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Garage sales covered under new product safety laws
kansascity.com ^ | 5/26/2009 | SARA SHEPHERD

Posted on 05/26/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT by Nachum

Selling any used cribs or playpens at your upcoming garage sale? Children’s clothes with drawstrings or zippers? Pre-1985 books? Rubber duckies or pool floaties?

Better check them twice.

Just like megasize toy manufacturers and stores that sell products from China, the notoriously broad and confusing federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act applies to you and your front yard

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covered; cpsc; garage; govwatch; lping; nannystate; policestate; sales; under

1 posted on 05/26/2009 8:42:51 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: bamahead

Nanny state ping.


2 posted on 05/26/2009 8:45:18 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Nachum

How many jobs have the liberals killed in this country? We need a web site to track it. Also how many people have died because of environuts?


3 posted on 05/26/2009 8:47:29 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Brimack34
How many jobs have the liberals killed in this country

It is tracked. It is just that the libs blame everyone else for it.

4 posted on 05/26/2009 8:49:01 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Um, come and get it. Will there be a jail ward wing for citizens who break this law?


5 posted on 05/26/2009 8:51:29 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Nachum

No one around here is paying the slightest attention to this latest bullshit from Washington. In fact, various parties are mocking the lib bastards by advertising items in the local classified paper that blatantly violate the newest tyrannies.


6 posted on 05/26/2009 8:52:31 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Nachum
They trying to shut down the resale business completely? Is that 0bama's plan to get the economy moving... eliminate the channels to get stuff cheaper (as in used)? That dries up, then you have to buy new, or make your own from new components... that stimulates the economy, right?

0bama's vision for America... change you can really believe in...

7 posted on 05/26/2009 8:55:01 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: bboop
Will there be a jail ward wing for citizens who break this law?

Yep. Right next to the ward for people who removed the tags from their mattress.

8 posted on 05/26/2009 8:56:38 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator

Hardihar.


9 posted on 05/26/2009 8:57:15 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Nachum

Recommendation: Sell all used items as non-usable museum pieces, with prominent warning indicating that the item is unsafe for its original designed purpose and is now only suitable for display behind a protective case.


12 posted on 05/26/2009 9:02:18 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Nachum

Time to tell the “authorities” to go f*** themselves with a 2x4


13 posted on 05/26/2009 9:02:50 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TheBattman

0bama’s vision for America... change you can really believe in...
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FUB0


14 posted on 05/26/2009 9:04:34 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Nachum

Think they’ll go after Goodwill and the Salvation Army Thrift Stores too??


15 posted on 05/26/2009 9:08:19 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: pray4liberty
They tried. The thrift stores complained a lot and so they had to push off the legislation for awhile. So, for the moment, they are ok.

The government is very confused about this. It is just interesting that they are going after garage sales. Besides being unenforceable, it is a political hot potato if they try to.

16 posted on 05/26/2009 9:11:31 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: pray4liberty

Don’t forget eBay


17 posted on 05/26/2009 9:25:44 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Nachum

Pre-1985 books?

I have tons of them. They are the only ones I read.


18 posted on 05/26/2009 9:34:45 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Nachum
I swear that laws like this and product recalls on car seats and cribs are done so as to force parents to the new products at highly inflated prices. Its a racket.
19 posted on 05/26/2009 9:37:40 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: steve86
No one around here is paying the slightest attention to this latest bullshit from Washington. In fact, various parties are mocking the lib bastards by advertising items in the local classified paper that blatantly violate the newest tyrannies.

While I share your loathing of liberalism's policies we can't hang this on them unless we also include President Bush.

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008... In August of 2008, President Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act ("CPSIA")...

20 posted on 05/26/2009 9:45:14 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (I saw manbearpig and all I got was this lousy tagline.)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Fascism you can believe in.


21 posted on 05/26/2009 10:07:30 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto!)
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To: Nachum

Good luck enforcing this...idiots, one and all, who are trying to rule our lives as if we don’t realize that everything around us carries a certain amount of risk that we choose to accept...

ERrrrrrr, all government has so overstepped their usefulness in so many ways.


22 posted on 05/26/2009 10:07:43 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: Nachum

IDIOTS.

SEEMS TO ME something more reasonable could have been worked out that would have still protected children.


23 posted on 05/26/2009 10:25:57 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: rabscuttle385

yea but..........if they hired enough people to check every garage sale in the country, there would be no unemployment.They would also be union memebers cause they work for the government...excellent benefits /s


24 posted on 05/26/2009 11:00:34 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Nachum

Will the same local cops who won’t enforce federal (i.e. immigration) laws, because that is the feds’ duty also not enforce this? At least not until they get a cut of the swag....


25 posted on 05/26/2009 11:01:30 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: rabscuttle385; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ..



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26 posted on 05/27/2009 6:49:29 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Morgana
Lot of those are "professional yardsalers" ... same house every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, same type of $#!+, but different items.

I can really see them paying attention to those idiotic jackanapes in Washington ...

27 posted on 05/27/2009 6:52:48 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Quix
SEEMS TO ME something more reasonable could have been worked out that would have still protected children.

BWAHAAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

< WHEEEEeeeeeze!!!!!! >

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Reasonable??????

This is the phriggin' CPSC we're talking about ... same buttheads that banned "Jarts".

28 posted on 05/27/2009 6:56:08 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Nachum
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” - Ayn Rand, ‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957

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30 posted on 05/27/2009 7:08:26 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: pissant

First they crater the economy so that people have to sell stuff to pay for food and utilities, and now much of what they have to sell is illegal to sell (kid clothes, toys, furniture)?


31 posted on 05/27/2009 7:16:05 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Morgana
It's amazing what you can buy for a few thousand Won on the street in Seoul ... and ship to the States for a relative pittance. Heck, the street vendor will even pack it for you ... and do a darn good job.

Customs?

Hah!

It's all bonafide gifts, I tell you. Gifts! For my twenty thousand closest friends ...

32 posted on 05/27/2009 7:16:21 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Morgana
For sure ... I'm not saying that you or anyone should or would be wise to buy the fakes, whether here or on the street in Seoul. I don't, and didn't when I was over there. I did buy a lot of porcelain that was actually made in Korea, for the Korean market. Also did so in Japan (Japanese make). Very nice stuff. The fake handbags, etc are crapola.

I've occasionally found some real bargains at yardsales ... last good one was a man selling his bow collection (very nice Bear and PSC gear) ... because, Heaven Forbid, it was five years old and "out of date". I got the lot for a song ... and he went off and bought all new kit.

34 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:08 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bamahead
HA!!!
OK-OK.

Let's see the buggers enforce this. :o)

35 posted on 05/27/2009 7:41:41 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Landru

“You’ll shut down my garage sale, over my cold, dead body!”


36 posted on 05/27/2009 8:06:26 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead
""You’ll shut down my garage sale, over my cold, dead body!"

HA!!
Yea, can'tcha just see the bumper stickers on millions of mini vans now.

Not all's lost, great practice for the inevitable 2nd Amendment rumble --& other various & assorted sundry rumbles, FTM-- that're a-comin'. ;^)

37 posted on 05/27/2009 8:11:50 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Nachum
How is this supposed to help boost the economy? Force us all to shop at Walmart instead of yardsales? Please...

I've seen more dangerous toys at Dollar Tree (stuff made in China) than at anyone's yard sale.

38 posted on 05/27/2009 9:08:21 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Bingo. I remember we all were talking about it before he left office. That’s the problem with the GOP: They talk small government, but then they expand government, too.


39 posted on 05/27/2009 9:48:10 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Nachum

Another useless, statist, and unenforceable law.

Ignore it.

Regards,


40 posted on 05/27/2009 9:56:40 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Grab your gun and bring in the cat.)
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To: Landru
HA!!! OK-OK. Let's see the buggers enforce this. :o)

They'll pick us off one at a time, just like with the DWI laws

41 posted on 05/27/2009 7:40:44 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: pissant

Sideways


42 posted on 05/27/2009 9:29:12 PM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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To: elkfersupper
"They'll pick us off one at a time, just like with the DWI laws"

Valid point, and great job security for all LEOs too.
But not really the point, either.

Lookit, zerO & Co. have really over stepped themselves, as we knew he would. Insodoing he set into motion the instruments of his own end, as-in one term.
Ther're "unintended consequences" coming his way, big time.

Couple examples:

zerO & Co. want to get rid of cars over 5 years old. Fine.
Has zerO & Co. considered the enormous numbers of Democrat voting car lovers out there?
Nope, hardly.
Not good for zerO.

And how 'bout the average person who holds a garage sale?
Let's *profile* one!!
Female. Mom. Suburban. Trying to make ends meet. Democrat. zerO voter.
Not good for zerO.

There're other equally curious examples of zerO doing the kinds of things demanding the attention of the very people who thought zerO's "Hope & Change" a GREAT idea.
Now, their ox is being gored.
Those people are having some real buyer's remorse, my friend.
Not good for zerO.

Backlash happens when[ever] an entire paradigm is upset, overnight. And that's precisely what the Chitown hustler's done & continues doing without regard to the interest(s) of very people who elected him.

The imbecile only won by how many votes? 3 million, 4 million? Peanuts. zerO has more than stepped on that many toes, in fact the numbers fo PO'd have to overwhelm his margin of victory.
Not good for zerO.

So yea bring it on, come get us zerO.
All of us. ;^)

43 posted on 05/28/2009 3:12:22 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: phatus maximus

>>Good luck enforcing this

See the first quote on my FR profile page.


44 posted on 05/28/2009 4:17:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: Lurker

Ah, you beat me to it. See my previous post.


45 posted on 05/28/2009 4:19:42 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: FreedomPoster

very true...I need to get that read...I’m 65 pages in but I’m a horribly slow reader...


46 posted on 05/29/2009 6:02:45 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: Landru

Obama will throw anybody under the bus and they will be grateful for having attracted His Attention.


47 posted on 05/29/2009 7:32:49 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
"Obama will throw anybody under the bus and they will be grateful for having attracted His Attention."

HA!!
Yea-yea.
Might just be right about that.

We're going to have to wait & see.

48 posted on 05/30/2009 3:45:29 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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