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WTF Are lemonade stands illegal now?

  1. ledefensetech profile image80
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    What kind of a society are we turning into exactly?

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/pla … 1560134539

    Kids better beware, this is a Progressive America now, you need a license to sell lemonade.  You wouldn't want unauthorized lemonade out there would you?  Because the government is infallible, don't you know.

    1. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have you seen what the 8 year olds have been pouring into the cup? The money from those licenses will go far to regulate this often abused summertime beverage. smile

      Seriously ... don't lawmakers have better things to do?

      1. ledefensetech profile image80
        ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nope, it's their sworn duty to protect us from ourselves.  Well as long as we support them anyway.  If you're in the opposition, you're screwed.

        1. yoshi97 profile image88
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe we should sell them some special brew lemonade to let them know just how *upset* we are by this silliness ... *evil laugh*

          1. ledefensetech profile image80
            ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You better be careful with that talk, someone might report you to the White House.  Papa Obama won't be amused at your obvious disrespect for our fair and balanced laws and regulations.

            But Rochelle, that's unfettered capitalism and capitalism is evil.  How can we raise our innocent children to take advantage of people with such a barbaric system like that?

            1. yoshi97 profile image88
              yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              true ... true ... smile

            2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I dunno-- we found out if you added a cherry or orange slice  with ice cubes on a hot summer dayand took it to  a neighbor's front door they would pay 10 cents instead of our usual 5 c price.

              1. yoshi97 profile image88
                yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Now *that* is good ole American salesmanship. smile

              2. ledefensetech profile image80
                ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Beautiful.  That's capitalism at work for you.  I'll bet your customers loved that little innovation from you.  I look forward to reading your hub about it.  Although it's apparently 50 cents a glass today, probably a dollar for your special brew.  Inflation is a terror.

                1. yoshi97 profile image88
                  yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I charge $5000 a glass, but I'll deliver it anywhere in the US and I will place on umbrella in the glass to add to the value. smile

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Ahhh but China is offering the same glass for $1..lol usa is just a jet away

                2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                  Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I'll have to remind myself to do that one-- I already have a list of half-started hubs.

                  1. yoshi97 profile image88
                    yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    "kids lemonade stand" is an okay keyword to use when you create it, if you are looking at making some adsense on your lemonade. smile

  2. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Awhile back I had to have a license to have a garage sale. HAHA

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      really??

      who got the money?

    2. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I want to say you're joking, but you're not.  Dear God, what have we come to?

    3. JunkerBob profile image60
      JunkerBobposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is insane! I've heard of permits needed for suburban garage sales, was this for the city?

      1. blue dog profile image80
        blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ask fredericksburg, texas what their restrictions, or rules, or guidelines are for having a garage sale.  don't even get me started.

        1. ledefensetech profile image80
          ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Have your garage sales gotten safer as a result of all these regulations?

          1. blue dog profile image80
            blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            exactly.  i checked out of the dive a year ago.  small town politics are just as obnoxious as in the big leagues.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    One of my  best childhood memories was the Kool-aid stand my neighbor and I ran. It was a real learning experience on many levels. I'll have to do a hub.

  4. Tom Cornett profile image58
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Unless the kid is reading memoirs of Jim Jones...leave them the hell alone!

  5. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    I had a Kool-Aid stand when I was a little kid, but it ended up not working out. I also went to the penny candy store when I was a kid and would come back to my neighborhood and sell the candy for more, but we never really made much being in a neighborhood where there weren't many kids.

    1. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We used to sell those blow-pop lollypops.  50 for $5 and sell them at school for $1 per.  We made a killing.  Much easier than the paper route I used to do also.

  6. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Death and taxes, my friends...Death and taxes.

    I hope Uncle Sam doesn't want the $14 or so in back-taxes I didn't pay selling lemonade in 1986.yikes

  7. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    The charity group Food Not Bombs is banned or restricted in a lot of places now and they give out free food.

    1. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's stupid, I don't agree with much of their politics, but they at least are trying to help when help is needed.  That forgives a lot.

  8. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    You need a license now to sell lemonade? Oh wow that is really lame and stupid!

    1. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh no.  It gets better.  That poor little girl was the target of overzealous public servants.  There is no law, regulation or ordnance requiring the licensing of a lemonade stand.  Those rangers were poorly trained and only thought they had to give the poor guy a ticket.  Either they weren't trained very well or the park service has the mentality that most any type of commercial venture in New York needs a license.  I'm not sure which is worse.

      1. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        But most metropolitan cities do have regulations regarding any type of street vending.  Most require street venders to have permits and proper sanitation for selling foodstuff. Even the street performers have to have permits as well as street artists.

        1. ledefensetech profile image80
          ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's a scam.  Just having a piece of paper doesn't guarantee that a particular vendor is clean and sanitary.  Only the fear of losing customers to food poisoning will force him to be sanitary.  Licensing is just another way to keep the sheeple from looking around and seeing how bad they're being fleeced.  Sooner or later these agencies always run amok.  Look what happened to this little girl.

  9. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    Guess they need a Business Tax ID. You have to pay Uncle Sam his taxes!!! You know how bad the government needs money.

  10. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I'll bet the guy down the park that was selling the Italian Ice turned the little girl in.  After all, he needs a permit to do business and she was stealing his customers...lol

  11. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Not long ago on our local news there was a big stink about a little boy (a really little boy) who wanted to leave small pots of geraniums on the empty graves of veterans (who had been gone so long they were unattended).  He noticed the graves, and put little geraniums in little pots, and thought it would be a nice thing - nope!!  There was some regulation that prohibited that particular behavior.

    (When my son was 7, and his sister was 4, they and their two friends decided to have a lemonade stand.  Being the eldest, my son put together a giant notebook with "architectural" drawings, lists of what they'd need for equipment and ingredients, and whatever other "plans" there were for this project.  They worked on that giant book of plans (with the help of my son's writing ability, since the others couldn't yet write smile ) for a couple of weeks, and my son dragged it around with him to add notes and study the plans.  lol   Somewhere along the way the whole idea got abandoned  lol.  Just as well, I guess.  They didn't have any permit. )

    1. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is it just me or do people seem to be getting stupider.  Since when do you need a permit to act like a decent human being.  When did Americans become rules-lawyers?

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That one story, when it was reported (a while ago) was just kind of bizarre.  I don't recall the details, but I think it may just have been that strangers aren't supposed to leave stuff on the graves of people they don't know.  In the end, they may have let the kid (not sure); but there was no way anyone in those graves had any relatives still kicking around.  The lemonade-license thing is fairly common.  It shows up every once in a while on the news (some five-year-old "shut down" for violating the law   roll).  All they need to do is put in a clause, "This law doesn't apply to people 8 years old and under, but drink at your own risk."   smile

  12. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Typical of Fox News.  Stir up the shack-dwelling rubes with the latest "overblown government" horror story.  The follow-up will probably be that the gun-toting idiot from New Hampshire is coming down to protect the little girl's stand from the government storm troopers. 

    Grow up kids.  Some people are so easily manipulated.

  13. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, everyone 'grow up' and agree with whoever uses that hackneyed condemnation   roll

 
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