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(AsiaOne)   Cheer up, kid. Someday you'll look back fondly at the memories of when you were nine and had to sell popcorn in order to support your family   ( divider line
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2013-01-30 01:52:24 AM  
Not-so-sad ending.  Slideshow reveals her family got a shiat ton of help in cash, goods, and customers.  There's a pic of her smiling, in new warm clothes, holding a thank-you sign.

Shame what they did to the puppy, though.
2013-01-30 01:57:45 AM  
Apparently selling popcorn turns out better than making artificial flowers.
2013-01-30 08:14:48 AM  
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2013-01-30 08:15:24 AM  
She ought to team up with the cub scouts. Those little brats sell a half-pound bag of popcorn for $20. She could make enough to feed her family for a week.
2013-01-30 08:24:15 AM  
Now they can afford a good one.

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2013-01-30 08:31:28 AM  
Maybe Apple is hiring. If she's old enough to sell popcorn then she can work a 36hr. shift on the assembly line.
2013-01-30 08:32:24 AM  
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2013-01-30 08:43:04 AM  

deanis: [ image 183x275]

Thanks for the perspective. We deserve what's coming to us.
2013-01-30 08:44:13 AM  
Newt Gingrich's plan would have made this a reality in America. Stop child labor laws undermine the school janitor labor union in one fell swoop.  "You could take one janitor and hire 30-some kids to work in the school for the price of one janitor," -That way billionaires could pay less taxes.
2013-01-30 08:45:41 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: She ought to team up with the cub scouts. Those little brats sell a half-pound bag of popcorn for $20. She could make enough to feed her family for a week.

Came to make a trail's end reference
2013-01-30 09:06:19 AM  

deanis: [ image 183x275]

What is that?
2013-01-30 09:07:33 AM  
YIPPEE! it's 1906 all over again!
Have lots of kids so they can work for pennies on the dollar.

Conservatives-bringing the past to life again.  That grinding noise you hear?  It's Upton Sinclair spinning in his union casket.

Just last night I watched a white wash of Henry Ford on PBS.
I guess they just didn't want to rile the contributors -
"Social Engineering" my ass - Economic Slavery is the correct name.
2013-01-30 09:30:39 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: deanis: [ image 183x275]

What is that?

The scourge of modern civilization.
2013-01-30 09:49:14 AM  
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2013-01-30 09:56:27 AM  
She's doing what Hollywood cannot.
2013-01-30 10:23:52 AM  
Thank god this kid lives in a free/non police state like china where he's allowed to have a lemonade popcorn stand without triggering a swat raid.
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2013-01-30 04:08:57 PM  
^ /hot
2013-01-30 05:36:15 PM  
I know a certain asian kid who used to sell bread and crap as a kid and then became a kid boxer who had to put rocks in his pocket just so he'd reach the weight required to fight bigger opponents. Now he's considered as one of the greatest boxers ever.

Maybe this little girl will become the best popcorn seller in the future.
2013-01-30 06:32:12 PM  
It builds character.  Keep at it!
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2013-01-30 08:18:27 PM  
I started working in the family business at age 6, answering phones, running the register, doing inventory, and cleaning up around the shop. But that folded when I was about 11.

I sold rabbits, Christmas ornaments, dolls, quilts, and of course lemonade, all before I hit 14. After that, I lied about my age and worked in a laundromat for a while for a guy who didn't know I needed a work permit. At 16, I got a work permit, and got "real" jobs from there on out.

I do, indeed, look back fondly on the earlier jobs. Employment seemed so much more entertaining then.
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