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Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

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  • Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

    From the fertile mind of your lord and master, Emperor Bloomberg:

    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

    The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/ny...ewanted=1&_r=1
    Not to worry, you can still buy alcoholic beverages in any quantity you want, but your master forbids you from purchasing a 17 oz. soda.

    Where does this level of government control of your diet / actions / thoughts end? Reminds me of the restaurant scene from Demolition Man. Salt is not good for you. Anything not good for you is bad for you, and therefore illegal.

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    Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

    Every time I think politicians can't possibly do anything stupider, they show me up.

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      Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

      Its stupid shit like this that gives Ayn Rand's vision of society respectable footing.


      Also, it ignores what recent scientific studies have shown about the relationship between diet soda and obesity:
      Does Diet Soda Really Cause Weight Gain? What Experts Say

      (not that banning diet sodas would be acceptable either)
      Last edited by Disillusioned_1; 05-31-2012, 12:25 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

        In movies too?......won't people choke on the 55 gallon tubs of popcorn without the 96oz of coke to wash it down? :rolleyes:

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          Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

          No worries, John. Popcorn will soon be deemed double plus ungood by the emperor, and you won't be able to buy it anyway.

          Enjoy your banana broccoli shake while singing "I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener" like a good subject now....

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            Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

            See, he gets rid of all the guns and then little by little gets rid of all the other "harmful" stuff. Pretty soon he'll ban tall buildings!

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              Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

              Jamar Abdul looks like a tall building compared to him, pigmy midget that he is. What a fucking asshole.

              At least Jamar became President of Egypt...rate Bloomberg is going he is turning NY into a worse condition than Palestine.

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                Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                Micro managing the lives of people really pisses me off.

                If they want to help, ban high fructose corn syrup. It put 50 pounds on me. I changed to diet mountain dew and lost 55 pounds. Thing is, this cheap sweetener is in almost everything you buy today. I know the experts say this stuff makes no difference, but they are nuts. Or paid off by the companies that make this poison.

                I only gained a lot of weight when soft drink companies wanted to save money by using something other than cane sugar. Then everyone else followed suit. And I got fat as hell, eating and drinking the same foods.

                I eat nothing with HFCS in it today. And I am at my high school graduation weight of 40 odd years ago. A good friend of mine asked me how I lost the weight. He then followed suit and has lost 30 something pounds. The proof in in the anecdotal pudding. Must be a damn coincidence.

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                  Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                  I think it's stupid. I think it's just as stupid as smoking bans.

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                  Originally posted by John Drake View Post
                  In movies too?......won't people choke on the 55 gallon tubs of popcorn without the 96oz of coke to wash it down? :rolleyes:
                  No worries. He said the law would not hinder people who wanted more than 16 oz of soda at a time. They just have to buy MORE drinks.

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                    Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                    Originally posted by Unique POV View Post
                    I think it's stupid. I think it's just as stupid as smoking bans.

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                    No worries. He said the law would not hinder people who wanted more than 16 oz of soda at a time. They just have to buy MORE drinks.
                    New Big Gulp sale at 7/11...Buy one 16oz soda, get 4 more free...seriously, what are they going to do...arrest people who refill?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                      I just had to work out how much a 16 oz cup was and it's not that big at all. I thought they were going on about those ridiculous monster cups you get in cinema's but it's just a bog standard pint.

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                        Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                        Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
                        Micro managing the lives of people really pisses me off.

                        If they want to help, ban high fructose corn syrup. It put 50 pounds on me. I changed to diet mountain dew and lost 55 pounds. Thing is, this cheap sweetener is in almost everything you buy today. I know the experts say this stuff makes no difference, but they are nuts. Or paid off by the companies that make this poison.

                        I only gained a lot of weight when soft drink companies wanted to save money by using something other than cane sugar. Then everyone else followed suit. And I got fat as hell, eating and drinking the same foods.

                        I eat nothing with HFCS in it today. And I am at my high school graduation weight of 40 odd years ago. A good friend of mine asked me how I lost the weight. He then followed suit and has lost 30 something pounds. The proof in in the anecdotal pudding. Must be a damn coincidence.
                        Let me get this straight, you are blaming the Soda industry for your weight gain? In other words it is not your fault that you drank enough to increase your weight?

                        That is like blaming McDonalds for child obesity.

                        You ever hear of personal responsibility? You know like noticing weight gain and then deciding that YOU will make a change to lose weight. Though you claim to change to Diet so you are making the choice but still blaming the Soda industry for your weight gain in the first place. How about don't drink soda at all? Or do what I do, I bought a Sodastream and use MIO and similar drink mixes, perfect sodas, great taste and 0 Calories.

                        BTW since like me you like Mountain Dew, have you heard of THROWBACK?

                        Throwback (drink) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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                          Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                          Originally posted by Wlessard View Post
                          Let me get this straight, you are blaming the Soda industry for your weight gain? In other words it is not your fault that you drank enough to increase your weight?

                          That is like blaming McDonalds for child obesity.

                          You ever hear of personal responsibility? You know like noticing weight gain and then deciding that YOU will make a change to lose weight. Though you claim to change to Diet so you are making the choice but still blaming the Soda industry for your weight gain in the first place. How about don't drink soda at all? Or do what I do, I bought a Sodastream and use MIO and similar drink mixes, perfect sodas, great taste and 0 Calories.

                          BTW since like me you like Mountain Dew, have you heard of THROWBACK?

                          Throwback (drink) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                          I had no idea they changed their sugars. Not like they ran ads saying such. I had no clue what had put the weight on me. Until I was told to cut out the HCSF. Which I did and lost 55 pounds.

                          It would help if consumers were told about changes in sweetener. But blame me, if that makes you feel better. Which apparently it does. But you are the idiot here, sir. I never changed my intake of sodas. Yet the old cane sugar sodas never put weight on me. It started only after they changed. And they forgot to tell us. So, who's god damed fault is it? Mine? For THEM changing?

                          So if anyone here is overweight, cut out the HCSF. It will work miracles. The food industry will never tell you that, and the cons will try to blame you. Instead of them. But nice try Wlessard! Next time use your normal brain, instead of the right side brain. You won't look so foolish.

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                            Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                            Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
                            I had no idea they changed their sugars. Not like they ran ads saying such. I had no clue what had put the weight on me. Until I was told to cut out the HCSF. Which I did and lost 55 pounds.

                            It would help if consumers were told about changes in sweetener. But blame me, if that makes you feel better. Which apparently it does. But you are the idiot here, sir. I never changed my intake of sodas. Yet the old cane sugar sodas never put weight on me. It started only after they changed. And they forgot to tell us. So, who's god damed fault is it? Mine? For THEM changing?

                            So if anyone here is overweight, cut out the HCSF. It will work miracles. The food industry will never tell you that, and the cons will try to blame you. Instead of them. But nice try Wlessard! Next time use your normal brain, instead of the right side brain. You won't look so foolish.
                            It says HFCS on the can. So, yes, its your fault for not reading. I was hoping this would be a thread which illustrates that we could all agree on at least one thing, but alas, you think its the govts job to regulate what makes things sweet.

                            Well, for the rest of you at least, why are you outraged about soda sizes, but not the million other things govt bans? This is what really annoys me.

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                              Re: Coming soon to NYC: ban on sodas larger than 16 oz.

                              Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
                              I had no idea they changed their sugars. Not like they ran ads saying such. I had no clue what had put the weight on me. Until I was told to cut out the HCSF. Which I did and lost 55 pounds.

                              It would help if consumers were told about changes in sweetener. But blame me, if that makes you feel better. Which apparently it does. But you are the idiot here, sir. I never changed my intake of sodas. Yet the old cane sugar sodas never put weight on me. It started only after they changed. And they forgot to tell us. So, who's god damed fault is it? Mine? For THEM changing?

                              So if anyone here is overweight, cut out the HCSF. It will work miracles. The food industry will never tell you that, and the cons will try to blame you. Instead of them. But nice try Wlessard! Next time use your normal brain, instead of the right side brain. You won't look so foolish.
                              BTW HFCS came in the late 80's. When was your weight gain? Common sense says, 'I am gaining weight so I should cut out the sweets first, then look at my carb intake." Too bad the Government seems to be your recourse for common sense.

                              Also Yes I am blaming you for your weight gain, you obviously were the one making the choice. It isnt the fault of the soda industry, they didn't hold a gun to your head and make you drink enough to gain weight. I used to have a 2 "2-liter" of Mountain Dew habit and I did not gain weight like you did. Don't even try and tell me you exercise regularly or you would not have gained the weight either. I jog a little every day, 1-2 miles, enough to keep my cardio high.

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