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NYC bagel store fined for accidentally dropping sesame seeds on floor
MYFOX ^ | 05/08/2012

Posted on 05/08/2012 12:22:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/08/2012 1:17:30 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK -- A New York City health department inspector bizarrely slapped a Brooklyn bagel shop with $1,650 in fines -- because sesame and poppy seeds fell to the floor while the bagels were being made during working hours.

The owner of B&B Empire Bagel Cafe -- who appealed the violations and lost at two separate hearings -- said the inspectors must have holes in their heads.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bagelstore; bloomberg; communism; corruption; democrats; fine; liberalfascism; liberals; newyork; policestate
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 12:23:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Seed spillage is just part of making bagels, says B&B Empire Cafe owner Alex Gormakh, who has been fined $1,650 by the city for incidental infractions like fallen sesames.


Gormakh and his son, Max, 34, have invested close to $900,000 in larger stainless steel preparation tables — in hopes of containing seed fallout — and an expensive water-filter vacuum to suck up the seeds from the floor.
“It is still not profitable, but it is close,” said Gormakh, who moved his family here from Russia in 1995 and opened his store last June.
2 posted on 05/08/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

In Russia they call it “corruption”.
Here we call it liberalism “gone mad”.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: SeekAndFind

Folks, remember this — THERE IS A HIGH COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY ( what this regulatory atmosphere does for jobs in general is anyone’s guess ).


4 posted on 05/08/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Insufficient melanin or simply wrong party registration?


5 posted on 05/08/2012 12:26:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoo boy what a quote!

“If you want to work, you have to pay. In Russia, they call it corruption. Here, they call it something else. Either way, you have to pay.”



6 posted on 05/08/2012 12:26:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: certrtwngnut; Diogenesis

Folks, remember this — THERE IS A HIGH COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY ( what this regulatory atmosphere does for jobs in general is anyone’s guess ).


7 posted on 05/08/2012 12:27:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

His real crime is being an independent businessman.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Diogenesis

You beat me to it. My thoughts exactly. And it’s only going to get worse.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 12:31:17 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: SeekAndFind
"...what this regulatory atmosphere does for jobs in general is anyone’s guess"

It makes jobs for the regulators, of course.

Jobs for people, people for jobs.

10 posted on 05/08/2012 12:32:37 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Wordkraft

If he was obammma’s uncle I doubt if this guy would be getting the same treatment.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: SeekAndFind

must be the bagel shop from Seinfeld where Kramer spent 13 years on strike


12 posted on 05/08/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tet68

At least in Russia, once you pay the protection money, you get the protection. Here, after OSHA’s done with you, the EPA shows up, then DOJ, then the city inspectors, then the guys from the state EPA - you’re never free of yet one more bite of your business.

“They don’t let you live!”


13 posted on 05/08/2012 12:35:55 PM PDT by Argus
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To: SeekAndFind

And people think I’m exaggerating or going over the top when say we live under Despotism here. I can assure you I am not.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 12:37:00 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government..."


15 posted on 05/08/2012 12:37:18 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are short on tax money...

They will collect, one way or the other.

The only way out is to leave and open your business in a friendly state.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: tet68

Next candidate to exit NYC.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 12:39:11 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: SeekAndFind

Folks, remember this — THERE IS A HIGH COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY ( what this regulatory atmosphere does for jobs in general is anyone’s guess ).

_______________________

This level of government control and corruption is coming to your town and city.... soon.

The Great Oppression


18 posted on 05/08/2012 12:41:40 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

And the poppy seeds kept Elaine from traveling with Peterman.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 12:42:19 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Argus

You got that right. Some years ago when my husband was putting up his car repair building, he had to jump through hoop after hoop. Departments contradicting each other too. The water/sewer could have been hooked up 1/2 block east at no cost to us but the city insisted it be hooked up 1/2 block west which cost $9,000. No reason, just because. They insisted we put a retention pond in at the west side of the property even though the water ran down the road in the easterly direction. Ok, whatever you say. Now years later we want to sell the building and they say, “the water isn’t flowing to the retention pond, you need to put in a dry well”!! It’s a wonder anybody even bothers to open a business.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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To: SeekAndFind
Rush covered this today. Bagels seem to be on dipship Bloooombergs list. He banned the giving of free bagels to the poor because of the salt content...it all fits....

...my pre-written response to all things Bloomberg:

Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemy’s first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.....and dont get me started on salt, transfats, cigarettes and sugar

© Vaquero 2012

21 posted on 05/08/2012 12:46:19 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

New York city I’m talking about. The Despot being Mike Bloomberg who BTW is a rich liberal from Assachussets who made pretend he was a conservative Reublican. Sound familiar?


22 posted on 05/08/2012 12:46:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

New York city I’m talking about. The Despot being Mike Bloomberg who BTW is a rich liberal from Assachussets who made pretend he was a conservative Reublican. Sound familiar?


23 posted on 05/08/2012 12:46:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: tet68
“If you want to work, you have to pay. In Russia, they call it corruption. Here, they call it something else. Either way, you have to pay.”

"So, mention extortion again...and I'll have your legs broken."

24 posted on 05/08/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Diogenesis

Insufficient melanin or simply wrong party registration?

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That, or the usual problem: The bagel makers failed to slip cash under the table to bribe the inspecters.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 12:51:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Local New York Russian immigrants shouldn't compare our Democrat Party with communism. It’s absurd." - D. Savino (Democrat, New York State Senate)

26 posted on 05/08/2012 12:54:18 PM PDT by Gritty (Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink - P.J. O’Rourke)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm sure it was the mouse droppings that intermingled with the seed droppings that moved the inspectors to cite, not simply the presence of seeds on the floor.

"...the bagel shop was cited on Oct. 23, 2011, for "a heavy accumulation of seeds in the same area that many mouse droppings were found.""

27 posted on 05/08/2012 12:55:24 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: Vaquero

Don’t forget how the Despot Bloomberg now wants all landlords to send the city a list of all the apartments they rent out to people who smoke. I kid you not. Now he is getting into Nazi tactics. “Send us a list of all the apartments you rent out to Jews”...And you know what pisses me off? This asshole isn’t even from New York. He’s a putz from Assachussets.


28 posted on 05/08/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Vaquero

Don’t forget how the Despot Bloomberg now wants all landlords to send the city a list of all the apartments they rent out to people who smoke. I kid you not. Now he is getting into Nazi tactics. “Send us a list of all the apartments you rent out to Jews”...And you know what pisses me off? This asshole isn’t even from New York. He’s a putz from Assachussets.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: spunkets

Darn it, I hate when my mouse dropping-topped bagels are contaminated with sesame seeds.


30 posted on 05/08/2012 12:57:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Zero tolerance for Sesame seeds. What a joke these inspection people are.

Half the stores in New York probably have roach’s and mice running wild and these morons are after a guy for a leaky bagel.


31 posted on 05/08/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

“......Still, city regulators were unsympathetic.”

Having been a small business owner in the past WE at the ranch have the experience as recipients of the Leftist “City Regulators” attitude towards the business community. If you own your own business, no matter the extent of your success, no matter the cash flow, no matter ANYTHING other than YOU are designated the “owner”, therefore YOU ARE RICH, therefore your bank account is fair game. They will tax, fine, assess, a business before that business can even make a single dollars profit if they can.

It’s all about revenue under the guise of for the city, the county, for the Fire, Police, Teachers.

The Leftists in government are a criminal enterprise for the purpose of stealing from the productive to skim under the guise of government legitimacy what they may for themselves.

Bloodsuckers.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 1:04:53 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Something’s not adding up here - this guy spent $900,000 to fix a problem that resulted in a $1,600 fine?


33 posted on 05/08/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

The official - as are so many Big City pols - is an officious imbecile promoted way above his ability.

He should be policing stray bits of TP in some public restroom somewhere.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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After reading the New Adkins Diet book, I was surprised to find out so many things we had been told about nutrition were wrong. Adkins actually states that we may not be eating enough salt and advises to eat some soy sauce or bouillon soup each day. I though salt was eeevil. And don't get me started on cholesterol. Next we will find out that cigarettes are actually good for you.
35 posted on 05/08/2012 1:17:52 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SeekAndFind

Business owner are always named, along with the general location of the shop, in articles of this sort. The “inspector” is always anonymous agent. Why do these reporters protect their identities?

Don’t readers have the right to all pertinent information? Shouldn’t somebody monitor the monitors?


36 posted on 05/08/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: certrtwngnut
In Russia they call it “corruption”. Here we call it liberalism “gone mad”.

In America it's called communism.

37 posted on 05/08/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by Logical me
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"...Next we will find out that cigarettes are actually good for you. ..."

Tobacco companies used to be HUGE Republican donors (and I do mean huge)

This is why they were targeted.

If they were democrap supporters we would all be learning (probably in school) about the healthful benefits of "bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke"

38 posted on 05/08/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: SeekAndFind
...the inspectors must have holes in their heads.

There was no envelope waiting for them when they first announced their presence...that triggered a very careful inspection.

39 posted on 05/08/2012 1:39:48 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is how the MOB works now, you can pay them for protection from the government, or you pay the gov’t which is much more costly, devastating and fully bent on your ruin, much worse than having your legs broken.
40 posted on 05/08/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: sportutegrl

After reading the New Adkins Diet book, I was surprised to find out so many things we had been told about nutrition were wrong. Adkins actually states that we may not be eating enough salt and advises to eat some soy sauce or bouillon soup each day. I though salt was eeevil. And don’t get me started on cholesterol. Next we will find out that cigarettes are actually good for you.

__________________________________________________

From “Sleeper” (Woody Allen) 1973

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”

Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.

Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?

Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.

Dr. Melik: Incredible.

****

Dr. Orva: Here, smoke this. And, be sure you get the smoke deep down into your lungs.

Miles Monroe: I don’t smoke.

Dr. Orva: It’s tobacco. It’s one of the healthiest things for your body.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 1:48:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

“$900,000 in larger stainless steel preparation tables”

Yeah - and everyone thinks the inspection thing is a racket. Although I did read where the inspector did cut the shopkeeper a break, and directed him to his cousin Tony’s industrial supply discount store.


42 posted on 05/08/2012 1:58:14 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: KittenClaws

Probably the only truly funny movie Allen made.


43 posted on 05/08/2012 2:06:17 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: dfwgator

This bagel shop owner didn’t pay his honorarium from the student fund...


44 posted on 05/08/2012 2:30:08 PM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. Gormakh, if you want to feel what true US Socialism is like I’d suggest you move your bagel shop to Los Angeles.

On the other hand, if you want to feel what true US capitalism is like I’d suggest you move your bagel shop to South Carolina or Texas.


45 posted on 05/08/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck

RE: I’d suggest you move your bagel shop to South Carolina or Texas.

How’s the local palette down south? Do people like eating bagels over there?


46 posted on 05/08/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: sportutegrl
How the Future may view it all....
47 posted on 05/08/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KittenClaws

see 47


48 posted on 05/08/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

THIS is a little off topic and falls in the FYI re sesame....dep’t
If you have not used ROASTED SESAME OIL as a seasoning DO IT. It is great stuff, it tastes, as you might imagine, like liquid roasted sesame seeds...a little goes a long way it is strong i put it on lots of things including subs and any chineese take out i buy. Give it a try on anything.. you’ll be glad you did.....sorry for straying here ...


49 posted on 05/08/2012 2:41:56 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: SeekAndFind
Back in the day, these busy-body bureaucrats would have been tarred and feathered and then run out of town.

I want that America back.

50 posted on 05/08/2012 2:43:43 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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