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Bloomberg To Appeal Halt Of "Arbitrary And Capricious" Decision, Will Fight Valiantly To Curb New York Obesity

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It took the NY Mayor's office a few brief minutes to respond to Judge Tingling's order, and announce it would promptly appeal the decision. Because apparently nobody thought of the children.


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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:59 | 3320262 hedgeless_horseman
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Look...over there...a distraction!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:59 | 3320287 TideFighter
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What's next, 97% of all shit sold in a grocery store?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:01 | 3320300 john39
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bloomberg would be fine with the 32 oz. drinks so long as it used toxic aspertame and other GMO goodness... 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:10 | 3320326 ZerOhead
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Rumors are circulating that Bloomberg is meeting with Obama adminstration and DEA officials to have sugar declared an illegal and addictive drug...

A 1987 study showed sugar acted as an analgesic drug whose effects could be blocked by a morphine blocker.[2] In her 1998 book, author Kathleen DesMaisons outlined the concept of sugar addiction as a measurable physiological state caused by activation of opioid receptors in the brain and hypothesized that dependence on sugar followed the same track outlined in the DSM IV for other drugs of abuse.[3][page needed]

Fifteen years later, 2002 research at Princeton began showing the neurochemical effects of sugar, noting that sugar might serve as a gateway drug for other drugs.[4]

I say let them eat morphine...


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:11 | 3320350 idea_hamster
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"the obesity epidemic, which kills 5,000 NYers a year"

Yeah, but only the fat ones, so....


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:17 | 3320381 medium giraffe
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More people than terrorism then...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:22 | 3320405 Ignatius
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This whole so called 'issue' is bullshit and its more likely for the purpose of drawing attention away from ongoing Wall Street frauds.  Fuck me runnin', how 'bout a coke vs. pepsi debate... sheesh.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:28 | 3320431 RockyRacoon
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No mention of free markets, just a judge's opinion on another politician.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:38 | 3320498 Manthong
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You don’t lose the noise from liberal socialists until you get rid of them.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:54 | 3320578 Ignatius
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"liberal socialist"?  kidding, right?

A syphilitic, dog-fucking puke, sure, but socialist?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:11 | 3320617 whotookmyalias
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Well I beleive Bloomberg is an idiot and this was just about the worst example of government overstepping I've ever seen.  

He's beyond socialist and leaning towards tyranical.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 05:41 | 3321738 GetZeeGold
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The mayor gets the news he's not an emperor.....that's got to be devastating news.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:10 | 3320618 Texas Ginslinger
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Will be interesting to see the public response to serious talk about restricting calories.

Same as the response to talk about banning auto weapons, I would think.

Cheescake Factory business will increase.  

The Heart Attack Grill in Vegas will have a long line out the door.

Try to restrict calories and the pubic will do the opposite.



Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:21 | 3320655 TheFourthStooge-ing
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How many people are killed each year by NYPD?

If Mayor Mike wants to protect New Yorkers, perhaps he should learn from the Chinese and throw 1200 pigs into the river.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 20:10 | 3321144 nmewn
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Its up to 3,000 pigs I do believe this eugenicist (Bloomberg) would do it if he had the power.

But back to Shanghai, I understand they're having a helluva time pushing the garbage aside (styrofoam cups, plastic bottles and what not) trying to lasso, net, cane pole and stick with pitchforks to get these bloated porkers to shore. I mean, no sense in showing individual initiative, the Party said to fish out the pigs, fish the pigs we will!!!

Our favorite Chi-Com agent shitizen citizen still cannot be reached for comment on this...but I'm sure he'd say these are consumpzinating American pigs eternally blobbing up that had to die!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 21:23 | 3321321 NoDebt
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OK, so we have one confirmed "sane" person left in New York (the judge).  Who's next to perform a heroic act of simple common sense? 

Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 22:59 | 3321476 palmereldritch
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The latest corporate sponsoring initiative says Bloomberg's gonna lose his appeal

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:25 | 3320422 Never One Roach
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Moar Fat.....drink more fructose with horsemeat with a side of E coli....mmmmm...Good!



Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:58 | 3320786 fonestar
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An interesting insight into the thinking of globalist-marxist scum like Bloomberg.  That's not 5,000 human beings who made lifestyle choices while they were on this Earth.  That's 5,000 human cattle that serve him as either bragging rights or potential embarassment at Bilderberg meetings.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 18:31 | 3320869 secret_sam
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Bloomberg's no Marxist, dude, get an education, you sound like an idiot.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 23:37 | 3321513 fonestar
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Was Jacob Schiff a Marxist?  Or just while opportune?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:10 | 3322211 secret_sam
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Don't know enough about him to render any judgment, but it doesn't really look like it.  Most Marxists are not members of the aristocracy which communism was intended to destroy.

But 'round these parts, we don't pay much attention to those kinds of details, eh?  May as well be calling Bloomberg an Islamist for the accuracy. 

"Marxist" is just a synonym for "person I hate" among the mouth-breathing regulars here.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:16 | 3320380 resurger
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Okay WTF! Am going long Sugar stoxxxxxxxx

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 05:43 | 3321740 GetZeeGold
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Someone out there sure hates sugar.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:25 | 3320432 aerojet
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Not sure if serious, but if so, that's just bullshit.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:36 | 3320491 ZerOhead
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Definitely not serious but given the fucktards sailing the Ship of State one never knows...

War on Obesity = larger police state + more private prisons with the goal of lower future spending on Healthcare. What's not to like?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:31 | 3320472 Oldwood
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Hey, if the EPA can make CO2 a pollutant, then everything is on the table...if its for our own good.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 00:32 | 3321557 A Nanny Moose
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Nevermind that sugar, and refined carbs are recommended by the USDA approved food pyramid?

What is the next surreal development? Will NYC sue the USDA?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:08 | 3320333 Say What Again
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I'm OK for now, but if he bans short skirts and high heels, I may join a Political Action Committee!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:10 | 3320348 francis_sawyer
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Just the latest entry in the sweepstakes...



Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:12 | 3320369 resurger
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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:11 | 3320622 Divine Wind
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Good Ole Francis.

Never let a good chance to insult Jews pass you by....

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:24 | 3320649 francis_sawyer
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Last time I checked ~ there is not a jew on the planet that I'm stealing money from [unless you want to account for the gold at the bottom of the lake that I capsized my boat last year in order to keep them from stealing it from me]... But THANKS for your interest...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 20:42 | 3321223 kito
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francis how do you account for the millions of non jews that steal your money everyday?.............or do you just ignore them and focus only on the JOOS.............francis, i like you, but we need to work on this unhealthy obsession of yours..................perhaps i can introduce you to some JOOS who i promise wont steal your money....just go out, have a drink or two or three and discuss how global elitists...some JOOS, some NOT....are ruining the world..........

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:15 | 3322699 exgop
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Killing of international peace activists in cold blood, passport & identity theft, organ trafficking, money laundering, espionage, land grabbing, occupation, apartheid, concentration camps, torture, massacres, cold-blooded murders, use of illegal weapons, baby killing, use of human shields, shelling of schools & hospitals, bulldozing of homes with civilians buried alive, purposeful destruction of ambulances full of wounded children – nearly every type of imaginable & unimaginable crime.  just another day for a jew

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:13 | 3320370 GolfHatesMe
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Oddly, the soda from Mexico, with the real sugar in it, only come in 16 oz bottles

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:15 | 3320382 Clint Liquor
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And it makes the best Jack n Coke!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:48 | 3320532 secret_sam
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Not in mi barrio, ese.  Compro 1.5L Jarritos all the time.

Come to think of it, there's plenty of 'Merkin soda with sugar now, too.  Sierra Mist was the last one I had that was using regular old "sucrose" sugar.  It was even part of the advertising.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:26 | 3320444 johngaltfla
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Perhaps he should saunter over to the NYFED and clean up the obese obscene fat asses there. Bloomie missed his calling. If he was born 90 years earlier, he could have been the only Jewish Gestapo officer in the Reich.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:03 | 3320315 McMolotov
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We plan to appeal the sugary drinks decision as soon as possible...

The "sugary drinks decision." This really is fucking Bizarroworld.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 00:49 | 3321580 lewy14
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Kafka meets Monty Python.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:01 | 3320302 AlaricBalth
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“With stunning insouciance, Americans have given up the rule of law that protected their liberty. The silence of law schools and bar associations indicates that the age of liberty has passed. In short, the American people support tyranny. And that’s where they are headed.”

- John Craig Roberts was the under-secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration

If you rely on the government to protect you, who will protect you from the government.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:18 | 3320394 oleander garch
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Mike Bloomberg is the ultimate John Galt.  Self-made and self-assured, he strides the globe like a giant.  He is morally superior to you because his wealth is tallied in the billions.   He bought the mayoralty and he owns it.  Welcome to the libertarian paradise of New York City. 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:38 | 3320505 Oldwood
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I take it you never read the book.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 18:05 | 3320800 1C3-N1N3
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John Galt swore by his own life and his love of it that he would not ask another man to live for his (Galt's own) sake.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 18:23 | 3320843 Mr Joshua
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I don't think you know much about John Galt.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:09 | 3320342 Banksters
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Can you snort sugar?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:29 | 3320462 ZerOhead
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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:29 | 3320450 cpzimmon
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God no! Now I don't have any stupid and petty distractions to occupy my mind? Oh wait, the sequester...never mind.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:00 | 3320512 boogiedown
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NYPD Officers Shoot and Kill Three Black Men in One Week

All Empire State Building Shooting Victims Were Wounded By Police


Mother Of Man Killed By NYPD Gets Billed For Dent in Police Car Caused  Son's Body


NYPD Officer Conspired To Cook and Eat Women


Witness Claims NYPD Cruiser That Killed Japanese Student Did Not Have Lights and Sirens On


...but please Bloomy, protect me from obesity...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:26 | 3320676 secret_sam
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Also, my favorite is: if the po-po doesn't file a complaint about the crime, the crime never happened.

Lots of rapes in Brooklyn over the past decade weren't criminal because the cops just threw away the paperwork.  That obviously has something to do with NYC's low crime-rate.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 19:48 | 3321081 Things that go bump
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Hitler sent Von Stauffenberg's widow a bill for the execution of her husband.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:41 | 3320523 lolmao500
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which kills 5,000 NYers a year.

OMG that's like 1.5 9/11 every year!!

/Guiliani 9/11 9/11 9/11!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 21:50 | 3321375 Bruin4
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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 23:31 | 3321506 dow2000
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Good thats 250k in food stamps saved per year, nevermind welfare, obamaphone, electrical, heating, and rent subsidies....i say, let them eat soda!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 08:02 | 3321856 What is The Hedge
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Sorry hedgeless, this is not, at all, a distraction! This is the first organized attempt at holding the food industry hostage so as to eventually extort a "sin/fat/unhealthy tax on foods that may, or appear, to cause health issues. How else do you think the Dems plan to pay for their healthcare scheme?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:55 | 3320263 madcuban
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Fuck you Bloomberg.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:00 | 3320294 camaro68ss
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who the hell voted this guy in? the people of this country are losing there minds one big gulp at a time

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:11 | 3320360 Dr. Richard Head
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I believe DIEbold got him into office. 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:22 | 3320413 hedgeless_horseman
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Do you mean the company DIEbold that makes the ATM machines for banks, or the company DIEbold that makes the voting machines for banks?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:32 | 3320698 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Yes, that's the one.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:27 | 3320430 n9lhm
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"who the hell voted this guy in? the people of this country are losing there minds one big gulp at a time"


The same group of voters that elected the carpetbagging Hilary Clinton to be their Senator after living there for three months.


There aint a whole lotta common sense there.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:08 | 3320340 101 years and c...
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coming soon:  amount of time your tv can be on in a day.  how many big macs you can eat in a year.  mandatory exercise programs, etc, etc, etc....

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:18 | 3320390 rustymason
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Textbook Jewish tyranny, right out of the Torah and the Talmud.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:46 | 3320548 Overfed
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I would like to expand upon your comment. Something more like: "Fuck you Bloomberg, you fucking dirt-eating bag of monkey shit. If you were to eat a bullet tonight, the whole world would instantly be a better place, you fucking petty, useless, pontificating tyrant."

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:56 | 3320265 Hippocratic Oaf
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They're now gonna make the judge an offer he can't refuse.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:05 | 3320322 McMolotov
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A horse head in his bed and a drone outside his window.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:27 | 3320451 aerojet
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You never know what powerful allies the judge has.  Maybe Batman.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:56 | 3320268 razorthin
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The mob is coming for you right after Bernanke when it all hits the fan.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:57 | 3320273 GolfHatesMe
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NYC Healthy probably all appointed at recess.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:57 | 3320274 PUD
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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:58 | 3320282 resurger
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..and Bloomberg wins the appeal.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 15:59 | 3320284 Cognitive Dissonance
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I'm delighted Bloomberg has my back. Or should I say that Bloomberg has my fat ass?


<Please mayor, stop helping me so much.>

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:08 | 3320339 madcuban
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Too bad there's no sugar in these drinks they are banning. There is only high fructose corn syrup.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:26 | 3320679 NotApplicable
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I keep wondering why they are using that word.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 03:08 | 3321645 Redhotfill
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Perhaps the corn syrup lobby is trying to use this as a way to villinize sugar and make people think all those sodas have sugar in them when its really that crappy HFCS?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:00 | 3320291 vintageyz
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Hmmm.  5000 people die from surgary drinks in a city of over 8 million.  Just a bit higher than what Senator Graham said drone strikes killed.


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:02 | 3320306 camaro68ss
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soda drinkers, the new terrorists

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:09 | 3320347 XitSam
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But the soda drinkers have a choice.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 19:47 | 3321077 PrintemDano
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Not if Comrade Bloomberg has his way....

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:10 | 3320338 imbrbing
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Sounds like that is more than get killed by "assualt rifles"

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:26 | 3320443 seek
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If you believe his figures, then yes. It's well more than ten times the entire death toll from rifles, let alone "assault rifles" for the entire country.

Really puts that threat into perspective, doesn't it?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:29 | 3320464 aerojet
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The battleground for idiotic gun control is in Colorado, Illinois, and to a lesser extent, Minnesota.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:11 | 3320293 CaptainSpaulding
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My mouse finger hurts today. Too many clicks in one day

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:40 | 3320515 KnightTakesKing
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If you wait a few months, Bloomberg's manditory exercise program will fix that little mouse finger for you.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:00 | 3320296 Shizzmoney
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We believe @nycHealthy has the legal authority and responsibility to tackle causes of the obesity epidemic, which kills 5,000 NYers a year.

Yeah, but I'd rather die of drinking one-too-many sodas rather than 16 year old black males in NYC getting shot one-too-many (11!) times by NYPD.

But soda!


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:02 | 3320305 buzzsaw99
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Yeah, just have the nyc police shoot anyone with an oversized soda.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:09 | 3320341 Hulk
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2 straws, or more, in an oversized soda make them perfectly legal...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:41 | 3320524 ZerOhead
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Only if the cup has a dividing wall built into it... hey... I think I just came up with a $1MM idea!...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:50 | 3320566 Hulk
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Yeh, well, that idea sucks !!!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:11 | 3320363 imbrbing
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No wonder the death rate is at 5000 for large soda drinkers.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:25 | 3320429 Zymurguy
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One side of the statistics... how many 16+ oz. sugary sodas are consumed ea. year without a fatality?

Fuck off Bloomberg and let people live their lives the way they want to.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:30 | 3320469 aerojet
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Or an 89 year-old woman, in the case of the God-awful Warminster, PA po-po.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:22 | 3320412 StarTedStackin'
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The Cops should be shooting a whole lot more 16 year old 'Trayvons', either that, or what passes for parents in the hood should start doing some actual parenting!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:03 | 3320307 Osmium
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When you outlaw large sugary drinks, only outlaws have large sugary drinks.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:08 | 3320334 McMolotov
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"From my cold, dead, plump, syrupy hands..."

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:10 | 3320349 GolfHatesMe
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Outlawing Mentos in 5,4,3...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:29 | 3320459 Troublehoff
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When you outlaw large sugary drinks, only outlaws have large sugary drinks.


Funniest comment I've seen on ZH for a while..

P.S. Fuck you, Bloomberg - I'm a pretty healthy eater normally, but you don't get to tell me that I can't drink a certain measure of fizzy drink you fucking nanny state fascist. I'm a fucking grown adult. This has to stop!

If unhealthy lard-asses want to eat themselves into an early grave then that's their bag. I don't see a ban on horse riding, snowboarding, mountain climbing, driving...! How may NY'er die every year in car accidents? Does he propose to ban cars.... how many NYers die every year as a result of inactivity... does he plan to force people into the gym at gunpoint...


..get you fucking nose out of my life and look up the definition of 'liberty' you fucking prick 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 19:04 | 3320975 Milestones
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On your lead line use quotes with that type or you will get no comments registered.        Milestones

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:03 | 3320312 philosophers bone
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Mayor's argument will be that the ban, while not valid as a ban, is valid if you call it a tax.  U.S. Supreme Court will reverse lower court decision.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:04 | 3320316 JustObserving
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How about stopping the fascist "Stop-n-Frisk" policy under which 1800 people are stopped everyday in New York and frisked?  That will never happen.  Sheeple have no rights.

They hate us for our freedoms.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:22 | 3320415 earnyermoney
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How about a citizen of NYC stopping and frisking Bloomberg?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:04 | 3320317 StarTedStackin'
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Bloomy should go after all of the morbidly obese Obama voters who are too stupid to spend their foodstamp money on nutritional food FOR THEIR CHILDREN




"Dimme dat FILL IT MIG NONS"





To top it off, we have to give the kids a free lunch at school after the taxpayers already paid fo his breffus lunch an dinna.......

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:17 | 3320638 Divine Wind
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"Dimme dat FILL IT MIG NONS"



Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:04 | 3320318 IdiocracyIsAlre...
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Right...  The prince is only looking out for the the good of the proles.  Is there any way NYers can impeach this guy?  I guess not since he already got the law change to let him have a 3rd term in the first place.  Next step is getting the law change to "divine right of mayors"

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:07 | 3320323 ebworthen
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So Bloomie thinks sugary drinks kill people?

Funny, I haven't seen any 22 oz. cups of soda walking the streets forcing themselves down people's gullets (?).

Neither have I seen any handguns or rifles floating by some mysterious force three feet off the ground spitting bullets out.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:34 | 3320483 aerojet
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I once read a story about a Sten gun doing that during WWII--It started to run away on the person firing it so he threw it on the ground (bad move) and it spun itself around the ground, firing in all directions until empty.  Kind of scary.  But yes, it was initially triggered by a person.  And who knows if the story is really true or not.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:05 | 3320325 Undecided
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yah they will want to appeal this article too...


Canadian house prices could fall 44% with severe economic shock: Moody’s



Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:18 | 3320392 Global Hunter
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but but but the canadian press tells canadians their banks are extra special and extra good because they're smart conservative canadian banks.

we have grace too.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:34 | 3320486 dwayne elizando
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Canada is a socialist paradise.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:00 | 3320591 Global Hunter
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Socialist paradise? way.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:08 | 3320335 Dieselclam
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"...which kills 5,000 Matrix batteries a year."

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:00 | 3320592 edifice
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"Mmm... Ignorance is bliss..."  (cue harp)

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:16 | 3320336 LMAO
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People of the North Korean enclave Nju Yjawk, listen to yoh almighty leader! Comrades, I command you!

Signed: Philantropist Maximus Bloombehlg

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:09 | 3320343 lizzy36
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Just use central bank logic.

Threaten to drone all the people who drink soda's in a large size cups.

Problem solved. 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:11 | 3320357 JLee2027
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More "self-given" authority nonsense. You have to stand up for yourselves or roll over like a slave. This is no other possible choice, because "they" will make the choice for you. 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:23 | 3320418 Global Hunter
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I can see it happening in urban/suburban areas, I don't think they'll have the stomach to take the rural areas.

Charlie is giving in inch by inch house by paraphrase Full Metal Jacket, Walter J Schneidovsky to Raptorman.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:11 | 3320362 XitSam
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Bloomberg is not going to appeal, he is going to spend the public's tax money to appeal a ruling that the people don't want.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:12 | 3320366 icanhasbailout
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Just out of curiousity, what's the body count of the NYPD in an average year?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:31 | 3320471 seek
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50K due to all causes in 2010 for NYC (last year stats available.) NYPD killed 9 people in 2011. 2012 report not yet available.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 19:10 | 3320992 MagicHandPuppet
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Give us MOAR!!!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 20:03 | 3321129 PrintemDano
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Not high enough.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:12 | 3320367 HD
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Maybe if they put as much effort into financial sector reform as they do meaningless soda pop bans we might just be better off.

When does NYC release it's officially sanctioned hairstyles?


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:14 | 3320374 medium giraffe
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This is such a waste of time I can hardly be bothered to

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:14 | 3320375 Global Hunter
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This gong show isn't even worthy of the tag "bread and circuses".  They're not even trying any more.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:15 | 3320377 RichardENixon
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I thought they hated us for our freedoms. I'm getting so confused.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:17 | 3320379 newengland
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More nonsense from sore loser, Boomberg. Cigarettes and alcohol kill more people than obesity. But Boomberg wants the tax from sales to pursue his vanity projects ... like defying a sensible judge the expense of taxpayers, and the rising death toll from addictions.

What he is really angling for is 'behavioral conditioning', as a clever ZHer said on the other thread. Fascist Boomberg et al want everyone to submit to their one true authoritarian voice. FORWARD ... to the gulags, eventually.

He'll keep the lethal substances that earn tax for the state, and grandstand over the petty issue of sugary drinks. Prat. Fascist.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:17 | 3320384 SillySalesmanQu...
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Dear Mayor,

                   please find something better to take a stand on, like....TAKING CARE OF THE 27,000 HOMELESS IN NYC!!!   Now, go stand in the designated time-out corner and sip on your Big Gulp.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:17 | 3320387 rsnoble
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Fuck Bloomberg raw I hope a bunch of HIV infested superhung black men get hold of him.  I'm not gay but id love to see the video of it.  After a few beers id probably piss my self laughing.  Then force him to drink a gallon of fucking pop at gun point.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:17 | 3320389 Rustysilver
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Hey, mayor mike: put your might force on repealing the department of agriculture.

Then you will have my support even if am not NYC resident.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:52 | 3320411 Yen Cross
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   I'm not sure what percentage of N.Y city GDP> sales tax revenue is derived from the food services business, but I'll bet it's pretty substantial!

   Way to go Bloomturd! <sarc> Challenge the judges decision and really confuse the fuck out of everyone in N.Y. so they don't  want to spend money on anything outside of the local grocery store.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:22 | 3320416 Frank N. Beans
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Mr. Mayor, haven't you heard?   A man's got to know his limitations.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:29 | 3320467 graneros
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Bloomberg should be made to pay all legal fees for the appeal.  Not that the cost would mean anything to him.  But the poor taxpayer is gonna have to pick up the tab (no pun intended)(do they still make Tab?) for both sides of this idiots war on soda pop.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:29 | 3320468 americanspirit
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"Sugary drinks decision."

Probably goes without saying but I'm gonna say it anyway - high fructose corn syrup isn't sugar, just as cigarettes aren't tobacco.

Are these people stupid or merely venal?

If the law ( which I haven't read) makes 'sugary" drinks illegal then HFCS drinks are good to go.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:33 | 3320481 venom
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I believe the NYC Mayor's office has the authority to suck it.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:40 | 3320518 FubarNation
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5000/year less fatties around is good for the country.  What is your problem Bloomberger?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:50 | 3320567 Oldwood
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Call me suspicious, but when the same people are telling me that there are way too many of us on this planet, that our healthcare system is broke and there is no money for Social Security and we are aborting millions of unborn babies and we are supplying an immense number of food stamps to be spent on god knows what, that maybe, just maybe, they don't have MY best interests at heart.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 20:05 | 3321134 PrintemDano
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Avatar = + 1000

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:41 | 3320528 Intoxicologist
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Cartoon Bloomberg


Well, I'm off to work to serve sugary soft drinks and BOOZE!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:41 | 3320529 Clayton Bigsby
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Ha Ha - fuck you Bloomberg - you cocksucker in miniature...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:45 | 3320545 Oldwood
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I was arbitrary and capricious once, but my wife told me to stop it. She said that was her job.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:57 | 3320583 KnightTakesKing
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OT but... where's

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:59 | 3320588 edifice
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You think they'll ban Double Quarter Pounders, or Baconators?  Nope.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:00 | 3320593 kegman
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A  common sense overturning of Bloomberg's folley was just the beginning. In Utah they are trying to tax e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes and they are trying to make it illegal for someone 16-18 years old from using a cell phone while driving.

There is no shortage of ignorance in our elected leaders.


Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:11 | 3320620 Totentänzerlied
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Progressives always believe they have the responsbility, and can always claim they have the legal authority, or simply ignore it and invoke a higher power like "the good of the people". And the people go along with it. Because the progressives know what the people want to hear and have no problem saying it, no matter how unbelievably stupid or false or wrong. People believe obesity is a bad thing, people want someone to swoop in and make it go away, people support sociopaths like Bloomberg who say the magic words. They appeal to the fact that no one believes their identified social ill (in this case, obesity) is a good thing, and then make the giant leap from there to the position that they have the right to do whatever it takes to make things better. And people care more about their problems than vague bourgeois notions like "law" and "justice" and "liberty", they will side with the progressives, who offer state-reliance and state-responsibility, over the libertarians, who offer self-reliance and self-responsibility, every single time. Because it feels good to go a' moral crusading and to abdicate personal responsibility and believe in a savior, and because our species has a predisposition toward sympathetic magic and a weak, myopic, hyperlocal concept of causality. If we just ban this one simple thing, this set of interrelated, complex economic, medical, social, cultural, and perhaps political problems will go away forever! This is magical "silver bullet" thinking.

Why is this so hard to understand? This same soap opera bullshit has been played out millions of times. 

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:15 | 3320632 Clowns on Acid
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The MSM media constantly cries:

"The Children are hungery !"....NYC needs more money (higher taxes / fees, etc).

"There is an obesity crisis !" ....NYC needs Gov't telling them what to consume, how to exercise.

Are some people eating all of the children's food ?

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:21 | 3320657 Divine Wind
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This is all bulls*it.

Most people in NYC run / walk their asses off each and every day.

Something else is in play here.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:25 | 3320673 Grinder74
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Sooo, is Bloomberg raaaciiiist for disagreeing with a black judge?  Where's Chris Matthews to interpret this code for us?

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