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New York Soda Ban Approved!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Adam718, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Adam718

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    It'll probably work out like the smoking ban has, big, high-profile chains and restaurants will comply, the small players will continue doing whatever they want, and enforcement will be extremely selective. There's still 9 months for KO, YUM and McDonalds to come up with injuctions, bribes and propaganda programs against themselves to reverse this.
     
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    I can't believe these huge chains allowed this to happen. You'd think they have enough political "influence" to stop it.
     
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    It's justified. America has a large proportion of overweight people. This ban is for their own good. Some people just don't know when to say enough is enough. Or just don't seem to understand how bad it is for them, some of the additives among other things in these drinks have been linked to cancer. Even the lifestyle of some people can cause heart problems. Sitting on your ass shoving crap down your throat all day great. I'm sure your insurance company is happy paying for any health care you need.

    That said it will probably get overturned as a violation of some right.
     
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    I was thinking of starting a thread about this.

    My opinion is that this is quite good thing if already over 50% of people in NY are overweight. In the other hand it indeed is a restriction and people should have a freedom of choice but I really doubt many of them even have any idea how much energy is in those drinks. I doubt this is not going to help too much though since they might just buy 2 little bottles instead of 1 big, with this kind of things when most know its bad for them like say heroin but they still just have to get it regardless of consequences. I admit i drink 2-6l of diet coke a day myself even though i have no fucking idea why and i know i can go without it easily with water and its not good for teeth. Same with sweets, If i could get my self on some kind of no coke, no sweets list i would do that.
     
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    Let's put it this way, in San Fransisco you cannot circumcise your children, in NYC you cannot smoke or drink a large soda. I'll stay here in Tennessee where we still have freedom to do whatever the hell we want to do. Americans are going down a dangerous slippery path right now and it all started with the 'hate speech' laws.
     
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    Oh wow I can't believe that actually went through. I mean, I think it's good if Americans became healthier, but that should really be by choice. I'm not a big soda drinker but def found that story to be pretty interesting
     
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    Bloomberg just wants to create a 2 Liter black market so he can be Kingpin and make mo' money! :p
     
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    Well its good thing that they have woken up in SF to not let people mulitale their children's dicks
     
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    Somebody should tell Boss Bloomblam that this is 2012, not 1912, and that the prohibition movement was 100 years ago.
     
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    That law is protecting the rights of males under the age of 18.
     
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    well said...lmao
     
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    I've heard more about this as violation of freedom then about real issues that are actually violating freedoms.

    Oh god now fat ass jones has to walk all the way back to AM PM to refill his 16oz.

    That being said I don't think we need any more laws. I'd rather the beverage companies do a better job at making their products healthier, or making healthier alternatives. Making a sugar free soda with aspartame is not a healthier alternative.
     
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    I don't drink the shit anyhow so "whatever"! :D
     
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    This is all a bunch of BS. So what, now I can blame my obesity on soda? I don't even drink the stuff. And they are doing this in the name of children? So that means the Gov. is a babysitter to all your kids in the US?
     
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    Although I never order big drinks, I honestly think this should be achieved through choice, not force. This seems like a gateway to more controlling laws.

    "Hey, we banned smoking indoors and people got used to it. Hey, we banned big sugary drinks and people got used it." Next it will be "Hey, since people got used to those laws, how about we limit internet use? or maybe we should issue a curfew?"

    I, for one, am hoping this law gets overturned quickly. Give the government and inch, and they're going to start looking for ways to take a mile.
     
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    Why is it ok for so many other toxins to be regulated but not sugar?
     
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    Health points aside, you should be able to buy a 200oz Coca Cola if you wish and ten double cheese burgers to go with it. After all, that's what America is for. Land of the free my a**.
     
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    well, that totally misses the point. I don't drink it either, but when society thinks it's ok for their nanny government to enact bans to protect citizens from themselves, we're in deep shit. Who the hell says they know how we should lead our lives?

    As long as we are educated to the health dangers, it's up to us to make informed decisions about our health and well being, not our government.
     
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    I want to get out of this state already. New York is becoming a police state with more regulations than people could handle.