James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk charges

  

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James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk charges

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James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk charges


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J ames Cromwell, one of the stars in "Succession," superglued himself to a counter of a Starbucks in New York protesting the chain's surcharge on vegan milks.

The incident, which happened Tuesday, was a protest coordinated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Cromwell is a longtime supporter of the group and serves as an "Honorary Director." He's seen on video posted by the organization asking Starbucks to "stop charging more" for vegan milk.

Starbucks charges roughly 70 cents extra for a dairy alternative, which includes soy, coconut, almond and oat milks, depending on the US city. The chain recently dropped the surcharge at its United Kingdom stores.

"My friends at PETA and I are calling on Starbucks to stop punishing kind and environmentally conscious customers for choosing plant milks," Cromwell said in a press release from PETA. "We all have a stake in the life-and-death matter of the climate catastrophe, and Starbucks should do its part by ending its vegan upcharge."

The incident appeared to last about a half hour before police arrived to clear the midtown Manhatte cafe. Cromwell appeared to scrape the glue off his hand with a knife.

"We respect our customers' rights to respectfully voice their opinions so long as it does not disrupt our store operations," a Starbucks spokesperson said in a statement.

PETA has long been vocal about this issue. They recently had Sir Paul McCartney write an open letter to the company to former CEO Kevin Johnson asking that its US locations to eliminate the extra fee as they've done in the UK.

Cromwell was also nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the farmer in the 1995 film "Babe." He currently plays Ewan Roy in "Succession," which airs on HBO. Like CNN, HBO is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.




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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

This guy is 82 and still an activist for his causes, in this case PETA. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Bob Barker is 98 and still a PETA activist as well.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

Why do people think they should determine what companies charge?

 
 
 
cjcold
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2.1  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @2    one week ago

     Why do people think

It's called the free market.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

James C rocks!

 
 
 
cjcold
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3.1  cjcold  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    one week ago

Gotta love those crazy Hollywood kids!

 
 
 
squiggy
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4  squiggy    2 weeks ago

PITA. Everybody will pay seventy cents more.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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5  Just Jim NC TttH    2 weeks ago

PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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6  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago
James Cromwell

Who?  

"stop charging more" for vegan milk.

Does he not know how hard it is to find the nipple of an almond to milk it?  It's hard.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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6.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6    2 weeks ago

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Gordy327
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6.2  Gordy327  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6    one week ago

How could you not know Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of the warp drive? 😉

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gordy327 @6.2    one week ago

I do, I do!!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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6.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2.1    one week ago

Of course you do. He's one of the most prominent figures in history.  There's even a statue of him where he build the Phoenix, the first warp capable ship.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.2.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gordy327 @6.2.2    one week ago

I visit often.... He inspires me!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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6.2.4  Gordy327  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2.3    one week ago

I like the pose, with one arm reaching out, as if to the future. 

 
 
 
TOM PA
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6.2.5  TOM PA  replied to  Gordy327 @6.2    6 days ago

That's why April 4 is a planetary holiday!  

 
 
 
TOM PA
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6.3  TOM PA  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6    6 days ago

256

 
 
 
Texan1211
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7  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

Sounds like the liberal doesn't want to pay his fair share.

 
 
 
squiggy
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7.1  squiggy  replied to  Texan1211 @7    2 weeks ago

Yea - like what's coming with grid grind under the weight of EVs.

 
 
 
cjcold
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7.2  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @7    one week ago

Just drumming up a little publicity for his next movie.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

Kind of an exteme form of protest, IMO.  What if he had to go to the washroom?   Would someone bring him a pail?

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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8.1  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    one week ago

my experiences with super glue is it has to be cut off. at least he can say he has "skin" in the game ......

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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8.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @8.1    one week ago

Actually, acetone based nail polish remover works well at dissolving cyanoacrylates.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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8.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8.1.1    one week ago

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Yes it does........................

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @8.1    one week ago

It's foolish to think he'd have to cut the skin off his palms.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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8.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8.1.1    one week ago

Somebody knows something about chemistry!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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8.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.4    one week ago

Having worked around ER's for many years both in and out of the military, saw that method used many times. In addition, I built plastic models most of my life and used super glue extensively and sometimes it got on my fingers. Always kept that bottle of nail polish remover handy.

 
 
 
mocowgirl
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8.1.6  mocowgirl  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8.1.1    one week ago
Actually, acetone based nail polish remover works well at dissolving cyanoacrylates.

Too bad that my elderly aunt didn't know that when she tried to use superglue to mend her broken dentures.  She succeeded in gluing the fingers of both hands to her dentures.  This happened mid-1970s.

She lived alone on a small farm in an impoverished county in Arkansas.  She had a dial telephone.  I am not sure that she could even turn the knob on the door to leave her house to walk the mile (or more) to find a neighbor at home.

She tore the skin from her fingers getting loose of her dentures.

A lot of people in the family and community valued the lesson they learned from my aunt's experience on what not to with superglue.  

I don't recall if I've ever bought superglue to this day.  If Elmer's glue wouldn't fix whatever was broken, I'd just throw it away.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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8.1.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8.1.1    one week ago

You beat me to it.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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8.1.8  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Tessylo @8.1.3    one week ago

feeble attempt at humor , my apologies if some took it too hard ....

 
 
 
cjcold
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8.2  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    one week ago

Momma always advised me to hit the head before I did anything crazy.

She also advised clean underwear at all times just in case.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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9  Mark in Wyoming     one week ago

256

 
 
 
Gordy327
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9.1  Gordy327  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @9    one week ago

I suddenly have a craving for steak, medium rare.  

 
 
 
cjcold
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9.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @9.1    one week ago

I'm hitting a BBQ place tomorrow for some burnt ends. Been thinking about it all week!

 
 
 
charger 383
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9.1.2  charger 383  replied to  cjcold @9.1.1    one week ago

Burnt ends are good, Enjoy them

 
 
 
Gordy327
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9.1.3  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @9.1.1    one week ago

There's nothing like a good BBQ.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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9.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @9.1.1    one week ago

Best burnt ends I've had are at Joe and at Q39, Kansas City.

 
 
 
charger 383
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10  charger 383    one week ago

If you want something that costs more than regular stuff you have to pay more for it.  

 
 
 
mocowgirl
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10.1  mocowgirl  replied to  charger 383 @10    one week ago
If you want something that costs more than regular stuff you have to pay more for it.

There is not that much difference in costs between animal milk and plant milk.  I buy almond milk to use in cereal because of its longer shelf life.  I suspect it is like any other commodity that becomes pricier because it is considered a "must have" by the cool kids.  Starbucks is just found another item to improve their profits.

I remember when Big Smith overalls suddenly became fashionable.  The price doubled, then tripled for Big Smth overalls.  Farmers were outraged that their $12.99 overalls were now costing over $35 because some city folks suddenly decided that overalls were the must have item of the season.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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11  Trout Giggles    one week ago

How can you call milk that comes from plants...milk? Milk comes from critters..ya know...cows, goats, camels, sheep...

Soy milk? I'd rather drink my coffee black

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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11.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    one week ago

Thats like the people who call plant burgers "meat". 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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11.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @11.1    one week ago

I know, right.

I will go vegan when you pull the rib eye from my dead, cold, hand

 
 
 
pat wilson
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11.1.2  pat wilson  replied to  JohnRussell @11.1    one week ago

When they first came out I was interested to try them. I googled the nutrition of the Impossible burger. It was significantly worse than a beef burger. No thanks.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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11.1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  pat wilson @11.1.2    one week ago

When Burger King first came out with the Impossible Burger, I decided to try one out of curiosity and instantly regretted it as it tasted awful to me. My adult grandson, on the other hand, tried one at the same time and loved it. Different tastes I guess.

 
 
 
shona1
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11.1.4  shona1  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @11.1.3    one week ago

Anoon Ed...sorry but don't like any of the the burger chains from the States... our hamburgers are totally different here...have tried maccas (McDonald's) twice in my entire life..pass..

Get a hamburger here with the lot this is what you get..Toasted bun and tomato sauce...lettuce, cheese, tomato, egg, bacon, beef patty, beetroot, fried onion and pineapple an added extra if you want.

Not a pickle insight...

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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11.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  shona1 @11.1.4    one week ago

G'day Shona. I remember being in Perth in 1981 and went to small cafe for lunch and saw a hamburger on the menu so I decided to have one. Pretty much exactly as you described it with the exception that one of the condiments included shredded carrot. It was actually one of the best burgers I ever had. About the only thing that almost ruined the experience was that I unknowing tried to tip the young lady that was the server. She laid into me so much my ears were burning. 

On that same trip, on another day went out on the town and saw a familiar looking fast food establishment. As I stood there looking at the logo of two hamburger buns with the words HUNGRY JACK's sandwiched in between. I remember standing there with my head cocked to one side asking my self what was wrong with that picture? It was supposed to say Burger King! I was not aware of the legal battle going on at the time between Hungry Jack's and Burger King. But I went in anyway and had a nice Whopper with cheese.

 
 
 
cjcold
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11.1.6  cjcold  replied to  shona1 @11.1.4    one week ago

A local restaurant doesn't sell hamburgers, but they do sell porkburgers. 

Tried one the other day and they are very tasty!

 
 
 
JBB
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11.1.7  JBB  replied to  cjcold @11.1.6    one week ago

I can buy a big pork tenderloin for the cost of a small package of wetass hamburger at ALDI...

 
 
 
cjcold
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11.1.8  cjcold  replied to  JBB @11.1.7    one week ago

A pork tenderloin breakfast is generally what I order at IHOP. I love their gravy!

 
 
 
shona1
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11.1.9  shona1  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @11.1.5    one week ago

Evening Ed... tipping does not go down well here but it is slowly coming in... they just put a jar on the register and if you want just put some money in there...add it on the bill here and there would be a riot as it is simply not done.

Carrot in a hamburger... sacrilege... flipping Western Australians!!!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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11.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    one week ago

There is a plant called a milk plant.  When cut, it oozes a milk like looking substance.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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11.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.2    one week ago

Milk weed. The "ooze" is sticky if I remember my childhood

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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11.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @11.2.1    one week ago

TY.  It is called a milk weed.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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11.2.3  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @11.2.1    one week ago

yep my mom hated when i went out into the old cow field for the dairy next door and picked the seed pods off and played with them , for a kid that liked to play "army " they made good improvised imaginary grenades .....until you got the sap in your little sisters hair , or all over your playclothes ....

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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11.2.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @11.2.3    one week ago

Exactly.....................

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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12  Thrawn 31    one week ago

That’s stupid. 

 
 
 
charger 383
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13  charger 383    one week ago

Why should customers, that regular milk or cream is good enough for, subsidize special products to satisfy a small group's special cause? 

 
 
 
JaneDoe
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13.1  JaneDoe  replied to  charger 383 @13    one week ago

I think I may have been in a Starbucks twice in my life. Both times on long car trips when you needed that pick me up. I only drink dark roast black coffee and they never had any ready and I was the oddball because I only wanted coffee with no extras. They look at you like your crazy 

 
 
 
cjcold
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13.1.1  cjcold  replied to  JaneDoe @13.1    one week ago

Never been to a Starbucks. My coffee is pretty damn good. Get my beans from Gevalia.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
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13.1.2  JaneDoe  replied to  cjcold @13.1.1    6 days ago

My son uses that in k-cup form. It is a good cup of coffee.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.2  cjcold  replied to  charger 383 @13    one week ago

I actually like soy and almond milk. Nice for a change of pace.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  cjcold @13.2    one week ago

Especially chocolate almond milk!

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.2.2  cjcold  replied to  Gsquared @13.2.1    one week ago

Haven't tried that yet but I definitely will the next time I see it.

How is it with Vodka?

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
13.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  cjcold @13.2.2    one week ago

I couldn't say.  I've never tried chocolate almond milk and vodka.  You'll have to let me know.

Since I had to give up caffeine, every morning I have a large cup of chocolate almond milk instead of coffee, but I cut it with some water since the chocolate almond milk is pretty thick.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
13.2.4  cjcold  replied to  Gsquared @13.2.3    one week ago

Was always a fan of black Russians. 

Have also cut way, way back on coffee.

It messes with me on an empty stomach.

Getting old ain't for sissies!

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
13.2.5  Gsquared  replied to  cjcold @13.2.4    one week ago
Gettin old ain't for sissies!

That's for sure.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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14  Right Down the Center    one week ago

James who?" Succession" what?

 
 

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