NYC big soda ban proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Health Dept. wants to decide what and how much New Yorkers drink.
If Bloomberg has his way, sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and theaters will be outlawed. The sale of any sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces would be prohibited at deli’s, fast-food chains and sports arenas.
Beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores would be exempt and the measure would not apply to alcohol, diet sodas, fruit juices and milkshakes.
Diet sodas and drinks usually contain aspartame, a substance far more dangerous than sugar and even high fructose corn syrup.
Studies prove aspartame in diet sodas cause severe neurologic, gastrointestinal and psychological problems.
But you don’t see Bloomberg ordering his Health Department to ban aspartame’s use, now do you?
Iranian-Canadian Mahmoud Reza Khavari was chairman of the board and managing director of Iran’s largest bank, the state-owned Bank Melli, until he resigned and fled the country for Toronto, Canada in 2011.
Prosecutors are seeking to question him and officials at several Iranian banks suspected of facilitating fraudulent rial and foreign currency banking payments totaling over $3 Billion USD.
BMI is owned and operated by the government of Iran and should follow the banking principles and practices described in the Islamic Banking law of Iran, only engaging in interest-free Islamic transactions.
Canada has no extradition treaty with Iran and they can not legally extradite individuals to countries that are likely to torture prisoners or impose death-penalty sentences.