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Sugary Drink Ban

Postby beretta24 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:42 am

I never would have thought this would get passsed...

New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.

The board voted eight in favor, with one abstention.

"It's time to face the facts: obesity is one of America's most deadly problems, and sugary beverages are a leading cause of it," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a statement earlier this month. "As the size of sugary drinks has grown, so have our waistlines -- and so have diabetes and heart disease."


I think I'm going to write to the NY legislature propose a bill requiring their restrooms to be staffed with a professional wiper...apparently the general public can't take care of it on their own. W...T...F
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Rat Creek » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:34 am

Do-gooder liberals in action. They really do view themselves as the elite who need to tell others how to live. :mad:

These arrogant fools just cannot help themselves. They will not just run their own lives, they must run your life as well. :no:

Pretty sure food Nazi Moochelle will pin the Congressional Medal of Freedom on him or let him pose with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Oh wait. Bloomberg is a Republican, though actually a RINO at best and I am being very charitable. No matter, I guess I should pull a liberal move, circle the wagons and defend him. :fingerhead:

Nope. He is an idiot busybody as are all elites who want to control the masses. :no:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby assateague » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:43 am

A woman can CHOOSE to have an abortion, but not CHOOSE what size soda to drink. What a bunch of hypocrites.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:46 am

assateague wrote:A woman can CHOOSE to have an abortion, but not CHOOSE what size soda to drink. What a bunch of hypocrites.

:lol: that is a funny way of putting it. :lol:

But I would go further:
A woman can CHOOSE to murder her unborn child, but not CHOOSE what size soda to drink. What a bunch of charlatans.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby goodkarmarising » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:48 am

One more reason not to live in New York City... :no: :no: :no: :no:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Rat Creek » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:00 am

I am sure super-size fries is next if Bloomberg and Moochelle get their stars to align. Who knows, they may have already saved NY from that.

You can buy a 2-liter bottle of pop (we don't say sOda) which is 67 ounces, but not a 20 ounce drink. Makes sense to me. :fingerhead:

And yes, a woman can kill a full term baby moments before natural birth (and minutes after a failed killing in IL thanks to BHO), but cannot have a 20 ounce pop to celebrate the awesome event. :mad:

We are living in seriously screwed up times thanks to the liberal elites who have decided they need to control the little people. :no:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:40 am

Do what they do with cigerett cartons. Put a picture of a big fat guy on the outside of the cup :biggrin: . Little by little we'll see socialism in our daily lives.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby vincentpa » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:45 am

The arrogance of this law is disgusting. Liberal arrogance is why I generally despise liberals.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Rat Creek » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:07 am

JuniorPre 360 wrote:Do what they do with cigerett cartons. Put a picture of a big fat guy on the outside of the cup :biggrin: .


:lol: :lol: :lol:


That would be hilarious. A Surgeon General warning that this drink could make you fat, lethargic and unappealing to the opposite sex, or same sex, depending on who interests you. :hi:

And to leave individuals out of this, we will need a new cartoon character like McGruff the Crime Dog and Smokey Bear. That is if PETA doesn’t protest. The royalties would be too high for Fat Albert, so maybe Lardonia or Wide Load Larry. Larry the cable guy would let us get by with his likeness I think. :yes:

Might make a million here. Hire a lobbyist, grease the palms of the liberals in NY and have an exception written into the law.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby slowshooter » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:52 pm

Bans don't work.

If people want to eat and drink until they die? Okay by me. If the average person is getting fat from a crappy food supply? Then tax the hell out of the crappy food to cover the cost that crappy food has on society. Then tax it more to recover the farm/industry subsidies that make lousy food so cheap in the first place. Prices on processed food will go up and eventually we won't have grammar schools and high schools chock full of fat kids.

Also tax fat people, smokers and people that do stupid stuff then get hurt.

I also recommend a health tax of 25% on every processed food item that is sold in fast food places as a starting point. The more processed the more taxes. Then tax people for using vowels.

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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Rat Creek » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:12 pm

The liberal brain trust say not to ban it, but to tax it out of existence. Slightly nuanced with the same result of go-gooder liberals butting into everyone else's private lives. :mad:

Here is an idea. Leave people alone. This will be very hard for you as you are all-knowing and simply want to help people, but they do not want your help. :no:

Want to help? Write a check to the treasury. :hammer:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Glimmerjim » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:34 pm

slowshooter wrote: Then tax people for using vowels.

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

Genius! People quit using vowels....5 (sometimes 6) less keys on a keyboard......20% less newsprint and copy machine paper.....20% less political rhetoric.......no cultural bias between Czech's and us!
Poof! There goes the National Debt. HR! HRY! [that's Hurray in newspeak! ( y only eliminated sometimes)]
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby beretta24 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:17 pm

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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:19 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
assateague wrote:A woman can CHOOSE to have an abortion, but not CHOOSE what size soda to drink. What a bunch of hypocrites.

:lol: that is a funny way of putting it. :lol:

But I would go further:
A woman can CHOOSE to murder her unborn child, but not CHOOSE what size soda to drink. What a bunch of charlatans.

A woman can CHOOSE to murder her unborn child, but not CHOOSE what size soda the kid can drink if she chooses not to kill the kid.

Every kid deserves a quick death over a life of obesity. It's the compassionate thing to do. :help:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby dudejcb » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:36 pm

I don't really care for sugar water, and don't care to see fat folks sucking it down by the gallon, refilling their 32 ounce mega cups at the dispenser/trough, and not covering up enough thereby inducing nightmares. It's unhealthy on several levels.

This is one law I'm all for. Suck it! :lol3:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:40 pm

dudejcb wrote:I don't really care for sugar water, and don't care to see fat folks sucking it down by the gallon, refilling their 32 ounce mega cups at the dispenser/trough, and not covering up enough thereby inducing nightmares. It's unhealthy on several levels.

This is one law I'm all for. Suck it! :lol3:

Well stated view of the liberals definition of freedom. If they don't like it, your freedom can suck it.

If you are not free to be stupid in the view of others, you are not free.

BTW, the 32 oz cups are the small ones. The double gulp is 64 oz. :eek:
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby dudejcb » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:13 pm

SpinnerMan wrote:
dudejcb wrote:I don't really care for sugar water, and don't care to see fat folks sucking it down by the gallon, refilling their 32 ounce mega cups at the dispenser/trough, and not covering up enough thereby inducing nightmares. It's unhealthy on several levels.

This is one law I'm all for. Suck it! :lol3:

Well stated view of the liberals definition of freedom. If they don't like it, your freedom can suck it.

If you are not free to be stupid in the view of others, you are not free.

BTW, the 32 oz cups are the small ones. The double gulp is 64 oz. :eek:

There will grow an underground black market for big slurpies where the law prohibits their sale, and the profits are tax free. It's the free market at work!
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:24 pm

dudejcb wrote:
SpinnerMan wrote:
dudejcb wrote:I don't really care for sugar water, and don't care to see fat folks sucking it down by the gallon, refilling their 32 ounce mega cups at the dispenser/trough, and not covering up enough thereby inducing nightmares. It's unhealthy on several levels.

This is one law I'm all for. Suck it! :lol3:

Well stated view of the liberals definition of freedom. If they don't like it, your freedom can suck it.

If you are not free to be stupid in the view of others, you are not free.

BTW, the 32 oz cups are the small ones. The double gulp is 64 oz. :eek:

There will grow an underground black market for big slurpies where the law prohibits their sale, and the profits are tax free. It's the free market at work!

In case you were unaware, free doesn't mean under the threat of prosecution :fingerhead:

You all have a very bizarre definition of freedom.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby dudejcb » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:25 pm

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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby clampdaddy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:11 pm

dudejcb wrote:I don't really care for sugar water, and don't care to see fat folks sucking it down by the gallon, refilling their 32 ounce mega cups at the dispenser/trough, and not covering up enough thereby inducing nightmares. It's unhealthy on several levels.

This is one law I'm all for. Suck it! :lol3:


Wait.......your old avatar pic of the fat guy with the fish was you, wasn't it?
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Glimmerjim » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:23 pm

With all due respect...I truly believe we are all missing the intent and the promulgators behind this sort of action. Seat belt laws, motorcycle helmet laws, sugary drink laws, nutritional value of school lunch laws, cigarette prohibition laws.... etc etc etc. It is not the "liberal do-gooders" running this through Congress in a misguided effort to improve the health and safety of the populace. It is the insurance companies. They can just easily manipulate and utilize many of those who consider themselves as "Liberals for the ultimate benefit of society." The healthier and the safer they can keep their clients the more profits they make. Think of Life Insurance. It's just a bet. You are betting you are going to die sooner, they are betting you are going to die later. They will do what ever it takes to manipulate the system in their favor. And they have plenty of funds and a reasonably plausible platform to do it all on. Remember, always, this is the good ol' capitalistic US of A. If there are restrictions and laws that don't make sense......follow the dollar.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:13 pm

Excellent point Jim.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Glimmerjim » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:20 pm

ScaupHunter wrote:Excellent point Jim.

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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby clampdaddy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:32 pm

But Jim, where do/will these idiots draw the line? Red meat? Dairy products? Carbs? Short sleeved shirts? Mandatory sunscreen and big hats? This is past the point of ridiculousness.
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Re: Sugary Drink Ban

Postby Glimmerjim » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:08 pm

clampdaddy wrote:But Jim, where do/will these idiots draw the line? Red meat? Dairy products? Carbs? Short sleeved shirts? Mandatory sunscreen and big hats? This is past the point of ridiculousness.

CD. THEY WON'T draw the line. If you were in a poker game, and had access to 1) What cards were dealt to whom.....2) What cards each player held....3) How much your opponents had to lose.....4) etc., etc. etc.,......where would YOU draw the line and say "OK, I guess I've got ENOUGH of an advantage"? You would NEVER draw a line. You would take advantage of everything offered, until someone called BS and said "These rules and this game are going to change......now." Now the question is what does it take to produce a body of people with the ability, the clout, the knowledge, and the altruism to make that call? I am frankly not sure, cd. But it won't be pretty. Of that I AM sure!
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