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Date: 06/19/11 11:02 AM

40 Responses to County Shuts Down Kids Lemonade Stand & Fines Them

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 19, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Link: County Shuts Down Kids Lemonade Stand & Fines Them - They were fined $500 when they tried selling lemonade at the US Open....AND all the profit was going to charity.
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    sirdave80 Male 18-29
    181 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:10 am
    I have absolutely no hope left for this country.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2011 at 11:13 am
    An illegal business is STILL an illegal business. No matter what.
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    mil578 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Boo hoo. They were warned, and they didn`t have a permit. Everyone else had a permit. The people selling parking spots had permits. It doesn`t matter if you put kids in front and say it`s for charity. Charities require permits. If you don`t follow the law, you get a ticket. How has that changed?
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2283 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:33 am
    An illegal business is STILL an illegal business. No matter what.

    its not a business if your not making your livelihood.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Bureaucracy kills dreams.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Who cares.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:39 am
    "its not a business if your not making your livelihood."

    Yes, yes it is. If a profit is made, it doesn`t matter who`s pocket it goes to, someone is still profiting.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:55 am
    O how the times have changed
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:56 am
    I am more surprised that people actually show up to watch golf.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    Well they learned a few things about how business works.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    You wake up in the morning and realise that your life consists of shutting down lemonade stalls.

    You might want to contact Dignitas.

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    mil578 Male 30-39
    26 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    This is where our current generation gets their entitlement attitude from.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    ... I don`t think that there`s anything wrong with this. Selling a product is selling a product, regardless of age. I`m not saying that this should be done routinely, but at high-profile events like this it`s only right.
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
    446 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Ok, about the part of selling lemonade and donating to charity... well, that was a shi*ty thing to do on the part of the city.


    IMO, i`m sure the city doesn`t systematically shut down all kids lemonade stands which are usually based in front of the kids houses on private property. I mean, usually the kids could sell a couple of jugs worth of the drinks, at most.

    But, on someones elses property?....raking in a good amount of money?... with a shi*tload of jugs ready to quench hundreds of peoples thirst?...Even if it is for charity, these parents just didn`t think this through and being that it is a possibly lucrative business on that day... a permit is needed.

    Stupid parents.... poor kids.
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    549 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    You have got to be drating kidding me. The world we live in today it totally drated. It`s ALL political and bureaucratic bullpoo. If I was there I would have knocked that motherdraters teeth out.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    yeah... the county is right but thats a real dick thing to do. they could have given them the option to go apply for a vendors permit or just look the other way. i think the guy just saw some quick fine money from these kids/parents
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    So there ARE laws against soliciting on private property, but you have to feel like a douche when you shut down a charity lemonade stand.

    They really should`ve looked into getting a license. Then they just wouldn`t have had the problem.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Think about that for a second. (YOU, cannot spend your own money on supplies to resell to the public "WITHOUT" the government`s permission and paying them first) honestly, am i the only one who sees the absurdity in that?
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
    956 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    drating country is drated up. Plain and simple. Our fine/summon/jailing goverment has eaten this countries spirit out with this kind of bullpoo. Lemondade stands are the most AMERICAN thing a child can do. Thus fining them is unamerican.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Heh! Nice, a couple of things coming up here...

    $500 fine for selling lemonade? There is the whole vender`s permit thing. Such a permit grants rights, and imparts responsibilities, otherwise anyone could sell anything for any reason. Makes sense. Judging by the size of their lemonade operation, they should have had one, although they also should have been warned before being fined. They probably didn`t know about the permit thing.

    What kind of lazy fool do you have to be to pay $60 to not take a short shuttle ride to this event.

    What sort of event attracts this much attention? Can there really be that many golf-crazies?

    Finally... $56k/yr for college? I`ve known this for years, but your higher learning just plain sucks America. I`ll admit that you do have quality, but the value is laughable. Universities are a business, and they have formed a monopoly on you.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Its all about the $$$$$$
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    I am predicting that in 10 years we will need permission to sh*t.

    The land of the free my a$$.
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    deathcab4aj Female 30-39
    167 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    Kids these days think they can get away with anything!
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    >>>otherwise anyone could sell anything for any reason.<<<

    UMMM the problem is???? Oh I forgot the buerocrats can`t control it.
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    gonzo742 Male 30-39
    4 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    I remember in college that we had to get a one day certificate from the health department to sell hot links. This included a quick lesson on proper temperatures and serving, as well as money handling (don`t want the cook to also take the filthy money). This protects our customers as well as ourselves. A $300 permit to make over $4,000? That is not a bad ROI.
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    SoberGuy Male 18-29
    347 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    that makes it official. capitalism has failed.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    Total. F u c k i n g. Douchebag. I seriously hope someone finds that inspector and beats him so bad that he is a deformed vegetable for the rest of his pathetic life. What an ass. Tell them they have to stop, don`t be a complete dick and fine them. They were raising money for cancer, I hope he gets it and dies painfully from it. People who mess with kids should die the worst possible death.
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    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    freddyferret come on, that is just taking it way too far. The guy is doing his job, if the adults supervising the stand knew the law maybe they wouldn`t get fined. Don`t know if he gave them a warning since those women seemed very bitchy about the whole situation and seemed determine not to leave. Feel bad for the kids but I doubt they are emotionally scared for life because the big bad inspector wouldn`t let them sell lemonade. There are other ways to raise money for causes like cancer.
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    WetSquirrel Male 18-29
    54 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    Good. I agree with this. There shouldn`t be any pool tables outside during winter. That fine was well deserved. I think they got off lucky, in my home town they would have been jailed for up to 10 months.
    Where do you even get outdoor pool cues???
    Drew Carrey is to blame!
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    No, it just worked too well.

    Bureaucrats have always been out to exploit certain areas of the law for financial gain, this is no different.

    Is it wrong? Absolutely; are they able to do it? Again, absolutely. Should he? No, because he`s a jerk for doing it.
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    Paulacookie Female 13-17
    57 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    I think that the parents should have gotten permission first. If they had asked instead of just showed up, then they would have known about the license needed. It doesn`t matter that the money was for charity; you can`t just show up selling stuff on property that isn`t yours and expect it to be okay. Also, the sign they have says that only 50% of the money will go to charity. :/
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    `stop resisting!` *beats kids and mom*
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    Squidbush Male 40-49
    649 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    I bet it wasn`t going to charity UNTIL the guy from the county showed up.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 3:03 am
    Thank goodness the government is taking such good care of us.

    I`m glad my tax dollars are being put to good use.

    This is almost as useful as the USDA going after magicians who use rabbits in their act (true story).
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 4:08 am
    Big government, even on a small scale, is so f*cked up.

    Can`t risk having these kids walk away with a positive spin on capitalism, can we?
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    Tacosnak Male 30-39
    54 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 6:21 am
    They never fine the illegals near my house that sell fruit and shaved ice. I only care if they need a permit to cook "Raw" or food that can carry certain bacteria if not stored at correct temperatures. Usually the city will shut them down, but who exactly do they fine?
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 7:35 am
    lol cyborg I can see that completely. When you shout `stop resisting` everything is legal. I think someone needs to put a spin on this phrase so it makes them look even worse when videos are posted of them shouting it 9 times in 4 seconds. I recommend a video of rape being depicted in the form of a PSA announcement.

    Oh and the kids deserved to have it shut down. Seriously it stops becoming a harmless childhood thing and starts being annoying when it turns out like a fairground and packed to the brim with stupid vendors when they realize how much money they`re making. It`s a quality of life issue for the rest of the community. The car parking has no comparison what-so-ever here this reporter needs to be removed from their position.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3271 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Yeah, how is it going to help prepare these kids for the future if they have to learn about imaginary things like vendor permits?
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Vendor permits are a made up thing, but so is the money they would have gotten. It`s all just a pooty money game these days.

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