Monkey Buys a Drink from a Vending Machine


[PHOTO] Lily Munster A&W Root Beer

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China: Coca Cola Poster, 1948

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IT’S FRIDAY! Have a Refreshment

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Coca Cola ad, 1947


FAIL: Obesity up 25 percent in NYC, Bloomberg’s Nannytown Misadventure Exposed as Failure

Mayor Bloomberg discusses sugary drinks at a 2012 press conference.

Mayor Bloomberg discusses sugary drinks at a 2012 press conference.

Reduce the obesity rate in New York City? Fat chance!

More New Yorkers than ever are living large, despite Nanny Bloomberg’s war on sugary drinks and fast foods, statistics obtained by The Post reveal.

The city’s obesity rate among adults has skyrocketed 25 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002, city Health Department figures show.

That year, nearly one in five New Yorkers was considered obese. Now almost one in four is. Read the rest of this entry »


Backlash: Soft Drinks Fight Back, Industry Sues NY in Response to Nanny State Crackdown

Industry Sues Over Sugary-Drinks Crackdown | NBC New York

Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block the city’s move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.

The American Beverage Association and others sued the city Friday. City officials had no immediate response.

The city Board of Health approved the unprecedented regulation last month. It would stop restaurants, cafeterias and concession stands from selling soda and other high-calorie drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.

The rule is set to take effect in March.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it a reasonable, promising way to curb obesity.

The lawsuit says the unelected health board shouldn’t be telling people how much soda to drink. The suit also says the rule “burdens consumers and unfairly harms small businesses.”