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NYC Soda Ban Approved: No More Sugary Drinks Over 16 oz For New York City
Travelers Today ^ | Sep 13, 2012 12:57 PM EDT | Katie McFadden

Posted on 09/13/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Sodas are about to get a lot smaller in New York City as Bloomberg's soda ban was officially approved. Several businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary beverages over 16 oz soon.

On Thursday,New York City's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomber's plan to ban large sugary drinks. The proposal was approved in a 8-0 vote. One member, Dr. Sixto Caro abstained from voting.

The unprecedented regulation, which was proposed in the spring, will apply to all restaurants, fast-food joints, delis, movie theaters, Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias, sports stadium and food carts. All of these businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary drinks including non-diet sodas, teas and even certain coffees that are larger than 16 oz. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; bloomberg; democrats; foodnazis; foodpolice; govtabuse; liberalfascism; michaelbloomberg; nannystate; tyranny; utterstupidity; waronfood

1 posted on 09/13/2012 1:48:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

But no limit on how many you can buy and not all places are covered by the law.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 1:49:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Olog-hai

And in other news cola companies have announced a new and improved 15oz soda can.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 1:51:47 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Olog-hai

this tells me NYC need intervention


4 posted on 09/13/2012 1:52:51 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t you get a 16oz soda if you get a free condom or a city funded abortion?


5 posted on 09/13/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Olog-hai

Just sell 16oz of beverage in a 40oz cup with a small bag of ice.

Same thing they were selling before, just some assembly required.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 1:54:30 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Olog-hai

Everyone involved in proposing, enacting and enforcing this policy should be immediately laid off, as it is evident their time is spent wasting the taxpayers’ money.

This is what every liberal does, kids can’t read and they waste time and resources on liberal crap.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 1:54:40 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: dalebert

Bloomberg may be smarter than you think. This should cut down on the crime rate in the city. It’s hard to carry two 8 oz drinks and a gun at the same time.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 1:54:45 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Olog-hai

Buy two.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 1:55:04 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Goodness! These LIB asshats know no bounds with their stupidity.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if our forefathers have spun themselves to China yet?


11 posted on 09/13/2012 1:57:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: spawn44

hahhahahahhaha!!!


12 posted on 09/13/2012 1:58:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Olog-hai

In this case, it’s fortunate NYC is in an electorally lost state... otherwise Bloomberg would be an embarrassment.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 1:59:31 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Olog-hai

Reading this story made me thirsty so I ran out and got 64 a ounce big gulp.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 1:59:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: hal ogen
Goodness! These LIB asshats know no bounds with their stupidity.

It bears repeating.

One can only hope that in a Free country, the idiots who fomented such a law are properly rewarded by the derision of the people whom they seek to control.

If stupid shit like this doesn't cause rebellion in New Yorkers' minds, I don't know what will.

Are they really so submissive as to allow government to tell them how much soda they can drink?

Where's the outrage? This Big Brother law is Unamerican, and should be laughed at and defied until it is repealed...

15 posted on 09/13/2012 2:02:52 PM PDT by sargon
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To: Olog-hai

I think if I owned a business this effected, I’d make sure the drinks were 15.9 oz, or sell two 8 oz drinks with a free, 16 oz empty cup. And I confess. I bought a dwarf peach tree counting on global cooling because the temperatures are too high where I live for it to produce fruit... yet. Maybe next year. My middle finger to the global warming crap.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 2:05:45 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: SkyDancer

Buy One 16 oz. Soda, Get Two Free!


17 posted on 09/13/2012 2:05:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Libloather

Reminds me of a sheriff in a certain backward armpit of a small town who was buying two 6-packs of beer. The clerk said the 12-pack was cheaper. The sheriff said no, he couldn’t drink a whole 12-pack. True story.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 2:06:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Olog-hai

Does NYC tax sodas? Because if it does, the last laugh is Bloomburg’s when folks simply start purchasing two sodas instead of one. The city is now collecting double the tax revenue on sodas!


19 posted on 09/13/2012 2:10:32 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: SkyDancer

Just wondering how long it will be for this “regulation” to go to court. It’s sad that it has to be done, but someone needs to sue Bloomies ass off!


20 posted on 09/13/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Olog-hai

Next we’ll have a soda speakeasy in every neighborhood.

“Who sent you?”
“Joey Plugs”
“Come on in.”


21 posted on 09/13/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Olog-hai

They think 11 is old enough and mature enough for sex, but not for soda


22 posted on 09/13/2012 2:13:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just popped the cap on a liter of Root Beer....Now, where’s that Vanilla Ice Cream...


23 posted on 09/13/2012 2:14:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: spawn44
This should cut down on the crime rate in the city. It’s hard to carry two 8 oz drinks and a gun at the same time.

You'll notice they didn't limit the size of malt liquors.

24 posted on 09/13/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Just popped the cap on a liter of Root Beer....Now, where’s that Vanilla Ice Cream...”

really, we NEED a like on FreeR


25 posted on 09/13/2012 2:16:35 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Olog-hai

About 500 people, with 2 liter, sugary soft drinks...soak the streets with the soda all around the city hall. If the flies and ants don’t get them, the stickyness will.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 2:18:45 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Olog-hai

So if it self sever will the person you pay need to taste the drink to see if it is self diet or not?


27 posted on 09/13/2012 2:21:22 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: sargon
" Where's the outrage? This Big Brother law is Unamerican, and should be laughed at and defied until it is repealed... "

Absolutely!

The proper response to this is for businesses to openly and publicly defy this law. Hang a sign out saying we will serve any freakin size drink you want to buy, up to and including a 55 gallon drum. Any regulators want to come in and stop us? Just remember who signs YOUR paycheck you jackasses.

28 posted on 09/13/2012 2:21:52 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Taffini

Can’t wait to sell my bathtub cola.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 2:24:48 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Wiser now

Does NYC tax sodas? Because if it does, the last laugh is Bloomburg’s when folks simply start purchasing two sodas instead of one. The city is now collecting double the tax revenue on sodas!

You nailed it! ~ NYC does tax bottled soda, so two 12 oz. = two times the sales tax...


30 posted on 09/13/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: Olog-hai

Bump


31 posted on 09/13/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Olog-hai

I’m glad Bloomie realizes his people can’t think for themselves when it comes to nutrition.

Unfortunately I’m afraid he will still let them vote.....


32 posted on 09/13/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Olog-hai

You voted for MARXISM New York. Now enjoy it!


33 posted on 09/13/2012 2:38:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Olog-hai

“New York City’s Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomber’s plan to ban large sugary drinks. The proposal was approved in a 8-0 vote.”

That’s all it takes for the nanny statists to impose its will on 8 million people. 8 unelected bureaucrats.


34 posted on 09/13/2012 2:39:07 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: ThomasThomas
So if it self sever will the person you pay need to taste the drink to see if it is self diet or not?

That was my thought, too. All the fast food places are self-serve on the drinks. If you order a large are they going to watch you to make sure you only get Diet Coke?

35 posted on 09/13/2012 2:46:35 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: tnlibertarian

NYC has plenty of money, right?
They can hire a couple thousand city soft drink monitors.
Helps the unemployment rate too.


36 posted on 09/13/2012 2:52:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: unixfox

When is Bloomberg going to ban buffet restaurants??


37 posted on 09/13/2012 2:54:05 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Sacajaweau

Ooh,now thats a treat I haven`t had in a while

Wrote them down on the grocery list for tomorrow


38 posted on 09/13/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: SkyDancer

there is no prohibition however on selling you three drinks and giving you a large empty cup


39 posted on 09/13/2012 2:56:50 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Reading this story made me thirsty so I ran out and got 64 a ounce big gulp.

What's not to like. Think of the exercise you will get running back and forth to the bathroom.

40 posted on 09/13/2012 3:17:23 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: SkyDancer

41 posted on 09/13/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Good grief. If you’re going to drink that much at least make it a real beer. LOL


42 posted on 09/13/2012 3:23:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: EGPWS
I wonder if our forefathers have spun themselves to China yet?

And back again. About 15 times.

43 posted on 09/13/2012 3:26:50 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: nascarnation
They can hire a couple thousand city soft drink monitors.

Cola Cops
Soda Security
The Pop Po-po.
And my favorite: Fizz Fuzz

44 posted on 09/13/2012 3:32:10 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: Olog-hai

Any reports on what Bloomberg’s plans are for decreasing the size of his fat *ss? This guy cannot go away quick enough...


45 posted on 09/13/2012 3:34:41 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Olog-hai

Do they even have 16 oz cups in movie theaters?


46 posted on 09/13/2012 3:36:37 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Olog-hai

If I wanted to kill my unborn baby in NYC - no problem. But if I want for a supersize soda, I’ve gone too far...the “it’s my body and I can do with it what I want” argument only works sometimes?


47 posted on 09/13/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: chrisser
Just sell 16oz of beverage in a 40oz cup with a small bag of ice.

Same thing they were selling before, just some assembly required.




Or sell 16/32/40oz cups, with free ice/drinks. Isn't that what most places do anyway?

Or you could also just post a sign next to the soda fountain: Do Not Fill cup over 16oz. Then it's the customers' faults.
48 posted on 09/13/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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