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Foes of NYC Soda Size Limit Doubt Racial Fairness
Brietbart ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz

Posted on 01/23/2013 7:10:51 PM PST by Bon of Babble

Opponents of the city's limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test.

The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: foodpolice; lawsuit; nyc; racecard

1 posted on 01/23/2013 7:10:58 PM PST by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble

So limiting the size of sodas is now racist?

Who knew??


2 posted on 01/23/2013 7:11:47 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: Bon of Babble

LOL this is perfect.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 7:12:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bon of Babble
LOL.

(YOU BE RASIS!!!)

4 posted on 01/23/2013 7:14:27 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: Bon of Babble; Revolting cat!
The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation,

Better ban 40 oz. malt liquor bottles too!

5 posted on 01/23/2013 7:14:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation,

Then they immediately turn to gun control....
6 posted on 01/23/2013 7:17:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bon of Babble

Like poor folks (a/k/a minorities) can afford to buy fancy bottled water, Starbucks lattes, juices, etc.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 7:18:12 PM PST by District13 (Obama scares me)
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To: Bon of Babble

Hey, I just realized gun control is racist.

So is legalized abortion.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 7:18:36 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Ha! Health and commerce. Politic’t all to hell.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 7:21:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cripplecreek
That's a scary looking 32-oz drink:

Better ban it!

10 posted on 01/23/2013 7:21:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Coke is brown....hmmmm

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11 posted on 01/23/2013 7:23:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bon of Babble

Got to give race kudos to the race pimps.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 7:23:51 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bon of Babble
"It would be irresponsible for (the health board) not to act in the face of an epidemic of this proportion," the city says in court papers.

Big Brother says "Your fat is our business. Get down and give me ten!"

13 posted on 01/23/2013 7:30:00 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: gitmo
Hey, I just realized gun control is racist.
So is legalized abortion.

Absolutely. Use their own tactics against them. I'm sure that's somewhere in Alinsky's rules.

14 posted on 01/23/2013 7:39:28 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: a fool in paradise

The government isn’t THAT stupid!


15 posted on 01/23/2013 7:41:43 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Washi

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 7:47:44 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Bon of Babble

They’ll probably wind up making an exception for Sprite. Just sayin’...


17 posted on 01/23/2013 7:48:34 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Washi

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 7:53:12 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Bon of Babble

If someone really wanted to reduce the overweight factor, we would have a return to more straight-forward options for sugar based drinks rather than the high fructose corn syrup and weird “diet” stuff.

Think back to when they introduced corn derivatives instead of sugar around the 70’s and the before and after of the overall weight of people in this country.

Your body knows what to do with sugar and when you drink or eat too much, your body tells you it’s had enough. With the HFCs and the weird diet stuff, your body doesn’t recognize that stuff as “too much” so people keep eating and drinking.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 8:05:36 PM PST by Southern Magnolia
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To: Southern Magnolia

The biggest factor for overweight people since the seventies is the cessation of smoking as a national pastime. All who stopped smoking had their thyroid functions diminsh and smoking kept weight off people.

The second factor is the diminishment of alcohol as a common libation.

There were plenty of portly and chubby men and women in earlier days, they were older, but they were there.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 8:09:56 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Bon of Babble
does everybody notice that the elites NEVER talk about the most expensive health care issue per capita...hiv/aids...because one just can't sermonize or restrict the homos activity...you can't even suggest limiting partners or abstaining...

while they go after cigarette smokers, they never go after pot users, which is far more harmful...

its good to be king...

21 posted on 01/23/2013 8:56:21 PM PST by cherry
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To: Bon of Babble

hit them where it hurts


22 posted on 01/23/2013 9:03:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bon of Babble

Best thing the NAACP has done in decades!

We all knew Bloomberg was a condescending racist.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 3:41:55 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama banned flavored cigarettes. EXCEPT Menthol.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 6:06:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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