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Old 07-19-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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Unhappy Nyc restaurants menu disclosures

How do you feel now that NYC restaurants, by law, have to post the calories of each item on their menus. Will this stop you from eating your favorite foods?
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:02 PM
 
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I think is only for chains(15 or more), which it should be ilegal...
If the chains have to do it,, all rest. should do it,
or nobody should do it...
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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I don't really watch my calories.. maybe I should, but if I want something to eat, I'm eating it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: East Village, NYC
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It's a stupid law made by stupid people. It won't mean a damn thing to anyone, especially anyone who eats ice cream.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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I don't really watch my calories.. maybe I should, but if I want something to eat, I'm eating it.
hmmm, counting calories is not a way to live....
If you love food and you are fat,, hey that is your right... as long as you know what comes from it..and take responsibility...
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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Bloomberg thinks he is making his mark on NYC

He is probably sitting around somewhere thinking in the future how people are gonna be so grateful to him for doing this, and think what a great liberal mind he is for enacting this

Like people are really gonna remember him for this
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's a stupid law made by stupid people. It won't mean a damn thing to anyone, especially anyone who eats ice cream.
I don't know if it's a stupid law--but it's certainly an unimportant one. As you observe, it isn't going to mean a lot to most people. It seems to me that there are more pressing issues than forcing restaurants to list calorie counts.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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It's more stupid nanny state stuff. Anyone could access the info if they wanted from corporate websites or 800 numbers. People don't want to know how many calories are in the things they eat.
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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It's more stupid nanny state stuff. Anyone could access the info if they wanted from corporate websites or 800 numbers. People don't want to know how many calories are in the things they eat.
Actually, it's not 'nanny state' to me...The health care costs that result because of dietary indiscretions are mind boggling. If this law helps just ONE person avoid diabetes, or hypertension, or coronary artery disease, or a stroke, because that person started to think about the calories he/she was consuming, it's worth it. We ALL pay for the expensive health care these patients need, in the end, whether it's through our insurance or through our taxes which contributed to Medicare and Medicaid.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Actually, it's not 'nanny state' to me...The health care costs that result because of dietary indiscretions are mind boggling. If this law helps just ONE person avoid diabetes, or hypertension, or coronary artery disease, or a stroke, because that person started to think about the calories he/she was consuming, it's worth it. We ALL pay for the expensive health care these patients need, in the end, whether it's through our insurance or through our taxes which contributed to Medicare and Medicaid.

That doesn't invalidate his comment. There's no end to to the amount of personal freedoms that can be infringed upon using the same basic argument. And if we're going to look at it in cold economic terms then you kind of have to balance the costs of care versus the savings when many of these people die prematurely.
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