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Coca-Cola ad: Working off a soda takes 23 minutes (Company run by morons)
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Posted on 06/08/2014 9:38:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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 the background.

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This company is run by morons who actively market AGAINST their own products and have partnered with the govt, instead of working for shareholders. When was the last time you heard someone recommend KO stock as a Buy?

About 15 years for me.

1 posted on 06/08/2014 9:38:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Since when do calories make people fat?


2 posted on 06/08/2014 9:39:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Twelve teaspoons of sugar and lots of carbonation….yes, that definitely sounds like a health drink.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 9:41:09 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly. But they have to keep up that myth, along with Big Gov’s faulty food pyramid.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How to Kill Sales 101 - “Our products are bad for you”.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 9:41:30 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

I should have added. Anyone owning KO stock with these people in charge is a moron also. Actively working against shareholders is a sin.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 9:43:28 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“It was a soft-sell, sir.”

Monty Python - Conquistador Coffee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijIq_-8HJo8


7 posted on 06/08/2014 9:43:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA

Before long the soft drink maufactureres will be required by govt. to have warning labels on their products. Just like cigarettes.

Just watch. It won’t be long.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Having been in the soft drink industry for 25 years and another related field for another 10....

Coke will be in deep trouble in the not to distance future...all the demographic trends are going against them...

Age, health concerns, lifestyle changes, etc....

This ad is actually quite clever....it makes people think it’s ok to drink soda....just a little exercise will justify drinking their poison...


9 posted on 06/08/2014 9:47:24 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: unixfox

........and the Coca-Cola execs would roundly proclaim that is a good thing!


10 posted on 06/08/2014 9:49:17 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Chigirl 26; Bizzy Bugz; ExTexasRedhead; ...
What do the Coke execs care!

They collect fantastic salaries and bennies, they enjoy job security from complacent stockholders....all the while kissing Moochelle's ample hindquarters and singing "We'd like to teach the world to sing.....in perfect har-mo-neeeee....."

Leni

11 posted on 06/08/2014 9:54:22 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: canuck_conservative

This ranks up there with the stupidest ad campaign I ever saw, it was probably the 1970s and a canned Salmon company was running TV ads comparing their canned Salmon with the other canned Salmon, the others were full of disgusting skin and bones, basically it made canned Salmon seem like some disgusting horrible product that no one would want to eat.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 9:58:13 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Popman

I think you’re right. By doing an ad like this Coke is controlling the narrative about how their products are unhealthy. IOW -”Coca Cola, so damned tasty and fun you’ll work your a$$ off to justify drinking it!”

CC


13 posted on 06/08/2014 9:58:25 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“When was the last time you heard someone recommend KO stock as a Buy? “

Today.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2257513-coca-cola-the-moment-to-buy-has-come


14 posted on 06/08/2014 10:03:14 AM PDT by TexasGator
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The day isn’t long enough to work off 70 carbs of sugar.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 10:05:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ansel12

>> others were full of disgusting skin and bones

That’s funny, and definitely brainless.

I recently considered canned salmon as an occasional alternative to tuna, but decided against it. Close call.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 10:10:17 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3P73agzjBg&feature=youtu.be

Looks like it was shot at Venice Beach and we know the kind of people who inhabit that area.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They are trying to keep from being targeted like the tobacco companies.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Popman

Poison?


19 posted on 06/08/2014 10:20:39 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
"Poison?"

Since that is a question...I would say yes both the product and the propaganda. /s

20 posted on 06/08/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Do you know what poison means?


21 posted on 06/08/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

——poison? -——

Not literally, but it will clean your car battery....!


22 posted on 06/08/2014 10:29:34 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

Not very well.

Baking soda does it better and we put that in all sorts of foods.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I was amused by their commercial. Probably more amused than intended.. Coke also makes Powerade, a sports drink, which is 130 calories for the 20 ounce bottle. (They also make a diet version which tastes horrible, which I think is by design.)


24 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Think about what could be achieved if you exercised 23 minutes without drinking the Coke!


25 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:44 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ifinnegan
I personally think the sugar-sweetened version is pretty much tantamount to poison, depending on how much of it you consume. I like the aspartame-sweetned carbonated drinks myself; in fact, I'm very fond of them. Let every individual decide for himself.

Lots of people use Coca Cola as an energy drink, because with the sugar and caffeine it can really pick you up. So far as the calories are concerned, they're all a part of your total caloric intake, and don't need to be seen in isolation. My caloric needs, for example are about 2400 per day. So long as I'm under that, it doesn't matter what I eat or drink; I'll be losing weight. The idea that if you drink a coke and don't pointedly do something to "work it off" you'll retain the calories, is nonsense.

26 posted on 06/08/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: txrefugee; Red in Blue PA
Twelve teaspoons of sugar and lots of carbonation….yes, that definitely sounds like a health drink.

But that's the poster's point. I don't buy Coke when I'm going to the gym. I buy it when I'm having dinner or want to relax.

I drink Sam's Club cola anyway....24-pack is only $5.

27 posted on 06/08/2014 10:42:56 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I personally prefer the “Hecho En Mexico” version of Coca Cola, good old-fashioned cane sugar. Docs have told me better to drink that instead of artificially sweetened version. Note that I said I preferred them, seldom get to have one.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Gene Eric
70 carbs of sugar.

Is the 'carb' a new unit of measure that I've missed?

Because that wasn't covered as a unit of measure in culinary school.

/johnny

29 posted on 06/08/2014 10:48:11 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Poison? You do realize don’t you that the body converts most of whatever you consume into sugars anyway? The problem with soft drinks are that it gives you more sugar than you need at one time, which the body stores as fat, and it has virtually no other beneficial nutrients. But that doesn’t make it poison. Water has virtually no beneficial nutrients either, but we don’t call it poisonous.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Red in Blue PA

agree with your first comment. Not sure about 2nd one. KO has been flat for last two years but before that it tracked S&P. Pays a 3% dividend. Not bad. I usually don’t mess with individual stocks. If I did and I wanted a real safe one I would buy some KO.

On your 1st comment just about all big companies pander to the left out of fear. It’s disgusting. But this recent move by KO to advertise against their own product is mind-blowingly stupid. While it may not have the impact of the infamous “new coke” decision it is every bit as stupid.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 10:50:30 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I have never liked any artificial sweetener.

It’s interesting, aspartame is safe enough, but technically it actually is a poison. Not a very potent one.

I have a weird question. Do you think MSG tastes salty or sweet?


32 posted on 06/08/2014 10:52:22 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: JRandomFreeper

No, I’m referring to a 4 barrel Rochester.

Should we discuss the widespread calorie misnomer?


33 posted on 06/08/2014 11:06:40 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cripplecreek

3000 calories = 1 pound fat


34 posted on 06/08/2014 11:09:50 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: TexasGator

Uh, I meant analysts.....not some dude on a financial blog.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 11:10:07 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: txrefugee
Twelve teaspoons of sugar and lots of carbonation….yes, that definitely sounds like a health drink.

If only. It's worse, it's corn fructose syrup, not real sugar. Real sugar is healthier than what they put in Coca-Cola in the U.S.A. I buy Mexican Coca-Cola, made the old-fashioned way with cane sugar. You can get it at big-box stores like Costco, or at Mexican-run grocery stores. And it tastes so much better.

36 posted on 06/08/2014 11:12:23 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Gene Eric
I'm familiar with the Kcal unit of measurement.

But not a 'carb' unit of measurement.

/johnny

37 posted on 06/08/2014 11:12:59 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gene Eric

A calorie is a calorie. I burn 1000 cals an hour on the treadmill, so the day is long enough to burn a few hundred cals


38 posted on 06/08/2014 11:14:17 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: TexasGator
Touche! Good job.
“When was the last time you heard someone recommend KO stock as a Buy? “
Today.
http://seekingalpha.com/article/2257513-coca-cola-the-moment-to-buy-has-come

39 posted on 06/08/2014 11:27:04 AM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
it typically takes 23 minutes of cycling to achieve that

Sounds about right, as that would be about 3-4 miles; I used to average about 10 miles/milkshake.

40 posted on 06/08/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Red in Blue PA

who are you going to trust- a group of soldiers or a muslim named Barack Hussein obama


41 posted on 06/08/2014 11:54:24 AM PDT by equalator
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To: Kirkwood
Water has virtually no beneficial nutrients either, but we don’t call it poisonous.

It should be called poisonous; if you drink enough all at once, it can kill you! That's why I only use it for bathing.

WATER?!? I'm THIRSTY, not dirty!

42 posted on 06/08/2014 11:55:58 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Kirkwood
Water has virtually no beneficial nutrients either, but we don’t call it poisonous.

It should be called poisonous; if you drink enough all at once, it can kill you! That's why I only use it for bathing.

WATER?!? I'm THIRSTY, not dirty!

43 posted on 06/08/2014 11:55:58 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They don’t know it, but they’re starting to hit on the TRUTH about diet and exercise: Exercising doesn’t do jack to lose weight. Based on their numbers (which look accurate), people would have to bicycle (or jog) for nearly ONE HOUR to burn off the calories in a single McDonald’s cheeseburger...and a normal diet consists of 7 of those cheeseburgers (by calorie count).

Yes, exercise buys you something with regard to weight, but very little - it’s virtually a placebo. Skip eating for one day - or - jog for 6 hours (i.e., 40 miles). I’ve always chosen the latter. Note also that even running a marathon doesn’t even match the level of weight loss of skipping food for a day (assuming that you’re actually jogging).

Having said that, I certainly agree that exercise, in moderation, is beneficial, and I do it - but I’m not fooled into thinking that there’s any substantial weight loss benefit...it’s on the margins.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 11:57:20 AM PDT by BobL
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To: JRandomFreeper

So you understand the intended usage of “calorie” in casual discourse, but not “carb”? I suppose you were never taught to use a pinch of salt.


45 posted on 06/08/2014 12:03:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
Carb isn't a unit of measure. A 'pinch' is, and is taught as such in college level courses in culinary schools.

To be taken seriously, I try to use appropriate units of measure. That includes real units of measure.

/johnny

46 posted on 06/08/2014 12:10:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The CEO of Coca Cola, Muhtar Kent is a Muslim, who is listed as a top Amnesty supporter..

raised in places like Iran and Indonesia.

Now we know why the controversial Coca Cola Super Bowl featured a Muslim woman wearing a headbag..

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/02/08/exposed-now-we-know-why-the-controversial-coca-cola-super-bowl-commercial-featured-a-muslim-woman-wearing-a-headbag/


47 posted on 06/08/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Uh, I meant analysts.....”

http://www.streetinsider.com/rating_history.php?q=KO


48 posted on 06/08/2014 12:17:13 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: ifinnegan
I have a weird question. Do you think MSG tastes salty or sweet?

To my mind it's a combination of both; not really a very pleasant taste by itself. Interestingly, the stuff has a bizarre effect on me. When I eat it, it causes me to become extremely focused mentally, and afterwards gives me a nasty headache.

49 posted on 06/08/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

>> A ‘pinch’ is [a unit of measure]

Dependent on the size of the individual’s fingers; however, it’s not an independent unit of measure that has a specific mass or volume.

The “carb” has greater implied specificity than the “pinch” in my opinion.

FRegards, johnny.


50 posted on 06/08/2014 12:31:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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