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Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 15:54:34 in Healthy Living

“You can take so many aspects of our culture and look at their correlation with obesity, as there are many. Bloomberg isn't banning soda, govslave. He's banning soda's that are 16+ ounces, a complete excess of soda. Have you ever been to a European fast food restaurant? They don't even offer the sizes we do for soft drinks! I don't think anyone across the pond is up in arms shouting at their oppressive government for not letting them have huge containers of high fructose corn syrup BECAUSE IT'S EXORBITANT. I am amazed by American culture, everything bigger is better! Nobody, needs that much soda to drink.”

govslave on Mar 15, 2013 at 17:05:04

“Interesting. So you believe you and others have the right to decidehow much soda everyone else needs. Is there anything you dont think you have a right to decide for others? Just in case it may have slippedyour mind, we are not Europe, for a reason, on purpose, not by accident.”
Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Commented Mar 14, 2013 at 18:48:10 in Healthy Living

“And no, I am not a public school teacher. I am a premed college student. I think it is apparent in an epidemic where one in three Americans is obese that "self-governance" is not going to stop it. We've been operating under self-governance. Our country is getting bigger and bigger and that's not going to change without some sort of governmental intervention. I personally don't think this will do very much to end obesity. I think the problem lies in our government subsidies of big ag corn and wheat farms that drive down the prices of processed foods and jacks up the prices of nutritional fruits and vegetables. But until our leaders change that, I don't think we're going to see much change. But anyone who attempts to do something, like Bloomberg, has my admiration.”

govslave on Mar 14, 2013 at 19:07:41

“So you would be all for, say, bloomberg banning video games for kids(it too is shown to be a contributing factor to kid obesity) becausebloomberg is doing it not for himself but for kids?”
Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Commented Mar 14, 2013 at 16:39:27 in Healthy Living

“What do you define as government control? Sure, the government, should this be passed, is limiting the public's access to soda. If that's what you believe is government control, then I agree with you. But there is such a negative connotation associated with governmental control, like we're just their puppets and we do whatever they say. And I feel like that's the opinion you hold. Bloomberg isn't attempting to pass this law for himself, he's attempting to pass it because he realizes that it's best for his constituency. That's not "government control" it's creating a law that has the best interests of the country in mind.”

govslave on Mar 14, 2013 at 17:39:33

“Maybe these might help...maybe not. "Self-governance".  ”
Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Bloomberg Soda Ban Ban Isn't The Only (Or Even Most Important) Soda Story Out There

Commented Mar 14, 2013 at 13:05:11 in Healthy Living

“I don't believe a government ban on 16+ ounce sodas is a form of government control. The obesity problem is not just because Americans attitudes have changed and they're lazier than they were 20 years ago, it's the accessibility and the incredibly low costs of the fattening foods and drinks we consume that have caused the epidemic. When 1 in 3 Americans are obese, that's not just a personal issue. Have you considered the health care costs that accompany obesity? The cost of treating a patient with cardiovascular disease or arthritis or diabetes? Those three illnesses alone cost Ameria $150 billion dollars a year.

When some state governments banned smoking in restaurants, there was an uproar that that was an infringement on personal rights. The legislation passed because the health of Americans needed to come first. That is what Bloomberg is trying to accomplish. While I don't believe that cutting out sugary drinks will put an end to obesity, I believe it's a step in the right direction. We need more progressive legislation to turn this trend around because healthy living campaigns are ineffective when such food and drinks are so cheap and easy to get ahold of. Obesity is no longer a "personal issue", it's a huge problem that has huge repercussions both socially and economically.”

govslave on Mar 14, 2013 at 14:45:55

“Hmm, you dont think a government ban is a form of government control. Amazing!”
Kimani Gray, 16-Year-Old Killed By NYPD In Brooklyn, Was Hit By Seven Bullets; Shot Three Times In Back

Kimani Gray, 16-Year-Old Killed By NYPD In Brooklyn, Was Hit By Seven Bullets; Shot Three Times In Back

Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 23:18:57 in New York

“Good riddance? That kid deserved to die? A 16 year-old, which I'm sure did not have the best home life, made a mistake. That much is obvious. But two armed policeman should be trained enough to handle the situation without opening fire SEVEN times on a teenager. Those are two pathetic excuses for policemen, and your comment is incredibly insensitive.”
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Mayor Bloomberg's Soda Ban Wouldn't Have Worked -- the Answer Is Personal Responsibility

Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 23:12:02 in New York

“I don't believe a government ban on 16+ ounce sodas is a form of government control. The obesity problem is not just because Americans attitudes have changed and they're lazier than they were 20 years ago, it's the accessibility and the incredibly low costs of the fattening foods and drinks we consume that have caused the epidemic. When 1 in 3 Americans are obese, that's not just a personal issue. Have you considered the health care costs that accompany obesity? The cost of treating a patient with cardiovascular disease or arthritis or diabetes? Those three illnesses alone cost Ameria $150 billion dollars a year.

When some state governments banned smoking in restaurants, there was an uproar that that was an infringement on personal rights. The legislation passed because the health of Americans needed to come first. That is what Bloomberg is trying to accomplish. While I don't believe that cutting out sugary drinks will put an end to obesity, I believe it's a step in the right direction. We need more progressive legislation to turn this trend around because healthy living campaigns are ineffective when such food and drinks are so cheap and easy to get ahold of. Obesity is no longer a "personal issue", it's a huge problem that has huge repercussions both socially and economically.”