Nanny/Police State: NYC Ban On Large Sugared Drinks...

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    This should get all the loyal Nanny/Police Staters very excited.


    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.

    The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.

    “Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, ‘Oh, this is terrible,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in the Governor’s Room at City Hall.

    “New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” he said. “I think that’s what the public wants the mayor to do.”

    A spokesman for the New York City Beverage Association, an arm of the soda industry’s national trade group, criticized the city’s proposal on Wednesday. The industry has clashed repeatedly with the city’s health department, saying it has unfairly singled out soda; industry groups have bought subway advertisements promoting their cause.

    “The New York City health department’s unhealthy obsession with attacking soft drinks is again pushing them over the top,” the industry spokesman, Stefan Friedman, said. “It’s time for serious health professionals to move on and seek solutions that are going to actually curb obesity. These zealous proposals just distract from the hard work that needs to be done on this front"...

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    Jesus. Now you can't buy a coke? WTF

    Talk about reaching.
     
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    First they went after cigarettes, and the people said NOTHING

    the people of New York put that idiot in office...Enjoy
     
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    Relax, Big Brother knows what's best for you. ;)
     
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    So what is legal in NYC anymore?
     
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    I think moving out that state might still be legal, might have to check on that.
     
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    I agree that the size of soft drinks is out of control, that is why I order small sizes, and that is IF I order the soft drink, usually I like water.
    Funny how I, without the help of government, control what I eat and drink.
     
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    Really stupid proposal.
     
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    Second thread on this.

    What..now Conservatives are against "State Rights"?

    Or are Conservatives against other Conservatives making a "Nanny State".
     
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    Bloomy isn't a Conservative...He's a damn commie is sheep's clothing, I don't care if he had a D or R next to his name..

    as for states rights, no problem, maybe the people who live there will finally GET FED up and stand up against the idiots in charge
     

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