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  • NY tries to ban large soda sales- gotta hear from my fellow Grokkers!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/ny...ewanted=1&_r=2
    Last edited by Siren; 05-31-2012, 11:25 AM.
    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf

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    Banning anything is bad in my opinion.
    "Canned food is a perversion,' Ignatius said. 'I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul."
    - John Kennedy Toole (A Confederacy of Dunces)

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    • #3
      While it may be unhealthy, banning something because it is deemed unhealthy is bad. We wouldn't be able to eat the way we do if we let governments do so.

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      • #4
        Well, I guess I will get my exercise when I walk up to the soda fountain to refill my coke a few times.

        I'm with Goldsmith, banning is not the way to go.

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        • #5
          agreed. the minute the government starts telling us what we can and can't put into our bodies, the whole thing starts to... oh wait... lol
          "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf

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          • #6
            +1 for treating people like grown ups and letting them make their own decisions.
            Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

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            • #7
              I hope this doesn't get implemented. But at the same time I like the publicity it's getting. People need to know refined sugar in high amounts is bad.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                +1 for treating people like grown ups and letting them make their own decisions.
                But the government doesn't really like that. I mean, we are grownups compared to children, but it appears the government thinks we are their children.

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                • #9
                  It's not a ban on the drinks, per se, it's a ban on the large size drinks. Not saying it's a good thing to start banning something people should be able to make their own choice on, though. I mean, if people want to spend their money on a 44 oz drink when they could spend less on a 20 oz drink and fill up as needed, then they should be allowed to be stupid.

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                  • #10
                    Bloomberg had some really great mayoral moments during his first 2 legitimate terms, but with this weird shady third term he snuck in, he's really ruining his legacy. Banning the trans-fats in restaurants in NYC, that I was ok with, even though I'd rarely to never eat fried foods anyway, but this soda cap seems pointless and just a cheap way for him to grab some headlines for being a mayor who really cares about the common folk while he's shuttling between NYC and his weekend home in the bahamas.

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                    • #11
                      "The measure would not apply to diet sodas..."

                      Sure - because it's FINE to load up on chemicals as long as you don't have any sugar in them.
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                      • #12
                        Slippery slope to banning bacon or cream.

                        It is frustrating to see so much consumption of soda though. My god, people would save so much money and landfill space if they just drank water. I used to "hate" water. Now it's all I drink unless I need alcohol.

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                        • #13
                          So, let's say I'm a food vendor and the gov't makes that rule. I can no longer sell a small soda for $1, and a large one for $1.50. Hmm, what to do? I will now sell a small soda for $1, and then sell two small ones for $1.75!
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                          • #14
                            I think it's sad that the Government controlling what people put in their bodies is even an option. I would love for people to stop drinking sodas, but on their own agenda not the Governments.

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                            • #15
                              Next is fat, glorious, wonderful fat my friends.
                              If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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