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  • Soda causes our cells to age as much as smoking does, study finds

    10/21/2014 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 21, 2014
    Drink a 20-ounce soda daily, and you may be causing your cells to age as much as they would if you smoked, a study suggests. Researchers investigated DNA from 5,309 adults, focusing on telomeres, the caps on the ends of our cells' chromosomes, Time reports.
  • The soda wars move to Berkeley

    10/19/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander will tell you, when fighting an opponent with numerical superiority, it’s best to drag them into a skirmish on your home turf. In the effort to save people from their own ignorant, evil selves, the fight to make soda more expensive – and thereby modify public behavior through tax policy – has moved to Berkeley.
  • Navy kicks out Biden’s son after failing coke test

    10/17/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Joe Tacopino
    Joe Biden’s son was booted from the military after failing a drug test, it was revealed Thursday. Hunter Biden, the youngest son of the vice president, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February after he tested positive for cocaine, the Navy said. Hunter, a former lobbyist who works at an investment firm, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, The Wall Street Journal said.
  • Coke and Pepsi Sign up For New Calorie-Reduction Pledge (at Clinton Global Initiative)

    09/23/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 9/23/14 | E.J. Schultz.
    The nation's largest soda marketers -- which have been feeling the heat from health advocates -- on Tuesday pledged to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20% by 2025. Executives from PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Co. and Dr Pepper Snapple group announced the goal in New York City at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.
  • Remember Surge soda? It’s back

    09/15/2014 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | September 15, 2014 | Matt
    Calling all ’90s kids: Surge is back. Coca-Cola unveiled the citrus-flavored soda in 1996 as an answer to Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. But SURGE couldn’t compete and was taken off shelves in 2001, to the dismay of what had become a cult-like following. Thousands of passionate fans have been fighting for its return for years, and today they tasted victory. This is just a test, said Coca Cola spokeswoman Sheree Robinson. “It has a big fan base, however, we’re not sure how that will translate into sales,” she said.
  • VA Employees Arrested For Running Coke Ring Out Of VA Medical Center

    09/10/2014 4:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    Two Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees were arrested last week for using VA facilities to smuggle and deal cocaine, the Department of Justice recently announced. Robert Tucker and Erik Casiano had been using the U.S. Postal Service and the mailroom of a VA Medical Center in the Bronx to receive and distribute cocaine since “at least November 2013,” according to the press release. Tucker has worked for the VA since 1997, and in 2012 was promoted to supervisor of the Logistics Warehouse and Mail Center. Casiano, a pipefitter in the plumbing department, had worked for the center since 2012. All...
  • A Foreign Policy Conducted In A Drug-Addled Haze

    09/10/2014 9:14:54 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is this confusing. Mr. President, with all due respect: Are you still...
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • Spain forces Coke to rehire workers

    06/14/2014 11:00:49 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 24 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 13 Jun 2014 16:06 GMT+02:00
    Coca-Cola will have to reemploy and reimburse the 821 workers it sacked in April when it closed four of its bottling plants in Spain now that a judge has ruled the drinks multinational carried out the lay-offs unlawfully. The sudden lay-off of 1,190 (finally 821) Coca-Cola employees from its bottling plants in Madrid, Mallorca, Alicante and Asturias were, according to holding company Iberian Partners, needed to improve efficiency. But Spain’s High Court ruled on Friday that the fizzy drinks giants had not carried out the merging of all of their eight bottling plants in Spain appropriately. They also blamed them...
  • Coca-Cola Launches New ‘Healthy’ Coke [VIDEO]

    06/11/2014 6:05:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-11-14 | Julia Dent
    Coca-Cola is launching its first new drink in eight years: Coca-Cola Life. Sporting a green label, the new drink is said to contain a third less calories and sugar, according to the Daily Mail. It will be sweetened with sugar and stevia leaf extract and will only have 89 calories. Despite the reduction of sugar and the green label (because adding a green label means it’s natural), Coca-Cola Life will still contain 25 percent of the amount of sugar a person should consume in one day in just one can. Coca-Cola said this new drink is part of an initiative...
  • Coca-Cola ad: Working off a soda takes 23 minutes (Company run by morons)

    06/08/2014 9:38:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    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...
  • Hey, Coke and Pepsi! I've Got Your Back! : Big Government is lining up its next shakedown victim

    02/18/2014 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    It was only last week here in Panama that I was talking to a Pepsi truck driver from Philadelphia. They'll be coming for you sugar guys next, I said. It's already started, he retorted. In Philadelphia recently, the union bussed the drivers down to City Hall to protest a tax on sugar. Now we read that the trial lawyers are going for a repeat on the Big Tobacco shakedown of the 1990s. They want the state attorneys general to sue Big Food to "pay for soaring obesity-related health care costs." And why not? Back in the 1990s, Big Law got...
  • Do all of you want to hit COKE upside their Corporate Heads?

    02/03/2014 12:20:29 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 106 replies
    03 Feb 2014 | US Navy Vet
    Buy this: http://www.sodastreamusa.com/
  • Coca-Cola Celebrates Parenthood.

    12/26/2013 11:12:14 PM PST · by Windflier · 17 replies
    Dump.com ^ | unknown | Coca-Cola
    A nice affirmation of parenthood from an unexpected source.
  • Who Funds the Far Left? You’ll Be Surprised

    12/14/2013 3:20:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12-13-13 | John Hinderaker
    The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise. It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories. Many have wondered for some years who finances far-left web sites like Think Progress. As of today, we know at least part of the answer, as CAP released its corporate donor list for...
  • Have a Coke and a … GMO?

    10/28/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Bill Tomson
    The Coca-Cola Company isn’t smiling about the latest effort to force labels on foods and beverages that contain genetically modified organisms – this time in Washington State. It’s on a long list of manufacturers that sell products using ingredients derived from either corn or soy, both of which are nearly impossible to source in the United States without using genetically modified crops. In fact, should Washington pass its ballot initiative 522 next week, good luck finding any processed foods or beverages in an Evergreen State grocery store that don’t have GMO warning labels. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo both are on a...
  • Coke's cool idea? Ice bottles

    07/10/2013 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | George Mathis
    Beachgoers in South America can have a cold Coke and a smile, but unlike other consumers of the world's most popular soft drink, they can drink it directly from a bottle made entirely of ice. The Atlanta-based company says the “cold to the last drop” bottles "continue to make quite a splash in Colombia and throughout the advertising world." Indeed, the cool marketing ploy, began this year, has won Coca-Cola several awards. How does it work?
  • Arab-American groups call Coke Super Bowl ad "racist"

    01/31/2013 6:28:43 AM PST · by mykroar · 38 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 1/30/2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers. "Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?" said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC. Coca-Cola released an online teaser of the commercial last week, showing the Arab walking through a desert. He soon sees...
  • Coca-Cola 'the real deal' for gastrointestinal clogs

    01/08/2013 10:34:57 AM PST · by fso301 · 64 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2013 | Judy Siegel--Itzkovich
    When cars had metallic bumpers, sodas were used to polish them, and popular acidic soft drinks has also been known to be a good toilet-bowl cleaner. Now, Greek gastroentrologists headed by Dr. Spiros Ladas at Athens University Medical School and Laikon Hospital have published a study proving that drinking Coca-Cola (the brand name provided in the article) can open up clogs in people with overly convoluted gastrointestinal systems caused by the ingestion of digested fruits and vegetables. They published their findings on Monday in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  • New Coca Cola Commercial: We Should Welcome Security & Gov't Cameras Watching Over Us 24/7

    08/06/2012 6:29:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-6-12 | myself
    This commercial should send shivers up your spine. A Coca-Cola ad released in June encourages us to look at security cameras in a positive lite by showing uplifting moments captured on security cameras.
  • $48 million of cocaine to be offloaded at Miami Beach Coast Guard base

    06/29/2012 8:26:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MIAMI BEACH— The dramatic results of three drug busts on the high seas will be evident today when more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine are offloaded at the U.S. Coast Guardbase in Miami Beach. According to the agency, the cocaine has a wholesale value of more than $48 million.
  • Allen West: Let's Talk About President Obama Doing Blow

    05/31/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 34 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | May, 30 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Rep. Allen West is never short on words and this time is no exception. During a town hall meeting in Florida recently, West was asked some questions about his past, in particular an incident that occurred while he was still on active duty in the Army serving in Iraq. A little background: Intent on foiling a reported plot to ambush him and his men, Colonel West, a battalion commander, made a calculated decision to intimidate the Iraqi officer with a show of force. An interrogation under way was going nowhere, Colonel West said in an interview, and he chose to...
  • Coca-Cola habit linked to New Zealander's death

    04/20/2012 8:28:36 AM PDT · by null and void · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/20/12
    A pathologist said Natasha Harris's Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death in 2010. Photograph: AP Natasha Harris, 30, of Invercargill, died from a heart attack in February 2010. Dr Dan Mornin testified at an inquest on Thursday that Harris probably suffered from hypokalemia, or low potassium, which he thinks was caused by her excessive consumption of Coke and overall poor nutrition. Mornin said toxic levels of caffeine, a stimulant found in cola, also may have contributed to her death. Harris's partner, Chris Hodgkinson, testified that Harris drank between 8 and 10 litres of Coke every day. "She was addicted...
  • Family claims $130 million in Coke stock sold at garage sale

    04/06/2012 1:57:53 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 8 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/6/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    In 2008, Tony Marohn visited a local estate sale where he paid a "nominal amount" for an antique oil stock certificate. And now, Marohn's family is suing soda giant Coca-Cola, saying the certificate entitles them to 1.8 million shares of the company's stock, worth an estimated $130 million. Marohn passed away in 2010, but not before tracing the history of the stock certificate from Palmer Union Oil Co. to Coca-Cola. Reuters reports that Marohn made the connection through a series of now-defunct companies, including Petrocarbon Chemicals Inc. and Taylor Wine Co. Coca-Cola countersued Marohn in 2009, telling Delaware's Chancery Court...
  • Coca-Cola Leaves Pro-Voter ID Organization After Democrats Threaten Boycott

    04/04/2012 8:10:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 4, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Democratic officials called for a boycott of certain companies supporting an organization pushing for voter ID laws today– among them Walmart and Coca-Cola– of which at least one has responded. Five hours after the boycott rallying call came, Coca-Cola issued a statement that it would withdraw support of that organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council, but not specifically because of the voter ID law support: Coca-Cola, the statement read, did not customarily support political efforts that had nothing to do with the corporation itself, and the news that ALEC had now developed an agenda independent of anything related to Coca-Cola...
  • Coke caves in face of Democratic boycott threat

    04/04/2012 3:37:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/4/12 | Paul Bedard
    emocratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws. Coke was quick to react to the political boycott threat, pulling support from the targeted group just five hours after it was called. Walmart said that support for a group does not mean it backs every decision by those groups. At issue: Liberal claims that some states are trying to keep minority voters from the polls via voter ID laws, a suggestion conservatives...
  • Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    04/04/2012 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws. “We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., who is leading a parallel Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s effort to get government identification into the hands of the estimated 2-3 million Democrats who don’t have one. “We have staffed up,” he said. Officials from another party-backed group, Color of Change, kicked off a boycott of Coke and other financial backers...
  • Cocaine shipment found at United Nations in fake diplomatic pouch

    01/26/2012 6:15:00 PM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    AP VIA fox ^ | 01/26/12 | AP
    UNITED NATIONS – A shipment containing 16 kilograms of cocaine was seized last week at the U.N.'s mail intake center, a New York Police Department spokesman said Thursday. Paul Browne, NYPD's chief spokesman, said the drug was in a white bag evidently masquerading as a diplomatic pouch that raised suspicions when it was being scanned because it was stamped with what looked like a poorly concocted version of the U.N. logo. Browne said here was no name or address on the shipment sent from Mexico City through Cincinnati. U.N. security officials called the NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration, which confirmed...
  • Coke Bails on White Cans, But Not on Climate Alarmism

    12/01/2011 12:01:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 1, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Coca-Cola ’s just-announced holiday campaign to supposedly protect Arctic polar bear habitat – highlighted by the company changing its iconic red cans to white – is ending, with the company killing off its new packaging two months earlier than planned. No, Coke hasn’t seen the light on its disguised support for the global warming hoax . The images of polar bears will instead appear on redesigned red cans, after many consumers mistakenly grabbed the white cans believing they were selecting the silver-canned Diet Coke. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported that in recent days about a half-dozen customers...
  • OK, so what am I going to use in "Jack and Cokes?" instead of Coke? (Vanity "plus")

    11/03/2011 12:57:10 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 153 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple ^ | 11/4/2011 | jdsteel
    Since Coke is giving $ to the WWF, I don't want to buy their product. What is a good substitute for my "Jack & Cokes"? I don't care for "Jack & Pepsi".
  • Guess Where Coca-Cola Is Investing $4 Billion

    08/21/2011 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    forbes.com/yahoo ^ | August 19, 2011 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Who says American companies aren't investing? They are. Billions, in fact. Only, they are just not investing here in the U.S. Atlanta based Coca-Cola (KO) plans to invest $4 billion in China, the company's CEO Muhtar Kent told reporters in Shanghai this week. It's the company's biggest planned investment in China since the 2009 investment of $2 billion. The investments will start next year and is part of the company's China capex until 2014. Kent said the company is even considering listing its shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, adding itself to the list of mainstream brands listing their depositary...
  • Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee

    08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT · by clove · 155 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday. Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment. Reid’s decision to...
  • Jogger finds 25 bricks of cocaine on Galveston beach

    08/03/2011 10:45:58 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 37 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Aug. 3, 2011 | HARVEY RICE
    GALVESTON — A jogger on Galveston Island discovered a bag in the surf Tuesday containing 25 bricks of cocaine with an estimated street value of $2 million. The jogger, whose name police are withholding, discovered the bag about 9:30 a.m. near Indian Beach, police spokesman Cpt. Jeff Heyse said. He lugged the heavy bag to his residence and slashed it open to find 25 bricks of cocaine, each weighing 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds, bundled in plastic wrap and rubber, Heyse said. Recognizing the packages as cocaine from television programs, the jogger phoned police, Heyse said.
  • The REAL Differences Between Coke And Pepsi People

    05/14/2011 9:45:11 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 13 May 2011 | Alana Horowitz
    You probably can't describe the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Perhaps one cola seems sweeter, but you couldn't certainly distinguish them in a taste test. Yet you know without a doubt which one you like more. The fierce brand loyalties of Coke vs. Pepsi are a marvel of American marketing. Slightly older, Coca-Cola was always the dominant brand. Pepsi gained market share in the middle of the century with a series of ad campaigns. In 1975 the first Pepsi Challenge claimed that people preferred Pepsi in a blind taste test. The brand was also marketed as the soda of the...
  • Big Sugar's Sweet Deal Leaves a Bitter Economic Aftertaste [Such Sweet Sorrow]

    03/31/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-03-31 | Kelsey Zahourek
    ...If on any given day you find yourself walking through the hallowed halls of ATR, you will find the staff pining away for the sweet taste of “Mexican Coca-Cola” or any other bottle of Coke not produced in the U.S. and thus not tainted with sticky un-refreshing taste of corn syrup. The reason for the difference lies in the U.S. Government’s efforts to keep sugar prices artificially high by restricting the amount of sugar that can be imported to the U.S. This result is the price of sugar in the U.S. being one-half to two-thirds higher than in other countries...
  • Coca-Cola Raises Total Pledge to $31 Million for Relief and Rebuilding Efforts in Japan

    03/24/2011 2:44:59 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 12 replies
    The Coca-Cola Company ^ | March 24, 2011
    TOKYO -- The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is establishing the Coca-Cola Japan Reconstruction Fund and raised its pledge to a total of 2.5 billion Yen (US$31 million) donations towards relief and rebuilding efforts for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami over the next three years. This includes the 600 million Yen (US$7.3 million) in cash and product announced previously. The commitment was made following a two-day visit to Tokyo by Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Kent was accompanied on the trip by Company Directors Herbert A. Allen, a member of the...
  • Diet Coke fizzes past Pepsi (America-hating, Obama-loving PepsiCo CEO flop)

    03/18/2011 3:22:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/17/11 | Charles Riley
    Score one for the Coca-Cola Company. Diet Coke unseated Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010, according to data from Beverage Digest. -snip- The switch marks a sea change in the industry. According to John Sicher, the editor and publisher of Beverage Digest, Pepsi has held the second position "for decades." Sicher attributed the decline in Pepsi's market share to its Pepsi Refresh Project marketing campaign, which is focused on community service.
  • Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure

    03/01/2011 5:41:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03-01-11 | Staff
    Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels in adults, researchers report in Hypertension: In the International Study of Macro/ Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Micronutrients and Blood Pressure(INTERMAP), for every extra sugar- sweetened beverage drunk per day participants on average had significantly higher systolic blood pressure by 1.6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant even after adjusting for differences in body mass, researchers said. mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant...
  • Diet Coke supports heart health despite soda's link to increased risk of heart disease

    01/29/2011 10:05:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 29, 2011 | Karen Kaplan
    February is “American Heart Month,” and our e-mail inboxes are filling up with information about all sorts of cardiovascular-related events, including a celebrity-studded game of Capture the Flag at UCLA. Apparently, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, singer Natasha Bedingfield, actor Ryan Kwanten and others will serve as captains of CTF teams that will compete for money to fund heart research at UCLA and UC Davis. CTF games will also be played in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston, according to a news release. The part that caught my eye was the source of the research money at stake in these games –...
  • Synthetic Cocaine Sold As 'Bath Salts'

    01/18/2011 10:35:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | 1-17-2011 | Staff
    DEA Warns Synthetic Drug Appearing In Gas Stations, Head Shops, Online ORLANDO, Fla. -- Experts are warning parents about the latest synthetic drug labeled as "bath salts" that has rapidly spread across the Orlando area and has already sent dozens of young people to Florida hospitals. Don't let the label fool you. The makers call it "bath salts" or "plant feeder" and are sold under a variety of brand names, but experts say it's really fake cocaine. The labels also usually say it's "not for human consumption" but in a drug alert sent in December, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency...
  • More "free" lunches thanks to Michelle's bloated "security" bill

    12/14/2010 6:36:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Laura Ingraham
    More than two-thirds of New York City's public school students will begin getting more nutritious free or low-cost school lunches under First Lady Michelle Obama's pet project to get kids to eat well and exercise. President Obama signed into law Sunday the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which expands the free lunch program and requires that schools provide more nutritious lunches. "We've seen the connection between what kids eat and how well they perform in school," he said. Some 680,000 out of 1.1 million New York children participate in the school lunch program - a big chunk of the...
  • Coke packages say "Merry Christmas" this year in contrast to last year's "Holiday 2009"

    11/16/2010 4:02:02 AM PST · by CIS · 34 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | November 16, 2010 | P. Stattic
    In December 2009, there was a thread here on Free Republic outlining the fact that Coca-Cola had released "holiday" packaging that said "Feliz Navidad" in Spanish, but "Holiday 2009" in English. Some were outraged because it appeared that Christmas was okay to acknowledge in Spanish, but not in English. It seems that Coke has learned their lesson and for their 2010 packaging, they use the English greeting "Merry Christmas". Click here to read the original 2009 Free Republic article on this matter. Click here to see an image containing both the 2009 and 2010 Coke package designs with the "Holiday...
  • Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department

    09/28/2010 5:33:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Natiunal Review Online ^ | September 28, 2010 | An drew McCarthy
    Those who read this space know I am not a fan of the Republicans’ vaunted “Pledge to America.” I’m for simple pledges, the kind that get back to basics. If the Republican party is interested in making a pledge like that — a pledge that will resonate with the vast majority of the American people — here’s a suggestion: Promise an unwavering commitment to the principle of equal protection of the law for every American citizen. Promise, therefore, that Congress will investigate weighty allegations that the Obama Justice Department is engaged in racist law-enforcement practices. Promise, moreover, that any executive-branch...
  • Wall Street Pee Tests Expose Startling New Drug Trend: Less Coke Snorting, More Pot-Smoking

    08/30/2010 1:56:42 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 20 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2010 | Mohana Ravindranath
    Wall Street is ditching the white stuff in favor of something somewhat more green. And we're not talking about cash. Marijuana was present in 80% of failed drug tests last year, up from 64% in 2007, according to the tests reviewed by Sterling Infosystems Inc.. Cocaine showed up in only 7% of positive Wall Street drug tests last year, instead of 16% in 2007. Relative to the rest of the working world (3.6% of whom failed drug tests last year), the finance industry is pretty clean, with only a 2% rate of drug test failure, according to the Wall Street...
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • Blast hurts 20 in U.S. Steel's Clairton plant

    07/15/2010 6:24:59 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 10 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Tom Fontaine, Chris Ramirez and Luis
    An explosion in a coke battery Wednesday morning rocked U.S. Steel's Clairton Works, sending 17 people to hospitals, a thick black cloud of smoke skyward and inspectors scrambling for clues to the cause. The explosion injured 14 U.S. Steel employees and six contractors. A dozen workers remained hospitalized last night with severe injuries. One suffered burns on nearly a third of his body, and several were hooked to breathing machines because flames and smoke had damaged their airways. Three workers received on-site treatment, the company said. "It was a big boom, and then everything just went black," said John Chappell,...
  • Sugary-drink ban starts to affect S.F. sites (Libs war on Coke and Pepsi)

    07/06/2010 5:16:41 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 60 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate ^ | 6 July 2010 | John Coté
    "Under an executive order from Mayor Gavin Newsom, Coke, Pepsi and Fanta Orange are no longer allowed in vending machines on city property, although their diet counterparts are - up to a point."
  • Video: Rocket car runs on Mentos and Coke

    06/02/2010 8:55:57 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 12 replies · 507+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010
    The masterminds behind the Mentos/Coke geysers are back, and this time they're in 3-D! They're also harnessing the chemical reaction between Mentos mint candy and Coke Zero soda pop to send a rocket car rolling out of a hangar, to a distance mark of 221 feet. EepyBird's Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz made the Mentos/Coke combination famous four years ago when they combined the ingredients to create increasingly ornate fountain displays. Since then, the stunt has generated loads of viral buzz - and even a scientific paper explaining why the combination sets off so much fizz. (It has to do...
  • Emergency declared in Jamaica

    05/24/2010 12:12:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 714+ views
    upi. ^ | May 23
    KINGSTON, Jamaica,The Jamaican government Sunday declared a state of public emergency in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew in response to gang attacks on police stations. The attacks were carried out by supporters of Christopher Coke, a gang leader who is in hiding from authorities as he faces weapons and narcotics charges in the United States, The New York Times reported. Prime Minister Bruce Golding summoned an emergency meeting of the Cabinet Sunday afternoon on the advice of Jamaican security forces, and the Cabinet decided to declare the state of emergency, the government said in a statement posted on...
  • Obama hits Clinton: “I wasn’t sent here to do school uniforms”

    05/14/2010 8:18:17 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 77 replies · 2,697+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/14/10 | jeff j
    In his new book on President Obama’s first year in office, “The Promise,” Jonathan Alter includes a quote from the president’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, illustrating just how opposed Emanuel was to the president’s push for comprehensive health care reform.