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In FL, the law is very loose about what constitutes a service animal. In effect, any doctor can sign a letter saying that any animal is a 'service animal'. The law, however, is very strict about what happens if a business does not accept a service animal in the company of a would-be customer. The business can, in fact, lose its license. The potential for abuse is vast and people do abuse it. As a business has no real way of defending against an ill-defined law, it's messy.
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Chickenpox vaccine wasn't available until the late 1980s. Prior to that, kids either caught it in the wild, caught it at semi-controlled 'parties', or missed it all together. My son, born in 1985, never got the yet-to-be released vaccine. He did, however, catch it at age 16, a miserable experience for all. Now, with a safe vaccine readily available, it's nonsense to avoid it. But then, there's no law against stupid.
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So, as a matter of public record, are the 'ugly' going to be so certified? Will they carry IDs saying that they're officially ugly people? Will certification be done at the county, state, or federal level? I inquire because I see a new printing opportunity and would like to corner it before poachers appear. Though perhaps, if I get lazy, I'll just set up a Facebook page and Twitter account featuring the names and pictures of the officially ugly.
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I don't remember reading about a change in British law or custom that made it correct to appropriate the belongings of another simply because one may have a perceived better use of those belongings. If that's truly the case, I hereby lay claim to the Crown Jewels. They don't get used much, after all. My dog would wear them daily.
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@Joe: Sexing chickens? Emptying septic tanks? Sitting at a missile launch control pad? Lots of jobs worse than document review...
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Why restrict it to law schools? The skill set required could be handled by a community college and for a whole lot less than any law school would deign consider.
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Imagine not apologizing for doing nothing outside the norms of the business! The shame, the heartlessness.
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The Marshals Service, btw, is the one that didn't disable the record facility on their scanners. TSA did disable. It appears that it'll be the attorneys' images showing up on the Internet, not Joseph(ine) Traveler's. Is this something to which the world should be exposed? Think of the children!
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Oops... my bad. The magazine is called "Cook's Source".
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@Be a plumber: You wouldn't happen to be subscriber to Food Source magazine would you? You seem to have the grossly mistaken opinion that just because something is available on the Internet it is not protected by copyright. Rather than a 'shakedown', this is a pretty creative way to get people to pay for their use/acquisition of copyrighted materials. They could probably get settlements in the $10 of Ks in many instances.
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Perhaps things are different in Florida? 'Close door' buttons in elevators function as expected and promptly close the door. 'Walk' buttons at crosswalks actually do interrupt traffic light timing. Maybe FL is accommodating the elderly by making things work rationally.
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Maybe I'm just a nebbish: I don't get tickets because I'm a pretty good driver. I don't have any quarrel with red-light cameras at all. I'd definitely approve of their being used to fine cell-phone-while-driving offenders. And yeah, flip off the camera if that soothes your chakras...
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Man, I just love living in Florida! There's a new and improved bit of whackiness every day.
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You mean, if I lecture him on the limits of the car search exception and point out how Gantt changed the legal landscape it might not work out well for me? Or that I remind him that I pay his salary? Is that what I've been doing wrong?
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Oooh Leslie! You've confused Angels on Horseback (oysters wrapped in bacon) with Devils on Horseback (prunes wrapped in bacon).
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2010 on Baconopolis: The Squeakquel! at Al Dente
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The lobster was killed, then murdered in the cooking.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2010 on A Lobster Tale at Al Dente
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As a Boomer, I sure don't act like one. I loathe meetings and conference calls. E-mails work just fine, but then so do phone calls. I'm happy enough to listen to a voice mail--infinitely preferring concise, to-the-point ones. I'll use the 'modern' commo of the various links, if I have to, but they're dead last in preferences. But I really, really don't get people who are in any sort of service industry, professional as it may be, who believe themselves above accommodating their bosses/customers.
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