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Attention Target Shoppers


Somone sent me this the other day. It's a little off topic, but thought you might want to know. We've had arguments in our house over this one before, and that don't happen much at my house.

I just did'nt know they were that bad. See below:

Subject: Something to think about

Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't push my opinions onto others, but I feel very strongly about this issue. My dad is a Vietnam Veteran, my brother-in-law is a Vietnam Veteran and my nephew is currently in the Army. I know many others who have served this country.

Things like this article, which I have read before, make me very angry. I, for one, have not shopped in a Target in over 4 years because of this fact.

Please read this, do as your heart tells you, and feel free to pass this on to anyone you know.

Someone sent me this interesting piece/or article.............

Amazing Issue with Target Stores

If they have a good sale in their ads, take the ad to
Walmart, where they will meet the price...............

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
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, 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
to have their profits sent to France. Without the American
Vets, where would France be today?"

Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans
Thanks Cowboy, Target is big time anti-gun. I didn't know about all the other.They're just anti-American it seems. I don't shop there and I'm not an AARP member (also anti-gun). In the NRA's magazine they have the "armed citizen" ---where people use guns to defend themselves. It seems that many potential "victims" are the elderly. Criminals assume they are weak and unable to defend themselves and family. It is often humorous (for example) when an old guy hit three armed robbers with an onion in a sack---then retrieved his own gun and defended himself. Had to throw that in. Ironic how the AARP is so anti-gun when many older citizens are victims. Anyway---what I can't understand is all the people I ask not to support Target and the AARP---do it anyway and just laugh? Let's keep each other informed on these places and not support them. I'll bet I don't have to worry about seeing those Target sacks in any of the airboats! That's a start.
While I do not personally care for Target, you should not believe everything you read on the internet. Target does support the Vets.
Read this link to the VFW.
Also Target is not a French Company as posted all over the internet.
They are incoropated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can read their SEC reports which are posted on their website.
They have been a target (no pun intended) of the internet for years. I do not agree with everything they do, but I don't believe everything off the internet.
Yall are rite , People support things that are not for us !I lost family in V -nam anyway thats another story ! Thanks for the heads up ! Sir :D Thank you too harvey didnt know that but thanks :?I went threw the boy scout thing with United way. Its ashame things work like that ,might as well hand the burgler some more bullets when he runs out :shock:
Here's a few things about these great United States of America:

A) Target has the right to support or not support whoever they want.
B) We have the right to disagree with them, and voice that disagreement.

No matter which side you take, these rights are (and have been) protected by our men and women of the Armed Services, and we owe them a great debt. These "care packages" are a very small way for us to say a very big "Thank You" to them.
Sorry when any untrue info gets out---even if it's about Target. However, it is a fact they are anti gun and don not allow Marines to collect toys at their stores. I know they contribute to some good causes;but, they also contribute to others that (in my opinion) go against family values. The only Target I'm supporting is at the range.

(but Laura really hit the nail on the head on this one)

Where ever you shop---lets get the care packages ready .
Target will not allow girl scouts to sell cookies outside, while Wal-mart, Krogers, Market Basket, and alot others will. (or at least in the Houston area and all of SE Texas).

They say their customers are not going there to be harrassed by people selling things outside.

I know this as a fact, due to my wife assisting with the area council for Girl Scouts and my two daughters being members.
Thanx Cowboy

Ya'll probly know by now how I am abt these kinds of things 24/7 :)

After I had already jotted down the 2nd note abt what I was going to present my ego must have failed me. My respect for this little community is such that I chose this time(This Time Only) to remain Silent :(


BTW, Enjoy the animals with potatoes & brown gravy & find us some more Cat recipes :D

Easy topic in our household!

Our target stores here in S.W. Florida has also refused to fly the American flag along with the toys for tots boycott and refusing to let the the Salvation Army set outside the stores around the holidays!

Anybody that refuses those very loyal causes would never get my buisness, (wife and I haven't been there for several years now)!

Just refusing to fly the American flag alone gives me reason to deport them back to their communist regine!!!!

Thanks from the 4 generations of honorably discharged U.S. Veterans, (including myself) for getting my blood pressure boiling :wink:

BigBoom":l7mac83y said:
While I do not personally care for Target, you should not believe everything you read on the internet. Target does support the Vets.
Read this link to the VFW.
O.K. Now I'm Really confused..... I quoted you as saying don't believe everything you read on the Internet and then........ Bamm You tell someone to go and read this link on the Internet :roll:
What I meant was just that people send out hipe all the time, which is not based on anything but hear say. The VFW website can be taken as their position on the matter, just as Target's site. I by no means agree with the way Target does things. If I told you over the internet that the world was going to end, are you going to believe that? I have been reading false posts about Target for years. I'm amazed that so many people believe hear say over the internet that is not based on anything but one person's option and has nothing to do with facts.

Besides, what's this got to do with airboats anyway. It's politics. I hate politics and politions. That's why I like airboats, to get as far away as I can.
Besides, what's this got to do with airboats anyway. It's politics. I hate politics and politions. That's why I like airboats, to get as far away as I can.

You're right, these topics are not airboat related, however; if we don't pull our heads from the sand & become involved with our elected leaders (as our opponents have) we won't have any airboats, hunting, guns, flags (especially Southern) ect to talk about.
If we only spent 1/10 of the time we spend watching sports involved with our elected officials, we would have our "not too bright opponents" bottled up.
Nope didn't work but try tobe short :(

We think that one should be very careful who itis they're sending money to. What may appear tobe in the best interest of all may be a hidden catastrophy in motion.

Many of these Power Letters are today composed by some of the sharpest psycologists in the world. They talk the Feel Good stuff & attack the emotion senses simply to extract the dollars from ones pockets. They will preach agn & agn abt the Bad Guys when in real they're trashing all :(

Please be certain before the check is written!

That's all.

Thnx, Gben