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(The Atlantic)   FDA announces plans to investigate/regulate caffeine. FROM MY HOT, TWITCHING HANDS   (theatlantic.com) divider line 10
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2013-05-08 09:23:48 AM  
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Well, we're banning drinks over 16oz anyway, might as well take the caffeine out too.

We should also ban alcohol. Lots of people die from that. We tried it before and it worked great. No more bars.

Diamonds are inhumane. Ban them.

Tobacco causes cancer. Ban it.

Guns kill, even though you are 46% less likely to be shot today then you were in 1993, with gun crimes making up a massive 1% of violent crime.
(Mostly committed by and against black males between the age of 18 to 40. Maybe we should regulate black youth? We could put them to work on farms or something.)

Banning stuff makes it go away forever and ever. Liberalism showed me this by banning all kinds of shiat they don't like, like privacy.
2013-05-08 09:13:08 AM  
3 votes:
Good.  Then HFCS.
2013-05-08 09:45:29 AM  
2 votes:

vwarb: thornhill: Cigarettes should be banned, or at least, smokers should be in their own insurance pool so I don't have to pay for their lung cancer surgeries. 90% of lung cancer is due to smoking. If you want the freedom to smoke then you should accept the full health care costs of its effects.

If you want the freedom to climb mountains then you should accept the full health care costs of its effects when you break a leg.

If you want the freedom to eat fried food then you should accept the full health care costs of its effects when you have a heart attack.


If mountain climbing caused people who weren't mountain climbing to break their legs, or if eating fried food caused others to have heart attacks, you might just have a point.

/I've got the lungs of a 60-year-old smoker.
//I haven't smoked a day in my life.
//I'm 33.
2013-05-08 09:40:47 AM  
2 votes:

thornhill: Cigarettes should be banned, or at least, smokers should be in their own insurance pool so I don't have to pay for their lung cancer surgeries. 90% of lung cancer is due to smoking. If you want the freedom to smoke then you should accept the full health care costs of its effects.


UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYONE

IF YOU HAVE A VICE, NO HEALTHCARE FOR YOU!

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. FREEDOM TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT AS LONG AS IT'S WHATEVER THEY SAY.
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2013-05-08 09:35:49 AM  
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Well, we're banning drinks over 16oz anyway, might as well take the caffeine out too.

We should also ban alcohol. Lots of people die from that. We tried it before and it worked great. No more bars.
Diamonds are inhumane. Ban them.
Tobacco causes cancer. Ban it.
Guns kill, even though you are 46% less likely to be shot today then you were in 1993, with gun crimes making up a massive 1% of violent crime.
(Mostly committed by and against black males between the age of 18 to 40. Maybe we should regulate black youth? We could put them to work on farms or something.)
Banning stuff makes it go away forever and ever. Liberalism showed me this by banning all kinds of shiat they don't like, like privacy.


You are going in the right direction here, but guns are the only thing they want to ban.  Everything else, particularly food and air, they want to TAX !
2013-05-08 09:28:13 AM  
1 votes:
If there is in fact a demonstrable health risk here, I'd say this is precisely what the FDA is intended to regulate.
2013-05-08 09:26:35 AM  
1 votes:
I seriously doubt they are going to ban or regulate coffee anytime soon. But there HAS been a recent rash of teenagers showing up in the Emergency Room due to excessive consumption of high caffeine energy drinks. These drinks are certainly dangerous and there is no real labeling of the danger. Some modest guideline or limits to teenagers access to these drinks may be reasonable.
2013-05-08 09:21:58 AM  
1 votes:

DeathCipris: And pink slime.

/Anyone remember that crap a year or so back?


Yes. It turned out to be mostly BS.
2013-05-08 09:15:40 AM  
1 votes:
"regulation -- in Sweden, for example, many grocery stores do not sell energy drinks to people under 15. The United States is not likely to lead the charge into "

but you can buy NoDoz at an Apotek. skewed article is skewed.
2013-05-08 09:13:14 AM  
1 votes:
Things like this make me wonder what they're trying to pass.  Almost if as though they are trying to distract the public using some non-issue emotional subject...
 
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