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Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

People say this is an affront to their rights but hooray for govt in its regulation of stupidity.

JD Tractor
Iowa City, IA

So much for land of the free. Why doesn't New York work on banning drugs. They are much more destructive to an individual that sugar. At least if your fat you can diet.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Johnny Triumph

As long as we're regulating stupidity, let's ban alcohol sales. Ounce for ounce, beer has more calories than soda.

While we're at it, here's a list of other foods that have more calories than soda:
- Breads, pastas, cereals
- Anything alcoholic
- Beef
- Pork
- Coffee
- Everything on every fast food menu
- Most everything on every sit-down restaurant menu

I'm no fan of soda but the idea of banning it while not banning these other things seems like a double standard. If NYC wants to ban everything that makes us fat, they will have to ban everything but salad...and don't even think about putting any dressing on it because almost every salad dressing has more calories than soda too.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

Government regulating stupidity. Isn't that an oxymoron?

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

only in nyc. they love the government to tell them what to do. glad it is in my rearview mirror

Hawkyo
SYRACUSE, UT

holy smokes Sir robin said something I agree with! I must be getting ill.Seriously though, NYC is a liberal city, "nudging" their way toward more govt control in our lives. Mourn the loss of our freedom. Soda will be just the beginning.Socialists and progressives make me sick.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

So did this go up for a vote? Did New Yorkers actually get a say in this?

A1994
Centerville, UT

Does Bloomberg really have nothing better to worry about? Then again, the people get the leadership they deserve.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

This is what happens when a democrat changes party to be a republican.

Mister J
SLC, UT

Could I still get a 44 oz Diet Pepsi?

smarty pants
Herriman, UT

( I feel kind of weird, I'm the only one who agrees with the mayor!) Well, judge me if you wish, but I say. . . " Good job Mayor Michael Bloomberg!" =)

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