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And so it is written; thou shalt not drink big soda upon the veritable streets of New York City. As the Village Voice reports, the NY Board of Health just passed Bloomberg's soda ban proposal banning sugary drinks in more than 16-ounce cups. Of course, none of this should come as a surprise as repression swings from financial to social - what next? No more 8-year-old chimney-sweeps? No more untested drugs on the market? Free-speech suppression on YouTube? As WSJ notes: During the first three months after the ban takes effect, the city will inspect and inform sellers when they are not in compliance with the law. The city will allow a three-month grace period before it begins issuing notice of violations that are subject to fines. Will there be soda hoarding? 'I Drink 17-ounces-at-a-time' T-Shirts?

 


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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:51 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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Peak Suger Bitchezz!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Central Bankster
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Maybe this will get the food stamp fatties to pay attention... you know a government that has the power to give you everything can also take it away? Naw... this is just for our safety and health.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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More than anything, it is just plain stupid that anyone thought this shit up. Drink 16ounces at a time times 4 or one 64 ouncer. Who gives a shit? Dumb ass politicians just want to control people.

Maybe we should be attacking mayoral homes and governor's mansions. I'm sure Obama would apologize for the mayors and givernors then. What a fucked up country, what a fucked up world.

Can we please get some libertarians into office? I know who I am voting for.

By the way, does the sugar in alcohol count? Is this a racist attempt to take away our 40s?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:10 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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I'll just buy two 8-oz sodas, bitchez!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment BliptoP3
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You know, If you didn't water the soda down, a 64 oz soda probably would fit in a 16 oz cup, cut out the ice as well, and you can probably fit it into an 8 oz cup.  hmmmmm.   I think Bloomberg has just increased soda consumption efficiency immensly.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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You can't put that grape drink into the streets uncut! Are you mad, man?!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Stackers
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New 7-11 drink deal: "The Double Fister" 2x 16oz drinks

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:21 | Link to Comment El Viejo
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Have you noticed that Humor Day is coming earlier and earlier in the week. Soon everyday will be Humor Day.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment WALLST8MY8BALL
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FREEDOM WORDS, METAL BIRDS

Be careful saying Freedom Words!

Cus they got Metal Birds!

Betta watch what you say! Or You will get a Pepper Spray!

bought a soda over 16 Ounces?

Major Mike Bloomberg Pounces!

He Kettled kids shouting Freedom words!

Sprayed down by the brown shirt Turds!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 23:28 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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WHEN does Bloomberg run into his term limit?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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THEY HATE US FOR OUR SOFT DRINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment Arttrader
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'I Drink 17-ounces-at-a-time' T-Shirts?

Check it out: NYC 17 OZ SOFT DRINK BOOTLEGGER T-SHIRT

http://skreened.com/artstuff/nyc-16-ounces-limit

Support the cause!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment metastar
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I'd prefer a shirt that said "Screw the Criminal, Corrupt, and Illegitimate Government!"

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment BliptoP3
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What people do with their 64 oz of carbonated water and 4 oz shot of soda syrup after I sell it to them is their own business.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:23 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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who the fuck will enforce this?

are they gonna test your drink TSA style?

 

if i was in new york i'd buy a 64 oz cup and fill it with water just to fuck with big brother

what about plastic 2 liter bottles?

 

fuck i hate democrats

and nazis

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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As I type this I have a Big Gulp sitting on the desk in front of me.  *slurp*  Enjoy your tiny sodas and spray-and-pray cops, New York...you got what you voted for.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 04:18 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Hey!  Be nice to us Nazis.  We have feelings too.

SCHULTZ!  Take care of JQP.

Vee have vays!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:28 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Heard on NPR (don't judge me) this morning that 7-11 is regulated as a grocery store (WTF?), and is therefore exempt from the new restrictions...the Big Gulp lives, bitchez!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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It's 99.1 percent pure grape.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:59 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Grape is good for you.  It's full of antioxidants.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment jayman21
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Bloomberg says thanks for the extra taxes.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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with, or without ice?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 20:53 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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52 ounces.....and still pouring bitchez!

 

Keep those French fries to yourselves....just super-size my steak fries. Yeah....I said steak. That's probably gonna piss someone off too.

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Popo
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Yes, of course it's stupid.  

But you want to know what's also stupid?   Free healthcare for everyone,  no matter what your lifestyle or weight is.  Promising to pay for something and then letting the beneficiary control the price is frankly nuts.    I frankly don't want to pay for some fat shit's diabetes problem or some stupid smoker's fucked-up lungs.   

So pick one:   Free healthcare and some controls over abusing your body.  Or freedom to abuse your body, and you pay for your own damn healthcare.

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment bonderøven-farm ass
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+1 Right on.  

Want to be a ward of the state?  Be a good bitch and do as you're told by the folks flipping the bill for your irresponsibility and lack of motivation.  Want to be left alone?  Opt out of the state-sponsored slave rat race.  Barter, grow yer own, stop trading fiat for goods and services.  Find every means possible to contribute as little as possible to the machine...be the friction, slow it down.  We need choices and our corporate oligarchs and 'political representatives' ain't offering much.  

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:20 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Free healthcare? 

What are you complaining about, CUBA?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:22 | Link to Comment juangrande
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That's the conversation that I never really heard. If we want single payer healthcare, and most do, why not pay for it with taxes on things that obviously are unhealthy. Put soda on the same cost basis as fresh juice or smoothie. Mc D's on the same cost basis as health food store sandwich. If you want to eat shit that makes you sick, pay as you go. Now it is obvious that details of such a plan would be ripe for manipulaion by Bus./Gov. But, when it comes to behavior modification, both macro and micro, in this country money talks!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 01:43 | Link to Comment Redhotfill
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Why should anyone have to pay?  Just have the Chairsatan print the cash up to cover it all.....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 23:32 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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I'll take a large order of Freedom, smothered in accountability, please.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:18 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Manhattanites have a tendency to elect little Napoleon-complex types as their mayor. 

Guiliani was a great start.  Bloomberg just took it to the next level. 

I'm going to make a point of carrying around a 40oz BK cup whenever possible.  (That's generally how I carry my rum-cokes in public, anyway...) 

If I'm lucky, the cops will ask me where I got it and I can plead the fifth, or maybe just sic 'em on any business nearby that I feel would benefit from more government harassment.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:33 | Link to Comment SgtSchultz
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Julian from Tailer Park Boys ALWAYS had his rum and coke handy - -even in jail!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_Park_Boys

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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If you think you are the name on a driver's license or a birth certificate then this ban applies to you.

If you do not let a piece of paper or plastic identify you, then why would you want to drink this garbage?

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment john39
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most of those jumbo drinks are probably diet anyway... with a massive dose of rumsfeld approved nerve toxins, er, aspartame....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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You are taking the progressive's bait - "it's for your own good". Believing this does not confer the right to enforce your belief on others.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:20 | Link to Comment john39
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didn't mean to imply that at all.  on the contrary, i consider most government regulation a form of fascism designed to control the population.  just pointing out how the fascists are working against each other on this...  it all gets a bit crazy.  after all, it seems obvious that it has been official government policy to promote poor health by subsidizing mass production of poor quality junk food, pathetically harmful dietary guidelines (food pyramid anyone), and poor medical care...  pills over addressing underlying issues...   so, why the sudden change of heart?  don't they want us all dead anyway? 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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  pathetically harmful dietary guidelines (food pyramid anyone)

In primary school my kid was being taught this garbage. I set him down & told him that it was wrong, but he had to give them the answers they wanted for the test. He got it. Then he witnessed the Chino CA slaughterhouse debacle. He NEVER ate a school lunch again. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:24 | Link to Comment Montecarlo
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I wrote a line about Bloomberg in this trailer - check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRZYZzlcgAM

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:24 | Link to Comment Montecarlo
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I wrote a line about Bloomberg in this trailer - check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRZYZzlcgAM

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:52 | Link to Comment Rentier
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This is wrong angle, they need to attack this at the healthcare angle.  Abuse yourself you pay more for healthcare.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Maybe start here...

  1. Means test Medicare
  2. BMI test for SNAP
  3. End of life medical expenses are deducted from estate tax exemption
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Rentier
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yes or you get true charity care.  Not the taxpayers forced at gun point care they call 'charity' care now.

 

Your 3rd point has zero effect on people with a strong family structures, they just move all of the assets out of elder person's name and into other family member's names long before the time arrives for end of life care. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment jayman21
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Have you ever tried to price the service your doctors gives you against another doctor?  We could start with making pricing discovery applicable again and get rid of the complexity.  Most of the time the doctors do not even know what the service costs.  They have to ask the insurance company.  Great system.  ./sarc We got this soda thing nailed in NYC.

 

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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You are correct.  Medicare and Worker's Comp are essentially the only insurers that readily provide the fee schedule to the doctors, only because they are required to by law.

Aetna, United Healthcare, WellPoint, Cigna, Humana, BCBS, etc. all make it very difficult, if not practically impossible, for the physician to determine what the reimbursement actually is, and thus appeal underpayments.

All blame, however, is squarely on the physicians.  They sign the provider agreements without a fee schedule attached, ignorant and scared mother fuckers. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment john39
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doctors are illness managers.  they know little to nothing about health, and what makes a person healthy.  if you want real health, don't waste your time with a doctor, you have to do your own homework, week through the oceans of disinformation...  and learn how to maintain a healthy body.... once you do this, you won't need the medical system much anyway.  consider it a return on investment.   the slobs who are too lazy to even consider this... are going to the slaughter that is american sickcare.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:06 | Link to Comment jayman21
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Anyone have a recommendation for a doctor in NYC?  Probably get better recommendation here at ZH than any other place.  I would like to find a doctor who is not a illness manager, read the black swan, well read on fractal geometry, well read on complex adaptive systems, and is a critical thinker.

 

John 39.  Awesome +100 if I could.

 

**a few edits

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 04:23 | Link to Comment James
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@jayman21, I too have some health issues that Drs.were only treating the effects. Nothing towards the cure. My Rhumo., Neuro., and GP scoffed @ me when I told them internet research showed a better way.

I don't see them anymore.

If you can tell me what's going on w/you I'd be more than happy to help if I can. I am finally making progress myself.

If not here remember ZH offers us personal/private email.

I'll check back to see if you respond.

John39 is right.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment X86BSD
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How VERY DARE YOU! suggest personal responsibility!!!! HOW FUCKING DARE YOU!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Blasé Faire
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Don't you go holding them accountable for their words!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:52 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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Fuck 16 oz soda. Drink 40 oz of malt liquor instead! That's still legal, right?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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Job creation FTMFW: "soda SIZE inspector".  

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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All I could read is "SIZE inspectrice".

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:08 | Link to Comment James
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I'm thinking it's about time to drive my RV into the middle of the forest and spend my time watching the chipmunks play

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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You'll need a permit first...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:51 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Also, you will need to make sure your RV passes the annual safety test. Don't forget to make sure you are current on your emission's test's as well.  

Will you be driving your RV? Because if so you need to make sure you are up to date with insurance as well.  

There's no way to escape the borg, unless one just chooses to say fuck it and completely disobey.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 03:54 | Link to Comment James
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I live in Fl.

No annual safety check.

No emission tests.

Had ins. w/Gov. motors acceptance corp. but recently saved 50% by going thru Progressive Ins. Not joking! Paid for a whole year.

But you all are right w/the "permit" issue.

However I did spend 3 mos. in Nortern Ca.redwood forest once.

Just pulled off the road,wiggled thru some trees and nobody bothered me.What can they do but tell me to leave as has happened more than once before.

Just more than tired of this shit.

BTW, Those silver "space" blankets used for camping/survival block your "heat signature".Maybe I should get about 50 of them and cover it.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:21 | Link to Comment gtb
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You'll need a permit to do that...so you can't really escape this shit.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Dapper Dan
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OT 

The flaming cocktails are now being served!

http://rt.com/on-air/cairo-clashes-us-embassy/

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:54 | Link to Comment cherry picker
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What happens if they catch you three times drinking soda over the limit?  Throw you in jail.  Three strikes law apply?

What happened to "freedom" or is it just another word for nothing else to lose, quoted from an old song

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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"What happened to "freedom" or is it just another word for nothing else to lose, quoted from an old song"

 

I think the SA miners are humming this these days

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:26 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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I'll let you know if I find out for sure, but I don't think there's any law against drinking big sodas, or owning them, or even trading them.  Folks just can't sell them at a place of business. 

I believe this is really just intended to give the cops an excuse to harrass the roach-coach owners and pizzerias. 

It's all in keeping with Bloomberg's vision of Manhattan as a sort of "theme park" for the rich, though.  He can set whatever rules he wants, no one who lives there seems to mind.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment ncdirtdigger
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Infuckingcredible.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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So now we have soda counters. When in the hell are the peasants going to kick Bloomfucker out of Bloomfuckistan?  I wonder how bloomfuck will feel when the styrofoam cup usage goes up because people order two drinks. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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I knew it was a very good idea to keep a stash of xtra large cups. "Can I get a refill please?"

 

And you bitchez thought investing in gold was the smartest idea.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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I used to have a lot of xtra large cups I'd been stacking for years.

Unfortunately, there was a boating mishap. :(

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 23:38 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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LOL!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 04:33 | Link to Comment James
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You guys w/the boating accidents make those Spanish Schooners look like pikers.

I swear my next business will be a dredging concern!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Effin hillarious Dr. Engali ! Well done. :-)

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment D.O.D.
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Can I carry two drinks at a time?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:01 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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Soda avoidance will be right up there with Tax avoidance.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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yeah, there's always a loophole in these laws

- just buy 10 16-oz'ers at a time 

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Vincent Vega
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How long until some enterprising person comes up with 15.9 oz cups?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment john39
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don't they charge relatively more for smaller container sizes?  hmmm....  hide inflation, more profit.....  build the police state further into the consciousness....  all starting to make sense.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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Yes...but first you have to get a permit to do so.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Central Bankster
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Que the buy one, get one free sodas.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Central Bankster
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Unfortunately, years later the fascists will be making possession of 16oz or more of sugary drInks wIll become a jaIlable offense(later the definition of sugary shall be expanded).

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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sign says you have to have a membership card to get inside, sign says you can't be supersized, where is the sign that says government should keep their stinking nose out of the american people's personal business

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment TahoeBilly2012
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The key will now be to find those secret spots where they will use more of the concentrated "mix" in your soda, say triple it. Like a speak easy for sugar freaks.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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Drinks over 16 ounces will not fit into Bloomberg's new "microapartments."

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Wait, is it illegal to SELL these or to DRINK these? If I have an old 7-11 cup and I fill it up with a tasty beverage and go outside is this in violation??

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Will the chocolate ration also be increased?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Nothing To See Here
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Unintended consequences in action :

"We have observed that the sales of 16oz sodas have doubled since the last few days in NYC. We are still in the process of trying to figure out why, but a few persons interrogated have noticed a new trend : people walking out of fast food restaurants with two drinks instead of one. More to come when we know what's happening."

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 05:13 | Link to Comment swiss chick
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great consequence... more garbage!!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Another reason to stay away from that pretentious shithole that Bloomturd calls home!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment john39
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youtube is already heavily censored...  usually bogus copyright claims are enough to take down certain vids that the cabal deems damaging to its interests or fascism in general.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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Let them eat Cardboard!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment A Middle Child ...
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Fuck that; let them eat lead...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment bnbdnb
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Damn bootleggers.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Quintus
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Hello Mr, drinks vendor, I'd like to buy a 16oz soda please.

I'm sorry sir, I can't do that - it's against the law.

OK then, can I have two 8oz sodas?

Certainly sir.  Would you like an extra large cup with those?

Thank you, I would.

No problem, here's an empty 16oz cup.  Enjoy your drink, oops, I mean 'Drinks' sir.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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...oh you cynical fool. Have you read the 2500 page law they have written to cover this action. Do you actual believe your political rulers would be so simple-minded?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:00 | Link to Comment Snakeeyes
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Just wait for Obamacare to kick in. TOTAL loss of personal liberty.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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Exactly, Obama has always said his focus was controlling cost. Starving the republicans would be a good way to achieve two goals. He is such a wise man....just ask Michael Lewis.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:01 | Link to Comment davmors
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The manufacturing of 15 Oz cups has already started. I guarantee it.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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15.99999 0z cups. ;)

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Now you can expect a smaller cup, but the same price.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment RagnarDanneskjold
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I would like a Big Gulp please.

Those are illegal.

What do you have in more than 16oz sizes?

You can buy a fifth of vodka or a handle of Beam. 

Cool. Swipe my EBT.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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NYC used to be such a great city. It was my favorite place to live.

Then the no smoking in bars, insane cigarette tax, that's about when I moved out. I'm glad I did. It's been downhill ever since.

New Yorkers, once upon a time, had a spine. Now it's a city of fucking gerbils. A bunch of cowering, obedient pussies.

Such a pity.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Tuco Benedicto ...
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Yes, last Wednesday when those idiots in Giant Stadium cheered the pre-game flyover by Black Helicopters told me a lot about the police state and its widespread support.

God help us all!

 

Tuco

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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The start of sporting events in the US have, for quite a while now, felt like live reenactments of the Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will".

It's shameful.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 18:01 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Don't forget about John Elway doing the puff piece video for DHS and their black-mask anti-terror commercials.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Vincent Vega
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So shall it be wriiten, so shall it be done. The law is what ever these fuckheads decide the law is and it can/will change/be applied as they deem necessary. Any more questions peasant?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:04 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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I don't like to share my 6 pack.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:04 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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communism, bitchez.  homeland security/spying.  CHECK. feeling up your wives and daughters at airports. CHECK.  price controls. CHECK.  telling you what you can drink.  CHECK.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment endorush
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I want a goddamn litre o' cola!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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"they hate us because of our freedoms'...."

yeah, what a great country....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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our freedoms....both of them

the right to die

the right to pay taxes

yee fucking haw

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:06 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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SOLUTION:  buy a 16oz drink, get a 12oz drink free.  capitalism, bitchez.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Two cups equals twice the paper.

We are well on our way to hitting peak inefficiency thanks to Communist-style central planning.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:06 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Can I still buy a 16oz pint in the local "watering hole"?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Yes, for now. But give it time.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment which way weste...
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Hitler was 100% correct about mickey bloomberg and his inbred tribe.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:08 | Link to Comment tonyt78
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Nothing surprises me anymore. After buying off counsel members to steal a third terms, Blumberg steals Brooklyn property through eminent domain for his best friend and is now trying to dictate the way we live. There you go people who provided this scum bag with a third term.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment CunnyFunt
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Right on. Take land via eminent domain, pay off the unions with the offer of milk work, and auction the naming rights, so now, $1.5 billion later, it's BARCLAYS center. Fascist POS.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment docj
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But remember, Bloomberg is "pro-choice".

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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Too bad his mother wasn't.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:39 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Actually, Bloomberg is more like "pro-abortion." 

But who can blame him?  He's an employer, and when his female human resources get knocked up, it costs him money.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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They should change the city motto from "The City that Never Sleeps" to "The City that Does as it's told regardless of how fucking preposterous it is".

I'm now going to get on the phone and call everyone I know in NYC and laugh at them for being such spineless pussies. (and that's a lot of phone calls)

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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WORD

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment bidaskspread
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I cant wait to see the speak easy 20 oz bars.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Can I still get popcorn in a 5 gallon bucket at a movie theatre?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:34 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Yes, but only heavily salted.  The soda limitation still stands.  Stay thirsty, my friend.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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NYC inspectors,

Do me my self and I a favour.  Fuck off.  If I want to drink a gallon of fucking fizzy pop, what in fucks name has it got to do with any of you cunts?

We should start enforcing the law on the inspectors folks.  They come inspecting us?  We fill the fuckers full of non-compliance holes.

This world is beyond mad...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:12 | Link to Comment SilverDOG
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Ok, so try and bust me for drinking from my 2 liter coke jug purchased at the local box grocery.

Revolution drinking Bitchez!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment magpie
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They could also use those Tees from Singapore...a "fine" city.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment giggs
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Worry not; the ban only applies to restaurants, theaters and food carts.  You can still drag your fat asses to a 7-11 and get your 1/2 gallon soda.  Also, no stopping resturants from offering 15 ounce sodas that you can refill as many times as you liike.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment SmoothCoolSmoke
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Given the limited resourses of ol' Planet Earth...... don't we need people to die?  Seriously.... think what this place would be like if everyone lived to be 100. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:47 | Link to Comment BigJim
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 don't we need people to die? 

Feel free to lead by example.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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Great idea!  You first.  I'll join you as soon as I finish my Big Gulp.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment JR
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“If drinking soft drinks induced abortion, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg would require restaurants to serve 64 ounce sodas.” – James G. Bruen, Jr.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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I happen to think it would be truly epic and poetic if something like this were to spark the revolution. I mean how fitting if the only thing to get this fat fucking lazy ass country to wake up was a ban on their super sized drinks!

Would be hilarious for the history books.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:50 | Link to Comment JR
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This is no frivolous matter (albeit that Tyler's headline is a show stopper). This ha-ha is what tyranny looks like. First, they slap your wrists, and then they put the handcuffs on.

Bloomberg’s Big Brother fascist hypocrisy is sort of like Chicago’s Jewish Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to silence Americans from espousing traditional values using their right to free speech by attempting to block a fast food chain from expanding in his city, saying “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.”

“What a relief!” said commentator Greg Gutfield. “For the chain, that is, given what pose for values” in the city whose prime export is corpses. According to NBC Chicago, Chi Town is unbeatable when it comes to violence.

“Chicago has roughly 20 murders for 100,000 people. That's double Moscow, three times New York City and twice Mexico City. When you have to go to Mexico to get away from the crime, you've got problems.”

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Stamp Tax anyone?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:25 | Link to Comment Seorse Gorog fr...
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Err, hold on... 16oz is less than 500ml. That seems like the normal size for a bottle of soft drinky.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:26 | Link to Comment 1eyedman
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if selling is the crime now...what about simple possession?    do I have to narc on the korean who still has a secret stash of 22oz arizone ice tea?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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tell him to put the offending device down and to step away from it

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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It's just another way Mayor Choomberg is helping NYC businesses. Can't afford the tax increase to pay for the compliance inspection and the bribe for the inspector on top of the hundreds and hundreds of existing city codes, statues, and ordinances? Too fucking bad, a government-approved franchise corporation will buy you out for pennies on the dollar. If you have some nice real estate, we'll just jack up your property taxes or fine your for a code violation until you bow down and comply by going out of business and becoming a wage slave.

You think Choomberg doesn't know who butters his bread?

The part where Choomberg and his progressive East Coast liberal elite pals laugh (all the way to fucking bank [where they redistribute your wealth]) about how wonderfully servile their NYC serf colony is - this is just an added bonus.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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couldn't they just stealth shrink the drinks like everything else in the grocery store we buy now?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment ncdirtdigger
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Bernanke just took care of the tax increase for Bloomfuk.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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Bloomturd is looking out for our health & welfare. He CARES. I'm sure HFCS will be addressed next as will FrankenFood. 

Next unintended consequence: methane capture. For energy independence. 

All of them from WS to DC fkg rodents of questionable heritage!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:34 | Link to Comment lasvegaspersona
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SAFETY   the most dangerous concept

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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The whole point of this exercise was to see if they could get this law passed in the first place. Now that they have, Bloomturd and Co. will start tightening the screws and become even more totalitarian in the name of public health and safety. This was another test marketing kind of thing to see how much of this crap people will take. Coming soon to Your Town, USA. See ya on the FunWay bitchez.....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Count de Money
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This was a foregone conclusion as soon as it was proposed. Because it's a "health measure", it doesn't need to go to the City Council. Wouldn't matter anyway since the City Council is 53-8 stocked with members of the Democrat-Fascist party. Instead, it was passed by the Board of Health which is entirely made up of Bloomberg's hired health nazi stooges.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Sleepless Knight
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UN-FUCKING-REAL!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
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So now they can carge you more for less, the multi corps are likely in on it.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Morrotzo
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He supports limits to your freedom, just not term limits. What a fuckin' Jew asshole. He can "just pay more, or buy two smaller ones" or have one of the members of his battalion get whatever he wants. Everything is so EASY when you have a billion dollars, right?

Same way with CCW and all the BULLSHIT he makes people do to buy, license and use firearms. Sorry we aren't all billionaires with a battalion of personal and taxpayer-provided cops and bodyguards, ya fuckin' Jew asshole.

 

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment Count de Money
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A couple of years ago, there was a blizzard on Christmas Day when we got almost two feet of snow. The streets weren't plowed for days although I heard the plowed the bike lanes in Manhattan right away. Bloomberg was MIA (he was at his mansion in Bermuda). When people asked where was he during all this, he said "None of your business!" Seriously, he said that.

Yet, he thinks everything that we do is his business and has no problems with using the force of law to dictate how he wants us to live. I hate to say this, but he's one of those busybody Jews who gets off on lecturing everyone on how they should live. Except this clown has a squad of hired police goons to keep his ass from getting kicked.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:43 | Link to Comment Democratic koolaid
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The Socialist/democrats need you hooked on sugar so comodity prices maintain growth % lulzbank. Central Bankster American foodstamps are a government ponzy scheme, same with mimimum wage to buy your $1 soda.  Unions hahaha..

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Arttrader
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'I Drink 17-ounces-at-a-time' T-Shirts?

Check it out:

 

NYC 17 OZ SOFT DRINK BOOTLEGGER T-SHIRT

http://skreened.com/artstuff/nyc-16-ounces-limit

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Time to vote with your feet people... get the fuck out of NYC.  Join the 1000s that have already bailed on that socialist cesspool.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:25 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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No, stay right where you are, New Yorkers.  I'm tired of you infecting my state with your particular brand of insanity.

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