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Jun 30, 2017, 10:41 PM
 
Powerball and Mega Millions Sales Suspended in Illinois in ‘Unprecedented Step’ | NBC News

You know you've hit bottom when your state can't even get it up to fleece the poor.
     
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Jul 1, 2017, 12:30 AM
 
Even more local, in a move which "reflects our commitment to public health", Cook County passed a "sweetened beverage tax".

Okay, it's a stupid idea. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it, because I drink soda by the gallon. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it because I drink diet soda by the gallon. Public health my ****ing ass.
     
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Today I learned actually being high is illegal in Sweden.
     
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Jul 5, 2017, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Even more local, in a move which "reflects our commitment to public health", Cook County passed a "sweetened beverage tax".

Okay, it's a stupid idea. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it, because I drink soda by the gallon. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it because I drink diet soda by the gallon. Public health my ****ing ass.
Wait until you get your rain tax. In maryland, we got taxed because it ****ing rained. Thankfully, we just put an (R) into the governorship and that nonsense was among the first things to go.
     
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Oct 23, 2017, 12:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Even more local, in a move which "reflects our commitment to public health", Cook County passed a "sweetened beverage tax".

Okay, it's a stupid idea. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it, because I drink soda by the gallon. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it because I drink diet soda by the gallon. Public health my ****ing ass.
This caused such a freak-out, it's getting repealed.

Now there's a bajillion dollar hole in the county budget.
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 12:41 PM
 
The county Public Defender's office told the Sheriff he has a week to stop inmates from masturbating in the presence of her staff, or they'll stop seeing clients at facilities the Sheriff controls.
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 01:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Even more local, in a move which "reflects our commitment to public health", Cook County passed a "sweetened beverage tax".

Okay, it's a stupid idea. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it, because I drink soda by the gallon. Whatever.

I'm going to be paying it because I drink diet soda by the gallon. Public health my ****ing ass.
I think we have one of those coming in. Lucky my vice is chocolate milk, not 'soda' which I cannot drink for the life of me. Its all far too fizzy, I don't find it all thirst quenching. And cola tastes like shit anyway. Makes a good toilet cleaner though.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 01:49 PM
 
Cola is an overrated flavor.

I like Mountain Dew. It's trashy.

My esophagus herniated due to several days straight of vomiting from food poisoning, which makes carbonation difficult for me to handle. What I do now is keep my soda at room temperature, and use a lot of (preferably crushed, since it melts faster) ice to water it down.

I'm pretty sure chocolate milk was included in ours.
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 05:27 PM
 
Yeah, cola sucks. I find the carbonation makes my tongue numb and I can't taste much, then it has a similar effect on my throat and so theres little sensation of having drunk much.
I like my drinks as cold as possible all year round, except for my whisky and my annual cup of coffee.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 09:33 PM
 
I do as well, though I like hot chocolate and probably do a mocha per month. I drift in and out of chai.

My "hot drink" in the winter is chicken broth.
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 11:10 PM
 
I like hot choc too but not too hot. I have pondered in recent years over some recipes I found that involved warm milk, whisky and nutmeg and so forth, but never got around to trying any.
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Oct 30, 2017, 12:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I'm going to be paying it because I drink diet soda by the gallon. Public health my ****ing ass.
Diet soda isn't a neutral drink.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...ith-metabolism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3772345/

Diet sodas aren't necessarily much healthier than regular sodas.
     
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Oct 30, 2017, 11:46 AM
 
I'm going to hold out on the idea there's a significant difference between tricking your body into thinking it's drunk a gallon of sugar, and actually drinking a gallon of sugar, but point taken.
     
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Oct 30, 2017, 11:57 AM
 
Diet soda your body isn't really tricked. You still crave the sugar.
     
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Oct 30, 2017, 12:04 PM
 
Craving sugar doesn't hurt you. Giving in to the craving does.

That's the idea I'm going for. I poorly phrased it.
     
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Oct 30, 2017, 12:44 PM
 
It confuses the body though. I'd rather have a regular soda with less carcinogen, or water.

What is really great is real sugar. Not corn syrup. That is hard to find.
     
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Oct 30, 2017, 12:51 PM
 
It depends on the brand, but soda with real sugar is widely available here. We get Coke from Mexico (in glass bottles, too).

I'm so used to aspartame I find actual sugar soda, whether real or corn, to be unpleasantly sweet. It also makes my teeth feel weird.
     
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Nov 13, 2017, 03:36 PM
 
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The county Public Defender's office told the Sheriff he has a week to stop inmates from masturbating in the presence of her staff, or they'll stop seeing clients at facilities the Sheriff controls.
“Prison masturbation addicts will be rewarded with PIZZA if they manage to ditch the self love for 30 days”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/490555...bribe-30-days/
     
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Nov 13, 2017, 04:21 PM
 
Who is responsible for tracking that?
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Nov 15, 2017, 06:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I'd rather have a regular soda with less carcinogen, or water.

What is really great is real sugar. Not corn syrup. That is hard to find.
Not sure outside of North America, but at least locally, Martinelli has their sparkling apple cranberry soda (no added sugar, only fruit sugar) for the season in Walmart.

There are a few other generic type sodas such as Coke Life (uses cane sugar and stevia), and then natural food stores have ginger-ales with real cane sugar.

Generally, it's best to just cut back on any added or fake sugar. Phosphoric acid (used in toilet bowl cleaner) masks your taste buds from tasting the sugar anyway, so much of that sugar bypasses your tongue and goes straight to your stomach. Aspartame, ironically used in "diet" sodas, as I understand actually makes you want to eat more.

I'll show myself out, I'm just extremely bored today and just want to encourage y'all to keep looking into the ingredients.
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Nov 15, 2017, 06:58 PM
 
Pepsi sells “throwback” versions of it’s sodas.


You can also buy imported Coke and Pepsi bottled in Mexico made with sugar.
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Mar 21, 2018, 02:38 PM
 
Primary was yesterday.

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