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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Probably the right choice. Not that people shouldn't be drinking such awful crap in large quantities, but this was an overreach.
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    NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

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    They need to run that dumb son of a bitch out of town, next election.
    NYC has a three term limit for mayor and Bloomberg is in his third term, which ends at the end of this year. NYC used to have a two term limit but Bloomberg successfully lobbied to have that changed so he could get his third term.

    ( The two term limit btw was passed via voter referendum in the early 90s. The city council overturned the referendum in 2008 allowing Bloomberg his third term.)
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That depends on how hot it is outside and why did you pick 32oz if anything over 16 was banned?
    I picked 32oz because that's the size the fast food places sell it in (it is 32oz, right?)
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Just curious: How many people here ever drink 32oz's of soda at one sitting?
    I'm pretty sure I do rather often when I eat lunch in fast food joints such as McDonalds, Wendy's, etc.

    I usually just get the biggest sized cup they have (32oz? 42oz? or whatever it is) and fill the cup about 3/4ths of the way up with ice. Then go back for refills as necessary. And get another refill for the road on my way out the door. And sometimes I'll have a flask of Captain Morgan or JD to mix with it because generally they don't serve alcohol at fast food joints in the USA. You have to bring your own.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The Free market wins.
    The same statement should be a common mantra with healthcare, and all businesses. Instead we have a nanny state sticking their fingers in business at every turn... and guys like you who are defenders of it. It's funny... a soda size is intrusion... but all the others are "assistance" for the "common good".

    Dis-con-nect.

    PS. I'm not talking about having anarchy, but the embracing of socialist over reach... and the negative consequences associated with it. BUT... if the size of a drink can get the most ardent Commi-Libs to scream Nanny State... at least we have start or reference point to help you folks understand the loss of Liberty.

    That is Bloomberg's greatest gift... and perhaps a few of the badly informed Socialist of Amerika Partei (SAP) members will begin to catch on to the damage Parasite Nation breeds.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Probably the right choice. Not that people shouldn't be drinking such awful crap in large quantities, but this was an overreach.
    This from a socialist!

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    The legal question really isn't about "sugary drinks." It is about whether Bloomberg can bypass the city council and instead use his own bueacracy to circumvent the elected city council to unilaterally create laws.

    The court noted that the board that Bloomberg had outlaw large drinks but only for certain businesses was by a board 100% appointed by him declaring it an administrative code - completely bypassing the city counsel, which is who has the actual authority to establish city ordinances.

    So the issue really isn't "sugarery drinks." It is whether Bloomberg could declare himself God of New York City in defiance of the elected City Council members.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The legal question really isn't about "sugary drinks." It is about whether Bloomberg can bypass the city council and instead use his own bueacracy to circumvent the elected city council to unilaterally create laws.

    The court noted that the board that Bloomberg had outlaw large drinks but only for certain businesses was by a board 100% appointed by him declaring it an administrative code - completely bypassing the city counsel, which is who has the actual authority to establish city ordinances.

    So the issue really isn't "sugarery drinks." It is whether Bloomberg could declare himself God of New York City in defiance of the elected City Council members.
    Thats the legal issue. The fundemental issue is whether govt should be telling people how much water and sugar they can drink. Personally, I cant even wrap my head around why anything thinks this was ok.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I'm pretty sure I do rather often when I eat lunch in fast food joints such as McDonalds, Wendy's, etc.

    I usually just get the biggest sized cup they have (32oz? 42oz? or whatever it is) and fill the cup about 3/4ths of the way up with ice. Then go back for refills as necessary. And get another refill for the road on my way out the door. And sometimes I'll have a flask of Captain Morgan or JD to mix with it because generally they don't serve alcohol at fast food joints in the USA. You have to bring your own.
    Oh that's great....And when your drunk arse kills someone on the way home, I am sure you'll say it's Mickey-D's fault for providing you the mixer, and ice.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Just curious: How many people here ever drink 32oz's of soda at one sitting?
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