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Apparently David Paulina, 42, of Clymer, PA (a driver for Pepsi) decided he didn’t like something about Robert Koscho, 48, of Ebensburg, PA (a driver for Coca-Cola) and they got into a grumbling and insult match while putting out their respective displays at a Wal-Mart in White Township, PA.
So about the time they both left, Paulina calls Koscho over then cold-cocks him three or four times breaking Koscho’s nose and giving him a black eye.
A Coca-Cola representative told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the fight started over shelf space in the aisles of the store.
Shelf position is very important for product sales, and the competition for prime space can be fierce, according to Gary Baum, who owns Cook’s Market in Greensburg.
“Most places have to pay premium prices for each linear foot of shelf space, especially when you get to the frozen food, beverages, cigarette companies,” Baum said.
Although Pepsi did fire Paulina (claiming they don’t tolerate violence), I think it is obvious that Pepsi makes you a bad person and everyone should switch to Coca-Cola.
Or: Is that a banana in your pocket,
or do you just want to kill me?
So Chiquita Brands International is being fined $25 million and put on probation for 5 years by the U.S. Justice Department for supporting terrorists in Columbia (upon approval by U.S. courts).
They are accused of paying in excess of $1.7 million to the AUC (The United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia). In addition to this, they are also charged with making payments to FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) and ELN (National Liberation Army) over a period of time stretching from 1989-1997.
Charges filed in the case claim that senior company executives knew about the payments. From the CNN story:
“In a written statement issued in March, Chiquita Brands International CEO Fernando Aguirre said the company viewed the plea agreement “as a reasoned solution to the dilemma the company faced several years ago.”
How is it that Fernando Aguirre and his co-horts are avoiding prison time? We have people at Guantanomo Bay held for years without charges for associating with the wrong people at the wrong time, and slime bags like this can pay millions to known terrorists (designated as terrorists by the U.S. government, I might add) and tra-la-la home?