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    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
    Though 2 16 oz drinks would generally cost more than a single 32 oz drink would. Hmmmmmm......I wonder..........
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Though 2 16 oz drinks would generally cost more than a single 32 oz drink would. Hmmmmmm......I wonder..........
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Aww....Poor baby dictator Bloomberg is sad now.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    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.
    Government has the right and it would be wise to ban cola products but then there is the reality that it is likely politically impossible. On those items that this is the case I think they should ban all advertising of the product, make the containers something like all bland plain brown packaging, raise the income taxes on the sellers on the profits of the items and charge added sales tax on users enough to cover the long term health care costs.

    My ideal plan(many parts obviously likely politically impossible to enact): regulations that turn food and beverage industry to whole foods and water/pure juice. That would be a drastic change, no cokes, no junk food, no unhealthy fast foods. Make men strong like bull. Drug policy: illegalize cigarettes, alcohol, weed, hard drugs. Allow businesses to sell cigs and alcohol but they get a misdemeanor, have to pay high percentage of profits in taxes, no advertising of any kind, and they must card users to make sure they have registered with the government as users to pay 5% extra income tax each year and/or community service. Users also get a yearly misdemeanor besides paying 5% extra income tax. Weed, users no jail time also and pay the same 5% extra income tax and get misdemeanor but sellers get 3 to 5 yr jail sentence. Hard drugs, users must pay total of 10% of income and/or community service, no jail time, sellers get automatic 7 yr jail time. Any user who turns in a dealer to police gets immediate small financial award and if dealer is convicted gets his or her yearly income tax/community service penalty for that year reimbursed. The tax revenue raised from all these penalties will go to subsidized, free rehab clinics that people can voluntarily go to if they want to beat their addictions as well to cover health care costs.

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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...
    Government does not practice rights, so no chance of that. Regardless, people have the right to consume whatever they desire. In order for the government to act they would need to violate this right.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    I'm glad this got shot down. The juice wasn't worth the squeeze.
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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 and it would be wise to ban cola products but then there is the reality that it is likely politically impossible. On those items that this is the case I think they should ban all advertising of the product, make the containers something like all bland plain brown packaging, raise the income taxes on the sellers on the profits of the items and charge added sales tax on users enough to cover the long term health care costs.

    My ideal plan(many parts obviously likely politically impossible to enact): regulations that turn food and beverage industry to whole foods and water/pure juice. That would be a drastic change, no cokes, no junk food, no unhealthy fast foods. Make men strong like bull. Drug policy: illegalize cigarettes, alcohol, weed, hard drugs. Allow businesses to sell cigs and alcohol but they get a misdemeanor, have to pay high percentage of profits in taxes, no advertising of any kind, and they must card users to make sure they have registered with the government as users to pay 5% extra income tax each year and/or community service. Users also get a yearly misdemeanor besides paying 5% extra income tax. Weed, users no jail time also and pay the same 5% extra income tax and get misdemeanor but sellers get 3 to 5 yr jail sentence. Hard drugs, users must pay total of 10% of income and/or community service, no jail time, sellers get automatic 7 yr jail time. Any user who turns in a dealer to police gets immediate small financial award and if dealer is convicted gets his or her yearly income tax/community service penalty for that year reimbursed. The tax revenue raised from all these penalties will go to subsidized, free rehab clinics that people can voluntarily go to if they want to beat their addictions as well to cover health care costs.
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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 and it would be wise to ban cola products but then there is the reality that it is likely politically impossible. On those items that this is the case I think they should ban all advertising of the product, make the containers something like all bland plain brown packaging, raise the income taxes on the sellers on the profits of the items and charge added sales tax on users enough to cover the long term health care costs.

    My ideal plan(many parts obviously likely politically impossible to enact): regulations that turn food and beverage industry to whole foods and water/pure juice. That would be a drastic change, no cokes, no junk food, no unhealthy fast foods. Make men strong like bull. Drug policy: illegalize cigarettes, alcohol, weed, hard drugs. Allow businesses to sell cigs and alcohol but they get a misdemeanor, have to pay high percentage of profits in taxes, no advertising of any kind, and they must card users to make sure they have registered with the government as users to pay 5% extra income tax each year and/or community service. Users also get a yearly misdemeanor besides paying 5% extra income tax. Weed, users no jail time also and pay the same 5% extra income tax and get misdemeanor but sellers get 3 to 5 yr jail sentence. Hard drugs, users must pay total of 10% of income and/or community service, no jail time, sellers get automatic 7 yr jail time. Any user who turns in a dealer to police gets immediate small financial award and if dealer is convicted gets his or her yearly income tax/community service penalty for that year reimbursed. The tax revenue raised from all these penalties will go to subsidized, free rehab clinics that people can voluntarily go to if they want to beat their addictions as well to cover health care costs.
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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
    Why should anybody care what size drink somebody purchases? What makes it ANY of your business.
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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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