TO: Government SUBJECT: New York to Ban Sodas Over 16 Ounces REPLY: WTF?!?

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    May 31, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    Get out of my godamn life!!

    {This will spread across the US if NYC gets it passed.}

    I'm adult and if I should choose to drink a 32oz Big Gulp it is none of your godamn business!!

    I wouldn't drink one that size, but it is my right as a citizen of a (supposedly) free country to drink one if I desire.

    I do on many occasions buy a MickeyD's Large Sweet Tea (actually, 50/50) and sip on it for an hour or two.
    Could I still do that in NYC if Mayor Bloom-County(berg) gets his meddling way? No.
    Is it going to make me obese to drink 32oz of sweet tea each day? NO!


    I swear....we need to exchange flags with Russia. They seem to enjoy more freedoms now than we do!

    And you wonder why I'm a card carrying member of the Libertarian Party?
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    May 31, 2012 12:37 PM GMT
    Is buying two 16-ounce drinks at the same time also banned?

    What if it's a non-sugar diet drink?

    I like my iced tea sweet. Will I be banned from putting more than 2 sugar packets into my tea?

    Do you have a link to this story?
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    May 31, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Dude. Drink water. So much better for u.


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    May 31, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    Also Government, since you are listening now, please quit banning pot. It's my right as an American to choose if I want to smoke pot.

    While we are at it, quit forcing women to get probed should they choose an abortion. It's their vagina and not yours.

    Oh, quit telling me that if I want a marriage it has to be with a woman, I want to chose who I marry and not have the sex of the person chosen for me should I want to marry.

    Quit making me wear a seatbelt, If I want to risk death it should be my choice. It's my right as an American to ride without the constant scratch of a seat belt going across my nipple.

    ... and something about making me buy strange expensive light bulbs too, but I forgot the details on that one.
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    May 31, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    so what? who cares? *tugs on bra strap through blouse* so what?
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    May 31, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    Have you seen how fat people are? Most Americans do not know how to eat and have no ability to say no. They need Big Brother controlling every aspect of their lives, because socialized education has failed so deeply, these poorly educated sheep can not feed themselves, so the government must, MUST, tell them what to eat and drink. Now!.
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    May 31, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    Hah, well I don't think this is going that far. They aren't stopping people from drinking as much as they want. They're just shrinking the sizes so that people don't overdrink because "well there's some left and I paid for it so I guess I should consume it".
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    May 31, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidHave you seen how fat people are? Most Americans do not know how to eat and have no ability to say no. They need Big Brother controlling every aspect of their lives, because socialized education has failed so deeply, these poorly educated sheep can not feed themselves, so the government must, MUST, tell them what to eat and drink. Now!.

    I presume this is sarcasm?
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    May 31, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.xml

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    May 31, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    Welcome to liberal utopia, where THEY know what's BEST for you!
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    May 31, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    joe_diesel1 saidhttp://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.xml

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    Thanks! I now have a better picture of this issue.

    And I'm opposed. Yes, I think drinking too much sugary drinks is a bad thing. But it's not the business of the government to prevent me. Just like it isn't the government's job to restrict many things that I do, especially regarding my gay life.

    Odd that the Teabaggers scream about too much government, and too much government intrusion in our lives, but it is a right-leaning NYC Mayor who proposes this. I'd like to see Teabagger protests over this over-extension of governmental reach, but I won't hold my breath. Teabaggers only protest when the government intrudes on the things that THEY want, but are happy to see government strip rights away from those the Right Wingers oppose, like gay people.

    So possibly a defining moment in how far government can go in molding our lives, whether we like it or not.
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    May 31, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidWelcome to liberal utopia, where THEY know what's BEST for you!


    Unlike ultraconservative texas where they constantly attempt to legislate morality?? The only difference is texas lets u know whats best for you according to their religion and morals. Rather just have someone restrict my intake of soda.
  • Bigolbear

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    May 31, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidWelcome to liberal utopia, where THEY know what's BEST for you!


    Conservatives do the same damn thing just with things that THEY think are best. (i.e. legislated morality)
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    May 31, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    Have a look at where Michael stands on several issues. I can read the names of the members on RJ and think each one of us supports AND opposes many of his opinions.

    At some point in the last 12 years he's been a democrat, republican or independent depending on what the mood of the country was at the time and when he was running for office. He is all over the map on issues. Don't assume because he supports abortion he's for troop withdraw. From that I can only assume either his feelings on issues have changed or those of whatever party he was a member of at the time.

    In any case, we don't need more government telling us how to live our lives regardless of what party he is from.

    What next? Dictating type, quality & quantity of food and exersise for each of us?
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    May 31, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    joe_diesel1 saidHave a look at where Michael stands on several issues. I can read the names of the members on RJ and think each one of us supports AND opposes many of his opinions.

    At some point in the last 12 years he's been a democrat, republican or independent depending on what the mood of the country was at the time and when he was running for office. He is all over the map on issues. Don't assume because he supports abortion he's for troop withdraw. From that I can only assume either his feelings on issues have changed or those of whatever party he was a member of at the time.

    In any case, we don't need more government telling us how to live our lives regardless of what party he is from.

    What next? Dictating type, quality & quantity of food and exersise for each of us?

    A lovely exposition.