the point of such a factoid in all honesty. Sorry, I really hate deflections.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.


Is that meant to be a deflection about how terrible liberals are as well? I really do not see the point of such a factoid in all honesty. Sorry, I really hate deflections.


Is this a serious question? What do you think I'm deflecting?
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MysticGon wrote:

Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.


As a liberal myself I am not boycotting anything, I just don't happen to use those services because I have my own car. I don't care if the guy is on Trump's advisory board or not. That being said, I am drinking Starbucks right now. Mmmm delicious.
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Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/2/17
I remember last time people called for a boycott on Starbucks in 2015.

Well, I'm sure this boycott will be just as damaging to the chain XD
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Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/2/17
This doesn't surprise me at all. Honestly in the last decade it seems people boycott/protest just about everything. I find it a bit sad as now it seems protests/boycotts are not taken very seriously. At least here in the Seattle region anyway. Whatever happened to protesting things that actually have substance like Human rights, ending poverty, ect? Maybe I am just self deluded idk.
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Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/2/17

MysticGon wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.


Is that meant to be a deflection about how terrible liberals are as well? I really do not see the point of such a factoid in all honesty. Sorry, I really hate deflections.


Is this a serious question? What do you think I'm deflecting?


I do not want to assume anything, but look at it from this view. A forumer known for his liberal stance posts a news story about how people are boycotting Starbucks for hiring refugees, assumingly right wing, thus being a sort of conservative criticism thread of itself. (The Starbucks story checks out, and it seems be worthy of national news.)

Now, this is what you said.


MysticGon wrote:Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.



That really has nothing to do with the thread. Yet it is a politically charged statement that in percieved context can be taken to mean that "liberals are retarded too!" I agree, there are a lot of retarded liberals.

It really irks me when people do this, because essentially, while it can be useful to put things in a perspective, it really is a case of "Why do you care about orphaned kids in America when there are starving kids in Africa."

Or, to put it from a more personal experience "Well, at least FDR did not put the Japanese in Death camps like Auschwitz."

It really is beside the point. I am sorry if I misinterpreted you. Perhaps I have some bias against comments I typically see as right wing.
Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17
everyone whats to boycott something let's see how long it lasts
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


MysticGon wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.


Is that meant to be a deflection about how terrible liberals are as well? I really do not see the point of such a factoid in all honesty. Sorry, I really hate deflections.


Is this a serious question? What do you think I'm deflecting?


I do not want to assume anything, but look at it from this view. A forumer known for his liberal stance posts a news story about how people are boycotting Starbucks for hiring refugees, assumingly right wing, thus being a sort of conservative criticism thread of itself. (The Starbucks story checks out, and it seems be worthy of national news.)

Now, this is what you said.


MysticGon wrote:Uber is getting boycotted by liberals, which ironically enough hurts the huge number immigrants they hire.



That really has nothing to do with the thread. Yet it is a politically charged statement that in percieved context can be taken to mean that "liberals are retarded too!" I agree, there are a lot of retarded liberals.

It really irks me when people do this, because essentially, while it can be useful to put things in a perspective, it really is a case of "Why do you care about orphaned kids in America when there are starving kids in Africa."

Or, to put it from a more personal experience "Well, at least FDR did not put the Japanese in Death camps like Auschwitz."

It really is beside the point. I am sorry if I misinterpreted you. Perhaps I have some bias against comments I typically see as right wing.


I'll boil it down then. It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17
Honestly, I strongly question the credibility of this so-called "boycott," and am more inclined to believe that the whole thing was made up by Starbucks as a ploy of self-promotion. It seems to me that Starbucks has been whoring itself out; making sure to occasionally get involved in political/pseudo-political squabbling for no other reason than to line their pockets. I find it interesting that quite a few of Starbucks "boycotts" seemingly didn't exist until after a story is published that asserts the boycott is significant, yet little to no evidence supports them being a "thing" offline. It's like there's some kind of reality marble floating about.
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Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17

DevinKuska wrote:

This doesn't surprise me at all. Honestly in the last decade it seems people boycott/protest just about everything. I find it a bit sad as now it seems protests/boycotts are not taken very seriously. At least here in the Seattle region anyway. Whatever happened to protesting things that actually have substance like Human rights, ending poverty, ect? Maybe I am just self deluded idk.


it seems to me a lot of that stuff has been taken over by attention seekers and such which is quite unfortunate especially since quite often they don't even know what they are protesting and such they just do to be part of a group or get attention and such and often don't really want to work towards something. though sometimes the people who start organize some things like that sometimes seem to have alterior or ulterior motives
Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17
(sips tea....)

Kill it with fire...
Posted 1/31/17 , edited 2/1/17
I only go for the pumpkin spice latte, god I love that drink.
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