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Date: 09/17/12 06:35 PM

56 Responses to NYC Soda Ban Explained

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Link: NYC Soda Ban Explained - A simple guide to Mayor Bloombergs proposal to outlaw sales and stop you from consuming over-sized sugary drinks in NY.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    I live in New York, they really love picking winners and losers here. It`s unfair that 7/11 and local Middle Eastern delis will get a regulation advantage because.... "magic".

    But the worst part about the law is that it will not make anyone skinny. Obesity will rise, just as it is everywhere in the West.

    The only way the government can stop obesity is to either ban a huge amount of different foods, or to have 1-2 hours of daily, mandatory government PE. That is no exaggeration. That`s the only way the government can stop obesity. The rest is on us, individuals.
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    Flaubert Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    Good, except for the fact that they didn`t take into account that most fast food places fill your cup with mostly ice.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    How could anyone think a soda ban is a good idea? It`s ridiculous.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    If people choose to be obese, let them. It`s not significantly hurting anyone else.
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    johnkelley Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    Bloomberg is a douche.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    "If people choose to be obese, let them. It`s not significantly hurting anyone else."

    Not physically but it sure as hell is hurting our pocket books with the increases to health insurance that all their health problems are causing.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Yes, Bloomberg is a douche. All this crazy sh*t he`s been doing has pretty much screwed his chances of being re-elected. (not sure if he`s even eligible to run for a 4th term but if he does I sure as hell won`t be voting for him)
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    It`s not a soda quantity ban, it`s an apportionment ban. Soda dispensaries were obviously getting too much of the cha-ching with their ever growing cups that were not actually presenting the consumer with a bulk savings. Forcing them to buy more cups is where the profit is.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    I really like Bloomberg, but I don`t like this policy.

    I like someone attempting to make us healthier and forcing people to make better decisions. However, I can`t make that fit with my overwhelming philosophy of freedom of personal choice.
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    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    it isnt about banning soda but allowing only certain sizes, i think it is a good thing. however big sizes should be for water because we need more water.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    This will do nothing to stop obesity, it`s just more liberal BS to try and control our lives.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    Give me soda, or give me death.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    so why can`t i order a 64oz diet soda, it isn`t sweetened by sugar.

    i can`t wait for next year`s french fry size ban!
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    "Forcing you to understand"

    The Nazis tried this.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2591 posts
    September 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    My pop comes wheeled out on a dolly.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    September 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    I think you mean your `poop`.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    Fast food restaurants are gonna get really tired of hearing "Hold the ice".
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    September 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    @mykunter...

    this is for you
  20. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    Kudos to this guy for a pretty reasonable dissection.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    Here`s an even simpler explanation: Bloomberg is a f***ing Nazi.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    No large sodas but you can still get a triple cheeseburger.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 1:13 am
    First they came for our cigarettes and I said nothing...
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    deathcab4aj Female 30-39
    167 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 2:22 am
    Well hey hey. I hate soda...never drink it, but the larger size sodas probably dont have as much sugar in them as the video says considering more than half the cup is almost always filled with ice!
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 2:38 am
    In the UK, a large is 500ml... which is 16oz... the same as a US small?!

    Why would anyone need to drink that much of a fizzy drink? Have a normal size, then if you`re still thirsty later, get another!
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    Sloppy1 Male 18-29
    267 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 3:51 am
    Like you really need to drink 2 Litres of Cola anyway. Heres and idea, buy 2 drinks, fat emerca.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 3:57 am
    I have always felt MORE thirsty after drinking any kind of soda, especially Cola. Why don`t you just drink something else, like water, or something more natural than a soda, like Snapple? You invented it in America anyway. Liptons Ice Tea is good too. As for Bloomberg being a Nazi, at least he`s taking responsibility for his city`s people, which is more than they do for themselves sometimes. You know it`s bad for you, why are you still insisting on having it? USA = kids who don`t want to grow up. Now you`re going to moan about the cost in tax dollars in healthcare for fat people, and dentistry. Plus, it`s just damn GREEDY.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 4:16 am
    Bring on the fat tax. 1% of income for every lb overweight. Deficit solved.
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 4:41 am
    Republicans make laws to wiretap you without a warrant, detain you indefinitely without a trial but liberals are the ones trying to control your lives with their 16oz drinks ! lol
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
    303 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 4:46 am
    7 eleven will get a mayor boom in soda sales.
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    389 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 4:59 am
    Do we really want everybody to be in perfect shape and live a long, long time? I thing maybe sugary drinks, fatty foods, and cigarettes save us a bundle of money by making people die young. 8o-90 percent of health care dollars is spent on the elderly... and yes, I pulled that figure out of my butt.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 5:04 am
    You still can`t bring a coke from the store into the movie theater. Also it`s ridiculous to go into McDonalds with a large bottle in your hand. Off course they can`t ban you from eating ridiculous amounts of sugar, but it`s a start.
    I approve.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1947 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 5:31 am
    First they came for our cigarettes and I said nothing...

    At least one of you gets it completely.
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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
    363 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 5:36 am
    Communism in action right here in America! Funny part is there are some people who don`t even see it. Next up, the thought police...
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 6:20 am
    1. All people are going to do is buy more drinks... which gives more taxes. Way to go Mayor!

    2. Why should the government meddling in what we do with our own bodies?! If I want to be a fat tub of lard, so be it!
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 6:34 am
    Funny that people in the States camplain about communisim or scocialism invading the States. Canada`s way more scocialist and our economy is good. Can`t be all bad.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 6:38 am
    Beers high in calories guess what`s next....
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 6:40 am
    You still can`t bring a coke from the store into the movie theater.

    That`s because it`s a private establishment and I still do you gotta learn some stealth there bud.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:09 am
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 7:48 am
    ha ha fat fcukin america, you`re all gonna eat each other one day, fingers crossed lol
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 8:19 am
    you`re all gonna eat each other one day

    Look who`s talking.
  42. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 8:38 am
    you`re all gonna eat each other one day

    What does that have to do with soda??????
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Greece, Portugal, Italy and Ireland are gonna eat YOU, "slimofswiv." Enjoy that.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 9:07 am
    Here`s my explanation to Nanny Bloomberg:

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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:15 am
    First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I’m not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I’m not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I’m not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me. – Pastor Father Niemoller (1946)
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:54 am
    Quite right, if people are stupid enough to pour that sh*t down their throat by the gallon then they need to be treated like children. Take some responsibility folks, it`s not difficult.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 11:25 am
    @spanerbulb

    Quite wrong we don`t want the government controlling every aspect of our lives like the UKistanians seem to want. Watch where that gets you.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 11:51 am
    @spanerbulb: Quite right, if people are stupid enough to pour that sh*t down their throat by the gallon then they need to be treated like children.
    Actually, what you imply here is the exact opposite of responsibility. You cannot be responsible for the outcome of an action if you had no choice in the means of that action...
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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    he doesnt even consider the ice that they fill half your drink with.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    Orange juice is also a sugary beverage containing 3 grams sugar / oz to coke`s 3.25 g sugar/ oz. (and from a fountain, with ice probably back down to 3 g/oz). Apple juice is the same in terms of sugar/oz as coke.

    So, in the interest of preventing obesity, they should also come under scrutiny.

    Ban fruit juice, for the sake of the kids, ban it now!
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    Kulagirl Female 18-29
    3 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    This is so absurd I do not even know where to start. I vote we shorten the work and school day, decrease traffic and the time spent commuting then add more green space and greater public safety so people can actually get out. Also, lower the cost of healthy foods. I just paid $10 for a salad. Blaming obesity on something so simple as soda size and the person is beyond simple minded. Dumb politicians. And if people choose to be fat it is their choice. I think people over the age 55 cost Americans more in healthcare costs than than anyone else.... watch out Mayor...
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    You can`t make the argument that fat people cost us money, because they die younger, which saves us money. Don`t like that statement? Just see how smoking saves us money too:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30092491/#.UFj7xY1lRQI
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    So the Nazis are doing well.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Well, if I wasn`t bored before . . .
  56. Profile photo of merejos
    merejos Female 30-39
    10 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    So, we`re all on board with government force to "correct" perceived social ills. And, of course, if a law is passed, then obesity will end overnight because that`s how those things work . . . kind of like Prohibition and the War on Drugs.

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