Coca-Cola’s Five Darkest Secrets

Do you know Coca-Cola’s darkest secrets?

The Anti Media

Coca-Cola is increasingly criticized for its use of unhealthy ingredients and poor business practices. In spite of its increasingly bad reputation, some details of its operations remain little-known. Here are five of Coke’s darkest secrets:

5. Cocaine

Coca-Cola was originally called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca and contained a mixture of Peruvian coca leaves, kola nut, damiana, and cocaethylene (cocaine mixed with alcohol). Druggist John Stith Pemberton invented his French Wine Coca in Atlanta, Georgia and it became very popular across the southeastern United States.

Once Atlanta introduced prohibition in 1886, Pemberton responded by creating a non-alcoholic version of his already popular beverage. The wine ingredient was replaced with sugar syrup and the new concoction was called Coca-Cola. The soda was marketed for its medicinal effects and became very popular among high-class white society. It was referred to by many as an “intellectual beverage.”

The Coca-Cola recipe was a closely guarded secret, but in 1891, an Atlanta newspaper reported what many had already suspected: Coca-Cola contained cocaine. Coke was forced to change its marketing strategy and began referring to their product as “refreshing,” rather than promoting any medicinal advantages. Coca-Cola began taking cocaine out its soft drink in 1903 because of racially-promoted fears among white society.

According to the New York Times:

“Anyone with a nickel, black or white, could now drink the cocaine-infused beverage. Middle-class whites worried that soft drinks were contributing to what they saw as exploding cocaine use among African-Americans. Southern newspapers reported that “negro cocaine fiends” were raping white women, the police powerless to stop them.”

Cocaine was eventually made illegal in the United States in 1914, but it wasn’t until 1929 that Coca-Cola perfected its formula. Before that year, the psychoactive elements of the coca leaf could still be found in the soda in small amounts. cocawine

 4. Merchandise No.5

The Coca-Cola soft drink became completely cocaine-free in 1929, but coca leaf extract is still used to this day as an active ingredient in the internationally popular soda. The ecgonine alkaloid, which gives cocaine its accelerating effect on the brain, is extracted from the coca leaf before processing.

The Stepan Corporation, a New Jersey-based chemical processing company, performs the extraction on the coca leaves. Stepan has an arrangement with the DEA and is the only group allowed to import the coca leaf into the United States. 175,000 kilograms of coca leaves are imported into the United States each year by Stepan. That is a street value equivalent to roughly $21 billion of cocaine, according to the United Nations.

So what happens to the actual cocaine processed by Stepan? It is hauled away from the facility in armored trucks and then sold to Mallinckrodt, a pharmaceutical company whose United States headquarters are based in St. Louis, Missouri. The coca leaf extract is referred to as Merchandise No. 5.

3. Colombia

In 2001, a lawsuit was filed in a Miami federal court against the Coca-Cola corporation and two of their Latin American bottlers – Bebidas y Alimentos and Panamerican Beverages, Inc. (Panamco). The lawsuit was filed by the United Steelworkers Union and the International Labor Rights Fund. Oscar Dario Soto Polo and 8 other union members, who were workers at the previously stated bottling factories, had allegedly been assassinated by “death squads” at the time of the lawsuit.

Right-wing militias of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), Colombia’s leading paramilitary organization, carried out the killings. The AUC has strong ties with the Colombian military and is also silently backed by factions of the country’s business elite. The suit claimed a plant manager publicly proclaimed “he had given an order to the paramilitaries to carry out the task of destroying the union.” The assassinations were never in question, but Coca-Cola stated they were not responsible. A spokesperson for the Atlanta-based company said in 2001, “Coca-Cola denies any connection to any human-rights violation of this type.” The spokesman added, “We do not own or operate the plants.” The plants were in fact owned by a Mexican-based company called FEMSA.

According to the FEMSA website:

“FEMSA and The Coca-Cola Company have been long-term strategic partners since Coca-Cola FEMSA was created in 1993. FEMSA is the majority shareholder of Coca-Cola FEMSA, with 48.9% ownership of the outstanding capital stock and 63.0% of the voting rights. The Coca-Cola Company owns 28.7% of Coca-Cola FEMSA’s outstanding capital stock and 37.0% of the voting interest. Public shareholders own the remaining 22.4% of the outstanding capital stock (with limited voting rights).”

2. Fanta

Fanta was invented in Germany in 1941. Its German-born creator, Max Keith, was also director of Coca-Cola Deutschland, which was Coke’s most successful foreign operation by 1939. It was rumored but never confirmed that Fanta joined and supported the Nazi party.

Due to embargoes and other sanctions, Coca-Cola Deutschland was no longer able to acquire the ingredients to make Coca-Cola. Instead of halting production, Coca-Cola Deutschland created a new drink with domestically available ingredients—Fanta Orange—and continued business operations.

After World War II was over, all Fanta profits were turned over to Coca-Cola, along with the Fanta product line.


1. Addiction to Coca-Cola

While many increasingly understand the toxicity of the drink, few are aware of its intensely addictive nature. 30-year-old Natasha Harris of New Zealand died an unnatural death—one experts attributed to her two gallon-a-day Coke addiction.

According to the Huffington Post:

“A pathologist, Dr. Dan Mornin, testified at an inquest Thursday that she probably suffered from hypokalemia, or low potassium, which he thinks was caused by her excessive consumption of Coke and overall poor nutrition.”

Addictive ingredients in Coke include caffeine, and perhaps even more startling is the sugar or high fructose corn syrup content. A 2013 study from Connecticut College showed that foods with high sugar content are just as addictive and dangerous as heroin:

“This correlated well with our behavioral results and lends support to the hypothesis that high-fat/ high sugar foods can be thought of as addictive, […] Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/ high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability,” the study explained.

What’s so frightening about addiction to Coke is that high fructose corn syrup is highly damaging to health. As Anti-Media previously reported:

“The average 20-ounce soda contains 15 teaspoons of sugar, all of it high fructose corn syrup. When sugar is consumed in such high doses, it becomes a toxin.

“As part of the chemical process used to make high fructose corn syrup, the glucose and fructose — which are naturally bound together — become separated. This allows the fructose to mainline directly into your liver, which turns on a factory of fat production in your liver called lipogenesis. This leads to fatty liver, the most common disease in America affecting over 90 million people. High fructose corn syrup is the true culprit of the current epidemic of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia, and of course, Type 2 diabetes, which is a result of fatty liver.”

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After Watching This Video, You Will Never Look at Prescription Medicine The Same

Learning the truth about the pharmaceutical industry is like finding out that Santa Claus isn’t real.

Pills decorated with dollar bills

Learning the truth about the pharmaceutical industry is like finding out that Santa Claus isn’t real. Its heartbreaking, disappointing, and makes us question everything we’ve ever been told. Nonetheless, we must wake up at some point for the sake of our own truth.

To hear that an industry, we have entrusted to care for us so that we can live happy and healthy lives, is a participant of atrocious acts designed to yield gluttonous profit, is gut wrenching. For some, the idea is literally unbelievable.

I too, was skeptical; I was convinced that a doctor knew best.

Pharmaceutical companies are making billions of dollars a year from prescribing medication. A great amount of profit is being made by the number of illnesses people suffer from. These statements are facts, and they should at least question your thoughts about the medical industry, but if they don’t, this video clip is sure to do so.

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”- Soren Kierkegaard

Within the last month, a documentary series called, “The Truth About Cancer”, was released by a man who traveled the globe to unveil the truth behind cancer after three of his family members died from the disease. This series is a prime example of the phrase, “the truth hurts.”

There are no words to express my desire for all human beings to open their minds and listen to the other side of this very complex fence.

“The Truth About Cancer” project delivers an abundance of information and EVIDENCE in the 9 episodes it shares. You can watch and learn more, here.
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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

“We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”

Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and readers!
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People Should Think About the Threat of Government This Thanksgiving

Will a Move to destroy our second Amendment rights be made over holiday?

The arrogance is unparalleled. A top Obama apparatchik tells Americans they should think about destroying the Second Amendment over Thanksgiving.

During a press conference Obama’s Press Secretary Josh Earnest continued to press a narrative set up by gun control activists in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, according to Charles Spiering.

“As people sitting around the Thanksgiving table talking about these issues as they should and I’m sure they will all across the country, I hope that’s a question that will be raised and asked by members around the table,” Earnest said.

Earnest’s remark coincides with a bill introduced by New York  Sen. Charles Schumer. The Democrat wants to make certain people on the government’s no-fly list are denied the right to protect themselves.

The list—which prevents people from boarding an airplane and flying in and out of the United States—is not based on criminal conviction. It is based on “predictive assessments” of people the government has determined are terrorists. It is pre-crime in action. It is violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Peace activists have ended up on the no-fly list. So have people who refused to become informers for the FBI.

In 2002 it was reported the no-fly program was “netting mostly priests, elderly nuns, Green Party campaign operatives, left-wing journalists, right-wing activists and people affiliated with Arab or Arab-American groups,” in other words people the government considers terrorist for non-violent political activity.

“This all raises serious concerns about whether the government has made a decision to target Americans based on their political beliefs,” Katie Corrigan, an ACLU official, told Dave Lindorff in 2002.

At that time, the list consisted of 1,000 people. It went up exponentially. In 2011 there were 10,000 names on the list and the following year it more than doubled to 21,000. In August 2013 a leak revealed that more than 47,000 people were on the list.

If Schumer and the Democrats have their way, mission creep will be inevitable. The so-called Terrorist Screening Database kept by the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center  has 400,000 names. An audit by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General found that 38% of a 105 record sample contained inaccuracies.

The overriding agenda is not keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists—including elderly nuns and political activists—but slowly chipping away at the constitutional right to possess firearms. Democrats will do whatever they have decided is necessary to disarm the public and destroy the Second Amendment.

This Thanksgiving Americans should think about what can be done to prevent Obama and the Democrats—and no shortage of Republicans—from engaging in a conspiracy to destroy not only the Second Amendment, but the Fourth and First as well.

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The Truth About Islam

The problem isn’t “radical Islam”
the problem is just Islam

Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet

After every single Islamist terror attack we’re subjected to the same BS from the media and the regressive left. “This is just a tiny minority of radical extremists. This has nothing to do with Islam.”
There’s no such thing as moderate Islam.
Islam is a violent, intolerant religion which, in its current form, has no place in supposedly liberal western democracies.
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DRONES TARGETING CHILDREN: “Cutting the grass before it grows too long”

Operators use alcohol and bath salts “to picture yourself not being there”

Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept

U.S drone operators are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing today in New York.

The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, the veterans added. Drone operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators, Michael Haas, a former senior airman in the Air Force. Haas also described widespread drug and alcohol abuse, further stating that some operators had flown missions while impaired.

In addition to Haas, the operators are former Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Bryant along with former senior airmen Cian Westmoreland and Stephen Lewis. The men have conducted kill missions in many of the major theaters of the post-9/11 war on terror, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“We have seen the abuse firsthand,” said Bryant, “and we are horrified.”

An Air Force spokesperson did not address the specific allegations but wrote in an email that “the demands placed on the [drone] force are tremendous. A great deal of effort is being taken to bring about relief, stabilize the force, and sustain a vital warfighter capability. … Airmen are expected to adhere to established standards of behavior. Behavior found to be inconsistent with Air Force core values is appropriately looked into and if warranted, disciplinary action is taken.”

Beyond the press conference, the group also denounced the program yesterday in an interview with The Guardian and in an open letter addressed to President Obama.

Former drone operators Brandon Bryant, Michael Haas and Cian Westmoreland.

At the press conference, Bryant said the killing of civilians by drone is exacerbating the problem of terrorism. “We kill four and create 10 [militants],” Bryant said. “If you kill someone’s father, uncle or brother who had nothing to do with anything, their families are going to want revenge.”

The Obama administration has gone to great lengths to keep details of the drone program secret, but in their statements today the former operators opened up about the culture that has developed among those responsible for carrying it out. Haas said operators become acculturated to denying the humanity of the people on their targeting screens. “There was a much more detached outlook about who these people were we were monitoring,” he said. “Shooting was something to be lauded and something we should strive for.”

The deaths of children and other non-combatants in strikes was rationalized by many drone operators, Haas said. As a flight instructor, Haas claimed to have been non-judicially reprimanded by his superiors for failing a student who had expressed “bloodlust,” an overwhelming eagerness to kill.

Haas also described widespread alcohol and drug abuse among drone pilots. Drone operators, he said, would frequently get intoxicated using bath salts and synthetic marijuana to avoid possible drug testing and in an effort to “bend that reality and try to picture yourself not being there.” Haas said that he knew at least a half-dozen people in his unit who were using bath salts and that drug use had “impaired” them during missions.

Read more…

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Will sovereignty be eroded on the back of ISIS terror?

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s world dominating elitist management of Eurasia is completing its final maneuvers on the Grand Chessboard as the United States hijacked world superpower government veers down the path to an engineered final endgame towards completion of a corporcratic New World Order.

But there is hope. Perhaps the mechanization of order out of chaos is caving in upon itself. The time to awaken the sleeping giant has arrived.

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