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(Orlando Sentinel)   The three senators who successfully challenged the tobacco industry are now targeting another scourge that exploits the youth of America: Energy drink manufacturers   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 117
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2013-09-02 10:49:32 AM
Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.
 
2013-09-02 11:55:50 AM

Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.


done in one?
 
2013-09-02 11:55:57 AM
What kind of fascist farktards think these guys are heroes?
 
2013-09-02 11:56:13 AM
Someone get the lights.
 
2013-09-02 11:56:27 AM

Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.


Teachers? The police?

/though why parents would let their kids get life lessons from Sting I have no idea
 
2013-09-02 11:56:29 AM

Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.


Helicopter parents?
 
2013-09-02 11:56:34 AM

Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.


Well that's just crazy talk. Where would a child find someone to do that?
 
2013-09-02 11:58:29 AM
So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.
 
2013-09-02 11:59:05 AM

styckx: Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.

Helicopter parents?


So now good parenting is just lumped in with those idiots?
 
2013-09-02 12:00:03 PM
fark it, lets just make it illegal for a minor to buy anything. And I mean anything. This would make it so the parent had all the purchasing power, the finial decisions on what their kids get and complete control over their child's dietary intakes.

Also could you imagine how awesome shopping malls would be if they weren't filled with noisy teenagers?
 
2013-09-02 12:00:31 PM

Maul555: Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.

done in one?


I think so. Smoking is bad in that your exhaust can cause harm to people nearby you and not just your own health, drinking impairs your reactions when preforming many actions, same things with drugs. Energy drinks are pretty much just sodas with extra caffeine, would only cause harm to another person(s) if you drunk 10 of them and died of a heart attack while operating a bus.
 
2013-09-02 12:00:43 PM
I wish energy drinks prices weren't jacked up to all high holy heaven.  No way a redbull should cost 2 farking dollars.

Other than that I don't care about energy drinks.
 
2013-09-02 12:00:58 PM

IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.


How many kids do you see drinking Starbucks coffee?
 
2013-09-02 12:01:21 PM
Thank you Senators for saving me from my dangerous liberties!
 
2013-09-02 12:01:26 PM
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This shait's been around since the 80's.  Where was the outrage?

/got me through my college years.
 
2013-09-02 12:01:42 PM
I am outraged/amused that junky/harmless products are/are not sold to our children/adults because it has been/cannot be proven that serious/no harm is caused/not caused by the junky/harmless products.  This is/is not a dire/non-existent threat to my freedom/slashies!
 
2013-09-02 12:02:04 PM

IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.


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2013-09-02 12:03:27 PM
I'm all meh on this one. They are coming for energy drinks; I don't drink energy drinks.

At the same time; I see idiot kids drink thirty of these damn things a day. That can't be good. It has to be part of the type 2 diet. Then; there are the alcoholic drinks with energy drink mixed in. Not only are you drinking a depressant; but, now you've mixed it with a stimulant! That can't possibly be good for your heart.

/ shakes fist at cloud; rant off
 
2013-09-02 12:04:40 PM
Good.

Kids should be trying to get their hands on alcohol anyway.
 
TWX
2013-09-02 12:07:15 PM

Aarontology: Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks

If only there were people who controlled minors' access to money and shopping, and could intervene by not allowing these minors to purchase and consume these energy drinks.


Convenience store clerks?

Seriously, energy drinks are just inexpensive enough that there's no practical way for a parent to prevent a kid from buying one on the way walking to or from school.  The only practical solution to this is to not allow minors to shop in convenience stores without supervision from a parent or guardian, and given the amount of money that the stores make when the kids unwisely buy their candy, sodas, energy drinks, and packaged food products, the convenience stores aren't going to turn away kids without an outside requirement.
 
2013-09-02 12:09:21 PM

Oldiron_79: What kind of fascist farktards think these guys are heroes?


People who were pissed when they came after our cigarettes and people like you cheered them on.

ha ha!
 
2013-09-02 12:09:47 PM
Diet energy drinks remove the most harmful component for you.
 
2013-09-02 12:09:59 PM

Klippoklondike: I wish energy drinks prices weren't jacked up to all high holy heaven.  No way a redbull should cost 2 farking dollars.

Other than that I don't care about energy drinks.


The high prices keep the drinks out of the hands of children.

Oh, wait...
 
2013-09-02 12:10:20 PM
Good luck with that... I saw a vending machine at the mall selling these drinks.
 
2013-09-02 12:10:59 PM

IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.


From the same mentality that says:

Large sugary sodas should be banned.
An Electronic cigarette is a "tobacco product" and should be regulated as such.
Giving a hunting rifle a 5-round magazine makes it an assault weapon.

Perspective is more important than function.  This is the party of personal freedoms, right?
 
2013-09-02 12:11:54 PM

RogermcAllen: IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.

How many kids do you see drinking Starbucks coffee?


I'd say a third of the customers at Starbucks are teenagers, at least in my neck of the woods.
 
2013-09-02 12:12:34 PM
wont somebody please think of the electrolytes?
 
2013-09-02 12:12:57 PM
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

/It's what plants crave.
 
2013-09-02 12:13:05 PM

thisiszombocom: wont somebody please think of the electrolytes?


electrolytes are what plants crave
 
2013-09-02 12:13:18 PM

gfid: Oldiron_79: What kind of fascist farktards think these guys are heroes?

People who were pissed when they came after our cigarettes and people like you cheered them on.

ha ha!


Right.  There was no slippery slope there.  Total fallacy.
 
2013-09-02 12:13:18 PM
They've been talking for a bit  about banning energy drinks here in Quebec.
 
2013-09-02 12:13:21 PM

iheartscotch: I'm all meh on this one. They are coming for energy drinks; I don't drink energy drinks.

At the same time; I see idiot kids drink thirty of these damn things a day. That can't be good. It has to be part of the type 2 diet. Then; there are the alcoholic drinks with energy drink mixed in. Not only are you drinking a depressant; but, now you've mixed it with a stimulant! That can't possibly be good for your heart.

/ shakes fist at cloud; rant off


If they take energy drinks away, what will you mix with your scotch?

It's coffee with vitamins. Ban all the Perkins while you're at it.
 
2013-09-02 12:13:29 PM

Saul T. Balzac: RogermcAllen: IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.

How many kids do you see drinking Starbucks coffee?

I'd say a third of the customers at Starbucks are teenagers, at least in my neck of the woods.


Yeah that seems about right. I mean I usually see teenage girls drink Starbucks and teenage boys drink energy drinks.  So if anything this attempt by the Senators isn't only age discriminative, but bias to gender too.
 
2013-09-02 12:13:36 PM

RogermcAllen: IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.

How many kids do you see drinking Starbucks coffee?


A lot.  I don't go to the Starbucks nearest my home on Fridays and Saturdays simply because I'm tired of having 12-14 year old kids running underfoot when I'm looking for my evening caffeine buzz.
 
2013-09-02 12:13:47 PM

BlackFoltz: [cdn.mos.totalfilm.com image 650x365]

/It's what plants crave.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-09-02 12:14:01 PM

AngryDragon: IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.

From the same mentality that says:

Large sugary sodas should be banned.
An Electronic cigarette is a "tobacco product" and should be regulated as such.
Giving a hunting rifle a 5-round magazine makes it an assault weapon.

Perspective is more important than function.  This is the party of personal freedoms, right?


Yeah, instead we should be focusing on rape wands
 
2013-09-02 12:14:06 PM

tjsands1118: fark it, lets just make it illegal for a minor to buy anything. And I mean anything. This would make it so the parent had all the purchasing power, the finial decisions on what their kids get and complete control over their child's dietary intakes.

Also could you imagine how awesome shopping malls would be if they weren't filled with noisy teenagers?


Your ideas are interesting to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2013-09-02 12:15:07 PM

wellreadneck: They've been talking for a bit  about banning energy drinks here in Quebec.


Crazy, huh, people start dying from using a product, people want regulations?
 
2013-09-02 12:17:18 PM
Heros?
 
2013-09-02 12:17:50 PM
Energy drinks aren't anywhere near the level of cigarettes. This is stupid and subby is a moron.
 
2013-09-02 12:18:04 PM
i'm a formulations chemist and I have made energy products before so i'm really getting a 1,3,7 trimethylxanthine boost out of these replies.
 
2013-09-02 12:18:16 PM

ghare: wellreadneck: They've been talking for a bit  about banning energy drinks here in Quebec.

Crazy, huh, people start dying from using a product, people want regulations?


You can die from drinking too much water.  We don't need to burden society and infringe on personal freedoms with laws to protect idiots from themselves.

demotivators.despair.com
 
2013-09-02 12:22:07 PM
everyone post their mg/day . i bet i win .
 
2013-09-02 12:26:24 PM

Oldiron_79: What kind of fascist farktards think these guys are heroes?


The Democratic voters who keep electing them.

AngryDragon: Right. There was no slippery slope there. Total fallacy.


I think a lot of folks don't understand what is a slippery slope fallacy and what isn't one. They try to label all extrapolation as slippery slope.
 
2013-09-02 12:27:40 PM
So the douchebags that took secret payoffs from the anti-tobacco lawyers are coming back for more?

Fark them.
 
2013-09-02 12:29:25 PM
www.hellomagazine.com
 
2013-09-02 12:30:14 PM

gfid: Oldiron_79: What kind of fascist farktards think these guys are heroes?

People who were pissed when they came after our cigarettes and people like you cheered them on.

ha ha!


I never cheered them when they came after tobacco I told everyone the fall down the old slippery slope was next, and they all laughed and said slippery slope is a fallacy.
 
2013-09-02 12:30:27 PM

IvanTheSilent: So, they're going to go after Starbucks as well, right?  After all, a 16 ounce "brewed" has 330 mg of caffeine, versus Monster's 160 mg per 16 ounce can.


Well, what teenagers consider "coffee" is something that's mostly ice, milk and sweetener. That is, I don't see many teenagers getting espresso or Americanos.
 
2013-09-02 12:30:42 PM

AngryDragon: gfid: Oldiron_79: What kind of fascist farktards think these guys are heroes?

People who were pissed when they came after our cigarettes and people like you cheered them on.

ha ha!

Right.  There was no slippery slope there.  Total fallacy.


Just because you claim it, does not make it so.
 
pla
2013-09-02 12:33:25 PM
ghare : Crazy, huh, people start dying from using a product, people want regulations?

Yeah, crazy. You drink too much Draino, you die. You drink too much alcohol, you die. You drink too much coffee, you die. You drink too much Red bull, you die. You drink too much farking water... You die.

Moderation, and parenting. Anyone who doesn't understand those two terms should just check out now and save us all the time.
 
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