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  • Chavez Threatens to Silence Critics

    06/15/2009 10:36:23 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 476+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 13 June 2009 | John Semmens
    Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez says he is just “inches away from pulling the plug on Globovision.” Globovision is a TV network that has aired programming that the Chavez regime has determined to be excessively critical of the government. “I am trying to build socialism in my country,” Chavez complained. “It is hard enough without the constant second-guessing spewing forth from an intransigent right wing. Unless they reform their opinions, they won’t be on the air much longer.” The move was assessed as “understandable under the circumstances” by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “Things go more smoothly for a country when everyone is...
  • Sodas a Tempting Tax Target

    05/20/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies · 1,097+ views
    nyt ^ | May 19, 2009 | DAVID LEONHARDT
    Sugar, rum and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, which are become objects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation.” — Adam Smith, “The Wealth of Nations,” 1776 That quotation, from the great philosopher of capitalism, appeared at the start of an article that ran a few weeks ago in The New England Journal of Medicine. The article argued for taxing Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, Red Bull and any other sugar-sweetened beverage, largely to combat obesity. The authors were Kelly Brownell, a longtime obesity researcher at Yale, and Thomas Frieden, the New...
  • Coke told to can sex-laden TV adArticle from:

    05/04/2009 6:33:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 3,651+ views
    Adelaide Now ^ | May 04, 2009 12 | KELVIN HEALEY
    COCA-Cola has been forced to can a TV ad that authorities say suggested women should be available for sex whenever men want it. The Advertising Standards Bureau found the ad, though light-hearted, was inappropriate to be on TV when children were watching. It was the second embarrassment in a month for the soft drink giant, after it had to admit incorrect health claims in print ads featuring actor Kerry Armstrong. The latest controversy erupted over a Coke Zero ad, titled "Break-up as it should be".
  • U.S. Steel puts hold on $1B Clairton project

    04/02/2009 7:38:40 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 24 replies · 645+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 04-02-2009 | Len Boselovic
    U.S. Steel is suspending indefinitely the $1 billion modernization of its Clairton coke plant, a massive, multi-year project that was expected to create more than 600 construction jobs. The Pittsburgh steel producer said it was forced to make the "difficult but necessary decision" because of the economic slowdown that has prompted it to lay off about 7,000 union workers in recent months. "We cannot speculate as to when conditions will improve enough to allow work to resume," the company said in a prepared statement. When announced in November 2007, the project was hailed as the region's largest construction project since...
  • Ashley Biden cocaine snorting video [Satire]

    03/29/2009 6:32:55 AM PDT · by free_us_from_obama · 70 replies · 5,401+ views
    Here it is folks, the Ashley Biden cocaine snorting video you've all been waiting for.
  • Is Obama the New Coke? (Great Analogy)

    03/15/2009 6:35:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 22 replies · 1,058+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3/13/09 | John Tantillo
    Folks, first some history. In the early eighties, one of Jimmy Carter’s bright young political advisers, Pat Caddell, landed the plum marketing gig of guiding Coca Cola into the future–and he almost ran that venerable brand into the ground I’m talking about the “New Coke” debacle. Threatened by Pepsi’s growing market share and driven by data that said that the consumer wanted sweeter drinks, Coca Cola scrapped its time-honored soda formula and introduced New Coke. Presidents Reagan and Clinton both knew this about their Target Markets: the American people could be stretched, but in the end political marketing was the...
  • Have a Coke and a tax

    03/14/2009 2:13:42 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 30 replies · 668+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | March 12, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    Have a Coke and a tax Once government starts down the "sin tax" road, it is very hard to stop. Everyone loves to tax a product they do not use. When revenues run low, alcohol and cigarettes are always at the top of the new tax list. Some municipalities have even proposed a "fat" tax. Now, a legislator in Utah has proposed a tax on caffeine. Be careful whose sin you tax. Yours may be next. Let's tax caffeine, legislator argues
  • U.S. Steel to idle 7 of 12 coke batteries

    03/13/2009 7:05:25 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 30 replies · 935+ views
    The Tribune-Review ^ | 03-13-2009 | Unlisted
    Temporary layoffs for 77 employees will result from U.S. Steel Corp.'s plan announced last month to shut down three of the 12 coke batteries at its Coke Works in Clairton, according to a notice the company filed with the state. The Downtown-based steelmaker said Thursday it also plans to idle four coke batteries due to economic conditions and cutbacks in steel production. In the state notice, the company said the shutdown of three batteries and associated layoffs will take place March 22 or later. Spokeswoman Erin DiPietro declined to say when the four other batteries would be idled, or how...
  • Kosher-for-Passover Coke and Pepsi Are Back! (Made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.)

    03/05/2009 10:53:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,729+ views
    Serious Eats ^ | April 18, 2008 | Erin Zimmer
    L'Chaim! Stock Up Now! Photograph courtesy of mhaithaca While bread gets cracker-ified during Passover, chosen bottles of soda get stripped of their high-fructose corn syrup and are sweetened instead with the real deal. No need to hunt for imported Mexican colas or hitch a ride south of the border for the cane sugar cola that tastes so great. That's right: Passover Coke is here! (Or Passover Pepsi, if you're on that side of the Cola War.) Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi make a real-sugar version around this time of year, and you can find it by looking for yellow caps on...
  • U.S. Steel scales back Clairton coke-making operations

    02/27/2009 8:53:00 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 5 replies · 594+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | 02-27-2009 | Rick Stouffer
    U.S. Steel Corp. will soon idle three coke oven batteries at its Clairton Works, the result of the steelmaking slowdown and current economic conditions, the company said today. The batteries will be kept in what's called hot-idle status, meaning they will remain hot to maintain structural integrity, but won't be making coke, a major ingredient in making steel. U.S. Steel spokeswoman Erin DiPietro said the company is "adjusting its production according to customer demand."
  • NY Gov. Paterson: Proposed "Fat Tax" on Soda is a Failure

    02/13/2009 2:31:30 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | February 13, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Chalk up a loss for the nanny-staters. Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) thought it would be a cool idea to tax non-diet soda to penalize people for drinking something that he thinks will make them fat. We have been following this glittering jewel of liberal arrogance since he made the proposal in December. Then, last month, some modern-day Sons of Liberty decided to protest the tax by throwing a New York Tea Party, where they dumped soda into the Susquehanna River. (Video at the link) Finally, after weeks of protest by sensible, ordinary folks (and probably the Beverage Lobby), the Governor...
  • Ahmadinejad vs. Coca Cola (Boycott Coke; Drink Mecca Cola, Zam Zam, Sassan Instead)

    01/28/2009 1:20:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,617+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 01.23.09 | Dr. Gil Feiler
    Iranian authorities demand local soft drink firm to provide explanation for connection with global Coca Cola Company on background of Tehran's boycott of all companies with 'Zionist' ties Following the announcement of a boycott of all companies with "Zionist" connections, Iranian authorities are asking for some answers from a local soft drink company. According to Iranian reports, Minister of Industry and Mines Ali Akbar Mehragian summoned the directors of Iranian company Khoshgovar for a hearing in order to get a better grasp on the nature of their relationship with the American Coca Cola Company. Beirut's Ministry for Energy and Water...
  • Now here's a shocker: Diet Coke Plus isn't nutritious, feds say

    12/25/2008 7:14:44 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 12 replies · 800+ views
    SciAm / 60 Second Science ^ | Dec 24, 2008 | Jordan Lite
    We hate to break it to you, but it looks like soda isn't good for you after all. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the Coca-Cola Company to revise its labeling of Diet Coke Plus so that it doesn't mislead consumers into believing that the pop, a brew of chemicals mixed in with some vitamins and minerals, is healthy.
  • New York Governor's Soda Tax Proposal Draws Mixed Reviews

    12/16/2008 7:43:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 50 replies · 1,940+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/16/08 | Marrecca Fiore
    You drink diet soda, so you must be healthier. Right? That's what New York Gov. David Paterson is talking about with his proposal for an "obesity tax" — a 15 percent slap on non-diet sugary soft drinks. Think $1 for a Diet Coke, $1.15 for a Coke. There's just one problem: Studies have found links between drinking diet sodas and obesity and diabetes. A 2005 study at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and separate studies released in 2007 at the University of Alberta in Canada and the University of Massachusetts found that diet soda drinkers were...
  • Have a Coke and Smile - Except In New York

    12/15/2008 1:10:34 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 54 replies · 1,204+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 15, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    In the Big Apple - not so much The Governor of New York thinks Classic Coke, and all other non-diet soda, for that matter, makes you fat. So, the Classic Nanny-State is going to impose a Classic "Obesity Tax" on Coke drinkers. And he's just getting warmed up. More . . .
  • WIDOW, 77, HAD £1,300 OF COCAINE (She just needed a lift)

    09/17/2008 8:18:17 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 3 replies · 161+ views
    AN ELDERLY widow caught with £1,300 of cocaine in her handbag told police she planned to take the drug to give her “a lift”. White-haired Betty Lily Nicholls, 77, was arrested after a tip-off that the car she was travelling in was being used to transport drugs. Exeter magistrates heard that police stopped a Ford Focus car on the M5 last November. The male driver and female passenger – Mrs Nicholls – appeared “very nervous and avoided eye contact”. When Nicholls’s handbag was searched a bag was found containing compressed white powder. Nicholls, from Bude, Cornwall, told police: “I don’t...
  • Agents seize a ton of marijuana, 60 pounds of coke

    03/06/2008 5:23:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 39 replies · 795+ views
    Federal agents seized nearly 60 pounds of cocaine and 2,100 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents Tuesday at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 19 south of Tucson. The first seizure happened about 10 a.m. at the I-19 traffic checkpoint near Amado, about 45 miles south of Tucson, after a Border Patrol agent noticed inconsistencies with a driver's immigration documents, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release. A drug-sniffing dog then notified authorities the vehicle may have drugs in it and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection was allowed to search the vehicle, the release says....
  • Pepsi, Coke rivalry becomes physical

    10/13/2007 12:26:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 95 replies · 170+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/07
    Pepsi, Coke rivalry becomes physical Fri Oct 12, 9:46 PM ET The long-standing rivalry between Coke and Pepsi took a physical turn Friday when a Pepsi deliveryman allegedly punched his Coke counterpart in the face at a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, state police said. The two deliverymen were "apparently bickering back and forth" while unloading their wares at the Indiana County store, police said. When the Coke deliveryman left the store, his counterpart allegedly punched him in the face three times, breaking his nose and giving him a black eye, police said. No charges have been filed, but police characterized the...
  • MILLER BEER UPDATE (sponsors gays ridiculing religious values)

    09/29/2007 6:33:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 51 replies · 387+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 9/29/07 | ANNOUNCEMENT
    On Sunday, September 30, Kiera McCaffrey, director of communications, the Catholic League, will appear on the Fox News Channel to discuss Miller Brewing sponsoring the Folsom Street Fair, a yearly gay celebration. For more info, go here http://www.catholicleague.org/
  • UChicago Dining Board Rules Coke Will Stay on Campus (students successful against Killer Coke)

    06/02/2007 9:34:08 PM PDT · by TexCon · 15 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Chicago Maroon ^ | June 1, 2007 | Mischa Fierer
    The Campus Dining Advisory Board’s (CDAB) six student members have voted 4–2 in favor of continuing U of C dining-hall contracts with the Coca-Cola Company. The student movement Kick Coke Off Campus has been campaigning for the University to end its contracts with the soft-drink maker over alleged human rights violations and environmental abuses in Colombia and India. The board met Thursday in Pierce Dining Hall at 3:30 p.m. All six board members attended. Two representatives from Keep Coke On Campus and two from Kick Coke Off Campus were also present. According to board member Andrew Stergachis, the pro-Coke and...
  • Flapping Their Gum: Sudan Threatens U.S. Soft Drinks

    06/01/2007 8:41:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 871+ views
    ABC ^ | 06/01/07 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Flapping Their Gum: Sudan Threatens U.S. Soft Drinks A Different Kind of Cola War: Sudan's Ambassador Threatens to Ban Key Soft Drink Ingredient By RUSSELL GOLDMAN June 1, 2007 — The Sudanese government's response to proposed U.S. sanctions intended to force an end to the bloodshed in Darfur was short, sweet & and fizzy. Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Washington, Sudan's ambassador the United States denied government-funded militias were killing civilians in Darfur, and threatened to cut off exports of gum arabica, a key component in soft drinks, if the Bush administration imposed economic sanctions. "See how many people are...
  • Coke Yanks Research Funding Over Animal Experiments (Caving in to PETA)

    05/31/2007 4:15:00 PM PDT · by CAWats · 8 replies · 294+ views
    NEW YORK — Coca-Cola Co. (KO) has joined rival PepsiCo in pledging that it won't fund or conduct animal experiments. "I want to assure you that The Coca-Cola Company does not conduct animal tests and does not directly fund animal tests on its beverages," Senior Vice President Danny Strickland wrote in a letter to PETA. A Coca-Cola representative provided a copy of the letter to FOXNews.com. The company recently learned that research it was funding at Virginia Commonwealth University involved rats, Kari Bjorhus, a Coke representative, told FOXNews.com. The company has since yanked its funding. Bjorhus didn't elaborate on what...
  • Ex-Coke Secretary Sentenced to 8 Years

    05/23/2007 11:56:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 57 replies · 1,961+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/23/7 | HARRY R. WEBER
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal judge ignored a former Coca-Cola secretary's plea for mercy Wednesday and sentenced her to eight years in prison for conspiring to steal trade secrets from the world's largest beverage maker. U.S. District Judge J. Owen Forrester told Joya Williams, 42, that he was giving her a longer sentence than recommended by federal prosecutors and sentencing guidelines because, "This is the kind of offense that cannot be tolerated in our society." Williams had faced up to 10 years in prison on the single conspiracy charge in a failed scheme to sell Coke's trade secrets to rival...
  • Coke finds Jesus movie scene hard to swallow

    04/09/2007 6:53:02 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 990+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4-9-2007 | staff writer
    An Italian film showing Jesus Christ drinking Coca-Cola has sparked such strong protest from the soft drink giant that it blocked the film's Easter weekend premiere.
  • Soda and its effect on teeth

    03/02/2007 5:45:58 PM PST · by ari dubov · 11 replies · 11,239+ views
    Dental Articles ^ | 03/01/07 | Ari Dubov
    In a letter submitted to me by a student requesting more info on the effects of soda on teeth: "To Whom it May Concern: Hello. My name is LN and I am an 8th grade student in NJ. This year for my science project, I am studying how soda affects teeth. For my research, I was hoping that I would be able to ask a dentist some questions about soda and teeth. I was wondering if you could take a few minutes and answer my questions. I would really appreciate it. My questions are: 1. What is your area of...
  • Drive-thru superstars: These guys bring a little fun to their fast food runs (Hilarious video!)

    11/18/2006 6:53:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 9 replies · 753+ views
    Drive-thru superstars: These guys bring a little fun to their fast food runs Hilarious video from a McDonalds drive through -http://www.yahoo.com/s/440968 Very Funny!!!
  • **FNC Breaking - Suspicious White Powder Found in Clinton's Harlem Office -nothing follows

    10/27/2006 4:08:56 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 232 replies · 16,591+ views
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  • Caption Pic of Bill Clinton today in Chicago

    10/23/2006 3:59:00 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 91 replies · 2,556+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 23,2006
    Former U.S. president Bill Clinton campaigns for Congressional candidates in Chicago October 23, 2006. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)
  • Iran targets Irish Coke connection

    10/22/2006 9:15:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 842+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | Oct 22, 2006
    <p>AN Irish subsidiary of Coca-Cola has been targeted by Iranian officials in an escalating row over sales of the drink in the Islamic republic. A leading Iranian official has called for sales of Coke to be banned because profits are being routed through a subsidiary company in Drogheda to the “Zionist-supporting regime” of America. The Irish company, which employs 400 people, exports syrup to Khoshgovar, the Iranian distributor of the soft drink, which is under investigation by Iranian officials.</p>
  • Coke Says New Drink Will Burn Calories

    10/12/2006 10:39:24 AM PDT · by Millee · 19 replies · 615+ views
    AP ^ | 10/12/06 | Staff
    The Coca-Cola Co. said that it will introduce a new green-tea beverage that has been proven to burn calories. Enviga will hit the market in the Northeast next month and nationwide in January. Coke said it is the product of a joint venture with Nestle and could burn 60 to 100 calories with three 12-ounce servings. The Atlanta-based company said the drink contains caffeine, calcium and a green tea extract known as epigallocatechin gallate, which speeds up metabolism and increases energy use, epecially when combined with caffeine. align= "Enviga increases calorie burning. It represents the perfect partnership of science and...
  • Clapton Playing 'Cocaine' In Concert Again

    10/02/2006 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Abathar · 23 replies · 772+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | October 2, 2006 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Eric Clapton is playing "Cocaine" in concert again. The recovering drug addict and alcoholic, who founded the Crossroads Centre addiction recovery center on the Caribbean island of Antigua, stopped performing the song written by J.J. Cale when he first got sober. "I thought that it might be giving the wrong message to people who were in the same boat as me," Clapton recently told The Associated Press. "But further investigation proved ... the song, if anything, if it's not even ambivalent, it's an anti-drug song. And so I thought that might be a better way to...
  • From Soda To Bleach: Coke's Knauss Is New Clorox CEO

    On March 1, during an untypical cloudy afternoon in Oakland, Calif., the chief executive of the household products company Clorox was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack. Two weeks later, Gerald Johnston retired from his post, and a Clorox board member, Robert W. Matschullat, temporarily took the helm. Some five months later, on Wednesday, The Clorox Company (nyse: CLX - news - people ) announced that it had found a new leader to fill its void: Donald Knauss, the head of the North American operations of The Coca-Cola Company (nyse: KO - news - people )....
  • Court demands secret Coke formula

    08/06/2006 5:00:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 681+ views
    UPI ^ | 8-6-06
    NEW DELHI, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- India's highest court has ordered the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo to reveal the formulas for their products, the Times of London reported. The Supreme Court ordered the soft drink makers to provide details of the chemical composition and ingredients of their products, following the release of a study by India's Center for Science and Environment, which found the presence of a "pesticide cocktail" in 11 brands of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo beverages. Justices S.B. Sinha and Dalveer Bhandari ordered the companies to reply within four weeks, the Press Trust of India reported. Coca-Cola has zealously...
  • Pepsi Alerted Coca-Cola to Stolen-Coke-Secrets Offer

    07/28/2006 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Brytani · 80 replies · 2,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, July 06, 2006 | AP
    Pepsi Alerted Coca-Cola to Stolen-Coke-Secrets Offer•Three Arrested for Allegedly Stealing, Plotting to Sell Coca-Cola Recipes•Coke: Coca-Cola (KO) and Pepsi (PEP) are usually bitter enemies, but when PepsiCo Inc. got a letter offering Coke trade secrets, it went straight to its corporate rival. Six weeks later, three people were scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday to face charges of stealing confidential information, including a sample of a new drink, from The Coca-Cola Co., and trying to sell it to PepsiCo......
  • Rewards from Coke not so sweet, suit says (Get out the duct tape!)

    07/14/2006 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 48 replies · 1,150+ views
    chron.com ^ | 7-14-06 | Christopher Leonard
    CLAYTON, MO. - A St. Louis weight-loss instructor is suing the Coca-Cola Co. over its product loyalty campaign, claiming the program might encourage children to drink so much of the soft drink that they could die. The campaign, called "My Coke Rewards" gives customers points for buying Coca-Cola products. Customers trade in points for prizes that range from baseball gloves to free vacations. Julia Havey says it's no sweet deal. The program expires in January, and to accumulate enough points by that time for high-end prizes, customers would need to drink hundreds of Cokes a day, she said. Coca-Cola spokesman...
  • Diet Coke and Mentos

    06/14/2006 3:21:39 AM PDT · by Proverbs 3-5 · 69 replies · 4,364+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 5/14/06 | Yahoo
    More than 100 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke. More than 500 Mentos (Note: 1 of each will work). And two men in goggles and lab coats. You can imagine that this portends a fateful—and combustible—encounter. But perhaps you can't imagine just how combustible, nor how stylishly orchestrated. EepyBird compares the results to a "mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas." A Blue Man Group-hijacking of Old Faithful comes to mind too, though certainly the Bellagio corners the market on geyser choreography—until EepyBird, that is. After you ogle the video, take in some of the earlier experiments, such as...
  • Coke caves under Wal-Mart pressure

    06/08/2006 12:27:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 114 replies · 4,107+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | June 8, 2006
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Coca-Cola, fearing Wal-Mart would launch its own sports drink to rival the beverage giant's Powerade if it didn't agree to the retailer's new distribution terms, caved under the pressure and altered its own century-old supply system, a published report said Thursday. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, asked Coke last year to switch to the straight-to-warehouse delivery method, and Coke's largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises (Research) (CCE), began doing so across much of the U.S. in April, the Wall Street Journal said. But according to June 1 court filing by Coke, the company stated that it faced a...
  • Stolen parrot who likes Coke was traded for coke

    04/21/2006 1:30:17 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 3 replies · 198+ views
    KTBS ^ | 04/21/2006 | CHRIS REDFORD
    A talkative parrot stolen from a Shreveport home was found Thursday while police were investigating complaints about drug dealing. Police said the parrot, who likes to drink Coke, may have been traded by somebody who wanted coke of the illegal variety. The 15-year-old blue and gold Macaw Parrot, named Bubba, was stolen this past Saturday from a house on Ravendale Drive. A police officer and probation officers found him as they investigated complaints about drug crimes on a street in North Shreveport. Police Cpl. Mary Coburn said they went into a house on Simpkins Drive and found $9,000 worth of...
  • Coke's real sin is being a big U.S. corporation

    04/04/2006 12:23:07 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 60 replies · 1,425+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4/4/06 | Katherine Kersten
    The world today is full of evils that compete for our outraged attention. In Sudan, genocide is underway. Closer to home, in Castro's Cuba, political prisoners languish in fetid jails. But at Macalester College, some students are crusading against the friendly folks at Coca-Cola through an initiative called the "Campaign to Stop Killer Coke," the latest cause du jour on "progressive" campuses. Last week, the students announced that Macalester's Social Responsibility Committee had voted unanimously to ban Coke from vending machines and fountain-drink locations on campus. Macalester's president must sign off on the ban for it to take effect. Mac's...
  • BP to build clean-burning power plant

    02/10/2006 12:51:58 PM PST · by thackney · 48 replies · 915+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 10, 2006 | PAULA DOBBYN
    Oil giant BP is expected to announce today the construction of a second, clean-burning power plant, this time in the United States, a BP executive told an Anchorage audience this week. BP and some partners moved forward last year with a similar but smaller plant in Scotland. In all, BP plans to spend $8 billion to build a total of 10 plants worldwide that generate "carbon-free" power, the executive said. Charles Christopher, BP's CO2 program manager, spoke Wednesday at the Alaska Forum on the Environment about the oil company's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and make money doing it. BP...
  • DUH! Man accused of offering coke to uniformed cop sitting in his police car

    02/05/2006 6:47:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 627+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 3 2006 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    ORLANDO -- It wasn't Halloween, so what was Michael Garibay thinking early today? The Orlando man is accused of offering to sell crack cocaine to a uniform Orange County deputy sitting in a marked patrol car.
  • Man Said to Offer Uniformed Deputy Cocaine (DUmmie of the year award)

    02/05/2006 9:00:09 AM PST · by varyouga · 10 replies · 635+ views
    AP ^ | 2/3/2006 | AP
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deputy Ed Johnson was in uniform. He was also sitting in his marked patrol car. So he was a bit surprised when a man approached Friday and allegedly offered to sell him some cocaine. Michael Garibay walked up to Johnson's car at a Mobil gas station and asked the Orange County deputy if he was "straight," according to arrest records. When Johnson replied he was, Garibay responded "Do you know what that means? .... It means do you want to buy some cocaine." When Johnson said "yes," Garibay pulled out a plastic bag containing "several pieces...
  • Aspen Dissects Drug Raids War Of Words Embroils Town

    01/19/2006 11:43:09 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 15 replies · 669+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 18, 2006 | Nancy Lofholm
    Aspen - The war on drugs has turned into a nasty war of words in a town once renowned for drug use. It seems the Aspen of legend - a place where cocaine was openly snorted in restaurant bars in the 1970s - has evolved and become divided when it comes to illegal substances. This is still an Aspen where federal drug agents can be heckled in a public meeting, but it is also an Aspen where longtime residents express worry about what kind of message a laissez- faire attitude about drugs sends to kids. The change was evident Tuesday...
  • Reviewing movies I haven't seen

    01/18/2006 9:41:10 AM PST · by Brian Allen · 70 replies · 2,143+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday Jan 18 2006 | Burt Prelutsky
    It’s been 48 years since I last reviewed a movie without first seeing it. Back then, a fellow UCLA student, Shirley Mae Follmer, and I were competing to be the film critic for the Daily Bruin. One night, passes were supposed to be left for each of us at a press screening. However, she arrived ahead of me, and she had either brought a guest along or there had simply been a glitch somewhere along the line. In any case, they wouldn’t let me in. All I knew was the title of the movie and the name of the star,...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Soda-Cancer Link Revealed as Myth

    01/07/2006 7:52:53 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 18 replies · 919+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 12/7/6 | LiveScience Staff
    LiveScience.com Thu Jan 5, 12:00 PM ET Despite what many may have heard, drinking soda does not increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. In fact it might protect against it, a new study finds.Cases of cancer affecting the esophagus, the muscular tube linking the mouth and stomach, in the United States have more than tripled since the 1970s. And in the past 50 years, Americans have increased their annual consumption of carbonated soft drinks nearly five-fold, from 10.8 gallons in 1946 to a whopping 42.2 gallons in 2000. The two trends are strongly correlated and in 2004, Indian researchers...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • U. of Michigan Becomes 10th College to Join Boycott of Coke

    12/31/2005 4:50:52 AM PST · by summer · 119 replies · 2,942+ views
    The NYT ^ | December 31, 2005 | MELANIE WARNER
    ...The university, which has 50,000 students on three campuses, on Thursday became the 10th college to stop selling Coca-Cola products... ...Labor activists have said that Coca-Cola, through its Latin American bottlers, has been complicit in the deaths of eight union leaders and in continued harassment of unionized employees. In India, a different group of activists have accused Coke of polluting the soil and groundwater near several bottling plants, of severely reducing groundwater levels in drought-prone areas and of failing to install adequate filtration systems that would remove pesticides from the water used to make its products. The activists, led by...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...