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

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/ny...ed-drinks.html

    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
    So now I'm not allowed to buy a big coke at the movies if I want one? What's next, my quarter pounded with cheese will be reduced to a sixteenth pounder?

    Here's your nanny state liberals love so much. "Gimme money, gimme healthcare, gimme all day to sit on my butt, and if I get fat eating value meals, it's the government's fault."

    Sad. Pathetic. Is this really what we want government doing?
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    This is retarded.
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Link to the story, cause I didn't see it in the OP

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/ny...ed-drinks.html

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Link to the story, cause I didn't see it in the OP

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/ny...ed-drinks.html
    Thanks. I'll edit it.

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

    Yet one more reason to stay out of that craphole called the Big Apple.
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

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    Yet one more reason to stay out of that craphole called the Big Apple.
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Next up on the target list:

    Twinkies
    cheesecake
    smoking
    prime rib
    alcohol
    Krispy Kremes
    birthday cakes

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

    it's another measure that will do very little to motivate people to count calories and exercise. sustained weight loss requires both for most of us.

    putting calories on the menu next to the item is a much better tool. i think NYC has done this already. i support that one.

    people should be able to order as much food as they want, but they should know exactly what they're getting.

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

    The era of big gov't is just beginning. Obama and the feds now wish to tell us what we must buy and NYC what nobody can buy. While I don't live in NYC they can do so, as it does not affect me nor can I vote those morons out. The danger in these regualtions, just as in CA only auto rules, is that limitting choice, while rasing taxes, may finally make people vote with their feet. What this 'serving' size nonsense accomplishes is beyond me, since even an obese moron can now simply buy two 16 oz. sodas instead of one 32 oz. soda, so it is simply an exercise in time wasting and poses inventory restrictions on many retaliers. Curiously 'free refills' are still allowed.
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    Re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    Screw New York............................

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