Starbucks Makes It Easy to Join Obama’s "Civilian National Security Force"Submitted by northstar on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 22:26
This is a two-part post because zapatista brought up a different angle on this, so I had to do some checking elsewhere on the net. I like the Alex Jones show, but hopefully the article was'nt sensationalized to grab ones attention.
Starbucks: “Are You In” Obama’s Civilian National Security Force?
Starbucks wants to make it easy to join Obama’s proposed paramilitary brown shirt volunteers. “Starbucks will honor each person who pledges with a free tall brewed coffee beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 25. The goal of the effort is to raise pledges in excess of one million hours of service from all over the country,” a Starbucks press releases states.
Starbucks wants to “make it easy to participate in the President-elect’s call for national service.” Back in September, the Christian Science Monitor reported that Obama plans to “leverage volunteerism in communities across the country” and make government “cool again.”
Fortunately, a lot of people are beginning to realize government is never cool, as the founders warned a couple hundred years ago.
More at: http://www.infowars.com/?p=7172
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I want to add this other article in relation to what zapatista brought up, thanks zapatista.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Staff writer Emi Endo contributed to this report.
January 15, 2009
Starbucks Corp. said yesterday that it is asking its customers to donate five hours of time to their communities as part of an initiative timed to coincide with President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
Customers who fill out a pledge card - available in stores - to give five hours of time to a local volunteer opportunity of their choice will receive a free tall brewed coffee Jan. 21-25, a $1.79 value.
The initiative comes as Obama, who called during his presidential campaign for a renewed commitment to community service, takes office Tuesday.
Starbucks said it is partnering with HandsOn Network, a nonprofit organization that attempts to bolster volunteerism, for the program. Starbucks said it hopes to raise pledges for more than 1 million hours of service through the campaign, called "I'm In."
Through the HandsOn Network site, volunteers can search for opportunities in their neighborhoods.
One Long Island organization listed is Island Harvest, in Mineola, which collects and distributes food for the hungry.
Randi Shubin Dresner, the group's president and chief executive, welcomed the chance to draw additional volunteers, which she called a "mainstay for our organization."
Volunteers are needed to sort and move food and answer phones, she said - even if they can't commit that much time.
"A program like this is very timely," she said.