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  • #27
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    Know, it shows the failure of the free market and that corporations will always put profits first. Coke and Pepsi pay for more advertisement so they will get preferential treatment. An ad attacking them will get sqashed. How do you get that CBS is a democrat or a liberal is beyond me. They have a news show that may be said to pander to liberals, I'll give you that. Fox has an entire network that panders to social conservatives and it shows Glee. What does that make it? Those news shows that play to a certain niche market are a sad testament of our time. News for profit is yet another failing of this nation and the way that either side distorts the news is truly egregious. That doesn't make this a left vs right thing. This is a corporate greed thing and your turning it into a political thing is what allows this kind of thing to continue.. Leslie Moonves is democrat I'm sure and Rupert Murdoch is Australian. Is Fox news australian? Prince Alaweed is muslim is fox now pro muslim? The long and short of it is they're both large multinational corporations and social politics be damned they're out to make a buck off of whoever whenever and however they can.
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    Superbowl advertising $3.5Mil / 30 second spot and this company has their original advetisment viral on the internet before ever being shown. What a favor CBS did them, the extra boost in viewership and barnd awareness is priceless. Everyone will be looking for their edited version tomorrow
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    You again show you know not what left means. These companies were denied advertizing because the economic system we live under makes it more profitable to reject sofa stream ads, since coke and pepsi have the money.
    The left has nothing to do with this. A legt perspective would be that the airwaves/broadband spectrum that cbs operates on is public property, and they should not have the power to act as they did in tejecting the ads.
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    We have way too much waste in this country! Plastic bottles should be recycled and should have a refundable deposit on them to enforce recycling. It works (from what I remembered) in our 3 western Pacific ocean states.
    Plastic bottles are very recyclable. I have a coat that was produced from 100% recycled plastic bottles. This coat is over 22 years old! The cloth is as soft and warm as cotton, yet sturdier and holds color better than cotton. The cloth/coat was produced by a local (now closed) company. Only reason it closed is cotton mills can't compete against foreign mills. The technology is there and they (the defunct company) made great profit from the cloth, it just couldn't pull their head above water.
    Aluminum cans are also very recyclable. Like plastic, we just don't do a good enough job!
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    I think I would like to see trash haulers charge by volume. It might encourage recycling. We recycle and my family of 3 1/2 (daughter in collage) puts out about 15 gal of trash a week. My neighbor's family of 3 puts out about 90 gal. Come to think of it, our recycling is often more than our trash.
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    @Thunderchicken Agree 100%. Me and my GF have about 6-8 small bags of trash over a 3-4 week period. I live in the county and the local hauler charges $40 a month to pick it up with their 90 gallon trash can. It would take us 3 weeks to fill that up. I tried to get them to do a bi-weekly p/u (for $ savings), but, they said no way. We have a county trash collection place 2 miles away with free drop. Needless to say, me and my pick up take the short trip every 3 weeks or so. Cost....about $4 a month ;-)
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    This is a fuss over plastic bottles when soda, regardless of manufacturer, is a major contributor to childhood obesity and the chronic adult diseases that follow.
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    @stepped_in_it I know a 57 year old man who has drunk so much Coke during his life that his blood should be dark brown, but he has no symptoms of diabetes.
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    I don't believe that. I have drank enough soda to float ships in my life and I don't have diabetes. And I drink the sweetest, most caffeinated soda out there that you can only get in eastern ky....ale8-1 :) it makes mountain dew look like baby formula.
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    WOW it kinda mimicks polotics of this day and age..Pepsi and Coke go at eachother in commercials all the time.(repub and Demo) but the lil green friendly guy doesnt even get a good platform to stand on haha .. I guess alot of money does go a long way.
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    Here is a better idea: Go old school and use glass for Cokes again! You can wash and reuse them, and the soda tastes great.

    The problem here isn't capitalism being bad, its that Soda Stream offers an inferior product. If you want to compete you have to make something "better" than your competitor. Also, quite frankly, people care more about flavor, cost and convenience than the environment - the environment needs to be the icing on the cake, not the selling point itself. Those who make environmental issues their #1 priority in buying a product probably don't drink soda anyways.
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    This is strictly a case of business functioning well. I'm sure that Coke and Pepsi both suggested that they would pull their ads, and CBS never forgets that they are in it for the money. That's capitalism at work.
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    Soda stream got the publicity it sought! Just like old time fountains (now extinct as I know) beat glass bottled sodas, and then glass bottles beat plastic bottles, soda stream has not impressed me in relation to it's competitor, however kudos for the publicity, the name of the game.
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    There is a soda fountain in my hometown, complete with the owner wearing a sodajerk cap and having that era-type merchandise...love that place!!
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    I agree. They knew going in there was no way any network was going to go against either of those soda giants. However, by causing a big stink they got the publicity they wanted.
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    There are freedom of speech issues here. The airwaves are public. CBS's action should have resulted in a significant fine with the statement the next occurense will result of the loss of their license.
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    Aunt Esther obumma & the nutball Mayor of New York whine about the 'Big Gulp' supersize sodas - but the thruth is- it's all bull$yt . The mad stream media & all of them are little more that prostitutes to any big buck company. And BO gives millions away to so-called green energy companies . What a freakin phony .
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    LOL. I think it is halarious that the morons and CBS refused the ad. Sodastream has recieved millions of dollars in FREE advertising because CBS is full of spineless punks and caved to big business. There is somebody at Sodastream who deserves a bonus for getting the free publicity.
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    I'm not going to spend more money to use soda-stream and drink an inferior product just to use less bottles! I'll stick to my Coke and recycling!
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    Our culture is no longer generated by our people but by our Mega-corporations who, through advertising and other media, tell us what we are. Five mega-corp pretty much own teen & pre-teen culture. The implications are complex, far-reaching, &, in my opinion, disastrous to our society, communities, & families.
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    Research shows that even when aware of such manipulation by ads & media, a person still will follow!
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    The very flower of unrestrained capitalism. The highly touted free market doesn't work, never has, because it depends on a level playing field, and once a company has the power to tilt the field to its benefit it invariably does.
    Still, this exposes as liars/dupes those who incessantly scream "liberal media". One would think that CBS, if it were liberal, would give free advertising to environmentalist rather than reject paid ads. If the media is really liberal how can y'all explain this?
  • #46
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    Liberals have to make money too.

    And don't be fooled by Soda Stream. The point of their product is to make money, not better the environment. The eco-friendly bit is just a convenient side effect of what their system is. Kind of like how water bottle companies said they were "going green" by cutting down on the plastic in their water bottles. Truth was, they were saving money by using less plastic and the side effect was an advertisable, more economically friendly bottle.
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    Coke and Pepsi are against the ad for the same reason car companies are against publicizing the facts of global warming. They object to reality intruding on their greed, even though all of them know their "business" will eventually be unsustainable.
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    heck why not go back to the day before plastic and put the soda pop back in the glass bottle where it belongs. recycling was done great back then. i don't like either,like my rootbeer.
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