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(AZCentral)   Unable to find any lemonade stands to shut down, city officials in Phoenix order a woman to stop giving away bottles of water to thirsty people   (azcentral.com) divider line 11
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2012-09-04 11:24:46 PM  
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2012-09-04 08:54:44 PM  
2 votes:

optikeye:

It doesn't look like it was as "vending unit" IMHO, as "vending" usually means there's some exchange of money.


Therein is the problem. Businesses pay good money to be able to sell their water at absurd mark-ups. If someone gives water away for free, there goes those sales and that profit. We can't have her going and putting thousand of people out of work, businesses shuttered, taxes not being paid, the city declares bankruptcy and rabid dogs wander free killing children by the hundreds.
2012-09-05 04:05:59 AM  
1 votes:
So we've got nanny state assholes making it illegal to give water to thirsty people (because you're depriving them of tax revenue and the water might be iocaine powder), and the water giver saying this violates her first amendment rights to proselytize.

Can I just hope everyone involved dies in a fire? Oh right - Phoenix, close enough.
2012-09-05 01:06:05 AM  
1 votes:
Good thing she decided to wrap it all in religion, I haven't heard someone try and use that as an excuse to violate the law yet today, and it's getting awfully close to the end of the day.

Just comply with the law lady, those aren't there to make your life horrible, no matter what the unwashed masses of the internet tell you. For one, they're there to give people a way to track you if you're handing out a tainted product, as somebody else mention upthread.
2012-09-05 12:58:37 AM  
1 votes:
It is illegal to not give away free water if someone asks, in Az.

That's what I was told in Arizona as well. I visited this summer and was in a store and the store owner suddenly asked if I wanted some water and when I said how nice that was of her to offer, she said that actually she carries a whole frig of bottled water in the back room because it is illegal to not give water to a person who asks. She gave our whole group water bottles. We were already buying something from her, so I don't think she lost anything from it and we were happy because it was already a hot day and the water was nice and cold.

Apparently, in the desert, there was a concern that people could die from the heat if there wasn't a law to keep people from hoarding water from others.

How does this impact this case? I don't know. I DNRTFA. 

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2012-09-05 12:34:42 AM  
1 votes:

LavenderWolf: I_Am_Weasel: optikeye:

It doesn't look like it was as "vending unit" IMHO, as "vending" usually means there's some exchange of money.

Therein is the problem. Businesses pay good money to be able to sell their water at absurd mark-ups. If someone gives water away for free, there goes those sales and that profit. We can't have her going and putting thousand of people out of work, businesses shuttered, taxes not being paid, the city declares bankruptcy and rabid dogs wander free killing children by the hundreds.

It is illegal to not give away free water if someone asks, in Az.


It is illegal to ask for water in AZ if it will be used on, in, or near brown people.
2012-09-05 12:04:01 AM  
1 votes:
Florida tag - check
Arizona tag - overdue
2012-09-04 11:56:55 PM  
1 votes:

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


I wonder how many farkers went into that story expecting to be outraged at the city, then saw it was a christian and their anti-christian hate made them do a 180 and find ways to support the city for actions they had just found reprehensible 2 seconds earlier.
2012-09-04 11:42:04 PM  
1 votes:
Render unto Caesar, you water-dispensing biatch.
2012-09-04 11:26:55 PM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: optikeye:

It doesn't look like it was as "vending unit" IMHO, as "vending" usually means there's some exchange of money.

Therein is the problem. Businesses pay good money to be able to sell their water at absurd mark-ups. If someone gives water away for free, there goes those sales and that profit. We can't have her going and putting thousand of people out of work, businesses shuttered, taxes not being paid, the city declares bankruptcy and rabid dogs wander free killing children by the hundreds.


Funny, I handed out free water one time and that's EXACTLY what happened.
2012-09-04 08:51:08 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Vend:

transitive verb
1
a : to sell especially as a hawker or peddler
b : to sell by means of vending machines

Latin vendere to sell, v.t., contraction for venum dare to give for sale
 
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