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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 35
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2013-02-11 09:41:13 PM  
6 votes:
Why do people keep electing this idiot?  He should move to Britain where his nanny state liberalism would be welcome.
2013-02-11 10:05:03 PM  
5 votes:
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 10:55:35 PM  
3 votes:

max_pooper: Frank N Stein: MagicMissile: Satanic_Hamster: Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?

You know what?  fark you.  I want to be able to have canned soup at work for lunch on occasion.  I can't, because all the commercially available canned soup is so god damned salty it's barely edible.


Or just make your own soup. But no, its much easier to get a law passed that targets all soup in the country, so that your lunch is less salty.

Not to mention there's plenty of low sodium canned soup on the market. But to Satanic_Hamster it's too hard to look for, so MOAR LAWS

Who is proposing "MOAR LAWS"?


Satanic_Hamster is complaining that canned soup is too salty and implied that there should be a limit on the amount of salt in canned soup. Learn2Context
2013-02-11 10:51:43 PM  
3 votes:

MagicMissile: Satanic_Hamster: Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?

You know what?  fark you.  I want to be able to have canned soup at work for lunch on occasion.  I can't, because all the commercially available canned soup is so god damned salty it's barely edible.


Or just make your own soup. But no, its much easier to get a law passed that targets all soup in the country, so that your lunch is less salty.


Not to mention there's plenty of low sodium canned soup on the market. But to Satanic_Hamster it's too hard to look for, so MOAR LAWS
2013-02-11 10:46:26 PM  
3 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?

You know what?  fark you.  I want to be able to have canned soup at work for lunch on occasion.  I can't, because all the commercially available canned soup is so god damned salty it's barely edible.


So then buy low-sodium soup you dumb motherfarker.
2013-02-11 09:45:55 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:50:05 PM  
2 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?

You know what?  fark you.  I want to be able to have canned soup at work for lunch on occasion.  I can't, because all the commercially available canned soup is so god damned salty it's barely edible.



Or just make your own soup. But no, its much easier to get a law passed that targets all soup in the country, so that your lunch is less salty.
2013-02-11 10:39:20 PM  
2 votes:
addy2:

They have the low sodium soups but oddly, they taste like crap.

I once thought as you do. I started eating the low sodium Healthy Choice soups. At first, they seemed overly bland and I needed to add some kind of seasoning. As I was attempting to reduce my sodium intake, I used non-salty seasoning things like Mrs. Dash.
Eventually I stopped using even that, and now the low sodium soups taste plenty salty and delicious [as delicious as a canned soup can anyway] without adding anything.
After getting used to the less salty foods, I once tried to eat some normal Campbell's soup. It was horrific. I couldn't believe I once thought something that salty was 'normal'.
2013-02-11 10:01:11 PM  
2 votes:

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...
2013-02-12 10:09:57 AM  
1 votes:

katerbug72: Mikey1969: 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.

Thank you! My husband salts the shiat out of everything (he's an ex-smoker, current alcoholic) without so much as a taste and it kind of does insult me. I mean, sure, it's his food but I made it carefully and usually add some salt as I cook, it doesn't need more salt. He puts it on so thick sometimes that it's white. Gag.


So you admit you don't salt the food enough for his taste, and you're upset that he adds more?

A chef is within the realm of reality when he is insulted that a patron salts without tasting a dish the FIRST TIME that patron has that dish, because the chef is supposed to have already appropriately salted the dish.  The second time that patron has that dish, the chef no longer has any grounds to be upset, as that patron is aware of the chef's taste in salt and can make the adjustment without necessarily needing to pre-taste.

But you KNOW your husband's salt preferences, and you know that you've failed to adequately salt the food to his liking in the kitchen.  He is fully aware that you've failed to properly salt it for him, and therefore is completely reasonable in adding salt without pre-tasting.  It sounds like your salting is so far below what he considers acceptable that the food would likely be completely unpalatable to him without adding salt.  You say it doesn't need more salt, but for him it clearly does.

You are being completely unreasonable to be insulted.

Want him to stop salting without tasting?  Salt the dish appropriately for him in the kitchen, and mention to him that you've done this.  If that means a white crust, give him a white crust.

And if that's too hard for you, stop cooking for him.  But it isn't reasonable to resent his salting of his food.
2013-02-12 12:42:53 AM  
1 votes:
Ahh NYC.

Where it is legal and "tolerant" for 2 consenting adults to put things in each other's asses while it is illegal for another consenting adult to provide a soda and salt for another consenting adult to put in his mouth
2013-02-11 11:54:11 PM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: mizchief: It's only your problem when you make it your problem.

It's my problem every week when my health insurance premium is taken out of my paycheck.


You should realize just how futile trying to control what you consider a vice is. Prohibition didn't work, did it? I see the same type of "moral imperative" that banned alcohol in what you've said here--watch the recent Ken Burns documentary on Prohibition if you need a reminder. We see the futility of the drug war on a daily basis. Yet there will always be people like you who try to control others.

What costs society more? Trying to control the vice, or dealing with the consequences?
2013-02-11 11:30:17 PM  
1 votes:
I'm on the fence about this...I don't think the Government should be telling people what they should eat/what companies can make, but there is way too much salt in everything. Why is there so much salt in frozen food? I mean..I can understand some to help preserve it, but it's FROZEN food. Can some food scientist chime in?

/Had a Boston Market frozen dinner with 44% RDA of Sodium for dinner, and you really couldn't taste the salt at all. Where did it go?
2013-02-11 11:17:03 PM  
1 votes:

Cyno01: 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.


Sorry dude, I use sea salt and use far less salt than when I use normal salt, but since you're a Fark Expert, I'm sure I'm actually using twice as much, I just don't have your magical powers that show me that more is more. Obviously, I'm confusing more with less.

And yes, plenty of people salt salad as well. At least in MY imaginary world. Shiat, it's almost like I worked for 12 years or so in restaurants and saw people salt salads every day. I guess it's just the 'shrooms talking.
2013-02-11 11:05:56 PM  
1 votes:

max_pooper: Frank N Stein: max_pooper: Frank N Stein: MagicMissile: Satanic_Hamster: Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?

You know what?  fark you.  I want to be able to have canned soup at work for lunch on occasion.  I can't, because all the commercially available canned soup is so god damned salty it's barely edible.


Or just make your own soup. But no, its much easier to get a law passed that targets all soup in the country, so that your lunch is less salty.

Not to mention there's plenty of low sodium canned soup on the market. But to Satanic_Hamster it's too hard to look for, so MOAR LAWS

Who is proposing "MOAR LAWS"?

Satanic_Hamster is complaining that canned soup is too salty and implied that there should be a limit on the amount of salt in canned soup. Learn2Context

Where did he imply there should be law limiting the sodium content is canned soup? I seem to remember him praising the campaign started by Mayor Bloomberg to voluntarily reduce sodium levels in prepared food. Neither hamster not Bloomberg made mention of anything that could be construed as wishing to limit sodium levels through the force of law.


The original comment he replied to was: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?

He responded with "fark you" and that he's prevented from buying canned soup because it's "too salty" . The "out of their bedroom" comment refers to the creation of laws infringing on free choice/privacy etc. This phrase refers to the gay rights movement, where the argument is/was that the government should not make laws regarding what happens in the bedroom.

Again, instead of saying "I don't think there should be laws blah blah blah" he says "fark you" and gives his reason why there should be laws against salt, without actually mentioning laws. If he meant anything other than the creation of new laws, why didn't he say it? It was heavily implied.
2013-02-11 11:02:58 PM  
1 votes:

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.


I'd use the Frog in a warm pot vs. dropping him into boiling water, but I'm sure you wouldn't get the reference...nor give a fark about your own personal responsibility to give a shiat.
2013-02-11 10:59:21 PM  
1 votes:
Holy shiat, seldom have I seen posters biatch so much about so little.
2013-02-11 10:55:24 PM  
1 votes:
It really boggles the mind that some people here have no problem dictating what people can and can not do. Last time I checked this was a free country, and if some fat fark wants to order some greasy french fries with 10,000mgs of salt let them, if you don't want a farking whopper or a can of soup? DON'T farkING BUY THEM! New York has become a shiathole because of such "enlightened" men as bloomberg, people who think they have the moral authority to dictate how others live their lives. I doubt all of you would be as enthused if Bloomberg made homosexuality illegal to cut down on AIDS, or some silly farking nonsense.

NYC should be carpet bombed, maybe then the rest of the state might straighten itself out.
2013-02-11 10:41:53 PM  
1 votes:

Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?


You know what?  fark you.  I want to be able to have canned soup at work for lunch on occasion.  I can't, because all the commercially available canned soup is so god damned salty it's barely edible.
2013-02-11 10:39:35 PM  
1 votes:

Kit Fister: bronyaur1: MagicMissile: New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.

If you don't like it, don't live in NYC.  I'm sure that they will miss you and the other hayseeds.

They will if we cut them off from everything produced outside of NYC by "hayseeds"


I agree, I think the rest of the United States should just build a giant containment zone around New York state. They are a danger to themselves and the rest of society and don't deserve freedom.
2013-02-11 10:37:39 PM  
1 votes:
The thing that makes Bloomberg so much shiattier than most evil politicians (read: Republicans) is that he is actually succeeding. He is systematically putting through every ridiculous ban and restriction that he can think of, with no sign of resistance.
2013-02-11 10:37:20 PM  
1 votes:

bronyaur1: MagicMissile: New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.

If you don't like it, don't live in NYC.  I'm sure that they will miss you and the other hayseeds.


We don't miss the subway pushings and piss-soaked smelly sidewalks
2013-02-11 10:21:20 PM  
1 votes:

Snowflake Tubbybottom: The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?


Explain how laws against homosexuality equate to a campaign to voluntarily reduce sodium levels of prepared foods?
2013-02-11 10:16:41 PM  
1 votes:
The people who want you out of their bedroom have no problem telling you how to live in all the rest. How about just staying out of all of them?
2013-02-11 10:10:31 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: 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.


Not to knock you, but you don't really know much about proper salt application.
2013-02-11 10:09:48 PM  
1 votes:

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

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.


If you don't like it, don't live in NYC.  I'm sure that they will miss you and the other hayseeds.
2013-02-11 10:09:19 PM  
1 votes:
Back off Bloomy.

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2013-02-11 10:04:17 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:02:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:52:38 PM  
1 votes:
New Yorkers are pathetic for allowing this to happen to them.

Congratulations on your animal farm society morons.
2013-02-11 09:52:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:47:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:44:44 PM  
1 votes:

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


yeah, bloomberg is the posterboy for the green party, 100% pure liberal.
2013-02-11 09:43:39 PM  
1 votes:
When are you children going to figure out that you don't, in fact, know what's best for you?
2013-02-11 09:41:37 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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