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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:49

NEW YORK – New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.

The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages.

The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food.

It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores.

City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic.

The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's health experts are exaggerating the role sugary beverages have played in making Americans fat.

Some New Yorkers have also ridiculed the rule as a gross government intrusion.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:57

Regardless of a supposed obesity epidemic, this is still ridiculous. I don't see how they are even allowed to do something like this legally. The government needs to back the hell off. If we want to get fat, let us. It's not their right to control how much food we eat, nor how much we drink.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:58

^ I agree -- live and die free. :laugh:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:10

Now the Government is telling us what we can drink, how much. Can you order two?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:15

Indeed somebody call the hague war crimes tribunal, This is a crime bordering on genocide!

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Give me my 1L soda or give me death!



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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:16

As the public cant control themselves hence the obesity problem in America !!!!! and EU , I support this.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:27

As the public cant control themselves hence the obesity problem in America !!!!! and EU , I support this.

What obesity problem? What makes what we do with our bodies any of your business?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:32

What obesity problem? What makes what we do with our bodies any of your business?


Because I foot the bill when you keel over or take up beds in hospitals, requiring treatment.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:33

As the public cant control themselves hence the obesity problem in America !!!!! and EU , I support this.


I am not fat, if you are try running, it works. Do not try to tell others how to live.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:36

If we did not tell people how to live the world will be a worse place.

Just say I fanced going around trashing everything in the street, why should I get told not to do that?
I fancy taking class A drugs then go into a shop and make a scene , why stop me , nothing wrong with that?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:48

Because I foot the bill when you keel over or take up beds in hospitals, requiring treatment.

That makes no sense. You make it sound like we don't pay taxes. And no, I'm not fat, not even close. But I fast food eat and drink (soda) a lot. Just because you hate fat people, doesn't mean we all do. And doesn't give you any right to choose how we live. Don't even start with "trashing everything and taking drugs, etc". Soda doesn't lead to that. We're talking about a simple beverage here. You can't go off the deep end as an argument. If we did that, we wouldn't have any freedoms at all.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 23:10

I don't hate fat people and I do have fast food every so often , i under stand you pay taxes like I, but as more people get diabetes , and requite other help treatments the overall cost to health will rise and rise which will effect me.

I know the soda drink is small , but could you compare it to smoking, damages your health and causes a higher health bill , without second hand smoking part of course.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 23:18

If we did not tell people how to live the world will be a worse place.

Just say I fanced going around trashing everything in the street, why should I get told not to do that?
I fancy taking class A drugs then go into a shop and make a scene , why stop me , nothing wrong with that?


Who are you God? What gives you or anyone else the authority to tell me or anyone what to eat and or drink? Taking illegal drugs and trashing property violates the law of society.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 23:18

I am not fat, if you are try running, it works.


You can't run when you are fat. :shifty:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 23:20

If DrakeN2K is anything like me it's not fat people he dislikes, but anyone who fails to see how their own actions can lead to limiting the availability of healtcare to someone who hasn't abused their body.

However I agree this is ridiculous, a much fairer solution is taxing unhealty foods higher to pay for the increased burder on the health systems around the world. Just like fuel is taxed to pay for roads, and you pay for tickets depending on how much you use the train.



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