hardinparamedic: Ladies and gentlemen, the token libertarian.
BitwiseShift: I'm sure licensed barbers have some cursory health training, as they were once ranked with surgeons and the root and bark lady.There's a need for hair cutters to check for lice, scurvy, leprosy, genital warts, skin infections, rabies, caligula among the very poor and unwashed. Probably some truth to that.
Day_Old_Dutchie: The biggest misnomer in our language is "civil servant".They are the people who dream up the rules, and get hurt as hell when we don't follow them. More like "uncivil MASTERS".
Lee Jackson Beauregard: Guns will matter until the ammo runs out. And then they'll start mattering again when someone finds ready sources of sulfur and saltpeter, charcoal being rather easy to come by.
Beowoolfie: The story sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Yes, you need a license to be a barber in Connecticut. Some people in the neighborhood complained, so law enforcement had to respond. Then the Mayor stepped in and put enforcement on-hold to give the guy time to get licensed, if he wishes.This is the way the system's supposed to work, fellow citizens. The police's job is to respond to complaints and to enforce the laws as-written. Judges and elected officials are supposed to use judgement to set priorities and make exceptions when literal interpretations of the law cause unfair problems.But here's the catch: That barber license requires 1,500 hours of study in a board-accredited barber college, with no provision at all for self-study. Other than that, the applicant only needs an 8th-grade education, pass the written test, and pay a $100 fee. Those are fine, but the college time requirement seems ridiculous, and makes the Mayor's gesture rather empty.I wonder how much money the hair stylists and barber college lobby spent bribing the state legislature into that requirement?
letrole: lack of warmth However the license is to be a professional barber, meaning a paid barber. He is just an amateur barber helping a few friends.He is cutting hair for the public. These are not his friends. He does not cut hair in his own house or garden. He cuts hair for the public in a city park. His decision to work for free does not make him an amateur. It just makes him a bad businessman.HE.. IS.. CUTTING.. HAIR.. FOR.. STRANGERS.. IN.. A.. PUBLIC.. PLACE..
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