patrick.net

 
  forgot password?   register

#housing #investing #politics more»
757,073 comments in 77,940 posts by 11,088 registered users, 5 online now: lostand confused, SpecialSnowflake, Tenpoundbass, tovarichpeter, Waitup

new post

Allow girl scouts to bake their own cookies at home

By someone else   May 21, 9:17pm   5 links   816 views   15 comments   watch (1)   quote      

The Girl Scouts are a forced child labor organization which exists in order to extract money from under-age members who are instructed to exploit local good will among friends, relatives, and the community in order to secure profits for multinational corporations and salaries for the administration of the Girl Scouts organization.

Any local girl scout troop which attempted to bake its own cookies and keep all of the proceeds locally would be sued for trademark violation by the Girl Scouts organization and shut down by health officials, who do not even trust girl scouts to bake cookies.

This is clearly wrong, and symptomatic of excess legalism and regulation.

All girl scouts should be free to bake cookies at home, sell them as girl scouts, and keep all of the proceeds for their local troop alone.

patrick.net's 40 proposals

Comments 1-15 of 15     Last »

1   georgeliberte   May 22, 5:38am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yes, but if they could do this, it would make more sense to just buy a girl scout and have all the cookies you want rather than the cookies.

2   joeyjojojunior   May 22, 7:05am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The local troop might not have the same quality control. If someone gets sick, the entire organization gets sued, not just the local troop.

The local troop can bake all the cookies they want and sell them--they just can't call them Girl Scout cookies.

3   errc   May 22, 7:07am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

4   someone else   May 22, 9:14am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

joeyjojojunior says

The local troop might not have the same quality control. If someone gets sick, the entire organization gets sued, not just the local troop.

The local troop can bake all the cookies they want and sell them--they just can't call them Girl Scout cookies.

C'mon, have you ever gotten sick from a cookie?

It's just wrong that girl scouts cannot use a generic term such as "Girl Scouts" on their own. Sure, it's trademarked, but for whose benefit?

Do they really need a head administrator making nearly $400K on the backs of little girls?

http://nypost.com/2013/06/09/shes-milking-the-scouts/

5   errc   May 22, 9:20am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

A better solution would be to ban cookies. They're terrible for you and cause great strain on our healthcare costs

6   ch_tah2   May 22, 10:15am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

You do realize this is the premise of the terrible movie, "The Boss," right?

7   NuttBoxer   May 22, 1:06pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

All girl scouts should be free to bake cookies at home, sell them as girl scouts, and keep all of the proceeds for their local troop alone.

I bet you'd get a lot more variety, and local recipes. Us California health nuts like our organic, vegan sugar snacks.

8   joeyjojojunior   May 22, 1:24pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

"C'mon, have you ever gotten sick from a cookie?"

No, but there are a lot of things that haven't happened to me but do happen, albeit very rarely.

"It's just wrong that girl scouts cannot use a generic term such as "Girl Scouts" on their own. Sure, it's trademarked, but for whose benefit? Do they really need a head administrator making nearly $400K on the backs of little girls?"

The problem of the administrator making $400K on the backs of little girls is really no different than the CEO making $200MM on the backs of slave labor in China or small town USA. Let's fix that problem.

9   someone else   May 22, 1:50pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

@joeyjojojunior you can format quotes more nicely by using the comment's "quote" link, or by manually asking for blockquotes with this tag:

<blockquote>
some text here
</ blockquote >

Or you can try putting two sets of double quotes at the beginning and at the end of the text, but that's a little buggy still.

10   joeyjojojunior   May 22, 2:51pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yes, the comments quote link doesn't work on this browser. I could do the blockquotes I suppose.

11   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   May 22, 3:10pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

If the Girl Scouts were armed no one could fuck with them.

12   Cynic   May 22, 3:24pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

They'd be forced to buy GS-approved ammo, at a huge markup.

13   Automan Empire   May 22, 3:39pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

bake its own cookies and keep all of the proceeds locally

Do you have ANY idea how strict food handling laws are? Commercial kitchens are regulated down to the color of the paint on the walls. The chain of supply handling is detailed every step of the way. Honestly, some of the troop mothers I've seen peddling factory-bakery made GSCs (seated on their 400# ass at a card table in front of the bank or grocery), I wouldn't trust a glass of water from their kitchen!

would be sued for trademark violation by the Girl Scouts organization

Of course they would, same as if they started calling their product Keebler or Famous Amos. Are we going to give Girl Scouts a pussy pass on this?

14   BlueSardine   May 22, 3:48pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I wonder if the scouts have copyrighted crackers...

Patrick says

Allow girl scouts to bake their own cookies at home

15   someone else   May 22, 4:01pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

joeyjojojunior says

the comments quote link doesn't work on this browser

Which browser? I'll try to fix it.

Comments 1-15 of 15     Last »

users   about   suggestions   contact  
topics   random post   best comments   comment jail  
10 reasons it's a terrible time to buy  
8 groups who lie about the housing market  
37 bogus arguments about housing  
get a free bumper sticker:

top   bottom   home