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Re: “Sanders Tells Vermont Delegates Trump Is 'Disgusting'

Of course Trump is disgusting. They had to scrape the absolute bottom of the barrel on the republican side, and then tell him to spew the nastiest, stupidest stuff he could come up with, to make someone as heinously despicable as Clinton into the "lesser of two evils". Same shell game the RNC/DNC consortium has been playing against us for decades. That is why the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson is gaining in the polls more and more and about to be the first third party included in the debates in decades. Despite what the media wants to feed us, there are more than two choices.
But I love how Bernie, the guy that wasn't really a democrat, just running to take over their platform, is now stumping for the likes of Clinton. If he was a true independent, in it for the people, he would have thrown his support to Gary Johnson. Funny thing is, that's where all his supporters are heading anyway, along with a lot of former republicans.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 07/27/2016 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Talking Addiction and Healing in New Play by Maura Campbell

Maura Campbell's plays are consistently insightful, hilarious, and powerful. Plus, she has an unmistakable writing voice that's always a joy to witness. Looking forward to this staged reading.

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Posted by Jason P Lorber on 07/27/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

"Let's just ignore the incestuous corruption of the DNC as revealed by the released emails. If Hillary were even somewhat of a tolerable candidate, the amount of anger you suggest Bernie created wouldn't be a talking point at all. There would be disappointed Bernie supporters ready to get behind an honorable democratic candidate. Instead, they have Hillary.."

And, yet, for some reason your twisted, paranoid, erroneous opinion of Hillary and her Party is not consistent with that of the guy you swore your loyalty to -- Bernie. Hmm. Wonder why that is? It's because you're wrong and Bernie's right. For all his manipulative, demagogic fervor during the campaign, Bernie lost the race and he knows that Hillary's the right choice for this country. You don't, because you just don't get it. You're living in a paranoid fantasy world that Bernie never actually lived in.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 07/27/2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Can a New Aerospace Company Relaunch Plattsburgh?

Lifelong Plattsburgh resident here. Extreme kudos to the existing businesses in downtown Plattsburgh that have survived despite it's ugly appearance. It's truly ugly. Placing the sewage treatment plant at the mouth of the Saranac River some years ago was probably not the best idea. Prime Lake Champlain frontage and a magnificent view of the Greens. Going forward, it's imperative that a mixed housing plan be developed and implemented for downtown. People spend money WHERE THEY LIVE and have easy access. Have them come, then build it. You'll have a viable idea of what businesses and services are needed and in demand. There won't then necessarily be 32 restaurants with 25 of them failing. The D&H property is ideal for multi-income housing. Don't take the $10M and build a proposed parking garage until you're certain there's a need. Don't build additional retail space when there's a 3 story, relatively new, nearly empty building on site.

Regarding Norsk... phenomenal get! There will however be a qualified labor shortage with all the other transportation manufacturers already feeling the squeeze. The CCC construction and project is perfect and needed beyond belief. Rinse, repeat. Mega congratulations for those involved in bringing the idea to fruition.

Posted by Bob Brancato on 07/27/2016 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

Let's just ignore the incestuous corruption of the DNC as revealed by the released emails. If Hillary were even somewhat of a tolerable candidate, the amount of anger you suggest Bernie created wouldn't be a talking point at all. There would be disappointed Bernie supporters ready to get behind an honorable democratic candidate. Instead, they have Hillary.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/27/2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Sanders Tells Vermont Delegates Trump Is 'Disgusting'

"The fact that we won 86 percent of the vote in our own state is something I will never, ever forget.."

And I will never forget that Patrick Leahy NEVER once thought about changing his superdelegate vote from Clinton to Bernie. Other Bernie supporters should keep that in mind in November. The fact that he's been in the Senate since 1975 is bad enough, but when he blatantly refused to honor his constituent's preference by sticking with Clinton, that was the final straw.

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Posted by hofsterini on 07/27/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Sanders Tells Vermont Delegates Trump Is 'Disgusting'

"The reason Trump is disgusting if he wins that will put your socialist program back quite a few years sure do hope he wins goTrump" (Paul Gorton)

Paul, is the period key on your keyboard broken?

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by hofsterini on 07/27/2016 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

Stacy's right. Bernie brought this on himself. He ran a dark, angry, bitter campaign and he attracted a dark, angry, bitter following. And he stoked their anger even further. Now he's got an angry mob on his hands and they're angry at him, too. That's what happens when you play with fire. Even though I agree with some of his message, I don't like the person who carried it or the way he did it. He acted the demagogue.

As for Bernie's former followers, now that they hate Bernie, too, there's no one left not to hate. They hate absolutely everyone. Nice outcome all around.

It didn't have to be this way. Bernie didn't have to campaign in such an angry, incendiary, self-righteous, intolerant way.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 07/27/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Sanders Tells Vermont Delegates Trump Is 'Disgusting'

The reason Trump is disgusting if he wins that will put your socialist program back quite a few years sure do hope he wins goTrump

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Posted by Paul Gorton on 07/27/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Boo Who? It's Bernie or Bust at the Democratic Convention

Glad you all are publishing the responses!

Senator Bernie Sanders Needs your Help Defeating John McCain's Plan to Privatize Tonto National Forest in AZ and turn it into a giant Copper Mine.

This Bill tests his stature as a reformist Senator, and the limitations of corporate manipulation, because Rio Tinto Mining, the Australian mega land-raping corporation last year convinced McCain of Arizona to privatize the Tonto National Forest in Arizona and turn it into North America's largest copper mine. This was opposed by Bernie Sanders' Save Oak Flat Act (S2242), cosponsored by NM's Martin Heinrich and Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin. Your Senator could join this as cosponsor, if you would ask them to do so. This bill is stuck in Lisa Murkowski's Senate Energy Committee, and certainly letters to her in this regard will help a lot, plus to your own Senators asking them to cosponsor Bernie's Save Oak Flat Act (S2242).

Here is a more extensive article on this outrage, which needs your help with letters to your Senators: Saving Oak Flats Arizona from Copper Mining Giant Rio Tinto: Bernie Needs YOUR Help to Prevent Privatizing Nat'l Forest

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Saving-Oak-Flats-Arizona-f-by-Stephen-Fox-Bernie-Sanders-2016-Presidential-Candidate_Corporate-Accountability_Corporate-Corruption-Crime_Corporate-Sponsored-Congress-160706-572.html

For some of the grimmest photos of environmental destruction you have ever seen:

Bernie Sanders stands with Native Americans

http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/bernie-sanders-stands-native-americans/2016/04/19

Stephen Fox, Founder, Facebook Group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Win!

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Posted by Stephen Fox on 07/27/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Boo Who? It's Bernie or Bust at the Democratic Convention

It is time for us Bernie or Bust revolutionaries to lead follow or get the hell out of the way and confine our disappointment in failing to nominate Bernie to our own efforts and not those of anyone else (Bernie included) ---get over it, NOW. We have to date only demonstrated ourselves to be successful in word and ineffectively so in deed. Fortunate it is that missteps when not repeated down the wrong road are but blips in history and it ain’t over till it’s over. If we muster the gumption of great purpose over the crippling that comes of obstreperous disappointment, we can avoid the irrelevance that come of or failing more and more and recognize it is we that have been politically ineffective and out maneuvered.

We now need to assemble ourselves as Fifth-Column Democrats, take it over, and get Hillary Clinton in a landslide that brings to office a progressive Congress and force the both of them to do what needs getting done that even goes far beyond what Bernie envisions and got our progressive views in the party platform and the Hillary has no idea that she is going to accomplice because she cannot envision such.

If Hillary was as visionary as was FDR she would in her acceptance speech echo that remark to Bernie or Bust revolutionaries and tell them to make her do what needs doing in the magnitude to the New Deal that the Greatest Generation joined with FDR in making happen. And in this you cannot believe how excited I am to work harder than ever before to elect Hillary Clinton president and make her the greatest one in history---whether she likes it or not

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Posted by Sam Osborne on 07/27/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

Good point, Stacy but not really. I'd say the business with the head of the DNC working against Bernie angered his supporters. Voting when your vote doesn't truly count for much is not a democracy. Also look at the candidate they are being asked to support. Polls indicate nearly 70% of the population does not trust her. When a large portion of voters are being asked to support a terrible candidate and have no voice in the process, anger ensues.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/27/2016 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Water Warrior: James Ehlers Is Lake Champlain's Loudest and Most Divisive Advocate

The MEGGA Poisoning of Lake Champlain has been going on for well over a Century . The FACTS are the FACTS ....... http://www.bing.com/search?q=The+Poisoning+of+Lake+Champlain&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=the+poisoning+of+lake+champlain&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=87A8061A3781475994FAC086D4C22F4F

Posted by Isacc Witham on 07/27/2016 at 4:55 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

The difficulty Bernie is having controlling his delegates and the tone of the comments posted here demonstrates how negative Bernie’s campaign truly was. A campaign slogan of “Feel the Bern” is not positive, it’s violent. The Bernie Bros are a classic example - righteous, disruptive, violent. When Bernie proclaimed his campaign was “going to get messy,” he was egging on the more violent sector of his followers. Bernie’s entire campaign theme has been righteous opposition to the Democratic Party. The behavior of Bernie’s delegates at the Nevada convention, as well as the national convention illustrates that he is not bringing new voters to the Democratic Party, he has brought people who oppose democracy to the arena. They are booing Elizabeth Warren and Bernie himself. Looks like Bernie bit off more than he can chew. That’s the problem with bringing 1,000 rattlesnakes to a party - - it’s exciting at first, then it turns south fast.

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Posted by Stacybtv802 on 07/26/2016 at 11:43 PM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

SevenDays seems fixated on only discussing their "chosen ones" when it comes to the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary race. Of course, Paul Heintz is well aware that I am in the Democratic race, however including a pro Second Amendment candidate in his story would dilute his narrative of all the Democratic candidates vying for the titles of "first to raise the issue"," or "strongest opponent of gun rights."

Nobody has ever claimed that that SevenDays is not biased or that they are bi-patrician and this editorial sleight of hand does nothing to alter that impression.

Even though Paul didn't bother to ask - I believe that our current gun laws are sufficient to protect our citizens and our communities. Sue Minter argues that guns facilitate and possibly are the proximate cause of domestic violence that escalates to murder. However the truth is that, in 2014 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) guns are involved in only 40% of the fatal incidents (with 20% caused by hand tools, 30% from blunt force trauma and 10% from intentional poisoning).

Further, the statistics fail to identify if the gun use was used as an offensive weapon or was used by the victim to defend themselves. In Minter's narrative, the listener envisions male aggressors victimizing their female partners, however the vtnetwork report tells a far different story.

The details can be found at: http://www.vtnetwork.org/.../2015-DV-Fatal…

Bottom-line, putting additional gun laws "on the books" won't improve the situation when the existing laws are not being enforced AND further restriction will only be observed and followed by the law-abiding - the criminals could care less about the laws and taking guns away from honest citizens only makes them unable to defend themselves when the perpetrator arrives at their doorstep!

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 07/26/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

The supporters were pushed under the bus..they know what kind of POS Killary is.. and Sanders is kissing her fat butt and he wants them to vote for her,,hope they are smart enough to not vote..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/26/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Tapping Into the Adirondacks' Growing Craft Beer Market

To say that the Rye IPA is a local favorite at Blue Line Brewery is a fib. That beer has not been made there for over a year. They hired a new brewer in the beginning of last winter (12/2015). There are now 7 beers on tap. They were voted best in the Tri-Lake Area last spring by the readers of the Daily Enterprise. And their menu has changed. Please stop by and see what the Author missed.

Posted by Sean Quinn on 07/26/2016 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Utah Engineer Comes to Vermont to Discuss Plans for Mega-Village

Just what VT needs...a cult-city of 20,000 Mormons ruled by NewVistas' corporate overlords whose ultimate goal is to increase our small state's population to 20 million.

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Posted by Christina Harris on 07/26/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

I'm no Hillary fan, but I would rather have her than Trump. Ya gotta no when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

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Posted by Paul Jones on 07/26/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

Bernie showed last night he stands for nothing. By backing an unethical, dishonest, perjurer who made classified emails available to EVERYONE, he showed his true colors.
Ted Cruz got in trouble for not endorsing Trump but instead said vote your conscience. Bernie said forget about your conscience vote for Hillary.

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Posted by Veggiguy on 07/26/2016 at 2:10 PM

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