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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/ny...ed-drinks.html



    So now I'm not allowed to buy a big coke at the movies if I want one?
    Opposed to local rule? You live in Texas, this is NYC.

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

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    Am I expected to explain simple concepts and analogies to you that everyone else gets? I'm not your huckleberry, kid. Sorry.
    I have no idea why you are whining to me. I thought your comparison of your cigar to offensive body odor was spot on - perfection - very apt - right on the money. I agreed with you.

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    Excellent move by Mr Bloomberg to set a precedent in my opinion. Obesity is a huge public health concern (to put it extremely kindly) and steps must be taken to limit the intake of extremely unhealthy, sugary foods. Because sugary drinks make up such a large percentage of our collective sugar intake, putting the brakes on consumption makes absolute sense.



    A small warning on a pack of cigarettes did nothing at all to make them safer, but the campaign against smoking has arguably been largest health victory of the last century in the US.
    It is so scary that some don't want to take personal responsibility but want the govt to regulate their lives. Good grief.
    Here is what I see happening. People will purchase a 16oz dring at a fast food place because the larger size is not an option. They will consume it, go up and refill it.
    I got a better idea, hold people accountable for their own actions. I don't need the govt trying limit what I do.

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    In some aspects, yes.
    So when the hard tyranny comes as opposed to this soft tyranny, you'll be all for it right?

    I'm a fan of motorcycle helmet laws and seatbelt laws as well.
    I ride, and even though I live in a state with no helmet law, I still wear one because I don't want my head cracked like an egg if I dump it, and I didn't need Government to enforce that....I drive truck for a living, and always wear a seat belt....No one tells me to wear that either....Imagine that...Now how do you suppose that I did that all on my own?


    I also strongly dislike the image of America as a morbidly obese nation.
    So do ad campaigns, post calories, even a warning label I don't care, but I don't need government to do something stupid like this....Tell me, what prohibits me from buying 2 16oz. sodas? Anything?


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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    It is so scary that some don't want to take personal responsibility but want the govt to regulate their lives. Good grief.
    Is it that they want the Gov to regulate their lives, or is it that they want the Gov to regulate others lives?

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Beyond the nanny state issue -- is it not mindbogglingly stupid that lattes and cappuccino can be any size yet you can't have more than 16 oz of tea? ROFLMAO.

    It's amazing how ****ing stupid and corrupt that state is.

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    It is so scary that some don't want to take personal responsibility but want the govt to regulate their lives. Good grief.
    Here is what I see happening. People will purchase a 16oz dring at a fast food place because the larger size is not an option. They will consume it, go up and refill it.
    I got a better idea, hold people accountable for their own actions. I don't need the govt trying limit what I do.
    It's not scary, it's pathetic. Lots of liberals can't handle being responsible for themselves, or worse yet, feel the need to control everyone around them in order to make them feel better about what they do.

    Why can't they just live their own life and leave everyone else around them alone?
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I ride, and even though I live in a state with no helmet law, I still wear one because I don't want my head cracked like an egg if I dump it, and I didn't need Government to enforce that....I drive truck for a living, and always wear a seat belt....No one tells me to wear that either....Imagine that...Now how do you suppose that I did that all on my own?
    Can I guess?

    You learned more thoroughly about seat-belt use in the military?

    So... Government education?

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And it only took 10 years, which you ought to be eternally embarrassed by.
    see how fast you recover when it happens to YOUR city.

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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Is it that they want the Gov to regulate their lives, or is it that they want the Gov to regulate others lives?
    You would have to ask them. Then the question could be who put them in the place to ask the govt. to regulate my life? (but thank goodness I do not live in NY/NYC).
    Either way, its a bad law, imo.

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