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Mayor Bloomberg really has lost it.

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Hawaiian, May 31, 2012.

  1. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We all know that Bloomberg want's to ban all firearms everywhere. He is taking his dictatorship to a new level on telling people how they should live. From MSN

    "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 — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March."

    Now I can understand healthy school lunches, but to think you can tell a grown man how much soda pop he is allowed to drink is delusional. Maybe he will form a new group, Mayor's against sweetened ice tea!

    Sorry Mr. Bloomberg, I am keeping my handgun and my 20 oz iced tea.
     
  2. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I wonder if that would hold up as constitutional. Of couse they don't care whether it is consitutional or not but it would be something I would like to see challenged. Freedom is being squeezed further and further from reality and, unfortunately, there are a lot of people who will side with him and say that it is something good. They don't realize that by letting that freedom slip away that something they are fond of is just right behind it. The analogy of the frog who would jump out of the boiling water if put in while it is boiling but would boil to death if the water were turned up slowly to boiling is quite appropriate here.
     
  3. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Just maybe?

    No limits on how many 16oz you can order and drink?

    Two 16oz cost more than one large thus they collect more tax. :paranoid:
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Sadly, it is all fake concern from mommy gov. If gov really wanted to regulate your health you wouldn't have Aspartame and misc poisons in just about everything you eat and drink, flouride in your water, or a cigarette in your mouth. It is a positive thing for gov to have a citizenry that is weak and sickly, but more importantly, dependent.

    A healthy, prosperous, armed, thinking populace does not benefit their interests. Lots of poisons followed by a flood of bread and circuses stays the course.
     
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  5. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg is not the government in its entirety. He is one guy with a lot of power, personal beliefs that drive his political actions (really not a good thing for a high caliber politician) and perhaps dictatorial ambitions. He is just the wrong guy for the job, that's all.
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg has consistently supported overreaching intrusions on people's freedoms. I'm surprised they haven't called these high capacity sodas.
     
  7. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Evil Assault Sodas.
     
  8. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    capable of "gulp-drinking" from the hip!

    The majority in NY must like it since they keep re-electing him. Eventually they'll just get their gov't approved gruel in their daily rations so they won't be confused by all the food choices.
     
  9. Glockman19

    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    Guys, just remember that soda forces its way down our throats and its not our choice.......:banghead:
     
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  10. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Heard a great tweet about this today 'when they came for the slurpies I said nothing...'
     
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  11. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    So how many sugars/creamers would one have to put in their coffee before they couldn't purchase it in 20 oz. containers?
     
  12. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Really, whats worse for you, a 20oz soda or a 20oz malt liquor?
    Whats keeping him from going there?
    (Hint, lots of soda drinkers can’t vote yet)
     
  13. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Guess they wouldn't be allowed to buy the 20oz Mike's hard lemonades anymore. Too much sugar/oz ratio. What about "sports drinks?" The sugar in those is outrageous and I doubt many people really work out enough to burn off a 32 oz. gatorade..
     
  14. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I still have my 64 oz. giant 7-11 Big Gulp cup. Will that qualify as a pre-ban if I take it in for a refill?
     
  15. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I think you'd need a ruling on that from the FDA. :winkkiss:
     
  16. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    As long as you carry your original recipt with you at all times and people can only take sips out of it with you present.
     
  17. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Look at the bright side: instead of focussing his efforts on guns, he's spending time on stuff like this. Further, it demonstrates what a wacko he is and how intrusive he thinks government should be in our lives - something people will remember if he tries to move to the national stage.
     
  18. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And if you go to a ball game, you can not order a 20oz soda, buy you can order a 32oz beer. I think it is great that he is getting national news attention on how wacked he actually is.
     
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  19. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Bloomberg can have my AK and my Big Gulp when he takes it from my cold dead hands.
     
  20. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what Blomberg and his soda decree has to do with guns but agree it's an over-reach on his part and ill conceived to boot.
     
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