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 Posted: Thu Mar 14th, 2013 07:32 pm
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mike3775 wrote: Famous Mortimer wrote: So you wouldn't want to be told or helped if you were being secretly poisoned? At least you're both honest about it.

I do think it's funny that the logical end of this right-wing view is that advertisers should be allowed to lie to us because any government regulation of anything is wrong.

I've been trying to think of a rebuttal for such an extreme point of view, but I'll just be snide and then leave this alone - the internet that you're using to tell me how evil democracy is wouldn't have happened without government funding (more specifically, the Army and DARPAnet). So, you know, it's your duty as such strong anti-statists to stop using this result of evil big government. See ya!
Well lets see, according to many, artificial sweeteners are poison, yet I have to see one country ANYWHERE in the world ban them.  Food coloring is supposedly bad as well, yet again, they are not banned anywhere.  Artificial preservatives are bad as well, yet again, EVERYTHING just about has them in them. 

So if Govt's want to claim "health" for banning stuff, they need to actually ban EVERYTHING that is bad for you, but then we would go back to the days of pre-industrialization then, since those very factories that produces everything we need to get by in the world, all pour tons of pollutants into the air, and Govt's ignore them, yet want to place limits on a drink size because of Sugar amounts.  What a joke

In fact, the more stringent the regulations, it seems the easier it is to get by them.  Case in point, horsemeat labeled as beef in Europe. 


 

I believe Japan banned aspartame because of it's potential effects. I have no problem with a country banning a defective product like aspartame, trans fatty acids, or some of these pesticides used by farmers. I don't believe banning large amounts of pop is the answer. I have no problem with Bloomberg blitzing the airways with info on the effects of high fructose corn syrup.


 

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I implore Americans to keep on being fatasses. It keeps me employed since it guarantees that we'll have a new generation of diabetics, future renal patients, and ortho patients due to all the knees/hips we'll have to replace to do degenerative bones with ever dwindling calcium numbers. Fuck those trying to prevent me from making more $$$ with their attempts at making the majority of Americans to weigh less than 200 lbs.

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BlueThunder wrote:  I have no problem with Bloomberg blitzing the airways with info on the effects of high fructose corn syrup.
I don't either... so long as he pays for it himself.  If he wants to use the government coffers to push his personal beliefs, then again I respectfully invite him to fuck off and die. 



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srossi wrote:
freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Would've loved to see the ban go into law. It's nice to see someone care about the obesity problem that's in America.
LOL


What's so fuuny, I'm serious. Maybe insurance premiums would go down if someone started to get rid of fast food and soda and other processed crap that They sell to the morons who are too lazy to cook real food.



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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: srossi wrote:
freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Would've loved to see the ban go into law. It's nice to see someone care about the obesity problem that's in America.
LOL


What's so fuuny, I'm serious. Maybe insurance premiums would go down if someone started to get rid of fast food and soda and other processed crap that They sell to the morons who are too lazy to cook real food.
You do know, that any food that you buy tends to have shit in it that is bad for you as well right?

A quick look at Annies Natural Macaroni and Cheese, which they tout as all natural, includes Sodium Phosphate, which has been known to cause kidney issues.  Better ban Sadium Phosphate from food as well right?

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote:

What's so fuuny, I'm serious. Maybe insurance premiums would go down if someone started to get rid of fast food and soda and other processed crap that They sell to the morons who are too lazy to cook real food.


I can't see insurance premiums budging downward no matter what the heck we did

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beejmi wrote: freebirdsforever2001 wrote:

What's so fuuny, I'm serious. Maybe insurance premiums would go down if someone started to get rid of fast food and soda and other processed crap that They sell to the morons who are too lazy to cook real food.


I can't see insurance premiums budging downward no matter what the heck we did
But when Obama signed the healthcare law, he said that prices would never rise, so if they have risen, how could that be?

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It's officially dead.  Years of bluster and Bloomberg never had the power to do this.  Good riddance to the last vestiges of this asshole's administration.  Now on to the fight against the newest clueless putz, DiBlasio.

http://gothamist.com/2014/06/26/soda_ban_has_burped_its_last_nyc_lo.php

Like a caffeinated Rasputin releasing his gnarled grip on the riverbank of our thirst, the law requiring people to purchase two large drinks instead of a single, sickeningly giant drink, is dead. "We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the 'Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule', exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority," Judge Eugene Pigott Jr. wrote [PDF] for the New York State Court of Appeals. "By choosing among competing policy goals, without any legislative delegation or guidance, the Board engaged in law-making and thus infringed upon the legislative jurisdiction of the City Council of New York."

While Mayor Bill de Blasio said last year that he supported Bloomberg's Soda Ban enough to "continue the legal process," based on the Health Department's statement this morning, it doesn't look like Scalia is going to get a crack at this one.

“Today’s ruling does not change the fact that sugary drink consumption is a key driver of the obesity epidemic," Health Commissioner Mary Bassatt said in a statement. "We will continue to look for ways to stem the twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes by seeking to limit the pernicious effects of aggressive and predatory marketing of sugary drinks and unhealthy foods.”

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam concurred with Pigott's opinion, which has tracked the opinions of two lower courts. Judge Susan Read dissented, noting that today's ruling "curtails the powers of the New York City Board of Health to address the public health threats of the early 21st century."

 



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