posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:00 AM
reply to post by verylowfrequency
I think you missed the point.
Wow....You really are full of yourself.
So, because I offered a view you don't agree with I must have "missed the point". Watch the video again. I see an organised group of adults
purposefully seek to be antagonistic towards a law that they don't agree with. My post was in reference to the reason for their actions and I stated
that I was merely offering a different side to the story.
We have become so over regulated and so indoctrinated that we (you) are stupid enough to defend these actions because you have been sold though
a constant barrage of propaganda that it is necessary. Too many laws & too many rules means we spend too much effort & money producing nothing useful.
As I previously stated, I was merely offering another side to the story.
In this situation I agree with the way the police handled the situation. The people were warned before the police did anything. The group in the video
continued to sell lemonade after being told that they had to "pack it up".
If the grounds depicted in the video were suddenly overrun with people selling their wares, would you still say that this was acceptable behaviour?
Fair go for everyone.....you can't single out one group and say that they may operate outside of the law and then expect everyone else to follow
legislation to a "t".
How many people really get sick from kids lemonade stands every year? I doubt there is enough to even keep track of.
This has to do with what in my post?
Lemonade stands that 99% of will be set up one or two weekends a summer that present little or no real threat to any legitimate brick and
mortar business - just another weak argument.
So if I own a business and a bunch of kids set up a lemonade stand out the front and kill my business for that day....Can I get a day of free rent
from my landlord? Can I tell my staff that I don't have to pay them because I didn't break even that day because of the lemonade stand?
Think about it for a second....Just say the kids sold 100 cups of lemonade for 10cents each. They have just grossed $10. This may seem like a pissy
amount of money that the business will lose but that is 100 potential customers that could have walked into the business and brought 100 cans of soda
for $1.50 each which equates to $150 in sales lost. Given that most business work on roughly a 50% GP, there is one employee's wage and probably the
days power bill accounted for in that $75 of GP lost.
Is it fair that a legitimate retailer should take a hit in his/her days takings because some kids want to make a few dollars?
Just say those kids only set up their stand twice a year in the summer months. That's $300 lost from just one group of kids playing shop. All for a
grand total of $20.
Who has to wear the lost $300? The retail owner.
There is no such thing as insurance for money lost due to lemonade stands.