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City will now be armed with 17-ounce cups to make sure eateries aren't selling oversized beverages
The New York Daily News ^ | 03-10-2013 | Tina Moore

Posted on 03/10/2013 9:07:04 PM PDT by algernon_garnock

New procedures give restaurant inspectors cups that can hold 17 fluid ounces and they'll be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to 'clearly exceed' 16 ounces.

There will be no SWAT teams policing Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial new ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks starting Tuesday, but city inspectors will be armed — with 17-ounce cups.

The Health Department plans to use regular restaurant inspections to make sure eateries are not selling sugary beverages in servings larger than 16 ounces. But the inspectors will have specially ordered cups to help them enforce the new rule, Deputy Health Commissioner Daniel Kass said.

He spelled out the new procedures in exacting detail in an affidavit recently filed as part of the legal challenge to Bloomberg’s anti-big-soda policy. “The measuring cups that we will be issuing ... will be able to contain 17 fluid ounces,” Kass said. Inspectors will be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to “clearly exceed” 16 ounces “when measured in the inspector’s measuring cup,” he added.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; bloominidiotberg; bullystate; nannybloomberg; nannystate; nazis; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes

1 posted on 03/10/2013 9:07:04 PM PDT by algernon_garnock
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To: algernon_garnock

I really feel safe now!


2 posted on 03/10/2013 9:09:45 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: algernon_garnock

3 posted on 03/10/2013 9:11:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: algernon_garnock

Good to see Bloomberg’s got a handle on serious crime in the Metropolis.

Clearly the expenditure on personnel and office hours won’t go to waste.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 9:12:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: algernon_garnock

How does Bloomberg have the right to rule by decree?


5 posted on 03/10/2013 9:13:19 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028
How does Bloomberg have the right to rule by decree?

Corporate law.

6 posted on 03/10/2013 9:15:46 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: algernon_garnock
Don't Test Me, Bro!!!


7 posted on 03/10/2013 9:17:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: algernon_garnock

re: ““The measuring cups that we will be issuing ... will be able to contain 17 fluid ounces,” Kass said. Inspectors will be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to “clearly exceed” 16 ounces “when measured in the inspector’s measuring cup,” he added.”

You gotta be frigging kidding! Yeah, just another stupid, liberal “got to control” everyone idea.

Can’t you just buy TWO sixteen ounce sodas and by-pass this stupid thing?


8 posted on 03/10/2013 9:17:53 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: algernon_garnock

There is something about all of these laws that seem unconstitutional to me. Somebody needs to challenge them and take some of his money away.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 9:24:07 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: FreedomStar3028

By royal decree.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 9:25:09 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: algernon_garnock

And in the mean time 80% of the kids who graduate from New York City High School can not read.


11 posted on 03/10/2013 9:29:01 PM PDT by kempo
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To: algernon_garnock
Whoa. Wait one! If the cup has ice in it, it's less than 16 ounces of sugary beverage...No doubt the ice displaces up to 1/2 of the volume.

What a rip-off!

12 posted on 03/10/2013 9:32:43 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: algernon_garnock

Boy! These Nazis are tough!


13 posted on 03/10/2013 9:36:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: algernon_garnock

BLOOMBERG = ASSHOLE

BLOOMBERG = HITLER


14 posted on 03/10/2013 9:42:07 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: tina07

If a cup hols 16 ozs how can it hold 17!
Why not just see if there are any cups over 16ozs in the establishment!
Get your bootleg Pepsie out the back door! GEEZE!


15 posted on 03/10/2013 9:47:48 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: algernon_garnock

Won’t enterprising restaurant owners sell two 16 oz. cups to a customer? Or is that against the law also?


16 posted on 03/10/2013 9:51:19 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: algernon_garnock

Nothing but nonsense. Big power, for a little man.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 9:52:42 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Mad Dawgg

People don’t want to carry two twice as many around.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 10:07:28 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: algernon_garnock

Pizza joints here sell refrigerated 2-liter bottles. How about in NY?


19 posted on 03/10/2013 10:15:17 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: algernon_garnock

First thought this was a joke, but nope, it’s not.
How very sad and pitiful, adults treated as children and
more misuse of funds.

Unfreakin’ believable.


20 posted on 03/10/2013 10:33:30 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: algernon_garnock

Drones will be watching.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 10:43:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: algernon_garnock
I wonder if Bloomberg spends as much time pondering the contents of the many container ships that arrive each day in New York harbors....that he does pondering the contents of free citizens' soda cups??

Just a question....

22 posted on 03/10/2013 10:43:59 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: algernon_garnock

Hand out 12 Oz cups and all the refills they want!

Food cops can go pound sand!


23 posted on 03/10/2013 10:48:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: algernon_garnock
>"There will be no SWAT teams policing Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial new ban "

Awww, it went over so well at Gibson Guitars though!


24 posted on 03/10/2013 11:05:29 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: kempo

>”And in the mean time 80% of the kids who graduate from New York City High School can not read”<

As long as they can count to 16 it’s all good with Doomberg.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 11:16:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Victor
Bloomberg: Watch, I'll outlaw cup sizes and those stupid peons will allow it
Elites: Haahahaha /clap /applause /hip hip horay
26 posted on 03/10/2013 11:18:13 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: algernon_garnock

27 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: algernon_garnock

I wouldn’t touch an inspector’s “cup” with a 10 foot cattle prod. You know where it’s been.

This is more of Bloomturd’s liberal insanity. New York City has more important things to be concerned about than a 16 ounce soda.

Number one concern should be Bloomburg’s sanity.
Number two is which insane asylum to put him in.
Number three is how to imprison the City’s Health Board who voted for the 16 ounce cup limit. They are anti-free enterprise as well as socialist state nanny schmucks. Jail is the only place for them so as to keep the decent, hardworing people of NYC from their Marxist “state uber alles” plans. (Hey, Hitler borrowed from Marx and Engles, not the other way round).

The Number four concern is how to get Gozer the Gozerian to a NY City Council meeting where he can have plenty of fun with the fools who rule there.

I love Ghostbusters for quotes and images.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 11:48:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: algernon_garnock
I hope their is a business in NYC that will defy this Bloomberg edict and challenge this asinine law!!! This is highly illegal! But I guess if it goes to the USSC, Judge Roberts will vote to uphold the law?
29 posted on 03/11/2013 12:16:01 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: algernon_garnock

They better bring 2 cups...

One will probably get shoved up their A**


30 posted on 03/11/2013 12:16:33 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: rusty schucklefurd
Can’t you just buy TWO sixteen ounce sodas and by-pass this stupid thing?

That, my FRiend, is the entire idea in a nutshell.

Approximate prices I see around here are 16oz drink = 99 cents; 24 oz drink = $1.19; 32 oz drink = $1.49. Now, 2-16 oz drinks = $1.98: which way does the city generate more sales tax revenue?

Even 2 or 3 cents/drink, times a few million drinks per day really adds up.

31 posted on 03/11/2013 12:23:58 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: algernon_garnock

Educating and encouraging people towards healthier lifestyle is all well and good but this is just silly. There are many ways to get around this.


32 posted on 03/11/2013 4:18:00 AM PDT by Figure11 (There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he believes in it or not.)
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To: kempo

Correct...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2013/03/officials-80-percent-of-recent-nyc-high.html


33 posted on 03/11/2013 4:44:22 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ApplegateRanch

When you buy 2 16 ozers, the second will be provided for a cost of only 50 cents


34 posted on 03/11/2013 4:51:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: algernon_garnock

So I could tape three cups together and still be legal.


35 posted on 03/11/2013 4:54:39 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: algernon_garnock

No doubt they will measure total capacity on cups to the brim and not what you actually put in them.

I still say the quick solution is to pelt all city workers with 16 oz sodas.


36 posted on 03/11/2013 5:19:53 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Figure11
Educating and encouraging people towards healthier lifestyle is all well and good...

The government should have not role in either, especially the "encouraging" part.

This is the same government that pays millions to sit on the ass and do nothing. If you want to stop having fat bears, stop giving away free food.

37 posted on 03/11/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tina07

Brings us back to my bumpersticker idea...

“Socialism is for Assholes”


38 posted on 03/11/2013 5:26:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SampleMan

Any freedom loving, productive folk in NY need to move out. Move to NH at the very least, or really sit down and define freedom for yourself and find a state that most closely matches that.


39 posted on 03/11/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks algernon_garnock.
New procedures give restaurant inspectors cups that can hold 17 fluid ounces and they'll be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to 'clearly exceed' 16 ounces.
Apropos of nothing, Bloomberg only travels with one or two bodyguards. And they don't look like light eaters.


40 posted on 03/11/2013 5:57:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: algernon_garnock

If they strain the ice out, there will never be a conviction!


41 posted on 03/11/2013 6:14:10 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: ApplegateRanch

re: “Approximate prices I see around here are 16oz drink = 99 cents; 24 oz drink = $1.19; 32 oz drink = $1.49. Now, 2-16 oz drinks = $1.98: which way does the city generate more sales tax revenue?”

Good point - didn’t think of that.


42 posted on 03/11/2013 7:02:27 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: algernon_garnock
I think expensive wines should be sold in small (12 oz bottles) ... ONLY. Liberal elite jerks might drink too much if they can buy the larger bottles...

I want to save them from themselves because I'm so much smarter and wiser than they are...

43 posted on 03/11/2013 8:30:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: algernon_garnock

Easy way around...is that WITH or WITHOUT ice???


44 posted on 03/11/2013 9:48:50 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Yes, you can just buy two and if I were in business in NY, I’d be advertising and offering a two-for-one purchase on soda with a free car caddy thrown in after a certain number of purchases.

Bloomberg is the perfect example of what’s been wrong with the GOP. Too many Bloombergs pretending to be righties, when they are really fascist lefties in disguise. There must be some kind of litmus test that we could use in vetting them. Except for the fact that lefties will lie even on the Bible, if necessary.


45 posted on 03/11/2013 10:56:01 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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