F**K YOU TARGET!

Target has opened a fuckton of stores here in Canada and now as Remembrance Day approaches they are forcing our Veterans to sit outside in the Canadian cold and sell poppies instead of having a little table set up inside the store! ASSHOLES!


When Target first opened its doors to Canadians, the company received a warm reception. But that warm welcome seems to be cooling down after the retail giant told veterans they would have to sell poppies outside.
Dominion Command, the Royal Canadian Legion’s governing body, and the overseers for the Remembrance Day poppy campaign met with Target officials and made a joint decision.
“We agreed that outside the front doors would be ideal and obviously if the weather is inclement or they prefer they are welcome to stand inside the double doors as well,” said company spokesperson Lisa Gibson in a statement.

Veterans have been asked to remain outside while selling poppies at Target locations.
Dominion Command confirmed the decision in an email, but volunteer Bobby Bouchie isn’t happy about it, saying he feels “insulted.”


“The poppy represents our veterans. To say that we were not allowed to sell inside their stores is trying to say that we’re not worthy,” he says.
He says he feels a break in unity with the U.S. company but will continue to volunteer. He also says the cold won’t stop him from selling poppies.


NDP Veterans affairs critic Peter Stoffer is among those who are unhappy with the news.
“It doesn’t matter where you are in Canada, it’s cold, and the reality is it’s a bonus to Target to let these veterans into their stores, set up their tables and sell the poppies as they’ve always done,” says the Nova Scotia NDP MP.


“I would encourage Target to allow them to come into the store at all times.”
When Stoffer called the company, he was told Dominion Command and Target were going to have another discussion on the matter.


But shoppers are expressing disappointment and confusion over the original decision.
“It’s not right. Veterans warrant respect and admiration and I really can’t grasp the reasoning why they would keep them out,” says shopper Teresa Moore.
“I think it’s disrespectful, myself,” says shopper Linda Hilchie. “My dad’s a veteran and I know there’s a lot of them that are in their 80s that sit at those tables and it’s just not a good place for them to be. They need to be inside.”


 
 
 
 
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/target-asks-veterans-to-sell-poppies-outside-stores-1.1467411

the fuck is a poppy? 

heroin, our veterans sell heroin.

Irish Cream - 


the fuck is a poppy? 



A Poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers



In 1915, Guelph, Ontario native John McCrae, a doctor serving with the Canadian Artillery, recorded this phenomenon in his famous poem In Flanders Fields.



The association of the Poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in the area of Flanders, France. This early connection between the Poppy and battlefield deaths described how fields that were barren before the battles exploded with the blood-red flowers after the fighting ended.

disgusting

tetris - heroin, our veterans sell heroin.


LOL! 





 



  1. In America, all charities sell outside.

    2. Target is American.

    3. Wear a coat. Phone Post

Bobby Bouchie? does his mama say alligators are so ornery because they gots all dem teef and no teefbrush?

Target is just WalMart with higher prices and whiter customers.

NorthernHospitality - 
Irish Cream - 


the fuck is a poppy? 



A Poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers



In 1915, Guelph, Ontario native John McCrae, a doctor serving with the Canadian Artillery, recorded this phenomenon in his famous poem In Flanders Fields.



The association of the Poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in the area of Flanders, France. This early connection between the Poppy and battlefield deaths described how fields that were barren before the battles exploded with the blood-red flowers after the fighting ended.



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dangerboy12 - Target is just WalMart with higher prices and whiter customers.


And better looking checkout girls who wear those tight little outfits.  

Authority Figure - 

  1. In America, all charities sell outside.

    2. Target is American.

    3. Wear a coat. Phone Post



They are 80+ years old ! This isn't America! It's Canada! It's fuckin cold...That's fine if your charities sell their shit outside in your country, but for an American company to tell OUR veterans they can't sell their symbol in a store like they have been all this time is pretty fucking ignorant! What's the big deal? It's a little table where 2 veterans sit and wave at you, say hello to your children, smile and watch you drop 25 fucking cents in a box, pick up your poppy and be on with your day! 

Drugs_Delaney - Bobby Bouchie? does his mama say alligators are so ornery because they gots all dem teef and no teefbrush?


I was reading the article out loud to my hubby earlier and when I read his name I finished reading it in the bobby boucher voice lol! 



 



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Canada has veterans? Doesn't that mean Canada has an army?? When the hell did that happen? Phone Post 3.0

zetti - 
angryinch - 
dangerboy12 - Target is just WalMart with higher prices and whiter customers.


And better looking checkout girls who wear those tight little outfits.  


This is true.


It is. The little Starbucks in the stores have hot lil barista's too!

Lux Fixxins - My god this fake outrage!!! Phone Post 3.0


LOL @ fake outrage... My career is nursing elderly! When they get treated like shit I get upset dammit! 

that's bullshit. treat these men and women with some damn respect Target

2nd world problems. Phone Post 3.0

US targets also limit the USMCR from collecting for toys for tots inside the stores. It's a corporate policy, they don't let Boy Scouts sell shit either. And no I'm not an employee. Businesses make bad choices everyday, this is just one of them. If more people gave to veteran organizations they wouldn't need to be out in the Canadian cold selling flowers... But few will see that angle Phone Post 3.0

Mas0n - US targets also limit the USMCR from collecting for toys for tots inside the stores. It's a corporate policy, they don't let Boy Scouts sell shit either. And no I'm not an employee. Businesses make bad choices everyday, this is just one of them. If more people gave to veteran organizations they wouldn't need to be out in the Canadian cold selling flowers... But few will see that angle Phone Post 3.0


It's a pretty fucking ignorant decision and a bad businness move on their part cause once Canadians hear all about this, lots of people won't shop there.. Not only that...It's a donation to help the Royal Canadian Legion...They should be all over that considering they came to Canada, they should be showing appreciation for our vets....fuckin murica