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Starbucks CEO holds his ground on gay marriage

There are 51 comments on the WTAE-TV Pittsburgh story from Mar 26, 2013, titled Starbucks CEO holds his ground on gay marriage. In it, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh reports that:

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz dug in his heels about gay marriage after an investor complained that the company's support was eroding its bottom line.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Mar 26, 2013
Anybody who pays $17.49 for a cup of coffee ought to have his head examined.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#2 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Anybody who pays $17.49 for a cup of coffee ought to have his head examined.
I don't know what the hell you ordered, but anybody gay that doesn't go to SB after this, should have their head examined.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Mar 26, 2013
Uve wrote:
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I don't know what the hell you ordered, but anybody gay that doesn't go to SB after this, should have their head examined.
1. I NEVER drink coffee.

2. I have NEVER been in a Starbucks, and see no reason to pay an exorbitent amount of money to a private money-grubbing company that wants to overcharge me for a drink or food.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#4 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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1. I NEVER drink coffee.
2. I have NEVER been in a Starbucks, and see no reason to pay an exorbitent amount of money to a private money-grubbing company that wants to overcharge me for a drink or food.
Ignorance isn't something to be proud of and show off, Foxy. Inform yourself before you say something and people won't think you are just a fool.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#5 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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1. I NEVER drink coffee.
2. I have NEVER been in a Starbucks, and see no reason to pay an exorbitent amount of money to a private money-grubbing company that wants to overcharge me for a drink or food.
Ok...But Foxy, do you hold that standard to all companies that you go to? There are very few companies that are NOT money-grubbing. Actually, I can't really think of any that aren't.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#6 Mar 26, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Ok...But Foxy, do you hold that standard to all companies that you go to? There are very few companies that are NOT money-grubbing. Actually, I can't really think of any that aren't.
I thought money-grubbing was the whole point of a for-profit business. Isn't that capitalism?
Mind The Gap

Medford, MA

#7 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Anybody who pays $17.49 for a cup of coffee ought to have his head examined.
I don't know about you Foxy but, I only pay a $1.76 for my tall cup of coffee at Starbucks. You must have been WAY overcharged and too stupid to say something about it...

And by the way, all companie are money-grubbing. That's why they make what is called a "profit". And that's what they're supposed to be doing, turning a profit.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Mar 26, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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I thought money-grubbing was the whole point of a for-profit business. Isn't that capitalism?
As we all know there is a difference between a company charging a fair price and making a reasonable profit, as opposed to a company that overcharges you for something, and makes an "unreaasonable profit".

There are quite a few companies on my "list of companies that I won't patronize under any circumstances", and I've had that list for years. Among the well-known companies i refuse to do business with who have been on that list for years are: Ford Motor Company, Apple Computers, and Radio Shack. And teh reasos I have are purely economic reasons and nothing else. Radio Shack sells overpriced junk and is just as rapacious as Starbucks. And I simply will not buy things from companies that I believe are cheating me. AND I DON'T DRINK COFFEE.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#9 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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As we all know there is a difference between a company charging a fair price and making a reasonable profit, as opposed to a company that overcharges you for something, and makes an "unreaasonable profit".
There are quite a few companies on my "list of companies that I won't patronize under any circumstances", and I've had that list for years. Among the well-known companies i refuse to do business with who have been on that list for years are: Ford Motor Company, Apple Computers, and Radio Shack. And teh reasos I have are purely economic reasons and nothing else. Radio Shack sells overpriced junk and is just as rapacious as Starbucks. And I simply will not buy things from companies that I believe are cheating me. AND I DON'T DRINK COFFEE.
ROTFL....You don't drink coffee but you 'just needed' to comment on something that you don't care about. Okaay.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#10 Mar 26, 2013
I never had a cup of Starbucks until I read that they supported Marriage Equality. When I found that out, I made it a point to get a cup every time I am at a local shopping mall that has one. It isn't often, cause I do shop much, but at least I know I am off-setting at least one of the boy-cotters. And I have never paid over a couple of bucks for one.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Mar 26, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>ROTFL....You don't drink coffee but you 'just needed' to comment on something that you don't care about. Okaay.
I'm against any company that I believe is overcharging the consumer, and\or selling shoddy goods, and\or is causing some sort of harm.

Is that so unreasonable ?

I've had a subscription to Consumer Reports for teh past 22 years.

Since: Sep 09

San Francisco, CA

#12 Mar 26, 2013
Topix should charge for each off-topic post. Maybe Foxy would think twice before trying to get attention.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#13 Mar 26, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Ok...But Foxy, do you hold that standard to all companies that you go to? There are very few companies that are NOT money-grubbing. Actually, I can't really think of any that aren't.
That's because they all went out of business.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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1. I NEVER drink coffee.
2. I have NEVER been in a Starbucks, and see no reason to pay an exorbitent amount of money to a private money-grubbing company that wants to overcharge me for a drink or food.
That's interesting, but the Starbucks here charges about $3-something for a cup of coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I'll go there for a hot chocolate or a pastry once in a while with friends.

Wherever you're shopping for coffee, if you're paying more than $5 for a cup of coffee, you're paying too much. You posted $17+ in another post, and yet you say you've never been in a Starbucks - which is fact and which is fantasy? Where did you PERSONALLY see a cup of coffee for $17?

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Ignorance isn't something to be proud of and show off, Foxy. Inform yourself before you say something and people won't think you are just a fool.
Too late.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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As we all know there is a difference between a company charging a fair price and making a reasonable profit, as opposed to a company that overcharges you for something, and makes an "unreaasonable profit".
There are quite a few companies on my "list of companies that I won't patronize under any circumstances", and I've had that list for years. Among the well-known companies i refuse to do business with who have been on that list for years are: Ford Motor Company, Apple Computers, and Radio Shack. And teh reasos I have are purely economic reasons and nothing else. Radio Shack sells overpriced junk and is just as rapacious as Starbucks. And I simply will not buy things from companies that I believe are cheating me. AND I DON'T DRINK COFFEE.
They have tea, cocoa and other non-coffee drinks, as well as lots of VERY tasty pastries. Too bad your mind is so closed to learning facts - more snacks for us!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Mar 26, 2013
IrishmanLA wrote:
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That's interesting, but the Starbucks here charges about $3-something for a cup of coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I'll go there for a hot chocolate or a pastry once in a while with friends.
Wherever you're shopping for coffee, if you're paying more than $5 for a cup of coffee, you're paying too much. You posted $17+ in another post, and yet you say you've never been in a Starbucks - which is fact and which is fantasy? Where did you PERSONALLY see a cup of coffee for $17?
I was OBVIOUSLY exaggerating to make a point.

I think that Starbucks is simply charging too much money for their products and is gouging the consumer.(I think exactly the same thing about Radio Shack & Apple). If you don't think that is true, then by all means, buy things there, but I will not do so.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#18 Mar 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I was OBVIOUSLY exaggerating to make a point.
I think that Starbucks is simply charging too much money for their products and is gouging the consumer.(I think exactly the same thing about Radio Shack & Apple). If you don't think that is true, then by all means, buy things there, but I will not do so.
That's capitalism for you. Starbucks will charge $3 and Quick Trip & McDonalds will charge $1. You have NOTHING to worry about..it's not YOUR money.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#19 Mar 26, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>That's capitalism for you. Starbucks will charge $3 and Quick Trip & McDonalds will charge $1. You have NOTHING to worry about..it's not YOUR money.
I was merely saying why I won't spend my money there. It's not a moral issue. It's stricly one based upon personal economics.

“Trolls are Clueless”

Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#20 Mar 26, 2013
I think I'll go out and have a Starbucks Coffee.

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