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Approach to soda, to be patterned after tobacco
techsonia.com ^ | 6/6/14 | Janella

Posted on 06/06/2014 2:21:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Upon a declaration of a “war” against the product, advocates against the consumption of soda state that it should also include in its labels the risks for developing diseases such as obesity and diabetes. By doing so, they will be using an approach quite similar to the tobacco’s.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fascists; food; freedom
Anyone else sick of the food Nazis?
1 posted on 06/06/2014 2:21:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

There’s no such things as “second hand soda,” so the government should just stay out of this.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 2:27:40 AM PDT by grundle
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m surprised they haven’t discovered that soda is a major source of atmospheric carbon dioxide and is causing global warming.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 2:32:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
You can pry my Sarsaparilla or Birch Beer Avery [since 1904] soda from my cold dead hands!

Still made in the same old red barn...gotta love it!

4 posted on 06/06/2014 2:37:20 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Shhhhh! Don’t go there, or they’ll figure out what makes the bubbles in beer and champagne, too.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 2:39:58 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am waiting for the class action lawsuit against soda companies on par with what was applied towards the cigarette companies.

I am also waiting for anti-soda ads like we see for anti-tobacco ads, before any rental video I rent.

I would say I am being sarcastic, but this would not surprise me.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 2:47:53 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: SoFloFreeper
Last time, non-smokers didn't stand up for smokers. This time, decent people realize that this is about government and power, not about health. This time, we have leaders who care and ordinary people who understand.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 3:08:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
in its labels the risks for developing diseases such as obesity and diabetes. <\i>

Hmmmmm. Am I REALLY, REALLY wrong or does a 'disease' require a virus or bacteria as it's root cause. Nowadays just label something a 'disease' and you can scare the hell outta people and push whatever $hit product you want. PAD Peripheral Artery Disease. Nothing to do with virus or bacteria but it's a disease.

Oh well, what do I know. ;)

8 posted on 06/06/2014 3:26:28 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
Maybe it was a 'disease' that made me not close off my italics in #8. Closing Quote Disease? nah. Prolly not. Doesn't stick in the simpletons' minds long enough.

Ahhhh well. ;)

9 posted on 06/06/2014 3:28:11 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: castlegreyskull

“I am waiting for the class action lawsuit against soda companies on par with what was applied towards the cigarette companies.”

I guess the McDonald’s obesity lawsuit was the start; it failed. The lawyers for the fat tub said McDonald’s targeted children by using a clown to sell unhealthy food to kids...


10 posted on 06/06/2014 3:29:11 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The best diet includes no sugar, no grains, no processed foods. The problem is Americans on average consume 145 lbs of sugar a year.

but we don't need laws. We need to educate people on nutrition and health

11 posted on 06/06/2014 3:31:31 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nobody stood up for the smokers, and that was just the test case. Now, they’re going to do the same thing to soda, snacks and chips, and fast food.
Probably put in place a carb tax, or something similar, and put restrictions on who can buy those products, just like tobacco. You probably won’t be buying a lot of soda when it hits $10.00 a 20oz bottle, assuming that they tax it at the same rate as tobacco.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:19 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat; Hugin; Ken H; discostu

Smokers weren’t first. Just ask the DEA.

This is the paradigm we’ve all agreed to: If something can be shown to be “bad enough” for you, then the Government can step in, either with taxes, regulation, or outright Prohibition. Again, this is what we all agree is the Government’s role.

It’s like the old joke: We already know what we are, now we’re just haggling over the details.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:01:38 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: FatherofFive

I agree with you. I know my life is so much better without sugar. My children eat real food, a lot of it from our own back yard. I don’t need Big Gov telling me what to eat.

The issue I have is with those who take my money via various social programs. I should be able to tell them what to eat, especially when the issue is compounded by me paying for their healthcare.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:23:29 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Didn't Pepsi throw in with Obama?


15 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: grundle

You haven’t seen the “Obesity doesn’t just affect YOU” commercials? With the little girl BEGGING her mother to “come out and play,” but the obese mother can’t because she is confined to her couch, watching TV while surrounded by soda bottles, bags of chips, and donuts?

‘Cause we’ve had those in NY State for several years now.

After what they’ve done to smokers, they now know they can get away with it. Might take them a little time, but they will not give up.

Regards,


16 posted on 06/06/2014 4:33:06 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: grundle
"There’s no such things as “second hand soda,” so the government should just stay out of this."

Oh, that's irrelevant." I'm sure the soda-nazis will invent some creative way that others soda consumption "hurts" them, and some fascist liberal will go right along with, after creating a special $1.00 per 12 ounce tax on it.

17 posted on 06/06/2014 4:58:08 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: grundle

That “second hand carbonation” can be lethal..../sarc.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 5:31:11 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They actually think that the people who are buying up two-liter bottles of Pepsi with SNAP cards can read??


19 posted on 06/06/2014 5:33:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

I just heard on the radio yesterday that here in CA that they’re working to put a Proposition on the November ballot for a 2c per oz tax on soda statewide.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Fresh Wind; grundle
I’m surprised they haven’t discovered that soda is a major source of atmospheric carbon dioxide and is causing global warming.

Doh, you've discovered the "second-hand soda" angle.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Wolfie
I'm all for freedom and small government... BUT... if we as a society have to pay for the health problems caused by obesity, then soda should be banned.

/drug warrior mode

22 posted on 06/06/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: FatherofFive
The best diet includes no sugar, no grains, no processed foods. The problem is Americans on average consume 145 lbs of sugar a year.

but we don't need laws. We need to educate people on nutrition and health

Yes, indeed. It's pitiful to stroll through a mall nowadays and see so many fat people trying to waddle around. Most of these people are miserable, but so ignorant that they don't realize that they don't have to eat like pigs, that they can exercise and that they can have normal bodies. And, their horrible habits are reinforced by folks (usually other ignorant fat people) who tell them that they don't deserve better and that there isn't anything they can do to escape their misery.

Take care of yourselves, folks. Nobody else can do it for you. You don't have to look like a pig. Don't listen to those who tell you that it's okay to be a pig.

23 posted on 06/06/2014 8:11:17 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Ken H

And they refuse to see that they already ceded the argument by agreeing to the principle.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 4:21:22 AM PDT by Wolfie
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