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#46    DieChecker

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:43 AM

View PostFuture_Ikann, on 16 September 2012 - 10:13 PM, said:

This reminds me of a Movie, ah yes Demolition Man

Lenina Huxley: Ah, smoking is not good for you, and it's been deemed that anything not good for you is bad; hence, illegal. Alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, meat...
John Spartan: Are you ****ting me?
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John Spartan: What the hell is that?
Moral Statute Machine: John Spartan, you are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.
Lenina Huxley: Bad language, chocolate, gasoline, uneducational toys and anything spicy. Abortion is also illegal, but then again so is pregnancy if you don't have a licence.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:51 AM

They are not limiting the amount of soda someone can drink. They are not even limiting the amount of soda someone can buy. They are only limiting the size of the container that specific places can sell. This is pure crazyness. This will do zero to actually stop obesity. It is only a political stunt. I mean who is going to enforce this law? The pollice? How are the inspectors going to know that a cup is to be used for a banned type of soda and not a diet soda? Completely political and unenforceable.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 21 September 2012 - 05:51 AM, said:

They are not limiting the amount of soda someone can drink. They are not even limiting the amount of soda someone can buy. They are only limiting the size of the container that specific places can sell. This is pure crazyness. This will do zero to actually stop obesity. It is only a political stunt. I mean who is going to enforce this law? The pollice? How are the inspectors going to know that a cup is to be used for a banned type of soda and not a diet soda? Completely political and unenforceable.

Well isn't that maybe the point? Not really banning anything so it's not too intrusive. But maybe it is about solely sending a clear message that something needs to be done?


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

Assemble six middle class self righteous geniuses in a room, give them some wine and watch as they solve the world's problems with ****.  Oblivious to the fact that everyone over the age of 16 can see that they are talking ****.

(Assemble six unemployed self righteous idiots in a room and similar occurs but they'll also be thrown out and banned for talking ****. lol)

In my fine country, obviously run by the same breed, you cannot buy two packets of headache tablets in a shop.  Lest you overdose.  You can buy one though... and then stroll next door and buy another pack.  Or go back in five minutes.

Laws made by idiots.  Dangerous idiots.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

View PostEldorado, on 21 September 2012 - 11:22 AM, said:

Assemble six middle class self righteous geniuses in a room, give them some wine and watch as they solve the world's problems with ****.  Oblivious to the fact that everyone over the age of 16 can see that they are talking ****.

(Assemble six unemployed self righteous idiots in a room and similar occurs but they'll also be thrown out and banned for talking ****. lol)

In my fine country, obviously run by the same breed, you cannot buy two packets of headache tablets in a shop.  Lest you overdose.  You can buy one though... and then stroll next door and buy another pack.  Or go back in five minutes.

Laws made by idiots.  Dangerous idiots.

I served in the Army as a Communications Specialist... Much of our portable equipment uses small batteries... We were on an exercise in Wisconsin and as part of my preparations I had to acquire about 300 commercially available batteries (like watch batteries)... So I went to a nearby Wal-Mart - which had sufficient quantities of batteries and grabbed up 300 of them... I was told that I could not buy more than 3 at a time as they were lithium batteries and I might be using them to make crystal meth...

I was in field uniform, with valid Military ID and with written authorization from our unit commander (a 1 star General) and with a government purchase order...  They still refused to sell me more than 3 batteries...  Morons....

Like you said - laws made by idiots...

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostRender, on 21 September 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

Well isn't that maybe the point? Not really banning anything so it's not too intrusive. But maybe it is about solely sending a clear message that something needs to be done?

I think its about testing the waters to see how far they can go before the public really pushes back. I doubt we have seen the last of this government sponcered health police state.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

View Postpreacherman76, on 22 September 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

I think its about testing the waters to see how far they can go before the public really pushes back. I doubt we have seen the last of this government sponcered health police state.

I agree that they are probably also testing their boundaries. But why does everyone assume that if this passes that the next thing will automatically pass without any resistance?

Isn't it more wise to just pick your battles?


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

Did anyone see the TV show Parks and Recreation last week.    They had an episode linked to the Ny soda ban.   They were trying to regulate large sodas.   They pulled out a huge (3 gallon or so) cup that read CHILD SIZE on it.   When the burger joint rep was asked about it, she said it is roughly the size of a 2 year old girl if she was liquified.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

Large-Soda Ban Blocked


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New Yorkers who enjoy super-sized sodas can keep drinking them, for now.
Today (March 11), a state judge invalidated New York City's large-soda ban, which was set to take effect tomorrow. Judge Milton Tingling, of the New York Supreme Court, called the measure "arbitrary and capricious," according to The New York Times.
The measure would have prevented the sale of sodas and other sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces. Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw the measure as an opportunity to make the city healthier, citing sugary drinks and large portion sizes as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

smart judge too, blocked the ban right before it was set to begin, so bloober has no time to conduct a "study" of effects of large cups.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

A lot of folks thought this large soda ban was a good idea...I firrnly disagree.

Why should everyone suffer because a handful of idiots cannot control themselves?  Do some people not understand this is practically a textbook example of "the Nanny State"?

It is not the job of the State to "protect" stupid.  It's like all the safety warnings on products...if someone is an idiot, they might need to be removed from the gene pool instead of being protected so they can create little stupid people.  One of my all time favorites is the sign on the continuous cloth roll handtowel dispensers in public restrooms that says "Do not hang from towel by neck"...I say...if you are dumb enough...go right ahead...Darwin awards anyone?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

i live in nyc, i don't know a single person that thought the ban was good idea.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:20 AM

View Postaztek, on 12 March 2013 - 07:45 PM, said:

i live in nyc, i don't know a single person that thought the ban was good idea.

I think it is a good idea only because it doesn't affect me.   I'm curious if it will have a positive impact.
I am a big believer in states (cities) rights.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

One of the main reasons the judge blocked it was because there were so many loopholes and exceptions in the ban that it would be more than useless.  It was a feel-good law that would have accomplished nothing.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

View PostJeremiah65, on 12 March 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

A lot of folks thought this large soda ban was a good idea...I firrnly disagree.

Why should everyone suffer because a handful of idiots cannot control themselves?  Do some people not understand this is practically a textbook example of "the Nanny State"?

It is not the job of the State to "protect" stupid.  It's like all the safety warnings on products...if someone is an idiot, they might need to be removed from the gene pool instead of being protected so they can create little stupid people.  One of my all time favorites is the sign on the continuous cloth roll handtowel dispensers in public restrooms that says "Do not hang from towel by neck"...I say...if you are dumb enough...go right ahead...Darwin awards anyone?

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