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  • Who Allowed Hezbollah Cocaine Drug Running Into U.S.

    12/17/2017 9:20:19 PM PST · by hapnHal · 15 replies
    17 Dec 17 | hapnHal
    Obama allowed Hezbollah cocaine running into U.S. in quest for Iran nuke deal. A major player in the cocaine traffic into the U.S. was the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah. For year it has been known that Hezbollah has infiltrated criminal gangs in South America and set up its own billion-dollar international criminal enterprise to finance its terror activities. None of this was a secret. U.S. law enforcement came up with an aggressive plan to take down the Hezbollah international network and its key individuals. But it never happened. We now know why. Politico Magazine has an amazing expose on how...
  • Pepsi Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors (Flashback)

    12/17/2017 10:40:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Apr 30, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    After months of pro-life protests and opposition, PepsiCo has indicated it will alter its contract with biotech firm Senomyx Inc., which uses cells from a baby killed in an abortion to conduct flavor testing. The second-largest beverage company in the world contracted with the firm in a $30 million deal in August 2010 and once Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life uncovered the connection, numerous pro-life groups, including LifeNews, joined together to promote a boycott of Pepsi until it ends the Senomyx contract. Vinnedge informed LifeNews today of Pepsi’s decision and hailed it as a...
  • Obama Agency: Pepsi Using Aborted Fetal Cells is Ordinary Business (flashback)

    12/17/2017 10:25:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    PepsiCo has come under fire from pro-life advocates because it has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers. Now, the Obama administration is set to face more criticism because an agency has declared that Pepsi’s use of the company and its controversial flavor testing process constitutes “ordinary business.” In a decision delivered February 28, the Security and Exchange Commission ruled that PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under “ordinary business operations.” Debi...
  • Pepsi focuses on 'guilt-free' beverages

    05/01/2017 6:33:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Quentin Forrell
    Diet soda is getting more bad publicity. PepsiCo said this week that its latest quarter was boosted by “guilt-free” products such as diet soda and bottled water, as consumers move away from sugary drinks, but more research is casting a pall over artificially-sweetened beverages too. Artificially sweetened beverages may be linked to an increased risk of stroke and dementia, according to a recent study by the American Heart Association’s peer-reviewed journal Stroke. The researchers looked at 2,888 people over the age of 45 (with a median age of 62) for stroke risks and 1,484 people over the age of 60...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD - CONT'D***

    04/14/2017 6:14:12 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 318 replies
    I couldn't resist....so many memes this week “The needs of United employees outweigh the needs of the many.” #UnitedMovieLines ~United introduces nose bleed seats. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos "We've perfected Chinese takeout" #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos ~"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You took my father's seat. Prepare to be re-accommodated." #UnitedMovieLines Our service will knock you out #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos ~United 25:17 ...And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my re-accommodation upon thee!" #UnitedMovieLines This could have been much worse. Imagine if he was wearing leggings. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos ~"It removes itself from the plane or else it gets the hose again." #UnitedMovieLines...
  • The Real Diversity Problem That Led To Pepsi's Kendall Jenner Ad Fiasco

    04/10/2017 3:26:31 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2017 | John Merline
    Almost as soon as Pepsi released its "Jump In" ad celebrating protest marches, protesters angrily complained that the ad was making light of protests — specifically Black Lives Matter protests — forcing Pepsi to pull the ad and apologize. Pundits immediately blamed the lack of racial diversity on Madison Ave., but it's more likely that the fiasco was the result of a lack of ideological diversity. In the 2-plus minute ad, model Kendall Jenner is in the middle of a photo shoot when a perfectly diverse group of marchers comes by carrying signs with peace symbols or messages like "join...
  • San Fran cops should sue Pepsi and use the winning to hire more police

    04/09/2017 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/17 | Judi McLeod
    Trying to force “social justice” down the throats of unsuspecting consumers It would be nothing less than pure poetic justice if the San Francisco Police Department sued Pepsi for the political, Kendall Jenner “social justice” video that public outrage forced the soft drink giant to remove. Pepsi pulled the ad Wednesday, apologizing and saying it was merely trying “to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding.”
  • Pepsi Statement Re: 'Pepsi Moments' (ad supporting Black Lives Matter)

    04/06/2017 7:48:41 AM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 31 replies
    Pepsico.com ^ | April 5, 2017
    Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark..."
  • Pepsi pulled that awful 'resistance' ad with Kendall Jenner, but we've got it right here

    04/05/2017 12:36:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/05/17 | Dan Calabrese
    In all its awfulness The funny thing is it’s not conservatives who destroyed this, even though it’s an obvious attempt to pander to young social justice warriors, cop-haters and Trump-haters. Conservatives don’t really do that. They’ll comment on how awful it is, but they won’t go to town with endless social media mockery and demand reprisals. You know perfectly well that’s the game of the left, and that’s what sunk this piece of garbage:
  • Internet slams Pepsi, Kendall Jenner after ad employs protest imagery

    04/04/2017 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 4, 2017 | Shayna Freisleben
    A new ad featuring model and reality television star Kendall Jenner is facing fierce backlash online Tuesday for depicting images of protests and riot gear-clad police officers in an effort to sell Pepsi. Some of the more benign criticism online believed the commercial to be well-intentioned, but tone-deaf. The most pointed comments called the ad blatantly exploitative, as protest culture -- with the growth of Black Lives Matter and the mobilization of left-wing activists who “resist” the Trump administration -- experiences a renewed sense of prevalence. In the two minute-long spot, Jenner models in a doorway as a throng of...
  • Philly soda tax: Pepsi tells grocery stores it won’t offer 2-liters or 12-packs

    03/22/2017 9:12:10 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 38 replies
    BillyPenn.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Mark Dent
    Philadelphians will soon no longer be able to purchase 2-liters or 12-packs of Pepsi soda products at local stores, according to grocers. Managers of two independent Philly grocery stores confirmed they’d received letters from Pepsi saying the company would no longer distribute 2-liters or 12-packs to Philadelphia stores, as of March 20.
  • Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax

    03/01/2017 4:14:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2017 3:55 PM EST
    Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia’s new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city. The company sent out notices Wednesday saying layoffs will occur at plants in north and south Philadelphia and in Wilmington, Delaware, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Dave DeCecco, spokesman for the Purchase, New York-based company that employs 423 people in the city, said the tax has cut sales by 40 percent there. …
  • Philly Mayor Blames ‘Price Gouging’ for Outrage Generated by City’s New Soda Tax

    01/13/2017 12:39:16 PM PST · by oblomov · 60 replies
    Reason ^ | 11 Jan 2017 | Eric Boehm
    After driving up the cost of soda and other sugary drinks with a new tax, the mayor of Philadelphia is now trying to blame businesses for charging higher prices (and for the outrage those prices have generated). Mayor Jim Kenney, who proposed the soda tax and championed its passage through city council last year, told reporters on Tuesday it's not the new 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax that's making it more expensive to buy a can of Coke in Philly. No, according to the mayor, those higher prices are caused by city businesses price gouging their customers in order to stir up opposition...
  • Coca-Cola, American Bev Assoc are Targets of Lawsuit Charging Deceptive Sugary Drink Marketing

    01/05/2017 6:11:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    cspinet.org ^ | January 4, 2017 | Jeff Cronin & Ariana Stone
    The Coca-Cola Company, with the help of the American Beverage Association, is deceiving consumers about the harms of consuming Coke and other sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a complaint filed in federal court in California. The suit contends that the beverage giant and its trade association are engaged in an unlawful campaign of deception to mislead and confuse the public about the science linking consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the nonprofit Praxis Project, charges that Coca-Cola and the ABA are misleading consumers about the health risks posed by...
  • PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi joins US President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council

    12/14/2016 8:50:47 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 62 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: Indian-American PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has joined Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum that aims to assist the president-elect in implementing his economic agenda, the presidential transition team said on Wednesday. Chennai-born Nooyi, 61, is the only Indian-origin executive in the 19-member President's Strategic and Policy Forum, which was first announced early this week. Three new members were also announced in addition to the current 16. The other corporate bigwigs to join the forum are Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and SpaceX and Tesla chairman Elon Musk. The forum, composed of some of America's most highly respected and successful business...
  • Trump Backers Vow to Boycott Pepsi Over Remarks CEO Never Made

    11/15/2016 8:58:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2016 | Jackie Salo
    Donald Trump supporters are calling for a boycott of PepsiCo over fabricated comments circulating the Internet from the CEO. Angry supporters have flooded Twitter alleging the PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi told them, “We don’t want your business” — remarks that she never made. But Nooyi did make clear that her employees were upset about Trump’s win while at an appearance on Thursday at the New York Times DealBook conference.
  • Pepsi Funds Planned Parenthood, Now Its CEO is Trashing Trump’s Election:“Our Employees Were Crying”

    11/15/2016 7:07:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Tony Perkins
    A week after Donald Trump’s election, the comments by Pepsi’s CEO have been tough for a lot of voters to swallow. Like Grubhub founder Matt Maloney, who’s on the hot seat after an employee email showing Trump supporters the door, Indri Noovi must not have been thinking about her bottom line when the soft drink mogul bashed the new president-elect. Well, she’s certainly thinking about it now that #BoycottPepsi is picking up steam. At a New York Times event last Tuesday, Noovi’s emotions were obviously raw from the defeat of Pepsi’s choice for the next generation: Hillary Clinton. In a...
  • Kinda' Vanity: Reply from Pepsico about statements made by PepsiCo CEO about the election of Trump

    11/14/2016 3:07:22 PM PST · by ex91B10 · 92 replies
    Pepsico Customer Relations | 11/14/16 | ex91b10
    Email from Pepsico explaining the statements made by the CEO about DT.
  • PepsiCo CEO: Employees are scared for their safety after Trump's election

    11/13/2016 9:49:34 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 158 replies
    PepsiCo's CEO said the election of Donald Trump as president was terrifying her employees. "I had to answer a lot of questions from my daughters, from our employees. They were all in mourning," PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi told Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times' DealBook conference on Thursday. "Our employees were all crying," she said. "And the question that they're asking, especially those who are not white, 'Are we safe?' Women are asking, 'Are we safe?' LGBT people are asking, 'Are we safe?' I never thought I would have to answer those questions." After congratulating Trump for his...
  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on election: People are asking, 'Are we safe?'

    11/12/2016 1:43:29 PM PST · by McGruff · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | Novemebr 10, 2016 | Jeff Cox
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was among corporate America's staunchest Hillary Clinton supporters. After the election, Nooyi has had a lot of work to do assuring her employees — and her daughters — that everything was going to be OK. Following Donald Trump's stunning upset Tuesday, Nooyi said her daughters and some of her employees were "in mourning." For her non-white employees, the emotions were even more somber. "I had to answer a lot of questions, from my daughters, from my employees, they were all in mourning," Nooyi said. "Our employees are all crying, and the question that they are asking,...