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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Where in the constitution does it say the government can outlaw that stuff?
    well, ya see, govt. has the right to ban stuff that's bad.

    not stuff that's good.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    well, ya see, govt. has the right to ban stuff that's bad.

    not stuff that's good.
    and the right to decide for us what is bad and what is good, along with the right to take personal property that might be used to distribute that which it has decided is bad. It's all a part of Constitutional limited government supported by conservatives.

    It must be in there somewhere.
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    New York City is a very unique city. Why should anyone here care unless they live in NYC? Did you know that in Elizabethtown, KY you can't carry an ice cream cone with more than two scoops on it in your pocket? It's just one of those things you see on the news and go "Well that's New York."
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and the right to decide for us what is bad and what is good, along with the right to take personal property that might be used to distribute that which it has decided is bad. It's all a part of Constitutional limited government supported by conservatives.

    It must be in there somewhere.
    Excessive soft drink consumption in a country with one of the highest obesity statistics in the universe can objectively be seen as a bad thing.
    Would you react the same way to an indoor smoking ban?

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

    Bloomy is from Boston, so what do you expect?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Not really, because it falls under the conservatives mantra of "THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!".
    How true. I think a lot of it has to do with their euphemistic term "children" for what are really failed abortions (a scientific fact considering the overwhelming consensus among those of us who have adopted this evolved understanding).


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Crystal meth and crack are "products"?

    Then, a crocodile is a pet reptile.
    That is not an answer to the question I posed. Care to try again or do you know you are going to look silly?
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Oh, to own a convenience store just on the other side of the NYC border. They're going to make a mint on people coming outside the city to buy drinks now. I wonder how long until the owners of all the supermarkets, bodegas, etc.... in New York City rise up in revolt.
    apparently, it doesn't apply to convenience or grocery stores.

    NYT: NYC plans ban on big sizes of sugary drinks - Health - The New York Times - msnbc.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bleumange View Post
    Excessive soft drink consumption in a country with one of the highest obesity statistics in the universe can objectively be seen as a bad thing.
    Would you react the same way to an indoor smoking ban?
    Does it matter what I think is good or bad? I thought it was the job of government to decide.
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    This is so stupid.

    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.

    Last edited by Excon; 05-31-12 at 02:05 PM.

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