Thursday, November 15, 2012

CyberSmokeBlog's Godfather!



Good Day Readers:

Yesterday CyberSmokeBlog had its weekly visit with Enzo the Barber CSB's Godfather, "confidante," mentor, role model, spiritual leader and intellectual guru." Haven't had a bad haircut or beard trim in 20-years. He sent the site the following article:

I checked this out on Snopes and it is true.
Target Stores what a surprise

Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the ring their bells in front of their stores?

Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote:

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 areas of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay and lesbian causes and education.

So I'm thinking of 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 the response was the same ...

That's their national policy. 

Then I looked into the company further. They will not allow the Marines to collect '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.

Next I researched further. Target is a French-owned corporation.

Now I'm thinking again. If Target cannot support American (or Canadian veterans) then why should my family and I support their stores by spending our hard earned American or Canadian dollars in their stores and have profits sent to France?

Without the American and Canadian vets where would France be today? They most likely would be speaking German and trading in deutsch marks. Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know we don't need them either.

And now these people are introducing themselves to Canada - WOW!

Sincerely,
Dick Forrey

This is shocking given Target is making money hand over fist and can't count it fast enough. CyberSmokeBlog hopes Canadian (an American) veterans will boycott their stores. Hopefully, Mr. Forrey's efforts will change your perspective when you enter your first Target store here.

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

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