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Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales
McClatchy ^ | 8/21/09 | James Rosen

Posted on 08/21/2009 11:25:10 AM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON — If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.

The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; beware; bho44; feds; garage; garagesales; itsforthechillrun; nannystate; resaleroundup; seller
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1 posted on 08/21/2009 11:25:10 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 08/21/2009 11:25:31 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.................


3 posted on 08/21/2009 11:30:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples' money...M. Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

Damn......now I’m stuck with 2000 sets of lawn darts ! In more ways than I would like.


4 posted on 08/21/2009 11:30:35 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Red Badger

Bet you found those words at a garage sale.


5 posted on 08/21/2009 11:31:09 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It is getting to where you can’t do any former activity without breaking some law. A friend of mine who lived under communism paraphrased to me what Ayn Rand wrote, that totalitarians make criminals of us to justify controlling us.


6 posted on 08/21/2009 11:31:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism = organized crime)
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To: Nachum

If a law should be placed on the books; wouldn’t this law be part of a State’s responsibility? Don’t states have the right to regulate commerce within their state? Why is President Zero upsurping his authority, without a challenge?

But then again, I’m apparently just a trouble-making rascist.


7 posted on 08/21/2009 11:31:56 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Nachum

Ah the “cover up for China’s sloppy quality control” law.


8 posted on 08/21/2009 11:33:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: Nachum

Sounds to me like this is a serious problem. We should have a Bazzar Czar and at least 20,000 unionized inspectors to oversee this illegal black market now. If just 1 child is spared having to suffer the trauma of getting a defective toy, well how can you really put a price tag on that?


9 posted on 08/21/2009 11:34:58 AM PDT by marlon (Does anyone know the procedure for impeachment of a teleprompter?)
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To: Squantos

You have lawn darts?

How much you want for a set?

:)


10 posted on 08/21/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Squantos

lawn darts can be used as weapons in an emergency situation. :)


11 posted on 08/21/2009 11:37:20 AM PDT by madamemayhem (i don't like repeat offenders, i like dead offenders.)
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To: Nachum
The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children

I don't believe for a second that it's just for the chillun's things. It would also go for kitchen appliances and the like. I wouldn't put it past these Feebs to try to do "stings" by deliberately donating such items to church bazaars then seeing if they show up.

12 posted on 08/21/2009 11:38:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: Squantos

That’s a lot of pricks.


13 posted on 08/21/2009 11:38:18 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Nachum; marlon

Great comments!


14 posted on 08/21/2009 11:38:47 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (What kind of organization answers the phone if you call a suicide hotline in Gaza City?)
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To: madamemayhem

So can 1 Pound cans of baked beans.

But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t wanna hang my shorts on either of them!!


15 posted on 08/21/2009 11:39:01 AM PDT by djf (The "racism" spiel is a crutch, those who unashamedly lean on it, cripples!)
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To: Squantos

Un-PC childrens books are no doubt included


16 posted on 08/21/2009 11:39:46 AM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Squantos

Would it were as easy as marking the items for adult use only.


17 posted on 08/21/2009 11:40:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

whatever happened with the motorscycles and ATV’s for kids?? Are they still off the market?


18 posted on 08/21/2009 11:40:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Eaker

Eakers just a friend...


19 posted on 08/21/2009 11:41:42 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Nachum

Darn it! I was going to hit some Garage Sales hoping to score a set of Lawn Darts.


20 posted on 08/21/2009 11:41:47 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Did you not know the Royal hunting grounds are always forbidden?)
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To: GeronL

Well, before the 1980s some were printed with inks containing lead. So your Little Black Sambo would be verboten to resell.


21 posted on 08/21/2009 11:41:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: TexasRepublic

It’s not just that.

Once people have to think about whether every little thing they do is breaking the law, It leaves them less time to think about other subjects ... like whether the government is going wild.

I happen to think the same thing of recycling ...

Meaningless distractions.


22 posted on 08/21/2009 11:41:56 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Nachum

Why in the H E double L can’t our so called elected government just leave people alone and stop being the overbearing tyrants they’ve become?


23 posted on 08/21/2009 11:43:09 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
Why in the H E double L can’t our so called elected government just leave people alone and stop being the overbearing tyrants they’ve become?

silly rabbit! There's no money in that.

24 posted on 08/21/2009 11:43:57 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

And for Pete’s sake! Don’t let your kids sell lemonade or kool-aid in the front yard!!! The koolaid gestapo will be all over them like stink on ****!!!! This isn’t America anymore IT’S AMERIKA!!! HAIL TO DER FUHRER!!! It’s time to get rid of that E Pluribus Unum motto and change it to “If the government doesn’t get their cut, your ass is grass.”


25 posted on 08/21/2009 11:44:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: Nachum

Yes, inside a old picture frame........Ya think it’s worth and money?....................


26 posted on 08/21/2009 11:44:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples' money...M. Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

27 posted on 08/21/2009 11:44:24 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: GeronL
"(Important CPSC Ruling Update: The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted on April 3 to grant a one-year stay of enforcement on the lead ban that has outlawed youth OHV sales. [CPSC Chair Votes to Delay Lead Ban]. The stay of enforcement is due in no small part to the lobbying efforts of industry organizations and the letters of concerned riders to their legislators. The fight is not over, however, and riders should still encourage lawmakers to pass legislation that exemps OHV models from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act lead restrictions.)"

So says http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/5/2382/Motorcycle-Article/Lead-Ban-Stops-Youth-ATV-and-Motorcycle-Sales.aspx

28 posted on 08/21/2009 11:44:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: cva66snipe

The “Ruling Class” of elitists knows better than we do,

and have a right and a duty to substitute their superior goals and decisions for ours.

That’s how they think.


29 posted on 08/21/2009 11:45:33 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I am going to reread Gulag Archepelago", just to refresh my memory of how certain people think.
30 posted on 08/21/2009 11:45:35 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: MrB

Well they are collectors items etc.........

Really have only one set shy the one neighbors dog tried to fetch.

Stay Safe !!


31 posted on 08/21/2009 11:46:18 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: xcamel

So.... how much for the darts?


32 posted on 08/21/2009 11:46:29 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: marlon
We should have a Bazzar Czar

BaCzaar for short.

33 posted on 08/21/2009 11:46:30 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Nachum

We’ll soon be watching video of mom, dad and little Nellie handcuffed and thrown on the lawn by the Tyco Train Set police!! Isn’t it great to live in a formerly free country!


34 posted on 08/21/2009 11:47:06 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Nachum

It’s not that bad. I talked to a local second-hand store owner. She said you don’t have to worry as long as you do due diligence (google “recall [toyname]”).

I understand that some people didn’t turn their recalled products in for replacement, and a buyer even at a garage sale would want to know the toys aren’t death traps.

Of course I’ve seen dumb recalls. There was one for a lighter. “Do not use it until you have remediated the safety problem.” I thought, “Uh-oh, it’s going to blow up on me.” Turns out the “problem” was that they didn’t put the stupid warning sticker on. Yes, you were expected to contact them and have them ship a warning sticker for you to stick on before you use it.

Too many of these recalls are performed in paranoia of ambulance chasers.


35 posted on 08/21/2009 11:47:19 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: MetaThought
Once people have to think about whether every little thing they do is breaking the law, It leaves them less time to think about other subjects ... like whether the government is going wild.

Push it too far or too quick and you get massive pushback, though, defeating the purpose. The Obamites are ham handed and have no finesse.

36 posted on 08/21/2009 11:47:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: Nachum

I don’t like Federal workers. Always bothering people when they should not be
Fire half the Federal workers and we’ll do just fine. Let them find employment in the dreaded private sector


37 posted on 08/21/2009 11:48:41 AM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: Squantos

There’s a new game going around, at least, I hadn’t seen it before this year.

Similar to lawn darts, horse shoes, etc.

It has a piece of plywood with a hole in it on either end of the lane, and you toss a bean bag to land on the board or in the hole.

What cracked me up was that I first saw it at a church event and they called it “corn hole”, because the bags were filled with corn.


38 posted on 08/21/2009 11:51:04 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: CholeraJoe

One enterprising firm is selling Jart parts. You have to reassemble them yourself.


39 posted on 08/21/2009 11:52:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A 1 year delay huh?


40 posted on 08/21/2009 11:52:26 AM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: cva66snipe

What’s next......Cash for cupcakes?


41 posted on 08/21/2009 11:52:36 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: dennisw

Yank the laws which directed or funded the hiring of these superfluous drones.


42 posted on 08/21/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: freebird5850
I heard something about this earlier this summer.

Some of the good will stores are afraid to sell childrens clothing because of the rules on what 2nd hand items can be sold.

43 posted on 08/21/2009 11:55:01 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: GeronL

And to think it was over lead IN BATTERIES.


44 posted on 08/21/2009 11:55:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: Squantos; Tijeras_Slim

I bought the kids a “Slip-N-Slide” designed to be used with sulfuric acid rather than water.

Does this count as “dangerous”?


45 posted on 08/21/2009 11:55:26 AM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Eaker

I got the one that uses wesson oil...


46 posted on 08/21/2009 11:55:52 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

“There’s a new game going around...”

That game’s been around forever. Or at least as long as I can remember.


47 posted on 08/21/2009 11:56:03 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: mware

So...

anyone doubt my “conspiracy theory” that the elitists that are in our government are trying to discourage large families, or even families in general?


48 posted on 08/21/2009 11:57:07 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: xcamel

I never really understood the problem with law darts. I hit a kid in the face with a baseball bat once, does that mean we should outlaw baseball?


49 posted on 08/21/2009 11:58:10 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

So, what’s it been called... forever.

Hadn’t seen it before this summer, myself.


50 posted on 08/21/2009 11:58:16 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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