Explaining Regulation to the NPR Crowd...

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    Regulations intended for "BIG TOY" -- Instead threaten the extinction of craft and custom handmade goods for children..

    Plenty of lefties on USMB who look to govt as the only thing that stands between them and free market anarchy. Don't get why everyone's screaming about "regulation" being a major factor in our economic decline.. Here's a lesson that hits the left squarely in their own crotch..

    Dangerous Toys, Strange Bedfellows - Reason Magazine

    That folks is what you call "battlefield conversion" or a "coming to religion" moment for a politically estranged hipster.. How bad is it??

    This is OUTRAGEOUS.. All because Congress can't write competent legislation and exercise ANY rational judgement about risk/reward. The craft kid supply industry in this country is in LITERAL danger of extinction. Not to mention publishers, clothes manufacturers, and any other US cottage industry..

    The BIGGEST KICK in the NUTS??? Mattel -- the "Big Toy" giant that started this controversy -- gets an EXEMPTION from this onerous law.. Lefty causes DECIMATING small biz and supporting "big toy"...

    Second biggest kick in the nuts? MOST independent testing shops for these requirements are now located in China.. The place that contaminated the products that caused this knee-jerk.

    Learn: Problems With CPSIA

    Next time a lefty asks for "examples" of how regulations are hobbling the economy -- Please send them here...
     
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    Here's an example of one small biz lady who will never look at regulation the same way...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY5F74mpQGA]CPSIA- OH BABY! BIBS & BICYCLES on TEST HIT LIST- KDVR Fox 31 Denver 01-02-09 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Nothing like a liberal who gets mugged becoming a conservative. She should talk to the Gibson guitar people who got raided.
     
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    LOL, I can hardly listen to NPR because they are so bias and stupid. I have never heard news that literally tells one side of the story on purpose as often as in NPR. There is no difference between NPR and Fox news other than the fact that NPR believes they are honest and Fox knows they lie.

    When the house was taken over by the Republicans and Tea Party one of the anchor woman said something like "How could they vote for people that believe in no Government?" You could hear her anger and disappointment, it was clearly in her voice. Not a single person there (in the studio) said "Correction, Small Government." They just left it as dumb as humanly possible for the "NPR" crowd to agree with.

    Sorry, prolly very off topic but I saw “NPR crowd.”
     
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    Suds doesn't like what he hears on Fox so he says they are lying. The lefties yearn for the good old days when the only information available to the public was slanted left. Suds thinks he is bipartisan when he throws NPR and Fox into the same pot but it is just leftie ignorance. NPR is typical of government sponsored left wing propaganda you can find anywhere in the world.
     
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    Welll heck -- Let's just go do a search on NPR for CPSIA and see if anything turns up..

    The bias is mostly WHAT is covered.. Not HOW it's covered..

    Hey hey hey -- NPR never dissappoints.. I did a quick search of stories they covered on toy regulation. Couldn't find a story that described the DEPTH and SIZE of the CPSIA regulations. Certainly only one passing buried reference about testing freaking childrens' BOOKS!!!

    But I did find a lot of PRO-REG stories and a couple that actually admitted SOME of the impact on the small biz crafts industry in America..

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100804776



    Adler BTW is the author. Notes that "nobody knows or understands the REGS, but shows NO INTEREST in enlightening the NPR audience. Only that it's causing a "hue and cry".. And then a favorable interview with a toy supplier that's LARGE enough not to care..

    Here's another -- where the emphasis and banner head is about how the testing labs are making a profit (GASP) because of this great legislative step forward.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102185546

    So NPR dribbles out the onerous part inside of stories that lead the audience AWAY from the basic implications of the law. But I don't see where they have given a DAMN about libraries PURGING old kid's books, 2nd Hand stores JUNKING merchandise, or putting MOST of the American craft small biz on a road to extinction...
     
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    WHAT? Not a single lefty arguing that THIS is not an example of regulation killing the economy? Ruining folks ability to support themselves? C'mon -- defend the kids.. Tell me how this keeps "big toy" from killing babies...
     
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    It all started over the Chinese toys.....
     
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    Boo fucking hoo. Why would I trust some random person's claim that their toys, toys that will end up being chewed on by my children, are lead free.

    Piss off and move to China.
     
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    Apparently you're not getting it.. A book (to be used by children) that has NO paint, NO plastic content --- NEEDS to be tested..

    A wooden toy crafted in someone's workshop that contains NO PAINT, NO Plastic, NEEDS to be tested.

    A bib sew by a Self-employed mom that contains NO PAINT, NO Plastic, No Lead NEEDS to be tested..

    Are you so void of reason and logic and just filled with "piss-off" as to believe this is REASONABLE cost to a self-employed craftsperson??

    With your help -- ALL their jobs will move to China..
     

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