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Old 05-18-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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I thought diet sodas weren't really that good for you either
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Diet sodas actually are just as, if not more, damaging to our bodies.
Very true as they contain aspartame a deadly neurotoxin. I was going to mention this earlier but I'm sure If I went into detail people would say I'm a conspiracy theorist.

I wrote about it before in an article years ago about how Donald Rumsfiled was one of the leading persons who lead its approval in the early 1980s and now it's in 99% of chewing gums and diet sodas and almost all "sugar free" products. Sucralose is another toxin; It's in Splenda.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:00 PM
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OK, city officials. Let's get this started.....

No donuts, breakfast tacos or regular coffee at morning meetings. Now it's only granola bars and decaf.

No admittance to any city swimming pool or park unless you have on a shirt or sunscreen. Don't want get skin cancer.

No more beer/tamale political fundraisers.

More later........
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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OK, city officials. Let's get this started.....

No donuts, breakfast tacos or regular coffee at morning meetings. Now it's only granola bars and decaf.

No admittance to any city swimming pool or park unless you have on a shirt or sunscreen. Don't want get skin cancer.

No more beer/tamale political fundraisers.

More later........
The sunscreen or tshirt requirement is going to be hard to enforce at every park.
But you gave me an idea on the sunscreen. Just like there is hand sanitizer in some stores, etc., there could be a sunscreen booth/ pump whatever its called at the swimming pools. I know way too many times I forget it and buy some uber expensive itty bitty bottle at some convenience store across the street!

We did the ban of breakfast tacos and donuts here at work for the meetings. We do fruit, veggies, whole wheat bagels, lite cream cheese, juice. There's only 150 employees here so we didn't make the news.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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If you're a rapist, not a soda drinker for God's sake.
Why, oh WHY, won't it let me rep you for this? Amazing.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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The sunscreen or tshirt requirement is going to be hard to enforce at every park.
But you gave me an idea on the sunscreen. Just like there is hand sanitizer in some stores, etc., there could be a sunscreen booth/ pump whatever its called at the swimming pools. I know way too many times I forget it and buy some uber expensive itty bitty bottle at some convenience store across the street!

We did the ban of breakfast tacos and donuts here at work for the meetings. We do fruit, veggies, whole wheat bagels, lite cream cheese, juice. There's only 150 employees here so we didn't make the news.
My company tried this and there was a huge revolt. LOL if it makes you feel better we have 60,000 employees nationwide and we didnt make the news either.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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My company tried this and there was a huge revolt. LOL if it makes you feel better we have 60,000 employees nationwide and we didnt make the news either.
With picket signs and all?
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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OK, city officials. Let's get this started.....

No donuts, breakfast tacos or regular coffee at morning meetings. Now it's only granola bars and decaf.

No admittance to any city swimming pool or park unless you have on a shirt or sunscreen. Don't want get skin cancer.

No more beer/tamale political fundraisers.

More later........
great points. and SAPD are city workers aren't they? so if the city is making the "healthy" change, then I better not see cops and donuts anymore....
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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It amazes me that every attempt to curb obesity and promote healthy eating habits is always viewed as an example of government trying to run our lives.

Get the fact that government IS RUNNING our life anyway; at least promoting healthy food is not going to RUIN it.

BTW: most slim people have no problem with it. Fat people are the ones who see red every time someone mention diet, health or fitness.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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BTW: most slim people have no problem with it. Fat people are the ones who see red every time someone mention diet, health or fitness.
Just..........wow
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Its funny that some people think it is a fundamental right to have immediate, unhindered access to a Mountain Dew, and to not stock said Mountain Dew in a city vending machine is some horrible infringement of their rights. And then, of course, this becomes an example of the slippery slope towards total freedom restriction. First, Mountain Dew, next, free speech.

The vending machines will still stock beverages and snacks, just presumably they will be healthier or lower in calories than the current standard options (although I don't see diet soda as a "healthy" option, either). You still maintain the right to pump your body full of HFCS and other garbage, its just that the city isn't going to be in that particular supply chain anymore, and good for them.


Well, yeah, I guess it would be funny, if that were true. I mean, I really don't give a rat's behind if my would-be boss decides to get rid of a coke machine because it's somehow interfering with the workplace, or perhaps he just has a hemorrhoid and woke up on the wrong side of the bed...but if he said, "Mom2Feebs, I've decided today that YOU don't NEED this coke because it is unhealthy." I'd be a little irked. It seems like it shouldn't be a big deal, but it is, because last time I checked, it isn't a city employee's place to tell me what I can and can't drink. Yeah, I know perfectly well I can go get a freaking cup of water somewhere. That's not the point, though.
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