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Happy Panther

NYC = Nanny State

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Encouraging healthier eating behaviors is the purview of community, not government. If you are okay with government deciding what is best for you, then you damn well better hope that the guys at the top agree with everything you think for as long as you are alive. If you have kids... then I guess that hope springs into perpetuity.

The problem is we live in a world where the government has to spend more of our money when people get fat and diabetic. You can keep dreaming of a world of personal responsibility, but thats not the situation we find ourselves in.

I would say there are worse things in the world than a government with an incentive to keep its citizens healthy

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You can still buy them in stores, just not restaurants.

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You can still buy them in stores, just not restaurants.

restaurants don't serve 2 liter bottles of coke. the examples the OP gave are pretty easy to circumvent. bring 2 smaller pitchers.

it's more of an idiotic legislation than a real hindrance to anyone.

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restaurants don't serve 2 liter bottles of coke. the examples the OP gave are pretty easy to circumvent. bring 2 smaller pitchers.

it's more of an idiotic legislation than a real hindrance to anyone.

Pizza shops do. That said, stupid but not a big deal... Want a big soda? Eat at home or drink 3 regulars, or go to a place with free refills. Not a big deal.

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The government deciding what you can and can't do with your own body? Man I wish conservatives would get all outraged and stuff about government intrusion like this.

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Did you know that velociraptor is only 10,000 years old?

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How about that? More misplaced assumptions. You guys just hate it when you can't pigeonhole somebody, don't you?

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Look, I mean this makes sense theoretically, but its not going to happen. If we dont do something to encourage healthier eating behaviors, our healthcare costs will continue to rise.

Ban tobacco, ban alcohol, ban automobiles ... let's see ... what else causes death and/or injury that causes health care costs to continue to rise.

Oh, wait ... let's just let those people who get cancer (for example) die ... problem solved.

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Ban tobacco, ban alcohol, ban automobiles ... let's see ... what else causes death and/or injury that causes health care costs to continue to rise.

Oh, wait ... let's just let those people who get cancer (for example) die ... problem solved.

While we are brainstorming things that wont happen, what if we just had no government?

That would completely eliminate the deficit, and we would have no taxes either- problem solved

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While we are brainstorming things that wont happen, what if we just had no government?

That would completely eliminate the deficit, and we would have no taxes either- problem solved

Why don't you use the same argument for tobacco as you do for sugar?

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Why don't you use the same argument for tobacco as you do for sugar?

What?

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