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Old 02-13-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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They did? Without a permit? The cops told them to break the law? I don't get it.
Yes, they did. The news is out there, if you look for it.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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You could still hurt yourself shoveling snow.
You can't be paranoid about being sued. If that happens, the litigious people and lawyers win.

Ambulance chasing lawyers have been causing damage to society for many years.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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You can't be paranoid about being sued. If that happens, the litigious people and lawyers win.

Ambulance chasing lawyers have been causing damage to society for many years.

Exactly. And that's not even the point of this thread.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:51 PM
 
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Yes, they did. The news is out there, if you look for it.
It's called sarcasm.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Atlantis
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Whether or not they have the right to solicit for snow removal. . . . .


The fact still remains that if a couple of 'teens' are providing a service without a business license and by default without any insurance, then the homeowner's they are trying to work for would be responsible (their homeowner's insurance policy) in the event on or both of the teens were injured while working on their property.

And that alone is a valid reason to prohibit someone from attempting to go door to door looking for work.

It's all fun and games until a teen's parents sue the hell out of a homeowner where their kid was injured doing work.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Whether or not they have the right to solicit for snow removal. . . . .


The fact still remains that if a couple of 'teens' are providing a service without a business license and by default without any insurance, then the homeowner's they are trying to work for would be responsible (their homeowner's insurance policy) in the event on or both of the teens were injured while working on their property.

And that alone is a valid reason to prohibit someone from attempting to go door to door looking for work.

It's all fun and games until a teen's parents sue the hell out of a homeowner where their kid was injured doing work.
Great argument for tort reform. When did people get so entitled and start suing people left and right?
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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And it wasn't that they weren't allowed to do work for the people, they just weren't allowed to go door to door but could do the work of shoveling snow. But as you said, the cops gave the boys permission to come back in the daytime and to seek work.

It's amazing how many people here are passing judgments and making political statements who are not even bothering to read the story. That the Internet for you.

Facts and truth don't mean much to most people these days. They like being outraged, so the lie is preferred.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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NJ sucks. All the state has is crappy weather, corruption, and awful tv shows.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I don't think most Girl Scouts sell cookies door to door anymore, mostly due to safety issues.

Cookie selling has also gone digital:

What Girl Scouts can learn from online cookie sales - CNN.com

I have not seen Girl Scouts or school kids soliciting banging on doors in years. They are in front of some stores with parents.

My son and his friends did well shoveling snow when he was younger. Started with a neighbor calling him.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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A couple of high school teens went around their neighborhood passing out flyers, door to door, announcing that they would remove snow. Someone complained, probably someone who has a snow plow mounted to a jeep, to the Bound Brook NJ police. The town has a 'no door to door soliciting without a permit'. High school kids, looking to make a few bucks are supposed to know this?
A police officer responded to the scene of the crime to reprimand the boys that they were breaking the law. Cost of the permit was not stated but I'll bet it's more than what the kids would have made shoveling snow.
Yes, high school kids are supposed to know. If they are unaware, then their parents should know. Regulations for door to door soliciting exist for a reason, their parent either actively or tacitly support those regulations. You have no evidence to support the assumption you made as to who complained. So the kids learned a valuable lesson, if you ask for money to perform work, due some research to make sure you do it the right way. If they didn't learn that, then their parents are failures in providing fundamental guidance for their children. Following the laws and such is a basic. Had some adults done what they were supposed to do it would never have become an issue. You injected such dramatics into this: scene of the crime? Really now, was it all that big a deal as you made it out to be?
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