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NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule
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Posted on 09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by matt04

New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.

The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages.

The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food.

It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores.

City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic.

The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's health experts are exaggerating the role sugary beverages have played in making Americans fat.

Some New Yorkers have also ridiculed the rule as a gross government intrusion.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloominidiotberg; bullystate; nannystate; nyc; soda
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Looks like I won't be visiting NYC anytime soon.
1 posted on 09/13/2012 10:11:25 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

I guess all other crimes and violent acts are under control and soda is the current issue. sarc


2 posted on 09/13/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: matt04
City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic.

B.S.

3 posted on 09/13/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: matt04

If i ran 7-11, i would sell 32 oz cups separately, and let customers buy 2 16 oz sodas. The cups would cost a penny.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: matt04

These same people think 11 year olds are perfectly mature enough for sex.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: matt04

Well New Yorkers, it’s official. You are too stupid to run your own lives.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 10:15:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: matt04

There will never be an end to left-wing social engineering.

Ironic, according to liberal doctrine, you have the freedom and choice to murder your own children in the womb, but it is now illegal to buy a Big Gulp.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 10:15:45 AM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: matt04

NYC is a long way from Texas. Thank God Almighty.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 10:16:17 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: matt04

It’s interesting how the liberal approach to social problems is to focus on the inanimate object. To fight crime, they ban guns; to fight obesity, they ban sodas; to curb graffiti, they make it difficult to buy marking pens; to curb methamphetamine use, they make it difficult for cold sufferers to obtain pseudoephedrine, etc.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 10:16:41 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: matt04

We don’t need Boards of Health anyways.

Or any other regulatory bureaucracy.

Someone needs to push Bloomie in front of a subway train.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 10:17:37 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Made In The USA

Does that include Diet sodas?


11 posted on 09/13/2012 10:17:48 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: matt04

Oh dude.... we're 16.9 oz... we're banned now??

12 posted on 09/13/2012 10:19:16 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: matt04

Welcome to Despotism libs. And incredibly they want it nationwide. Unfortunately I live in New York city and one of my buddys owns a small convenience shop in the middle of nowhere in Elmhurst Queens. A few days ago the gestapo..I mean the city inspector, came in and gave him two tickets for not having a “no cash refunds” sign near his register and the register cash display an inch too short above the counter. How much were the tickets? $350 each for a total of $700 and he said he is lucky if he makes $100 a day. So for one week he will work for nothing because liberals think big government is cool man.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 10:20:00 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Oldexpat

Good point. If it doesn’t how can restaurants enforce it? Go to the counter, buy the 32oz diet soda and go the machine and fill it up with a regular soda.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

I eagerly await Bloomberg pointing to the spot of the Federal, State, County or City consitition or charter which gives him the power to do this.

I’ll wait.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
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To: matt04
New York City Criminal Makes good his escape.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 10:21:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: matt04

Oh wow, I feel so much safer now.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 10:21:15 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: radpolis

If I owned a restaurant or store I’d deliberately violate the ban, and when they took action fight it all the way to the SCOTUS if necesary.

The courts...and I know you state’s rights’ers here will disagree, but a federal court needs to strike this down to stop any other locality from doing this sort of thing.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 10:21:15 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Defiant
If i ran 7-11, i would sell 32 oz cups separately, and let customers buy 2 16 oz sodas. The cups would cost a penny.

Actually that's not a bad idea. You could code the registers to ring up 2 16oz drinks at the 32oz price. This way the receipt would pass a nanny state audit.

19 posted on 09/13/2012 10:22:56 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: matt04

naa...its a stealth way to make New Yawkers think metric...nobody said you can’t sell a 475ml drink!!


21 posted on 09/13/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: matt04

When will the assault be on the “All you can eat” buffets?


22 posted on 09/13/2012 10:26:13 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: matt04

IF NYC is truly concerned about obesity then they should ban GMO foods.

There’s no such thing as eating healthy anymore when the seeds are filled with chemicals. Fat is protecting the human body from those chemicals.


23 posted on 09/13/2012 10:27:27 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Focault's Pendulum

What they will do is spend money hiring soda police to make sure that businesses are fined if they violate the rules.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 10:27:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: matt04

Why don’t they just ban morons? How about a fat tax?


25 posted on 09/13/2012 10:28:10 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: matt04
The ban will apply in fast-food joints
Formerly known as fast food restaurants. Journalism ... belch.
26 posted on 09/13/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: freedumb2003
Well New Yorkers, it’s official. You are too stupid to run your own lives.

Well obviously they are. They voted for the jackasses who inflicted this on them, so yeah, New Yorkers really are too stupid to run their own lives.

27 posted on 09/13/2012 10:29:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: matt04

Movie theater owners are about to become very political. They make the majority of their profit (between 75 to 80%) from concessions. The majority of their profit from concessions are popcorn and soda.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 10:31:00 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: radpolis
"Ironic, according to liberal doctrine, you have the freedom and choice to murder your own children in the womb, but it is now illegal to buy a Big Gulp."

Time for you to be rational. Get with the program.

A murdered fetus will never get obese. Abortion is another way of preventing obesity at the root. It's a two-fer also. Mom don'tget fat either.

29 posted on 09/13/2012 10:32:58 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: matt04

So now people buy two 24-ouncers instead ...

Remember Prohibition? Remember how well that worked out?

Someone please challenge the constitutionality of this draconian bullflop ...!


30 posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:15 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Won’t they be selling more sodas now?


31 posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Captain Proton
I recall some time back that 7/11 was bought up by its subsidiary in Japan.

No doubt the mayor has some rich buddies who want to force the Japanese company to sell them the NYC 7/11 franchise.

Or just as likely they intend to run the Japanese out of NYC

32 posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: matt04

Time after time I see the totalitarians squelch freedom more and more.

When will the revolution start to stop all of this nonsense?

It is mind-boggling that it didn’t start years ago.


33 posted on 09/13/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: Defiant

7-11 is not included since it’s a convenience store. It’s 64-oz big gulp will still be available.

But when you go to McDonald’s you won’t be able to buy anything bigger than 16 oz at a time.


34 posted on 09/13/2012 10:44:51 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: GeronL
These same people think 11 year olds are perfectly mature enough for sex.

Exactly.

35 posted on 09/13/2012 10:47:13 AM PDT by bgill
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To: matt04

If I owned an establishment in that town I think this would be the perfect time to introduce my “Buy One 16 oz. Soda, Get Two Free” promotion.

Being an American means always being willing to say “F*** Off!” to your government.


36 posted on 09/13/2012 10:47:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: matt04

No more ‘giant’ chocolate malted to share with my wife at Red Robin Resturants. The inmates are truly running the asylm, but that may be an insult to the insane in comparing them to this group of politicans.


37 posted on 09/13/2012 10:53:26 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: matt04
Back when they went after the smokers I said to a lib "what's to stop them going after food...sugar, etc."

The person thought I was nuts.

Well, here we are...

38 posted on 09/13/2012 10:56:09 AM PDT by what's up
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To: matt04

Criminal Bloomers and his dyke counterpart head of the city council has decided for your own good that FREEDOM is counter productive to good health.

**** you Mike and the dyke you rode in on


39 posted on 09/13/2012 11:01:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: matt04
I will never again return to New York City, or the entire state of New York for that matter.

I hope it burns down when the stores stop taking EBTs and the freaks riot.

40 posted on 09/13/2012 11:03:13 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Oldexpat

I don’t know, but there’s probably 8 or 9 new agencies in NYC writing regulations on it, and hundreds of bureaucrats ready to enforce this.

Freedom. They apparently just don’t fully get the concept in NYC.


41 posted on 09/13/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Nope. When someone goes in, they will buy one soda and be done. Before they would buy the biggest soda as it was the “best value”, but it was also the best price point for the theater.

Now people will buy a smaller popcorn (because in their minds they won’t have enough soda to wash it down) and a 16oz soda. Instead of spending $14 for a large popcorn and soda, they will be spending $8 for a small popcorn and soda.

It will cost theaters thousands of dollars a week.


42 posted on 09/13/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: matt04
No big sodas but...but all the sodomy you want!
43 posted on 09/13/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: ArGee

Thanks for that highly relevant clarification. I’d have to run a McDonalds to use my fix to this idiotic legislation. How about burrito stands, does it apply to them?


44 posted on 09/13/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: matt04

Convict #1: “What are you in here for?”
Convict #2: “Premeditated murder. And you?”
Convict #1: “Selling 24 ounce sodas.”


45 posted on 09/13/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Defiant

I believe it applies to all street vendors and all restaurants. I’m surprised 7-11 isn’t included because they also sell prepared food, but it’s not (or at least the last I heard). I don’t know how the food store/delis will be judged.

And, to someone else’s point, diet sodas are not included.

Good luck finding a place in NYC that doesn’t have the fountain behind the counter, though. Too many people and too many homeless to take a chance on letting the public serve themselves.


46 posted on 09/13/2012 12:00:13 PM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I see your point.


47 posted on 09/13/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: matt04
NY'ers remind me of Russians; they seem to enjoy being ruled by despots.

The Kenyan must go.

48 posted on 09/13/2012 1:09:54 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: duckman
"I guess all other crimes and violent acts are under control and soda is the current issue."

And baby formula.

The Kenyan must go.

49 posted on 09/13/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: ArGee

You solve that by selling them 2 16 oz sodas, and one 32 oz cup. Hand them the sodas, let them pour the contents into their own, personal one cent cup. They could also use those 32 oz plastic cups that are refillable; just bring them in and ask for 2 16 oz drinks and say FU to Mayor Nannie.


50 posted on 09/13/2012 1:31:33 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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