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Committee Approves Rahm´s
Healthier Vending Machines

NBC News, by Lisa Balde

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/13/2012 1:50:33 PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel´s plan to crack down on the caloric content of city vending machines popped up in Wednesday´s City Council meeting, and aldermen had some heavy concerns. After committee members OK´d the proposed ordinance this week, council members wondered everything from whether the sodium level of drinks would be considered in the plan to if Chicago actually has enough healthy foods to fill the machines according to the mayor´s criteria. Emanuel made the suggestion last month to replace current vending options with healthier items by 2013. Proposed guidelines dictate that only 25 percent of the new machines´
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Regulating problems that don´t exist while the city crumbles around him. This racoon faced midget is as bad as Nanny Bloomberg in NYC.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dante, 12/13/2012 1:53:34 PM     (No. 9063759)

Well done, keep doing nothing and patting yourselves on the back for the non-achievement.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/13/2012 2:09:57 PM     (No. 9063780)

Perhaps the reason that there are not more "healthy" choices in the vending machines currently is because people DON´T BUY THEM.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/13/2012 2:10:57 PM     (No. 9063782)

One really has to wonder what it is that appeals to people to vote for Democrats who want to control every aspect of their lives. Are people really that helpless?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PaleAle, 12/13/2012 2:13:36 PM     (No. 9063784)

FTA "Emanuel said in the proposal. ´When city employees take their wellness into their own hands...´" Apparently, taking responsibility for your own choices can only be done if government makes you.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/13/2012 2:15:41 PM     (No. 9063786)

Great headline. Who could object. I would hate to buy something from a diseased vending machine.

Perhaps they meant achines that dispense more healthful food products. We´ll have to read the bill to find out for sure what is in it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rubberneck, 12/13/2012 2:22:12 PM     (No. 9063794)

If I´m reading the article correctly, "city vending machines" must be those that are available in city facilities, for use by city employees. I s´pose I can´t object too much, if Rahm and his alder boys want to regulate them. If the "healthy" food doesn´t sell... well, welcome to the free market!

By contrast, I believe Nanny Bloomberg is regulating private food choices, in establishments that aren´t municipally-owned. Interfering in free-market economy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lala, 12/13/2012 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9063834)

News flash: Fat people know they´re fat (I speak from experience) and don´t need the ballerina to tell us. I heard a radio ad today for the "Just Move" initiative, or whatever it is. It starts out talking about Beauty and the Beast, of all things, saying that Belle learned the important lesson that beauty is on the inside. Then it immediately goes into a spiel about how we need to move 1 hour a day because of the obesity epidemic. Is it just me, or are those contradictory messages? Apparently, fat people are never beautiful, no matter what´s on the inside, at least that´s the message I got. Sheesh.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/13/2012 3:02:34 PM     (No. 9063841)

#6 is correct. These are city vending machines. At city facilities. For city employees and visitors.

OK. Let´s see how long this lasts. If it ever happens, that is.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/13/2012 3:31:50 PM     (No. 9063878)

OP is right. Politicians wasting time and probably money to fix a problem that doesn´t exist.





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Reply 10 - Posted by: realrep, 12/13/2012 3:37:42 PM     (No. 9063889)

If Rahm is busy with this vending machine controvsy, he won´t notice all the recent homocides in Chicago. /s

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/13/2012 3:45:40 PM     (No. 9063904)

So if one picks a food that isn´t healthy enough for them the machine changes the order to an apple? Or maybe every choice leads to an apple?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/13/2012 3:47:34 PM     (No. 9063908)

Do these fools ever work?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/13/2012 4:31:45 PM     (No. 9064017)

This is what he´s worried about? What about the shootings and the record homicide rates among the black population? He must be racist, allowing them to kill,each other off.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono, 12/13/2012 4:58:08 PM     (No. 9064077)

Do this, and then watch. Bet you ten-to-one that the few candy items in each machine sell-out first, and then remain empty until the healthier food spoils and has to be replaced.

As far as I´m concerned, healthier vending machines are those whose buttons and switches get disinfected more often to reduce transmission of germs.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: saguni, 12/13/2012 9:30:27 PM     (No. 9064429)

The company where I worked tried this. They put in a special vending machine, with fresh fruits, milk and juices. The machine was serviced twice a week, watching the sell-by dates on the perishables.

The items were "a little pricey" and people didn´t really want to pay $1.25 for an apple or a half-pint of milk.

They removed the machine within 2 months, because it wasn´t generating any sales.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kiwinews, 12/14/2012 1:00:27 AM     (No. 9064619)

I guess Dems want the government out of our genitalia and into our stomachs.

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