New York to effectively ban McDonald’s

mcdonalds-Big-MacIf you’re looking to score a Big Mac in New York, you might be out of luck. New regulations proposed in New York would effectively ban McDonald’s from the city.

You may remember not long ago there was an attempt to ban certain sizes of sodas, but ultimately the ban was ruled unconstitutional. Now there is a new approach to safety measures in the Big Apple.

Citing the argument that the food from McDonald’s is just as dangerous if not worse for your health than many illegal drugs, officials are moving to place many of the items on the fast food restaurant’s menu on the prohibited substances list.

The new scheduling of what officials are calling dangerous substances which they claim lead to crime and death, effectively makes it illegal for McDonald’s to operate within the city unless they drastically revamp their menu.

City officials largely refused comment when asked about the effectiveness of such a ban, stating only that “if you peddle dangerous substances in this city, you will prosecuted. The freedom of people to be healthy trumps your right to sell a product.”

By: George R.M. Spooner
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223 thoughts on “New York to effectively ban McDonald’s

  1. Sam Wayne Smith September 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

    About damn time…. Starbucks next!!!

    • Rob September 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm Reply

      What’s wrong with Starbucks?!!

      • Sam Wayne Smith September 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

        Seems you may not be aware either…. This is satire…..

      • Suzanne September 28, 2013 at 3:18 am

        In the USA you have no idea how to serve good coffee. Thinkmyou are still riding the wild west trails!!!!!!!

      • Rosco Cooper November 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

        America has some pretty good coffee. Just not starbucks. I go to a coffee shop down the way from me at least twice a month to treat myself. It’s called “Rude Awakening” And it’s freakin’ delicious. They actually know how to make a good cup of coffee.

    • Michael Wade Dibbert November 11, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply

      Guess if we are banning unhealthy food in New York. We have to say good bye to the hot dogs as well. Also going to need to shut down all those nice bakeries in NY, because nothing healthy about cake and icing. Need to shut down all the candy shops, And don’t forget the high carb bagels everyone likes to eat. Those will have to be on the list also. Soon all you will be able to eat in NY is lettuce salad without any dressing, and maybe some juice, depending on the calorie count of the fruit.

      • mervie November 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

        that’s not exactly what this is about. If you looked at the ingredients list, McDonalds employs things like mono- and di-glycerides, TBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone aka a petroleium dervived product, Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent (which is a form of silicone used in cosmetics and silly putty), xanthan gum, maltodextrin, Calcium Disodium EDTA, and many more. This law should honestly be nationwide.

      • mervie November 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        also! when you consider how the human body uses food to literally have its nutrients give our body instructions on how to function, fast food does a heck of a lot more harm than you might imagine. Since food is a source of ‘information’ for the body, eating mcdonalds as compared to organic food is like the equivalent of using a smutty romance novel to fill out an exam on biochemistry. It’s just not going to work! So fast food nowadays is also thus seen as a potential source for cancer.

      • daniel murphy November 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

        its more the fact that what you get in McDonalds in one serving is actually out of control. the portion size i to large so that when we do get and appropriate portion we think its too small and there are chemicals that are addictive added in to make you feel good after eating their food which is altering the way you think and making you want to come back for more its not that they should be banned but there sizes should be regulated and cut back to what is appropriate and the chemicals should be banned.

      • Rosco Cooper November 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

        I’m never eating there again. Oh what am I saying. I don’t eat there now. I hate the food they serve. It sucks ass. The only time I actually eat it is when I have little money and absolutely no other choice. I’d have to be starving to eat their toxic burgers. I don’t agree with this law, but I don’t like Macdonalds, point blank.

      • sarah November 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

        It’s not it about being unhealthy, it’s about the substances they used to make it. Haven’t you heard about pink slime

      • FREE OF GMO November 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

        Yeah close them all, then people will stop being so obese and have so many illnesses. In fact, it’s not the actual products the probem but, the ingredients. Stop using GMO’s, raffinated sugar’s, flours and additives etc, and all will be fine : )

      • Chris Dunn November 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm

        And not just lettuce, but romaine lettuce.. ’cause we all know regular ol’ plain Jane lettuce isn’t even remotely healthy! 😉

      • Sabs November 20, 2013 at 11:43 am

        Cupcakes are not trying to pass themselves off as a reasonable excuse for a meal, though. Not the same thing.

      • nick November 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

        Its not just the fact that mcdonalds is nutrionally low and causes major problems, but most of the food isn’t even real. Their hamburger patty only contains 8% beef. A bagel is nowhere near as bad, maybe if it isn’t made with HFCS and gmos.

    • Brock Ryan November 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

      Only serial killers have “Wayne” as a middle name!

    • sonia le pape December 5, 2013 at 2:04 am Reply

      Come on vacation to Europe we’ll show you how to maintain a body that will lead you to a very old age….sadly we are also invaded with this so called fast food, i am a chef and i am really angry grrrr…..

  2. Andrew Morse September 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm Reply

    Nothing about a McDonalds on the corner infringes on a person’s freedom to be healthy.

    • Andrew Morse September 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm Reply

      The unnamed “city officials” should learn the difference between a positive and negative freedom.

    • Jacob September 25, 2013 at 4:38 am Reply

      by that logic drugs should be legal seeing as a dealer on the corner doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights either. drug dealers, on the other hand, aren’t using known psychological techniques to draw in customers.

      • Kyle September 25, 2013 at 6:53 am

        All these politicians do is redefine “substances” to fit whatever crazy ass law they want to pass next. The government should not be telling people what diet to have.

      • Dom Vasta September 26, 2013 at 5:52 am

        If you think that pharmacies don’t infringe on people’s rights then drug dealers don’t either. The only differences between dealers and pharmacists are purity, proper medical and safety information and legality, but pharmaceuticals kill far more people than illicit drugs.

      • Tom Smith September 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        Of course drugs should be legal. Why not?

      • MJP11 November 9, 2013 at 2:59 am

        If the government shouldn’t tell people what diet to have, then they shouldn’t be obligated to provide healthcare for diet related illnesses.

      • Rosco Cooper November 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

        Only one drug should be legal. But it’s hardly a drug if it is grown without chemicals or additives.

      • Jake November 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

        Drug dealers don’t infringe on anyone’s rights you dumbass…
        They’re not forcing anyone to buy their drugs..
        how does someone who I’ve never interacted with selling drugs take away any single one of my freedoms? It doesn’t.

    • Tiffany October 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply

      . . . unless you actually eat it.

  3. Terry McIntyre September 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Really? So by being on the corner , McDonalds is sucking people in and killing them with dangerous food? Well for sure they should be banned! Seriously ?

    • conrad November 13, 2013 at 2:32 am Reply

      yep you got it, hit the nail on the head! even my mates who work at MD’s wont eat their own food!

  4. Peter Kirsch September 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Just another way to control the people’s freedom to choose how they live their lives. “Do as I say or else.” Great way to keep people in line and under control. I don’t eat fast food cuz it’s nasty, but that is my choice to make not the government’s.

    • Rob September 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm Reply

      By that same logic, people should be allowed to do drugs and even prostitution should be legal.

      • Tom Smith September 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        Of course, why not?

      • Tim November 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        Now you’re catching on. LIBERTY OR DEATH! I feel like I heard that somewhere before.

      • Kathy November 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

        Houses of prostitution are legal in some counties in Nevada. It hasn’t killed anybody or made them sick because it is regulated by the health department of Nevada.

    • Cady August 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply

      The puesrachs I make are entirely based on these articles.

  5. L_ft September 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Can all the people opposed to this seriously not handle not having McDonalds in their lives? If obesity didn’t affect one out of every 3 people in the United States, McDonalds wouldn’t have a market to sell to. You’re right, we can’t blame McDonalds, but do we have to power as a nation to do something about it? Yes.

    • Kyle September 25, 2013 at 6:59 am Reply

      It’s not about losing the McDonalds. It wouldn’t affect me since I don’t live in New York, and I don’t eat there much, but it’s about Americas right to choose what we eat. If they’re gonna be fat slobs that’s up to them. I have a right to not be JACKED up on caffeine so I don’t drink 10 cups of coffee or redbull. The government doesn’t ban it.

    • DM September 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm Reply

      See, I love me some McDonald’s. I’m a 5’10 guy who weighs 140 pounds, and I eat there usually once a week–Sunday lunch, before my softball game. I get a Big Mac and a large Diet Coke, no fries, and that comes out to exactly 550 calories. That’s a pretty low calorie lunch. It’s the people who grab two Big Macs with a family-sized bucket of fries, three regular Cokes, an iced coffee with whipped cream, and then go to Dairy Queen after.

      I just don’t understand what problem our “nation has the power” to solve. People are too fat? Raise their healthcare premiums and tell them to put down the fork and go for a run. Why do I have to eat food I don’t like, and pay significantly more for some wilted salad than I do for my delicious $3 Big Mac, because people can’t act like adults and exercise self-control?

      • Danii September 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

        Diet coke has aspartame in it and your Big Mac isn’t even real food and is full of poison. Calorie count has nothing to do with how healthy food is………

      • JD September 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm

        Calories have nothing to do with ‘healthiness.’ Gasoline is low in calories, but drinking a little bit could easily kill you. The fact that you think Diet cola is ‘healthier’ because there’s no calories, shows just how uniformed you are. The quality of their food is terrible, there are tons of additives, and nasty stuff in there that no one knows about. The main ingredient in Taco Bell ‘cheese’ is actually the main ingredient in ‘industrial adhesive.’ And they add a mild laxative to all their food because your body literally can’t process that ‘food.’ It doesn’t matter how little calories that food has, it’s got garbage ingredients that are terrible for your body. McDonalds, being ‘bad food’ doesn’t have to do with calories or people getting fat, it has to do with the poisons they add to their food and GMO products which have been banned in several European countries.

      • Jonathan October 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        HOLY SHIT, I couldn’t stop laughing at Danii and JD’s comments.
        Also, that’s why he said calories (quantitative) and not healthy (qualitative).

        Calories has EVERYTHING to do with weight loss. Notice how OP never said anything about healthiness of the food. Here, let me put it in simpler terms (since you don’t seem to grasp published medical journals):
        If a bottle can hold 8 oz of any liquid, does it matter what liquid goes in it? NO. If you pour too much liquid it overflows (weight gain), if you don’t fill it up your body will have to fill the deficit of liquid (weight loss).

      • conrad November 13, 2013 at 2:45 am

        apart form making me feel sick, yes ive tried a few MD burgers, not really a meat burger to be honest though. Don’t ban them but make them advertise correctly, we sell 2% meat in our burgers not fit for animal consumption until blasted by ammonium! most of the world doesn’t worry if Americans are killing themselves, but surly if you are been fed pig swill even if its made to taste ok something should be done to look after your families especially your children where MD spends vast amounts of money advertising to them.

    • Daniel November 11, 2013 at 10:49 pm Reply

      Can you deal with the government telling you how to live your life? Are you too stupid that you need a law to keep you from eating things that are not good for you every meal of every single day? Seriously, I don’t eat that stuff at all and hate fast food. its gross and it makes me sick, but laws like this make me sicker. We live in America right? SO why the fuck are their laws telling us that we can’t have something because it’s bad for you? What next no alcohol for people who drink it or no red meat for anyone because some asshole like you thinks its bad and want’s it banned. How about not eating the shit? How about taking control of your own life and being the master of your own existence and having the intelligence to live for yourself? Seriously how can anyone be behind the taking away of our rights? What is wrong with you?

  6. Dallas September 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm Reply

    So, what I see here ^^ is a bunch of frequent McDonalds goers who would admit to banging a stripper, or hooker…or the ugly chick in high school…… before admittinge to loving a big mac. Guys, stop lying to me and everyone who reads this article “STOP INFRINGING MY FREEDOMS!!!” A number one plz, with extra mac sauce on the side.

  7. Scoop September 25, 2013 at 2:50 am Reply

    Allow Maccas to operate, but make it illegal to actually buy their food.

  8. Michael September 25, 2013 at 5:03 am Reply

    The people have the freedom not to buy McDonald’s, ergo they maintain the freedom to be healthy, if that is how being healthy is defined.

    • Michael September 25, 2013 at 5:05 am Reply

      okay so it’s probably a spoof, which I fell for.

    • conrad November 13, 2013 at 2:47 am Reply

      great but explain that to your 4 year olds, not junk food allowed in our school, so how does that infringe on my kids freedom? and do they care!

  9. Paul S Westmoreland September 25, 2013 at 5:53 am Reply

    In arguing for marijuana legalization 30 years ago, I often argued if you allow the government to tell you what you can put in your body it is not going to stop with marijuana. They called me crazy, dumb and many other names. Well, who is the dumb one now?

  10. Tove September 25, 2013 at 7:58 am Reply

    haha i never thought of goin’ to macD for sum high times

  11. the_truth September 25, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    they are banning the substances, not MCDONALDs, MCdonalds has substances that are very harmful to humans, just like speed, or crack… thus they can continue to serve instead of using these substances… its that simple, that isnt an infringement on you as the consumer, unless your addicted to those substances. Please read and understand before citing useless opinions.

    • Get_Informed November 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

      They are not banning the substances. If the substances were banned, then all fast food chains would be required to change their ingredients (which I am ALL for). The fight should be against the shit that is in your food that is hidden, i.e. Puss that is in all dairy products, bugs in most red food coloring, beef and chicken from sick animals pumped with steroids and hormones. All of these substances SHOULD be banned, or at least clearly labeled. But ALL fast food companies use these, not just McDonalds.

  12. Li September 25, 2013 at 9:08 am Reply

    “If you peddle dangerous substances in this city, you will prosecuted. ”

    So I assume that they will soon be banning credit default swaps and other dangerous financial instruments, especially the ones that their creators know will explode and hurt people?

    I’m not holding my breath.

  13. worddust September 25, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply

    This is irrelevant, after Communist Deblasio is ordained Mayor by the Welfare Slaves and Public Leech Civil Unservice Union Members no one who remains in NYC will be able to afford a Big Mac in the New Rotten Apple.

  14. William H. Bonney September 25, 2013 at 9:54 am Reply

    Guns V’s a Big Mac hmmm tough choice which one should we ban!!

    “It’s not good for you, and it has been deemed that anything not good for you is bad, hence illegal.” Demolition Man 2032 in a fictional world.

  15. Lili September 25, 2013 at 10:29 am Reply

    I believe it is the chemicals in the foods not the actual foods being banned.

  16. Maggie September 25, 2013 at 11:45 am Reply

    Not a single source, or even a name of the “officials,” is cited in this article.

  17. Harry Lime September 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm Reply

    How about letting free people decide what they do & don’t want to eat? What’s next? Mandatory fitness classes? Bloomberg is a totalitarian.

    • Ciara November 9, 2013 at 10:25 am Reply

      No most likely they will force us all to be vegetarian because red meat can cause health issues too. At that point I will be forced to finally kill an animal because I hate vegetables. I just wonder where does it end? Nothing was better than my late night cheeseburger! Are they going to ban donuts next? I really love my Dunkin Donuts. What people don’t realize is when gov’t starts to control your health they start to think they can control what you do/eat to maintain small cost. I pay taxes, I get nothing I haven’t earned and I can’t eat what I want. LOVELY! NYC is expensive and when you work in the bar industry and need a quick late night snack I loved McDonald’s! Some how on eating my Double Cheeseburger I would still lose weight! Now I am just going to be starved to death.

  18. unitytribe2012 September 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    Common people bacteria won’t even eat McDonalds food. And the sheeple are whining about it?? I guess if people want to eat plastic crap they should have that right. But what about the ignorant idiots who feed their poor kids the plastic crap? Obviously the people are too stupid to get it themselves. Thanks NY for thinking for the dumb ass sheeple!

    • limburgerjoe September 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm Reply

      That’s mostly because of all the fat and sodium in their food. I wonder long a stick of margarine would last.

  19. limburgerjoe September 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm Reply

    I’d like to see the actual justification for this move instead of some nebulous statement about dangerous substances. Show us the paper!

  20. Scared to death September 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm Reply

    No matter how you look at it, it is my right to choose what I want to eat not the government’s. And I know for a fact that it’s not Mc D getting people fat, it;s people getting them self’s fat. I’m not fat but every one in my family is very, very fat, they don’t go out to eat, they cook big dinner’s every night and make desert’s too. But it is those sweet’s that they eat every day, no matter what time it is they eat and eat and eat all day long. The government is trying real hard to bring back dictation and one day we will have another civil war on our hand’s. But this time it will be the people against our army and government. If we the people, don’t stand up right now and tell the government to STOP, every thing will get out of control.

    • Joe Morgan November 11, 2013 at 6:55 am Reply

      “It’s your right..”

      So why is it illegal to eat humans – shouldn’t we be banging our governments for making that practice illegal too…?

      But hey – if you wanna die early, go right ahead buddy… Don’t listen to what experts have to say about what you should and (more importantly) what you might NOT should be eating…

      • Sintanan d'Aers December 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

        Actually, in the US it isn’t illegal to eat human flesh. However, the act of desecration of a corpse, and/or possibly murder are crimes and may be related to a cannibalistic act.

        With signed documentation, a consenting partner, and no death caused by it; you could more than likely get away with legally eating someone’s flesh without ramifications from the judicial system.

  21. Sam Wayne Smith September 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Please note this from the page… Tribune Herald is for satirical purposes only.

    • madassnigger September 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm Reply

      Doesn’t say that you piece of fucking nigger shit. Blind goddamn rim job toe sucking cunt terrorist cock-sucking midget chink hillbilly bumpkin faggot. These conservative old bitches can’t read, and you are an ignorant cunt to think you can. Fucking die.

      • conrad November 13, 2013 at 2:52 am

        another MD customer?

  22. Keith Dexter September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm Reply

    why not start with gmo’s

  23. Shianna Stevens September 26, 2013 at 12:32 am Reply

    so apparently they have a problem with mcdonalds making money at the expense of peoples health but they don’t have a problem with pharmaceutical companies making money at the expense of peoples health

  24. John Rafaat September 26, 2013 at 1:37 am Reply

    PHUCK you what gives you the wright to ban my food, if you ban McDonald’s you need to ban all fast food because too much of anything will kill you( McDonald’s,KFC- even chicken shacks in the ghetto like mama fried chicken-Kennedy fried chicken, Starbucks,yogurt places,ice cream parlors/stores, pizza shops i could continue but you see 90% of new york is fast food so imagine how much tax dollars New York would be loosing) then after that you need to lower the prices on all the food that’s left in New york City if you don’t you might create riots or you will increase the spending on New yorkers that cant afford Healthy food and increase the need for food stamps which comes out of our tax dollars( its a federal govt program that exist because of our tax dollars) meaning that they will increase the taxes on all of us..why do people in power lack common sense and the big picture…yeah New york only with fancy restaurants oh wait that’s also classified as FAST FOOD. That is like saying we need to ban pregnancies due to over population because there aren’t enough jobs or food, meaning no one would have to have sex… lol which would NEVER HAPPEN it will start a civil war or start the migration of people to other countries and America would crumble…what makes up Americans is the fact of the concept of freedom which were slowly loosing to our own govt…..message to those attempting to Ban in essence fast food your all phucking idiots….

    • schotchy November 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm Reply

      seriously John???? this is a satire… they got you! smarten up!

  25. John Rafaat September 26, 2013 at 1:40 am Reply

    if its poison why is it FDA approved for Americans to eat

    • conrad November 13, 2013 at 2:59 am Reply

      well ask them, when the FDA is looking after the interests of your big companies, Isn’t the ex CEO of monsano head the FDA now? what do you thinks happening when companies are sponsoring political agendas, surly not for your health, profit before health unfortunately, companies cannot be left to their own as we see time after time. You talk about your freedoms, why are company’s using GMO’s not labeling them as such and why would the FDA not want them to be labeled, not your freedom mate, profit for your Corporate cronies. Freedom phhhhhh. Wake up!

  26. Margaret Hunter September 26, 2013 at 5:04 am Reply

    Its interesting to me that they are banning an adult sandwich not caring about the kids. Most people eat there because of their kids.

    But I agree they have no right to dictate what kind of food we eat. I prefer organic it is being attacked too. I wonder if this is a back door into everything food.

  27. Charles Hatton September 26, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply

    I never been to New York, but somebody is getting paid bribes, or something to kick Mc Donald s down, because McDonalds may have been threatened to pay some money, or get banned from NY.How is a city going to ban one business that might be high in calories, but you know the other places are doing the samething? Bet if we did the research, we could find plenty of restaurants, serving the same kind of food. Bet NY isn’t chasing them down keeping people safe.
    This got to be about some money, corruption, blackmail. If I where in NY I do the research, play superman, ask McDonald’s owners if umm they have any would be blackmailers that if the right person where to accidentally trip fall over some proof, they might save McDonalds, and get paid.
    I mean come on, if its health, have doctors order people over a certain weight, not be allowed by law to eat there. NYC can open up health restaurants where people of a certain weight can eat, chaching $$$ everybody wins.

  28. libertyfighter September 26, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

    Americans are going to lose their mind in a socialist mud. I’m sad about that. WE in Europe, we don’t have any possibility to be free. Watching what happened in the USA in the last ten years, i think USA people are fucked too

  29. TOM TOM September 26, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply

    can we say NWO

  30. trish September 26, 2013 at 9:10 am Reply

    if what is in food from mcdonalds is sooo bad for your health, why is it not being prohibited by the FDA not the mayor….there are bigger issues if that food is really so bad for you…

  31. Ronald McD September 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply

    I’m lovin’ it (this story, not McMuck)

  32. Parmenion September 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm Reply

    First they came for the smokers…..

  33. Shaman Starseed September 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm Reply

    I agree that unscrupulous companies should not be allowed to sell us poison labeled as ‘food’. It goes way beyond McDonalds, way way beyond… When I was young people were on the whole shaped differently in the U.S., and it’s not just ‘fat’ I’m talking about. The steady stream of poison fed to the American public is quite apparent in the shape and health of the American public… the proof is in the pudding.

  34. vinny September 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm Reply

    if this ought to go through, the next will be alcohol if they are really “calling dangerous substances which they claim lead to crime and death”

  35. Vaughn September 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm Reply

    Well Americans exercising their right to choose what they eat is all good and well but according to statics these big fast food companies have a way of influencing them to make bad decisions when comes to their health, simply because its more profitable for them to do so also fast and convenient for the buyer.. The gov is doing the responsible thing because all this bad health is taking it’s toll on our society, Diabetes, obesity , cholesterol, etc. Big fast food companies is herding people in the wrong direction and making millions off it just like the tobacco industry , I applaud the gov for not turning a blind eye on this subject. Some of you just might end up loosing weight and feeling great in the process. I will also add that years ago fast food became popular because it was cheap, but now you can buy a healthier chef cooked meal at a restaurant for the same price of a Meal at Mc donalds , so obviously we ‘ve been played and we should take our health back.

    • Lisa Wilson September 27, 2013 at 1:48 am Reply

      Please send that chef to my house!

    • Blue August 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

      Wow, that’s a really clever way of thkining about it!

  36. The True Will September 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Hey, people! Mr. Spooner gives NO particulars which can be checked, not of WHAT “regulations” are being “proposed” by WHOM, to be enforced by WHICH “agencies”, to ban WHAT “substances”.
    Have you looked in the dictionary next to “gullible”?

  37. Teresa Thomas (@tjt72) September 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply

    I think this is stupid and dangerous. We live in a freedom country. We should have the right to choose what we out into our bodies. McDOnald’s is no more bad than any other fast food out there. The government should not tell us what foods we can and can’t eat. They don’t have the right and this gives them way too much control of our lives. THAT is far more dangerous than any fast food crap. To much of anything is a bad thing. NOBODY puts a gun to our heads saying we have to eat there. It’s our choice even if we see their advertisements. It’s free will and fast food places should just be left alone.

  38. Oz September 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm Reply

    They are not banning McDonalds. They are requiring McDonalds to improve the quality of their product to sell in NY.

    • Sam Wayne Smith September 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm Reply

      No, this is satire and your leg is grotesquely longer now…..

  39. Gigi Bowman September 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm Reply

    How come these bastards don’t want to ban ASPARTAME? Now THAT is something that came into being NOT in the free-market –but through corporatism. Is it any wonder that Bloomberg tried to ban sugar but didn’t say a damned thing about what’s really making people sick? How about GMOS! Ban that! How can they when they are IN BED with Monsanto!

  40. Stanley234 September 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    People often post satire pieces like this on their social network pages, and almost every time the majority of poeple commenting BELIEVE it as “news”. This says alot about the partisan nature and bias of news sources in this modern world – people don’t even KNOW it’s a joke.

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  42. badnewsbrown September 27, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    i can’t believe the amount of people who don’t realize this is a joke, despite at least two commenters pointing it out. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry

  43. Anonymousguy September 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm Reply

    This is a joke, seriously people you’re perpetuating the stereo type that Americans are stupid

    I’m not from the USA and i know not all of you are stupid but this is just a joke

  44. madassnigger September 28, 2013 at 1:51 am Reply

    put a warning on your page about joke news you fucking assholes. people believe this bullshit and spread it like it is real. thanks for making people stupid.

    • Sam Wayne Smith September 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm Reply

      Uhhh, there is a clear statement on the page, as well as several comments in this thread pointing out the fact that this is satire…..It is very good satire judging by your reponse and that of many others….

      • madassnigger September 30, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        I know it is satire. Facebook morons are posting this shit. I wasn’t talking to you willie nelson wanna-be. GTFO of my face.

    • schotchy November 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm Reply

      It’s up to YOU to do this… not the website!

  45. A regular Mom September 28, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply

    Are you flipping insane???!! Talk about a witch hunt! ! Geez you’d think MacDonalds was the only place that offered burgers, fries and the like. GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSES AND DO SOMETHING TO TRULY HELP THE CITY RATHER THAN IS CRAP!

  46. Mike September 28, 2013 at 6:36 pm Reply

    America’s resistance of common sense is mind boggling… Keep it up and you’ll continue being seen as the Land of The Fat and Stupid by the rest of the world.

  47. deb deveau September 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm Reply

    I think they should ban McDonald’s here in Canada’s place for tht crap here

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  50. James October 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm Reply

    Those who say it’s about freedom to choose – are you aware of the ways in which animals are brutalized so their torture can turn a profit for McDonald’s? What choice do they have? This is especially alarming considering the fact that humans can thrive without eating animals or their products. If you can’t abstain, what about minimization? If there was minimization, factory farming, arguably started by Mcdonald’s, wouldn’t exist. We all agree that factory farming is wrong so how is Mcdonald’s still in business?

  51. Jessalyn Gallman October 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Their means of going about this is unconstitutional. If they would just take a different approach, they could have that stuff banned altogether for animal cruelty, inhumanity toward workers, failure to meet health standards, etc. I’d be all for that…But banning it because “people should have the freedom to be healthy”? Give me a break. That’s like banning meat so the people have the “freedom to be vegetarian”.

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  53. Dan Drone November 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm Reply

    even though I dislike that place, I disagree with banning places just because we don’t like them, it’s like censorship.

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  55. Dixie Darling November 8, 2013 at 3:53 am Reply

    it wouldn’t bother me in the least if all businesses would be banned from selling any kind of products derived from any kind of animal sources, at least cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other debilitating diseases would just about cease to exist. People refuse to see the truth in their face, why do you think they made it a law to wear seat belts? Because people don’t see anything wrong with not wearing them therefore endangering others as well as themselves! They are just not smart enough to see what bad decisions can do!

  56. angel November 8, 2013 at 6:06 am Reply

    They should be banned from selling animal products altogether, they are taking the freedom AND lives of millions of innocent animals. That’d be freedom.

  57. Doug Hildemann November 8, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

    Does anyone not realize that this is a bullshit story which cites zero sources?

  58. hal November 8, 2013 at 11:39 am Reply

    Get used to it, this all part of the New World Order either comply or be sent away. 😉

  59. monicavlucas November 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm Reply

    I wish this type of mentality would catch on – in all industrial/commercial sectors. We are being systematically POISONED so someone else can afford their McMansions.

  60. tpillll November 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Its not about restricting freedoms Its about stopping McDonald’s from serving poison to people. This wouldn’t be an issue if their ingredients were real.

    • New York November 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm Reply

      If people are so worried about poison being sold, then stop Monsanto from using GMOs in our food and demand they label them as such is they are in them. Also, sorry, I don’t eat things that were trotured.

  61. Kimberly O November 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Why the hell does everyone always rag on McDonalds where the others are just as bad or sometimes worse and seem to always fly under the radar??? I know this is a joke, but I find it funny that its always McDonalds…conspiracy by Burger King?? lol

  62. Carlos Rodriguez November 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm Reply

    that would make my day

  63. Lita E November 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm Reply


  64. janndro November 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm Reply

    If we stopped subsidizing commodity corn and soy and subsidized actual food, the price of junk food and soda would reflect the actual cost of production, healthy foods would cost less, and people might eat less crap. Fast food tends to adversely impact a person’s health. So, not only should it not be subsidized, but it may make sense for there to be a tax similar to the tax on cigarettes, to compensate for the incredible strain that poor diets puts on the healthcare system – a cost that is shared by all of us.

  65. Rick Simpson November 9, 2013 at 12:41 am Reply

    But we need to thin the herd…

  66. Chas W November 9, 2013 at 11:53 am Reply

    Ha ha look at the Americans panic. Threaten them with (imaginary) WMD’S or a useless government and they don’t give a shit, but joke about taking away their food and they freak out! ‘Tards.

  67. Dixie Darling November 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm Reply

    The world of meat-eaters got a rude awakening earlier this year when it was found that meat passed off as beef in the U.K. was actually horse meat. But, if you thought meat in the U.S. was safe from secret ingredients, the bliss of your ignorance may soon be shattered. A recent analysis into several different fast food hamburgers found relatively little meat, and a whole host of other “stuff”…but so many of you just won’t face the truth!

  68. Jeremy Joseph November 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm Reply

    the truth of the matter is, we as a nation should have the right to eat wherever we want to eat, it is our choice and this law is taking away from our freedoms as a USA citizen, It is upon us to do ourselves due diligence and know what we are consuming. It should be required for the company to explain in great detail what is in the food they are selling, and our duty to find out what these things are. The truth is, we a nation of ignorance, neglect, deceit and indifference, in regard to what we eat. Their would be no mcdonalds if people took the time to research all the truths that have been explained above, their would be no mcdonalds if people really cared about what they are putting in their bodies, but in our society we never think these bad things will happen to us.

    • New York November 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm Reply

      Ok then do you have a problem with Jeffery Dahmer eating his victims?

      Maye people need too become more sensetive to what hell these poor farm animals areput through to satisfy your tastebuds.

  69. William Fiordalisi November 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm Reply

    “if you peddle dangerous substances in this city, you will prosecuted. The freedom of people to be healthy trumps your right to sell a product.” So they actually DO care about us? How strange… what a change in pace.

    • New York November 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm Reply

      It’s my body, who is the gov’t to dictate to me what I can put in it? If the results of what I piut in my bidy screws me up then it’s on me. So, if you shoot heroine and become addicted and your life goes to hell, don’t expect the taxpayers to bail you out.

  70. New York November 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Even though this is satire…. I haven’t seen any posts about the tortured cows that is udes to mak burgers. That crap is “cleaned” with ammonia.

  71. Juan Garden November 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm Reply

    Torture cows. So if you torture cows you should be prosecutes and stop. Why not if People torture People, prosecutes and stop them and leave the animal to be torture so we can eat.
    Vegetarianos are the biggest dreamers of all times. You thing you can grow veggies for all the amount of citizens en the citi or country or world. You are wrong. Do the math and then tell me if it’s enough for all and take in account the time it takes to grow certain veggies and the amont of land and the water and that you can’t plant the same veggie in the same land always and you deplete the mineral from the land when you do that.
    We can’t eat only rice.

    • New York November 10, 2013 at 7:10 am Reply

      No far from dreamers. If each person would do the right thing it wouyld make a difference. Butmost people are too selfish and only care about themselves. Our body is not made to eat meat.
      As far as planting, that’s why you rotate crops, and yes your can end hunger in the world if everyone was vegan.

      But I guess you think it’s ok to kick piglets and slam their heads against the floor and stomp on them. Or maybe you think it’s ok to put a live pig in scalding water to kill it and many survive and suffr greatly. There is so much you do not know because they do not wantt you to know, it would make the meat/dairy industry lose money. Wake up.

      PS – Just so u know, I hate PETA, they are full of it. They kill adoptable animals.

  72. Mara November 10, 2013 at 11:23 am Reply

    The “freedom of the people to be healthy” should not mean having their choices taken from them. FREEDOM is having the ability to make YOUR OWN choice to be healthy.

  73. Derek James November 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Our government is so screwed up right now!!!! I’m moving out of the country.. Schools suck, congress sucks,, it’s turning into Cuba!!! Our next president will be hitler or Castro

  74. Catherine November 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply

    This is ludicrous. How can people not see what this law would actually represent? McDonald’s isn’t why people are overweight. Lack of jobs and a non livable minimum wage, combined with poor education and the rising costs of food (been to a supermarket recently?) are the big issues here, and what drive the fast food markets. So rather than address any of THAT…let’s just ban the food and take away yet another of our citizens’ rights. I love how some people are so weak that the solution is simply to not have the choice. And do you think it stops at McDonald’s? There’s Burger King, Wendy’s, White Castle, KFC, Popeye’s…think any of those might be contributing to the problem? Shall we allow the government to ban ALL of them? Do all who support this nonsense have the money to shop exclusively at Whole Foods? Wake up people. Say no to this…or be ready for what’s next. You can be sure that costs of food and taxes are only going to increase…stop letting the government trick you into thinking they’re helping you by limiting your choices. Insist they make laws that will actually address the causes of these problems. Band aids aren’t permanent and healing doesn’t begin till the band aid is ripped off.

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  76. Luc Bruxa November 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm Reply

    BS…. what a person eats is his/her own affair… with this logic all candy, pork products, pizza’s and most chinese restuarants (msg) should be banned as well… not to mention hundreds of thousands of other foods and civil rights for that matter…

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  77. John November 11, 2013 at 2:57 am Reply

    I’m not a big fan of many foods but people should have the freedom to chose. It’s not the governments job to babysit us. We can freely chose to eat what we want and also pay the consequences as well. I’m NOT for bad food, I’m for FREEDOM, which includes freedom to make bad choices

  78. Matt Bogosian November 11, 2013 at 11:28 am Reply

    Of course, they aren’t going to ban MSG from Chinese Restaurants or Pastrami Sandwiches from Delis. It’s really more of a pompous attack on the low end nature of the branding and a way to remove bums from Manhattan. If the cheapest meal costs $15, they will have to leave the island which is exactly what the government wants. The Big Apple doesn’t want its people resigned to eating a big apple. They want to keep the filet mignon dipped in butter and the fat laden, artery clogging pastrami. Butter filled croissants will be safe. I am white, but I believe there is also a racist element to it as well.

  79. Matt Bogosian November 11, 2013 at 11:33 am Reply

    At least I know Taco Bell will be safe here in California. Whew

  80. Justin Boo November 11, 2013 at 11:39 am Reply

    lol McDonalds speak easys

  81. Chris Merritt November 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I try to avoid McDonald’s. I’m generally healthy and I like to stay in shape. But once and a while… you just get a craving for it, and living here in New York, I get homesick sometimes – and I’m broke sometimes – and it’s perfect for those “I have five bucks and I’m starving and it’s 10 PM” moments. … it is a choice, and an option I like to have. I get that McD’s is a low-end eyesore, sure, and nasty in ways. But come out and say it. Also, the drug comparison is completely illogical, and becoming more irrelevant as debate rages on the place of government towards drug laws anyway.

  82. schotchy November 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm Reply

    What’s truly funny here is how many people got sucked into this article and believed it. Does America really turn out this amount of ignorance form it’s Education system? It’s a satire people!!! READ!!!

  83. Alex November 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm Reply

    See, the real issue is not affecting the people on this forum, the people who educate ourselves about the negative impact it can have on our health. The real issue is the massive amount of impoverished and uneducated people who eat the food and get all of their kids happy meals. In truth, people have to choose to listen, and there is no amount of education that will change every person’s outlook. However, education is our best tool. Along with education we should require all of these companies to also educate their consumers, and remove any obscurities in their advertising. Put a surgeon general warning on your Big Mac, that’s what I would do.

  84. "ronnie" November 12, 2013 at 4:21 am Reply

    I don’t agree. Americans have always had the right to eat what we want. Why should the gov be able to take that away? I passmcDonald’s every day without going in, but that is my right to pick where I eat. Or what I eat.

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  86. Lisa November 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I don’t know how they could legally or effectively do that, but it wouldn’t bother me as I don’t eat at the establishment. Their food (and other fast foods) make me quite ill.

  87. Ian November 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply

    What about all the other fastfood chains?

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  88. Amanda November 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm Reply

    All I eat at McDonalds is chicken, I like beef don’t really care too much for horse meat.

  89. Gideon November 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I’m so glad that New York has managed to take care of every other problem on their list and that they have time to worry about what we all eat. They must have no murder, drug dealing, prostitution, corruption or unemployment if this is what they want to go after. Please provide the plan you used to reach perfection to the rest of us quickly.

  90. johendleyJo frome england November 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply

    “The freedom of the people to be healthy” LOL… The freedom comes in CHOICE, asshole. You don’t get to ban ANYTHING and then claim it in the name of FREEDOM

  91. Susan November 12, 2013 at 11:29 pm Reply

    Do they ban cigarettes in New York?.

  92. FuriousGreg November 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm Reply

    I think some people here need to step back and try to understand whats really going on here.

    First, governments have the authority to protect people from dangerous things, we as voters gave them this and for the most part we agree with the laws they come up with. Some examples are traffic lights and stop signs: we accept that it’s safer to have these to regulate traffic so we don’t get run over by cars. We also accept water and air purity standards, safety regulations, speed limits etc. because our lives are better with them than without them. So save the freedom BS unless your ready to give up things like safe drinking water.

    Second, this is a poorly written article that gives almost no relevant information, doesn’t tell us anything about what the proposed “ban” really says, and does absolutely no research or present any information on the foods that McDs might actually not be able to sell or why. Sh*tty reporting.

    Lastly, this ban is not actually a ban on McDs but a ban on many of the additives they use in their products. Most of which they only use because it’s convenient and profitable for them to do so, without regard to the customer’s health. You can go to a local burger joint and get a burger without all the cr*p McD’s puts in their food and so you have the “freedom” to eat yourself into an early grave all you want. What the government wants to do is to stop the use of these additives that are being shown to cause many avoidable health problems. Health problems, BTW, that we all have to pay for treating in higher insurance premiums and taxes even if we don’t eat this cr*p.

    So the question isn’t why is the government taking away or “freedom” to eat what we want, their not, but why some people are against stopping the filling of their food with dangerous additives that cost us all in both money and lives. We’re happy with safe water, but for some reason we loose our sh*t when it comes to dangerous chemicals in our food. Ridiculous.

    • paul November 13, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply

      because YOU & 99% of people are to STUPID to realize you are killing yourself !
      you think these maggots care about you & what they are feeding you ?
      THEY DONT,,JUST $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
      Greedy cock suckers !

    • Eddie Joseph November 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply

      Maybe it’s sh**ty reporting, Greg, because it’s satire

      • Jace August 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        It’s like you’re on a miisosn to save me time and money!

  93. Kate November 13, 2013 at 12:30 am Reply

    I saw the headline and thought I was on The Onion.

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  95. Harry Key (@HarryKey) November 13, 2013 at 8:32 am Reply

    Having done no research, I can assure you this is utter nonsense.

  96. Scott November 13, 2013 at 10:02 am Reply

    Certain chemicals that are toxic to the human body should be banned from food. I agree. Other ingredients should be clearly labeled on the food packaging for consumers to be able to make their own choice.

  97. paul November 13, 2013 at 11:42 am Reply

    Fuck’n A !
    The world should boycott / ban this pure complete 100% Shit / Garbage

    • paul November 13, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply

      And All Like them,,all fast food Shit !

  98. paul November 13, 2013 at 11:47 am Reply

    and Dont stop there,,ban ALL the chemical shit Poison in our food & water !

  99. Bill November 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply

    The government is regulating McDonald’s business practices not the citizens’ rights.The government should not be allowed to tell you what to eat but, it should regulate what big businesses can poison us with in the name of profit. The ingredients that are targeted in the ban do not remotely meet the definition of “food”.

  100. Eddie Joseph November 13, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply

    LOL – this article could not more perfectly illustrate how knee-jerk crazy the right-wing is! They will believe anything and argue to the death, even when they look like absolute imbeciles!

    • Bubber August 4, 2014 at 3:19 am Reply

      Back in school, I’m doing so much legnnira.

  101. Tri Valley Karate November 13, 2013 at 3:31 pm Reply

    It is too bad people cannot make good choices that impact their health and wellness so now the government needs to shut down fast food restaurants.

  102. Daniel November 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm Reply

    See all you people that think this is a good idea are exactly what’s wrong with America today. McDonald’s and all this fast food have been around for years and people haven’t always been overweight. Its the fact that everyone is so busy making money that they have no time to sit and just enjoy a good meal. Or even have time to go to a gym or a park to walk around. People these days are just flat out lazy.

  103. Trish November 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply

    This is dumb, but typical. Just like trying to outlaw guns because “guns kill people”. Adults have the right to make their own decisions, same as with smoking. You KNOW it’s bad for you, but we don’t need the government telling us what to eat. I don’t care for McDonalds, but a better way to tell the fast food chains you want healthy food is to STOP EATING GARBAGE. Duh.

  104. PuckHead November 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm Reply

    I love it! As dangerous as many drugs are!

  105. NY Savior November 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm Reply

    They should ban alcohol in NY. America went down the drain after the prohibition was lifted. We need to get back to our roots: no sweets, no alcohol, no fried food. Ban it all or rot in hell.

  106. Janna Lynn Nassida November 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm Reply

    ITS A JOKE!!!!!!! WOW!!-I think some people are ready to throw down & fist fight on here. geeze…

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  108. TN November 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Are cigarettes and polluting cars and guns going to be banned too?
    Those are all bad for your health too. 🙂

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  110. eshelby November 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm Reply

    If it was as bad as ppl say it would have been banned along time ago we do have “healthy codes n officials” employed by the maybe u should think about that! Also its ppls choices on what they what to do/eat or put into thier bodies..just as it is in drug use..they ban all the drugs bad for u..but yet ppl still used them..and if they were that bad the government woulda banned them right alone with those drugs banned..come on..its called free will ppl!

  111. lisan44 November 14, 2013 at 1:16 am Reply

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  112. Miku November 14, 2013 at 4:50 am Reply

    Okay, so let me get this straight if I buy Micky D’s in New Jersey and drive up to New York I’ll get arrested. Oh lovely.

    Mcdonalds doesn’t handcuff people and force them to eat their food.

    If they ban Micky D’s, ban ALL other fast food joints, bakeries, grocery stores, and anywhere else that sells food. Only unless they sell lettuce and water.

    Oh wait ban the lettuce sellers too because they’ll likely have pesticides on it and the water won’t be clean.

    Then everyone will be fine because in place of all that there will be chemicals in place of food to prevent starvation.

    It’s all staged. Honestly. 😦

  113. Eddy November 14, 2013 at 8:46 am Reply

    The logic some are using on this string is interesting – If McDonald’s sells chemicals that resembles food and tastes like food, that seems to be OK with the many commenting. Even when those chemicals can be deadly.

  114. Jeff All November 14, 2013 at 10:55 am Reply

    I see a lot of problems with this proposal, first of all there are way more dangerous products on the market then mcdonalds, tobacco products and hard liquor wich are addictive and highly toxic substances, also Chinese fish and other Chinese food or even non food products, what about soda pop, candy, chocolate bars, I can give become a diabetic from living of pop candy and chocolate bars so maybe we should ban them, but wait then I could by sugar from the grocery store and eat that, guess we gotta ban sugar to, where does it end? we cant safety the world, I feel I should have the right to eat junk food once and a while, everything in moderation, mcdonalds isn’t going to kill you if you eat their a couple times a year, alcohol can though look at all the teenage deaths families torn apart from drunk driving fatalities oh but lets ban mcdonalds?, I don’t need the government telling me what I can or cant eat I’m a big boy I can figure it out, as individuals and parents its up to us to eat and live healthy and to teach our kids to do the same, Anderson the spider Silva is the greatest mixied martial arts fighter of all time, defended his ufc belt roughly 15 times, he worked at mcdonalds as a teenager and loves mcdolands food, he don’t eat it often though only after his weigh ins of every fight, its his superstition, he eats to big mac after every weigh in which is 24 hours before his championship fights, he had the belt into his 40’s, one of the greatest athletes of all time, see moderation

    • Eddie Joseph November 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm Reply

      you know what is sure to kill you though? an inability to recognize a joke.

  115. Bossyred November 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm Reply

    don’t these city officials have enough real work to do? don’t the cops and other enforcement types have enough actual crime to worry about? this is ridiculous, intrusive and bad business because I guarantee that some little bodega or restaurant sells the same ‘dangerous’ food – maybe peeps should eat in Jersey

  116. torturesong November 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply

    99 percent certain this will never happen. And please for the love of God stop defending McDonalds.

  117. You're all Morons November 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm Reply

    No one is arguing that by eating McDonald’s you will become fat automatically and that by banning it they are trying to stop an obesity problem. They are trying to make it illegal for them to put poison in your food and most of you moron’s are completely missing the entire point of the law. Its not to stop you from eating McDonald’s, its to stop McDonald’s (and hopefully all fast food chains) to stop putting shit in your food that is literally poison. If you found that your favorite high class restaurant was putting arsenic in your food, you would want someone to stop this from happening and you wouldn’t just sit around bitching about how the government is trying to tell you what to eat when they close down your favorite restaurant for knowingly poisoning you.
    No one is telling you you can’t eat McDonald’s. McDonald’s is being told they can no longer poison you if they want to continue to sell you their food. It’s that fucking simple.

  118. Nick November 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Who are we all kidding…. It’s McDonald’s… It’s the m**** f***** s***…. None of us are going to vote in shutting down a whole franchise in New York, lose tremendous amounts of money, have a crazy crash in the market…. Common… all these comments are aggravating me that people are so stupid to comment, or even believe. Ttyl

  119. Nick November 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Making me one of them… I read a few comments, wasted about 4 minutes of my life and back to regular programming

  120. Joshua James Peterson November 15, 2013 at 12:52 am Reply

    Before banning Mc Donald’s which is something that you have a choice of not eating, why not ban cigarette first since some people have no choice but to be around or surrounded smokers? I curious about what was behind this ruling.

  121. chris malenke November 15, 2013 at 2:49 am Reply

    I got food poisoning from the food there one time in winona mn don’t eat there anymore

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  123. Matty November 15, 2013 at 9:43 am Reply

    Don’t like it. Don’t eat it then. I’ll have mcdonalds if I choose to accept the risk. Bartending I dont have a lot of options as far as quick to go meals if I have nothing at home.

    I’m so sick of steak n shake

  124. November 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Pure BS… and i dont even like McDonalds

  125. Dave November 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply

    FREEDOM! These guys are real heroes. USA! USA! USA!

  126. Dee Walker November 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm Reply

    This is so silly. “McDonald’s is banned?! Awwww….. oh well, let’s go to Wendy’s.”

  127. SS November 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm Reply

    I’m not sure why this article singles out McDonald’s….a ban like this would be applicable to ANY fast food restaurant. Burger King, Wendy’s, etc. would all have to oblige.

    Then where does it stop? What is defined as “unhealthy food”. Local businesses that serve burgers, hot dogs, fries, ribs, etc. are shut down. Is that really a solution?

  128. collins November 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm Reply

    I understand that it is unhealthy which would lead to death eventually but how in the heck does it increase violence/crime? People point to everything nowadays as an increase in violence and it’s crap!

  129. Paul November 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm Reply

    If you thought that they would be putting ‘Big Macs’ on the controlled substances list you’re an idiot. Think about this for a second, despite this article being written to make you all jump and scream for your civil liberties, buying a Big Mac or anything else from McDonald’s won’t be illegal, however, McDonald’s will be forced to not put terrible chemicals and additives in their food which means you’ll be able to enjoy your burger without having poisons and carcinogens running through your veins.
    You Americans that constantly jump to defending your rights and civil liberties, before you take a moment to realize that what is being proposed may make you better off; will be the death of your own, beloved country.

  130. Chris Burkhart November 16, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I ate at McDonalds in NYC and died; not once but twice. A Big Mac killed Kenny too! If McDonalds is deadly then why would they allow some arse-hole to blow second hand cigarette smoke in our faces? Hey, HEY! Quit that, cough, cough, arrrghh, I’m dieing again! Come On Mannnn!

  131. dumb russian November 17, 2013 at 1:52 am Reply

    maybe now americans wont be so fat

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  133. Joseph Miller November 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm Reply

    Does this also mean that Burger King, Wendy’s and Subway will also be targetted, since it targets the additives in the food?

  134. Kyle November 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    freaking liberals are destroying my city and country! yes McDonalds is poison but the government has no right to tell me what I can eat. it’s time for a revolution. let’s get Obama and all these socialist farks out of office and in back of the bread lines where they belong.

  135. Nicain November 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Lots of jobs will be lost and those people will become violent when they can’t afford food.

    Can’t wait to sit back and watch this.

  136. Pedrao November 20, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply

    I’m hungry! Where’s my Big Mac?

  137. Kat Davis November 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Anyone who wants, asks, or needs the government to think and make decisions for them has bigger health issues than the person who eats at McDonalds and doesn’t.

  138. E November 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Let’s ban every single pizza place, fast food joint, any place that sells any kind of fried food and all delis and small shops that sell cigarettes because they all sell unhealthy items. What are we left with? Weird looking organic places with some bike racks out in front. Who wants to live in a place like that?

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  140. Bob Davidson November 21, 2013 at 11:26 am Reply

    wish all the assholes holding public office would worry more about cleaning up our cities, states, and country, give us back our rights, and leave my damn diet the hell alone. If I wanna eat POOP, that’s my damn business

  141. Tony November 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm Reply

    “The freedom of people to be healthy trumps your right to sell a product.” And what about the freedom to choose what I want to eat? If I wanna eat unhealthy that’s my choice, my freedom. Before you know it this country will be nothing more than a wasteland with minimal rights. People who support this, what do you get out if this? Assuming your not eating mcdonalds, this doesn’t effect you in any way so why waste your time with it? People will never understand what it truly means to have freedom.

  142. Logical November 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm Reply

    what ever happened to self control?

  143. Curtis Holdack November 22, 2013 at 3:41 am Reply

    If this is the case, then most other fast foods joints will have to revamp their menus as well, cool! This could be great. Also, in response to a Mervie, there’s nothing wrong with xanthan gum and doesn’t deserve to be included with those other sinister chemicals.

  144. captainscorpio November 28, 2013 at 3:21 am Reply

    Yeah. Um. McDonalds isn’t going anywhere, folks. It’s just not. This is a non-story.

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  146. Alexander May 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm Reply

    A lot of haters up in here. But seriously, this is lame. Laws like this have no place in our legal system. Self regulation is far more appropriate. No one is forcing anyone to eat it. And the poverty argument holds no weight anymore. These days fast food is a lot more expensive than buying some groceries. And talk all the shit you want on them, every once in the while I’m in the mood for a Big Mac and fries. Should I be deprived because a bunch of fat asses can’t control themselves and are unable to hold themselves accountable for their own actions? I don’t think that sounds fair at all.

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