Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sodas - New York Aint Got Time For You

Sodas - New York Aint Got Time For You

If you've been out of the loop for a while, you probably missed the aspect where Mayor of New York Bloomie is trying to ban sugary drinks that come in at over 16oz.

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.

The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.

"Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, 'Oh, this is terrible,' " Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in the Governor's Room at City Hall.

First they came for the big gulps, but I said nothing because I was not a big gulp.
Then they came for the extra fries, but I said nothing because I was not an extra fry.

It makes you wonder at first why everyone is hating on the banning of drinks? I say we should ban the drinks... ALL OF THEM! I agree that the drinks should be banned. But on the other hand, Mayor Blomberg is a complete piece of shit. So now I'm conflicted.

And even though the whole notion seems strange to me. Considering that you can go into any Deli in New York, and let me tell you, they're good deli's -- and get yourself a massive pile of heart attach between two pieces of rye bread with no problem at all. Not even a health warning, but the moment you try to buy a 16 or more ounce of soda, you're limited on who can sell that to you?

How on earth does anyone drink half a liter or more of coffee in one cup, I will never know. Shit, large is 20oz, so your average American does it a fucking lot. If anything, it's all too little, too late. you're better off banning that crap from the schools and youth. Catching it in adults is just not doing anyone any good.

I think they got it all wrong. If anything in NYC was on the chopping block to getting banned, why not start with loud mouthed, obnoxious people?

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