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A rule banning large-size sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and eateries gains approval...

A rule banning large-size sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and eateries gains approval with the Board of Health. Though movie theaters will fall under the new plan limiting sodas to 16 ounces or less, it's anything goes at supermarkets or convenience stores. Beverage companies such as KO, PEP, MNST, COT, DPS aren't expecting to take a significant hit over the NYC ban, but would just as soon the issue keep to the Big Apple.
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  • sean.parmelee
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    The dawn of the age of two-drink specials!
    13 Sep 2012, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • Tommy_Finger
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    But there's nothing to stop someone from buying two less-than-16oz servings so really, what's the point?
    13 Sep 2012, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • SteveTheHawk
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    No real point as far as I can see. Just some buttinskis that think they know better than everyone else, thinking they are saving all the stupid people from themselves.

     

    Do stop alcoholism and drunk driving and liver disease, we should probably limit bars to a half-shot every half-hour and 6 ounce beers.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • sean.parmelee
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    The thinking is that you are an automaton who compulsorily ingests any and all food placed in front of you. You are neither smart enough to order a second medium, nor smart enough to have ordered just one medium in the first place. Like the five year old in California who sees a McDonald's commercial for Happy Meal toys, your biological programming instantly and inexorably compels you to get into your Big Wheels and head over to the nearest golden arches to consume. You simply do what you are told.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    (1) 32oz soda to share with the lady friend $6.

     

    (2) 16oz soda's so that we each can have our own $8

     

    who is going to be paying that extra $2 for me I ask who!!! And the theater only offers free refills on the 32oz (not that we ever needed a refill) but who is going to pay for my refills!
    13 Sep 2012, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Tommy_Finger
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    LOL!
    13 Sep 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    And I have to pay taxes on that $8 vice the $6... what a scam.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Let's dispense with these half-measures and just have Government officials come to your home and business each day and spoon approved porridge into your mouths.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Smiley-face fascism marches onward. Nurse Bloomberg is a joke, and not a funny one either.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Ted Bear
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    What a sad comment on our society...or maybe it is laudable, that we are so wealthy that we can eat ourselves to death.

     

    Personally, all of those obese people make me sick to my stomach.
    13 Sep 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    Is there an exemption for diet soda? club soda?

     

    Glad to see that Bloomberg finally got his number 1 legislative priority completed. Now he can back to focusing on putting windmills on the top of every building in NY.

     

    Forced breastfeeding, no salt, soda bans, seriously is this guy as whacked out as he seems?
    13 Sep 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Hey, I'm all for forced breast feeding (approved breasts only). :-)
    13 Sep 2012, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • sean.parmelee
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    Sodastream (SODA) investors beware! Your machines will now include a tamper-proof governor that limits the total amount of soda that can be dispensed in one day.
    13 Sep 2012, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Breast Feeding will be limited to size C cups or lower in accordance with the new regulations.
    13 Sep 2012, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • CassandraSees
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    Soda Stream won't have a governor - - It will have a device to signal the State to send in the Tax Man, Health Department, Social Services if you have children, Police, National Guard, etc. Remember it's for your protection.
    13 Sep 2012, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • Ted Bear
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    Am i the only one who thinks, however regrettable, that as a society we are no longer capable of behaving in a healthful (and otherwise sensible) manner?

     

    In years gone by, if you ate yourself into obesity, you simply died at a young age and that was that. Now we have a free medical community that will accommodate you with 'large' everything.

     

    When you get to the point where there are no repercussions associated with one's behavior, is there any other solution other than, sadly, laws?
    13 Sep 2012, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Parents can raise responsible children? Instead of having a government telling healthy/responsible people what they can / can not do....
    13 Sep 2012, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    If we have to pay for you, then we have to regulate your every breath. You give up all your freedoms, and we'll wipe your behind.

     

    Ain't socialism great?
    13 Sep 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • ak47edy
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    regardless!! DPS share price has risen by 2.9% $45.41 from previous close 44.50 and todays low of 44.18.... still rising ;)
    13 Sep 2012, 05:52 PM Reply Like
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