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(NYPost)   Planning on ordering a pizza for family night? NYC's Nanny Bloomberg says, you can forget about ordering that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery   (nypost.com) divider line 242
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2013-02-24 09:23:21 PM

FriarReb98: Okay, tinfoil hat time.  Maybe he's getting kickbacks from recycling and trash disposal companies who are going to have way, way more trash/recyclables to deal with once this ban goes into effect?


It certainly looks as if the nanny-statists haven't thought about the increased waste from packaging that will result from this. And the piece about not being able to order a jug of soft drink for a table is just mind-numbingly stupid.
 
2013-02-24 09:28:17 PM

whidbey: enik: New York is just where things like this get tested. You wait...

Wait for what, exactly? The rest of the country to smarten up and realize that we're a nation of fatties whose behavior jacks up the cost of health care?

Fine with me.


Emphasis added.

What this tells me is that you're more concerned for your wallet than you are for the actual public health or individual liberty.
 
2013-02-24 09:42:16 PM
Tie Bloomberg to the pier, neck deep at high tilde.

The crabs will do the rest.
 
2013-02-24 09:49:10 PM
So, the left is trying to "protect" us from ourselves by "helping" us stay healthy, and the right is trying to "protect" us from ourselves by "helping" us stay moral.  What gives?
 
2013-02-24 09:52:28 PM
Fark you!
 
2013-02-24 09:54:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: but at least you can get a 2 liter diet Coke.


Can you?  It has been my experience that people who forbid soda because "all that sugar is bad for you" don't make an exception for diet sodas.  Do the NYC laws exempt sugar free sodas?
 
2013-02-24 09:57:13 PM

pciszek: tenpoundsofcheese: but at least you can get a 2 liter diet Coke.

Can you?  It has been my experience that people who forbid soda because "all that sugar is bad for you" don't make an exception for diet sodas.  Do the NYC laws exempt sugar free sodas?



Aspartame is pure sweetish goodness.

/Like God's tears, only not so salty
 
2013-02-24 10:02:07 PM
Buy a whole bottle of grey goose drinking all of which will actually kill you. Just fine. Buying an equal amount of fruit juice? That's a fine. Welcome to the nanny state.
 
2013-02-24 10:11:46 PM

doctor_sbaits0: Simple solution raise the price of the pizza/alcohol whatever and make the soft dink "complimentary."


Pretty much this. I haven't seen the wording of the new law, but it's worth a try, right?
 
2013-02-24 10:14:42 PM
www.pirate4x4.com

"I don't want a large farva. I want a goddamn litre o' cola! "
 
2013-02-24 10:47:56 PM

Pentaxian: Yep, New York City is throwing people in jail left-and-right at the whims of fascist Mayor Mike. That's why the number of incarcerated people has gone down by a third since 2001 while the national average has gone up.   All of this while having the crime rate in NYC going down by a third as well in the same time period.


I knew Stop & Frisk was working, but thanks for sharing
 
2013-02-24 10:59:12 PM

JonBuck: whidbey: enik: New York is just where things like this get tested. You wait...

Wait for what, exactly? The rest of the country to smarten up and realize that we're a nation of fatties whose behavior jacks up the cost of health care?

Fine with me.

Emphasis added.

What this tells me is that you're more concerned for your wallet than you are for the actual public health or individual liberty.


Since you're obviously confused yourself as to what constitutes either, no love lost.

Except I'm not going to cry over a 2-liter bottle of corn syrup.  Sorry.
 
2013-02-24 11:02:48 PM
And it should go without saying that any story which opens with a referencve to "Nanny Bloomberg" isn't journalism.
 
2013-02-24 11:42:13 PM

tripleseven: GUTSU: tripleseven: GUTSU: assjuice: A hundred years ago, when people went to the fair and ate garbage once a year, do you think they imagined that in the future many people would eat like that every day?

A hundred years ago, do you think they imagined that someone would tell their great grandchildren what they could eat or drink?

Considering prohibition was just shy of 100 years ago, yes, I rightly believe they COULD imagine that very thing.

Your history, learn it.  Stop glorifying a time in which you didn't exist, and have a really shiatty comprehension of.

Sorry, they couldn't imagine a time when it wouldn't be thought of as farking stupid. Is that better?


Nobody is arguing whether it is stupid or not.

Your statement was "Oh jesus, a hundred years ago when Jefferson was President, he would have wrapped himself in the constitution whargrrbl..."

My response was only to point out that legislation such as this is nothing new.  Except, you seem to believe that libruls caused this.


No it wasn't you twit, if you have a problem with my statement the correct thing to do would be to criticize it by it's own merit, not make some inane statement that is completely irrelevant to the conversation.

As for Bloomberg? I'd bill him as a "liberal" since that term has now been bastardized to such an extent that those that label themselves as such are just as authoritarian as "conservatives"
 
2013-02-24 11:45:03 PM
Your soda is too large, citizen.  A reasonably sized soda will interfere less with your task of licking my boot.
 
2013-02-24 11:49:43 PM

TurboCojones: Your soda is too large, citizen.  A reasonably sized soda will interfere less with your task of licking my boot.


You've really got some problems if you actually believe that restricting access equates to whatever paranoid obsession of government you're trying to unload on us here.
 
2013-02-24 11:51:34 PM
So now people will have to buy more 16 oz drinks instead of one 2 liter bottle, meaning higher costs, more energy expended in the manufacturing and transportation process, more energy expended while it is at retail or warehouse, and more waste being left behind in additional bottles and packaging.  And the city taxes all of the those businesses and transactions, and now gets higher sales tax on the added cost of buying the same amount of soft drink in multiple packaging.  Sure, it is all about protecting people's health.  Bullshiat.
 
2013-02-24 11:52:20 PM
Bloomberg's just in on the grand conspiracy, and he's trying to save the citizens of NYC.
The oil and car companies are conspiring to increase greenhouse emissions to change the climate and make the planet more comfortable for our new alien overlords. The fast food companies are in on it to fatten up thew populace to make sure they have enough to eat.
He better be acting on orders though, or the ET goon squad will make sure regrets it.
 
2013-02-24 11:57:06 PM

Otto_E_Rodika: So now people will have to buy more 16 oz drinks instead of one 2 liter bottle, meaning higher costs, more energy expended in the manufacturing and transportation process, more energy expended while it is at retail or warehouse, and more waste being left behind in additional bottles and packaging.  And the city taxes all of the those businesses and transactions, and now gets higher sales tax on the added cost of buying the same amount of soft drink in multiple packaging.  Sure, it is all about protecting people's health.  Bullshiat.


Pretty much sums up your post.  Like there's really going to be that much "more energy expended" or that 2 liter bottles and other larger packaging don't already get thrown away as "waste."  And you just had to bring up some scenario where your taxes might go up.

God some of the posters in this thread. I swear.
 
2013-02-25 12:02:37 AM
Let's focus on what's really important here. Who the hell is ordering Domino's pizza in New York?
 
2013-02-25 12:15:29 AM

whidbey: Otto_E_Rodika: So now people will have to buy more 16 oz drinks instead of one 2 liter bottle, meaning higher costs, more energy expended in the manufacturing and transportation process, more energy expended while it is at retail or warehouse, and more waste being left behind in additional bottles and packaging.  And the city taxes all of the those businesses and transactions, and now gets higher sales tax on the added cost of buying the same amount of soft drink in multiple packaging.  Sure, it is all about protecting people's health.  Bullshiat.

Pretty much sums up your post.  Like there's really going to be that much "more energy expended" or that 2 liter bottles and other larger packaging don't already get thrown away as "waste."  And you just had to bring up some scenario where your taxes might go up.

God some of the posters in this thread. I swear.


4 16 oz bottles (which would roughly equal a 2 liter bottle) cost more to manufacture (materials, energy) and cost more to transport (because of the size footprint and weight that it takes compared to a single bottle).  That is why you will usually see 2 liter bottles for much cheaper than a comparable six pack of soft drink.  The sugar water inside the bottle cost them less than the packaging.  And if the local pizza joint now has to charge you more for the same amount of beverage because they are being forced to sell it to you in separate containers, that is a tax on you, since the restaurant passes along the costs to the consumer.  And then, if you knew anything about business, you'd know that receipts are taxed by the city and state, so if the pizza parlor is now charging you 3 dollars more for the same soda in 16 oz containers rather than one 2 liter, then they are reporting that as income that is subject to being taxed, meaning that the city's revenue goes up in the process.

Stay naive.  Bloomberg and his ilk count on people like you.
 
2013-02-25 12:24:03 AM

TomMalory: So, the left is trying to "protect" us from ourselves by "helping" us stay healthy, and the right is trying to "protect" us from ourselves by "helping" us stay moral.  What gives?


The Right is in my bedroom, the Left is in my kitchen.
 
2013-02-25 01:34:04 AM

whidbey: TurboCojones: Your soda is too large, citizen.  A reasonably sized soda will interfere less with your task of licking my boot.

You've really got some problems if you actually believe that restricting access equates to whatever paranoid obsession of government you're trying to unload on us here.


I keep saying the same thing about abortion.
 
2013-02-25 04:23:34 AM

lolpix: I live in a dry town. Not only can you not deliver beer with pizza, you can't serve any booze at any of our many renowned restaurants, or even sell it from a store. If you want a shot of Jack or a bottle of Chianti, you may have to travel as far as a one mile to reach the next town over. It's totally not the worst thing ever.


doesn't it seem, well.  slightly homosexual?
 
2013-02-25 04:37:55 AM

mizchief: Buy a whole bottle of grey goose drinking all of which will actually kill you. Just fine. Buying an equal amount of fruit juice? That's a fine. Welcome to the nanny state.


Uh, no. First of all, they don't fine you for buying the higher amount, they fine certain establishments for selling it. You can always go to the grocery store and buy as much fruit juice as you want. But you knew that.
 
2013-02-25 04:42:31 AM

Otto_E_Rodika: So now people will have to buy more 16 oz drinks instead of one 2 liter bottle, meaning higher costs, more energy expended in the manufacturing and transportation process, more energy expended while it is at retail or warehouse, and more waste being left behind in additional bottles and packaging.  And the city taxes all of the those businesses and transactions, and now gets higher sales tax on the added cost of buying the same amount of soft drink in multiple packaging.  Sure, it is all about protecting people's health.  Bullshiat.


Or, they will plan ahead better and buy it at the grocery store, paying less money for the same thing.
 
2013-02-25 05:16:23 AM
Laws are not free to propose or inact.  A law that had absolutely no effect still diverts significant time and money.  Laws must, therefore, have justification.

The health cost argument doesn't fly.  Where are the numbers?  How much money does it save?  Surely you're not banning things without hard science?  Surely you're not banning things from the marketplace -- only certain configurations of things, mind -- because you heard they can be unhealthy?
 
2013-02-25 07:20:18 AM

whidbey: enik: New York is just where things like this get tested. You wait...

Wait for what, exactly? The rest of the country to smarten up and realize that we're a nation of fatties whose behavior jacks up the cost of health care?

Fine with me.


First they came for the fatties, and I didn't speak. Then they came for every other vice that might impact healthcare costs...

That is the eventual endgame when the affordable healthcare act turns out to not be affordable.
 
2013-02-25 07:40:11 AM

whidbey: SpdrJay: You little froggies feeling that water getting warmer yet?

Because taking measures to civilize society is akin to slowly boiling a frog in water.

Your logic.  It amazes.


You don't support the freedom to fail?
 
2013-02-25 08:53:14 AM
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2013-02-25 09:28:50 AM

Shvetz: Do people realize that the NY Post is a troll newspaper? This is basically like yelling "DEATH PANELS!" every time we talk about Obamacare. People want to complain about "Nanny" Bloomberg, so they re-interpret the law into something that victimizes them. Has anybody gotten in trouble over the things the article talks about? No? You people eat it up with a spoon, it's sad.


The law goes into effect next month, so no, nobody has gotten in trouble yet.  Do you disagree with the Post's interpretation of the law, or do you think that laws which aren't in effect yet are not news?
 
2013-02-25 10:07:28 AM

Dupa: Mrbogey: Silverstaff: Until Lord Bloomberg decides to regulate that too.

Maybe regulate pizza sizes, maybe ban people from eating more than a certain amount of food per meal.

Well for a long time there's been a loophole. People go to food markets and they get whatever they want with no supervision of whether or not it's healthy. Sure, we can put on the side of a 20oz bottle of soda that it's 2 servings and hope the person divides it up between two meals but there's no real way to enforce it. So what we have to do is close the bulk food loophole and make every item sold one serving. That way a person will have to consciously decide to eat twice as much food as they should.

Every year fatties cost America billions in healthcare costs. Since this is paid for by the taxpayers it's only fair that taxpayers work to end their subsidization of these free riding fatties.

/parody

or prophecy?


No pizza may have a diameter greater than 8 inches, and said pizza must cost at least $30.  At least two vegetable toppings must be present for every 1 meat topping, and pepperoni is banned completely.  Every order of sausage pizza is logged and tracked, and a mandatory heart disease warning label which covers at least 2/3rds of the top of the pizza box must be present.  A $9.00 Carbon Emissions Surcharge is mandatory on all deliveries.

Excessive ordering of sausage pizzas constitutes a municipal infraction punishable by a $400.00 fine.
 
2013-02-25 10:37:19 AM
We have determined that a reasonably sized soda will be arbitrarily defined as 16 ounces or less. This is for your protection, and is based upon no scientific data whatsoever. Please continue tongue bathing my boots to show your compliance, citizen.
 
2013-02-25 10:58:08 AM
Watch this, everyone. This is the America the libtards want for you.

Yeah, keep telling us Bloomberg is a repubtard, we believe ya.
 
2013-02-25 11:37:41 AM
How is this legal?
 
2013-02-25 12:25:17 PM

ilikeracecars: Gee, I won't be able to pay $3.00 plus tip for a 2 liter I can get elsewhere for half that? Darn


You mean somewhere else like outside of NYC?

Because you're not buying a coke over 16 ounces ANYWHERE in NYC now.

Must be nice to drive all the way to Jersey just to get a soda with your DELIVERY pizza.
 
2013-02-25 02:16:47 PM
*scans the derp in the last 10 posts*

You people really need to get on with your lives.  There are far more important things for you to consider than complaining about how you can't have a supersized corn syrup fatwater with your pizza delivery.
 
2013-02-25 02:24:15 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: doctor_sbaits0: Simple solution raise the price of the pizza/alcohol whatever and make the soft dink "complimentary."

For years I offered our female customers a complementary soft dink.  Not one ever took me up on it, sigh.


They wanted your hard stuff.
 
2013-02-25 04:11:38 PM

whidbey: You people really need to get on with your lives. There are far more important things for you to consider than complaining about how you can't have a supersized corn syrup fatwater with your pizza delivery.


I suspect that you probably pass out when you forget to keep breathing.

Some people are capable of saying "this is farking stupid" while keeping the big things in mind.
 
2013-02-25 07:53:39 PM
Whole lotta people in this thread sound fat.
 
2013-02-25 08:54:42 PM

mizchief: Buy a whole bottle of grey goose drinking all of which will actually kill you. Just fine. Buying an equal amount of fruit juice? That's a fine. Welcome to the nanny state.


Pretty much this. There's no logic to the nanny-state.

Plus the assumption here is that one obese person drinks the whole drink - perhaps they've never heard of this thing called sharing. So now people will pay more to waste more packaging or buy the same size from elsewhere.
 
2013-02-25 09:14:06 PM

whidbey: *scans the derp in the last 10 posts*

You people really need to get on with your lives.  There are far more important things for you to consider than complaining about how you can't have a supersized corn syrup fatwater with your pizza delivery.


So spending a few mins on a forum to express how we don't want every aspect of our lives to become controlled by the government is a waste of time, but actually going though the process and to make this a law, not a waste of time at all right? I would like to think that the mayor of one of the largest cities in the world would have better things to do as well.
 
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