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Bloomberg's latest anti-obesity effort encourages New Yorkers to take the stairs (anti-elevator)
http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | july 17, 2013 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 07/17/2013 1:35:33 PM PDT by lowbridge

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone after supersized sodas and transfats in his quest to curb obesity in New York. Now, in his final months in office, he’s targeting elevators.

On Wednesday, Bloomberg unveiled a new initiative that would encourage office workers to take the stairs instead of the elevator and promote the idea of “active design” in new and renovated buildings in the city, including open stairwells and floor plans that would force people to walk more during the day.

“Exercise is good for you,” Bloomberg declared at a press conference announcing the new design initiative.

The plan includes the creation of the Center for Active Design, a nonprofit group partly funded by the city that would suggest design changes in New York buildings and around the world to promote more physical activity.

For existing buildings, the mayor said he would also introduce legislation that would relax city codes that usually require doors leading to stairwells to be closed or locked in case of a fire. Officials suggested building owners could install a magnet that would hold a door open but automatically close it during an emergency.

City officials want occupants to be able to use the stairs instead of an elevator if they choose—though Bloomberg, who pointedly noted that he takes the stairs when he can, insisted he wasn’t trying to force exercise on people.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; newyork; ny; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 07/17/2013 1:35:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Ban Bloomie to Bermuda.


2 posted on 07/17/2013 1:36:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

I hope bloombutt shuts down all the elevators.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 1:37:23 PM PDT by pallis
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To: lowbridge

Geee, whatever happened to the Americans with Disability Act?


4 posted on 07/17/2013 1:38:18 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: lowbridge

It’s really unfortunate that Bloomie is so tight with the Clintons because he’d be the perfect 3rd party candidate for 2016 to split the liberal vote and give us a shot at a plurality win.


5 posted on 07/17/2013 1:38:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: lowbridge
I love it, one of the most lib cities on the east coast and they're now living under full blown despotism. Bwa ha ha ha ha!


6 posted on 07/17/2013 1:42:26 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: lowbridge

Stairs? Too easy! Make them climb ropes!


7 posted on 07/17/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lowbridge

Depending on the number of floors and the business of the elevator it’s usually quicker to take the stairs for anything less than 4 or 5 floors. Seriously.

Especially in an office building or large apartment building. You’ll spend For. Ever. waiting for an elevator just to go 2 or 3 floors.

Walk up (or down). Save your time.

I lived on the 4th floor once upon a time in a large apartment building. Took the stairs every single time I wasn’t carrying something large and heavy (like more than 2 bags of groceries).


8 posted on 07/17/2013 1:44:45 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

People who use ropes are wimps. Let them scale up the side of the buildings with no ropes like those rock climbers.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 1:45:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Speaking of Bloomberg...

He's going to be in Aurora, Colorado this Friday at noon. I got an email today from Rocky Mountain Gun Owners:

This Friday, July 19th, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, will be doing a rally in Aurora as a part of their nationwide “No More Names” gun control tour.

Join us for a peaceful “counter-rally” with other gun rights supporters across the state to tell gun-grabber Bloomberg to keep his hands off of our Constitutional rights.

Here are the details:

Gun Rights Counter-Rally Friday, July 19th 12:00 p.m. Smoky Hill Shelter Cherry Creek State Park (East Entrance) 4201 S. Parker Road Aurora, Colorado 80014

For your information, there is a $9 fee per vehicle to get into the park, so please plan accordingly. There is free parking in a commercial area directly east of the park along Parker Road, but plan on wearing comfortable shoes if you plan on walking to Smoky Hill Shelter from there.

Smoky Hill Shelter is located on the east side of the lake and south of the swim beach.


I'll be there. Still trying to find out if open carry is legal at this park, though.
10 posted on 07/17/2013 1:47:50 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: lowbridge

next time he has a meeting at the Empire State Building I hope they turn all the elevators off.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 1:48:12 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lowbridge

So, now, how many work-related heart attacks is the city to endure, because of a madman?


12 posted on 07/17/2013 1:49:28 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: george76

Please ping your list?
Thank you.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 1:50:58 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: lowbridge; a fool in paradise

Are you or have you ever been anti-elevating?


14 posted on 07/17/2013 1:51:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: lowbridge

“open stairwells”
Is Bloomingidiot going to force people to walk more by having them shoved over the edge of one of those?


15 posted on 07/17/2013 1:52:28 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: lowbridge

“So I walked one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more.
Up on the twelfth I started to drag,
Fifteenth floor I’m ready to sag,
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock”


16 posted on 07/17/2013 1:53:12 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: lowbridge

17 posted on 07/17/2013 1:53:55 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lowbridge

Just damn! If I didn’t hate cities, I’d be tempted to go there and put my workers comp case manager credentials on the wall-talk about having plenty of business...


18 posted on 07/17/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: lowbridge

Probably not a bad idea, there were several people that died in the world trade center towers simply because they were to damn fat to walk down the stairs (down mind you as in with gravity assist).


19 posted on 07/17/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: lowbridge

They ought to kick Bloomberg down several flights of stairs- starting at the top of the Empire State Building.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: lowbridge

New Yorkers elected a mommy.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 2:09:01 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: trapped_in_LA

I agree. I don’t like Bloomberg or his kind but a whole lotta Americans could benefit from...I dunno...freaking MOVING.


22 posted on 07/17/2013 2:10:47 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: lowbridge; All

I think that many patriots with good intentions do not understand the following. The Founding Nanny States never intended for our constitutonal privileges or immunities to be absolute. This is evidenced by the fact that historical materials pertaining to James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Justice John Marshall and John Bingham, the main author of Sec. 1 of 14A, all clearly indicate that prohibitions of government power in BoR did not apply to the states.

John Bingham’s clarification is especially important because the only reason that many patriots now regard our constitutional freedoms as absolute is because FDR’s activist justices wrongly swept the 10th Amendment under the carpet so that Congress could overstep its limited Commerce Clause powers.

That said, regardless that the states have never delegated to Congress the specific power to regulate healthcare, for example, it remains that the Founding States made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution’s silence about such issues means that such powers are automatically reserved uniquely to the states. So Bloomberg’s health ideas, as long as they respect 14A-protected freedoms, compliment 10A-protected state powers.

In fact, unlike the federal government, voters who put Bloomberg in office have the option of putting a stop to Bloomberg’s official actions concerning their health via state recall laws if they decide that they don’t like Bloomberg sticking his nose into their personal affairs.

Carrying recall ideas a step farther, recall laws for federal lawmakers are arguably unnecessary if citizens would get a grip on the idea that many federal laws are based on wrongly usurped state powers anyway.


23 posted on 07/17/2013 2:11:35 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: lowbridge

Next, “unfit” citizens of his domain will have to go through boot camp.

You think I’m kidding?


24 posted on 07/17/2013 2:14:43 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: lowbridge

No friggin way I’d take stairs in New York during the summer.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 2:19:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lowbridge

I can see some employee walking up the stairs in those skyscrapers ..... bout the time they reported in for work, it would be time to walk down the stairs to go home. Remember ... you can’t out-stupid a Progressive .... they are professionals!


26 posted on 07/17/2013 2:31:46 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The short list would be the list of all administration officials that are NOT pathological liars!)
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To: lowbridge
Being the NYC mayor must be a real easy gig since Bloomy has so much time to play Mother Hen to all the stupid chickens.
27 posted on 07/17/2013 2:44:50 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: lowbridge

” Let them scale up the side of the buildings with no ropes “

Even better idea! Don’t tell Bloomie!


28 posted on 07/17/2013 3:06:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lowbridge

Bloomberg’s rantings are just the admonishments of a Khmer Rouge commissar telling us to forget the “before-times” and adjust to “Year 0” where everyone is forced on a diet doled out by the village elders, then bikes to work and uses the stairs instead of consuming precious electricity or gasoline that would be put to better use by the ruling class.

He can go to Hell.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 3:06:30 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge

Bloomberg has quite clearly become the punchline to a national joke.


30 posted on 07/17/2013 7:08:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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