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  • Diet Drinks Linked to Heart Problems in Older Women

    04/01/2014 3:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | March 31, 2014 | Alex Cukan
    Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems.A study involving almost 60,000 healthy postmenopausal women correlated diet drinks with increased risk of heart attack, stroke or a cardiovascular event. "Our findings are in line with and extend data from previous studies showing an association between diet drinks and metabolic syndrome," lead investigator Dr. Ankur Vyas of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said in a statement. "We were interested in this research because there was a relative lack of data about diet...
  • Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death

    03/30/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 29, 2014 | Maggie Fox
    Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday. Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event," and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks. The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don't suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying...
  • California May Pass Law to Protect Black People from Soda

    02/23/2014 4:06:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 37 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bloombergism is alive and well in California as another front is declared in the War on Soda. Apparently black people can’t be trusted to decide what they want to eat or drink on their own. They must be protected from their food choices by the nanny state. A bill introduced in the California senate would require warning labels for soda and give state bureaucrats the authority to inspect businesses to ensure compliance. Sen. Bill Monning (D.) introduced the “Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Safety Warning Act”
  • CVS tobacco ban just the start. Next: soda

    02/09/2014 2:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2014 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    IT IS GREAT CVS is ending cigarette sales by October, and I know exactly what other dangerous products should go behind the counter when the wall of cancer sticks comes down: Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, Red Bull, and all other sugary beverages. I say this because I take CVS’s new public health pronouncements seriously. In announcing the tobacco ban, CVS chief medical officer Troyen Brennan said the drugstore industry is positioning itself to offer more clinical services for chronic diseases. He wrote Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association that it is a “paradox” to sell cigarettes as pharmacies...
  • First lady wants people to drink more plain water

    09/12/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2013 8:37 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    Michelle Obama has pushed Americans to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should “drink up” too. As in plain water. And as in more of it. The first lady, an exercise fanatic who loves French fries and whose biceps are envied by women everywhere, is getting behind a campaign being launched Thursday to encourage people to drink more plain old-fashioned water. Whether it comes from a faucet, an underground spring, a rambling river or a plastic bottle, the message is: “Drink up.” …
  • San Jose: Soda ban doesn't make it out of committee

    08/28/2013 10:31:06 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/28/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- A San Jose city committee Wednesday poured cold water on a proposal to eliminate soda pop, whole milk and other sugary or fattening beverages at city libraries, community centers and other public facilities. Councilman Ash Kalra's proposal hit a brick wall at the agenda-setting Rules and Open Government committee. Mayor Chuck Reed, who leads the committee, said "this definitely will not make my top 10 list" of potential ordinances to consider. Though he was willing at least to have the council as a whole decide whether to pursue it, none of the other committee members moved to...
  • San Jose councilman proposes banning sodas

    08/23/2013 11:23:30 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/23/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- Want a Coke at the San Jose Library? A root beer for the kids at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo? Maybe some whole milk for the little one? Forget it! That stuff makes you fat. A San Jose councilman wants the city to stop providing sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events to promote healthier diets. "We cannot stop the obesity epidemic," City Councilman Ash Kalra said in his proposal. "But as the city of San Jose, we can do our part by being socially responsible and accountable for the products we make available...
  • Drink up: Appeals court upholds ruling striking down NYC Big Gulp ban

    07/30/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    They may take our lives, but they will never take…our FANTA! New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, upholding a lower court decision in March that struck down the law.The law, which would have prohibited those businesses from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces, “violated the state principle of separation of powers,” the First Department of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division said in a unanimous decision. The appeals court echoed a court’s March decision,...
  • Americans cut back on Soda - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group see continued sales...

    07/27/2013 1:38:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 99 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 26, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    It seems that not even Beyonce or new, lower-calorie options can convince Americans to drink more soda. Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. all sold less soda in the second quarter in North America, dashing hopes for the moment that splashy new marketing and different sweetener mixes could get drinkers back. Coca-Cola Co. said it sold 4 percent less soda in North America, while PepsiCo Inc. simply said its decline for the region was in the "mid-single digits." Dr Pepper sold 3 percent less of the fizzy drinks...
  • @SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”

    05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    5-15-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device. I plan on getting one. Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl85AL1l0H0Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel. The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.SodaStream...
  • California Proposes Soda Tax to Defray Costs of Obesity and Dental Disease

    04/26/2013 1:38:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | april 25, 2013 | Sylvia Cochran
    California Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, proposes a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. KGO-TVreports that his controversial bill is currently on its way to the senate's Health Committee for discussion. How much more expensive would a can of soda be if the tax goes into effect? The price of each can of sweetened soda would increase by 12 cents. Which types of beverages will this law affect? As noted in SB-622, this tax affects all "bottled sweetened beverages" as well as concentrates if they contain more than 25 calories for every 12 ounces of content. Fruit and vegetable juices may also...
  • Government Is The Liberals Religion

    03/20/2013 4:51:30 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-20-13 | Curt
    Ace has a great post up that asks a simple question. They told us if we voted for Romney he would impose his bizarre religious beliefs on us...so why is the left imposing THEIR bizarre religious beliefs on us instead? You know, some of us don't join religions because we actually don't want to have strange devotional rituals and forbiddances imposed on us. But religion is voluntary. Government law is not. Why are thesemonsters -- yes, monsters -- encoding their bizarre religious devotions into law? As I've said: God save us from those with no god but but bursting at the...
  • There's The Statue Of Liberty, And Then There's The Other Lady Liberty

    03/18/2013 3:31:16 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
    The left would probably be completely beside themselves at this comparison, but it's totally appropriate.We have fallen very far from our founding when government, even at the local level, feels entitled to micromanage our lives down to the number of ounces of soda we drink. From Super Conservative
  • NBC-MSNBC loon Mika Brzezinski meltdown after Bloomberg soda Jihad over turned – Soda makers poisoni

    03/12/2013 1:26:25 PM PDT · by pacificpundit · 56 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/12/13 | FAM Blog
    If you thought Nanny Bloomberg’s meltdown was bad yesterday when the judge smacked down his soda jihad, you have to watch NBC/MSNBC leftist hack Mika Brzezinski meltdown this morning on Morning Joe. Her temper tantrum made Nanny Bloomberg look calm, cool and collected. Brzezinski, whined about how soda makers are ‘poising and killing our children,’ ‘liquid sugar and sugar is poison,’ etc.
  • Mayor Vows To Press On After NYC Soda Rule Nixed

    03/12/2013 5:25:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | March 12, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) - Eateries from corner delis to movie concession stands have gotten a last-minute reprieve from the nation’s first ban on big sugary drinks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging them to shrink their cups and bottles, anyway.
  • America's new love: Water

    03/11/2013 8:44:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 11, 2013
    NEW YORK — It wasn't too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country's heart. As New York City grapples with the legality of a ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses, one thing is clear: soda's run as the nation's beverage of choice has fizzled. In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O. For more than two decades, soda was the No. 1 drink in the U.S. with per capita consumption peaking in 1998 at 54 gallons...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: "We're Not Banning Anything; It's Called Portion Control"

    03/11/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 93 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/blog/ ^ | March 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the large soda ban set to go into effect this month at city restaurants, street vendors and movie theaters is how government tells the public what’s in their best interest. “We're not banning anything. It's called portion control,” Bloomberg said Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “It's a typical way that companies use to and governments use to explain to people what's in their interest and what isn't.”
  • Liberty from big soda (NY liberal nanny statism)

    03/10/2013 1:00:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | march 10, 2013 | marion nestle
    Barring any late legal surprises, Mayor Bloomberg's 16-ounce cap on sugary sodas goes into effect on Tuesday, March 12. After that, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and food carts will not be permitted to sell extra-large portions of sugar-packed drinks. Stay calm. This does not signal the end of democracy in America. This is not the nanny state gone out of control. If we want Americans to be healthy, we are going to have to take actions like this - and many more - and do so soon -snip So-called "nanny-state" measures - like bans on driving while drunk, smoking...
  • 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...
  • Triple Lutz Report – Nanny Bloomberg Is Coming For Your Pain Meds

    01/14/2013 11:29:18 AM PST · by appeal2 · 6 replies
    www.financialsurvivalnetwork.com ^ | 01/14/13 | Kerry Lutz
    Some people never learn. New York City's Mayor Michael The Nanny Bloomberg is one of them. He's been a major gun grabber for years. Along the way he's gone after cigar smokers, transfats, baby formula and Big Gulp sodas. He has to be the all time greatest buzzkill. He likes his hot dogs, we like our fries, why can't we all just get along? But no sooner does The Nanny ban extra large sodas, now he's after your pain meds. He instructed New York City's socialized medical institutions to limit such prescriptions, even if it means more patient suffering. Who...
  • More soda tax measures may be coming

    11/29/2012 11:13:17 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Carolyn Jones
    Richmond's soda tax may have faltered badly on election day, but the idea is now bubbling up in other Bay Area cities and counties. Officials in San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda County, Vallejo, El Cerrito and other jurisdictions have discussed, or plan to discuss, placing soda taxes on ballots. "We lost the election, but the movement will eventually win," said Dr. Jeff Ritterman, the Richmond city councilman who sponsored Measure N. "Momentum is on our side."
  • Pepsi seeks lead in the cola wars with new ‘fat-blocking’ soda (Moochelle approved?)

    11/13/2012 7:00:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/12/12 | Danielle Tworek
    Pepsi seeks lead in the cola wars with new ‘fat-blocking’ sodaBy: Danielle Tworek November 12, 2012 In the endless battle to shake their growing reputation as a key trigger point in America’s obesity epidemic, the major soda manufacturer, Pepsi, has a new invention for the soda market: Pepsi Special, the “fat-blocking” cola. On November 13, consumers in Japan will believe they can say yes to the fries and even add a little bacon on that burger as they head through the drive-thru, as long as they include a large Pepsi Special with their meal deal. At least that’s the concept...
  • Some on D.C. Council favor restricting sugary drinks

    10/23/2012 3:57:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 12 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 23, 2012 | Mark Segraves
    WASHINGTON - Several members of the D.C. Council have come out in favor of restricting the sizes of sugary sodas sold in the District - a ban similar to one in New York City. At a recent debate between candidates for the at-large council seats, current Councilmembers Michael Brown and Vincent Orange said without hesitation they would vote to ban the sale of large drinks.
  • Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew - "It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all”

    10/20/2012 2:26:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | October 20, 2012 | ZAHID ARAB
    Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew A 13-year-old in Shoreline said he took a swig of his Mountain Dew and it turned out to be whiskey. His parents say the bottle was sealed and looked legit. “Except for the color it looks like a fully functional Mountain Dew,” said Marie Grant, mother. Marcus Olson immediately spit it out. “It tasted a little bitter. It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all,” he said. His mother said her son drank at least a shot. Grant is furious. She claims she’s only getting the run around from both Pepsi and the...
  • NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule

    09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT · by matt04 · 57 replies
    New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages. The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food. It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores. City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic. The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's...
  • NYC 'Soda Ban' Decision Expected Thursday

    09/13/2012 2:06:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    USNews ^ | September 12, 2012
    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New York City's controversial proposal to regulate restaurant sales of large sugary drinks is coming to a head, with the city's Board of Health scheduled to decide the measure's fate on Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's self-appointed board is expected to pass the measure, effectively prohibiting city restaurants, delis, sports facilities, and street vendors (but not grocery stores or convenience stores) from selling sweetened beverages in servings exceeding 16 ounces. The mayor has framed the issue as an urgent public health effort to combat obesity, saying the goal is to help New Yorkers make better...
  • Seth Goldman: Mayor Bloomberg and Our 16.9-Ounce Tea

    07/23/2012 9:49:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Seth Goldman
    Is 16.9 oz. the perfect size? Who knows? We willingly submit to the unforgiving judgment of the market.As a fellow entrepreneur with a public-service orientation, I have been a longtime admirer of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to acting on his principles. Having launched Honest Tea 14 years ago with five thermoses and a belief that consumers were thirsty for a lower-calorie natural and organic beverage, I appreciate all he has accomplished. However, I write today as an entrepreneur frustrated by a proposal that arbitrarily complicates the practical realities of commerce. When the mayor announced his proposal to...
  • Soda taxes should be used to fight obesity: doctors

    06/21/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/21/2012 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - America's largest physician organization recommended on Wednesday that taxes levied on sugar-sweetened sodas be used to fight the country's growing obesity crisis. But the policy statement adopted by the American Medical Association's House of Delegates meeting in Chicago fell short of outright support for taxing sugar-sweetened beverages to control use of these products. Two recommendations to support such taxes put before the group's policy-making body in prior meetings failed to pass. "While there is no silver bullet that will alone reverse the meteoric rise of obesity, there are many things we can do to fight this epidemic...
  • Is Cambridge, MA Suffering From "Pepsi Envy?" (Soda ban spreads)

    06/20/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 20, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Call it a case of “Pepsi Envy.” The far-left kookocracy that rules Cambridge (motto: “Too small for a Republic, too large for a permanent ‘Occupy’ encampment”) saw the unrelenting mockery of New York City’s proposed “big-soda” ban and said, “Hey, that could be us!” And so they leapt at the opportunity to play national punch line yet again, pushing their own version of Nanny Bloomberg’s Big Gulp ban. If the story of Massachusetts were made into a movie, Cambridge would be played by Pauly Shore. And even he’d be embarrassed by it. Embarrassed because even in this attempt at self-humiliation,...
  • Cambridge , Mass considers ban of soda pops ( Modern day Temperance movement )

    06/19/2012 4:14:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    City of Cambridge, MA ^ | June 19 2012 | MAYOR DAVIS
    Policy Order Resolution O-4 ORIGINAL ORDER IN CITY COUNCIL June 18, 2012 MAYOR DAVIS WHEREAS: High intake of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages increases the risk of obesity and diabetes; and WHEREAS: New York City has a plan to limit the serving size of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages sold in restaurants; now therefore be it ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to refer the matter of a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants to the Cambridge Public Health Department for a recommendation.
  • Now Massachusetts city of Cambridge wants to outlaw large sugary drinks in restaurants

    06/19/2012 5:21:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Staff
    aking a cue from New York City's proposed ban on sugary drinks, one Massachusetts town is looking to pass a similar crackdown to combat obesity and diabetes. Residents of Cambridge may have to sacrifice larger portions of soft drinks in its battle of the bulge, nearly a month after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made national headlines with his own proposal. Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis submitted the proposal at a city council meeting on Monday night.
  • NYC board of health: Hey, maybe we should extend this soda ban to other foods

    06/14/2012 6:24:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    Like I said a few weeks ago, this was always the goal of the otherwise dumb soda regs. A restriction on portion sizes makes no sense when it's limited to one kind of beverage and a select few types of vendors except as a way to inure the public to more draconian regulations down the line. Ban big sodas now, let people get used to it, and then if/when the city's obesity rate dips --- for whatever reason(s) --- flog the hell out of those statistics as proof that dietary nannyism works and should be pursued more aggressively. No surprise,...
  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Big Gulp

    06/08/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/07/2012 | Michael Kinsley
    The basic case against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crusade, to outlaw the sale of extra- large sugared soft drinks, is Libertarianism 101: In a free country, people should have the right to do what they want, even if it’s bad for them. The major exceptions and complications to this basic principle don’t seem to apply. Unlike secondhand smoke, my consumption of a Pepsi does no direct harm to anyone else. Unlike marijuana, sugary drinks have a perfectly adequate and legal substitute: sugar-free drinks. (Even if you can tell the difference between Coke and Diet Coke, you can’t claim...
  • Rolling Stone Executive Editor Comes Out in Favor of Federal Version of Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

    06/06/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    PJMedia ^ | June 6, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Remember when Rolling Stone was cool? Yeah, me neither. But it was once a center of rock ‘n roll rebellion and fighting the system. Now it’s a just another creature of the system. On MSNBC today, RS executive editor Eric Bates came out in favor of a federal ban on large soda sizes. Sounding like a leftist spin doctor, Bates characterized the ban as a “regulation on harmful substances that people take into their bodies, and which cost the government millions and millions of dollars a year in obesity and diabetes.” Others on the panel, which came at the end...
  • Majority Of New Yorkers Fall Flat On Support Of Large Soda Ban

    06/05/2012 7:01:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY 1 ^ | June 4, 2012 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to take away big sodas from New Yorkers. He wants restaurants, movie theaters and sports stadiums to be prohibited from selling sodas or other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. "All we are trying to do with full sugar drinks is to give people encouragement to do things in moderation," the mayor said on Sunday. What do New Yorkers say? "Fuhgetaboutit." "I really don't think that's like a great thing to do. People got to make up their own mind," says one New Yorker. "I think it's ridiculous. I think he should let people live as...
  • Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    06/05/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT · by stefeb · 52 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 6/5/12 | Steve F.
    ALBANY — The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops...
  • Accident reduces I-35 to two lanes (TX)

    06/04/2012 2:43:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    KVUE ^ | June 4, 2012 | KVUE
    the accident happened when the 18-wheeler rolled over and lost its trailer near Riverside Drive on the northbound side of the highway just before noon. The truck was carrying a load of soft drink cans, which spilled all over the road.
  • Michael Bloomberg Clings Bitterly To Your Diet

    06/01/2012 10:26:43 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A follow up to this post...
  • First Nanny Bloomberg Came for Your Tobacco and Transfats, Now He's Coming for Your Soda

    05/31/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 13 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/31/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Our favorite whipping boy Little Brother aka Nanny Bloomberg, formally known as Michael Bloomberg, is at it once again. Nanny Bloomberg wants to ban sugary drinks that are sold in containers larger than 16 ounces. As usual he knows better than you, and he wants you to retain your boyish or girlish figure. But don't be too upset, you can still get that 1,000 calorie milk shake from Mickey D's and as of yet refills don't seem to be on his radar. These out of control, wannabe dictators must stay up nights thinking up these looney ideas. There's...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting – A year of drug use culminates in predictable violence (using DXM?)

    05/25/2012 11:10:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 122 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 24, 2012 | sundance cracker
    Several weeks ago, as further information and discovery came to the surface the whole framing of the original media narrative began to crumble, I stumbled over a reference to “DXM” in Trayvon’s Facebook history. It’s nagged at me since, at various times popping to the front of my mind when Trayvon’s drug use was mentioned, was quickly lost to other distractions. A couple of evenings ago it again came to the forefront of consideration. This time I decided to dig in, do a little research, and see if there might actually be something to it. What I found was frankly,...
  • Ice Cream Bar Owner Juliet Pries on eBay, Tinctures, and Coca Leaves

    03/28/2012 9:11:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SF WEEKLY ^ | Wed., Mar. 28 2012 | Jonathan Kauffman
    Thanks to byzantine SF permitting processes, it took Juliet Pries almost two years to open the Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley, the subject of this week's restaurant review. But the delay gave her time to change the focus of the shop, expanding from ice cream into its most distinctive feature: pre-Prohibition sodas. I talked to Pries last week just before filing my review: SFoodie: So how did the Ice Cream Bar come about? Pries: Well, it's a long story. I had been in the bar business (as part-owner of the Kezar Pub in the Haight), but did pastry before....
  • Ice Cream Bar's Soda Fountain Revives the '30s Jerk

    02/24/2012 2:34:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    San Francisco Bay Guardian ^ | Virginia Miller | 02.22.12
    In this week's Appetite food and drink column in the paper, I relished the opportunity to return to a time of delicious handmade fountain drinks at Cole Valley's new Ice Cream Bar (albeit with some innovative contemporary flavor twists). In between sips of wild cherry phosphate, I got to talk to Russell Davis, the bartender who developed the fantastic soda fountain program, about the soda jerk revival -- and got him to share some of his sassafras secrets. SFBG Why is Ice Cream Bar different from other soda fountain revival spots in the US? Russell Davis There are a few...
  • Lynn woman charged for bizarre can scheme

    01/27/2012 9:00:33 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Lynn (MA) Item ^ | 1/24/12 | Taylor Provost
    LYNN — Police arrested a woman at a Lynn Stop & Shop Saturday after she allegedly stole $64 worth of soda cans from the store and attempted to feed them into a digital can return machine in exchange for money, according to a Lynn Police incident report. According to the report, Officer Craig Fountain was watching loss prevention video while on detail at the grocery store, located at 35 Washington St., around 8:45 p.m. when he observed 36-year-old Tina Cafarelli purchase 18 12-packs of assorted soda and pay with a state-issued electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which she allegedly also...
  • Has anyone tried the "ThrowBack" beverages?

    09/19/2011 9:52:06 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 67 replies
    19 Sept 2011 | US Navy Vet
    When my wife and I were shopping for groceries Saturday we picked up 2 cases of "ThrowBack" sodas(Mountain Dew, Pepsi).
  • Food Totalitarians on Parade

    07/29/2011 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | July 28, 2011 | Chuck Roger
    Within the last few years, we have been treated to attempts by government to control our food intake with regulatory “nudges” and legislative edicts. Sugar, salt, trans-fats, fats in general, fast foods, and school lunches are just a few ingredients and food types which have come under assault by sanctimonious busybodies seeking to dictate “healthy” eating to everyone.New York Times food writer  provides the latest in we-know-what’s-best-for-you babble. In a Times op-ed, Bittman complains, “WHAT will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits?”The question itself makes a fundamentally flawed assumption and exhibits arrogance. Why is it anyone’s...
  • Food Is the Real Thing - Mayor Bloomberg is right: taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize soda.

    06/10/2011 10:24:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    City Journal ^ | 9 June 2011 | Nicole Gelinas
    Last fall, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut soda and other sugar- and corn-sweetened drinks from the list of “foods” that New Yorkers can buy with federal food-stamp benefits. Lobbyists, from soda makers to grocery stores to minority advocates, have fought the proposal. They say that any restriction would represent an attack both on business and on personal freedom for the poor. That argument is flimsy. As food prices rise, and as the federal government cuts back spending, the mayor’s attempt to safeguard the taxpayer dollar is fiscally and socially sound. Back...
  • Possible tax on sodas in Texas

    04/19/2011 2:57:00 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 86 replies
    newschannel10 ^ | 4/19/2011 | Blair Bernier
    Texas - A Texas lawmaker says a tax on soda is one way the state can get a handle on the massive budget shortfall. The bill would put a one-cent tax per ounce of regular or diet soda sold in retail stores. Supporters say the luxury tax would give the budget a much needed boost. Lawmakers say the bill would also be beneficial because it could cause Texans to drink less soda.
  • States Are Smart to Cut Cigarette Taxes

    04/11/2011 7:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | April 11, 2011 | John Nothdurft
    After decades of increasing tobacco taxes at the federal, state, and local levels, some states are beginning to buck this fiscally burdensome and irresponsible trend. On March 17, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut the state’s cigarette tax by a dime, to $1.68 per pack. Two other states with high tobacco taxes—New Jersey and Rhode Island—are also considering proposals to reduce taxes on tobacco products to make their state’s tax rates more competitive. This reversal in policy would be fiscally responsible and especially beneficial to low-income people. Many economists have noted that many states’...
  • Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure

    03/01/2011 5:41:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03-01-11 | Staff
    Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels in adults, researchers report in Hypertension: In the International Study of Macro/ Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Micronutrients and Blood Pressure(INTERMAP), for every extra sugar- sweetened beverage drunk per day participants on average had significantly higher systolic blood pressure by 1.6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant even after adjusting for differences in body mass, researchers said. mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant...
  • Video: Pot Meets Pop In New Marijuana Soda

    02/01/2011 5:56:18 AM PST · by greatdefender · 11 replies
    WESH 2 orlando ^ | Februray 1, 2010
    A California entrepreneur is marketing a new line of medical marijuana soft drinks. Canna Cola contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and will only be sold in legal pot clubs.