Jim_Callahan: optikeye: alienated: City ordinances, how do they work again ? i am not saying i agree with it, but hey- change the law then...You overlooked a detail there. " giving away goods, wares, or merchandise or food from either a mobile vending unit or a mobile food vending unit."It doesn't look like it was as "vending unit" IMHO, as "vending" usually means there's some exchange of money.No, vending just means you've got a bunch of product on-hand and are distributing it. A big ice chest full of water bottles would, in fact, be a vending unit if it's being used to distribute said water.I would also venture that the basic ordinance is more a traffic issue than anything else. Some dude handing out free shiat from a cart disrupts foot traffic just as much as some dude selling shiat from a cart, it actually makes sense for them to chip in for the cost of ameliorating said traffic disruption. All of the other people doing it are fine with supporting the various cops, crossing guards, etc that have to put in overtime for the event, no reason this woman should be special.And, all that said, they gave her a warning, explained the situation to her, and asked her to show some consideration for the city and people around her in general, then expected her to act like, you know, a goddamned adult and comply. They didn't charge her with anything, fine her, or do anything other than politely explain the area of law that she may have missed. She, and this organization, are the ones being farkers about this, the city seems to be perfectly willing to grant her the permit if she plays by the rules like literally everyone else involved in the event.//As for the freedom of speech/religion issue, did she apply for the permit on being informed it was necessary and get rejected? No? Then there's no discrimination or regulation of speech involved and she should fark off.//I have little patience for people that can't perform the basic duties of citizenship like getting permits for distributing shiat on the street. If they're aware but don't have the money or whatever that's difference, but this sort of willful unwillingness to abide by the damned social contract just because someone feels they're a special snowflake is more than irresponsible enough to piss me off.
FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: silverjets: Yeah yeah. Everyone's up in arms that Big Government stopped this lady from handing out bottles of water. What if no one stopped her and the bottles of water she was handing out were laced with something that made a bunch of people sick? Everyone would be mad at the police and government for not stopping her.Or at least not being able to track her down through a permit after the fact.I once bought a grilled cheese sandwich laced with LSD at a Phish concert. Wish that microbus had a permit I could use to track them down.
optikeye: alienated: City ordinances, how do they work again ? i am not saying i agree with it, but hey- change the law then...You overlooked a detail there. " giving away goods, wares, or merchandise or food from either a mobile vending unit or a mobile food vending unit."It doesn't look like it was as "vending unit" IMHO, as "vending" usually means there's some exchange of money.
siyuntz: How hard is it to obtain a permit? Does it cost a lot? Because I'd at least want her name and DL# written down somewhere just in case she was giving out Jonestown Kool-Aid instead of water. Though, I probably wouldn't ingest something given to me by a religious nutjob stranger, anyway, so there's that./Go away, poor persecuted Christian
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