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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Crash_Test_Dhimmi, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

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    I'm too ugly for facebook but do grab a Starbucks when there is one nearby and I need a cup of wakeup...
     
  2. bainter1212

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    That reads like a school essay written by a ninth-grader. Huffpo really needs to raise the bar with the literacy levels of their contributors.
     
  3. 4v50 Gary

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    I tried, but I don't have a facebook account.
     
  4. Mp7

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    I´d stay out of franchise food places and give my
    money to individual barista shops.

    And i do not care what their view of politics is,
    but that they put passion into making coffee.

    Starbucks says. But does not.
     
  5. jerkface11

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    I don't really care for their coffee either but they have the best hot chocolate.
     
  6. rduchateau2954

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    I just read about 30 mins worth of the facebook, "news" articles, and their comments. Seeing how passionate people get over something they have no knowledge of makes my stomach turn.
     
  7. Mitlov

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    Their teas (Tazo brand) are also really good.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 2.
     
  8. Crash_Test_Dhimmi

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    Usually their "likes" have been dysmal. Today I noticed a massive spike in Likes, when I looked into it, I noticed they created a small army of troll accounts to give them a "like" edge. So, remember to report the troll accounts and call them out on it
     
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    Everybody and their brother is carrying in the Green Bean here, hasn't seemed to be a problem yet.
     
  11. Crash_Test_Dhimmi

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    I had to share this little gem

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  12. SSN Vet

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    We called it "cooked coffee" and if your spoon didn't stand straight up and down, it wasn't cooked quite long enough.
     
  13. coloradokevin

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    Sigh... I very politely and respectfully argued our case on the Starbucks Facebook page again today, and once again had my account locked out for 12 hours because a post of mine (which was one sentence, completely unoffensive, and simply a counter-point to someone's argument) got a liberal's panties in a twist again.
     
  14. Mitlov

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    Posted this:

    Let's see how long it takes to get my account locked again by the "Occupy the NRA" crowd who is abusing Facebook's post-reporting system (and the automated 12-hour bans that result).
     
  15. DeadMoneyDrew

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    Do the people who send money to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence know that their communications director Ladd Everitt apparently spends his entire day trolling Facebook and posting obviously Photoshopped pictures?
     
  16. Mitlov

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    No joke. The guy is on Starbucks' page all day every day as far as I can tell.
     
  17. coloradokevin

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    Ahh, that explains so much... I was having a very respectful argument with him and another one of his cronies when I suddenly found myself facing a 12-hour Facebook ban for 'prohibited content', in reference to a post that was truly less offensive than the reply I'm typing at this very moment. It didn't tell me why I was banned this time, but last time I was accused of "bullying".


    Now, here's a part of this post where I'm going to be a whole lot less nice-n-friendly than I was in the "banned" post I put on the Starbucks Facebook page earlier today:

    I think it really speaks to the character (or lack thereof) of these anti-gun clowns that they almost ALWAYS try to get you banned when you speak out against their position, no matter how respectfully you present the other side of the issue. It has happened to me every time I've joined the discussion on the Starbucks Facebook page. In essence, these guys are trying to censor our opinions out of this debate, so that it can appear as if they have complete solidarity on this issue (and in this case the issue is trying to force Starbucks to abandon their stance of political neutrality, in favor of an anti-gun agenda that most Americans do NOT support).

    The only real way I see to respond to these social media attacks is to fight back with the very same tactic. Though I generally find the practice disagreeable, if you want to be heard in that particular debate you may as well go ahead and start reporting posts by these people. If you don't, they'll simply report your posts and have your content automatically removed (I truly don't think Facebook has an actual person review this stuff -- it looks as if you just get the 12-hour ban automatically when your posts are reported... because I can assure you that none of my posts were in any way a TOS violation).
     
  18. gamestalker

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    Out here in Arizona land Star Bucks has already gone down the 2A political path. They removed their "no firearm" policy some time back. This was in large do to a wonderful web site we have that identifies business's that post such signs. I have seen numerous business's change their policy because of this particular web site that calls them out, and then hangs them out to dry.

    I don't drink much of their coffee, but when I do I'm always wearing my SD weapon, sometimes OC, sometimes CC.

    GS
     
  19. DeadMoneyDrew

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    A few days ago I replied to one of ole Laddy Boy's rants and asked if he has an actual job or if he just trolls on Facebook all day long. Somebody replied and told me about his job as comm director for the Coalition to Neuter America.

    I had half a mind to answer and say that if I were paying someone to get some sort of message across to the public for me, that he or she better do it in a more effective way than posting half-truths over and over on a web site. But then I remembered the old saying about how it isn't wise to interrupt when your enemy is making a mistake, and I kept my thoughts to myself :)
     
  20. happygeek

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    ^

    I think he keeps reporting my posts that link to his page at the CSGV (http://csgv.org/about-us/about-ladd-everitt-director-of-communications/) because they keep disappearing off the comments to his stupid pictures. I guess he doesn't think people have the right to know that he's a paid shrill.

    Maybe I'm looking at this wrong though, perhaps the Joyce Foundation would pay me to hang out on FB and post about scary guns. They hooked Josh Sugermann up with an easy paycheck.
     
  21. KodeFore

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    If SB ever bans guns there are going to be a lot of sleepy cops....
     
  22. Mitlov

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    Starbucks has caved. An open letter from the CEO, requesting that nobody carry weapons into stores besides law enforcement personnel:

    http://www.starbucks.com/blog/an-open-letter-from-howard-schultz/1268

    This is a request and not a "ban." Thus, you are not trespassing whether you carry (open or concealed) in a Starbucks. However, it does reflect a general unfriendliness toward the Second Amendment.

    It's okay, Dutch Bros makes better coffee anyway...I'll just go there. It's a free country, Starbucks is free to take this stance, and I'm free to not patronize them anymore.
     
  23. OilyPablo

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    No more Starbux for me.
     
  24. hardluk1

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    This tread make me wonder about the common sense of the over top people on both sides of this topic. Starbucks is NOT stopping a handgun owner from coming in. Or telling you to disarm. Just to be smarter about your carry . Besides the coffee suxcks. If you thinks its good your lazy. Learn to make your coffee at home take it with you in a thermos and save the bucks for ammo, reloading supplies or a new firearm and get a life.
     
  25. NavyLCDR

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    From the Starbucks letter:
    They aren't telling you to disarm, just asking you to, unless you are LEO, of course. If you carry concealed are you not brining a firearm into their store against their desire for you not to?
     
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