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(The Consumerist)   Stupidity races up East Coast as Cambridge, Mass tries to copy NY in banning large sodas. Apparently the mayor is unfamiliar with the concept of refills   ( divider line
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3081 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Jun 2012 at 10:42 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-20 11:30:07 AM  
2 votes:

kukukupo: I'm guessing by the end of the year you will only be able to buy sugar in 1/2 cup increments. Sugar is BAD!

No officer I swear, it's cocain mixed with PCP and heroin!! It's isn't sugar! I swear to god!! I don't mess with that stuff!
2012-06-20 10:50:36 AM  
2 votes:
How typically American it is to demand your right to make yourself obese.
2012-06-20 12:01:05 PM  
1 vote:

hasty ambush: Peopel, People; It is not a difficult concept: If you do not want government control do not accept government money. You cannot expect the tax payers to finance things like your health care without them exerting controls over what it costs them. You bring this stuff on yourself when you asked for government to treat you like a child.

Other government types see this as just another means to assume more power of course "for our own good".

"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
-- Daniel Webster

The government in this case isn't telling the people they cannot have soda, they are limiting the soda-pushers because the people are clearly too stupid to make smart choices when faced with a 64 ounce big gulp.
2012-06-20 11:47:29 AM  
1 vote:

MDGeist: Gee one would think all other issues n the world have been solved with how the Government is going after all these silly little things now.

So when do all the troops come home?

I'm pretty sure Cambridge's army is still deployed along the Somervile front, and their navy continues to bombard Copley Square from the Charles River to this very morning. But I'll let them know you're asking about them, they'll appreciate it.
2012-06-20 11:35:00 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-06-20 11:27:47 AM  
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2012-06-20 11:22:15 AM  
1 vote:
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/large AND refillable
2012-06-20 11:19:03 AM  
1 vote:
I'd also point out that there's a reason this is true...

Careful America, us pinko commie socialists might set a good health example and make you look bad.
2012-06-20 11:17:45 AM  
1 vote:
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A vision of the future that may never be...

2012-06-20 11:16:33 AM  
1 vote:
I live in Somerville, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/I replaced soda with beer when I turned 18 21...
//Didn't everyone else??
2012-06-20 11:10:49 AM  
1 vote:
I have visions of hulking land-whales thundering across the US-Canada border in order to buy their 64 ounce barrels of sugar-water.
2012-06-20 11:09:35 AM  
1 vote:

yves0010: Here is how I see it. If this does work and they do limit size of sodas. Then they can use it as a stepping stone to limit anything they want. Forcing anything from beer portion sizes to actually selling sugar products in a supermarket.

This is where I figured out that you don't know anything about Cambridge or the greater Boston area.
2012-06-20 11:07:55 AM  
1 vote:
Why not just ban HFCS altogether, and leave me to my delicious Mexican Coke?
2012-06-20 11:06:30 AM  
1 vote:

Imperialism: By that logic the government has no right to regulate anything else designed as a safety precaution. "It isn't government's place to tell me to wear a seatbelt. It isn't government's place to tell me my kid can't work in a factory at age 12. It isn't government's right to ban lead in toys." etc etc

I just don't see why THIS regulation is the straw that breaks the camel's back.

When I think child slavery I always get thirst for a Big Gulp
2012-06-20 11:05:37 AM  
1 vote:
If I, as a taxpayer, am going to keep subsidizing hospital bills for the diabetic coma treatment of any ass broken fatty who enjoyed too many gallons of high fructose corn syrup, then I'm ok with this ban.
2012-06-20 11:05:19 AM  
1 vote:

blahpers: It really isn't the government's place to do it for us, though.

... Eww, I feel conservative.


Sucks growing up right?
2012-06-20 11:01:04 AM  
1 vote:
The Governor of CT is trying to get this done in the whole state, and I am perfectly ok with that. If you really truly want want more soda get your fat ass up and get it.

\unless this also affects sales of large bottles of beer, then it would be time to to get the pitchforks and torches.
2012-06-20 10:58:47 AM  
1 vote:
Fat people are lazy, they don't want to get up walk all the way over THERE, get a refill and walk all the way back again. They sure and shiat won't want to carry 2 sodas around either.

Know what makes me mad? Lazy fat motherfarkers riding around in scooters with their fat dragging along the sidewalk. Who is paying for that lazy fark to live? I pay $1100 for health insurance for me and my wife.

I don't give a fark about your giant sodas any more than you care how much my insurance costs because of fat-asses. So go buy 2 sodas or get a refill and STFU.
2012-06-20 10:56:48 AM  
1 vote:
Cambridgites should pay their taxes in two small payments instead of one big one.
2012-06-20 10:54:18 AM  
1 vote:
I can't imagine why we're fat.

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2012-06-20 10:52:04 AM  
1 vote:
If this reduces the amount of disgusting fatties that violate my right to not be disgusted*, I'm OK with this.

* not an actual right
2012-06-20 10:51:14 AM  
1 vote:
What is this "soda" you're speaking of? Is this some sort of pop or Coke?

2012-06-20 10:48:47 AM  
1 vote:
...but if you want a refill, you'll have to grab your fat ass and walk up to the soda station and back to the table!.... That's an improvement.
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