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  • 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,...
  • Coke withdraws from group that backs Stand Your Ground law

    04/06/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 45 replies
    yahoo! news ^ | April 5, 2012 | Barbara Liston and Martinne Geller
    ORLANDO, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co is dropping its membership in a conservative national advocacy group that supports "Stand Your Ground" laws such as the one being used as a defense in the Florida killing of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. The move by the world's biggest soft drink maker comes as corporate America faces increased scrutiny from consumers and shareholder activists over lobbying and political spending.
  • It's About More Than Polar Bears for Coca-Cola

    12/13/2011 10:57:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 13, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Recently NLPC has reported about Coca-Cola’s holiday ad campaign to protect polar bears with donations up to $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund, which was a barely disguised effort to fund environmental pressure groups’ fraudulent global warming fight . But Coke’s passion to avert climate catastrophism runs deeper than the Arctic ice. The company even has a position statement that says “the consensus on climate science is increasingly unequivocal,” that “global climate change is happening” (everyone agrees with that – it always has changed and always will), and that “man-made greenhouse gas emissions are a crucial factor.” “Across...
  • Coke Bails on White Cans, But Not on Climate Alarmism

    12/01/2011 12:01:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 1, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Coca-Cola ’s just-announced holiday campaign to supposedly protect Arctic polar bear habitat – highlighted by the company changing its iconic red cans to white – is ending, with the company killing off its new packaging two months earlier than planned. No, Coke hasn’t seen the light on its disguised support for the global warming hoax . The images of polar bears will instead appear on redesigned red cans, after many consumers mistakenly grabbed the white cans believing they were selecting the silver-canned Diet Coke. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported that in recent days about a half-dozen customers...
  • Coke’s Polar Bear Campaign Funds WWF Disinformation

    11/15/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last month NLPC reported that during the holidays Coca-Cola will change its traditional red cans to white as part of an advertising campaign to raise $2 million for the World Wildlife Fund’s “polar bear conservation efforts.” This despite the fact that global polar bear populations are healthy ( much larger than 50 years ago ), their Arctic habitat is recovering, and the locations where a few of their numbers have declined in some cases are attributed to too much ice, not “global warming.” Since polar bears are not endangered, it’s worthwhile to investigate what WWF activities the Coke money...
  • White Coke Cans Fund Polar Bear Myths (w/Video)

    10/31/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 31, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    For years Coca-Cola has given millions of dollars to eco-extreme group World Wildlife Fund, whose alarmism and perpetration of falsehoods are unmatched among its cohorts in climate activism. Now Coke has initiated a new campaign with WWF that features its iconic advertising species in an effort to drive more funding to the international nonprofit group to “protect the polar bears’ Arctic home.” The promotion will include new packaging for Coke over the holiday season, changing its familiar red cans to white, and featuring an image of a mother polar bear and her cubs on the side. Coke says it...
  • Guess Where Coca-Cola Is Investing $4 Billion

    08/21/2011 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    forbes.com/yahoo ^ | August 19, 2011 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Who says American companies aren't investing? They are. Billions, in fact. Only, they are just not investing here in the U.S. Atlanta based Coca-Cola (KO) plans to invest $4 billion in China, the company's CEO Muhtar Kent told reporters in Shanghai this week. It's the company's biggest planned investment in China since the 2009 investment of $2 billion. The investments will start next year and is part of the company's China capex until 2014. Kent said the company is even considering listing its shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, adding itself to the list of mainstream brands listing their depositary...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Coca-Cola Raises Total Pledge to $31 Million for Relief and Rebuilding Efforts in Japan

    03/24/2011 2:44:59 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 12 replies
    The Coca-Cola Company ^ | March 24, 2011
    TOKYO -- The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is establishing the Coca-Cola Japan Reconstruction Fund and raised its pledge to a total of 2.5 billion Yen (US$31 million) donations towards relief and rebuilding efforts for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami over the next three years. This includes the 600 million Yen (US$7.3 million) in cash and product announced previously. The commitment was made following a two-day visit to Tokyo by Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Kent was accompanied on the trip by Company Directors Herbert A. Allen, a member of the...
  • Diet Coke Wins Battle in Cola Wars

    03/17/2011 8:45:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Mike Esterl
    U.S. sales of Diet Coke overtook those of Pepsi-Cola for the first time in 2010, making the diet soda the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola, industry data are expected to confirm Thursday. Occupying the top two rankings would mark a historic win for Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO - News) in its decades-old rivalry with PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP - News), which has seen its market share slip in recent years and is trying to retool its marketing.
  • CSPI: Caramel Coloring in Coke, Pepsi Can Cause Cancer; Industry Disputes Claim

    02/16/2011 4:10:22 PM PST · by Clock King · 27 replies
    abc news ^ | 02/16/2011 | ben forer
    A major consumer group today called for a government ban on two types of caramel coloring used in colas, warning that the ingredients could cause cancer. The soft drink industry came out swinging, strongly objecting to the claim.
  • Coke packages say "Merry Christmas" this year in contrast to last year's "Holiday 2009"

    11/16/2010 4:02:02 AM PST · by CIS · 34 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | November 16, 2010 | P. Stattic
    In December 2009, there was a thread here on Free Republic outlining the fact that Coca-Cola had released "holiday" packaging that said "Feliz Navidad" in Spanish, but "Holiday 2009" in English. Some were outraged because it appeared that Christmas was okay to acknowledge in Spanish, but not in English. It seems that Coke has learned their lesson and for their 2010 packaging, they use the English greeting "Merry Christmas". Click here to read the original 2009 Free Republic article on this matter. Click here to see an image containing both the 2009 and 2010 Coke package designs with the "Holiday...
  • Jon Stewart’s rally raises questions about comedian’s role (Coca-Cola sponsors HuffPo buses)

    10/29/2010 11:51:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/29/10 | Michael Calderone
    Jon Stewart and Glenn Beck have a few things in common. The liberal and conservative cable hosts each described their respective rallies on the National Mall—whether to "restore honor" or "restore sanity"—as nonpolitical events. Neither walks in lockstep with Democrats or Republicans. And both often claim to simply be entertainers, while at the same time never shying away from weighty subjects like the economy and terrorism. -snip- Now the Huffington Post has lined up 212 buses leaving from the Mets Citi Field at 6 a.m. Saturday. (The buses will be equipped with snacks and drinks donated by Pom Wonderful, Stonyfield...
  • Wal-Mart pops onto scene, makes its mark (FINALLY, MORE CHICAGO WAL-MARTS)

    07/04/2010 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2010 | Julie Wernau, Tribune reporter
    Walk into the lone Chicago Wal-Mart to stock up on pop in the summer heat and there, rising like a palm tree in an oasis, is a stack of Coke cases at a special price: 24 cans for $5. A brand-name beverage like Coca-Cola for about 20 cents a can is more than a great deal. It's a sign of Wal-Mart's purchasing might, a warning shot to competitors and less than good news for the beverage industry. Experts call that kind of intimidating power "disruption," and it will come to the Chicago area in a bigger way now that Wal-Mart...
  • When Image Became Everything: The New Coke Fiasco At 25

    04/23/2010 12:44:37 PM PDT · by qam1 · 61 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Faster Times ^ | 4/23/10 | Patrick Cassels
    Summer of 1985: Fidel Castro sits behind a transmitter and broadcasts a national radio address of monumental proportions: Cuba’s great American enemy to the north is in a state of decay. Though this statement came during the paranoid final years of the Cold War, Castro’s claim was not based on some clandestine CIA document smuggled by a double-agent. No, the proof of America’s decay, was that Coca-Cola tasted kind-of different. A few months earlier, before an audience of 700 reporters seated in New York’s Lincoln Center, Roberto C. Goizueta, Coke’s president and CEO (and, fittingly enough, a Cuban ex-patriot) made...
  • White team’s ‘stepping’ win sparks uproar

    02/27/2010 8:39:14 AM PST · by fishhound · 104 replies · 3,184+ views
    AP/Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | AP
    ATLANTA - A white Arkansas team’s win in a national “stepping” contest has sparked a fierce controversy over whether the integration of a once exclusively black college tradition constitutes a form of cultural theft. “What has happened is black youth culture, what people would call hip-hop, sort of made black culture . . . appealing to all kinds of people,” said Walter Kimbrough of historically black Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., an expert on black Greek life. The uproar began when the University of Arkansas’ all-white Zeta Tau Alpha team beat out five teams in last weekend’s Sprite...
  • China discloses buying spree in US firms

    02/11/2010 1:23:42 AM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Ninemsn ^ | February 9, 2010
    China's giant sovereign wealth fund revealed it has accumulated stakes totalling $US9.6 billion ($A11.1 billion) in major US companies including Coca-Cola, Apple and Goodyear following a buying spree last year. Most of the stakes are small, reflecting China Investment Corp's strategy of avoiding politically sensitive acquisitions. But they highlight its growing presence in global markets as it invests a portion of Beijing's $US2.4 trillion ($A2.78 trillion) in foreign reserves. The holdings were disclosed Friday in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that listed shares traded in the United States. CIC, one of the world's biggest investment funds,...