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    Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operate

    So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again.

    Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy. Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license.

    Turns out that kids' lemonade stands -- those constants of summertime -- are supposed to get a permit in Oregon, particularly at big events that happen to be patrolled regularly by county health inspectors.
    Ahh big government, out to protect you from HARM!

    After 20 minutes, a "lady with a clipboard" came over and asked for their license. When Fife explained they didn't have one, the woman told them they would need to leave or possibly face a $500 fine.

    Surprised, Fife started to pack up. The people staffing the booths next to them encouraged the two to stay, telling them the inspectors had no right to kick them out of the neighborhood gathering. They also suggested that they give away the lemonade and accept donations instead and one of them made an announcement to the crowd to support the lemonade stand.

    That's when business really picked up -- and two inspectors came back, Fife said. Julie started crying, while her mother packed up and others confronted the inspectors. "It was a very big scene," Fife said.
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    Technically, any lemonade stand -- even one on your front lawn -- must be licensed under state law, said Eric Pippert, the food-borne illness prevention program manager for the state's public health division. But county inspectors are unlikely to go after kids selling lemonade on their front lawn unless, he conceded, their front lawn happens to be on Alberta Street during Last Thursday.

    "When you go to a public event and set up shop, you're suddenly engaging in commerce," he said. "The fact that you're small-scale I don't think is relevant."

    Kawaguchi, who oversees the two county inspectors involved, said they must be fair and consistent in their monitoring, no matter the age of the person. "Our role is to protect the public," he said.
    That's the part that makes me want to kick him in the nuts.

    It's a little girl, selling freaking lemonade you dip****. Go bother some dirty slop house of a restaurant and QUIT PICKIN ON LITTLE KIDS.
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    Dudes' a dick for doing this. Does he not realize that most lemonade stands already waste more money than they spend?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Dudes' a dick for doing this. Does he not realize that most lemonade stands already waste more money than they spend?
    Stupid is as stupid does.
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    I blame Obama
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    Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operate

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    Seven-year-old Julie Murphy of Oregon City still smiles about her enterprise despite running afoul of county inspectors for an unlicensed lemonade stand at Last Thursday.

    It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red.
    So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again.
    Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy. Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license.
    Turns out that kids' lemonade stands -- those constants of summertime -- are supposed to get a permit in Oregon, particularly at big events that happen to be patrolled regularly by county health inspectors.

    ....Even so, Julie was careful about making the lemonade, cleaning her hands with hand sanitizer, using a scoop for the bagged ice and keeping everything covered when it wasn't in use, Fife said.

    After 20 minutes, a "lady with a clipboard" came over and asked for their license. When Fife explained they didn't have one, the woman told them they would need to leave or possibly face a $500 fine.

    Surprised, Fife started to pack up. The people staffing the booths next to them encouraged the two to stay, telling them the inspectors had no right to kick them out of the neighborhood gathering. They also suggested that they give away the lemonade and accept donations instead and one of them made an announcement to the crowd to support the lemonade stand.
    THIS IS LIBERALISM, right here. This is it! Liberal ideology beating up on a 7 year old. Total and utter bull****; a lady with a clipboard!!!!
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    THIS IS LIBERALISM, right here. This is it! Liberal ideology beating up on a 7 year old. Total and utter bull****; a lady with a clipboard!!!!
    I blame Obama too
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I blame Obama too
    Obviously I mean everything is his fault.

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

    This is what happens when you make law-making a full-time job. They think they need to pass laws to make it look like they are doing something, then they start doing their tweakings and you know how it goes when you continuously try to tweak your car or your computer, something is bound to break... In this case, common sense.....
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    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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