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C'mon Guys -- Land of the Free and THIS B/S

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    C'mon Guys -- Land of the Free and THIS B/S


    Hi there
    C'mon America
    what is this latest piece of B/S to emanate from those shores.

    BBC News - New York City bans supersize sodas

    If people want to rot their teeth out by drinking this type of rubbish it surely is UP TO THEM.

    I'm no fad of these types of drinks -- and honestly I can say in Europe almost everyone under the age of about 23 seems to be carrying at least ONE can of these "Fizzy Drinks" for which they will pay a heavy penalty later in life -- the acid in these drinks rots the gums and eats through tooth enamel -- but that's THEIR choice.

    A better solution would be to outlaw drinking this stuff on public streets so users of these vile tasteless concoctions have to go through the same rigmarole as Cigarette smokers in public places.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    It's just Bloomberg.. what a putz.
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    Hey, Jimbo--You are right on! It's not up to the government to dictate to parent on how their children should eat. That is up to mom and dad. Most parents know that giving their children a Big Mac is not the most healthful thing to give to your child, but that decision has to be made by the parents and not any government official. I'm pretty old-fashioned and believe that we should get back to the family unit. That means parents and children; and not government, parents and children. If the government wants to give advice from good reliable sources, that's fine. But that's as far as it should go--advice only. Geez, Jimbo, you not only give good advice about Windows 8, your pretty smart in other areas too.
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    Jimbo,

    I realize that you don't seem to be a fan of sodas, but for somebody like yourself what types of beverages would you consider drinking at say a sporting event or a movie theater?

    For me, I do drink soda, but then again i don't feel that in many places I have a ton of choice. I don't drink coffee or tea (cannot stand either one), and I'm not much of a beer drinker or alcohol drinker. I do get water and drink my fair share, but I'll be honest that with popcorn, or some pizza or something water just doesn't do anything for me.

    I think it's nuts to limit the size options for regular soda at these types of venues, but then turn around and continue to see the hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, elephant ears, gigantic tubs of popcorn, candy and all of the other crap that causes us to become obese. Not to mention, we can buy gallons upon gallons of diet sodas, regardless of how bad the artificial sweeteners might be.
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    just buy TWO 16oz sodas and tell Bloomberg where he can shove it.
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    The argument goes either way. You have fat people that will suffer health ailments and clog the health care system because they refuse to live a bit healthier. Then there's the argument that if you want to be fat, if you want the American Dream, that's up you and your choice and decision only.

    Or, you can just scoff at the law, buy a 2 liter bottle of soda and guzzle that in the 2 hour long movie in the theater.

    But I think the government would be a little more effective at PROMOTING a healthy lifestyle instead of regulating it.
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    pparks? That concern is pretty much null In void now. SURE you can take water to a sports game, just grab a container of Mio liquid water enhancer, as a PERFECT replacement for soda, there are tons of varieties as well, so there is one for everyone. And here is a
    review of it Drinkable Review: MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
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    Ohio
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But I think the government would be a little more effective at PROMOTING a healthy lifestyle instead of regulating it.
    Coke, I would agree with that statement. Promoting, yes. regulating, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But I think the government would be a little more effective at PROMOTING a healthy lifestyle instead of regulating it.
    Coke, I would agree with that statement. Promoting, yes. regulating, no.
    Ah.. they promote now.. not working. I know "give it time".. I will. Ya got to remember that the mayor is sort of "odd" and this is just up his ally. What next. Ya can't buy more that one slice of pizza at a time. LOL
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    I'm not condoning the government's banning of super-sized sodas in NY, because I agree that it's not the government's place to dictate what we eat/drink. However, I do understand the REASONING behind the ban --- in addition to genuinely trying to take a first step in helping the obesity problem, the financial side of it is that later in life, when these millions of people DO become obese and develop extreme health problems because of their obesity, IT IS ALL OF US WHO END UP PAYING INCREASED MONEY for their healthcare, medical insurance etc, when all those costs go up!!!!
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