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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    God, guns, AND giant sodas?

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling declared invalid Mr. Bloomberg’s plan to prohibit restaurants, mobile food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums or arenas from selling sugary drinks in cups or containers larger than 16 ounces. The ban was set to begin Tuesday.
    Judge Tingling determined that Mr. Bloomberg exceeded his authority by sidestepping the City Council and placing the issue before the city’s Board of Health, a panel whose members were each appointed by the mayor.
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    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/03/state_supreme_court_judge_strikes_down_bloombergs_soda_ban.html#ixzz2NMpOy946

  3. Atma

    Atma said, over 3 years ago

    There is currently afoot a push by lobbyists to get aspartame categorized as not requiring labeling in milk on the premise that it is healthier than sugar and is best not labeled because of that. I am not making this up!

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    On my 1st trip to the US I was taken to a McD’s by my American hosts. I was struck by how large the cup sizes were. Then I was told that the refills were free. What was the point of having large sized cups? Fewer refill trips? [yeah, yeah, I suppose some folks don’t want to hang about in a fast-food joint and want to carry away as much free coke as their little legs can carry them].

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Atma

    There is currently afoot a push by lobbyists to get aspartame categorized as not requiring labeling in milk on the premise that it is healthier than sugar and is best not labeled because of that. I am not making this up!

    What? Surely you mean flavored milk and not the plain white stuff.

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    @Atma

    Yes, never mind that stuff makes some people sick. Not on the label makes it very hard to avoid it when one needs to.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Diabetes costs society its healthy citizens.

  8. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 3 years ago

    …make it a triple burger with triple cheese slices.

  9. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    @capndunzzl

    Fries and a diet drink with that?

  10. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    @Atma

    “You just can’t make this stuff up.”

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    So the first three words of the constitution “WE THE PEOPLE” means that we aren’t responsible for each other? Who knew.

  12. chayasnana

    chayasnana said, over 3 years ago

    Trying to keep people from having such a large sugar intake is sort of like helmet laws for motorcycles. It goes against personal freedoms, but saves the rest of a lot money in healthcare costs. But I do agree with the judge that the rules were somewhat capricious in the places where the portion size was limited. If he is going to limit the drinks, the locations should be more comprehensive.

  13. lindz.coop

    lindz.coop GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Atma

    I thought it was established that this stuff is a carcinogen. Not that it would matter if there is money to be made.

  14. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    One of the issues is that poor kids are fatter and that taxpayers foot the bill for their diabetes and other problems that obesity causes.

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