Playgirl's Mechanical World (playgirl) wrote,
Playgirl's Mechanical World
playgirl

SIN TAXES, CHALK CRIME, STEAK KNIVES

NEW NEWS AND OLD NEWS:

1. After banning plastic bags from chain grocery stores and bottled water from City Hall, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has set his sights on soda - working up a plan to charge a new city fee to big retailers of sugar drinks.

"The bottom line is that there is a direct nexus between high-fructose corn syrup drinks like colas and Big Gulps and obesity among schoolkids," Newsom said Friday.

The idea of taxing soda to combat obesity - which is being touted as the first in the nation - has been roiling around in health circles for some time, including backing from the American Medical Association.

In San Francisco, Newsom said a recent Health Department survey found that 24 percent of fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders were overweight and that high-sugar drinks accounted for 10 percent of the kids' caloric intake.

All in all, he said obesity accounts for tens of millions of dollars of the city's health costs.


What will be next on their SIN list? Pancakes? Potato chips? Pizza? Twinkies? Apple Jacks? Doughnuts? Gummy Bears?

Why don't these politicians just tell us out and out, that they want our money, and leave our goodies alone?

They pull a string here, and a string there, and we do what they demand. More and more we become their little puppets! Will it ever stop?


2. Girl, 10, Arrested for Using Knife to Cut Food at School

OLD NEWS:

3. Little Girl Receives Graffiti Citation for Chalk Drawing

I'll never forget making a hopscotch pattern and playing days on end on the same pattern hopscotch with my little friends!

Thoughts please!




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