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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:31 PM
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Drink Coke? Switch to Pepsi!
For one thing, Pepsi is resisting the call from the NYSE under pressure from the NLCP not to back/fund Jesse Jackson's committees. In fact, Pepsi and Verizon have both written the SEC to complain.

FYI, Pepsi INCREASED its donations to Dems in the 2004 election cycle, wherease Coke increased its donations to Repukes.

http://www.motherearth.org/USboycott/imperialism_en.php
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:32 PM
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1. good to know...
i'm always up for boycotting companies that support republicans...
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:36 PM
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2. Whimper
NOT MY DIET COKE. Ya can't have it I tell ya. Ya can't have it. Mine. Mine mine mine.

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:36 PM
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3. Good. I didn't know that.
Now, when I indulge in the occasional soda, I know which one to choose.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:38 PM
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4. Can't drink Pepsi Products ... Nixon was on their Board.
Unless of course, Coca-Cola has even more nefarious ties ...


:hippie:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:43 PM
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10. hell, Bob Dole uses it to wash down Viagra.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:56 PM
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15. NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joan Crawford......!!!!! Her husband, Al Steele, was head of Pepsi, so no one is perfect in any boardroom!

Besides, Nixon is DEAD. Way dead.

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 PM
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22. LOL......don't fuck with me boys I've been to the rodeo!
something like that.......
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:51 PM
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25. What a fabulous film--sick, but fabulous!
Faye Dunaway's finest hour!
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:34 AM
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33. I don't think that he still is on that board
Henry Ford was a raving anti-semite, but that doesn't stop Jewish people in 2005 from buying Ford cars and trucks.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:19 PM
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34. True, but I have a long standed hatred for Nixon.
And PepsiCo is still a HUGE GOP donor. :(



:hippie:
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:31 PM
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36. Most companies are giving more to Repblicans these days
Since the GOP is power, they get more contributions. The Democrats used to get more money when they controlled Congress.
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:40 PM
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5. donation records show Pepsico's ceo/chairman is a huge puke
check the facts:

Steven Reinemund (Pepsico chairman, ceo)
http://www.newsmeat.com/ceo_political_donations/Steven_...

vs.

E Neville Isdel (Coca-Cola chairman, ceo)
http://www.newsmeat.com/ceo_political_donations/E_Nevil...

Reinemund is a 3-time Bush donor (92, 00, 04). Isdel appears to be apolitical, but at least donated to the Big Dog's re-election.
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toymachines Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:41 PM
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6. i think that pepsi is donating for the coronation this year
so dont drink soda. drink water, i think it's still healthy.
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:41 PM
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7. Pepsi is listed as a Sinclair Advertiser
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:43 PM
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8. Thanks! I've been avoiding Coke since the teens in front of me
at Fahrenheit 9/11 sang the Coke jingle with their own lyrics - "Coca-Cola is the company of the death squads." I knew that Coke had a reputation for killing people in Central America who try to Unionize before the movie, but since hearing the revised jingle I can't look Coke without hearing the jingle!

"Coca-Cola is the company of the death squads."
"Coca-Cola is the company of the death squads."
"Coca-Cola is the company of the death squads."

:-(
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:43 PM
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9. Pepsi's no better.
Pepsi's sudden lack of a cheap source of sugar after the Castro revolution in Cuba had a lot to do with the Bay of Pigs invasion attempt...which, if you follow the trail, led to Dallas 11-22-63.

And by pure coincidence, there was a Pepsi board meeting in Dallas that very day. Dick Nixon was there.

And in less conspiratorial, but no less evil news, Pepsi controls a huge segment of the corporations which have contributed to the declining health of Americans. Taco Hell, Pizza Hut, Frito Lay, KFC, Skippers - just a few of the brand names by which Pepsi markets refined carbs and trans-fat.

Not to mention it just tastes like SHIT :evilgrin:
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:44 PM
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11. I hate Pepsi. I love Coke. But if its for political advantage, i'll switch
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:49 PM
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12. coke has a long history as a cia cover.
used to get cia operatives in/out of foreign countries.

and then there is the death squad thing.

and the using up the water in poor areas of india, leaving the local farmers and families in a drougnt.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:51 PM
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13. Hey, cut me some slack, I only drink 2 six-packs a year!
I have a really bad Gatorade habit though....
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DemGirl7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:53 PM
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14. ok...no problem...
I personally can't tell the difference between the two anyway so....
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:56 PM
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16. God bless Pepsi. Also, Coke is having financial difficulties last
I heard.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:06 PM
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17. Screw 'em both.
Be free, drink RC!

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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:20 AM
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30. Love the RC!
And for those who are counting carbs...drink Diet Rite
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:10 PM
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18. I'm addicted to Pepsi so it's a win win...
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 PM
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19. When I worked at the AFL-CIO
we picketed Pepsi-co companies around the issue of health care. They were outspoken against the Clinton Health Care plan and we did a demonstration to show how they paid health care in other countries and it didn't hurt their business at all. All these companies suck.
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:13 PM
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20. Glad to know that!
I knew that I prefer Pepsi over Coke -- besides Britney Spears -- for a reason!
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:19 PM
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21. I'm having Pepsi right now -- with my KENTUCKY BOURBON!!!
Maker's Mark, to be specific. Just enough Pepsi to "give it a little color." And that doesn't take a whole lot of Pepsi.

Bake
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:33 PM
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23. If Pepsi didn't taste like crap I would consider it.
I always picked Coke when they had the Pepsi Challenge in stores when I was a kid.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 10:32 AM
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28. Good choice! Cherry Coke is the choice of Liberals!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:53 PM
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26. Could you please post something about this here?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:57 PM
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27. Stop drinking all of it. It's very bad for you, very expensive and they
are ALL corporate thugs.
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 10:58 AM
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29. It tastes like shit.
Sorry to use hyperbole here, but it's true. That vile drink Pepsi is almost as bad as TAB, but not quite.

I know Coca Cola is quite evil, but damn if it isn't tasty.
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:27 AM
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31. Drink WATER!
I used to drink cokes all day long. Now I'm trying to get in better shape, loosing some fat. I've almost cut cokes out of my diet altogether. I feel so much better.

I can't switch to Pepsi though because I can't stand the way it tastes.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:26 PM
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35. you'll feel lots better when you cut them out altogether!
like you, i'm on a diet & at first i limited myself to one coke per day. last month, i decided to go cold turkey & only had a couple over the holidays. this past weekend, however, i went out of town & had cokes all over the place. i started feeling like i was coming down with something, and each time afterwards if i had a coke, i felt worse. i stopped drinking cokes & drank water or juice & felt a lot better. then on the drive home, i picked up another coke. i started feeling sick AGAIN and stopped drinking it.

dg
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:29 AM
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32. Green tea.....MMMMMMM N/T
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