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Chicago Alderman Ed Burke wants to BAN Red Bull and other Energy Drinks

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  1. jsc315

    jsc315 AnalCunt

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    Ald. Ed Burke wants to ban Red Bull, other energy drinks

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com January 17, 2013 4:53PM




    http://www.suntimes.com/17639879-76...-ban-on-red-bull-and-other-energy-drinks.html
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Lets see him try and ban Kool Aid.
     
  3. Neon

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    I've changed my tune on this stuff. I say good. Anyone who votes in a banning bureaucrat deserves what they get. Enjoy your watered down energy drinks, Shitcago.
     
  4. Creasy Bear

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    These dangerous fireplaces must be banned!
     
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  5. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    But WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN!!!!!!
     
  6. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    Would be OK with not selling them to minors.
     
  7. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    That's what bothers me the most. They all hide behind that
    excuse because nobody will object for fear of being labeled
    as not caring about kids' safety. It's despicable.

    And I have had to deal with people that were doing shit
    that was totally wrong and were hiding behind that excuse.
     
  8. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Lets ban everything.
     
  9. tattered

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    WOWWWWWWWWWWWW this is almost as bad bloombergs ban on over 16oz sodas. God forbid they let ppl be responsible for themselves. On Monster they say ON THE FUCKING CAN do not drink more than 3 per day and only every 4 hrs
     
  10. Don the Radio Guy

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    What's the over under for how many murders take place before this is voted on?
     
  11. mascan42

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    Um . . . he just admitted that he wasn't serious, and he did it just to get headlines. SO WHY RUN THE STORY??!!??!?
     
  12. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    These things do have more caffeine in them than coffee. Some of them have 300+ milligrams of caffeine in them. Plus, they skirt around listing the caffeine amounts by using things like guarana which are basically plant-based caffeine. Not to mention all the other stuff that could be in them, like a month's worth of B vitamins.

    I really want to err on the side of liberty but younger people's systems have a hard time handling that and there have been deaths nationwide from people under 16 consuming energy drinks and energy shot things like Stacker shots, 5 Hour Energy, etc. I actually would not oppose restricting the sale of energy shots and energy drinks to people 16 and older.

    Oh shit. I'M TRENDY. Black helicopters and 50,000 drones seeing if you have Monster cans in your house MAAAAAAN.
     
  13. jules

    jules uppity taxpayer

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    is anybody surprised at all?
    thank God the politicians are here to steer us in the right direction
     
  14. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    If you're 15 and need artificial "energy" in a can, maybe you shouldn't live long enough to reproduce. Dar-win.
     
  15. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    This is like the ephedrine thing with the young people doing sports and then bam, heart blows up. FDA regulates that now and rightfully so.
     
  16. tattered

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    I do believe it's the parents job to make that decision. Pretty sure they call that parenting. If the kid drinks it and dies that's the parents fault for not parenting properly and failing to educate their child of the inherent dangers of that much caffeine in a young system. It should not be the governments role to parent children. The furthest I'd be ok with the government going is say minors can't buy any without an adult present force them to parent.

    /currently drinking a monster
     
  17. Reaper G

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    There are 500 fewer young people who won't be consuming energy drinks.

    Chicago: I've enjoyed my trips there, wouldn't want to live there.
     
  18. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    Chicago: The trips there sucked and you'd have to bribe me in the 6 figure range for me to live there. At least half of the city is sufficiently non-White and ghetto/barrio enough that I wouldn't entertain
    living there for a second.
     
  19. f kane

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    Chicago should butt the fuck out of this issue even though I think those drinks suck and are really not good for your health. This constant nanny bullshit and utopia chasing has to end. But having said that, I think the high caffeine in those things can make certain people crazy and I am not totally unsympathetic to the thought of some kind of regulation of this stuff.
     
  20. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    just more nanny state bull shit. this country is quickly turning into demolition man
     
  21. Cunt Smasher

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    I used to wash down 4 or 5 no-doz with a mountain dew 20 years before red bull. Some large starbucks coffees have 500 mg of caffiene, so fucking what. Nanny state, fuck yeah!
     
  22. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    the only thing i find these energy drinks to be good for is getting rid of hangovers. monster sure knocks that right out of me.
     
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  24. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    the only energy drink ive ever had was red bull and vodka and i didn't really like it
     

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