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  1. PatsWSB47

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    #12 Jersey

    That'll teach em. :rolleyes:


     
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    and yet we do nothing about Illegal Aliens? I guess the lemonade kids are just low hanging fruit (pun intended)
     
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    The gubmit has to find enough "revenue" to pay for all the deadbeats and hacks you know.
     
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    If the kids parents were illegal aliens they would be in business in fact MSNBC might have even done a "human rights story" slobbering some do-gooder bullsh!t about what a great thing it was that the kids were learning about The American Way, the kids aren't illegal aliens they're blonde blue eyed American Citizens so the hell with them.

    :bricks:
     
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    Never mind.....sour grapes.

    The people in Bethesda - especially those who live in the immediate area of the country club are a breed unto themselves.

    No one you'd want as neighbors.

    Honestly.
     
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    So it sounds like your not surprised.
     
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    The video is classic.

    Mixed reation to this one.

    Number one - - ridiculous to not let the kids have a lemonade stand.

    Number two - - that the county is fine with the adults making money on the parking lots on their yards - - as long as they pay up the $300 ransom.

    Number three - -the moms of those lemonade stand kids floating out of their multi-million dollar castles to bemoan that the moral of the story to their children "is that there is no American Dream". They actually SAY that at the end of the video. I'm not making it up!!!
     
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    Kids are right. Grownups suck.
     
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    Good points, all of them.

    Interesting that the parking prices are considered exorbitant in the video but I hardly batted an eye at them having had to pay the same at Gillette for the
    past several years.
     
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    It's kinda sad that a private property owner needs to give the city $300 to allow people to park on his lawn. Of course, it's even more absurd that a child would need a permit to sell lemonade. What a country we've become.
     
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    They really do, all I needed to know I learned in kindergarten.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Bethesda was voted the most affluent community in The United States last year. The average family income is close to $170,000.00 per year - and the average house is $850,000.00. The houses near the country club can't be touched for less than several million dollars.

    They are a highly organized, tightly knit community of very rich parents and very spoiled kids for the most part.

    My old boss and his wife live across the street from the golf course. They need special parking passes to get in and out during the tournament.

    It's personal opinion and personal opinion only, based on living in the area and knowing some of the people who live in Bethesda but I'd think that many parents there would be much more likely to encourage their children to sue anyone and anything which got in their way than they would be to encourage anything so mundane as a lemonade stand.

    Maybe these parents are different. I did notice a sign on the stand that said, "50% of proceeds donated to charity," so I'll give them credit for that - but I'll assure you that any kid living in walking distance of the golf course doesn't need the other 50% - and it's highly likely that it was other neighbors who complained to the police about the stand being there in the first place.
     
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    Rich People
    Good Luck To Them
    Wish I Was
     
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    Sounds WICKED AWESOME!

    Wonder if they're hockey fans?
     
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    Well, you have personal acquaintances there so I'll give you every benefit of the doubt. At least the kids get the satisfaction of giving some money to charity while earning some for themselves, if that's what drove them...then again mommy and daddy could be teaching them how to get tax write-offs:p
     
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    Just because they are children doesn't mean that rules don't apply to them. I can't stand some of these enabling parents.
     

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