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    Re: Mississippi, Most Obese State In Nation, Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Law Against Food

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Mississippi, Most Obese State In Nation, Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Law Against Food Regulation

    Mississippi has passed the "anti-Bloomberg" law that prohibits localities from passing laws about soda sizes, etc. Not everybody's happy, even though they would be against such a law:



    Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill : The Salt : NPR


    What's your opinion?
    While it is hard not to chuckle, objectively we have here individual freedom protected by the central government vs rights of local governing bodies. A dilemma rather familiar to the Deep South, if in a comical incarnation.

    I would say, just like back then, with the serious version, individual rights should be upheld first.

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    Re: Mississippi, Most Obese State In Nation, Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Law Against Food

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    now if only they would allow people to be brown, GLBT, Islamic, or any of th other things they restrict every day in MS. Oh, and it would also be nice if they felt the same way about pot, alcohol consumption on sundays, and other drugs. I can agree with the sentiment, but freedom is not a concern for the people of mississippi. This is really more of some pointless backlash to NY and the dems..
    Just out of curiosity, have you ever been to Mississippi? Stereotypes are great substitute for learning and thinking, but like everything else, they become outdated at some point.

    Possession of small amounts of pot was actually decriminalized in MS, on the state level - while many local communities keep strict prohibition
    on the books - a situation that now could be addressed by a law nearly identical to the "Anti-Bloomberg"

    As for being "brown" or "Islamic" - what laws (state or local) that restrict anyone's pigmentation or religion can name? I had visited Starksville a few year ago, and distinctly recall a large crowd of Muslims heading toward the mosque - most of them darker than "brown".

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