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    Hey, hun, call yourself whatever fits. I've not called YOU any of that. PErsonally I feel that a "Venti frap a lap dance" would make me feel less than happy with myself and kind of like white trash......and I don't really know what a "chill pill" is, but if you have any good ideas pass them along!

    I was using the term illiterate in reference to the people that Bonita was talking about. But if you want to apply that to you, well, that has nothing to do with me. Context is important. And again, I have specifically pointed out that I am intelligent enough to decipher between judging a decision and judging a person. AKA speeding is dangerous. I, personally, speed on occasion. That does not necessarily mean that I am a dangerous person, simply that I occasionally make bad decisions which I deem beneficional and prudent given my track record.
    Other people are VERY free to call that stupid. In fact, if you want a list of things that you can call me stupid for I will be happy to provide it to you. In the interim, I will feel free to call feeding sugar and chemicals to children stupid.

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    I dont believe people have to illiterate to disagree with the ban. I disagree with it solely based on the fact that I feel it is a bad move to blame one or two foods for the obesity problem in this country. If they think that cutting out soda will be all they have to do to be healthy they are wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I dont believe people have to illiterate to disagree with the ban. I disagree with it solely based on the fact that I feel it is a bad move to blame one or two foods for the obesity problem in this country. If they think that cutting out soda will be all they have to do to be healthy they are wrong.

    To the bolded, huh? In an ironic way you prove my point

    I don't think and have not read anywhere that they think that this will solve the obesity problem in this country. Have you? where is your basis for your argument? can you cite it?

    Does every step have to equal a solution, in your world? That is very black and white thinking. If so, and you hate this solution, what is your solution?This is just a step. Since people can't stop themselves, and more importantly can't stop their kids.......this is a step. Of course no one who is creating this policy is stupid enough to think this this will solve the fat kid problem. Duh. I mean, did you honestly read the article and get that impression? That this was their silver bullet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    To the bolded, huh? In an ironic way you prove my point

    I don't think and have not read anywhere that they think that this will solve the obesity problem in this country. Have you? where is your basis for your argument? can you cite it?

    Does every step have to equal a solution, in your politics? and, if so, and you hate this solution, what is your solution?
    Wow way snarky. So glad you felt it okay to point out typos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    Wow way snarky. So glad you felt it okay to point out typos.

    Sorry, did you have a debate point?

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    Here is a reminder, yet again, on our Community Guidelines:

    Let's be adults that can communicate without the personal attacks, bashing, mocking, and/or demeaning of one another, or harassment. You aren't required to agree 100% of the time, but if you disagree please do so in a civil manner.
    If it turns out that you are indeed hurting another person on a board, comment area or in chat, then you must be prepared to also accept the consequences of your actions.
    While you are welcome to express your belief/point of view, understand that you're expected to be able to do so without mocking, bashing, or demeaning someone's views or beliefs. It's an issue of respect for all your fellow Pregnancy.org members and non-members alike that are subjected to reading.
    For those wishing to debate, here is the topic up for discussion again:

    New York now wants to ban any soda over 16 oz. This would mean you wouldn't be able to buy even a 20 oz. bottled drink to go with your meal. Good idea or nanny state?


    If you have questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a note via pm or email.

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    I felt like another point was needed in that, until people themselves become educated about their eating choices, start taking responsibility for their choices, and they themselves make better choices banning anything is really not going to make a difference imo. People will adapt and do something differently, eg buy a two liter and drink straight from it..I've seen this. To me banning doesn't work out very well. It's the mentality that has to change. When that changes then the big gulp business will fade away by itself as will other things. Banning really just ticks people off.


    ETA: when you have a day designating June 1 as, "National Doughnut Day" then I think that speaks volumes about the seriousness of fighting obesity and improving health.
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    It's a good idea, I agree with the ban. Drinks are so expensive anyways... So not only are people slowly killing themselves with copious amounts of soda, they are spending a lot of money buying the soda and won't be able to afford their health insurance/medications anymore. I do drink soda and will allow Jace to have 1 kids cup of sprite at a restaurant... Consider it my guilty pleasure Some people drink way too much though, it's pretty sickening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post


    ETA: when you have a day designating June 1 as, "National Doughnut Day" then I think that speaks volumes about the seriousness of fighting obesity and improving health.

    Yummmmm!

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    I'm not sure I understand the objections of those against the ban.

    People can still buy pop in restaurants (and 16oz is a fair amount). If they are really desperate, they can buy a second serving.

    People can still go to the store and buy unlimited volumes of pop and drink it at their leisure.


    I think we can all agree that 20 + oz of pop in one sitting is pretty excessive and not healthy?? Anyone who doesn't know that needs to be educated about diet/health, and a basic place to start is saying, "No, you can't drink all that now" and "No, you shouldn't feed that to your kids". It isn't about whether people are allowed to have a "treat", of course they can. A normal size serving is a treat, 32oz is gluttony.

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