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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    well.. ironically i have used coke to clean the sulfated terminals of a flooded-cell battery(a car battery)..
    That's right! I had forgotten about that. You can use Coke or Pepsi to clean the posts on your car battery, or to clean accumulated crud on the windshield.



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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    move goal posts much?



    hyperbole much?


    trans fats =/= crack


    and as a very healthy specimen, I can eat the occasional frite cooked in trans fat and not be worse for wear. and if the government says "no" that is limiting freedom, newspeak much?
    You can still eat the occasional frite cooked in trans fat whenever you want, you just have to fry it yourself.

    That trans fat has been restricted is a good thing, some people don't know the meaning of "occasional" - and end up costing the taxpayers much more.



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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Well, I make my own choices boo, you need the government to make yours. I guess that's where we differ.


    And your wrong, if I can't put fat and salt in my food, my freedom is restricted.
    No actually I make as well. That doesn't mean that government can't and hasn't acted on health issues in the past from codeine in the soda to lead in the paint, proper regulations have been passed. It's not new. And while those saying this isn't the issue here, and they're right, you're still making wild claims that are not really what is happening. A rational discussion would be about what is happening. I think there is a line between a health issue and freedom, but let's not pretend that health concerns are not at the bottom of thing like the trans fat ban.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    You can still eat the occasional frite cooked in trans fat whenever you want, you just have to fry it yourself.
    But why? Why not let businesses choose - and target the use of trans fats through other means?


    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    ... some people don't know the meaning of "occasional" - and end up costing the taxpayers much more.
    So? That person is that person, that person is not me... I don't need protection from myself.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    How is it the same. Does the government pay for your hikes in the park? Does the government pay for your house being built in a hurricane, tornado or fire zone?

    I suppose if the government was building our houses, they would have some valid reason for not allowing us to build in a flood zone - insurance companies certainly do.
    They, "We" in fact do pay for those hikes in the parks. We pay when we have to rescue one of the idiots that hikes without being prepared. We pay for those houses when they are destroyed by said tornado, hurricane, and fire..


    Did you seriously just mkae that argument?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    But why? Why not let businesses choose - and target the use of trans fats through other means?
    We expect the government to protect us. We expect flu vaccine to be available every year. We expect the government to properly quarantine people with contagious diseases to prevent epidemics and people from dying. That is what we expect from the government because the companies are not going to tell us that trans fats are bad for us as long as they are making money.

    So? That person is that person, that person is not me... I don't need protection from myself.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    They, "We" in fact do pay for those hikes in the parks. We pay when we have to rescue one of the idiots that hikes without being prepared. We pay for those houses when they are destroyed by said tornado, hurricane, and fire..
    You only pay for those hikers that have to be rescued. It would have been cheaper if the government had designated the area as dangerous, of course they can't foresee all possibilities for accidents.

    As for the tornados, floods and hurricanes, the government doesn't pay, the insurance companies do. If you build a house in a flood zone and it gets flooded, if you paid the extremely high flood insurance, the insurance company will take care of you, if you didn't, you are out of luck.


    Did you seriously just mkae that argument?
    Do you seriously believe the government will pay for your house when it burns down, when a hurricane blows it away, when a tornado destroys it? The government may make loans available for you to rebuild, but they will not rebuild it for you. Where do you get such nonsense?



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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Obamanator View Post
    We could also tax obesity by the pound which would wipe out the fed debt overnite. While we're at it... we could quickly generate an enormous surplus if we'd simply legalize and tax heroin, pot, prostitutes, independent bookies, bootlegging.... etc. We could also give tax credits and deductions for using lower income whores, bookies, dealers.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Tax those fatsos!!! I love it... no more deficit and those like myself who are thin and trim can continue to enjoy life without paying taxes!!! let's do it....
    Yes, tax the elderly!

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Just like the smoking ban, the trans fat ban, people were like "yeah right" and called us all sorts of consiracy nuts....


    I tell you salt is next.


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