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  •  Not really your place to criticize here, is it? (1+ / 0-)
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    This is not your diary, so why do you feel free to express an opinion counter to the diarist?

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:20:03 AM PDT

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    •  Don't create false equivalency (0+ / 0-)

      Because I'm educating and engaging in a discussion.  The diarist is the one that wants to skip over that and instead tell people what they can or can't buydrink.

      So yes, it IS my place because SHE is the one that is trying to tell me what I can or can't do when I visit New York.

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      by Dustin Mineau on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:37:38 AM PDT

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      •  Reading comprehension problem? (0+ / 0-)

        Diarist expressed an opinion.

        She shared her observations about how social norms have changed and her own personal viewpoint on people with apparent sugar addictions, as well as her personal habits.

        She did not say you are forbidden to self-district by over-consumption or sugar if that is your choice.

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        "Here's what I think: If your life is so hectic that you don't have time to dump a couple sugar packets into your coffee-to-go, there's something seriously wrong with your life. Speaking for my own coffee habits, I find home brewing takes less time than waiting in line, and my coffee is so good it doesn't need sugar!"
        Did I miss something? Where did she say what YOU can or can't do when visiting New York?

        Far as I know, Jan Sorenson is not Michael Bloomberg or the New York City Council, and did not make the laws.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:53:00 AM PDT

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        •  You're still free to drink (1+ / 0-)
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          as much soda as you want; it's not about "controlling" people. It's about making us at least slightly more conscious about a product that's killing us -- in numbers far greater than 9/11, I might add, which makes it a serious issue in my book.

          •  Its about controlling behaviour (1+ / 0-)
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            We've determined that sodas are bad for you and we intend to control your consumption by limiting the sizes that you are free to buy.

            If this was an education campaign about the dangers of sugary drinks, or the benefits of healthy eating, I would agree that its about empowering people to make healthy choices. But this isn't about people making the correct choice, its about the govt. making the correct choice for them.

          •  I agree it's a serious issue. (0+ / 0-)

            I agree it's a serious issue, but I don't think telling people they can't buy a 32oz glass of pop is the correct answer.

            I believe education, awareness, and alternatives will be the ultimate way to undue the damage.  Creating artificial barriers to what a person wants will only breed resentment.

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            by Dustin Mineau on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:46:36 PM PDT

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        •  Raising awareness vs. regulation (0+ / 0-)

          If this was just about education and raising awareness, I wouldn't have a problem with it.  In fact, I would fully agree.  However, I thought the diary was pretty clear in coming out in favor of the New York "Giant Soda ban".

          my opinion is that bucket-sized soft drink portions (or towers of cloying coffee-like beverages) containing enough sugar to kill a cow have no good reason to exist, and many serious reasons not to.
          I interpreted that to mean that she was in favor of this law.  If that wasn't clear enough in the diary, she reiterated it in a comment.
          Did I miss something? Where did she say what YOU can or can't do when visiting New York?
          That being the case, she is advocated for a law that says I cannot buy a 32oz soft drink when I visit new york and that vendors cannot sell a 32oz cup of pop to me.
          Far as I know, Jan Sorenson is not Michael Bloomberg or the New York City Council, and did not make the laws.
          That is an odd statement to make.  The implication being that since she isn't in DIRECT control, then her opinion shouldn't matter to me?  If you believe that her opinion doesn't matter so I shouldn't bother responding, then why is she bothering to post on the internet?

          She is free to express an opinion and I am free to respectfully disagree with it.

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          by Dustin Mineau on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:43:17 PM PDT

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