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Coke withdraws from group that backs Stand Your Ground law
yahoo! news ^ | April 5, 2012 | Barbara Liston and Martinne Geller

Posted on 04/06/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by bgill

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cocacola; idiocy; standyourground; trayvon; trayvonmartin
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Wish I bought coke so I could ban it from this house. I'm sure there are other products Coca-Cola produces that I can ban.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 7:13:28 AM PDT by bgill
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I never drank that carbonated pisswater or any Pepsi crap, either. Yes to some cream soda in the 50s/60s, but not since.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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I can’t remember the last time I drank that crap. Everyone who does drink it should stop. It’s bad for you anyway.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:49 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke
4 posted on 04/06/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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If I was a director of a multi-national corporation, I wouldn’t have been stupid enough to get the company to sponsor any kind of political cause. Cancer and children’s charities etc yes, but since when has it ever been a good idea for a company in the business of selling consumable products to alienate potential customers by involving themselves in political causes?
If I was a major shareholder, I’d want the higher-up responsible for this to be fired for their lack of judgement...


5 posted on 04/06/2012 7:19:56 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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Wasn't that a Whitney Houston song, ‘I'd like the world to buy my coke’?
6 posted on 04/06/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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Wasn't that a Whitney Houston song, ‘I'd like the world to buy my coke’?
7 posted on 04/06/2012 7:24:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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Anybody got a good substitute for the Coke in a Rum & Coke?

Maybe I’ll shift the Capt. Morgan and Mountain Dew.

Wait, isn’t the Dew owned by Coke?

This could put a real crimp in my drinking but principle first.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 7:24:53 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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Tell Coca-Cola what they can do with their over-priced sugar water.
9 posted on 04/06/2012 7:26:43 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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No problem here..I drink very little soft drinks I love Iced Tea above all those cola's and coke has never been one of my favorites..If I do drink a cola it will be R.C.or Big Red..

I will make sure my mailing list gets this article and do hope the rest of you do the same..As for Coke and all of its products goes feed the thugs because I will stay on the side of justice and protect my own life before I ever buy another product from you..

As for as me fighting a thug back or shooting I will shoot since I am not a strong person..So I warn you thugs of America do not try anything with me or my family if you don't want to be dead..

10 posted on 04/06/2012 7:30:09 AM PDT by PLD
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http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/brands/brandlist.html

Here’s the link to coca-cola products. I’m not posting it because there’s as many products as Obama has lies.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by bgill
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“Anybody got a good substitute for the Coke in a Rum & Coke?”

Meyer’s dark straight up.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 7:37:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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Thanks!!!I will send this link to the email friends..


13 posted on 04/06/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT by PLD
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To: carriage_hill

Dammit!

Where am I gonna get my Cherry Zero from now?


14 posted on 04/06/2012 7:39:57 AM PDT by papertyger (The Unwritten Beatitude: Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be broken.)
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Would one of you knowledgeable FReepers mind explaining precisely what the “Stand Your Ground” laws are? What states have such laws? What untruths are being reported about them?

I am awaiting an interview with the sheriff for CCW permit.

15 posted on 04/06/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT by gitmo
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Even my Democrat neighbors who were vehement about Trayvon being an innocent victim are now horrified that the media misled them. I tired to tell them before but they had to hear it themselves. They just talked to me this morning and are seeing the light now. Too bad Coke doesn’t want customers who protect themselves and their loved ones.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 7:43:46 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: bgill

Stand Your Ground. Don’t buy Coke.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: gitmo

This explains the Stand Your Ground law:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand-your-ground_law


18 posted on 04/06/2012 7:46:34 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: bgill
We do buy coke and we buy a lot of it..NO MORE..We will switch to another company. These companies are making a big mistake to politicize their products..People out here buy those products and people have different views and opinions. Sounds like Coke might have hired a politically correct Marketing Manager. Big mistake, Coke.
19 posted on 04/06/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: x1stcav

20 posted on 04/06/2012 7:51:53 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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