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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Who blames it on Clinton, who blames it on Bush Sr, who blames it on Carter. (can't blame anything on Reagan, he's conservative Jesus!)
    I thought FDR was the root of all evil?

    Could you imagine if a Republican had won WW2.

    We'd never hear the end of it...

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I thought FDR was the root of all evil?

    Could you imagine if a Republican had won WW2.

    We'd never hear the end of it...
    Or we'd still be fighting it.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm reminded of a world simulation game/study that was done. Players would run simulated nations and have all sorts of control over financial policy, foreign trade, military action, etc. Before the game, players were given a test. People scoring high on the right-wing authoritarian scale in one group, people low on the scale in another. The "liberal" group worked out pretty well. Lots of people died in Africa from starvation, but eventually resources were distributed properly and things were relatively stable.

    The high-RWA group obliterated the planet in a global thermonuclear war.
    Which they forgot about the human factor, computer/formula based systems will only figure out the extent of the world, and yes, social equality is great in a simulation. But in real life, people do get greedy and that is one thing you would have to overcome, which is genuinely impossible.
    We the People of the United States,... provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare....
    Where did it ever say, promote for the common defence, and provide the general Welfare..... Please don't mix up the two....

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I was being serious.

    And I'm not against a kid making some money. And no, I don't think kids should get taxed when they go mow lawns. But I do think it would be helpful to require them, if they're under a certain age, to purchase a cheap business license, about $5, in order to operate. Once they pay that license they should then get a pamphlet that lists any responsibilities they may have in performing their business, if any.

    I don't see what's wrong with that. What's wrong with having a kid who is trying to make a profit be made aware of and educated of any laws they may be liable for despite being a child?

    If a kid is going to have a lemonade stand, what's wrong with giving her a pamphlet on basic health and safety procedures for preparation of foods and drinks? If a kid is going to mow lawns, what's wrong with giving him a pamphlet on good safety measures, such as proper eye-wear?

    Accidents don't care if it's a kid doing this stuff. Litigation doesn't care if it's a kid doing this stuff. What's wrong with requiring a $5 child business license that in the purchase of it will provide educational materials for the child on how to operate whatever they're doing in a manner safe to them as well as their customers?
    Go for frig sake. It is a lemonade stand and why ruin kids having fun and trying to make money with all this crap? There will be enough of this when they become adults.

    I am starting to think the world I live in really sucks. Kids cannot even have a damn lemonade stand without adults stepping in to ruin everything.

    The adults in this world should all be on Xanex or something maybe it will chill em the heck out
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Go for frig sake. It is a lemonade stand and why ruin kids having fun and trying to make money with all this crap? There will be enough of this when they become adults.

    I am starting to think the world I live in really sucks. Kids cannot even have a damn lemonade stand without adults stepping in to ruin everything.

    The adults in this world should all be on Xanex or something maybe it will chill em the heck out
    How does going down to City Hall, paying $5, getting a license printed, and getting a pamphlet on safety and health procedures ruin things for kids?

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Welcome to the nanny state. Don't you know the big government must protect us from ourselves?

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Welcome to the nanny state. Don't you know the big government must protect us from ourselves?
    If the govenment doesn't protect us, who will?

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    If the govenment doesn't protect us, who will?

    I find it a bit extreme to take action against a kid's lemonade stand.

    In general I believe we do need laws. But we don't need laws protecting us from ourselves. I realize now that I looked back at my post, my comment was unwarranted.

    I had other thoughts on my mind at the time I posted.
    Last edited by Johnny; 08-08-10 at 01:00 PM.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    If the govenment doesn't protect us, who will?

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I find it a bit extreme to take action against a kid's lemonade stand.
    It was a mistake, the city has since apologized. Humans make mistakes.

    In general I believe we do need laws. But we don't need laws protecting us from ourselves.
    So laws regarding the sanitation of restaurants, grocery stores, etc. should not be in place in your view? Let the buyer beware?

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