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Ending the Starbucks ‘Pay-
It-Forward’ Cult, for America

Washington Free Beacon, by Larry O´Connor

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/26/2014 5:24:28 AM

Peter Schorsch did something for our nation that took courage and conviction. He knew he’d be assaulted for it, and he did it anyway and then stood by his actions. Even bragged about it. He held to his convictions and said he’d do it again, no matter how unpopular it made him. Peter Schorsch did what we all thought about doing but didn’t have the guts. Peter Schorsch ended the pay-it-forward guilt chain at a Starbucks drive-thru. The pay-it-forward cult has popped up a few times over the past few months and the concept (like most evil, totalitarian ideologies) is simple and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DW626, 8/26/2014 6:02:45 AM     (No. 9981297)

Good for him, I´d much rather pay for my own as well, thank you very much.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 8/26/2014 6:04:30 AM     (No. 9981298)

I have used a ´Pay-it-forward´ approach for True Acts of Kindness.

Mrs Greyhounds and I recently stopped and helped a young family change a flat, and when they offered to pay me for it, I suggested that they do something nice for a stranger in the future. That is ´Paying it Forward´!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/26/2014 6:28:27 AM     (No. 9981321)

You´re absolutely right, #2. That is what the whole idea of "pay it forward" is supposed to represent. A generous, but voluntary, gesture, but not an obligation dictated by others.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 8/26/2014 6:32:47 AM     (No. 9981323)

We already have a pay it forward scheme in this country. It´s called welfare. The problem with it is too many people pay into it and get nothing back.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 8/26/2014 6:35:40 AM     (No. 9981326)

Wow, what a scam for Starbucks. While the guy in front of you pays for your overpriced drink, ordering for you some pricey concoction, when you get in line to buy,do you accept the free drink you don´t want or say no I want just a plain coffee. In that case does Starbucks give you the cheaper drink for free or do you have to pay for what you really want? Sounds like a good deal for Starbucks. Kudos to the one that broke the chain. It is only an act of generosity if it is your decision to do it not because someone has made you feel you HAVE to do it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley, 8/26/2014 6:41:17 AM     (No. 9981330)

#2 is right on the money. It must be a selfless act done without coercion or expectation of compensation. Otherwise it means nothing.
All my life I have been pushed into following the herd. I dont like the herd. I do what I want to and what I believe to be right and to blazes with other peoples´ rules.
Yes, it has cost me. But I sleep well.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bazi, 8/26/2014 6:44:17 AM     (No. 9981333)

Paying for an indulgent exorbitantly priced
cuppa coffee has nothing to do with the intending meaning of paying-it-forward.

Kindness: to God be the glory!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scrubber, 8/26/2014 6:48:15 AM     (No. 9981338)

As mentioned in the article, this is like the ALS ice challenge. I refused, and was somewhat ostracized. But, I don´t know anyone who got the disease, and understand it´s fairly rare. I don´t know who started this, and who collects the money. If I´m going to cough up hard-earned cash, I´ll give to heart disease, cancer, or Alzeheimers research, all of which are much more important.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 8/26/2014 8:10:26 AM     (No. 9981408)

This Starbucks scheme is very similar to the forced United Way campaigns conducted by many places of business. Charity should be a personal act, not a guilt-induced payment to an organization who pays their officers six to seven figures for counting your "donation" and stuffing most of it into their pockets. I contribute directly to the local pet shelter and feel very good about it. Animals appreciate it much more than people do.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/26/2014 8:59:37 AM     (No. 9981478)

#9 beat me to it. That was exactly my thought. The. United Way is a fraudulent organization masquerading as a charity while not only spending most of the donations on themselves, but funding such "charities" as lesbian legal defense funds.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/26/2014 9:05:19 AM     (No. 9981489)

I can count on one hand the number of times I have been to a Starbucks. There is one thing I really, really don´t like doing and that is parting with my hard-earned money for something of doubtful value. I give to my church and to certain charities and causes that I find worthwhile, but Starbucks and is not one of them. It´s nothing more than a status thing, IMHO.

A rather glamorous new-hire woman where I formerly worked used to come in each morning with a Starbucks coffee. Our coffee in the office just didn´t seem to be good enough for her. She didn´t last long at the company.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: susieq1, 8/26/2014 9:20:57 AM     (No. 9981507)

My daughter wanted to introduce me to Starbucks coffee. Brought me a cup and it was terrible. Showed her how to make her own coffee with coffee, cream, sugar and vanilla flavoring. Cheaper and better.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MarinMike, 8/26/2014 9:24:30 AM     (No. 9981518)

one more reason to not stop at this place

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/26/2014 9:35:40 AM     (No. 9981532)

On the rare occasions I go to Starbucks I get a Tall (small) black coffee. That happens to be what I like best. Why should I pay for the triple-espresso with caramel for the guy behind me?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: velox, 8/26/2014 10:00:05 AM     (No. 9981625)

This was not charity, but a game.
In the end only one person that may or not deserved it got a free cup of coffee,
Just a dumb little sheeple game for those that do not understand what they are doing.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jj1319, 8/26/2014 12:11:44 PM     (No. 9981798)

A gift comes with no expectation of anything in return. By definition. If something is expected, it´s not a gift, but a TRADE.

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