Love the coffee....love what you have donbe for shareholders but we all know SBUX has faced challenges along the way. As of late, you have become a liability. Love your innovation and leadership. I respect your will to change things in America that need changed BUT....shareholders have skin in the game and when you end up using a scorched earth approach to solving socail issues, you hurt ALOT of people.
If you want race discussions, talk to the biggest problem known to racial relations in almost a century, the entitlement king without accountability, SHARPTON.
Short of this, please call LArry Ellison, buy a race boat/ship..whatever.....and about 3 weeks before earnings and at least two weeks after earnings....go sailing and please don;t whip out these ideas that serve as obstacles. Respecting those who support you with their own hard earned money matters too. By the way Howard, most people don't have a racial problem however, it seems the hatred toward whites is higher than I have ever seen it and in the backdrop of more wealth than ever before, in human history being redistributed to the poor some real serious questions about how we do things need to be asked. This would be productive.
The biggest dilemma is the false notion of any race being OWED ANYTHING by anyone. This obstacle is what hurts so many poor and especially those who see their own skin color as a means of entitlement verses working for that american dream. AND frankly, too many of ALL RACES do make it out of the grips of poverty and entitlements to even consider blaming ones skin color as the reason for failure in this day and age. Too many opt for a life of crime and these are the PERPS of societies failures who SHOULD be the SUBJECT of any talk you want to initiate.
Hey wilddog, i agree,,,I was trying to minimize the articel addressing 3 cautions in the wind with what I think was omitted as postives from said article! Later............
AGREE though, anyone who is SHORT may end up even SHORTER! LMAO! All IMHO !
I like the points made by Investopedia's articel addressing 3 big risks associated w/RAD stock.
I have to add some positives. First and foremost, many think RAD is a downbeat neighborhood DS. I admit, I thought as much, I did not gorw up near anything but WalGreens!
After some looking around, i find a big RAD in Carson City....the State of Nevada Capitol City. RAD also has at least 2 locations.WHERE!? GULP! Lake Tahoe! So cast out the image of RAD existing only in some other neighborhood! To add, there were a number of RAD locations in Wa.St. where Iived many years ago.
Lastly, demographics are not addressed in the Invest. Article. Regardless of Obamacare, the BOOMER GENERATION MARCHES into retirement and one step closer to medicating to the tune of approx. 12k folks per day. Their Children, the Milleniels are now starting to buy homes, have kids, etc. This is a HUGE transformation that both groups bring to the DS retail businesses with, or without Obamacare.
Besides, RAD leadership seems to have it's "S" together compared to even a few years ago!
I recommend RAD approach AMZN and suggest using RAD locations as DRONE PRODUCT DROPS since they are often surrounded by potential customers! But hey.............that might make too much sense for even the FAA !
It seems the Farmington, Mi address is unreachable. I walked into the local Chrysler Dealer over 3 years ago after they kept trying to market my Mother who had passed away a few months earlier. The Gal I spoke too said she would handle it. For three plus years now, Chrysler and now FCAU combined, have been marketing a deceased person. I wonder how many deceased folks FCAU is marketing?
Shouldn;t this money be given to shareholders for their loyalty? or is it better spent on the deceased?
I know, I know..........but whomever gets the marketing piece gets the word, mission accomplished right?
WRONG! At some point, someone could come in and say, hey, you are harrassing/taunting me over a deceased Family Member, what gives? Crazy? I don;t know but the question is, why risk it? Right FCAU?
You can't CLEAN---SCRUB your marketing list, why should I think you can assemble an auto?
I only bring this up because it has been 3+ years of seemingly monthly/quarterly......marketing pieces.......all out of shareholders pockets.
For what it's worth FCAU................I know personally, that such marketing of deceased people really upsets some people, to the point that they will NEVER buy a Fiat-Chrysler...........................I have to ask, is that the desired marketing outcome? LMAO!
FCAU.get your "S" together................
Wow...another cult loser! CAPITALISM has proven to be THHHHHEEEE MOST FAIR economic formula in human history, what;s your solution?
Socialism I suppose! LMAO! Socialism hides it inequalities by saying everyone gets the same when in fact, time and time again, in healthcare alone, we learn even socialism favors some over others. Primarily, the WEALTHY and FAMOUS in socialism are living as though they are in a capitalist economy with the best of everything their nation/community has to offer...............yet the average citizen is STUCK with whatever level of EVERYTHING, said Nation or Community has enough of or is able to spread across the masses.
Take your ideological nose and out it on straight, OPPORTUNITY seems to be the only formula that allows everyone, anyone, to succeed.
Again sport, what's your plan?
Does it hurt? I mean trolling for suckers isn't always so fun until someone like you comes along who can't handle a different view..........you make it easy for someone to rattle your mind........because you just can't let it go....without ATTACKING! Hey it's been fun Joey......but you are a waste of time!
Why not use cups that have the following slogan on the side, " ...Join the Equation! Join America!".
The key however is WAITING for Sharpton/Jackson/Obama/Holder.and other self defined Black Americans who REFUSE to acknowledge that there is really just ONE AMERICA...and there is NO BLACK AMERICA!
Joeytee! You frothing at the mouth yet?
LMAO! Wow, what an emotional RACIST who points his finger at others but only after using his dimmed mental ability to assume certain meaning! LOL!
Joeytee............go back to school , fool.............try and let someone, anyone, get inside your head and stop the crying wolf where no wolf exists. It is the entitled attitude of folks like you who assume anything said regarding race that differs from your own view is, RACISM.....sorry sport.....you need help, go get some.............you're blinded by your own hatred.
Customers see SBUX as their Starter for the day, or perhaps their escape between classes, work, or just a quick treat ........................I think it's fair to say that NO ONE goes to SBUX to be preached too.... enjoy their business..........respect their time...........their ideological freedom to think differently than you, this is America afterall..................RETIRE......go do your political thing.............STOP being a HIGH MAINTENANCE INVESTMENT consideration.................
Joeytee...calling me a racist merely validates my points. You express the kind of hatred toward me that you accuse whites of expressing toward blacks. Thanks again for validating everyword of mine that you have read.
Well said, I am not a WHITE AMERICAN, I am an American.....my Family memebrs are NOt Puerto-Rican American or Korean American, or Irish American, they are all AMERICAN FIRST.
Race Hustlers have done a HUGE dis-service to the Black community by suggesting black is beautiful and thus entitled.
Wanna see racial hatred...........today it is more open than anyother time in my lifetime and that is BLACK HATRED of WHITES. PERIOD.
Boomers and younger have had RACE rammed down our throats since day one. From the civil rights movement forward.the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of WHITES never supported, never took part in.ANY RACISTS acts against ANYONE. Yet, it is we who the Howard Schultz' of the world are preaching too.
Yet we see a Black Ms America, predominatly Black Colleges......black bars/ clubs all over America.........and WE, the BOOMER generation has been asked. no, not asked, REQUIRED to pay more into taxes than ANY preceding generation and we have seen what entitlements have done............NOTHING.
Little Johnny is STILL OPTING out of School and into Gangs.for the quick BIG BUCK verses going about life like these handouts were designed to allow.
Simply put, when the Sharpton's of the US turn up their volume, helped by the MEDIA, these cries fall on deaf ears. Sure, the average person would love to help ANYONE and EVERYONE who is less fortunate, to a point. However POURING DOLLARS into what has become an ACCEPTABLE way of life for far too many..IE entitlements and then the real job, drug thugging or worse.............well, it gets old in a hurry and HAS NO WORKED.
Further, those turly in need of societies help, are denied what they really need because such programs are drawn thin asset wise because of the NUMBERS of recipients who have either given up or are fraudulently recipeitns of society's good will.
So Howard the preaching? save it for church. the LARGEST redistribution of wealth in HUMAN HISTORY has failed. I might also add, i see, hear, wittness ALOT OF HATRED TWOARD WHITES and virtually nothing but crying wolf from the Sharpton's, OBAMA's, and Holder's of the US.
"proved" ? LMAO...! Please Joey, do tell.......or are ypu operating on your own PERCEPTION? I hail from a very mixed race Family, much more so than you, I'm, sure! LMAO!
Stop insulting anyone w/ a view that differs from your own with child like antics...
in HUMAN HISTORY.
It's about CHOICES, not skin color. NO ONE is ENTITLED based on skin color, despite the likes of SHARPTON and others who argue such.
It's about choices. Dropping out of school, like a fool, cause it ain't cool............is where SO MANY of our POOR go wrong. From the bootlegging hills of W. Virginia to the minority ghettos of our major cities, CRIME PAYS.
Crime pays ALOT more than flipping burgers or becoming a barrista. the risks go without say but the temptation is ALL AROUND our poor neighborhoods. Fancy cars, ladies, never wanting for anything, not a bad life for a young kid!
Consequences are good for this criminal element in the sense that they are better off being caught by police than facing street justice.
Poverty doesn;t favor ANY SKIN COLOR and never has, it is what our POOR do with the opportunities they have/get from society at large.
HOWARD, the LARGEST REDISTRIBUTION of WEALTH in HUMAN HISTORY has occured IN YOUR LIFETIME, ie, the last half century+. The real issue , the real question is this: WHY DO SO MANY POOR THROW AWAY OPPROTUNITY for a LIFE OF CRIME?
Why? Because a life of crime, despite it's risks (jail/death) pays FAR BETTER than flipping burgers or being a barrista. CRIME has ALWAYS been an AVENUE chosen by MANY throughout recorded HISTORY. Right here in the US, we watched what waves of Irish, Jewish, Italian, (and many others) added up to, a TOTAL MIX like today!
Why we are focussed on SO MANY LOSERS who CHOSE CRIME OVER EDUCATION , and in doing so, choosing to totally IGNORE the MANY WHO DO MAKE IT out of poverty and contributing to society is LUDICROUS!
The ISSUE is CHOICES MADE by each and everyone of us as individuals.
Question Howard, what is the young Af. Amer. at UVA saying when he says he is "the only black on the honor committee..."?
Is he saying he is a token quota monger? is he saying he is good, so disregard his drunk and dislorderly conduct? Is he saying the School is RACIST and the fact that he is the ONLY BLACK on said committiee validates as much? Is he saying he has the right to behave as he wishes because he is black and, on the honor committee?
This false sense of ENTITLEMENT is where so many minorities go wrong. Sharpton has somehow convinced everyone that Whites are guaranteed a good life because of the color of their skin and likewise, blacks are not, because of the color of their skin.
It isn;t about race, it is about maximizing the opportunities you are given and beyond that, create for yourself. it is about hard work, very hard work and a whole lot of luck. Not everyone wins, in fact, few ever win in life the way they want too, but not trying = ZERO.