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Ban The Soda. We're Too Fat

Old 31st May 2012, 17:09
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Ban The Soda. We're Too Fat

Want to talk about the government sticking its nose where it doesn't belong?

Seems His Un-Royal Highness Michael Bloomberg (Mayor, NYC) has decided to do something about the ever increasing numbers of obese people not only in this country but in this city as well. (Could have fooled me. Every time I look around here in NYC I rarely see someone fat, let alone obese.)

Anyway, His Majesty is trying to get the city council to pass an ordnance which will prohibit the sales of sugar laden beverages over the size of 16 ounces. His reasoning behind this is that it will help stem the tide of obesity/fattiness in NYC.

What a dumb $ss. (We in NYC already know that anyway.) I wonder if it ever occurred to his Majesty that if someone is that dead set on drinking "sugar-laden" beverages they'll simply finish one 16 ounce bottle and then order another one!!!! And another... and another......

When will the government ever mind its own business and leave responsibility to those who should bear the same?

Sheesh.

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Old 31st May 2012, 18:54
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CS Lewis:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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Old 31st May 2012, 18:59
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leave responsibility to those who should bear the same?
like them?

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Old 31st May 2012, 19:00
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I get the point about the sweetener, I recently got some kool-aid that suggests a cup of sugar or low calorie sweetener per 2 quarts, I'm making it up with about the equivalent of 3 or 4 teaspoons of a natural sweetener and it is fine
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Old 31st May 2012, 19:04
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Spot on SRT. But do keep in mind that His Un-Royal Majesty Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of NYC and Number One Resident Narcissist had the city council re-arrange the city charter so that he could remain mayor after his 2-term limit expired. he's on his 3rd term and rumor has it he'll be seeking his 4th.

So, if he does indeed seek and obtain a 4th term what those of us who either live or work in NYC will see is:

1. Restaurants and food establishments will not be allowed to sell foods with high fat content, beverages with high sugar content, no salt shakers on the tables, no water glasses on the table, etc.

2. Smoking will be prohibited anywhere within the 5 boroughs of New York City. That includes within your own home.

3. The bridges leading into or out of NYC will cost $15-$20 to cross. (Each way, per day.)

4. Spanish will be the defacto language of NYC agencies.

5. Michael Bloomberg will become King Michael I of Manhattan And All Of Its Immediate Environs. Coronation at 5. The beating of his subjects following at 6. Stay tuned.
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Old 31st May 2012, 19:25
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[QUOTE]Smoking will be prohibited anywhere within the 5 boroughs of New York City. That includes within your own home[QUOTE]

Is that really true ? If so I would have expected an avalanche of lawsuits about personal freedom, invasion of privacy and many others.

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Old 31st May 2012, 19:32
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It's not true yet, but there is a "movement" underway by the city council, at the behest of King Micheal I of Bloomberg whereby smoking will become prohibited in apartment complexes housing more than x number of units. Said movement is similar, in many respects, to a bowel movement.

Lawsuits may occur as a result, should this become law. Then again, King Michael I of Bloomberg couldn't care less. If it were up to him, personal freedoms would be null and void, here in the Kingdom of NYC.
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Old 31st May 2012, 19:42
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Bloomberg is a helicopter pilot and flies his personal Agusta SPA A109S helicopter and regularly violates the operations curfew at the heliport near his home in Manhattan.

Bloomberg's Helicopter Breaks Curfew At East 34th Street Heliport, Say Neighbors (VIDEO)
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Old 31st May 2012, 22:12
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regularly violates the operations curfew
Then so does his pilot.

Bloomberg doesn't fly alone and he hangars his helicopter in NJ. There are no instrument procedures into E. 34th and no hangars. I believe hizzoner holds a private certificate with single, multi, and airplane instrument privileges. I also believe he holds a private helicopter certificate without instrument privileges.

While Bloomberg can perhaps get away with claiming ignorance of the curfew (though a good pilot tends to know the hours of the airfield he operates to and from), the guy who makes his living flying Bloomberg's aircraft probably can't.
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Old 31st May 2012, 23:34
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Bloomberg doesn't fly alone
Ah, sad to say I must have fell for the typical press nonsense and lies about one of their heroes.

However.

"Sorry boss, we can't land that late, there is curfew at that time until 08:00 Monday morning."

"Who the hell signs your paycheck, I'm the damn mayor of that city, we'll land when I say we'll land. If anybody says anything, screw 'em, I am the MAYOR!".

Or a variation of that; 'It's good to be King.'*






* Apologies to Mel Brooks.
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I don't want to get off on a rant here* but if hizzoner wants to use General Aviation facilities located in the downtown area, after hours or not, more power to him. At least he recognizes the value and utility of GA, unlike of that feckwit mayor of Chicago who tore up Meigs Field.

*With apologies to Dennis Miller.
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At least he recognizes the value and utility of GA, unlike of that feckwit mayor of Chicago who tore up Meigs Field.
The idea of a sympathetic role model is he needs to be perceived as sympathetic, maybe? Sad and pathetic are not quite the same thing.
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Adding suggar to our food (beverage and/or meals) is:
1-completely useless
2-dangerous for health

We don't need any added suggar. Adding suggar is a trick from the food industry to make us addicted so they can make more profit, that's not more complicated than that: economic 101.

We are supposed to be free citizens nowadays but our soul and our bodies are slaves, completely brainwashed and addicted because of the deregulated economy that is now out of control: economy is not here to serv human being anymore, it has become an independant monster without ethic living for itself, with the complete approval from the happy crowd asking more and more until sickness and death.

Sad but so true.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 03:09
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Suggar makes your teeth do this.

Sugar on the other hand...
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Demolition Man should called it the Bloomberg Plan...


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The radeng househoold gets by on 3 tablespoons (a tablespoon is 15ml) of sugar a week when we're both at home. That's because you need a tablespoon of sugar for the bread - you can definitely tell if there's been no sugar, as it helps the yeast work.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 12:39
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Um.... lifting.. wrote:

Bloomberg doesn't fly alone and he hangars his helicopter in NJ
Now there's a thought. Perhaps King Michael I of Bloomberg can take up permanent residence in that sh*t hole of a state. This way he can be closer to his helicopter.

On second thought, perhaps we should give King Mike a Chinook as a replacement. And then have him flown over Afghanistan, hovering for hours at a time over a known "insurgent" stronghold.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 18:19
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Ooops!

Yes sugar, I really should pay attention when I type.

Sugar...
We really have to learn to appreciate different flavour and taste.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 21:48
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To take the devil's advocate side (just to do it), it appears that folk feel that hizzoner shouldn't be able to mandate what people pour into their bodies, be that caffeine, nicotine, purine, Ovaltine, saccharine, aspartame, sucrose, glucose, or corn syrup with high fructose. OK.

However, government at another level is insisting that everyone purchase health insurance for everyone else.

A wee conflict, one supposes.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 22:09
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KAG,

Want to appreciate different flavors and tastes? Come to my favorite taqueria and let's do a test...see if you can tell the difference between Serrano, Habanero, and Mirasol peppers. I know you don't drink (heaven forbid!), so I will watch with cold Bohemia in hand.
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