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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
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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To: bgill

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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To: bgill

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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To: bgill
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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To: bgill

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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To: Irenic
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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To: Irenic
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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To: bgill

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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To: bgill
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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To: bgill
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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To: PLD

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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To: x1stcav

“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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To: bgill

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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To: bgill
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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To: PLD

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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To: Beagle8U

hahahaha!

Do you remember this Whitney and Bobby moment....

BOBBY BROWN
She’s a *Brown*! She’s got body!

WHITNEY HOUSTON
Hell to the no.

BOBBY BROWN
I had to dig a doodie bubble out of your butt....

BOBBY BROWN
That turd was too big... comin’ out her butt... and she couldn’t get it out... and I had to help her... and nothin’ worked... I had to put these fingers, right here [extends fingers]...

WHITNEY HOUSTON
Oh my GODDDDDD!

WHITNEY HOUSTON
My sisters are goin’, “That’s love! That’s love! That’s love! [shouts] Black love!”

http://www.quotefully.com/tvshow/Being+Bobby+Brown
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1143870,00.html


21 posted on 04/06/2012 7:53:27 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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To: bgill

Between the two major colas I prefer Coke. I don’t drink it very often, so it’ll be easy to give up.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 7:57:01 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

> Cancer and children’s charities etc yes,

Be careful.

A lot of these charities get shaken down by Planned Parenthood for donations.

Some of them are mere fronts and money laundering operations for Planned Parenthood and other Leftist goon squads.

You need to see how these “charities” spend their money.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 8:14:08 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Doesn’t matter if I drink it or not, DONE!!!


24 posted on 04/06/2012 8:19:09 AM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PLD

Did you read the story about the 78 year old man who was attacked on his way home from the store? Six thugs, white and black, jumped him and beat him down and stomped on him while shouting kill the white man. I am like you I can’t go three rounds with anyone anymore so Ill just shoot the somns of bitches.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: papertyger

Give it up (forever) for Lent. Your liver/stomach will thank you, bigtime.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_parts_of_your_body_does_coca_cola_coke_damage
and
http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/the-effect-of-coca-cola-on-your-body.html
and
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/what-coca-cola-does-to-your-stomach.html (meat pics warning, LOL)


26 posted on 04/06/2012 9:11:28 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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To: sheikdetailfeather
At lease your neighbors and friends are not like some others that always see whites as their enemies..These people have been taught from birth that whites are their enemies when all along they are their own enemies..
27 posted on 04/06/2012 9:13:35 AM PDT by PLD
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To: jazzlite

Give it up completely and get healthy with selected fruit juices: see post #26.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 9:19:05 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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To: carriage_hill
I never drank that carbonated pisswater or any Pepsi crap, either.
Then how can you comment about them?
You sound like the Lefties who hate Rush even though they've never listened to him.
29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:25:40 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Americanexpat
I did not read that story since it was published all over the world like this one has it is time we step up and show them we will not take this crap any more..Just let one hurt my family and I will hunt them down like the dogs they are..

The story that makes me so mad six blacks one a girl and the rest boys..attack a couple and took them to an abandoned house raped and killed the boy and then took the girl and kept her for 24hrs and repeatedly raped and torchered her then shot her in the head and threw her in a trash can...I didn't hear word about that one

30 posted on 04/06/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Americanexpat
I did not read that story since it was published all over the world like this one has it is time we step up and show them we will not take this crap any more..Just let one hurt my family and I will hunt them down like the dogs they are..

The story that makes me so mad six blacks one a girl and the rest boys..attack a couple and took them to an abandoned house raped and killed the boy and then took the girl and kept her for 24hrs and repeatedly raped and torchered her then shot her in the head and threw her in a trash can...I didn't hear word about that one

31 posted on 04/06/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT by PLD
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To: bgill

This can be turned in our favor.

make coke get out the left wing social issues.

Then again, now all coke drivers are robbery targets.

(is that the new logo?)


32 posted on 04/06/2012 9:35:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: oh8eleven

My error. I did 3-4x in the 50s, then quit. (I was a milk drinker) Read the part of my post about (fizzy) cream soda.

In Scout summer camp (late-50s), we tried using Coke to “tenderize” some meat. It burned the meat up, shrunk it and turned it brown; like shot leather. None of us touched that cola stuff after that.

Like this:
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/what-coca-cola-does-to-your-stomach.html


33 posted on 04/06/2012 9:47:43 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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To: carriage_hill

shot = shoe.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 9:51:45 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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To: jazzlite
These companies are making a big mistake to politicize their products. . . . Sounds like Coke might have hired a politically correct Marketing Manager. Big mistake, Coke.

Big mistake indeed. When the Rush/prostitute flap was in full hue and cry and companies were bailing out, I posted on other forums that these companies were idiots. I wrote that the Left's attention span was that of a goldfish and as soon as another cause celebre arose, like a school of minnows, they'd dart off in another direction. Brand loyalty means nothing to them. Sure enough, we now have this case and who remembers the bimbo - or which company supported her?

35 posted on 04/06/2012 9:54:34 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

So, I suppose now, “standing your ground” is “racist”...

I can understand where the left would look at it that way.
Who are you “standing your ground” against?
Criminals. And those criminals are overwhelmingly overrepresented by a specific race, sex, and age.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 10:00:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bgill
Goes to show you the level of intelligence exhibited by company leaders. They may think “Stand Your Ground” is the issue in the Trayvon death. This is not the case. It has been legal for years to defend yourself in a case where someone is trying to kill you. That defense is up the killing the perp.
37 posted on 04/06/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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To: carriage_hill
I never drank that carbonated pisswater or any Pepsi crap, either. Yes to some cream soda in the 50s/60s, but not since.

If you want real soda... try Hosmer Mountain (they'll send you a case in glass bottles).

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=hosmer%20mountain&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hosmersoda.com%2F&ei=SCR_T6PcHpKk8QTyovDiBw&usg=AFQjCNGmp7p1HeUuXVkoHgpYhYeXQp7y0w&cad=rja

I think I did the link correctly

38 posted on 04/06/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Thanks, but I find “local delivery” only. No interstate delivery. Besides, that team of horses/wagon would wear out traveling to my Farm, way out here. LOL.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thanks, sheikdetailfeather.

That is the law I’m familiar with in North Carolina. I’d not heard it referred to as a Stand Your Ground law though.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: OSHA

I didn’t know they still made royal crown. Have to check if they are associated with any of the forbidden companies.


41 posted on 04/07/2012 3:01:09 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Psalm 144

You folks down south are hard core.


42 posted on 04/07/2012 3:03:12 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Thanks for the link.

Here’s my “comment.”

Due to your decision to publicly side with malcontents and dissociate your company from ALEC, I must end my fifty year love affair with Coke.

I consider this decision by your company nothing
less than complicity with scandalous media’s attempt to inflame racial animosities, and wish you not only hardship in business, but personal hardship for all those involved in this wanton display of craven cowardice.


43 posted on 04/07/2012 3:33:34 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: x1stcav
You folks down south are hard core.

We like nothing better than Northerners telling us how THEY think it should be done......

44 posted on 04/07/2012 3:47:10 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: x1stcav

“You folks down south are hard core.”

Sir, Meyers dark rum is sweet and mellow.

:-)


45 posted on 04/07/2012 10:05:07 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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To: Psalm 144

I am very familiar with Meyers as I drank many a Mai Tai containing it. I’ve just never tried it straight. I shall correct that deficiency.


46 posted on 04/08/2012 5:25:46 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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