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    NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    Don't tell me the 'slippery slope' doesn't exist. This is a classic example. The ban isn't even passed, and already there is pressure mounting to expand it.
    NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    "...other highly caloric food items including movie-theater popcorn and Frappucinos may be the city's next target.

    During Tuesday's Board of Health meeting in which members unanimously voted to begin a six-week public comment period, board member Bruce Vladeck suggested the ban go further and said, "The popcorn isn't a whole lot better, from the nutritional point of view."

    Similarly, another member presumably took aim at beverages like Starbucks' popular Frappucino drink and said, "There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories...and I’m not so sure what the rationale is not to include those." "
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    This is seriously idiotic. I can't even fathom the lack of reasoning that exists in this debate.
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    The weird part is that I don't think I've ever actually seen one person express support for the ban. Who the hell came up with this idea?
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    If the government is expected to bail people out of medical problems via Medicare and other public health programs, it certainly ought to reserve the right to put limits on those items that contribute to public health program expenditures, namely, high calorie foods.

    I think New York ought to ban the sale of cartons of cigarettes, limit pack sizes to 10, and ban multiple sales of packs for good measure.
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    If the government is expected to bail people out of medical problems via Medicare and other public health programs, it certainly ought to reserve the right to put limits on those items that contribute to public health program expenditures, namely, high calorie foods.

    I think New York ought to ban the sale of cartons of cigarettes, limit pack sizes to 10, and ban multiple sales of packs for good measure.
    Don't bail out people who make repeated poor choices. Lot simpler and a lot more fair than punishing everybody.

    I don't drink soda on a daily basis. I have a cup of coffee in the morning and water the rest of the day. But when I go to the movies I love a big ol' cherry Coke to enjoy during the film. Why the hell should I be disallowed a rare indulgence because some people inhale soda like it's going out of style?? Further, all this will do is hurt businesses that serve beverages, because people will still find a way to buy and drink soda in their own time.
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The weird part is that I don't think I've ever actually seen one person express support for the ban. Who the hell came up with this idea?
    I've heard some support of it (very little) from some folks living in New York. The thing of it is, they have every right to do it. What I would suggest to those living in New York that don't want this to happen is start writing and calling in.

    Luckily I don't live in New York, but if there are a majority of New Yorkers that are loony and want this to happen so be it.

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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    According to a radio talk show I am presently listening to, it is opposed by a 51% to 46% margin... which is a lot closer than I would have suspected.
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    According to a radio talk show I am presently listening to, it is opposed by a 51% to 46% margin... which is a lot closer than I would have suspected.
    According to John Stewart, the fine for an oversized soda is larger than the fine for possessing a fairly sizable amount of marijuana. I didn't google his claim, but he's not really known for lying about those things.

    That's what makes this whole thing so damned stupid to me. $200 for a damned soda? Seriously??
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    There's an easier way to chance people out of the city.
    Have the fire department spray everyone with the hose.
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    Re: NYC Soda Ban Could Include Frappucinos And Popcorn At Movie Theaters

    I'd always intended to see NYC sometime. Empire State Building, Central Park, all that.


    Well, I guess I never will, now.

    I refuse to patronize such an idiotic petty tyranny with my tourism dollars.

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