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    there's something going on in memphis at a local park where they're going to grow food and the school board has agreed to buy it and prepare it in school lunches. like a community farm. pretty cool right? @CzeCze's post reminded me of that. Honestly I like soda, but i don't drink enough of it to really miss it.
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    I'm pretty anti junk food and super-sizing. This is a nuanced issue to my mind - certainly don't like when government dictates what a person can and can't put into their own body. Though WRT soda specifically and personally, hah, down with soda! I hate junk food pushers and that it's so freely available that a lot of people subsist on that garbage. So, a win and a loss on both sides of the equation, IMO.

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    I think it's sad that people seem to lack the self control or desire to be proactive about their health, educate themselves, and avoid this junk on their own. I think it's pathetic a state official actually feels compelled to intervene in the first place.. though I don't think it'd be effective or right to do so.
    If the people want it, the people will have it, one way or the other.

    I think more emphasis on healthy diet in schools is a fair starting point, and I fully support the ban of junkfood in those settings. Kids spend an awful lot of time in school, so, it stands to reason it'd have some degree of positive impact in future dietary decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Frankly I don't care. It's innocuous legislation which, while fairly superficial in terms of solving public health issues on a large, sweeping scale, can only really help.
    BUT WHAT ABOUT FREE SPEECH?!?! Or you know, America. Etc.

    I'm surprised more people aren't "getting outraged". You just can't tell people what to do in this country, especially if you're the government. Citizens don't like it. it's the principle.

    If this were happening anywhere else in the world I wouldn't bat an eye. You can't even deny the Holocaust in Europe without being arrested (excluding Scandinavia, they seem pretty chill :P) dont try spitting on the sidewalk in Singapore. Smuggling drugs in Thailand can get you the death penalty. Etc.

    Some countries do not fuck around when it comes to keeping people in line and protecting the welfare of society. America? When it omes to personal habits/choices the gov is not "supposed" to infringe.

    The legislation itself is fine IMO if short sighted and random seeming. It seems more ridiculous because it's a pea shooter aimed at a giant. It's also piecemeal. You can't ban every super sized article of food, it's also a huge waste of money to enact little bits of legislation to slap band aids on a bigger problem.

    Then again the state government of NY wants to take on the federal government who is cahoots with certain food lobbies and huge corporations I think that's fascinating. You'd think all government is in it together.
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    Mmmmmmm, soda water.

    The ban has some potential to be effective. Buying two sodas for oneself seems more gluttonous than buying one super-sized soda. Besides some of those super-sized soft drinks look like three drinks in one container. Alcohol mostly comes in "standard drink sizes", or they otherwise specify how many standard drinks are contained... so as to make people aware of how much they're consuming and hopefully prevent over-consumption. It makes sense to me.

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    Soft drinks contain so much sugar, and Diet Coke contains aspartame, usually I think people are capable of making the choice for themselfs; not to drink so much sugar and get so fat or out of shape, usually. However - NY seems tired of soft drinks making people fat and of people keep on drinking them; so it's banned them.
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    I think obesity is a problem that should be dealt with on a macro scale.. not these tiny micro-managing details that won't do enough. Making sodas a certain size won't change how fat people are. Just the amount of drinks they buy.
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    at taco bell you get these huge drinks and i never ever finish mine, its like i don't need a cup this big.
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    Doesn't NY have strict Sunday drinking laws, like, on Sunday, you can't buy alcohol before a certain time?

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