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Old 09-17-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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You can buy two sodas.

Non-issue, except for the perpetually disgruntled.

The cost of 2 is greater than the 1. Sometimes people share their sodas too with their familier to "SAVE MONEY", i.e. at a movie theatre.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Hopefully the next mayor in this city repeals this.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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You can buy two sodas.

Non-issue, except for the perpetually disgruntled.
Where goes gument intervention stop?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Dear Daddy Bloomberg

How many doughnuts should I be eating?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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When our control freak of a Mayor first announced his proposal for a ban on big sodas, the soda bottling industry promised a big, expensive campaign to counter it. Now that the ban has become reality, let's see what they do to promote large quantities of soda.

Also, I believe this was not a blanket ban. Doesn't it only affect supermarkets and big chains? I think you'll still be able to buy big cups of soda at mom-and-pop establishments. So if someone finally passed a law that might actually help small, local businesses...maybe it isn't the worst thing in the world. Or even in the city.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Everybody should bring in their own large soda drinks in places that ban them.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:14 AM
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Where goes gument intervention stop?

Yea right like seatbelts. Remember those? Next year they'll likely ban cars, don't ya think?

However, for those of us in the real world and not living at No. 21, Sippery Slope, Village of get-things-out -of-proportion, on reductio al absurdum planet.......
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Yea right like seatbelts. Remember those? Next year they'll likely ban cars, don't ya think?

However, for those of us in the real world and not living at No. 21, Sippery Slope, Village of get-things-out -of-proportion, on reductio al absurdum planet.......
Given the absurdity of this ban, it doesn't take a slippery slope argument as this one has set the bar extremely low.

A slippery slope argument would be that they will eventually ban drinking fluids of any kind.

A realistic argument is that if they are going to regulate the portion sizes of an item they find to be unhealthy that they may next apply it to sweets, potato chips, alchohol and so forth. That is not a slippery slope argument but rather one of parallels.

In short, you're position is that you are ok with the city having the right to restrict your food consumption, portion sizes, food content etc. as they deem fit with regards to your health.

Oh well, that's your tax dollars at work. Remember that next time you get a bill.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Yea right like seatbelts. Remember those? Next year they'll likely ban cars, don't ya think?

However, for those of us in the real world and not living at No. 21, Sippery Slope, Village of get-things-out -of-proportion, on reductio al absurdum planet.......
Yeah, they don't restrict anything else car wise. Like inspections. And Cell phone bans. and Texting bans. And tinting. They overregulate to make money, not to save the world.
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