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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
    More: Asinine, transfats, white-breads, dietary guidelines, Heinz ketchup, chicken noodle, Michael Bloomberg, Butterballs  
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5339 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Feb 2013 at 9:37 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-11 09:47:18 PM  
4 votes:
It contains two deadly elements and therefore must be banned, duh

/next up - high capacity shakers
2013-02-11 10:20:11 PM  
3 votes:
BAN SALT WEAPONS!
2013-02-11 10:09:19 PM  
3 votes:

Back off Bloomy.

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2013-02-11 09:42:59 PM  
3 votes:
Ah, the thread where liberal farkers complain about liberalism.
2013-02-11 10:08:05 PM  
2 votes:
Hey - you know what Mayor Bloomberg writes on walls?  "Look out!  KILL-JOY was here!"
2013-02-11 09:44:44 PM  
2 votes:

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


yeah, bloomberg is the posterboy for the green party, 100% pure liberal.
2013-02-12 05:04:32 AM  
1 vote:

Abacus9: TwistedFark: Abacus9: muck4doo: ciberido: Tanthalas39: Ah, the thread where liberal farkers complain about liberalism.

It's almost like liberals use their brains and not their knees to think.

I'm sure everyone appreciates you regulating their diet.

Regulating what restaurants serve and what is in prepackaged food isn't "regulating your diet." In fact, this is really nothing new.

Obviously.

This entire issue (and the one with the soda serving sizes) is just right wingers trying to launch a populist attack at a moderately liberal politician and by proxy tar anyone to the left of their particular brand of facisim as a facist themselves.

No one buys for a minute that they really care about what happens in a super liberal city in a super liberal state.

And I'm no fan of Bloomberg. I just don't get the "he's taking away my rights" thing. People still have a right to eat whatever they want, and restaurants and prepackaged food is still regulated. But there's this insane overreaction to absolutely nothing. It's like when Michelle Obama made a suggestion about school lunches, and a lot of people were all "the government's trying to tell our kids what they can and can't eat!" It's insane.


Bloomberg says it's way past your bedtime.
2013-02-12 02:00:56 AM  
1 vote:

muck4doo: ciberido: Tanthalas39: Ah, the thread where liberal farkers complain about liberalism.

It's almost like liberals use their brains and not their knees to think.

I'm sure everyone appreciates you regulating their diet.


Regulating what restaurants serve and what is in prepackaged food isn't "regulating your diet." In fact, this is really nothing new.
2013-02-12 12:42:53 AM  
1 vote:
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
2013-02-12 12:04:43 AM  
1 vote:
i wouldn't mind a salt-free option for french fries at fast food joints. we all have different tastes. i'm happy with no salt at all, i just don't care for it.
2013-02-11 11:10:38 PM  
1 vote:

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

Yet, they applaud morons like him when it comes to gun control.


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My favorite part is hipster-douche-neckbeard using her as a shield.

SlothB77: Its easier than doing something to help new yorkers weather all these storms. Plow the snow or ban salt? Hmmmm



These are the excellent services they pay some of the highest taxes in the country for.


cmb53208: 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



Whoa, whoa, whoa! Let's not get carried away here!
2013-02-11 10:59:21 PM  
1 vote:
Holy shiat, seldom have I seen posters biatch so much about so little.
2013-02-11 10:58:50 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-02-11 10:55:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:28:30 PM  
1 vote:

umad: Kit Fister: Frank N Stein: 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 coontil 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.

Salt application, like bath water temperature and short size, is an individual affair, left to the comfort and taste of the person. You don't have to like their choices or think their selections are right, but it ain't your job to correct them.

Come on now. He doesn't put it on meat, as in steak. It is one of the few things you are allowed to put on it.


Salt on steak? You're doing it wrong. Or you're cooking a shiatty piece of meat and/or overcooking it.
2013-02-11 10:05:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:04:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:02:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 vote:
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 vote:

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 09:51:50 PM  
1 vote:
Up next: the franchise wars

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2013-02-11 09:51:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:45:16 PM  
1 vote:
I'll give him something salty
2013-02-11 09:43:39 PM  
1 vote:
When are you children going to figure out that you don't, in fact, know what's best for you?
2013-02-11 08:58:10 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-11 08:53:08 PM  
1 vote:
But he's a benevolent authoritarian. So It's okay.
 
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