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  1. #101
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: Another ban on Big Gulps!

    On 6/21/2012 11:26 PM, Cheri wrote:
    > "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> Karen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:55:28 -0400, in alt.food.diabetic, Susan
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >x-no-archive: yes
    >>> >
    >>> >On 6/21/2012 8:47 AM, Gary Owens wrote:
    >>> >> For once I need to agree with Julie. Telling what we should eat is
    >>> one
    >>> >> thing, but a ban on a specific food is just not right. This is just
    >>> >> another example of the direction this world is heading. Those of
    >>> you >> who
    >>> >> live in the affected areas should feel ashamed at having elected
    >>> these
    >>> >> idiots in the first place.
    >>> >> I don't think anyone has ever looked to see what the actual $ cost of
    >>> >> these stupid laws is. I'll bet the cost in lawyers to draw up a
    >>> law >> like
    >>> >> this is more than it will ever save in health costs. The people
    >>> who >> buy
    >>> >> a Big Glup will just do something else stupid.
    >>> >
    >>> >There's no ban on the "Big Glup" as a food. Just a particular cup
    >>> size.
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> >Susan
    >>> >
    >>>
    >>> Thank you Susan. That needed to be stated. Soft drinks will still be
    >>> available, just not the gargantuan sized Big Gulp. Who really needs a
    >>> half gallon of soda?

    >>
    >> I agree. After all, if you *really* need a huge amount of soda, you can
    >> buy two large sodas. No law against that.
    >>
    >> PP

    >
    > People should just take their own gallon jug to the store, but
    > then...they would probably ban gallon jugs. LOL
    >
    > Cheri


    Even gallon jugs of milk?

    Robert Miles

  2. #102
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Another ban on Big Gulps!

    "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:50064ede$0$29665$[email protected]..
    > On 6/21/2012 11:26 PM, Cheri wrote:
    >> "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news[email protected]..
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> Karen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:55:28 -0400, in alt.food.diabetic, Susan
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> >x-no-archive: yes
    >>>> >
    >>>> >On 6/21/2012 8:47 AM, Gary Owens wrote:
    >>>> >> For once I need to agree with Julie. Telling what we should eat is
    >>>> one
    >>>> >> thing, but a ban on a specific food is just not right. This is just
    >>>> >> another example of the direction this world is heading. Those of
    >>>> you >> who
    >>>> >> live in the affected areas should feel ashamed at having elected
    >>>> these
    >>>> >> idiots in the first place.
    >>>> >> I don't think anyone has ever looked to see what the actual $ cost
    >>>> >> of
    >>>> >> these stupid laws is. I'll bet the cost in lawyers to draw up a
    >>>> law >> like
    >>>> >> this is more than it will ever save in health costs. The people
    >>>> who >> buy
    >>>> >> a Big Glup will just do something else stupid.
    >>>> >
    >>>> >There's no ban on the "Big Glup" as a food. Just a particular cup
    >>>> size.
    >>>> >
    >>>> >
    >>>> >Susan
    >>>> >
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you Susan. That needed to be stated. Soft drinks will still be
    >>>> available, just not the gargantuan sized Big Gulp. Who really needs a
    >>>> half gallon of soda?
    >>>
    >>> I agree. After all, if you *really* need a huge amount of soda, you can
    >>> buy two large sodas. No law against that.
    >>>
    >>> PP

    >>
    >> People should just take their own gallon jug to the store, but
    >> then...they would probably ban gallon jugs. LOL
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    > Even gallon jugs of milk?
    >
    > Robert Miles



    You don't think those gallon jugs of milk are contributing to childhood
    obesity? Especially when washing down a package of Twinkies or Pop Tarts?
    ;-)

    Cheri


  3. #103
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: Another ban on Big Gulps!

    On 6/23/2012 1:21 AM, Cheri wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:js3gub$nfu$1@dont-email.me[email protected]..
    >
    >> That isn't going to help. Everyone will now run out and get a Soda
    >> Stream. Then they can suck down as much HFCS or Splenda as they want.

    >
    > Prohibition didn't work for alcohol, and portion size won't work for
    > obesity. I'm sure it's all going to come down to more money the
    > government can squeeze out of people. High taxes on large sizes etc.
    > Next *they* will decide that ribeye steak/pork/lamb is bad for you, or
    > whatever the collective hysteria happens to be on a certain day, so you
    > can only sell it in 3-4 oz size and so on. Personally, most of us have
    > paid taxes all of our lives for the very expensive poor choices of
    > others, and will continue to do so, so the old "oh but it costs so much"
    > doesn't fly at all with me.
    >
    > Cheri


    I've seen an article saying that restrictions on advertising aimed
    at children did work in one of the Canadian provinces - children
    then tended to gain less excess weight.

    Robert Miles


  4. #104
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Another ban on Big Gulps!

    "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:500651bc$0$29726$[email protected]..
    > On 6/23/2012 1:21 AM, Cheri wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:js3gub$nfu$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> That isn't going to help. Everyone will now run out and get a Soda
    >>> Stream. Then they can suck down as much HFCS or Splenda as they want.

    >>
    >> Prohibition didn't work for alcohol, and portion size won't work for
    >> obesity. I'm sure it's all going to come down to more money the
    >> government can squeeze out of people. High taxes on large sizes etc.
    >> Next *they* will decide that ribeye steak/pork/lamb is bad for you, or
    >> whatever the collective hysteria happens to be on a certain day, so you
    >> can only sell it in 3-4 oz size and so on. Personally, most of us have
    >> paid taxes all of our lives for the very expensive poor choices of
    >> others, and will continue to do so, so the old "oh but it costs so much"
    >> doesn't fly at all with me.
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    > I've seen an article saying that restrictions on advertising aimed
    > at children did work in one of the Canadian provinces - children
    > then tended to gain less excess weight.
    >
    > Robert Miles


    I'm sure it would, but the children aren't buying the food, and trading soda
    for juice...is no better as far as weight gain goes.

    Cheri


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