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    When will you New Yorkers stand up to your Nanny Mayor?

    The sin-tax sheriff is back on the job.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing another ban on unhealthy foods. This time, he wants to outlaw super-sized sodas and other sugary drinks.

    The first-in-the-nation ban would limit sweet drinks to 16 ounces at venues across the city ranging from restaurants to street carts to movie theaters -- that means those extra-large cup holders at Loews are about to get awfully lonely.

    The ban, though, doesn't seem to take into account the obvious work-around. Want more than 16 ounces? Just buy two bottles. There's no Big Apple ban on doing that -- yet.

    Bloomberg's proposal hasn't quite joined the city's growing roster of other behavior-curbing laws like its bans on trans-fats and smoking. The Board of Health still needs to sign off on it, but according to MyFoxNY.com that's likely to happen since the members are Bloomberg appointees.

    Bloomberg said Wednesday he "thinks it's what the public wants the mayor to do."

    But residents and businesses are divided on that count.

    A spokesman for the New York City Beverage Association, Stefan Friedman, criticized the proposal as "zealous." He said officials should seek solutions that are actually going to curb obesity.

    The association said in a statement that the ban will not address obesity because "soda is not driving the obesity rates."

    One resident voiced support for the plan, telling MyFoxNY.com "sodas are really unhealthy and I don't see any reason you need to drink 20 ounces of soda."

    But another noted soda addicts could just come back for refills: "A lot of people drink soda and regardless ... they will be buying more, and that's even worse."

    Conservative activists are meanwhile having a field day with the decision.

    Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, wrote on his blog Thursday that "there are a whole lot of things New Yorkers would rather King Michael be doing other than telling New Yorkers what they can or cannot drink."

    He argued: "It is time to move the Statue of Liberty."

    The ban, which could take effect as soon as March, would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks or alcoholic beverages. Nor would it include drinks sold in grocery or convenience stores. Food establishments that don't downsize would face fines of $200.

    Under the three-term mayor, the city has campaigned aggressively against obesity, including outlawing trans-fats in restaurant food and forcing chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus.

    The Bloomberg administration has tried other ways to make soda consumption less appealing.

    The mayor supported a state tax on sodas, but the measure died in Albany, and he tried to restrict the use of food stamps to buy sodas, an idea federal regulars rejected.

    Read more: [url]http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/31/nyc-plans-to-ban-sales-sugary-drinks-over-16-ounces/#ixzz1wT0OQ0x4[/url]

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    I just wish they actually sold small sodas again.

    I tried to order one a Wendy's. Told the guy "I said small...this is an extra-large".

    "No, sir. That's a small."

    "WTF? I can stick my arm into it up to my elbow?! Nevermind. Give me a kids applejuice."

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    My personal view is that he knows this wont pass BUT will bring the issue forefront.

    1/2 of calories consumed by the fat *ucks of this country are consumed in liquid form, not to mention fries, burgers etc. Many have no insurance or drive up the group rates we all pay.

    SOMETHING need be done to the fat lazy a$$es in this country.

    This , IMO, is the mayors attempt to bring it up. He is a lame duck and DEEP down HE BELIEVES he is helping society by having the issue so front and center.

    IMO....he probably is.
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    [QUOTE]One resident voiced support for the plan, telling MyFoxNY.com "sodas are really unhealthy and [B][U]I[/U][/B] don't see any reason [B][U]you[/U][/B] need to drink 20 ounces of soda." [/QUOTE]

    The mentallity behind this comment says so very much.:(

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4481067]SOMETHING need be done to the fat lazy a$$es in this country.[/QUOTE]

    Yup.

    They need to get fatter. That's why KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut want to be allowed to accept foodstamps. :eek::D

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    Where's the personal responsibility in this country? Nobody is holding agun to these people's heads and making them order super size portions. This is socialism.

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    So what, 20oz bottles are gone? Only 12 oz cans? How is that even going to work?

    This is idiotic and BS. I don't even drink soda much anymore, but this is ridiculous.

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    If somebody wants to be a fat lazy ass and die young that's their problem. But don't tell me what size soda I can/can't buy. This is America for f*ck sake.

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    [QUOTE=baldnuts1;4481090]If somebody wants to be a fat lazy ass and[B] die young that's their problem[/B]. But don't tell me what size soda I can/can't buy. This is America for f*ck sake.[/QUOTE]

    Well here's the liberal argument -- obese people are a massive strain on healthcare, and rather than letting them suffer the consquences of their decisions we'd rather just make the decision for them.

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    They'll stand up in a minute. They just need to... catch their... breath. Whew. That walk from the fridge to the couch is a killer.

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    [QUOTE=Austin;4481087]So what, 20oz bottles are gone? Only 12 oz cans? How is that even going to work?[/QUOTE]

    It'll be like the early 80's again when you could only by drinks in 12 oz. cans. Those were dark days, indeed.


    [QUOTE=Bonhomme Richard;4481105]They'll stand up in a minute. They just need to... catch their... breath. Whew. That walk from the fridge to the couch is a killer.[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Qwn4lUSpo[/url]

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    Perhaps the issue of 20 oz. sodas will galvanize this nation once and for all.

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    [QUOTE=Austin;4481097]Well here's the liberal argument -- obese people are a massive strain on healthcare, and rather than letting them suffer the consquences of their decisions we'd rather just make the decision for them.[/QUOTE]

    Obamacare is the MASSIVE strain not fat f*cks

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4481107]It'll be like the early 80's again when you could only by drinks in 12 oz. cans. Those were dark days, indeed.[/QUOTE]

    The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves.

    Ben Franklin loved Jolt™

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    [QUOTE=baldnuts1;4481111]Obamacare is the MASSIVE strain not fat f*cks[/QUOTE]

    Obamacare didn't start yet, fat ****s have been around starting with Bush.

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    [QUOTE=baldnuts1;4481111]Obamacare is the MASSIVE strain not fat f*cks[/QUOTE]

    Exaclty, we have one of the bet and most cost-efficient healthcare systems in the world and they're trying to run it into the ground with this socialized medicine crap.

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4481107]It'll be like the early 80's again when you could only by drinks in 12 oz. cans. Those were dark days, indeed.[/QUOTE]

    I truly look forward to the day your Anti-Libertarianism catches up with you PK, and something you use or enjoy is banned.

    Not only is this law 100% ineffective, via a number of routes and reasons, it's 100% uncalled for. Someone else being a fat ass is none of your ****ing business one way or the other, tbqh.

    P.S. Enjoy your youthful metabolim whilst it lasts kiddo.

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    [QUOTE=detjetsfan;4481116]Exaclty, we have one of the bet and most cost-efficient healthcare systems in the world and they're trying to run it into the ground with this socialized medicine crap.[/QUOTE]

    Cost effecient?

    Nevermind...please stay on topic of 20 oz. soda.

    Thankee.

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    MODS, please move to Politics, so someone can call someone a liberal puke.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4481123]I truly look forward to the day your Anti-Libertarianism catches up with you PK, and something you use or enjoy is banned.
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    Banned? LOL....most of the stuff PK uses and enjoys is illegal.

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