I’m sad that a New York judge struck down the 16-ounce size limit for sodas and some other sweet drinks. I think Mayor Bloomberg had the right idea. I get that whole personal freedom argument (although the court just said that it was arbitrary and out of Bloomberg’s purview), that this was a “nanny state” [...]
Outlaw! SFist reports that for the duration of June, July, and August, Marin County residents will encourage one another — gently, we hope, in a civic way — not to drink soda. Invites will go out for fizz-less picnics, birthday parties will be bereft of Coke, and Sprite-loathing brothers will turn against Sprite-loving brothers. Show More Summary
Matt Drudge was fooled by a fake news story on the Daily Currant about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg being denied a second slice of pizza by a restaurant owner protesting his soda ban. Drudge floated a huge headline Friday morning with a photo of Bloomberg eating pizza and the headline "No pizza for you!" The story was completely fake. Show More Summary
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made public health a central aspect of his ambitious citywide initiatives, which include banning trans fats, seeking to outlaw large sodas, and laying down miles of new bikes lanes. In his latest...Show More Summary
After months of legislating soda sizes and steak rarenesses it seems the food police have finally met their match. As The Daily Currant reports, in protest over the proposed soda ban in NY, the owners of Collegno's Pizzeria in Brooklyn refused to serve Mayor Michael Bloomberg a second slice of pizza during an informal lunch meeting. Show More Summary
New York City has made international headlines with its efforts to curb obesity through proposals such as an attempted ban on large soda drinks. And the city has launched another effort enacted by several other U.S. cities, a bike-share program. But if you’re hoping to peddle away the pounds, there’s one catch: the city says [...]
The 24-year-old Queens native Awkwafina is BACK, and she's brought more acid-tongued rhymes with her. This time she's directing her hate at Mayor Bloomberg (previously she trashed transplants and also your vag). Below, she wonders if her giant margaritas will also get banned in the Nannystate (“Hey Mayor Mike Bloomberg, help me understand... Show More Summary
Just a few months after a soda ban failed to pass in New York City, the Big Apple is trying to clean up the city?s health in another way?by changing the legal age limit to purchase tobacco products. Last Friday, following the Big Apple?s...Show More Summary
The enemy. The newspaper's staff wrote an editorial, "Bring Back the Soda Ban," arguing that an appeals court "must" reinstate Bloomberg's failed (and flawed) ban. The story cites a study conducted by researchers from the Imperial College...Show More Summary
Did you know that Pepsi traded soda syrup for a small fleet of Soviet warships? Did you know that the Iranian government banned mullets in 2010? WATCH: Last Week's Episode of Reddit Facts You would if you watched the video above. It's...Show More Summary
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's nanny-esque attempt to ban large soda sales is having an impact on the nation's movie houses. Movie theater owners and operators expressed fear of future regulations that would hurt their bottom lines during a Wednesday panel at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas. Show More Summary
NYC exhibitors escaped Mayor Bloomberg’s attempted soda ban last month. But potential future government regulation of revenue-boosting concessions still has theater owners and operators concerned. And frustrated. “[These] taxations are...Show More Summary
Sugary drinks have been in the news lately as the subject of much debate. Even though the debate is centered in New York City, it's being discussed nationally. Should Mayor Michael Bloomberg be able to ban 16 oz. sugary sodas, as he was able to ban smoking in the Big Apple in 2003. Show More Summary
The whole Idea of New York City’s (currently delayed) large sugary drinks ban was to get New Yorkers to consume less soda. But what if they actually ended up drinking more with such a regulation in effect? That’s the question … Continue reading ?
There's been a lot of outrage over outlawing large sodas and banning trans-fats, and some people have complained about the Nanny State. But that's nothing. What if the state really decided to force you to live healthily? The results would be a horrifying dystopia, in which everybody lived to be 120. Read more...
Per the Los Angeles Times: “New research shows that prompting beverage makers to sell sodas in smaller packages and bundle them as a single unit actually encourages consumers to buy more soda — and gulp down more calories — than they would have consumed without the ban.” I’ve done a new Cato podcast with interviewer [...]Show More Summary
This article in the Los Angeles Times is just too darn good to ignore. Epic fail, Mr. Mayor: After New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg...
Soda bans seem like a good idea in theory. Soda has no nutritional value whatsoever. Worse, it’s a sugar bomb. Given the mounting obesity problem in this country, some might think soda bans are an admiral effort to curb our collective waistline, an initiative absolutely worth trying.
Small banks that received TARP loans from the feds repayed the money with money from another federal program meant to boost lending to small businesses, says a government watchdog. Yes, it's like Ouroboros, but stupider. The 2013 Sheinberg...Show More Summary