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    A little too late for me.

    It was their choice to enter the political fray and take a side. They jumped on board with censorship. They chose to involve themselves in social justice issues. They chose to jump on board with systemic racism accusations.

    If they want to support or donate to causes, no issue. Want to take a side and speak up an agenda that offends half of the nation? No Coke for me, and much much more. What does Coke own besides their regular soda?

    Well, they apparently own 500 different brands and about 4,000 different drink options! 4 of the top 5 in the world - Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite.

    Dasani, Smartwater, Ciel, Glaceau, Minute Maind, Simply Orange, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Fuze, Honest Tea... Barq's Root Beer, Odwalla, Zico, Monster Drinks, Organic & Raw

    So much more too. Hell, they even owned Columbia Pictures for years. If they didn't sell I wouldn't pay to see their movies either.

    All from Wiki and common knowledge of a few from working at Cadbury years back.

    And they now regret their stances and are only concerned about the bottom dollar, that's all.

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    Is Coke Rethinking Woke?

    Why the soft-drink giant is pulling back from its left-wing posturing.

    Conservatives who are tempted to despair over the abrupt shift of major corporations into engines of left-wing culture war might want to take a look at Coca-Cola. Recent developments suggest that Coke is rethinking woke.

    Coca-Cola has been creeping in a more woke direction for a while. In March 2020, the company blasted U.S. Soccer for making legal arguments in the equal-pay lawsuit filed by the women’s team, a lawsuit the women soon lost in court. In June 2020, Coca-Cola announced that it was suspending advertising on Facebook and Instagram, joining a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups “as part of a campaign forcing the social media network to more stringently police hate speech and disinformation.” The boycott was openly directed at Facebook’s refusal at the time to censor posts by Donald Trump. Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey issued a “Where We Stand on Social Justice” manifesto:

    [W]e must put our resources and energy toward helping end the cycle of systemic racism…We will invest our resources to advance social justice causes. We will use the voices of our brands to weigh in on important social conversations. For example, today we are announcing $2.5 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation for the Equal Justice Initiative to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform; the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in support of the “Policing Reform Campaign;” and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to deliver a platform to bring people together for powerful conversations that matter and inspire social change and their current “Campaign for Equal Dignity.”
    Yet, the company’s concern for justice is decidedly one-sided: for all its activism in the U.S., it lobbied against a bill that would ban products made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province

    Coca-Cola grabbed headlines in February of this year for the company’s “diversity” initiatives. Most notoriously, leaked slides from a training program commanded Coca-Cola employees to “try to be less white.” Then, the company issued strict requirements to its outside counsel to mandate the selection of lawyers on the basis of race:

    Coca-Cola’s new general counsel Bradley Gayton recently announced a new set of diversity guidelines for outside counsel. Under these guidelines, outside counsel will commit that for any new matter “at least 30% of each of billed associate and partner time will be from diverse attorneys, and of such amounts at least half will be from Black attorneys.” If outside counsel fails to meet the commitment over two quarters, it will incur “a non-refundable 30% reduction in the fees payable for such New Matter going forward until the commitment is met.”
    Rest - https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/...thinking-woke/
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    Default Jim. Easy reasons they do everything. Not just Coke, but all of them



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    Once they saw their STOCKS start to DIP...what else do they know how to do???
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    But despite all of that. I will never lower myself to the level of Liars, Haters, Cheats, and Hypocrites.

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    Corporations should call the Left’s bluff when threatened with boycotts. It will turn out that the boycotts won’t happen. Better yet retaliate by writing big checks to the Republicans when threatened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    A little too late for me.

    It was their choice to enter the political fray and take a side. They jumped on board with censorship. They chose to involve themselves in social justice issues. They chose to jump on board with systemic racism accusations.

    If they want to support or donate to causes, no issue. Want to take a side and speak up an agenda that offends half of the nation? No Coke for me, and much much more. What does Coke own besides their regular soda?

    Well, they apparently own 500 different brands and about 4,000 different drink options! 4 of the top 5 in the world - Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite.

    Dasani, Smartwater, Ciel, Glaceau, Minute Maind, Simply Orange, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Fuze, Honest Tea... Barq's Root Beer, Odwalla, Zico, Monster Drinks, Organic & Raw

    So much more too. Hell, they even owned Columbia Pictures for years. If they didn't sell I wouldn't pay to see their movies either.

    All from Wiki and common knowledge of a few from working at Cadbury years back.

    And they now regret their stances and are only concerned about the bottom dollar, that's all.

    ---

    Is Coke Rethinking Woke?

    Why the soft-drink giant is pulling back from its left-wing posturing.

    Conservatives who are tempted to despair over the abrupt shift of major corporations into engines of left-wing culture war might want to take a look at Coca-Cola. Recent developments suggest that Coke is rethinking woke.

    Coca-Cola has been creeping in a more woke direction for a while. In March 2020, the company blasted U.S. Soccer for making legal arguments in the equal-pay lawsuit filed by the women’s team, a lawsuit the women soon lost in court. In June 2020, Coca-Cola announced that it was suspending advertising on Facebook and Instagram, joining a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups “as part of a campaign forcing the social media network to more stringently police hate speech and disinformation.” The boycott was openly directed at Facebook’s refusal at the time to censor posts by Donald Trump. Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey issued a “Where We Stand on Social Justice” manifesto:



    Yet, the company’s concern for justice is decidedly one-sided: for all its activism in the U.S., it lobbied against a bill that would ban products made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province

    Coca-Cola grabbed headlines in February of this year for the company’s “diversity” initiatives. Most notoriously, leaked slides from a training program commanded Coca-Cola employees to “try to be less white.” Then, the company issued strict requirements to its outside counsel to mandate the selection of lawyers on the basis of race:



    Rest - https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/...thinking-woke/
    PISSES ME OFF THAT THESE CORPORATE ASSHOLES THINK THAT THEY ARE SOME ENLIGHTENED GODS THAT SHOULD SET US STRAIGHT... Ijust want to slap the hell out of the assholes. T th
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    I never drank Coke anyway.
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    I never drank Coke anyway.

    Last time I even held a can of Coke...I used it to clean the Terminals on my Truck battery.

    Works great there....and Oh...It also cleans TOILET BOWLS too! (no joke)
    I may be older than most. I may say things not everybody will like.
    But despite all of that. I will never lower myself to the level of Liars, Haters, Cheats, and Hypocrites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    A little too late for me.

    It was their choice to enter the political fray and take a side. They jumped on board with censorship. They chose to involve themselves in social justice issues. They chose to jump on board with systemic racism accusations.

    If they want to support or donate to causes, no issue. Want to take a side and speak up an agenda that offends half of the nation? No Coke for me, and much much more. What does Coke own besides their regular soda?

    Well, they apparently own 500 different brands and about 4,000 different drink options! 4 of the top 5 in the world - Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite.

    Dasani, Smartwater, Ciel, Glaceau, Minute Maind, Simply Orange, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Fuze, Honest Tea... Barq's Root Beer, Odwalla, Zico, Monster Drinks, Organic & Raw

    So much more too. Hell, they even owned Columbia Pictures for years. If they didn't sell I wouldn't pay to see their movies either.

    All from Wiki and common knowledge of a few from working at Cadbury years back.

    And they now regret their stances and are only concerned about the bottom dollar, that's all.

    ---

    Is Coke Rethinking Woke?

    Why the soft-drink giant is pulling back from its left-wing posturing.

    Conservatives who are tempted to despair over the abrupt shift of major corporations into engines of left-wing culture war might want to take a look at Coca-Cola. Recent developments suggest that Coke is rethinking woke.

    Coca-Cola has been creeping in a more woke direction for a while. In March 2020, the company blasted U.S. Soccer for making legal arguments in the equal-pay lawsuit filed by the women’s team, a lawsuit the women soon lost in court. In June 2020, Coca-Cola announced that it was suspending advertising on Facebook and Instagram, joining a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups “as part of a campaign forcing the social media network to more stringently police hate speech and disinformation.” The boycott was openly directed at Facebook’s refusal at the time to censor posts by Donald Trump. Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey issued a “Where We Stand on Social Justice” manifesto:



    Yet, the company’s concern for justice is decidedly one-sided: for all its activism in the U.S., it lobbied against a bill that would ban products made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province

    Coca-Cola grabbed headlines in February of this year for the company’s “diversity” initiatives. Most notoriously, leaked slides from a training program commanded Coca-Cola employees to “try to be less white.” Then, the company issued strict requirements to its outside counsel to mandate the selection of lawyers on the basis of race:



    Rest - https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/...thinking-woke/
    They don't own sun tea. I'm all for holding companies like Coca Cola responsible for interjecting their unwanted/unrequested opinions into my life. They're just like everything/everyone else on the left. They think they are above the consequences of opening their mouths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    They don't own sun tea. I'm all for holding companies like Coca Cola responsible for interjecting their unwanted/unrequested opinions into my life. They're just like everything/everyone else on the left. They think they are above the consequences of opening their mouths.
    I just did a search of my history to find the websites I visited that gave me the info. There was like 9 of them. So I had to visit each and every site and then do a search there for the terms "sun tea" to find out which schmo out there tossed me the incorrect information and made me look like a dummy.

    Weird, had no luck. So I had to check again, and then a did a search of "coca cola owns sun tea" to see if it showed up that way. Again no luck. Hmmmmmmm - where the hell did I screw up at?

    I will very often keep a running text file on my desktop to transfer articles to to proof-read and then copy again to here.

    Went through all of my stuff and my notes, perhaps I confused it with "Honest Tea" or another tea? They do own quite a few after all. But nope, nothing in there I can see.

    So then went to Google and did a reverse search of OUR website to see if maybe I found it in an older post?

    As I was doing my searching I came up with a lot of generics of sun tea as you can imagine, as everyone makes their own sun tea with tea bags.

    Hell, then I thought, could you even trademark such a name?

    So Google found for me though on the reverse search - and I found it under "Gunny" in your very post above. And I was like huh?

    Then I read again and that's when I realized that I never mentioned "Sun Tea", only you did! Why you dirty bald bastard!! You had me running all the hell over, as you quickly read and somehow saw it - and then I re-read a few times actually, and never even noticed it. 2 of us dummies.

    Sure are glad you're back to fu** with my head some!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    I just did a search of my history to find the websites I visited that gave me the info. There was like 9 of them. So I had to visit each and every site and then do a search there for the terms "sun tea" to find out which schmo out there tossed me the incorrect information and made me look like a dummy.

    Weird, had no luck. So I had to check again, and then a did a search of "coca cola owns sun tea" to see if it showed up that way. Again no luck. Hmmmmmmm - where the hell did I screw up at?

    I will very often keep a running text file on my desktop to transfer articles to to proof-read and then copy again to here.

    Went through all of my stuff and my notes, perhaps I confused it with "Honest Tea" or another tea? They do own quite a few after all. But nope, nothing in there I can see.

    So then went to Google and did a reverse search of OUR website to see if maybe I found it in an older post?

    As I was doing my searching I came up with a lot of generics of sun tea as you can imagine, as everyone makes their own sun tea with tea bags.

    Hell, then I thought, could you even trademark such a name?

    So Google found for me though on the reverse search - and I found it under "Gunny" in your very post above. And I was like huh?

    Then I read again and that's when I realized that I never mentioned "Sun Tea", only you did! Why you dirty bald bastard!! You had me running all the hell over, as you quickly read and somehow saw it - and then I re-read a few times actually, and never even noticed it. 2 of us dummies.

    Sure are glad you're back to fu** with my head some!!
    Yankee. LMAO!
    8 regular size tea bags and a clear, gallon jug of water. Sit in the sun a couple of hours.

    = sun tea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    Yankee. LMAO!
    8 regular size tea bags and a clear, gallon jug of water. Sit in the sun a couple of hours.

    = sun tea
    I own the sun tea I make in my backyard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    I own the sun tea I make in my backyard!
    Me too!


    "The government is a child that has found their parents credit card, and spends knowing that they never have to reconcile the bill with their own money"-Shannon Churchill


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    Yankee. LMAO!
    8 regular size tea bags and a clear, gallon jug of water. Sit in the sun a couple of hours.

    = sun tea
    Oh I know that ya jackass, my wife is always making it in the summer. I know what it is. But when you wrote that I thought maybe there really was a brand called that name and that I accidentally wrote it. No, it was just your lack of hair, which allowed invisible letters and names to invade and you invented sun tea in my post!!
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    I noticed that Coca-Cola owns Topo-Chico, one of my favorite drinks. The multi-national Marxists get their tentacles into everything. Oddly enough, when you ask for a "twist of lime" in their home city, Monterrey, they serve you regular Topo-Chico and squeeze fresh lime into it. It seems that they export most or all of what you see in the below image.

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