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UPDATE: PepsiCo Prez Behind Gabrielle Giffords’ Civilian Disarmament Lovefest
thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/15/2014 | Robert Farago

Posted on 02/17/2014 9:18:46 AM PST by rktman

The TTAG tipster who alerted us to PepsiCo’s financial support of Gabrielle Giffords’ 2013 civilian disarmament gabfest entered “pepsico” into the search bar at aspenideas.org. (Fiendishly clever, eh?) Up popped Brad Jakeman, President, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo, Inc., right below none other than Gabrielle Giffords, the doyenne of disarmament. Being the seasoned journalist I am I Googled Mr. Jakeman’s name and the festival and found the YouTubery above. According to Mr. Jakeman’s full official bio the Aussie was the marketing maven behind Activision’s gun-intensive Call of Duty video game (“There’s a soldier in all of us”). Here he is below Ms. Giffords .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; bradjakeman; corporateliberalism; gabbygiffords; gabriellegiffords; guncontrol; pepsi; pepsico; secondamendment
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Gun Safety Advocates get support from pepsi. Who'd a thunk it?
1 posted on 02/17/2014 9:18:46 AM PST by rktman
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2 posted on 02/17/2014 9:19:41 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rktman

I’m running out of soft drink company choices.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 9:20:30 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: rktman
Liberal Corporatism from Pepsico? REALLY?


4 posted on 02/17/2014 9:21:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: rktman

Just drank my last Pepsi. Gonna miss it, too.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 9:23:57 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: John W

Haven’t drank a soda in a long time..

not surprised hypocrites like this congregate like this..

two faced liberals.. nothing new.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 9:24:09 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: rktman

The same guy that licensed the stretched butthole rainbow logo to the bam admin?


7 posted on 02/17/2014 9:24:21 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: rktman

Things go better with Coke!


8 posted on 02/17/2014 9:26:13 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: thorvaldr

Pepsi owns a lot of brands, including juice, water, tea, chips etc.

Its hard to stay away from Coke or Pepsi but I’m trying.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 9:26:28 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rktman

Haven’t drank Pepsi since the 9/11 comment their COO made. Think it was a female COO from India made a comment about American’s kinda deserving 9/11.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 9:29:01 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: rktman

Haven’t had a pepsi in 50 years.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 9:31:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: driftdiver

Will you please post that list? Thank you


12 posted on 02/17/2014 9:31:29 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: basil
"Things go better with Coke!"

I guess you missed the Super Bowl ad with 'America the Beautiful' in a dozen different languages, eh? No thanks.

13 posted on 02/17/2014 9:31:38 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: rktman

http://www.sodastreamusa.com/


14 posted on 02/17/2014 9:32:25 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: rktman

Conservative, liberty-minded Americans are running out of options and out of time.

A recent article proves that the Republican establishment is actually applauding the IRS investigations of Tea Party groups.

Americans have lost their government to greed and corruption.

We are literally at a crossroads. How many Americans will choose to fight?


15 posted on 02/17/2014 9:33:15 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rktman

Well you would think Pepsi would want to stop brain damage by bullets because it is horning in on Aspartame’s territory when it comes to brain damage.....

/sarc

Sorry I am in a Foul mood today.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 9:37:43 AM PST by GraceG
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To: rktman

But...but...she and Mark Kelly are saints!

They are Mother Teresas refusing food, lodging and, most of all, cash, as they spread the antigun gospel!

There must be some cynical people in the world to believe they are trading on her disability to produce a nice little earner for themselves with the usual ‘progressive’ idiots, wealthy or otherwise, ponying up the green stamps.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 9:39:32 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: rktman

Darn. Diet pepsi’s about all I drink. Going to have to go full bore for Soda Stream - and Israeli company.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 9:40:36 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: John W

19 posted on 02/17/2014 9:41:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: basil
Alternatives to Coke:

http://www.beveragesdirect.com/Boylan-Bottleworks-Sugar-Cane-Cola.aspx?afid=15&gclid=CLjIg4GUr7wCFQxo7AodRRMAaw

http://reedsinc.com/product/virgils-real-cola/

20 posted on 02/17/2014 9:42:31 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: hoosiermama

According to a poster at the site:

PepsiCo products:

Pepsi Brands include Frito Lay, Tropicana Juice Products, Quaker Brands, and Gatorade.
Frito Lay Products include Tostitos, Doritos, Lays Chips, and Flat Earth Snacks.
Quaker Brands include Aunt Jemima, Rice-A-Roni, Near East side dishes, Spudz snacks, and Crisp’ums baked crisps.
Quaker Breakfast Cereal Brands include, Life, Puffed Wheat, Harvet Crunch, King Vitamin, Quaker Oh’s!, Mother’s Cereal, and Cap’n Crunch.
Gatorade Brands include G2, and Propel Fit Water.
Pepsi’s SoftDrink Brands include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Voltage, Sierra Mist, and Diet Sierra Mist.

So, remember it’s not just soda.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 9:42:38 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: John W
"I’m running out of soft drink company choices."

Soft drinks worst thing you can put in your body.

22 posted on 02/17/2014 9:42:40 AM PST by DeaconRed (Thank you GOD for George Washington and all our founding Fathers. Tell Lucifer to take 0 back.)
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To: rktman

Finally got tired of tracking a company’s politics for product consumption. Pepsi’s president today could be someone else’s president tomorrow. What is the CEO’s position. Back in the fifties while consuming a bottle (they reused the bottles back then)of Pepsi I noticed the bottom half of the bottle was filled with sludge. Have never had a Pepsi since.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 9:43:44 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: thorvaldr
Glad I switched to Venors Ginger Ale, aged in wood 4 years


24 posted on 02/17/2014 9:44:20 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: John W

Then don’t drink soda. I had to quit when I was diagnosed as a diabetic and artificial sweeteners in diet soda gave me a bad case of the munchies. I’m lucky I have good tap water, but if you don’t, invest in a filtration contraption (such as Brita) or squeeze some lemon or lime in your water.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 9:47:29 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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Don’t waste your money on this toxic product. Drink seltzer.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 9:48:51 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Mich Patriot

No—I actually saw that—and actually almost vomited up the Coke I was drinking at the time.

I’ve been addicted to Coke for more than 60 years-—don’t think that will change now.

It is what it is.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 9:52:02 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Mich Patriot

do you really want to live in a world, without coca-cola? /breaking bad


28 posted on 02/17/2014 9:52:23 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rktman

He out to be fired on the spot for business and overall stupidity

Why a company would throw itself into a left wing policy especially one that is angrily opposed is stupidity beyond description.


29 posted on 02/17/2014 9:52:24 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: relictele

i don’t know why she quit. like most libtards they’ve shown to screw things up they only need half a brain at most.

seriously though, when was the big ceremony where gabby and mike burned all their old pictures at the rifle ranges, and proudly handed over every single gun and other dangerous weapon they have? did i miss this media extravaganza? i mean if all citizens should be disarmed, then start with those campaigning for it.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:04 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I believe big business is pretty much convinced of long term “progressive” control of govt and is trying to purchase “crony capitalist” insurance.

Look at the list of blue chip companies that contribute to Podesta:

Corporate Supporters in Alphabetical Order (2013)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Albright Stonebridge Group
American Beverage Association
American Iron and Steel Institute
America’s Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP
Anglo American
Apple Inc.
AT&T
Bank of America
Blackstone
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Blue Engine Message & Media
Blue Shield of California*
BMW of North America
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Citigroup
The Coca-Cola Company
Comcast NBCUniversal
Covanta Energy
CVS Caremark Inc.
Daimler
DeVry Education Group
Dewey Square Group
Discovery
DISH Network
Downey McGrath Group, Inc.
DRS Technologies
Eli Lilly and Company
Facebook
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
GE
Genworth Financial
The Glover Park Group LLC
Goldman Sachs
Google*
Health Care Service Corporation
The Ickes and Enright Group
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
McLarty Associates
Microsoft Corporation
Monitor Deloitte
Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA*
MyWireless.Org
Northrop Grumman
Pearson
PepsiCo
PG&E Corporation
Quest Diagnostics
Samsung Electronics America
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, or TECRO
Tata Group of Companies
Time Warner Inc.
T-Mobile
Toyota Motor North America
Visa Inc.
Walmart
Wells Fargo


31 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:25 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: DeaconRed

plenty worse other than soft drinks, and it’s also about how much, like most things.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 9:59:36 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: raybbr

Only one item on that list I bought in theist year
Quaker products my stomach says are full of soy filler which it complains about loud and long
My BIL had worked for a large soy research company 22 out if 23 came to the conclusion that soy was not tolerated by humans. So they fired them all keeping their or destroying years of research Now I’m sounding like the liberals: grow your own! Don’t eat anything pre made ! Learn to cook! Lol


33 posted on 02/17/2014 10:00:01 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: John W

LMAO! Me too. Water is next.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 10:03:41 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: rktman
Pepsi proudly brings you death and totalitarian government!
35 posted on 02/17/2014 10:08:17 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: relictele

She was a Democrat before she was shot, so I doubt she was ever pro-2nd Amendment. Either way, her motives are irrelevant. What matters is what she proposes, and the anti gun lobby is simply wrong. More gun rules and regulations do not stop criminals from using guns.

Frankly, it wouldn’t even matter if she was right. She has no legal or moral right under the US Constitution to ban guns short of a constitutional amendment. THAT is the contract between We the People and the federal government, and it contains all the provisions necessary to amend it.


36 posted on 02/17/2014 10:15:27 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: DeaconRed

I thought the tobacco smoke I quit two years ago was that?


37 posted on 02/17/2014 10:15:37 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: thorvaldr

Our family has switched to Kvass, Russian bread drink, fizzy too. Much healthier than soda drinks. Does not dissolve pennies either.


38 posted on 02/17/2014 10:20:07 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: a fool in paradise
Spot On!!!

Ms. Giffords wandered into a public area where anyone could freely go....and they did. A very good man was killed along with five more out of the eighteen shot. Have the others demanded disarmament of lawful people? Giffords is in a way a puppet for the anti-gun people, especially her husband who wants to run for office....on the back of our Constitution's Second Amendment....Jared Loughner was a known nut...does this Politically Correct society carry some blame? Whatever, no more Pepsi in this house!

39 posted on 02/17/2014 10:35:29 AM PST by yoe
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To: rktman

40 posted on 02/17/2014 10:36:30 AM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

16 ounces or more will kill you.

Just ask nanny statist Bloomturd.


41 posted on 02/17/2014 10:45:01 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: rktman

Darn, I’ll have to drink more beer now


42 posted on 02/17/2014 10:45:45 AM PST by drypowder
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To: TurboZamboni

do they count the freaking mountain of ice that comes with the bit of soda as part of then16 ounces?

you want to know what’ll really kill you before the soda? ice from a restaurant ice making machine. generally less sanitary than the water from their toilets. bacteria in the supply lines, and from employees’ unwashed hands getting in there.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 10:49:34 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: drypowder

beer has never killed anyone. stop drinking soda and only drink beer.

problem solved. /s


44 posted on 02/17/2014 10:50:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: hoosiermama

Coke - http://www.coca-colacompany.com/brands/all/

Pepsi is a bit harder since they don’t provide a list on their website just links with logos. here is a pretty good list though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_PepsiCo

At a high level these are pepsi brands

Frito-Lay
Gatorade
Quaker Oats
Tropicana
Elma Chips (Brazil)
Smiths Crisps Australia
Walkers Crisps United Kingdom
Naked Juice
Lipton


45 posted on 02/17/2014 11:00:15 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Root beer float...instantaneous death!


46 posted on 02/17/2014 11:00:47 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

wow, i have cheated death a LOT of times....


47 posted on 02/17/2014 11:05:26 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: basil

I understand that. I’m pretty sure if you stopped tomorrow they wouldn’t notice anyway. :)


48 posted on 02/17/2014 11:08:40 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: driftdiver

For me, it’s not a problem. Local fresh-squeezed OJ, milk, local apple cider, tap water, craft brews, and wines from small wineries all over the world. That’s it.


49 posted on 02/17/2014 12:03:33 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mich Patriot

Well—they might—LOL!

(I don’t drink quite that many)


50 posted on 02/17/2014 12:26:07 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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