Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations, Urges Americans To Go On Strike Against Their Politicians

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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:58 | 1561929 wang (not verified)
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there'll be no Frappuccino for you

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:00 | 1561955 So Close
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In late breaking news the EPA has announced that high levels of pesticides have been discovered in Starbucks coffee.  A cease and desist order has been issued to the company to stop selling coffee at all of their stores until a full investigation can be completed.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:06 | 1561992 vicorjh
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And further...

The US Congress has announced the formation of a Super Commitee to investigate the connection between Starbucks and the S&P, flash crashes, and insider trading prior to S&Ps downgrade.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:07 | 1561999 Popo
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And the SEC is investigating accounting irregularities at the firm.  

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:14 | 1562034 Ahmeexnal
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I can see the headlines in a few days: Gulfstream explodes in mid-air with SB CEO aboard.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:19 | 1562061 john39
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i doubt it man.  Starbucks is zionist controlled corporation.  he would not be doing this if it was not part of the script.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:37 | 1562681 israhole
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Bingo!  Starbucks just LOVES Israel.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:02 | 1562767 Michael
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Fuck the establishment, fuck the ZOG occupied MSM, and fuck the ZOG occupied government.

I'm voting for Ron Paul even if I have to write him in while voting against every incumbent on the ballot.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:20 | 1563183 Ident 7777 economy
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I'm voting for Ron Paul even if I have to write him in while ...

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  More RON ick


Say it fast - and altogether.



Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:24 | 1563206 Junius Americanus
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Check out the following website.  If this gets up and running in time, it will allow a Presidential candidate like Paul to win even if he gets sidelined by the MSM and the GOP.

This makes the idea of a write-in President a little less moronic, in fact.  

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:29 | 1563220 Ident 7777 economy
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Check out the following website. If this gets up and running in time, it will allow a Presidential candidate like Paul to win even if he gets sidelined by the MSM and the GOP. 

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Why wasn't this thought of in 2008?


We wouldn't be in the center of the pickle we are now ...


Are we SMARTER now or WHAT?



And repeating - say it fast with me now:


                                          More RON ick



Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:05 | 1563526 JW n FL
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I am voting repugnant!

but only so the fire will start sooner than later!


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:33 | 1563579 Ident 7777 economy
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Ssay it fast with me now:      More RON

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:52 | 1563720 JW n FL
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Dear Piggy,

dont you have someone to hand cuff and shoot in the back?

dont you have someone to taze and beat to death with 5 of your Piggy friends?

dont you have a 40 cal to clean while jerking off?

Say it with me.. FUCK YOU NAZI PIG!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:45 | 1562190 squeal
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Somehow I don't think an oligarch witholding funds from congress to help spur austerity is in any danger.


If he'd said "cut pentagon spending" or "let's audit the Fed" that would be a different story.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:20 | 1562349 Rick64
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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:20 | 1562865 rocker
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Don't Worry, The Supreme Court has already dictated:  We the Sheeple are for and by the Corportations of America.

Good News Alert: Campaign contributions limit has been raised to $5,000 per person.  Corporation limit is now 50 Zillion.

In other words, there is no limit for corporations. They own our political system. Shultz is a asshole if he thinks this will work.

Another way of thinking about it.  The rich control the USA.  We have given up our freedoms with the Patriot Act in the name of being safe.  LOL

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:24 | 1562374 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Where di he talk about austerity? By the looks of who he has donated to in the past he's probably pissed the gubbamint isn't giving him money to subsidize his coffee. Just think of all the jobs he could create if he could sell his coffee for a dime a cup!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 06:41 | 1564575 Rick64
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When there is talk of budget cuts it usually involves austerity measures.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:04 | 1562570 chumbawamba
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And lo and behold, it found that a lot of the profit was being skimmed and sent to bank accounts in Israel.


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:51 | 1562720 Husk-Erzulie
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Nice to see you Chumba :-)

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 09:22 | 1564927 Chuck Walla
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"Hey, nice coffee place you have here. It'd be a pity if something happened to it!" You're in luck, the governemnt, in the form of its elected elite, sell insurnace at reasonable rates, like $2500 or so!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:13 | 1562028 narnia
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in other news, the Federal Reserve & TBTF banks offered unlimited credit to any Starbucks' customers + the military industrial complex revealed Osama bin Laden was secretly plotting terrorist attacks with all of Starbucks' competitors...  in gratitude for their now complete mononpoly over political contributions.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:22 | 1562062 scatterbrains
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oh boy, does XOM own any tanks or tow missles ? Corporate military campaigns bitches!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:00 | 1561951 Caviar Emptor
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Lil too much Java drinking will affect your optimism neurons

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:02 | 1561967 schoolsout
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He's actually a pretty good manager and does a lot for his employees.  I respect him...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:16 | 1562042 trav7777
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he's still a growth monkey...I love how they replaced the other CEO as sales slumped.  I mean news fucking what point did they think the market for $5 coffees could grow to infinity?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:56 | 1562244 doomandbloom
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+ infinity


i often feel like slapping both the bloomberg and cnbc commentators when they start talking about growth!! 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:00 | 1561952 mynhair
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Dumb Lib.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:08 | 1562009 Id fight Gandhi
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This guy wants us to pay $8 for a cup of coffee. He can go fornicate himself.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:20 | 1562067 ZeroPower
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Bit of an exag..most ive paid is 4£

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:34 | 1562140 Id fight Gandhi
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It's still a cheap place to nurse a coffee, get free wifi and let unemployed look productive on laptops.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:57 | 1562245 Lazlo Toth
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He pays in dollars which are worth... ummm....

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:12 | 1562320 Rockfish
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Baltimore metro are tall coffee $1.58 cream and sugar free.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:57 | 1563318 bread n circuses
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wait for it....


wait for it...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:57 | 1562247 dumpster
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please the shrill nonscience

a single shot americano  is less than 2 bucks

a cup of coffee 1.50 

the large foam, and sweets and party drinks are not coffee they are the junkies sweet tooth .

and your day job to delivery the cup of coffee to your female boss



Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:54 | 1563723 JW n FL
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hey! hey!! just becuase I look all metro sexy ordering my foofy drinks all the time in there is no reason to kick me while I hang out with hawt chicks is it?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:02 | 1562262 dumpster
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and have you ever started any thing in business bigger than a lemon aid stand

dont see any one with guns making any one buy a cup.. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:00 | 1561953 MonsterBox
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never happen

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:17 | 1562052 espirit
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Yeah, I can imagine all the other crony capitalists saying... "Shultz, you go first hawhawha".

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | 1561957 john39
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hmm... sounds like the zionist banker cabal has kicked the austerity push into high gear in the U.S. now.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:41 | 1562166 traderjoe
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I'm all for sound money and a balanced budget, BUT we must first REPUDIATE the debt. Our national debt is odious. Sovereign countries do not need to borrow their money from private corporations. Any move towards austerity before repudiation is a travesty on the people - in the support of our current debt. Mr. Shultz must have some Treasuries he wants paid back...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:22 | 1562364 Rick64
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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:03 | 1562695 Mad Cow
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Now we're talkin!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | 1561958 sunnydays
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Yea, to make sure all businesses are protected, the wealthy don't get a tax increase, the normal folks get taxed more and their SS benefits cut and cut all things for the middle class but keep the wealthy flowing.

Uhh... the politicians have never listened to the people, but golly gee they may just listen the the very few corporation owners, who are their masters after all.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | 1561959 -Michelle-
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Aw, this almost makes me want to to out and buy an overpriced cup of overroasted coffee today.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:52 | 1562222 Biosci
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Overroasted is right!  They could decrease costs, increase sales, and help address the energy issue if they'd turn the flamethrowers down a notch or two.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:05 | 1562275 blunderdog
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There are usually two roasts offered--if you go with what they used to call "mild," you can actually get a decent cup of coffee.

(The blend I used to prefer was called "Yukon."  Medium roast, not burnt to charcoal.)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | 1561960 baby_BLYTHE
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bullish for Ron Paul's campaign.

Jimmy Roger's endorses Ron Paul for President

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:09 | 1562015 Cassandra Syndrome
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That was the very first thing I thought of. Ron isn't a corporate whore for the rent seekers, like the other parasites running for President. This move would put him into the driving seat. However I am sure the CEOs will realise that they need to back one of these candidates, as Ron Paul's vision of free market isn't compatible with their corporatism.

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