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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I would wager than >99.5% of people in this country have access to "safe" tap water in their homes.
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    Tap Water in 42 States Contaminated by Chemicals

    Public water supplies in 42 U.S. states are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never established safety standards, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You must have missed the quotation marks. It's not like there are 42 states warning people to not drink tap water because they will die.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    That's a very vague article. If a state has one of its public water utilities that's "contaminated", that doesn't mean that the entire state is drinking contaminated water.
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    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean, at face value it makes sense, but it's the precedent that bothers me. Ok, so soda is unhealthy. So are frozen dinners or a diet consisting of too much pasta. What about diet soda? That doesn't have all that sugar in it. Sugary cereals? Vitamin water? Fair bit of sugar in that. Tea? Tea has almost no nutritional value! How about a bag of sugar for baking? That's just empty calories!

    How far do you want this to go?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean, at face value it makes sense, but it's the precedent that bothers me. Ok, so soda is unhealthy. So are frozen dinners or a diet consisting of too much pasta. What about diet soda? That doesn't have all that sugar in it. Sugary cereals? Vitamin water? Fair bit of sugar in that. Tea? Tea has almost no nutritional value! How about a bag of sugar for baking? That's just empty calories!

    How far do you want this to go?
    I draw the line at purple drink.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I draw the line at purple drink.

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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Trace amounts of chemicals for which the gov has not yet developed standards does not prove that the water in question is unsafe.

    Again, I would wager that >99.5% of Americans have access to tap water that meets or exceeds all water safety regulations.

    edit: According to UNICEF, 100% of people in industrialized nations have access to safe drinking water.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean, at face value it makes sense, but it's the precedent that bothers me. Ok, so soda is unhealthy. So are frozen dinners or a diet consisting of too much pasta. What about diet soda? That doesn't have all that sugar in it. Sugary cereals? Vitamin water? Fair bit of sugar in that. Tea? Tea has almost no nutritional value! How about a bag of sugar for baking? That's just empty calories!

    How far do you want this to go?
    I agree that it gets harder to draw lines if we go beyond this, but the ban on sugared soda should be easy to administer and will allow the city to see if it has any effects on overall health.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I agree that it gets harder to draw lines if we go beyond this, but the ban on sugared soda should be easy to administer and will allow the city to see if it has any effects on overall health.
    I don't like how this if framed as an overall health issue. I think it's less about caring about poor people's health and more about giving them an incentive to get off welfare. That's fine, but it should be presented honestly. I'm not wholely convinced that this will save money in health care overall.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If they purchased those items with food stamps, then yes, they are. Food stamps are good for food items only. Unprepared food, at that. You can't buy boiled crawfish with food stamps, but you can buy live crawfish and boil them yourself. I think buying high end food items should be illegal, too.
    Well, I wasn't talking about them buying that stuff with food stamps, only that they buy that stuff. Which means there's no reason they can't buy a $15 Brita Water Filter Pitcher and have good water to drink for free as opposed to wasting money on soda

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