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Former Tabcoo Lawyers now going after Coca-Cola

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BKQuill, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

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    #1 -   Dec 7, 2005

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  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Everyone needs a hobby. His is suing everyone, apparently.
     
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  3. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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  4. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    When Lawyers do not make any money from it...
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    You've gotta be kidding me.

    Right, soft drinks made kids fat and not the piles and piles of junk food that they serve at school cafeterias.

    Somehow I don't think suing a bunch of rich soda companies is going to solve anything related to health problems in the U.S.
     
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    Yep, these blood sucking lawyers get paid 33.3% of the settlement; which is why they love to go out after corporations...

    The worst part is, these lawyers are the ones who solicit people to file these types of lawsuits. So these kids have a Coke with lunch at school--big deal. On their home, they will grab a Big Gulp size Coke, and then refill it with another Coke when they get home, grab some chips and cookies and sit in front of the TV playing video games for the next 4 hours. yeah, it's really the school's fault...not the parents who allow their kids have an unhealthy diet.
     
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  7. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    It's a start. And sodas have an enourmous amount of sugar in them, which DOES contribute to obesity in kids. Start with the soda and move on to the junk food.
     
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    Oh yeah - it's not the kid's fault for eating ho-ho's twinkies, and funyuns for lunch.

    The lawyers are like Jesse Jackson - if there's money in it for them, they "care."
     
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    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    Our school has a 5 year, 3 MILLION dollar contract with Pepsi. We have atleast 10 machines around our school.
     
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    Mainstream sodas DO NOT have sugar in them. They contain a man-made, engineered sugar substitute known as high fructose corn syrup. It's basically a cheap alternative to actually growing sugar and using sugar cane. HFCS is also linked to type-2 diabetes and obesity. It's no coincidence the obesity epidemic in this country didn't really take off until after HFCS starting being used as sugar more than 50% of the time.

    Sugar is natural to the body (esp. the liver) and thus it can break it down through the digestive process. However, even though HFCS comes from corn, it's still not natural and thus the digestive tract and the liver have a more difficult time breaking it down and more **** gets stored in the body as FAT. :angry:
     
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    You may be saying "oh kids should know better, if they eat crap and get fat its their fault." This is wrong, if you buy your lunch (at least at our school) you get will get French fries and ketchup, usually joined with another thing that is not very healthy either (ex. popcorn shrimp). For drinks there is either bottled water, sodas, sugary "juice", or chocolate or regular milk. Very few people choose milk... ever.

    I thoroughly despise big corporations paying the schools to advertise within its walls. Hate it hate it hate it. It feels like we are a target demographic, not members of an institution of learning.
     
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    I have no problem with our schools getting out of the junk food and stimulants business. The sooner the better.
     
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    Schools being so underfunded that they're forced to use wall space for corporate ads is pretty f'in pathetic.
     
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