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Coca Cola and the West Virginia University School of Public Health


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Coca Cola and the West Virginia University School of Public Health

Russell Mokhiber

Hoppy Kercheval is host of the popular West Virginia radio talk show — Talkline.

The show runs weekdays from 10 am to 12 noon statewide on the West Virginia Metronews Radio Network.

Kercheval’s politics run right of center, but he’s considered a fair and balanced host.

On Fridays at 11:30, Kercheval opens the phones to his listeners in a segment he calls Steam Release.

During Steam Release, listeners can call in and vent their frustrations on any topic they like — and Hoppy says he won’t respond.


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Full recipe for Coca-Cola, the elixir of corporate consumerism:

  • Privatize (steal) a primary public resource (H2O);
  • Add addictive drugs (sugar and caffeine, since the "coca" in the original recipe is outlawed);
  • Add fizz, flavor, and phosphoric acid;
  • Incessantly advertise (propagandize) "fun" and "sex appeal" to children, adolescents, and adults;
  • Sell the overpriced cheap nutritionless addictive toxic crap at a fat profit;
  • Invest the endless stream of profit to build a "food" empire on the same model;
  • Buy some "science" to "prove" your product is not nutritionless addictive toxic crap;
  • "Lobby" to ensure "free trade" (privatize the commons) and access to H2O;
  • As needed, mix in militarism and murder to smash Unions and ensure access to H2O.

Drink up! To your health!

Thanks Russell Mokhiber for your dogged work to expose corporate crime.


#3

I worked a couple of summers at Coca Cola on the production line. We used to call it "poison" and many workers didn't drink it.


#4

Hey thats capitalism!


#5

Brought to you by Pepsi-Cola. For a new generation. (or whatever the slogan is these days) smile


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#9

The dentists are not heard from, why? Coke rots the teeth but maybe provides more customers for the profession.


#10

For Sale:
SCIENCE.


#11

this is from their website
The West Virginia University Statement on Faculty Research

Faculty members at West Virginia University have an obligation and responsibility to conduct research. A significant component of WVU's land-grant mission includes gathering and analyzing data and then contributing this analysis to inform the discussion and understanding of various issues affecting the lives of West Virginians and others around the world.
Research conducted at WVU is data-driven, objective and independent. It is not influenced by any political agenda, business priority, funding source or popular opinion.
The research findings of WVU faculty and scholars are subject to intense review and challenge by academic peers - including review of data sources, methods and analysis - consistent with widely accepted practices of academic research in higher education.
Engaging in a rigorous protocol, WVU faculty and scholars can, and often do, reach varying and sometimes divergent conclusions when studying and testing similar data. Their work, however, is always informed and protected by the academic freedom that ensures the ability to choose and conduct research unfettered by bias, outside influence or external agendas.


#12

Prostitutes try to look classy.