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    For some reason I am not able to uprate comments on this computer but I can at home.  

    The article you linked to was very informative and I wish they had something similar here but they do not.  The store will give you the item free but they argue about it.  I have been overcharged for the same item when I purchased them in quantity (Like four cans of tuna) and they will only give you one for free and then the extra amount you paid back but they make it a real inconvenience.  

    It still irks me that if I shoplifted (which of course I do not do), I would be arrested like the lady in the diary yet they can overcharge me, which in effect is stealing since it is a purposeful act as a result of their policies, and at most, they will pay a fine.  Why are they immune from arrest?  

    According to your link, it happens all the time and they consider fines just a cost of doing business.  They know they make more money stealing from their customers than they will pay in fines so why doesn't anyone go to jail?  It is a mentality thing in this country where we want the young punks to spend time in jail but not the supposed pillars of the communities.  That is one of the reasons our jails are over crowded, no sympathy for those who steal to eat but if you steal to take a European vacation, what's the harm?

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    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:54:53 PM PST

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    •  nothing changes without someone shouting in the (0+ / 0-)

      darkened town hall meeting... I'd say, make this an issue in your community. Get these types of statutes researched, and bend the ears of your council-people.

      We were able to keep a big box out of our town because they did not allow for a fire emergency crush zone in their building design. It took a lot of research. The Planning Dept did not do this research- concerned citizens did. And we hit them with run-off issues in the streams, pollution going to the lake, firearms, pharmaceuticals for sale too near the schools, use of Police and Fire depts, the list was comprehensive. In the last analysis the fire zone regulations meant they had lost their momentum because they were forced to consider redesigning the entire space.

      Long story short, even good situations can be bettered, but it takes a concerned citizenry. Best of luck!

      The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. Paul Cezanne

      by MeToo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:25:12 PM PST

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