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Soda ban to sap your $$
New York Post, by Brad Hamilton & Susan Edelman

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/24/2013 5:23:46 AM

Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop. Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families. Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub. They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even baby formula.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CaptainChuck, 2/24/2013 5:46:47 AM     (No. 9193091)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: CaptainChuck, 2/24/2013 5:50:10 AM     (No. 9193093)

There is no prohibition on diet soda.
You can drink plenty and not get fat.

Cutting down on carby drinks won´t solve the obesity epidemic overnight, but it´s a start.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: krause, 2/24/2013 6:13:01 AM     (No. 9193100)

Further dumbing down of society. Pretty soon we won´t have to make any decisions for ourselves. Our bettors will do that for us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lilo, 2/24/2013 6:19:37 AM     (No. 9193102)

How does one man have the power to do this? Just what makes him so special he can decide what the millions in NYC can and cannot eat or drink? Where is the much vaunted (and apparently ficticious) NYC "spit in yer eye" independence? Oh, that´s right, they´re democrats who think it´s just hunky dory to be ruled by someone who says he knows best.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/24/2013 6:47:15 AM     (No. 9193123)

If Pinky makes this stick, it will lend credence to an idea that is already spreading; that the USA is no longer a serious nation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/24/2013 6:48:08 AM     (No. 9193125)

Cuba has Castro, Venezuela has Chavez and NY has Bloomberg.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 2/24/2013 7:15:28 AM     (No. 9193155)

We need a float in the St´ Patrick´s Day Parade featuring a Big Gulp.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bridgepard, 2/24/2013 7:41:09 AM     (No. 9193174)

I´m a Canadian just shaking my head in disbelief. USA: Land of the free, home of the brave? Not so much anymore I guess. What a sad direction your country is going in.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/24/2013 7:59:25 AM     (No. 9193196)

Non-sequitur, # 2. This is not about what might or might not be good for people. This is about Government enforcing what it believes is or is not good for people.

It is about loss of freedom and self-governance. It is about the loss of a people and a nation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/24/2013 8:00:40 AM     (No. 9193200)

Well, #1 / #2, most people can figure that out for themselves, perhaps NYCers need the help.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/24/2013 8:17:38 AM     (No. 9193233)

I see another OFA poster has figured out how to post the message its been assigned.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/24/2013 8:42:39 AM     (No. 9193274)

If only the comrade´s in NYC would connect their Demonrat vote with the growing control of every aspect of their lives, then perhaps they could once again enjoy a smidgen of freedom.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fpcgal, 2/24/2013 8:46:08 AM     (No. 9193277)

"I´ll have TWO 16oz. Cokes, please". There, fixed it. Is there anything Dems don´t understand?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Muguy, 2/24/2013 8:49:33 AM     (No. 9193280)

By what authority does Doomberg have to make these kinds of prounouncements?

What laws were passed, what votes were taken, and why are people just blindly accepting these dictatorial edicts without fighting them?

fta.."say goodbye to 2-liter bottles of Coke with your pizza.."--how long before the carbs in the dough and the fatty toppings on the pizza are "public enemy number one"?


Stuff and nonsense!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/24/2013 9:20:17 AM     (No. 9193330)

just have five AMERICANS an HOUR walk into the mayor´s office every hour and accidentally spill their 15 oz drink all over the office carpets/computers/comrades..
every day.. forever..
just make sure no one has over 16 ounces.. THAT´S illegal..

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wepeople, 2/24/2013 9:30:31 AM     (No. 9193350)

Banana republic with the biggest banana in the mayor´s office. Pitchforks & torches march on the crazy s@b

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Reply 17 - Posted by: califedup, 2/24/2013 9:39:04 AM     (No. 9193363)

This is clearly unconstitutional and is why the Declaration of Idependence came about in the first place. Isn´t there anyone or any business that is challenging this communist totalitarian power grab in New York City? That little commie dwarf Bloomberg is breaking the law. NPYD arrest this criminal. Is NYC full of docile human sheep?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 2/24/2013 9:42:37 AM     (No. 9193369)

But a large Mochachino (or whatever it´s called) from Starbucks, which probably has twice as much sugar and calories as a 32-ounce Coke, is OK.

Oh that´s right, Little Naplolean´s friends go to Starbucks; they don´t get a Big Gulp at 7-11.

NYC - the hippest city on the planet, right? Apparently not. Not a single candidate running for mayor is taking on this idiocy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 2/24/2013 9:44:54 AM     (No. 9193376)

Go to the New York Post´s home page. The headline reads "Soda Jerk," with a picture of the Nanny. LOL

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 2/24/2013 9:47:21 AM     (No. 9193382)

Memo to Manhattan delis - put a big banner on your store - "Bloomberg Special, 2 16-Ounce Sodas For 99 Cents" - and drape it with couple of American flags. Or a copy of the Bill of Rights.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 2/24/2013 10:38:47 AM     (No. 9193465)

This midget/billionaire is a curse on our nation. What business is this of any government, why are they allowed to govern like a totalitarian state.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: F16 guy, 2/24/2013 10:50:21 AM     (No. 9193484)

I had lunch last Wed with my liberal friend, and we talked about this.

He didn´t get the whole "loss of individual freedom" thing at all.

He did say "Well, someone has to do something about the obesity problem in this country!"

I was at a loss for words.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/24/2013 10:54:34 AM     (No. 9193492)

I´ve said it before: in a just world, Michael Bloomberg´s dead body would be hanging upside down in front of a gas station.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Historybuff, 2/24/2013 11:08:45 AM     (No. 9193516)

Time to dump 2 litre bottles in the harbor while dressed as Indians.

Maybe somebody would get the irony.

God Save the King! Good King Michael!




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