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California law proposal would put health warning labels on soda
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Posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver

California law proposal would put health warning labels on soda

Would you drink that soda if you were reminded it could harm your health? A California lawmaker wants to highlight the obesity risk that the sugary drinks bring with a new warning label.

State Sen. Bill Monning proposed a bill on Thursday that would require health warning labels on soda or fruit drinks that contain added sweeteners that are 75 or more calories per 12 ounces.

The SB1000 bill's hypothetical warning label would read: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”

If passed, the law would start on July 1, 2015.

“When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers,” said Monning, according to the Los Angeles Times. “As with tobacco and alcohol warnings, this legislation will give Californians essential information they need to make healthier choices.”

Monning added at a press conference Friday morning that he believed that warning labels “will face less resistance in the Legislature” than a proposed tax, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The California Medical Association, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, California Black Health Network and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California are listed as co-sponsors of the bill.

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


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Big soda!
1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure! It worked so well for cigarettes! /s


2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:36:24 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Sub-Driver
require health warning labels on soda or fruit drinks that contain added sweeteners that are 75 or more calories per 12 ounces

So if the product was naturally sweet, not added sweeteners, it is okay?

Selective rules designed to help one group and hurt another, because the somebody in the government decided they could.

We don't need the government to pick winners and loser for us.

3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:42 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fast food restaurants in California are already required to put the calorie intake next to everything on their menus. Wonder how many people that has prevented from being obese?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:45 AM PST by Durbin
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To: Sub-Driver

followed shortly thereafter by additional taxes so that ‘education’ can be funded to get people to not drink soda


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:42:43 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.livestrong.com/article/450038-juices-with-the-highest-sugar-content/


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:46:40 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver
States that border CA should put up warning signs at their borders.

"Dangerous Stupidity Ahead"

7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:07 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In every language but Engrish right?
only the 3rd worlders need to be told how to live here, what to eat & drink, etc, not the natives... /mild sarc
8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:35 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Sub-Driver
How about putting together a 100 year water plan or an energy plan or rebuilding the freeway system?

These hippies are burying their heads in the sand and passing feel good legislation while the State goes bankrupt and runs out of water and energy.

Instead we have billions of dollars going to a fast train to nowhere and they think we need to force companies to warn people that drinking a six pack of Coke a day might make you fat.

THEY THINK EVERYBODY IN AMERICA IS DUMBER THAN THEM.

Unfortunately they have enough stupid people to keep electing these bozos to office.

How many languages are these warning labels going to be printed in?

Is there a special gay and lesbian warning, because most lesbians I have seen are huge.

9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:52:19 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Sub-Driver

They should put a warning label on all “You are now entering California” signs.

” California may be dangerous to your mental health.”

.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 10:55:38 AM PST by Mears
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To: Sub-Driver

They had better start applying those warning labels or I’m just
going to keep drinking those sodas.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 10:56:55 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sub-Driver

As long as we can tattoo target markings in the forehead of each and every liberal, I see no problem with this.

After all, they (liberals) present a danger also...a much greater danger.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 10:58:46 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

How about sticking a tattoo warning about Democrats on their heads in read?


13 posted on 02/14/2014 11:00:54 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: TigersEye

“Dangerous Stupidity Ahead”

But don’t forget this sign: “HOME OF FREE REPUBLIC AHEAD”


14 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:02 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Mears

Or maybe we normal Californians should have turned
the libwhacks from yourstate, USA around and sent them
back to you a generation or two ago.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 11:09:47 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

Is this a victim thing? I don’t do victim things.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:19:59 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are we going to see similar warnings on bread, potatoes, and pasta? A carb is a carb, after all, the body can’t tell the difference.

Or at least on fruit juices? Or other high-carb beverages, like beer?


17 posted on 02/14/2014 11:52:43 AM PST by jdege
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To: Sivad

“Or maybe we normal Californians should have turned
the libwhacks from yourstate, USA around and sent them
back to you a generation or two ago.”


You’re absolutely correct. There are few sane areas left in this country due to the insanity of liberalism and the chaos of the 60s.

.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 11:57:02 AM PST by Mears
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To: TigersEye

No, you do the blanket statement, talk out your ass stuff.
Check your own backyard for stupid liberal stuff.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 11:57:32 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: knittnmom
Sure! It worked so well for cigarettes! /s

Cigarette smoking is WAY down -- almost non-existent from what I can see. May or may not be related to the warnings on packs.

20 posted on 02/14/2014 12:00:33 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Sivad

What?


21 posted on 02/14/2014 12:03:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: steve86

I’ve been surprised how many people are outside the office building smoking on the really cold days. I’ve asked a couple how cold it has to be to give up smoking, and they haven’t had an answer. :-)


22 posted on 02/14/2014 12:05:20 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Sub-Driver

No one reads those labels.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 12:05:24 PM PST by bgill
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To: TigersEye

All I am saying is that there are still great conservatives in
California and we’re a little weary of blanket snarky comments.
Liberalism is not as much of a geographic issue as people suggest.
Yet it is easy to put borders around it and give it a name like
“California”. California ain’t the problem, liberalism is.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 12:27:50 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad
Yeah, that's all you're saying except for the foul-mouthed political correctness of taking someone to task for making fun of the unarguably insane liberal laws and thousands of regulations and warnings that grace the packages of products throughout the country in the name of CA.

I guess all posts making light of CA's overblown liberalism should come with a warning label. Right?

25 posted on 02/14/2014 12:33:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Warning label? No, but you might try demonstrating that you are not
simply a stupid ass by acknowledging that not all Californians are
hopeless libtards. You are savvy enough aren’t you? I’d almost bet
you are.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 1:01:42 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

IOWs a warning label. Idiot! lol


27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:08:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: All
WARNING!!! For all the drooling morons who need things spelled out in crayon; any jokes I make about Kalifornia's uber-liberal laws, regulations and warning labels are made with the full knowledge that not all Kaliforians are liberals. (this warning approved by Captain 0bvious!)
28 posted on 02/14/2014 1:13:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

I see that you are not savvy enough though I gave
you an out. Indeed, you are a stupid ass that spends
time at a website that originates in California, the
place he (she?) derides.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 2:19:20 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad
Ohhhhhhh, you're a victiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmm!

Get yourself a Victim Card. lol

30 posted on 02/14/2014 2:23:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sivad

BTW, didn’t I use the “out” you gave me? I posted the caveat you kept bleating for. Baa baa baa.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 2:25:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

And you are a bedwetting picker of low hanging fruit hoping
people will think you’re cool because you put your big boy
diapers on and took pot shot at Cali. Brave......You’re the
victim.......the victim of your own cowardice.


32 posted on 02/14/2014 3:56:28 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

You are certainly obsessed with getting me to bend over for you and have quite a fixation on the word ‘ass.’ I’m getting worried.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 4:01:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Did I also mention wishfull thinking won’t get you
far in your life such that it is?


34 posted on 02/14/2014 4:46:22 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad
You're definitely projecting. I don't think I've ever seen anyone get so wee-weed up over nothing.

You know the drill, ...

...Francis.

35 posted on 02/14/2014 4:48:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

You are right about one thing. You are pretty much nothing.
Would love to carry this forward but I am in the ER waiting
for a room. Will have 3-5 days to carry on so if I hear from
you then you will hear back from me Sat and forward. Be cool
dumb, dipstick.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 6:37:51 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

(yawn) You’re a bore and a boor.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Yet you still talk to me.
Must hate your pitiful life. Look on
the bright side. Your clown car friends
left you behind to entertain a person
unfortunate enough to be in a hospital
ER. How ‘bout some more stupid stuff
about California?


38 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:47 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

Poor baby needs some sympathy and attention ...


39 posted on 02/14/2014 7:47:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

And you continue to provide both. Good doggy


40 posted on 02/14/2014 8:05:28 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Mears

If I had known in 1994 what I know now, we would have gone to Misawa AB in Japan instead of AFP42 in Palmdale, believe it or not, I had a choice and chose to come back to the F117 vs. staying on with the F16...my life would have turned out quite differently I’m sure, but looking back on it now, it probably would have been for the better as far as my stress level is concerned.


41 posted on 02/14/2014 8:15:01 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Sivad

Get well soon, jerkoff. ;-)


42 posted on 02/14/2014 8:21:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks, Buttnugget. Still waiting for a room.
Probably waiting for blood test results.


43 posted on 02/14/2014 8:43:10 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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