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Judge halts mayor´s soda ban,
calls it ´arbitrary and capricious´

New York Post, by David Seifman and Julia Marsh

Original Article

Posted By:Rafter, 3/11/2013 7:21:28 PM

A state judge today put a cork in City Hall´s plans to ban Big Apple restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks -- a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg, who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure. Before the stunning ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues, convenience stores and other places regulated by the city´s health department would have been prohibited -- starting tomorrow -- from selling sugary drinks of more than 16 ounces.

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Sequester THAT, jerk!
What a busybody mayor.
He needs to get a life... somewhere else.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 3/11/2013 7:26:58 PM     (No. 9220065)

The hell with hurricane sandy victims still in tents we´re talking big gulps here!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 3/11/2013 7:32:42 PM     (No. 9220071)

Wow, there is hope for NYC after all!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ronbet, 3/11/2013 7:43:32 PM     (No. 9220083)

Perhaps we should submit Obamacare to this judge.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/11/2013 7:44:50 PM     (No. 9220084)

Pardon the additional, but here´s a suggestion just for fun of course...

When Steve Martin makes his sequel to his infamous comedy movie "The Jerk"...
he could make it as a parody biography of Bloomturd...

Maybe calling it...
"The Soda Jerk"

Remember Martin opined he might have a casting contest called something similar
to a "bake off".... ?

Well... he could now stage a "Soda Jerk etc" with Bloomturd as unwitting "star"...
Can you tell I cannot stand Bloomy?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tnorling, 3/11/2013 7:51:16 PM     (No. 9220099)

How sweet it is. Finally, a commonsense decision which respects the rights of citizens to do whatever the heck they want. It´s only when the gummint takes charge of your healthcare costs that this nonsense becomes even remotely thinkable. Nanny Bloomberg gets a time out on this one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 3/11/2013 7:56:09 PM     (No. 9220112)

A prime example of the little man syndrome with a god complex to boot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 3/11/2013 8:27:32 PM     (No. 9220148)

Finally, a judge with some common sense.

Obamboozler should be waiting tables in Chicago instead of occupying the white hut.

Waiter - more water please.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: D S Craft, 3/11/2013 8:39:54 PM     (No. 9220158)

Wow. At last, a breath of sanity coming from New York. I´m amazed this travesty took this long to correct.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/11/2013 10:16:23 PM     (No. 9220238)

Obesity kills. So does AIDS. So does abortion. So do gangs. So do auto accidents. One doesn´t see Nanny Blamburg selectively banning any of those activities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bullhead, 3/11/2013 10:53:00 PM     (No. 9220280)

"Little Gulp" Bloomberg is reversed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/11/2013 11:19:18 PM     (No. 9220302)

He´s going to appeal ? Will taxpayers foot the bill ?

With all of the problems in NYC, soda should be near the bottom.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 3/12/2013 12:30:15 AM     (No. 9220358)

I think this public enemy who believes he is entitled to micro manage should be soda boarded until he surrenders.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/12/2013 2:22:26 AM     (No. 9220402)

Perfect timing as several lib run cities were ready to execute the same program. I think Bloomie & Cuomo are Obama´s trial balloons. Thank God this one popped.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/12/2013 3:43:36 AM     (No. 9220419)

I think the only reason this got tossed was because blacks and latinos in NY claimed they were being racially targeted by the law.That said,the reasons given were valid.If sugar caused obesity,I would have been a bowling ball as a kid.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: flowerladytoo, 3/12/2013 6:01:34 AM     (No. 9220460)

I don´t think Bloomberg saw this coming. He was bragging just a couple months ago how he had appointed everyone on that commission that voted for this absurd ban. Well, Nanny, you didn´t count on a judge with common sense ruling against you, now did you? Bahahahaha!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 3/12/2013 7:58:30 AM     (No. 9220604)

The fact that New Yorkers sit in the corner and suck their thumbs, and wait for a federal judge to give them permission to have a big glass a pop, tells me all I need to know.
What a bunch of weak tools.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/12/2013 8:15:21 AM     (No. 9220627)

The futility of trying to promote health by legislation

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/12/2013 8:22:28 AM     (No. 9220640)

The audacity and nerve of these progressive elites to attempt to control how the rest of us live our lives is mind boggleling. They are a threat to the future of America and our children. They must view themselves as some kind of aristocracy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 3/12/2013 8:44:25 AM     (No. 9220677)

Isn´t it ironic that the new "Freedom Tower" is being built in the city that wants to control everything in your life, from your salt intake, transfats, cigarettes, and how much soda you can buy.

This is freedom? No wonder the younger generation thinks all freedom means is whether you can marry someone of the same sex.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/12/2013 8:45:06 AM     (No. 9220680)

How can Bloomberg, capitalist genius and innovator, be a control freak, freaked out, communist commissar? It´s easy, he reads Marx and Hitler, then takes totalitarian pills to strengthen his remarkable, naked hypocracy. A few stupid pills help, too.
The whole idea of regulating the size of junk food, sugar or chemical laden drinks, is just another commie distraction to all the other totalitarian damage he´s helping the Schumers, Feinsteins, Pelosis, Reids, Obamaos, Boehners, Cantors, to pull off.
Keep`em all distracted, watch the left hand while the right and steals your life work, enslaves you with taxes so that you´re working most of the year for the governments
of evil. What a racket and thanks to Diane Sawyer and her billionaire bunch of brianwashers for their 24/7 disgraceful aid.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ross MacLochness, 3/12/2013 8:51:02 AM     (No. 9220688)

"I got to defend my children."

For the record, Mayor Bloomberg´s ´children´ are in their 30s.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: coyote, 3/12/2013 9:01:16 AM     (No. 9220696)

Banned in New York, but you can get two liters of coca cola here in the west, no questions asked.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/12/2013 9:04:33 AM     (No. 9220699)

We´ve sunk pretty low when a judge takes a position upholding individual freedom and it´s seen as "stunning".

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/12/2013 9:06:18 AM     (No. 9220700)

Michelle and Nanny Bloomberg could solve a major part of the obesity crisis by requiring food stamps be used for healthy food instead of sodas and chips.

Nah, that would upset their base.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/12/2013 9:09:01 AM     (No. 9220703)

I had to post again after reading #17. Brilliant! Remember that saying from the 80´s and 90´s - you can´t legislate morality? It applies to health too. Thanks Suzie.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 3/12/2013 9:23:21 AM     (No. 9220736)

One small sip for mankind.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: fanzing, 3/12/2013 9:39:58 AM     (No. 9220763)

Movie theaters? So this meddler was going to cause millions of people to have to leave their movie again and again for refills?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Andromeda, 3/12/2013 10:00:23 AM     (No. 9220795)

Incredible that Bloomberg claimed that the legislation was more like "advice from a friend". All laws, in the end, are enforced at the point of a gun. Some friend.

And this wasn´t a law, but a pronouncement from the executive branch with the force of law. Bloomie is just taking a page from 0´s playbook, but with sodas instead of the whole US economy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mazeman, 3/12/2013 10:06:37 AM     (No. 9220807)

Now if they could just throw out NY´s "arbitrary and capricious" limits on gun magazine capacity...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: M2, 3/12/2013 10:09:37 AM     (No. 9220813)

The writer misreads Bloomie´s motives:

...a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg, who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure.

"Public health" isn´t what he wants. He wants control over other people´s lives, like most liberals. He wants people to do as he does, whether they like it or not, assuming that his lifestyle is "healthy" and that of others is not.

Because what is "healthy" changes almost from month to month, and because so much settled science is really junk science and because what is healthy for one man is neutral or worse for another man, Bloomberg´s dictatorial attitude is grating, so say the least.

People don´t want being told what to do by people they don´t know or trust. Most people don´t like being told what to do, period.

Bloomie needs an attitude adjustment. Perhaps the Court just gave him a little one.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 3/12/2013 10:48:21 AM     (No. 9220917)

Clicking on the article and I was met with lots of ads followed by news clips embedded in and next to the article. Really annoying. Not going to be visiting the NY Post again online anytime soon.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 3/12/2013 10:54:37 AM     (No. 9220928)

I don´t normally drink pop, but I just might have to get a 20 oz to toast that judge today.
I really like the above poster´s idea of sending obamacare to this judge, more good things could happen.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bearcat, 3/12/2013 11:42:24 AM     (No. 9221011)

If they were really concerned, they would ban statins. Statins can cause diabetes, and weight gain, but they´re the AMA´s star performer. If you look at health problems that have increased in the last 25 years, you w
ll find statins.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Adam, 3/12/2013 12:35:24 PM     (No. 9221106)

Bloomberg insisted he take over the school system. It was supposed to be his signature achievement. Now, a decade later, schools are worse than ever (no mean feat!). But he´s worried about soda. What a putz.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 3/12/2013 12:35:26 PM     (No. 9221107)

You´re either with us, or you´re with the transfats!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/12/2013 1:07:16 PM     (No. 9221162)

I am actually surprised by this ruling. I thought justice was dead - nothing but another foolish tool for the left. Is there still hope we can survive this mess the Lofo´s have brought upon us?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: merrijane, 3/12/2013 1:15:53 PM     (No. 9221172)

All the judge did was say, if you want your soda ban, you´ve got to go through the proper legislative procedures. Theoretically, the ban could still be passed that way. It will be interesting to see Bloomberg eventually tries it (after losing his appeal).

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Reply 38 - Posted by: stryker714, 3/12/2013 1:21:24 PM     (No. 9221177)

Right #13. The DC commies are so spoiled on Federals forcing US citizens to do things, now they want to try it at city and state levels.

Don´t forget Bloomy also issued another kingly decree that two liter bottles of soda could not be delivered by pizza delivery to kid´s birthday parties! I´m not sure if the judge´s decision covers that.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/12/2013 4:50:54 PM     (No. 9221518)

#39, the New York City Council bows to no one in their venality and stupidity. But even that almost completely democrat body would hesitate to annoy the populace by taking away their big gulps.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: autumnjoy, 3/12/2013 6:49:29 PM     (No. 9221720)

He cares about citizen residents´ sugar consumption? What about poor NYC children, 70% plus who do not graduate?

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President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
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Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/11/2014 6:33:53 AM     Post Reply
Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Global solar dominance in sight
as science trumps fossil fuels

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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
Request for Meeting With Obama

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been


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