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April 11, 2013 - 8:26 am

This advertisement is currently running in New York’s subway system. New Yorkers’ tax dollars are paying for it.

It’s part of a program launched by the New York Health Department back in February, aimed at reducing tooth decay to keep the city’s kids in school more. UPI reported on the program at the time of its launch.

Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City’s health commissioner, said tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease yet it is largely preventable. In New York City, more than a third of third-grade children have untreated tooth decay and 55 percent of third-graders have had a cavity.

Untreated tooth decay can cause pain, infection, difficulty eating and speaking and reduced self-esteem due to appearance.

This new campaign educates the public of the risk factors for tooth decay and gives parents and caregivers of young children tips to help prevent tooth decay, Farley said.

One of those tips, apparently, is telling moms not to suck on your baby’s pacifier. What mom does this?

No word on whether, if the ads don’t do the trick, Bloomberg and his Health Department will just make an ordinance to ban pacifiers and food sharing.

Recent Bloomberg NY Health Department campaigns that tell people what to do in their private lives include making breast feeding mandatory, and banning large sugary drinks. The latter has been overturned in court and is now being appealed.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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So, if I get this correctly...snapping the neck of your newborn while it screams like an alien is ok, but be careful not to spread mommy's germs on it?
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Bloomberg ought to worry about where he puts his own damn "binkie."
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You are seeing in real life and real time the type of mental deficiency that we thought belonged only to the eccentric and very wealthy aristocrats of previous centuries. You are a witness to unfolding madness.
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Without pacifiers what would liberals do?
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Judging from the comments posted here, Bloomberg is winning. He does not give a care about your health or your baby's. He does care that we all stay distracted with this minutia and not focused on the larger problems of the city. You see, he benefits from the city's big problems such as graft and corruption. He does not want a light shone on them.
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What mom does this? I did. With all 4 of mine. Water isn't always available. I've never had a cavity, none of my kids have yet either. There's an argument to be made from a scientific perspective that introducing natural flora is actually healthy for infants. Most mammals innoculate their babies with maternal feces. Saliva is a slightly less "gross" way of accomplishing the same thing.

None of which matters, because our government has no business spending money on this. We already provide health and dental care for nigh on half the population. Let their dentists and Drs cover this.
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Bloomberg is just a diminutive, billionaire control freak. According to a report this morning, during the taping of his appearance on the Maury Povich Show, Bloomberg said women who refuse to breastfeed in NYC hospitals could face jail time. http://www.thedailyrash.com/mayor-bloombergs-impassioned-crusade-for-mandatory-breastfeeding
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I'm glad to see that NYC has taken care of it's 80% illiterate rate among NYC public high school graduates! Now Bloomy can just worry about the minutiae he wants!
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There should be an "all" in there. Seriously, the worst part about the old system was the inability to edit, but this system doesn't have that feature either?
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Some blogs on PJM could edit with the old system, like at the Belmont Club. This consolidation downgrading of PJM was a very stupid blunder.
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When both of my boys were about one, they loved to climb up onto my lap and stick their pacifier in my mouth. I would respond by saying something like "eww, yucky!" and pretend to spit. It usually resulted in howls of laughter.

Apparently Mayor Bloomberg hates baby laughter.
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So, if I get this correctly...snapping the neck of your newborn while it screams like an alien is ok, but be careful not to spread mommy's germs on it?
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And yet the people of New York keep re electing this idiot. And I have no doubt they will elect Anthonys Wiener as a followup.
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Bloomberg is NYC's pacifier.
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