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Old 11-26-2018, 11:20 PM   #21
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I'm filled with rage!

How dare these motherf&^%Ers come to this country, after the US and Mexican governments actively and willfully destroyed Mexico's economy in order to make a few people in both countries ungodly rich, and try to hustle fruit in that most sacred spot, an HD parking lot.


And to think that they are doing it with maybe no USDA inspections. We're going to have outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in this country, which we never have with FEDERALLY INSPECTED food.


I'm boiling with rage.

DEPORT THOSE MUTHERF#^%RS.


And may their boat sink on the way.
























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Old 11-27-2018, 12:16 PM   #22
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Yeah, at about a rate of one in a million when some crank who's hellbent on rules over common sense has a fit.
Let these dudes sell their fruit. Nobody's getting hurt and at least they're trying to do something productive to make a buck.

So I am coming back to this thread to add little of my insight and opinion.

Frankly, after being somewhat pissed that this is going on, I have reached a point of not really caring one way or the other.

However the quote above really tells about the general opinion of people around here. They don't care until it affects them directly. Is any anyone getting hurt....not really. Are these illegals doing something productive....well yeah, productive for them. Are they making a buck..probably.

What it is that finally gets to people is the little stuff that adds up.
-The number of people selling stuff out of their trucks and cars that take up parking and make it more difficult for others who just want to get to the HD or the supermarket. The stores pay for the parking areas and pay for the security personnel. The market gets hurt because people are buying from these street vendors rather than the market that has to pay rent, salaries, healthcare and other expenses. HD gets hurt because of the hassle just to get in the store. And the hassle of trying not to hit the vendors and their customers.

-The increase in day workers in the parking lots that are willing to work for low cash wages. This affects the profitability of those contractors who don't hire cheap illegal labor

-The increase in illegal Mexican street vendors outside of the parking lots. Everything from produce, to ice cream, to tools and other items. Although they sell mostly to other illegals and legal Mexican immigrants, it affects the commercial and residential areas where they go and do business.

People don't notice how the little things affect their quality of life. It is getting better....nicer cleaner streets, better and faster commutes, better wages and profits, friendlier neighbors and rising property values ???

Or is it turning into a low end peasant village with a small percentage of wealthy folks living in protected neighborhoods, with a growing population of poverty level people taking advantage of non-enforced laws, welfare systems and the mis-guided philosophy of "cultural diversity" -----as long a it happens to someone else.
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I'm careful about where I buy food. Hepatitis is not a good thing.
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fruit sales by day, renovations by night.
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...The market gets hurt because people are buying from these street vendors rather than the market that has to pay rent, salaries, healthcare and other expenses.
If you or me wanted to get into the fruit business should we be blocked just because we don't already own a supermarket? Are you making the case that only an established vendor can serve the market? Like a supermarket has the sole right to sell food?
As long as any other seller is operating within the laws what is the issue?
I agree with you to the point that when one seller is breaking rules or skirting taxes it's unfair, but otherwise I don't see a problem.

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HD gets hurt because of the hassle just to get in the store. And the hassle of trying not to hit the vendors and their customers.
That's on HD to tell these guys to move out of the parking lot and sell from the side of the road somewhere. I don't know why HD wouldn't do that unless they felt that they weren't being harmed by these guys selling fruit in their lot.
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Our home depot parking spots are mostly depleted by 1) excessive handicapped parking, 2) material shipments 3) HD carts.
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Like a supermarket has the sole right to sell food?
Really They are not within the law. No they don't need a supermarket. Here there's a farmers market open everyday on a different part of the island and that's where people sell their goods. It sounds like you don't live in a heavily populated area. Like I said we have a lot of this going on over here over the years. Religious groups setting up t-shirt stands on the sidewalk in Waikiki right in front of a t-shirt shop. Kooks selling water and juice at look outs. It goes on and on.
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Guess I don't get it. I grew up with people selling stuff they grew in their garden from the trunks of their cars or trucks.

At local gas station or A&P even.

Nowadays, no one seems to have the ambition to have a garden, let alone take the time to sell any of it.

Nowadays, the local gas stations sell carrots and sugar beets by the bag, and thats about it. No USDA involved because its deer feed.
i still see them. I buy my honey from a guy on the corner. he comes once a month. I prefer to buy from vendors like this because I know the produce isn't stuffed with chemicals and pesticides.

and yeah like davis said, anyone who vends in a parking lot has to have a permit. Plus they aren't taking up any damn spots. HD has ample parking. geez, negative nancy!. give the guys a break. we are all just trying to make it in life. who cares if they are illegal. you wouldnt like it in their country either. At least they bring something to the table. ha literally.

Gawd I hate when white people say **** about illegals. They didnt ASK to be born in Mexico. it's luck of the draw. We aren't here for any other reason. And nobody better say **** about colonization because none of us colonized ****. We just got lucky.
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i'm careful about where i buy food. Hepatitis is not a good thing.
dont blame it on the fruit davis!
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So I am coming back to this thread to add little of my insight and opinion.
Frankly, after being somewhat pissed that this is going on, I have reached a point of not really caring one way or the other.

However the quote above really tells about the general opinion of people around here. They don't care until it affects them directly. Is any anyone getting hurt....not really. Are these illegals doing something productive....well yeah, productive for them. Are they making a buck..probably.

What it is that finally gets to people is the little stuff that adds up.
-The number of people selling stuff out of their trucks and cars that take up parking and make it more difficult for others who just want to get to the HD or the supermarket. The stores pay for the parking areas and pay for the security personnel. The market gets hurt because people are buying from these street vendors rather than the market that has to pay rent, salaries, healthcare and other expenses. HD gets hurt because of the hassle just to get in the store. And the hassle of trying not to hit the vendors and their customers.

LOL.. THAT ONE SPOT THEY TAKE UP JUST THROWS THE ENTIRE ECO SYSTEM OFF. and the grocery stores throw away more food in a day than these guys sell all year. the trucks arent anywhere near the damn door. dude seriously, calm down. live and let live. and get some glasses or something if its that hard to not hit a person standing next to a food truck. lol i have never ALMOST hit anyone selling or buying from a food truck. now you want to talk about the bastards collecting money for missionaries or the bums begging at every intersection alright.... but the food truck people are stowed away.

as for the rest of your post... i just cant. its so ridiculous it makes me laugh but if i even get in it with you about this its going to ruin my day and well, i dont care enough to let you do that.

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LoL I've got better things to worry about than a guy schlepping wares in a parking lot...

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I would not feel bad about calling them in for being over loaded. public safety and all. haha
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It’s starts with fruit then escalates to fentanyl laced heroin. Live and let live, they ain’t hurting you.

Now shut up all you privileged white people. You don’t get a say in this country, you screwed it up and made it worse than Cuba and Venezuela so let the colored people run it for a while. Stupid crackers.
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It’s starts with fruit then escalates to fentanyl laced heroin. Live and let live, they ain’t hurting you.

Now shut up all you privileged white people. You don’t get a say in this country, you screwed it up and made it worse than Cuba and Venezuela so let the colored people run it for a while. Stupid crackers.
wtf??????

you hitting the hooch or something else tonight???...

i deal with 3 hd's in 2 states, a lowes, 3 giant walmarts (don't use them, just see them) several large supermarkets etc and have yet to see anyone selling chit out of their cars...

now the farmers or growers markets there is all kind of good stuff there.

in oregon, at least, the food trucks all seem to congregate in an area...

the smells are awesome and so is the food.....

makes it tough to make a decision....

oh yea, and i have not got sick from any of them....
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wtf??????

you hitting the hooch or something else tonight???...

i deal with 3 hd's in 2 states, a lowes, 3 giant walmarts (don't use them, just see them) several large supermarkets etc and have yet to see anyone selling chit out of their cars...

now the farmers or growers markets there is all kind of good stuff there.

in oregon, at least, the food trucks all seem to congregate in an area...

the smells are awesome and so is the food.....

makes it tough to make a decision....

oh yea, and i have not got sick from any of them....
I think he was being facetious or sarcastic...sometimes hard to tell
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"i still see them. I buy my honey from a guy on the corner. he comes once a month. I prefer to buy from vendors like this because I know the produce isn't stuffed with chemicals and pesticides. "

If you're buying from a street vendor you're relying on their honesty as to what you're getting. It might be the purest honey in the world or it might be some audulterated garbage, laden with pesticides and artificial color, flavor, etc. from China.

Regarding illegal street vendors I don't get worked up about it but it is a screwing of the companies, both large and small, who have a store front, who pay taxes, get the proper licensing and inspections, etc.. It's already a thin margin business and with enough black market operators it's likely some Mom and Pop local stores will shut their doors as a result.

Incidentally LA just legalized street vending, it was on the radio news yesterday, guess they figured if you can't beat them, join them. It's rampant up there. Along with the beggars at every light there's some dude with big bags of oranges or something else they're trying to sell, amazed that more aren't run over every year.
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If I was a mayor in a northern city I’d offer free bus tickets to CA. I’d make up fancy flyers touting the new tax in San Francisco that’s going to raise billions from businesses all for homeless people. I’d tell them the homeless live like kings in CA and there’s no snow or cold.
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If I was a mayor in a northern city I’d offer free bus tickets to CA. I’d make up fancy flyers touting the new tax in San Francisco that’s going to raise billions from businesses all for homeless people. I’d tell them the homeless live like kings in CA and there’s no snow or cold.
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"i still see them. I buy my honey from a guy on the corner. he comes once a month. I prefer to buy from vendors like this because I know the produce isn't stuffed with chemicals and pesticides. "

If you're buying from a street vendor you're relying on their honesty as to what you're getting. It might be the purest honey in the world or it might be some audulterated garbage, laden with pesticides and artificial color, flavor, etc. from China.

Regarding illegal street vendors I don't get worked up about it but it is a screwing of the companies, both large and small, who have a store front, who pay taxes, get the proper licensing and inspections, etc.. It's already a thin margin business and with enough black market operators it's likely some Mom and Pop local stores will shut their doors as a result.

Incidentally LA just legalized street vending, it was on the radio news yesterday, guess they figured if you can't beat them, join them. It's rampant up there. Along with the beggars at every light there's some dude with big bags of oranges or something else they're trying to sell, amazed that more aren't run over every year.
I don't know.... if NYC can get guys to get a street vendor to license to sell all types of food, health code inspections, and still make money, why is it a bad thing to require the same for all street vendors?

Got no problem with people selling their wares, whether in a shop, door to door, a street or a parking lot, if everyone's operating within the same rules...

Otherwise, sign me up for the cash, no sales or income-tax, no health code inspections, no license, etc. to operate our businesses under since that seems to not only be an option, but accepted practice...

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