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  1. #1 NYC plans to ban sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces 
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    NYC plans to ban sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...#ixzz1wRCC0qou

    Michael Bloomberg is at it again.


    Dr. Manny: I support Bloomberg ban on supersize sodas
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/0...persize-sodas/

    Another statist.
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    Big Brother is watching your waist line.

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    Mother, may I have a large Coke?

    Mother Nanny State: No!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Big Brother is watching your waist line.
    It's not big brother, it's sugar daddy.

    Okay, so instead of ordering a large coke, people will order a medium and a refill. Or is Bloomberg planning to ban refills, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    It's not big brother, it's sugar daddy.

    Okay, so instead of ordering a large coke, people will order a medium and a refill. Or is Bloomberg planning to ban refills, too?
    Nope, in an interview last night, he specifically said that's fine. I think 64-ounce drinks full of sugar are absurd, but people should decide that for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Nope, in an interview last night, he specifically said that's fine. I think 64-ounce drinks full of sugar are absurd, but people should decide that for themselves.
    So why am I being denied a 64oz unsweetened iced tea? Not a drop of sugar in that. Nope, this is nanny statism at it's worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    So why am I being denied a 64oz unsweetened iced tea? Not a drop of sugar in that. Nope, this is nanny statism at it's worst.
    You can still get that. The ban is on large sizes of sugared carbonated drinks. It's not on other high calorie sweet drinks like milkshakes, which is a "whole 'nother" issue.
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    I hope somebody creates a market with 17 oz cups and sells them in The People's Rebublik of NYC. It could be decorated with Herr Bloomberg's Mug sporting his Brownshirt attire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    You can still get that. The ban is on large sizes of sugared carbonated drinks. It's not on other high calorie sweet drinks like milkshakes, which is a "whole 'nother" issue.
    I could be wrong but why do I get the feeling you don't think this is a bad idea or an idea that's worth much concern?
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