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(Gizmodo)   As Michael Bloomberg rides off into the sunset, the thoughtful folks at Gizmodo have compiled a list of everything he banned while mayor of New York   (gizmodo.com) divider line 54
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2014-01-01 08:31:30 AM
I don't see horse drawn carriages on the list. The new mayor De Balsshole, wants to do that.
 
2014-01-01 08:54:24 AM

mikemoto: I don't see horse drawn carriages on the list. The new mayor De Balsshole, wants to do that.


He's just tired of seeing a horse's ass...he's been looking at one in the mirror all his life.
 
2014-01-01 09:06:31 AM
So out of 32 things, about 6-7 were stupid.
 
2014-01-01 09:09:47 AM
Actually, to be fair, the 25 year old construction cranes does sound like a good ban to me.
 
2014-01-01 10:07:02 AM
Banning illegal guns?  That seems redundant.
 
2014-01-01 10:29:22 AM
I actually do like a good amount of those. I like knowing there isn't trans fats in foods. On the occasions that I can't avoid Times Square I find it less horrendous (still pretty horrendous, but any improvement is welcome). And sorry smokers, but I really like the lack of smoke in restaurants and bars and the like.

That said, he did go too far. The soda thing, though it wouldn't have affected me, was pretty ridiculous.
 
2014-01-01 10:47:41 AM
Black people?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-01 10:59:01 AM
Cars causing congestion below 60th Street in Manhattan (2007)

I want to know how many advocates of "congestion" taxes would support them if the money went outside the city. Economists would, politicians wouldn't, is my guess.
 
2014-01-01 11:08:35 AM
So will he going back to city hall to be crowned Emperor by the new mayor today?
 
2014-01-01 11:13:53 AM
Bloomberg needs to move to the UK. That f*cker would feel real safe there. He can EABOD.
 
2014-01-01 11:15:41 AM
** Suggested/voluntary ban

How is it a "ban" if something is optional?
 
2014-01-01 11:20:12 AM
One thing I will give Bloomberg credit for is allowing Christo and Jeanne-Claude to put up The Gates. That was kinda cool.
 
2014-01-01 11:45:02 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: ** Suggested/voluntary ban

How is it a "ban" if something is optional?


You guys should voluntarily ban or regulate this thing so that we we don't have to do it.
 
2014-01-01 11:45:21 AM
Don't forget he was the first mayor of the 21st century to harass black people living in his city with the purpose of removing them.
 
2014-01-01 11:45:32 AM
In hindsight,I don't think Farker's see eye to eye with visionaries.
 
2014-01-01 11:59:15 AM

WTF Indeed: So out of 32 things, about 6-7 were stupid.


Yeah, the vast majority of those make sense, particularly if you care at all about the environment.
 
2014-01-01 12:13:27 PM
douchey capitalist self-entitled, judgmental bad grandpa
 
2014-01-01 12:18:09 PM
*scanning list*

Photographs of caskets of dead soldiers coming back from a war he started on a lie...nope don't see it.

Rightwing outrage of tyrannical gubbmint overreach has been approved. Because the list has the kinds of overreach that destroys lives.
 
2014-01-01 12:31:13 PM
4th Amendment rights of minorities.
 
2014-01-01 12:38:02 PM

violentsalvation: 4th Amendment rights of minorities.


I think it is 4th amendment rights. If I recall correctly, Bloomy lamented that NYPD didn't violate enough rights of minorities.
 
2014-01-01 12:39:16 PM

mikemoto: I don't see horse drawn carriages on the list. The new mayor De Balsshole, wants to do that.


Have you been near the park where the carriages are lately?  You can smell them blocks away, even in the winter.  These animals are not very well taken care of.

But I'm sure the horses are perfectly happy hanging out among all of the traffic and noise and exhaust waiting for some dipshiat tourist to occasionally let them walk around for a few minutes.

It's a stupid, archaic remnant.  It should have been done away with decades ago.
 
2014-01-01 12:45:05 PM

mikemoto: I don't see horse drawn carriages on the list. The new mayor De Balsshole, wants to do that.


Already History's Greatest Monster?
 
2014-01-01 12:46:15 PM

cman: Don't forget he was the first mayor of the 21st century to harass black people living in his city with the purpose of removing them.


Now now. I'm sure he had a severe loathing for poor whites and poor Hispanics as well.
 
2014-01-01 12:48:21 PM
Bloomberg made some pretty horrible decisions as mayor (Stop & Frisk for example) but most of those on the list are pretty sensible.
 
2014-01-01 12:53:54 PM

mikemoto: Actually, to be fair, the 25 year old construction cranes does sound like a good ban to me.


I'm not so sure. I've ridden in airplanes older than that and metal fatigue is a much bigger issue with aluminum than steel. But they had an incident in NY, so he probably had to do something that looked like he solved the problem.
 
2014-01-01 01:01:06 PM

FreakinB: I actually do like a good amount of those. I like knowing there isn't trans fats in foods. On the occasions that I can't avoid Times Square I find it less horrendous (still pretty horrendous, but any improvement is welcome). And sorry smokers, but I really like the lack of smoke in restaurants and bars and the like.

That said, he did go too far. The soda thing, though it wouldn't have affected me, was pretty ridiculous.


Whether an establishment is smoking or non should be the proprietors decision, not the city's. I can at least understand Atlanta's ordinance (you want to allow smoking in your resteraunt? Fine, nobody under 18 gets to come in. Incidentally this has only made The Vortex MORE awesome.), but outright bans on indoor smoking are overreaching bullshiat.
 
2014-01-01 01:07:11 PM

Tor_Eckman: mikemoto: I don't see horse drawn carriages on the list. The new mayor De Balsshole, wants to do that.

Have you been near the park where the carriages are lately?  You can smell them blocks away, even in the winter.  These animals are not very well taken care of.

But I'm sure the horses are perfectly happy hanging out among all of the traffic and noise and exhaust waiting for some dipshiat tourist to occasionally let them walk around for a few minutes.

It's a stupid, archaic remnant.  It should have been done away with decades ago.


Is there a home for the horses?
 
2014-01-01 01:10:49 PM

mrshowrules: Banning illegal guns?  That seems redundant.


He banned the department of redundancy department.
 
2014-01-01 01:21:51 PM

TheOmni: Because People in power are Stupid: ** Suggested/voluntary ban

How is it a "ban" if something is optional?

You guys should voluntarily ban or regulate this thing so that we we don't have to do it.


Um, no. Raising consciousness about hearing loss through a "Hearing Loss Prevention Media Campaign" is not the same as banning headphones.
 
2014-01-01 01:37:03 PM

ZAZ: Cars causing congestion below 60th Street in Manhattan (2007)

I want to know how many advocates of "congestion" taxes would support them if the money went outside the city. Economists would, politicians wouldn't, is my guess.


Why would the city even contemplate something like that?
 
2014-01-01 01:43:13 PM
and still no ban on Sharia Law.

we're on to you.
 
2014-01-01 01:44:12 PM
So they literally copied Reason's list and took credit? Great work there
 
2014-01-01 01:47:03 PM
To be fair, New Yorkers are too dumb to handle simple decisions like whether they should drink a 16oz or a 21 oz soda.

Until they're smart enough to handle such simple issues, it's for the best we not let them make their own decisions.
 
2014-01-01 01:50:18 PM
I'm not sure how enforcing a 2:1 ratio of Female:Male restrooms in new buildings is 'equality'.
 
2014-01-01 01:55:43 PM

stickmangrit: FreakinB: I actually do like a good amount of those. I like knowing there isn't trans fats in foods. On the occasions that I can't avoid Times Square I find it less horrendous (still pretty horrendous, but any improvement is welcome). And sorry smokers, but I really like the lack of smoke in restaurants and bars and the like.

That said, he did go too far. The soda thing, though it wouldn't have affected me, was pretty ridiculous.

Whether an establishment is smoking or non should be the proprietors decision, not the city's. I can at least understand Atlanta's ordinance (you want to allow smoking in your resteraunt? Fine, nobody under 18 gets to come in. Incidentally this has only made The Vortex MORE awesome.), but outright bans on indoor smoking are overreaching bullshiat.


No, we tried that, and every place allowed smoking, and it was disgusting.
 
2014-01-01 01:55:55 PM

mikemoto: I don't see horse drawn carriages on the list. The new mayor De Balsshole, wants to do that.


Almost every candidate running for mayor from both parties wanted to do that, blaming De Blassio for this is just plain stupid.

Even the Republican challenger wanted to get rid of them too.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/drivers-fear-mayor-rid-carr ia ges-article-1.1456216

But I guess this is just a taste of the derp that we're going to get from the right about De Blassio just minutes after he took office.
 
2014-01-01 02:04:48 PM

stickmangrit: FreakinB: I actually do like a good amount of those. I like knowing there isn't trans fats in foods. On the occasions that I can't avoid Times Square I find it less horrendous (still pretty horrendous, but any improvement is welcome). And sorry smokers, but I really like the lack of smoke in restaurants and bars and the like.

That said, he did go too far. The soda thing, though it wouldn't have affected me, was pretty ridiculous.

Whether an establishment is smoking or non should be the proprietors decision, not the city's. I can at least understand Atlanta's ordinance (you want to allow smoking in your resteraunt? Fine, nobody under 18 gets to come in. Incidentally this has only made The Vortex MORE awesome.), but outright bans on indoor smoking are overreaching bullshiat.


I actually went to The Vortex when I was in Atlanta for work and yeah, it's pretty great. And while I agree the smoking bans are a bit overreach-y, I like the effect in this case.
 
2014-01-01 02:31:45 PM
But never say lefties are tyranical.  That can only be a right leaning person.  Good luck with the new guy he is off to a great start.  Already one murder.  idiot LIBERALS.
 
2014-01-01 02:34:04 PM

Triumph: mikemoto: Actually, to be fair, the 25 year old construction cranes does sound like a good ban to me.

I'm not so sure. I've ridden in airplanes older than that and metal fatigue is a much bigger issue with aluminum than steel. But they had an incident in NY, so he probably had to do something that looked like he solved the problem.


The problem becomes the consistency of inspections. The airliner gets repainted and all the whole thing gets an upclose inspection. If you put in the regs that crane truss segments should be stripped, inspected, repaired and repainted on a regular basis you'd create a hundred thousand new industrial jobs.

Although, to be fair, the part that failed in 2008 wasn't part of the crane.
 
2014-01-01 02:41:14 PM

stickmangrit: Whether an establishment is smoking or non should be the proprietors decision, not the city's. I can at least understand Atlanta's ordinance (you want to allow smoking in your resteraunt? Fine, nobody under 18 gets to come in. Incidentally this has only made The Vortex MORE awesome.), but outright bans on indoor smoking are overreaching bullshiat.


I'm ok with this, as long as it doesn't completely absolve a business owner of taking persona; responsibility for the consequences of their decision.

You want to allow smoking in your bar?  Fine, but there's no reason that choice should absolve you of having to pay your share of your staff's medical bills when they come down with emphysema or COPD.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-01 02:43:18 PM
qorkfiend

The problem is, driving has external costs, like pollution and adding to traffic jams. Under normal conditions these are less than the direct costs of owning and driving a car. Economic incentives work well. In some crowded cities the external costs of driving are much greater than normal, or can be made to seem greater by creative accounting. Then you have three choices: (1) live with bad traffic, (2) ration access, (3) manage access by charging for it.

Charging for access can lead to more efficient allocation of resources than rationing. People with a good reason to be in lower Manhattan drive there. People without a good reason go around or stay home rather than pay the toll. Traffic moves better.

Sounds good in an ideal world. In the real world, who gets the money? Whoever collects the tolls has an incentive to use them for profit instead of recovering costs or managing a scarce resource. This happened to most of the Northeast's toll roads.

I don't trust Bloomberg or NYC for a moment with the power to collect tolls, even though in an ideal world tolls could solve a problem.
 
2014-01-01 03:03:25 PM

bigsteve3OOO: But never say lefties are tyranical.  That can only be a right leaning person.  Good luck with the new guy he is off to a great start.  Already one murder.  idiot LIBERALS.


If you can spell tyrannical, that would help make your point.

Also, here was the first murder of 2012:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/shooting-brooklyn-man-m ar ks-city-homicide-2012-article-1.999587

2011:
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=787 49 32

It's the same every year. Don't believe me? Here's 2006:
http://www.nysun.com/new-york/city-records-six-murders-in-first-two- da ys-of-06/25194/

What about under Guiliani? I picked a random year (1998), let's see what happened:

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/02/nyregion/home-for-holidays-a-21-ye ar -old-man-is-the-year-s-first-homicide-victim.html

So please take your trolling talking point of "ZOMG A MURDER ALREADY ITS TEH LIBSZ FAULT" and shove it up your ass.
 
2014-01-01 03:44:00 PM
Didn't read the article. Is the Bill of Rights on there?
 
2014-01-01 04:30:22 PM
Since it's a Gizmodo article, I'll assume the headline should say, "...the uncreative folks at Gizmodo have reposted a list they found elsewhere on the Internet...".

PC LOAD LETTER: bigsteve3OOO: But never say lefties are tyranical.  That can only be a right leaning person.  Good luck with the new guy he is off to a great start.  Already one murder.  idiot LIBERALS.

If you can spell tyrannical, that would help make your point.


Seeing as how he blamed the first murder of the year on the new mayor, I don't think it would.
 
2014-01-01 04:31:05 PM
So... this is an outrage?
 
2014-01-01 04:44:43 PM
I don't think my data plan can handle clicking on TFA.
 
2014-01-01 05:06:32 PM
No cars in Time Square is great
 
2014-01-01 05:50:32 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Since it's a Gizmodo article, I'll assume the headline should say, "...the uncreative folks at Gizmodo have reposted a list they found elsewhere on the Internet...".

PC LOAD LETTER: bigsteve3OOO: But never say lefties are tyranical.  That can only be a right leaning person.  Good luck with the new guy he is off to a great start.  Already one murder.  idiot LIBERALS.

If you can spell tyrannical, that would help make your point.

Seeing as how he blamed the first murder of the year on the new mayor, I don't think it would.


You should see my facebook friends go nuts over DeBlasio. Especially racist Long Islanders who moved to Georgia who are literally CHEERING for NY to return to the 1970s or the Dinkins Era.
 
2014-01-01 06:21:16 PM

udhq: stickmangrit: Whether an establishment is smoking or non should be the proprietors decision, not the city's. I can at least understand Atlanta's ordinance (you want to allow smoking in your resteraunt? Fine, nobody under 18 gets to come in. Incidentally this has only made The Vortex MORE awesome.), but outright bans on indoor smoking are overreaching bullshiat.

I'm ok with this, as long as it doesn't completely absolve a business owner of taking personal responsibility for the consequences of their decision.

You want to allow smoking in your bar?  Fine, but there's no reason that choice should absolve you of having to pay your share of your staff's medical bills when they come down with emphysema or COPD.


www.wired.com
 
2014-01-01 07:25:33 PM

bigsteve3OOO: But never say lefties are tyranical.  That can only be a right leaning person.  Good luck with the new guy he is off to a great start.  Already one murder.  idiot LIBERALS.


You sound so tired that you make me feel tired. Plonk time, enjoy your minutely reduced audience.
 
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