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    Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/us...buke.html?_r=2
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Good for him. I hope he sticks to his guns and tells the state where it can go.

    "In the statement, the board said it had not harassed Mr. Cooksey or threatened to shut down his site. It said that it had never rendered a formal decision, and that its complaint was closed."

    In other words, the state board was all muscle and testosterone until this guy fought back and filed suit. Typical ridiculous antics of government.

    I sum, his lawyer is on the right path, state licensing does nothing more than restrict supply and increase costs to consumers.

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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/us...buke.html?_r=2
    Damn, guess I shouldn't have told someone that when I was the best shape of my life, I had a regular regiment of Mt. Dew, Granola Bars, and sex.

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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/us...buke.html?_r=2
    It seems as though the person in question was not a professional in the sense that he ran a for-profit business that has to back up his professional product, a la a doctor or ditetician.

    So good on him for giving the finger to over-eager government pencil-pushers.

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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/us...buke.html?_r=2
    What the hell next????! Licensing lemonade stands???
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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What the hell next????! Licensing lemonade stands???
    Too late:

    The Inexplicable War on Lemonade Stands - Forbes

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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    I dont understand the issue. If someone is taking medical advice from a blog rather than a dr for a serious medical condition chances are they too stupid to make good choices whether this blog exists or not.
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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    Good for him. I hope he sticks to his guns and tells the state where it can go.

    "In the statement, the board said it had not harassed Mr. Cooksey or threatened to shut down his site. It said that it had never rendered a formal decision, and that its complaint was closed."

    In other words, the state board was all muscle and testosterone until this guy fought back and filed suit. Typical ridiculous antics of government.

    I sum, his lawyer is on the right path, state licensing does nothing more than restrict supply and increase costs to consumers.
    In some areas that is true, yet do you REALLY want "Homey the Handyman" to be able to tie into the power grid after wiring your new addition with recycled lamp cord? I agree that certification of the person doing the work is a LAZY way out for the gov't, and much prefer gov't inspection (for a reasonable fee) to ensure code compliance. Using only words may still cause harm if the advice given is dangerous or useless (if a fee is charged for it). Example: I advertise on the web a "guaranteed cure for stuttering" in exchange for $50, in return I then Email you the suggested cure as "keep your mouth shut and never talk". ;-)
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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    In some areas that is true, yet do you REALLY want "Homey the Handyman" to be able to tie into the power grid after wiring your new addition with recycled lamp cord? I agree that certification of the person doing the work is a LAZY way out for the gov't, and much prefer gov't inspection (for a reasonable fee) to ensure code compliance. Using only words may still cause harm if the advice given is dangerous or useless (if a fee is charged for it). Example: I advertise on the web a "guaranteed cure for stuttering" in exchange for $50, in return I then Email you the suggested cure as "keep your mouth shut and never talk". ;-)
    I saw a small claims court case on TV some time ago where the EBay seller photoed the brochure of an Android phone also showing photos of several pages in the manual depicting the accessories. The ad read something like, "What you see is that you get. Pristine condition."

    The woman was being sued by the eventual purchaser because what was delivered was the brochure. For a couple hundred dollars. Fortunately, she lost.
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    Re: Blogger Giving Advice Resists State’s: Get a License

    Man, we need a strict bit of law like NC has at the federal level... that whole "You can't give nutritional/medical advice without a license"... that would shut down a lot of the stupidity government does 'for your own good.'
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