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tony941
08:01 AM on 08/11/2012
What they did to this young man is deplorable. They should site that inspector for impersonating a human being. The whole purpose for government regulation was to make something regular. That is so ventures like commerce can operate uninhibited. We've been dealt too much of a good thing which has had the opposite effect. Time to give our governments a good enema.
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vallowery1
08:00 AM on 08/11/2012
guess she could not find a 8year old with a lemonade stand to meet her quota for the day or maybe she was vegan, WA is full of those.
07:57 AM on 08/11/2012
Common sense would be for the inspector to have the kid shut down until he met requirements. NO fine.
But hey, common sense from government? Like blood from a stone...

Wonder why everyone except moochers, politicians and gov't zombies HATE the government? DUH!
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David Blobaum
ego maniac with inferiority complex
08:03 AM on 08/11/2012
the inspectors payed the fine for him didn't you read the article?
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rekamlias
Sound Money is a good thing
10:33 AM on 08/11/2012
That is great and noble. Is it a conflict of interest if any inspector pays any fine for an individual or business? Did you find the law enforced here? let me know if you do i will read it. Thanks
07:55 AM on 08/11/2012
How many times do you have to read these stories before realizing that more and more government does not automatically make things better?
07:55 AM on 08/11/2012
Here;s an idea..Let's teach a 12 year old that rules and laws do no apply to him and he should not have to follow them. If he managed to raise $25,000 he (and his parents) should NOT be complaining about a $170 slap on the wrist.
Okease stop expecting the rules to not apply to you or your kids when you don't like them.
Or...and Ignorance of the law is still no excuse.
Just pay the fine and shut up.
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Jamie Alexander
Ship Fitter
07:50 AM on 08/11/2012
lets start writing the health dept in washington, and the gov.. to see if we can get this over turned.
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David Blobaum
ego maniac with inferiority complex
07:59 AM on 08/11/2012
read the article for crying out loud ! They paid his fine for him what is there to over turn ?
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Jamie Alexander
Ship Fitter
08:28 AM on 08/11/2012
You should probably go get a nap. Sounds likr its past due. Nite dave.
07:49 AM on 08/11/2012
Gotta love our Government, fining Girl Scouts for selling cookies without a permit, shutting down lemonaid stands for having no permit and now this...Where do they find these goons!
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Jamie Alexander
Ship Fitter
07:47 AM on 08/11/2012
He is under age. So I say counter sue. Because the city knew he was working, and did not have a under age workers card. Which makes them neglagent. 250k dollars sounds about right. Also being under the age of acountability. He is not liable for any moneys he might earn, ie.. The government cant tax a lemonade stand that some little girls set up outside their house. He can not be bound to a contract. Such as a food handelers card. This kid had a bad lawyer, I would go after the city for alot. They are the ones breaking the law here.
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David Blobaum
ego maniac with inferiority complex
07:56 AM on 08/11/2012
Uhm, his parents are liable. He's not working he's volunteering so they were never able to tax him in the first place. The inspectors are not breaking the law for doing their jobs and when did you pass the bar?
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Jamie Alexander
Ship Fitter
08:25 AM on 08/11/2012
some very good points. We could send them after Obama. Because the kid didn't build that buisness, Obama did. lol
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Jamie Alexander
Ship Fitter
08:27 AM on 08/11/2012
I didn't pass the bar. Just my Opinion. That in this case was wrong. I wont resort to persoal attacks though. Cause unlike dave. I am above that. Thanks for your reply.
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rainbow cadet
08:02 AM on 08/11/2012
"So I say counter sue. Because the city knew he was working," Hmmmm, wouldn't the government counter with arresting the parents for neglect/abuse for allowing a 12 year old "work"? Yes a 12 years can "work" but it is usually in limited capacities, with limited hours and limited type of jobs.
"Also being under the age of acountability. " Hmmmm, then how about the government going after the parents for not making sure everything was on the up and up?

"He can not be bound to a contract. Such as a food handelers card." One way around this might be to require the parents to get the food handlers card and then have the parents tell the government the kid is simply "helping out" in the family business?
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07:44 AM on 08/11/2012
If I said what I thought about the Inspector I'd be banned from posting.
08:32 AM on 08/11/2012
What's wrong with doing your job???
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10:40 AM on 08/11/2012
There are retuarants that feed thousands in that coimmmunity, that should be enough to eliminate your comment!
07:37 AM on 08/11/2012
This kind of thing is becoming more and more as cities are going after more and more revenue. Sad, how adults bring children into a mess they created.
07:29 AM on 08/11/2012
how absolutely stupid for the State to fine a 12 year boy. It shows you how low Washington state has gone. Bureaucracy is out of contro; Must be that California infuence.
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SKYPILOT54
life is a sonic boom
07:23 AM on 08/11/2012
Not so sure what to make of this, do we need regulations for prepared food,, yes we do, should the boy maybe applied for a permit, been showed a video or booket on how to keep food safe,, more than likely,, but was this for profit,, no,, are we losing 100's of ww2 vets weekly,, yes,, and just think of the hundreds if not thousands of family reunion BBQ's each weekend in public parks that seem to happen with no inspection of the meat or side dishes, and then compare that to the food poisining that happen at regulated food chains.
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David Blobaum
ego maniac with inferiority complex
07:33 AM on 08/11/2012
Do you sell burgers to your family or the public at your reunions? There will always be tainted food it's just a matter of how much not to mention what is allowed to be added to food by profiteers.
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life is a sonic boom
07:42 AM on 08/11/2012
The piont is more, cooking in public outdoors, people hands on mustard and ketchup bottles ect, I would bet this kid had adult help, and it wasn't for profit. And yes, we collect money at our reunion for rent of the provillian, award plagues we give out for farthest traveled, newest mother , we have prize drawings for the kids.
07:17 AM on 08/11/2012
A slap on the wrist, shut him down, and explane to the kid that he needs to have a permit and why. A fine for $175.....come on! He could have used that money towards getting the permit once he understood his mistake. Good Job Mr. Health Inspector. It must have been a bad day.. huh?
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David Blobaum
ego maniac with inferiority complex
07:19 AM on 08/11/2012
Read the article before you post
07:13 AM on 08/11/2012
Being a kid doesnt exempt you from the rules. By the way, it is a good cause, young man. I just tried to send a donation through paypal to your email (noted in the story: (available for $5 by emailing JP4vets@yahoo.com) but your cause isnt registered. My suggestion would be to quickly register and get some donations, for your cause, while the story is fresh in peoples mind.

"Gift For
JP4vets@yahoo.com
This recipient is not yet registered."
07:03 AM on 08/11/2012
Guess what people. Long before there were rules, regulations, and licenses, people handled food (OMG)-with their bare hands. Less people got sick, and very few complained. In today's freak out society everything is so much safer (sarcastic). Kids can't have recess cause they may get hurt. You have to wear a seat belt (it makes you a safer driver????) You can't ride a bike without a helmet. Metal detectors at schools, government buildings, and airports. Thank you for all the rules and regulations, as I am now a much safer human being......NOT!
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David Blobaum
ego maniac with inferiority complex
07:10 AM on 08/11/2012
And we had the internet and instant communication back then so you know it's true.

without regulation they put lye in sausage for years in the slaughter houses and killed people with it but it was a local problem and only the locals knew so if you came for a visit and ate sausage you were dead.