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Why this will be the last Starbucks I drink.

imageI don’t make a habit of photographing my food or drinks, and I certainly don’t post them for others to be subjected to, but the cup of Starbucks in this picture is significant because it will be my last.

I shrugged my shoulders as Starbucks bullied small coffee companies (e.g. here and here).

I looked the other way when Starbucks sued small coffee companies (e.g. here and here).

I ignored the fact that Starbucks uses GMO products.

And I rolled my eyes when Starbucks tried to ram race issues down my throat.

But now I discovered something about my favorite coffee chain that is too egregious to look past; too evil to ignore.

Starbucks is one of several companies that supports the eugenics holocaust of defenseless children by providing financial support to the racist organization, Planned Parenthood.

When I learned of this news I was eligible for one free drink as I had reached my buy-twelve-get-one-free benefit of being a Starbucks gold card member. So this past week I redeemed the free drink owed to me and will allow my gold member status to elapse.

My decade-long relationship with Starbucks is officially over.

You can’t boycott everything, you say.

I agree.

I am not one known for boycotting businesses I don’t agree with. And I know that this coffee behemoth isn’t even going to notice my absence (nor care), but there’s a bigger issue here. This is not about boycotts, it’s about conscience.

blood_moneyJust like I wouldn’t have been able (in good conscience) to patronize a company that was directly supporting the execution of “undesirables” in Germany in the 1940s, I can no longer support my favorite coffee establishment knowing that they are directly supporting the execution of “undesirables” in America in 2015.

So this week I enjoyed my complimentary venti java chip frapuccino with toffee nut syrup as one relationship ends, and a new one begins. I say goodbye to Starbucks and hello to local coffee establishments.

If/when Starbucks drops their financial support of abortion, I may consider returning, but until then, thanks for the memories.

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Why So Many People Write at Starbucks

Ever wonder why so many people write at Starbucks? For some (like me) it’s because they write better there than at home. But why?

Larry Kahaner (by way of the Ryan Lanz blog), says there’s actually a scientific reason as to why.

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Why do so many people write at Starbucks?

The answer has to do with me going to Nevis. Let me explain.

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