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New York City did it! OKs nation's first ban on supersized sugary drinks

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/14 15:39:43
New York City passed the first U.S. ban of oversized sugary drinks on Thursday in its latest controversial step to reduce obesity and its deadly complications in a nation that is fatter than ever.

By a vote of eight members in favor, with one abstaining, the mayoral-appointed city health board outlawed sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces nearly everywhere they are sold, except groceries and convenience stores. Violators of the ban, which does not include diet sodas, face a $200 fine.


Opponents, who cast the issue as an infringement on personal freedom and called Mayor Michael Bloomberg an overbearing nanny, vowed to continue their fight, possibly by going to court in the hopes of blocking or overturning the measure before it takes effect in March.


"It's sad that the board wants to limit our choices. We are smart enough to make our own decisions about what to eat and drink," Liz Berman, a business owner and chairwoman of New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, said in a statement

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  • Ron Hanforth 2012/09/14 15:41:41 (edited)
    Ron Hanforth
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    oh thank you momma and papa Government, thou hath saved me from tooth decay and fat assedness! For I am too simple and stupid to make choices on my own.(note sarcasm)

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  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/09/15 23:51:46
  • Always Right 2012/09/14 21:21:22 (edited)
    Always Right
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    What's next to be outlawed? America, you can't have it your way any more. No more freedom to buy that big drink, you don't have the pursuit of the big soda of happiness and you are not at liberty to order a sugary delight larger than 16 ounces!
  • ThickAzABrick 2012/09/14 18:58:21
    ThickAzABrick
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    Cops: FREEZE! GET ON THE GROUND DIRTBAG!

    Grotesque Law Breaking Citizen: Relax man, it's diet. Oh crap, it's Diet Dr. Pepper, you'll never taste the difference.

    Cops: (Dipping finger into 32 ounce container and rubbing it on his gums) Whoa Nelly! That's the real stuff! You're going down this time Fat Tony!

    Grotesque Law Beaking Citizen: I want that bagged up and tested by the lab, you'll find Nutrasweeeeeeeet!!!

    <<<<<< Meanwhile, a murder, 3 muggings and 2 car jackings have occurred>>>>>>>>
  • CHUCK 2012/09/14 18:48:41 (edited)
    CHUCK
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    GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM ,NOT THE SOLUTION..

    I AM A BIG BOY AND CAN MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS..

    IS NOT THE NEW YORK GUN LAWS THAT HAVE STOPPED CRIME IN THAT STATE..??
  • Marvelous Wildfire 2012/09/14 17:38:19
    Marvelous Wildfire
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    Anyone too stupid to be allowed by Government to buy whatever size drink they wish, is simply too stupid to be allowed to cast a vote for that Government.
  • E.Griffin 2012/09/14 17:15:39
    E.Griffin
    +3
    Thank God I had the foresight to leave there in 1976 and never looked back.
  • seadog6... E.Griffin 2012/09/15 23:53:02
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/09/14 16:55:58
  • safari 2012/09/14 16:42:09
    safari
    +6
    They deserve this law for voting in an idiot left wing democrat control freak. Maybe some day they will wake up and stop voting for people who think they know best and that the people live to serve them and not the other way around.
  • Semper Fi 2012/09/14 16:40:59
    Semper Fi
    +7
    Another pathetic, blundering example of senseless costly government regulation. So you buy two 16 oz soft drinks along with your three Big macs and super-size fries......or go to the grocery store and pick up mega bottle of it.
  • CHUCK Semper Fi 2012/09/14 18:58:33
    CHUCK
    +3
    HEY OUR GOVERNMENT IS GREAT AT WASTING MONEY,, THAT S WHY THEY WANT TO TAKE IT FROM THE RICH TO GET MORE PRACTICE AT WASTING MONEY..
  • Semper Fi CHUCK 2012/09/14 19:14:59
    Semper Fi
    +3
    Ain't that the bloody truth? And how is it possible half of the country would disagree?
  • CHUCK Semper Fi 2012/09/14 19:16:43
    CHUCK
    +3
    THEY ARE THE ONES ,WHO ELECTED OBAMA..
  • Semper Fi CHUCK 2012/09/14 19:18:20
    Semper Fi
    +3
    And most of the duped sheep still worship him. I don't get it!
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/14 16:34:19
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    +5
    I think this board is getting too big for its britches and needs downsizing. It’s getting really bad when you have to be told that you cannot have a big sugary drink larger than 16 oz. What has happened to America, and her freedom, the people are not standing up for their rights anymore. It is looking like more and more, people want to be told what to do. No wonder people around the world think we are dumb, and weak .They are right, as we can’t say NO I don’t want that, and to get up and really make a stand.
  • SimpleAmerican BN-0 2012/09/14 16:33:01
    SimpleAmerican BN-0
    +8
    Great so now they will be giving free refills on the smaller drinks at the movies, problem is you have to miss part of the movie to go get it!

    The government should stay out of our business!
  • CHUCK SimpleA... 2012/09/14 18:51:36
    CHUCK
    +3
    "" The government should stay out of our business! "" AND THE MIDDLE EAST..
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/09/14 15:58:05
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +6
    NY has gone stupid !!!!!!
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/09/14 15:53:29
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +6
    If it wasn't for bank bailouts, TARP and the QE's New Yourk would look like Detroit.
  • Red Branch 2012/09/14 15:50:15
    Red Branch
    +5
    I am Impressed. NYC ranks # 1 in the care of its residents.
  • Sport_G... Red Branch 2012/09/14 16:02:58
    Sport_Geoff
    +5
    And evidently # 1 is residence stupidity..........Anyone that needs a law to prevent them from becoming fat because they don't know how to control themselves is pathetic. This is what the liberals and democrats want and need..........someone to do for them what they are too stupid or too lazy to do for themselves. BTW - this will never stand and be overturned in the first court challenge because if it's not then the gubermint will have the right to expand it to what a citizen can and cannot eat, what they can watch on TV, or where and when the can go somewhere.
  • Red Branch Sport_G... 2012/09/14 16:20:41
    Red Branch
    +6
    It was all sarcasm.

    Bloomberg and the city council ought to open a day care center if they wish to act like nannies.
  • Sport_G... Red Branch 2012/09/14 18:42:52
    Sport_Geoff
    +1
    my apologies for missing the sarcasm........there so many wanna be gubermint supported people here sometimes I miss sarcasm.......of course, I wasn't surprised by this move.........after all........who is the mayor? Hell, he just kisses whatever ass is exposed in front of his face and puts the most money in his pocket.
  • Marvelo... Red Branch 2012/09/14 17:42:36
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +2
    Ranks #1 in tyranny and stripping of Freedom and Liberty.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/14 15:47:37
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +7
    Pathetic,big brother in action,what's next one might ask
  • Aqua Su... BUCCANE... 2012/09/14 17:01:24
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +5
    Whatever Big Bro can get away with. We need to call a national strike and head for the Bastille aka White House NOW. That's what Maobama wants no doubt; then he could declare martial law and start rounding us up. Looks like he's rigged it so that no matter what we do or don't do, he wins.
  • Ol'Dave 2012/09/14 15:45:17 (edited)
    Ol'Dave
    +8
    Not only is this ban NOT A VALID FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT IT'S COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE!!! The reason it's counter-productive is the BODY WANTS A SOURCE OF ENERGY and 'DIET' anything doesn't provide that, so the BODY/MIND leaves on the EAT MORE URGE and results in MORE OBESITY!!!!!!

    Also, it's INEFFECTIVE as it didn't CLOSE THE BORDERS to New Jersey, Connec ticut & any other New England States!
  • Ron Hanforth 2012/09/14 15:41:41 (edited)
    Ron Hanforth
    +10
    oh thank you momma and papa Government, thou hath saved me from tooth decay and fat assedness! For I am too simple and stupid to make choices on my own.(note sarcasm)

    govt

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