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Topic: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?

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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2021, 11:40:06 AM »
Stimulus money will run out, but in the mean time it will have "stimulated" the economy, more folks working, more stuff being produced, and that aspect tends to be longer lived, along with the debt.  The economy is doing pretty well  and didn't need the stimulus in my view, other than perhaps some small companies hanging by a thread.

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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2021, 08:01:28 PM »
I'm sure some folks will limits their purchases, or intend to, for a bit, and then forget and go back to normal.

Still haven't bought any Gillette products for over two years and no plans to return to doing so either.


Funny that Coke is supporting the left - the same crew that wants to limit / restrict / tax sugared drinks with Coke their number one target.




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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2021, 09:15:08 PM »
Yeah.

Let's boycott a beverage.

That should fix everything.

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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2021, 09:18:32 PM »
Yeah.

Let's boycott a beverage.

That should fix everything.
And you propose what exactly to express displeasure at the stances a company takes?
Not perfect, not effective unless a notable amount of their market does so - but I don't know of other alternatives.
In general, I want to gravitate more towards smaller, local vendors of any product if possible.

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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2021, 09:48:38 PM »
And you propose what exactly to express displeasure at the stances a company takes?
Not perfect, not effective unless a notable amount of their market does so - but I don't know of other alternatives.
In general, I want to gravitate more towards smaller, local vendors of any product if possible.
As Ted once said:  “follow (vote) your conscience.”

I don’t drink enough Coke for it to matter either way.  I keep a few cans on hand, for guests.  And because occasionally — I mean, three or four times a year — only “the real thing” will do.

If I thought it made any difference, I’d never buy another Coke in my life.

We’re at a place that is so beyond any of that, I won’t waste a nanosecond of head space on it.

Every institution in our society is thoroughly corrupted.  Gov’t, Big Business, the Media.  They not only lie, and deal in lies — they no longer can discern lies from truth.  The game’s over.  All we can do is leave the stadium, while they celebrate.  I’d  keep a low profile while doing so… they’re looking for fans of the losing team.  With malevolent intent…

I support truth-tellers — Christian ministries and media.  And I bought a My Pillow.  Two, in fact — me and her.  They’re great!

Other than that — eff ‘em.  They can all go to the Devil.  And they will.  Already have, in fact.

But I’m not going to bother arranging my purchases based on the idiot moves of Godless fegs and simpering sycophants.  There’s too many of ‘em.  It’s an endless job.

Unlike JG, I’m a bourbon and ginger ale man.  Diet, in fact.

I always get the store brand, if there is one.  Recently, there wasn’t, and I looked to see if whether Schwepps or Canada Dry was a Coke subsidiary.  Couldn’t tell within five seconds — went with the CD.  Really couldn’t care less.

Now.  Typing that made me thirsty.  I have two or three 6-oz. cans of Coca-Cola in the pantry.  Been there for months.

That would be refreshing.  I’m gonna get one….  ( ^ ;






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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2021, 10:50:20 PM »
As Ted once said:  “follow (vote) your conscience.”

I don’t drink enough Coke for it to matter either way.  I keep a few cans on hand, for guests.  And because occasionally — I mean, three or four times a year — only “the real thing” will do.

If I thought it made any difference, I’d never buy another Coke in my life.

We’re at a place that is so beyond any of that, I won’t waste a nanosecond of head space on it.

Every institution in our society is thoroughly corrupted.  Gov’t, Big Business, the Media.  They not only lie, and deal in lies — they no longer can discern lies from truth.  The game’s over.  All we can do is leave the stadium, while they celebrate.  I’d  keep a low profile while doing so… they’re looking for fans of the losing team.  With malevolent intent…

I support truth-tellers — Christian ministries and media.  And I bought a My Pillow.  Two, in fact — me and her.  They’re great!

Other than that — eff ‘em.  They can all go to the Devil.  And they will.  Already have, in fact.

But I’m not going to bother arranging my purchases based on the idiot moves of Godless fegs and simpering sycophants.  There’s too many of ‘em.  It’s an endless job.

Unlike JG, I’m a bourbon and ginger ale man.  Diet, in fact.

I always get the store brand, if there is one.  Recently, there wasn’t, and I looked to see if whether Schwepps or Canada Dry was a Coke subsidiary.  Couldn’t tell within five seconds — went with the CD.  Really couldn’t care less.

Now.  Typing that made me thirsty.  I have two or three 6-oz. cans of Coca-Cola in the pantry.  Been there for months.

That would be refreshing.  I’m gonna get one….  ( ^ ;







Blowing holes in our collective illusions that something, anything may make a difference.  Of course, you are right....again. 

There is no bandaging the wounds.  I suppose most of us are in the denial stage, or one step after, but not yet at acceptance.  Me, I know better, but participate in the fantasy anyway. 

Funny enough, I was red pilled years ago, as a very young man.  At the time, Bill Oreilly, who i was an avid watcher of back then, was the “boycott king”.  Boycott this, boycott that.  I played along for awhile.  The big one that finally made me say to hell with it was Hugo Chavez and Citgo gas.  It was closest to my house, the cheapest gas around, and my vehicle ran great on it.  I realized I was only inconveniencing myself, and costing myself money, and I didn’t have much to spare. And Bill’s list kept growing, and it became evident that we were supposed to boycott everything and everyone.  My mental notepad wasn’t big enough to contain all the bad guys.  So ..... piss on it.  Didn’t make a lick of difference anyway. 

The little lady is sore over the Coke thing, so I let her be, and play along.  Because I love her.

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2021, 11:46:42 PM »
So we should do business with companies in Xinjiang even though they are committing genocide.
Sounds like the same rationale people used when trading with Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
But hey, if it saves me a buck, who cares if people are being persecuted?
I choose differently.

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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2021, 12:09:31 AM »
So we should do business with companies in Xinjiang even though they are committing genocide.
Sounds like the same rationale people used when trading with Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
But hey, if it saves me a buck, who cares if people are being persecuted?
I choose differently.

I’ll be sure to notice the difference when you make one.  

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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2021, 04:34:09 AM »
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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2021, 07:16:01 AM »
My guess is Coke will do just fine, nothing fantastic of course, but a steady investment.

We saw the same with Disney, Netflix, Fox, Nike, etc.  These right wing "boycotts" don't do anything at all.

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Re: Anyone buying fewer Coke products?
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2021, 04:42:21 PM »
So we should do business with companies in Xinjiang even though they are committing genocide.
Sounds like the same rationale people used when trading with Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
But hey, if it saves me a buck, who cares if people are being persecuted?
I choose differently.
Well good for you.  We all bask in the glow of your pious self-righteousness.

Like I said, if it feels good, do it (“follow your conscience”).

Since there’s literally NOTHING you can do to stop the inevitability of the permanent Godless Marxist takeover, and the one-world reshaping into the Chinese model:

you can at least take a measure of faux comfort and faux moral superiority by drinking Pepsi instead of Coke.  Though you like Coke better.

If it works for you… it works for me.  

JG — I did the Citgo thing, too.  Until I let myself get down to fumes in the middle of nowhere, and stopped at the first station I came to.  A Citgo.  Here you go, Hugo (Chavez).  Pleasure doing business with you.

I don’t buy Citgo otherwise.  Habit.  There’s almost always an alternative within a few hundred feet.

Delta can kiss my ass, and take a dump in their hats.

But since they offer the only non-stop to Portland, then next time I go to see my grandkids, I’ll suck it up, bite the bullet, and enrich their coffers.  Ride two RJ legs, with a Denver layover?  Ain’t gonna do it.  Gotta have at least a 737.

I’m all in favor of boycotts, actually.  I boycotted baseball after the ’94 strike.  Eff ‘em.  I’ve watched precisely two games since then.  The Braves World Series win in… ’95?  Because I was with a bunch other people.

And I had a visitor a few years ago who wanted to watch the Cubs and… whoever it was… in the World Series.

NBA?  Not since the Bird and Magic era.  And not much, then.  NFL?  Not since Peyton retired.  Lady Vols?  I’ll never watch ‘em again, since the Anthem foolishness.  Vol football and BB are hanging by slender threads.  One demonstration — I’m done.

I boycott this whole shitty, Godless culture.

And I might have meself a Coke while doing so.

Two Lowe’s, roughly equidistant from my house.  Went to get some lumber to build a small deck/landing/platform, so my elderly pup — and her parents — didn’t have to navigate the four brick steps from back door to patio.  Made the longest dimension 5 feet, so I could have them cut 10-footers to fit in my SUV.

First Lowe’s:  their saw is out of order.

Second Lowe’s: same thing.  Crap.

Go to Home Depot.  I’ve been using Lowe’s for years — it was closer in my old town.  But the two are almost next door now.  I like Lowe’s layout better.  I’m told Home Depot is geared more for the contractor.  Lowe’s for the consumer.

So I go to Home Depot.  Lumber cut.  Great, friendly, helpful service (a rarity at Lowe’s).

HD has my business from now on.

Open my Yahoo homepage a couple of days ago.  “Church leaders unhappy with Home Depot”, or somesuch.

Great.  What kind of pro-Sodomite bullshit have they capitulated to now?  You can’t have nuthin’…”.

Click on article.  Black Church leaders upset because HD hasn’t taken strong enough action on the voting law.

I smiled.  That made me feel good.  

HD knows who butters its bread…



 

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