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Date: 08/06/09 10:06 AM

74 Responses to Cops Shut Down Kid`s Lemonade Stand [Video]

  1. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 10:36 am
    Link: Cops Shut Down Kid`s Lemonade Stand - I blame Obama. Kidding, the situation actually works out.
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 10:42 am
    reminds me of the man show episode where they had the kid selling beer at a lemonade stand
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 10:46 am
    the only lesson that she has learned is that cops are f*cking pieces of sh*t
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    sunsetxluv22 Female 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 10:48 am
    $2 a glass? what a ripoff!
    but seriously, why are they such hardasses
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 10:48 am
    @fatex52986

    My god are you drating serious? Please tell me you`re just trolling and not actually that stupid.

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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:00 am
    >fatex52986

    here here!!! but then again I just got pulled and recieved 2 tickets by (and this is the best part) an under cover cop in a winabago of all things. needless to say my opinion is a little biased at the moment

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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:01 am
    Right...I need money to go on a trip...bear with me as I rob some houses...

    Don`t worry, it`s all fine and everything, it`s for a good cause so it`s not illegal...

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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:08 am
    wait "her dad got her selling lemonade in kindergarten" I agree put them to work young otherwise their useless. favourite dad quote "wheres my sammich"
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:12 am
    Awwww, she dots her i`s with little hearts!

    The law IS the law though...

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    Youcantwin Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:14 am
    When i clicked on this link i thought i was going to see a video of a cop beating down a 7 year old and destroying the stand :/

    I`m kind of dissapointed

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    excelman Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:15 am
    What? The parents are too cheap for tickets to Disneyland??
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    Tellyboots Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:25 am
    I love that, "There isn`t enough traffic in their neighborhood for that trip to Disneyland." What, mom and dad can`t afford Disneyland for their daughter themselves? Good work ethic, indeed.
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    ian123488 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Me 2 :(

    "When i clicked on this link i thought i was going to see a video of a cop beating down a 7 year old and destroying the stand :/
    I`m kind of dissapointed"

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    iPirate Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:33 am
    They act like the cop did something wrong. You should not sell lemonade at an intersection. That is retarded. Good parenting dad, were is the 12 year old prostitute?
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:37 am
    ...

    The little girl says she wants to go to Disney with her family, so they send her to a busy intersection to sell lemonade.

    Jeez. They make her buy her own ticket at 7 years old?

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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:43 am
    $2 for a cup of lemonaid!? Rip off!!!
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:46 am
    I should have set up a stand next to her`s and sell it for a buck. Drive her out of business, then buy out her little stand for $200, hire some workers to run both stands, and before you know it, I`ll have a franchise called Lemonbucks that will be selling lemonaid and pastries
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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:47 am
    When he said "for a good cause" I expected something sweet and humanitarian...then it turned out to be only Disney for herself.
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    TJAW Male 13-17
    610 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:47 am
    "When i clicked on this link i thought i was going to see a video of a cop beating down a 7 year old and destroying the stand :/ "

    I was also expecting something like this. To be fair the police weren`t harsh or unfair.

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    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:50 am
    lawlz @ iPirate.
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    smort Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    For a `good cause`??!! Giving money to Oxfam or Save the Children is a `good cause`. Paying for another, under-privileged child to go to Disneyland would be a good cause. Putting the money towards going yourself is NOT a "good cause". Weird way for the reporter to describe it.

    That junction looked pretty busy. Didn`t look very pedestrian friendly either. Was she expecting to get drive-thru lemonade customers??!!

    But how will she learn, when they just give her tickets for free. /:)

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    smort Male 18-29
    127 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    *Well not for free, but for only $60 worth of lemonade. Plus, she didn`t earn those sales through hard-graft, sweat and tears. Despicable.
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    quaintness Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    Ew society...That was nice of those news people though to give the tickets out.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    It`s only a matter of time before she learns how much money she can make by taking off her clothes.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    She`s going to say "Screw lemonade, stripping is where the money is!" and then they`re going force her to buy drugs and... what?
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    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    damn! 2 dollars?
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    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    She`s going to say "Screw lemonade, stripping is where the money is!" and then...

    and then they move to Rhode Island

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    McWeed Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    She would make a great stripper though... some day i mean
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    smo Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    "good cause" so she can go to Disney land?

    i thought it would be for a charity!

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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    Drag her off to jail.
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    $2 a glass?!? they should have done her for robbery too!
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    ChilledAce Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Wtf.
    2$ per glass? And sold by a little kid?!
    KILL IT WITH FIRE ._.
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    zookuw Male 13-17
    195 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    D: $2 what a ripoff D:

    but thats kinda pushing it :<
    and no one has car washes
    the only reason that the cop did it was to be a d!ck not to keep her safe

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    tenty Male 18-29
    425 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    My god, you Americans live in a cheap society...$2 is pretty good for some lemonade...
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    "
    For a `good cause`??!! Giving money to Oxfam or Save the Children is a `good cause`. Paying for another, under-privileged child to go to Disneyland would be a good cause. Putting the money towards going yourself is NOT a "good cause". Weird way for the reporter to describe it. "

    ....I don`t think they were being completely serious for a "good cause"... little kids don`t really understand what a "good cause" is at that age >.>

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Nothing wrong with this story. Kid got what she wanted and the city didn`t do anything wrong. Win-win.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    $2 for a glass is robbery... you can get a can of concentrate and make 1L with that.
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    Bo_SHhaYeB Male 18-29
    276 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    2$ a cup!! disney land!! car intersection !! and she blamed the cop and even got the tickets.
    hoow?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Who puts a lemonade stand on the side of a huge intersection?
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    Kahedro Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    this is newsworthy?
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    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
    359 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    "Who puts a lemonade stand on the side of a huge intersection?"

    A kid who wants to make a lot of money obviously

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    eflcotw Male 13-17
    75 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    2$ a cup!! disney land!! car intersection !! and she blamed the cop and even got the tickets.
    hoow?

    shes an adorable 7-year-old girl. thats how

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    bliblablob Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    $2...
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    Dukem Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    Someone needs to teach that girl the value of a good skirt.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    Seeeeeriously?
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    2 dollars??? She`s almost as bad as the strip clubs
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    divine_wind Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    really? REALLY?!? im f*cking speechless.
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    MrsBren Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Well it`s good to know things worked out in the end. That permit crap shouldn`t apply to a kid`s lemonade stand, but I agree the intersection wasn`t completely safe.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    what is it with americans and selling lemonaide..
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    jbray3179 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    I think the dad is a lemonade-aholic. Mayors a dick.
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    stupidemail Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    I hope it was a big glass HARhaawgufaw snort
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    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    2 dollars a glass? this is an outrage!
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    it turns out the radio station had a lemonade selling permit and sold the 30 glasses for $4 each, and the disney land passes were fake
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    "I`m a hustler baby, that`s what my daddys made me"
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    SpankyJake Male 18-29
    101 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    well, it says $2 for a 32 ounce, doesnt sound too bad to me
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    iPirate Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    "what is it with americans and selling lemonaide.. "

    Our job market sucks. If you don`t it`s either sell lemonade or live on the streets. Quite sad really. My father grew lemons HIMSELF just to give us a good life and sell lemonade at busy intersections. God rest his soul.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    Garbage, the parents had to be there selling lemonade too, not just the kid - what parent would leave a 7yo girl by herself on a busy highway intersection manning her stall? But I guess parents having a lemonade stall closed down for safety reasons isn`t newsworthy enough.
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 12:11 am
    this world is absolutely detestable. she`s seven.

    i hope you all learned something from this.

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    AussieSheila Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 12:26 am
    I`ve never tried homemade lemonade. Watching the movie Problem Child when I was little ruined it for me.
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    Spartano3 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2009 at 12:35 am
    1:11 - 1:12 My favorite car :D!!
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 1:25 am
    Woah. Really? That cop must`ve been having a really bad day to do that to a seven year old.
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    damokiwi Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2009 at 2:13 am
    Exactly Lionhart2, and the dad saying there are no free rides in life then getting the free tickets....ha classic. Oh yeah they gave the station 30 glasses of lemonade but even at the crazy price of $2 a glass that`s still lots of free rides at Disneyland...
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2009 at 8:25 am
    "The little girl says she wants to go to Disney with her family, so they send her to a busy intersection to sell lemonade.

    Jeez. They make her buy her own ticket at 7 years old?"
    That`s a very good point actually. I understand the "no free rides" thing but come on, forcing a seven year old to buy her ticket to Disneyland?

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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 8:43 am
    stuntin like my daddy
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    learning to work the streets so young, shes an example to many hard working girls
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    $2 a glass!! She deserved to be shut down for price gouging. And yes, the irony of trying to teach her "no free rides", and then getting the tickets for free is very sweet indeed. Lesson learned: Cry and look cute, then everyone will give me what I want. She`s well on the way to womanhood.
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    Catx Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    So, what are you pushing here? Crack, smack, coke, x? Not in my neighborhood.
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    520 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    looks like her daddy is a pimp.
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    Opossum Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2009 at 10:23 am
    I live in Tulare and it`s not like this little girl was standing next to or in the street. The street is surrounded by orchards and dirt fields. People sell roses and strawberries around that area as well. I think it was made into too big of a deal for no reason, but either way she got what she wanted.

    It wasn`t a "good cause" but many families here can`t afford to go places like Disney Land. It`s really sad.

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    Jess776 Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    i`m sorry but REALLY? They seriously shut down a kid`s freaking lemonade stand? That is just ridiculous. i don`t care if it was on a busy street...the dad was just trying to teach her how to make her own money. He could have just bought the tickets himself i`m sure but he wanted to teach her a lesson. I applaud him and think the city is stupid. The end
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    jmanbaseball Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:35 am
    $2 a glass!! She deserved to be shut down for price gouging. And yes, the irony of trying to teach her "no free rides", and then getting the tickets for free is very sweet indeed. Lesson learned: Cry and look cute, then everyone will give me what I want. She`s well on the way to womanhood.

    $2 a glass is actually a really good deal for 32 oz. What is it at most kid run lemonade stands?: Like 6 oz. for 1$. Not price gouging at all.

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    aboredfool Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    they could have asked her or her dad to just move the stand a bit farther back or something, not shut it down. but apparently, doing that would be too hard
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 2:11 am
    OK, now this is the definition of overkill. Like aboredfool said, they coulda just explained why it wasn`t a suitable place and asked her to move it for her safety. No, instead the government shut down a seven year-old`s lemonade stand. Sad.

    Good cause or not, she WAS trying to do something to improve her life, or at least give her great memories.

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