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

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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."
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    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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    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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    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

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    +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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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