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#1 Old 08-17-2006, 03:10 PM
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Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army

>ring their bells in front of their stores?

>Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

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>"Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud

>sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our

>spring recognition event.

>

>

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>We received the following reply

>from the local TARGET management:

>" Veterans do not meet our

>area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action

>groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education."

>

>So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and

>veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,

>then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were

>not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just

>a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.

>

>As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate

>Headquarters and their response was the same.

>That's their

>national policy.

>

>Then I looked into the company further.

>They will not allow

>the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their

>stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would

>not allow families of employees who were called up for

>active duty to continue their insurance coverage while

>they were on military service. Then as I dig further,

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>TARGET

>is a French-owned corporation.

>

>Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American

>Veterans, then why should my family and I support their

>stores by spending our hard earned America! N dollars!

>

>And,

>have their profits sent to France.

>

>

>

>Without the American

>Vets, where would France be today?

>

>

>

>"They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks"

>

>Sincerely,

>Dick Forrey

>Veterans Helping Veterans

>

>

>Please send this on to everyone you know

>to let Target know

>we don't need them either !

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#2 Old 08-17-2006, 04:13 PM
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Not to sound ungrateful to all that have fought for the US, but I would still consider Target to be a far less evil than Walmart.
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I dunno. I used to go to target a lot, not so much any more; but that's only because I tend to do my shopping at like 3 am, so Meijer is the only place open.
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Moral outrage! http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp



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"We only donate to gay and lesbian causes" ROFLMAO. How could anyone believe that email is true. They sure did a good job writing that fake-ass email though, hit on all the bigots buttons--not only do they support the Gay Agenda, but they're a French company (gasp!) and anti-American! The only thing they forgot to mention is that they refuse to hire Christians or Causians!
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Fake.







"We only donate to gay and lesbian causes" ROFLMAO. How could anyone believe that email is true. That would be so fricking funny if a company actually said something like that.





But...but...it came in an email. It must be true!
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http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/t/target-viet.htm

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Um, yeah. So is this where you admit that you were the victim of a hoax?
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I also found this interesting rumor about Target- says no to Salvation Army but yes to sex toys. I only wish!!



http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...t-sex-toys.htm
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I also found this interesting rumor about Target- says no to Salvation Army but yes to sex toys. I only wish!!



http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...t-sex-toys.htm





ROFL!!!!!!!! Does this mean they'll change their color from red to pink?
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AFA...... :brick: I used to get emails from them all the time.
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But...but...it came in an email. It must be true!



In totally unrelated news, I'm getting a very large commission from a nice Nigerian gentleman who needs to move some money around. All he needs is my bank account number.



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i shop at Target simply because they don't allow the bell ringers. those people are really annoying.
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#16 Old 08-20-2006, 04:36 PM
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Um, yeah. So is this where you admit that you were the victim of a hoax?





YEP!! that one got me. I get rather upset quickly when it comes to Veterans not getting a fair deal.

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