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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevette Girl View Post
    Silliness abounds. In Canada we can't have Mountain Dew with caffeine, but codeine's an OTC product... If it's .5% or less alcohol (near-beer and dealcolized wine coolers are available anywhere), it's not a controlled substance as far as Ontario's concerned, how much alcohol did that lemonade have?
    It was .5%, though the company stated it was closer to .3%.

    Hilarious video about it
    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-col...orian-lemonade

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBBF View Post
    The "for the children" excuse is major issue for me. They're putting up speed cameras in Chicago "for the children," even though there is no data to support the need. It has nothing to do with all the tickets they'll be able to write.
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    IWhat I did NOT agree with was forcing bars to become smoke-free because "it limited the parents ability to bring their children into the establishment."
    Huh. Well, we made no such excuses when we banned smoking in bars and restaurants, we did it so waitresses wouldn't die from secondhand smoke. Unfortunately I'd already stopped going to bars because of the smoke so I never got back into it... Heck, we've even banned smoking in your own car if a child is present... (which I don't think is such a bad idea).

    The worst "protect the children" thing I've ever seen was a sign in the local community centre: "Save the Children! This is a nut-free area." Yeah, becuase nuts are a danger to one and all and should be banned... We take responsibility for a little bit more over here than you folks do in the 'states and we don't go for frivolous lawsuits so much, but OMG can we not take charge of our own diets? Got news for you, parent of highly nut-allergic kid... the real world CONTAINS NUTS. Kid better learn fast how to avoid them, or maybe you'd better have a few more and hope the next one's got a better chance of survival, instead of making peanut butter sandwiches illegal to bring to school! My brother's kid got sent home from school because the caramel bits on his dessert square "looked like peanuts"...

    And around here they never put speed cameras anywhere kids would be, they only put them on the big highways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBBF View Post
    The "for the children" excuse is major issue for me. They're putting up speed cameras in Chicago "for the children," even though there is no data to support the need. It has nothing to do with all the tickets they'll be able to write.
    It has nothing to do with generating income...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altricious View Post
    Don't you know that in America everything is someone else's fault? The entire insurance industry is built around it and it seems you're not a true American if you haven't sued someone.
    I work at a family owned, antique store/indoor flea market. We are not responsible for the shelving that vendors put into their space, it's up to them to stock, clean, and decorate. HOWEVER, our shopping carts are behind a showcase in a very small little channel, at the opening of which is a free-form shelf (metal strips on the wall you put brackets into, then shelves onto the brackets), that had wood shelves on the bottom two brackets, and glass on the top three.

    A parent went over to this little channel (just wide enough for our shopping carts), and started to get a cart. The child started to throw a fit about being put in a cart, so the parent grabbed the child, who was kicking and screaming, and was about to shove them into a cart. The parent swung the child up and into the corner of one of the glass shelves, opening about a 4-5 inch gash on the child's leg, and breaking the shelf. I was standing at the cash register (about 6 feet away) the whole time, watching this happen.

    Now, who is at fault in this situation? Us for having an exposed corner 4 feet off the ground at the end of our shopping carts? Or the parent for swinging his kicking child around in a space that was about 2.5 feet wide rather than pull the cart out first?

    His insurance refused to pay for the emergency room visit saying the father was an idiot. They don't pay for parents who slam children into shelves. His lawyer tried to sue us for the $2,000 emergency room visit...and another $20,000 in emotional distress and damages. Yep, $20,000 because the father had no space perception and used his own child as a projectile, which was obviously our fault.


    (Our insurance eventually paid them the $2,000, but no one besides the child's parents though the $20,000 was anything but a joke.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soyala_Amaya View Post
    but no one besides the child's parents though the $20,000 was anything but a joke.
    Thank the gods for that. There is hope, after all...
    "The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
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    "When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
    "Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014

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    Spam alert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    Well when I become President feel free to name your Beer, meads or wines whatever you want. But be warned if it tastes like shit it will be banned, Goodbye Bud Light!!!
    Well, there goes my Tastes Like Ass Braggot idea *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadrol View Post
    Well, there goes my Tastes Like Ass Braggot idea *sigh*
    Well is that just the name of the Braggot of is that the flavour profile that you are aiming for lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    Well is that just the name of the Braggot of is that the flavour profile that you are aiming for lol
    Haha! At first it was just going to be the name, but now I'm thinking that I might aim for that flavour profile and give it to shitheads for Christmas gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadrol View Post
    Haha! At first it was just going to be the name, but now I'm thinking that I might aim for that flavour profile and give it to shitheads for Christmas gifts.
    As amusing as that sounds. I think that'd backfire. The shitheads won't think you insulted them by giving them ass mead, they'll just think you're a shitty mead maker. (is there a word for that?)

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    Wow, this could be a whole new thread...what kind of mead really says, "I Hate You" LOL

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    That IS a good idea for a thread!
    "The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
    "Good grief! If someone wanted to murder you, all they would have to do is ship you a 55 gallon barrel of honey and watch you document working yourself to death!" - Vance G
    "When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
    "Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014

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    I see I'm going to have to keep my eye on you, missy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadK View Post
    As amusing as that sounds. I think that'd backfire. The shitheads won't think you insulted them by giving them ass mead, they'll just think you're a shitty mead maker. (is there a word for that?)
    I call dibs on the Scheiße Cup, a mead competition for exceptionally bad meads.
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    Wow, it's great to see another forum where a thread can go so off track so fast.

    (Our insurance eventually paid them the $2,000, but no one besides the child's parents though the $20,000 was anything but a joke.)
    I'm sure that his lawyer thought it was a great idea as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdsmit1 View Post
    I'm sure that his lawyer thought it was a great idea as well.
    Oh yeah, I'm also sure that this wasn't one of those cases where "We only win if YOU win!" Lawyers only do that if they think you'll win, heh.
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