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Rahm Cracks Down on Chicago Vending Machines
nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Lisa Balde

Posted on 11/14/2012 2:59:02 PM PST by ColdOne

Time for Chicago's vending machines to chip up or chip out.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he's cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.

A proposed ordinance, to be introduced this week, will lay out plans for the new machines and detail guidelines on fat, sugar and calorie content starting in January 2013.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicago; leftards; rahm; sugarplumfairy; values

1 posted on 11/14/2012 2:59:08 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Keep electing these a-holes, America...


2 posted on 11/14/2012 3:02:45 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: ColdOne
But not murder.....

Ah well, those who are killed in Chicago will have lower body mass..make it easier for the coroners to lift them..

3 posted on 11/14/2012 3:03:04 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ColdOne

What Chicago really needs is some crack and pot vending machines to put the drug gangs out of business.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 3:03:49 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ken5050

less fat make the crematorium less likely to have a fire,too!


5 posted on 11/14/2012 3:04:54 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ColdOne

It’s not about fat. It’s about control - R. Limbaugh.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 3:07:54 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: ColdOne

I guess he solved all that gun violence with that ammo tax so now he can move on to more mundane things.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 3:09:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: ColdOne

hahahahaha! You can’t make this stuff up!

The deep doo-doo that Chicago is in and this is what he does?

Reminds me of the busy game I had kiddo do when I cooked. Sort the different beans into the egg carton slots.

It was useless work but he thought he was doing something important.

I guess this is a *sort* show for the residents of Chicago. It just looks like he’s doing something.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 3:09:47 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ColdOne

I honestly thought this was “Semi-Satire” at first.

Who in their right mind would think THIS is the first concern of people living there...?

THIS is how Chi-Town got screwed up —by idiots like this.

Rahm used to claim his finger got cut off in the head of a NEGEV TANK BATTLE, btw....I’m serious. He cut it off in a meat slicing machine at Arby’s.

That sounds MADE UP, right? Nope.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 3:11:11 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

In the HEAT of a tank battle in the Negev Desert when he was (very briefly and marginally) in the IDF in Israel.

Arby’s was his summer job, actually.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 3:12:23 PM PST by gaijin
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To: smokingfrog

HELLUVA IDEA, frog!


11 posted on 11/14/2012 3:12:43 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: ColdOne

Hey Rahm, you loudmouthed little fa**ot.....people are far more likely to get gunned down by homie in your pathetic excuse for a “city” than die from eating sugary treats, you freakin’ moron.

God forbid you address reality, Democrat.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 3:13:11 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: ColdOne

Who does he think he is, the Mayor of New York?


13 posted on 11/14/2012 3:14:23 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ColdOne
Silly me. I thought the article was about Rahm cracking down on Chicago's voting machines.
14 posted on 11/14/2012 3:14:41 PM PST by the_doc
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To: gaijin

no I knew he cut it off at a Arby’s.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 3:16:31 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

Do the healthy snacks come with free condoms? or are these municipal toadies just another bunch of misogynists pursuing there never-ending war on women?


16 posted on 11/14/2012 3:18:14 PM PST by Stosh
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To: ColdOne
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he's cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.

So now city workers will have to go out to get their high calorie snacks. Less time working and more time going out to get snacks.

Sounds like a way to improve city worker productivity.

17 posted on 11/14/2012 3:25:24 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2016.)
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To: ColdOne

You know what? The world is on fire, the economy is going to pot and Chicago is the murder capital that makes Kandahar look peaceful, but the biggest worry on “Rahmbo’s” mind is Coke machines. Folks, we got a real winner here. /sarc>


18 posted on 11/14/2012 3:25:43 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: ColdOne

Lots of good eating healthy does when you ARE MURDERED IN THE STREET.

Idiots.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 3:31:47 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: the_doc

No, that would be too good to be true. ;)


20 posted on 11/14/2012 3:33:30 PM PST by Perhaps Today
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To: ColdOne
"replace them all with healthy vending by next year. "

This vending machine looks healthy.



Do you suppose it would like to vend healthful foods too?
21 posted on 11/14/2012 3:35:25 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ColdOne

Stupid free people. Just don’t know who’s boss.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ColdOne

I’ve been in the vending business for twelve years- they will end up with no vending machines at all (unless they actually pay someone to have them in there, just to save face). A vending company can’t make a profit trying to sell things that nobody will buy.
We’ve tried to sell this stuff at various times over the years, and ninety percent or more of it just sits there and goes out of date.
I cringe every time someone asks me “why don’t you put some healthy stuff in there?”. My reply is always the same- I have to make a living!


23 posted on 11/14/2012 4:31:18 PM PST by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe his next move is to force the thousands of armed drug thugs to sell low-fat crack and meth - you know, for health reasons.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 4:41:34 PM PST 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: ColdOne

This is the goal of what the non-elite American worker is supposed to look like during the next four years. Nice and lean with no body fat. Also incapable of fighting back.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 5:02:21 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: ColdOne

But at least Rahm the Ballerina is taking on vending machines.

26 posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:57 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TexasBarak

Yup....I am in the business of selling to vend operators....

All of my customers hate the “ healthy vend “ being forced upon them....

Very few of these type items sell...


27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:16:53 PM PST by Popman
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To: smokingfrog; carriage_hill
What Chicago really needs is some crack and pot vending machines to put the drug gangs out of business.

Nah, licensed and regulated retailers will get that job done - just as licensed and regulated retailers of the addictive mind-altering drug alcohol put the rumrunners out of business.

28 posted on 11/15/2012 7:51:11 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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