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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's sad that the matter had to go to court to be tossed out as ridiculous. What happened to the savvy, independent, strong willed people of New York who at one time would have forced Bloomberg to rescind this nut-case bylaw without going to court? Courts should not be wasting time righting the wrongs of old nannies trying to dictate private behavior. If this man still foolishly harbors any ambition to run for President, hopefully this stunt will forewarn the American people.
    It still cost the people of NY a ton of money getting this up and running, the court time and now to take it down. I'd like to see Bloomberg have to personally pay for these sort idiocies.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

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    ????? Good thing you are NOT in charge. Lord love duck. The best laid plans of mice and men. Oiy vey.
    So you do not like the idea of users serving no jail time, taxpayers not having to pay the bill of housing and feeding of the drug users like they do now, taxpayers instead receive money from users to cover health care costs, reduction of addicts through clinics that users have paid for, keeping the stigma of drugs being illegal for kids, and a smarter, cheaper strategy of catching sellers. Yes lucky we have the politicians and policies we have now.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I know this isn't Bloomberg's reasoning behind doing this, however, the counter of not having a soda ban (Or any food ban for that manner) should be that obese people should pay higher insurance premiums for their "big boy" choices when their obescity starts to cause illnesses and diseases that need to be covered by medical costs.

    If people are going to make bad choices on their health, other healthy people shouldn't be stuck with their bill and be charged at the same rate.

    Again, just in case anyone is getting confused with what I'm saying, I don't want government intervention on food and drink. I just think that people should be responsible for their decisions as well.
    They already do. Just like people who pay more for life insurance for jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. Insurance takes EVERYBODIES stupidty into account. Obese live generaly SHORTER lives. As do smokers. Pregenate women are taken into account. By your reasoning healthy single men shouldnt be paying for their expences via their insurance. Healthy people generally get a better rate than unhealthy people. Anybody that shops insurance could tell you that. Its the people who dont that havent a fricken clue. The whole arguement is bogus.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    So you do not like the idea of users serving no jail time, taxpayers not having to pay the bill of housing and feeding of the drug users like they do now, taxpayers instead receive money from users to cover health care costs, reduction of addicts through clinics that users have paid for, keeping the stigma of drugs being illegal for kids, and a smarter, cheaper strategy of catching sellers. Yes lucky we have the politicians and policies we have now.
    I'd rather my taxes paid for it than have jackasses tell me how to live.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I'd rather my taxes paid for it than have jackasses tell me how to live.
    Yeah but a lot of us do not want to suffer the consequences of some jackasses "freedom" that effects our own freedom so we understand that is why free men and women create a government.

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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.
    Our government all ready tries to influence personal behavior with the current income tax system. I have no problem with warning labels or even advertising blitz done and paid for by the government. But I donít think government should be telling what they can or canít eat or drink. That smacks too much of big brother. You know the Washington knows best what is good for you syndrome. As for health care, if government had stayed out of it, government would have to worry about it.

    I think you ideal plan would do nothing more than create a huge black market. Alcohol was banned before, remember prohibition. It would be prohibition all over again with cokes, cigarettes, etc added. There is a black market for cigarettes all ready. It is the criminals who are reaping the profits from cigarettes now.

    I can still get moonshine, weed and drugs like cocaine, opiates etc are illegal now and yet still flourish. Prostitution is illegal and it is still a thriving business.

    Soon half our population would be behind bars, perhaps that would be good. In prison you could very easily deny them alcohol, tobacco, cokes, hamburgers, fries anything unhealthy and we would sure have the healthiest prison population in the world. Those on the outside would continue to do what they do and try to get these products.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    Yeah but a lot of us do not want to suffer the consequences of some jackasses "freedom" that effects our own freedom so we understand that is why free men and women create a government.
    Until that freedom disappears under the guise of helping.
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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    Yeah but a lot of us do not want to suffer the consequences of some jackasses "freedom" that effects our own freedom so we understand that is why free men and women create a government.
    How in the HELL is a Big Gulp infringing upon your freedom?

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Our government all ready tries to influence personal behavior with the current income tax system. I have no problem with warning labels or even advertising blitz done and paid for by the government. But I don’t think government should be telling what they can or can’t eat or drink. That smacks too much of big brother. You know the Washington knows best what is good for you syndrome. As for health care, if government had stayed out of it, government would have to worry about it.

    I think you ideal plan would do nothing more than create a huge black market. Alcohol was banned before, remember prohibition. It would be prohibition all over again with cokes, cigarettes, etc added. There is a black market for cigarettes all ready. It is the criminals who are reaping the profits from cigarettes now.

    I can still get moonshine, weed and drugs like cocaine, opiates etc are illegal now and yet still flourish. Prostitution is illegal and it is still a thriving business.

    Soon half our population would be behind bars, perhaps that would be good. In prison you could very easily deny them alcohol, tobacco, cokes, hamburgers, fries anything unhealthy and we would sure have the healthiest prison population in the world. Those on the outside would continue to do what they do and try to get these products.
    You may be right about the black market. Will some people buy their beer illegally and chance say a 1 yr prison sentence if they think they can get around paying 5% income tax and 20% lower prices, some likely will. But the policies will still raise gov. revenue and lower overall demand than current policies because the majority will go legal and not risk prison time. Also my prison policy, which I won't go into detail on, would make prisons basically free to taxpayers. Basically replaces a lot of the civilian road workers, create disaster relief cleanup crews, etc.

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    Re: NY judge halts Bloomberg ban on large sugary drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    Yeah but a lot of us do not want to suffer the consequences of some jackasses "freedom" that effects our own freedom so we understand that is why free men and women create a government.

    Excuse me but YOUR freedom is NOT DIRECTLY infringed by someones fricken big gulp.

    God I hate the true believer do gooders. They worse than any Nazi or Commi that ever lived. And whats sad and pathetic is they believe the drivel they are spouting. Disgusting.
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