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[NANNY STATE] Boston moves toward trans fats ban, Rule to take effect later this year if OK'd
Boston Globe ^ | January 11, 2008 | Stephen Smith and Tania deLuzuriaga

Posted on 01/14/2008 11:53:58 AM PST by bigdcaldavis

Following the lead of New York City and Brookline, health regulators in Boston last night took the first step toward banning artery-clogging trans fat from French fries, doughnuts, and other food sold in restaurants and corner stores. more stories like this

The Boston Public Health Commission voted unanimously, after little discussion, to give preliminary approval to a ban that would take effect late this year if it receives another thumbs-up in the spring. Commission members were spurred to action by scientific evidence linking artificial trans fat to heart disease in humans and to diabetes and obesity in animal studies. Brookline approved a similar ban last May.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allurpringlesare; belong2gubmint; bigbrother; cspi; nannystate; rockefeller; socializedmedicine; transfats
But of course they won't attack the TRUE culprits of the presence of trans fats in the food chain - the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Rockefeller front group who also says "salt is a deadly poison and needs to be banned," when LIFE ITSELF depends on salt in moderation. Too little salt is just as deadly as too much salt.

I am sick and tired of these fake liberal rags pimping for these Rockefeller-funded MURDERERS. Michael Jacobson really is like Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels rolled into one.

1 posted on 01/14/2008 11:54:01 AM PST by bigdcaldavis
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To: bigdcaldavis

While they’re at it, maybe they can prohibit gigantic chunks of public-works projects from crashing down on the cars of private citizens and killing them.


2 posted on 01/14/2008 11:56:50 AM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: Steely Tom

That will be the end of Dunkin Donuts.


3 posted on 01/14/2008 11:58:47 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bigdcaldavis
"health regulators" Scary phrase of the week. Government bureaucrats telling us what we can and cannot eat.

Do as you're told people, do as you're told. Baaahhh....

4 posted on 01/14/2008 11:59:33 AM PST by americanophile
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To: massgopguy

DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES ZERO GRAMS TRANS FAT MENU TO BE AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE BY OCTOBER 15
Baskin-Robbins to Follow Suit by January 1, 2008
CANTON, Mass. (August 27, 2007) — Dunkin’ Donuts today announced that all its menu offerings nationwide will be zero grams trans fat by October 15, 2007. This includes the brand’s signature doughnuts. Doughnuts with zero grams trans fat are currently being served in Philadelphia and New York City. To date, the zero grams trans fat doughnuts have been served in approximately 400 restaurants throughout the country as part of a nationwide blind test over a period of four months.

In addition, Baskin-Robbins’ offerings, including its ice cream inclusions and ribbons will be zero grams trans fat, by January 1, 2008.

“We applaud the Dunkin’ Brands Research & Development and Supply Chain teams, who have worked behind the scenes for nearly four years to move toward an entirely zero grams trans fat menu,” said Joe Scafido, Chief Creative and Innovation Officer at Dunkin’ Brands. “We are proud to be the first major quick service restaurant chain to introduce a doughnut that has zero grams trans fat, and are delighted that customer response to our new doughnuts has been unanimously positive.”

The Dunkin’ Brands Research & Development team has reformulated more than 50 menu items without sacrificing the quality, flavor and taste customers have come to expect. In 2003, the Dunkin’ Brands Research & Development team acted independently to remove artificial trans fat from all muffins and bagels. Since then, the team has tested more than 28 alternative oils and proprietary blends and conducted 80 independent tests to find a suitable alternative.


5 posted on 01/14/2008 12:05:39 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: bigdcaldavis
Why don't they just run the city like an island and feed people according to whatever the bio-readouts indicate they should eat?
6 posted on 01/14/2008 12:07:57 PM PST by samtheman
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To: massgopguy

Maybe it will put people back to baking and making their own foods where they can use salt and fats at will. Tastes better anyway.


7 posted on 01/14/2008 12:08:07 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Let me channel Howie Carr ans predict they will suck.


8 posted on 01/14/2008 12:10:26 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bigdcaldavis

Lemme see, there’s a constitutional right to abortion and gay sex but no right to buy and eat the food you enjoy the most. I guess in the bizarro-world-liberal-universe that makes sense.


9 posted on 01/14/2008 12:13:10 PM PST by joebuck
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To: bigdcaldavis

Just Please....

....if the food Nazis didn’t ban lard for frying years ago, they wouldn’t have to deal with the far worse trans fat now.


10 posted on 01/14/2008 12:15:49 PM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: bigdcaldavis
Yes Sir; here comes the Fat Tax !

Let's have all the fat-ass Anti-Smoking Nazi's support "Big Fast Food Lawsuits" like they did the "Big Tobacco" Lawsuits.....while their Big Mac price goes up to $6.00 each!

LOL

Luv it!


11 posted on 01/14/2008 12:16:12 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: bigdcaldavis

Wasn’t enough to put 700+ business owners and their employees out of business and jobs with the smoking ban in Massachusetts?


12 posted on 01/14/2008 12:16:45 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: massgopguy
"That will be the end of Dunkin Donuts."

LOL


13 posted on 01/14/2008 12:18:11 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: traditional1

oh my gosh... hilarious pic !!! roflmao


14 posted on 01/14/2008 12:18:40 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: bigdcaldavis

Does this mean the Sunset Grill and Tap will have to use LARD to cook its fries?

Bonus!


15 posted on 01/14/2008 12:19:01 PM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Poser

Grills and Taps will be banned next.


16 posted on 01/14/2008 12:24:07 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Poser

I had many a beer there, almost made it around the world, but lost my card.

(Lived in Brookline.)


17 posted on 01/14/2008 12:25:02 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I live in New Hampshire, but Sunset Grill and Tap, Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage and Mike’s Pastries are on my short list whenever I get to Boston.


18 posted on 01/14/2008 12:28:10 PM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Gabz; SheLion; Madame Dufarge; Eric Blair 2084

nazi state ping


19 posted on 01/14/2008 12:28:31 PM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney ("I'm a proven leader. That's what the Des Moines Register said.")
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To: Poser

Good to know Sunset Grill is still around; was a customer circa 1987-1991 (college).


20 posted on 01/14/2008 12:30:29 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Vaquero
It seems that every day the "findings" of another damn cohort study or similar pseudo-science is being used by the ruling political classes to foist more nanny-state big-government food/diet/health/etc fascism upon us "for our own good".

And if anyone thinks it is bad now, just wait until federally-funded universal health-care really gives the government nannies a "mandate" to reduce costs, engage in more "preventative care measures", and find other ways to take a collective dump upon the already shredded remains of the US Constitution.

21 posted on 01/14/2008 12:34:24 PM PST by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: bigdcaldavis; Just another Joe; CSM; lockjaw02; Publius6961; elkfersupper; nopardons; metesky; ...

Nanny State Pings..........


22 posted on 01/14/2008 12:45:59 PM PST by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: bigdcaldavis

It’s not the fat, it’s the sugar.


23 posted on 01/14/2008 12:52:52 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: bigdcaldavis; All; tiggs

So long as a government hands out clean needles to druggies in support of their illegal and directly fatal behavior, and allow people to tear living humans out of their wombs, they should absolutely not dictate what people can legally eat. Subsidize drug use and infanticide, but regulate my lunch?


24 posted on 01/14/2008 1:04:54 PM PST by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: Gabz

Remember when transfats were supposed to be good for you? If the government is going to be passing laws based on every medical fad that comes along, they’ll be doing nothing else.

On the other hand,.... that might not be such a bad thing....


25 posted on 01/14/2008 1:07:02 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

It ain’t the sugar, either; it’s the High Fructose Corn Syrup. This s*it is everywhere. And, it drives up the price of corn, the source of ethanol — THE FUEL OF THE FUTURE!!! SSZ


26 posted on 01/14/2008 1:08:16 PM PST by szweig (Had it up to here)
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To: traditional1
Let's have all the fat-ass Anti-Smoking Nazi's support "Big Fast Food Lawsuits" like they did the "Big Tobacco" Lawsuits.....while their Big Mac price goes up to $6.00 each!

It's already being done, and being done by the same SOBs that went after the tobacco companies.

27 posted on 01/14/2008 1:14:50 PM PST by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Gabz

Boston should change the name of the Freedom Trail to The Road to Serfdom.


28 posted on 01/14/2008 1:17:23 PM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metmom

While I agree government not doing anything else is a good thing -— I don’t want them doing nothing because they are too occupied doing such STUPID stuff as this.

This is actually stupid, as the full article clearly states, most had already been doing it without further government interference.


29 posted on 01/14/2008 1:19:00 PM PST by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: massgopguy

Naaah !

It’s all about the coffee at DD’s,the doughnuts have stunk for years.

As far as all the other little microwaved tidbits they sell I hope they stop selling them-——slows up the coffee line.


30 posted on 01/14/2008 2:44:09 PM PST by Mears
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To: metesky

“Boston should change the name of the Freedom Trail to The Road to Serfdom.”

Yup.


31 posted on 01/14/2008 3:29:02 PM PST by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: samtheman

Wow, that’s the second reference to “The Island” on FR today!

The other one was on the “You Will Give Us Your Organs Or Else” thread.

Regards,

PS: Curious how life imitates art, isn’t it? Scary, too.


32 posted on 01/14/2008 4:38:31 PM PST by VermiciousKnid
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To: Gabz

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 01/14/2008 10:04:38 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Gabz

Thanks for the ping. Since KFC took this action voluntarily, I decided to vote with my dollars and not reward their decision. Besides, their chicken hasn’t tasted like the “original” for awhile anyway.

Since I get to vote in the primary today, I am obligated to say.....I’d bet that the Huckster would support this on a national level!


34 posted on 01/15/2008 5:46:27 AM PST by CSM ("Dogs and beer. Proof that God loves us.- Al Gator (8/24/2007))
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To: CSM

Of course Huck would support it. After all, “preventing” diabetes before it costs the State money for medical care is appropriate.

If the Gubmint is paying for your health care, it’s their right to intervene and reduce their costs. That’s Collectivism 101.


35 posted on 01/15/2008 6:49:57 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

Better be careful of calling them Food Nazis.....their leader, Michael “Goebbels” Jacobson is Jewish.

Bah. You know what? I don’t care. I’m gonna say it. Jacobson is a Jewish “Uncle Tom”. He has the opportunity to set a good example for Jews, but he chooses to help implement the Fourth Reich.


36 posted on 01/15/2008 7:40:15 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

“If the Gubmint is paying for your health care, it’s their right to intervene and reduce their costs.”

I agree. I always tell the jokers that want “free” health care that the day the government provides health care is the day that the government takes control of their body.


37 posted on 01/16/2008 4:14:01 AM PST by CSM ("Dogs and beer. Proof that God loves us.- Al Gator (8/24/2007))
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To: CSM

You know, as much as I think Alex Jones is a kook, I saw one of his videos one time out of morbid curiosity, and he offered a quote that is perfectly fitting when it comes to the food nazis, and it refers to Hitler :

“He told them that they would have an utopia world and everything would be given to them by the state aslong as they offer total support for their fuhrer. The people bought the eutopia and were totally enslaved.”

Now just replace “He” with “She” and “fuhrer” with Madame President”, and you have the perfect description of Hillary when it comes to Hillarycare.


38 posted on 01/20/2008 9:46:10 AM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: bigdcaldavis

True dat. And the shocking thing is that there are many sheeple that are on their knees begging for it.


39 posted on 01/22/2008 5:47:03 AM PST by CSM ("Dogs and beer. Proof that God loves us.- Al Gator (8/24/2007))
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