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First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.
UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/12 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT by DallasBiff

Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas.

Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; bloomberg; democrats; frontpagenews; govtabuse; liberalfascism; liberals; popcorn; progressives; socialistdemocrats; tyranny
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They might as well put up a swastika flag on New York City hall. The german nationalist socialists were the first health nazi's. hitler was vegetarian and the nazi's also started the first anti-smoking campaign.

Also popcorn is a whole grain, I guess whole wheat bread will be next.

1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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2 posted on 06/13/2012 9:21:06 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: DallasBiff

...yeah this is what’s going to fix the problems in New York...


3 posted on 06/13/2012 9:21:55 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: DallasBiff

Guess I’ll call George Castanza and we can eat a bucket of cheese as big as our heads (and I have a big head).


4 posted on 06/13/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: DallasBiff

Next, french fries, ice cream, cheeseburgers, lasagna, pie, cake, twinkies!, barbeque, chips

Also no beer

NYC will become the broccoli capital of the world, imagine all the slim folks

How come noone has mentioned the obvious- no food stamps accepted for hi calorie food


5 posted on 06/13/2012 9:22:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: DallasBiff

New Jersey could benefit from the fed up New Yorkers.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: DallasBiff

Popcorn? Why not potato chips, pizza, lasagna, ice cream and a host of other calorie-rich snacks?

What astounds me that 40+% of the Sheeple in NYC approve of this. I’m utterly flabbergasted that the number approving of this is actually above 5%.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 9:26:00 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: DallasBiff

Of course they ignore the fact that there are some families out here who buy the biggest drink and popcorn combo and then share it among several people. That is what we do, 1 big soda and popcorn shared by my wife, 2 daughters and myself. And the jumbo sodas are half to 3/4s filled with ice cubes before the soda is put into the cup.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 9:26:48 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Hodar

Let’s see if I have the liberals’ logic correct....weed and abortions are ok, but soda and popcorn are bad. Is that right?


9 posted on 06/13/2012 9:27:50 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: DallasBiff
Let New York hit all those high caffeine drinks at Star Bucks!
10 posted on 06/13/2012 9:28:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DallasBiff
Also popcorn is a whole grain . . .

Not only that, but it is rich in fiber and roughage. It is the butter and salt which makes it less than healthy.

11 posted on 06/13/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Blue Turtle

Leave it to a liberal to let a man smoke pot but then deny him access to sweets.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: dragonblustar
New Jersey could benefit from the fed up New Yorkers.

...uh, make the UN fed New Yorkers! :-)

13 posted on 06/13/2012 9:31:56 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: DallasBiff

Can’t eat corn, popcorn or nuts, but if I could and lived in NY city, I’d be up in arms.


14 posted on 06/13/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: rawhide

I guess there will be money to be made bootlegging cokes and popcorn into NY city.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

First rule of American politics (2000+ Edition) -

Don’t take on Big Corn. You’ll lose.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 9:37:54 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: DallasBiff

I understand Bloomberg has a thing for Cheez-Its, so at least those are safe.


17 posted on 06/13/2012 9:39:18 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: DallasBiff

Calling NY government officials Nazis is an insult to Nazis.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 9:42:48 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: DallasBiff

“Earlier at the meeting, it was revealed that the city’s obesity crisis causes 5,800 deaths a year and costs taxpayers $4billion annually.”

BS, pure BS and I would love to see how they arrived at those figures. I’m sure it was assumed that obesity was always a contributing factor no matter the cause listed on the DC.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:36 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: DallasBiff

Chairs and sofas lead to obesity too.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 9:51:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DallasBiff
If I go to New York, can I eat regular canned corn with butter and salt? How about corn on the cob with butter and salt? I suppose the act of popping the stuff makes it illegal.

Insane, illogical morons. By the time they're done, the neo-Victorian statists will have everyone eating specific administered doses of tofu and white beans.

And who is the pudgy little bastard Bloomberg to tell ANYONE how to be healthy?

21 posted on 06/13/2012 9:52:48 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: DallasBiff

First they came for the soda...


22 posted on 06/13/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: DallasBiff
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23 posted on 06/13/2012 10:08:52 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: DallasBiff

Hey Dumberg, I’m going to buy a Whitman’s Sampler and eat it. Try to stop me!

This is beyond stupid.


24 posted on 06/13/2012 10:17:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Hodar

ahhh, they’re all on the take from Big Veggie...


25 posted on 06/13/2012 10:31:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DallasBiff

I just came back from a business trip in Japan. I didn’t see ten fat Japanese the entire trip. Mostly, I attribute that to the better-quality foods and smaller portions. Americans eat too damn much crap.

With that said, I’m all for pushing public awareness on eating issues and banning New York politicians


26 posted on 06/13/2012 10:34:07 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: DallasBiff

So when do they step over the line and get charged with practicing medicine without a license?


27 posted on 06/13/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: DallasBiff

A Nazi with a Jewish surname. I’m very confused.


28 posted on 06/13/2012 10:36:22 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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I just came back from a business trip in Japan. I didn’t see ten fat Japanese the entire trip.

Hmm, and Sumo wrestling(big fat men) is not the national sport of Japan, correct?

29 posted on 06/13/2012 10:44:42 AM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff

No food for you, NY!


30 posted on 06/13/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DallasBiff

Seems if there are some non-communist NYers, they would start a recall and force this nazi mayor to spend some of his millions to defend this intrusion into their lives.

Once you let this nazi get away with what he has done and is doing there are no limits.

If NYers do not start a recall campaign immediately then they should STFU as it will be their fault this scum of the earth has been allowed to get away with this.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 10:50:52 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: DallasBiff

How soon will these dolts ban candy? Only logical.


32 posted on 06/13/2012 10:52:43 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

All types of bread and pasta are fattening. Ban them!


33 posted on 06/13/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TexasRepublic

George Soros was a Jewish Nazi collaborator.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 11:02:58 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I hope he doesn’t plan to eat more than one serving size at a time. That means no more than approximately 15 cheez-its a day for you Mr. B.


35 posted on 06/13/2012 11:03:07 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: DallasBiff

I have lived with two obese kids-young adult. It is easier to keep an alcoholic away from booze than to keep an obese person away from food. If you ban certain foods or try to monitor their use of food they simply find a work around.

Also, these very obese kids avoid overeating in front of anyone person and avoid being seen eating real high calorie foods.

They compensate by eating multiple meals with multiple people, eating very fast and spreading out their caloric intake over several foods. They are every bit as covert as an addict. Banning foods will not make one fat person lose wait.


36 posted on 06/13/2012 11:05:23 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: cripplecreek
Chairs and sofas lead to obesity too.

Shhhhh cripplecreek...

We'll all be surfing the internet from treadmills!

37 posted on 06/13/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tzimisce
...and where will it stop?

Ice cream shops
alcohol
heavy whipping cream
beef

Here's an idea Bloomberg. Ban cheap, toxic, Chinese goods!!

This non-sense is the exact reason millions of folks don't trust republicans not to mention democrats.

Bunch-a socialist pricks. I know how to live your life better than you.

38 posted on 06/13/2012 11:11:33 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Vigilanteman

“It is the butter and salt which makes it less than healthy.”

But it’s soo good!


39 posted on 06/13/2012 11:13:52 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: Hodar

Popcorn? Why not potato chips, pizza, lasagna, ice cream and a host of other calorie-rich snacks?


First they came for my Big Gulp. Then they came for my popcorn but when they came for my ice cream....that’s when we go to WAR!


40 posted on 06/13/2012 11:25:37 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: DallasBiff

Result will be to increase price of admission to movies for everyone thereby making it harder for poor to get in.


41 posted on 06/13/2012 11:25:37 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Personal Responsibility

Their selective targets (Soft Drinks, Popcorn and possibly Milk products) seem confusing. If they want to do away with obesity, wouldn’t the logical thing to do be to limit what the EBT card can buy? No more potato chips, soft drinks, ice cream and deserts ... make the welfare recipients purchase fruits, veggies, uncooked meats and fix healthy meals at home. I mean, it’s not like they don’t have any freakin’ time .....

I work full time, my wife works full time; and we manage to fix healthy meals - it’s not rocket science. Then again, we aren’t sitting at home, watching TV, neglecting our kids, we don’t have prison records and we actually PAY taxes (significant taxes, I might add). Somehow, we find the time to shop for groceries, prepare meals and still have time to maintain our home, mow the yard and somehow still manage to have time to relax and take vacations.


42 posted on 06/13/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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Well someone needs to do something, right? I mean I’ve gone to the movies and bought popcorn at least 2-3 times a week for my entire life. Some weeks I’ve gone every day. /s

Honestly. The majority of people go to the movies once or twice a year - if that. What difference does one or two bags of popcorn make in the greater scheme of things? Sigh. Of course, that’s beside the point to these people, isn’t it? It’s a crime that people are able to eat it at all as far as they’re concerned. How the hell did we ever survive as a race without these people to make choices for us?

Next they’ll regulate the size of ice cream cones and outlaw cotton candy. You wait and see.


43 posted on 06/13/2012 11:46:25 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: HollyB

Boy, that’s going to be hard to do. I know from personal experience. Maybe there should be Cheez-Its rationing.


44 posted on 06/13/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Hodar

I’m with you. We speak the same language and I see where you’re having trouble. The problem you’re experiencing is that you’re not thinking like a liberal. Or more specifically, you are interpreting liberal actions by applying logic. Take it from me - stop doing that. It will only make your head hurt.

The liberals can’t go after EBT card users because that’s their voting base. Annoying that group is akin to committing political suicide. At the same time, they are still liberals. They have to be seen as “doing something” about the “problem”. It doesn’t matter what the problem is or if their “solution” actually fixes the problem. All that matters is that they are “doing something”

So in that vein, they bestow upon themselves the power to ban large sodas. Surely no one could be against that, right? After all, who needs 64 oz. of soda?

But - the cries come in - what about other things that are “bad” for you. Things like popcorn, candy, ice cream and others. If, the liberals think, we have the power to ban large sodas why shouldn’t we also ban these huge tubs of popcorn, 5 scoop sundaes, and jumbo bags of candy? After all, those are just as bad as soda, aren’t they?

This is the liberal mindset. And they miss the single important point in the whole debate: What about free will? What about - shameless plug here - Personal responsibility? Where do the liberals get off thinking they have power to ban ANYTHING?

The reasons their arguments make no sense is because they are totalitarian in nature and we are not totalitarian. The reason you had a problem understanding it is that you tried to apply logic to people who are acting irrationally.


45 posted on 06/13/2012 11:56:14 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: DallasBiff

46 posted on 06/13/2012 12:01:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: DallasBiff
hahaha, funny thing is that popcorn is actually whole grain. It's actually a South Beach Phase 2 snack.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/447615-popcorn-the-south-beach-diet/
47 posted on 06/13/2012 12:05:17 PM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: servantboy777
Here's an idea Bloomberg. Ban cheap, toxic, Chinese goods!!

New Yorkers had better watch out. Nanny Bloomberg is following in the footsteps of his Chicom idols, so NYers may find themselves eating fake plastic rice instead of popcorn.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/108582/20110203/china-makes-fake-rice-from-plastic-report.htm

48 posted on 06/13/2012 12:13:28 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Watching this year's Obama campaign and the Hollywood Red Douchebags won't be the same without popcorn.


49 posted on 06/13/2012 12:13:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: silverleaf; All

I have often thought the food stamp recipients should be offered the option of getting the regular food stamps which can only be used for food, or stamps which can only be used for basically uncooked/unprocessed food (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, and vegetables, etc.) plus a small percentage of the total allowance for necessities like toothpaste, soap, laundry products, toilet paper and vitamins.


50 posted on 06/13/2012 12:15:21 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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