“After launching campaigns against the Big Gulp, ‘big’ salt and ‘big’ junk food, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a new target,” CBS New York reports. “He wants to stop New Yorkers from going deaf, so he’s put in motion an attack on ear buds, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Wednesday.”

“Now hear this … there’s a new enemy of the nanny state: people who choose to listen to loud music on their favorite devices,” CBS New York reports. “Bloomberg, who apparently has never met a health crusade he didn’t think worthy of embarking on, is launching a campaign to warn people about the risks of losing their hearing from blasting music on their headphones.”

“The initiative is aimed at the iPod generation, the people who were the first to put buds directly into their ears,” CBS New York reports. “The mayor’s campaign is being financed through a grant from the Fund for Public Health, the Department of Health’s fund raising arm.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The United States of America (and New York City, in particular, with its Nanny Bloomberg), where the greatest freedom is the one from personal responsibility.

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