13 year old saves up $1,200 to buy a hot dog stand to help his family out. He files all the necessary paperwork, he gets a vending permit, gets permission from the property owner on where he is to set up his stand just to be shot down by city hall.
Duszynski was told by city officials that "his cart was in violation of a Holland zoning law that protects existing food businesses downtown against competition from mobile food vendors, and he would have to cease operation immediately."Read more »
Six senators introduced legislation that would make selling fake maple syrup a felony offense leading to fines and up to five years in prison.Read more »
Imagine a world where Microsoft could sue, for example, General Electric because it sold a refrigerator to a retail store in Seattle, and that model of refrigerator used a fan designed by a Chinese firm owned a single PC with a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft executives are lobbying lawmakers for just this vision of the future.Read more »
Under fire in maple-syrup country, the maker of Log Cabin All Natural Syrup said Tuesday it will get rid of the product's caramel coloring in response to complaints by producers of the real thing.Read more »
That pesky internet has replaced dead tree media as the primary source of news for Americans, likely because it's a) superior and b) forces corporate and political propagandists to compete with the truth. Uh oh! Here comes government to the rescue...Read more »
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Oracle Corporation has 61% of its employees based outside of "the Americas". And yet, the number of US-based employees at the company has gone down less than 1%.
If most of the employees are outside the US, just which country is "stealing the other country's jobs" ?!
[TECHNICAL NOTE - originally posted as a News Story but the prep system says the URL "doesn't seem to be working". When I copy and paste it into my browser, however, it works just fine.]Read more »
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