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    Talking Target, That French Department store.

    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 .
    >
    > 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 American 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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    These sort of things have a 'feel' or 'sound' to them that is a common thread. It has got to the point that when I read them, the BS bell goes off....

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp

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    That's interesting Zen. But just for the sake of argument, not making any accusations here. What exactly makes Snopes the end all for rumor control? I've used snopes myself to correct misinformation, most recently the email that's been going around about the Blair/Holt bill. But it just struck me, how do I know that Snopes itself is accurate? Not saying that it isn't, but has anybody done any documentation on who runs and owns Snopes? Just curious.

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    Snopes has been demonstrated to be a "liberal" oriented source, with apparent buas on some issues. Not deliberately deceptive, but operating from a limited viewpoint through their own biased perceptions. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote;
    ... TARGET is a French-owned corporation ...

    Here I go, off on one of my celebrated controversial tangents:

    The French bashing that has become common, especially in these pseudo-patriotic emails circulating on the internet, is unwarranted and hypocritical. They fought magnificently in Vietnam. They took horrendous casualties in WWII and WWI, orders of magnitude more than we did, and from a far smaller population. We gave up in Vietnam, Somalia and Lebanon far more easily than they ever did. And I suspect that Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be added to the list.

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    I clicked on the link and it says that this is a true letter ( even though misconstrued) it also says target contributes to organizations it doesn't say that they allow front of the store soliciting ( in fact it says that they specifically don't allow that, no boy scouts, toys for tots, salvation army or any other group is allowed to solicit donations at their stores) However, none of this really bothers me that much to be honest.


    What really bothers me about target is that what small portion of their profits that stay in America go to lobbyist groups. You look it up to find out which, ( I promise you won't be happy) but it really chaps my backside that a company that is only here for the profit and doesn't want anything but money from Americans wants to have it's hand in running our country.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo4v View Post
    I clicked on the link and it says that this is a true letter ( even though misconstrued) ...

    ??

    It says that almost everything in the letter is a blatant lie.

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    Read it again, not just the top part that says true or false. It says the guy wrote the letter in anger to his veterans group and that it was misconstrued and used in ways he did not intend. It is however an actual letter written by the man, whether his statements are true or not is not what I was speaking of. ( I should have been more clear in my statement)

    Well I tried to copy and paste but it won't let me, read the part under the green area of the website.

    David

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    Well, I guess i stimulated conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokechoker19 View Post
    Well, I guess i stimulated conversation.

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