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terapined
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:01:35 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

What the heck does that have to do with a conversation about removing a statue? If you want to start your own conversation in this thread, go ahead...it just makes no sense to past something totally unrelated as a reply to something about removing statues.




Removing a statue decision belongs to the community paying the expenses of maintaining a statue
If you are not a local resident and are complaining about a statue removal
The solution
Move to the community and convince the locals to keep spending money to maintain the statue
or
If a statue is coming down and you want to save it, use private money to resurrect on private land
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:03:40 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

What the heck does that have to do with a conversation about removing a statue? If you want to start your own conversation in this thread, go ahead...it just makes no sense to past something totally unrelated as a reply to something about removing statues.



The truth sucks, doesn't it.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:04:38 AM permalink
it's not about Trump ( didn't want to start a new thread) but I find it pretty sad and amazing that we've come to this - I've seen needle disposal boxes in the mall bathrooms near me

https://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-needle-disposal-boxes-more-locations-2019-4

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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:08:48 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

The truth sucks, doesn't it.



You just can't keep the topics in the correct thread, can you?

I'm not going to comment beyond that; we have a couple of threads on the kind of issues that you may be referring to by trying to hijack this thread. If I am wrong about what you are trying to imply, then start a conversation within this thread about whatever topic that fits the thread that you would like to talk about.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:11:29 AM permalink
There are needle disposal boxes in some casino bathrooms. I always assumed it was predominantly for diabetics. Starbucks is a company that allowed the homeless and drug addicts into their stores. Now they have to shut some stores down because people no longer come into their stores in the worst areas. Imagine that.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:20:36 AM permalink
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There are needle disposal boxes in some casino bathrooms. I always assumed it was predominantly for diabetics. Starbucks is a company that allowed the homeless and drug addicts into their stores. Now they have to shut some stores down because people no longer come into their stores in the worst areas. Imagine that.



It was the fear of being un-PC that killed them. All they had to do was say, "this is a business, not a park bench. Nor do we run public bathrooms. Skin color has nothing to do with it."

Fact of life is some stores you have to police that kind if thing hard and some you do not. A MCD in downtown Pittsburgh has signs saying "20 minute limit" and the manager regularly has to get in the face of people who loiter there. Has to keep vigilant about troublemakers. Place is right on the busline and panhandlers, vagrants, and other troublemakers drift in all the time. Out in the suburbs none of this is an issue. Well, there was an issue in a Burger King where they had to take out the self-serve fountain drinks because of Section 8 housing residents bringing in containers to fill.

Most people know this kind of thing is reality. Had SBUX stood up for itself it would have all blown over until the race-hustlers found a new target. But their management is so indoctrinated they probably are more concerned about people off the street having a bathroom to use than their paying customers putting up with people shooting up.

FWIW I have seen the needle boxes in other places, probably for diabetics. I doubt SBUX all of the sudden needed them for that.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:21:30 AM permalink
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There are needle disposal boxes in some casino bathrooms. I always assumed it was predominantly for diabetics. Starbucks is a company that allowed the homeless and drug addicts into their stores. Now they have to shut some stores down because people no longer come into their stores in the worst areas. Imagine that.



People go to Starbucks for meetings, to socialize, to study, etc. A bunch of homeless people or drug addicts hanging out is not exactly an inviting setting for those things.

I am not surprised that some stores don't do well when those things are prevalent.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:34:05 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

This is the problem when we try to erase history. Everyone is okay with taking this or that down (perhaps Confederate statues), then it is on to the next thing...the founders failings, etc. It just keeps going...we have a hard time stopping the removal train once it leaves the station.

Since we are all imperfect, someone can find a reason to remove just about everything...if they try hard enough...



I don't think your last line is accurate. We can have a debate about the hazier lines between someone's overall goodness and faults, in order consider whether we should elevate them to the public square for permanent recognition.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:34:23 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

People go to Starbucks for meetings, to socialize, to study, etc. A bunch of homeless people or drug addicts hanging out is not exactly an inviting setting for those things.

I am not surprised that some stores don't do well when those things are prevalent.



Unless I am out of town
I never ever go to starbucks anymore
How hard is it to make a cup of coffee.
I used to go there for their frappes. I cant drink that anymore, too much sugar. Unhealthy. I cut frappes and ice cream from my diet.
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April 23rd, 2019 at 8:43:51 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

People go to Starbucks for meetings, to socialize, to study, etc. A bunch of homeless people or drug addicts hanging out is not exactly an inviting setting for those things.

I am not surprised that some stores don't do well when those things are prevalent.



Due to the “issue” last year in Philadelphia, Starbucks gave into the PC Culture. Hopefully Homeless Advocates are advising homeless that Starbucks is a great home base from 6AM-11PM.

Of course the majority of Starbucks customers deserve to have their $6 coffee experience ruined by a smelly junkie undressing them with their one good eye. After all these junkies are just “victims”.

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