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Workers go hungry over health edicts (Nanny Bloomberg's NY)
New York Post ^ | 04/20/2013 | Gary Buiso

Posted on 04/21/2013 8:46:03 AM PDT by jocon307

Fat chance serving food to Nanny Bloomberg’s brigades.

The city Health Department has been trying for two years to get a restaurateur to operate a cafe in its headquarters — but it required so many nanny-state provisions that no one applied.

The department’s picky food specs mandated that all entrees and sandwiches be less than 700 calories with at least 50 percent under 500, and that no more than 20 snack and dessert items be available at any time, with all less than 200 calories and containing less than 200 milligrams of sodium.

Also, only juices 8 ounces and under and only 1 percent or no-fat milk would be permitted.

“No one responded to that request for proposals,” an agency representative confirmed.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; nannystate; nooneapplied; nychealthdept
I found this story most amusing.

I suppose they deserve credit for trying to live up to their own standards, no matter how inane those standards are.

Good luck to the new vendor, if she ever gets up and running!

1 posted on 04/21/2013 8:46:03 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307
Nanny Bloomberg, Legislating entrepreneurial spirit and tasty tacos out of existence.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 8:52:49 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: jocon307

Okay, I’ve been “gotten” before....is this Onion?


3 posted on 04/21/2013 8:54:45 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: mylife

If that taco guy sets up across the street, he’ll make a fortune from those employees who want something more than lettuce and water.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 8:55:43 AM PDT by bgill
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To: jocon307; John Semmens

The city health department can’t have its own cafe?

lolz


5 posted on 04/21/2013 8:56:00 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jocon307

Will nanny Bloomberg still be allowed to eat his “Cheezits”...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2013/03/12/bloomberg-don-t-ban-cheez-its.html

Bloomy is such an idiot...


6 posted on 04/21/2013 8:57:23 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: bgill

They will never allow him to do it.

Some of those taco wagons are great.


7 posted on 04/21/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

No, no, it seems to be quite real.

If you read the whole piece it talks about a gal who is finally going to be engaged to provide food service there. It goes on at some length about the various hurdles she’s avoiding by not having gone through the usual bidding process.

I guess they figured they better to something, since absent in “in house” cafeteria the employees are probably gorging themselves on greasy pizza, overstuffed hero sandwiches and, worst of all, GIANT sodas.


8 posted on 04/21/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

OK, I’ll fall for it. Here is my bid: 6 oz can of lemon juice and an air sandwich on rye bread for $25.50.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 9:06:31 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: jocon307

what? Private enterprise isn’t thriving underneath the yoke of excessive regulation, restriction, taxation, and general bureaucracy? Impossible. They probably just need to be taxed a little more.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 9:07:38 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RC one
what? Private enterprise isn’t thriving underneath the yoke of excessive regulation, restriction, taxation, and general bureaucracy? Impossible. They probably just need to be taxed a little more.

Beatings will be stepped up until morale improves.

11 posted on 04/21/2013 9:09:48 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: jocon307

Oh nooooos, not the GIANT sodas!!!! What is this world coming to!!!! Oh the humanity!


12 posted on 04/21/2013 9:14:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: bgill

You know, A friend of mine wanted to help his son set up a hotdog stand on the Harbor in Rockwall Tx.

It was going to be $10k in licensing fees.

Imagine the regs in NYC


13 posted on 04/21/2013 9:15:46 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: jocon307

i bet the employees will mostly purchase the higher calorie and higher sodium items... a memo will go out to the employees telling them they better start opting for the healthier choices... just wait...


14 posted on 04/21/2013 9:20:53 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: jocon307
Okay, just went and read the whole article.

One question....whatever happened to people bringing in their own lunches? and if they don't, they have a lunch hour in which they can go and purchase their lunch, or have it delivered.....you know, like us normal people do.

We normals are now the “abnormals”!

And, btw, I am a total FREAK because I don't have a tattoo or any piercings other that my earlobes (pssst, don't tell anyone, but I don't even wear earrings, shhhhhh).

15 posted on 04/21/2013 9:22:46 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: mylife

NYC is now becoming the cesspool it used to be before Rudy cleaned it up.

People can say what they want about Rudy, be he sure kicked some butt and was hated for it. Got the job done though.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Outside of NYC Thin Crust Pizza, I got no use for NYC.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 9:35:02 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: mylife

Well I only have 1 use for it. That is boarding the LIRR to Penn to catch the Amtrak to DC for my Tea Parties.

Oh, and the drug store across the street from Penn in case I need butts.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

What is a pack of ciggies in NYC now? $14 a pack?


19 posted on 04/21/2013 9:42:03 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: mylife

Can’t remember. Last time I bought a pack there was 9/12/09 (on my way to my 1st Tea party in DC)!

But you are probably in the ballpark. Heard they are talking about increasing the tax another 94 cents.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: mylife

There was an interesting story about a guy who worked at a bakery here in Indianapolis. He quit and leased a building and started his own donut baking place.

No retail sales, just manufacturing donuts to wholesale to other places. Had two other young able-bodied guys as employees.

IOSHA came in and told him he had to convert bathroom to divided male and female handicap accessible, 15 grand.


21 posted on 04/21/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NoGrayZone

Insanity!
I make my own for about $2 a pack, and that is after Obama jacked the taxes.
I was making a pack for 70c before Obama jacked the tax.


22 posted on 04/21/2013 9:48:49 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: jocon307
Good luck to the new vendor, if she ever gets up and running!

I think staying up and running will be the big problem. Who is going to eat that crap and probably pay top dollar for it? If they don't make a profit, how long will they hold the fort on a losing contract?

23 posted on 04/21/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: nascarnation

Yup.
It’s crazy.
Gotta have handicap access too.


24 posted on 04/21/2013 9:50:16 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

if they brought a lunch, Bloomy will have an inspector stationed at the door to rummage through them


25 posted on 04/21/2013 9:51:10 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jocon307

Nanny bloomberg and his calorie gestapo. Enjoy your diminishing food rations, comrades. You were stupid enough to vote for this guy, now you get to suffer the consequences. One more democrat trying to turn new york into zimbabwe.


26 posted on 04/21/2013 9:52:15 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: trubolotta

Mamabites sounds like crap, and she has been negotiating this contract for inferior chow for over 3 years.


27 posted on 04/21/2013 9:53:22 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: jocon307

Bump


28 posted on 04/21/2013 9:55:30 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: mylife

2 bucks a pack? Perhaps I should start rolling my own. That is even cheaper than the Indian reservation!

And if I have to do the manual labor myself, it would certainly help me cut down on my smoking...added bonus!


29 posted on 04/21/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GeronL

Lol, true. I wonder if they even allow deliveries into the building.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

http://www.amazon.com/Topomatic-Cigarette-Machine-with-Handle/dp/B0015PK5LS


31 posted on 04/21/2013 10:11:51 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

I can do a pack while having a single mug of coffee and reading FR


32 posted on 04/21/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

I just made a ciggie on the top-o-matic.
I would say conservatively, that took 7 seconds.

Looks like a conventional ciggie.


33 posted on 04/21/2013 10:19:07 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

This price on tubes is a bit high

http://www.amazon.com/Premier-King-Flavor-Cigarette-Tubes/dp/B001P0G346

Usually a carton $2.50

http://www.bnbtobacco.com/product/red-river-mint-pipe-tobacco-16-oz-bag/

This will make 2.5 cartons of ciggies. (mint is menthol)


34 posted on 04/21/2013 10:27:58 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

This is very High quality top grade stuff.
14 0z will make 2 cartons.

http://www.rollyourown.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=90_214


35 posted on 04/21/2013 10:30:26 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: NoGrayZone

This is an exceptional Turkish tobacco.

http://www.rollyourown.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=90_214&products_id=748


36 posted on 04/21/2013 10:33:55 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: jocon307

I bet the restaurant is trying to finagle a deal by which they are guaranteed payment, even if nobody eats the food they serve.

If that’s the case, grind up some cardboard boxes, sprinkle the grindings with just enough petroleum mineral oil to make them a little greasy, grind up some discount multivitamins as a topping, and throw in a free glass of city water with a drop of red food coloring in it.

“It’s the special of the day, only $27.35.”


37 posted on 04/21/2013 11:18:42 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: RC one; mylife

Re: food trucks and excessive regulations, I saw a piece somewhere the other day that DC is just about killing what was becoming a thriving food truck industry.

Of course, I don’t see why you can’t just drive your truck to friendlier areas - which many are doing.

Per that article although Arlington VA is also considering new regs they’re expected to INCREASE opportunities for food trucks.

Outside of a traditional NY hot dog or pretzel stand I’ve never eaten from a food truck, but I have watched The Great Food Truck Race on Food TV, some folks make some pretty good stuff it seems.


38 posted on 04/21/2013 12:08:22 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience".

C.S. Lewis

39 posted on 04/21/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: jocon307

A lot of brick and mortar eatery’s really make local gov lean hard on the food trucks.


40 posted on 04/21/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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