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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's right. The Bloomberg nanny state intrusion, however well intentioned, is dead. Long live personal freedoms.



    Government assuming it has the authority to do whatever it pleases seems to be contracting. NYC being the testing grounds for such legislation was dealt a blow, and I think that's a good thing.
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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's right. The Bloomberg nanny state intrusion, however well intentioned, is dead. Long live personal freedoms.



    Government assuming it has the authority to do whatever it pleases seems to be contracting. NYC being the testing grounds for such legislation was dealt a blow, and I think that's a good thing.
    I totally agree with the court.
    But wow!
    I am having more trouble reconciling that it has been that long since the ridiculous ban was instated.
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    What are they going to do - deny my treatment because I had a donut.... not unless the US becomes Cuba.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's right. The Bloomberg nanny state intrusion, however well intentioned, is dead. Long live personal freedoms.



    Government assuming it has the authority to do whatever it pleases seems to be contracting. NYC being the testing grounds for such legislation was dealt a blow, and I think that's a good thing.
    Good. I've seen really stupid politicians have the audacity to push really stupid ideas, but that one took the cake.

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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What are they going to do - deny my treatment because I had a donut.... not unless the US becomes Cuba.
    Or maybe raise your insurance rates?

    The argument will be that since the government is responsible for paying for your health insurance they must be certain you maintain your health. Bloomberg was just a little bit ahead of his time.

    There will also be social pressures to conform because others are paying for you abusing your health. As Johnny Cash once sang, "I don't like it but I guess things happen that way, badoom badoom".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Or maybe raise your insurance rates?
    Granted, that would be a responsible thing to do but then, someone's going to have to watch me 24x7x365 and count the donuts. Who's doing that? Theoretically I get where this is going but putting it into practice isn't very realistic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The argument will be that since the government is responsible for paying for your health insurance they must be certain you maintain your health. Bloomberg was just a little bit ahead of his time.

    There will also be social pressures to conform because others are paying for you abusing your health. As Johnny Cash once sang, "I don't like it but I guess things happen that way, badoom badoom".
    Until full on socialism and government single payer is in full swing, we'll just have to buck up and deal with those radicals eating donuts. To celebrate I'm headed off to the bakery to get some of these...

    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLiberty View Post
    Glad the badn is lifted.... Bloomberg was the WORST Left-Winged nanny state nutjob we've had running a big blue city in a while (Sorry Rahm.... you are gonna have to be runner-up). Glad SCONY (Supreme Court of New York) did a good job overturning this ruling although I have a question... what would have stopped me from buying a giant re-usable to-go container and then just filling it up with multiple sodas?
    As a left-winger, I have to say Bloomberg and Emanuel are some of pretty much the worse politicians on my side of the political spectrum. Half of the left is terrible anyway. I thought the same thing about the loophole you mentioned. I don't think they banned refills either, so you could essentially have the same amount of soda anyway.

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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Just want to point out that the courts decision doesn't address the freedom/nanny state issue. It's more about administrative law.
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    Re: Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Granted, that would be a responsible thing to do but then, someone's going to have to watch me 24x7x365 and count the donuts. Who's doing that? Theoretically I get where this is going but putting it into practice isn't very realistic. Until full on socialism and government single payer is in full swing, we'll just have to buck up and deal with those radicals eating donuts. To celebrate I'm headed off to the bakery to get some of these...
    Just don't pay with a credit card and you can gorge yourself on all the good stuff you want!

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