Canadian Study Says Soda Doesn’t Cause Childhood Obesity, NYC Mayor Immediately Calls For Ban on Canadian Studies

June 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm (Ban, Canada, Canadian Study, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Nanny State, New York, New York City, Soda, Sugary Drinks)

Actually, the report was seven pages in length, so Nanny Bloomberg is requesting a ban on Canadian studies over four pages long.  You’ll just have to purchase two in order to read the whole thing.

Via Yahoo! Philippines:

As New Yorkers continue to debate a controversial proposal to ban supersized sodas, a new study out of Canada says the link between the consumption of sweetened beverages and childhood obesity is weak at best.

It’s the latest study to weigh in on the controversy which has divided the city, with supporters lauding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to combat rising obesity and others calling the strategy shortsighted.

The Canadian study, to be published in the October issue of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, determined that more than the consumption of sugary drinks, the main predictors of childhood obesity among Canadian children were household income, ethnicity and household food security.

Ethnicity?  Were the researchers aware that their study was inherently racist?

I wonder if somebody could present this study to Bloomberg and ‘force him to understand‘.

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Bloomberg on Soda Ban: We’re "Forcing You to Understand"

May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm (Ban, Diet, Fertility, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Nanny State, New York, Obesity, Public Interest, Restaurants, Soda, Spiderman, Steve Martin, Sugary)

Earlier today, we updated you on an upcoming ban in New York City that will eliminate the sale of large sodas in movie theaters, street carts, and restaurants.

The ban will include drinks in excess of 16 fluid ounces, forcing customers who happen to enjoy a large soda to figure out complex math and purchase two.

Perhaps Mayor Bloomberg was hoping the city’s residents were too stupid to do the math.

Steve Martin however, was onto his game…

Now, whether or not Bloomberg thinks you’re too stupid to find ways around this large soda ban is debatable.  What isn’t debatable however, is that Bloomberg definitely thinks you’re too stupid to understand the underlying reason that such a ban is necessary.  You’re too stupid to know what is and isn’t healthy.
Here is a quote from Bloomberg (h/t Weasel Zippers):

“We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”

The statement, “forcing you to understand” is a step above and beyond a nanny state, it’s downright dictatorial.

Here’s the video:

Conservatives on Twitter are now engaged in a debate over what Mayor Bloomberg’s next ban might be.  Will it involve his war on obesity, or something else?  Here is my contribution:

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Stuck on Stupid: New York City Set to Ban Large Sodas

May 31, 2012 at 11:00 am (Ban, Diet, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Nanny State, New York, Obesity, Public Interest, Soda, Sugary)

That wasn’t a made up headline.  Many of us, who actually believed we still live in an America where we are free to decide what we eat and drink, may have mistaken that for satire, or a tabloid type of headline.

But ‘lo, it is not.

Mayor Bloomberg, in his personal attempt to fight obesity, appears to have an excess of fat between his ears preventing him from thinking very clearly on the subject.

In what the New York Times calls the administration’s most ambitious effort to curb obesity, New York City is about to enact “a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts.”

The ban effects the sale of any sweetened drink in excess of 16 fluid ounces, or roughly the size of a medium coffee.  It could take effect in less than a year.

This plan is the first of its kind anywhere in the nation, perhaps because others couldn’t concoct a more inane way to fight obesity.  But Bloomerg has an extraordinary knack for finding the most absurd ways to monitor your health, and by extension – take away your freedoms.

This is the nanny state at it’s finest.  Perhaps it is another reason why New York’s residents are fleeing the state in record numbers.

Bloomberg actually has the audacity to claim he’s doing it in the public’s interest.

“I think that’s what the public wants the mayor to do,” he said.

Can we get a poll on that?  What New Yorker, or American for that matter, wants government telling them what they can or can not drink?

What say you readers, are you too stupid to decide on your own what you can put into your bodies, or do you need a government sponsored diet plan forced upon you?

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