Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 11:55 a.m. MST
Now that the word is out and this article has been written watch for the
business license police to show up and demand that the kids get a business
license. Then the business license application will be denied because they
don't have a permanent building structure, a customer restroom, a food
handler's permit from the health department and on and on. So boys I wish
the best of luck and I admire you for your business wits.
The justifications for snickers and ice cream are pretty silly. However, the
evidence is pretty overwhelming what soda is doing to our country. Candy is
terrible for you, but soda is so much worse. Ask a dentist which they would
recommend you consume, if you must. Soda drinkers also drink much less water,
which has numerous side effects. Beyond the sugar, soda also pumps you full of
carbonation. While the DesNews may be satisfied with a high school kid's
argument, unfortunately the research doesn't bear this out.
If there is a demand somebody is going to supply it. Good on them for
recognizing a business opportunity.I'm sure Davis Co will want
a piece of the tax action and will probably ask them to purchase a street
vendors permit, food handlers permit, small business license and will want to
periodically have the Davis Co health dept inspect their coolers on a monthly
Reminds me of when BYU police kicked kids off BYU property for selling frozen
pops to Missionaries at the MTC.
That's fine with me. I think the first poster is correct that the city will
have a hard time finding a legal excuse for letting them stay there. Other
businesses will complain eventually.
You forgot they need to pay their FICA taxes, unemployment insurance. State
licensing as well. They need to get liability insurance in case one of the
soda's and candy bars cause their customers to get fat. They have to make
sure they are not violating any Environmental laws. Hope they don't kill a
bird with one of the discarded wrappers. That is federal prison time right
there. Make sure they pay their fair share in taxes. while offering their
employees full benefits, a livable wage, yearly raises, and heaven forbid they
try to make at least a 5% profit margin. If they try to, they will be called
greedy corporate fat cats.
C'mon OHBU. Everyone knows soda is not good for you. The mistake you make
is that you have turned, "They shouldn't do that" into "We
shouldn't let them do that." And that is not how America should
Does your mom know you're drinking Coke and Mountain Dew?Now, they
might have some competition. Imagine five vendors instead of one.Or some
wagons with cute little umbrellas.Where will it all end?But we
missed the real point here. The federal government sends the mandates to local
school districts. Mandates about sports teams, special ed, busing, bilingual
ed, school lunch...and in return they give us back a paltry amount of our own
money to carry out those mandates.The tail wags the dog.
C'mon OHBU again. You talk about research and soda pop but you clearly
mistate some facts. First, it is an old wive's tale that carbonation is bad
for you. There is no evidence that it does anything to the body. Second,
although it is true that soda drinkers do not as much plain water, they do
generally get as much or more water through the soda. A study in Sweden about 5
years ago showed that any beverage keeps you hydrated. In fact, caffeine has
little effect on the water retention. Third, dentists discourage drinking soda,
gatorade, citric juices, coffee or milk. They all have acids that can erode
teeth. My dentist said it takes an hour for the acids to start breaking down
enamel. His solution to the problem is to swallow.Look, I am not saying
soda is good for you. I think plain pure water is the best. However to say it is
bad for you is not supported by the latest research. I do feel it is safe to
say, though, it is not necessarily good for you.
My daughter is a current student at Davis High and she tells me they still have
soda in machines and in the school store. She said the reason the kids are
doing so well is they sell them much cheaper than the store and the machines.
I'm not sure where Mike Anderson got his information, but simply walking
into the school he would have seen the pop machines.
"If there is a demand somebody is going to supply it. Good on them for
recognizing a business opportunity.""... I admire you for your
business wits."I appreciate the wholehearted support for my out of
state delivery business. Every time government bans something that is available
or cheaper somewhere else, someone will figure out how to exploit it.
What I don't get is why so many kids are so willing to waste their money.
If you can buy a case of soda cheep enough to make a profit selling it two cans
for a dollar, why aren't the customer kids buying their own cases of soda
and taking a can or twe to school with them everyday?For this same
reason I don't understand why they have soda and candy vending machines at
schools. You know you are going to be there, you know you are going to eat - why
not save some money and bring it from home?
Its nice to see the Obama Administration taking steps to promote small business.
I think it's great that kids are learning the value of hard work and how
the economy operates. I think they should be getting class credit for it.
Mormon Ute... Have your daughter check again. There are probably vending
machines but they do not dispense soda pop. It will be water, juice or sports
drink. I don't know for sure but I believe your daughter is
mistaken.By the way, this law came about during the Bush
administration. The school lunch fiasco has shown up during the Obama
administration.Davis High just chose to ignore the mandate handed
down from the feds. It finally caught up to them to the tune of $15K.I hear that is about how much a typical high school lost in revenue when the
My daughter has been selling candy bars to her high school classmates for two
years now, and has made all of her spending money that way--she has been buying
her own clothes, books, and school supplies.
Fact or Fake,You might want to check your research again. There are
literally hundreds of studies on soda's effects on health. By and large,
the vast majority of those not sponsored by the ABA (American Beverage
Association) find negative health risks, including obesity, stroke, kidney
damage, and increased blood pressure. Also, a recent study by the Colgate
company found soda to be the leading factor in tooth decay. To lump it in with
other sugary drinks is disingenuous. Yes, they can all cause problems in
excess, but the truth is, soda provides no health benefit, while the others do.
That's like saying that air pollution causes lung cancer, so to single out
cigarettes as a leading cause isn't accurate. Re: Maudine,You just hit the nail on the head as to why soda bans on campus work.
Kids don't plan ahead, and in the absence of this kind of workaround, they
will just consume what is available. While we can't legislate their
behavior, it's at the very least unethical to profit off of it. I'll
bet tobacco execs would pay good money to put cigarette vending machines back in
What's really sad is that now we have the most disorganized, indebted,
confused, and encumbered organization in the history of the world (the U. S.
government)dictating what people can and cannot ingest on their own time. Stop
and and think about that. How in the world have we sunk this far?
Re:OHBUSchools have banned soft drinks for 3 years now. How has it
affected obesity so far? It hasn't. I see it as another freedom that is
taken from us. In other states, Schools have banned soft drinks for almost 10
years, and still no reduction in obesity
@Jay Tee -- Who is telling anyone what they can and can't ingest? Have
your kid take his own darn soda pop to school if you want him to drink it so
bad. Why do you have to buy your soda from the government (the school)?
Can't you go to the store yourself? Does the government have to do
everything for you (provide your kid his soda pop)?
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