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  • Coke Celebrates LGBTQIA Diversity in Super Bowl Ad

    02/04/2018 1:35:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 2/4/18 | Todd Starnes
    Coca-Cola’s new Super Bowl commercial celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community — along with a special wink-wink, nod-nod to the non-binary/transgender crowd.The commercial, which is scheduled to air during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, includes a same-sex couple and a person who identifies with the pronoun “them.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it may be the first time the soft drink giant has referred to a person in a major commercial with that pronoun.Coke spokeswoman Kate Hartman told AJC.com the company wasn’t seeking to overtly highlight any particular group. “People who are viewing it will take each scene and interpret...
  • Coca-Cola skips comedy for thought-provoking Super Bowl commercial filmed in Mexico [BARF!] [tr]

    02/04/2018 3:31:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2018 | Forrest Hanson and Jessa Schroeder
    Coca-Cola's advertisement for the 2018 Super Bowl again highlights the diversity of both the world and its clientele. The 60-second advertisement, called The Wonder of Us, was shot at various locations in Mexico and features people holding and drinking varieties of Coke including Coke Zero and the stevia-flavored Coke Life. Shown in the advertisement are women, men and a person who uses the 'they' pronoun. A biracial couple, a lesbian couple and a person in a wheelchair also appear in the spot.
  • How the Creator of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Got the Gospel Past CBS Execs

    12/26/2017 5:38:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Charles Schulz insisted on one core purpose: A ...Charlie Brown Christmas had to be about something. Namely, the true meaning of Christmas. Otherwise, Schulz said, “Why bother doing it?” To Coca-Cola’s credit, Mendelson says, the corporate sponsor never balked at the idea of including New Testament passages. The result — Linus’s reading from the Book of Luke about the meaning of the season — became “the most magical two minutes in all of TV animation,” the producer says....
  • Food products withdrawn from Greek supermarkets after poisoning threat

    12/20/2017 11:00:33 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | December 20, 2017
    The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) on Tuesday warned consumers to avoid certain supermarket products after claims on an anarchist website that they had intentionally been contaminated with hydrochloric acid. The products concerned are plastic 1.5-liter bottles of Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Light, Yfantis luncheon meat (“pariza”) in 500- and 350-gram packages, and blue 1-liter cartons of fresh milk from Delta. The products are being withdrawn from shelves by the companies as a precautionary measure. The move comes after a group calling itself Green Nemesis-Praxis 3 made the claim that the items had been contaminated. Similar incidents occurred before Christmas last year...
  • Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

    12/11/2017 10:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.The person responsible for kicking off the gun discussion was former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. After commenting on how few terror attacks have hit the U.S. since 9/11 (missing a few as he rattled them off), he opined: We will continue to...
  • CNN, MSNBC Cover Trump’s TV Habits During NYC Explosion [VIDEO]

    12/11/2017 8:46:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/11/17 | Amber Athey
    Authorities apprehended a terrorist suspect Monday after he orchestrated an explosion in downtown Manhattan, but CNN and MSNBC decided to pivot from the breaking news to cover a much more pressing story: President Donald Trump’s TV habits and love of Diet Coke. Initial reports indicate that the explosion is a probable terror attack, but as details of the attack were still being fleshed out, both CNN and MSNBC spent a significant amount of time covering a New York Times story about a day in the life of POTUS. CNN talked to Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor, about Trump’s TV-watching habits...
  • Homemade Semi-Automatic Handgun seized by Police

    09/27/2017 5:26:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/27/2017 | J Hines
    Brazilian Rio Grande do Norte Police seized an entire homemade .380 semi-automatic pistol (excluding the magazine) which was made in the perp’s backyard, presumably from melted down Coca-Cola cans. Maybe this guy was dreaming of becoming a master craftsman at "Taurus". Supposedly this same person last year the big man himself was caught manufacturing and distributing utterly terrible looking SMGs to good little boys and girls at 1k a pop. Read the rest of the police seize homemade semi-automatic handgun story here.
  • Coca-Cola is killing Coke Zero and replacing it with a new drink

    07/26/2017 9:34:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    If you like your Coke Zero exactly the way it is now, it might be time to start stockpiling it. On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced plans to stop selling Coke Zero in the US in August, replacing it with a beverage with a different recipe, design, and name: Coke Zero Sugar. "It is a reinvention of Coke Zero," CEO James Quincey said in a call with investors.
  • ‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’:

    07/18/2017 7:52:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash comPost ^ | 7/15/17 | Caitlin Dewey
    ...Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So on Thursday, he and another prominent African American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages — at enormous cost to their communities. The complaint, filed in D.C. Superior Court Thursday on behalf of the pastors and the Praxis Project, a public health group, alleges that Coke and...
  • Coca-Cola gets served a lawsuit by 2 pastors

    07/14/2017 8:45:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | July 14, 2017 | Mary Brophy Marcus
    The lawsuit was filed Thursday in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of Coates and William Lamar, the senior pastor at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. "It is a matter of life and death in our communities," Lamar told CBS News. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed daily regular soda and fruit drink consumption was most common among black and Hispanic Americans.
  • Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

    04/29/2017 6:16:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 10:46 PM EDT
    Coca-Cola says Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city. According to a story on the beverage company’s website, the company’s volume in Philadelphia is down 32 percent from a year ago. Fran McGorry, president and general manager of the local bottler known as Philly Coke, says because of the lost sales, the company’s workforce has been reduced by about 40 positions. The company has more than 700 workers in the region. …
  • Donald Trump DOES have his finger on the red button... to order Coca Cola from a White House butler

    04/27/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/27/17 | Dave Burke
    FULL TITLE........Donald Trump DOES have his finger on the red button... to order Coca Cola from a White House butler straight from his Oval Office desk.........................While many across the world are nervous at the prospect of President Donald Trump pressing a big red button in his office, it has emerged he does this on a daily basis. A rectangular box on his desk, containing the button, has long been used by commanders-in-chief to communicate with White House staffers. And it has now turned out that Trump uses it to order glasses of Coca-Cola, delivered by a butler.
  • Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: (truncated)

    10/27/2016 4:23:43 AM PDT · by sharkhawk · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity. In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo,...
  • Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations

    03/06/2017 6:43:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 90 replies
    reuters ^ | Patricia Reaney
    Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion. "Sibling rivalry never looked more inclusive," Out Magazine said of the commercial that debuted last week. Marketing Week also approved. The ad, part of the company's global "Taste the Feeling" campaign, features a teenage girl ogling the pool boy from a downstairs window while her brother does the same from upstairs. The duo race to the refrigerator and try to trip each other in a...
  • WSJ: You Know The IRS Should Be Investigating The Clinton Foundation

    11/06/2016 5:43:48 PM PST · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 05, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Wikileaks was able to shed light on what top Bill Clinton aide Doug Band, who helped start the Clinton Foundation and went on to co-found his own consulting firm, Teneo, called Bill Clinton, Inc. The 13-page memo described how money could be obtained to go to both the Clinton Foundation and to the Clintons personally. That strategy centered on using the Foundation’s top tier donor base (Dow Chemical, Coca-Cola, etc.) to also forge paid speaking engagements and consulting deals. The amount that Bill could personally reap with this strategy could be as much as $66 million if everything remained in...
  • Coke Debuts ‘proud to be an American’ Cans

    05/29/2016 7:34:48 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 35 replies
    WHOTV.com ^ | 5/28/16 | CNN
    NEW YORK — Coke has caught the patriotic fever. The soda company’s new “I’m proud to be an American” limited edition red, white and blue cans honor members of the military and feature the American flag in their design. Coca-Cola is rolling out the new cans to celebrate its 75-year partnership with the United Service Organizations. The cans and packs will be in stores through July 4th. The song lyric and patriotic design will be on 16-ounce cans as well as 12-ounce cans that come in 20, 24 and 35-packs.
  • Coca-Cola halts production in Venezuela

    05/20/2016 7:34:12 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 34 replies
    CBS News / AP ^ | 20 May 2016 | AP Copy
    Coca-Cola is halting production in Venezuela of its namesake beverage due to a sugar shortage brought on by the country's grinding economic crisis. The Atlanta-based company said in an emailed statement Friday said that its production of sugar-sweetened beverages will be suspended in the coming days after local suppliers reported they had run out of the raw material. Sugar-free beverages are not affected and the company said its offices and distribution centers remain open in Venezuela.
  • BOYCOTT COCA COLA OVER THE GA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    03/24/2016 8:05:44 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 116 replies
    vanity | 03-24-2016 | ealgeone
    Please call Coca Cola's corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA to express your displeasure over their opposition to Georgia's Religious Freedom Bill. Please be polite when you call. 1-800-438-2653
  • The Drug Cartel In Mexico Tells Coca-Cola They Must Pay One Million Dollars...

    03/17/2016 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 71 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Ted
    The drug cartel in the Mexican state of Guerrero demanded from Coca-Cola one million dollars to keep their distribution center in the region. Coca-Cola refused to pay the money. The cartel retaliated and began to burn down Coca-Cola trucks. The violence got so severe that Coca-Cola removed its distribution center. This story signifies just how powerful the narco state of Mexico is becoming, even to the point of driving out major American industries. To learn more about this story, and the political significance behind it, I spoke with Jorge Vazquez Valencia, the spokesperson for the Autodefensas, a self-defense group that...
  • Coca-Cola pulls Mexico ad deemed offensive to indigenous

    12/07/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 2, 2015
    A Coca-Cola Mexico spokesman says the company apologizes and has pulled an online ad after it was deemed offensive to the country's indigenous by consumers, media and advocacy groups.