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Please note that these are “American adults” not NYC residents - curious what NYC would show.

This really demonstrates the effects of corporate brainwash on the public - including the intelligentsia. (It was nice to see Jon Stewart’s rapier sarcasm is just as funny as ever when used on behalf of agribusiness and the beverage industry who poison our children through high-fructose corn sugar and focus group-tested marketing.) No one’s “choice” is being taken away. Large-size portions are a “choice” made by Coke, Pepsi and 7-Eleven, not by you. They make tons more money that way, at the expense of your health and our kids’. You still have the “choice” to buy and drink as much soda as you like (or, as Stewart points out, to pig out on deli food or donuts) - the restriction is on how it can be marketed to you. On corporations, in other words. And corporations are not people.

reuters:

Sixty-four percent of people surveyed in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll on sugary drinks think New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to regulate the sale of sugary drinks in large volumes gives the government too much control over a person’s decision about their own diets. [REUTERS]

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    Fun Facts about the ridiculous NYC Soda debate
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    That’s how journalists with integrity say, “Sixty-four...control freak and an ass.”
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    And yet people are ok with the government having control over women’s bodies? AND YET PEOPLE ARE OK WITH THE GOVERNMENT...
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    People complain that we are getting fat and when someone from the government tries to do something its “oh no they are...
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    Please note that these are “American adults” not NYC residents - curious what NYC would show. This really demonstrates...
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    face it, they are not good for ya in large quantities, but its up to the people to decide not governments
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    And yet people are ok with the government having control over women’s bodies?
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