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Re: “Legislative Roomies Share Boxed Wine and Political Strategies

Nina Gaby, hang around Montpeculier for awhile and you will conclude it is fun. Don't see much progress on making Vermont more affordable do you? Lotsa BS about happy hour and illegal aliens, not much else happening. Oh yes, the ethics committee. As senator White said, "that's not going to happen", and it didn"t.

Posted by Walter Moses on 02/20/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

I think it's time that we, his constituents, start demanding Bernie speak with local media. He needs to be held accountable to the people he currently represents (sorrynotsorry if it eats into his precious book tour time).

For those of you who want to do something tangible to hold your elected officials accountable today, please contact Sanders' at any of the locations below and demand that as a Vermont Senator he make himself available to the Vermont press:

Washington D.C.:

U.S. Senate
332 Dirksen Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
tel (202) 224-5141
fax (202) 228-0776

Burlington:

1 Church St, 3rd Floor
Burlington, VT 05401
tel (802) 862-0697
tel (800) 339-9834
fax (802) 860-6370

St. Johnsbury:

357 Western Ave. Suite 1B
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
tel (802) 748-9269
fax (802) 748-0302

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Posted by SharonVT on 02/20/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “After Fighting for Refugees, Louras Battles to Remain Rutland's Mayor

I think the residents of Rutland Vermont should deny Louras reelection to the office of Mayor because he was deceitful to them.

This whole process under Louras was well hidden from the public because he wanted to get his way..

This isn't just a matter of allowing refugees to come in to Rutland Vermont it is a matter of security that was completely ignored Louras.

If he wanted to act like a mayor he would have let this issue go to vote and let the people he supposedly represents decide what they felt was best for their community.

I don't think the residents of Rutland can trust this man in any way to represent them in the future.

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Posted by Richard Ley on 02/20/2017 at 9:16 AM
Posted by The Oracle on 02/19/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Long-Distance Rower Kathleen Saville on Oceans, Deserts and Vermont

Dear Kathleen-what a life, what a live! Thank you for putting it all down in a book for us poor wanderlust thirsties rooted on land... I am honoured to call you my friend and colleague. Sherin D.

Posted by SD on 02/19/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Sean Spicer Spotted at Canadian Border, Not Trying to Flee

Truth, or at least alternative facts, is/are stranger than fiction!

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Posted by SchMan on 02/19/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “At Public Meeting, Federal Officials Seek to Calm BTV Airport Uproar

@Senator Bernie Sanders, "progressive", "democratic socialist", and self-styled "revolutionary" fully supports military-corporate SACRIFICE ZONES. And of course they're in the poorest towns and neighborhoodo, where neo-liberlistas' donations don't attraCT action. He and @Senator Patrick Leahy have sold out working people to keep the corporate donations and the blessings of their military controllers.

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Posted by Egmatic on 02/19/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Sean Spicer Spotted at Canadian Border, Not Trying to Flee

Goes to show you what idiots are in the White House

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Posted by kenatwood on 02/19/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “At Public Meeting, Federal Officials Seek to Calm BTV Airport Uproar

I trust Jamie Longtin, who posted below about her experience living in Arizona, where they are already flying the F-35A. The forced VT basing of the F-35 fighter jet, against the Air Force's own wishes and own objective ratings system, is a failure of politics. A classic example of why so many people have tuned out altogether. When Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders refuse to even meet with a single constituent losing their homes thanks to their interference to force the F-35 here, the country is going to end up with someone like Donald Trump because "the opposition" refuses to offer an alternative.

Former NY Times journalist Chris Hedges has described the "sacrifice zones" across America of neighborhoods and people's lives destroyed for the profit of corporations like Lockheed-Martin. On the one hand, the rhetoric of Hedges is hyperbolic: Its the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.

On the other hand, if you are among the immigrant refugees; working poor; or elderly of Winooski, South Burlington, Williston and parts of Burlington, among others, it rings true. Fortunately, there is still the legal system and the 5th Amendment/Takings Clause of the US Constitution, which, if applied by nonpartisan judges, will require just compensation to every property owner within the newly expanded "not suitable for residential use zone."

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 02/19/2017 at 3:56 AM

Re: “At Public Meeting, Federal Officials Seek to Calm BTV Airport Uproar

I trust Jamie Longtin, who posted below about her experience living in Arizona, where they are already flying the F-35A. The forced VT basing of the F-35 fighter jet, against the Air Force's own wishes and own objective ratings system, is a failure of politics. A classic example of why so many people have tuned out altogether. When Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders refuse to even meet with a single constituent losing their homes thanks to their interference to force the F-35 here, the country is going to end up with someone like Donald Trump because "the opposition" refuses to offer an alternative.

Former NY Times journalist Chris Hedges has described the "sacrifice zones" across America of neighborhoods and people's lives destroyed for the profit of corporations like Lockheed-Martin. On the one hand, the rhetoric of Hedges is hyperbolic: Its the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.

On the other hand, if you are among the immigrant refugees; working poor; or elderly of Winooski, South Burlington, Williston and parts of Burlington, among others, it rings true. Fortunately, there is still the legal system and the 5th Amendment/Takings Clause of the US Constitution, which, if applied by nonpartisan judges, will require just compensation to every property owner within the newly expanded "not suitable for residential use zone."

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 02/19/2017 at 3:55 AM

Re: “At Public Meeting, Federal Officials Seek to Calm BTV Airport Uproar

I trust Jamie Longtin, who posted below about her experience living in Arizona, where they are already flying the F-35A. The forced VT basing of the F-35 fighter jet, against the Air Force's own wishes and own objective ratings system, is a failure of politics. A classic example of why so many people have tuned out altogether. When Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders refuse to even meet with a single constituent losing their homes thanks to their interference to force the F-35 here, the country is going to end up with someone like Donald Trump because "the opposition" refuses to offer an alternative.

Former NY Times journalist Chris Hedges has described the "sacrifice zones" across America of neighborhoods and people's lives destroyed for the profit of corporations like Lockheed-Martin. On the one hand, the rhetoric of Hedges is hyperbolic: Its the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.

On the other hand, if you are among the immigrant refugees; working poor; or elderly of Winooski, South Burlington, Williston and parts of Burlington, among others, it rings true. Fortunately, there is still the legal system and the 5th Amendment/Takings Clause of the US Constitution, which, if applied by nonpartisan judges, will require just compensation to every property owner within the newly expanded "not suitable for residential use zone."

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 02/19/2017 at 3:53 AM

Re: “Media Note: Connecticut Couple to Buy the Hardwick Gazette

Hooray, Ray Small! All patriotic Vermonters, please purchase a subscription to The Hardwick Gazette!

Posted by David Diaz on 02/18/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

It is past the time for folks to start asking Bernie why he won't talk to Seven Days.

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Posted by Bud on 02/18/2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Free Will Astrology (2/15/17)

Very inspiring for my sun, moon, and mercury in Taurus. Thank you Rob!

Posted by Jonathan Brice Lyman on 02/18/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “At Public Meeting, Federal Officials Seek to Calm BTV Airport Uproar

FACT: Burlington Airport has had commercial and military jet aircraft operations since 1970. FACT: Anyone who purchased a home and/or rented near the airport since 1970 KNEW jet aircraft would be operating over and around their home. FACT: Since 1970, home purchasers who chose to locate near the airport were advised that eminent domain purchase for airport expansion was always a possibility. FACT: The purchase prices of homes near the airport have been appreciably lower than comparable size homes in other parts of South Burlington since 1970 due to noise issues.
Bottom Line: Airport-adjacent home buyers were warned in advance. You opted for the "bargain" purchase price near the airport. Don't complain now.

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Posted by wahrheit on 02/18/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

I remember the days when Bernie ranted, raved and whined about the existence of millionaires "when so many low-income workers and others are suffering." Now Bernie IS a millionaire! The new targets of his class warfare are "billionaires!!" The price of freedom is income inequality, i.e., some folks are talented, hard-working, or lucky, and earn or inherit high-incomes and/or a fortune. "Amassed fortunes and high-incomes" are the fruits of protecting the individual's access to "llfe, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Bernie and his ilk want to steal from the middle class and wealthy for re-distribution to his braying,yahoo followers who will keep him and his ilk "on easy street." And now Mr. Walters indicates Bernie demands a "purity test" for Senate candidates. I sincerely doubt those were Bernie's words; the only guy I recall demanding a "purity test" was a German sociopath who killed himself in 1945.

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Posted by wahrheit on 02/18/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Scott 'Resistant' to Using Vermont Guard for Immigration Roundup

Scott will be forced to mobilize the Guard if 'The Russians' attempt to hack and infiltrate Burlington Electric's power grid again.

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Posted by JimM on 02/18/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Breakwater Café Closes, Will Be Second Location for the Spot

Yay! Breakfast with a view! If they have live music, I hope they put in a real dance floor so no one sprains an ankle. Dancing on the waterfront on a midsummer evening with the breeze off the lake is so delightful. It was a shame when the Splash boathouse replaced the floor on the upper deck with waterproof flooring unsuitable for dancing...it wrecked it for the weekly salsa dance social.

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 02/18/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

Why resist David Shulkin's nomination? He was the one holdover from Obama's administration. That both our Senators have not negated all of Trump's nominations bears testimony of their voting their conscience on what they believe is best for Vermont and the United States. I am wary of all or nothing groups. Is your intent to promote a cause or ideal or is your intent to behave like zealots promoting nothing more than discord?

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Posted by vermontborn on 02/18/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The Gun: How I Bought an AR-15 in a Five Guys Parking Lot

So I'm a year late to this article & discussion, forgive me:
I ask now though, what's the point of your exercise, exactly? Let me ask of you this, Mr. Heintz, where is your story reflecting the tragedy cigarette smoking wreaks on our state? Where is your admonishment of celebrities that pitch alcohol? Wouldn't a complete ban on cigarette sales accomplish a reduction in needless loss of life? What about a complete rewrite of laws that would prohibit alcohol sales? There are far more deaths in Vermont, and the nation as a whole, caused by cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption than there are firearm related deaths. Limousine liberals such as yourself that spew vitriolic nonsense about whatever your 'cause-of-the-day' happens to be, from the comfort of 'coffee shops, jamming out to Trey and the boys', is clearly unmotivated to achieve anything lasting in this community other than to make yourself appear relevant, and relevant, sir, you are not.
Have your opinion, Mr. Heintz, and continue to express it, but it express it fairly and in context. Don't attack one area of concern while simultaneously giving a pass to others that are just as important to your overall message. I interpret that your larger message is the health and welfare of all Vermonters, and if that is indeed the case, then the state's firearm laws are the least in need of attention at this time.
Thank you for your thought provoking article, Mr. Heintz, and keep up the writing.

Posted by mmbsrUSA on 02/18/2017 at 10:13 AM

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