...denies permit to condom shop

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  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Here is something I thought you might get a kick out of.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcon...mfight_11met.ART0.North.Edition1.3e3a9ac.html

    Seems to be a lot of news based on sex recently. I find this little ordinance retarded... if a man wants to sell condoms, let him!

    I really don't care if it's near a school office. Funny how others do.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Reason #3987 I want to move out of Texas after Uni!

    It's not like they're opening a shoppe of that type outside and elementary school, it's near the ADMINISTRATION BUILDING!


    People need to be less uptight about sex.
    Everyone does it.
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    What's really surprising is that just because the store is named Condoms and More, the city assumes they're going to be selling condoms.

    The two accountants who run the business, Ted Condoms and Joe More, deny that.
     
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    I hear they're hiring the law firm of Dewey Cheatum and Howe to represent their case...
     
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    where "it" = "being uptight about sex", i presume.
     
  6. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    sounds more like a gramatical choice to me.

    no particular reason to say (everyone needs to be less uptite about sex everyone has sex) i mean u can say it but it sounds weird.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    We Brits are supposed to be the ones uptight about sex, but we're all swinging bisexual fetishists compared to you Yanks. Doesn't it occur to these people that in any decent sized city, you're never that far from a school?

    I'm doing a lot of this today, but :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Maybe if there were a few more of those condom shops there'd be a few less of those schools.

    I'm with you on the :rolleyes:
     
  9. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Hey, if it stops my neighbor's 18 year old from having a 5 year old, more power to them.
     
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    So wait they don't want store that stop unwanted kids(by selling condoms)? And Texas as as a state is pretty anti-abortion.....what do they want people to do? Have sex only when they want kids?
     
  11. XNine macrumors 68040

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    No, no, no. Sex with horses. No risk of fluids getting in and making a baby at all.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Of course there's a risk...look at all those baby centaurs running around!
     
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    A Texan/horse hybrid? Surely not...
     

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  14. balamw Moderator

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    Usually that's exactly the point of these laws. They've figured out that they can't outlaw certain kinds of business outright, but they can restrict it to the seedy part of town by passing these kinds of laws that stop you from opening your business near schools or churches etc...

    As such these laws are hard for elected officials to vote or campaign against, but achieve their objective of effectively eliminating the offending businesses.

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  15. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Which is when they run into a constitutional challenge. You can't use zoning laws to prohibit businesses you disagree with. That's why you can't say "no porno shops within a million billion light years of a school".
     
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    haha nice its really a law firm guys lol
     
  17. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    It would help solve the energy crisis, wouldn't it?
     
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    Your 18-year-old neighbour gave birth to a 5-year-old? That had to hurt.
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    Changing the subject here, but why should churches get special protection? I would have thought having these businesses right next to the Church may get a few converts into the congregation.

    Ah, the hypocrisy of elected officials.

    Here it comes





    :rolleyes:
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Yup. (and probably not until they are married) Considering the people in charge are a buncha religious nuts, that is not so far from the truth.
     
  21. mpw Guest

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    The suggestion was made here recently to fit condom vending machines in secondary schools (11years old +). I was amazed that it had any opposition but people went apoplectic at the idea! I don't know why I was surprised really as I was punished for having a condom in my wallet at school aged 15years in the late 80's.

    One of the arguments from a local politician was that "...kids should be taught sex should only be after marriage, if at all!"
     
  22. Mord macrumors G4

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    There was only a condom machine in the girls loo's at my school, given that they guys probbly would of thought "wow cool water baloon machine"....
     
  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    In these situations it should be put to the vote. Unless you live in a religious commune the majority of parents would welcome condom machines over the alternative, namely their 14 year olds possibly becoming parents. It would also remind parents to "have that chat" with their teenage offspring. The religious minority should not be able ot dictate on this as it's not just their children the decision effects.

    As for politicians, you know my thoughts. They can't be trusted and are mostly hypocrites.
     
  24. KingYaba thread starter macrumors 68040

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    :D
     
  25. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Not once. Not twice. BUT THRICE!!!!!!

    Seriously. These yuppy republicans and christians in TX have no idea anymore, do they? Just drive through dallas and listen to the radio. Pretty sexually explicit commercials compared to what they air in Denver, or most places. And let's face it, southern women WANT to get it on. It's strange, but they do. So, providing condoms easily is a very, very, very GOOD THING.

    If they're gonna have sex anyway, might as well try to stop teenage pregnancy at the same time.
     

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