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Big sodas today; bagels with a schmeer tomorrow?
GOPUSA ^ | June 1, 2012 | Adam Geller (Associated Press)

Posted on 06/01/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Just how far would a government go to protect us from ourselves?

In New York City - which already bans smoking in public parks in the name of public health and bars artificial trans fats from food served in restaurants - Mayor Michael Bloomberg now wants to stop sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks, in a bid to battle obesity. But in a country where fries have been equated with freedom, Bloomberg's proposal begs super-sized questions about government's role in shaping and restricting individual choices. What's next, a Twinkie purge?

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bans; health; michaelbloomberg; nannystate

1 posted on 06/01/2012 9:06:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/01/2012 9:08:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Big Bro and Big Sis will be legislating rules for your bedroom next. Count on it.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 9:09:35 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The audacity of the ban without even the intermediate step of little warning stickers (Warning: Bloomie has determined that this super sized drink increases your chances of becoming morbidly obese, developing tooth decay, and dying early of diabetes — or whatever.)


4 posted on 06/01/2012 9:11:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
What's next, a Twinkie purge?

Mandatory fat camps. I kid you not. Read the Bill.

5 posted on 06/01/2012 9:12:16 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Have you noticed the stickers which read, “This product contains substances determined by the State of California to cause.....”? I just say, “The State of California can go piss up a rope”.;)


6 posted on 06/01/2012 9:22:48 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Absolutely despise that limpy twerp tyrant nanny Bloomer.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 9:26:13 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Save the land fills!
Stupidly...Serious:
I buy a 32oz soda-> that’s one cup/bottle/receptacle in the garbage can
I buy 2 16oz sodas-> That’s 2, count them, one two cups/bottles/receptacles in the garbage which adds to the land fill.

My question is,will be be paying less for the bloomberg sized sodas? I didn’t think so.

Personally, I do think some servings are too big. I went to burger king and ordered a medium soda. I was shocked to see that the cup was extremely large. Wish I had asked for small. Still, I think everyone should sell the size they want to. Soon they’ll be telling us we can only buy 128 oz of gas each time we refuel the ethanol guzzling car.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 9:27:03 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hey Mikie - ever suggest regular exercising to the serfs? But then again that would imply personal responsibility and we certainly can’t have that!

Putz.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 9:29:53 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: Frank_2001

I LOL when I buy stuff from Amazon and there’s some sort of health warning regarding California or the item is not compliant with that health conscious State. Apparently no one dies there because of these regulations.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 9:33:12 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Here’s why I am not a liberal.

You believe there’s nothing wrong with murdering an unborn child, but if that unborn child is allowed to live, the libs simply cannot allow it to have a 32 ounce soda.

In other words, I’m not insane.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 9:33:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Bloomie should ban free speech first. Then he wouldn’t get so much criticism for being a statist f#@Ker.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 9:33:38 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The trial balloon was the massive lawsuit against smokers,- lawyers floated that assault on individuakl freedoms and got away with it scott free- Heck- they became multimillionairs by trampling o nthe rights of peopel to decide their own fates- once they knew how cowardly the american public was and saw that the public would let the lawyers willy nilly walk and piss all over htem without defending thjemselves, then came other attempts- Ban on Fatty Goose livers in chicago-, Ban on Oil for McDonalds french-fries that actually made htem taste good- ban on cafeteria ‘junk foods’ and school junk food and drink vending machines, now they are goign after a bigger target- the actual public in NY- next it will be hte public all across the coutnry

Once the lawyers discovered how apathetic the public really has become- the skie’s now htel imit for these parasites who feel it’s their job to micromanage our lives- Hell, just read today that some parents got hteir kids taken away from them naming htem after nazis- and hte judge just ruled thwey will never get htem back- apparently for hte ‘damage the names MIGHT do to the children in the future’ however- how the hell is a judge to know what ‘MIGHT’ occure i nthe future=? Perhaps, as dispicable as it sounds, the kids MIGHT like being named thsoe names because they turn otu to be racists- which again, while deplorable is NOT agaisntr hte law- but lo and behold- this judge apprently knows better how to micromange jkids than the acgtual parents-


13 posted on 06/01/2012 9:44:51 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The desire to determine what other people eat is a pernicious, infantile disease stemming from wanting to be the mother rather than the baby.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 9:46:45 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Secret Agent Man

[[You believe there’s nothing wrong with murdering an unborn child, but if that unborn child is allowed to live, the libs simply cannot allow it to have a 32 ounce soda.]]

Libs are pissed at anyone who survives birth because htey fel people are a blight o nthe earth- Well, everyone BUT libs of course, so because htey are pissed, they are getting even with htose folks who had the audacity to defy their liberal mandate of abortion, and will now make everyone who surivvived pay deatrly for it

Liberalism is a sick sick disease (extreme liberalism I’m talkign about- Look at Ted turner fopr just such an example- He fully supports uthenasia for the old and sick (with him being hte sole exception I presume), population control, an d of course abortions


15 posted on 06/01/2012 9:49:36 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 06/01/2012 9:53:20 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why don’t you New Yawrkers come up with a new drink called the “Bloomie”?


17 posted on 06/01/2012 9:54:13 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Tomorrow ?

Depends on what Mike likes and doesn’t like.

Then after someone else is elected, depends on what they like and don’t like.

Cuz we opened the pandora’s box by giving in to demonizing smoking.

From now on, it’s anything goes. Whatever politicians feel like attacking, banning, arresting, etc., they will.

First comes nANNY, then TyrANNY.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 9:59:19 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Way down here in free America. We laugh at The Yankee antics.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 10:15:17 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You can have my bagel when you pry my cold dead fingers from it!


20 posted on 06/01/2012 10:31:59 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What’s a guy going to do that is trying to gain weight??


21 posted on 06/01/2012 10:39:08 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why not ban gays sitting on a fattie and gettung AIDS????? It harms the financial prosperity of the rest of society.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 10:42:05 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bloomers is filthy rich and yet he still wants to take away everyone’s lunch. What a flippin’ bully.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 10:47:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

American “liberals” are not liberal.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 10:53:28 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It all started when America(generally) stopped teaching HISTORY and CIVICS in public schools..

Ignorance of the past dooms a society to repeat it..
Many important subjects are NOT taught in public schools anymore..
BUT history and civics is the worse mistake...

I think its on purpose!... yeah you heard it right... a conspiracy..
The “people” have become sheep generally . but many are pigs.. or Vampires(parasites)..

The “enemy” took over academia and the teachers schools and of course the Unions..
Without a STAMPEDE the sheep are screwed AND then EATEN...


25 posted on 06/01/2012 10:56:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: All

26 posted on 06/01/2012 11:43:10 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good-bye a dozen donuts or bagels. No cake, brownies or sweetrolls.


27 posted on 06/02/2012 12:24:44 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So it is okay to serve beer , wine and sangria by the pitcher but no pitcher of soda.
You need to sneak home and guzzle you 2 or 3 liter bottles, but “Nanny B” bans them from being sold.


28 posted on 06/02/2012 1:03:30 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m wondering when Bloomie is going to make his move against New Yorkers who like their corned beef piled high and cut from the fatty end of the brisket? Plenty of unhealthy (if delicious) fat/calories in the point cut, after all.

It’s scary what one can justify under the pretenses of “the common good”, truly scary.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 3:07:19 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sell the syrup/soda mix in the desired container. Sell sugar to anyone who wants it.


30 posted on 06/02/2012 4:52:00 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Unless you’re a queer.


31 posted on 06/02/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither; GUN CONTROL= SLAVERY)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Let’s face it, folks ... New York City is the perfect place for people who need someone else to run their lives. That place hasn’t been “American” in more than 150 years.


32 posted on 06/02/2012 5:34:45 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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33 posted on 06/02/2012 5:39:54 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

FOX - Red Eye Show on Blooming-Idiot’s ban-fest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5-qzEATFZg


34 posted on 06/02/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: kevao

IMO, the schmucks in NYC should impeach him or whatever they do on the state level to rid themselves of Liberal vermin.


35 posted on 06/02/2012 6:24:26 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: CottShop
I think I got your message, but you really need to work on your typing skills.

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 06/02/2012 7:53:55 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

Gestalt, the hwole is greater than the sum of it’s parts


37 posted on 06/02/2012 10:26:54 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

To the nannies, the people are smart for electing them, but still not smart enough to act in their own best interests. Nannies are the epitome of hypocracy.


38 posted on 06/03/2012 5:18:06 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CottShop; All

The sad part is that some people here supported the “War on Smoking”..


39 posted on 06/03/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: Carthego delenda est
Why don’t you New Yawrkers come up with a new drink called the “Bloomie”?

Too hard to hit the glass cause you can't see the damn thing while you're trying to crap in it.

40 posted on 06/03/2012 8:47:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: KevinDavis

[[The sad part is that some people here supported the “War on Smoking”..]]

And htese same people are most likely against Romney on the grounds that ‘he’s for big government’ Yet they supported ‘big goverment’ stepping in and suing tobacco companies? (and I’ll now assume htese same people support NY banning ‘big gulp’ sodas too?)

The complain that ‘smokers raise the insurance rates for everyone’ Yet these same people say absolutely nothign about the REAL cause of rising insurance rates- Lousy rotton trial lawyers!


41 posted on 06/03/2012 10:13:34 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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