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When's the last time you went to the San Gennaro Festival?
I do (subway at least, buses are for poor people) and there really aren't a lot of obese people on them. That's the funny thing about the ban -- I hardly ever see obese adults or kids on the UWS.
large sugary drinks are what's making mila kunis fat.
i haven't been on subway in a very long time. I ride the bus (it's an UES thing) from to time there are some fat people that get on. I used to take an express bus to wall street every morning and this same fat guy would be the stop after me -- the guy would find his seat as the bus was still moving and couldn't hold his balance very well so he would take out at least two passengers every morning. Once he broke a seat. It was a safety concern.
BAN THEM WITH GREAT PREJUDICE!
I am for personal freedoms for those who are responsible. For those who are not, they cost everyone else a lot of money via healthcare, welfare etc. I also think certain people should not be able to procreate.
"Turgeon has 3 key guys on current roster - Allen, Dez, and Jake - that have not improved." -Orioleterp
Yeah, minorities. /jdgreger
Will I need to bring my own Big Gulp to the Terrapin Club Happy Hour in November? I want to maintain my figure.
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"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
I need to know CC Sabathia's opinion on this.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
I think the problem could be solved if health insurance companies charged higher premiums to people who lived unhealthy lifestyles (obese, smokers, etc). Life insurance companies do.
The problem is that they would probably use BMI to determine unhealthiness, which doesn't work on an individual level.
LOL if you think NY fatties are paying health insurance premiums. these are medicaid folk
Not necessarily. Actuaries are pretty sophisticated in their modeling. And if they had a physical exam, the doctor or nurse could note whether the person was really obese or not.
More like Big Gulp amirite?
People do realize that this is probably gonna put more money in "big sodas" pocket right?
It will take Coca Cola Corp about 10 seconds to develop a work around any law Bloomberg comes up with. And I for one will be in the office of the President of the JHU Hospital System demanding they give back the millions that Bloomberg has donated over the past year.
It is unethical to take the money of a moron
So, in summary, the Suque has decided that fat people should have forced abortions while having super size Dr. Peppers?
I have nothing to add here, except fat people vids from our favorite sitcoms
The New York 4 Some Mocks a fat guy Being Robbed
There are a lot of things that Bloomberg does right.
Then there are these mind assploding few things he does that he just completely fucks up.
It's like he spends 98% of his time in "let's just not do stupid things and make the city better" mode. Then he slips into "I'm really rich and powerful and have a giant ego and can do whatever I want" mode and thinks it's a good idea to just force his will and opinions on people.
well obviously bloomie has to do something, over half the adults in nyc are fatties according to the nyt article on this. pretty soon manhattan will resemble the one in kansas and g$ wont be able to leave the co-op.
Here's what I would do. Tax the hell out of the Super Big Gulps and the enormous sweet teas and really anything with HFCS. It used to be that having a soda or a sugary drink was more of a special drink, rather than a staple. Maybe if they cost 5x as much, people won't gorge on them. Then, take all that revenue and put it specifically towards improving the freshness and quality of school lunches, so that our kids stop thinking that processed shit school cafeteria food is what tastes good.
How about government get completely out of health care? Then all the bs excuses of the 'need to reduce medical costs' disappear and go to where they ought to go, the individual - who can rely on his insurance policy, and/or on charity (which is a significant source of medical care).
In so doing, with reform of the health insurance market (portability, group rates for individual insurance coverage, etc) costs WILL go down.
Finally, guys like Bloomberg (on this type of issue) will be disenfranchised.
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