Posts Tagged ‘John Stossel’
The U.S. Forest Service is blocking residents of Tombstone, Ariz. from repairing waterlines damaged by storms and wildfires last year. Why? Because restoring the lines that bring spring water from the mountains could endanger the Mexican spotted owl. Really. Oh, and the Chiricahua leopard frog too.
Safe drinking water? Water to fight fires? Pfft. Suck it up, Tombstone. The spotted owls need you. (Not that there are any left after the storms and fires destroyed their habit.)
Right now residents have one option: the Forest Service will permit them to fix the damaged waterlines if they agree to “use horses and hand tools to remove boulders the size of Volkswagens.”
Once again, the worship of Mother Gaia trumps mankind’s struggle to survive. A spotted freakin’ owl? Are you kidding me? How many times are they going to play that card?
These leftists morons have to be stopped, and we can start in November.
days until Obama is gone
(6053 hours : 18 minutes : 07 seconds)
- Federal Government Is Keeping Tombstone, Arizona From Accessing Drinking Water (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Arizona to battle Feds over water rights (werefuse.com)
- O.K. Corral II: Town fights feds for water to drink (wnd.com)
- We’re From The Government. We’re Here To Help. (maxredline.typepad.com)
With the death of Breitbart last week, two weeks ago seems like forever.
Two weeks ago, Fox News broadcast a show featuring John Stossel called Illegal Everything. The stuff they showed was government at its most ridiculous, most inane bureaucratic worst. Children stopped from selling lemonade was the least of the idiotic cases of government excess.
This crap has got to be stopped, and hopefully November 2012 will be a part to the reversal.
- John Stossel – Illegal Everything – stunning video report about government completely out of control – NaturalNews.tv (yerthinkingit.com)
- Stossel Dollars? (foxnews.com)
- John Stossel on Americans’ Reluctance to Make Tough Choices (reason.com)
- John Stossel on Obama’s Misleading Deficit Reduction Promises (reason.com)
What do you have to do to open a lemonade stand in New York City? Also, EPA destroys an Idaho family. [UPDATE] MULTIPLE Families.
Oh. My. God.
The show should be called “Out-of-Control America”.
Ask John Stossel, I’m watching a show called “Illegal Everything” on Fox right now, and some of the crap required blows me away;
It made me want to try to jump through the legal hoops required to open a simple lemonade stand in New York City. Here’s some of what one has to do:
1)Register as sole proprietor with the County Clerk’s Office (must be done in person)
2)Apply to the IRS for an Employer Identification Number
3)Complete 15-hrFood Protection Course!
4)After the course, register for an exam that takes 1 hr. You must score 70% to pass. (Sample question: “What toxins are associated with the puffer fish?”) If you pass, allow 3-5 weeks for delivery of Food Protection Certificate.
5)Register for sales tax Certificate of Authority
6)Apply for a Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit. Must bring copies of the previous documents and completed forms to the Consumer Affairs Licensing Center.
Then, at least 21 days before opening your establishment, you must:
Arrange for an inspection with the Health Department’s Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation. It takes about 3 weeks to get your appointment. If you pass, you can set up a business once you:
-Buy a portable fire extinguisher from a company certified by the FDNY and set up a contract for waste disposal.
We couldn’t finish the process. Had we been able to schedule our health inspection and open my stand legally, it would have taken us 65 days.
He goes beyond just lemonade, describing what the EPA did to destroy the lives of one family in Idaho who after obtaining the proper local permits built a house on land they owned. A drainage culvert was blocked downstream on their property, so the husband rented an excavator to unplug the downed trees and debris and allow the drain to function properly.
Oops, that blocked drain created a “wetland”, and by unblocking it, they were then criminals. Unbelievable.
The Pacific Legal Foundation took on their case, a heartbreaker;
- Stossel on Illegal Everything (cafehayek.com)
- Stossel tried to open a lemonade stand – in New York (trutherator.wordpress.com)
- EPA Tries To Sack Sackett Family’s Property Rights (gadabout-blogalot.com)