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American taxpayers subsidize the purchase of approximately $4 billion worth of soda products annually through SNAP, the supplemental nutritional aid program also known as food stamps.
Federal, state, and local governments have all tried to prohibit the purchase of sodas and ... More >>
When you consider the food-related restrictions in New York, you should cry fat, giant tears of joy that you live in Miami -- a city that considers rules and regulations mere trivialities of no concern to locals. Restaurants in the Big Apple have instituted an "unofficial" ban on food photography, f ... More >>
Bloomberg Businessweek recently decided to count down the top 50 best cities in America, and Miami doesn't even make their list.They even based their rankings on attributes like leisure activities (including bars, restaurants, and sports teams), and clean air. So, you'd think we'd at least make it o ... More >>
When New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that he would ban sale of large bottles of soda in new York City, junk food junkies went crazy.Bloomberg claimed medical studies have proven that super-sized drinks add to the obesity problems in America. He stated, "If you want a 32 oz. sugar ... More >>
In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertisements on TV programs, radio shows and websites that are aimed at children, according to sources knowledgeable of the plan. Disney chief executive Bob Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama plan on announcing ... More >>
So far, the race for Miami-Dade Mayor is gonna be a snooze fest. There is not much separating incumbent Carlos Gimenez and his main challenger, County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez. At a recent candidate's forum hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the opponents both agreed on streaml ... More >>
In a monumental strike against the obesity epidemic, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced plans for a city-wide ban on all sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces during an interview in the Governor's Room at City Hall yesterday.The proposed ban would affect most enterprises that pedd ... More >>
In Game Four between the Heat and the Knicks, LeBron and D-Wade seemed to decide their buddy 'Melo needed at least one win to save face in New York, so they downed some Quaaludes and let the Knicks have their way with them. How else to explain Wade missing seven of 11 free-throws? They are free, Dwy ... More >>
The Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood has set off a firestorm of debate across the country. Some Komen chapters have rebelled and several top Komen executives have already resigned in protest. So it's no surprise that in Miami -- where we don't even have ... More >>
VIP this, general admission that ... New Year's Eve is totally overrated.
Why deal with hoards of drunk buffoons sporting ridiculously goofy 2012 sunglasses, overpriced prix-fixe menu options, and endless DUI checkpoints when you can slip into your Forever Lazy and ring in the New Year from y ... More >>
As much as city officials try to talk a good game about installing pesky red light cameras for public safety, most were really swayed by extra money generated by tickets. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado pretty much admitted as much, and the city hoped red light cameras would bring in $10 million ... More >>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to bat for his homeboy, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, this Friday. The pair will lay out their reasons for supporting amendments 5 and 6 on the November ballot at an 11 a.m. press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami.The pitch ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesPastor Terry Jones and his small Gainesville church known as the Dove World Outreach Center will continue with their plans to burn copies of the Koran, the holy book of Islam, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks despite a growing backlash and warnings ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times.This week, Luke says no to the Ground Zero mosque.I don't believe there should be a mosque next to the Ground Zero memorial site in Ne ... More >>
Her Madgesty might (not) be moving to WellingtonOur bosom buddies over at the Juice have a nectar-filled tidbite regarding Madonna, and her latest real estate overture that would place her home address in the 33414 zip code, and might necessitate a gym membership at Ultima Fitness.In an entry tit ... More >>
Unfortunately for ex-Florida Gov. Job Bush and former Miami mayor Manny Diaz, they didn't have enough money, clout or the proper political climate to get an exemption to term limits and run a third time. A man who did, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has chosen them to serve on the board o ... More >>
A Man was shot at MIA lounge last night multiple times, while the shooter sped off in a black Mercedes. [JustNews]The ACLU claims two Miami Beach cops harassed and falsely arrested a gay tourist after he saw the men beating another suspect in handcuffs. [Herald]A man in Stuart died after being attac ... More >>
New York City's Emperor Mayor Bloomberg will send some of his city's homeless away to Miami, which is really what we need. [NBCMiami]The accused cat killer might have been interested in a plea deal before his attorneys got involved. [Herald]Two men pretending to be cops pulled a couple over, asked t ... More >>
via EdenPicture's Flickr If something Che Guevara-related happens in America and Miami Cubans don't make a fuss about it, did it even actually happen? A sculpture has been set up at an entrance at New York's Central Park that bears a slight resemblance to Che Guevera, since ... More >>