March 8th, 2013
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The term 'nanny state' can be heard echoing throughout New York City as the ban on large size sugary soft drink goes into effect next week.

Some businesses are figuring out ways to work around the ban.

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[1:08] “What I don’t understand is this, they don’t want me to put a carafe of let’s say tonic or ginger ale, unless it’s diet, out which a carafe is a liter. But I can have ten 16 ounce bottles of it out on the same table,” said Paul Seres who runs the DL Restaurant and Lounge in New York City.

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  1. Dovergal

    I think Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large size soft drinks is reasonable. Even though it may seem like an intrusion by government in our personal lives, the cost of obesity is something that affects all of us and is contributing to the rising cost of health care in this country. If we cannot control our own diets to help ourselves remain healthy then I think we should not be eligible for tax-payer funded healthcare. We should make up our minds about what is reasonable and what is fair with consideration to the implications for our country and the world, not just ourselves.

    March 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm |
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  3. Checked_Other

    Here's one way - Scotch & Soda.

    March 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm |
  4. ET

    I think the ban is reasonable, because it's absolutely absurd the size of the drinks these fast food places serve. Nobody really needs a drink that big. It's totally crazy. Don't you remember first going to the movie theatres, and seeing the size of the large soda?
    It's really just preventing these places from exploiting you. Giving kids and others these enormous sized drinks that they don't even want, that they just end up taking and getting addicted to.

    I highly doubt there's very many people who really want those huge sodas so bad. You can still get them if you really want to. This just prevents these restaurants from shoving them down peoples throats who don't want them.

    I can't believe the size of the drinks they hand me sometimes. I just want the extra fries. I don't need a 2L soda to wash down my lunch. If this ban in anyway cuts down on weight gain, and heart attacks, etc, then it's a good idea. It's not like people are going to be "cut off". It's just consumer protectionism

    March 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm |
    • splinter48708

      Fine...Go live in Nanny State NYC and see how you like power tripping Mayor Bloomingidiot dictating every aspect of your life. What you eat, what you drink, what it's served in on or in what sizes...and see how long it takes you to realize that you have limited choices as opposed to a 2 hour trip to Philly where if one wants a 44 OZ Big Gulp or a 40 oz drink with their Philly Cheesesteak, one can indulge themselves.

      Sadly, liberal progressive morns have decided that only they know what's best for people and if they are in power, they don't have to listen to the objections from the masses. "Oh, you want 44 Oz Pepsi? Sorry, we know what's best for the kiddies, so, you only get 20 OZ drinks. Keep whining and we'll make it 8 OZ!"

      So, enjoy your Nany State!

      March 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
    • Steve91032012

      " If this ban in anyway cuts down on weight gain, and heart attacks, etc, then it's a good idea"

      We should just follow North Korea's example and prevent people from consuming any food! Then no one will gain weight!

      March 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm |
    • joltinsteve

      You just want the extra fries, but the large soda is what's gonna give you the heart attack? riiiiiiiight.

      March 18, 2013 at 12:54 am |
  5. Jo

    Typical rubbish dietary advice, do they really think diet soda is any healthier?

    March 10, 2013 at 11:59 am |
  6. LG

    Reblogged this on Plateful of Soul and commented:
    Like we didn't see this coming! A ban just makes people want something more.

    March 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm |
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