legacy0100 says...

Plan was simple, but the corporations got in the way, so Bloomberg had to compromise and this is what we have right now.

EvilDeathBee says...

44 ounces?? Who the hell needs that? Seriously! What fat fuck would get upset for not being able to order 1.3 litres of soft drink at a subway?

Yogi says...

>> ^EvilDeathBee:

44 ounces?? Who the hell needs that? Seriously! What fat fuck would get upset for not being able to order 1.3 litres of soft drink at a subway?


Jon Stewart whined for awhile about it.

renatojj says...

@messenger, that's wishful thinking. Bloomberg forced a lifestyle choice, people can either conform or not. Having a dialog about it is another matter entirely.

messenger says...

If you want 54oz of Coke, you can still have 54oz of Coke. But it means you're going to think about your weight and health every time you do. Saying he "forced a lifestyle choice" is hyperbole.>> ^renatojj:

@messenger, that's wishful thinking. Bloomberg forced a lifestyle choice, people can either conform or not. Having a dialog about it is another matter entirely.

renatojj says...

@messenger maybe you're right, but saying he forced dialog is hyperbole too.

Imagine if someone said "9/11 terrorists were forcing America to have a dialog about its foreign policy". I don't think so, but if that's what they were going for, they failed miserably.

ryanbennitt says...

>> ^messenger:

If you want 54oz of Coke, you can still have 54oz of Coke. But it means you're going to think about your weight and health every time you do. Saying he "forced a lifestyle choice" is hyperbole.>> ^renatojj:
@messenger, that's wishful thinking. Bloomberg forced a lifestyle choice, people can either conform or not. Having a dialog about it is another matter entirely.



Or rather, you'll have to work out how many times 16 goes into 54, which could be enough of a hurdle to improve the obesity statistics.

LordOderus says...

This stupid bill pisses me off to no end. I this case it actually effects me directly. I am not an overweight person. I am 5'10" and way about 150lbs giver or take 5 lbs depending on the time of year. I also have a severe hiatal hernia. I was born with it. When I eat, I am required to drink a large amount of fluid to allow me to swallow. Carbonated fluids make it much easier than non carbonated fluids. I end up in the hospital once every couple of years to have an emergency endoscopy because of this condition. 16 ounces of soda, minus all the room that will be taken up by ice, is no where near enough for me to finish a meal. So now, I have to keep going to purchase more drinks, costing me more money, and taking more time so my meal gets to get cold. All because I have a medical condition and because someone else thinks that they should get to tell people how much soda they are allowed to drink.

messenger says...

My Hyperbole-o-meter (TM) is almost redlining. If you're ambitious, you might suggest it's closer to Hitler using gas chambers to force Jews to have a dialogue about relocation.>> ^renatojj:

@messenger maybe you're right, but saying he forced dialog is hyperbole too.
Imagine if someone said "9/11 terrorists were forcing America to have a dialog about its foreign policy". I don't think so, but if that's what they were going for, they failed miserably.

skinnydaddy1 says...

The choices I make are mine and mine alone. I do not need the government to tell what I can or can not have or to regulate my choices. There are a million other things out there that need attention more than how big my drink is. Promote education if you feel you must interfere with people's lives.

renatojj says...

@messenger sorry but I'm walking away from you now because you mentioned Hitler killing jews, I'm not stepping into that minefield, you know how emotional sifters get trigger happy downvoting taboo subjects.

spoco2 says...

Just for some perspective on how seriously, stupidly large the US drink sizes are.

Our LARGE drink at McDonalds in Australia is about 20oz (600ml or so)... SMALLER than your medium.

And I really don't like drinking all of that. As @EvilDeathBee said, who needs that much sugar? Insane!

Banning it isn't really the way. Moreso making society realise how fricken stupid it is to intake that much sugar at once to the point that no-one buys the stupidly large soft drinks any more and they stop being sold out of economic sense.

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