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(WTOP)   He's already taken your tobacco, soft drinks, and trans-fats, but America's nanny, Mayor Bloomberg, isn't finished yet. Now he's coming for your salt   (wtop.com) divider line 234
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2013-02-11 08:53:08 PM
But he's a benevolent authoritarian. So It's okay.
 
2013-02-11 08:58:10 PM
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-11 09:27:07 PM
There was a state assemblyman from NYC some years ago that tried to ban restaurants from using salt in any form in any way. Even made it to Fark.

http://www.fark.com/comments/5099454/NY-lawmaker-achieves-piNaCle-of -s tupid
 
2013-02-11 09:40:33 PM
But, how will we get our iodine?

/ iodine is important for living
 
2013-02-11 09:41:02 PM
I read once that he puts salt on everything.
 
2013-02-11 09:41:13 PM
Why do people keep electing this idiot?  He should move to Britain where his nanny state liberalism would be welcome.
 
2013-02-11 09:41:19 PM
And George Carlin thought he was only after our money.
 
2013-02-11 09:41:37 PM
It's pretty lame that salt gets such a bad rap. Yes, it temporarily raises blood pressure due to extra water retention. But give it a few hours and blood pressure is back to normal. That salt is bad for us is one of those weird myths that have been handed down for decades without solid evidence.

I suppose it's good to see it dropping back to palatable levels, but as far as healthiness is concerned, there's no real change here.
 
2013-02-11 09:42:52 PM
mimg.ugo.com

Fine, take her, I don't care.
 
2013-02-11 09:42:59 PM
Ah, the thread where liberal farkers complain about liberalism.
 
2013-02-11 09:43:05 PM

iheartscotch: But, how will we get our iodine?

/ iodine is important for living


Agree.

Food needs salt... I think he's thinking of the "high blood pressure" salt intake kind. He just wants a happier, healthier peoples, people. Someone's gotta lay the smack-down on the salt addicts.
 
2013-02-11 09:43:39 PM
When are you children going to figure out that you don't, in fact, know what's best for you?
 
2013-02-11 09:44:44 PM

Tanthalas39: Ah, the thread where liberal farkers complain about liberalism.


yeah, bloomberg is the posterboy for the green party, 100% pure liberal.
 
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2013-02-11 09:45:14 PM
President Schwarzenegger.
 
2013-02-11 09:45:16 PM
I'll give him something salty
 
2013-02-11 09:45:55 PM

Tanthalas39: Ah, the thread where liberal farkers complain about liberalism.


Yet, they applaud morons like him when it comes to gun control.
 
2013-02-11 09:46:39 PM

CheezieDanish: iheartscotch: But, how will we get our iodine?

/ iodine is important for living

Agree.

Food needs salt... I think he's thinking of the "high blood pressure" salt intake kind. He just wants a happier, healthier peoples, people. Someone's gotta lay the smack-down on the salt addicts.


You know; breathing raises your blood pressure. We should ban breathing. Breathing has been shown to be linked to carbon dioxide production.
 
2013-02-11 09:47:18 PM
It contains two deadly elements and therefore must be banned, duh

/next up - high capacity shakers
 
2013-02-11 09:47:37 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty lame that salt gets such a bad rap. Yes, it temporarily raises blood pressure due to extra water retention. But give it a few hours and blood pressure is back to normal. That salt is bad for us is one of those weird myths that have been handed down for decades without solid evidence.

I suppose it's good to see it dropping back to palatable levels, but as far as healthiness is concerned, there's no real change here.


All of this, if youre not predisposed to hypertension and have a functioning renal system you can eat as much salt as you want as long as you drink enough water to flush it out. But its probably for the best, might make companies have to make their products taste like something instead of 3x your daily recommended intake of salt. Im looking at you campbells soup.
 
2013-02-11 09:47:47 PM
Honestly, though?  Most prepared foods WAY farking oversalt.  Hate that so much.  Undersalt?  You can just add more salt.  Oversalt?  It's ruined.
 
2013-02-11 09:48:01 PM
Its easier than doing something to help new yorkers weather all these storms. Plow the snow or ban salt? Hmmmm
 
2013-02-11 09:49:23 PM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 605x412]


ISWYDT
 
2013-02-11 09:51:20 PM

HighlanderRPI: /next up - high capacity shakers


And industrial-grade grinders. We need training and registration for anything larger than a paper packet.
 
2013-02-11 09:51:32 PM
I hate to be the one to spoil your persecution fantasies, but it's trivially easy to get soda in NYC.
 
2013-02-11 09:51:39 PM
Why do people vote for this paternalistic douchebag?  It's hard to find a more awful human being in charge of a city; he even makes Rahm Emmanuel look good for crying out loud
 
2013-02-11 09:51:50 PM
Up next: the franchise wars

www.digitalbusstop.com
 
2013-02-11 09:52:08 PM

iheartscotch: But, how will we get our iodine?


The same way we got iodine before some salt was iodized:  From vegetables.

This is actually a voluntary program.  And, yes, salt is way overused in processed foods, and there are a variety of health risks associated with over-consumption of salt.
 
2013-02-11 09:52:38 PM
New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.
 
2013-02-11 09:53:34 PM
Well its too be expected, after solving NYs crime, crumbling infrastructure, etc.
 
2013-02-11 09:54:41 PM
Use sea salt. It's got a stronger flavor, so you end up using less. Everybody wins. You get the flavor, you use less, and you still get the salt in your diet. Bloomberg can eat a dick, though.

I DO hate people who salt shiat without tasting it first, though. About the only thing that works with is salad, since people don't usually use spices when putting together a basic salad. Salting other food before even bothering to taste it is an insult to whomever cooked it, and should result in a flogging.

I heard years ago that high-level job interviews for IBM involved dinner, and it was noted if you salted your food before tasting it, the reasoning being that if you didn't trust the chef to do his job, you were probably an egotistical jerk who couldn't work well in a team setting. No idea if it's true, but I support the idea...
 
2013-02-11 09:55:46 PM
Yeah, it's completely awful that New Yorkers might not die of obesity quite as quickly as the rest of the country.

/yes, salt's danger is overhyped.
//but god.  Non-New Yorkers, shut up about how "bad" it must be to live under "tyrannical" laws you have no ideas about.
 
2013-02-11 09:56:35 PM

Cyno01: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty lame that salt gets such a bad rap. Yes, it temporarily raises blood pressure due to extra water retention. But give it a few hours and blood pressure is back to normal. That salt is bad for us is one of those weird myths that have been handed down for decades without solid evidence.

I suppose it's good to see it dropping back to palatable levels, but as far as healthiness is concerned, there's no real change here.

All of this, if youre not predisposed to hypertension and have a functioning renal system you can eat as much salt as you want as long as you drink enough water to flush it out. But its probably for the best, might make companies have to make their products taste like something instead of 3x your daily recommended intake of salt. Im looking at you campbells soup.


They have the low sodium soups but oddly, they taste like crap.
 
2013-02-11 09:58:18 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Honestly, though?  Most prepared foods WAY farking oversalt.  Hate that so much.  Undersalt?  You can just add more salt.  Oversalt?  It's ruined.


Yeah, I used to live on Campbell's condensed soups until I started reading the labels. Some of them have 60-70% of your RDA of sodium.
 
2013-02-11 09:59:31 PM

MagicMissile: New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.


Yes. George Orwell's cautionary tale was obviously all about resturaunt regulations.
 
2013-02-11 09:59:35 PM

Frank N Stein: But he's a benevolent authoritarian. So It's okay.


Those (mostly minority) folks who have been stopped-and-frisked for no reason may not agree that he's benevolent.  An authoritarian, yes.
 
2013-02-11 09:59:41 PM
I love salt.  In high school, I would eat salt packets.  Sometimes I still get cravings.  I make hard boiled eggs just to have something to put salt on.
 
2013-02-11 10:01:03 PM

iheartscotch: But, how will we get our iodine?

/ iodine is important for living


Wanna have some fun? GIS "
Krokodil" for the opposite of no-iodine fun!!!
 
2013-02-11 10:01:11 PM

Hickory-smoked: MagicMissile: New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.

Yes. George Orwell's cautionary tale was obviously all about resturaunt regulations.


I think you need to look at the big picture in NY and how it is influencing other states and then go re read that book...
 
2013-02-11 10:01:42 PM

Cyno01: But its probably for the best, might make companies have to make their products taste like something instead of 3x your daily recommended intake of salt. Im looking at you campbells soup.


At least Campbell's Soup has low salt versions of their soups (well, the only 2 I'll buy anyway, Chicken Noodle and Tomato),

Frozen meals often have ruthless levels of sodium. Stouffer's makes some things that just taste like salt and even after you finish them your mouth will just taste like salt.

I know they're crap, but they're cheap and easy but even though they're small some of them are over 40% of the RDA.

Healthy Choice at least doesn't taste like salt and actually has vegetables even though their desserts suck and boil over in the microwave about half the time which gets messy. I actually prefer the ones without desserts.

Stouffer's idea of including vegetables is a thimblefull of broccoli or maybe a couple of peas...or mashed potatoes.
 
2013-02-11 10:02:26 PM

Dafatone: Yeah, it's completely awful that New Yorkers might not die of obesity quite as quickly as the rest of the country.

/yes, salt's danger is overhyped.
//but god.  Non-New Yorkers, shut up about how "bad" it must be to live under "tyrannical" laws you have no ideas about.


Government must play daddy to all the 21+ year old babies that new york contains. How else will these little titans of liberal society keep themselves from gorging on bad foods and hurting themselves? By being responsible for themselves? HAH! That is nonsense!
 
2013-02-11 10:03:09 PM

Hickory-smoked: MagicMissile: New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.

Yes. George Orwell's cautionary tale was obviously all about resturaunt regulations.


Mmmmm.....donkey proletariat sandwich...
 
2013-02-11 10:03:24 PM

fusillade762: Yeah, I used to live on Campbell's condensed soups until I started reading the labels. Some of them have 60-70% of your RDA of sodium


Hell man, couldn't you taste it?  It's freaking overpowering in a lot of their soups.
 
2013-02-11 10:04:17 PM
I have no problem with restaurants/fast food joints/pre-processed foods having less salt in them. I can always add my own (until we start getting patted down for salt shakers in our pockets). My Mom always said "I put salt in that while it was cooking." Yeah, except cooking takes the flavor OUT of whatever salt you put in, unless it's a shiatload. Pretty much every time I eat a vegetable (w/the exception of potatos and tomatos) it's getting a dose of NaCL. Never use it on meat, pork, seafood or poultry. Occasionally on fish.
 
2013-02-11 10:04:52 PM

Mikey1969: Use sea salt. It's got a stronger flavor, so you end up using less. Everybody wins. You get the flavor, you use less, and you still get the salt in your diet. Bloomberg can eat a dick, though.

I DO hate people who salt shiat without tasting it first, though. About the only thing that works with is salad, since people don't usually use spices when putting together a basic salad. Salting other food before even bothering to taste it is an insult to whomever cooked it, and should result in a flogging.

I heard years ago that high-level job interviews for IBM involved dinner, and it was noted if you salted your food before tasting it, the reasoning being that if you didn't trust the chef to do his job, you were probably an egotistical jerk who couldn't work well in a team setting. No idea if it's true, but I support the idea...


No it doesnt. NaCL is NaCL. If anything, sea salt is LESS salty because of all the trace minerals, compared to table salt with a touch of iodine or pure koshering or pickling/popcorn salt. I mean the minerals can give more of a depth of flavor, which is one of the reasons to use sea salt, but its not saltier...

Also i dont think ive ever seen someone salt a salad. You shouldnt have to if the dressing is properly seasoned, but even then, i cant say ive ever seen someone salt a salad.
 
2013-02-11 10:05:03 PM
It's just historically hilarious that our "Free Minded, Liberal, Elite Thinkers" pick a god da*mn billionaire robber baron fascist doucebag to be their Leader. Haahaha. No smoking in parks. No trans fat. No soft drinks over a size.

You soft-minded neoliberal fascists just have to have a dictator type to lord over you and instruct you in every way - you just can't go on without that level control in you life. You simply do not know what to do without it. You are simpletons, and you will listen for your instructions, and you will do as you are told.
 
2013-02-11 10:05:28 PM

Happy Hours: Cyno01: But its probably for the best, might make companies have to make their products taste like something instead of 3x your daily recommended intake of salt. Im looking at you campbells soup.

At least Campbell's Soup has low salt versions of their soups (well, the only 2 I'll buy anyway, Chicken Noodle and Tomato),

Frozen meals often have ruthless levels of sodium. Stouffer's makes some things that just taste like salt and even after you finish them your mouth will just taste like salt.

I know they're crap, but they're cheap and easy but even though they're small some of them are over 40% of the RDA.

Healthy Choice at least doesn't taste like salt and actually has vegetables even though their desserts suck and boil over in the microwave about half the time which gets messy. I actually prefer the ones without desserts.

Stouffer's idea of including vegetables is a thimblefull of broccoli or maybe a couple of peas...or mashed potatoes.


Ever notice how a Lean Cuisine package has the Stouffers logo on it?
 
2013-02-11 10:06:55 PM

fusillade762: Satanic_Hamster: Honestly, though?  Most prepared foods WAY farking oversalt.  Hate that so much.  Undersalt?  You can just add more salt.  Oversalt?  It's ruined.

Yeah, I used to live on Campbell's condensed soups until I started reading the labels. Some of them have 60-70% of your RDA of sodium.


Ramen noodles? Something like 85% of RDA sodium. I figure the 1 I have every 6 weeks won't kill me.

Moderationmoderationmoderation.
 
2013-02-11 10:07:38 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Honestly, though?  Most prepared foods WAY farking oversalt.  Hate that so much.  Undersalt?  You can just add more salt.  Oversalt?  It's ruined.


Exactly!  I don't have a problem with this.  There doesn't need to be salt in everything.  If you want salt in it, put it there yourself.  It's really not that difficult.
 
2013-02-11 10:08:05 PM
Hey - you know what Mayor Bloomberg writes on walls?  "Look out!  KILL-JOY was here!"
 
2013-02-11 10:08:15 PM
It's all about building a totalitarian state

It's time to end our war on salt.
 
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