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'End of capitalism': Bolivia to expel Coca-Cola in wake of 2012 Mayan 'apocalypse'

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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'End of capitalism': Bolivia to expel Coca-Cola in wake of 2012 Mayan 'apocalypse'


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In a symbolic rejection of US capitalism, Bolivia announced it will expel the Coca-Cola Company from the country at the end of the Mayan calendar. This will mark the end of capitalism and usher in a new era of equality, the Bolivian govt says.

“December 21 of 2012 will be the end of egoism and division. December 21 should be the end of Coca-Cola,” Bolivian foreign minister David Choquehuanca decreed, with bombast worthy of a viral marketing campaign.
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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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This is some fascinating political posturing. The Mayan calender? Seriously?

I'm not sure his angle, other than local politics and anti-american sentiment. I seriously doubt they bolivian government is actually rejecting 'capitalism', especially considering they havent banned ""Coca-Colla" which is a locally-produced energy drink


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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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I think it probably has a lot to do with Coca Colas rampant abuse of Bolivias water supply more so than rejecting all things capitalist.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Not a day goes by without some feeble-minded socialist offering yet another serving of their delusional lose-lose philosophy. "Lets ban coke and await the mayan enlightenment".



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Yea that is strange to see a leader intertwine the Mayan transition into politics. I like the way he conveys a new attitude instead of the end o times on the 21st. I too hope for a new era of some kind of goodness. So, naturally I considered motive here, beyond his explanation, and 2 thoughts came to mind. One, there is only room enough in that country for one 'coke' supplier.

And two, maybe he has friends at Mocochinchi?

ETA: After seeing Murad's comment, I ran across this: See page 60

In Colombia, this very same soft drinks company is having to face fierce
criticism: Sinaltrainal, the food industry’s trade union, is accusing Coca
Cola of being involved in the murder of eight union members and
suspects this company and several others of being too closely linked to
the paramilitary.

www.patagoniasinrepresas.cl...
And regarding massive water rights and Coca Cola:
www.thedailybeast.com...
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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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I would imagine there is a lot more context to this if we actually lived in bolivia.

Any ATSers in bolivia want to chime in?



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Uhoh... Coca Cola banished in bolivia, this must be an apocalypse.... News flash, coca cola SUCKS.... When they banish sprite, ill be concerned.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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You should know that Bolivia under Morales pretty much nationalised everything, forced farmers to sell localy and not export, controls the price of commodities and pretty much helps eliminate poverty from his society.

He is your typical socialist.

Also Bolivia has a state owned drink, which is a rip off off Coca Cola but obviously uses coca leaves, thus boosting production. Eliminating Coca Cola helps Boliva economicaly and socialy as the real proffits are not being funneled back to wall street and out of bolivia.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by Murad
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Also Bolivia has a state owned drink, which is a rip off off Coca Cola but obviously uses coca leaves, thus boosting production. Eliminating Coca Cola helps Boliva economicaly and socialy as the real proffits are not being funneled back to wall street and out of bolivia.


Yeah, I noted that above. My main confusion is him referencing the mayan calender. Is that a popularly held mythology in Bolivia? I thought it was more of a rich american hippie thing.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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AND

Pepsi rules the world

The End

Seriously though that's an interesting perspective./ This should be a good thread.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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Apart from the fringe lunatics and con mens theorys on it, it is an actual date of some significance in Boliva and the Southern Hemisphere, its there summer solstice.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Sprite is made by the Coca-Cola Company...



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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No way!

Coca-Cola is all about peace and harmony, they told me so!



I'm pretty sure I saw like two Bolivians in that commercial!
That's a nice kick in the bottle!
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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by Amarri
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Sprite is made by the Coca-Cola Company...


But is it all coca cola products or just coke.... The fate of humanity just might lay in this decision ...



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by dayve

Originally posted by Amarri
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Sprite is made by the Coca-Cola Company...


But is it all coca cola products or just coke.... The fate of humanity just might lay in this decision ...
Don't fret, they'll find another country to dessimate and poison. Your beverages will not change, just a shift in damage from one country to another



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by Murad
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Apart from the fringe lunatics and con mens theorys on it, it is an actual date of some significance in Boliva and the Southern Hemisphere, its there summer solstice.


Sure. It it's winter solstice up here. But he is not referring to the solstice when he says:




“December 21 of 2012 will be the end of egoism and division. December 21 should be the end of Coca-Cola,”


Thats a direct reference to the theories spread by those 'con men', as you say.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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AND

Pepsi rules the world

The End

Seriously though that's an interesting perspective./ This should be a good thread.


I would imagine you could understand seeing such a headline and immediately know it belongs on ATS>



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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If only Hawaii could have done this to Dole. That story will get your blood pumping.

I don't drink soda anyway, but when countries start kicking out the coffee guys...



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Great so we're going to have another workers paradise.

All the other ones have worked out so well.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by lucid eyes
Not a day goes by without some feeble-minded socialist offering yet another serving of their delusional lose-lose philosophy. "Lets ban coke and await the mayan enlightenment".


Or the whole, let's kick out a company that puts toxic chemicals into our water supply.

idk.

Pick one.

Coke has been documented in a few countries doing this. Bolivia has one of the worst water problems in the world. Not that outrageous, no need for "socialist/capitalist" nonsense to be tied into the story....





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