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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

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    I'm sure, for some, limiting one time access to a product like cigarettes or softdrinks would be a disincentive to use of that product but likely those who are addicted whether to cigarettes or sugar will find a way to satisfy their need. The softdrink one is really asinine though, since it assumes that if a person doesn't buy a large drink at a fast food place they won't consume the product in large amounts at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    In the context that I presented, the question, whether or not it is important, is moot. Bloomberg issued an edict that is impossible to enforce, because people would be buying 2 small drinks, as opposed to 1 large drink. He is wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on this lunacy too.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

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    NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    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.
    More to the point it doesn't have to be harmful. There is nothing that I can think of stopping the Legislature from banning big sodas or any soda or anything else for that matter. The judge's ruling pointed out that much. It might be stupid or get all of New York up in arms (the soda ban is very unpopular) and get the legislature voted out of office but it is well within their legal authority to do so.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

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    They should ask Ron Paul if a woman say is getting assaulted in front of you do you have a moral obligation to stop it as an individual if you can. Libertarian flaw is they support survival of fittest instead of laws pertaining to civilization. Age old question are we our brothers keepers. Also ask Ron Paul sometime if he was president and there was reason to believe there was a nuke in a suitcase in a house that has 30 minutes before it blows, no time for legal search, would he go ahead and let the bomb squad in. I could be wrong but I have a feeling he may say the latter is illegal search and against individual rights and let an entire city get blown up. His philosophy seems to be by the letter, and certain situations common sense would be put aside.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    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.
    If so, then have the government ban the sale of all coke, pepsi and any other cola products. The government deemed smoking bad for ones health, yet didn't ban it. I suppose that is because the sale of cigarettes generates so much tax revenues that that revenue took precedence of health issues. The government did increase taxes on tobacco around 10 fold over time.

    Perhaps government can ban the sale of legal products, all they can do is require a label.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    mmm, tastes like freedom.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Was a stupid law to begin with. Could of saw this coming.


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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    I can. I like getting them for road trips so I can sip on something the whole way.

    But who cares? Shouldn't we have a right to drink whatever we want in the quantity we want? Or is that just too much freedom?
    Doesn't the soda get flat before you finish it, and couldn't you just buy the drink in bottles, so it's sealed before you start drinking it?

    As far as the ban goes, no one was banned from buying as much soda as they wanted. The only thing that was banned was cups larger than 16oz. Nothing stopped anyone from buying two 16oz drinks
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Doesn't the soda get flat before you finish it, and couldn't you just buy the drink in bottles, so it's sealed before you start drinking it?

    As far as the ban goes, no one was banned from buying as much soda as they wanted. The only thing that was banned was cups larger than 16oz. Nothing stopped anyone from buying two 16oz drinks
    Then theres no point to the law. People can still drink as much as they want. All you get is more govt inspectors.

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