I didn't think you would ever be "shocked" about anything, BG.
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Somebody should have gotten sound bites from the French Revolution folks to find out how well that new calendar worked out for them. Y'know, that one with the 10-day week?
Just can't improve upon the original: "Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work..."
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Why doesn't the legislature work on Sundays?
They get Sundays off. The legislature is just wanting to start drinking earlier on Sunday mornings and they should.
Monday through Saturday isn't enough time to get the drinking done that they are obviously doing all day long.
10 am on Sunday mornings is about the right time of day to start drinking and you can get a head start for Monday's drinking fest.
It'll be a better world.
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Not necessarily. Depending on your job, if you make less than $23,600 or $455 a week then you aren't exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. I think it's generally advised that if you're salaried and regularly work more than 40 hours a week, you should check and see if you're eligible for additional wages.
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If you're paid salary you are not paid overtime.
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The point of overtime is to both give employers an incentive to work their staff a reasonable amount of time (40 hours) each week, and to recompense people (who either choose to or are forced to work extra hours) for their lost free time. Of course, in an economic situation where fewer and fewer folk have the luxury of full-time employment, many have to split 60 or 70-plus hours each week between two jobs, without overtime or benefits. Anyway, overtime's nothing to do with religious days or weekends.
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I'd be all for everything being closed on Sundays again, not just here but nation wide, everyone deserves a day off.
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Or it is because the booze crowd can't plan ahead for Sunday noon games pu by purchasing their booze on Saturday.
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No one will have Sundays off eventually. It is all about the all mighty dollar! Greed in deed!
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Wow...why not just hang out in the bar's parking lot from the night before, so you can be the first one in the doors at 10:00 AM!!!!
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I guess I should include the number of the bill for easier identification purposes. It is HB1367.
If you can buy alcohol before noon on Sundays than I should be able to buy a pair of shoes.
Really, all of these blue laws need to go away. Is this a free country or not?
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To answer animal's question, the sponsor is Republican Randy Boehning from District 27 which is the area of south Fargo right along the Minnesota border. The co-sponsors are Maragos and Streyle from Minot and Senator Nelson from District 21 which is north of Randy's district and east of I29 to the Minn border. All we need to do is write and call our local representatives and let them know how we feel about this bill.
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Just What We Need more Drunks On The road earlier On Sunday Get Real
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excellent point SayWhat.
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If they would open retail stores at 10am on Sunday's...then I could maybe support this. But when I can't even go to a Target at 10am on Sunday to shop, then I definately don't think people should be able to go hang at a bar and start drinking. If our laws are going to prevent shopping earlier on Sundays, then the same should apply to bars.
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