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  • Appeals court rules against NYC soda ban

    07/30/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Another court ruling has taken the fizz out of New York City's ban on big, sugary sodas. A New York appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the city Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. "The Board of Health overstepped the boundaries of its lawfully delegated authority," the court said in its decision. The state Supreme Court Appellate Division, with its opinion, upheld an earlier ruling that stopped the ban from taking effect in March. The rule would stop many eateries from...
  • Question of the Week: Should the Government Do Something about Obesity?

    07/07/2013 6:10:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Last year, I showed an image of evolutionary stages that was so accurate that it would earn approval even from many strict creationists. Here’s a new image of evolutionary stages that sets the stage for today’s discussion. Simply stated, Americans are becoming bigger. In some cases, a lot bigger. Is this trend toward greater obesity a bad thing? As a reader asks, is it something that requires a government response? The answer is yes…and no. Libertarians believe people should be free to make their own decisions so long as they’re not infringing on the rights of others. And that includes...
  • Bloomberg Hates Eric Holder's NYPD Federal Monitor, Calls It a "Terrible Idea"

    06/16/2013 11:46:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Fri., Jun. 14 2013 | John Surico
    It comes as no surprise that controversy would ride the coattails of the news yesterday that Attorney General Eric Holder may suggest a federal monitor over the NYPD should stop-and-frisk be deemed unconstitutional in Floyd v. New York. Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly freaked out in a teleconference with Holder the other day when they heard about the Justice Department's proposal. And yesterday, at an unrelated press conference, the m ayor made his opposition to the proposal absolutely, 100 percent clear. Contrary to an inspector general--a City Council proposal in the Community Safety Act currently making its way through...
  • Essential Liberty: They Came for Your Guns

    06/13/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/13/2013 | Howard Nemerov
    What if the federal government decided to confiscate all civilian firearms? Would you surrender your guns? Would your friends and neighbors turn you in? Do enough Americans remain who are willing to risk their lives resisting disarmament? Would the military support the government, or the people, or both? What if the Supreme Court rules disarmament is constitutional? Would sheriffs who previously swore to resist unconstitutional firearms laws decide to support disarmament after such a ruling?
  • Mayor Bloomberg to Kids: Learn to ‘Speak Grammar’ or You Won’t Succeed

    06/08/2013 6:25:55 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 43 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg–who previously suggested so-so students skip college to become plumbers–dished out some more advice to young people Friday morning during his weekly radio show. Mr. Bloomberg, whose own syntax has sometimes been the butt of jokes, warned kids to pay attention to their grammar lessons or risk losing opportunities later in life. “Kids have to learn to speak grammar,” said the mayor, in response to a caller who suggested kids weren’t being taught the subject in schools. “If you don’t speak good grammar–English with good grammar–you’re not gonna get the kind of jobs that you want,” said the...
  • Michael Bloomberg: Gay marriage: it's only fair-Backed same-sex weddings in NY for sake of democracy

    06/03/2013 12:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 2, 2013 | Mayor Michael Bloomberg
    'As a mayor, I know that legalising same-sex marriage has sharpened New York City’s competitive edge, because it has made us an even more attractive place to live and work.' Across Europe and the US support for same-sex marriage is growing, and for a simple reason: it is consistent with democracy's promise of equal rights for all people. As long as government is in the business of handing out marriage licences, all couples – regardless of their sexual orientation – deserve equal status in the eyes of the law. I believe that it is only a question of when –...
  • Taxi big adds new charges to suit against Bloomberg after mayor's profanity-laced tirade

    05/23/2013 12:28:48 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/23/13 | Bob Fredericks
    The taxi magnate who said he was subjected to a profanity-laced rant by Mayor Bloomberg has filed a federal lawsuit charging the mayor with threatening him and siccing TLC inspectors on his fleet in retaliation for his opposition to the “Taxi of Tomorrow” plan. * * * “It’s deeply disappointing and terribly disturbing that the mayor will use his powers to try to beat people who disagree with him into oblivion,” said Steve Mintz, the lawyer representing [Taxi Club Management CEO Gene] Freidman.
  • Just Go Away (Nanny Bloomberg)

    04/22/2013 5:55:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/22/2013 | Andrew Stuttaford
    If you want a reminder that nannies never ever go away (and why public nuisances like Bloomberg are some of the least convincing advocates there are for ‘limited’, ‘reasonable’ gun control), here’s another story on the progressive (in both senses of the word) infantilization of New York City.The New York Times reports: Young New Yorkers would not be able to buy cigarettes until they were 21, up from the current 18, under a proposal advanced Monday by Dr. Thomas A. Farley, the city’s health commissioner, and Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker… The new proposal would make the age for buying cigarettes...
  • Michael Bloomberg On Big Brother. 'Get Used To It' (Video)

    03/26/2013 4:12:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | March 26, 2013 | Michael Childs
    Mayor Bloomberg admits soon NYPD surveillance cameras will be on nearly every corner and in the air. 'You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better, they'll be cameras everyplace . . . whether you like it or not,' Bloomberg said Friday. 'The argument against using automation is just this craziness that 'Oh, it's Big Brother.' Get used to it!' Big Brother is watching. Now get used to it! Envisioning a future where privacy is a thing of the past, Mayor Bloomberg said Friday it will soon be impossible to escape the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras and even...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Daydreams

    03/21/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Apparently New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg whiles away his last hours in the mayor's palace daydreaming. He has been mayor for almost three terms and though his mayorship may not have been as heroic or even as effective as that of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, it has at least kept the city up to Mayor Giuliani's standards of cleanliness, law and order, and an approximation of sense of financial rectitude. So if Bloomberg is no Rudy Giuliani, at least he has done OK up until now. Now his daydreams are taking on the air of delusion. He...
  • Bloomberg wants to ban tobacco on display

    03/18/2013 11:08:35 AM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 77 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 03-18-2013 | The Associated Press
    A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed spots. They could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or during restocking. "Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity," Bloomberg said. "And they invite young people to experiment with tobacco."
  • City will now be armed with 17-ounce cups to make sure eateries aren't selling oversized beverages

    03/10/2013 9:07:04 PM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 44 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 03-10-2013 | Tina Moore
    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...
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • (Freedom of Choice, Comrades!) North Koreans Allowed to Choose from 28 State-Approved Haircuts

    03/03/2013 10:45:18 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    WantChinaTimes.com ^ | 2013-02-23 | Maggie Kuo and Charlie Storrar
    Capita list: North Korea approves 28 model socialist hairstyles It's not just nuclear weapons proliferating on the Korean peninsula these days. In a move that for once is not considered a threat to regional and global security, the North Korean government has recommended a relatively generous range of 28 hairstyles for its citizens, claiming that they are "the most comfortable" styles and capable of warding off the corrupting effects of capitalism, according to ifeng.com, a news website run by Hong Kong's Phoenix TV network. Pictures can be seen on the walls of hair salons around the country showing the approved...
  • Bloomberg's soda ban prohibits 2-liter bottles with your pizza

    02/24/2013 5:29:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/24/13 | BRAD HAMILTON and SUSAN EDELMAN
    Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop. Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families. Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub. -snip- Typically, a pizzeria charges $3 for a 2-liter bottle of Coke. But under the ban, customers would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at a total cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount...
  • Strip-Club Fees Aren’t Tax-Exempt, New York Top Court Rules

    11/09/2012 1:20:26 PM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | October 24 2012 | CHRIS DOLMETSCH AND FREEMAN KLOPOTT
    A New York strip club can’t claim a tax exemption on entrance and performance fees on the grounds that it presents “musical arts performances,” the state’s highest court ruled. The New York Court of Appeals in Albany upheld Tuesday a lower court’s ruling that Nite Moves, an adult “juice bar” in Latham, N.Y., didn’t prove to tax authorities that its stage and couch dances merited the exemption granted to artistic performances. “It is not irrational for the tax tribunal to decline to extend a tax exemption to every act that declares itself a ‘dance performance,’” the Court of Appeals said...
  • Norland College Admits Its First Male Student. Would You Hire a Male Nanny?

    09/11/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    For more than a century, Norland College in Bath, England, has trained young women to be elite caregivers to the world's wealthiest children. This year, though, the famous nanny school is taking on something new: a male student. Michael Kenny, 18, is the first young man to enroll in the elite school's Bachelors of Arts program in Early Childhood Studies, which they offer in association with the University of Gloucestershire.
  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 86 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 8/12/21012 | LARRY CELONA, AARON FEIS and ANNIE KARNI
    Cops shot a knife-wielding maniac dead on a packed Midtown street yesterday after several officers drew their weapons and chased him at gunpoint through Times Square. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” the armed madman shouted at a crowd of more than 20 cops, who had followed him for several blocks and blasted him with pepper spray before cornering him on Seventh Avenue near West 38th Street, according to witness Robert James. The furious 51-year-old finally lunged at the officers with his 11-inch butcher knife, leading two cops to blast him in the torso, groin and arms at about 3 p.m., police...
  • Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed

    07/29/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/29/12 | MARY KAY LINGE
    The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn...
  • New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    05/30/2012 7:26:28 PM PDT · by John W · 138 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle —...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg's Food Police Invade NY Homeless Shelters--Episode 174

    03/22/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/22/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    When it comes to Nanny Statism there's no greater proponent than New York City's Mayor, Michael Nanny Bloomberg. As a liberal know-it-all, he believes he has the personal right to tell you what you should be eating, smoking, inhaling, and probably thinking as well. His campaigns against smoking, salt, fast food, and trans fats, just to name a few, are the stuff of legends. Nanny Bloomberg commands a vast legion of pointy-headed petty bureaucrats who are ready, at the drop of a hat, to enforce his will. Witness the latest episode where the mayor has personally banned private food contributions...
  • Mayor Bloomberg criticizes Virginia repeal of 20-year-old gun law

    03/01/2012 6:42:02 AM PST · by Above My Pay Grade · 16 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tina Moore AND Bill Hutchinson
    Mayor Bloomberg blasted Virginia’s repeal of a 20-year-old law restricting handgun buyers to one pistol a month, saying Wednesday that it’s “only going to make matters worse” in New York. Bloomberg, one of the country’s top advocates for tough gun laws, said dismantling the law will enhance Virginia’s reputation as the gun-running capital of the East Coast. “Virginia is the No. 1 out-of-state source of crime guns in New York, and one of the top suppliers of crime guns nationally,” Bloomberg said. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the law repealing the gun limit on Tuesday, a day after the nation’s...
  • Mayor's plan to limit booze sales

    01/11/2012 1:35:42 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | By CARL CAMPANILE
    Mayor's plan to limit booze sales Campaign to limit booze sales By CARL CAMPANILE Party pooper! First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks. Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive drinking, according to a provocative planning document obtained by The Post. The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiatives proposes to slash the number of establishments in the city that sell booze. Community “transformation” grants provided...