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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You couldn't buy a double?!?
    One place told me that there was already the maximum amount of booze in the long island prepared mix in one drink. They actually pour it from a bottle that says LONG ISLAND TEA on it instead of pouring each shot individually the way they do here. A different place told me that they could do a double - although they said this like it was suppose to be a secret - and to tell the truth - I tasted no difference.

    One other thing - we go to Stratford Ontario every year for a few plays and I noticed that they have to use some special stuff in place of fertilizer for the grass. And that is also by law. Now it could be that they want to avoid water contamination with fertilizer run off - so there might be a societal reason for that. But drinks and getting your burgers the way you want em - well, that hurts nobody but the consumer who ingests it.
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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.

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    It's an idea whose time has come!

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One place told me that there was already the maximum amount of booze in the long island prepared mix in one drink. They actually pour it from a bottle that says LONG ISLAND TEA on it instead of pouring each shot individually the way they do here. A different place told me that they could do a double - although they said this like it was suppose to be a secret - and to tell the truth - I tasted no difference.

    One other thing - we go to Stratford Ontario every year for a few plays and I noticed that they have to use some special stuff in place of fertilizer for the grass. And that is also by law. Now it could be that they want to avoid water contamination with fertilizer run off - so there might be a societal reason for that. But drinks and getting your burgers the way you want em - well, that hurts nobody but the consumer who ingests it.
    Well our liquor laws are weird because they were probably created in the 20s or 30s and no one ever bothered to repeal them. For example you can't transport alcohol across provincial borders, it is really old and no one knows why it exists but it was never repealed. Most municipalities restrict the use of fertilizers and weed killers for environmental pollution reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well our liquor laws are weird because they were probably created in the 20s or 30s and no one ever bothered to repeal them. For example you can't transport alcohol across provincial borders, it is really old and no one knows why it exists but it was never repealed. Most municipalities restrict the use of fertilizers and weed killers for environmental pollution reasons.
    The fertilizers I can see the point in that because of runoff and water contamination. The liquor and hamburger restrictions - it reeks of what my friends on the right call nanny state government and needs to be deep sixed. If I want my burger medium rare and a legit long island who am I hurting by it?
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The fertilizers I can see the point in that because of runoff and water contamination. The liquor and hamburger restrictions - it reeks of what my friends on the right call nanny state government and needs to be deep sixed. If I want my burger medium rare and a legit long island who am I hurting by it?
    Like I said they are are very old laws no one ever bothered to repeal. The hamburger restrictions in a restaurant I understand as you know, food poisoning and transmission of disease which are not good for anyone.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Like I said they are are very old laws no one ever bothered to repeal. The hamburger restrictions in a restaurant I understand as you know, food poisoning and transmission of disease which are not good for anyone.
    The old wives tales about food poisoning of meat not cooked well done go back to the Depression days of the Thirties when people bought cheap meat and refrigeration was bad. There is no such risk today if you take proper precautions and know what you are doing - which a professional chef should well know.

    http://homefoodsafety.org/cook/rare-meat

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/8675.php
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The fertilizers I can see the point in that because of runoff and water contamination. The liquor and hamburger restrictions - it reeks of what my friends on the right call nanny state government and needs to be deep sixed. If I want my burger medium rare and a legit long island who am I hurting by it?
    Your health has become art of the nanny state. Therefore if the government feels it is dangerous for you to have hamburger that is not completely cooked they will, for the good of the government liabilities responsibilities, outlaw it. Once you allow the government to take charge of your health there are inevitably huge consequences which follow, and you've just experienced one of them.

    If it's any consolation these restrictions become normal after a while, as though the option of how you wanted your hamburger cooked was never really there. Newer generations will never know the difference; that silly idea of ordering a hamburger just the way you want it.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The old wives tales about food poisoning of meat not cooked well done go back to the Depression days of the Thirties when people bought cheap meat and refrigeration was bad. There is no such risk today.
    Try telling that to the bureaucracy.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The old wives tales about food poisoning of meat not cooked well done go back to the Depression days of the Thirties when people bought cheap meat and refrigeration was bad. There is no such risk today if you take proper precautions and know what you are doing - which a professional chef should well know.

    Can Rare Meat Be Safe? - Home Food Safety

    Eating rare steaks does not increase chances of food poisoning - Medical News Today
    Contaminated Beef Recalled After Deaths : Shots - Health News : NPR

    The "proper precaution" is cooking ground beef until it's well done.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Where do YOU draw the line?
    Typical CON dodge. avoid every question I asked and just stick to the script.

    In regards to light bulbs and getting my gas pumped- not even close to any line.

    marriage, peeping into my emails, interfering with a legal procedure between a doctor and his patient- the CONs have already crossed those lines so there is a real and present need to push back, not draw anything.

    Doorknobs which set you off this go-round... first I am planning on having lever doors on my new house, second the regulation is in CANADA, in ONE city, and for NEW builds.... pretty much leaves your umbrage takin' ass out of it don't you think?

    When someone tries to claim 'his kind' made America great.... every damn time....

    That answer enough for you????

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