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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's not as if I have any attachments to doorknobs now. I happen to think it' a stupid idea, but no surprise, since it's from government officials. If handicapped folks want levers, then let them buy their own effin levers, and have them installed, just as the rest of us do when we want something which suits our own tastes and desires.
    Do you also think that smoke alarms and CO detectors mandated by "da gub-mint" for new construction are "stupid ideas"?
    Or do you think that only people interested in staying alive should buy their own "effin'" alarms?

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Do you also think that smoke alarms and CO detectors mandated by "da gub-mint" for new construction are "stupid ideas"?
    Or do you think that only people interested in staying alive should buy their own "effin'" alarms?
    Yes. I have lived in numerous places without these features and miraculously enough, I am still here to talk about it. I think we are intelligent enough to know what we want, when we are building something for ourselves. I think it is ludicrous the government should be able to tell someone what type of door they can get.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    From this CBC offbeat article.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.
    I could see doing this on public buildings, but to require it on private homes is over the line.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Vancouver Bans Doorknobs... thousands of old women get mastectomies.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Doors often do violate code for commercial buildings as a fire safety matter.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's not as if I have any attachments to doorknobs now. I happen to think it' a stupid idea, but no surprise, since it's from government officials. If handicapped folks want levers, then let them buy their own effin levers, and have them installed, just as the rest of us do when we want something which suits our own tastes and desires.
    Only in america do we have such miserable people that they would complain about how their freedom to have a doorknob is being infringed when the levers do not harm them in any way and help people who are impaired
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Don't you really mean too much civilization?
    There are building codes about the minimum and maximum heights for stair risers and the width of treads so that stairs can be negotiated by old and young in a predictable and safe manner.
    Is that too much government as well, or would you much rather have the freedom to build an unstable and unsafe house?
    For a private home? Yes, that's too much government too. A dooe knob doesn't have anything to do with the structural integrity of a house.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Only in america do we have such miserable people that they would complain about how their freedom to have a doorknob is being infringed when the levers do not harm them in any way and help people who are impaired
    It's folks like us that make America great. If the government can regulate your door hardware, then they can regulate who can get married and who can't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "If you like your doorknob, you'll get to keep your doorknob!"
    Until the law goes into effect and the doorknob/locksmith navigators tell you otherwise. Union locksmiths will be exempt.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    From this CBC offbeat article.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.
    I'm guessing whoever wrote this law hasn't had to child-proof a house lately.
    Last edited by FederalRepublic; 11-20-13 at 10:32 AM.

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