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NYC cracks down on Soda

Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. fireponcoal

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    Bring on Utopia. Dictatorship of the proletariat! ;)

    Sometimes I wonder where certain segments of out political spectrum would currently reside if the Soviet Union never existed. Seems like many of those same people continue to fight the non existent red menace. Have fun with that.
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    People ought to be left alone to make their own decisions, and as long as those decisions don't result in the harm of others, like abortion for example, then those decisions should not be subject to the control of the government or other entities.

    Who the heck deemed Mayor Bloomberg everyone's official doctor/nutritionist/nanny?
     
  3. Chris Blount

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    Watch the political talk please. ;)
     
  4. Lord Vader

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    As you wish, Master. ;)
     
  5. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Thank you...wait.... I think I was just called a sith lord. :eek2:
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    Only two there are, an apprentice and a master. ;)
     
  7. boukengreen

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    not according to the new books there was a whole tribe of siths
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    "New" books. Blasphemous.
     
  9. alex000

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    I guess somebody played hooky during sith history :lol:

    OT: Does anybody know where I can get any of the older ones? The one right after Episode VI? Besides Barnes and Noble, or a place where I can legally read them online
     
  10. klang

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    The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn is available for the Kindle at Amazon. So are the Jedi Academy books by Kevin J. Anderson. I've still got the hard covers. :)
     
  11. James Long

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    Just wait for the movie ... oh, that's another thread.
     
  12. Lord Vader

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    Prequels to the prequels?!?

    The saga ends with Return of the Jedi. The entire 6-movie saga centered around one primary character, as it should. :biggrin:
     
  13. djlong

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    According to some versions of Lucas (depending on WHEN the interview was done), the entire NINE movie saga was basically about C-3PO and R2-D2 as they were to be the only ones in all of the movies.
     
  14. trdrjeff

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    Now Mayor Rahm is tackling Chicago's evils

    Time for Chicago's vending machines to chip up or chip out.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he's cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.

    A proposed ordinance, to be introduced this week, will lay out plans for the new machines and detail guidelines on fat, sugar and calorie content starting in January 2013.

    “These new vending machines will make it easier than ever before for city employees and the public to make healthy lifestyle decisions,” Emanuel said. “When city employees take their wellness into their own hands, we can reduce health care costs and also serve as a model for the residents of Chicago when it comes to making healthy choices.”

    Emanuel's guidelines dictate that only 25 percent of the new machines' cold beverages can be "high calorie," or contain 25 calories or more per eight ounces. All hot drinks must not be high-calorie, and all vended drinks must be limited to 12 ounces.

    According to the plan, at least 75 percent of food offerings should contain 250 calories or less and at least five items should contain 250mg or less of sodium per serving. A gluten- and nut-free option also must be provided.

    Oh, and healthier foods can't be pricier than their higher-calorie counterparts.

    The announcement comes on the same day as the Chicago Public Schools board unanimously approved a new healthy snack and beverage policy which bans pop, sports drinks and energy drinks as well as whole milk during school hours.
     
  15. Laxguy

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    Somehow, linking "healthy food" to vending machines seems a bit of an oxymoron.

    I am all for getting sugar drinks out of schools. But milk? I know it said whole milk, so I guess they're going for 2% or fat free?

    Just as long as they serve apple pie and allow mothers to volunteer in the cafeteria.....
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    If Michael Bloomberg and Rahm Emanuel have their way we'll all be eating Soylent Green in the near future.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    Even the Cleveland Clinic backed down on McDonald's having a location in their food court after McDonald's put some other options on their menu.
     
  18. Stewart Vernon

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    Well...

    You know milk as a "health food" really only began being pushed hard once the government subsidies started. I'm not going political here, just stating that the government does subsidize our dairy farmers, and one aspect of that is the surplus milk that goes to schools and the surplus cheese that usually goes to charities.

    I've often noted that, according to nature, people should only be drinking human milk and only that until maybe 2 years old or whatever time the natural weening process would take you off mother's milk.

    I like me some cheese and ice cream, even though I have lactose issues that keep me away from large quantities and milk by itself... but I would never argue that any mammal is supposed to live on milk their entire life OR that we should be drinking milk from other species.

    Meanwhile... only regular non-flavored milk has less sugar than soda anyway. Chocolate milk, regularly available in those same schools, has about the same (sometimes more) than your traditional Coke/Pepsi soda! So... the ban on sugary sodas should include chocolate milk too... but I'm sure it does not.
     
  19. Lord Vader

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    Personally, I believe the federal government ought to stop the subsidies to farmers. It's a joke and does more harm to consumers and the economy. Get rid of that ridiculous ethanol requirement, too, because that's another expensive, unnecessary gift to farmers.

    Good luck trying to convince congressmen and senators from the Midwest (and California, as well, since it's a major agricultural state) to do this, though.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    It's hardly a joke, and is one reason the US is a major food exporter.
     

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