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Old 03-03-08   #1
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Adults don't like tasty beverages?

I'm trying to catch up on my news reading this morning and found another screwball lawsuit in the works.

"CSPI plans to sue the beverage sellers, asking for disgorgement of profits from flavored malt beverages, unless they agree to take them off the market. Their theory? By making flavored alcoholic beverages that taste good, they are effectively marketing to children. (Because, after all, adults don't like beverages that taste good.) CSPI also claims that it violates FDA rules to sell alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, which would be a surprise to every restaurant that offers Irish coffee. "

So I pulled up the blog the article linked.
CL&P Blog: Anheuser-Busch and Miller continue down their deadly path


The comments are especially worthwhile
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didn't you know?

at age 21, all your tastebuds die and you can't taste these things any more.
we also grow a caffeine gland and don't need to drink caffeine drinks either.

what you experience is an illusion created by lots of e-numbers and suchlike.

only the children are susceptible.
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yea, but I don't wanna grow up.

Besides, if you're only as old as you act, I'll be 14 forevah!!!!!



Okay, maybe not, but I still think that is a frivilous lawsuit. Did you read the comment section? It's priceless
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• Ginseng is not an approved food additive at all.

- Um. Since when?

In fact, we have not been able to find any research that tests the safety of this witches’ brew of stimulants and depressants.

We are seeing new research on the very real risks behind alcospeed that present a false sense of alertness, as these drinks sure do.

- this guy needs to realise there's more research facilities available besides the bible.
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Does this mean I can sue all the microbreweries in my town for the same thing? After all, beer isn't supposed to be nutty or fruity, or taste good, so that must mean they're marketing to children, right?

Frivolous? No, I don't think so. To me, a frivolous lawsuit is when a guy is allowed to sue a homeowner for medical coverage of the injuries he sustained while breaking in to rob the place.

Is it well-intentioned? Maybe, but it's also stupid. We have laws in place against the selling of alcohol to those under the age of 21 in the U.S. To my knowledge, Anheiser-Busch isn' t violating those laws. Their products aren't marketed during children's programming; they don't have "Hannah Montana" or "Spiderman" on the labels. Bars and store still card.

Kids will drink anything. I don't see anyone suing the Florida Orange Growers Association because their product is being used to make vodka taste better...or Red Bull because their product has been incorporated into mixed drinks.

But then again, why bother trying to educate your children when you can just slap a big, fat lawsuit on someone?
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I'm sure someone said something along the lines of -

'It's the role of a parent to find someone to blame for your child's actions.'
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I'm sure someone said something along the lines of -

'It's the role of a parent to find someone to blame for your child's actions.'
Yeah I think that was first said after the columbine incident, only it was more like "Let's not blame ourselves for poor parenting, lets blame the video games as a bad influence" You know I work at a place that sells that energy beer shit, we are now up to 3 kinds: Tilt and two kinds of Sparks. I think I have sold maybe 5 cans of it the entire time I've worked there. Most people prefer the actual energy drinks. By the way if they are gonna sue the beer makers for adding stimulants to their beverages under the premise that they are not approved food additives, then they need to sue all the companies that make energy suppliments and drinks as well, for the same reason.
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Tozzy, that's almost word for word what someone said in the comments section!
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oh. i didn't really read the comment section.
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That's where the most fun is to be had. Some of those comments are quite fun
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It's always something: music; video games; movies; books; everything but the people who are supposed to be raising their kids. You'd think that children are like computer accessories: just plug and play; once you've popped them out they'll sort it all out for themselves...
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Shadowborn you need to get rid of that image in your sig, its going to cause my child to become delinquent
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If your spawn manages to even remotely mimic what goes on in that graphic, I'll gladly serve jail time...so long as I get a video of your kid doing that on YouTube, so I can watch it during my time in the slammer.
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Screw that, I wanna see someone try it period.... he he..... I think know a few people I could probably convince, for the right price
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I like sparks, it tastes like liquid Jello. Having a can or two takes the edge off the bourbon I have later.
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Jesus christ.

Well that's a name i was hoping i'd see back here
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Jesus christ.

Well that's a name i was hoping i'd see back here

You were hoping Jesus would make an appearance?

You're in the wrong forum for that.


Or have you had one too many tastey beverages?
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Well that's a name i was hoping i'd see back here


Hey man, how's life.
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Oh oh oh oh, bring this a little more back to being on topic(shock!) what about the malt flavored beverages made by smirnoff, and bacardi? Shouldn't those be included in this lawsuit as well, since they are also concidered tasty?
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And frostbites in summer?

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