Great to hear from you Papakoz, and thanks for the shout out. Although silent, I have been checking in on the SODA board to see what's what. Glad to see you, Atty, Bcartertrade, Seth, and the rest of the older timers keeping the board honest.
LOL! Thanks for the high ranking; no one in my family would have me in the top five. As the Good Book says, "A prophet is not recognized in his own land;" I'm sure it's as true for you as it is for me.
The #$%$ thing was unbelievable. Talk about a tin ear. I'll let you know the first time I hear "Chemical Coke" (I use C's because I think that would bother KO more) on CNBC.
Hey epb2840 - I don't know if you were first to coin the term "chemical Coke" (I only check in on this board occasionally), but if you did take a bow because it's brilliant. The idea of chemically-produced carbonation is going to turn the stomach of the healthy/organic food consumers. It will be the silver bullet/wooden stake through the heart of KO sales to those concerned about the amount of unnecessary chemicals they are ingesting (which is everyone these days). Bravo my friend.
I still have a position in SODA, Atty. It's a roller coaster, but I try to mitigate the decline in the share price by trading around the position, put/call options, etc. Long term I still think it's a winner, but it is going to be a volatile stock for the foreseeable future.