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New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

Posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:28 PM PDT by John W

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ban; foodnazis; foodpolice; freedom; government; health; looneyleft; michaelbloomberg; nannybloomberg; nannystate; nyc; sugar
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1 posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:36 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

nutcase Bloomberg


2 posted on 05/30/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: John W

I can see it now, smugglers hauling Big Gulp cups into NYC.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: John W

Just how do the peeps ban big gov’ts?


4 posted on 05/30/2012 7:31:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: John W

Jumbo chocolate malt please!

These people are insane.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 7:32:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: John W

I’d just buy two or three sodas or smuggle in my favorite beverage in the bladder of my Camel Back.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 7:33:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: John W

And nobody is telling this ban-mad-nanny where he can go?


7 posted on 05/30/2012 7:33:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: John W

Ya.. like that will fix the problem :/

the problem is not the cup. It’s the hand it’s placed in. I can drink just as much soda at McDonalds with a small or medium cup.

They have free refills after all.

I can see them doing 2 for 1 drinks or selling bottomless cups at the theater. The only effect this ban would have is on drive thru orders.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 7:33:41 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: John W

Just give them time. Soon they will be banning the multiple sales of smaller drinks.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 7:33:56 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: John W

Prohibition didn’t work.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 7:34:22 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: John W

I wish I knew how to spell laughingstock ...


11 posted on 05/30/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: John W

When Big Gulps are outlawed ....


12 posted on 05/30/2012 7:34:57 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: John W

Is obesity really that much of a problem in NYC? You walk everywhere, I don’t remember seeing a lot of chubbs (other than maybe a few tourists passing through?).


13 posted on 05/30/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Doogle

But, on the good news front, the price will be decreased proportionately.

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14 posted on 05/30/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: John W
He also said he foresaw no adverse effect on local businesses, and he suggested that restaurants could simply charge more for smaller drinks if their sales were to drop.

Typical lib.
15 posted on 05/30/2012 7:36:32 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: John W

So you won’t be able to purchase a 64 ounce Big Gulp but you’ll be able to buy a Margerita that could float a battleship and they’re doing this for health reasons.

Is that about right?


16 posted on 05/30/2012 7:36:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: John W
Freedom is slavery.®
17 posted on 05/30/2012 7:36:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: John W

So just buy two


18 posted on 05/30/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: John W

“It’s for your own good” sounds so good, and is the death knell of freedoms and liberties. I want, I demand the freedom to make bad choices. I don’t want some nanny-state do-gooder deciding what he or she thinks is good for me.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: cableguymn
They have free refills after all.

Not for long. By the time Bloomberg is done, the line in front of the counter at a fast food chain will double as a scale/scanner. You don't need to order, your biometrics will be used to order what is good for you. Just pay and take what they give you.

20 posted on 05/30/2012 7:37:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: John W

If it wasn’t for term limits (before Bloomberg ended them), Rudy Giuliani would, probably, still be NYC mayor, today.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: John W

NYC already has a thriving black market. All this does is add new products to it.

Psst, gov’ment types: you don’t get sales taxes from black market transactions, and you don’t get to count the jobs created in the black market, either.


22 posted on 05/30/2012 7:38:35 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: La Lydia

Rent the cup to the customer and then fill it for free with what ever they want LOL


23 posted on 05/30/2012 7:38:35 PM PDT by molson209
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To: John W

What will happen when the poor cannot afford to buy multiple drinks to equal their previous big gulp? Who will champion the beverage disadvantaged?


24 posted on 05/30/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: Borax Queen

***Is obesity really that much of a problem in NYC? You walk everywhere,****

I was there a week and a half ago. Never saw any fat people at all. All foods have the calorie count on the menu so there is no need for this silly law.

I lost five pounds walking everywhere. I walked so much my legs burned and I had to buy a coke and put a double shot of whiskey in it just to calm down so I could sleep.


25 posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: John W
Hell on wheels anyone?
26 posted on 05/30/2012 7:43:16 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Lurker

Can you imagine someone from 1970 with a time machine reading this article?

They would wonder just what the hell happened here.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: John W
The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages

Thus proving it has nothing to do with health and everything to do with sucking up to idiot fat-freaks as long as serious tax dollars are not threatened.

28 posted on 05/30/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Lurker

Heyup


29 posted on 05/30/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Just pay and take what they give you.

Careful, they might take you seriously. I know at least one person who would love that model. He has so much trouble making decisions for himself that the manager at one of the restaurants he frequents has been overheard telling the new employees "Don't ask (name) a bunch of questions, don't give him a lot of choices to make. Just give him what you think he should eat, and charge him for it."

And he's a city building inspector.
30 posted on 05/30/2012 7:45:16 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: John W

While we all joke, seriously - WTH has happened to this country?


31 posted on 05/30/2012 7:46:10 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: Vendome
Hell, just buy two sixteen ouncers and pour them into a quart bottle you keep handy. Gubbermints are so-o-o stupid...
32 posted on 05/30/2012 7:46:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: cableguymn
The only effect this ban would have is on drive thru orders.

Not many drive-throughs in NYC. Fewer sef-serve outlets and more take out only, though.
33 posted on 05/30/2012 7:48:34 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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To: John W

in protest, new Yorkers should not eat out for a month... that includes starbucks

they’d feel that

just another example of the brilliant economic insight of the left


34 posted on 05/30/2012 7:49:22 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I walked so much my legs burned and I had to buy a coke and put a double shot of whiskey in it just to calm down so I could sleep.

LOL! You da Man!

35 posted on 05/30/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mykroar
Order your pizza here:

Double Meat Pizza Please

36 posted on 05/30/2012 7:50:14 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: John W

Gee, it’s not like I can’t buy a 2-liter bottle of pop or bring my own container that I bought at a department store and have the clerk charge me for 2 refills.

I suspect this is really about raising tax revenue because most people would buy 2 smaller drinks. New York probably figures they can cet twice thé revenue.


37 posted on 05/30/2012 7:50:33 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SamAdams76
Just give them time. Soon they will be banning the multiple sales of smaller drinks.

Monthly ration/debit cards for your max sugar/sat.fat/animal protein allotment, plastered with Moo-chelle's ugly mug and wagging finger on one side, and her do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do My Plate logo on the other.

Just like in the Soviet bloc, those who tattle on the regime's enemies (watch it, Big Gulp guzzlers) will receive bonus rations.

38 posted on 05/30/2012 7:51:48 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: John W

New York so deserves Dear Leader Bloomers. It’s like they have just about reached social Utopia.


39 posted on 05/30/2012 7:53:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: John W

New York - home of enthusiastic Nanny Staters.


40 posted on 05/30/2012 7:53:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: mykroar
"WTH has happened to this country?"

You are now to be governed. (With all the nuances that that entails.)

41 posted on 05/30/2012 7:55:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ellendra
Careful, they might take you seriously.

Relax, if anything I have merely stumbled upon their years old plans. They probably already have designs in the works, it is pretty much just merging the ever expanding TSA and Subway sandwiches. Add some dotted lines on the org chart and a new public/private partnership is born.

42 posted on 05/30/2012 7:56:06 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mykroar
While we all joke, seriously - WTH has happened to this country?

The Management and Government courses at Ivy League schools started borrowing from the Animal Husbandry courses at Ag schools.

43 posted on 05/30/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: John W

Just dry runs to acclimate you to authority in the coming FEMA re-education camps. The people will have been converted into the desired sheeple when the time comes to open the camps.


44 posted on 05/30/2012 8:03:27 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: mykroar

The left took over our schools and dumbed down the population to the point where the door was open for power-mad azzholes such as Bloomberg...


45 posted on 05/30/2012 8:08:17 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: John W; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Nanny Bloomberg is at it again!

Nanny State PING!


46 posted on 05/30/2012 8:09:28 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: SaraJohnson
This is so fun to watch, from a distance.

Last year my rich uncle moved from NY to Miami Beach, FL, and the tax savings paid for his new place.

47 posted on 05/30/2012 8:12:06 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: John W

Remember - they hate us because we’re free. /sarc


48 posted on 05/30/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: AGreatPer

And New Yorkers are leaving in droves. If they don’t have their hands in your pockets, they’re covering your mouth.
What a bunch of sheepherders.


49 posted on 05/30/2012 8:26:17 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I had to buy a coke and put a double shot of whiskey in it just to calm down so I could sleep.

LOL, soon, no coke or whiskey allowed there! :)

Seriously though, that's what I was thinking... Just like in the City of SF, you pretty much don't see any overweight natives/locals.

50 posted on 05/30/2012 8:28:02 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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