So Phil over at RNS stumbled across and laid out a bunch of petty tyrants talking about how great the soda ban is. I sparked the beginning of what became the reclassification of the term “New York Reload”.
Now supposedly this ban doesn’t affect places that sell things like grocery’s and convince stores unless they fall under the purview of the “health department”. I.E. this mainly affects fountain drinks. I don’t care, and the whole thing is absurd, especially when in light of the following:
Yup, you can still have your 40 oz. of Malt Liquor but your 20 oz. of Mountain Dew is going to kill you faster than anything!
So instead you decide to have a 40 oz. Bud! Heaven forbid you drink Gatorade when you’re out in the heat!
Instead of a bottle you opt for a can. Perfectly fine. The 20 oz. bottle of Mountain Dew with real sugar though, it’s so bad it needs to be outlawed by government.
You can have an 8 pack of 12 oz. cokes, totaling 96 oz., and that is perfectly fine. Having a 1L coke, which is 33.8 oz. is bad though. We can’t have that!
Six 8 oz. can’s of Mountain Dew, you’re good. A 20 oz. bottle of Gatorade is so bad it must be controlled by the state.
And lastly a 6 pack of 12 oz. bottles of Gatorade are perfect for the summer day. A 1 QT bottle however is the end of the world as we know it.
Does anyone see anything interesting about the two packs of 12 oz. bottles?
It increases waste for the same volume of product. Here we are supposedly wanting to help save the environment and reduce waste yet our fearless leaders create regulations that will cause people to increase it? Pardon me skeptical then that excess waste is really a problem!
Seriously, the only people who support behavior like this are petty tyrants. Tyrants that honestly need to be run out of town on a rail. So if you’re unfortunate enough to live in New York, I give you your solution for putting up with tyranny while thumbing your nose. Behold the New York Reload for soda!
Seriously, the last thing I need or want is more soda. Hell, for the most part we never have soda in the house. Thanks to Numnut and the tyrants, I had to go buy some just for this demonstration!
*A side note, I am not a prohibitionist. I am quite the opposite, however I do find it interesting that sugary drinks are bad, but you can have all the alcohol you want. Why not just cut the size of a pack of cigarettes? Oh wait fearless leader smokes, he just wants your bad habits to go away.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.