I totally think it's a great idea, what shocks me is how against this everybody is saying "Nanny State" etc. My goodness, the insurance companies are the ones usually doing the nanny state, with fences around pools, how this is built, done, we are so controlled we have no idea about it. It's usually subtle. The idea is so smart because when I grew up there was only 12 oz cans, then they did 16 oz, it was surprising, and now you can't get anything less then 20 oz. It's just to increase there profits and then we all get fat. I used to be getting fat because of Coca Cola I would drink a ton a day. But then I had a job that had a lot of stress and gave away all the free soda you wanted. I started to get an ulcer, so I changed my ways because I didn't like suffering and looking ugly. So the company also gave out flavored Soda/Sparkling water with no calories and no chemicals (Talking Rain). I began drinking that instead. Guess what, I lost weight, no ulcer. I now drink one 12 oz pop a day (if that) a root beer. Now there's a war on root beer, too, (because it's has a natural component). The soda companies control all of this. You can never hardly find a a soda/sparkling water that is cold to go in any store (except for some mini marts where they are responsive to the customers). I have always thought that it's disgusting that you can't get small drinks for cheap (like you can in europe, most people get 250ml sodas and believe me I hated it when I went to Europe the first time and you know what, a lot of people are skinny there).
Anyways, I am sick of looking at all of the fat people and the truth is that the sodas are a huge part of it. To save $$$ we always just order water at our meals. It's free and no calories. Good job Mayor Bloomberg! I know I am in the minority but all of these delusional people controlled by the corporations need to wake up and realize the government and primarily corporations are already controlling every aspect of your lives (remember smoking in bars? No car seats? paying an actual landlord person not a ruthless corporation middle man) that is reality.
I remember 17 years ago meeting my first Russian (she ended up being my girlfriend later). I asked her about all of the propaganda they watched and what it was like to see it and if everyone believed it and what it was like to be manipulated by them. She told me: "Everybody knew it was lies, they didn't believe it." Wake up America, it is already Socialism/Fascisim with the police/corps making $$$ off of your every move while they get the "Corporate welfare". Unfortunately, getting thing from the state (free homes, free healthcare, relatively free transportation) we get nothing but control from the state and hear from radicals about how a good idea like dealing with the obesity crisis is "socialism". Mon dieu! That is what is so sad and delusional about this country is people actually believe the propaganda.View Thread