This post was retracted because of a rush to post without doing due-dilegence. I apologize to Target and anyone that may have thought the article was true. I have now learned it is not. My apologies.
Reb — A friend recently sent me something which was very interesting. When President De Gaulle of France decided to take his country out of the military side of NATO, he also demanded that all American military personnel be withdrawn from French soil immediately.
American Secretary of State Dean Rusk asked De Gaulle: “Does that include those who are buried here?”
De Gaulle did not respond. They say you could hear a pin drop.
This sucks. F Target.
Shame on you for perpetuating an internet hoax. I was just about to go to war on this, but before I did figured a tiny bit of due diligence was in order. Sure enough, this is BS.
Next time, please exercise a little bit of due diligence before passing along hyperbolic emails you get.
I just looked up the same thing Greg.
While it is true that Salvation Bell ringers are not allowed at Target stores, they do not allow any solicitation at all. No boy scouts selling popcorn, girl scout cookies, etc.
I remember this same “story” 2 years ago.
Interesting that Target was “targeted” by gay rights groups for boycotting over their policies, and this email mentions Target supposedly ONLY giving to…gay and lesbian causes? Hmmm
It’s a hoax
ACTivist, as a shareholder in Target, I’d appreciate a retraction or factual update to your original post. I don’t want anyone to misconstrue what you’ve written about this fine retail outfit as being fact. To everyone else, please shop at Target – it’s a great store that employs plenty of Americans. Plus, their commercials are very clever. Again, please spend your money at Target.
A run of Dick Forrey’s name through the web shows that ACT was far from being the only blogmeister who got caught up in this one. Same thing happened on a lot of blogs, followed by other posters subsequently chiming in with the actual facts in what may have been originally a mix up rather than a hoax. The original came out in 2002, and the thing has been picked up by unsuspecting blogmeisters ever since, not excluding military vets. I’ve never quite seen one like this before — almost like a computer virus which you cannot kill.
Looks to me like it was not Forrey involved in a hoax. What he sent originally looks nothing at all like this one. Appears that people with an agenda added things over the years before sending it on. Therein lies the hoax.
I just got a dancing baby e-mail from 1995…..is it a hoax, too? Can I just go ahead and delete it?
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