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One spot, I could not put in a ramp, too much slope, had to install stairs. To get around the code, we had to add 200 feet of sidewalk to go all the way around this building to the other side of the stairs. What a waste of money.
Originally posted by endisnighe
Grew up on dairy farm. Learned agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry amongst a hundred other things. In grade schools took every elective I was interested in. In college had aircraft mechanics and engineering, also business administration. Worked for many different fields after college including assembling the fastest and most advanced computers ever built. The Cray computer. XMP and YMP. Finished off with getting into construction where I learned building codes, construction engineering, architecture,
, computers and anything about construction I had not learned while running my own business in construction.
I am a sponge when it comes to info.
Sorry to tell you this but I could give a rat's petooty about your feelings or the beliefs of people that think mandating anything is the right thing to do.
Life is short and I care about me and mine. Social justice has nothing to do with reality. Mandating anything accomplishes nothing.
I am a spiritual person not religious. Charity and righteousness begins in your own heart, not at the instruction of the DAMN GOVERNMENT!
Originally posted by jam321
IMO, a racist business would have limited customers(like-minded people) or no business. Either way, it fails.
Senatorial candidate Rand Paul appeared on Friday's Good Morning America and aggressively fought back against former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos. The ABC host repeatedly touted liberal spin, prompting the Republican to mock, "Where do your talking points come from? The Democrat National Committee. They also come from Rachel Maddow and MSNBC."
Originally posted by OldDragger
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
You miss the point! By a freaking mile.
Some jerkwads business interest do not trump an American citizens rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. WHAT is the Governments job if not to protect the Rights of ALL of it's citizens?
To protect the "rights" of business? Geez, thats what they are doing right now.
Money comes before justice. The Federal Government has a DUTY to enforce the US Constitution and see to it that EVERY CITIZEN gets the rights and protections guaranteed!
Originally posted by Grumble
I have a few questions for all you Libertarians.
If you own a restaurant should you have the right to refuse service to anyone based on whatever criteria you please?
If so, then does that mean that your criteria can be applied consistently, and therefore in a discriminating manner, toward identifiable populations?
For example, imagine that you don't trust black people and you don't want them on your premises, which you own. Should you be able to exclude them (not should you, but should you be able to)?
Can you not see that despite what Paul says, his position is tantamount to reinstating Jim Crow/segregation laws in parts of the U.S.?
Do you really think our government does not have a legitimate interest in protecting all citizens against the prejudices of a few?
Originally posted by OldDragger
reply to post by brainwrek
Oh Good God!
You people are just....too much.
thanks Mr Constitution!
Originally posted by kinda kurious
In addition to fervor over Paul's perceived "racists" comments I take great issue to his stance on ADA. (American's with Disabilities Act) I walk with a cane due to partial leg paralysis resulting from a stroke. I also have a Handicap parking placard. (I've never divulged that before on here.)
My elderly mother is confined to a wheelchair as well and we frequent many restaurants, retail shops and grocery stores. Without proper parking or access, her life would be further severely hampered. I find Mr. Paul's stance on this topic troubling.
BTW, I am also a small business owner and welcome any potential client / employee without regard to race, religion, color creed or mobility.
Rand: Let's say you have a local office and you have a two story office and one of your workers is handicapped. Should you not be allowed maybe to offer them an office on the first floor, or should you be forced to put in a hundred thousand dollar elevator?
(5)* One passenger elevator complying with 4.10 shall serve each level, including mezzanines, in all multi-story buildings and facilities unless exempted below. If more than one elevator is provided, each passenger elevator shall comply with 4.10. Appendix Note
EXCEPTION 1: Elevators are not required in:
(a) private facilities that are less than three stories or that have less than 3000 square feet per story unless the building is a shopping center, a shopping mall, or the professional office of a health care provider, or another type of facility as determined by the Attorney General; or
(b) public facilities that are less than three stories and that are not open to the general public if the story above or below the accessible ground floor houses no more than five persons and is less than 500 square feet. Examples may include, but are not limited to, drawbridge towers and boat traffic towers, lock and dam control stations, and train dispatching towers.
The elevator exemptions set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) do not obviate or limit in any way the obligation to comply with the other accessibility requirements established in section 4.1.3. For example, floors above or below the accessible ground floor must meet the requirements of this section except for elevator service. If toilet or bathing facilities are provided on a level not served by an elevator, then toilet or bathing facilities must be provided on the accessible ground floor. In new construction, if a building or facility is eligible for exemption but a passenger elevator is nonetheless planned, that elevator shall meet the requirements of 4.10 and shall serve each level in the building. A passenger elevator that provides service from a garage to only one level of a building or facility is not required to serve other levels.