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Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operate
oregonlive ^ | Thursday August 05, 2010 | Helen Jung

Posted on 08/05/2010 6:56:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red.

So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again.

Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy. Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license.

Turns out that kids' lemonade stands -- those constants of summertime -- are supposed to get a permit in Oregon, particularly at big events that happen to be patrolled regularly by county health inspectors.

"I understand the reason behind what they're doing and it's a neighborhood event, and they're trying to generate revenue," said Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department. "But we still need to put the public's health first."

Julie had become enamored of the idea of having a stand after watching an episode of cartoon pig Olivia running one, said her mother, Maria Fife. The two live in Oregon City, but Fife knew her daughter would get few customers if she set up her stand at home.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; capitalistpigs; democrats; government; obama
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1 posted on 08/05/2010 6:56:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Welcome... to Obamaville.
2 posted on 08/05/2010 6:57:51 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: Bigtigermike

ya thats portland


3 posted on 08/05/2010 6:58:37 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Bigtigermike

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/chicken.wav


4 posted on 08/05/2010 6:59:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: bamahead

I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of any major health concerns stemming from a kid with a lemonade stand.

Idiot(money hungry), bureaucrats....


5 posted on 08/05/2010 7:00:14 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Bigtigermike

I beat you to it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2565438/posts


6 posted on 08/05/2010 7:01:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: KoRn; All

Maybe they are afraid she will use ditch or river water. ;-)


7 posted on 08/05/2010 7:02:37 PM PDT by gleeaikin (question authority)
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To: Bigtigermike

As a child, I had numerous coke and lemonade stands
with no problems, but that was in the early 50s, when America was the USA, not the new USSA.


8 posted on 08/05/2010 7:03:16 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Has ANYONE in the USA EVER been made sick by bad lemonade??? Maybe you’d get sick in Bangladesh, Uzbekistan or Mexico, but HERE??? Stop the “Health Nazis”!


9 posted on 08/05/2010 7:03:22 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s the same mentality that thinks it’s okay for the Coast Guard to hold up for days people on the way to clean up an oil spill.


10 posted on 08/05/2010 7:03:54 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Bigtigermike
"But we still need to put the public's health first."

And paying the gov't for a permit magically makes everything clean and healthy.

11 posted on 08/05/2010 7:04:57 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Bigtigermike

Too many losers drawing government paychecks.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 7:05:14 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: Bigtigermike
so are the folks patrolling the city and county offices and checking out the coffee pots to see if they meet sanitation standards? /s
13 posted on 08/05/2010 7:05:38 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bigtigermike
"But we still need to put the public's health first."

Waddaya'mean WE, white man?

Here's a hint ... No you don't.

14 posted on 08/05/2010 7:06:01 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Bigtigermike
It's the public's money they put first...not their health.
15 posted on 08/05/2010 7:09:26 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Bigtigermike

Government bureaucrats are constantly looking for new lows to sink to. It’s a competitive business.


16 posted on 08/05/2010 7:11:45 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Bigtigermike

“I understand the reason behind what they’re doing and it’s a neighborhood event, and they’re trying to generate revenue,” said Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department. “But we still need to put the public’s health first.”

This idiot needs to be shot. He is wasting our oxygen.


17 posted on 08/05/2010 7:14:10 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Bigtigermike
OMG....She was serving to strangers that happened by in their auto? Where were her folks?

The little girl was probably passing coodies, due to lack of government control....

She had no license....Clearly, she's no better than an illegal aliens that use the can without washing their hands.

Clearly, the suspect is capable of most anything, and her folks should at least be taken away and questioned about this very serious incident.


18 posted on 08/05/2010 7:25:31 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: gleeaikin

“Maybe they are afraid she will use ditch or river water.”

Actually there are a lot of households that use filtered ditchwater. Maybe the blame lies with the trial lawyers of this country and not the health dept.


19 posted on 08/05/2010 7:27:01 PM PDT by willk
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To: Bigtigermike

They could go the government route, get the health inspector license at $120 bucks, set up a business license, charging the business and mandate healthcare coverage for the illegals harvesting and supplying the leomons for the lemonade, setup housing for them, institute a union with endless benefits that bankrupts the community, provide a taxpayer bail out when the company fails, take over the company and then give a $3000 rebate to each union member that buys a Chevy Volt that delivers lemonade for the girl 41 miles from the lemonade stand which exceeds the Volts range and then charge $4.00 a mile for gas useage tax to recoup the $3000 rebate and fine the lemonade stand an overage on the individually allowed government carbon footprint which in turn causes folks to stop driving which kills the car company that delivers the lemonade that helps pay for the union fees and mandated healthcare which is no longer affordable and the business goes belly up adding to the unemployment problem.

Or.. This is where the parents take charge and tells health inspectors to go “F” themselves along with any other government entity and lets their daughter sell lemonade.


20 posted on 08/05/2010 7:38:18 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Live in Oregon. Listened to the local talk radio show today and there was a guy that called in that also lives in OR and said this same thing happened to his kid last summer. The father told the gubmint worker to pound sand and to go ahead and fine him, but that his kid was not shutting down his stand. The weenie gubmint guy folded like a cheap tent and said, well, just don’t do it again... I say, “WAY TO GO DAD!!!”. We need more people to stand up to these morons!


21 posted on 08/05/2010 7:45:23 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: dragnet2

NOT GUILTY!!!


22 posted on 08/05/2010 7:54:02 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Bigtigermike
"But we still need to put the public's health first."

Code for: we need to get our cut to pay our salary

23 posted on 08/05/2010 7:56:42 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: AlexW

As a kid in the 50s, we also had our own carnivals for muscular distrophy. I remember sending in our take to the TV station to add to their fund.


24 posted on 08/05/2010 9:29:20 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: dragnet2; All

25 posted on 08/05/2010 10:55:42 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

lol....That might cover her government fees, permits and licenses...


26 posted on 08/05/2010 11:19:07 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Clintonfatigued
I beat you to it:

Well, since we're bragging, I beat you to it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2565163/posts

27 posted on 08/06/2010 12:22:28 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: dragnet2
lol....That might cover her government fees, permits and licenses...

...and maybe her mandatory healthcare... and paying down some of the interest on this administration's spending debt.

28 posted on 08/07/2010 12:54:23 PM PDT by Rodamala
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