New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

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    New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

    Ah yes, another victory for the "pro-choice" crowd...

    Well done guys!
     
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    This is what a communist country does. We are supposedly a free country but we are losing them freedoms because of the progressives in our country
     
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    This is not going to stop anyone from buying more then one soda. If someone wants to drink soda and get fat it is their business just like if a smoker wants to smoke
     
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    Next, big fat people will be illegal. To much extra weight will be cause for burning more fuel on public buses and airplanes.
    Obeast people , and obeasity will be illegal.
    This will be the next step in this anti obeasity campaign.
    Mark my words.!?
     
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    Crazy idea here, but what if we just let people decide for themselves what they want to drink and how much of it? And while we're at it, why not get all levels of government out of regulating the health of Americans? I mean the obesity epidemic should be proof enough that their approach has been entirely counterintuitive and a complete and embarrassing failure.
     
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    Budgets at all levels are in dire circumstances, and the people elected (and sometimes not elected) to deal with those circumstances are sitting around fretting over how much soda one should purchase (or in my case, in LA, whether or not one should be using plastic bags at the grocery mart). Maybe there's connection there, somewhere. . .

    :dunno:
     
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    We're saved! Bloomberg to ban sugared sodas over 16 oz.

    5/31/12 By Rick Moran


    Mayor Michael Bloomberg - warrior against obesity -- announced a ban on sugared drinks over 16 ounces to take effect in March of this year.

    New York Times:

    "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.

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    Blog: We're saved! Bloomberg to ban sugared sodas over 16 oz.
     
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    Go find a non bottled water drink that doesnt contain high fructose corn syrup.

    Its not what we are choosing. Its the fact that no mater what choice we make, its got the same chemical in it that causes problems.

    The FDA just HOURs before Bloomberg announced he was going to try for the ban, ruled that big business couldnt relabel high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar"

    FDA praised for rejecting 'corn sugar' label - The Hill's Healthwatch


    because its NOT sugar.

    And apparently we can stop blaming people for choosing high fructose corn syrup laden products because it makes then stupid just drinking the stuff :lol:

    This is your brain on sugar: Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory


    Heres an thought...instead of raising taxes or banning certain sizes of drinks, how about we BAN high fructose corn syrup and just use plain old sugar?

    HFCS negatives:

    Negative Effects Of High-fructose Corn Syrup | LIVESTRONG.COM
    Human Metabolism Negatively Impacted by High-Fructose Corn Syrup
    How High Fructose Corn Syrup Damages Your Body
    10 Side Effects of High-Fructose Corn Syrup | 3FC
     
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    Heres a better idea. Vote for someone with competence.
     
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    Or, rather than banning corn syrup (which is certainly bad for you), how about we quit subsidizing people who grow corn and get rid of the tariffs on sugar? Or, perhaps even better, we take some responsibility for our own health and simply stop drinking things that are bad for us? If you don't want to ingest corn syrup, sugar, or anything else then the solution is pretty simple: Don't.
     

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