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Posted Jan 7, 2010 18:51 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 8, 2010 4:42 UTC (Fri) by Baylink (subscriber, #755)
Got it. ;-)
Posted Jan 8, 2010 23:14 UTC (Fri) by njs (guest, #40338)
What? Really? Cite please?
Federal denture crime
Posted Jan 9, 2010 0:01 UTC (Sat) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
That would be -- tadaa! -- the Federal Denture Act (18 USC 1821, enacted
in 1942 and amended in 1996 and 2002).
You may be relieved to hear that the penalty of a fine and/or one year in
the federal pen
applies not to your granddad crossing a state line with his dentures but
specifically to people who market unlicensed dentures in
interstate commerce -- where »unlicensed« means »not manufactured or
legally approved by a dentist licensed to practice in the state where
the dentures are being sent«. So, no false teeth on the cheap
over the Internet.
Some very few US states allow »denturists« to sell dentures to the
general public without the involvement of dentists, and denturists have
been campaigning to be allowed to do so in other states. Dentists aren't
too keen on the idea, insisting that denturists are not properly trained
to diagnose (let alone treat) various diseases and complications in the
mouths of their patients that would prevent dentures from being properly
fitted. Considering that, in the states where it is legal, you can become
a denturist after usually a mere two-year degree and a licensing exam,
plus possibly an internship with another denturist, they may have a point.
Posted Jan 9, 2010 2:05 UTC (Sat) by njs (guest, #40338)
One could certainly argue about the fine points of profession legislation, but alas for the original poster, I don't see how this proves that the laws in the USA are "so massively out of control a normal executive violates criminal federal [law] a minimal of several times a year just doing normal business". (I can see how this might be true for copyright law, which is a particular portion of the law that is indeed massively out of control -- though even then, *criminal* violation is not *that* trivial -- but I am not sure there are any other examples.)
Posted Apr 19, 2010 7:43 UTC (Mon) by Denture (guest, #65465)
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