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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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To: Fresh Wind

It would to anyone with a cogent, functioning brain, but that omits these lib-dem-Food-Nazis.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 4:02:43 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

Look for NYers to travel to next door CT and NJ for their snacks and soda.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 4:06:59 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: EBH

Well you have the internet to tell the “truth” prohibition, all this stuff going in NYC will fail.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 4:09:20 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow..keep your NYs out of my punch bowl. Next they will be burning books they don’t like...no wait...


24 posted on 06/14/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Biggirl

I’d like to see 3-5 million move out of NYC/NYState and the damned place collapse, financially. Turn it into that “Escape New York” movie from the 80s:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/


25 posted on 06/14/2012 4:11:17 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

Stuff like this will make the “red states” look more attractive for common sense folks.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 4:11:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

When you dine out or go to the movies bring your own sh##. This hurts business only, “SMALL BUSINESS”


27 posted on 06/14/2012 4:11:58 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: carriage_hill

Hell, just set a bounty.

45 cents a pound for anything over 300.

Problem solved.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 4:16:05 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: carriage_hill
This is all heading towards "the real plan"....

that special tax which will induce us to stop buying the stuff....the exact plan for the cigarette tax.

It's about money....not health....like we didn't know.

Why is the govenment telling me what to eat...what to drink....and how much. It's insane.

29 posted on 06/14/2012 4:19:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: carriage_hill

America helped and comforted NY City after 9/11. Most people that I know say, “Never again”.

LLS


30 posted on 06/14/2012 4:19:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: carriage_hill
"There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable and smokeable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get out of it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry."

Mark Twain

31 posted on 06/14/2012 4:20:03 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: carriage_hill

Put up the 30-foot walls and let “A Number 1” take charge.

Stick a fork in NYC.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 4:24:33 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: EBH
We got rid of Prohibition and I would like to see the "why" of the "Constitional Amendment".

It's likely how we arrived at taxing the cra* out of cigarettes instead of calling them illegal.

It's time the people stood up and told government to get out of their private lives....

33 posted on 06/14/2012 4:25:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: carriage_hill

Yet more confirmation of my opinion that the primary function of government at all levels these days is to suck all the joy out of life.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 4:25:07 AM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Popcorn is whole grain, and vegetarian (not necessarily vegan); a dog from Nathan’s, well, that’s just a crime against humanity.

BTW, Bloomberg’s an a$$hole!

Thanks carriage_hill.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 4:27:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: carriage_hill

Do they have plans for installing videocameras in homes to make sure nobody eats popcorn or drinks a milkshake? They’d better. It’s possible that somebody might smoke a cigarette—or worse!


36 posted on 06/14/2012 4:30:13 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light.)
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To: carriage_hill
The popping oil is another big problem. They’re banning the coconut oil,...

Coconut oil is a good oil. If this is true, they're basing their government overreach on bad research. Just another reason the food Nazis should stay out of it.

37 posted on 06/14/2012 4:31:01 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (The government "gives" and the government takes away (freedom).)
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To: carriage_hill

I think they just need to nationalize restaraunts and let Nanny Bloomberg set the menu for each one. That will solve all problems.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 4:45:58 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sacajaweau; All

This all started with the “War on Smoking”... They will go after booze again.. Just watch..


39 posted on 06/14/2012 4:46:06 AM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: MulberryDraw

True. 3rd paragraph:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/06/13/nyc_food_police_target_popcorn


40 posted on 06/14/2012 4:46:19 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: DH

Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room police are here, too. Closet, deck and garage police are coming!


41 posted on 06/14/2012 4:48:13 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: LibLieSlayer

I’ll never go back; not even for a Broadway Play and dinner. Never, ever again.


42 posted on 06/14/2012 4:50:22 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

Might as well ban movies!

Libtards=morons!

There will soon be a huge black market in these items and
the tax revenues won’t be paid and then they’ll raise taxes
some more.


43 posted on 06/14/2012 4:51:11 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: carriage_hill

Medical studies clearly indicate that individuals who remain sexually active late in life live longer. Since the government is so concerned about my health, I demand free Viagra.


44 posted on 06/14/2012 4:51:15 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret
Medical studies clearly indicate that individuals who remain sexually active late in life live longer. Since the government is so concerned about my health, I demand free Viagra.

Hmmm. I'll pass on the Viagra but how about health-a-tutes?

45 posted on 06/14/2012 4:57:32 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: elkfersupper

Post of the day.


46 posted on 06/14/2012 4:58:56 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: Sacajaweau

Somewhere, a certain “Tree” needs some serious “Refreshing”.


47 posted on 06/14/2012 5:01:25 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: trubolotta

Yes. We can call the program See Alice.


48 posted on 06/14/2012 5:02:04 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow!! NYC will be the healthiest city in the whole universe! People will live to see 150! People will jog cross town to work and not even break a sweat! Cabs will be put of business because no one will use them! Dentists will be rendered useless with virtually no sugar allowed in the city! Everyone will be perfect looking! IT IS UTOPIA!!!


49 posted on 06/14/2012 5:02:44 AM PDT by albie
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To: KevinDavis
Plenty of info on the Temperance Groups. I have some interesting items circa 1825) from back then and smoking was a biggy.

It was really all about controlling men.

But what about controlling women?? They have their babies KILLED with the blessings of govenment. Sick...just plain sick...

We had an historic (baloney) house in the next town over. "The boys" built it so they could smoke and drink. Basically, it was a club house. The historian said it was because the women didn't want the smoke in the house but there's no documentation ("0") to back that up.

It was built in the 1930's so it's hardly historic....not in that area...

I checked into the folks living at that time. This was simply a club....had nothing to do with their old ladies....except to get away from them. There were actually a couple joints around Town...And rather exclusive to one set of immigrants.

50 posted on 06/14/2012 5:02:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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