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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    They should do the same for the NY state gun law that exempts off duty police and private security firms from its nonsense. Once you start seeing exeptions and exemptions it should become obvious that it is not compliant with the 14th amendment requiring equal protection of the law. Far too many statutes are "sometimes" enforced, but only on "bad people". The Davis-Bacon act is the most loony, as it defines "prevailing" wages that apply only to gov't contracts, when any moron can realize that they are not otherwise "prevailing" wages at all, they are simply union scale wages made into public law.
    Yes! especially the $Hollywood$ exemption.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Oh I think he Kneweth it would happen......nothing let's you stand on your soap box like an injunction.
    Maybe you're right.

    He could pretend he's a man of the people kind of guy by passing such a law while knowing it will eventually be struck down. But even if that were true he read it wrong.

    What's happening with salt? Has there been a SALT treaty yet?

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Thank god for that, people can continue making bad choices and keep getting fatter.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Meanwhile, 80% of NYC high school students graduate practically illiterate.....priorities.

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    NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, so New York's Mayor Bloomberg issues an edict that bans large sodas. Today a court struck it down. Bloomberg is appealing. This will probably end up in the Supreme Court. Now, some people might take one side or the other, either believing that the government should help save people's lives, or that the government should just butt out. Meanwhile, millions of dollars will be wasted as this case progresses through the courts.

    So, first let me ask you - Should the government exercise a little control, or should the government butt out? That is the question everybody is asking, but it's the wrong question. The right question is asked when people use simple logic, and the question is this:

    Assuming that Bloomberg prevails in court, and people are not allowed to buy a large drink, what will people do?

    The answer is simple. They will buy 2 small drinks.

    Mayor Bloomberg - You are a ****ing idiot.
    I think that it is an important question. It tells this little dictator wannabe that we aren't North Korea and he can't make regulations like he pleases. That there are laws and judges will smack him down for being ridiculous. He may be head honcho in NYC...but not in the court of another man.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Maybe you're right.

    He could pretend he's a man of the people kind of guy by passing such a law while knowing it will eventually be struck down. But even if that were true he read it wrong.

    What's happening with salt? Has there been a SALT treaty yet?
    Nah.....he showed he was a man OF people. Specifically his own People! As He personally picked those that would approve of his ban. Thinking there is nothing wrong with this. Hopefully his Appeal with be throw out based on that alone. Let alone trying to think for others.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Just curious: How many people here ever drink 32oz's of soda at one sitting?
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree. No government has the right or power to tell me what I can't eat or drink. But what was really stupid about Bloomberg's directive, was one could get all the refills you wanted.
    Government has the right to ban businesses from selling harmful products, especially given taxpayers end up footing the bill on a lot of health care costs. Pass me the burrito and mountain dew.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Meanwhile, 80% of NYC high school students graduate practically illiterate.....priorities.
    And obesity, cancer, diabetes, high health care costs run rampant. Take Tongan people, on the islands that are on traditional whole food diet the best athletes come from and there is no trace of cancer, diabetes, etc. The islands that have adopted the western diet have high rates of these diseases. Wise government would protect freedom and stop the for profit food and beverage industries from addicting people on sugar highs to maximize profits and slowly killing people. They kill far more people than we lose in wars like WWii and Vietnam. So I say kudos to Bloomberg.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Who really didn't see this coming from a mile away?
    The idea that an individual can ban (or limit) the amount of what an individual can consume is down right crazy in my mind - however it is a Tenth Amendment issue and the SCOTUS smashed that setting more precedence they control all of us as a whole... So this is not a victory for us - it's a victory for them.

    These crazy ass cats will look back on this case - point fingers and say "see the Tenth is moot."

    No one should be clapping their hands here because this is a defeat in my book - but a win-win for the totalitarian Nazi's.

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