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TOPIC: Cigarettes Top Mayor Bloomberg's List of Dislikes
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First he wanted to hide cigarette cartons in bins or closets behind store counters. Now, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to raise the age to legally buy cigarettes to 21 from 18. The proposal, announced Monday by city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and city council Speaker Christine Quinn, is the latest in a string of attacks on Americans' vices, from salt to soda. Check out the full list of things Mayor Mike doesn't like: Young Smokers, Colorful Cigarette Cartons Bloomberg's new proposal to raise the age to legally buy cigarettes would give New York the toughest tobacco rules of any major city. The mayor has also proposed legislation that would require stores to keep cigarettes out of sight, hidden behind counters or in bins or closets so that children and former smokers would not be tempted to buy them. "Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity, and they invite young people to experiment with tobacco," Bloomberg said. Big Gulps Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban, which would have outlawed the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, was struck down by the New York Supreme Court. The court ruled that the ban was "arbitrary and capricious," but Bloomberg vowed to continue the fight. Bloomberg touted his health policies after the law was struck down, saying they "helped New Yorkers live longer, healthier lives." "Life expectancy in our city is now three years longer than it was in 2001 and more than two years longer than the national average," he said. Cannoli and Cheesecake (Made With Trans-Fats) Cannoli are a bedrock of New York food culture, but their flaky crusts came under scrutiny in 2008, when the city's health-conscious mayor banned trans-fats from any foods prepared and sold in the city. Famous bakeries including Ferrara's and Junior's adjusted their recipes, along with fast-food giants like McDonald's and Burger King.

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At one time, people just threw their garbage out the window and onto the sidewalks. At night, they'd empty their bedpans out the window. People just walked thru that shit and put up with it. Part of life in the city.

Much later, people would still blow cigarette smoke anywhere they damn well pleased. They made it hard to breathe, literally, in a closed space, or with enough of them doing it.

Civilization advances, and leaders are supposed to see what changes would be better. Less garbage, shit, and smoke are basically better, whether you believe it or not.

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Vacp:

Do you want to know why my generation rejects so much of what your generation believes? Because you fucked up this county.

Sixty years of a cold war with Russia. Seventy years of fear mongering over the communist and other systems you saw as lesser... But felt compelled to kill by the means of war. (the use of war is the use of death and the use of death is what fearful people use. So apparently the communist and socialist systems worked better than you'd like to admit.)

Your generation gave us outsourcing and the loss of meaningful employment.

Your generation cries the loudest about other people being lazy and not working, yet put this nation into debt and blame my generation for that debt.

Your generation is the most irresponsible generation ever.

If the constitution as currently written dies, it is because you killed it with all of the above... So stop bitching, take your SSI checks and your Medicare, I won't get any of it, because your generation ensured that it was made as unstable as the housing and banking markets.

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Robert I'll just start out by saying it is 21 for handguns across the US just so you have the right info there. That being said I will continue. The reason the drinking age was pushed through the states was federal funding for roads was going to be denied if they did not raise the age. I am nit sure about 25 renting a car I know of several people 19-20 years old that have rented cars from Ent.Other points you make I will not even respond to. As far as being TOUGH if I don't like it. I am sorry you feel this way.Well maybe not I should be pretty old by the time your sheeple generation starts to run this government and not really care. This guy also says we need to change how we read the constitution. So it's time to step up and stop this prick before he spreads more of his anti-american BS. But people like you will follow along to the slaughter.

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Vacp:

This is only part of a much larger overall plan to push the minimum age of adulthood to 21 years of age.

Most places in the US,

you cannot drink until 21. You cannot rent a car until 25 You cannot technically own a hand gun until 21-25. (so I have been told by a few.)

We generally live longer, the rate of full mental maturity isn't until 25 (in most cases) and more rules and regulation has been pushed to between 21 and 25 years of age. Then take into account the length of necessary edication needed to become a productive member of society. (paid a meaningful wage after college/trade school).

If you find this to be problematic... Tough. Society has determined that everything must be pushed back. Employers demanding more highly trained people and the very foundations of our edication systems are changing away from a regular k-12 to a system which allows you to repeats a level of (insert subject) and the grade being simply a catagory roughly related to your age group. (thus high school students are able to take 5th grad math while in the 10th grade)

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Cont. New York City Traffic Mayor Bloomberg has long touted New York's subway system as the best way to get around the city. He even rides the subway to work at City Hall. In 2007, the mayor proposed a "congestion charge" in which drivers would have to pay $8 to drive their cars into Manhattan. The plan was nixed by state legislators. Hot Cars and Hot Weather When Bloomberg opts for wheels instead of the subway, he is chauffeured around the city in his trademark black SUV, and prefers that the vehicle be kept cool. Rather than run the car's air conditioning system, however, which would require the engine to be on, Bloomberg aides turn the car off and attach a home air conditioner to the car's front window. "This is an experiment to be used on extremely hot days like the types we saw last week," spokesman Stu Loeser told the New York Post, which first spotted the strange cooling method. "Even with the vehicles parked in the shade, the temperatures inside can quickly rise to more than 100 degrees." Salty Snacks Rather than banning his beloved salty snacks from New York City (the mayor is an admitted Cheez-Its fan), the Bloomberg administration introduced a voluntary salt-reduction plan in 2010 to encourage food producers to cut down on sodium. Campbell's, Heinz, Starbucks, and dozens of other companies have voluntarily complied with the guidelines. Foam Cups and Containers During his 2013 State of the City address in February, Mayor Bloomberg said the next item he would like banned from the city is polystyrene foam, used in take-out containers and to-go cups in businesses throughout the city. It is "something that we know is environmentally destructive," and "is something we can do without," he said during the speech. "We will work to adopt a law banning Styrofoam food packaging from our stores and restaurants." Calories New Yorkers can no longer ignorantly indulge in the city's fast-food offerings. In 2008, Mayor Bloomberg helped usher in a new law requiring all chain restaurants to post calorie counts showing how many calories are in Big Macs, Subway sandwiches and Dunkin' Donuts' Munchkins, for example.

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First he wanted to hide cigarette cartons in bins or closets behind store counters. Now, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to raise the age to legally buy cigarettes to 21 from 18. The proposal, announced Monday by city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and city council Speaker Christine Quinn, is the latest in a string of attacks on Americans' vices, from salt to soda. Check out the full list of things Mayor Mike doesn't like: Young Smokers, Colorful Cigarette Cartons Bloomberg's new proposal to raise the age to legally buy cigarettes would give New York the toughest tobacco rules of any major city. The mayor has also proposed legislation that would require stores to keep cigarettes out of sight, hidden behind counters or in bins or closets so that children and former smokers would not be tempted to buy them. "Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity, and they invite young people to experiment with tobacco," Bloomberg said. Big Gulps Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban, which would have outlawed the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, was struck down by the New York Supreme Court. The court ruled that the ban was "arbitrary and capricious," but Bloomberg vowed to continue the fight. Bloomberg touted his health policies after the law was struck down, saying they "helped New Yorkers live longer, healthier lives." "Life expectancy in our city is now three years longer than it was in 2001 and more than two years longer than the national average," he said. Cannoli and Cheesecake (Made With Trans-Fats) Cannoli are a bedrock of New York food culture, but their flaky crusts came under scrutiny in 2008, when the city's health-conscious mayor banned trans-fats from any foods prepared and sold in the city. Famous bakeries including Ferrara's and Junior's adjusted their recipes, along with fast-food giants like McDonald's and Burger King.

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