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Starbucks learns the price of virtue
-signaling, now must install needle-
disposal boxes in bathrooms ‘open to all’

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 1/10/2019 8:53:52 AM

The expression “clueless liberal” now has an emblem: the Starbucks logo. The coffee chain has discovered what anyone who understands human nature could have predicted – as many of us did. When the chain announced last May that it was opening its bathrooms to non-customers and allowing them to stay in its stores as long as they wanted without paying for anything, it was utterly predictable that all sorts of troubled people with nowhere else to shoot up, turn tricks, or bathe would start using the restrooms of the virtue-signaling chain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5, 1/10/2019 9:09:38 AM     (No. 11888329)

Open bathrooms, open borders. The obsessed PC virtue signalling left hurts other people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2019 9:14:40 AM     (No. 11888331)

This is sickening and, as the writer states, goes far beyond just needles/syringes. The same employees who pour those fancy expensive coffee drinks will have also been cleaning these public restrooms. And we know handwashing and personal hygiene can be iffy.

Why on earth would any thinking person need Starbucks coffee so badly that they would risk this exposure for a cup of burnt-tasting coffee or a big cup of fancy coffee beverage?

We used to drive into Old Town Pasadena for a walk around the shops and a stop at Barnes & Noble, where there was a Starbucks installation. These same homeless have taken over Old Town - we don’t go there any more at all - and Barnes & Noble left a few years ago, presumably taking Starbucks with it.

However, because Starbucks is now on almost every corner (there are even several drive-throughs in our area, one next to our suburban Costco) will Schultz´s liberal disease epidemic spread even wider than the cities?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WesternTradition, 1/10/2019 9:16:39 AM     (No. 11888335)

Hey I´ve decided that I´m going to live at my local Starbucks. What are they going to do, throw me out?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/10/2019 9:32:38 AM     (No. 11888361)

Never been to one...NEVER will be.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/10/2019 9:45:08 AM     (No. 11888380)

Might was well make the most of t. Starbucks should start advertising junkie endorsements fo their bathrooms.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/10/2019 9:51:08 AM     (No. 11888385)

Virtue signaling? Is that one of the left´s new lexicons? I´ll tell you what it is it´s suicide to your business when you act like a bum on meth when you make a decision like this.
Where will the coffee sippers go to purchase their bad, overprice coffee? Starbucks has become Startrash all because a black dude got refused the restroom facilities in the quaint coffee shop. Look this guy up and thank him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 1/10/2019 10:12:33 AM     (No. 11888416)

There is no product on this earth that would get me to patronize a business that welcomes drug addicts and the "homeless". If they want so much to be homeless, which many say they do, why are they setting up camp in Starbucks?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: arkfamily, 1/10/2019 10:27:59 AM     (No. 11888441)

Liberals glamorize homelessness and drug addiction; in fact, it is very painful to watch someone go through drug addiction. There is nothing glamorous about it. Starbucks putting needle-disposal boxes in bathrooms sends a signal that everyone is okay with it. I´m not. It is very difficult to lose someone close because of addiction.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/10/2019 10:45:32 AM     (No. 11888467)

A couple months ago I used some cash I had on a SBs Gift Card that I had won so I got a cup, had to ask for the code to use bathroom.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Krause, 1/10/2019 10:58:52 AM     (No. 11888487)

And their CEO wants to be president? What a disaster he would be with this kind of feeble thinking.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/10/2019 11:30:06 AM     (No. 11888530)

A year ago, I went into a McDonald´s in downtown Denver where every table was occupied by a homeless person and their "luggage." It was disgusting. Guess who will never go back.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JunkYardDog, 1/10/2019 12:11:40 PM     (No. 11888603)

Whoever cleans those bathrooms....God Help them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/10/2019 12:26:58 PM     (No. 11888623)

Bring a friend or two. Sounds like they want to restart the old Chinese opium dens again.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dvc, 1/10/2019 12:33:28 PM     (No. 11888632)

Live in a sewer, this is what you get.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: retiree, 1/10/2019 1:07:46 PM     (No. 11888677)

Bye bye Starbucks. Coffee too expensive anyway. Sr. coffee at McDonalds is 75 cents. always fresh and good.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Delilah, 1/10/2019 1:16:28 PM     (No. 11888688)

I hope they label the needle container "HAZARADOUS WASTE´.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/10/2019 1:19:05 PM     (No. 11888691)

I am thankful I cannot stand the taste of Starbucks´ coffee. Now, I´d be scared to go into one of their stores because of the needles. As a kid, back in the 50´s I remember going barefoot much of the time. No way in Hades would I go barefoot today.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/10/2019 7:50:30 PM     (No. 11889079)

I got a couple of Starbucks gift cards at Christmas. I rarely go into a Starbucks outlet otherwise, but fortunately I live in a part of the country where needle-disposal should not be a problem. Not gonna tell you where.

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