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After soda ban proposal, NYC officials set sights on popcorn and milk shakes.
FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 06/14/2012 3:18:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Watch out, moviegoers -- Nanny York City is taking aim at yet another of life's gluttonous pleasures.

On the heels of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for a ban on jumbo-sized sodas and other sugary drinks, city officials are now considering restrictions on treats ranging from popcorn to milkshakes.

At a meeting Tuesday, members of the New York City Board of Health expressed support for Bloomberg's proposal. They then started brainstorming other ways to cut the fat, according to MyFoxNY.com.

Member Bruce Vladeck proposed limiting movie-theater popcorn containers.

"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," he said.

Another member suggested limits for milkshakes and "milk-coffee beverages."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dictator; nannystate; newjerkcity; newyork; newyorkcity; socialism; statecontrolled
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Heck, we all knew this was coming once the *soda ban* was imposed. It was just a matter of time until the socialist "citizen rulers" came out in full-force, and here they are. You got what/whom you voted for, New Yorkers! Welcome to Hell! The floodgates are wide open!
1 posted on 06/14/2012 3:18:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill; lightman; SF_Redux

After working there in the 70s & 80s, I have zero sympathy for NYCers. One word of advice: LEAVE NOW! Total hell is just around the corner.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 3:21:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill
I guess they're going to outlaw the bacon sundae
3 posted on 06/14/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: carriage_hill
Popcorn? Popcorn is a grain. It's pretty darn harmless.

Of course, what they really don't like is butter and salt, and they see popcorn as a vehicle for butter and salt. But if you go down that road, you can ban anything at all, because the harmless thing (which must be banned!) can almost always be associated with something else (which we already know is evil! evil! evil!)

4 posted on 06/14/2012 3:23:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: samtheman
That's toast. Ooops, so's that and butter! O2 will be in short supply, within a few months, tightly-rationed and regulated.
5 posted on 06/14/2012 3:23:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

I want a popcorn I can sit in.
Then I don’t have to hold it.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 3:29:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ClearCase_guy

The popping oil is another big problem. They’re banning the coconut oil, which is what makes popcorn smell so good in the theaters, and allows you to reheat it a week later and retain the butter and salt flavor. It doesn’t leach-out of the popped kernels.

Chris Plante (WMAL) had it on a segment during his Wed, June 13th radio show replay, yesterday:

http://www.wmal.com/sectional.asp?id=35315


7 posted on 06/14/2012 3:30:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

my pre-written response to all things Bloomberg:

Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemy’s first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.....and dont get me started on salt, transfats, cigarettes and sugar

© Vaquero 2012

8 posted on 06/14/2012 3:32:40 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: carriage_hill

Aanyone know where I can score some popcorn..?


9 posted on 06/14/2012 3:36:00 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: carriage_hill

Ban chairs and sofas!


10 posted on 06/14/2012 3:36:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: carriage_hill
Next thing you know, you will only be able to have sex in NYC while wearing a helmet.

Hetero sex that is - can't have any restrictions on homosexuality, dontchaknow.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 3:39:15 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.”
George F. Burns quote

.....for me popcorn is right up there with with a good cigar.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 3:39:52 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: carriage_hill

Prohibition never works. Just looks at the 1920’s for an example. Oh wait...we don’t teach history anymore do we.

With all the foods the government has told us were bad for us...then gave us alternatives that ended up being worse for us...why the heck are we letting them get away with this? This is the tip of the iceburg stuff here folks.

They will take the mile to control the food supply completely. Think about what’s already “banned” in NYC as far as food goes. New Yorker’s can’t even make food donations to the homeless anymore.

There is so much more going on here than meets the eye!


13 posted on 06/14/2012 3:40:13 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: carriage_hill

We already have the thought police and speech police.

Now we have the refrigerator police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 06/14/2012 3:41:50 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: carriage_hill

Too many overpaid over benefitted “ public servant” trying to justify their existence.

Wait until they “need” armed Swat Teams to enforce their silliness.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 3:43:09 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: carriage_hill

There needs to be a popcorn revolt. They need 100 dump trucks filled with popcorn dumped on the steps of city hall!


16 posted on 06/14/2012 3:44:05 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Vaquero

BINGO!


17 posted on 06/14/2012 3:44:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Don’t these morons realize that by limiting the size of “sugary drinks” or popcorn servings people who really want more will simply buy more of what they want?


18 posted on 06/14/2012 3:48:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Recon Dad; Leep; EBH

Popcorn trucks:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/5848489477_e727c0935d_z.jpg


19 posted on 06/14/2012 3:53:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

We have passed the slippery slope. Now we have to work to keep it out of other states.These people are crazy.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 4:02:13 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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