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Freep a poll! (AOL.Can't bring your gun to Starbucks, will you still bring your business?)
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Posted on 09/19/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT by dynachrome

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.

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Screw AOL and Starbucks.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to LadysForest for this one! Poll is down a bit on the right.

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2 posted on 09/19/2013 3:07:13 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

I stopped going there because of their liberal politics a long time ago.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 3:07:26 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: dynachrome

I haven’t entered Starbuck’s for about 8 years.

I’m a DD junkie.

.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 3:07:43 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: penelopesire; Mears

I can’t remember the last time I was in a Starbux.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 3:08:47 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Mears
I haven’t entered Starbuck’s for about 8 years.

Me neither, but I can honestly freep the poll and tell them I won't go there because of their 2A stance (plus several other reasons).

6 posted on 09/19/2013 3:12:01 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: dynachrome

FReeped.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 3:12:43 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dynachrome
I make every drink Starbucks makes in my kitchen. An espresso grinder, press, espresso maker, milk foamer, cocoa powder, and demura sugar gives me a cost for a mocha late' of about thirty five cents. The reusable thermal stainless steel travel cup cuts on waste if I'm taking it to go.

I also freeze all left over espresso and coffee in ice cube trays so I don't water down my iced drinks.

8 posted on 09/19/2013 3:13:40 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: dynachrome

Yes, this is a reasonable request that aims to ensure the safety of employees and customers.
56%

No, even though it’s not an official mandate, the concept tramples all over the Second Amendment.
44%

Total votes: 17330


9 posted on 09/19/2013 3:13:56 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: penelopesire

Their coffee sucks, just like their politics.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 3:14:04 PM PDT by maggief
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To: dynachrome

What’s the problem? The owner said he would prefer that people didn’t bring guns in. But they haven’t made it policy, nor will they challenge anyone that does. They simply have no gun policy at all. Fair enough. I’d still wear mine in, and be polite about it. They would most probably never know. They don’t need to know.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 3:17:01 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: FrdmLvr

Four minutes later it’s 55/45.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: dynachrome

Is there a good, conservative alternative? I know Caribou Coffee is out; they’re an Arab-owned company.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 3:20:34 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: penelopesire
I stopped going there because of their liberal politics a long time ago.

I stopped going there because their coffee is horrible. Over-roasted

14 posted on 09/19/2013 3:22:09 PM PDT by FatherofFive (MIslam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Ramius

As far as I’m concerned, his store, his rules.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 3:23:07 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: dynachrome

I only like my coffee black. Never been to a coffee shop. I can imagine though that I can get a large folgers for the price of 1 latte?


16 posted on 09/19/2013 3:23:13 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: dynachrome
I don't patronize Starbucks, a CommieLib company from a hipster faggot city. IF I get coffee out, I give my business to Moxie Java, which is based here in Boise.

The vast majority of the time, though, I give my business to Mr. Coffee.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 09/19/2013 3:23:53 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: penelopesire

I stopped going the minute I first tasted the acetone crap they call coffee


18 posted on 09/19/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT by digger48
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To: kevao
As far as I’m concerned, his store, his rules.

Your person, your protection against search.

19 posted on 09/19/2013 3:25:54 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: blackdog

I don’t think Starbucks coffee could actually freeze.

maybe gel up a bit.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 3:26:00 PM PDT by digger48
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To: dynachrome

Why would you want to go to Starbucks? The only ones there will be the criminals with the illegal guns Sounds unsafe to me.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 3:26:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: dynachrome

I open carry into WaWa and their dark roast is mighty fine.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 3:26:53 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: DiogenesLamp

If the guy didn’t want me to carry in his store, I’d just go somewhere else. I’d respect his private property rights the way I’d expect him to respect mine.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 3:27:58 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: digger48

My espresso and coffe is just as strong, just not burnt beans used in the making. And yes, there is an oil sheen on top of the ice cubes and the trays can’t be used for anything else that doesn’t want to taste or smell like coffee.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 3:29:22 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: dynachrome

The thing that isn’t getting mentioned at all in this debate, and wasn’t covered by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz when he was interviewed on FOX, is the not-so-subtle implication than those who legally carry are not to be trusted.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I want to be surrounded by those with CCW permits when the SHTF.

Haven’t patronized Starbucks for years, now. When a company publically inserts itself in politics, it will piss off at least half of the country, and kiss off half or its customers. So be it.


25 posted on 09/19/2013 3:29:42 PM PDT by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: digger48

Me too. I had one cup of that crap and never went back ——
30 years ago!


26 posted on 09/19/2013 3:31:03 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go!)
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To: dynachrome

If you look at patrons and not people who already have a criminal intent (robbers, domestic disputes with employees, etc.) I wonder just how many gun problems they have had. My guess is the number of accidental discharges, threats, or altercations involving a gun is zero.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 3:31:41 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: outofsalt
I do miss my WaWa. (Geese flying by moonlight)

Left the area 20 years ago. One of the absolute negatives of leaving Philly, all of which can be counted on one hand with a few missing fingers.

28 posted on 09/19/2013 3:32:07 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Ramius

Like you said, if you are legally carrying concealed, they’ll never know. I can’t blame them for not wanting their business to be used as a venue to promote or disparage any political point of view. They’re in business to sell coffee and make money.


29 posted on 09/19/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TaMoDee

Starbucks only began nationally in about 1993 or 1994.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: dynachrome

Why is it a hate crime to prohibit homosexuals from a bakery in Seattle but not a hate crime to prohibit legal gun owners from Starbucks? Isn’t there an equal protection under the law clause somewhere?


31 posted on 09/19/2013 3:34:39 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: wku man

Time for Chik-Filet to start serving the core product line of Starbucks.


32 posted on 09/19/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Interesting question, but from what’ve heard, this is only a request and not a prohibition.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 3:37:10 PM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Still at 55/45.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 3:37:31 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: kevao
As far as I’m concerned, his store, his rules.

Quite. And as such, not a 2nd amendment. Foolish, perhaps, but it's his place. I don't see the problem. I don't have to acquiesce to his request. It's not even an outright ban which, depending on the place, I may or may not obey anyway.

Seems to me this really taking the long way to find something to be outraged about. There's way better things to rage about than some non-existent policy at a coffee shop.

35 posted on 09/19/2013 3:40:52 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius
Oops... S/b: "not a 2nd amendment issue."
36 posted on 09/19/2013 3:42:39 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: dynachrome

Yes, this is a stupid dangerous requirement of a gun free zone and I’m a stupid dummy who thinks guns are nasty things and gun control is yummy and I like a little danger, like wearing mismatched socks and other risque fun behavior.

No this is an unreasonable request that aims to ensure the lack of safety of employees and customers and even though it’s not an official mandate, the concept tramples all over the Second Amendment.


37 posted on 09/19/2013 3:45:28 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: blackdog

Best BLT (double bacon) in Southeast VA! I know they are PA based but they have spread out. Coming soon to an area near you!?


38 posted on 09/19/2013 3:47:09 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Tennessee Nana
even though it’s not an official mandate, the concept tramples all over the Second Amendment.

The policy isn't disarming me; I simply won't go there. And, if I read this correctly, I won't be disarmed even if I *do* go there.

39 posted on 09/19/2013 4:01:05 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: dynachrome

What’s Starbucks? That place that smells like old, burned coffee grounds?

I make better coffee at home and besides, it doesn’t cost $4.00/cup.

Yes 55%
No 45%


40 posted on 09/19/2013 4:07:42 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row.)
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To: dynachrome

Back in 2005 my Computer came with AOL but after I found out that they fired two of their employes for having guns in their vehicles (they were going target shooting after work) I called and cancelled AOL.


41 posted on 09/19/2013 4:20:25 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: dynachrome

No!


42 posted on 09/19/2013 4:27:00 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: dynachrome

Their coffee is over priced, over roasted and just so over.


43 posted on 09/19/2013 4:37:02 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: dynachrome

Yes, 55%

No, 45%

Total votes: 19955


44 posted on 09/19/2013 4:38:06 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: dynachrome

never brought it before this.


45 posted on 09/19/2013 4:44:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: dynachrome; Chode

I never drank their overpriced dishwater to begin with!

The stuff the local Exxon sells is cheaper and much much better!


46 posted on 09/19/2013 4:51:36 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: outofsalt

For years my lunch was an Amorosso’s hard roll and a cup of soup from WaWa.


47 posted on 09/19/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: dynachrome
The coffee stays at home because thats where I make it how I like it.

The gun goes with me, always.

But dont worry. Me, my guns, or MY MONEY will not be going to a Starbucks.


48 posted on 09/19/2013 4:59:10 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: EXCH54FE

Yes, 54%

No, 44%

Total Votes 20813


49 posted on 09/19/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Delta 21
I'm old school. Many people might notice this one if I carried it in!

hungarian m44 photo hungarianm44001_zpse2af8472.jpg

50 posted on 09/19/2013 5:55:09 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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