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  • Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    07/23/2015 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Chelsea Scism
    Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization. The move follows a Daily Signal report revealing the names of 41 companies that Planned Parenthood listed as donors. That list, which was featured on Planned Parenthood’s website, has since been removed. This latest development comes in the wake of two undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives talking about the sale of fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood is facing both federal and state investigations—and the possibility of losing taxpayer funding. Earlier this week, The Daily...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD YANKS CORPORATE SPONSOR PAGE AFTER COCA-COLA DROPS SUPPORT

    07/23/2015 6:41:47 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/15 | Austin Ruse
    Planned Parenthood removes corporate sponsor page from website. Article link contains a one-day old screenshot of the sponsor page.
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Coca-Cola sends a message with label-free cans (Promotes Tolerance)

    07/08/2015 1:05:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    cnn ^ | July 8, 2015 | Wyatt Massey
    (CNN)—Coca-Cola wants everyone to imagine a world without labels. And as an example, the beverage company is dropping its own. Coke has introduced a new version of its iconic red-and-white can in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ends July 17. The new red cans feature Coke's signature dynamic ribbon but not the words "Coca-Cola" and are intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance. The backs of the cans bear the message "Labels are for cans, not people."
  • Response to Gay Pride Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2015 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Galactica · 38 replies
    Coca-Cola Email | Karla
    This is Coca-Cola's response when emailed about their support for the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage: As a believer in an inclusive world, The Coca-Cola Company is pleased with the decision on marriage equality. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion, equality and diversity through both our policies and practices.KarlaIndustry and Consumer AffairsThe Coca-Cola Company
  • The big payback: why are rappers suddenly OK with shilling for big brands?

    06/20/2015 10:06:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 17 June 2015 09.02 EDT | Ben Westhoff
    As we learned from Mad Men, the advertising industry is ever intent on harnessing trends that are bubbling up organically. Countercultural ideals (say, hippie-era peace and love) are wedded to a mainstream product (say, Coke) and blasted to the mainstream before anyone knows what’s hit them. Which is why hip-hop and advertising go together so well. Firmly rooted in youth culture, hip-hop is edgy but accessible, a combination that companies adore. It can be exciting to see your favorite rapper validated in big-name plugs, whether it’s Jay Z for Hewlett Packard or Eminem for Chrysler. But for every carefully considered,...
  • Give Me A Coke, No ISIS Please!

    05/31/2015 8:36:52 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shoebat Foundation
    The IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola is one of two men who has been arrested as an Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist suspect. Maybe the CEO of Coca Cola America, Muhtar Kent, should be investigated, as well. He is a Muslim, after all, who supports amnesty for Muslim and other illegal aliens. An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police and company sources said on Monday. The pair were detained during a raid in the capital...
  • IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola unit arrested as ISIS suspect

    05/31/2015 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Alarabiya ^ | May 26, 2015 | Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir
    An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police and company sources said on Monday. The pair were detained during a raid in the capital Dhaka on Sunday night, said Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior official of the police detective branch. One man, Aminul Islam, was the information technology head of a multinational company, and worked as a regional coordinator for ISIS, while the other, Sakib Bin Kamal, was a teacher at a school in Dhaka,...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 187 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • The Selling of the New Hillary

    04/17/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Joe McGinnis, a young writer who got access to the advertising agency with the Nixon account in 1968, changed the way we thought about electing presidents with his best-seller, "The Selling of the President." The very idea that a presidential candidate could be packaged like a tube of toothpaste, a can of shaving cream or a pack of cigarettes was shocking. Americans held elections as something close to a sacred trust, and the cover of the McGinnis book featured Richard Nixon's face on that pack of cigarettes, suggesting (this was before "Mad Men") that Madison Avenue would stoop even so...
  • Coca-Cola Marketing Executive Wendy Clark Returns To Beverage Maker After Leave Of Absence

    03/31/2015 1:55:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/31/15 | MIKE ESTERL
    There has been speculation Wendy Clark might not return to Coca-Cola Co. but instead continue working on Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign, after the senior marketing executive took a leave of absence from the beverage giant in January. But Coke and Ms. Clark confirmed on Tuesday that she will return to her post as North American marketing chief on April 6.
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • Now Teachers Union Outlaws Coca-Cola From Its Events

    11/30/2014 3:06:33 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2014 | Eric Owens
    After wasting millions of dollars on losing Democratic candidates in this month’s midterm elections, the American Federation of Teachers has completely gone off the deep end and banned Coca-Cola and Coke products from its events and facilities. The teachers union — America’s second largest — based its prohibition on America’s best product and, certainly, its best export, on allegations of human rights violations that were described in a trio of books published several years ago... Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, a group that frequently stands athwart teachers unions, spells out the motivation more clearly: ”Obviously, they...
  • Israel Greenlights Coca-Cola Factory in Gaza

    11/03/2014 8:07:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 11/3/2014, 7:28 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Construction of a Coca-Cola factory in Gaza is set to begin this week after being green-lighted by Israel’s defense establishment. A major advantage of the new factory is that it will create jobs for thousands of Palestinians—first for construction builders, and then some 3,000 factory workers.The factory is to be built in the Karni industrial area. The construction period will take six months. …
  • Remember Surge soda? It’s back

    09/15/2014 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | September 15, 2014 | Matt
    Calling all ’90s kids: Surge is back. Coca-Cola unveiled the citrus-flavored soda in 1996 as an answer to Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. But SURGE couldn’t compete and was taken off shelves in 2001, to the dismay of what had become a cult-like following. Thousands of passionate fans have been fighting for its return for years, and today they tasted victory. This is just a test, said Coca Cola spokeswoman Sheree Robinson. “It has a big fan base, however, we’re not sure how that will translate into sales,” she said.
  • Spain forces Coke to rehire workers

    06/14/2014 11:00:49 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 24 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 13 Jun 2014 16:06 GMT+02:00
    Coca-Cola will have to reemploy and reimburse the 821 workers it sacked in April when it closed four of its bottling plants in Spain now that a judge has ruled the drinks multinational carried out the lay-offs unlawfully. The sudden lay-off of 1,190 (finally 821) Coca-Cola employees from its bottling plants in Madrid, Mallorca, Alicante and Asturias were, according to holding company Iberian Partners, needed to improve efficiency. But Spain’s High Court ruled on Friday that the fizzy drinks giants had not carried out the merging of all of their eight bottling plants in Spain appropriately. They also blamed them...
  • Coca-Cola ad: Working off a soda takes 23 minutes (Company run by morons)

    06/08/2014 9:38:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda. In the ad, the world's biggest beverage maker asks what would happen if people paid for a can of Coke by first working off the calories it contained. The ad, which notes that it typically takes 23 minutes of cycling to achieve that, shows a montage of people on a giant stationary bicycle happily trying to earn a can of its cola, with carnival music playing in...
  • Coca-Cola to remove controversial drinks ingredient

    05/06/2014 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    BBC.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | BBC
    The world's largest beverage-maker, Coca-Cola, plans to remove a controversial ingredient from some of its US drinks brands by the end of this year, following an online petition.Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is found in Coca-Cola fruit and sports drinks such as Fanta and Powerade.Rival Pepsi removed the chemical from its Gatorade sports drink last year.In Japan and the European Union, the use of BVO as a food additive is not allowed.Pepsi has a plan to remove the ingredient from its entire product portfolio.It uses BVO in its Mountain Dew and Amp Energy drinks sold in the US.BVO has been...
  • Michelle Kwan caught in food fight over Obama’s Fitness Council

    02/19/2014 9:07:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Are you now, or have you ever been, a shill for Coca-Cola? A conservative think tank denounced Tuesday a nutritional advocacy group for its attacks on Olympic figure skater legend Michelle Kwan for being a pusher of soft drinks while sitting on President Obama’s fitness council, while the group doubled down on its position. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) had said Miss Kwan’s dual roles as a Coca-Cola “ambassador” to the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and her membership on the Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition were “unacceptable.” It “cannot be reconciled, since Coca-Cola and...
  • Drink makers giving people ways to ditch the can (Coca-Cola vs. SodaStream: aha)

    02/08/2014 12:52:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 4:27 PM EST | Candice Choi
    It keeps getting easier to ditch the soda can. When Coca-Cola said this week that it would let people make its drinks at home using a beverage machine, it became the latest company to take advantage of a growing trend: People turning to flavored drops or at-home carbonation machines that do away with the need to haul home bulky cans and bottles from the supermarket. […] Options that do away with cans and bottles are faring far better. Revenue for the Americas region at SodaStream, which makes at-home carbonation machines, surged 88 percent in 2012 from the previous year, the...
  • Coke Defiantly to Air Longer Version of ‘America the Beautiful’ Ad

    02/08/2014 7:31:57 AM PST · by rktman · 77 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 2/7/2014 | Cecilia Vega and Matt Knox
    Coca-Cola drew lots of negative reaction when it aired its multilingual “America the Beautiful” ad during the Super Bowl, but the company is defending its commercial and plans to release an even longer version of it during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games today. The world’s largest beverage company fired back at critics of the company’s take on the patriotic song, performed in English, Hindi, Spanish and four other languages.
  • Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad Blog (Needs some serious freeping)

    02/06/2014 8:17:52 AM PST · by tom h · 29 replies
    Coca-Cola Website ^ | February 6, 2014 | Vanity
    America Is Beautiful, and Coca-Cola is for Everyone
  • What That Coca-Cola Ad Tells Us About Americanism

    02/06/2014 4:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor Joe Rigney
    If I asked you to describe a proponent of something called “Americanism,” what would you say? My guess is that your mind might jump to a jingoistic Southerner with a rifle, a pick-up truck, and a high school education, who speaks fluent ‘merican. Readers familiar with the work of David Gelernter might talk about a religious creed that views America as a new promised land and Americans as a new chosen people, committed to ideals such as liberty, equality, and democracy. But at the Super Bowl earlier this week, Coca-Cola asked us to consider a different vision of Americanism, one...
  • The Pause That Refreshes

    02/06/2014 2:36:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Two ads are seared into my memory from childhood. One is by Keep America Beautiful for Earth Day in 1970. The commercial portrayed what appeared to be an American Indian crying over the pollution that littered our country. Later, we find out the actor was neither an Indian nor was he crying. The second is the Coca-Cola ad, released in 1971, that showed people holding hands and singing, "I'd like to teach the world to sing." Not only did I love the commercials, but as a child, I picked up garbage from the roadsides of my town on Earth Day...
  • Coca Cola's 'America the Beautiful' Super Bowl commercial angers conservative pundits

    02/04/2014 12:32:57 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 93 replies
    Daily News ^ | 2-4-14 | Ethan Sacks
    Coca Cola's Super Bowl commercial featuring a multilingual rendition of "America the Beautiful" was refreshing to many — but left a bitter taste in the mouth of conservative pundits.
  • Coke returns to the ‘Jews Out!’ movement

    02/04/2014 8:11:19 AM PST · by idov · 12 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Feb, 4, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    When I moved to Israel from Canada in 1982 one of the first things I did was go to the local grocery to get some grub for the family. They wanted a bottle of Coca-Cola so I looked for it but didn’t see any and finally settled for Pepsi, the only brand name I recognized. I asked the cashier when I got to the checkout. “You don’t carry Coke?” “Boycott,” he replied. “Welcome to Israel.” The original boycott of doing business with Israeli companies was hatched by the Arab League in 1948 as an act of war. Coca-Cola went along...
  • Coca-Cola's America: Is It Yours?

    02/03/2014 2:08:31 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 105 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/3/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    This is inspired by a flurry of Facebook posts and comments: Lot's of potshots are being fired over the Super Bowl ad presented by Coca Cola on Sunday night. Those who were offended at hearing a patriotic song about America sung in foreign languages, are being labeled racist. And those who embrace multi-culturalism are being call unpatriotic. While it is probably somewhere in the middle of both, I am one who felt slighted by the ad. Facebook is ablaze with the debate and I will add that while I agree with this comment somewhat: "I loved the ad.... Can anyone...
  • Do all of you want to hit COKE upside their Corporate Heads?

    02/03/2014 12:20:29 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 106 replies
    03 Feb 2014 | US Navy Vet
    Buy this: http://www.sodastreamusa.com/
  • Why Coca Cola's Multicultural 'America the Beautiful' Ad Was Offensive

    02/03/2014 9:35:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Feb 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Executives at Coca Cola thought it was a good idea to run a 60 second Super Bowl ad featuring children singing "America the Beautiful" – a deeply Christian patriotic anthem whose theme is unity – in several foreign languages. The ad also prominently features a gay couple. Conservatives instantly lit up social media with objections, with many vowing to boycott the soda company's products. “If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing 'American the Beautiful' in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — doggone we are on...
  • Coca-Cola says information-packed laptops were stolen and retrieved

    01/25/2014 7:20:08 AM PST · by gooblah · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/25/2014 3:15:36
    ATLANTA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Beverage giant Coca-Cola said that laptops that were stolen and retrieved included personal data on 74,000 employees and business associates.
  • No One Goes Away From Jesus Unchanged, As Seen on TV

    12/29/2012 1:37:50 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 28, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is a Coca Cola commercial from about five years ago that takes up the Christmas theme of the star of Christmas.Let us review the impact that Star of Christmas had on the wise men, the Magi. The star moved them to seek meaning outside themselves. It made them look out and up.The star called them beyond what was familiar in their own country and world and expanded their horizons toward Christ and His kingdom.The star summoned them to seek Christ, and when they found him, to worship him.The Star drew them to be generous to a poor...
  • Have a Coke and a … GMO?

    10/28/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Bill Tomson
    The Coca-Cola Company isn’t smiling about the latest effort to force labels on foods and beverages that contain genetically modified organisms – this time in Washington State. It’s on a long list of manufacturers that sell products using ingredients derived from either corn or soy, both of which are nearly impossible to source in the United States without using genetically modified crops. In fact, should Washington pass its ballot initiative 522 next week, good luck finding any processed foods or beverages in an Evergreen State grocery store that don’t have GMO warning labels. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo both are on a...
  • Politics of fat: Watertown soda distributor questions first lady’s visit

    09/11/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | September 11, 2013 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON – When you’ve been in business 75 years, you learn to adapt. So goes the story of the Watertown-based 7-up Bottling Co., a family-owned distributor of carbonated beverages serving a thirsty four-county market in southern Wisconsin. But these days, as sugary drinks get caught in the fire of the War on Obesity, soda distributors like 7-Up Bottling must feel like it’s got a big red target on its back. “We are definitely not the industry that is causing obesity but yet we’ve got a product that gets blamed for obesity,” Tim Schultz, sales manager for 7-Up Bottling Co. told...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "One, Two, Three"(1961)

    07/28/2013 11:56:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | Billy Wilder
  • Coke's cool idea? Ice bottles

    07/10/2013 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | George Mathis
    Beachgoers in South America can have a cold Coke and a smile, but unlike other consumers of the world's most popular soft drink, they can drink it directly from a bottle made entirely of ice. The Atlanta-based company says the “cold to the last drop” bottles "continue to make quite a splash in Colombia and throughout the advertising world." Indeed, the cool marketing ploy, began this year, has won Coca-Cola several awards. How does it work?
  • Coca-Cola sets out to break down barriers between India and Pakistan [You Tube video]

    05/24/2013 10:15:55 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Yes, I realize that the ultimate goal is for the Coca-Cola Company to sell as many cans of dark, fizzy, flavored water as it can (I get that), but I found this ad for Coke quite touching and inspiring nevertheless. Bringing India & Pakistan Together With a Coke
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.

    05/16/2013 9:49:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Connect with NYTMetro Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former...
  • Coca-Cola 'the real deal' for gastrointestinal clogs

    01/08/2013 10:34:57 AM PST · by fso301 · 64 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2013 | Judy Siegel--Itzkovich
    When cars had metallic bumpers, sodas were used to polish them, and popular acidic soft drinks has also been known to be a good toilet-bowl cleaner. Now, Greek gastroentrologists headed by Dr. Spiros Ladas at Athens University Medical School and Laikon Hospital have published a study proving that drinking Coca-Cola (the brand name provided in the article) can open up clogs in people with overly convoluted gastrointestinal systems caused by the ingestion of digested fruits and vegetables. They published their findings on Monday in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  • Coke Teams Up with Segway Inventor to Roll Out Clean Water Project

    09/27/2012 9:48:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Scientific American ^ | September 25, 2012 | Martinne Geller
    Coca-Cola Co plans to deliver and operate water purification systems in rural parts of the developing world, working with the inventor of the Segway transportation device in a project that will also help further Coke's sustainability targets. Coca-Cola Co plans to deliver and operate water purification systems in rural parts of the developing world, working with the inventor of the Segway transportation device in a project that will also help further Coke's sustainability targets. The world's largest soft drink maker said on Tuesday that it is teaming up with American inventor Dean Kamen to roll out his new invention, called...
  • School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games [and buttered popcorn and potato chips......]

    08/20/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Posted in Top Stories | 22 comments School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Aug 20, 2012 By Todd Starnes Attention high school football fans in Maine: B.Y.O.C. – Bring your own Coke. The Portland Public School system will no longer allow soft drinks to be sold on school property – including at high school football games. School officials are also banning the sale of gridiron staples like buttered popcorn and potato chips. Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus. The total ban on...
  • How Diet Coke Became the World's Liquid Crack of Choice

    08/11/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT · by thecodont · 73 replies
    Jezebel.com ^ | AUG 8, 2012 1:30 PM | Katie J.M. Baker
    Diet Coke turns 30 this year, and despite health concerns and an rocky advertising trajectory (remember Paula Abdul dancing with dead celebrities?), the Thank-God-It's-Not-Sugar-But-Hopefully-Aspartame-Won't-Kill-You beverage is doing better than ever. Diet Coke has held the title of second most popular soda in the world (after regular Coke) for two years running — 40% of colas currently sold are either Diet Coke or Coke Zero — and it seems like more people are now drinking it for the taste instead of as a diet aid. But it wasn't always this way. When Diet Coke was introduced in 1982, "it was too...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Sat. Nite racing at Daytona - The Coke Zero 400 - TnT - 630pm ET - 7/7/12

    07/05/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 132 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 7/5/12
    Daytona Beach .. 400 miles .. 43 drivers .. Nascar shrank the air hole and changed the thermostats to make tandem racing less of an issue. We'll see..
  • Coca Cola, union workers reach agreement

    06/29/2012 2:14:29 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Coca Cola and union members from Teamster Local 1035 have reached an agreement putting an end to a six-week strike. Union workers voted and passed a six-year agreement that includes annual wage increases and additional company contributions to employee retirement plans. The agreement also provides shared responsibility for healthcare costs through employee contributions, Coca Cola said in a statement released Thursday night. Workers will be returning back to the job on Monday morning.
  • Coca-Cola workers now striking against Stop & Shop

    06/01/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    An ongoing strike at the Coca-Cola bottling facility in East Hartford is now extending its grip to Stop & Shop supermarkets. Workers said they plan to picket the supermarkets because they said they usually stock Coca-Cola products on store shelves. But picketing workers said that Stop & Shop employees are now doing the jobs of the workers on strike. They are asking other unionized workers to not deliver to the supermarket chain. Coca-Cola workers went on strike two weeks ago after co0ntract negotiations broke down.
  • Teamsters, Coca-Cola Dispute Who's Paying For Health Insurance

    05/31/2012 11:06:14 AM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Both the Teamsters and Coca-Cola agree that health insurance costs $14,898 a year per employee at the East Hartford bottling plant. But the two sides don't agree how that cost is distributed, making it hard to see how they can reach a new contract where health insurance costs are a major sticking point. About 350 union members have been striking for two weeks after about seven months of negotiating. Teamsters, who work as drivers, in soda bottling operations and in the warehouse, make about $20 an hour, and their health insurance costs another $7.16 an hour. In the last contract,...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Speedway at Charlotte, Sun. 5/27/12 530pm ET - FoX

    05/25/2012 6:48:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 5/25/12
    I know I know.. ya already plan to eat and drink enough this week-end to sustain a small squad of recons a month in the bushes.. and the latest news on nascar and its green 'bent' of late probably grates ya like crazy Don't forget to budget in the 600 miler after the Indy 500.. run at King JJ's home track no less. It should be a real feast, a smorgasboard of action.. if we're lucky. ;-]
  • Teamsters on Strike At (CT) Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

    05/16/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Workers represented by Teamsters Local 1035 went on strike Wednesday at 5 p.m. the Coca-Cola bottling plant on 471 Main St. There are 357 workers on strike, including drivers, warehouse and bottling workers. "It's corporate greed at its worst," said Chris Roos, secretary-treasurer for Local 1035. Health benefits, pay raises and job security are all sticking points, he said. The men and women on the picket line wore T-shirts that said: "Coca-Cola give it back: $2.65." Roos said, "We've taken $2.65 less in wages over the last five years," and said the company now wants employees to do cost sharing...
  • Coca-Cola habit linked to New Zealander's death

    04/20/2012 8:28:36 AM PDT · by null and void · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/20/12
    A pathologist said Natasha Harris's Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death in 2010. Photograph: AP Natasha Harris, 30, of Invercargill, died from a heart attack in February 2010. Dr Dan Mornin testified at an inquest on Thursday that Harris probably suffered from hypokalemia, or low potassium, which he thinks was caused by her excessive consumption of Coke and overall poor nutrition. Mornin said toxic levels of caffeine, a stimulant found in cola, also may have contributed to her death. Harris's partner, Chris Hodgkinson, testified that Harris drank between 8 and 10 litres of Coke every day. "She was addicted...
  • Don’t do business with progressive appeasers (heads up - take action!!)

    04/11/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values. So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity. On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC,...