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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is the big gulp soda really the most compelling health issue in NYC? Will a ban really impact anything? Has government gotten to the point it really wants to micromanage soda consumption? This is what city lawyers want to clog the courts with? Does Bloomberg have any idea that 99 percent of the citizens think he’s a jackass?


3 posted on 03/30/2013 12:10:50 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Ironically, 7-Eleven’s Big Gulp was exempted from this ban.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: AtlasStalled

It’s not about health with him, it’s about asserting his power. He bans smoking, soda, eating, guns, and everything else under the sun (0n average he bans something new once a week) yet he constantly promotes bike riding which kills more and more people every year, the most famous death being the sister of Alan Dershowitz who was crushed by a UPS truck around 2 years ago.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/jury-clears-driver-accident-killed-defense-lawyer-alan-dershowitz-sister-in-law-article-1.1163764

So in other words, don’t smoke, don’t drink big soda, eat fatty foods, o this or that or have a gun, but telling school kids that riding a bike around multi-ton trucks, speeding taxis is OK.

Here’s one I read about last week...........

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Brooklyn-Bicycle-Accident-Rider-Killed-New-Utrecht-Avenue-196534731.html


13 posted on 03/30/2013 12:27:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: AtlasStalled
Is the big gulp soda really the most compelling health issue in NYC? Will a ban really impact anything? Has government gotten to the point it really wants to micromanage soda consumption? This is what city lawyers want to clog the courts with? Does Bloomberg have any idea that 99 percent of the citizens think he’s a jackass?

Answers in order: "No". "Yes - every time a ban like this goes into effect, a bit more freedom is lost and politicians become a bit more powerful". "Yes - the government wants to micromanage every part of our lives". "Why not - lawyers care more about billing and double-billing than what's right". "No, but if he wasn't so full of himself to be able to miss that he's a jackass, he wouldn't really care because he can always impose a ban on that kind of thought".

14 posted on 03/30/2013 12:27:51 PM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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